2:05pm – Honoring! The Rev. Billy Graham will lay in honor Wednesday in the United States Capitol. Graham, a Christian evangelist who preached to millions and prayed with 12 presidents, died Feb. 21 at his North Carolina home. He was 99. The late preacher’s casket, supported by a wood catafalque and draped in a black cloth, will sit in the Capitol’s Rotunda throughout the day as President Trump, members of Congress, Graham’s family and the public pay their respects. Guest: Senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, Greg Laurie
- Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said on Wednesday it will no longer sell assault-style rifles and will ban the sale of firearms to people under the age of 21. The changes, which will take immediate effect, come after the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 — mostly students — at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student who was expelled from the school, allegedly entered the building and killed 17 people, mostly students, with an AR-15. Cruz, who legally obtained the weapon, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and is being held without bail. “As we looked to what happened down in Parkland [Florida], we were so disturbed and saddened by what happened we felt we really needed to do something,” Dick’s Chairman and CEO Ed Stack told “Good Morning America.”
- Latest on Delta! As the Georgia Legislature considers blocking a tax break for Delta Air Lines, other states and cities are lining up to put out the welcome mat for the carrier to move its headquarters from Atlanta. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, tweeted to Delta on Tuesday that “if Georgia politicians disagree with your stand against gun violence, we invite you to move your headquarters to New York.” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, tweeted to Delta that “you’re welcome here any time.”
1:20pm- Stay Or Go? An anti-religion activist group is threatening to sue the city of Findlay, Ohio for a mural in the municipal building that shows an eagle and a bible verse. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a cease-and-desist letter to Flag City USA on Feb. 1, claiming the mural is unconstitutional because it “conveys government support for religion” through the phrase “Under His wings shall you find refuge,” and the corresponding Scripture reference, “Psalms 91.” The mural was painted in 2011 by a group of local artists to symbolize the protection of the community, and dovetailed with the theme of that year’s National Day of Prayer. The same year, FFRF challenged the proclamation, but the atheist and agnostic group’s case was struck down by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals due to lack of standing. Cathy Schock, a professional artist in Hancock County, spearheaded the creation of the mural, “Under His Wings,” which is based on Psalm 91:4: “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” Resident Millennial writer, Guest: Caleb Parke, Foxnews.com writer
1:30pm- Todd’s Trivia!!
12:05pm- Arrests! Since Sunday, federal immigration agents in Northern California have arrested over 150 people alleged to have violated immigration laws, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday. Half of them had criminal convictions, according to the agency. In the same statement announcing the arrests, the ICE Deputy Director Thomas D. Homan also lashed out at Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who had publicly warned of the impending ICE operations the day before it began. Schaaf had issued a warning on Saturday and held a press conference the following day, announcing that she had learned that ICE would conduct operations in the Bay Area.