In our weekly edition of “Believe It Or Not,” President Trump’s promise to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency falls short of expectations. Plus, former president George H.W. Bush is accused of sexual assault. And a huge contract to restore power in Puerto Rico goes to the tiny, politically connected firm Whitefish Energy. Tina Opie, an assistant professor at Babson College, and Jennifer Nassour, former chair of the Mass. Republican Party joined Jim Braude to discuss this week’s hard-to-believe news stories.

Three days after a seven-year-old boy was killed by pit bulls in Lowell, city councilors unanimously voted to investigate prevention measures to restrict this breed of dog. But animal rights advocates argue the breed is not the problem, it’s how owners treat them. Lowell City Councilor Rodney Elliott — an advocate for restrictions on the breed — and Michael Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals joined Jim Braude to debate.

Jim shares his thoughts on the fastest flip flop known to man — President Donald Trump — on the future of our 401(K)s.