Crosstalk: August 28, 2017
Many newsworthy issues developed over the past week. Below is a sample of those that Jim presented to listeners on this edition of the 'Round-Up':
--A call to prayer for those in the path of hurricane 'Harvey' came from Dr. E. Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. The storm is likely to be life-threatening and to cause severe damage to property throughout Eastern Texas and into Louisiana.
--President Trump has been advised regarding hurricane 'Harvey'. Advisors are reassuring Americans that the administration is prepared.
--President Trump instructing the Pentagon to stop admitting transgender individuals into the military.
--The Washington Free Beacon has reported that the average transgender soldier will spend 238 days (65% of one year) recovering from sex change surgeries, making them unavailable to deploy.
--President Trump signs historic bill for veterans. It's called the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.
--The pace of new government regulations has plunged under President Trump.
--Trump's administration officials have just disbanded a major climate change advisory board.
--Americans for Limited Government praises the Trump administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for putting an end to 'Operation Choke Point'. That's an Obama administration initiative to choke off politically disfavored industries like firearm manufacturers and pay-day lenders.
--The chief executive of a Pennsylvania-based coal corporation said that the company is opening a second coal mine since President Trump took office and declares that the war on coal is over.
--Korean electronics manufacturer LG announced plans to build a new electric car parts plant in Michigan.
--Consumer confidence advanced last week to a new 16 year high.
--A Washington Times editorial on the border wall indicates that radical environmental groups have joined efforts to stop the project due to the alleged impact it will have on ocelots and butterflies.
--America will not abandon Afghanistan to ISIS according to President Trump.
--Arizona Senator John McCain commends the president for his strategy on Afghanistan.
--The Atlantic and the New York Post in favor of President Trump's Afghanistan plans.
--Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Missouri senator who had hoped for the president's assassination, has been removed from her committee assignments.
--Fox News reports that calls are coming out for Chappell-Nadal to be expelled from her position.
--A group of Anti-Trump demonstrators used gas canisters, rocks and bottles to assault police Tuesday evening and create havoc at what had been a mostly peaceful protest in Phoenix.
--The 'left' has upped the stakes in its guerilla operations against Republicans, as deep-pocketed groups fund protestors to show up at the offices and even the homes of congressman to protest their lack of town-hall meetings.
--A chief of staff for Democratic Representative Yvette Clarke quietly agreed early last year to sign away a $120,000 missing electronics problem on behalf of two former I.T. aides that are now suspected of stealing equipment from Congress.
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