Crosstalk: February 19, 2018
These are just some of the stories that made the cut for this edition of the 'Round-Up':
--The FBI revealed that they received a tip last month that 19 year old Nikolas Cruze, accused of the Valentine's Day Florida high school shooting, had a gun, wanted to kill people, and there was the potential of him conducting a school shooting.
--In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, the liberal media was quick to push gun control while vigorously waving a ridiculous school shooting statistic put out by the anti-gun lobbyist group known as 'Every Town for Gun Safety'. According to their numbers, there've been 18 school shootings since the start of 2018. This claim is false. Even the liberal Washington Post felt the need to call out this group and the rest of the media.
--President Trump ordered that flags fly at half-staff at the White House, public buildings/grounds and at military posts, naval stations and vessels until sunset on February 19th.
--Representative Steve Scalise says that the power of prayer, even from those he did not know, helped him through the difficult time in June of last year when a crazy man shot and seriously injured him during Republican baseball practice in suburban Washington.
--Former President Barack Obama demanded unspecified common sense gun safety laws after the Florida school shooting. He made no mention of what specific actions he's calling for or what actions would have prevented Wednesday's tragedy from taking place.
--A relative has indicated that Nikolas Cruze, who committed Wednesday's mass murder, was on psychiatric medications.
--Erich Pratt from Gun Owners of America noted that it's disgusting how pundits in the media and politicians are calling for gun control as a 'knee jerk' reaction to Wednesday's tragedy.
--Several schools nationwide bolstered security or shuttered their doors today following threats made in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
--One Washington grandmother, who saw alarming signs this week that her grandson was about to conduct his own high school killing spree, acted quickly and likely saved many innocent lives.
--The TV show, 'The View', is being blasted for an intolerant rant that criticized Vice President Mike Pence's Christian faith.
--Media Research Center President Brent Bozell released an open letter yesterday to ABC News President James Goldston, warning him that if the two talk show personalities don't apologize for bashing Christians, he'll ask his millions of grass-roots activists to contact advertisers.
--Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis had been scheduled to speak at the University of Central Oklahoma. He was dis-invited due to pressure from campus activists, but has now been re-invited.
--According to a spokesman for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia indicted 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities accused of interfering in U.S. elections.
--Mitt Romney announced today that he's running for the U.S. Senate in Utah to succeed Senator Orrin Hatch.
--In a vote of 39-60, the U.S. Senate rejected an immigration reform proposal from Senator Chuck Grassley.
--The White House unveiled President Trump's infrastructure plan on Monday.
--President Trump donated his 4th quarter 2017 paycheck to the Department of Transportation.
--Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an exclusive interview yesterday that the Department of Justice was ending the executive branch legal activism of the previous administration while also fighting the judicial activism of liberal judges.
--President Trump has created a new division within the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights with the express purpose of banning mandatory vaccinations across the nation and insuring citizens have a right to choose their own healthcare.
--This January, the federal government ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month.
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