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Crosstalk: February 5, 2018

​​From the controversy surrounding President Trump, to abortion, Hillary Clinton and North Korea, Jim covered it all and more on this week's edition of the 'Round-Up'.


--A controversial memo, alleging federal surveillance abuses, was declassified today and released following approval by President Trump.
--According to Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government, 'The House Intelligence Committee memo confirms our worst fears; that the basis of the entire Mueller/Russia collusion investigation was set up in part in 2016 by the Obama FBI and Justice Department using the DNC and Clinton campaign funded Fusion GPS Christopher Steele dossier to obtain secret FISA warrants against the Trump campaign.' (Go to www.readthememo.org for more information.)
--2 senior FBI officials have reviewed the document and could not point to any factual inaccuracies.
--Judicial Watch released 42 pages of State Department Documents Wednesday asserting they provide evidence that the Obama administration was trying to undermine Donald Trump's upcoming administration.
--A vote taken by the U.S. Senate on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, failed to pass the Senate on Monday.
--President Donald Trump slammed Senate Democrats for blocking the pro-life bill.
--After the vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Democrats on the Senate floor gave each other a 'high five'.
--The federal government is said to save an average of $7,000 for each unborn child, 20 weeks or more into pregnancy, that allows a doctor to terminate in his or her mother's womb, according to an estimate published by the Congressional Budget Office.
--A Planned Parenthood affiliate tweeted and then deleted an article about a baby who successfully underwent surgery while still in the womb.
--President Trump said to have made a substantial approval gain after his Tuesday State of the Union speech.
--The U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate held at 4.1 percent for the fourth straight quarter.
--U.S. oil production hit a historic milestone pulling more than 10 million barrels per day out of the ground last November.
--House lawmakers likely considering legislation early next week to keep the government open through about March 23.
--One of President Trump's circuit court nominees, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, was confirmed by the Senate to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
--The ACLU has complained that the word 'American' was used too many times during President Trump's State of the Union speech.
--Federal Employee Unions are on edge after President Trump called on Congress Tuesday evening to give agencies the power to fire federal workers at will.
--Jonathan Tasini, a left-wing author and writer, celebrated the news that Republican lawmakers were on board a train that crashed Wednesday morning.
--According to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, one of the biggest driver's of the nation's opioid epidemic is Medicaid, and Obamacare's expansion of the program has only made matters worse.
--Hillary Clinton has passed over a million dollars from her 'resistance' group to other anti-Trump groups.
--North Korea is stepping up its execution of top political officers to prevent the regime from deteriorating under immense pressure caused by international sanctions.

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