Crosstalk: January 29, 2018
Jim's list of stories included the following on this week's edition of the 'Round-Up':
--President Trump declared that American is 'open for business' in a speech today to global elites in Switzerland.
--First Lady Melania Trump skipped out of a trip to Switzerland and instead chose to honor the millions of lives lost under the Nazi regime by visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. yesterday.
--A 'whistle blower' on the Alex Jones program finds that 'big media' has downplayed or completely ignored the existence of a classified intelligence memo concerning President Obama's Department of Justice and the FBI in using the infamous Fusion GPS dossier to justify illegal spying on Donald Trump and members of his campaign team.
--Court documents recently filed by the government further rocked the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI director, he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
--A Fox News poll conducted at the end of President Trump's first year in the White House finds more voters rating the economy positively.
--The Trump administration has worked virtually nonstop since the inauguration to dismantle some of the environmental campaigns launched by President Obama.
--Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke traded an 11 mile stretch of federal land Monday to the Alaskan community of King Cove. That allows residents access to the area's only all-weather airport by land.
--After a close vote Wednesday, the Senate voted to approve the nomination of pro-life governor Sam Brownback to be the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.
--A former clerk for pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Alex Azar, will become the next Health and Human Services secretary.
--The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Jerome Powell as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
--U.S. authorities issue an emergency order requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the U.S. from five Middle Eastern nations citing a threat of terrorism.
--Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the administration will officially release an immigration framework on Monday.
--Democrat Senator Joe Manchin thinks there’s a dire need for increased border security to deal with illegal immigration.
--The Justice Department threatened to subpoena 23 jurisdictions around the country if they don't turn over information about their sanctuary city policies toward illegal immigrants.
--Immigrants entering the U.S. illegally through the southern border are quietly being relocated to different parts of the country on commercial flights.
--California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fools Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those granted a driver's license.
--California is proposing a law that would fine wait staff at restaurants $1,000 if they give a customer a plastic drinking straw before the customer asks for one.
--A photograph has come forth showing then Senator Obama and Louis Farrakhan taken in 2005. It's been called a 13 year cover-up to protect Obama's political career.
--House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried to preserve tax breaks for two of her multi-million dollar homes.
--Nancy Pelosi has taped an appearance as a guest judge on a drag queen reality show.
--At least 48 openly LGBTQ Texas candidates are running for office.
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