Crosstalk: July 23, 2018
Below is just a sample of the headlines that Jim rolled out for comment by Crosstalk listeners:
--4 more people confirmed dead after a duck boat capsized in a Branson, Missouri lake.
--Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice has engaged a multi-faceted, global legal advocacy campaign working with the lawyer of Pastor Andrew Brunson who is in prison in Turkey.
--A graduate of Berkeley High School in California who reportedly told authorities he wanted to help ISIS kill 10,000 people in the San Francisco Bay area, pleaded guilty to federal charges on Wednesday.
--President Trump has asked the White House to extend an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to Washington later this year.
--President Trump clarified remarks he made during a joint press briefing with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. President Trump said he accepts U.S. intelligence analysts that Russia did, in fact, interfere in the 2016 presidential election through propaganda, while also stating there was no collusion between the Kremlin and his campaign.
--President Trump posted a clip of Hillary Clinton promoting a prosperous and stable Russia.
--Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will not agree to Vladimir Putin's request for certain American citizens to be interrogated by Russian officials in exchange for help with the 12 Russians who were indicted for election hacking.
--President Trump mourned the death of a U.S. secret service agent who died earlier this week.
--Democratic candidates around the nation now seek the blessing of socialists.
--In an interview, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for open rebellion against federal immigration authorities.
--In an attempt to explain why unemployment levels have dropped to lows of 4% and lower under the Trump administration, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained that unemployment is low because everyone has 2 jobs.
--Representative Joe Crowley says that the greatest threat to the U.S. is the president in the White House.
--The California Democratic Party is snubbing Dianne Feinstein and endorsing her rival Kevin de Leon.
--As many as 100 Muslims filed to run for state-wide or national office in this election cycle.
--A Muslim woman running for Congress says she has plans to expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
--Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, believes national borders create an injustice by keeping Mexican workers from traveling to the U.S. to seek better paying jobs.
--The deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard has boasted that the Islamic army in Syria was awaiting orders to eradicate the evil regime of Israel.
--Hamas plans to attack Israel with exploding drones.
--A man was arrested at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix for threatening to kill a female TSA agent because she is a woman.
--The Council on American/Islamic Relations is asking a judge to prohibit an author and an investigator from mentioning the group's Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood origins in court.
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