Crosstalk: July 9, 2018
Below is just a sample of stories that Jim presented for this week's round-up broadcast:
--China to put forth a counter-attack in response to Trump trade tariffs.
--Could President Trump's tariffs be jeopardizing the new world order?
--China's military reforms have been revealed via leaked internal documents and they indicate Beijing intends to expand its military might offshore so that they will be allowed to manage a crisis, contain a conflict, win a war, and overtake the U.S. in military strength.
--Scott Pruitt resigns as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
--Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in North Korea and took along a CD of Elton John's song 'Rocket Man' to give to the nation's leader.
--A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit alleging that President Trump's campaign and former advisor Roger Stone worked with Wikileaks.
--New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
--Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas says the abolition of ICE means anarchy.
--In 2017, immigrants with criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by ICE.
--69% of respondents to a poll believe ICE should not be disbanded. 70% said ICE should instead step up enforcement of immigration laws.
--The Trump administration is conducting DNA tests to reunite children separated from their parents at the border.
--There was an 18% decrease in illegal immigrants traveling to the U.S. between May and June due to President Trump's zero-tolerance policy.
--Leftist wins Mexican presidential race.
--The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a professor had his free-speech rights violated after suspending the professor over a blog post.
--Threats allegedly made against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Senator Rand Paul.
--A woman protesting immigration scaled the Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July.
--The Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians including family members of government officials while negotiating the so-called Iran nuclear deal.
--Iran's foreign ministry is meeting with 5 foreign counterparts in Vienna in a bid to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal.
--A Polish official, who responded to an attempt at politically correct shaming, unabashedly told a British TV host that,'We will not receive even one Muslim because that is what we promised.'
--A federal court has scheduled a hearing on a case alleging Muslim activists have hijacked curriculum in San Diego's public school system.
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