Crosstalk: March 12, 2018
The following is a brief list of headlines from a full hour of stories reviewed by Jim:
--The decision to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks was one that President Trump made himself according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
--There's significant evidence that North Korea is struggling under President Trump's maximum pressure strategy.
--President Trump ordered tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum while granting temporary exceptions to Canada and Mexico.
--U.S. Steel Corporation announced that it has planned to reopen part of a plant in Illinois.
--President Trump's Chief Economic Advisor, Gary Cohn, announces his resignation.
--Stocks posted gains after President Trump signed off on tariffs that exclude Canada and Mexico.
--The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has called for gun confiscation by the government and a national gun registry like Australia's program implemented in the 1990's.
--National School Walkout to End Gun Violence to take place on March 14th.
--A bill that requires 18-20 year olds to hand over or transfer ownership of heretofore legally possessed so-called assault weapons is gaining sponsors in the Illinois Senate after passing the House.
--President Trump met yesterday with representatives of the video game industry to discuss the impact of violent games.
--Joy Behar, star of the ABC program 'The View', has reportedly apologized to Vice President Pence for comments made concerning his Christian faith.
--The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that additional documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama presidency will be released to the House Oversight Committee.
--President Trump accused the Obama administration of deploying government agencies to investigate him in order for Hillary Clinton to win the presidency.
--Milwaukee, WI. is attempting to ban conversion therapy that would encourage people to leave the homosexual lifestyle or for those who have unwanted, same- sex attractions. Fines range from $500-$1,000 per offense and if not paid, the result is jail time.
--While Milwaukee, WI. is attempting to criminalize conversion therapy, a recent Milwaukee Journal newspaper headline noted the outbreak of HIV and syphilis in the city that allegedly includes some high school students and babies.
--Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, under fire for controversial remarks.
--The European Union is not happy with the Trump tax cuts and wants the World Trade Organization to punish the U.S.
--Politicians warn that Singapore-based Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm could pose a serous threat to national security.
--President Trump's proposed 2019 education budget drew howls from special interest groups.
--The U.S. economy added a robust 313,000 jobs in February as tax cuts kicked in.
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