Crosstalk: March 16, 2020
All 55 minutes of this week’s Round-Up was packed with news stories. Here’s a sample:
–The world has been officially declared to be under a pandemic. A pandemic is a new virus that emerges and spreads to multiple nations throughout the world.
–The Justice Department has warned businesses that it plans to hold anyone accountable if they attempt to leverage off the fear triggered by the coronavirus outbreak.
–After a growing demand for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, China has reportedly demolished the Wuhan wet market last Tuesday.
–The Communist Party news outlet has threatened to withhold all medical exports to the U.S. at the same time asking for an apology from the U.S. and gratitude from the rest of the world.
–As coronavirus cases and deaths have spiked in China, communist officials have attempted to deflect blame away from the central government by accusing the U.S. of starting the virus and causing panic in its response to the outbreak.
–President Trump is accused of racism from the ‘left’ after his coronavirus presentation to the nation Wednesday evening.
–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion in the coronavirus economic stimulus plan.
–Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson defended the coronavirus task force handling of the virus from partisan political attacks this week at a news conference.
–The governor of Kentucky urged the cancellation of church services but didn’t ask for the cancellation of other institution activities where crowds gather.
–Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the NCAA basketball tournaments all affected by the coronavirus.
–Iran releasing 70,000 prisoners to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
–Using coalition warplanes, the U.S. military launched multiple strikes as a response to a rocket attack in Iraq allegedly launched by Iranian-backed Shiite militias that killed two Americans and one British soldier.
–Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that Tehran’s request on Thursday for help from the West to fight the coronavirus isn’t being received well after an Iran-backed militia is believed to have killed two Americans in Iraq just a day earlier.
–Senator Bernie Sanders affirmed that he plans to stay in the Democrat primary.
–Joe Biden used an expletive in a heated argument with a Detroit union auto worker over the Second Amendment.
–If Republicans refuse to stop investigating Hunter Biden, Democrats will launch a scorched earth attack on President Trump’s children, warns an adviser to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign.
–Joe Biden released his official LGBTQ+ equality plan.
–A Yale psychiatrist with a history of claiming President Trump is mentally unfit, said she doesn’t even want to discuss the mental health of Joe Biden because she believes Biden’s mental lapses are merely ‘gaffs’ while Trump’s endanger all of humanity.
–The Canadian government under Justin Trudeau, has introduced a bill to criminalize therapy for those with unwanted LGBT identity.
–Jim played a plea from a woman who lived as a man for 11 years in Canada. She’s urging Canadian politicians to not ban the therapy that healed her.
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