Crosstalk: March 2, 2015
Jim Schneider made Crosstalk listeners aware of the following issues being reported by various news sources: --The FCC votes 3-2 along party lines to pass so-called net neutrality legislation. --Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell not impressed with net neutrality efforts by President Obama. --George Soros and the Ford Foundation donated 196 million to groups supporting net neutrality. --A California public school has students bowing to the sun god. --The U.S Treasury Department has rebuffed a request by the House Ways and Means Committee chairman to explain 3 billion in Obamacare payments that were made to health insurers (cost sharing subsidies) even though Congress never authorized the spending through the annual appropriations. --Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell appeared before a committee saying she believes the U.S. Supreme Court will side with the Obama administration in a case challenging a critical element of Obamacare but if it doesn't, the Obama administration believes there's nothing it can do. --Former IRS official Lois Lerner received $129,300 in bonuses between 2010 and 2013. Over a 3 year period she received a 25% retention bonus averaging $43,000 per year. --Some democrats are shying away from the enforcement mechanism (penalty) that they themselves wrote in to their creation of Obamacare. --Obama administration has designed a tool kit guiding pastors in their effort to promote Obamacare from the pulpit. --For at least the 62nd time since 2009, Al Sharpton has crossed the threshold of the White House to meet with President Obama. This, in spite of the fact that he owes an estimated 4.5 million dollars in state and federal taxes. --Homeland Security Secretary Jay Johnson failed to cite any law that authorized President Obama to give social security numbers to illegal aliens. --Illegal immigrants who are able to obtain social security numbers and work permits could claim tens of thousands of dollars in back tax benefits. --A legal brief filed in federal court in Texas warns that if the judge decides to reverse himself and allow President Obama's amnesty program to move ahead, it could cost the taxpayers 144 billion dollars. --The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only marginally able to defend America. --A Pentagon leak indicates that one of its training camps to help fight ISIS terrorists is in Jordan. --The White House says it welcomes comments from the new defense secretary regarding transgender people serving in the military. --The State Department has tapped openly homosexual Randy Berry as its envoy to support LGBT rights around the world. --Southwest Airlines responds to e-mail regarding their sponsorship of the 'Creating Change' conference. --A Salt Lake City policeman was asked to lead a motorcycle brigade at a gay pride parade. After asking to be placed somewhere else in the parade, he was suspended. --Campus housing available for 15 alternative sexualities at Wesleyan University. --University of Vermont officially recognizes 'neutral' as a third gender. --Alaska becomes the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. --Former Canadian health minister is urging Parliament to regulate places of worship and private schools to make sure they don't undermine Canadian values. --A Florida city covertly spies on churches and demands licenses. --Pornography is so out of control with federal employees that Congress has introduced legislation to contain this embarrassing crisis. --The Senate Judiciary Committee votes to approve Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. --President Obama hosts meeting at the White House with top law enforcement executives. --Dr. Jack Wilke, President of Life Issues Institute, unexpectedly passed away. --The Obama administration is getting ready to issue new rules requiring charities to provide abortions to child refugees entering the U.S. without their parents. --Operation Rescue learns of another abortion clinic patient who died because the clinic couldn't provide the proper life saving treatment. --4 women transported by ambulance from abortion facilities across the U.S. Half of the facilities where medical emergencies occurred were Planned Parenthood abortion clinics. --A feminist confesses online that she terminated her own pregnancy because he was a boy and she didn't want to bring another monster into the world. --The West Virginia legislature passes a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. --French soldiers guarding Jewish schools and synagogues becoming targets of attack. --Islamic State opening English language schools for children of foreign jihadi's coming from English speaking nations.
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