Crosstalk: September 17, 2018
The following headlines highlighted this week's edition of the News Round-Up:
--Hurricane Florence came ashore this morning knocking electricity out to more than a half million customers throughout eastern North Carolina and the mid- section of the state.
--The editorial board of the Washington Post had declared that President Trump is complicit for hurricane Florence because of his views on climate change.
--At least one person was killed and more than 20 were injured in Massachusetts yesterday after a series of gas explosions took place outside Boston.
--The National Transportation Safety Board is launching an investigation over the series of gas explosions and fires in the Merrimack Valley.
--Yesterday afternoon, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, announced that she had received a letter from a woman about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
--The FBI says they will not be investigating Feinstein's last-second attempt to smear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
--Kavanaugh vigorously denies claims involving alleged behavior during high school that was made in an undisclosed letter turned over to the FBI.
--Opposition to the Kavanaugh confirmation pose thousands of written questions in efforts to stall/derail the confirmation process.
--Pro-abortion activists are using the mail system to send pro-abortion Republican Susan Collins a dramatic protest against Kavanaugh's potential confirmation. In hopes of pressuring her to vote 'no', pro-abortion activists have sent her an estimated 3,000 wire coat hangers since July. Such coat hangers supposedly denote deadly 'back-alley' abortions that occurred before Roe v. Wade.
--Senator Collins' office has received threats of rape and other forms of violence from abortion activists who want her to vote against the nomination of Kavanaugh.
--Collins is being threatened with a nearly one million dollar campaign fund to back another candidate if she votes for Kavanaugh.
--Judicial Watch has filed an ethics complaint against Democratic Senator Cory Booker for deliberately breaking Senate rules and releasing confidential committee documents for political gain.
--In audio presented by Jim, Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticizes the highly partisan Supreme Court nomination process.
--The White House said Monday that planning is under way for a second meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
--President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against any nation that interferes with U.S. elections, declaring election meddling efforts a national emergency.
--The Trump administration has announced that the office of the General Delegation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in Washington, D.C., will close.
--John Bolton believes the International Criminal Court is ineffective, unaccountable, and outright dangerous.
--The Trump administration has now adopted the international definition of anti- semitism that is widely used by governmental agencies including the State Department. Judaism is now defined as not only a religion, but also as an ethnic origin.
--Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed in an exclusive segment that a newly obtained e-mail from inside Google allegedly shows the tech giant's pro-Hillary bias during the 2016 election.
--The non-theistic Satanic Temple (not to be confused with the Church of Satan) has gained significant prominence and a spike in membership since President Trump won election.
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