Crosstalk: September 3, 2018
Many news items took center-stage on this edition of Crosstalk. Some of the stories included:
--Memorial activities for late Senator John McCain continue.
--In spite of political differences, Senator McCain was remembered fondly by former Vice President Joe Biden.
--16 year old Jeremiah Thomas passed away this week from cancer that he learned about just 5 months ago (see Crosstalk—6/21/2018). Jim played a touching audio clip that is an encouraging call to his generation.
--California legislation to ban so-called conversion therapy (Assembly Bill 2943) has been pulled, meaning that it will not be brought to the floor for a vote Today. This means it can't go to the governor to be signed into law this year if a bill is not voted on by midnight tonight.
--A New Mexico judge dismissed all charges against 3 suspects tied to a compound where alleged Muslim extremists reportedly trained children to be school shooters.
--Children rescued from the New Mexico compound will remain in foster care even after 3 of the parents arrested in the case had charges of child neglect dismissed.
--A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C. area hacked Hillary Clinton's private server throughout her term as Secretary of State.
--The Trump administration made a decision this week that speeds up the process of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
--Tens of millions of dollars is being spent by pro-abortion liberal groups to convince senators to vote against Brett Kavanaugh.
--Abortion activists are flooding senate offices with phone calls against Kavanaugh. To weigh-in with your phone calls on this issue, call 202-224-3121.
--The pro-life charity watchdog '2nd Vote' is responding to the insistence of the United Way that only a small number of its chapters support Planned Parenthood.
--People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked Maine officials for permission to build a large grave to mark the site of an August truck crash that resulted in thousands of lobsters spilling out onto the highway.
--A Georgia medical board quietly gave back a medical license to a notorious late term abortionist after he allegedly killed a woman in a botched abortion and defrauded Medicaid of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
--Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia faced questions about how he reconciled his pro-life identity with his vote to keep Planned Parenthood funded.
--In a deadly display of defiance, 125 women in South Korea swallowed abortion drugs and protested the nation's pro-life laws.
--In July of 2018, waste processing company, Stericycle, was fined for multiple violations of South Carolina infectious waste laws.
--House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that President Trump is afraid of the number of LGBTQ that will be added to the Democratic ranks in the coming election.
--Police arrest man wearing a dress and a wig after a woman accused him of filming her in a woman's restroom in a Greenville, South Carolina, gas station.
--A Utah mother chased down and confronted a man who allegedly tried to spy on her daughter who was changing in a dressing room.
--The LGBTQ community embraces its first bisexual senate nominee in the state of Arizona.
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