Crosstalk: May 22, 2017

​Jim Schneider took listeners around the globe for another edition of the 'round-up'. Stories included:

--President Trump leaves for an 8 day trip to the Middle East and Europe. He'll be delivering a message to Muslims, Israeli's, Palestinian's, the Pope and N.A.T.O.
--A report admits it's unlikely that President Trump broke any laws in the case of information allegedly shared with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S.
--Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has firmly stood by the memo that he wrote that outlined James Comey's offenses and later was cited by the White House to support President Trump's decision to fire the FBI director.
--The Ninth Circuit Court in Seattle heard arguments from attorneys for the Trump administration and the State of Hawaii after the administration asked the appeals court to reverse U.S. District Court Judge Watson's March 16th order that blocked the president's executive order on protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the U.S.
--The Trump administration formerly told Congress yesterday that it intends to renegotiate NAFTA.
--President Trump delivered the commencement speech at Liberty University last weekend.
--The White House went 'blue' last Monday evening to honor law enforcement officers.
--A federal court has thrown out the civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of the Texas teenager known as 'clock boy'.
--Former Vice President Joe Biden takes a verbal swipe at Hillary Clinton.
--Hillary Clinton has formed a group known as 'Onward Together', a political organization designed to advance progressive causes.
--A group linked to former President Obama is targeting 34 vulnerable House Republicans in districts where Trump did poorly in 2016.
--For more than a year, a U.N. agency in Geneva has been helping North Korea prepare an international patent application for production of Sodium Cyanide, a chemical used to make nerve gas.
--North Korea's official news agency announced on May 14 that it had fired a new ballistic missile that would reach an altitude of 1,312 miles and covered a lateral distance of 489 miles. If it were launched at a standard trajectory, it would have a range of at least 2,500 miles.
--North Korea's latest test launch over the weekend caused great concern with U.S. officials.
--2 Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane over the East China Sea in an unprofessional maneuver.
--Last week's global cyber attack has shed light on the shadowy and highly sophisticated team of cyber spies in North Korea believed to be among the best hackers in the world.
--A Russian firm announced a weekly ferry service linking a Russian city to a North Korean port.
--Iranian agents operating polling stations across the U.S.
--Suspects arrested allegedly with an arsenal in their vehicle in Minneapolis.
--Sharia cop cracks down on Minnesota Muslims.
--A condo tower with Islamic museum and mosque to rise at the proposed ground-zero mosque site.
--Dozens of holocaust survivors have asked the governor of New York to put a stop to a planned speech by Linda Sarsour, a woman who openly advocates for Sharia and who is anti-Jewish.
--Governor Chris Christie panders to New Jersey Muslims by vetoing a bill that would outlaw child marriage.
--Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced to 3 years in prison; a relentless supporter of Hamas/CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood linked organizations.
--A college student loses his job at the school newspaper after he tweeted a video of a Muslim student admitting his religion killed non-believers.
--Billboards around Las Vegas say 'Making America Great with Islam'.
--A grand jury in Ohio has indicted a man on a charge of attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State of Iraq.
--Parents rebelling coast-to-coast against what they describe as Islamic indoctrination of their children in public schools.
--Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark accepting a job with the Department of Homeland Security.
--Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he's told prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against criminal suspects. This has infuriated civil rights groups.
--A Michigan sheriff caved to pressure from the ACLU. His staff was ordered to release criminal aliens who are subjects of an immigration detainer.
--An Alleged illegal alien from Mexico kills a high school senior.
--The Trump administration concludes a 6 week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests.
--President Trump's administration to expand the Mexico City policy.
--Planned Parenthood closing a number of clinics in Iowa, closing 3 clinics in New Mexico and shutting down their only clinic in Wyoming.
--Planned Parenthood said to have colluded with the California attorney general.
--Planned Parenthood's main abortion clinic has injured 4 women in botched abortions already this year.
--A Tennessee woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly chased a pro-life U.S. congressman down a highway.
--After abruptly canceling a hearing on April 12th in response to mass opposition to a Senate bill that would legalize physician assisted suicide, a hearing was held on Wednesday, May 10th in the Nevada State Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
--Chelsea Manning remaining on active duty after being released from military prison.
--British Police Force swapping out its traditional helmets for U.S. style baseball caps because they are not gender-based.
--One of Britain's top private schools bringing in gender neutral uniforms that would allow boys to wear skirts.
--Target sees 1st quarter sales drop.
--Marco Rubio under fire for sharing inspirational Bible verses.
--Crude oil production for March up over a million barrels per day in North Dakota.
--Legalized marijuana is turning a Colorado resort town into a homeless magnet.
--A video released by Al Qaeda reportedly features one of the sons of Osama bin Laden calling for attacks on Jewish targets around the world.
--Hamburg, Germany authorities recently confiscated 6 residential units near the city center. They are renovating the properties and will rent them against the will of the owner to tenants chosen by the city.
--Thousands of illegal immigrants from the Middle East and Asia are being smuggled into Europe on board luxury yachts.
--A Republican bill that would let public universities in Wisconsin punish students who disrupt speeches on campus appearances got its first public hearing in the Wisconsin legislature last Thursday.
--The FCC votes 2-1 to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration's net neutrality order that came out in 2015.
--A court in Kentucky has found that Christians who operate a business do have the right to refuse to promote homosexuality or transgenderism.
--The Human Rights Campaign launches a smear campaign to discredit world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh.

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