Crosstalk: May 7, 2018
Jim Schneider presented details concerning these and numerous other news items:
--23 month old Alfie Evans (from the UK) allegedly died within hours of receiving 4 different drugs from a nurse.
--It's also been reported that at one point, Alfie was given more life support in exchange for his father's promise not to speak anymore to the press.
--Now that Alfie has passed away, some people are acting as apologists for the hospital and 'coming out of the woodwork' to defend the hospital, the doctors and the courts.
--A federal judge harshly rebuked Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team during a hearing for former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, suggesting they lied about the scope of the investigation and are seeking unfettered power and are more interested in bringing down President Trump.
--A squad of North Korean assassins are reportedly hunting a high ranking defector believed to have fled to the United Kingdom with cash and possibly a trove of nuclear secrets.
--President Trump sends out a 'tweet' that our southern border is under siege.
--The U.S. economy added a 164,000 jobs in April while unemployment dropped to 3.9%, the lowest level since December of 2000. Also, the national unemployment rate for blacks was 6.6% in April, the lowest it's been since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started compiling such data in 1972.
--Mike Pompeo was sworn in Wednesday morning as the new secretary of state.
--Although he's 15 months into his presidency, 40% of President Trump's nominees have yet to receive Senate action.
--Former CIA Director Michael Hayden say's Trump's CIA director nominee, Gina Haspel, is the 'absolute best choice.'
--An American judge has ruled that Iran must pay 6 billion dollars to victims or those affected by the 9-11 terror attacks.
--A report indicates that the nation that voted zero times with the U.S. at the U.N is Zimbabwe. At the same time they received 58 million dollars in aid for this year.
--Illinois Democrats and some liberal Republicans are bent on ramming through the long expired Equal Rights Amendment.
--Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is abandoning her opposition to legalizing recreational cannabis.
--A Milwaukee County supervisor has introduced a resolution for county citizens to vote in an advisory referendum to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
--Michele Obama referred to herself as the 'forever first lady'.
--A volcano erupting in Hawaii has caused some people to flee their homes.
--The U.S. has issued a formal warning to China after personnel at a Chinese military base used lasers to interfere with American military aircraft giving 2 pilots minor injuries.
--The Boy Scouts of America is dropping 'boy' from the name of its program.
--All Disney parks will begin selling specially designed rainbow Mickey Mouse hats for June, gay pride month.
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