News Roundup 10-26-18

​Date:      October 26, 2018
Host:       Jim Schneider
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​Below is just a sample of stories that Jim presented as it was time for another edition of the News Round-Up:

–A male suspect, who’s a registered Republican with a lengthy criminal history,
was arrested this morning in Florida in connection with suspicious packages sent
to prominent Democrats nationwide.
–A former Navy explosive ordinance disposal officer authored a viral Twitter
thread concerning the potentially explosive packages that were addressed to
prominent Democrats. He believes its extremely likely that the packages were
meant to be intercepted and cause political damage as opposed to actual attempts
to harm targets.
–The New York Times is defending its publication of a fictional short story
about the President’s assassination by a Russian.
–Vice President Mike Pence announced that the president of Honduras told him that
the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico was organized by leftist
groups and financed by Venezuela.
–Guatemalan authorities rescue a group of minors from human smugglers in the
–Sydney Powell, former Assistant United States Attorney and Appellate Section
Chief in the Western and Northern Districts of Texas, says no on can stop the
president from closing the border to protect the nation from dangerous aliens.
–President Trump used President Obama’s own words against him when he quoted
Obama’s forceful 2005 opposition to illegal immigration.
–The Department of Defense is sending hundreds of American troops to reinforce
the southern border.
–Several hundred migrants from Honduras had gathered in a border town with more
streaming in by the hour in what could be the start of another wave of people
coming north.
–U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 521,090 foreigners were either
apprehended or turned away at the U.S. border with Mexico in fiscal
year 2018 that ended in September. That’s a 25.4% increase from fiscal year
–Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been asked to launch a criminal
investigation into a mailing by Democrats of voter registration forms that have
the citizen box already pre-checked.
–San Francisco to let non-citizens vote in the city’s school board race.
–A New Hampshire judge put on hold a law requiring some voters to present proof
of residency when they register saying it would lengthen lines at polling places
and make it difficult for students, disabled voters and others to cast ballots.
–Speculation is that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren could team up to run
against President Trump.
–Oregon has a ballot measure to stop sanctuary state policies that prevent local
police from working with federal immigration authorities and to deport illegal
–Alexander Soros, the son of billionaire George Soros, donated $100,000 to an
independent expenditure committee intended to support Representative Keith
Ellison’s bid to become attorney general of Minnesota.
–A clip in Australia portrays Jesus before his death on the cross being asked by
Roman guards if he’s considered donating his organs before he dies.
–A Virginia middle school is getting rid of all mentions of Jesus Christ in their
upcoming, school-wide Christmas program.
–The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is planning a blessing of the
Planned Parenthood abortion center located in Columbus, Ohio. It appears to be
a response to the closing ceremony of the 40 Days for Life campaign.
–Florida law officials foiled a plot by two Satan worshiping middle-school girls
who planned to kill over a dozen smaller children, to eat their flesh and drink
their blood. 

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