News Roundup 11-16-18

​Date:        November 16, 2018
Host:         Jim Schneider
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​This week’s edition of the ‘Round-Up’ featured these and many other stories:

–California investigators reveal that 7 more sets of human remains have been
found bringing the total number of people killed in the recent fires to 63.
–Jim read 2 stories of rescue dealing with the California fires.
–One of the many media groups supporting ISIS operations online claimed that the
the California wildfires are retribution for coalition bombings in Syria.
–A migrant from Honduras intended to wait for thousands more and hoped to jump
the fence in a large group to overwhelm border patrol agents at the U.S./Mexican
–More than a dozen members of the migrant caravan were arrested Wednesday
evening along the U.S./Tijuana border.
–LGBT asylum seekers the first to reach the U.S. border from Central America.
–In a non-binding agreement, the U.N. is making migration a human right.
–Senator Lindsey Graham is poised to become chairman of the Senate Judiciary
–President Trump has announced that he has nominated current administration
regulatory czar Neomi Rao to fill Brett Kavanaugh’s former seat on the D.C Court
of Appeals.
–The Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel issued an opinion supporting
President Trump’s appointment of Matt Whitaker as the acting attorney general
despite criticism from Democrats who’ve been questioning his qualifications to
oversee the Russia investigation.
–The U.N. Is seriously stepping up its campaign to stop what they describe as
‘nationalist populism’.
–A judge ruled in favor of CNN’s Jim Acosta, allowing their star reporter to
temporarily regain access to the White House.
–Retiring Arizona Republican Jeff Flake refuses to support any more Trump
federal judicial nominees, including 21 pending in the judiciary committee and
32 awaiting a vote on the Senate floor, unless the GOP leadership in the Senate
permits consideration of legislation to expand protections for special counsel
Robert Mueller’s job.
–Attorney Michael Avenatti, famous for his defense of Stormy Daniels, arrested on
suspicion of domestic violence.
–Many Democrats in the mid-term election campaigned on a plan for a single-payer
health care system they call, ‘Medicare for All’.
–House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is celebrating a great victory for the
Democratic Party.
–A new way of voting known as ‘ranked choice voting’, has allowed the Democrats
to pick up another seat in Maine’s 2nd congressional district.
–Florida’s secretary of state ordered the first ever statewide recount in the
U.S. Senate race after a machine recount tallied over 8.3 million votes cast in
the 2018 mid-term election.
–A federal judge ruled against Republican Florida U.S. Senate candidate Rick
Scott by mandating that voters whose ballots were rejected because of a
signature mismatch must be given the chance to verify their ballots.
–Florida Democrats urged voters to submit absentee ballots after election day
using an official form that had been altered to make it look like they were
doing so within the legal deadline hoping a judge would later allow the votes.

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