Friday News Round up

Host:   Jim Schneider  
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Jim packed the full hour with news items of interest to Crosstalk listeners. Some of them included:

–Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah is blocking the confirmation of Chai

Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Some religious conservatives have called this woman the ‘dragon queen of religious bigotry’.

–The Department of Justice has charged two Chinese nationals with an extensive hacking campaign that the U.S. government says went on for approximately 12 years and affected 45 tech companies and government agencies.

–Hackers downloaded the Social Security numbers and other personal information from an unknown number of current and former employees of NASA.

–Vice President Mike Pence announced that President Trump has signed a memorandum creating the latest, unified combatant command known as U.S. Space Command.

–President Trump picked another pro-life leader to join his administration, choosing Mick Mulvaney as his new Chief of Staff.

–Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has appointed pro-life Congresswoman Martha McSally to replace outgoing Senator Jon Kyle.

–Outgoing Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claims that costs associated with defending himself and his family from false allegations prompted his decision last Saturday morning to resign.

–Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, is defending research using aborted baby body parts.

–Der Spiegel, a German magazine, revealed this week that one of its top, award winning journalists fabricated many its articles.

–The Financial Times has named liberal billionaire George Soros as its person of the year for 2018.

–Democratic State Senator Robert Hertzberg of California says he’s awaiting the arrival of Martians to unite humans.

–The ‘Yellow Vest’ protests of France have ‘crossed the pond’ to arrive in Canada.

–The Electronic Privacy Information Center is urging the European Commission to ensure that children will not be exposed to surveillance while playing.

–Stanton Healthcare, a Boise, Idaho, based pro-life women’s clinic, announced that they will bring letters from children across America to President Trump thanking him for implementing pro-life policies.

–A Christian businessman began his federal prison sentence this week after being convicted of the crime of international parental kidnapping for helping a mother and her child escape control of an unrelated lesbian mother imposed on the child by a Vermont court.

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