News Roundup & Comment

Date: February 9, 2024
Host: Jim Schneider
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Here’s a sample of the many stories Jim rolled out to get listeners caught up on the news.  Listeners were given their chance to comment as well.

–The Supreme Court seems poised to allow former President Trump to remain on the Colorado ballot and expressing deep concerns about permitting a single state to disqualify the leading Republican candidate from seeking national offices.

–A visibly upset President Joe Biden addressed the nation late Thursday to respond to news that a special counsel tasked with investigating his handling of classified documents had chosen not to charge him but also detailed numerous examples of his memory loss.  The special counsel report, while clearing the president, sparked questions about his mental fitness.   

–President Biden got completely lost during a press conference and a reporter had to remind him they were talking about Hamas. 

–Congressional Republicans were quick to condemn the Justice Department for not prosecuting Joe Biden for his mishandling of classified documents despite charging former President Trump in the case against him.

–Nikki Haley was defeated in the Nevada GOP primary Tuesday night despite the fact that Donald Trump was not on the ballot.  The person who won was labeled, “None of these candidates.” 

–Former President Trump cruised to an easy victory in the Nevada GOP caucus on Thursday evening.

–A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that Donald Trump does not have immunity from charges that he plotted to overturn his 2020 election defeat, bringing him a step closer to an unprecedented criminal trial.

–Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected Hamas’ cease-fire demands on Wednesday, vowing to fight on until absolute victory. 

–Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has destroyed 70% of the battalions of Hamas.

–The Israeli Defense Force spokesman said that the military has notified 31 hostage families that their loved ones are no longer alive.

–An Iranian watchdog group says the nation has enough weapons grade uranium to     build a nuclear weapon in just one week.

–House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, his panel, and Ohio GOP Senator J.D. Vance on Wednesday, announced a probe into taxpayer funded military aid to Ukraine following the inspector general’s report indicating that large portions of war material were unaccounted for.

–House Republicans failed to muster enough support to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the border crisis.

–Despite the failed vote to impeach Mayorkas, House Republicans have indicated that the impeachment effort will be brought back to the House floor as early as next week.

–Last weekend, a group of Republican governors from across America traveled to Texas to show their solidarity with Governor Greg Abbott over his border battle with President Biden.

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