Once again, Jim covered news from around the world as he presented the following stories:
--The Trump administration imposes new sanctions in response to recent Iran
--U.S. defense officials say the U.S.S. Cole is now patrolling in the Gulf of
--Iran believes that new sanctions violate the nuclear deal negotiated with the
Obama administration and that it has the right to conduct ballistic missile
tests now that its nuclear program has been sharply curtailed. The U.S. and
Western nations say Tehran agreed to an 8 year extension of a ban on ballistic
work in the negotiations.
--General Michael Flynn draws 'red line' for President Trump concerning Iran and
the president agreed.
--An Iranian backed suicide attack on a Saudi ship may have been meant for a U.S.
--President Trump's Defense Secretary warns North Korea of an effective and
overwhelming response if they choose to use nuclear weapons.
--China tests long-range missile with 10 warheads.
--U.S. Capitol Police are looking into the activities of several I.T. contractors
who worked for dozens of House Democrats after they allegedly, inappropriately
accessed House computers, took congressional computer hardware and made
questionable I.T. related purchases on behalf of lawmakers.
--In its last year in office, the Obama administration allegedly showered at least
9.2 billion on the U.N. and its sprawling array of organizations.
--U.N. Secretary General Guterres says that the temple demolished by the Romans is
a Jewish temple.
--President Trump talks about stopping the genocide of Middle East Christians at
National Prayer Breakfast.
--President Trump has the Johnson Amendment in his sights for destruction.
--The U.S. gained 5,000 jobs in manufacturing in January while losing 10,000 jobs
--Japan is putting the finishing touches on a package that it claims will create
700,000 U.S. jobs and help create a 450 billion dollar market.
--The Republican controlled Congress scrapped Obama era rules on the environment
--President Trump signed an executive order to reduce the amount of federal
regulations on businesses.
--The DHS Secretary wants the border wall finished in 2 years.
--President Trump comments on the hostile CNN community.
--President Trump departed on an unscheduled trip, flying to Dover Air Force base
in Delaware to honor the returning remains of Chief Petty Officer William Owens
who was killed Saturday during an intelligence gathering raid in Yemen.
--President Trump's administration is about to make good on its promise to name
the enemy as it pertains to Islam.
--A machete wielding man yelling 'Allahu Akbar' is killed at the Louvre in France.
--Panic erupted at a Southern California Cheesecake Factory restaurant after a man
tossed in an improvised explosive device.
--ISIS plans to infect refugee flow with mass killers.
--More than 100,000 visas have been revoked since President Trump signed his
executive order on immigration.
--Starbucks CEO announced that his company would work to hire 10,000 refugees.
Angry Americans organize to boycott the chain.
--A nationwide campaign is underway to get more Muslim/Americans involved in local
--Austria has agreed to ban full-face Muslim veils in public places.
--On January 25th, Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy filed a bill that would impose new
restrictions on home schooling families in Iowa. The bill (SF-138) is said to
be a well-intended but misguided response to the recent tragic death of a 16
year old as a result of reported child abuse and neglect.
--The National Partnership for New Americans convened a nationwide conference call
on Monday to plot a panicked response to President Trump's temporary, 100 day
ban on refugees. They've promoted 2 national calls to action that involve
organizing solidarity actions at a local mosque along with rallies and
demonstrations at the local offices of senators and congressmen.
--U.K. doctors told to not call pregnant women 'expectant mothers' so as not to
--Elaine Chao confirmed in the Senate as Transportation Secretary.
--Jeff Sessions won Senate Committee approval for the Attorney General post.
--Senate approves Rex Tillerson to head the State Department.
--Betsy DeVos clears major hurdle in her bid to become the new Secretary of
--Neil Gorsuch's nomination is before senators at this point.