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Crosstalk 4-13-2018 News Roundup CD

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The following is a sample of news stories that Jim brought to the attention of listeners this week on Crosstalk:

 

 

 

--President Trump puts Syria military strike on hold while considering options.

 

--Russia has moved at least 11 navy ships deployed in Syria out to sea in the

 

event of a U.S. military strike.

 

--A U.S. guided missile destroyer, the U.S.S. Donald Cook, is already in position

 

off the coast of Syria with 75 Tomahawk missiles on board.

 

--British Prime Minister Theresa May is willing to join military action against

 

Syria even without the consent of Parliament.

 

--A non-governmental watchdog agency protested the appointment of Syria as chair

 

of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament, a forum on chemical weapons that will be

 

held next month.

 

--Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg gave testimony before the Senate Judiciary and

 

Commerce Committees. Jim aired a portion of that which contained questions from

 

Senator Ted Cruz.

 

--Facebook threatened the Voice of Europe for criticizing migration.

 

--Ann Ravel, the former Democratic chair of the Federal Election Commission, who

 

controversially pushed to regulate the Internet during her time leading the

 

commission, is now suggesting that a new government enforcement agency be

 

established to help tech companies discover questionable communications from

 

social media sites in order to find alleged disinformation campaigns.

 

--President Trump judicial nominee Wendy Vitter's personal pro-life views were

 

under scrutiny from several Democratic senators at her Wednesday

 

confirmation hearing.

 

--House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he will retire from Congress when his

 

present term is finished.

 

--President Trump pardoned Scooter Libby, the former aid to Vice President Dick

 

Cheney.

 

--Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally approved the FBI raid on

 

President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen.

 

--Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey lectured CIA Director Mike Pompeo who is a

 

Secretary of State nominee.

 

--The Counsel on American/Islamic Relations (CAIR) thanked Senator Booker for

 

confronting Pompeo for his views on Islam. However, they were silent

 

concerning his views on homosexuality.

 

--The President of China cuts import tariffs on cars and opened China's markets

 

wider in response to President Trump's tough trade rhetoric.

 

--President Trump signed an executive order aimed at welfare reform.

 

--President Trump is forming a task force to look at the viability and operations

 

of the United States Postal Service.

 

--Newly installed National Security Advisor John Bolton cleaned house during his

 

first week at the job.

 

--EPA Chief Scott Pruitt received several death threats during the first few

 

months of his tenure at the agency.

 

--Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that he'll challenge Senator Bill Nelson

 

setting up a battle that will help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

 

 

 

 


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