Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties. He is also a columnist with WND.
Jim and Larry opened this Crosstalk by briefly discussing details of a case in which a U.S. District Court judge ruled against the National Security Agency's telephone surveillance.
Jim then moved on by presenting listeners with information on the following stories:
--Barbara Walters admits she felt President Obama was going to be the next Messiah.
--Worst ever home school law (SB-248) in Ohio would require all home school parents to undergo a Social Service investigation.
--Army vet makes a speech before a political group to repeal the “Safe Act” in the state of New York.
--New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage yesterday.
--Chelsea Clinton, the Vice-Chair of the Clinton Foundation, will address the “Time to Thrive” Conference that deals with the safety, inclusion and well-being of LGBT youth.
--The Italian government's Ministry for Equal Opportunities has issued guidelines ordering journalists to write without discriminating against homosexuals and transsexuals. With this comes the threat of possible professional sanctions or even potential time in jail.
--Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California has reintroduced a resolution urging states to ban therapies designed to help young people overcome unwanted attractions to others of the same sex.
--Tournament of Roses Parade watchers will witness a pair of homosexual hairstylists as they take part in their same-sex wedding ceremony courtesy of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
--In an effort to avoid offending non-Christians, the song “Silent Night” has become part of a Long Island controversy.
--A coalition of 15 senators have introduced a bill that would require health insurance plans to disclose whether they fund abortion.
--Target store chain confirms nearly 40 million credit and debit card accounts breached.
--Hillary Clinton unsure about a 2016 presidential run.
--Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has released his annual waste-book that details examples of government waste amounting to 30 billion dollars this year.
--Belgium Senate votes 50-17 for the approved euthanasia of children.
--Guantanamo commander decides to move nativity scenes from two dining rooms.
--The U.S. Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act that includes a religious freedom amendment that protects the right of service members not only to hold religious beliefs but to act upon and practice them as well.
--North Dakota's lone abortion clinic is on pace to end the year with the fewest number of abortions recorded in more than a decade.
--Arctic ice coverage is up 50% from 2012 levels in spite of Al Gore's contention five years ago that by now the polar ice caps would be completely melted.
Ohio residents that want to contact their legislators regarding the Ohio home school bill (SB-248) can call 1-800-282-0253 or Senator Cafaro at 614-466-7182.