Date: December 13, 2018
Host: Jim Schneider
This week’s edition of the ’round-up’ featured these and many more headlines:
–Bold opening prayer given before Army/Navy football game.
–The Trump administration has formally asked the Supreme Court, in an emergency appeal, to block a nationwide ban on the administration’s new asylum policy that was unilaterally instituted by a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge last month.
–A suspect in a 1987 bombing that wounded 6 American soldiers in Honduras is leading a group of migrants demanding entry into the U.S.
–Child pornography victims could have better access to federal restitution under a bipartisan bill that President Trump signed into law last Friday.
–A grotesque report out of Kansas City has drawn attention to the problem of sexual assault of children by other children.
–President Trump has announced his nominations for U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
–President Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that would help channel U.S. humanitarian and rebuilding assistance to Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria who were the victims of Isis genocide.
–President Trump says the border wall will get built.
–Newly elected congress woman from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has compared the situation of the would-be immigrants in the caravan from Central America ,who she claims are simply turned away at the border, to Jews fleeing the Nazis.
–Governments across Europe and beyond are refusing to join a controversial U.N. agreement aiming to accelerate mass immigration into the West.
–The president’s former ‘fixer’, Michael Cohen, who once famously claimed he was willing to take a bullet for Donald Trump before later turning against his boss, was sentenced to 3 years in prison by a federal judge in New York after pleading guilty to numerous crimes.
Join Jim for the rest of the headlines plus comments from listeners when you review this edition of Crosstalk.