There was much to talk about as Jim hosted yet another news round-up edition of Crosstalk. Stories included:
–Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated as a memorial
day for the 6 million European Jews, including 1.5 million children that were
killed by the Nazi regime in concentration camps throughout German occupied
–The 43rd annual March for Life is taking place today in Washington, D.C.
–Vice-President Mike Pence is the first vice-president to address the crowd at a
March for Life.
–Pro-life women and men were rejected at last week’s March for Women as well as
by the liberal media. How the media will treat the March for Life is yet to be
seen. ABC, CBS and NBC spent at least 1 hour, 15 minutes and 18 seconds on the
March for Women but for the 2016 March for Life, they devoted 35 seconds.
–For the second time in the last 24 hours, President Trump bashed the media
regarding coverage of March for Life. He also defended his decision to sign the
Mexico City Policy defunding international Planned Parenthood.
–The House of Representatives voted on HR7 (No Taxpayer Funding for Abortions).
–Representative Steve King provided the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017 (HR490).
It restores legal protection to unborn children once their pulse is detected.
–After 15 years of running a Planned Parenthood abortion business, the CEO of
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is retiring.
–Indiana Right to Life President says the fight to end abortion has never been
against one person. He said they’re fighting an entire industry that promotes
death as a way to improve its bottom line.
–Planned Parenthood representatives seem to contradict themselves regarding
whether they offer prenatal care or not.
–International Planned Parenthood indicated they will not comply with the newly
reinstated policy that prohibits federal funding for organizations that promote
or perform abortions around the world.
–NARAL Pro-Choice America e-mail communicates fears over Trump presidency.
–The Trump administration has pulled the plug on all Obamacare outreach and
–Operation Rescue reports that as Roe v. Wade fades, six states now have only one
remaining abortion facility.
–Chili’s restaurants in a couple of states offered a chance to donate money to
Planned Parenthood but the fund-raiser was canceled after pressure.
–Nancy Pelosi slams traditional, hard-working Americans as hypocritical
oppressors and painted Republicans, people of faith and pro-lifers as phonies
who victimize others.
–Speaking at a church in Wichita, Mike Pompeo, the newly confirmed director of
the CIA, said that radical Muslims want to wipe Christians from the face of the
earth and that Christians need to pray, fight and understand that Jesus Christ
our Savior is the only solution for the world.
–Duke University is told to use gender neutral terms for God and Vanderbilt
has been urged to give consistent attention to the use of inclusive language,
especially in relation to the Divine.
–Former vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine presided over a same-sex wedding on
–Legal immigrants can now change the sex on their official U.S. documents due to
a last-minute transgender memo issued during President Obama’s last full day in
–President Trump labels leaker Chelsea Manning as an ungrateful traitor.
–Canadian Medical Association Journal conducted a cost analysis of medical
assistance in dying. Researchers found that the Canadian health care system
will save 34.7 and 138.8 million dollars per year depending upon the number of
–Democratic lawmaker James Himes of Connecticut filed a resolution in the House
of Representatives that if approved would recognize February 12, 2017, as Darwin
–President Trump defends his executive orders on immigration.
–The mayor of Miami-Dade ordered the county’s jails to comply with federal
immigration detention requests after Trump moved to cut off federal funding to
–Los Angeles mayor sets up a justice fund to protect criminal aliens.
–For the past two months, Democratic leaders have been reportedly discussing ways
to approach the presidency of Donald Trump and have basically concluded that
they need to fight him at every turn in a ‘not now’, ‘not ever’ opposition.
–The Trump administration asks top State Department officials to leave.
–The Times of Israel reports that the 221 million that President Obama gave to
Palestine has been frozen by President Trump.
–Corrupt employees are already being fired at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
–The American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2016 (HR193) would repeal the United
Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other related laws.
–President Trump and Vladimir Putin set to speak by phone tomorrow evening.
–Jerry Brown applauding Trump concerning his plans to deal with infrastructure
–Jimmy Hoffa of the Teamsters praises Trump regarding trade policies.
–Trump’s approval index has boomed upward a whopping 7 points.
–The Dow Jones broke 20,000 for the first time.
–The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention canceled a major climate change
summit scheduled for next month.
–A Somali-American woman (Democrat) in the Minnesota House of Representatives,
who identifies as a Muslim, recently took her oath of office on the Qur’an
rather than on the Bible.