News Round-Up and Comment 6/30/2017

​​​​Date:        June 30, 2017
Host:        Jim Schneider
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​Here’s a sample of news stories Jim was able to bring to the attention of listeners on this week’s edition of the ‘Round-Up’:

–A CNN producer has been caught on undercover video admitting that the network
has allegedly been pushing fake news stories about the connection between
President Trump and Russia in a desperate attempt to obtain ratings.
–According to Twitter Audit, over 17 million (48%) of CNN’s Twitter followers are
–The Senate cleared a deal on legislation that slaps new sanctions on Moscow.
–The U.S. says it has observed Syrian chemical warfare personnel visiting known
production facilities, suggesting that the Syrian president’s government is
preparing fresh strikes on rebels.
–Russia says their reaction to any U.S. attack against the Syrian government
would be proportionate.
–The Trump administration is considering a wide array of strategies regarding how
to deal with North Korea, including the military option.
–U.S F-16’s and Japanese F-35’s in South Korea are set to get the long range
missiles that are ideal for striking North Korean mobile missile launchers.
–Beijing has strongly protested a U.S. plan to send 1.4 billion dollars worth of
arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled.
–A major scuffle has erupted along the India/China border.
–At least one U.S. nuclear power plant has been hacked.
–Local government agencies in Ohio, New York and Maryland had their websites
hacked by pro-Islamic State cyber-attackers last Sunday.
–Administration officials have eliminated 2016 plans to fund Islamic groups
allied to former President Obama.
–The Trump administration is expecting their border wall models to be completed
this summer.
–Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced enhanced security
measures for airlines amid renewed terrorist interest in targeting planes and
–A scaled down version of President Trump’s travel ban went into effect last
–The Trump administration has apparently altered its definition of a bona fide
relationship, now adding fiances of people in the U.S. to its list of people who
are exempt from its travel ban from six mainly Muslim nations.
–There’s a movement being undertaken by a U.N.-backed group to get U.S. cities
to rebel against President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris climate
–A former U.N. top official claims we only have 3 years to save the planet and
it’s going to cost 1.5 trillion per year.
–The government of Turkey’s dictator has seized at least 50 Syrian Christian
churches and monasteries.
–A man from El Salvador, illegally in the U.S., sued San Francisco after police
turned him over to immigration authorities because the city has a sanctuary law.
He will now be awarded $190,000.

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