News Roundup 3-9-18

​Date:         March 9, 2018
Host:         Jim Schneider
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​The following is a brief list of headlines from a full hour of stories reviewed by Jim:

–The decision to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks was one
that President Trump made himself according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
–There’s significant evidence that North Korea is struggling under President
Trump’s maximum pressure strategy.
–President Trump ordered tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum while granting
temporary exceptions to Canada and Mexico.
–U.S. Steel Corporation announced that it has planned to reopen part of a plant
in Illinois.
–President Trump’s Chief Economic Advisor, Gary Cohn, announces his resignation.
–Stocks posted gains after President Trump signed off on tariffs that exclude
Canada and Mexico.
–The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) has called for gun confiscation by the government and a national gun
registry like Australia’s program implemented in the 1990’s.
–National School Walkout to End Gun Violence to take place on March 14th.
–A bill that requires 18-20 year olds to hand over or transfer ownership of
heretofore legally possessed so-called assault weapons is gaining sponsors in
the Illinois Senate after passing the House.
–President Trump met yesterday with representatives of the video game industry to
discuss the impact of violent games.
–Joy Behar, star of the ABC program ‘The View’, has reportedly apologized to Vice
President Pence for comments made concerning his Christian faith.
–The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that additional documents related
to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal during the Obama presidency will be
released to the House Oversight Committee.
–President Trump accused the Obama administration of deploying government
agencies to investigate him in order for Hillary Clinton to win the presidency.
–Milwaukee, WI. is attempting to ban conversion therapy that would encourage
people to leave the homosexual lifestyle or for those who have unwanted, same-
sex attractions. Fines range from $500-$1,000 per offense and if not paid, the
result is jail time.
–While Milwaukee, WI. is attempting to criminalize conversion therapy, a recent
Milwaukee Journal newspaper headline noted the outbreak of HIV and syphilis in
the city that allegedly includes some high school students and babies.
–Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, under fire for controversial remarks.
–The European Union is not happy with the Trump tax cuts and wants the World
Trade Organization to punish the U.S.
–Politicians warn that Singapore-based Broadcom’s takeover of Qualcomm could pose
a serous threat to national security.
–President Trump’s proposed 2019 education budget drew howls from special
interest groups.
–The U.S. economy added a robust 313,000 jobs in February as tax cuts kicked in.

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