News Roundup 8-31-18

​​Date:        August 31, 2018
Host:        Jim Schneider
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​Many news items took center-stage on this edition of Crosstalk. Some of the stories included:

–Memorial activities for late Senator John McCain continue.
–In spite of political differences, Senator McCain was remembered fondly by
former Vice President Joe Biden.
–16 year old Jeremiah Thomas passed away this week from cancer that he learned
about just 5 months ago (see Crosstalk—6/21/2018). Jim played a touching audio
clip that is an encouraging call to his generation.
–California legislation to ban so-called conversion therapy (Assembly Bill 2943)
has been pulled, meaning that it will not be brought to the floor for a vote
today. This means it can’t go to the governor to be signed into law this year
if a bill is not voted on by midnight tonight.
–A New Mexico judge dismissed all charges against 3 suspects tied to a compound
where alleged Muslim extremists reportedly trained children to be school
–Children rescued from the New Mexico compound will remain in foster care even
after 3 of the parents arrested in the case had charges of child neglect
–A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C. area hacked Hillary
Clinton’s private server throughout her term as Secretary of State.
–The Trump administration made a decision this week that speeds up the process of
defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
–Tens of millions of dollars is being spent by pro-abortion liberal groups to
convince senators to vote against Brett Kavanaugh.
–Abortion activists are flooding senate offices with phone calls against
Kavanaugh. To weigh-in with your phone calls on this issue, call 202-224-3121.
–The pro-life charity watchdog ‘2nd Vote’ is responding to the insistence of the
United Way that only a small number of its chapters support Planned Parenthood.
–People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked Maine officials
for permission to build a large grave to mark the site of an August truck crash
that resulted in thousands of lobsters spilling out onto the highway.
–A Georgia medical board quietly gave back a medical license to a notorious late
term abortionist after he allegedly killed a woman in a botched abortion and
defrauded Medicaid of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
–Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia faced questions about how he reconciled his
pro-life identity with his vote to keep Planned Parenthood funded.
–In a deadly display of defiance, 125 women in South Korea swallowed abortion
drugs and protested the nation’s pro-life laws.
–In July of 2018, waste processing company, Stericycle, was fined for multiple
violations of South Carolina infectious waste laws.
–House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that President Trump is
afraid of the number of LGBTQ that will be added to the Democratic ranks in the
coming election.
–Police arrest man wearing a dress and a wig after a woman accused him of filming
her in a woman’s restroom in a Greenville, South Carolina, gas station.
–A Utah mother chased down and confronted a man who allegedly tried to spy on her
daughter who was changing in a dressing room.
–The LGBTQ community embraces its first bisexual senate nominee in the state of

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