News Round-Up and Comment

Date:  February 21, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
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Here’s a sample of stories that made the cut for this week’s edition of the ‘Round-Up’:   

–According to Nielsen, approximately 19.7 million viewers watched the Democrat presidential debate, making it the most watched debate in the history of the Democrat primary. 

–Michael Bloomberg explained his record concerning women in the workplace and Elizabeth Warren responded.

–Senator Bernie Sanders is proposing a federal tax increase that will bring in 4.35 trillion in revenue over the next 10 years.

–Senator Bernie Sanders explained ‘Democratic Socialism.’

–Senator Sanders has a double-digit lead in the contest for the Democrat presidential contest.

–A Rasmussen poll shows that 1 in 3 black U.S. likely voters say they would not vote for an openly gay president.

–Michael Bloomberg donated just under 14 million dollars to Planned Parenthood between 2014 and 2017.

–4 women are running for Congress as the ‘Conservative Squad’ hoping to counter 4 left-wing Democrat women comparatively known as ‘The Squad.’  

–The U.S. and the Taliban have been engaged in extensive talks to facilitate a  political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan and reduce U.S. and allied force presence.    

–Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the maximum pressure campaign on Iran’s oil markets will increase.

–President Trump accused Senator Chris Murphy and former Secretary of State John Kerry of violating the Logan Act by holding meetings with Iran’s foreign minister.

–The Coronavirus death toll has now passed over 2,000.

–The suspension of flights to slow the spread of the Coronavirus is having a major impact on global flows of letters and parcels.

–An executive order was issue by the U.S. Department of Defense, including the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, directing the U.S. Northern Command to implement the department’s global campaign plan for pandemic and infectious diseases.

–The first case of Coronavirus reported in Israel.

–Trials of 2 Coronavirus drug therapies have begun in China.

–Legislation to decriminalize polygamy in Utah has moved closer to becoming law.

–HGTV program called ‘House Hunters’ featured a polyamorous ‘thruple.’

–Activists with the non-profit group known as ‘Our Santa Fe River’ are seeking to establish an amendment to the county’s charter to provide rights to the river to protect it from harm.

–The Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy protection.

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