News Round-Up and Comment

Date:  April 17, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
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Here’s a sample of stories that Jim presented from various news sources:

–The Brennan Center for Justice, heavily funded by George Soros, is advocating the use of drop-boxes to deposit ballots on voting day this November as part of a suggested overhaul of the U.S. voting system due to the coronavirus pandemic.

–Former Attorney General Eric Holder believes the coronavirus is an opportunity to make permanent changes to the American electoral system.

–Former First Lady Michelle Obama has announced she’s supporting a Democrat authored bill that would force states to expand vote-by-mail options amid the coronavirus pandemic.

–Hillsborough County, Florida, Sheriff Chad Chronister, who arrested the pastor of The River at Tampa Bay Church for holding a service that he had approved just 3 days earlier, recently released 164 criminal offenders, stating it was to protect detention deputies, their families, the remainder of the inmate population and ultimately the community in light of the coronavirus issue.  Sadly, this decision led to the death of an innocent citizen who was murdered the day after a criminal was released.

–New York Governor Andrew Cuomo credits man, not God, fate or destiny, with bringing the number of coronavirus hospitalizations down. 

–President Donald Trump announced a freeze in funding for the World Health Organization.  

–There’s an increasing confidence that the COVID-19 outbreak likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory. 

–As early as 2018, U.S. State Department officials warned about safety risk at the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab on scientists conducting risky tests with the bat coronavirus.

–China jacks up their Wuhan coronavirus death toll by 1,290.

–Last Friday, McHenry County, Illinois, Judge Michael Chmiel entered a temporary restraining order mandating that the health department disclose to police the names of those actively infected by COVID-19.

–Circuit Court Judge Bernard Shapiro has ruled that Dr. Theresa Greene cannot have custody of her 4 year old daughter as long as the mom, an emergency room doctor, continues to treat coronavirus patients.

–A Michigan Democratic state representative thanked President Trump for clearing the way for doctors to prescribe hydroxychloroquine, a treatment she said led to her recovery.

–Thousands of protesters converged on Michigan’s capital city to rally against the governor’s stay-at-home orders in the state.

–States are organizing protests in regard to coronavirus. 

–Amid disaster declarations in all 50 states, in response to the coronavirus outbreak, some governors are planning to reopen business and public life. 

–Kansas governor extends stay-at-home until midnight on May 3rd.

–Ohio to reopen on May 1st

–Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers extends stay-at-home orders until May 26th.

–California Governor Gavin Newsom believes his state will not be back to ‘normal’ until there is ‘herd immunity’ and a vaccine. 

–California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to give cash payments to adult immigrants living illegally in the state.

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