Date: October 8, 2020
Host: Jim Schneider
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This Crosstalk looked at the Pence-Harris debate from last evening while also acting as a news round-up broadcast for the week.
Here’s a selection of topics Jim noted were addressed during the debate:
–Senator Kamala Harris would not trust a Trump endorsed coronavirus vaccine–Biden’s plan to repeal the Trump tax cuts–Harris denied wanting to stop fracking in spite of past quotes in favor of banning it–abortion–accepting the outcome of the election–Harris references Abraham Lincoln when talking about the nomination of a Supreme Court successor and more.
Other news items Jim covered included:
–Michelle Obama defended Black Lives Matter rioting and accused the president of being racist.
–Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she intends to discuss a constitutional measure to remove President Trump from office following questions regarding his health as he recovers from coronavirus.
–President Trump believes a ‘virtual’ presidential debate is a ‘waste of time.’
–A federal appeals court has ruled blocking a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin.
–Lost in the reporting of the World Health Organization’s new estimate that about 760 million people, more than 20 times the confirmed cases, have been infected by the coronavirus worldwide is the impact on the estimated survival rate.
–Leading epidemiologists have launched a petition calling for an end to lock-downs of the healthy and instead focus on protecting those who are vulnerable to the coronavirus.
–President Trump ‘tweeted’ out that Nancy Pelosi is not negotiating in good faith so therefore the COVID-19 relief talks are on hold until after the election.
–The governor’s office from the State of California released a statement about wearing masks highlighting the extreme measures that governments are allegedly taking to fight COVID-19. This includes keeping a mask on between bites while dining.
–A professor at Oregon State University blames white Christians for the wildfires in California.
–The National Latino Peace Officers Association Advocacy publicly endorsed President Donald Trump.