Here are some highlights from Jim’s list of stories featured this week on Crosstalk’s News Round-Up and Comment:
–In a speech to the nation last evening, President Biden directed U.S. states to make adults eligible for the coronavirus vaccine by May 1st.
–The southern border of the U.S. is so clogged that in the midst of a pandemic, we’re on the verge of turning family detention centers in Texas into Ellis Island-style rapid processing hubs.
–In February, despite a week of freezing weather, the border patrol apprehended over 100,000 illegals crossing the southern border.
–Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels slammed President Biden during a Fox News interview for the ongoing crisis at the border.
–CNSNews.com reports that according to the New York Times, the number of unaccompanied children detained at the southwest border has tripled over the last two weeks.
–According to Newsmax, about 25% of migrants dropped off at a Texas border town tested positive for COVID-19.
–Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas is launching Operation Lone Star to respond to the Biden administration’s failure to secure the border.
–As a growing number of states ease their COVID-19 restrictions, a prominent Stanford medical professor and health economist is doubling-down on his contention that the lock-downs are the biggest public health mistake we’ve ever made.
–Governor Gavin Newsom is facing a recall petition effort that has garnered nearly 2 million signatures due to his draconian coronavirus lock-down mandates.
–The House of Representatives finalized the 1.9 trillion dollar COVID relief bill for President Biden’s first legislative victory.
–Senate Democrats blocked an amendment by Republicans that would have stopped taxpayer funded stimulus checks from going to illegal aliens and incarcerated criminals.
–With this COVID relief bill we have the greatest expansion of abortion funding in a decade.
–Evangelicals for Biden told the president that voters feel betrayed by his plans to force taxpayers to fund abortions through the COVID-19 relief bill.
–Health authorities in Denmark, Norway and Iceland suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine shots following reports of the formation of blood clots in some people who had been vaccinated.
–Months after the 2020 elections, state and local officials in Georgia have failed to produce chain-of-custody documents for over 404,000 absentee votes put in drop boxes.