News Roundup & Comment

Date:  November 19, 2021
Host: Jim Schneider
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Here’s a sample of what transpired this week in the news:

–Kyle Rittenhouse is acquitted on all counts against him stemming from the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

–President Biden underwent a routine colonoscopy this morning and while under anesthesia, power was temporarily transferred to VP Kamala Harris.  This action made her the first woman to assume presidential power.

–A lengthy analysis of VP Kamala Harris’ performance as vice president by CNN concludes she’s crashing.

–The House voted to pass the 1.8 trillion dollar Democratic social spending bill.  It passed 220-213.

–Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told congressional leaders Tuesday that the federal government could default on its debt as soon as right after December 15th  without action to raise the federal borrowing limit.

–Senator Kennedy notes the following: Gasoline prices are up 50%, used car and truck prices are up 26%, turkeys are up 20.2%, beef 20.1%, bedroom furniture up 12%, TV’s up 10%, baby food up 8%, and children’s clothes up 7.6%. 

–President Biden’s nominee to lead the office of the Comptroller of the Currency (and wants to cancel personal bank accounts) was arrested in 1995 for retail theft.

–Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas defended the Biden administration in handling the border crisis saying the federal government deserves an “A” grade.

–VP Kamala Harris blames President Trump for the border crisis.

–OSHA has suspended implementation and enforcement of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for private employers after a federal court blocked the measure.

–The Food and Drug Administration approved requests by COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers Moderna and Pfizer to expand the administration of their booster shots to all U.S adults.

–A source who works for Bank of America has disclosed a pilot program that plans to separate vaccinated from unvaccinated employees at an administration building in Jacksonville, Florida. 

–A new report claims that two New York City departments, including the fire department, have filed fraudulent vaccine cards to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate.

–Millions of truckers are balking at President Biden’s workplace vaccine mandate.

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