With enough material for multiple programs, Jim shared what time allowed. Here are some highlights:
–G20 member nations sign a declaration stating that they’ve agreed to adopt vaccine passports to facilitate all international travel.
–President Joe Biden agreed to build on the success of global vaccine passports in a joint communique signed by the group of G20 leaders in Indonesia Wednesday.
–Former President Donald Trump declared his candidacy from Mar-a-Lago.
–Attorney General Merrick Garland has named a special counsel to investigate former President Trump on Mar-a-Lago documents as well as the events of January 6th.
–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes President Biden should run again for re-election in 2024.
–Republican lawmakers in the House announced that they are beginning an investigation of President Joe Biden and what knowledge or involvement he’s had in his family’s foreign business dealings over the years.
–The White House accused congressional Republicans of promoting long debunked conspiracy theories
–Mitch McConnell will retain the GOP Senate leadership defeating Republican Senator Rick Scott in a Wednesday afternoon vote.
–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced to her colleagues that she will not seek re-election to the leadership position.
–Representative Hakeem Jefferies, a top contender to replace Nancy Pelosi, has smeared pro-life Americans repeatedly in recent years, describing half the nation as a threat and “yahoos” for believing that babies in the womb deserve to be protected from violence.
–President Biden recently proposed a requirement that diesel suppliers maintain an inventory and that’s going to drive prices up even higher. So what else could happen? Now we know. The Federal Reserve is warning employers against giving workers raises.
–FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer a number of questions pertaining to the possibility of FBI embedded among January 6th protesters.
–12 Republican Senators violated their party platform to move ahead to advance the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
–San Francisco has launched a guaranteed income program for transgender individuals.
–A teenage girl is suing the doctors and institutions responsible for prescribing her puberty blockers and testosterone at only 13 years of age and also removing certain body parts.