News Roundup & Comment

Date: March 23, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
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These are some of the stories that made the cut for this week’s edition of the News Round-Up:

–A Manhattan grand jury is not hearing testimony again today in the so-called hush money case against former President Donald Trump.

–The Manhattan district attorney supposedly preparing to arrest President Trump for allegedly hiding hush money payments had received one million dollars from a political action committee funded by billionaire George Soros.  

–Former President Trump unveiled his new plan on Tuesday to dismantle the deep state by firing rogue bureaucrats and career politicians according to a new policy agenda video.

–President Joe Biden signed legislation Monday ordering the declassification of information related to the origins of COVID-19. 

–A Japanese pharmaceutical company says that Ivermectin has shown an anti-viral effect against omicron and other coronavirus variants. 

–The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention purchased data from tracking companies to monitor compliance with lock-downs according to contacts within the firm.

–The governor of New York has gone back to court, seeking permission to detain citizens of her state in quarantine camps without notice, without rights and for as long as some state chosen health officials believe it’s needed.

–The World Economic Forum is hailing the opportunity presented by the global banking crisis to advance toward its goal of a cashless society.

–In response to the banking crisis, Moody’s, a top credit rating agency, has lowered the outlook for the entire U.S. banking system to negative.

–The Milwaukee (Wisconsin) County Board of Supervisors voted on a resolution to ban so-called conversion therapy in the county.  The ban was passed today 14 to 3.

–The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on HR-5, the Parents Bill of Rights.

–President Joe Biden’s 6.9 trillion dollar budget spends tens of billions of dollars on welfare and social programs for minority groups both domestically and abroad including a 400 million dollar State Department program that helps foster inclusive and responsible technology development for the ability of women, the LGBTQI community and other marginalized groups to safely access digital technologies in Africa. 

–On Wednesday the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point.  That puts the key benchmark federal funds rate at a range of 4.75% to 5%, the highest since 2007 from near zero just a year ago.

–Liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, Janet Protasiewicz, in a debate against her conservative opponent, defended her decision to give light sentences to some rapists and pedophiles while serving as a Milwaukee circuit court judge. 

–President Joe Biden signed a Republican-led measure Monday to block a relaxed Washington, D.C., crime law.  The law would have lowered penalties for a number of violent criminal offenses including car jackings and robberies.

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