News Roundup & Comment

Date: May 26, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
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Here’s a sample of what Jim presented to get listeners caught up on the news from the past week:

–Florida Governor Ron DeSantis formally launched his bid for president Wednesday evening, pledging to restore sanity to our society and to lead a great American comeback.

–Former President Trump criticized Governor DeSantis concerning the six week abortion ban saying that it’s potentially too harsh.

–Former President Trump escalated his war of words against DeSantis, blaming him for the decision of the Walt Disney Company to cancel a proposed one-billion dollar development in the state.

–Senator Tim Scott formally declared his 2024 bid for the presidency at Charleston Southern University. 

–Conservative radio personality Larry Elder criticized the media’s obsession with black Republicans’ racial characteristics following Tim Scott’s presidential campaign launch Monday. 

–A campaign launch by 2-term North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, former software company CEO, is imminent, with a major announcement in Fargo planned for June 7th.

–Democratic Senator Tom Carper of Delaware has made it known he won’t be seeking re-election.

–House Speaker Kevin McCarthy highlighted this week that the nation’s debt exceeds the size of the entire U.S. economy.

–Members of the House Freedom Caucus are urging McCarthy not to compromise with President Biden on negotiating over raising the nation’s debt limit.

–President Joe Biden says he believes he can raise the debt limit unilaterally under the 14th Amendment even without GOP support.

–President Joe Biden snapped at reporters who questioned him on the debt ceiling crisis at the same time he plans to send 300 million dollars in military aid to  Ukraine.

–A resolution to repeal President Biden’s plan to cancel a wide swath of federally held student loans passed the House of Representatives Wednesday.

–Wisconsin GOP Congressman Glenn Grothman said that the drug cartels are running the U.S. southern border.   

–The Biden administration is set to end the familial DNA testing at the U.S./Mexico border, which has been key to preventing fraudulent entry of many illegal immigrants.

–New York City Mayor Eric Adams said last Friday that 900 migrants arrived in the city in a single day.  He warned that the influx of new arrivals will cost over 4 billion dollars.

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