Monday, December 26, 2016

Show Notes 12-23-16

Friday Show 12-23-16

Trump Reportedly Picks Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary
President-elect Donald Trump has selected first-term Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Interior Department, multiple news outlets reported last night.
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Obama Administration Moves to Protect Planned Parenthood Funding
The Obama administration has issued a final rule aimed at preventing state lawmakers from cutting funding for Planned Parenthood or other clinics that provide abortions.
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Planned Parenthood referred to FBI for criminal charges
Several Planned Parenthood affiliates have been referred by a Senate committee to the Department of Justice for investigation and possible prosecution for their involvement in a baby body parts trade that was exposed in 2015 through a video sting operation.
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Activist told New York schoolchildren to become 'freedom fighters for Palestine'
A case involving pro-Palestinian activists giving an anti-Israel presentation to third-grade children in Ithaca last year has resurfaced this week, after the local school district finally released a video of the event, showing the children adopting the views of the activists.
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Refugee' resettlement accelerates in Obama's final months
Through the first 11 weeks of fiscal year 2017, the United States welcomed 23,428 individuals as “refugees,” according to the Refugee Processing Center. At this rate, the U.S. will resettle roughly 110,580 this fiscal year, which would exceed President Obama’s target of 110,000.
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