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Thursday, October 2, 2014

ACLU Challenges New Alabama Abortion Law

Virginia abortion clinic rules up for review

Conservatives condemn Ruth Bader Ginsburg's abortion comments

States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support For Women And ...

Conroe church members pray in nationwide vigil to end abortion

Clergy gather in Memphis to oppose abortion amendment

California Catholics Challenge Abortion Order

Sandra Cano, the 'Mary Doe' of landmark abortion case, dies


Paying Afghanistan's Bills  (The combat mission in Afghanistan may be winding down for the United States, but the end to the financial obligations seems to be nowhere in sight.)

Suicide bomber targets Afghan army bus

New Afghan Leader, Putting Focus on Graft, Revives Bank Fraud Inquiry

Taliban kill three in Kabul attack

Afghan interpreters demand US visas

'Five new Ebola infections every hour' in Sierra Leone

South Africa: white extremist's house stirs debate

Living With the Terror of Ebola (Nigerians are getting used to being checked for fever at airports and nightclubs.)

Oscar Pistorius 'called ex-girlfriend hours before he killed Reeva Steenkamp'

Is ‘Gucci Grace' the Next President of Zimbabwe?

South Africa government criticized over Dalai Lama

'Africa's arms dump': following the trail of bullets in the Sudans

Boko Haram leader dismisses claims of his death in new video

Were YOU on the same flight as America's first Ebola victim?: United Airlines releases flight numbers for the planes Thomas Duncan caught to get from Liberia to Dallas

Islamic State: Arab female F-16 pilot stirs debate in Muslim world (+video)

Shares slip despite dollar rebound (A rebound in the Australian dollar was not enough to stop the selloff among banks and miners on the local share market on Thursday.)

Parliamentary burqa rules 'treat Muslim women as second-class citizens'

$A to fall below US75¢, says fund manager

Tony Abbott considers foreign aid cuts to pay for military action in Iraq – as it happened (Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott )

Air strikes in Iraq tipped to start at weekend (Prime Minister Tony Abbott is tipped to announce on Friday that Australia will begin combat operations against the Islamic State group, and air strikes are expected to begin at the weekend.)

Australian Premier Moves Swiftly Against ISIS, but Analysts Question Benefits

Burqa wearers banned from Australian parliament's public galleries

Dubious anniversary for both parties: One year since Obamacare, shutdown

D.C. workers collect unemployment payments while on city payroll, IG finds (The DC Department of Employment Services cannot show it has done much to ensure city employees stop collecting unemployment insurance payments once they get hired, according to a report issued Tuesday.)

U.S. Ebola patient helped carry convulsing pregnant woman who later died of the virus days before he flew to Texas. Four more of his neighbors died too: So how was he allowed to board a plane?  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: America can thank Obama for this.)

Ebola and Chaos Theory (Maybe it was inevitable that Ebola hit our shores. But Obama and his CDC didn't have to be so inept and naïve about it. )

How Ebola Patient Flew to U.S. From Liberia via Belgium

First US Ebola case: Why the delayed diagnosis? (+video)

U.S. has only jet to transport Ebola patients safely

'Jesus NEVER existed': Writer finds no mention of Christ in 126 historical texts and says he was a 'mythical character'

When the Communists Ruined Rosh Hashana

China to Impose Quota on Local Government Debt Amid Risks

Beijing warns it's growing tired of Hong Kong protest

China warns Hong Kong protesters of ‘unimaginable' consequences

Squeezed by Protesters and Beijing, Leader Tries to Save His Job

PLA not involved in Hong Kong: ministry (China has not carried out a mass deployment of People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops in Guangdong Province..)

Satellite Shows North Korea Has Upgraded Launch Station (Completion of the yearlong project would give North Korea a facility to test its intercontinental ballistic missile program, analysts said.)

Congress Needs Term Limits

The Nuclear Giveaway (Iran; Congress must renounce Obama's deal.)

Muslim Enemy Using Charm to Deceive Retired U.S. Air Force Pilots in Congress

 Portland Christmas tree bomber gets 30 years as questions about arrest linger

Bankruptcy Judge in California Challenges Sanctity of Pensions

Transit agency sued, again, over anti-jihad ads ('Advice to gov't bureaucrats doing Muslim Brotherhood's bidding: You'll lose')

Jurors' Note Hints at Conviction in Blackwater Case (Jurors in the trial of Blackwater contractors in a 2007 shooting in Iraq asked the judge whether a firearm charge applied to defendants convicted of involuntary manslaughter.)

Appeals court blocks part of N.C. voting law. Will Supreme Court step in?

Texas appeals court upholds DeLay reversal (The highest criminal court in Texas refused Wednesday to reinstate two money-laundering convictions against former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, ending a nearly decade-long criminal case against the one-time GOP heavyweight.)

Ferguson shooting grand jury under investigation

Florida Man Is Convicted of Murdering Teenager in Dispute Over Loud Music (Michael Dunn was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager after a confrontation over rap music blaring from a car.)

Black Mob Violence: So many Stories, not enough Room (A pushback against the President's relentless narrative that black people are relentless victims. )

Carter: I Would Have Beaten Reagan if I Were “Manly”   (Former US President Jimmy Carter)

RFK JR.'S Unhinged Attack On The Kochs Besmirches The Kennedy Name (A couple of weeks ago at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, several hundred people went to their feet to applaud a speech delivered by David H Koch. The occasion was the opening of the Met's new facade on Fifth Avenue. It runs four city blocks, and is complete with new fountains, paving, ... )

The Democrats' Biggest Worry: Obama's Fall From Grace With His Base

Foster Farms outbreak sparks legal petition to outlaw dangerous pathogens (The Center for Science in the Public Interest outlines legal arguments for a ban on four of the most dangerous strains of salmonella.)

Homeland Security head's statement on Julia Pierson

Key Homeland Security official urges passage of cybersecurity bill

Amid threats abroad, DHS chief keeps eye on homegrown terrorism

HUD Plays the Race Card in Lawrenceville (Those in majority-black Lawrenceville, Virginia are finding out what it feels like to be labeled a racist by the Obama administration. )

Radical Out, Radical In  (Rumored attorney general replacement Tom Perez would be an US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr clone — or worse. )

 Lanny Davis: Holder one of history's great Justice leaders (US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

Five Army National Guard officers are charged with contract kickbacks and bribery (The Justice Department charged five Army National Guard officers with corruption Wednesday in a suspected scheme to steer contracts for personal profit.)

A short­list to replace Holder  (US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

Senior Prosecutor at Justice Department Plans to Step Down

Labor Department issues minimum wage rules

Oil tanker proposal draws fire from industry (Refineries, oil producers and railroad companies say they need more time to swap out the old tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol than the Transportation Department has proposed in a rule to...)

U.S. Stock Futures Fluctuate on Jobless Data, Draghi

Asian Stocks Pace U.S. Slump Before ECB; Bonds, Gold Rise

Democrats and Inflation (Will inflation get out of control and become hyperinflation? )

Obama's book cooking economic recovery

Treasurys fall after biggest gain in nine months

Dollar Aids World Economy Amid Currency War for Faster Inflation

Dollar falls against yen as risk sentiment weakens

Global Stocks Slide Before ECB Decision as Dollar Slides

Five reasons Americans can't find jobs (The real jobless rate is likely closer to 20 percent, and the root cause is slow economic growth.)

Emerging Stocks Decline for a Fifth Day as Ruble Weakens

Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Decreased Last Week

Workers in Part-Time Limbo Point to U.S. Job-Market Slack

Proving Naysayers Wrong: Corporate U.S. Healthiest in Decades Under Obama

Egypt Seizes Newspapers to Censor an Article

Egypt to close Rafah crossing during Eid

Nikki Haley up 10 points in South Carolina reelection bid (Republican Governor of South Carolina  Nikki Haley holds a 10-point lead over her Democratic challenger ahead of next month's election.)

Compassion über Alles (True compassion would embrace tax cuts.)

Don't Get Complacent If the GOP Wins In November


Ready for Warren staffing up in key states  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D); The group is hiring new staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.)

Foreign-Policy Shopping (What are Republicans offering?)

Exploring a 2016 match-up, Hillary Clinton tops Chris Christie by 10 points in N.J.: poll

Rob Portman sounds a lot like a presidential candidate (US Senator of Ohio Rob Portman (R)

Is Christie's RGA path a road map to the White House? (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

Oil below $90

Energy Prices

WTI Crude Slips Below $90 for First Time in 17 Months

Small Business Administration hits EPA over water rule

Cake thrown at Ukrainian presidential aide – video

Despite Truce, Deadly Attacks Persist in Ukraine

European stocks fall; ECB watched for stimulus details

Why Draghi's Buying Spree for the ECB May Start Modestly  (President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi)

Poland's new prime minister calls for more U.S. troops in country

Draghi's Buying Spree for the ECB Might Start Modestly  (President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi)

Deadly Blasts in Bulgaria Rip Through Plant Decommissioning Land Mines

Fed: End of unemployment benefits boosted job market this year

Bank of America is the first bank in the US to offer chips on debit cards that change card information with each transaction to prevent card replication and fraud

FDA warns of risk to patient data

Bogus Anti-BPA Research (Paid for by you, to debunk the FDA.)

Bomb, Occupy, or Neither? (America's foreign-policy conundrum.)

France Produces a ‘No Austerity' Budget, Defying E.U. Rules

French petroleum giant to restrict cooperation with Russia's Lukoil

Palestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor

Global Warming's Twin Crises: Gravity And The Islamic State (Climate Change: A startling claim has been made by the European Space Agency. It says that loss of ice in the West Antarctic has caused a shift in Earth's gravity. So are polar bears about to drown or fly off into space? To the list of things caused by global warming, including rising seas, ... )

Hacked celebs' lawyers threaten to sue Google

US bid for closed Gitmo hearing challenged

Next Big Bailout May Go To ObamaCare Health Insurers

The ObamaCare Shell Game

Texas hospital failed to isolate Ebola patient, despite his travel in Africa (The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US sought help at a Dallas hospital but was told he had a common virus and sent home.)

Ebola victim told ER nurse he had been in African outbreak zone - but was sent home with antibiotics for a 'low grade virus' TWO days before he was finally quarantined

Ebola unstoppable without total quarantine (Scientists warned curbing air travel would only delay spread.)

Scrutiny in Texas to Detect Whether Ebola Has Spread (A Dallas hospital initially failed to isolate a traveler from Liberia who showed symptoms. Now officials are tracing people exposed to him while he was contagious.)

Now a patient in Hawaii is in isolation with suspected Ebola... but doctors have not yet tested for the virus and refuse to reveal if the person had traveled from Africa

Production of Drug to Increase in Bid to Neutralize Ebola (Federal officials are planning to sharply increase production of ZMapp, which is viewed by many experts as the most promising experimental drug for treating people infected with Ebola.)

Four Deaths Are Linked to a Respiratory Illness (Enterovirus 68 has been found in at least four people who died, and has caused an influx of sick children at hospitals nationwide.)

Rates of antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' spike

Ebola and Enterovirus: More American Blood On Obama's Hands

Facebook apologizes to LGBT community over real-name policy

China throws weight behind HK leader

Hong Kong Protesters Threaten Escalation

At 17, Setting Off Protests That Roil Hong Kong

Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution': the politest protests ever? (+video)

Hong Kong protests: Is there room for compromise? (+video)

Hong Kong Protesters Face Tough Choice as China Draws a Hard Line

HK protesters demand chief steps down

Pelosi: Expect a war authorization vote in lame-duck session  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

Jewish Conservative Closes Gap in NY First Congressional District

Pelosi: Dems will take Congress, WH in '16 (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California )

Ryan calls for NFL policy of zero tolerance for domestic violence  ("I have been upset at the NFL for the mishandling of this Ray Rice episode," said US Representative of Wisconsin Paul Ryan (R)

Dem on Secret Service director: 'I think this lady has to go'  (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D) isn't comfortable with Pierson as Secret Service director.)

NH GOP House candidate: 'Most women are emotional roller coasters'

Hispanics promised Obama will act on immigration by year's end

New database IDs high-profile amnesty supporters (Names of politicians, CEOs, nonprofits compiled in massive directory.)

Immigrant integration is not (just) about finding the right kind of people

Modi wields broom, says Clean India mission beyond politics (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

India-US joint statement mentions South China Sea

12 Killed in Collision of Express Trains in Northern India

Africans attacked in Delhi: Envoys seek 'fair probe'

Arvind Subramanian's appointment as chief economic adviser hits Modi hurdle

Indians Join the Wave of Investors in Condos and Homes in the U.S.

Delhi: Northeast students click pics, beaten up

Iran, the Thinkable Ally (Obama's war against ISIS makes war with Iran even more unthinkable. A nuclear deal is imperative.)

Kurds fighting militants say they're still waiting for heavy weapons (The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants. One tapped the cannon with his mud-caked boots. "Russian-made," he said, with a smirk. "My grandfather used the same one.")

Teen girls recall horrors of ISIS captivity

Obama sends ex-general to Iraq to lobby Sunni tribes to join fight against Islamic State

Muslims Take Young Girls And Force Them Into Sex Slavery, Slaughter All Of The Men, Cut Off Their Heads And Put Them In Cooking Pots, Force The Women To Watch, And Drain Blood From The Women To Make Them Physically Weak

Muslim Sex Offender Demands $10K Because Prison Didn't Give Him Prayer Rug

Struggle Between Moderate and Radical Islam

Oklahoma City Mosque Attended by Muslim BEHEADER Preached About BEHEADING Infidels according to Former Attendee

IS surge galvanizes struggle between moderate, radical Islam

Jerusalem mayor defends new construction in city's east

Israel Can't Entrust Security to International Peacekeepers (UN peacekeepers are fair-weather friends. It is nice to have them when the going is good. When the going gets tough, however, they get going. )

East Jerusalem fury resounds in (some of) Israel's press

Obama Warns Building Houses in Jerusalem Will Distance Israel  (Meanwhile Obama will go on protecting Iran's nuclear program.)

Israeli forces declare Nablus-area village closed military zone

The Lies They Tell  (“Palestinian” terrorists ramp up their blood libels against Israel. )

Remnants of war become art in Gaza

State Department Brushes Aside Netanyahu's Wisdom  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

Gunmen open fire at Fatah members near Jerusalem

Netanyahu Sees Arab Alliance Aiding Mideast Peace (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

1st cabinet meeting of unity govt to be held in Gaza after Eid

More on The Lancet's Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic Sickness

On Jerusalem's light rail, anxiety trumps coexistence

Israeli Building? Doesn't US Have Other Things to Worry About?

IDF chief: Long-term calm in Gaza requires ‘carrots' (Israel Defense Forces)

IDF Chief: Hezbollah pose bigger threat than Gaza (Israel Defense Forces)

Attacking Hamas in Gaza: What if Israel Followed US Policies?

After boy called 'homo' by bullies, Israeli president comes to his defense

In Japan, Fear and Panic as a Revered Peak Explodes

Japanese Stocks Fall Most in Seven Months as Yen Rises

Russian investment fund hires K Street help

Marijuana legalization advocates are pushing 2016 ballot initiatives in at least six states

Two plus Two Equals Five: Media Coverage of Terrorist Attacks (The media goes to extreme lengths to fabricate allegations of Islamaphobia or tea party-related terrorism -- a tendency that has simply grown worse under Obama. )

Drug cartel leader Hector Beltran Leyva arrested in Mexico (His oldest brother was killed in a gun battle with special forces in 2009. Two other brothers are in prison, but the cartel has remained active.)

Mexican students missing after protest

Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

Hagel: Military health care system not good enough  (Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel )

No-name U.S. battle against Islamic State leaves troops without campaign medal

Wars Don't End By Wishing Them Over, But By Enemy's Defeat

Navy searches for missing MV-22 Osprey crew member Report: Compromise of classified documents reveals Army's generation gap

Army general, accused of sex assault, quietly retired with demotion (A two-star Army general who was fired from his job in Djibouti last year after allegedly groping a female adviser was allowed to retire quietly with a demotion in rank, according to Army officials and military documents.)

Pentagon plans $1.75B Patriot Missile sale to Saudi Arabia

1,400 US troops to Liberia: building hospitals, not treating Ebola patients

Fight against Islamic State raises Air Force's profile during funding crunch

Gen. Allen: Could take years to train rebels  (Retired Marine General John Allen said, "It is going to take a while.")

Army drops charges against paratrooper over 2007 killing of Iraqi boys

Global Hawk, once facing cuts, now hidden weapon in airstrikes  (The squabbling between the Pentagon and Capitol Hill over whether to kill the biggest of the military's drones is finished for the moment, with the remotely piloted aircraft and its builder, Northrop-Grumman emerging as the victors.)

Navy chief: US needs to keep 11 aircraft carriers

In effort to end veteran homelessness by 2015, $270 million doesn't hurt (The administration is adding $270 million to programs aimed at keeping military veterans off the streets. )

U.S. Military Hospitals Are Ordered to Improve Care, Access and Safety

Pricetag for U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State already exceeds $1 billion

Bomb hits passenger bus in NW Pakistan, killing 7

'US terror sanctions list not binding on Pakistan'

Eight killed in Quetta hand grenade attacks, firing incidents

Pakistan set to record highest number of polio cases: officials

Inflation lowest since February

Seven killed, 11 injured in Peshawar bus explosion 

TV show host, four others booked on blasphemy charge

Admiral Zakaullah appointed new Chief of Naval Staff

Classic ‘Tom & Jerry' cartoons racist? Amazon thinks so

Michael Savage blames'President Obola' for virus in U.S. (Charges open-borders policy, unwillingness to quarantine threatens nation.)

Russia's local elections: a sign of things to come?

Putin pledges to improve business climate in Russia  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

Putin Supports Project to ‘Secure' Russia Internet  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

Russia interested in cooperation with China's financial system — official

Russian car manufacturer cuts production as market slumps

Russia's Gazprom says no change in gas flows to Slovakia

Man in the Moon mystery solved

How a simple cold can set off a deadly asthma attack: Scientists discover chemical can send the immune system into overdrive

Sharks really do have personalities, study finds

Scientists make bowel cancer breakthrough that targets 80 PER CENT of tumours... using existing arthritis drugs

Another Chicago gun grab gets shot down (Fight concerns shooting ranges inside city limits.)

Santa Barbara aftermath: how California is breaking new ground on gun control (+video)

Secret Service chief quits in wake of lapses

Yes, Director, 'Mistakes Were Made' By The Secret Service

Lapses test special bond between president, protectors

MSNBC's ‘Morning Joe' brings a dose of sexism to Secret Service debate

Secret Service director quits: Here's why Congress was extra-mad with her (+video)

Secret Service didn't follow reporting protocols after Atlanta incident (Secret Service managers told agents on the ground in Atlanta not to file a written report after discovering that a man with a gun rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control...)

Under Pierson, elite agency couldn't shake turmoil

New Secret Service head comes from Comcast  (Since May, Joseph Clancy was the executive director of Comcast Cable Security.)

Meet Joseph Clancy, the new acting Secret Service chief

Scandalous Service (A dash of context for the agency's travails.)

Secret Service overlooked agents' deceit

Iowa Republican crushes Dem in 3rd  fundraising quarter  (Joni Ernst (R) raised $4.5 million to Bruce Braley's (D) $2.8 million for the Senate race.)

Sen. Franken, Republican challenger McFadden clash on health care, foreign policy

Pryor says he's working for 'smaller' government  (US Senator of Arkansas Mark L Pryor (D) touts opposition to EPA regulations in new ad.)

Scott Brown twists truth (Attacking  US Senator of New Hampshire  Jeanne Shaheen (D)on the Islamic State.)

Manchin: Energy states ‘dead' without Landrieu    (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)/US Senator of Louisiana Mary Landrieu (D)

Bill Clinton rallies behind Grimes in new ad  (The former President praised Grimes as a compromiser in his first Senate ad of 2014.)

Pat Roberts is in big trouble, but he's not a goner yet (US Senator of Kansas Pat Roberts (R)

Dems make risky bet against McConnell  (Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

Sen. Shelby (R-Alabama) eats and travels in style on campaign and PAC funds, but doesn't share

Securing Social Security (Is that anti-baby-boomer sentiment that's popping up in Senate debates and congressional races around the country?)

With election Sunday, Brazil deals with oil scandal

India's officials take to the streets with brooms in hand

Opposition floor leader resigns over ferry bill

UN inspector checking racism here

 South Korea gears up to tackle weakening yen

Michigan's Sports 'CEO' Takes a Hit  (In four years, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has become possibly the most polarizing athletic director of a major university.)

King James makes his triumphant return to Cavaliers' home court

HS football player dies after on-field collision

Trotz: Some Caps ‘played themselves out of the lineup'

Top Female Soccer Players Sue to Challenge Artificial Turf at World Cup

Nats will face Giants

Dodgers-Angels World Series would be a downright neighborly first

Kid who ran onto Ohio State field is getting body-slammed out of his scholarship

Hal Steinbrenner reveals a very un-Boss-like agenda for Yankees

Marian Gaborik and Kings are a solid fit for each other

Carmelo Anthony says he's most underrated superstar: report

Clippers' Spencer Hawes is passing aggressive

Is Brady's successor in place in New England?

Why Rex Ryan may need to dip into Herm Edwards' old playbook

USC quarterback Cody Kessler is on pace for record season

Sad Tom Brady grumbles about state of Patriots' offense

Angels may have turned back the clock

C.J. Spillman of the Dallas Cowboy's is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel

Washington Nationals postseason a potential windfall for D.C. economy

No breathers from playoff pressure — just ask Dodgers' Mark McGwire

The NFL's public-health issue (As we learn more about football and concussions, NFL spends millions convincing kids to play.)

MLB Scoreboard

NHL Scoreboard

Rick Perry: School-age children came in contact with Ebola patient   (Governor of Texas Rick Perry (R) said Wednesday that some school-age children had contact with the first patient to ever be diagnosed with the Ebola virus.)

Plastic bag makers fight back against California's new ban (+video)

The birth and perhaps death of anxiety about ‘failed states'  (A former US State Department Director of Policy Planning now concludes that state building, democratization, and enhancing state capacity are usually well out of reach of Western interveners.)

Ginsburg's Elle Interview: Identity Politics in Robes (The Supreme Court has been relentlessly politicized by the left. So thoroughly politicized that we're not shocked when a notorious Constitution denier demands her thumb stay on the scale even after she retires. )

Scalia defends keeping God, religion in public square

The Next Nine Years (Will Chief Justice John G Roberts Jr preside over a conservative majority, become a beleaguered dissenter or migrate to the center of a new spectrum? )

Supreme Court weighs same-sex marriage cases

Kurdish leader: IS massacre of Kurds threatens peace talks

Bombings in Syria kill 17, including 10 children

Weakening the Islamic State while strengthening the Islamic Republic would be a blunder of historic proportions.

Kurdish fighters say IS group nearing Syrian town

ISIL at gates of Syria border town

What ISIS Could Teach the West (There's a lesson we can learn from the Islamic State and others we are fighting: the importance of education and women's empowerment.  )

ISIS Plans On Sending Muslims Infected WIth Ebola Into America To Infect And Kill Americans

Question for Obama's Syria plan: Who are the 'moderate' rebels?

Muslim Jihadists Attack Two Schools, And Brutally Slaughter Thirty Small Children

Taiwan shares close down 0.16

Manufacturing pace continues to slow

Dengue fever feared to be escalating in Taiwan

Chinese spy satellites ‘might threaten navy'

Taiwan seeking investment accord with U.S.

Submarines still top shopping list, minister says

Governors Who Cut Taxes (Four earned “A” grades.)

Treasury official outlines plan to bankrupt ISIS

Watchdog: Turkey has fearful journalism climate

Massacre in Kobane would end PKK's peace talks with Turkey: Öcalan

Feel confident, you are not alone, Turkey's top general tells soldiers in Syria

Government seeks support for action against ISIL

Turkey will fight terror but not for temporary solutions: Erdoğan  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

Turkey plans safe haven in areas controlled by Free Syrian Army and Islamic Front

Life expectancy in Turkey well below EU figures

Turkey Is Already Converting Major Christian Churches Into Mosques

More Hurdles for Home Care Unions

Cut in UK aid to Sierra Leone may have helped spread of Ebola, MPs say

British Tornado 'with female air crew' bombs key Isil position

Up to 600 GP surgeries could close over course of next year as doctors retire

Wonga to write off £220m of loans (Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.)

Cameron promises political reform as British election looms. Is EU listening? (+video)   (British Prime Minister David Cameron)

RAF jets bomb militants' pickup truck (RAF jets conduct fresh strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, carrying out a precision bombing attack on an armed pickup truck.)

Brimstone: British missile that outguns US

New defence contract secures 1,500 Faslane jobs

Alice Gross: Parents pay tribute as police confirm body is schoolgirl

U.K. drops terror case against ex-Guantanamo inmate who traveled to Syria

David Cameron banks on tax cuts ‘for 30m people'  (British Prime Minister David Cameron)

Nicola Sturgeon calls for delay to universal credit launch in Scotland

Coalition at 'new low' as Clegg attacks May's 'outrageous' untruths  (Deputy British Prime Minister Nick Clegg)

Bank of England asks for powers to intervene in housing market

Girl inspired by cuddle with Princess Diana loses cancer fight

UK nuclear bomb factories rapped by watchdogs over radioactive waste

Pensions death tax plan 'is threat to tax relief'

Dracula, Frankenstein and the Ripper – gothic comes to the British Library

British Leader, With Eye on Next Election, Tries to Rouse Conservative Party

IS militants behead captured Kurds; UK warns citizens

Ebola Suspected in U.N. Worker's Death (The victim was Liberian who had worked for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in her country.)

A Papal Decision Leaves Some Feeling Less Than Charitable (A decision by the Vatican to take over the business of issuing Papal Blessings has infuriated vendors who have been selling the benedictions for decades.)

Obama: Born-Again Idiot  (He didn't know anything and he never knew it.)

White House: No Ebola travel restrictions  (The chances of a US epidemic are “incredibly low,” White House spokesman says. AVIPP COMMENTARY: The President is a fool not to impose travel restrictions on individuals.)

Obama's 'Refugee' Designation Nothing But Politics

Obama's Loose Lips (Ever since he became President Barack Obama has worked to weaken America's posture toward our adversaries. )

Taming The Executive Branch: A New Case For Term Limits

 Poll: Approval of Obama's handling of ISIS hits 50 percent

Upset with President Obama, Latino activists intend to picket the Congressional Hispanic Caucus gala

Still no coalition — or true strategy (A month after President Obama agreed to do “something” about Islamist terror in Iraq, it may be time to take stock. The centerpiece of Obama's “something” was to create a... )

White House responds to resignation of Secret Service director

PIERS MORGAN: A slapdash Secret Service detail isn't what's wrong with the White House - the real scandal is a President who is so complacent about protecting Americans

Obama's economic struggle: Convincing voters wage increases are coming

Barack Obama Bans Flights to Israel, But Not Flights From Ebola Affected Countries

WHO: No Ebola vaccine before mid-2015 (UN agency expediting trials of experimental drugs.)



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Don't Miss These Additional Updates...

Issues 2004 (October 8)
From the President's Desk (November 20, 2006)
Personal Health (February 6, 2012)
New! On the Record (Congressional Voting
Record, 2nd session)
(November 1)

Religious Liberty Report (August 25)
Capitol Hill Watch Alert

(June 19, 2007)

Capitol Hill Review (April 16, 2007)
New! Press Releases (January 21)

Israeli/Palestinian Arab Conflict

The American Voice Institute of Public Policy has analyzed bills brought to a vote in the Senate and the House of Representatives during

On the Record

The American Voice Institute of Public Policy has analyzed bills brought to a vote in the Senate and the House of Representatives during the 2nd session of the 107th Congress. Several bills have been highlighted for their impact on the American family and their correlation with the issues of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.

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Personal HealthPersonal Health is a listing of the latest articles on today's medical research and discoveries. Look through the articles to find information helpful for the entire family.

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Capitol Hill Watch AlertLet your voice be heard on Capitol Hill. Follow the latest legislation up for vote on Capitol Hill and let your Congressman and Senators know how you want them to vote.

Revive Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S.1348) [Amnesty for Illegal aliens!] (June 19, 2007) Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S.1348) [Amnesty for Illegal aliens!] (May 18, 2007)Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (May 12, 2007)Request for a Congressional Investigation into the Activities of US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (March 29, 2007) District of Columbia Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act of 2007 (H.R.328) (March 22, 2007)Improving America's Security by Implementing Unfinished Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (S. 4)
(March 7 , 2007) Disapproving of the Decision of the President Announced on January 10, 2007, to Deploy more than 20,000 Additional United States Combat Troops to Iraq (H.Con.Res. 63) (February 14, 2007) Congressional Pardon for Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean Act (H.R. 563) (February 12 , 2007) Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (H.R. 2) (January 21, 2007) Archived Action Alerts

Capitol Hill Review Review a summary of the legislation voted on during the last month on Capitol Hill, and check out the voting record of your own congressman and senators.

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Policy Issue Updates

Keep informed of the issues making news today through the American Voice Institute policy briefs:

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Religious Liberty...
An American Heritage

Everyday, religious liberties are being challenged across America. Read about citizens who are fighting back to preserve their freedom of religion.

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New from the
American Voice Institute of Public Policy...

Issues 2006

Democrats Want a
Judicial Activist
Like Justice Ginsburg
on the Supreme Court,
Not a Constructionist
Like Judge Alito

Audio Policy
from Dr. Rutkowski

Senator Kerry, More Rhetoric Than Substance In The Presidential Debates

A Message from the President's Desk
(September 4, 2004)


A Message from the President's Desk
(February 28, 2005)

A Delusional Mideast Peace Process

The American Voice Institute Introduces a NEW Publication...

Policy Communique' Each repoCongressional Hate Crime Legislation Is An Attempt to Regulate Freedom of Speech
(May 12, 2007)
Infanticide Upheld by Courts Rulings
(February 6, 2006)

Senator Durbin's Anti-American Rhetoric Emboldens Terrorists — It's Time for Him to Resign

(June 17, 2005)

John Bolton — UN
Ambassador Nominee
(March 15, 2005)

Expect Status Quo from Rice at the State Department

December 1, 2004)

The False Promises of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
(November 1, 2004)

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Rejected by U.S. Courts Again - A Sign of Trouble in the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government
(September 27 , 2004)

President Embraces Condom Use to Prevent AIDS (July 13 , 2004)

America Needs a President to Act Like Churchill, Not a Comedian Like Robin Williams (March 31, 2004)

Congress Approves Experimental D.C. Voucher Program (February 6, 2004)

Manifestations of Antisemitism in the EU (December 4, 2003)

Press Releases

Bennett Amendment Stops Senates Unconstitutional Attack on Free Speech
(January 21, 2007)

Higher Taxes on Energy Companies Passes House

(January 19 , 2007 )

Do Nothing, Feel Good Student Loan Interest Bill Passes House

January 19, 2007 )

To view additional press releases from the American Voice Institute of Public Policy,
click here.Issues 2004Senator Kerry, More Rhetoric Than Substance in The Presidential Debates More Lies, Distortions, and Hypocrisy from Senator Kerry on Iraq

Israel Should Not Be Condemned for Fighting Terrorism

Middle East Roadmap to Peace

Partial Birth Abortion

From the President's

President Bush and Supporters of Open Borders - Third World U.S., click here

Archived Issues, click here.

Issues That Concern

Partial Birth Abortion... School Vouchers... The 2nd Amendment... Education Internet Gambling... Pornography Religious Liberty... Health Care Reform Social Security... Tax Relief for Families National Defense... Stem Cell Research

Just a sampling of topics
addressed by the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.

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