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Friday, February 15, 2019

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today's Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Kamala Harris, Beto OْRourke, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren Co-Sponsored Bill for Abortions Up to Birth

 

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Abortion on Valentineْs Day: ôLetْs Have a Romantic Day¤ Killing Babies

 

Senate to Vote Soon on Bill Protecting Abortion Survivors

 

Abortion Activists ôPregnancy Shame¤ Mommy Blogger Expecting Her 4th Baby

 

Report: Planned Parenthood Operates Over Half of U.S. Abortion Clinics

 

I Met President Trump and Represented Almost 270 People Who Have Survived Abortions

 

2020 Dems Silent on Data Showing Voters Oppose Their Abortion Stance

 

Democrat Patty Murray Calls Infanticide Women's Health and Rights, Defends Killing Newborn Babies

 

President Trump hosts abortion survivor, pro-life activists at White House on Valentineْs Day

 

Why Infanticide Isnْt A Bridge Too Far For Many Abortion Supporters

 

President Trump: ôSusan B. Anthony's Pursuit for Equal Rights Demands Respect for Unborn Babies¤

 

Abortion Extremism Comes to Rhode Island

 

Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Abortions if Roe v. Wade is Overturned

 

Kentucky Senate passes fetal heartbeat abortion bill

 

Abortion Clinic That Kills Babies Up to Birth Has Injured 34 Women in Botched Abortions

 

Planned Parenthood sues to block Ohio ban on common second-trimester abortion procedure

 

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After Babyْs Heartbeat Begins

 

New York expanded abortion access. Now Indiana lawmakers are pushing for stricter laws

 

?Unplanned? movie trailer about Abby Johnson?s pro-life conversion hits #1 on iTunes

 

The interminable abortion war

 

Not pregnant? No problem. Abortion clinic sold abortions to non-pregnant women

 

She's a pro-life Christian from Miss. ù and the only Republican to vote 'no' on abortion bill

 

Senate to vote February 25 on bill to stop infanticide of born-alive babies

 

Kansas' abortion uncertainty fuels response to New York law

 

Doctors called mom ّinhumaneْ for refusing to abort her twins. Now theyْre thriving.

 

Trump offers preview of abortion message ahead of 2020

 

Additional injuries to mothers from notorious New Mexico abortion facility now confirmed

 

Producer of 'Silent Scream' Anti-Abortion Film Dies

 

Attempts to Restrict Abortion in Iowa

 

'Rosie's law' aims to lift ban on Medicaid coverage of abortions

 

Dems' Abortion Lies

 

Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row            

 

Autopsy finds Kenyan right activist died from bad abortion

 

AFRICA

 

Despite promises, South Africaْs president struggles to clean up dysfunction, corruption

 

Oldest Evidence of Humans Outside Africa Discovered

 

AIRLINES

 

?Stupid joke? about bomb on plane gets woman arrested

 

Southwest Airlines in Maintenance ّEmergencyْ With More Jets Grounded

 
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power'

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

The Leftْs Anti-Semitism Problem

 

Liberalsْ Anti-Semitism Problem Isnْt Going Away

 

NYْs de Blasio calls BDS ّunacceptableْ in speech on anti-Semitism

 

The limits of American anti-Semitism

 

Rep. Omarْs Anti-Semitism is Just CAIRْs Anti-Semitism

 
ARAB WORLD

 

Arab armies under the microscope

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Imprisoned Hizb Ut-Tahrir Australia Leader Ismail Al-Wahwah, Whose Sermons And Statements MEMRI Has Translated Since 2012 And Which Have Been Provided To Authorities, Is Moved To Maximum Security Prison In Jordan; He Calls For Caliphate And For Waging Jihad Against The Jews Who Are 'The Most Evil Creatures Of Allah,' And Says: 'Our True Conflict Is With Europe And The U.S. û They Are The Enemy'

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

President Trump And Texas Governor Greg Abbott Can Use The Constitution To Build The Wall

 

Beto OْRourke: I Would ّAbsolutelyْ Take the Wall Down in El Paso

 

Video: Glazov on ôAmerica with Eric Bolling¤ Discussing ôJihad on the Border¤

 

CANADA

 

TSX rises 0.91 percent

 

Yellow vests and rubber boot cowboys: Inside the pro-pipeline convoy heading to Ottawa

 

 14 'dream' homes ordered evacuated as sinkholes open in B.C. neighbourhood

 

Police dismayed at public complaints about Amber Alert for girl found dead in Brampton

 

Wilson-Raybould challenged Trudeau on SNC, Prime Minister concedes    (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Alberta minor hockey team criticized for 'racist' video forfeits season

 

Police charge father of dead Mississauga girl, 11, with first-degree murder

 

 CAPITALISM

 

Capitalismْs Cold War

 

Poll: Capitalism Trounces Socialism Among American Voters

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

U.S.-China Trade Talks Set to Wrap Up With Few Signs of Progress

 

Prisoner of Conscience Killed in Forced Organ Harvesting Daughter Escapes to the United States

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea capable of tracking, targeting satellites: US report

 

N.Korea Keeps Building Monuments to Missile Tests

 

Experts urge thorough preparations ahead of US-N. Korea summit

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Winners and losers in the border security deal

 

Congress passes budget bill; Trump is expected to sign it, then declare emergency

 

Radical 'green' plan entered into Congressional Record

 

For the Civil Rights Act to do its job, Congress must pass the Equality Act

 

Attention Working Americans: Democrats Want To Hike Your Taxes By $1.5 Trillion

 

Podcast: What You Need to Know About Spending Bill

 

A Fake Border Security Bill

 

The GOP and the Green New Deal

 

ôGreen New Deal¤ - And Planes, Trains and Automobiles

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Local business owners call Amazon pullout a ّnightmareْ

 

Virginia officials caught off-guard by Amazon-New York split

 

This is the man who delivered the death blow to Amazon deal

 

With Amazon gone, everyone sees that Emperor Andrew has no clothes

 

The Amazon-slayers are only getting started

 

Amazon deal collapse shows exactly whatْs wrong with New Yorkْs leaders

 

COURTS

 

5th  Circuit warns single-sex restrooms could be illegal

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

?Death toll in Aurora shooting hits 5 as police ID suspect

 

Multiple wounded in shooting outside Chicago, suspect dead

 

Active shooter incident with many injuries reported in Aurora, police say

 

Police respond to reports of an active shooter near the campus of Aurora University

 

Active shooter situation ongoing at Illinois manufacturing company: officials

 

Charlotte Democrats Want Cops to ّCut Backْ on DUI Enforcement in Illegal Immigrant Neighborhoods

 

9 college students arrested over fraternity hazing

 

Chicago cops blast 'inaccurate' claims they think Jussie Smollett STAGED attack 'because he was being written off Empire'- after raid on home of two show extras who left US hours after incident

 

Teacher accused of sex with teen feared for her safety in jail: ّTheyْre gonna tear me apartْ

 

Actor who falsely claimed attack by Trump supporters says heْd have been believed ôif I had said it was a Muslim¤

 

Men taken into custody at airport by Chicago Police, who say one of them worked on ّEmpireْ with Jussie Smollett

 

Investor finds stairs booby-trapped with knife

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Hackers exposing millions of patient medical records

 

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Defending against intrusions in cyberspace

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Probe: Hard evidence refutes DNC 'Russia hack' claim

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Why the Virginia implosion really matters

 

Will diversity be the death of the Democrats?

 

Lawsuit threatens plans for $500 million Obama museum and library

 

The danger to Democrats from the left

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

USDA rules that 'pink slime' can officially be called ground beef

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Robert Mueller Scheduled For Democrats' 'Two Minutes Of Hate' (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow notches longest weekly win streak in about two years as stocks soar on trade optimism

 

Wall Street rallies on trade optimism

 

U.S. Stocks End Week Higher Boosted by Trade Talk

 

The Nasdaq escapes longest bear market ù by one measure ù in 28 years

 

Gold Hits Two Week Highs On Increased Demand

 

Asian stocks slip after grim U.S. retail sales data

 

Consumer Confidence Up, Food Stamp Use Down in Trump Economy

 

EDUCATION

 

Hugh Fitzgerald: At the University of Northern Iowa, Itْs Time for Islam 101 (Part One)

 

The Economic Gains (Yes, Gains) of a Liberal Arts Education

 

Ruling affirming the rights of students accused of sexual misconduct roils California colleges

 

Alumni Try to Stomp on the Brakes

 

School says sorry to soldierْs daughter for bad dress code call

 

When a Student Says It's 'Easier' Not to Have Black People in Class

 

Virginia 7th  graders are learning about blackface. Here's what they think.

 

Taking Back a Doctorate? Not So Fast

 

Faculty Hiring After the Recession

 

Debate on New Mission of an Australian University Press

 

Parkland a Year Later: The Deadly Failures of Broward County Persist

 

ELECTION 2016

 

How America Can Survive Following ّThe Flight 93 Electionْ

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

?Boycott Starbucks? Over Schultz Run? Here?s How Many Starbucks Are In Democrat Districts.

 

Former Republican governor looking to challenge Trump

 

The mythologies of ّJoe being Joeْ Biden

 

'I feel bad for him at this point': Democrats starting to dismiss Schultz

 

Amy Klobucharْs ّTough-on-Crimeْ Prosecutor Past Could Sting During Primaries

 

Castro-Loving Congresswoman Signs On as California Co-Chair for Kamala Harris  

 

EL NIÑO

 

El Niًo has arrived. What does it mean for the weather?

 

ENERGY

 

Oil futures climb by more than 5% for the week

 

Energy Prices

 

TVA defies Trump, votes to shut down two aging coal-fired power plants

 

 

EUROPE

 

Anti-Semitic images painted on memorial to desecrated Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

 

Aynaz Anni Cyrus Video: Why Are Muslims Raping Non-Muslim Women in Europe?

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks log best weekly gain in 3╜ months as banks gets a bump from ECB

 

Soros warns Europe about losing centralized control

 

Europeْs Middle Class Is Shrinking. Spain Bears Much of the Pain.

 

The EUْs Dirty Money Blacklist: North Korea, Syria, andà Puerto Rico?

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Andrew McCabeْs disturbing account of working for Sessions and Trump  (Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe Is A Corrupt Bureaucrat

 

Stauber, Duffy Say Union Members Essential to GOP Success

 

Why we should thank Andrew McCabe for his dishonorable service

 

Andrew McCabe just exposed . . . himself

 

7 Big Takeaways From Andrew McCabeْs Planned Coup

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminist Attacks Pro-Trans Twitter as a 'Boys Club'

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Russia Hysteria Proves Americaْs Foreign Policy Establishment Is A Raging Dumpster Fire

 

FRANCE

 

Act XIV: Will this be the last Saturday of 'yellow vest' protests in France?

 

French schools to change ّmother & fatherْ to ّparent 1 and 2ْ under new law

 

GERMANY

 

US ambassador slams German gov't for celebrating Iran's revolution

 

Temperatures up to 17C forecast in Germany this weekend

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

U.S. Vice President Pence pays controversial visit to Auschwitz

 

HOTEL INDUSTRY

 

Trump's company scraps plans for new hotel chains, blaming politics

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Tulsi Gabbard presents bill to stop Trump from pulling out of INF treaty

 

House OKs spending bill, sending to Trump as White House preps to declare national emergency

 

Fruitcake AOC is no outlier  (US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat Socialist)

 

Questions after Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend gets congressional email acct.

 

Ocasio-Cortez shocked to learn lobbyists pay others to stand in line

 

Weْre entering a new phase of the Trump-Russia investigation

 

Omar smears Jewish diplomat after anti-Semitic tweets (US Representative of Minnesota Ilhan Omar (D)

 

Pelosi warns Democrat president could declare national emergency on guns  (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accidentally exposes the leftْs big lie

 

Amazon disses AOC on way out of NYC: 'We donْt want to work in this environment'

 

Only 29% Favor Democratic Probe of Trump If Mueller Finds Nothing

 

Pelosiْs Border Bill Includes Language Aimed at Protecting Pregnant Illegal Aliens and Their Babies

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal: A Bizarre Grab-Bag of Terrible Ideas

 

Who Knew About The FBI & DoJ coup dْلtat Planned To Oust The President?

 

Ocasio-Cortez Displays Her Economics Genius Once Again. Donald Trump Jr. Crushes Her In One Tweet.

 

The most important new woman in Congress is not who you think

 

Joaquin Castro: Trump Doesnْt Have Authority to Declare ّFakeْ Emergency

 

Ocasio-Cortez: Only the Latest in a Long Line of 'You're Gonna Die' Con Men

 

Third-ranking House Dem defends Rep. Ilhan Omar

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump Administration Plans To House Migrant Children From Mexico At A Toxic Waste Dump

 

Fact Checking The ôFact Checkers" on Illegal Aliens

 


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Rapper fears deportation after arrest by ICE

 

L.A. sheriff wants to put tighter limits on ICE. Here's his plan to do it

 

ICE stops force-feeding detainees

 

 

INDIA

 

India's PM Modi warns Pakistan of strong response to Kashmir attack

 

India demands sanctions after Kashmir blast

 

India Blaming Pakistan for Kashmir Bombing that Killed 37

 

IRAN

Pence accuses Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitic hatred

 

Donْt Hand Iran a Victory in Yemen

 

ISRAEL

 

War & peace, Polish offense, a broken plane: Crazy days with Netanyahu in Warsaw (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Honenu: The legal arm of Israel's radical settlers

 

Poland moves to end spat with Israel over PM comments, blames media manipulation

 

New footage published of 2015 Hezbollah attack

 

Gantz to speak at Munich security conference after Netanyahu cancels

 

'No reason why Canada shouldn't move its embassy to Jerusalem'

 

Denying incitement, Fatah Facebook page chief claims incendiary posts ّsymbolicْ

 

Border policeman lightly hurt by explosive as thousands riot on Gaza border

 

Dutch activist promotes BDS on an Israeli-made mobility scooter

 

MEDIA 

 

Network Blackout of Investigation Finding Covington Kids Did Nothing Wrong

 

Covington Catholic teenْs lawyer accuses Jeff Bezos of ّdouble standardْ over coverage

 

Whatْs Worse Than Fake News?

 

Acosta Refers to Children of Angel Moms as ّAllegedly Killed by Undocumented Immigrantsْ

 

'Morning Joe': Trump Is Using the Wall as 'a Platform for Hate,' Racism

 

MEDICARE

 

?Medicare for All? Would Ruin the Care Americans Already Like

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia denies role in Jeff Bezos leak

 

MILITARY

 

Trump Declares National Emergency in ّSlap in the Face to Military Familiesْ

 

S. Korea-based US airman returns Japanese flag taken as war trophy in Battle of Iwo Jima

 

Task force backs a merger of the military's stores

 

Agent involved in Army officer's murder case charged with lying about earning a Purple Heart

 

VA preparing to launch major overhaul of claims appeals process

 

Florida man tried to ram SUV through gate at MacDill Air Force Base, police say

 

Families living with military housing horrors plead for reforms

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Business Groups Come Together to Urge Changes to Minimum Wage Bill

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA wants to get to the moon ّas fast as possible.ْ But countries like China and India are racing there, too.

 

PAKISTAN

 

Saudi Arabia key to stability says Pakistani FM ahead of crown prince visit

 

Pakistan Has No More Excuses for Supporting Terrorism

 

Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner, rejects claims of link to Pulwama attack

 

Explainer: Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan-based militants, at heart of tension with India

 

RACISM

 

Racist woman shouts slurs at black shopper, keys her car

 

RUSSIA

 

30 years after Afghans drove out the Soviets, Russia is casting it as a patriotic victory

 

Russia detains veteran U.S. investment manager in Moscow

 

Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Fly Over Sea of Japan

 

Three types of weapons that were stolen from Russia

 

Russia Tests New Underwater Nuclear Drone That Actually May Pose A Threat To The US

 

U.S. Founder of Major Private Equity Group Detained in Russia on Embezzlement Charges, Explained

 

 

SENATE

 

Make ّEl Chapoْ pay for the border wall(By US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

How Schumer and McConnell kept Trump out of the shutdown talks

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Pentagon Denies Link Between USFK Presence and Peace Treaty

 

SPORTS

 

Sources: Kaepernick's battle with NFL comes to an end

 

STATES

 

Monster storm pummels California, prompting evacuations amid mudslides and flooding

 

?Way out of line?: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer blasts TV station over story on her dress, body

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court agrees to hear 2020 census citizenship question case

 

Breaking Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court

 

SYRIA

 

Arms should flow in to Kurds even after US is out of Syria û top general

 

Russia, Turkey and Iran agree to coordinate on Syria amid potential U.S. vacuum

 

New UN Syria envoy seeks Syria constitution talks, no firm timeframe

 

Syrian Opposition: Arab Rapprochement With Assad Legitimizes His Crimes, Strengthens Iran

 

 

TAIWAN

 

With each generation, the people of Taiwan feel more Taiwanese ù and less Chinese

 

TERRORISM

 

Bodycam footage shows alleged ISIS-tied Arizona man's confrontation with officer

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish computer game incites Jerusalem Muslims to wage jihad and ôliberate¤ Temple Mount

 

Turkish Court Sentences Old Man To Read And Summarize Oriental Despot Erdoganْs Biography For Punishment Of ôInsulting Erdogan¤  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey Tops European Tourism GrowthàAgain

 

 

UBER

 

Uber Sues New York City Over Rule Limiting Number of Drivers

 

Uber posts $50 billion in annual bookings as profit remains elusive ahead of IPO

 

UNIONS

 

Stauber, Duffy Say Union Members Essential to GOP Success

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

London stocks in the black after upbeat retail sales data

 

Parents of woman killed by ّpoison used on Skripalْ blameà UK govt, British media, but not Russia

 

BBC blames Salman Rushdie for Muslims who turned to jihad in rage over his ôblasphemous¤ book

 

Brexit Was Not A Defeat Against ôThe Elites,¤ It Has Only Empowered The Elites And Has Helped The Cause Of German Militarism And The Rise Of Turkish Power

 

VATICAN

 

80 percent of priests in the Vatican are gay: new book

  

VENEZUELA 

 

Dictatorship thwarted, democracy preserved

 

Maduro Claims That He Has Been In Secret Communication With The United States Government(Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro)

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize, complains he'll never get it

 

Trump Signs Spending Bill and Declares Emergency to Build Wall

 

Mueller's team interviewed Sanders

 

CNNْs Acosta confronted by Angel Moms after Rose Garden clash with Trump over border 'emergency'

 

President Trump declares border emergency in bid to divert billions for wall, predicts court fight

 

Hamas-linked CAIR outraged at Trumpْs border wall emergency declaration

 

Border Battle: After Trumpْs State of the Union and the Omnibus Deal

 

Itْs an Emergency! Trump To Spend $8B on Border Wall

 

Trump Mocks ôHigh School¤ Level Ocasio-Cortez; She Accuses Him of Illiteracy

 

Trump will sign border bill, McConnell says, and declare national emergency

 

The president and chilling free speech

 

Trump can find billions to use for emergency wall declaration

 

White House communications directorْs wife criticizes vaccines: 'Bring back our #ChildHoodDiseases'

 

?Off the rails?: Inside Trump?s attempt to frame a border wall defeat as a victory

 

An emergency declaration by Trump will lead to lawsuits. Lots of them.

 

Bill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake'

 

ISIS Threatens White House

 

Trump Blasts Media During National Emergency Declaration for Ignoring Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens

 

Trump's Border Battle Is Just Beginning

 

Mueller's team interviewed Sanders

 

CNNْs Acosta confronted by Angel Moms after Rose Garden clash with Trump over border 'emergency'

 

 

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