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E-NEWSBRIEFING

Monday, January 2, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  -THAT IS LOST DAILY UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Teens Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz By Selling “P—- Pops”

 

Obamacare Attempt to Force Abortion Coverage

 

Judge Stops Obama’s Order Forcing Christians to Fund Abortion as a Means of Stopping “Sex Discrimination”

 

Judge blocks Obama mandate forcing doctors to perform abortions, transgender surgeries

 

Mom of Quintuplets Refuses Pressure to “Reduce the Pregnancy” by Aborting One of Her Babies

 

Idaho group pushes proposal to outlaw abortion

 

New Fox Show ‘The Mick’ Praises Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz: “I Should Get a Free Sub Every 10 Visits”

 

This Bible Belt Abortion Provider Is Looking Beyond Trump

 

Pro-Life Advocates Saved Several Babies From Abortion by Singing Christmas Carols Outside Abortion Clinics

 

Federal Judge Deals Obama's Signature Legislation Another Blow, Blocking Transgender and Abortion Protections

 

Ohio Now Bans Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks on Unborn Babies Who Feel Excruciating

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Sues to Stop Texas From Defunding It

 

Idaho Pro-Life Advocates Collect Signatures for Measure to Ban Abortions

 

ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

Obama spending another $300 million in Kenya

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Saving Private Enterprise in Afghanistan

 

Pakistanis can no longer enter Afghanistan without passports

 

AFRICA

 

Pre-teen Nigeria bomber detonates early, second bomber lynched

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Government benefits tend to keep beneficiaries stuck in place

 

CANADA

 

Ontario woman among those killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

 

In 1967, change in Canada could no longer be stopped

 

Toronto has the lowest property taxes in Ontario. So how are we going to pay for stuff?

 

Canada’s stance for NAFTA talks: Co-operation with Trump

 

Conservationists concerned about free entry to Canada's national parks in 2017

 

How a Canadian engineer fuelled the battery industry

 

Trudeau’s divide and conquer strategy pays off  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canadian tourist dead after New Year’s Eve party in Thailand: report

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Chinese Bond Defaults Could Accelerate in 2017

 

CCTV launches global platform in Xi push to rebrand China  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

How China’s $9 billion effort to beat the U.S. in genetic testing is helping this American family

 

CONGRESS

 

Biden dares GOP: End Obamacare (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

New GOP Congress confronts huge to-do list

 

Obamacare: Repeal Now, Replace Later

 

GOP Congress maps plans for sweeping conservative agenda

 

COURTS

 

Dude ranch owner asked chef to make 'black people food' for tourists, lawsuit claims

 

Family Sues Apple After Fatal Crash

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

762 murders. 12 months. 1 American city. (Chicago, Illinois)

 

Cops: Kids, 4 and 1, among dead in S.C. murder-suicide

 

Disney World customer 'yells "f*** Trump", tries to choke himself and urinates on a state trooper' as he's arrested for drunkeness at theme park

 

Charges after Ala. man thrown from balcony to his death

 

Mass. baby revived twice after ingesting fentanyl

 

Teen makes off with cop car after being cuffed for drunk driving

 

L.A. sheriff's deputies disciplined after horrific torture death of 8-year-old boy

 

CYBER ATTACKS

 

Spicer: Trump has own intel, Obama administration reports not 'gospel'

 

FBI-DHS ‘Russian Hacking’ Report Opens with Major Asterisk

 

CYBSECURITY

 

Trump’s doubts about cybersecurity alarm experts

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Democrats take sides in race for DNC chair

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

 

Van Jones: Muslim Brotherhood-linked Rep. Keith Ellison is future of Democratic Party  (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Trump: Rahm Emanuel should seek federal help to stop Chicago violence (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)

 

Huma Abedin spends the holidays in the Hamptons with her son - without Anthony Weiner  (Former US Representative of New York Anthony (the exposer) Weiner)

 

The death of Clintonism

 

Grading de Blasio’s pivotal year (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Sonny Perdue mum on agriculture secretary rumors

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Wilbur Ross’s Chinese love affair

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS: No Evidence Russian Hackers Penetrated US Electric Grid

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market bulls wary of new-year hangover

 

The economy isn’t going to do what Trump wants, banks say

 

Dollar shows strength on the first trading day of the new year

 

U.S. stocks are riding a bull market in corruption

 

EDUCATION

 

N Carolina University prof. Andrew Reynolds, whines that Republicans win too many elections

 

Fearing Trump, this U.S. university wants to be a sanctuary

 

Academia's Broken, so Why Defend Academic Freedom?

 

Jeb Bush’s consolation prize  (There may be a silver lining for Jeb Bush — the elevation of his longtime friend, patron and political ally, Betsy DeVos, as education secretary.)

 

Minnesota football rape case emblematic of campus witch-hunt culture

 

School choice for children who have none

 

EGYPT

 

The Specifics of Sharia’s Savageries  (Why Saint Peter’s in Cairo was bombed.)

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Victor Davis Hanson Dismantles Myths of the 2016 Election

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

14 tons of trash after big New Year's Eve party on the Vegas Strip: Let the cleanup begin

 

EUROPE

 

U.S. Lends Support to Baltic States Fearing Russia

 

The United States must join Europe to resist Russia’s meddling

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Free money for all: Why Finland has officially launched its basic income pilot project

 

Italian stocks rally, driving Europe markets to a stronger start for 2017

 

5 possible surprises for European markets in 2017

 

European breakdown? Why the continent’s stocks are actually set for a solid 2017

 

The United States must join Europe to resist Russia’s meddling

 

GERMANY

 

Police in Saarland arrest Syrian over alleged car bomb plot

 

Two from Germany killed in Turkish night club attack

 

Cologne police accused of racial profiling at New Year celebrations

 

Could Frankfurt become the new Berlin for startups?

 

German police arrest Syrian refugee 'who asked ISIS for $200,000 to turn cars into suicide bombs he could drive into crowds of non-Muslims'

 

Angela Merkel sets world record for cluelessness as she urges ‘openness’ in the face of Islamist terror (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

DC Court of Appeals global warming decision threatens First Amendment

 

GREECE

 

Greek ambassador’s ‘cheating’ wife says she had nothing to do with his murder

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

How Obamacare repeal could affect you

 

 Should Washington give the states money for healthcare?

 

 

HOTEL INDUSTRY
 

D.C. hotel guest dies after 10-floor plunge in boiler shaft

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Nancy Pelosi Tries to Shame Republicans Over Repealing Obamacare: “You Break It, You Own It”  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) 

 

Black pols plan Trump resistance

 

Seven rising Democratic stars

 

Paul Ryan Calls for Party Unity in Run-Up to Official Speaker Vote   (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Pence to huddle with House Republicans Wednesday

 

Pelosi may see more defections than Ryan in Speaker vote  

 

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Florida): ‘God would be pleased’ with Trump’s shift on Dreamers

 

Rep. Darrell Issa: Joe Biden must ‘stay engaged’ after leaving office (US Representative of California Darrell E Issa (R)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Syrian boy with no arms thrives in U.S., hopes for family


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Sanctuary cities free more than 2,000 illegals rather than cooperate with feds

 

INDIA

 

 India’s leading bank cuts lending rates by 90 basis points

 

India,Pakistan exchanged lists of their nuclear installations

 

Modi gives healing touch after the pain of note ban (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

IRAQ

ISIS suicide bomber kills 36 in bustling Baghdad market

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Monday, January 2, 2017)

 

Archbishop who smuggled arms for Palestinian jihad killers dies in the Vatican

 

Israeli police 'to question prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu about corruption allegations' after reports he received gifts from two businessmen  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Fatah: “To be a real Palestinian you must be a self-sacrificing fighter”

 

What They Talk About When They Talk About Israel …

 

MEDIA 

 

Newsweek recognizes the ‘abject humiliation’ of media in 2016 - doesn’t seem interested in changing

 

This is what it’s like to read fake news for two weeks

 

Trump spokesman, CNN host clash on intel

 

Joe Scarborough battles with reporter who claimed he 'partied' with Trump

 

Teenager Buys Arkansas Newspaper to Challenge Social Media

 

New York Times, Wall Street Journal editors take on Trump and the media

 

…Media Suddenly First Amendment After 8 Years of Obama Abuse

 

Don Lemon downs shots, gets ear pierced in bizarre broadcast

 

MEDICARE

 

Medicare revamping heart attack, hip fracture coverage

 

MEXICO

 

Mexicans are outraged over a huge hike in gas prices

 

MILITARY

 

US-Led Coalition Service Member Dies in Iraq

 

2 soldiers reported missing from Fort Bliss since Dec. 19

 

US general gives vote of confidence to Iraqis fighting in Mosul

 

PAKISTAN

 

Military successfully tested missiles during year 2016: ISPR

 

Pakistan a direct victim of Indian state-sponsored terrorism: FO

 

Pakistani mother,daughter in Indian jail since four years: Chaudhry Nisar

 

POLITICS

 

Defining American Conservatism

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP (TRANSITION)

 

Pro-Life Leader Cardinal Timothy Dolan Will Pray at President Donald Trump’s Inauguration

 

Trump Versus the Blue Wall in Washington

 

Poll: Trump in historically weak position

 

Trump rehashes election victory

 

The Republicans who could cause trouble for Trump

 

Rosie O'Donnell calls Trump 'mentally unstable' on Twitter and warns America that there are 'less than three weeks to stop him'

 

Trump to 'repeal a lot' of Obama's actions on day one, top aide says

 

Donald Trump faces bipartisan push to establish ‘boundaries’ with Vladimir Putin, Russia

 

What do Trump supporters expect?

 

Mar-a-Lago, Future Winter White House

 

Trump’s chief of staff faces daunting task of bringing order to White House

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin’s real long game (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

'Putin behaves like the only adult in the room': Former CIA agent claims Obama went too far in expelling Russian diplomats over hacking row 

 

 Can Russia Make Peace as Well as War?

 

SCIENCE

 

Does Funding Influence the Results of Science?

 

Ebola vaccine fast-tracked after proven 100 percent effective in trials

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Nevada’s universal gun background check law deemed unenforceable, put on ice

 

SENATE

 

McCain, Graham praise Ukrainian soldiers and slam Putin  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/ US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)

 

In control of Washington, GOP-run Congress sees mandate -- starting with end to ObamaCare

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Celebrity Drama Queens Tweaking ‘Season of Hate’

 

Obama defends presidential legacy on social media

 

Trump’s Twitter ‘freaks the mainstream media out,’ incoming White House spokesman says

 

Social media users have hijacked celebrity deaths for self-glorification

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Prisoners decapitated in Brazil riot

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea Says Woman Tied to Scandal Arrested in Denmar

SPACE

 

SpaceX ready to launch rockets again after September explosion

 

SPAIN

 

Video: 1000+ Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Territory…

 

 

SPORTS

 

Eagles eject beat reporter from press box, threaten other writers

 

ESPN $5.6b Debacle: Football Semifinal Ratings down 32% from 2014

 

Off-duty LAPD officer killed in New Year's morning crash in Simi Valley

 

Oil pipeline protesters unfurl huge banner at Vikings game

 

It appears the two best teams made the College Football Playoff title game

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Football Bowl Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

Bag that washed ashore on Lake Erie from missing plane

 

Seattle firetrucks collide, sending 8 firefighters to hospital

 

Cuomo’s decision to commute Brinks heist driver’s sentence is an outrage  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

That Time John Kerry Defamed America and American Soldiers  (US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

STEM CELL RESEARCH

 

Donald Trump Must Reverse Obama’s Order Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Embryonic Stem Cell Research

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Obama could still force Merrick Garland onto court during ‘intersession recess’

 

TELEVISION

 

'It was all made up': KKK members claim A&E producers paid them to FAKE scenes in their documentary  

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey pays dear for Erdogan overreach into Syria (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Woman calling for secularism in Istanbul detained after ISIL attack on nightclub

 

Mostly Middle Eastern tourists killed in ISIL’s attack on Reina nightclub

 

Reina attacker looks ‘professional’: Experts

 

US denies reports of particular intelligence before attack at Istanbul’s Reina nightclub

 

Probe launched into 347 social media accounts after Istanbul attack

 

CHP seeks parliamentary inquiry into terror attacks

 

Turkey became major target of ISIL attacks in 2016

 

Turkish police detain 63 ISIL suspects in three days before Istanbul attack

 

Footage shows inside view of Istanbul’s Reina nightclub before armed terror attack

 

Playing chess is more sinful than gambling: Muslim televangelist

 

Istanbul to suffer from power outages for another day

 

Eight suspects detained over Istanbul nightclub attack

 

Turkey Democracy Platform pays respect to victims of Istanbul nightclub attack

 

Gallery where Russian envoy Karlov was assassinated to reopen on Jan 5

 

Turkey’s energy sector still appealing despite setbacks: Energy Council head

 

American wounded in Istanbul attack says he played dead

 

Turkish authorities close to identifying Istanbul gunman

 

ISIL claims Istanbul New Year’s attack

 

Turkey faces more turmoil as violence continues

 

New Year’s Terror in Turkey

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK: Star axed from reality game show for saying “all terrorists are Muslim”

 

SinoFortone – ragtag opportunists or a front for Beijing?  (Richard Cook attempts to join the dots in the story of the London-based Chinese company that claims to be funding vast chunks of UK infrastructure.)

 

UK charity watchdog: links between Muslim charities and jihad terrorism at record high

 

Concerns mount over Queen Elizabeth’s health

 

Isis wants to carry out a chemical weapons attack in Britain, the national security minister warns

 

Trash Studies (Great Britain, the litter bin of Europe.)

 

 Flight attendants can’t ‘think straight’ after ‘toxic fumes’ leak

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN-Democratic, UN-Just, UN-Worthy  (The United Nations was a bust from the beginning.)

 

UNITED STATES

 

Zombie Apocalypse: An addiction crisis in America

 

Is left plotting violent anti-American revolution?

 

VATICAN

 

Pope to Bishops: Maintain 'Zero Tolerance' for Abuse

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuelans flee to Brazil for medical care — overwhelming its hospitals and morgues

 

Venezuela President Maduro Lives in Fantasy World as Citizens Starve

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Obama meeting with congressional Democrats in last-ditch effort to save ObamaCare

 

Obama is sabotaging Russian-American rapprochement

 

Luntz: Obama on ‘F-U Tour,’ Settling Scores With Republicans…

 

…Farewell Address in Chicago…

 

Nine women who could be elected president

 

The drone president

 

Obama’s Next ‘Last’ Betrayal  (Obama and Kerry aren’t done yet — they have a big date coming up in Paris on January 15.)

 

Obama, born to run, not to govern

 

Obama’s public lands policy leaves legacy of conflict

 

Weekly Address: Working Together to Keep America Moving Forward

 

Obama’s petty attempts to sabotage Trump are bound to fail

 

Let’s Send Him Out With a Laugh  

 

 

 

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