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Thursday, June 28, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

President Donald Trump: Unborn Babies Have a “Basic and Fundamental Human Right, the Right to Life”

 

Dem Senator: Trump's next Supreme Court nominee would overturn Roe v. Wade

 

Pro-Abortion Senate Democrats Vow to Oppose Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee

 

Both Sides of the Abortion Debate Think Justice Kennedy's Retirement Is a Game-Changer

 

Unhinged Whoopi Goldberg Rages Over Supreme Court and Abortion: “Get Out of My Vagina”

 

CNN’s Toobin tweets prediction that Roe v. Wade will be overturned in 18 months

 

Hollywood Actors Freak Out After Kennedy Retirement: “Stock Up on Abortions, Roe v. Wade is Gone”

 

After The Election There May Not be a Single Republican Congressman Who Supports Abortion

 

Baby pics ‘too strong for Facebook’: Social media giant targets pro-lifers in new ad rules

 

Shocking Poll: 62% View Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Favorably, Including Christians and Pro-Lifers

 

Medical Examiner Hides Cause of Death After Young Woman Dies From Botched 6-Month Abortion

 

Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies in Ohio for 45 Years Shuts Down

 

CBS Claims Abortion is “Doomed” After Kennedy Retirement:”The Final Nail in the Coffin”

 

Planned Parenthood Flabbergasted That Free Speech Doesn’t Only Apply to Abortion Advocates

 

Hillary Clinton praises ‘inspiring, grassroots’ campaign to legalize abortion in Ireland

 

Pro-abortion French President Macron accepts papal honor in Rome

 

Both sides mobilize for a Senate 'battle of the ages' focused on one issue — abortion

 

Couple Kill Their 30-Week-Old Unborn Child in the Womb, May Face No Charges

 

Court hears arguments for permanent stay of abortion law (Arkansas)

 

Planned Parenthood Gets Indiana Judge to Help It Hide Cases of Botched Abortions Injuring Women

 

Argentina schedules vote for abortion legalization amid pressure from World Bank, feminist groups

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Dozens Killed In Militant Attacks Across Afghanistan

 

There's momentum for peace in Afghanistan. Here's how to use it.

 

 

AFRICA

 

As Separatism Rises in Cameroon, So Does the Violence

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Racist anti-Semite wins North Carolina primary, GOP withdraws support

 

NY schools' anti-Semitism is on the rise

 

In an attempt to portray European anti-Semitism, ‘Spiral’ spins out of control

 

Western Europe’s Disconnect On Islamic Antisemitism  (From Sweden to Germany, Europe’s justice system fails its Jewish citizenry.)

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Man Took Pills for Assisted Suicide and Put a Bag Over His Head, He Drifted Off But Then Woke Up Screaming

 
AUSTRALIA 

 

Australian shares edge up on banks, materials; New Zealand little changed

 

The Australian dollar is finished

 

Australia: Muslim migrant nursing student accused of swearing loyalty to the Islamic State

 

Britain's BAE Systems wins contract to build Australian warships

 

 

BALKANS

 

Video: 200 Muslim migrants screaming “Allahu akbar” attempt to storm Croatian border

 

Bosnia: Recently repaired Orthodox church set on fire

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border plans hit a wall in Congress and court

 

CANADA

 

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.41%

 

Extreme heat alert issued for Canada Day weekend

 

John Ivison: Bourbon and steel price increases prompt a Congressional 'jailbreak' that may help Canada

 

‘What the hell does that mean?’ Trump criticizes Canada, then says he doesn’t understand what he just read

 

'Deeply concerned': Marijuana legalization moving too fast for most Canadians, poll suggests

 

'What if we rattle his f—n’ cages?’ Government officials overheard discussing how to cross-examine mentally ill detainee

 

Here are the ways Canada is indisputably better than the United States

 

How this Oshawa school went from faltering to flourishing in just one year

 

Kelly McParland: Canada's border, the serious issue Ottawa's too busy to worry about

 

Canadians with offshore holdings evade up to $3 billion in tax per year

 

As trade war looms, some Canadian journalists, politicians skipping U.S. ambassador's Fourth of July party

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China has reasons to worry about nuclear-armed North Korea

 

Trump's Tariffs Could Crush China's Ambitions

 

Xi Jinping Warns Mattis China Won’t Surrender ‘One Inch’ of Territory  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping/Secretary of Defense James Mattis; AVIPP COMMENTARY: The world should be fearful of the hegemonic agenda of Communist China. Americans can stop this by purchasing American goods not Communist Chinese.)

 

Exclusive: China rejects U.S. request for talks on airline website row

 

China says carefully monitoring U.S. policies on inbound investments

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N.Korea Drags Heels on Repatriation of U.S. Soldiers' Remains

 

Why China Doesn't Want a Denuclearized North Korea

 

Satellite images show North Korea upgrading nuclear site

 

CONGRESS

 

New Poll Has A Bunch Of Awful News For Democrats

 

Congress punts immigration to July

 

Dem lawmaker among 500 anti-Trump protesters arrested inside Capitol office

 

Democrats Take Aim at ‘Dark Money’ With Eye on Midterm Elections

 

After Its Hard Left Turn, Will Democratic Party Officially Admit It's Socialist?

 

The worst thing to be in many Democratic primaries? A white male candidate.

 

COURTS

 

Israeli-US teen convicted of thousands of bomb threats, including against JCCs

 

Arizona court: Hashish not included in medical marijuana law

 

Wisconsin high court caps some malpractice damages at $750K

 

Judge's ruling on migrant children in custody gives families few answers

 

A black man was murdered for dating a white woman. His killer was sentenced — 35 years later.

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

‘Abolish ICE!’ 575 arrested after protesters occupy US Senate building (Photos, Videos)

 

5 killed in shooting at newsroom in Annapolis, Md.; Gunman's mutilated fingers hinder ID process

 

Capital Gazette newspaper determined to publish despite mass shooting in newsroom

 

Suspect in Maryland shooting identified by facial recognition technology

 

Newspaper shooting was a targeted attack

 

Shooting reported at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, staff say

 

Officer-involved shooting reported in downtown Baltimore

 

Pro-Trump restaurant critic arrested after unique form of protest

 

10-year-old boy came out as gay before violent death: cops

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Illegal immigrants apprehended during media ride-along with Border Patrol

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Texas ‘ice-pick killer’ executed after failed appeals for death by firing squad or nitrogen gas

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Democratic Party chairman: SCOTUS ‘took away rights of American workers’ by not forcing  (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Democrats Are Done Pretending to Be Moderate

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

How to Avoid a Federal Investigation

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Feds to begin distributing grant money to non-sanctuary cities

 

DOJ charges more than 600 in historic fraud takedown involving $2B in false claims

 

Special counsel eyeing Russians granted unusual access to Trump inauguration parties

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market rebounds as financials and tech shares rally

 

Stock market rebounds as financials and tech shares rally

 

Wall Street advances with help from technology, financials

 

Asian Stocks Mixed, Currencies Slide on Trade Woes: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares flirt with nine-month low on mounting trade war fears

 

Treasury yields inch up as stocks gain, GDP update comes in soft

 

The stock market is days away from setting a bearish record

 

How the opioid epidemic is exacerbating a U.S. labor-market shortage

 

Gold prices mark fourth decline for longest losing streak in nearly 5 months

 

EDUCATION

 

Can France Create Its Own MIT?

 

On the Financial 'Wisdom' of Attending Today's Colleges

 

NYU Prof.: People Are Calling For ‘Civility’ to Protect ‘White Supremacy’

 

After Supreme Court loss, school-employees unions gird for fight to keep their members

 

School fails to dismiss challenge to Islam indoctrination

 

A Brooklyn principal shares a depressing truth

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Trump casts doubt on Russian election meddling ahead of Putin summit  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Bernie Sanders on 2016 Election: ‘In Many Ways We Did Win’

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

A nasty election to come

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Sodas Beware! Nanny-stater Michael Bloomberg May Run for President in 2020

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices climb, with U.S. benchmark holding at highest since 2014

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Migration to Europe Is Down Sharply. So Is It Still a ‘Crisis’?

 

In Eastern Europe, Militaries Gird Against Russia

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks finish lower as trade-focused investors stay wary

 

Euro consolidates versus dollar as crucial EU summit gets under way

 

Merkel warns migrant crisis could 'make or break' EU ahead of crucial summit(German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed Test Slaps Wall Street Titans While Unleashing Record Payout

 

FRANCE

 

 France is bringing back mandatory national service for all 16-year-olds

 

Paris: Fire breaks out on terrace of new Palais de Justice law courts

 

'Don't blame us': Why striking French rail workers are targeting your summer holidays

 

GERMANY

 

75 percent of Germans support Merkel's European approach to refugee crisis  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Faithful Catholics being ‘pushed out’ of Church: German Cardinal

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

Sorry Tom Steyer, you can't sue your way to climate policy

 

GOP

 

Putnam, DeSantis spar over Trump support, shootings in Fox News GOP debate in Florida

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Rosenstein and GOP clash in fiery hearing(Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Mad Max Vs. the Super Elite(US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

House passes resolution demanding FBI records

 

Ocasio-Cortez: I'm upset by Trump's disrespect(Socialist candidate US Representative for New York Ocasio-Cortez (D)

 

Rod Rosenstein, Christopher Wray testify before House on DOJ IG report -- live updates (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein) 

 

Gowdy tells Rosenstein to wrap up Russia probe, says it’s tearing the country apart  (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

Goodlatte: Strzok provided ‘not believable’ answers on anti-Trump texts  (US Representative of Virginia Bob Goodlatte (R)

 

House slams door on GOP immigration bill; Trump’s support not enough to pass bill

 

Top ranking Dems demand House Judiciary, Oversight publish unclassified Strzok transcript

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now the vanguard of the Democrats

 

Surprise defeat of Rep. Joe Crowley may signal Democratic unease about Pelosi's leadership team(House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

With Ocasio-Cortez’s rise, Dems now own their loony far-left flank

 

Ocasio-Cortez just did Democrats a big favor

 

With One Win, Ocasio-Cortez Emerges as a Political Star

 

Meet the woman behind the year’s biggest political upset

 

Why Crowley Never Saw Defeat Coming

 

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Human Traffickers Will Be Denied Bail Under New Virginia Bill

 

IMMIGRATION

 

DACA Alien Accused of Smuggling More Aliens Across U.S.

 

Thousands of kids still haven't been reunited with family. So, where are the children?

 

Why ‘progressives’ must back up their rhetoric on immigration


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

CBS interview with ICE whistleblower interrupted by government agents

 

Federal agents face off with protesters outside ICE facility

 

#OccupyICE tent encampment being dismantled

 

'Abolish ICE' Zealots Occupy Fantasy Island

 

Trump Administration Combats Discrimination Against American Workers

 

INDIA

 

Hindu Extremists Launch Multifaceted Attack on Pastor, Son in Southern India

 

India preparing for 'cut in oil imports from Iran'

 

Is India really the most dangerous country for women?

 

INTERNET 

 

Amazon acquires online pharmacy, upending drug delivery business

 

IRAQ

 

Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Threaten To Respond To Attack On Their Forces At Iraq-Syria Border: We Can Fire Missiles At The U.S. Embassy, U.S. Forces In Iraq

 

Muqtada Al-Sadr scales back his militia in Iraq

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, June 28, 2018)

 

Liberman rejects criticism from ‘impatient’ Israelis urging harsher Gaza policy  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Fatah Spokesman On Trump-Kim Summit: North Korea, Iran Have Proven That The Language Of Force Pays Off; Arabs Should Learn From This

 

Israeli deterrence against Hamas has ended

 

PA ordered to pay $3.5 million compensation to tortured ‘collaborator’ prisoners

 

"With our skulls we are paving the path to certain victory," PA TV host quoted arch-terrorist Abu Jihad

 

PM: Iranians feeling in their pockets the results of fanaticism (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

House panel unanimously advances federal anti-BDS legislation

 

Left-wing NGO crashes Birthright group to spread 'anti-Occupation' info

 

Prince William’s visit a PR coup for Israel, with some royal pain amid the gain

 

Israel's Air Force Is One of the Best in the World. The F-35 Could Make It Even Better.

 

IDF declares all-female tank crews trial a success  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israel Reinforcing Security Around Nuclear Plants Ahead of War

 

Report: 45,000 Refugees Headed for Israel after Syria Decimates Daraa

 

Knesset moves to strip ex-minister Segev’s pension if he’s convicted as Iran spy

 

Palestinian indicted for attempted murder of teen girl in Afula

 

JAPAN

 

Japan Probe Arrives at Asteroid After Nearly Four-Year Space Odyssey

 

Japan pushing forward on missile defense despite North Korea thaw

 

LEBANON

 

294 Syrians leave refugee camps in Lebanon to return home

 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 

Mandela's grandson honors his legacy at Library of Congress

 

MEDIA 

 

Poll: Americans of both parties agree major media reports are ‘fake, false, purposely misleading’

 

Washington Post fires reporter

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite bitter opposition

 

MEXICO

 

Top Mexico Bankers Imagine Doomsday Scenarios Ahead of Election

 

Mexico’s elections could cause more US border disorder

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Qatar terror links exposed at world court

 

UN tests prove Houthi missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian manufactured

 

MILITARY

 

The Air Force's Worst Nightmare: Russia and China Could Kill Stealth Fighters

 

‘Failure is not an option’: VA nominee Robert Wilkie told to fix the agency’s morale crisis

 

Group files IG complaint against Navy over Bible included in Okinawa POW/MIA display

 

5 WWII airmen who died during mission in Germany buried together at Arlington

 

7th  Fleet ships stop in the Philippines, 'a favorite port visit for sailors’

 

US military team joins Thailand's search for children missing in cave

 

Army drops waiting periods for college tuition assistance

 

Defense Department asked to house thousands of immigrants

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Missile defenses still ready for North Korea

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

As NATO Meeting Nears, Allies Have One Worry: Trump

 

PAKISTAN

 

The New Face of Social Media-Driven Elections in Pakistan

 

Former Pakistan prime minister barred from re-election

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh: Crowley collapse shows 'blue wave' will fail

 

RUSSIA

 

Manafort Reported $10 Million Loan From Russian Oligarch in 2010

 

Russia Leads World in Trade Restrictions Against EU

 

Trump, Putin to Meet in Finland on July 16  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Baltic States to Decouple Power Grids From Russia, Link to EU by 2025

 

Putin says modern weapons rate close to 60% in Russian Army

 

 

SENATE

 

Fate of Supreme Court could ride on these 2 senators

 

U.S. Senators Demand Oversight of N.Korea's Denuclearization

 

Senate Passes Farm Bill, Setting Up Food-Stamp Fight With House

 

Kamala Harris: Trump’s SCOTUS pick will mean ‘the complete destruction’ of the Constitution (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Donald Trump Jr. bets Elizabeth Warren $10,000 that Kimberly Guilfoyle is ‘more Native American’ (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Senate set for intense fight over Trump’s pick to replace Kennedy

 

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Mitch McConnell has ‘no right’ to fill Kennedy’s Supreme Court seat(Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

McConnell and Republicans all smiles with a Supreme Court vacancy to fill

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Michelle Malkin berates Twitter for failure to remove Trump assassination tweet

 

Forget the Deep State. Now there's Deep Spying

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea's Secret Weapon: An 'Aircraft Carrier' Armed with F-35s?

 

USFK Chief Dismisses Fears Over Military Readiness

 

Korea's Trade Surplus to Decline Amid Trade Wars

 

US Forces Korea to open new headquarters in Pyeongtaek

 

Building trust with NK continues as long as dialogue underway ‘in good faith’ : defense chiefs

 

Trumps touts revised trade deal with S. Korea

 

SPORTS

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Radical left could rise in NY after Democratic socialist's win

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Conservatives Push Back Against Attacks on Trump Appointees at State Department

 

Pompeo: Health Attack on U.S. Worker in China Medically ‘Consistent’ With Sonic Attacks in Cuba  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

What Should America Expect from a More Originalist Supreme Court?

 

Man Who Will Be Advising President Trump on Kennedy’s Replacement Loves Justice Scalia

 

This it the List of the 25 People President Trump Will Consider for Next Supreme Court Justice

 

A Supreme Opportunity

 

Kennedy's Departure Probably Will Give Us a Court More Inclined to Defend Gun Rights

 

Janus Ruling Could Cost Unions Hundreds of Millions

 

SCOTUS Echoes Jefferson on Dues and Don'ts

 

Justice Kennedy Retires, and the Legal and Political Ramifications Are Immense

 

Justice Anthony Kennedy's career gave conservatives a lot of mixed feelings

 

Trump's Supreme Court legacy could be more conservative than Reagan's

 

High Court Reaffirms Free Speech

 

How Bad Will It Get Without Kennedy?

 

Kennedy’s retirement opens a void at the court’s center

 

With Kennedy Gone, Justice Must Be Won at the Ballot Box

 

The Left Loses the Judiciary

 

After Janus, Unions Must Save Themselves

 

Don’t want a right-wing Supreme Court? Do everything you can to stop it.

 

Kavanaugh Emerges as Key Contender for Trump Supreme Court Pick

 

Anthony Kennedy: Reagan’s Worst Mistake

 

Congrats, Trump voters. You’ve been vindicated.

 

After A String Of Huge Supreme Court Wins, Will Never-Trumpers Admit They Were Wrong?

 

Workers Arise!  (The US Supreme Court has cut away your chains.)

 

Government Workers ‘Free at Last’

 

Anthony Kennedy and the four Supreme Court rulings that changed gay life in America

 

Post Janus: An Opportunity, and a Challenge 

 

Retirement ends Anthony Kennedy’s tenure as nation’s decider-in-chief

 

For the first time, conservatives might thank God for Kennedy

 

SYRIA 

 

Iranian-Hizballah forces join Syria’s South offensive – contrary to Russian pledges

 

TAIWAN

 

China Warns Taiwan: U.S. Can’t Save You From Unification

 

‘Fake news’ Chinese journalist is refused entry by Taiwan

 

China protests to Japanese media over report on Taiwan

 

China protests to Japanese media over report on Taiwan

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

High-tech glasses give Florida teen the gift of sight

 

THAILAND

 

US, UK join search for soccer team trapped in flooded cave

 

TRADE

 

Reshaping world trade after tariffs

 

How free-traders blew it

 

TURKEY

 

It’s Time to Put Turkey’s Ally Status on Probation

 

'Jordan, Palestine and Saudi Arabia warn Israel against Turkey'

 

Opinion | Turkey's Revolution Continues 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

 

FTSE 100 ends down slightly as trade tensions remain in focus

 

UK: Muslima attacks her pregnant neighbor, blames Ramadan fasting

 

Tony Blair called an “idiot” for warnings against anti-migrant “populism” (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)

 

Big Dot — Do They Connect? Steele and Skripal Revisited

 

Huge! Flying Trump Baby could greet president in London

 

Court extends civil partnerships to heterosexual couples

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley urges India to ‘rethink’ Iran ties ahead of US sanctions  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UNITED STATES

 

After banning Jewish flags last year, Chicago Dyke March displays “Palestinian” flags

 

MAGA Hats Targeted by Chicago Bar's New Dress Code

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

No good options: Rising oil prices complicate move to sanction Venezuela, hit Maduro  (Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro)

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Say Anything Positive About Donald Trump and Kayleigh-Marie Will Get You

 

White House wants Trump to nominate a justice before Putin trip

 

Donald Trump and the Supreme Court's Future

 

Harley-Davidson Deserves Trump’s Wrath — Mostly

 

Trump: My supporters should be called the 'super elite'

 

Trump: Heitkamp will be 'told' to vote against any nominee to replace Kennedy

 

Trump: When will Clinton get over 2016 election?

 

Defense Department asked to house thousands of immigrants

 

Trump sounds triumphant at North Dakota rally

 

Trump: ICE protesters 'want anarchy'

 

Trump slams ‘slovenly’ Crowley for getting ‘his ass kicked’ 

 

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