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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

 

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

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

VP-Elect Mike Pence Meeting With GOP to Discuss Repealing Obamacare, Defunding Planned Parenthood

 

Less Than One-Third of Americans Want to See Roe v. Wade Overturned

 

Pro-Lifer Providing Abortion Alternatives Outside Planned Parenthood Arrested for “Domestic Terrorism”

 

Pregnant Women Don’t Commit Suicide if They Can’t Get Abortions

 

8 judges cast vote undermining Roe v. Wade

 

The Female Draft and the End of Abortion

 

Gubernatorial candidate focuses on saving children, ending abortion (Wisconsin)

 

Messer: overturn rule forcing states to fund abortion providers

 

Showing Graphic Abortion Photos: Justifiable & Necessary

 

Can abortion foes and clinic be neighbors? Raleigh board will decide (North Carolina)

 

U.S. Judge Halts ObamaCare Rule Covering Transgender Sex-changes and Abortions

 

Pro-Life Group in Israel Has Saved 68,000 Babies From Abortion and Has an Idea How to Save More

 

Cardinal makes strong pro-life defense rarely heard in Germany

 

Newspaper Publishes How-To Guide on Aborting Your Baby (London, England)

 

France Criminalizes Misleading Anti-Abortion Websites

 

8.7 Million Unborn Babies Have Been Aborted in the UK Since It Legalized Abortion 50 years Ago

 

15,000 illegal abortions performed in Israel each year, activists claim

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Hundreds Of Afghan Shi'a Protest Killings

 

Taliban ramp up attacks in southwestern Afghanistan as NATO casualties hit a low

 

Afghanistan Arrests Four In Killing Of Female Airport Workers

 

The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama

 

Afghan Police Officer Killed In Bomb Blast

 

AFRICA

 

Christian pastor freed in Sudan, others still charged

 

Sudan Acquits Pastor in Trial of Christians Charged with Capital Crimes

 

Suicide bombers target Mogadishu checkpoint, hotel

 

AIRLINES

 

Airlines, Now More Proactive on Weather, Allow Fliers to Shift Own Travel Plans

 

United Airlines employee is found trapped in a plane's baggage hold after a flight from North Carolina to Virginia 

 

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Personal Health

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX surges to 19-month high on first trading day of 2017

 

Australian Dollar Pound Exchange Rate Rises Chinese Data Impresses

 

Melbourne's worst suburbs for termite infestation

 

Fecal Pollution Taints Water at Melbourne’s Beaches After Storm

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan due to Trump policies

 

Trump tweet targets GM’s Mexican production

 

The auto industry could break sales records for 2016. But analysts say a decline is coming.

 

Hyundai, Kia target sales rebound after first fall in 18 years

 

CANADA

 

Toronto, New York stock indexes ring in 2017 on a positive note

 

Bay Street Kicks Off New Year In Style, TSX Up 115 -- Canadian Commentary

 

Accused Woodbridge mobster won’t fight deportation decision: lawyer

 

'She was a lovely person': Canadian mother of 2 mourned after deadly Istanbul attack

 

One billion litres of water have spewed from $3 million Vancouver lot after contractor error 15 months ago

 

Just 3 employers fined or banned after overhaul of foreign worker program

 

Canada: Muslim groups harass Arab Christian school principal over “Islamophobia”

 

CEO salaries soar to new heights

 

Ont. woman falls to death in Italy: Report

 

What we learned from the worst oil shock in Canada’s history

 

POTS: The energy-sucking syndrome doctors are only starting to recognize

 

No joke — B.C. seriously just decided to actually raise housing prices in Vancouver

 

Airline Pilot, Believed to Be Drunk, Is Pulled From Cockpit in Canada

 

Home values skyrocket in Vancouver region, mid-2016 data show

 

In 2017, Mississauga will have to decide how it grows up

 

U.S. comes first, Trump official says about Canadian auto industry

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

In political Washington, 2017 will be the year of the chicken

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Confirms Aircraft Carrier Participated in Military Drills in South China Sea

 

December factory activity rises to near four-year high

 

China to offer global satellite navigation service by 2020

 

China confirms deadly human bird flu case in Guizhou province

 

Beijing's space program soars in 2016

 

China going cashless thanks to fintech boom

 

Chinese Government Threatens The Church- ‘Create A Pro-Communist Church- Or Else’

 

 A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Twitter China head Kathy Chen leaves company

 

Transgender Man Was Unfairly Fired, but Bias Not Proved, Chinese Court Says

 

In Banning Ivory Trade, China Saw Benefits for Itself, Too

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Cuba Show of military strength marks anniversary of revolution

 

Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Threat of Trump-Kim clash overshadows conciliatory speech  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Trump spotlights N. Korea nuclear program, chides China in tweets

 

‘It Won’t Happen,’ Donald Trump Says of North Korean Missile Test

 

CONGRESS

 

Almost 6% of Congress now Jewish — 28 Democrats and 2 Republicans

 

Celebrities Beg Congress To 'Vigorously Oppose' Donald Trump Once He's President

 

Obamacare Repeal Must Be on Day One: Congress Has No Excuses

 

Republicans to kick off congressional session with resolutions ripping U.N. anti-Israel vote

 

Obamacare unlikely to die a swift death, despite GOP rhetoric

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Constitutional convention advocates look to capitalize on Republican gains

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs

 

COURTS

 

Big Legal Win for Climate Scientist

 

Liberal Panic! Trump Could Flip Far-Left Ninth Circuit Court

 

Ruling against Minn. sex offender program reversed

 

Dylann Roof ruled competent to represent himself during sentencing

 

Massive Orange County coastal development goes before California Supreme Court

 

Pharmacist heads to trial over fatal meningitis outbreak

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

2016 Marks Chicago's Deadliest Year Since 1996

 

Investigation after Philly officer pummels teen on video

 

Cops: Texas deputy shoots gunman who fired shot in ER

 

2 carjacking suspects killed crashing into synagogue

 

Hollywood sign could get extra security after New Year's Day 'Hollyweed' prank

 

Thieves steal $6M in jewels while ball drops on New Year’s Eve

 

Round-the-clock federal manhunt underway for escaped inmate and former Army reservist who 'stole 16 guns' while on bail for child rape

 

Andrew Cuomo praises getaway driver in deadly Brinks armed car robbery as community-minded  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Pictured: Unarmed high school biology teacher who was shot dead by a police officer at a Minnesota motel after 'drunkenly throwing things in the lobby'

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Temporary Outage Strikes Airport Customs System, Sparking...

 

Mayhem at airports as immigration system inexplicably crashes - causing huge lines and hours of disruption on one of the busiest travel days of the year, but officials dismiss suggestion of hacking

 

CYBER ATTACKS

 

Gorka on Russia Hacking Fake News: Even the Backtracking Is ‘Embarrassing’

 

Adviser contradicts Trump: Russians hacked the US

 

Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility, say people close to investigation

 

More cases of Russian cyberattacks come to light

 

Conway defends Trump on hacking remarks

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clintons to attend Trump inauguration

 

The sins of the gods

 

Badge of Honor: I Win Crooks and Liars ‘Worst Pundit Ever’ Award  (The Democrat Party’s perpetual sore spot.)

 

Former Ala. Gov. Brewer dies

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

NAACP protests Trump's US Attorney General pick with sit-in

 

Victoria Toensing: Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, is a good and decent man

 

EARTH QUAKES

 

Quake swarm near the Calif.-Mexico border gets scientists' attention

 

ECONOMY

 

Tech, telecom boost Wall St. as new year begins

 

Stocks kick off 2017 on positive note but close off highs as oil skids

 

Asian Stocks Higher After Upbeat Chinese Factory Data

 

Asia stocks edge up in positive start to 2017, dollar resumes climb

 

Dollar Retreats From New Year Rally; Oil Advances: Markets Wrap

 

Ruben Diaz cost the Bronx 1,200 jobs — and it shouldn’t ‘feel good’  (The Bronx is now entering its eighth year since Borough President Ruben Diaz killed plans for a mall at the Kingsbridge Armory that would have brought 1,200 new jobs. And...)

 

Creating jobs and upgrading infrastructure

 

One couple concludes that buying a home is riskier than renting

 

U.S. manufacturing, construction sectors shine as year ended

 

Dollar trades around 14-year highs after strong data

 

A Stronger Economy Will Also Destroy Jobs, but It’s Necessary

 

Treasury yields lose ground as oil starts 2017 with a whimper

 

Conservative Groups Warn of Obama’s ‘Midnight Litigation’ Against US Business

 

Gold prices settle at a nearly 3-week high

 

EDUCATION

 

Drexel, Twitter and Academic Freedom

 

Norwich University’s CAIR Cadet, Sana Hamze  (Aspiring Naval Officer; attends/participates in events run by designated terror groups.)

 

Let's Banish the Phrase 'Creative Writing'

 

American University removes statue of FBI agents’ killer amid criticism

 

Should Colleges March in Trump Inaugural?

 

Scalpel or spatula? Medical students have new required cooking course

 

State Shortfalls and Foreign Students

 

Oregon: Professor in Blackface  Violated Anti-Harassment Policy

 

EGYPT

 

Protests Against Egypt’s Plan to Return Two Islands to Saudi Arabia

 

Egyptian judge embroiled in corruption scandal hangs himself

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The disgrace of the ‘Russia hacked the election’ narrative

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Lessons From 2012 and 2016, And The Key To 2020  (What Romney can learn from Trump.)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends at 2-week low; natural-gas prices sink nearly 11%

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Enough with Defending Europe  (Why are Russian President Vladimir V Putin's machinations and gambits in Europe a US concern? )

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Upbeat China, U.S. data propel European stocks to 1-year high

 

Poland Isn’t a Democracy and It Never Was

 

EU Creating ‘Fake News’ Watchdogs for Upcoming Elections

 

Poland: Riots erupt after Muslim migrants stab local to death

 

Empty Heads of State  (In this time of crisis, some European leaders are braver than others.)

 

Catholic priest accused of organising orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women (Italian 48-year-old allegedly hid pornographic home videos in covers bearing the names of popes.)

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

The Limits of Trump's Transactional Foreign Policy

 

Don't Get Mired in Failed States

 

FRANCE

 

Would a Fillon Presidency Overturn France's Russia Policy?

 

Paris could lure 20,000 finance workers from London as Brexit nears

 

…France Claims ‘No Incident’ After 1,000 Cars Torched

 

French presidential candidates kick off election campaigns

 

France Lets Workers Turn Off, Tune Out and Live Life

 

GERMANY

 

Revealed: 1,000-Man Mob Attack Police, Set Germany’s Oldest Church Alight on New Year’s Eve

 

Cologne Police Tweet “Warm Welcome” to Partiers – In Arabic

 

Merkel’s New Year’s Resolution: Open-door Migration  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Take a virtual tour of Stuttgart's futuristic new train station

 

German inflation nears ECB target

 

German Inflation Highest in 3 Years on Fuel Prices

 

Bavaria must remain part of Germany, says top court

 

Germany plans security overhaul

 

Hurricane force storm brings flood threat to north Germany

 

Intel to take stake in German mapping firm HERE in automated driving push

 

New version of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" a German best-seller

 

These are the safest airlines in Germany

 

Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate illuminated in colors of Turkish flag after Istanbul attack

 

Merkel Should Beware Bavarians, Not Populists

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

A cap-and-trade scheme in disguise

 

GOOGLE

 

Chinese Information Warfare: The Panda That Eats, Shoots, and Leaves  (Communist Chinese hackers stole Google search engine secrets.)

 

GOP

 

G.O.P. Made Big Promises. Now They Have to Deliver.

 

Nixon’s Vietnam ‘Monkey Wrench’ Finally Proved Real

 

GREECE

 

The flame still flickers in Greece

 

GUANTANAMO

 

White House Expects More Guantanamo Transfers To Be Announced

 

Trump: No More Terrorist Releases From Guantanamo Bay

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Obamacare Architect: Some Hope for 'Universal Coverage' in Replacement

 

Frank Luntz: Polls Show Most Want Obamacare Repealed, Replaced

 

After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Christmas Miracle: Mother and Baby Die During Childbirth and Then Come Back to Life

 

Bodybuilding supplement too easy for teens to buy, experts warn

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Brian Dennehy: 'It's a Refreshing Change for Somebody in Hollywood...to Work on a Movie That Is About Virtue'

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Humiliation: Republicans Reverse Plans to Change House Ethics Panel

 

Paul Ryan easily wins reelection as speaker of the House (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Paul Ryan’s new reality: Second fiddle to Trump

 

House Dems to protest GOP move to punish sit-ins

 

Paul Ryan: ‘When the Votes Are Counted and the People Have Spoken, We All Accept the Verdict’

 

Trump criticizes Republicans' move to gut ethics panel

 

Why Democrats called House GOP's surprise move "crippling"

 

House Dem calls GOP action 'ridiculous'

 

Does Your Congressman Think Police Officers Are Pigs?

 

GOP sets Thursday vote to oppose UN's Israel resolution

 

Paul: Repeal, replace ObamaCare simultaneously (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Hill Democrats outline counterattack for ObamaCare repeal, prep for president's visit

 

House GOP Effectively Guts Congressional Ethics Watchdog

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump Gathers Intel Key To Building The Wall, Reversing Obama's Immigration Orders

 

Sanctuary mayors plead for 11th -hour help from Obama

 

INDIA

 

Surgical strikes proved India has the will to strike back: Army chief

 

People are dying because of an audacious cash policy that India says will modernize its economy

 

5.7 magnitude quake in Tripura; 1 dead, 4 injured

 

Karnataka minister Mahadev Prasad dies of heart attack

 

India’s Top Court Bars Campaigns Based on Identity Politics

 

PM to take up electoral reforms issue at all-party meet (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

China blocks Tibetans from visiting India: Govt-in-exile sources

 

‘Mass molestation’ in Bangalore blamed on Indians ‘copying’ west

 

Expect China to support India on Masood Azhar ban in UN: Rajnath Singh

 

Parties can’t use religion, caste to win votes: Indian court

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesian Ferry Catches Fire on New Year's Day, Killing 23 People. Captain Arrested.

 

Jakarta governor candidate criticised for meeting Islamic hardliners

 

IRAN

 

Iran plans to build aircraft carrier as part of naval upgrade

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq commander says forces reclaimed 60% of eastern Mosul

 

After ISIS, What's Next for Iraqi Christians?

 

Three killed in IS attack on Iraq police station

 

Streets of Baghdad literally running red with blood

 

Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 36

 

ISLAM

 

The New Axis of Evil (or Comedy): CAIR, JVP and the Huffington Post

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Tuesday, January 3, 2017)

 

Abbas ‘disappointed’ Netanyahu will skip Paris peace summit (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Islamic guards try to boot guide for saying ‘Temple Mount’ on Temple Mount

 

Netanyahu admits receiving gifts, insists they were ‘trifles’

 

European Union Drone Spies on Jewish Towns, IDF Bases in Judea, Samaria   (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Russia to reportedly host Fatah-Hamas reconciliation talks

 

Top Israeli security think-tank redraws map for the Trump era

 

Palestinian group said to film West Bank (Judea and Samaria) settlement with drone

 

Exclusive: Huckabee Calls US Abstention at UNSC ‘Act of Hate Towards Israel’ By Obama Administration

 

Pakistani man indicted for spying on German-Israeli group for Iran

 

National Center Planned for Information on Gender Equality in Israel

 

SpaceX finds cause of explosion that destroyed Israeli satellite

 

NGO: Israeli military slow probing alleged troop violence

 

How Dangerous Is the Islamic State to Israel?

 

Report ignored by state could grant Darfur refugees legal status in Israel

 

Mike Huckabee: State for Palestinian Authority a ‘fantasy’

 

 Netanyahu expected to be questioned again this week

 

Justice Ministry reduces powers of of Deputy Attorney General

 

Israel erased in UN schools

 

Education Committee Debate on ‘Breaking the Silence’ in Schools Hits High Notes

 

Girl indicted for attempting to stab IDF soldier

 

HRW: Senior Israeli officials support 'shoot-to-kill' policy against Palestinians

 

Minister Haim Katz suspected of taking bribes

 

Weinrot: Netanyahu can relax

 

9-month-old baby drowns in tub

 

Israeli forces demolish homes, school in Bedouin village in the Jordan Valley

 

2 border police hit, injured by Palestinian bikers in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Happy Birthday! Israel News Talk Radio Celebrates Its First-Year Anniversary

 

Bennett hopes IDF soldier will be let off in manslaughter case (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Palestinian teenage girl indicted for 'attempted murder' of Israeli officer

 

Liberman calls Bennett’s annexation talk damaging   (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Thousands attend funeral of Israeli girl slain in Istanbul shooting

 

Pres. Rivlin to France: Without Negotiations, No ‘Solution’ Can Be Reached

 

Workers union calls one-day bus strike in Jerusalem

 

2 Palestinian motorcyclists severely injured in accident at Israeli army checkpoint

 

Despite PM’s ban, French Senate president visits Israel 11 days after UN vote

 

Female Arab Wannabe Stabber Indicted in Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court

 

Hasidic singer slurs Obama at Jerusalem concert

 

PA cartoon: Israel murders Santa Claus

 

Obama and Israel, strike and counter-strike

 

Israel Tries to Win Palestinian Hearts and Minds

 

The PLO’s zero-sum game  (The time has come for the Israeli government to make some bold moves.)

 

Netanyahu Is Questioned in Israeli Corruption Inquiry (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Ronald Lauder admitted buying Netanyahu gifts: report

 

Report: Kerry, Palestinians held 'secret meetings' (US Secretary of State John F Kerry)

 

Kerry's two-faced solution

 

Israeli settlements grew on Obama’s watch. They may be poised for a boom on Trump’s.

 

LIBERALISM

 

Soros Launches Plan to Bring Down US and Israel

 

Joyce Appleby, Historian of Capitalism and American Identity, Is Dead at 87

 

MEDIA 

 

Rev. Graham: Media Miss 'Huge' Factor in Trump Win, 'The God Factor'

 

Memo To Big Media, NeverTrumpers and Leftists: This Is Why Trump Was Elected

 

Willie Horton: A Fake News Story That Refuses to Die  (Misrepresentations of Republicans and race go back a long way.)

 

Megyn Kelly Is Leaving Fox News for NBC

 

Wolf Blitzer Blames Indiana for Chicago Gun Crime

 

Tucker Carlson Blasts Holes In The 'WikiLeaks Rigged The Election For Trump' Argument

 

Mike Pence Just Spoke To Reporters For The First Time In 2017 -- Here's What He Had To Say

 

Dan Rather suddenly 'deeply disturbed' by lying (But ex-CBS anchor notoriously aired fake news about President Bush.)

 

Ex-CIA Chief Woolsey: Trump May Just Be 'Playing' Media with Hacking Remarks

 

The media’s hypocrisy and hyperventilating in the age of Trump

 

Trump complains about his photo on CNN book

 

Hannity to interview WikiLeaks founder in London

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

The Case for Trump's Middle East Strategy

 

Funerals across Middle East for Istanbul victims

 

US-Led Coalition Admits Killing at Least 188 Civilians In Syria & Iraq

 

Saudi Arabia terms Aleppo massacre a ‘war crime’

 

Arab coalition strikes kill Houthi chiefs in Yemen

 

UAE issues Turkey travel warning after deadly attack

 

16 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes with rebels, Al-Qaeda

 

Saab, UAE sign radar support deal

 

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon says it can protect US, allies from N. Korean missile threats

 

Soldier’s Wife Gives Birth to Quadruplets While Battling Cancer: “We Know God’s Got a Plan For Us”

 

Will Donald Trump Screw Up V.A. Privatization? Probably.

 

Defense Dept. Pick Made Case to Halt Torture in Iraq

 

Military weighs expanded use of cyber, space weapons against Islamic State

 

Marshall Plans, Not Martial Plans  (The lesson of Iraq and Syria for America is that economic aid beats military intervention.)

 

CVS no longer part of TRICARE pharmacy network

 

Trump mulls ‘public-private’ care for vets

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars struggling to strike balance between older, younger vets

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Massachusetts feels the impact of having highest state minimum wage

 

What Donald Trump Doesn’t Get About the Minimum Wage

 

Leaving for Las Vegas: California's minimum wage law leaves businesses no choice

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar video shows police beating Rohingya villagers

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

President Trump Should Give NATO to the Europeans

 

Terror's toll in Turkey could test NATO resolve

 

PAKISTAN

 

Christian Pastor Tries To Build Church In Muslim Area, Suddenly A Koran With His Name In It “Appears” In The Street, Now The Muslims Have Arrested The Pastor For “Disrespecting The Koran”

 

Pakistan's War: On the Frontline

 

Christmas message leads to death threats in Pakistan

 

‘Pakistan seeks strong ties with all neighbours’

 

Raheel Sharif in Saudi Arab  (Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif)

 

Polio Campaign Begins In Southwestern Pakistan

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

EpiPen price outrage could bring more changes under Donald Trump

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Trump, Philippines’ Duterte seek connection as China looms (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Duterte seeks 'strategic shift' from US to China: envoy

 

POLITICS

 

U.S. Conservatives Outnumber Liberals by Narrowing Margin

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP (TRANSITION)

 

Trump and the fine art of using the 'bully pulpit'

 

Pence expected to name Josh Pitcock as chief of staff

 

10 Things The Right Can Teach The Left About Accepting The Reality Of Trump

 

Trump: 'Obamacare just doesn't work'

 

The Administrative State Has Changed Our Culture. Trump Can Help Reverse Course.

 

Trump adds deputy chiefs of staff

 

Donald Trump: Making the World Safe for Dictators

 

Aidan’s America: A Memo to Donald Trump

 

Video Puts New Focus on Donald Trump’s Ties to Dubai Partner

 

WikiLeaks founder: Obama admin trying to ‘delegitimize' Trump 

 

Trump’s America is not the only ‘real’ America

 

Less than half of Americans - including just 1 in 7 Democrats - think President Trump can stay scandal-free 

 

Gallup: Dems won't give Trump benefit of doubt

 

Uproar at historically black college after marching band agrees to perform at Donald Trump's inaugural parade

 

Inside Trump’s New Year’s Eve with Sly and Fabio

 

Will Trump’s White House have computers?

 

Springsteen: Is Trump competent enough to be president?

 

Trump and Conway’s transition of contradictions

 

Americans less confident in Trump than in Obama, Bush

 

Rebecca Ferguson 'accepts' invitation to sing at Trump's inauguration... if she can perform track protesting racism

 

RUSSIA

 

Moscow Seeks Naval Drills as Russian Warships Visit Manila

 

Russian Army Publishes Pictures of Aleppo Ruins

 

Assange: Russian government not the source of WikiLeaks emails

 

Sudden Drop in Moscow Temperatures Will See Mercury Break Minus 30 — Meteorologists

 

Right-wing militia trains Russians to fight the next war — with or without Putin     (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia’s Admiral Makarov frigate to continue trials in 2017

 

Putin refuses to expel US diplomats from Russia. 'This is kitchen diplomacy'

 

Confusing Putin with the old Soviet threat

 

The Russian Democratic Opposition Has Become Completely Helpless

 

Russia prepares anti-American measures to respond to new sanctions

 

Russian FM Spokeswoman Zakharova Rails Against The U.S. Administration For Imposing New Sanctions: ‘Today America And The American People Were Disparaged By Their Own President’

 

Dollar exchange rate down 30 kopecks to 60.97 rubles in Moscow

 

Putin At The Annual News Conference: 'The Most Important Thing Is The Information That The Hackers Revealed To The Public. Did They Compile Or Manipulate The Data? No, They Did Not'

 

Russia won't be leaving Baikonur anytime soon

 

As ‘storm clouds’ gather, everyday Russians get ready

 

World media react to Russian Embassy 'lame duck' meme

 

Le Pen Says Crimean Annexation Legal (While Also Looking for Russian Cash)

 

January in Moscow becomes nearly five degrees warmer in past 136 years


Russia to double number of space launches in 2017

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Gun rights groups embrace Republican power to advance agenda

 

 

SENATE

 

Senate push for new Russia hacking probe fizzles

 

Tom Cotton's Immigration Restrictions Are Delusional and Counterproductive (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

Schumer regime promises a sharp break from Reid (US Senator of New York Charles Schumer (D)

 

Rand Paul: Obamacare Must Be Repealed AND Replaced At The Same Time (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Tillerson to face off with McCain this week (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Senate to vote on Obamacare repeal budget next week

 

Sen. Graham on GOP move to gut ethics panel: 'dumbest fricking thing' (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)

 

Sen. Tom Cotton: Sanctions Against Russia ‘Not Enough’

 

Report: Dems target eight Trump nominees in bid to delay process, get picks to disclose more info

 

SINGAPORE

 

Singapore's Economy Expands More Than Economists Estimated

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'explicitly sexual'

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Exclusive AFDI video: Columbia students support female genital mutilation

 

At Least 100 Homes Burned as Fire Erupts in Valparaiso, Chile

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Court battle for Park’s impeachment begins  (President Park Geun-hye)

 

South Korea’s foreign ministry praises Trump’s response to North Korea’s nuclear threat

 

Populations Shrinkage Means More Empty Homes

 

S. Korean Pres. Refuses to Testify in Impeachment Trial

 

Korea’s growth not translating to job creation

 

Bird flu under control after culling 30 MILLION chickens, ducks

 

2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

 

Up to 70% fine dust comes from China: study

 

Porsche, BMW, Nissan admit to fabricating emissions documents

 

As Scandal Roils South Korea, Fingers Point to Mixing of Politics and Business

 

Denmark Asked to Speed up Extradition of Choi Soon-sil's Daughter

 

Spiking divorce rate changes law, marriage style

 

SPACE

 

Humanity’s race to conquer Mars

 

SPORTS

 

The Unravelling of College Football Starts With All These Empty Stadiums

 

USC Coach on Comeback Rose Bowl win: ‘Glory to God’

 

Bengals’ "Pacman" Jones arrested in downtown Cincinnati

 

USC's last-second field goal stuns Penn State, 52-49, in Rose Bowl game for the ages

 

Stars of Steroids Era Are Still Alive in Hall of Fame Quest

 

Rams, looking for a new coach, seek to interview at least eight candidates

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Football Bowl Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

State Lawmakers Seek to Stop New York City From Destroying ID Records

 

California ‘progressives’ pass law said to legalize child prostitution

 

Caught on video: 2-year-old boy pushes dresser off twin brother stuck underneath

 

Cleanup Begins in Wake of Severe Storms That Kill 5 in South

 

At Least 4 Dead in Alabama Tornado

 

California passed 900 new laws in 2016. More does not always equal better

 

4 Dead from Suspected Pesticide Poisoning at Texas Home

 

Why Cuomo is ditching his State of the State address  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Gov. Cuomo Commutes Sentence of Radical Leftist Terrorist Judith Clark

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

US State Dept: North Korea cannot 'tip' missile with nuclear warhead

 

Congress to Freeze State Department Funds Until U.S. Embassy Moves to Jerusalem

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court examines death penalty for the disabled

 

Liberals Are Begging Obama To Ram Garland Through This One-Minute Window On Tuesday

 

Obama unlikely to appoint Garland to SCOTUS – but it's not impossible

 

Inside Trump’s strategy to remodel the Supreme Court

 

SYRIA

 

Syrian rebels freeze peace talks amid truce abuses

 

The Significance, Ramifications, And Messages Of Hizbullah's Show Of Military Force In Al-Qusayr, Syria

 

Syria Rebels freeze peace talks after Assad abuses ceasefire  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Ex-Qaeda affiliate leaders among 25 dead in Syria strike

 

Turkey and Russia to set up checkpoints in Syria for monitoring ceasefire

 

 

TAIWAN

 

China Considering Strong Measures to Contain Taiwan Sources Say

 

Labor laws to increase living costs

 

Taiwan sees proliferation of small schools as birth rate falls

 

Japan-Taiwan exchange unveiled

 

Taiwan won’t cave to Beijing threats says president

 

Taiwan declares war on fake news from China

 

Is it too risky for Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai to meet   (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Norovirus outbreak expected during Lunar New Year: CDC

 

China-Taiwan diplomatic battle shifts to Latin America

 

Pupil with lighter forces mass evacuation of school

 

Air Force could take charge of missile system MND

 

Trump seems to rule out meeting with Taiwan president

 

TAXATION

 

Biz Manager on Philly Soda Tax: ‘It’s Kind Of a Lose-Lose’

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

How can the US regain its mojo on R&D?

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Warnings from the Terrorists Themselves

 

 

TRADE

 

 How the US Could Win a Trade War With China

 

Trump expected to pick Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

The National Geographic Transgender Cover Champions Child Abuse And Junk Science

 

 

TURKEY

 

Video of smirking Turkey club shooter emerges

 

Ominous Start To The New Year In Turkey

 

Turkey lira crashes to historic low

 

Renowned Turkish designer attacked on apron, arrested

 

Two foreign nationals detained at Istanbul airport over nightclub attack

 

Federation launches legal proceedings against Muslim televangelist who said ‘playing chess sinful than gambling’

 

Suspected Perpetrator in Istanbul Nightclub Attack May Have Trained in Syria

 

Istanbul attack a turning point in Turkey’s anti-ISIL fight

 

Turks blame Jews for jihad assassination of Russian ambassador

 

Istanbul nightclub attacker arrived in Turkey from Syria

 

After Istanbul attack, Pope prays for those who fight ‘bloody stain’ of terrorism

 

Istanbul nightclubs and coffee shops struggle after Reina terror attack

 

We hid in Reina for an hour amid terror attack: Nightclub DJ

 

Turkish PM calls on Trump to end ‘shameful’ Obama policy on PYD

 

Turkey to extend state of emergency for another three months

 

Turkey’s exports decreased to $142.6 bln in 2016

 

Istanbul attack targets Turkey’s internal peace and foreign policy: Gov’t spokesperson

 

Turkey’s inflation rate rises more than expected after hikes in tobacco, alcohol prices

 

Turkish PM calls on citizens to be cautious on social media

 

Trade, visa limits imposed on Turkey by Russia still in effect: Zeybekci

 

Turkish PM to visit Baghdad, Arbil

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 extends march into record territory

 

Freight train connecting China with London will run 12,000 kilometres through seven countries

 

Brexit chaos as Britain's EU envoy resigns before formal talks begin

 

Sisters Who Were Born Six Weeks Prematurely Now Care for Premature Babies

 

Brits Fear Civil War, Riots if Brexit Not Delivered

 

 Exclusive: UK will create 400,000 new jobs if it quits the customs union after Brexit - according to analysis of EU's own figures

 

Poll shows majority of Scots oppose indyref2 vote in 2017

 

Algerian terror suspect linked to Osama Bin Laden wins 21-year legal battle with Home Office to stay in UK

 

Titanic doomed by ice -- and fire?

 

MoD says 2017 'Year of the Navy' as new carrier prepares for sea trials

 

Ex-SNP leader urges Nicola Sturgeon to shelve indyref2 plans  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Pakistan cash transfers defended as MP says aid programme amounts to 'exporting the dole'

 

Teenager charged with murdering ex-footballer Shaun Woodburn

 

Labour on course to get fewer than 200 seats at next election, Fabians say, warning it has 'almost no chance of majority'

 

Children have half their daily recommended sugar before school 

 

Man shot dead by police on M62 motorway near Huddersfield in 'pre-planned' operation 

 

Theresa May promises thousands of new homes for young first-time buyers

 

Care homes should house students to stop 'age apartheid' between old and young

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Top CFR Globalist Warns UN Will Get “Hammered” by Trump

 

U.N. staff in hot water for dancing with Colombian rebels

 

Now to defund wasteful global institutions  (A positive side effect of President Obama's duplicity with the anti-Israeli United Nations vote was the attention it brought to what the UN is actually doing and how it is wasting taxpayer dollars and undermining liberty.)

 

UNITED STATES

 

Caught on tape: Photojournalist rescues driver trapped in fiery crash

 

The terrifying power of mega tsunamis: How an unlikely wave could wipe out the ENTIRE east coast of the US

 

VATICAN

 

Report: Pope Francis ordered Cardinal Müller to dismiss three priests from doctrinal office

 

Pope appoints Protestant to lead new edition of Vatican newspaper in Argentina

 

McDonald's Opens New Restaurant in Building Owned by Vatican

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

How Obama will end up helping President Trump

 

Obama: ‘We’ve Made Extraordinary Progress As A Country These Past Eight Years’

 

Spiteful Obama Lashes Out at Netanyahu and Putin (and Trump) But Hits America Too

 

Obama's Selfless Farewell: ‘For Me, It’s Always Been About You’

 

Obama — a failure on his own terms

 

Cliven Bundy’s friends, family protest Obama national monument designation

 

Leaked audio: Obama wanted ISIS to grow

 

Top adviser claims President Obama 'hasn't had a scandal' - to ridicule from critics who point to 'rap sheet as long as my arm'

 

Squeaky clean, huh? Obama forgot about these 25 scandals

 

The Obama years stumble to a cheesy climax

 

'It's organized chaos!': White House staff reveal preparations for inauguration moving day - when they'll have just SIX HOURS to move out the Obamas and move in the Trumps

 

TV reporter gets schooled  on 'fraudulent' Obama birth certificate

 

Obama ‘Farewell Address’ is anything but goodbye

 

Only two weeks to go: Downbeat-looking Sasha and Malia return from Hawaii with their parents after last vacation on Air Force One

 

 

 

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