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Thursday, January 5, 2017

 

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

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Promises More Abortions: “We’ve Been Here 100 Years, We’re Not Going Anywhere”

 

6 Alarming Findings in House Panel’s Planned Parenthood Probe

 

Investigative panel urges defunding of PPFA

 

David Daleiden: Now That We Know Planned Parenthood Broke the Law, Put Them in Prison

 

Paul Ryan: GOP will defund Planned Parenthood (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Speaker Paul Ryan Promises: We Will Pass a Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Babies Were Born Alive And Left to Die After Abortions at a University Hospital

 

56% of Americans in Top Battleground States Want to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Is Obama Creating 'Abortion Mandate' With Sex Discrimination Law?

 

Planned Parenthood Executive: “It Doesn’t Bother Me” That We Sold an Aborted Baby’s Brain

 

Nurse who helped with late-term abortion haunted by ‘sweet little face’

 

Democrats Trash Pro-Life Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions: “He Opposes the Rights of Women”

 

Who says abortions don't harm women's mental health? New research reveals the horrible truth

 

Congressional Investigation: 15 Planned Parenthood and Abortion Clinics Illegally Sold Baby Parts

 

Scarlet Letter Of Shame: “A” For Abortion

 

Pro-Abortion Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer Vows to Block Pro-Life Supreme Court Nominee

 

How the GOP could basically outlaw abortion — even in blue states

 

Court Rules City Can Censor Pro-Life Bus Ads: “They’d Create a Hostile and Uncomfortable Environment”

 

Kentucky Lawmakers Advance Measures To Limit Abortions

 

Exposed: Planned Parenthood guilty of $13 million in abuse of taxpayer funds, other illegal activity, says report

 

We Don’t Want to Just “Chip Away” at Abortion, We Want to End It

 

Abortion under fire in Kentucky

 

Kentucky House Committee Passes Bill Allowing Women to See Ultrasound Of Baby Before Abortion

 

Michigan Democrat Who Fought GOP Abortion Restrictions Enters Gubernatorial Race

 

New low: FOX uses kids to promote Planned Parenthood, homosexuality, transgenderism in obscene

 

Scientology Documentary Accuses Group of Forcing Abortions — and Several Lawsuits Back That Up...

 

Planned Parenthood CEO: 115th  Congress is ‘the most dangerous moment in Planned Parenthood’s history’

 

The Scariest Abortion Restrictions To Watch For In 2017

 

Ohio lawmakers won’t override veto of pro-life bill banning abortions after heartbeat. Pro-lifers dismayed.

 

Degrassi: Next Class Telling 'Very Important' Abortion Story in Season 3

 

Judge rules doctors can refuse trans patients and women who have had abortions

 

'Late-stage' abortion issue to be considered (Scotland)

 

Alberta judge bans pro-life bus ads because they’re not ‘safe and welcoming’   (Canada)

 

Why is the Ontario Government Hiding Abortion Statistics?   (Canada)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Wife of American Man Missing in Afghanistan Says He Was Abducted

 

 

AFRICA

 

Christian Woman in Eastern Uganda Coerced into Taking Poison

 

Police break up protest in northern Morocco

 

Nigerian girl kidnapped by Boko Haram found with baby

 

‘Chinese FDI helps to stabilize Africa’: Brookings fellow David Dollar

 

Accused of Looting Millions, Son of African Leader Stalls Trial

 

Hymn of Peace by Nigerian Leaders Strikes Some as Off Key

 

AIRLINES

 

Sisters kicked off flight miss seeing their dying dad

 

Is Emirates Airline Running Out of Sky?

 

AIRPORTS

 

Cuomo Plans $10 Billion Makeover of Kennedy Airport (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

A Psychoanalysis of Obama-Kerry Postmodern Jew-Hating  (How narcissists become anti-Semites.)

 

ARAB WORLD

 

2017 will be another bad year for the Arab world

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX pushes higher on blue chip demand

 

$A advances as greenback tumbles

 

$A advance seen temporary

 

Why drownings are spiking in Australia

 

Australia hopeful on Indonesia tensions  

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Trump: Toyota faces big tax if it builds Corolla cars for U.S. in Mexico

 

Exclusive: Nissan halts joint development of luxury cars with Daimler - sources

 

GM's China vehicle sales rise 7.1 percent year-on-year in 2016

 

Toyota, Honda say no immediate plans to curb Mexico production

 

U.S. December auto sales surprisingly strong, 2016 sets new high

 

Ford expands Alexa use, heating up auto personal assistant battle

 

The American auto industry does not need Trump to stage-manage it

 

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

 

MyPillow inventor speaks out after getting F rating

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Good Government Solution: Get Rid of Whole Departments

 

Beef Magazine blasts Obama's crony regulations

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Sheriff offers to have prison inmates help build Trump's Mexico wall

 

 CANADA

 

Loonie surges against U.S. dollar as TSX pushes higher for third day

 

TSX On Verge Of All-Time High, Gold Stocks Surge -- Canadian Commentary

 

Negotiations underway to recover body of Canadian man killed fighting Daesh

 

Hired gun in a lab coat: How medical experts help car insurers fight accident claims

 

Ottawa projects decades of deficits as federal finances worsen

 

Bulgaria and India are buying new fighter jets — and unlike Canada, it won’t take them 10 years

 

Walmart strikes deal with Visa to settle credit card fee dispute

 

Trudeau has been anointed the global standard-bearer for 'progressivism.' That's just bizarre (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

B.C. reaches agreement with teachers to deal with fallout from court case

 

Average GTA home price jumped 20% in 2016

 

Military police investigating alleged case of voyeurism at Toronto Canadian Forces facility

 

Canadian woman arrested in Turkey for ‘insulting’ president: lawyer

 

The best loonie forecaster in the world says Canadian dollar will beat all its G10 peers this year

 

Toronto proposes ending daycare occupancy grant

 

How the UN is trying to sneak its unCanadian 'values' into Canadian schools

 

Poll finds 21 per cent of Canadians have received shocking wireless bills

 

'I will fix it,' ex-soldier said before N.S....

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Analyst: Trump, Congress should investigate all foreign efforts to subvert U.S. policy

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Man charged with killing 2 U.S. missionaries escapes

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Trump wants to shake up the CIA

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

“Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers”   (The jihad on churches -- including those in America and Europe.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Communist China Moves Against Trump, Asserts Control Over Strategic Ports

 

China’s high-speed trains turn into ‘smoggy gold’

 

Beijing says its carrier group performs ‘scientific research & weapons tests’

 

China, U.S. should maintain proper direction of relations: minister

 

President Xi’s Great Chinese Soccer Dream

 

Apple pulls New York Times app in China

 

Chinese City Official Shoots 2 Others and Kills Himself, State Media Says

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Nuclear, missile tests show 'qualitative' improvement in N.Korea capabilities -US

 

Dangerous games

 

Analysis: New Year message from Kim Jong-un: Same old, same old  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Kim Jong Un after 5 years: How has life changed in North Korea?

 

CONGRESS

 

Chickens and wafflers: 6 of the worst Republican Obamacare wimps

 

Congress majority Christian, but less Protestant

 

The true political risk to Republicans is leaving Obama Care on the books

 

Repeal Obamacare. Do not replace.

 

'Repeal and Replace' Obamacare -- With the Free Market  (Time to get health care right once and for all.)

 

The Parliamentary Tactic That Could Obliterate Obamacare

 

The 4-Step Plan to Repeal Obamacare

 

A Bipartisan Reason to Save Obamacare

 

Obamacare wars are in full force

 

GOP launches long-promised repeal of Obamacare with no full plan to replace it

 

GOP seeks to avoid its own midterm healthcare debacle

 

'Audit the Fed' bill gets new push under Trump

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Equifax and TransUnion fined $23 million for misrepresenting credit products

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Why Was Carrier Considering Moving to Mexico in the First Place?

 

What Government 'Help' Looks Like on the Front Lines  (A day in the (miserable) life of my small California company, thanks to our helpful friends in Washington and Sacramento.)

 

COURTS

 

Church shooting: Woman says she learned in a dream mom was dead

 

Texas teen tackled by cop at pool party files federal lawsuit

 

VW must face U.S. investor lawsuit in emissions scandal

 

‘I Am Not Sorry’ for Massacre, Dylann Roof Said in Journal

 

Arkansas Judge Resigns After Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

 

Prison Ordered to Provide Hepatitis C Drug to Black Panther Cop Killer

 

Leaders of Chicago gang Hobos - an  'all-star team' of criminals - convicted after deadly 2016

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Reuters conveniently leaves out that Chicago attackers yelled ‘F*** Trump, f*** white people’

 

Anti-White Hate Crime? Video Shows Black Teens Torturing Mentally Disabled White Kid

 

Pistol-Packing Texas Grandma Chases Off Armed Home Invader

 

How Much Does The Public Know About The Heroin And Opioid Epidemic?

 

Chicago Police Downplays Torture: Kids Make “Stupid Decisions”

 

Chicago PD reluctant to call racist, filmed, torture a hate crime - goes with ‘kids make stupid decision

 

Hate crime charges filed in Chicago beating streamed on Facebook Live

 

RI Prison Escapee Believed to Be Bank Robbery Suspect

 

Ohio State Student, Concealed-Carry Advocate Shot Dead Near Campus

 

Flagstaff officer resigns after being caught on camera punching woman

 

One suspect injured, one at large after shootout with NYPD

 

The Great Hijab Cover-Up  (Has there been one documented hate crime since the election?)

 

The Chicago carnage

 

Wisconsin man arrested for allegedly locking woman in wooden box

 

Special-needs man tortured while attackers stream it on Facebook

 

Four held over US live-streamed attack   (Four people are held in Chicago over a Facebook Live video of an attack on man with special needs.)

 

Shocking moment Chicago teen gang - including two girls - 'kidnap and torture' special-needs man while streaming entire ordeal live on Facebook and screaming racist and anti-Trump remarks 

 

Chicago torture: Cops question 4 after man held hostage on ‘F- Trump!’ Facebook video

 

New York Police Urged to Fix Inequities in Deployment of Investigators

 

D.C. mayor releases police body camera footage of Christmas Day shooting

 

The NYPD delivers New York’s safest year yet

 

When the drug crisis hits home

 

1st  Female Oakland Police Chief Vows to Mend

 

Walker finds two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C. - leading cops to locate even more weapons nearby

 

CYBER ATTACKS

 

Flashback: China Hacked Obama, McCain Campaigns in 2008

 

The Murky World of Cyber Spying

 

What's inside? Obama gets report on Russia hacking, as Republicans spar on claims

 

Task Force Urges Trump to Develop Better Cyber Deterrent

 

Trump and Assange, an Unlikely Pair, Sow Hacking Doubts

 

After Assange claim, evidence of Russia-WikiLeaks connection will be critical

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Indiana mayor announces for DNC chair

 

DNC Chair Candidate Forum to Be Held at Anti-Israel Restaurant

 

The Man Who Most Deserves to Be DNC Chairman  (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison's remarkable ties to Jew-haters, racists, and Islamic supremacists.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Out of Power, State Democrats Frustrated With National Committee

 

How the Democrats Became the Anti-Israel Party

 

The Democrats’ Successor to Hillary

 

The turning point for the Dems' demise

 

Unexpected Candidacy Upends Virginia Democrats’ Plans for Key Governor Race

 

WikiLeaks offers $30,000 bounty for evidence of Obama officials destroying records

 

Hillary Clinton Urged to Run for New York Mayor

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Trump Sows Dismay in Rural America With Late Agriculture Choice

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Trump's Commerce pick, billionaire Wilbur Ross, got a DUI in the Hamptons in 1991, serves as a director of 48 companies - and was elected to the Private Equity Hall of Fame

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

Ex-Sessions staffer, commentator clash on air over racism charges  (US Attorney General nominee Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions(R)

 

Sessions Is No Racist: Take Black Democrats’ Word for It

 

DISNEY

 

Why Does Disney Hate Boys So Much? All Their Male Characters Are Losers

 

ECONOMY

 

Nasdaq ends at record; S&P 500, Dow close lower as financials tumble

 

Nasdaq reaches record high, Macy's stirs retail fear

 

Nasdaq bucks stocks’ losing trend to close at record high on strength of Amazon’s 3% gain

 

Dollar Routed, Stocks Drop and Bonds Jump

 

Asian stocks rise for 8th day on PMIs; yuan soars ahead of inauguration

 

Yuan Extends Gains, Hong Kong Lifts Asian Stocks: Markets Wrap

 

Dollar tumbles to one-month low as Treasury yields keep falling

 

Macy’s plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs after a disappointing holiday season

 

Macy's plunge: 'Cutting 10,000 jobs' since dissing Trump

 

Prices Are Rising Across the Globe. That's a Good Thing, Right?

 

Gold settles at 5-week high amid doubts about Fed’s pace of rate hikes

 

Sears and Kmart closing 150 stores

 

Emerging-Market Currencies, Stocks Advance With Commodities

 

Will surging Chinese yuan wreck the dollar rally?

 

Trump's economic policies 'cut both ways'

 

The Strong Dollar Could Bash the Economy—and It’s Just Getting Started

 

World stocks hit 1-1/2 year high after strong China data

 

Washington-Area Snow May Affect Release of U.S. Jobs, Trade Data

 

EDUCATION

 

Closing Out a College (Whether colleges file for bankruptcy or wind down in other ways, closing is a complex, costly affair -- and the process doesn’t assure any support for professors or employees who may have worked without pay.)

 

The Campus War Against Israel and the Jews

 

What Happens if Free Tuition Comes to Campus?  (Presidents of public institutions in New York say they welcome Governor Cuomo's plan and could find ways to enroll many more. But they still have questions.)

 

DeVos Has Opportunity To Improve Education For All Children

 

The Shrinking Mega-Journal  (The world's largest scholarly journal, PLOS ONE, is seeing fewer and fewer researchers publish their work in it as the open-access publishing market evolves.)

 

 Northwestern University flies Black Lives Matter flag

 

Are You Scared of Your Students?  (A professor wonders whether the classroom has become an unsafe space for the faculty.)

 

Denying due process for campus sex assault cases

 

When Colleges Rely on Adjuncts, Where Does the Money Go?  (Study suggests the funds institutions gain aren’t going to instruction.)

 

Getting to “E Pluribus Unum”  (Colleges should establish a national exchange program that gives students the opportunity to get to know people in other parts of the country and in different settings, writes David J Smith.)

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian Writers Argue Over Mosques' Calls To Prayer Using Loudspeakers

 

Egypt releases leading revolution figure

 

 

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

 

Democratic lawmakers considering challenge to Trump’s Electoral College victory

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The Left’s Selective Outrage Over Alleged Voter Fraud

 

Wikileaks' Assange: Democrats lost the election because 'they didn't pick the strongest candidate'

 

Julian Assange is still scum — and Wikileaks didn’t elect Trump

 

Losing big: Liberal billionaire spent $87 million on Democrats in election

 

Stop trying to hush up the truth about election hacking

 

Spicer: Will Clinton be 'punished' for election tactics?

 

'It's a fake cyber war': Claims that Russia tried to influence election are 'crazy' says Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who first exposed Hillary's private email address

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices end at 1-week high to extend advance

 

Energy Prices

 

Why oil investors may suffer the ‘black swan’ potential of Elon Musk in 2017

 

Fire Reported on Gulf of Mexico Oil Platform

 

U.S. may become a net energy exporter in less than a decade

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

The Anti-Pipeline Anti-Environmentalists

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Here's Trump's How-To Manual For Rooting Out The Rot At The EPA

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks inch higher as euro climbs

 

Brussels Notebook: Elections Aren't Only Things Keeping NATO, EU Folks Up At Night

 

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

 

Austria: Muslims commit wave of sex assaults on New Year’s Eve

 

Italy: Muslim sets fire to church Nativity scene

 

Romania Chooses Left-Leaning Government

 

Austrian police searching for group of men 'of foreign appearance' over New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Innsbruck

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Fearful 81-Year-Old Woman Gets Tattoo Saying “Don’t Euthanize Me”  (Calgary, Canada )

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

  

Yikes: FBI Denied Obama's Iran Deal Messenger and Top Advisor Ben Rhodes a Security Clearance in 2008

 

 

Report: FBI had private company examine DNC's hacked servers

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Obama renominates FCC Democrat in his final two weeks

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed’s Williams Sees Three-Hike 2017 Outlook as ‘Very Reasonable’

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Now we know Barack Obama’s foreign policy wasn’t principled, it was malicious

 

FRANCE

 

Charlie Hebdo feels a target two years after attack

 

 'Leave euro but keep link', Le Pen urges

 

With after-work email ban, France reaches peak socialism

 

GERMANY

 

How police knew of Amri's terror plans, but still couldn't stop him

 

Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

 

German economists press ECB to raise interest rates

 

Activists slam German EU man's new job after 'racist' remarks

 

German court shuts down hopes for a breakaway Bavaria

 

No Breitbart, a Muslim mob didn't set fire to Germany's oldest church

 

Stormy Weather Causes Flooding Along German Baltic Coast

 

Police hunt suspects who beat up firefighters at New Year

 

Germany Walk like a penguin to avoid slipping on ice, German doctors advise

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Why the U.S. may bar Google from government contracts


Lawsuit Seeks to Ban Google From US Contracts

 

GOP

 

GOP must act on the national epidemic of absent fathers

 

GROCERY STORES

 

Grocery Stores Aren't Meeting Millennials' Needs

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Obama Freed 75 Percent of Gitmo Terrorists

 

Reports: US to transfer 4 Gitmo detainees to Saudi Arabia

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Dems call for ethics probe of HHS pick

 

HEALTH CARE

 

GM malaria vaccine 'milestone'

 

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

The Hollywood ‘Stop Trump’ crew gets angry

 

Hollywood gets super-secret training on how to bash Trump

 

HOTEL INDUSTRY

Trump’s DC Hotel Tagged With $5 Million in Unpaid Worker Liens

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House overwhelmingly condemns UN's anti-Israel resolution

 

Paul Ryan: Russia Didn’t Put the Server in Hillary Clinton’s Basement  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

REINS Act Will Check Executive Overreach, Restore Constitutional Balance

 

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill in 115th  Congress

 

A General Joins the House’s Conservative Ranks as New Congress Convenes

 

Trey Gowdy Unloads On Clueless Liberal Who Thinks The 2nd Amendment... (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

Republican Study Committee Introduces Plan to Replace Obamacare

 

GOP congresswoman's Obamacare poll has surprising result

 

House Dem Pushed Muni Bond-Friendly Legislation, Then Invested Herself

 

Putting An End To Obama's Economy-Destroying Regulatory Siege

 

It begins: House fires up process for Obama rules rollback

 

McCarthy: Federal agencies 'cannot be controlled by the people' (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

 

Dems renew demand for slavery reparations

 

HURRICANES

 

Conditions That Form More Hurricanes Also Protect U.S., Study Finds

 

INDIA

 

India test fires Agni-IV ballistic missile

 

Farmer suicides up 42% between 2014 & 2015

 

Why most rapes go unreported in India

 

Cops arrest 4 for Bengaluru molestation

 

No evidence of New Year’s Eve mass molestations, says Bengaluru police chief

 

Pakistan releases 218 more Indian fishermen from jail as ‘goodwill gesture’

 

India’s rupee demonetization policy creates cash crunch

 

Mayawati releases first list of 100 candidates for UP poll

 

Meeting the needs of India’s mega-rich

 

Congress, SP likely to announce UP alliance early next week

 

41 Indian sailors in ‘sinking ships’ send SOS from UAE

 

Pak should have privileges as India in nuclear development: Chinese state media

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia Halts Military Ties to Australia Over Material It Deems Offensive

 

INTELLIGENCE

 

Trump Plans Changes for Intelligence Agencies

 

Trump planning intel community shake-up, report says

 

INTERNET 

 

'The internet will shut down for 24 hours in 2017 causing financial markets to crash'

 

Internet providers are pushing for a repeal of Obama-era privacy rules

 

IRAN

 

How Trump Should Dismantle the Iran Nuclear Deal

 

Why Iran blocked a smartphone game

 

Iran Says Turkey's Syria Truce Violation Claims 'Unconstructive'

 

 

IRAQ

 

Mosul: Iraqi forces gaining momentum

 

Iraqi Rescue Center For Yazidi Women Enslaved By Islamic State Closed

 

Iraqi general says 70 percent of east Mosul retaken from Islamic State

 

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq: Amnesty

 

Car Bomb Strikes Baghdad Market, Killing at Least 9

 

ISLAM

 

Mosques in America: Religious liberty vs. national security

 

Has Janet Jackson secretly become a Muslim? As the once raunchy star has her first baby at 50 there's good reason to believe rumors that she's converted to the religion of Qatari multi-millionaire husband

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Thursday, January 5, 2017)

 

Hanan Ashrawi rejects Kerry's speech because he didn't give PA rights in Israel  (US Secretary of State John F Kerry)

 

Abbas to Israelis: Peace will ultimately come through dialogue, not UN (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Hunting Down a Terrorist in Haifa, City of Unity

 

Suspect in deadly Haifa shooting turns himself in

 

Netanyahu supports pardon for Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

‘Billionaire gave Netanyahus cigars, champagne worth hundreds of thousands’

 

Arab Fugitives Captured, Money Cache Seized by Israeli Security Forces

 

IDF: Incitement against army chief, judges must stop (Israel Defense Forces)

 

'A Suffering Widow's Plea: We Must Reach Our Goal

 

Top justice: Threats to Azaria judges imperil the rule of law

 

Avian Flu Detected Among Water Fowl at Ramat Gan National Park

 

Breaking ranks, minister and Likud MK oppose pardon for convicted soldier

 

Gaza fishermen announce 2 day protest in wake of missing fisherman

 

Man who threatened Azaria judges released to house arrest

 

Police Sappers Called to Haganah Museum in Tel Aviv

 

IDF spokesperson promoted to general, named manpower chief

 

Kerry laments failed peace process in exit memo

 

Hasidim arrested after illegal visit to West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  holy site

 

Israeli Envoys to Turkey Confirm They’re Safe After Terror Attack in Izmir

 

Rivlin pays condolence call to Istanbul attack victim’s family (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Israeli settlers raid Palestinian village to pray at holy site, spark clashes

 

In exit memo, Kerry lauds Iran deal, laments no two-state solution

 

Haifa Terror Suspect Surrenders to Police

 

France says no plans for UN resolution after peace confab

 

Israel indicts MK Basel Ghattas for smuggling phones to Palestinian prisoners

 

US official: Kerry’s speech signaled several ‘gains’ for Israel

 

Israeli Arab MK Basel Ghattas Indicted on Abuse of Diplomatic Immunity, Use of Property for Terror

 

6 Israeli startups that want to change your everyday life

 

Jordan says moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is 'red line'

 

Arab man stabbed in Ashdod in suspected racist attack

 

Gaza fisherman lost at sea after collision with IDF ship

 

Obama’s Next Attack on Israel

 

Why the sudden hatred of Israel? (US Secretary of State John Kerry, echoing other policymakers in the Obama administration, blasted Israel last week in a 70-minute rant about its supposedly self-destructive policies.)

 

Top archaeologist almost booted for saying 2 forbidden words

 

Could an Embassy in Jerusalem Bring Us Closer to Peace?

 

Israeli Arrested for Threatening Convicted Soldier's Judges

 

JAPAN

 

Bluefin Tuna Goes for $632,000 at Auction in Tokyo

 

LIBERALISM

 

Broken: The Sickening, Stale, and Worn Out Narratives of the Left

 

How liberalism was transformed

 

MARIJUANA

 

Florida Hazy on Grass

 

Skelton: Marijuana is legal in California. Now politicians and pot pushers need to help keep it out of kids' hands

 

MEDIA 

 

ABC, NBC Skip Reporting on Video Showing Anti-Trump Activists Kidnapping, Torturing Disabled Man

 

CNN Panelist Blames Trump For Racist Torture of Mentally Disabled Man

 

Watch: CNN’s Don Lemon Says Torture of Special Needs Teen isn't ‘Evil’

 

The fall of Megyn Kelly Marks the Failure of Fox News Coup

 

It’s Happening: Tucker Carlson To Take Over Megyn Kelly’s Prime Time Slot

 

MSNBC Hires Greta Van Susteren for Evening Show

 

Media mock Trump's transition progress

 

Matt Lauer kept in dark about NBC’s Megyn Kelly hire

 

L. Brent Bozell: Can Speculation Be Defined As News?

 

U.S. newspaper still hiding sex offender's identity as Somali 'refugee'

 

Spicer: Trump’s tweets ‘drive the news’

 

Why did CNN air a documentary about the band Chicago produced by band members?

 

MEDITERRANEAN

 

Tragedy for 80 migrants trying to reach Italy’s coast

 

MEXICO

 

Mexicans Are the Nafta Winners? It’s News to Them

 

Mexico’s New Foreign Minister Was Advocate of Visit by Donald Trump

 

Mexico Angry protests erupt across country after 20% hike in petrol prices

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia bans poultry products from 6 countries

 

Qatar Airways changes Airbus order

 

Apple confirms $1 bln investment in Saudi-backed fund

 

MILITARY

 

B-52 Bomber Loses Engine During Training Flight

 

Sikhs to be allowed to wear beards, turbans in Army uniform

 

Latest Phoenix VA Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation

 

U.S. Navy to deploy advanced early warning aircraft to Japan

 

In farewell to military, Obama urges America to uphold its values

 

Obama pledges ‘seamless’ transfer of military power to Trump

 

Marines’ first women in the infantry to join Camp Lejeune battalion

 

Marine Corps assigns first female infantry to battalion ahead of Trump’s inauguration

 

Federal, military courts proceed cautiously in Ronald Gray death penalty case

 

PLA's hacking hotel  (US military intelligence has identified a headquarters for a Chinese military hacking unit -- inside two Beijing hotels.)

 

FM frequency changes coming to AFN Kaiserslautern, Wiesbaden

 

Member of U.S. Army honor guard passes out during Barack Obama's farewell ceremony as president says goodbye to the armed services

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Fashion Designer: $15 Minimum Wage Forcing Me to Leave California

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Clapper: Trump rhetoric on intel agencies alarming U.S. allies  (Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)

 

Intel Chief Fires Back at Trump in Feud Over Russian Election Meddling (James Clapper answers the president-elect, reiterating Russia’s interference in the election.)

 

Ex-Senator Leading Candidate for DNI

 

Clapper Gently Chides Congress for 'Micromanaging' Intelligence Office

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA testing SLS for transonic behavior

 

NASA plans asteroid missions to explore space oddities

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

US sends elite commandos to the border of Russia to defend nervous Baltic states while NATO beefs up its defenses

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan: Foe of blasphemy law accused of “hate speech” for opposing blasphemy law

 

Kashmir ‘an integral part’ of Pakistan, says Sharif      (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Pakistan China Trade: Warship Designed To Secure Lucrative Shipping Route

 

The Spooks of Pakistan

 

Pakistan in uproar over allegations judge and his wife tortured a 10-year-old girl working as their maid

 

SC barred govt,PTI from holding media talks on Panamagate case

 

Pakistan launches app for women to report harassment

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippines kills leader of Islamic State-linked militant group in clash  

 

Philippine President 'Open To Joint Military Drills' With Russia

 

Philippines says South China Sea ruling not on agenda at ASEAN summit

 

Philippines Jailbreak Frees More Than 150 Inmates, Prompting Manhunt

 

Philippines’ former president urges Trump to mend relations

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

 

POLITICS

 

Liberals and conservatives have one thing in common: Zero interest in opposing views

 

How WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange went from pariah to paragon in the eyes of some conservatives

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP (TRANSITION)

 

Marvin Hier 'proud' to be Trump's inauguration rabbi

 

Trump’s Twitter feed traumatizes Washington

 

Trump: 'Time for Republicans & Democrats to Get Together' on Health Care Plan

 

Trump Tells Confidant He Remains Opposed to AT&T Deal

 

Celebrities Call for ‘Month of Resistance’ to Fight ‘Fascist’ Trump…

 

Trump to meet with rival Graydon Carter on Friday

 

…Celebs to Host Progressive ‘Love-a-Thon’ During Trump Inauguration

 

Donald Trump Won’t Unite Us, And That’s Great News

 

Chicano Marxists Prepare for Battle With Trump Administration

 

Trump deposed in lawsuit against chef José Andrés

 

Historically black college makes decision on inauguration march

 

Key Trump surrogates once led fight vs. WikiLeaks and Assange

 

Brexit campaigner Farage to attend Trump inauguration

 

Why Trump picks Russia over China

 

The disruptor Cabinet

 

Trump’s criticism of intelligence on Russia divides Republicans

 

Why Omarosa became a 'Trumplican'

 

Robert J. Samuelson: Trump's Great Guessing Game

 

The intellectual argument for the Trump presidency

 

Trump probably won’t let Obama go quietly

 

Mike Pence: Trump's chief mediator and translator

 

Left tries to find common ground with Trump

 

Trump blames Democrats for being hacked and says they were 'careless'

 

Trump boasts sales of inauguration performer Jackie Evancho's album 'skyrocketed' after she was announced for line-up 

 

 

PRISONS

 

Brothers serving life sentences for 1989 murders of their wealthy Beverly Hills parents reveal how they have married their pen pals and are 'at peace' with the crime

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Sister Frances Ann Carr, One of the Last Three Shakers, Dies at 89

 

RUSSIA

 

Bolton On Conservatives' Sudden Love For Putin: 'I Don't Understand It'  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Update: Russian Airline Denies Its Plane Nearly Collided With NATO Jet

 

Inside Russia's New Foreign Policy Master Plan

 

A Nixon Strategy to Break the Russia-China Axis

 

Russia: A Look at the Bear Obama Is Poking

 

The Sorry Record of ‘Putin’s Poodle’  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin; Russia’s new role as the Middle East’s new powerbroker leaves the United States out in the cold.)

 

What if Trump is playing Russia like he played the media?

 

The left and right are having a meltdown over Russia

 

How the USSR’s effort to destroy Islam created a generation of radicals 

 

US intercepts show Russian officials celebrating Trump win -Wash Post

 

SCIENCE

 

Radio Bursts Traced to Faraway Galaxy, but Caller Is Probably ‘Ordinary Physics’

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

 

Donald Trump and the Gun Law Revolution

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

Everything You Need to Know About Trump's SEC Chair Pick

 

SENATE

 

Sen. Graham: 'I'm Ready to Throw a Rock' at Russia   (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Trump: Schumer’s The ‘Head Clown’    (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Ted Cruz: Trump’s Cabinet Conservative ‘All Stars’ (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

McCain Drops WICKED One-Liner On McCaskill For Dragging Politics Into Intel Hearing   (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/ US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

Transition to Trump: Chuck Schumer takes over as leader of Democrat obstructionists 

 

Democrats' plan: Put Trump on trial through his nominees

 

Top US Intelligence Officials to Testify on Russian Hacking

 

Filibuster This: Democrats Pay A Huge Price For Gutting The Senate's Supermajority Rule

 

Schumer: I work out with Sessions, but I won't vote for him (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/US Attorney General nominee Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions (R)

 

Why Republicans Shouldn’t Weaken the Filibuster

 

GOP wins first Obamacare fight in Senate budget vote

 

Senate sets Obamacare repeal vote next week

 

Confirmation crush hits peak Wednesday

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

What Mark Zuckerberg should learn about America

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Fraudsters Used Dead People’s Social Security Numbers for $29 Million in Wages

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

China admits to retaliation against THAAD deployment

 

Economically Active Population Shrinks

 

Sign of book industry's collapse?

 

Choi Soon-sil's Daughter Lived in Quiet Luxury on the Lam

 

ONCE AGAIN, Hanwha Group chairman's son caught for drunken rampage; faces arrest

 

South Korea speeds up creation of Kim Jong Un 'decapitation unit'  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Netflix to make its first Korean original series 'Love Alarm'

 

SKorean Lawmaker Accuses President of Violating Constitution

 

Twitter diplomacy: South Korea appoints officer to monitor Donald Trump's tweets for foreign policy insights

 

 

SPORTS

 

Tom Brady pens two-page handwritten note to family of a 20-year-old who was gunned down playing Pokemon Go

 

Rams will interview two more coaching candidates Thursday

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

Massachusetts AG Busy Defending Her Unconstitutional “Enforcement Notice” on “Copycat” Assault Weapons

 

California’s Embarrassing Hire of a Failed Attorney General to Take on Trump

 

Lynx stroll past Colorado crowds in rare sightings

 

New York Legislature Begins Work With 2016 Battles Still Fresh

 

Failing the children of California

 

Crews search Port of Los Angeles for downed helicopter; cruise ship passenger reported crash

 

L.I.R.R. Crash in Brooklyn Injures More Than 100

 

Three sleeping firefighters narrowly escape blaze after their own Massachusetts fire station goes up in flames 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Kerry says he accepts US intelligence assessment on Russian hacking  (US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

Trump to Choose Businessman William Hagerty as Next Ambassador to Japan

 

State Department won't help Trump plan Israel policies

 

Tillerson Discloses Global Assets of as Much as $400M

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court justice withdraws from case over potential conflict

 

SYRIA

 

What Will Assad Do Next?   (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Clashes near Damascus jeopardise fragile Syria truce

 

Kurds announce new training academies for women to take on Isis

 

Blast in Syria regime bastion kills 15

 

5.5 Million Without Water in Damascus for Nearly 2 Weeks

 

Syria: Turkey takes fight to Isis in assault on western base of al-Bab

 

TAIWAN

 

Military ready for moves by ‘Liaoning’

 

US will stay committed to one-China policy Kerry  (US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

Hospital to cut outpatient services on Saturdays

 

Fruit and veg prices up most in 11 years

 

More troop action for new draftees: defense ministry

 

Rising Tensions China Confirms Aircraft Carrier Drills Near Taiwan

 

Group decries low pay for alternative military service

 

Taiwan condemns terror attack in Istanbul

 

Taiwan respects US think tank’s cross-strait views

 

Uber vows to continue operations despite law

 

Expert gloomy on housing market for 2017, 2018

 

TAXATION

 

Philadelphians reeling over city's new sugary drink tax

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Tesla Flips the Switch on the Gigafactory

 

The cutthroat race to build the world’s fastest elevator

 

TERRORISM

 

Robert Spencer in PJ Media: Why Do Western Leaders Bother to Condemn Terror Attacks?

 

Bin Laden son on terror watch list

 

Step by step: How Hillary, Obama incubated ISIS (Arming of Syrian jihadists mirrored disastrous Libya policy.)

 

Digital technology transforming terrorism to small-scale plots

 

THAILAND

 

Fighting Restoration by Clinging to Remnants of the Past

 

TRADE

 

Trump Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer Is Free Trade Skeptic

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

  

Texas "bathroom bill" unveiled ahead of 2017 session

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Lew calls for de-weaponizing 'nihilistic' debt ceiling (Treasury Secretary Jack Lew)

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey jails officers for life in first coup verdict

 

US embassy warns citizens after İzmir attack

 

Deadly bomb blast, shootout near courthouse

 

Turkey Says U.S. Support in ISIS Offensive Insufficient

 

Time to boycott Turkey  (Better for Christian tourists to spend their money on Israel.)

 

Turks arrest dozens amid rumors of U.S. role in terror attack

 

38 ISIS militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkish air strikes

 

Turkish Official Says Istanbul Attacker Is Probably Uyghur

 

Turkey told U.S. support in Islamic State fight insufficient: Erdogan spokesman  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey was told not to go further than 20 kms into Syria: Erdoğan

 

Suspects from China’s Xinjiang detained over Istanbul nightclub attack

 

Two killed in car bomb attack in Turkey’s İzmir

 

Terror groups cannot divide our nation: President Erdoğan

 

Turkey expects Baghdad, Arbil to take more concrete actions against PKK

 

Istanbul nightclub attacker probably Uighur: Turkish government

 

ISIL suspect released thanks to ‘fixed residence’ in Istanbul

 

US: İncirlik invaluable for anti-ISIL fight

 

Iran hits back at Syria truce criticism from Turkey

 

Former President Gül denies any link to Gülen group

 

Turkish Lira slides to new record lows against dollar, euro

 

Health Ministry to extend smoke-free zones in restaurants, cafes

 

Courses on Atatürk should be renoved from curriculum, says Turkey’s conservative teachers union

 

Turkey’s agricultural sector shrank in 2016 amid plunge in exports, prices: Association

 

Officials warn of storms, heavy snowfall across Turkey

 

Turkish Conspiracy Theories See U.S. in Every Crisis

 

2016

 

A Decisive Year? (For all the rhetoric about 2016, we won’t know its true significance for some time.)

 

UNIONS

 

Labor Group Takes Aim at Trump Winery Despite No Complaints From Workers

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 nudges to record close after wobbly day

 

UK: Hundreds of “child migrants” lied about their ages, are as old as 29

 

Woman Stuffs Newborn in Toilet With Tissues in His Mouth, Baby Saved When Janitor Hears Crying

 

Norway PM says UK lacks negotiating experience, fears 'very hard Brexit'

 

Leaving EU will halve net migration, boost pay and help to solve housing crisis, according to study as Treasury's Brexit predictions brought into question

 

UK military to build 'laser weapon'

 

Buckingham Palace changing of guard ceremony reformed in wake of Berlin terror attack

 

How the Queen was almost SHOT by one of her own guards after she took 3am stroll through Buckingham Palace grounds 

 

'Real Housewives of ISIS' enrages TV viewers

 

Children 'fending for themselves online'  (Youngsters are being left to fend for themselves on the internet, says England's children's commissioner.)

 

All prisoners should be allowed to wear their own clothes because transgender inmates can, inspectors say 

 

Britain Names Tim Barrow New Top Diplomat to E.U.

 

One in three children send naked selfies online because parents let them 'roam free' on the internet

 

Migrants 'should have to learn English'

 

Number of over 80s expecting to bequeath more than £150,000 doubles in a decade 

 

Body that scrutinises Police Scotland is to be investigated itself

 

Severe weather warning across parts of UK as temperatures drop

 

Diana letter on naughty Harry to be sold

 

Man finds ancient medieval city on border of England and Wales

 

German guidebook backs Nicola Sturgeon’s independence bid   (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

'Inherent cruelty' of factory farming exposed by undercover woman

 

UK appoints new ambassador to the EU

 

Power from Scotland ‘has smaller impact on the environment’

 

UK fuel prices hit 18-month high

 

NHS groups 'paying millions to private firms that block GP referrals'

 

Prisoners caught using drugs rises to a seven-year peak   (Scotland)

 

NHS diabetes screening 'inaccurate'

 

Domestic violence Truss orders review to stop abusers tormenting victims in family courts

 

Project Fear Brexit predictions were 'flawed and partisan', new study says 

 

IVF pregnancy less successful with two embryos, study finds

 

Private degree plans a 'risk too far'

 

Plans to fast-track higher education startups into universities 'a risk too far'

 

M62 police shooting: Emotional vigil held for Yassar Yaqub as father demands answers

 

British car industry body warns of sales downturn as uncertainty kicks in

 

Why UK surgeon cannot forget this girl

 

Nearly 700 Scottish patients die while waiting for hospital release

 

Richest young people in UK also likely to inherit most wealth, study finds

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Palestine - Anti-Israel Security Council Resolution 2334 Violates UN Charter

 

In exit memo, U.S. envoy warns U.N. retreat would be harmful

 

Trump and U.N. Leader Discuss ‘Cooperation’

 

The first step in brokering peace in the Middle East  (The dust has settled on Obama’s betrayal of Israel, with the passage on December 24 of Security Council resolution 2334, effectively repealing Resolution 242’s promise of defensible boundaries for Israel...)

 

UNITED STATES

 

Study: Where do Americans look to solve nation's woes?

 

VENEZUELA 

  

Venezuelan President Names Controversial Potential Successor

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Obama’s Legacy: Racially motivated kidnapping and assault broadcast live on social media

 

Obama: 'Tensions will be reduced' after Trump gets intel briefing

 

WH: Democrats Have 'The Advantage of Being Strongly Unified...Republicans Aren't'

 

Biden to Trump: 'Grow up, Donald. Time to be an adult'  (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr )

 

Obama Lists Regrets — Again: Failure to Secure Gun Control Still #1

 

Pressure on Obama to grant late pardons, commutations

 

Obama's Disastrous Legacy

 

Americans wonder why WH sustains agenda

 

Obama, keep this killer in the slammer


George F. Will: Obama Was Indeed Transformational, Unfortunately

 

The scandals that Valerie Jarrett overlooked

 

Obama Fights for Health Law as G.O.P. Vows Quick Repeal

 

Uniting Obama and Trump to save children

 

Moving truck spotted outside White House

 

The phrase everyone keeps forgetting to say: ‘Thanks, Obama’

 

Biden’s post-White House plans: Tackling cancer issues, including drug prices  (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr)

 

Obama to receive briefing on hacking report Thursday

 

Exclusive: The Obamas are set for a $40million payday - HALF to Michelle to write about her hatred of Hillary, the antics of daughters Sasha and Malia and an intimate peek at marriage to Barack

 

WORKPLACE

 

Revealed: The world's highest-paying jobs that cause the LEAST stress (so does yours make the list?) 

 

YAHOO

 

Verizon executive says company unsure about Yahoo deal

 

 

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