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Friday, January 5, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM   

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Closed 272 Clinics Over Last 7 Years

 

Abortion prices went up, wait times went down in 2017: report

 

University Researcher Suspended for Selling Body Parts From Aborted Babies

 

Pro-abortion college student argues for infanticide of 2-year-olds

 

Court Strikes Down Baltimore Law Forcing Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions

 

Court voids Baltimore law requiring 'no abortion' clinic disclaimers

 

New Trump Rule Allowing Small Businesses to Buy Healthcare Across State Lines is a Pro-Life Victory. Here’s Why

 

Pro-choice art project addresses men's role in abortion

 

New Video Game Lets You Help a Pregnant Woman Kill Her Baby in an Abortion

 

Will state Democrats revive an abortion coverage bill?

 

Planned Parenthood Thanks 34 Entertainers Like Zach Galifianakis and John Legend for Supporting Abortion

 

Pregnant After Rape, My Pastor Told Me I Should Have an Abortion

 

Just Four Days Into 2018 an Abortion Clinic Has Already Injured a Woman in a Botched Abortion

 

University Shuts Down Research With Aborted Baby Parts After Allegations of Illegal Activity

 

PBS Program Investigates “Black Genocide,” How Abortion Targets African-Americans

 

Abortion Clinics Fight Texas Law Requiring Burial for Aborted Babies Instead of Dumping Them in the Sewer

 

Iowa Legislation Would Ban Abortions and Call Unborn Children Human Beings

 

Judge Slams Parental Notification Law, Claims Teen Girls Have a “Constitutional Right to Abortion”

 

What will Pinera's win mean for Chile's abortion law?

 

Parents Welcome Triplets Who Would’ve Been Forcibly Aborted in China

 

AIRLINES

 

A United passenger befouled the bathrooms so badly the plane had to land

 
 AVIATION

 

Boeing-Embraer talks have not settled question of control: sources

 

 

BALKANS

 

 Archbishop: Up to 10,000 Catholics leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina each year because of discrimination

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Stunning report finds 30,000 federal workers earn more than any US governor

 

 

CANADA

Freed hostage Joshua Boyle faces 15 criminal charges

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

CDC to hold briefing on how public can prepare for nuclear war

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) 

Iran blames CIA for freedom protests

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA 

North Korea Accepts South’s Proposal for Talks Next Week

Trump tells Kim Jong Un his 'nuclear button' is larger, 'more powerful' (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

Trump sounds open to Korea dialogue

North Korean Hackers Hijack Computers to Mine Cryptocurrencies

North Korea’s Olympics Peace Bid Tests U.S.-South Korea Alliance

 

COURTS

 

Ex-nurse in Kansas sentenced for sexually assaulting patients

 

Texas County Threatened With Lawsuit for Concealing Noncitizen Voter Records

 

Lawsuit alleges California utility was negligent

 

Immigrant sentenced in Kate Steinle shooting as Steinle family prepares for next fight

 

Lawsuit: Duke, UNC agreed to not hire each other's doctors

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

4 found dead in apparent murder-suicide in LA area

 

A fire destroyed the home of a Roy Moore accuser. It's being investigated as an arson. (Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore)

 

Stepfather allegedly murdered child, ordered siblings to sleep next to dead body, investigators say

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

New guidelines: Border agents need 'reasonable suspicion' for 'advanced' device searches

 

CYBERSECURITY

Intel downplays fears security patch will slow computers

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS) 

Member of Kennedy Family, Candidate for Illinois Governor: Emanuel Has ‘Gentrification Plan’ to Force Black People Out of Chicago  (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel )

Obama Announced as First Guest on New Letterman Talk Show

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ watchdog’s probe of Comey FBI, Clinton emails could deliver bombshells

 

GOP chorus against Sessions grows    (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

DUNKIN’ DOUGHNUTS 

Time To Make The Doughnuts Free Of Artificial Dyes, Dunkin' Decides

 

ECONOMY 

 

Dow logs 220-point gain to end stellar first week of 2018 for the stock market

 

S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year

 

Economy caps a solid year of labor market growth with a somewhat disappointing gain of 148000 jobs

 

U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages up

 

It Was the Best Week for Stocks in a Year

 

Inevitable Job-Growth Slowdown Could Be a Good Thing

 

Dollar records third weekly loss in a row despite post-jobs rebound

 

Why Trump Is Probably to Blame for the Weak Dollar

 

How good the market under Trump really is, in one chart

 

Treasury yield curve steepens after weaker-than-expected December jobs data

 

Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.1%, Number of Employed Grows By 104,000 in December

 

Gold futures just marked the longest winning streak on record

 

Asia Stocks Extend Strong 2018 Start; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares near record high, dollar weak as job, wage data awaited

 

In Trump's first year, stocks soar for rich, but wages stay flat

 

Unemployment Rate for Black Americans Hits Record Low

 

EDUCATION

Baltimore schools close amid anger over cold classrooms

New Bill Would Force U. Nebraska to Guarantee Free Speech on Campus

Most big public colleges don't track suicides, AP finds

10 teachers accused of "improper relationships" with students

 

EGYPT

 

Tourist killed in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

 

ENERGY 

 

Oil prices lose grip on 3-year high, but score a third-weekly gain

 

Energy Prices

 

Solar's Bright Future Is Further Away Than It Seems

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

Work touted by Trump EPA was completed years ago

 

EUROPEAN UNION 

European stocks score biggest weekly gain in 8 months as global rally stays strong

Ireland: Muslim migrant charged in random stabbing murder, Gardai still say no link to terrorism

Italy: Muslim migrant tries to rape woman in labor in Rome hospital

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

New details about San Francisco terror plot feds say they foiled

 

FBI investigating Clinton Foundation 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC) 

Silicon Valley's biggest lobbying group says it will help sue the FCC over net neutrality

 

GERMANY

 

German bishops raked in $7.1 billion last year from taxpayers

 

HOLLYWOOD 

Harvey Weinstein police investigations being reviewed by Los Angeles District Attorney

 

HOMOSEXUALITY 

Viral video: Woman explains why she left ‘super wild’ lesbian lifestyle to follow Christ

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings hospitalized (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D)

 

Intel Committee Expands Investigation Into FBI, DOJ Handling of Russia Probe

 

House Russia probe poised to break down along partisan lines

 

Ethics committee members investigating Rep. Kihuen (D-Nevada) announced


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 'California better hold on tight': ICE director promises doubling of officers after 'sanctuary' law signed

 

IRAN 

What No One Is Telling You About Iran

US calls on Iran to unblock social media sites

Iran protests: US brands Tehran's accusations 'nonsense'

Iran tries to censor coverage of protests by media based abroad

What Is Fueling the Protests in Iran?

Robert Spencer: Women are the Key to the Iranian Uprising

Iran unrest: New protests as Rouhani plays down violence (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

Donald Trump Doesn't Understand What's Happening in Iran

Leaked meeting notes show how panicked Iranian regime considered stopping deadly protests: 'God help us'

The protesters in Iran need real help from Washington

 

IRAQ 

Sadistic ISIS fighter reportedly captured in Iraq; could be executed himself

 

ISLAM 

Anni Cyrus: My Bruised Eye As a Child Under Islam

 

ISRAEL 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, January 5, 2018)

Netanyahu Expresses Solidarity With Iranian People in Series of Viral Videos (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

U.S. Delays Payment for Palestinians After Trump Tweet, Sources Say

U.S. Affirms Pence Plan to Visit Israel This Month After Delay (Vice-President Mike Pence)

Islamic State declares jihad on Hamas for failing to stop Trump’s Jerusalem move 

 

JAPAN

American Blogger Apologizes for Video of Apparent Suicide  

MEDIA

Clinton crony Stephanopoulos faces new scrutiny over lavish ABC paycheck

Peter Thiel Reportedly Exploring Launching Conservative News Outlet

Outrage grows over CNN's pot-infused New Year's segment

Liberals, Journalists Fall for Trump ‘Gorilla Channel’ Parody

 

MILITARY 

Mattis: ‘I Don’t Have Concerns. I Create Them’   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

New videos show intercepts of Russian fighters

Military transgenderism push threatens to undermine the U.S. Constitution

How to get your hands on WWII pistols from the US Army stockpile

Trump's tweet renews Navy sailor's hope; says life has been 'destroyed'

US service member killed in Afghanistan

 

PAKISTAN

The long history of incredibly fraught relations between the US and Pakistan

Rhetoric rises as US vows to withhold aid to Pakistan

Trump Keeps Hold on Pakistan Aid Linked to Action Against Terror

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS 

U.S. Mennonites split up over same-sex ‘marriage’

 

SENATE              

Leading Republican drops out of Ohio race to oust Sen. Sherrod Brown

Republican Senators Raise Possible Charges Against Author of Trump Dossier

O'Brien: GOP Senators Hand Trump Defenders Some Talking Points

Utah's Hatch to Retire From Senate, Opening Door for Romney Bid

Utah could be Steve Bannon's next battleground, especially if Mitt Romney runs

Roy Moore's Jewish lawyer voted for Doug Jones, raised money for his campaign (Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore/ US Senator –elect of Alabama Doug Jones (D)

Michele Bachmann tells televangelist she might run for Al Franken's Senate seat  (Former US Representative of Minnesota Michelle Bachmann (R)/ (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

Al Franken marks last day as senator

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Vice suspends 2 top execs after misconduct report

 

SOCIAL MEDIA  

Twitter Says World Leaders Like Trump Have Special Status

 

SOUTH AMERICA

Peruvian bus hurtles over 'devil's' cliff, kills at least 25

 

SOUTH KOREA 

South Korean leader welcomes North Korean Olympic participation

 

SPORTS

 

ESPN Chooses Not to Suspend Host Who Called Trump ‘F***ing Stupid’

 

Jon Gruden's 10-year deal with Raiders to approach $100M

 

Patriots insist there is no controversy

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES
Wind chill advisories up as arctic air pushes across the country
Analysis: Has Trump declared a policy war on California?
Shark sinks teeth into surfer's leg in terrifying Hawaii attack
New Jersey's Incoming Governor Joins Tax Fight

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

Author: Trump considered Jared Kushner as possible future secretary of state

Tillerson tells AP Trump administration working on Iran deal fix   (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

TAIWAN

Taiwan’s Dollar Problem

 

TECHNOLOGY

Maybe Sex Robots Will Make Men, Not Women, Obsolete

 

TELEVISION

Hoda Kotb to replace Lauer on 'Today'

 

TERRORISM

Alleged White Supremacist Is Charged With Terrorism After Stopping Amtrak Train

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

U.S. Treasury Slaps New Sanctions on Four Venezuelan Officials

 

UBER

Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Plans to Sell 29% of Stake

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 FTSE 100 powers to fresh record as Dow 25,000 inspires European stock rally

London Luxury Home at ‘Unbelievable’ Discount Shows Price Falls

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley declares Iran 'on notice,' but cracks show in US, European approaches to protests (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

Russia accuses US of ‘abusing’ Security Council by calling emergency session on Iran protests

America's UN ambassador dismisses proposed North-South Korea talks

Iranian resistance urges UN to recognize “legitimate right of people of Iran to overthrow ruling religious fascism”

 

WHITE HOUSE 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Author disputes Trump, says he 'absolutely spoke to the president'

White House Deadlocked on Saving Iran Nuclear Deal As Protests Rock Islamic Republic

Trump instructed 3 White House officials to urge Sessions against recusal, sources say (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

In one big week, Trump delivers for conservatives

The Book That Blew Up Washington

Rebekah Mercer Formally Cuts Ties With Bannon After Trump Phone Call

Trump Has Upper Hand in Legal Fight With Bannon

Analysis shows Trump moving to the right politically

Trump zeroes in on Abedin in latest Clinton attack

Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds first White House press briefing of 2018 (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

White House to meet with Hill leadership

The ups and (mostly) downs of Trump Shuttle, the president's long-defunct airline

Trump Calls for Change in ‘Failing’ Iran  

 

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