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Joel P. Rutkowski, Ph.D., President



Saturday, January 7, 2017





In Today’s Issue:  




Abortion Activists Wish Women Hurt By Abortions Like Her Would Just Shut Up


Questionable abortion research risks more lives and should be scrutinized


Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis and Other Celebs Will Lead Telethon to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood


Franklin Graham: “When We Worry More About Making Money Than Protecting Babies We Have a Problem”


The media hurts women by pushing misleading, outlier studies on abortion


Two Abortion Bills Expected to Pass This Weekend in Frankfort (Kentucky)


The Shockwaves of Abortion return to the steps of the Supreme Court


Will Illinois Lawmakers Expand Abortion Care Access in 2017?


Teacher reprimanded over model essay about abortion


Women's health services held hostage in abortion fiasco


How Virginia Gubernatorial Hopeful Tom Perriello(D) Evolved On Abortion Funding


Congressional Panel releases final report on late-term abortion industry


Alveda King: Regulation of Abortion Industry Is Long Overdue




U.S. Marines To Deploy 300 Soldiers To Southern Afghanistan


Taliban Denies Killing Coal Miners In Northern Afghanistan


Gunmen Attack Hazara Miners in Afghanistan, Killing at Least 9





Ivory Coast minister trapped in house after rogue soldiers open fire


Unrest hits Ivory Coast's main city as army revolt spreads


Three killed in Somalia tea shop blast, soldiers among casualties


Gunfire erupts in western Ivory Coast city of Man - residents


In Zimbabwe, a First Lady Exerts Her Power


Nigeria's freed Chibok girls are kept silent


Soldiers Mutiny in Ivory Coast, Reviving Memories of Civil War


No Charges in Sexual Abuse Case Involving French Peacekeepers  (A confidential 2014 UN report had implicated soldiers in the abuse of children in the Central African Republic.)


Ghana's new president is sworn in


Ivory Coast Mutinous soldiers seize control of three cities


US warns citizens against visiting tourist spot Gambia




Accused gunman's brother says gov't failed him


Lawmaker: Glaring security problem exposed  (Fort Lauderdale)


Fort Lauderdale victims include world traveler, beloved parishioner


Suspect in Fort Lauderdale Attack Booked and Held for Murder, Airport Slowly Resumes Flights


A Look at Other Deadly Attacks at US Airports


Esteban Santiago and the ISIS one-fingered salute: How Ft.Lauderdale shooting suspect made jihadi gesture in photo as authorities investigate his obsession with terror group


Terrorism 'not ruled out' as motive behind Fort Lauderdale shooting


Suspected Ft. Lauderdale airport gunman was receiving psychological treatment, family says


Ft. Lauderdale shooting suspect made confused visit to FBI, said US intelligence forced him to watch ISIS videos


Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: What we know


Traveler’s laptop miraculously saves his life at airport shooting


Grandfather, 62, and a great grandmother celebrating her husband's 90th birthday are the first two victims identified in Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting 


Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: 5 dead, suspect had gun in bag


Fort Lauderdale shooting suspect spoke of mind control and being forced to join Islamic State


Florida suspect's aunt: ‘I don't know why this happened’


…Rick Scott: Florida ‘Will Not Tolerate Evil Acts’


Many parts of airport terminals remain vulnerable


Travelers describe chaotic scene after shooting by ‘extremist’ Army vet


First victims identified in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting


Family: Shooting suspect 'lost his mind' after tour in Iraq


Pictured: Discharged military vet, 26, who shot dead five at Ft.Lauderdale airport baggage claim after telling FBI two months ago that he was being forced by the CIA to fight for ISIS




Scientists watch growing crack at edge of key floating ice shelf


The crack in this Antarctic ice shelf just grew by 11 miles. A dramatic break could be imminent.




US Chinese carriers may prowl same waters in January


4 Men Held in Bangalore in New Year’s Eve Attack Caught on Video




Automakers :'We all dread being subject of a tweet'




Why we have a right to know where our prime minister goes on vacation (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


Conservative Party’s fortunes hinge on immigration policy


N.B. woman gets ransom call for missing dog


School support staff reach tentative contract agreement


Sweet success: How the Hadhads went from refugees to employers in 1 year


Ontario company charged $107,698 in green energy levy


Alberta’s carbon tax defies expectations in first week




Puerto Rico's representative makes renewed push for statehood





Trump’s Dangerous Anti-C.I.A. Crusade


Former CIA director: Trump's approach to Russia weakening US




U.S. on list of Christian-persecuting nations




China forex reserves fall for 6th month; near critical US$3 trillion mark




GOP angst on ACA repeal without replacement


The Delusional Democrats of 2017


The Nazis don't own the rights to avian iconography


Despite the cost, Hill Republicans embrace building border wall




Kathryn Steinle’s Family Gets Go-Ahead to Sue Federal Government  (The parents of Kathryn Steinle have received the go-ahead to sue the federal government over Kathryn’s July 2015 death; she was killed by an illegal alien holding a gun issued to a federal agent.)


Chipotle executive who had cocaine delivered to his $2.5million apartment 13 times pleads GUILTY in major NYC drugs bust


Government takes muffins to court! (Seeks judge's order to destroy tasty treats.)


Judge denies bail for 4 suspects in Chicago torture video


Appeal: Judge trashed rules to attack Sheriff Joe





Left's Mission Accomplished: Blacks Torturing Whites


In a violent year in San Bernardino, unsolved homicides leave families grasping for answers (California)


Hate Crime Charges Brought in Chicago Torture Case


Prosecutor: Suspect in Facebook attack demanded cash


NYPD: Captain suggests 'true stranger rapes' are more serious than others


Don't seek scapegoats and excuses for unspeakable crimes




Border agents seize 44 illegal immigrants from stash house




DNC's 'gross' negligence led to its hacking, Trump tweets


Intel report on Russian interference finds no documents forged


Report: Hackers tried to breach DNC after Obama’s Russia sanctions




‘Clinton quite effective at discrediting herself, doesn’t need Putin’s help’ - ex CIA analyst


The ‘Hillary for mayor’ story proves that we learn nothing


Local Democrats practically begging Hillary to run for mayor


New York City needs Hillary Clinton to run for mayor




Obama Administration Allowing Welfare Recipients to Use Food Stamps for Online Grocery Purchases




DHS designates election systems as 'critical infrastructure'




Smearing Jeff Sessions is another ‘racist’ lie from the left  (US Attorney General nominee Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions(R)




Obama, Clinton loyalists see a Trump recession


Obama's Final Jobs Report Is A Fitting End To His Presidency


The Limited is closing all of its 250 stores


Wages Keep Rising Amid Tepid Job Growth in U.S.


Obamacare repeal warning: "massive job losses"


Theranos lays off 40% of remaining staff




Islamists Find Willing Allies in U.S. Universities  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s dictatorship gets no criticism from the academy.)


Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion


Mitt Romney: Trump has made a smart choice for education secretary  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: If she still believes in common core it is not a smart selection. Read: Don’t Be Fooled: Betsy DeVos Still Loves Common Core; Betsy DeVos as education secretary: What you need to know about Trump's pick  .)


Muslim woman who voted for Trump asks Georgetown to intervene over professor’s ‘hateful, vulgar’ messages


Is Student Debt Responsible for 'Boomeranging' Among Young Adults?


De Blasio’s latest reward for betraying New York’s kids (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio( D)


Power, Control And Change In K-12 Education




Video from Egypt: Muslim slaughters Christian because he was selling alcohol





Biden Shuts Down Dems Screaming over Electoral Vote (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)


Joe Biden whispers 'God save the Queen' as he certifies the US election results




The Four Key Truths of the WikiLeaks Mess


Russian Intervention in American Election Was No One-Off




Energy Prices


N.Y.’s Indian Point nuke plant to close by 2021 under deal


Hacking report: Russia engaged in anti-fracking campaign





Trump's EPA pick resigns from Rule of Law Defense Fund: Bloomberg


EPA mine spill dumped a week's worth of toxic sludge




European Cold Weather Prompts Record Volumes From Russian Gas Giant Gazprom


Norway will become the first country in the world to switch off FM radio




Plane takes a dump on woman’s car




FBI knew Florida suspect was disturbed, watching Daesh videos, says brother


Fort Lauderdale airport suspect 'came here specifically' to attack, FBI says


FBI deletes details about hacking effort in document release




Obama’s foreign policy was error after error




French military to boost defenses against cyber attacks


Brussels punishing Britain over Brexit will play right into my hands says Marine Le Pen





Iranian Regime Behind Assassination Attempt on Pro-Israel German Politician


Berlin truck attacker may have got gun in Switzerland - report


Germany's Gabriel says EU break-up no longer unthinkable


‘Allahu akbar’-chanting mob sets fire to Germany’s oldest church? Shocking story — if it were true.


Breitbart: German police quash fake news story of mob setting fire to Dortmund church




Climate change one issue to dominate Tillerson hearings




Greece’s Most-Wanted Terrorist, on Run Since 2012, Is Arrested and Charged




 ObamaCare enrollment spikes as inauguration day nears


'Democrat-created disaster' Obamacare gets terminal diagnosis




Flu’s Back in the U.S. After a Slow Start, Hitting NYC Hard




Final farewell to two Hollywood icons: Carrie Fisher's ashes arrive in a Prozac-pill urn as she is laid to rest with mother Debbie Reynolds at funeral attended by mourners including Billie Lourd and Taylor Lautner




Painting in Capitol building depicting a cop as a pig taken down by GOP congressman


A resurrected House rule lets Congress go open season on civil servants


Earmarks face tough comeback after ethics blow-up


Top Republican nurse: Democrats' 'scare tactics' are 'all they have left'




Tancredo: Mandatory E-Verify for Employment Should be Donald Trump’s Top Immigration Priority


The battle for Trump's soul on immigration




India inks 6 agreements with Portugal




It's Not Your Grandfather's Infrastructure




U.S. intelligence says Putin wanted to damage Clinton, help Trump


What Intelligence Agencies Concluded About the Russian Attack on the U.S. Election


Intelligence Report Finds Hacking Was Part of Wider Effort




Iran Offers to Arm Lebanese Military (Again)


Iranians Send Conflicting Messages To Trump Ahead Of Inauguration


How Iran Got Stuck in the Syria Quagmire




Iraqi forces close in on Tigris in IS stronghold Mosul


Entering Mosul From North, Iraqi Army Faces Gruelling Urban Combat


Iraqi Forces Close In on Tigris River in Mosul: Military Spokesman


3,000-year-old city wrecked by ISIS is left for looters





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Saturday, January 7, 2017)


IDF Prosecutors Working On Sentencing Deal for Sgt. Elor Azaria (Israel Defense Forces)


‘Netanyahu asked Kerry 3 times to help his benefactor Arnon Milchan with US visa’ (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/US Secretary of State John F Kerry)


Harassment and attacks against activist who filmed Hebron shooting continues


Activist for Elor Azaria storms stage at Tel Aviv anti-hate rally


Russian Iskander Ballistic Missiles Spotted in Syria by Israeli Satellite


Deputy defense minister to propose soldier immunity bill


Joint funeral held in Hebron for 2 Palestinians after bodies released by Israel


Film mogul, power broker, ex-spy, Arnon Milchan is central to Netanyahu graft probe


Defense Ministry to Secure Immunity from Prosecution for IDF Fighting Forces


TV report: Hebron shooter to be offered reduced jail term if he drops appeal


Gaza residents face a cold winter with more than 12 hours of power cuts per day


Netanyahu backs pardon for soldier convicted of killing wounded stabber


Kerry, PA, Muslim Preachers, Warn Against Moving Embassy to Jerusalem (US Secretary of State John F Kerry)


Police arrest man for inciting against IDF chief


Israeli forces disperse protest in Qalqiliya against construction of new settler road


PM ‘on the wrong side of the law’ on convicted soldier, former adviser says


Two reconciliations for two people


Gaza fisherman who collided with Israeli ship declared dead


Thousands rally against incitement in Tel Aviv


The enemy of my enemy: Egypt thaws toward Hamas


Another sign that Democrats are abandoning Israel




Liberals Awake from 8-Year Moral Coma


L. Brent Bozell: Freedom of Association Is Great ... For Liberals




Business owner to CNN, liberals and Springsteen: 'We've had it with you idiots'


Guess who Chris Matthews blames for Ft. Lauderdale shooting?


Dems may regret leak of top-secret report on Russia to NBC


Will Trump and the press be able to kiss and make up?


'You will probably get your dream interview with Corrupt Hillary': Twitter divided over Megyn Kelly's Fox News departure as she hosts final show - and she's ALREADY changed her bio


Media suddenly critical of 'messiah' references (After haloes for Obama, even unintended suggestions of Trump earn blasts.)




NC Governor Formally Begins Medicaid Expansion Pursuit




Gunman shoots, wounds U.S. consular official in Mexico


Mexico’s ex-president calls ‘f—ing wall’ a ‘racist monument’


Mexico: 'Fear and threats': backlash after Trump pressures automakers


Mexicans make it clear once again how they feel about paying for Trump’s ‘Great Wall’




Saudi forces kill two extremists north of Riyadh


Houthi militias killed as areas of Taiz liberated


Saudi Arabia’s dream of becoming the dominant Arab and Muslim power in the world has gone down in flames





Pentagon pick Mattis agrees to divest stock, recuse himself from matters involving General Dynamics


The Morality of Using Military Power


Report: VA employees received millions of dollars in unjustified incentives


Mattis clashing with Trump transition team over Pentagon staffing


Army approves dreadlocks for female soldiers


US Marine force in Norway to eye Arctic and beyond


Navy's 3rd Fleet returns to World War II roots


Veterans try again for popular but expensive Agent Orange bill




NAACP Slams Sessions for Prosecuting Voter Fraud (US Attorney General nominee Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions(R)





Trump officially names Dan Coats his director of national intelligence




'Hidden Figures' may feature NASA's history, but it resonates in the present




Pakistan: Military Courts Cease Operations





Philippine troops kill two linked to group supporting Islamic State




L.L. Bean heiress in trouble for her pro-Trump PAC after her $60,000 contributions exceeded legal limits




Gaining strength: Movement calls porn 'public-health hazard'  (Virginia lawmaker joins other states' efforts to push for formal opposition.)




Trump: Only 'stupid' people think warm ties with Russia are a bad thing


Sean Spicer Previews ‘Big Flurry of Action’ from President Trump Immediately After Inauguration


Trump keeps stiff upper lip as U.S. report details Russia hacking  (The president-elect insists cyberattacks had ‘absolutely no effect' on election's outcome.)


Conway to Biden: Thanks, Your ‘Failed Policies’ Allowed Us to Usher in the Trump Era


Winston Churchill bust set for Oval Office return by Donald Trump


Trump Meets With Some Vocal Critics: Editors at Vanity Fair and Vogue


If Obama is a Muslim, is Trump a Russian spy?


Eric Trump's foundation raised $16million for St. Jude's children's hospital before he announced he will step down from it and change its name


The huge challenge of covering Trump fairly


Five reasons why a Trump presidency may be more awesome than awful


How Trump can have his best first 100 days: Eat his veggies


Who is Mike Pence? former conservative radio host who is a heartbeat away from the presidency


Kellyanne Conway in the White House: Trump's top aide smiles as she leaves after friendly lunch with Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett


For some in Cabinet, service is costly


Trump Alludes to Possibility of Russian Role in Hacking


Opinion: Trump's scariest Cabinet pick?


D.C. Metro giving away free Trump souvenir after not including his picture on fare cards


Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: ‘Are You a Legitimate President?’




5 maximum security inmates hospitalized after brawl at Chicago jail, officials say


Charles Manson is returned to prison after stay at Bakersfield hospital




Putin's 'act of war' against American democracy (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Putin congratulates Russians on Christmas


American Unintelligence on Russia (Op-ed)


Report reveals why Putin wanted to undermine Hillary  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Is this young Russian woman the hacker who helped Putin's attempt to swing the election for Trump?


2 bad outcomes loom for Trump Russia reset: Column


Putin ordered effort to undermine faith in election and help Trump win, U.S. says (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)




Gun Control Advocates Really Just Want To Ban Guns




Exclusive: 'No friction at all' with Trump's private security, Secret Service chief says




Bernie Sanders: Trump Won Because Democrats Are Out of Touch  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)


Senate Judiciary announces witnesses for Sessions confirmation hearing


Obamacare’s fate rests on a GOP that is growing skittish about repealing it


Senate Democrats Ignore Frantic Pleas from House Dems as Objections to Trump Victory Fizzle


GOP senators could doom O'care repeal




WikiLeaks proposes tracking verified Twitter users’ homes, families, finances




Prisoners’ hearts, intestines ripped out during gang’s killing spree (Brazil)




Year's first vigil orders president's removal


Korean Men to Run Short of Brides Soon


US to help Korea's egg shortage crisis





NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard




Clashes Erupt as Sri Lankans Protest China Port Deal






Kentucky lawmakers to take up 'right-to-work' legislation


Toll for Virginia express lanes rises over $30 during evening rush hour


Calif.'s misguided policy further exploits child prostitutes


Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor hail can end California’s drought? Really?


Sheriff reveals what kids were doing as parents lay dead outside SUV


Lake Erie plane crash: Possible remains found





Wealthy Obama Bundlers’ Lives ‘Upended’ by Trump Move


No, Trump’s Dismissal of Obama’s Ambassadors Is Not an Unprecedented Crisis


Rex Tillerson Ethics Undertakings and Financial Disclosure Filing


Kerry Lists Obama Era’s Diplomatic Successes. (Trump Opposes Them All.)  (US Secretary of State John Kerry)


John Kerry warns some of Trump's foreign policy could be "explosive"  


John Kerry insists Mexico will NOT pay for Trump's wall: Secretary of state says US neighbors won't just 'pony up for something they don't agree with'




Car bomb kills at least 60 in Syria’s Azaz


Car bomb kills 15 in Syrian market, opposition activists say


Seeing the devastation of climate change in the ruins of Aleppo


ISIS propaganda king killed: Coalition airstrike in Syria kills ISIS leader in charge of the terror group's finances and intelligence 




Taiwanese President Lands in US


President heads to US as Beijing keeps close watch for possible Trump contact


Five hundred students ill after eating lunches


Taiwanese vessel rammed in shipping accident off Taiwan


Taiwan leaders U.S. visit set to irk China


Taiwan President Heading to the Americas to Protect Fragile Foreign Relations


100000 teachers threaten to take to streets over pensions


Experts slam Taiwan fantasy of China-US navy encounter 




The TV series that predicted a Russian coup in America




Gangs Are Domestic Terrorists




Southern Thailand battles deadly floods





Why was mentally ill Florida shooting suspect allowed to carry a gun and bullets in his luggage? A look at TSA and airline weapon guidelines in wake of lone shooter's rampage





Turkey Dismisses More Than 6,000 Workers In Post-Coup Purge


Turkish PM Visits Iraq Amid Spat Over Unauthorized Troops


In Turkey’s Unrest, Some See an Extreme Version of Post-9/11 America





Worker at Israel’s London embassy filmed plotting to discredit UK politicians


UK: Lawyer for jihad killer says he was “confused by vehicles driving on different side of road than he was used to”


Donor to PM May's party says to cut funds if single market access lost


US concludes Vladimir Putin ordered campaign to influence US election 'after British intelligence tip-off'  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Britain Booms After Brexit — Will Last Country To Leave EU Turn Out The Lights?


Chemical terrorist attack 'huge concern' says London fire chief


Southern rail, London Underground and BA staff to go ahead with strikes


Five days into 2017, London tops its pollution limit for the full year


NHS sports protheses fund fires starter gun for future Paralympians


Health officials investigate risk of HIV from cosmetic skin treatment 


Terminally ill UK man launches legal challenge for right to die


'Humanitarian crisis' in NHS - Red Cross


Three men jailed over light aircraft drop of £2.5m of cocaine in Kent


UK axes Ethiopian girl band's funding


Economy Weak UK productivity spurs warnings of living standards squeeze


Former EU ambassador quits civil service




Don’t Defund the U.N., Just Say ‘Go!’


Donald Trump Must Not Join the Jackals  (Trump has asserted that things at the UN will be different after January 20, 2016.  They had better be. )


Exclusive Video : Jackie Mason: ‘Worthless’ UN Members ‘Live Like Kings,’ Frequent ‘Whorehouses’ on Taxpayer Dime





Obama "heartbroken" after Fort Lauderdale shooting


Why Bowe Bergdahl must not be pardoned by Obama on his way out of office


Thousands Brave Cold for Tickets to Obama Farewell Speech


Obama Denies the Murder Wave on his Watch


Obama's Last Chance  (After so many failed lies, so many treacherous talking points, will another Obama speech tour or late diplomatic flurry change the real results of eight years at this hour? )


Krauthammer: Obama’s ‘Deluding Himself’ When He Says Race Relations Have Improved


Weekly Address: President Obama’s Farewell Address to the Nation


Joe Biden leaves 'proof' of time served as vice president


Obama blasts Bernie Bros for undermining ObamaCare


Obama building a wall around his new DC house


Michelle Obama delivers her farewell speech: ‘Don’t be afraid’


Obama built his legacy on sand


Star-studded farewell: Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Meryl Streep among celebs at Obama's final White House bash


Why Obama is bucking tradition for farewell address




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