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Thursday, January 12, 2017

 

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

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Iowa Legislature Will Defund Planned Parenthood, Redirect Funds to Non-Abortion Groups

 

Kellyanne Conway, Who Managed Trump to Win, Will Speak at Anti-Abortion March

 

Judge Allows Pro-Lifers to Fight City of Chicago’s Attempt to Deny Their Free Speech

 

How abortion chain Planned Parenthood masquerades as a health care provider

 

 Actress Patricia Heaton Will Headline Pro-Life Rally: “We Must Offer Women Hope” Not Abortion

 

Abortion survivor to speak at West Coast’s Walk for Life

 

Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life: Abortion is the “Defining Moral Issue of Our Time”

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Threatens Speaker Ryan on Defunding: “We’re Not Going Without a Fight”  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Religious Leaders Bless Opening of New Planed Parenthood Abortion Clinic, Call It “Sacred Work”

 

New group fights back against abortion ban (Indiana)

 

Forbes Reporter Claims Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Kill Women, Blocks LifeNews When Shown Truth

 

A woman claims she was denied an abortion while in jail. Now she’s suing for $1.5 million.

 

Senate Passes Budget Resolution That’s a Precursor to Defunding Planned Parenthood

 

Breaking: DC radio station pulls ad exposing Planned Parenthood abortion business

 

Idaho legislator would charge women, doctors with murder for abortion

 

Actor Michael Ian Black: “Aborted Babies are A LOT Cheaper Than Babies Carried to Term”

 

Fight looms at Iowa Capitol over tighter abortion restrictions

 

“Shady Outfit” Behind False Attacks on Donald Trump Also Works for Planned Parenthood

 

Here's why abortion will remain a hot issue in Ohio in 2017

 

Pope Criticizes Woman Who Aborted Her Baby to Save Her Looks: “My Appearance is Important”

 

Appeals court upholds abortion clinic buffer zones (New Hampshire)

 

Restaurant Serves “Golden Showers” Burger to Mock Trump and Fund Planned Parenthood

 

Abortion policy is stuck in the dark ages

 

Senate Passes Budget Resolution That’s a Precursor to Defunding Planned Parenthood

 

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Blasts AG Who Won’t Defend Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks: “Do Your Job”

 

I Went To Planned Parenthood And All I Got Was An Abortion

 

Abortion Advocates Call for Population Control in the UK, Tell Brits “Stop Having Children”

 

State Bill Would Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

 

Abby Johnson Plans to Infiltrate Planned Parenthood’s Anti-Trump March

 

Warning: Abortion’s Deadly DIY Past Could Soon Become Its Future

 

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Wants Legislature to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Group forms over hotly controversial topic of abortion (Indiana)

 

Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions: Roe v. Wade “One of the Worst Supreme Court Decisions”

 

Roe’s Legacy: Proliferation of “Back-Alley” Abortion Clinics

 

Kentucky Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

 

New 20-week abortion bans in Ohio and Kentucky raise ire from pro-choice groups and tough choices for women

 

MSNBC Host Tells Planned Parenthood CEO: “These Airwaves Are Your Airwaves”

 

Utah Lawmaker abandons bill to avoid abortion fight

 

NFL Player Ben Watson: “Abortion Will Not End Until Men Stand Up” for Women and Children

 

Three Out of Four Jesuit-Educated Congressmen Vote for Abortion

 

Pro-Life Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway to Speak at the 43rd,Annual March for Life

 

Obama Admin ‘Funded Illegal Abortions in Africa’ Says African Cardinal in Farewell

 

Did Diane Feinstein Lie About Putting Women in Prison for Illegal Abortions?  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Feinstein’s Weird Abortion Remark

 

Woman Who Tried to Kill Her 24-Week-Old Unborn Baby With a Coat Hanger Released From Jail

 

Woman Accused of Coat-Hanger Abortion Pleads Guilty to Felony

 

Dead or Alive? Abortion Clinic Patient Taken to Ambulance Wrapped in Sheet Like a Mummy

 

Report: Oklahoma Named the Most Pro-Life State, Washington Most Pro-Abortion

 

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to Donate Her Golden Globes Jewelry to Planned Parenthood

 

ACLU Sues to Stop Pro-Life Law Allowing Women to See Ultrasound Before Abortion

 

Abortions banned in Russian city for 1 day in memory of biblical ‘massacre of innocents’

 

Canadian judge bars anti-abortion bus ads - to prevent an 'uncomfortable environment'

 

You’ll be Shocked by How Many Violations Health Inspectors Found at a Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

 

Pope cites woman who had abortion to save looks in criticism of world’s beauty obsession

 

UN: Gendercide abortion means Armenia is heading towards “demographic crisis”

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban Terrorists Buying American Weapons From U.S. Taxpayer-Funded Afghan Soldiers

 

Trump Admin Inherits Continued Insecurity, Corruption in Afghanistan

 

Report: Afghanistan 'on the brink of ruin' ahead of more US troops being deployed

 

Kunduz Attack in November Killed 33 Civilians, U.S. Military Says

 

Taliban releases video of American, Australian hostages

 

Young Symbol of Afghan Resilience Joins List of Lost Leaders

 

AFRICA

 

Nigeria trims ties with Taiwan as it courts China

 

Scientists Map Vast Peat Swamps, a Storehouse of Carbon, in Central Africa

 

African worm disease from dirty water nearly eradicated, says Jimmy Carter

 

Morocco Bans Sale of Burqas, Merchants Tell Media

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Produce industry releases plan for ending abusive Mexican farm labor conditions

 

AIRPORTS

 

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting's fifth victim identified, authorities say

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Anti-Semitic Note Promises ‘Mayhem’

 

ASIA

 

‘We’ll Grow Again’: Bangladesh Cafe Attacked by Terrorists Reopens

 

Vo Quy, Father of Environmental Conservation in Vietnam, Dies at 87

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Terminally Ill Mom: Medicare Offered Me $1.20 for Assisted Suicide Drugs, Refused Me for a Clinical Trial

 

Breaking: Congressmen introduce bill to block DC assisted suicide

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.08%

 

Dollar lifts as Donald Trump sceptics drive down greenback

 

Turnbull government slammed in human rights report

 

Hundreds of workers have pay slashed 30 per cent

 

Woman 'drugged and raped' in Sydney pizza shop by man and 3 teens

 

230,000 sent debt letters but for millions there is some good news

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Detroit Auto Show feels the 'Trump Effect'

 

Honda adds more than 750,000 vehicles to ongoing air bag recall

 

Fiat Chrysler Announces $1 Billion Investment in U.S., Creating 2,000 Jobs

 

Ford Says Beams Were Up on Aborted Mexico Plant Trump Jeered

 

BALKANS

 

Ex - Kosovo Premier Freed Pending French Extradition Decision 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Obama Has Little To Show For His Lavish Spending On Roads, Green Energy And E-Cars

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Cartels, smugglers exploit border wall fears ahead of Trump presidency

 

CANADA

 

Stock markets move lower as traders take profits a day after Trump presser

 

Trudeau took the Aga Khan's private helicopter to island vacation (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Trudeau faces tough questions at cross-country tour town halls

 

How trans activists are unethically influencing autistic children to change genders

 

Is Canada setting itself up for a pipeline glut?

 

29-year-old becomes Canada's youngest female cabinet minister

 

7 things you wanted to know about the Aga Khan controversy, but were afraid to ask

 

Taxpayers' dollars helped send teachers to Hawaii during work-to-rule

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Wasteful Spending by Other Names

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Pompeo's mission: Make CIA 'world's premier espionage service'

 

Trump’s CIA pick enters the fray

 

Trump’s C.I.A. Pick Faces Balancing Act

 

The CIA disgrace

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China launches new electronic reconnaissance ship

 

The calm before the storm for China inflation

 

China Plays Down Talk by Trump Choice for Diplomat

 

Chinese students can borrow from ‘score bank’ to pass exams

 

Chinese Professor Fired for Anti-Mao Remarks

 

 In Defiant Move, China Sends Aircraft Carrier Near Taiwan

 

China, Fanning Patriotism, Adds 6 Years to War with Japan in History Books

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Can Donald Trump and Raúl Castro Make a Good Deal? (Cuban dictator Raul Castro)

 

So much for Obama's 'new chapter' with Cuba

 

CONGRESS

 

The GOP Must Be Practical When Replacing the ACA

 

Obamacare: The dirty little secret of "repeal and replace"

 

Congress Urges Trump to Move U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

 

Seven Questions About Health Reform

 

Some Republicans Try to Head Off a Health Care Calamity

 

Introducing a ‘better way’

 

Conservatives fear GOP may lose its nerve on Obamacare

 

CONSTITUTION

 

The 8 constitutional religious activities of inauguration

 

In Alexandria, a dispute over free speech — at council meetings

 

COURTS

 

U.S. judge orders Volkswagen executive detained

 

Officers’ Lawsuit Against Marilyn Mosby in Freddie Gray Case Allowed to Proceed

 

America Rising Files FOIA to Target ‘Politicized’ Ethics Office

 

Texas Judge Rejects ‘Clock Boy’s’ Defamation Lawsuit Against Conservative Pundits 

 

Gov't lawsuit disputes "extravagant" claims of memory supplement

 

Liberal 9th 'Circus' Court makes breathtaking ruling on Bible

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Hate-Crime Legislation Is a Good Idea That Went Bad

 

Police probe possible hate crime after woman claims she was sexually assaulted

 

Tips For Hate Crime Hoaxers  (A few things fake victims might want to try.)

 

Reddit users raise $160K for Facebook hate-crime victim

 

The politicization of hate crime legislation

 

Cops: Mother struck girl found dead and concealed in family restaurant

 

Police are increasingly unwilling to conduct stops in wake of racial clashes

 

Mother allegedly locked boy in bathroom for 2 years

 

Cops: Fla. man aided murder suspect before cop shooting

 

Dennis Prager: Disturbing Lessons From The Chicago Beating

 

Wheelchair-bound woman smokes ‘blunt’ on subway, ruckus ensues

 

White and Black Police Officers Are Sharply Divided About Race, Pew Finds

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Giuliani to head up cybersecurity advisory group for Trump

 

U.S. warns of flaw that could allow hackers to take control of heart devices

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Texas carries out nation's first execution in 2017

 

Anguish, Rage and Mercy as Roof Is Sentenced to Death 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

  

‘I Think It Was Russia,’ Trump Says About D.N.C. Hacking

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Anthony Weiner hoping Huma will call off divorce (Former US Representative of New York Anthony (the exposer) Weiner)

 

Hillary back under the spotlight

 

New York Secures the Most Affordable Housing Units in 27 Years  (The Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio administration built or preserved about 22,000 housing units in New York City in 2016, the most since 1989, but advocates say the need is still great.)

 

Hillary Clinton: Diplomacy now 'more vital and urgent than ever'

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

…Deportations Hit 10-Year Low

 

On His Way Out, Obama Moves To Make National Elections Less Secure

 

Trump's DHS nominee unites Democrats, immigration hawks

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Carson Defends His Qualifications to Be Housing Chief

 

Five questions for Ben Carson

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Home of slain civil rights leader to be declared national landmark

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

Inspector general to review DOJ, FBI handling of Clinton case

 

Takata to pay $1 billion to settle U.S. air bag probe: sources

 

Will Baltimore’s Police Reform Agreement Survive Under Sessions as A.G.?

 

And Not a Shot Is Fired: Baltimore City Council Assents to Federal Consent Decree Over Its Police Department

 

Is Jeff Sessions Ready to Ban Internet Gambling by DOJ Fiat?

 

Feds, Baltimore reach policing pact in wake of controversial death

 

Volkswagen faces reforms, oversight for three years under U.S. settlement

 

The High Stakes of Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation  (US Attorney General nominee Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions(R)

 

Jeff Sessions pledges to recuse self from Clinton probe as attorney general

 

An Attack on Sessions’s Granddaughter Exposes the Left’s Remarkable Intolerance

 

The Myth of Jeff Sessions’s Racist Crusade against Voting Rights

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Transportation pick Chao sails through Senate hearing

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall St. falls before earnings and on U.S. policy uncertainty

 

U.S. Stocks Slip With Dollar as Commodities Rally: Markets Wrap

 

Nasdaq snaps 7-day win streak as stocks cool before earning season

 

Dollar loses altitude, Asia shares at 11-week top

 

Yen Gains, Japan Stocks Drop After Trump Comments: Markets Wrap

 

Gold rings up fresh 7-week high, but loses grip on $1,200 level

 

Robert J. Samuelson: What's Up With Macy's And Sears?

 

Dollar falls, but ends well off its lows of the session

 

Donald Trump’s Bogus Jobs Number

 

Emerging-Market Currencies Climb as Lira Rebounds From Lows

 

10-year Treasury yield touches 6-week low

 

Why Economists Can’t Seem to Get It Right

 

Sorry, coffee fans, prepare to pay more for your java

 

Best sign Trump rally is fading? Stocks are getting crushed by gold in 2017

 

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise Less Than Expected

 

Dollar, bonds and more:‘Trump trades’ are unraveling—fast

 

New red flag for housing market?

 

Will stocks sell off after Trump takes the oath? Here’s what history shows

 

EDUCATION

 

Trump Derangement Syndrome Comes to a School Near You

 

MIT freshman tries to save lives with "future of firearms"

 

Maine College to Unveil Rare Photo of Lincoln's Inauguration

 

By Taking Down DeVos, Unions And Democrats Hope To Kill School Reform

 

History Jobs Flat  (Teaching jobs for historians are down, but data suggest their opportunities outside the professoriate are on the rise.)

 

Protests 101: College civics classes focus more on demonstrations than citizenship

 

Georgia Tech’s Model Expands  (Three years after its low-cost MOOC-inspired master’s degree program in computer science launched, the institute announces a new program in analytics priced at less than $10,000.)

 

Georgetown professor says whites should keep ‘individual reparations account’

 

Bathroom Politics  (As Texas debates bill that would require regulation of how transgender people use facilities in public higher education, most system leaders aren't saying much.)

 

The United Church of Christ and the Bullying of a Black College

 

Is the Worst Over at CCSF?  (City College of San Francisco is struggling with money woes, dwindling enrollment and a long-running accreditation crisis, but many in the state say the college is changing for the better.)

 

Should Biomedical Graduate Schools Ignore the GRE?

 

How to Slam-Dunk a Revision  (Peer review can sting, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist, but continued revision is the lifeblood of scholarship.)

 

The hilarious hoax that should have taught the academy a lesson

 

Colleges Should Abandon Early Admissions (The disadvantage they confer on low-income students is a fatal flaw, argues Harold O Levy.)

 

Seeking Perfection (Study of the most prominent Portuguese scientists looks for traits they share.)

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt's entrepreneurs

 

 

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

 

The Electoral College: The Best Way to Pick a Presiden

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Cities say Clinton, Trump and Sanders campaigns owe money for event security

 

The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 2 of 4


Lost in cyberspace 
(Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee was mischievous. Did it change the outcome of the 2016 elections? No evidence suggests that and the intelligence community isn't claiming that.)

 

Did Latino voters actually turn out for Trump in the election? Not really

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil up a second day on signs of output cut, weaker dollar and China demand growth

 

Energy Prices

 

Protest becomes an occupation as pipeline foes stay put

 

Natural-gas prices may have already hit bottom for the winter season

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine interfered with 2016 election to help Hillary - coordinated with DNC operative

 

Saakashvili's Party Splits In Georgia, Ex-President Blamed

 

Mass murderer says he's been "very damaged" by prison isolation  (Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik told a court Thursday that his isolation in prison had deeply damaged him and caused him to be even more radicalized.)

 

Ukraine Bans Broadcasts Of Independent Russian TV Station Dozhd

 

Norway Becomes First Country to Start Switching Off FM Radio

 

Iceland Forms Coalition Government After Months of Talks

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Drug makers, auto stocks yank European stocks lower for first time in 3 days

 

Robots in the EU: Electronic Persons…With built-in kill switches

 

Soros group to stay in Hungary despite Trump-inspired crackdown

 

Belgium Arrests Man With Charges Related to Paris Attacks

 

Brother and Sister Charged With Hacking Prominent Italians

 

Malta Takes the Reins of a Frayed and Anxious European Union

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Chief Under Fire Again With Justice Department Investigation

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Tillerson’s foreign policy: Russia first

 

Russia policy requires long view

 

FRANCE

 

French far-right candidate Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower

 

France Orders Release On Bail Of Former Kosovo PM

 

GERMANY

 

Fewer Migrants Entered Germany in 2016, and Rejections Increased

 

German foreign minister 'perplexed' by Trump's Nazi claim

 

German army to take part in 'sex seminar'

 

Trump pledge sends German pharma firms' stocks down

 

Germany to return new asylum seekers to Greece from March

 

German Man Declares ‘We Are Sick Of Immigrants And We Are Going To Teach You A Lesson’

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Ending The Climate Of Endangerment

 

Climate Change Deniers: Even Exxon’s CEO Has Abandoned You

 

Time to Grill Rex Tillerson on Climate Change

 

 

GREECE 

 

Wintry Blast in Greece Imperils Refugees in Crowded Camps

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Medical Experts Concerned After Trump Meets With Vaccine Skeptic

 

A Fix for Gender Bias in Health Care? Check.

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Meryl Streep behaves as if elected to office

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

An inside look at the International LGBT Leaders Conference and what really goes on

 

HONG KONG

 

Hong Kong’s No. 2 official resigns, to seek top post

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Rep. Chaffetz 'Wholeheartedly' Backs DOJ on FBI's Clinton Email Probe (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

House Dems Seek to Slow Obamacare Repeal

 

House Majority Leader: Create Growth by Reforming Taxes, Regulations, Health Care

 

National Reciprocity Bill Will Apply to Non-Resident Gun Carry Permits

 

Fla. lawmaker taken from Capitol on stretcher

 

GOP rep: Sessions attacks part of ‘war on whites’    (US Attorney General nominee Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions(R)

 

House chairman urges Obama to stop Gitmo transfers, cites terrorists’ return to battlefield

 

Transition team blocking Mattis from testifying in the House

 

INDIA

 

Amazon drops Indian flag doormats after visa threat

 

Despite note ban, Nov factory output grows 5.7%

 

INTELLIGENCE

 

Trump attorney Cohen on intelligence dossier: 'I've never been to Prague and I've never been to Russia'

 

How a secret and unsubstantiated dossier made it into the public domain

 

Intelligence report predicts dire future

 

Trump says Russia report is ‘fake,’ warns intel community against leaks

 

Trump drop-kicks the ‘intelligence’ fake news

 

IRAN

 

Iranian Activists, Academics Apologize For Iran's Syria Policy

 

IranAir Takes Delivery of First Airbus Jet Post-Sanctions

 

How Team Trump should handle the failing Iran deal

 

Iran Shiite Militias Endangering Future of Iraq

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq poised to retake University of Mosul from ISIS

 

Obama pal does business with Saddam's nuke scientist (The late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein)

 

ISLAM

 

Bishops hail 'Migration Week' while flooding U.S. cities with Muslims

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Thursday, January 12, 2017)

 

Damascus airbase said bombed by Israeli planes

 

IDF official: Hamas is to blame for Gaza power outages  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Trump’s Pentagon chief: The capital of Israel is Tel Aviv

 

US Jerusalem embassy: only foundations

 

In landmark decision, High Court rules for women’s Western Wall prayer

 

Jerusalem is undividable

 

Israeli embassy official resigns amid scandal

 

Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?

 

Jamaica Wants Economic Cooperation With Israel

 

Trump secretary of state pick: Two-state solution must remain the ‘aspiration’

 

Palestinian Embassy to be opened in Vatican city for the first time

 

Cop accused of killing Palestinian teen agrees to plea deal

 

Netanyahu to Norwegian FM: Paris Conference Pushes Peace Backwards  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu not attending Trump inauguration

 

French ambassador refutes PM Netanyahu's take on Paris conference

 

US intelligence warns Israel: Be careful sharing info with Trump

 

South African parties tussle over senior politician’s Israel trip

 

US Court Orders Iran, Syria to Pay $178M Compensation For Death of Baby in 2014 Jerusalem Terror Attack

 

Netanyahu’s son Yair to be questioned by police

 

New evidence against Islamic Movement leader on suspicions of unlawful association

 

Israel increases demolition orders in Jabal al-Mukabbir in wake of truck attack

 

Chaos, clashes in Gaza, as residents protest power cuts

 

Bennett urges students to postpone IDF draft for 1 year’s Torah study

 

(Even More Horrific) Anti-Israel UNSC Resolution Expected

 

Acclaimed Israeli singer Meir Banai dies aged 55

 

Israeli military court extends detention of 2 Palestinian children

 

India sells Israel on Ayurveda as an alternative alternative medicine

 

Pres. Rivlin: Challenges Are Opportunities to Show We Can Live Together (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Netanyahu derides Paris confab as rigged, ‘last gasp of the past’

 

Better, stronger and ever more precise: Artillery Corps soldiers compete in annual contest

 

Jpost poll: Yair Lapid leads pack to replace Netanyahu, Bennett second

 

Israeli forces seal Salfit-area village, preventing residents from going in or out

 

Jpost Poll: 65% of Israelis say Obama pro-Palestinian, Trump only 3%

 

Interview: Top Netanyahu aide: World won’t boycott our high-tech for Palestinians

 

Israel Police Recommend Indicting Sheikh Ra’ed Salah on Incitement

 

Abbas to hold bilateral talks in Paris ‘in coming weeks’  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

A Look Back at the First Disastrous 'Two-State Solution'

 

Obama: “Unfettered support for Israel” hurts “prospects for peace”

 

Obama Advances Arafat’s Agenda (The late former “Palestinian” Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat)

 

Obama, Israel, and Palestine: It’s the Ideology, Stupid!

 

Obama’s Enabling of Palestinian Terror

 

Old Espionage Ruse, With a Modern Twist: Israelis Say Hamas Used Online Seduction

 

Pro-Israel evangelicals are escaping AIPAC's shadow

 

LEBANON

 

Aoun against any weapons used inside Lebanon  (The Lebanese president told Al Arabiya News Channel that his country was against internal armed conflict.)

 

LIBERALISM

 

WSJ reports George Soros lost nearly $1 billion in market after Trump victory

 

Obama calls on supporters to renew fight for liberal values in farewell address

 

Why liberal elites are so resentful of middle America

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Tillerson: I never lobbied against Russia sanctions

 

MEDIA 

 

NY Times writer who urged journalists to abandon objectivity to defeat Trump now says media needs ‘n

 

Who Was Behind CNN’s “Fake News” on Trump?

 

Wow! Look who’s attacking Buzzfeed for publishing ‘fake news’

 

Why the Buzzfeed debacle damaged journalism and handed Trump a gift

 

Fake News Media Go To War With Trump

 

Spicer: 'Rude, inappropriate' CNN reporter owes Trump an apology

 

Publish and be damned

 

Trump labels CNN as ‘fake news’ in fiery press conference tirade

 

It’s open war between the media and Donald Trump

 

Trump goes nuclear on 'fake news' giants in media

 

John Dickerson: Trump is creating a new relationship with the press -- and delegitimizing them

 

Donald Trump Refuses Question From CNN Reporter: “I’m Not Giving You a Question, You’re Fake News”

 

Michelle Malkin: On Fire — The Racist Anti-Racists At MTV News

 

Donald Trump gets zero honeymoon with the press, major media attack now underway

 

The Real Story About Fake News Is Partisanship

 

L. Brent Bozell: Fawning Farewells? Not For Republicans

 

Network ratings plunge when Megyn Kelly appears (Minute-by-minute viewership takes 'major dive.')

 

Buzzfeed’s Trump report takes ‘fake news’ to a new level

 

Anderson Cooper clashes with Conway over reporting on Russia

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican President Again Says Country Will Not Pay for Trump's Border Wall

 

Mexican Drivers Flood to California for ‘Gasolinazo’ Relief

 

 

MICROSOFT

 

Microsoft workers forced to watch child abuse sue for PTSD

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Kuwaiti Writer: The Recent Passing Of The International Religious Freedom Act In The U.S. Indicates That The World Has Had Enough Of Muslim Religious Extremism

 

MILITARY

 

Mattis Pledges to Build ‘Strongest Alliances Possible’

 

Nominee For Pentagon Chief Says Russia A 'Strategic Competitor,' Must Be Confronted

 

US Troops in Poland, 1st Deployment at Russia's Doorstep

 

F-35 Program Delayed Again, Costing At Least $500 Million

 

Trump's VA pick draws mixed reactions

 

Navy sailor invokes Hillary Clinton defense in bid for clemency over classified photos

 

Trump taps current VA official David Shulkin to lead troubled agency

 

Navy to upgrade combat awards for 4 Marines, 1 sailor

 

After years on the streets, homeless vets in D.C. finally have a permanent place to call home

 

US Commander: Islamic State truck bombs losing impact in battle for Mosul

 

Mattis views on women in combat takes center stage

 

Japan ready to maintain Marine Ospreys east of Tokyo

 

Mattis will tout international alliances during testimony

 

'Angry piece of flesh': Amputee's right leg plays key part in VA malpractice suit

 

Biden warns Trump administration not to invest in nuclear buildup  (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr)

 

Mabus: 'We have flown the wings off' Hornets, other Navy aircraft

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

U2 now not releasing its new album because of Donald Trump

 

Breaking up record cronyism

 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP accused of anti-GOP bias at Sessions confirmation hearing

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Spy chief responds to Trump claim that intel community was leaker  (Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper )

 

Clapper laments leaks, says U.S. intel has not verified accusations against Trump 

 

Intel chief speaks with Trump about dossier controversy

 

Trump Picks Surveillance Hawks to Head Intel Posts

 

Clapper: 35-page dossier didn't come from intel community

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

 

National Science Foundation swimming in waste with fish studies

 

NATIONAL SECURITY

 

Defending national security, when convenient

 

NEPAL

 

Nepal Removes Leader of Post-Quake Rebuilding Effort

 

NUTRITION


The nutrient you didn't know you were missing

 

 

ORGAN DONOR

 

Woman’s Life Saved When Baby Who Died 74 Minutes After Birth Became the Youngest-Ever Organ Donor

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan raises objections to India's missile programme: Report

 

Pakistani Court Stays Execution of Mentally Ill Convict

 

Pakistan called UN for decisive shift to accomplish sustainable peace

 

No direct link between PM and London property: Justice Azmat Saeed

 

I am prime minister of all Pakistanis and not just Muslim Pakistanis: Nawaz Sharif

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Trump says pharma 'getting away with murder,' stocks slide

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippine president Duterte warns drug-dealing mayors will be shot (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Duterte approves free contraception in mostly Catholic Philippines

 

Avoiding China's Wrath, Philippines Puts Off Upgrades to South China Sea Isles

 

POLITICS

 

It was a mad, mad day in American politics. Is it also our new normal?

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP (TRANSITION)

 

Intelligence Community and Media Threaten Liberty in Maligning Trump

 

What the last 48 hours told us about Trump's next 4 years

 

Why Trump can't let go

 

Trump, Intel Chief at Odds on Discussion About Russia Report

 

Trump’s Obamacare impatience challenges GOP

 

Peter Thiel: I won't take a job with Trump's administration

 

Trump aide plagiarized thousands of words in Ph.D. dissertation

 

Dems struggle with how to play Trump's Russia troubles

 

How porous is new wall between Trump and family biz?

 

Trump asks public for blind trust

 

Trump thanks L.L. Bean heir for her support after boycott backlash

 

Democrats, media reel as Donald Trump shocks the DC ecosystem

 

In Iowa, Trump Voters Are Unfazed by Controversies

 

Trump can't shake his Russia problems

 

In the face of swirling controversies, a reminder of the challenges Trump will face

 

How Carly Fiorina came around on Trump, and then some

 

Trump ready to roll on Day One; blasts media for ‘fake news’

 

Trump's pick for vaccine commission endangers public health

 

Fact Checker: 1 Trump news conference, 15 notable claims

 

Ivanka: 'I will take a formal leave of absence from the Trump Organization'

 

How a Dossier, Explosive but Unverified, Set Off a Crisis

 

Obama’s moving farewell, Trump’s terrifying hello

 

Loud and clear: Businesses heeding Trump’s message

 

The Trump dossier is silly — except for one thing

 

Rewriting Trump’s to-do list

 

Some in D.C. don’t want to watch Trump’s victory lap. So they’re skipping town.

 

Trump Snubs Russia, Ethics Concerns in News Conference

 

Hunting groups look to Donald Trump Jr. as their champion in new White House

 

Donald Trump’s Made-for-TV Promises

 

Ex-British spy goes into hiding after Trump dossier released

 

Trump Sons Will Take 'Complete' Control of Business

 

Five takeaways from Trump's combative press conference

 

Trump, Sex and Lots of Whining

 

Federal ethics chief blasts 'meaningless' Trump business plan

 

The Trump ‘Kompromat’ Story Is Disturbing — Every Bit of It

 

Donald Trump: A Modern Manchurian Candidate?

 

Donald Trump: A Modern Manchurian Candidate?

 

How an Unverified but Explosive Dossier Became a Crisis for Donald Trump

 

Trump Won’t Divest Himself of His Business Empire

 

Trump Meets With Vaccine Skeptic, Medical Experts React

 

Donald Trump Is Just an Old Whig

 

The Dark Magic of Kellyanne Conway

 

Rewriting Trump’s to-do list

 

Trump’s News Conference: What You Missed

 

The Trump Dossier: What We Know

 

Trump Briefed on Claim That Russia Had Secrets on Him

 

Federal ethics chief calls Trump's business plans "wholly inadequate"

 

Trump's boldest campaign promises are getting a reality check

 

Former British Spy Gathered Unsubstantiated Intel on Trump, Officials Say

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Pew: Religion Plummeted in USA During Obama Era

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Deems Kremlin-Run Media Outlets ‘Essential’ to National Security

 

IMF: Russia managed to avoid serious economic instability 

 

Russia decries "threat" as U.S. troops roll into Poland

 

 

Russia starts phased reduction of oil production

 

Kremlin Says Russian Hopes Putin, Trump Will 'Get Along'   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Moscow declines to comment on Tillerson’s statements before his official endorsement

 

World Bank Warns Russia On Lagging Competitiveness

 

Russian diplomat concerned MH17 crash probe results might be censored

 

Russia reduces military presence in Syria, Su-25 transfer to Khmeimim is planned rotation – MoD

 

Russia’s Sexual Blackmail Didn’t Die With the Soviets (Whatever did or did not happen in Donald J Trump’s Moscow hotel suite in 2013, Russia has a long record of collecting compromising material on those it perceives as enemies.)

 

A ‘good relationship’ with Russia shouldn’t be Trump’s priority

 

From Russia With Love: Goodbye Obama! – Part I

 

Moscow hopes those responsible for death of Russian ambassador in Turkey will be punished


From Russia With Love: Goodbye Obama! – Part II

 

SCIENCE

 

The moon might be much older than scientists suspected

 

 

SENATE

 

GOP senators seek to defund UN over settlements resolution

 

Senator John McCain 1st  to hide behind Obama’s Citizenship (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Senate Approves Legislation Allowing Mattis to Serve as SecDef

 

Rand Paul to Newsmax: GOP Has 'Obamacare Replacement Bill' to Lower Insurance Rates  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Hassan  (D-Connecticut) ‘Very Concerned’ About Education Secretary Nominee’s Support for School Choice

 

A Clown Tries to Smear Jeff Sessions & David Horowitz  (US Senator of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal's (D) disgraceful display at the Senate confirmation hearings.)

 

Schumer Will Oppose Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Obamacare is one step closer to repeal after Senate advances budget resolution

 

Trump confirmations: What to watch on Day 3

 

Rex Tillerson grilled on ExxonMobil conflicts, Russia sanctions, climate change at confirmation

 

Tillerson takes tough line on Russian hacking in tense hearing

 

Rocky start for Trump's State Department nominee

 

Rubio rebellion against Tillerson brewing  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

First Step on Obamacare Repeal Nears Overnight Senate Vote

 

Booker was 'honored' to partner with Sessions last year  (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Rex Tillerson doesn't rule out idea of Muslim registry

 

In Hearing, Tillerson Tries to Separate From Trump

 

Cabinet hearings’ only ‘surprise’ is Democrats’ grandstanding

 

Schumer predicted intelligence officials would ‘get back at’ Trump

 

Smearing Sessions (Trump's Attorney General pick rises above Democratic character assassinations.)

 

Rubio Aggressively Questions Tillerson on Russia  

 

Rex Tillerson is asked: ‘Is Putin a war criminal?’; Marco Rubio says answer is ‘discouraging’

 

Jeff Sessions Smooth-Talks the Senate  (US Attorney General nominee Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions(R)

 

Sessions to Senate: No Muslim Ban, Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage Settled Law

 

Video: Dem Senator Blumenthal Demands Sessions Disavow David Horowitz

 

SMALL BUSINESSES

 

Beleaguered Small Businesses Set For Big Rebound Under Trump

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook Starting Journalism Project to Improve Relationship With Media

 

SOUTH AMERICA
Mudslide in Argentina triggers evacuation

 

In Bolivia, an Entrenched President

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

'Trump will not give up THAAD'

 

Ex-UN Chief Back in South Korea, Hints at Presidential Bid

 

Samsung Group Leader Is Named a Suspect in South Korean Bribery Inquiry

 

Taiwan Responds After China Sends Carrier to Taiwan Strait

 

Tablet PC Provides Paper Trail for Choi Soon-sil's Slush Funds

 

Samsung heir questioned over Park scandal  (President Park Geun-hye)

 

Key witness refuses to testify about Park-Choi ties in impeachment trial

 

Ban faces rocky road to S. Korean presidency

SPAIN

 

Spain Dismisses Terror and Hate Crime Case Against Puppeteers

 

SPORTS

 

Miami Heat plane has scary moment on icy runway in Milwaukee

 

Chargers Plan to Announce Move From San Diego to LA

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

 6 Children Missing in Baltimore House Fire

 

Bills Require Pres. Candidates to Release Tax Returns

 

A Drought of Sanity in California  (Rains wash away leftist lunacy.)

 

State watchdog agency investigating after Times report on political donations   (California; The investigation focuses on campaign donors linked to the developer of a Harbor Gateway apartment project. Several people listed as contributors said they could not remember donating or denied doing so.)

 

Stormy Weather: Brown’s Budget Holds Infrastructure Hostage  (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

As State Tour Ends, Fate of Cuomo’s Agenda Lies With Restive Legislature  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Chris Christie Tackles Drug Crisis ‘Ravaging the State and Our People’    (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

Dog saves injured owner from freezing to death in the snow

 

Firefighters Rescue Family Trapped by Landslide

 

Heavy Rain, Floods Drench California

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson swats Obama, blasts ‘weak’ response to Russia’s Crimea seizure

 

Obama hoped to use Islamic State as leverage against Assad, John Kerry reveals (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad/ US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

An urgent State Department makeover

 

Caroline Kennedy, an Ambassador Whose Role Transcended the Embassy

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Conservatives press Trump on Supreme Court pick

 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg responds to 8-year-old girl who dressed like her

 

Betsy McCaughey: The True Cost Of Plastic

 

SYRIA

 

Blighted: war’s toll on Syria’s health and healthcare

 

Syria regime kills six civilians in Aleppo strikes

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan slams Nigeria Beijing over trade office snub

 

Nigeria decision part of China ‘scheme’

 

Missile upgrades initiated to counter carrier threat

 

Taiwan not bargaining chip: US ex-official

 

Guatemala President Expects Taiwan to Deepen Regional Ties

 

Taiwan sends coast guard ship to area disputed with Japan

 

Secretary of state pick affirms US backing of Taiwan

 

TAXATION

 

Trump recommits to 'major border tax' on foreign-produced U.S. products

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Age of Apple is over, says Peter Thiel

 

Silicon Valley Takes a Right Turn

 

TERRORISM

 

How American Charities Fund Terrorism

 

Obama's Phony War on ISIS

 

Islamic State publishes video of toddler executing prisoner on playground

 

'Leaderless Jihad' -- Hardening Targets to Thwart Lone Wolf Attacks

 

THE WAR ON DRUGS

 

Treating Opioid Addiction: A Radical Way

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

I was just like the ‘trans’ 9-year-old in National Geographic. Now I know it’s pure fantasy

 

Backlash in Texas over "bathroom bill" begins with author

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Government Collects $740 Billion in Taxes in First Quarter of 2017

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey’s Parliament Debates Giving Greater Powers to Erdogan (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey, Russia sign memorandum of coordinating strikes in Syria

 

No difference between armed terrorist and terrorist with forex: Erdoğan

 

Ex-Turkish PM: I was told pilot who shot down Russian jet was not linked to Gülen network

 

‘That referendum will take place,’ vows President Erdoğan

 

Erdoğan, Putin talk Syria over phone before Astana talks

 

US has to ‘re-engage’ with Turkey in Syria

 

Parliament approves three more articles amid heated brawl

 

Turkey’s top bosses warn of serious economic risks, urge maintenance of key institutions

 

Turkish Lira rebounds, emerging stocks at 2-month highs

 

Four Turkish soldiers detained over PKK’s Kayseri attack

 

PKK militant aiming to assassinate district governor killed in southeastern Turkey

 

Turkey to offer citizenship to foreigners who buy $1 mln in property, invest $2 mln

 

S&P says Turkey faces serious forex risk: Report

 

Turkey expects change in US policy over Syrian Kurds: Defense Minister

 

Turkey’s merger and acquisition volume plunges amid security concerns, economic problems

 

Turkey-trained Iraqi troops proving effectiveness, US says

 

Snow Acts as a Magical Balm in an Anxious Turkey

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ekes out 13th  straight day of wins

 

Scientists: New Fertility Technique “Raises Spectre of Embryo Farming on Unimaginable Scale”

 

A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma (Six months after the EU referendum, the government in Britain still has no plan for leaving the bloc. What does Brexit really mean?)

 

UK cathedral that read Qur’an denying divinity of Christ defends right to do so

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

 

UN envoy to Yemen meets G18 envoys

 

Bang-Jensen: The Forgotten Story of a Heroic UN Officer’s Murder

 

UNITED STATES

 

White supremacist group says they are postponing Mont. march

 

VATICAN

 

Pope yet again derides defenders of Church teaching as not like Christ

 

Conservative Catholic group at odds with Pope Francis

 

African Cardinal: If we allow Communion for adulterers, what about our polygamists?

 

VENEZUELA 

 

How Venezuela’s corrupt socialists are looting the country to death

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Obama Surprises Biden With Medal of Freedom


Obama in Harvard Law Review: Prayer Won’t Do It; We Need Gun Control

 

Report: Obama to End ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy for Cubans

 

Obama Dog Continues to Terrorize

 

Saint Barack? (Liberals will canonize Obama, but history will likely take a dimmer view.)

 

His Final Farewell... til the Next Greeting

 

Obama to make last network TV appearance as president on "60 Minutes"

 

Obama’s Last Lament


The 18th Hole
(Some thoughts at the end of the Obama Presidency.)

 

Farewell, Radical-in-Chief  (Obama says goodbye to a nation he despises.)

 

Obama: If Anyone Can Show Me a Health Care Plan as Good as ObamaCare, I Will Support It  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: A very delusional man.)

 

Cool Exit, Fiery Entrance: Obama Cedes Stage to Trump

 

Farewell to Lawlessness  (Hopefully, Obama’s view of the constitution will follow him out of the Oval Office.)

 

Obama's Post-Racial Shell Game

 

Obama: ‘Not clear’ if Trump ever believed he would defeat Hillary Clinton

 

Assange: Obama Administration Destroying Documents in Final Days

 

White House says Donald Trump’s Nazi comment ‘misguided’ in intel dispute

 

Ode to Obama

 

Chelsea Manning on Obama's short list for commutation

 

Michelle Obama was Jimmy Fallon’s only guest and, no, they did not mom dance

 

Obama’s fact-challenged farewell

 

White House won't criticize BuzzFeed over Russia hack report

 

WORLD BANK

 

World Bank Group: Trump’s Proposed Tax Cuts Will Boost Economic Growth

 

 

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