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Friday, January 12, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Three-Year-Old Sister of Aborted Baby: Mom Why Didn’t You Kill Me Too?

 

Tennessee abortion measure upheld in appeals court

 

‘Resounding victory’: Tennessee pro-life amendment upheld by appeals court

 

Dismemberment Abortions Rip Arms and Legs Off Unborn Babies and They Are Totally Legal

 

The Anti-Abortion Group That's Urging Clinic Workers to Quit Their Jobs

 

Pro-Abortion Gov. Terry McAuliffe Says He’d Punch President Trump: “You’d Have to Pick Him Up Off the Floor”

 

Trump Administration Blocking Another Immigrant Teen From Abortion, ACLU Says

 

Tim Tebow on Facing Abortion: Doctors Called Me a “Tumor” Not a “Baby”

 

New study on abortion pill shows high success, low rate of complications

 

New Study Brags How the Dangerous Abortion Pill Successfully Kills Unborn Babies 89% of the Time

 

The Women the Abortion War Leaves Out

 

Woman Trusts God and Delivers “Miracle Baby” While Fighting Brain Cancer

 

Irish abortion plan 'may be step too far'

 

Pope decries abortion as a violation of ‘fundamental’ human rights

 

In Namibia's abortion debate, echoes of a repressive history

 

Professor rebukes new Academy for Life member’s ‘disastrous’ approval of contraception

 

Poland Parliament Defeats Bill to Legalize Abortion, Continues Protecting Unborn Babies

 

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: Pro-Life Groups Are ‘Not In Line’ With Canadian Government Or Society

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Trashes Pro-Life People: You’re “Not in Line With Society”

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

UN Security Council Considers Visit To Afghanistan   

 

'Bloodiest' Year Ever For Journalists In Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Muslim Terrorists Are Wiping Out Entire Christian Villages And Kidnapping The Survivors In A Massive War Against Christianity In Nigeria

 

Tunisia: Muslims throw Molotov cocktails at Jewish school

 

Reporter’s Notebook, Nigeria: A Journey to Kidnapping Central

 

Zambia to vaccinate 1 million against cholera amid outbreak

 
ARCTIC

 

 In the Arctic, a song of less ice and more fire: Why the north is burning

 
ASIA

 

Vietnam intends to become the new economic tiger in Asia 

 

How Washington Will Lose Its Influence in Asia

 

Blizzards Blanket Kazakhstan

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Massachusetts Medical Society Becomes 10th  State Medical Association to Succumb to the Assisted Suicide Agenda

 

Can’t Afford Medical Treatment? Oregon Says You Should Consider Assisted Suicide

 

Diabetics eligible for physician-assisted suicide in Oregon, state officials say

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Muted end to week for ASX

 

Australian dollar creeps back up towards US80c

 

As Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia are Legalized, Elder Abuse is Becoming a Bigger Problem

 

Cyberbullying blamed for Australian child model's suicide

 

Stand by, Australia, for the electric car revolution

 

The three Australian PMs even more unpopular than Donald Trump

 

Far-right group's threats over 'African gangs'

 

Baby blues: Pregnancy costs soar more than 10 per cent since 1984

 

China trade with Australia soars, along with war of words

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Jeep Sees Banner Year as Fiat Chrysler Eyes US Sales Rebound

 

Audi, BMW workers stage strikes amid talks over wages, hours

 

GM will make an autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals by 2019

 

New Honda Insight hybrid will try to trump Toyota Prius on style

 
 AVIATION

 

Boeing unveils UAV prototype for cargo, logistics use

 

 

BIOETHICS

 

Sofía Vergara’s Ex-Fiance Fights to Stop Her From Killing Their Frozen Unborn Children

 

CANADA

 

TSX mostly flat while U.S. markets have second straight record day; Canadian dollar up

 

Trudeau says government's 'serious and positive approach' on NAFTA is getting results (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

PCs might ‘roll back’ $14 wage if elected this spring, says Labour Minister, Tories say it’s here to stay

 

Sex offender's sentence delayed so he can finish college

 

Man cuts hijab off girl in Scarborough, police say

 

Conrad Black: Trudeau's jolly progressivism and America's revival will bring back the brain drain

 

Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' book allowed this Canadian professor rise to fame

 

Go ahead, jump on the BoC interest rate hike bandwagon — there's plenty of reason to

 

Laid-off Sears Canada employees share memories — and what they’d like to say to top executives

 

Ottawa looking at amnesty for pot possession convictions: Goodale

 

Royal Bank, TD raise their fixed 5-year mortgage rates

 

Man found not guilty of forcibly confining homeless man, but guilty of abducting his baby

 

Toronto-area mall labelled among world’s most 'notorious' sources of counterfeit goods 

 

Final Sears stores close Sunday, marking the end of an era

 

Vancouver summit to explore naval presence off North Korea

 

McDonald’s Canada pulls radio ad encouraging people to buy fast food instead of visiting museums

 

Former Canadian governor general Michaelle Jean, Haitian-born, calls Trump remarks an 'insult'

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge

 

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Flu stomps the nation, overwhelming ERs and leaving 20 children dead

 

Many pregnant women are being prescribed potentially dangerous antibiotics: CDC

 

The C.D.C. Wants to Prepare People for Nuclear War

 

More illnesses linked to E. coli in leafy greens

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Over 200 million Christians worldwide facing severe persecution

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Counterpoint: China's 27-Year Undeclared War on the U.S.

 

White House ‘Pleased’ With Report China Has Reduced Trade With North Korea

 

China's imports from North Korea plummet in December, lowest for four years

 

China's trade boom hits speed bump as December imports growth slows sharply

 

Beijing professor dismissed as sexual harassment allegations spark campus activism

 

See Chinese cops destroy evangelical megachurch  (Unregistered congregation of 50,000 paid for $2.6 million building.)

 

From comrade to Cupid: China’s Communist Party plays matchmaker to millennials 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA 

 

North Korea fuels arms, missile, anti-missile race in region and beyond

 

North Korea's state media demands 'complete suspension' of allies’ military drills

 

Fmr. CIA Director: NKorea Poses Immediate Threat With Satellite Attack

 

‘Significant’ activity spotted at North Korea’s nuclear-testing site

 

 

CONGRESS

 

The Missing Democratic Agenda

 

Congress reacts to Trump's "sh*thole countries" comment

 

Dear Democrats: Shut it down

 

COURTS

 

New York subway jihad bomber pleads not guilty to terrorism charges

 

Court unseals details on Stuxnet leak probe

 

Colorado administrators indicted for suspending student who reported sex assault by teacher

 

Fusion GPS Gets a Rude Awakening  (Judge Richard J Leon makes the Democrat "oppo research" outfit wake up and smell the coffee.)

 

Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality

 

Federal judge invites states to discuss opioid crisis

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint during photo shoot

 

South Carolina woman returns to find strangers living in her new house

 

Investigators are testing evidence for DNA in the killing of an Orange County man

 

Dead Ivy League student’s pal had ‘dirt’ under nails, scratches on hands

 

Teacher’s aide jailed for sex with student ‘inside a van with a bed’

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Was Seth Rich Killed over the Steele Dossier?  (The search for a smoking gun in the dossier scandal may lead us to a dead body, with some help from DNC guts-spiller Donna Brazile.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Top 10 Most Obsequious Comments Letterman Made to Obama During Their Netflix Interview

 

Obama: Fox News Followers ‘Are Living on a Different Planet’ Than NPR Listeners (Former US President Barack Obama)

 

Obama: A President’s Behavior Is Key in ‘Ability to Lead’ Country

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Tennessee’s Trevecca Nazarene University drops Homeland Security Summit after complaints from Hamas-linked CAIR

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE  

 

Mueller seeks May trial start for Manafort and Gates (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump reportedly thinks ‘SNL’ Sessions impression is ‘insulting’  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

The DEA Just Cut The Head Off MS-13 In The Northeast US

 

 

DO NOT CALL LIST

 

How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and wrecked the Do Not Call list

 

ECONOMY

 

The Dow and S&P 500 just had the best start to a calendar year since 2003

 

Wall St. hits new highs on bank earnings, economic optimism

 

The Stock Market Never Goes Down Anymore

 

Rising rents, healthcare costs boost underlying U.S. inflation

 

5 stocks to capitalize on the records being set by the Dow Jones Transportation Index

 

Gold prices notch fifth week of gains in a row

 

2-year Treasury yield ends above 2%, highest since 2008

 

Asia Stocks Are Mixed as Euro Gains, Bonds Steady: Markets Wrap

 

Stocks resume ascent on earnings hopes, euro gets lift from ECB  (Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by US earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signaled an end to its massive stimulus.)

 

See if your Sam's Club closing. Here's the list

 

Oilman T. Boone Pickens to close hedge fund after two decades

 

EDUCATION

 

Amazon's Bezos to give $33M for 1,000 Dreamer scholarships

 

Ivy league classmates drive pageant winner to therapy after Fox appearance

 

Caution on Expanding Community College 4-Year Degrees

 

Michigan State cancels 'make your own dildo' student event

 

No Closure at Rochester

 

Arrested Louisiana teacher says First Amendment rights were violated, city marshal 'needs training'

 

Crowd rallies for Louisiana teacher after her removal from board meeting

 

Maryland school district explores ban on Confederate clothes

 

Why 'improved' safety stats mean more dangerous schools

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The Blizzard of Lies About Christopher Steele (He was Hillary’s hired gun, not America’s protector.)

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

2018: DACA Vote Creates Dilemma for Incumbent Republicans Facing Challengers…

 

Can Trump and the Republicans Weather the Midterms?

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Spielberg Backs Oprah for Possible 2020 Presidential Bid

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices end at a 3-year high, up nearly 5% for the week

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Radium water contamination most widespread in Texas, report shows

 

EUROPE

 

Sand-eating Lithuanian woman claims ‘mineral diet’ cured her brain tumor (Video)

 

Trump touts delivery to Norway of ‘F-52’ planes — but they only exist in a video game

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Europe ends slightly higher, boosted by a strong Wall Street session; GKN rises 26%

 

Ireland: Muslim on welfare pleads guilty to funding the Islamic State

 

Euro hits 3-year high; sterling at highest since Brexit

 

Italian mayor: “Something extremely beautiful has happened: we have been invaded by immigrants”

 

Eurozone economy grows faster than seen

 

Netherlands: US Ambassador Hoekstra assailed in media over Muslim no-go zone comments

 

Europe's top diplomat loves to hug thugs

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Rachel Maddow Show Sparked FBI Investigation Into Death Threats Against McConnell, Pruitt

 

Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders FBI to Release Comey Memo on Trump

 

 

FRANCE

 

French Jews protest release of synagogue bombing suspect

 

France: Convert to Islam suspected of role in 9/11 attacks prison guards

 

French trade union chief slams UK and US over lack of workers' rights

 

French chateau where Richard the Lionheart was slain on sale for €1 million

 

Feminists want 'a contract before sex', claims French author of raunchy memoir

 

French village demands New York Met Museum returns ancient relic

 

France's Macron Tries to Sway Trump on Iranian Nuclear Accord  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

 

GERMANY

 

VP of German Bishops Conference wants to bless homosexual couples

 

Germany posts 4th  budget surplus in a row

 

German Leaders Agree On New Coalition Talks, But Hurdles Remain

 

Everyday racism: 'Berlin isn't as cosmopolitan as is often claimed'

 

What's next after Merkel's coalition breakthrough? (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Progress for Merkel In Search for a Government

 

'How much do you earn?' New law tackles gender pay gap

 

German Government Rips Down 125-Year-Old Church In Order To ‘Make Room’ For A Coal Mining Pit

 

Iranian Cleric Accused Of Crimes Against Humanity 'Leaves Germany'

 

The Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism  (Long before Saul Alinsky, Frankfurt School Marxists pioneered methods of undermining American norms.)

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

In a fast-warming world, scientists say recent cold wave was exceptionally weird

 

 

GOOGLE 


Fake News Redux courtesy of Social Media Giant Google

 

James Damore Brings Discrimination Suit Against Google

 

GOP

 

Prosecutor launches probe of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens following extramarital affair revelation

 

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)

 

Watchdog report: VA hospitals could be left vulnerable to violence

 

HAITI

 

Haiti requests meeting with US official over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remarks

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

44% of Voters Believe Repealing Any Part of Obamacare Is a Good Start

 

Insolvent Obamacare Co-Op Executives Paid Six-Figure Salaries

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Dangerous video craze has teens eating Tide detergent pods

 

Wild Florida monkeys could pass herpes to people

 

NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

 

Hospital CEO apologizes for discharge of patient in gown  (Chief executive of a Baltimore hospital apologizes after woman discharged wearing only a gown and socks at a bus stop at night; man who came to...)

 

Shock and anger after video shows dazed woman put out in cold by Baltimore hospital

 

Radiology lab loses medical records of thousands of patients

 

Deadly flu outbreak gravely serious for children

 

12-year-old girl dies after flu misdiagnosis, family says

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Seal: Oprah Knew About Weinstein, Was 'Part of the Problem'

 

Larry Elder: Where's Hollywood's Apology For Donating To The Clintons While Ignoring Sex Abuse Allegations Against Them?

 

Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ not as timely or on target as its aims

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

State Says It’s Okay to Try Not to be Homosexual — for Now  (New Hampshire)

 

 

HONG KONG

 

Woman Kills Her 31-Week-Old Unborn Baby and Throws Him in the Trash

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

…Ryan Will Not Attach DACA to Stop-Gap Spending Bill…  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Paul Ryan responds to Trump's "sh*thole" comment  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Pelosi Says Dems to Honor MLK by Holding 'Teach-Ins' Trashing the 'GOP Tax Scam'  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Ryan warns return to earmarks could ‘lead to bad government’ Pelosi mocks 'white guys' leading DACA talks, prompting Hoyer outrage

 

House Rejects Limits on Warrantless N.S.A. Spying

 

Pelosi: Companies' tax cut bonuses for workers amount to 'crumbs'

 

Hoyer: Trump’s immigration comments are ‘racist and a disgrace’ (House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland)

 

Schiff lays out Republican efforts to block access in Russia probe (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

…Goldman Sachs CEO Tweets Statue of Liberty Cloaked in Fog… Because DACA

 

DACA: The Immigration Trojan Horse  (How the original DREAM act was designed to covered 90 percent of the illegal alien population in the US.)

 

Forcing Salvadorans to return home after 20 years in the U.S. is both cruel and bad policy

 

John Kasich and Jeb Bush Jr.: A Bad Idea on Immigration

 

 

INDIA

 

Three Christians From Nepal Are Arrested And Jailed In India For The ‘Crime’ Of “Spreading Christianity”

 

India Citizen Registry Sparks Muslim Fears of Being Excluded

 

India has a hole where its middle class should be

 

Accountancy firm Price Waterhouse banned from India

 

Cautious Optimism in India About US Suspension of Aid to Pakistan

 

Four Indian Supreme Court judges slam administration of country's top court

 

India’s jobless growth haunts BJP’s 2019 poll ambitions 

 

INDONESIA

 

Hardline Muslims Rally Outside Facebook's Indonesian HQ

 

IRAN

 

UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

 

Iran Sanctions Hurt the Protesters

 

How the United States Can—And Cannot—Help Iranian Protesters: Podcast

 

Iran's Efforts to Create Instability Abroad Have Led to Protests at Home

 

Crisis Alert: Iran's Population Is under Duress, and America Isn't Helping

 

At least 8,000 people have been detained during Iran protests

 

Leaked Video Raises Questions About Iran's Supreme Leader

 

Did Obama Tip off Iran to Israeli Plan to Take Out World's Premier Terrorist?

 

For Iranians, Freedom Begins And Ends With An Open Internet

 

Why U.S. policy toward Iran must focus on strategy

 

 

IRAQ

 

A new life sprouts up around Mosul after scars of Daesh rule

 

USAID: $55M Going to Aid Christian, Ethnic, Other Religious Minorities in Iraq

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, January 12, 2018)

 

Palestinian leaders to discuss Trump Jerusalem response

 

New Poll: Lapid Receives 27 Seats, Netanyahu Only 22 in Wake of ‘Supermarkets Law’  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Rowdy Likud MK says he’s weighing challenge to Netanyahu

 

Israeli forces kill two 16-year-old Palestinians during clashes in Gaza, West Bank (Judea and Samaria) 

 

Netanyahu Government Approves $116 Billion Budget for 2019 Boosting Social Welfare

 

Why deportation of asylum seekers is unnecessary

 

Israeli soldiers deface poster hung in memoriam of slain Palestinian teen

 

UNRWA: Cutting aid would be 'catastrophic'  (UN agency for "Palestinian refugees" warns that losing funding from US could be "catastrophic.")

 

Following backlash, IDF launches revised rules for enlisting immigrant doctors  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Four indicted for assault on fellow Arab soldier

 

France condemns Israeli government approval of over 1,000 new settlement units

 

Over 100 Palestinians said injured in West Bank (Judea and Samaria), Gaza clashes

 

Woman stabbed 13 times by “Palestinian” jihadis asks: “Is the UK funding the terrorists who tried to murder me?”

 

Israel said planning to close consulate in Atlanta, 6 other missions amid cuts

 

Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinian family members during northern West Bank (Judea and Samaria) raid

 

With Trump in power, emboldened Israelis make move to expand Jerusalem's boundaries

 

Netanyahu: Israel Has Prevented Terrorist Plane Hijackings in Europe (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Did Team Obama Warn Iranian Terror Commander about Israeli Assassination Attempt?

 

Israel Tries Its Hand at a Travel Ban  (The ban is meant to prevent BDS-supporters from wreaking havoc within the Jewish state.)

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan’s Abe returns fire from Korea’s Moon on ‘comfort women’ (Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe)

 

US, Japan Hold Joint Military Drill Amid Korea Tensions

 

Japan conveys concern over Rohingya to Myanmar's Suu Kyi-Kyodo

 

LEBANON

 

'Wonder Woman' star's dress provokes outrage among Lebanese people

 

MALAYSIA

 

Why Malaysia’s Opposition Picked an Old Foe as Its New Leader

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN Asked MLK's Nephew If Trump Was Racist, His Response Leaves Them Stunned

 

Whoopi Goldberg Complains President Trump is “Actively Trying to Kill The Press Off!”

 

Washington Post Quietly Drops Reporter After Attending Democracy Alliance Conference

 

CNN's Alisyn Camerota: Poor Immigrants Can Become the Best and the Brightest 'Through Our Education System'

 

Journalists Falsely Report U.S. Ambassadors Resigned Over Trump’s Alleged ‘S***hole’ Comments

 

NBC ‘appalled’ Megyn Kelly is trying to book Catt Sadler

 

CNN's Don Lemon: 'The president of the United States is racist'

 

Watch Anderson Cooper's emotional message on Haiti

 

Tucker Carlson on Trump's 's---hole' remark: Why can't you say that?

 

MEDICAID

 

How the Medicaid work requirement could backfire

 

White House Backs States on Requiring Work for Medicaid

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

Parents sue for girl, 11, to use medical marijuana at school

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia stadiums welcome female football fans for first time

 

Saudi Columnist Mocks Opponents Of Physical Education For Saudi Girls

 

Saudi women allowed in soccer stadiums for 1st   time

 

Iran-Iraq Border Hit By Series Of Moderate Earthquakes

 

Photos: Saudi women-only motor show opens in Jeddah

 

Pictures: Nephew, head of security of Yemen’s Saleh, makes first appearance

 

Gargash: Qatar conspired against Saudi King Abdullah

 

MILITARY

 

‘Fighting season’: Pentagon to send ‘1,000 new troops & drones’ to Afghanistan

 

US Army howitzer shipment halted by German police

 

Army mulls reinstating WWII-era ‘pink and green’ uniforms

 

VA to begin paying up to 800,000 non-VA emergency claims

 

Pentagon investigating video that appears to show a servicemember opening fire on a civilian

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

The real reason for Wal-Mart’s wage hike

 

Seattle's Minimum Wage Killed the 'Five-Dollar Footlong' 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP: Trump Is the 'Bull Connor of Our Day'

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Teen Liza Goldberg develops system with NASA

 

Ice found buried just below surface of Mars may sustain human bases

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan, U.S. try to soothe tensions over aid suspension

 

Pakistan-USA continue to communicate with each other on various issues: FO

 

Pakistani Army Chief Says Nation Felt 'Betrayed' by US

 

Kasur in a grip of Protesters after murder of Zianab

 

Murdered Pakistani girl's notebook holds poignant entry

 

Economic growth in Pakistan to increase to 5.5 per cent: WB

 

Pakistan Army Chief Says Nation Felt 'Betrayed' by US Criticism

 

Balochistan-KP-Fata placed in "do not travel” category by US State Dept

 

Protests Spread Across Pakistan After Girl's Rape, Murder

 

How Trump's Pakistan tweet blindsided officials

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippine Muslim Group’s Violent Streak Raises Specter of New War

 

PRISONS

 

‘Mississippi Burning’ killer and KKK leader dies in prison

 

Drop in Prison Population Driven by Decrease in Property, Drug, Immigration Offenses

 

RADIO

 

…Limbaugh: Lefty Freakout ‘Faux Rage,’ ‘Made Up’ for Cameras

 

RUSSIA

 

The Kremlin Must Tame Damascus And Tehran

 

Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991 

 

Students Reportedly Forced To Collect Signatures for Putin (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin issues veiled threat to the United States

 

Ukraine suspicious about Russia's intention to give away rusty ships to Kiev

 

Putin can count on support of 81% of Russians planning to vote in 2018 election — poll

 

The Specter of Kaspersky Looms Over Russian Cybersecurity Firms

 

What will happen if USA freezes Russian dollar assets?

 

First-ever UFC show in Russia booked for September in Moscow

 

Russia's Oligarchs Brace for U.S. List of Putin Friends

 

NATO embraces Russia with wings of love

 

Russia’s Break From a Recession Was Fleeting

 

Russia's army warns of 'terrorist' drones after attacks

 

Here's What's in Store for U.S.-Russia Relations

 

Blue Origin tests rocket engine as US seeks to replace Russian RD-180

 

Republicans Are AWOL on Russian Election Meddling

 

Shake-Up at Pentagon Intelligence Agency Sparks Concern

 

Putin calls Kim Jong Un a ‘competent and mature’ leader (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to sign gay ‘marriage’ licenses runs for re-election 

 

 

SENATE

 

Russia-linked hackers are trying to infiltrate the Senate, cyber firm says

 

Feinstein Admits She Basically Released The Testimony Because Fusion GPS Asked (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Cotton, Perdue: Durbin’s ‘S**thole’ Reaction Shows Dems Don’t Want Deal, Not Negotiating in Good Faith

 

US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs: Firms

 

The Post Gives McCaskill’s Critical Tax Reform Comments Two Pinocchios   (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

A Garbage Deal on DACA

 

Kainesplaining The Iranian Protests (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein partially blames ‘bad cold’ for release of Glenn Simpson’s testimony (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

LGBTQ groups unusually silent after Chelsea Handler's homophobic tweet to Lindsey Graham (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Sen. Warren condemns tax cut 'for rich' … as Walmart rewards workers  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

David Perdue to Newsmax TV: 'Honestly Don't Remember' Trump Making Vulgar Comments

 

The Trump dossier's credibility is collapsing

 

Senators want 'massive' fines for data breaches at Equifax and other credit reporting firms

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Wall St. Executive’s Downfall Was Years in the Making

 

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

Soros and the Exploitation of Women

 

SINGAPORE

 

Singapore atop Asean with a wary eye on China

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook's stock is tanking — but Wall Street analysts aren't too worried, for now

 

Facebook Bans Bestselling Author over 'The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama'

 

Undercover Videos Expose Twitter’s Dirty Secrets

 

O'Keefe uncovers Twitter's 'shadow ban' on conservatives  ('What kind of world do we live in where computer engineers are the gatekeepers')

 

Media Organizations Grapple With the New Facebook

 

Zuckerberg Says Revamped Facebook Puts Friends First

 

Big Brother Bird Is Watching You  (There’s really no reason to join Twitter.)

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Tensions resurface in Korea-Japan relations over sex slavery deal

 

No Major Leaders to Attend Pyeongchang Olympics

 

Moon, Xi Say Inter-Korean Talks Must Focus on Denuclearization  (President Moon Jae-in/Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Kosdaq narrowing gap with KOSPI

 

Sex Education Now Starts in Kindergarten

 

Inter-Korea talks unwelcome only in Japan

 

 

STATES

 

California mudslides: 1250 rescuers searching 'for a miracle'

 

Failed State California: Overtaxed, Overregulated, Overopinionated, and Underhanded

 

What the mudslides did to Montecito: Before and after  (California)

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. distances itself from ambassador’s anti-Muslim comments, but declines to call them inaccurate

 

 

STATE OF THE UNION

 

Juanita Broaddrick willing to join Dems in black at SOTU, represent ‘victims of Bill’

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court to hear Texas case on racial gerrymandering

 

U.S. Supreme Court to Review Bid to Collect Internet Sales Tax

 

 

SYRIA

 

‘Very brave Syrian reporter’ in WaPo tweet unmasked as jihadi propagandist

 

Russian forces kill militants, destroy drone stockpile in Syria

 

The final act of the Syrian bloodbath

 

Syrian girl barely remembers the day that changed her life

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan defense spending to rise by 20 percent by 2025

 

Environmentalists laud energy plan

 

Photo of the Day: -13.5°C recorded on Yushan as cold surge sweeps through Taiwan

 

Government to help fund solar merger

 

Thai workers still drawn to Taiwan

 

Indian tourists are among world's highest spenders: Taiwan Tourism Board

 

Women’s arterial diseases often go unnoticed: doctor

 

Man divorces wife for this bizarre reason

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin wants to make sure bad people cannot use bitcoin to do bad things

 

Feds Collect Record Income Taxes Through December; Still Run $225 Billion Deficit

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey's other coup victims: Innocents thrown in filthy jails for using an app

 

US-Turkish Tensions Flare Over Travel Advisories

 

Turkey: Offensive in Syria's Idlib Will Cause New Migration Wave            

 

Kurdish Leader in Court as Turkish Judiciary's Independence Again Questioned

 

Turkey says citizens traveling to United States face risk of arbitrary arrest

 

UNIONS

 

DC Teachers’ Union President Supports BDS

 

Ford Workers Accuse Auto Union of Ignoring Sexual Harassment in Chicago

 

When unions spend dues on political advocacy

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 clings to its record as GKN soars 26%

 

'As usual, he's dead wrong': Former US ambassadors explain London Embassy move after Trump criticism

 

UK: Teenage Muslims who wanted to wage jihad in Syria trained with paintball sessions

 

Britain’s hilarious reaction as Trump shuns London... including a lookalike statue

 

British crown jewels buried in biscuit tin to hide them from Nazis during WWII

 

Why Professing Christ Is Becoming A 'Hate Crime' In The West  (A grim foreshadowing of the future from the UK.)

 

Rebuffing Britain, Ecuador Grants Assange Citizenship

 

Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour

 

 

WELFARE STATE

 

Work requirements in welfare reform actually work

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

GOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slurGOP lawmakers 'do not recall' Trump's 'shithole' slur

 

Trump: 'Never said anything derogatory about Haitians'

 

Democrat confirms Trump's 'shithole' description of Africa despite president's vague denial

 

Trump issues warning, but continues to honor Iran deal

 

American Psychiatric Association Tells Shrinks: Stop Analyzing Trump

 

Top 5 Hilarious Quotes About Trump's 'Sh**holes' Comment Reported By AP

 

Meghan McCain Grills Michael Wolff, Forces Him to Admit He Published 'Off the Record' Conversation

 

Watch: Reporters Yell 'S***hole,' 'Racist' Questions At Trump After He Signs MLK Jr. Proclamation

 

Trump Says What Normal Americans Think, Establishment Goes Nuts

 

Mia Love: President 'Must Apologize' to 'Nations He So Wantonly Maligned' with 'Shithole' Comment

 

Senator: Trump did say "sh*tholes" -- repeatedly

 

Trump’s Conventional National Security Strategy

 

Trump’s ‘Sh**hole’ Comments Double Down on Identity Politics

 

Trump’s lawyer arranged $130,000 payment to porn star to keep her quiet about alleged sexual encounter: report

 

‘John Kelly is the man Fred Trump always wanted Donald Trump to be’ (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

David Frum: How Donald Trump turned the United States into a headless giant

 

Trump's Rejection of Immigration Deal Increases Shutdown Risk

 

Demoralized Trump aides grapple with 'shithole'-gate

 

White House pushes back after Gang of Six announces immigration deal

 

From Norway to Haiti, Trump's Comments Stir Fresh Outrage

 

If Mueller moves beyond collusion to charge Trump, constitutional clash may follow (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump Is Expected to Stop Short of Reimposing Strict Sanctions on Iran

 

Donald Trump cancels February visit to UK

 

Trump looks to slash government red tape on overseas sale of weapons

 

Steve Bannon has a point

 

Seeking a bipartisan deal on immigration

 

Trump has no idea what he thinks

 

'Wise guy' Bannon was just the latest in a long line of White House talkers

 

There is nothing ‘professional’ about this president

 

Iran Deal Expected to Get 3rd  Reprieve From White House

 

Trump is trying to dismantle free trade. That’s almost impossible.

 

Importing The S***hole (A quote attributed to President Trump horrifies our snowflake intellectuals, but accurately reflects the sentiments of much of America.) 

 

 

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