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Friday, January 13, 2017

 

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

 

 

In Today’s Issue:

 

ABORTION

 

House Passes Bill to Set Up Defunding Planned Parenthood, Not One Single Democrat Votes for It

 

Planned Parenthood seeks survival in Trump era

 

Grandmas Start New Grandmothers for Abortion Group to Promote Aborting Grandkids

 

Deconstructing Roe v. Wade

 

Jessa Duggar Donates Her Baby Shower Gifts to Pregnancy Center to Help Women Who Choose Life

 

StemExpress Drops Its Lawsuit Over Undercover Fetal-Parts Video

 

New York Times Removes References to “March for Life” in Article About the March for Life

 

NY Times removes references to the 'March for Life' from article

 

Ryan: Federal Funds Should Go to Community Health Centers, Not Planned Parenthood  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Speaker Paul Ryan: We Will Defund Planned Parenthood Period, And Here’s Why

 

Nailed it: Paul Ryan’s perfect answer to why Planned Parenthood should be defunded

 

Buyer of baby-body parts goes home 'empty handed'  (A company identified as a buyer of baby-body parts in an undercover video investigation of Planned Parenthood’s sales and profits is walking away from a lawsuit it filed against the investigators.)

 

Abortion Activist: Men Attending Anti-Trump March “Have to be Okay With Being Led by Women”

 

The Post-Trump Wave of Anti-Abortion Proposals Just Hit Florida

 

Radio Station Censors Pro-Life Ad Exposing Planned Parenthood After Abortion Advocates Complain

 

Abortion: More evil than slavery?

 

Texas Bill Would “Abolish Abortion, Calls Unborn Baby a “Living Human Child”

 

Woman Charged With Murder For Attempted Coat Hanger Abortion Is Released From Jail Under Plea Deal

 

Idaho Legislator Proposes Bill to Make Abortion First-Degree Murder

 

Former abortion industry workers say abortion hardens hearts

 

George Soros Funds Pro-Abortion Groups Organizing Anti-Trump March

 

Stand Up for Women's Health

 

Russian City Bans Abortions for One Day to Remember King Herod’s “Massacre of the Innocents”

 

Texas Lawmaker Wants to Make Abortion Completely Illegal

 

Appeals Court Upholds Law Squashing Pro-Life Free Speech Outside Abortion Clinics

 

Why abortion may increase during a Donald Trump presidency

 

Shock: 20+ faith leaders ‘bless’ Planned Parenthood’s new flagship DC abortion center

 

Survey Shows Most Members of Congress Who Graduated From Catholic Colleges are Pro-Abortion

 

St Louis archbishop foresees dire effects of proposed abortion law

 

Woman Defends Aborting Her Disabled 21-Week-Old Baby: “It Was What Was Best” for Her

 

Church Silence on Abortion: Deafening and Deadly

 

Abortion Care Will Be First-Degree Murder in Idaho If This GOP Lawmaker Gets His Way

 

At least 46 anti-abortion bills are already in front of state legislatures

 

Pope Francis: ‘Having an abortion to keep your figure is a big problem’

 

Ugh, the Pope Told a Story About a Woman Who Had an Abortion to Preserve Her Figure

 

Pro-abort ‘Population Bomb’ author to speak at Vatican

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Russia Returns to Afghanistan

 

U.S. paying salaries of tens of thousands of non-existent Afghan soldiers, police, teachers and civil servants

 

 

AFRICA

 

Pastor in Uganda Attacked after Sheikh Sent to Kill Him Becomes Christian

 

Cameroon using witchcraft to fight jihad terrorists of Boko Haram

 

Rival government tries to seize Libya ministry buildings

 

Obama administration to lift some sanctions against Sudan

 

AIRPORTS

 

Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter had converted to Islam before joining the Army

 

Why isn't Ft. Lauderdale massacre called terror?

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

UK is the leader against anti-Semitism

 

ARCTIC

 

America Needs to Get Serious about the Arctic

 

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

Trump team, Army Corp discuss wall

 

Governor says Dakota Access pipeline will likely be built under Trump

 

ASIA

 

Banks' retreat from Asia a worrying example

 

Kazakh Court Convicts Five, Including Russian National, In Human Trafficking Case

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX slides as cracks appear in Trump trade

 

Australian dollar's surprise rally will end, US65c more likely

 

Australia needs a new foreign policy; Tillerson’s remarks on China make it urgent

 

Australian minister quits over expenses saga  (Health Minister Sussan Ley resigns after using a taxpayer-funded trip to purchase an apartment.)

 

After 26 Days at Sea, Missing Father and Daughter Arrive in Australia 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Toyota adds 543,000 vehicles to Takata air bag recalls in U.S.

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

In Considering Trump’s Wall, See Where Fencing Has Yet to Be Built Along Mexico Border

 

Border town Dems brace for fight over Trump’s ‘wall’

 

CANADA

 

TSX rises, led by banks as U.S. earnings season kicks off

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Loonie continues recent momentum as oil and gold slip

 

Trudeau challenged over carbon pricing on 2nd  day of town hall tour  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

We must turn the tide on Canada’s opioid crisis

 

Canada: Teen gets house arrest for planning to join the Islamic State, says he is leaving Islam

 

Why Canadian malls are thriving while American ones struggle

 

Canada could also face auto border tax, Trump spokesman suggests

 

Trudeau’s oil sands ‘phase-out’ comments spark anger in Alberta

 

Canada: School board allows Muslim sermons in schools

 

Calgary occupancy rate hits 15-year-low as newly built houses sit empty after oil crash batters market

 

U-Haul evicted man living in Vancouver storage locker

 

Natural gas-fired hydro plant and its 11 lost jobs mourned as first victims of Ontario’s cap and trade program

 

U of T begins teaching ancient Ethiopian language

 

Morneau vows prudent budget as Canada braces for U.S. changes

 

'You've failed me': Single mom from Ontario blasts Trudeau and Wynne over hydro bills

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

 El Salvador has first murder-free day in two years

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Architect of CIA’s ‘enhanced interrogation’ hopes Trump resists PC approach

 

C.I.A. Nominee Says He Won’t Balk at Seeking Russian Intelligence

 

Mike Pompeo Testifies Before the Senate

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

The Shame of Religious Persecution  (Christianity remains under fire worldwide — and increasingly under PC attack here at home.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Child Laundering Industry

 

Trump Can Stand Up to China Without Sparking War

 

China and the Perils of Improvisation

 

2016 exports show steepest decline in six years

 

Chinese Paper Calls Tillerson’s South Sea Threat ‘Foolish’

 

Trump could be the best thing that’s happened to China in a long time

 

In China, Robot Nannies Are Taking Care of 3 Million Chickens

 

Chinese Tabloid Says U.S. Needs to 'Wage War' to Block Off South China Sea Islands

 

South China Sea Chinese media warns Trump of 'war' if US blocks access  

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Cuban Regime Hails End to Special US Immigration Policy for Cubans

 

Is the U.S. Opening to Cuba Dead in the Water?

 

Obama Feeds Cuba’s Firing Squads

 

Cuban-Americans react to end of 'wet foot, dry foot' policy

 

Obama Feeds Cuba’s Firing Squads  (The Radical-in-Chief kills hope for Cubans fleeing their totalitarian hellhole.)

 

U.S. Ending Favored Immigration Policy for Fleeing Cubans

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

The U.S. Must Talk to North Korea

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Lawmakers Vote to Allow Mattis to Lead Pentagon

 

Congress' Job Approval 19% at Start of New Session

 

What Comes After Repeal? How to Fix American Health Care, Part 2

 

What Happens for Consumers If Congress Repeals Obamacare

 

Use Term Limits to Drain the Swamp

 

65% voters want to repeal parts of O'care

 

Michael Moore: Democrats need to look beyond email probe

 

Trump aides to Hill GOP: Make child care more affordable

 

What to expect from ObamaCare’s replacement

 

No easy way out from Obamacare

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

How Donald Trump May Violate the Constitution the Second He's Sworn In

 

COURTS

 

Court urged to reverse pro-transgender ruling

 

Leader of Wells Fargo criminal fraud ring sentenced to seven years in prison

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Mississippi Woman Uses Gun to Fend Off Burglar

 

Stolen baby found 18 years later

 

Black Student Charged in Hate Crime Hoax

 

Passing motorist kills gunman who ambushed Arizona trooper

 

Ex-NBC producer found dead with drugs, $27K in cash

 

Home intruder kills woman with her own samurai sword

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Corruption at US Border Agency Led to Lie Detectors

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Fox News analyst jumps into DNC chair race

 

DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 returns to the web

 

Indiana mayor looks to upend DNC race

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Blue State Blues: Why Do Democrats Keep Undermining Latino Leaders?

 

Today’s Blood Libel: A Democrat Specialty

 

The futility of de Blasio’s ‘record’ housing success (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Hillary Clinton server continues to haunt her

 

Fresh proof of deadly mismanagement at ACS  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Rick Perry goes before Congress one day before Trump's inauguration

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Ben Carson doubles down: LGBT don’t get ‘extra rights’

 

Ben Carson should approach HUD the way he did medicine: First do no harm

 

Live from D.C., it’s Ben Carson’s Housing and Urban Development hearing

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

Moody’s to Pay $864 Million to Settle Subprime Ratings Claim

 

No charges for cop who threw girl around classroom

 

Federal Investigation Into Chicago Police Following Same Pattern as Baltimore

 

Hillary’s E-mails and the Justice Department

 

Justice Dept. to investigate FBI handling of Clinton email case

 

Charges against VW execs put blame for corporate crimes in the right place

 

Will Justice Dept. Stay Vigilant on Corporate Crime?

 

In its final days, the administration is cracking down on companies

 

Its Police Dept. Marred, Baltimore Agrees to a Monitor

 

Justice Dept. Seeks to Join Suit Over 117,000 Purged Brooklyn Voters

 

Five reasons why the Justice Department watchdog is probing the Clinton case

 

ECONOMY

 

Nasdaq ends at a fresh record, banks gain; Dow retreats from 20,000

 

Nasdaq hits record; bank earnings validate Wall St rally

 

U.S. Stocks Rise, Treasuries Fall on Economic Data: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares wobble, dollar on track for losing week

 

Dollar Pares Weekly Loss, Asian Stocks Are Mixed: Markets Wrap

 

More Americans think they’ll die debt-free thanks to Trump

 

Amazon to Add 100,000 Jobs as Bricks-and-Mortar Retail Crumbles

 

Dollar slumps to end third consecutive week with declines

 

3 ways the U.S. economy will feel Trump's impact

 

The 10 hottest U.S. real estate markets in 2017

 

Gold falls for the session, but gains about 2% on week

 

Are global markets headed for a meltdown?

 

Emerging-Market Stocks Little Changed as Mexico's Peso Rallies

 

Why Economists Can’t Seem to Get It Right

 

Investors are bracing for a massive stock-market selloff

 

Treasury yields fall for 4th week in a row 

 

EDUCATION

 

Syracuse University Says Avoiding Others, Telling Jokes Are Bias Incidents and Should Be Reported

 

Gifted Students Benefit from Ability Grouping

 

State of Michigan declares there are no bad teachers in the state

 

The power of school choice

 

Teacher reorders missing book, receives copy she lost

 

Balancing Response and Treatment  (Survey suggests that increasing student demand for mental health services -- spurred by prevention and awareness campaigns -- may be leading colleges to focus less on ongoing treatment in order to respond more rapidly to high-risk students.)

 

Fake news California lawmakers propose teaching students 'media literacy'

 

Teaching in the Eye of the Beholder  (Study of millions of online ratings of professors suggest scores vary with an instructor’s gender, discipline and perceived “easiness.”)

 

Trump’s Billionaire Education Pick Faces Steep Climb

 

Scrutiny of New Koch Grant  (Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.)

 

Utah dating homework tells girls: be 'feminine' and 'don't waste his money'

 

Killing Tenure  (Legislation in two states seeks to end tenure at public colleges and universities.)

 

Tennessee high school senior, 18, raises $10,000 on GoFundMe page she set up to pay for college after her parents 'cut her off because she has black boyfriend'

Coming in 2017  (Colleges and universities should prepare for seven key trends in the new year, Lisa M Rudgers and Julie A Peterson advise.)

 

EGYPT

 

Opinion: Egyptian patriotism: Critics vs sycophants

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Jill Stein’s Failed Recount Hits Philadelphia Taxpayers for $37,000

 

The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 3 of 4

 

ELECTION 2020

 

2020? Trump keeps campaign committee open

 

ENERGY

 

Oil futures lose 3% for the week on doubts over OPEC output deal

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Judge rebukes EPA, orders quick evaluation on coal jobs lost over regs

 

The Trump EPA: Increasing Levels of Common Sense

 

E.P.A. Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Violating Emissions Rules

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Fiat rebound helps send European stocks higher into the weekend

 

Danish minister alleges ‘Russia ready to attack hospitals, infrastructure & electrical supply’

 

Muslim Men Kidnap Swedish Woman, Take Her To A Muslim-Owned Store, Chain Her To A Water Pipe In The Basement And Take Turns Savagely Raping Her

 

Belgium: Brussels police forced to take Islam lessons to foster “respectful relations with Muslim communities”

 

Breakup of EU could be chance to save Europe – former Czech Pres. Vaclav Klaus

 

Finland: Gay man on trial for warning about Islam on Facebook

 

Opposition Party in Poland Ends Monthlong Occupation of Parliament        

 

Hungary: Woman filmed tripping up fleeing refugees convicted

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Nurse Charged With 14 Counts of 1st-Degree Murder After Euthanizing Nursing Home Patients

 

Mild Stroke Led to My Mother’s Force Death by Starvation and Dehydration

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

If The Comey Letter Sank Hillary, It’s Her Own Fault (FBI Director James Comey)

 

WSJ: FBI Director James Comey should resign

 

Now FBI investigated for botched Hillary-email probe

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Top U.S. bank executives optimistic heading into 2017

 

Making America's risk of a financial crisis great again

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

A Dallas Cowboys Foreign Policy

 

FRANCE

 

Paris jihad mass murderer: “I am not ashamed of myself…I am a Muslim, and I submitted to Allah”

 

Two Muslims arrested for supplying fake documents to Islamic State jihadis to plan Paris jihad massacres

 

GERMANY

 

Victims could sue over failures in Berlin attack

 

Angela Merkel gets honorary doctorate for “diversity,” amid public outrage  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Most Germans don't think racial profiling is a problem: poll

 

German court gives Muslims who attacked synagogue suspended sentences, says attack justified

 

Germany Bends EU Rules to Give Russia Spot at G20 Berlin Meeting

 

Germany: Muslims “devastate” Christian parish centre, write “Islamist” slogans on walls, police search for motive

 

GOP

 

GOP governors fight their own party on Obamacare   (Several who expanded Medicaid look to protect health coverage for residents.)

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)

 

Is The U.S. Government Insolvent? Sorry, But Its Accountant Can't Tell You

HAITI

 

Drug Kingpin Nabbed, Live on Air, and Haiti Erupts

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

What doctors think about the Affordable Care Act

 

 Industry fears O'care taxes will stay

 

Tom Price says he'll sell stocks if confirmed as HHS chief

 

HEALTH CARE

 

1 in 5 Low-Income Americans Still Do Not Have Health Insurance

 

Outdated treatments and monopolies make opioid crisis worse

 

Sushi lovers, beware: Tapeworm now found in U.S. salmon

 

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

 

New York is addicted to health taxes

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Nicole Kidman: 'We, as a country, need to support' Donald Trump

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

IS IT ALL BIOLOGY? Number of Self-Identified LGBT Americans Skyrockets

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

GOP Congressman Fighting for Christian Refugees in Iraq and Syria

 

Congressman Chaffetz Wants Crackdown on Ethics Office Critical of Trump   (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

House Takes Major Step in the Repealing of Obamacare

 

Pelosi: Were It Not for Obama $19,951,756,200,280 Debt Would Be Higher   (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

 House vote may have been the beginning of the end of Obamacare

 

GOP congressman: 'Warmongers' in Congress are wrong to call Putin a 'war criminal'

 

Ryan: GOP will repeal, replace Obamacare at same time  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Ryan Up for Defunding Sanctuary Cities…

 

Chaffetz Wants To Relocate Federal Agencies Away From Washington, D.C(US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Chaffetz calls on ethics head to testify day after chief criticized Trump  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

House Liberty Caucus opposes budget to trigger Obamacare repeal

 

Paul Ryan: Trump mass deportations "not happening" 

 

Ryan breaks with Trump — gently

 

House Expected to Follow Senate’s Lead on Rush to Repeal Health Law

 

Federal ethics chief called to testify before House lawmakers

 

Ryan confident that ‘disgusting’ painting will be removed from Capitol  Paul Ryan to launch ‘rescue mission’ to simultaneously repeal and replace Obamacare

 

Ryan assures Dreamer she won't be deported

 

Congressional Black Caucus prepares for new role as ultimate Capitol Hill outsider

 

Ryan confronted by cancer patient who says ObamaCare saved his life

 

Cuban-American congressmen blast Obama's Cuban policy reforms

 

Anxious lawmakers to GOP leaders: What’s the plan to replace Obamacare?

 

New chairman outlines priorities for House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

 

Mattis hearing cancellation in House sparks outrage among Democrats

 

Congressional Black Caucus Members Blame Racism for Not Being Allowed to Cut in Line

 

Ryan hits 'menacing' Putin, won't discuss Trump-Russia dossier

 

Ryan: No 'deportation force' under Trump

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Immigration Failures vs. Americans  (How law enforcement failures undermine our citizen’s civil rights.)

 

Immigrants Head to Washington to Rally While Obama Is Still There

 

INDIA

 

Here's why PM Narendra Modi walked out of a presentation

 

Army chief Rawat warns Pak of more surgical strikes if it rejects peace overtures

 

Reduce widow pension age from 40 to 18, experts panel tells government

 

INDONESIA

 

As Shariah Experiment Becomes a Model, Indonesia’s Secular Face Slips

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Trump’s infrastructure plan: What we know

 

INTELLIGENCE

 

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats hoping intelligence agencies will 'undermine and subvert' Trump presidency

 

Trump revives attack on intel community in early morning Twitter burst

 

Surveillance Obama gives US intelligence greater access to warrantless data on foreigners

 

Guccifer 2.0: Intel community report on Russia 'is a crude fake'

 

IRAN

 

Obama’s perfidious parting gift to Iran

 

Iranian Activists, Academics Apologize For Iran's Syria Policy

 

Iran: Ruthless murderer set to replace rafsanjani

 

Iran: What to do?

 

 

IRAQ

 

Blow to Daesh: Forces reach Nineveh government HQ in Mosul

 

Iraqi forces make gains, enter Mosul University

 

 

ISLAM

 

Broward Sheriff Wants Radical Muslims to Have Guns, Unless They’re Mentally Ill  (The dangerous hypocrisy of Scott Israel.)

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Friday, January 13, 2017)

 

Netanyahus said to tell cops Milchan gifts were much less valuable than claimed (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

‘Assault on all Muslims:’ Jerusalem Grand Mufti slams potential US embassy move

 

Abbas says may ‘reverse’ Israel recognition if Trump moves embassy (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas; AVIPP COMMENTARY: More lies.  The “Palestinian” Authority does not recognize the state of Israel.)

 

Mayors of Efrat and Maale Adumim Invited to Trump’s Inauguration Ceremony

 

Abbas met with US businessmen to set up back channel to Trump

 

American Jews Declining Attachment to Israel

 

Paris summit to declare two-state solution ‘only way’ to peace 

 

‘Boycott This!’ Anti-BDS Documentary Makes It to Shorts Festivals

 

Israel fears fresh UN initiative two days after Paris conference

 

2 Palestinians injured, tens suffer tear gas inhalation during protests in Bilin, Kafr Qaddum

 

Texas Trump loyalist, a candidate for cabinet post, to launch trade push with Israel, settlements

 

Hamas Blames Palestinian Authority for Gaza’s Electricity Shortage

 

Netanyahu may have missed chance to quash UN vote by not calling UK’s May

 

PA to inaugurate embassy in Vatican

 

With a spotlight on the Western Wall, is this Israel’s Reform moment?

 

Deal Busted with Border Guard Caught Shooting Rioter on CNN

 

Paris meeting marks end to Obama's failed Mideast diplomacy

 

Israeli forces injure 3 Palestinian youths during clashes in al-Jalazun refugee camp

 

Thousands protest house demolitions in Qalansawe

 

Algeria claims it uncovered Israeli spy network

 

 Report: Sara Netanyahu told investigators champagne received

 

Hamas, Fatah blame each other for worsening crisis in Gaza

 

Syria demands UN punish Israel over airport attack

 

Gaza security forces assault journalists amid power crisis protests

 

South African opposition leader blasted over Israel visit 

 

Secret recordings reveal details of Netanyahu newspaper corruption case

 

Paris talks to send strong message to Israel, Trump

 

Palestinians turn to Putin for help against US embassy move  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

John Kerry, 72 Countries to Gang Up On Israel At Paris ‘Peace’ Summit (US Secretary of State John F Kerry)

 

PA TV: Jews stole Kim Kardashian’s diamonds

 

Israel: Student gets deluge of death threats for “anti-Islam” art project

 

‘Recipe for isolation’: Israel may ban entry to boycott supporters

 

Obama's Palestinian promise: Another 1/2-billion U.S. tax dollars

 

With Electricity in Short Supply, 10,000 Protest in Gaza, Defying Hamas

 

Bounties for terror: Another Palestinian payout

 

Does Israel Really Have a Corruption Problem?

 

JORDAN

 

 Jordan: 15 mosque preachers dismissed for refusing to pray for those killed fighting jihadis

 

LIBERALISM

 

Trump’s Jews and Obama’s Jews (The Left is losing the culture war within the Jewish community.)

 

Twilight of Identity Liberalism

 

MARIJUANA

 

Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures

 

Marijuana Most medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds

 

Experts have only a hazy idea of marijuana’s myriad health effects, and federal laws are to blame

 

MEDIA 

 

Trump’s Presser Shows Media Double Standard On Politicians Attacking The Press

 

Time for a Look Back at Buzzfeed Ben Smith’s Biggest Fail

 

The dismaying dossier and the dismaying press conference

 

Buzzfeed just did Donald Trump a huge favor

 

Fake news, fake media, fake history, fake truth

 

C-SPAN broadcast interrupted by Russian network

 

4chan still claims to be source of Trump BuzzFeed story

 

MEDITERRANEAN

 

Breaking: Malta’s bishops allow civilly remarried divorcees to receive Communion

 

MEXICO

 

Drug Cartels Are Looting Mexican Gas Pipelines

 

Mexico to name new ambassador to the United States

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Bahrain: Human rights abuses cast shadow over £2m UK aid support

 

MILITARY

 

Lockheed Martin CEO meets Trump, says deal to lower F-35 costs is close

 

Raytheon, U.S. Navy complete Tomahawk flight tests

 

US Marine F-35s to be 'cornerstone' in Japan, Pacific defense

 

Ash Carter on Russia hacking: U.S. could go beyond cyber response  (Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter)

 

Defense Secretary-nominee James Mattis breaks with Trump on Russia, torture

 

Mattis backs women in combat, NATO alliance

 

James Mattis: Toughness and Restraint at the Pentagon

 

US agrees to pay billions to Marines affected by toxic water

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

New rules grant FBI, DEA & CIA access to raw NSA surveillance data

 

Snowden speechless: NSA whistleblower overwhelmed by push for presidential pardon

 

NUTRITION

 

Big Sugar’s Secret Ally? Nutritionists

 

Nutella, bacon and other foods you love that are linked to cancer

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan Closer To Nuclear Second-Strike Capability After Sub Missile Test

 

No decision taken about detained Indian soldier

 

Pakistan Human Rights Commission Pressures Police To Find Missing Activists

 

PIA Chitral aircrash black box found

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Trump opens can of worms with blast at drugmakers

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Catholic church withers under Duterte’s heavy hand  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

How Political Correctness Hijacked Trump Inauguration Protesters’ Brains

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP (TRANSITION)

 

Paul Anka pulls out of Trump inauguration: report

 

Report: Trump Adviser Phoned Russian Envoy Same Day Obama Announced New Sanctions

 

Trump and the American Divide

 

Civil War Begins In Washington (Intelligence agencies attempt to blackmail Trump)

 

Trump Under Fire From Political, Intel, and Media Enemies

 

Anarchists Are Hoping To Turn Donald Trump’s Inauguration On January 20th  Into One Of The Biggest Riots In U.S. History

 

Approval of Trump Transition Still Low as Inauguration Nears

 

Steve Harvey meets Donald Trump, may get involved with urban renewal

 

Spy fiction or malware? A closer look at a ‘dodgy’ Russia dossier on Trump

 

Trump Is Going to Regret Not Having a Grand Strategy

 

Leftist mobsters lambaste college bands playing at Trump's Inauguration ... because 'tolerance'

 

The perils of Trump's 'one-way fight' with his own intelligence community

 

Protesters planning to blockade inauguration checkpoints, 'party' outside Pence home

 

New Star-Studded Event Added to Trump Inauguration Festivities

 

Trump still blames intel community for leaking report

 

Trump Likely First Drug-Free President In 24 Years

 

Historically black college raises $280G for Trump inauguration appearance

 

Donald Trump Says The Reason Hillary Clinton Lost Had Nothing To Do With Her Emails

 

Report: Trump’s ‘Cadillac One’ Limo Will Be Equipped with Tear Gas Cannon, Shotgun

 

Jeb Bush Allies Hit Back At Reports Ex-Governor Is Behind The Trump Dossier

 

The Trump Blitzkrieg

 

Ex-spy allegedly behind Trump dossier reportedly helped FBI in FIFA probe

 

New details emerge on how the Trump intel story came to light

 

Trump: 'Sleazebag Political Operatives' Behind Dossier

 

Trump’s Model First Press Conference

 

Pravda on the checkout line

 

BBC: Jeb Bush Supporters Hired Former MI6 Spy to Create Trump Dossier

 

Trump's inauguration to shatter Washington norms

 

Trump's National Security Picks Back Tough Approach To Russia

 

Arab origin singer to perform at Trump inaugural

 

Trump Encourages Nominees To 'Express Own Thoughts' In Confimation Hearings

 

'It’s Game of Thrones, the Apprentice, and Survivor all mixed into one'

 

The Inauguration War  (The Left prepares its counter-attack on American democracy.)

 

Why AT&T’s CEO looks so worried during Trump Tower visit

 

The Blacklist Returns  (A group called Grab Your Wallet seeks a boycott of LL Bean because one of the Maine clothing company’s 50 family owners donated to Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign.)

 

Trump alone can clear suspicion over Russia

 

Trump’s Cabinet nominees are contradicting his campaign vows

 

President Trump — The Great Communicator

 

Firm behind Trump dossier worked for Planned Parenthood  (Same group made dubious conclusion damning undercover videos 'manipulated.')

 

What happened to the honeymoon?

 

Human Rights Group Portrays U.S. as Major Threat, Citing Trump

 

Democrats hunker down for ‘permanent opposition’ to Donald Trump presidency

 

Trump’s Obamacare Promise Will Be Hard to Keep

 

Why Americans Care About Trump’s Tax Returns

 

Trump has stacked the deck against himself

 

Under Attack, Media Needs New Strategy for Trump

 

Rosie O’Donnell calls for ‘imposing martial law’ to stop Trump’s inauguration

 

How global risks will test the new administration

 

Trump’s L.L. Bean Tweet Shows Peril for Brands

 

Cracks in his campaign promises

 

Trump adds another Goldman Sachs exec to his administration

 

Explosive but Unverified Dossier

 

R. Kelly denies reports he will perform at Trump's inauguration

 

Trump plan to donate foreign hotel profits can't be checked

 

Lawmakers: Trump can't stop investigation of Clinton email case

 

Russia dossier: What happens next – and could Donald Trump be impeached?

 

Trump Team Discussing Ivanka Trump Proposal on Capitol Hill

 

PRISONS

 

Never-before-heard Bernie Madoff tapes reveal how remorseless Manhattan swindler blames the banks and his wealthy investors for his catastrophic Ponzi scheme

 

 

PRODUCTY SAFETY

 

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Baby Powder recalled

 

RADIO

 

Rush Limbaugh rips CNN, BuzzFeed for ‘coordinated’ take-down attempt of Trump

 

RUSSIA

 

Moscow Authorities Seize 12 Adopted Children Believed To Be HIV-Positive

 

Job Outlook Not Improving In Russia Despite Return Of Economic Growth

 

Will Putin and Trump Bond Over Oil? (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia looking at possible reduction of its contribution to the Council of Europe

 

Russian Proposal Would Phase In Cigarette Ban, but Current Smokers Get a Pass

 

Moscow unsatisfied with ICAO reply to query on Ukraine’s firing practice near Crimea

 

Russian Food Sanctions May Not Be Extended – Deputy Prime Minister

 

Accounts Chamber chairwoman: Russian economy is still dependent on oil

 

Russia declines to confirm US invitation to Syria talks

 

U.S. Russia Relations: How Did We Get Here?

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service training in high gear ahead of Inauguration Day

 

SENATE

 

Senate Panel to Probe If Trump Campaign Had Contact With Russia

 

Franken: Investigate 'Charges' That Trump Campaign Coordinated With Russia   (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Ted Cruz introduces bill to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Senators wrestle with whether to back Tillerson

 

Franken 'concerned' Flynn called Russia when sanctions were announced (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Maine senator: ‘I haven’t made my final decision’ on Pompeo

 

GOP Senators Submit Bill to Defund UN

 

Sessions Confirmations Show Trump Will Steamroll Democrats On SCOTUS

 

Key Senate committee won't probe possible Trump-Russia collusion

 

Rubio's choice: Buck Trump or back down on Tillerson? (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio(R)

 

Top 11 Mattis quotes from his Senate confirmation hearing

 

Trump nominees take aim at Russia at confirmation hearings

 

Democrats to Cabinet picks: Save us from your boss Trump

 

Busting 5 Big Myths About ObamaCare Repeal

 

At bat against Trump’s nominees: No hits, no runs, no errors

 

Freshman Democrat Kamala Harris grills CIA director nominee on climate change

 

A petulant attack against Rex Tillerson  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to grandstand against President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of State, former Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson.)

 

Why does Bob Casey have a problem with free speech? (US Senator of Pennsylvania Robert Casey(D)

 

Freedom Caucus chair: ObamaCare replacement 'likely to fail' in Senate

 

Sanders slams Democrats who voted with the pharmaceutical industry  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Mattis cruises through confirmation hearing

 

Senate’s military panel set to take on Trump presidency

 

Graham 'wouldn’t put it past' Russia to plant Trump dossier story  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

China, Russia Promise 'Countermeasures' To U.S.-Korean Defense System

 

Bank of Korea Cuts Growth Outlook as Scandal Hits Economy

 

U.S. High-Tech Radar Watches for N.Korean Missiles

 

Can Korea say no to US?

 

Samsung heir claims President Park demanded hefty donations

 

BOK cuts 2017 growth outlook to 2.5%, holds key rate

 

Ban Ki-moon supports THAAD deployment

 

Safety of breast implants under review after silicone gel found in breast milk

 

Korea has long way to accept immigrants

 

 

SPORTS

 

Metro State hockey player Tony Salazar suffers heart attack during first game

 

Chargers' move is a risky proposition for more than just the team

 

Shaikin: Chargers' task to win over L.A. is like climbing 'Mt. Everest'

 

Bo knows now: Superstar Bo Jackson says he never would have played football if he had known about the long-term effects of head injuries

 

The Chargers leave San Diego for L.A. Um, welcome back?

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men) 

 

STATES

 

Right-to-work movement gaining ground in Ohio

 

Hiring Holder to fight Trump violates state constitution, California Republican says (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

Call it the Southern California drought. Rain and snow end Northern California water woes

 

Pictured: Six children from same family who died in house fire - and the heroic girl, 8, who pulled her mother and younger brothers to safety - as helpless firefighters could do nothing but watch

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Is Tillerson Willing to Go to War Over the South China Sea?  (The Exxon boss has shown before he can take Beijing to the limit — but as Secretary of State the stakes will be far higher.)

 

Kerry Defends Trade Pact on Last Trip as Top US Diplomat  (US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

Rex Tillerson: A Worthy Choice

 

Kerry Kicks Off Final Foreign Tour As U.S. Secretary Of State

 

Trump's pick for secretary of State raises concern with aggressive comments about China

 

Tillerson doesn’t seem to realize speaking up for human rights is part of the job

 

SUICIDES

 

12-year-old girl live streams her suicide in front yard

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Transition to Trump: Mike Lee for Supreme Court would be the Democrats’ worst nightmare

 

Against A Priori Judgments Against William Prior  (Why not just the left but some on the left oppose this possible nominee to the US Supreme Court.)

 

Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

 

SYRIA

 

Assad Linked to Syrian Chemical Attacks for First Time (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

41 ISIL militants ‘neutralized’ in northern Syria

 

Mystery blasts in Damascus: Syria accuses Israel

 

Syrian Army warns Israel it will respond after military airport bombed near Damascus (Video)

 

Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of capital

 

TAIWAN

 

Rough water seen for Taiwan dollar after Tillerson's South China Sea comments

 

University to remove Chiang statues

 

El Salvador to Strengthen Ties With Taiwan During Tsai's Visit (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Carrier highlights need to build submarines: official

 

South Korea’s Blacklist of Artists Adds to Outrage Over Presidential Scandal

 

Nigeria gets $40 billion from China tells Taiwan to move out of capital

 

‘US should help Taiwan keep its diplomatic allies’

 

China's Latest Plan to Squeeze Taiwan: Steal Its Allies

 

TELEVISION

 

Hours After RT Interrupts C-SPAN, MSNBC Experiences Bizarre 'Russia' Glitch

 

Series of bizarre 'technical glitches' on US TV networks sets social media ablaze

 

 

TERRORISM

 

The Return of Islam’s Child-Soldiers  (Kidnapped, enslaved, beat, and indoctrinated in Islam.)

 

Ex-spy chief: 'No secret sauce' stops lone-wolf terrorists

 

TRADE

 

Trump adviser: TPP 'dead,' will move quickly on bilateral trade deals

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Black Lady Liberty On U.S. Currency For First Time

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey says Russia accord will prevent Syria clashes

 

Cyprus talks stumble over fate of Turkish troops

 

Istanbul building collapses killing two

 

Turkey arrests five soldiers for 'helping terror group'

 

Iran does not favor Turkey’s al-Bab offensive, prefers regime operation

 

Russia agrees US should attend Syria talks: Turkey

 

Turkish PM blames ‘manipulators’ for depreciation of lira

 

Worker killed due to explosion at rolling plant in Turkey’s Kocaeli

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 continues record run, rising for 14th  day in a row

 

Gas canisters, Nazi slogans hurled at 4 London Jews

 

UK: Two Muslims guilty of giving pro-jihad speeches for the Islamic State

 

Christians Complain About Muslims Blaspheming Christ In Anglican Church During Services, Now UK Police Are Investigating Christians For “Hate Crimes” Against Muslims

 

UK: Muslim teen charged with raping one woman in park, sexually assaulting another 

 

NHS Struggling hospitals brace for further demand in cold snap

 

Snow arrives in London as Heathrow flights grounded and soldiers deployed to assist evacuations of flood-threatened coastal areas

 

Police need to drop 'boss knows best' leadership, says Met contender

 

Theresa May to set out her vision for Brexit in major speech on Tuesday (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Police should need warrants to search mobile phones, say campaigners

 

Britain dragged into Donald Trump 'dirty dossier' row amid claims Whitehall knew of the file

 

Refugees UK 'failing Syrians who survived torture'

 

Lurid Trump dossier casts a shadow over MI6 and Christopher Steele, the man it trusted in Moscow

 

Transport Trouble ahead as strikes loom across air, rail and tube

 

Hospitals failing to raise alarm over sub-standard locum doctors

 

BBC New team set up to debunk fake news

 

First-time home buyers hit 10-year high

 

Labour Army minister accuses Corbyn of siding with Russia

 

Income inequality among men soars

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Disunity and Impotence at the United Nations

 

US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

 

‘Symbol of Hope’: U.N. Chief Says Deal to End Cyprus Divide Could Be Near

 

UNITED STATES

 

California company recalls boots after tread leaves swastika imprints

 

Is America Becoming a Third World Country?

 

No More Hyphenated Americans

 

Blowing hot and cold: East Coast basks in record-breaking warm temperatures while West Coast battles freezing blizzards and torrential rain

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican says next Synod will not tackle women deacons, married priests

 

Pope to grant P.A. leader Abbas an audience at the Vatican (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

 

Riot Stand Down: Obama to Fire National Guard Chief During Inauguration

 

Obama puts his presidential records off-limits for 12 years

 

Here’s Why Obama Never Intended to Create Jobs

 

As clock ticked down, Obama created ‘Ministry of Truth’ to counter ‘fake news’

 

'Not Welcome': Members at DC country club take swing at Obama over Israel stance

 

How Obama and Biden had each other's back

 

Obama, Biden made aware of dubious dossier of Trump allegations before leak

 

Obama’s Transparent Presidency  (We learned precisely who he is.)

 

Obama adds six sites to California Coastal National Monument

 

Why did Obama dawdle on Russia’s hacking?

 

FakePrez.Con  (Why the past eight years happened, and what it all means.)

 

Joe Biden to jet over to Switzerland and Ukraine his last week in office  (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr)

 

The Obamas leave a vivid image that will never fade

 

'Enjoy college ... we did': George Bush's twin daughters offer Malia and Sasha Obama advice in open letter

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Trump Team Shunning Davos Meeting of World’s Economic Elite  
 

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