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Joel P. Rutkowski, Ph.D., President



Friday, January 13, 2017





In Today’s Issue:




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




Russia Returns to Afghanistan


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





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




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


Why isn't Ft. Lauderdale massacre called terror?




UK is the leader against anti-Semitism




America Needs to Get Serious about the Arctic




Trump team, Army Corp discuss wall


Governor says Dakota Access pipeline will likely be built under Trump




Banks' retreat from Asia a worrying example


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



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 




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




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’




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





 El Salvador has first murder-free day in two years




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




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




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  




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




The U.S. Must Talk to North Korea





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





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




Court urged to reverse pro-transgender ruling


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




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




Corruption at US Border Agency Led to Lie Detectors




Fox News analyst jumps into DNC chair race


DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 returns to the web


Indiana mayor looks to upend DNC race




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)




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





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





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




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 




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.)




Opinion: Egyptian patriotism: Critics vs sycophants




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


The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 3 of 4




2020? Trump keeps campaign committee open




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


Energy Prices




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





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




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




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




Top U.S. bank executives optimistic heading into 2017


Making America's risk of a financial crisis great again




A Dallas Cowboys Foreign Policy




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




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




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



Drug Kingpin Nabbed, Live on Air, and Haiti Erupts




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




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




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





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




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


Immigrants Head to Washington to Rally While Obama Is Still There




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




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




Trump’s infrastructure plan: What we know




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'




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?





Blow to Daesh: Forces reach Nineveh government HQ in Mosul


Iraqi forces make gains, enter Mosul University





Broward Sheriff Wants Radical Muslims to Have Guns, Unless They’re Mentally Ill  (The dangerous hypocrisy of Scott 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: 15 mosque preachers dismissed for refusing to pray for those killed fighting jihadis




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


Twilight of Identity Liberalism




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




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




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




Drug Cartels Are Looting Mexican Gas Pipelines


Mexico to name new ambassador to the United States




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




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





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


Snowden speechless: NSA whistleblower overwhelmed by push for presidential pardon




Big Sugar’s Secret Ally? Nutritionists


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




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




Trump opens can of worms with blast at drugmakers




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




How Political Correctness Hijacked Trump Inauguration Protesters’ Brains




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




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





Jessica Alba's Honest Company Baby Powder recalled




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




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 training in high gear ahead of Inauguration Day




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)




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





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) 




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





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




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




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




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




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




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


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





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


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




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




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




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





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




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




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 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)





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


Trump Team Shunning Davos Meeting of World’s Economic Elite  

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