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Saturday, January 13, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Safe-Abortion Fund architect receives pontifical honor

 

ACLU's legal fight to make Uncle Sam help with abortions

 

Abortion Is ‘Fundamental Injustice in American Society’ Says L.A. Archbishop

 

Facebook blocks funding for major pro-life movie (Theatrical drama to tell 'true story' of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood.)

 

In time of Trump, Washington lawmakers want to pass bill mandating abortion coverage

 

Antiabortion activist abruptly steps down as head of HHS’s family planning division

 

Top anti-abortion official resigns at health department

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

U.S., Afghan teams set up by insurgents posing as friendly militia, U.S. military says

 

AFRICA

 

H&M stores in South Africa trashed over 'racist' hoodie

 

African ambassadors to U.N. blast Trump's remark as "outrageous, racist"

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Chrysler recalls Pacifica minivans over engine stalls

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

A Government Permission Slip To Work?

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Was Ayn Rand for Open Borders?

 

CANADA

 

Journalist: I was fired for criticizing Islam  ('A grave danger to the freedoms of Canadian citizens and destabilizes the future of the country.')

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Guantánamo inmates claim Trump’s ‘anti-Muslim bias’ fuels their detention

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Singer claims CIA asked him to post about Trump and Russia on social media

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

How China is locking up critical resources in the US’s own backyard

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

The critical question: Why is North Korea going nuclear?

 

US and allies must work more closely on North Korea: Japan expert

 

 

CONGRESS

 

'Angel mom' slams Congress for lack of progress on immigration: 'Do what you were elected to do'

 

Trump is transforming the GOP against legal immigration. Will Congress follow?

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Jeff Bezos, Mr. Amazon, Steps Out

 

COURTS

 

The Judicial Rebellion

 

San Diego: Muslim gets 10 years for illegal firearms cache, planned to join the Islamic State

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend said she handled his ammo, helped load magazines, unsealed docs reveal

 

Las Vegas Gunman Took Elaborate Steps to Hide His Tracks

 

Almost 35 years ago, she let a stranger hold her newborn. It has haunted her ever since.

 

Todd Starnes: Gang of thugs carjack, run over elderly man

 

Suspect arrested for alleged murder of college student

 

For Rape Victim, a Long-Awaited Apology From Police

 

Long-awaited review on Sandy Hook police response released

 

Suspect arrested in killing of Ivy League student found dead in Orange County park

 

 

CRUISELINE INDUSTRY

 

Dozens of Royal Caribbean passengers get stomach bug

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC vice chair calls for Dems to back 'clean' DREAM Act

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Democrats Are All about Winning, Not Governing

 

'Personal insult': Bill Clinton slams accusations foundation money used for Chelsea's wedding (Former US President Bill Clinton)

 

Glenn Simpson is a hit man for Hillary Clinton? Right, and I run Breitbart.

 

Hillary Clinton responds to Trump's "sh*thole" comment

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Delay DSH cuts and find a sustainable fix for uncompensated care costs

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Environmentalists urge Feds to launch another operation to seize Bundy cattle

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Cryptocurrency and Fiat Money

 

Love Him Or Hate Him, Trump Deserves Credit For Booming Economy

 

Companies struggle to find and retain workers in a hot economy

 

EDUCATION

 

Professor Claims Anti-Semitism and ‘Islamophobia’ Are Equal Threats

 

Higher-Ranked Colleges Don't Necessarily Provide a Better Educational Experience

 

Christian university nixes 'anti-Islam' event for terror-tied group (Muslims complained GOP candidate's summit 'who's who of Islamophobes.')

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Jamie Dimon: Dems don't have a strong candidate for 2020

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI vets: What many are missing about the infamous 'dossier' amid Russia probe

 

Newly released records show FBI was aware of Las Vegas shooter's guns

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC commissioner: We will investigate Hawaii missile false alarm

 

Commissioner: ‘We still need to get to the bottom’ of fake FCC comments

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

  

FDA approves first drug for inherited breast cancer

 

 

FRANCE

 

France: 15-year-old Jewish girl’s face cut in antisemitic assault

 

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Muslim migrant cops said was mentally ill admits stabbing spree was “contribution to the global jihad”

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

The Children's Climate Lawsuit Against The Children

 

GOOGLE

 

Google pulls games for kids containing malware that displayed pornographic images

 

GOP

 

 

Condoleezza Rice on #MeToo: 'Let's not turn women into snowflakes'  (Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice )

 

‘It’s not helping’: Republicans in immigrant-rich Fla. scramble in wake of Trump’s remarks

 

 

HAITI

 

This is how ignorant you have to be to call Haiti a ‘shithole’

 

Chelsea Clinton rebuked for Trump attack: 'Haiti helped pay for your wedding'

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Veto defeated, Most Maryland workers to get paid sick leave

 

Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Sean Penn: Donald Trump is 'an enemy of mankind'

 

Doreen Tracey, one of the original Mouseketeers, dead at 74

 

Jamie Lee Curtis blames Trump for Hawaii false alarm

 

Tim Allen ‘overwhelmed’ by support amid ‘Roseanne’ controversy

 

#MeToo is tricky when you know both the victims and the perps

 

L. Brent Bozell: Oprah's Distracting Golden Globes Lecture

 

How Hollywood's men should talk about #MeToo

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Rep. Maxine Waters says Trump is 'liar,' plans to boycott State of the Union (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Nunes charges 'abuse' of government surveillance by FBI, Justice officials  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Dems fear ‘Stephen Miller ambush’ on immigration

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

We let immigrants from ‘holes’ into our country because of people like this

 

Salvadorans forced to return home will face one of the most dangerous places on the planet

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

An Alternative to Federal Infrastructure Investment

 

INTERNET 

 

Online love scams break hearts and leave many in financial ruin

 

For Iranians, Freedom Begins And Ends With An Open Internet

 

IRAN

 

Iran rejects Trump's demand for changing nuclear deal

 

Trump keeps Iran nuclear deal alive but threatens to withdraw if changes are not made

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq: Islamic State executioner who threw gay men off buildings bribes his way out of prison in minutes

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Saturday, January 13, 2018)

 

College students celebrate by wearing dummy suicide belts (Mark anniversary of launch of Fatah.)

 

MEDIA 

 

Geraldo Rivera calls on Trump to apologize for 's---hole countries' remark

 

Tucker: Trump's 's---hole' comment forcing a conversation our leaders don't want to have

 

Chris Matthews apologizes for joke about slipping Hillary Clinton a ‘Bill Cosby pill’

 

'She's so out of it': Ingraham takes on Pelosi for saying companies just giving out 'crumbs' after tax cuts

 

No, US press freedoms aren’t in great danger

 

MEDICAID

 

Kentucky becomes the first state allowed to impose Medicaid work requirement

 

Team Trump's modest Medicaid experiment

 

Medicaid work requirements are a solution in search of a problem

 

MILITARY

 

Spy satellite launched from California

 

Experts: Servicemembers should start navigating new tax law now

 

VA establishes exam site for deported vets in Tijuana

 

Bad weather at sea delays USS Michael Murphy’s departure from Pearl Harbor

 

Tricare overhaul hits early snags but promises expanded healthcare access

 

Naval aviator killed in crash celebrated as hero and man who lived a life that mattered

 

Pentagon's top enlisted is avid about hand-to-hand combat, including fighting ISIS with shovels

 

MYANMAR

 

The necessity of educating Myanmar’s youngest refugees

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP calls on Congress to pass DREAM Act, denounce Trump's 'raw racism'

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Coats moves to curb 'unnecessary secrecy' (Director of national intelligence issues guidance for spy agencies.)

 

PAKISTAN

 

Six-year-old’s brutal rape and murder ignites outrage in Pakistan

 

POLITICS

 

NYC pols get the publicity they want — by getting arrested

PRISONS

 

 

Demand dropped that prison chaplains be armed (Ministers punished, even banned and escorted out, in dispute over carrying pepper spray.)

 

RADIO

 

Rush: Trump 'blew up' Dems' election strategy with 1 question ('Why do they want to continue to bring people to this country that are not going to benefit this country?)

 

RUSSIA

 

Rich Russians needing an exit strategy turn to Malta, where citizenship is for sale

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service Should Arrest Virginia Governor

 

SENATE

 

Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate in Maryland

 

A Senior Replican Senator Admonishes Trump: 'American Is an Idea, Not a Race'  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Senator Insists Trump Used ‘Vile,’ ‘Racist’ Language (US Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin (D)

 

Lindsey Graham called Mexico, other countries ‘hellholes’ in 2013 immigration debate

 

Grassley pressed on Trump at town hall  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Senators to pursue immigration deal over Trump’s objections

 

'I'm a fighter pilot and I talk like one:' McSally (R-Arizona) to run for Senate, tells GOP to 'grow a pair of ovaries'

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Male models accuse prominent photographers of sexual harassment: report

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

The Difficulties With Facebook’s News Feed Overhaul

 

 

SPORTS

 

College football announcer Keith Jackson dies at 89

 

 

STATES

 

Ralph Northam sworn in as Virginia governor

 

Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error

 

Report of ballistic missile heading to Hawaii turns out to be mistake

 

False alert of missile attack sparks panic in Hawaii

 

'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets false alert of missile attack from 'wrong button'

 

N.C. prosecutor to drop felony charges against protesters accused of toppling Confederate statue

 

Winter Storm Hunter Spreading a Mess of Snow, Ice From the Tennessee Valley to Northern New England

 

Calif. mudslides claim another victim as search ramps up for the missing

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Diplomats face challenge of reassuring allies they're not 's---hole countries'

 

 

SYRIA

 

Russians asking for help after swarming drone attacks

 

TRADE

 

Trade commission must do what's right for manufacturers across America

 

 

UBER

 

What Happened After Uber Paid a Hacker $100,000

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

These Trump supporters built a gallows and tried to arrest London's mayor. People laughed at them.

 

UK: Police hunt down and issue warnings to people who made “offensive” comments about Muslim rape gangs 

 

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

 

Tanning salon owner was secret cocaine kingpin

 

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican official decries “obsession with borders and national security to detriment of rights and dignity of refugees”

 
WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump does more damage to himself than his opponents ever manage to do

 

Doctors want President Trump's head examined

 

N. Korea, Iran comment on 'Fire and Fury' book

 

Yes, there are “shithole countries,” as Trump says

 

Who's the 'pretty Korean lady?' Trump reportedly asks about hostage expert

 

CNN's Tapper, Gupta slammed for criticizing Trump's health ahead of exam that had 'excellent' results

 

Despite unhealthy habits, Trump declared to be in ‘excellent health’ after first official physical exam

 

Trump team paid porn star $130K to keep quiet about extramarital affair

 

Donald Trump Flushes Away America’s Reputation

 

Listen: The real repercussions of Trump's 's---hole' comments

 

Trump’s apparent denial of vulgar comment fails to quell outrage

 

Trump honors MLK amid firestorm over racially charged remarks

 

No license? Psych callng to restrain Trump missing something yuuge

 

Trump’s scrapped visit inspires glee in London — but also unease about U.S.-British ties

 

Once Again, Trump Rubs Raw Edges of Race in America

 

This week of Trump was appalling. And typical.

 

How did the men with Trump react when he spoke of ‘shithole countries?’

 

Trump in 'excellent health,' physical exam went 'exceptionally well,' White House doc says

 

Mr. President, Your Toga Is Showing

 

Trump has given dozens of depositions in lawsuit-laden business career, but he could face tougher grilling in Russia inquiry

 

Trump’s vulgarity: Overt racism or a president who says what many think?

 

What Trump supporters think of 'shithole' remark

 

Michael Barone: Is The 'Fire and Fury' Against Trump Fizzling?

 

Ben Shapiro on media’s ‘sh—hole’ storm: ‘A Rorschach test on how you view the president’

 

Slurring nations with vulgar language crosses a line

 

For black Americans, Trump's 'shithole' comment was an insult to their histories

 

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