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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Catholic Church Gives Top Award to Prominent Abortion Activist

 

Her baby survived after she took the abortion pill, and a pregnancy center was there to help

 

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

 

Below-Freezing Temperatures Don’t Stop Record Numbers of Pro-Lifers From Marching in Chicago

 

Less than two weeks into the new year, the number of babies killed by abortion tops 1 million

 

Friends Prayed at This Abortion Clinic for 9 Years, When They Went Saturday to Pray Again It Was Closed

 

U.S. Congressman: Pro-life ‘turf battle’ preventing vote on bill to ban nearly all abortions

 

I Was a Virgin Saving Myself for Marriage, Then I Was Raped and Got Pregnant. But God Had a Plan

 

The #MeToo Movement Ignores The Most Offensive Form Of Partner Violence That Exists

 

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece: “My Uncle Would Have Been Very Pro-Life”

 

Cecile Richards Claims Planned Parenthood Abortion Business is a “Lifesaver”

 

Planned Parenthood Hijacks Martin Luther King Day, Says Its Abortion Agenda “Furthers His Dream”

 

Switzerland Outlaws Boiling Lobsters Because They Feel Pain, Aborting Babies Still Okay

 

Canadian pro-lifer awaiting trial remains jailed after refusing to stop defending unborn

 

'This man is reprehensible': Justin Trudeau's abortion stance draws anger of U.S. right   (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canadian Government Says Catholic Priest Has to Support Abortion to Qualify for Federal Program 

 

AFGHANISTAN 

 

The President, the Strongman, and the Next U.S. Headache in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Kenya: Muslim cleric arrested on jihad terror charges, his students riot, murder 3 people, destroy church

 

Somalia: Jihadis forcing civilians to hand over young children for training 

 

Seven Years After Revolution Launched Arab Spring, Tunisians Still Unhappy  

 

'Repentant' Boko Haram suspects freed as terror group releases video of captured girls

 

 

AIRPORTS

 

Potential measles exposure at Chicago airport

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Muslim anti-Semitism in the UK

 

ARAB WORLD

 

Is Arab Democracy Possible?

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Wall Street optimism fades, ASX to slip on weaker mining stocks

 

Australian dollar surges against greenback — almost at US80c

 

ASX starts where 2017 ended: at the bottom

 

Businesses face power price hikes of up to 200 per cent

 

Driver stops to save child on road, thieves steal ute

 

Terrified woman scales 9m cliff face to escape naked man on beach

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX loses ground as energy, materials sectors take a step back

 

CTV: “Muslims fear backlash” over fake “Islamophobic hate crime”

 

Guilty plea for Toronto man who murdered his ex-girlfriend then jumped in front of train

 

Trudeau defends North Korea meeting in face of Russian, Chinese criticism of 'Cold War thinking' (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Teenager killed in B.C. shooting ID'd as Alfred Wong

 

Toronto police investigate report of baby found abandoned outside building

 

William Watson: Here’s how big and gross Canada’s own ‘swamp north’ has become

 

Canada admits many immigrants from Trump's 'shithole' countries — and they fare better than Norwegians

 

More than 12,000 Canadians call on finance minister to raise corporate taxes, close loopholes

 

Ont. man accused of drugging and sexually assaulting wife

 

5-year-old who died after being pinned by car had just started school after fighting cancer

 

Canada: Muslim leader “bracing for the hate” she thinks will come because “Islamophobic hate crime” exposed as hoax

 

Unauthorized sex enhancement products seized from Ont. store

 

Beer Canada calls on federal government to axe increasing beer tax

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Raymond Ibrahim: Why Professing Christ Is Becoming a ‘Hate Crime’ in the West

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Western countries worried about China's infiltration

 

China expressed anger over Indian Army chief remarks

 

Xi tells Trump: hard-earned peace on Korean peninsula 'must continue'   (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China sends twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim Jong-un's Ex-Girlfriend Attends Cross-Border Talks  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea blasts Trump’s boast of his ‘bigger’ button

 

US-led meeting says sanctions pressure on North Korea must be maintained

 

McMaster attended clandestine meeting on North Korea nukes (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

GOP Leaders Tell Fiscal Hawks To Fly Away, No Budget This Year

 

End Judicial Tyranny with One Single Word  (All it takes is some congressional attention to one word in the Constitution.)

 

U.S. Lawmakers Urge AT&T to Cut Commercial Ties with Huawei 

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

GE could break up, CEO hints

 

Ferrero buys Nestle's U.S. candy business for $2.8 billion

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Why Hijab Hoax Girl Lied

 

Suspect shoots 4 officers in S Carolina, 1 critically hurt

 

13 siblings, some shackled and malnourished, rescued from California house, police say

 

Minnesota teen killed after daring gunman to shoot him

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Developing a secure, un-hackable net

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Report: DNC Chair Perez Butting Heads, Getting in ‘Explosive Fights’ With Deputy Chair Ellison

 

Sanders’ 2016 Campaign Manager to DNC: You’re Not Getting Bernie’s Voter Data  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Nevada Democrats Unveil ‘Mitch McTurtle’ as 2018 Campaign Mascot

 

Reversing the Damage Done by Chairman Barack (Former US President Barack Obama)

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Gizzi: Will Wilbur Ross Replace Gary Cohn as Economic Czar?   (Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities

 

DHS: 73 Percent of Terror-Related Offenders Since 9/11 Were Foreign-Born

 

DHS won’t do voter-fraud investigation after Trump commission shut down

 

DHS secretary grilled over Trump 's---hole' comments, 'did not hear' specific words

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia Investigation (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

FBI, DOJ Argue for Dismissal of Suit About Garland, Texas Attack

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow ends lower in sharp one-day reversal

 

Wall Street indexes fall with oil prices, General Electric

 

Dollar erases gains, returns to losing streak

 

Stocks Fall, Reversing Gains After Record Surge: Markets Wrap

 

Gold notches highest close since early September

 

Cryptocurrencies Are Crashing

 

This could the beaten-down dollar’s route to a rebound, Morgan Stanley says

 

Asian stocks bounce back, with Hang Seng closing at a record

 

Asian Stocks Advance as Investors Look Ahead to US Earnings

 

Dow Breaches 26,000 Mark on Robust Earnings Reports

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Antifa fascists find a champion and leader in Stanford Professor David Palumbo-Liu

 

The short list for NYC's next schools chief

 

Law Schools Under the Microscope

 

Teacher Labels Classroom Ban on Hats, Hoodies in Classroom a Microaggression

 

Thanks, but No, Thanks  (UT Austin says it will not accept funding from a foundation after concerns were raised about its connections to the Chinese Communist Party.)

 

School District Pays Teen $800,000 For Refusing To Let Her Sleep, Micturate With Boys

 

Teacher Labels Classroom Ban on Hats, Hoodies in Classroom a Microaggression

 

Berkeley Sued Over Failure to Protect Yiannopoulous Attendees

 

Why Revoking Obama’s Sex Assault Letter Won’t End Campus Witch Hunts

 

How the Great Books Are Revolutionizing College Admissions Tests

 

Reaching Out to the Right (A few college presidents say that developing relationships with conservative students is an important part of a strategy for a collegial campus.)

 

EGYPT

 

Coptic Christian Slain in North Sinai, Egypt

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Kasich’s hounding of Trump suggests Republican primary challenge in 2020 (Governor of Ohio John Kasich)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil retreats from 3-year high as traders await supply data

 

Energy Prices

 

U.S. oil prices may climb to $80 this year

 

U.S. oil boom in 2018 seen having major economic impact

 

EUROPE

 

Ukrainian lawmakers refuse to recognize Donbass republics as terrorist organizations

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Europe Markets: Weaker Euro Sends European Stocks Higher As Exporters Rise

 

Austria: Muslim migrants, including bearded “12-year-old,” sexually assault 13-year-old girl at ice rink

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Doctors Will Euthanize Healthy 29-Year-Old Woman Because She is Mentally Disabled

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Wells Fargo loses bid to end Philadelphia predatory lending lawsuit

 

FRANCE

 

 

Why are the French making fewer and fewer babies?

 

Parisian caught snorting coke on bonnet of cop car (outside a police station)

 

 

GERMANY

 

How Hitler used Jews’ failed WWI-era idealism to feed the world’s worst genocide

 

Elite German anti-terror unit to grow by a third and move to Berlin

 

#MeToo has arrived in Germany. Here’s why it’s so controversial

 

German Police Raid Iranian Spy Network

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

GOP and Dem Letter to Trump: Return Climate Change to National Security Strategy

 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Gitmo prisoners demand release due to Trump’s “anti-Muslim bias”

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

 

Blue America keeps enrollment rolling to save Obamacare

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Number of Americans without health insurance grows in Trump's first year, new figures show

 

How smartphones can boost cancer patients' lives

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Austrian Jews to boycott Holocaust memorial if far-right ministers attend

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Why LGBT Activists Can’t See What’s Wrong With A 9-Year-Old Drag Queen

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Republicans are preparing another short-term spending bill

 

Navy SEAL Who Lost Eye in Afghanistan Now Battling for U.S. House Seat

 

House GOP takes aim at labor ‘dues skimming’ Medicaid scheme

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Incoming New Jersey Governor Wants to Create an Entire Agency to Protect Illegal Immigrants

 

The Kidnappings Americans Won't Do


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Obama’s ICE Didn’t Follow Procedure For Checking Illegal Immigrants’ Ties to Terrorism

 

INDIA

 

Netanyahu warns against challenges of radical Islam (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Modi is a revolutionary leader: Israel PM

 

Child orphaned in 2008 Mumbai attack makes first visit to site

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Cost of California bullet train jumps by $2.8 billion just in the Central Valley

 

IRAN

 

Iran Says Trump Fanning 'Flames of War' With New Syria Force

 

Iran Gloats Over ‘Madman’ Trump Saving Nuclear Deal, Waiving Sanctions

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)

 

Israeli forces kill Palestinian student, former prisoner during clashes in Qalqiliya

 

Senior Abbas Adviser Tells The Media Line: We Don’t Depend on Israel  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Abbas: Israel "is a colonialist project that is not connected to Judaism"

 

Palestinian Authority Honors Two Prisoners Serving Life Sentences For Kidnapping, Murder Of Israeli Soldier; Representative For PA President 'Abbas: 'The Two Prisoners Are A National Example'

 

Israeli forces detain Palestinian, injure another as settlers visit holy site in Nablus

 

Unvetted Palestinian Authority Workers Trusted to Install IDF Security Camera Network (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Palestinian Authority President Abbas: 'This Has Been Our Land Since... The Canaanites'; Since Cromwell, Israel Has Been 'A Colonialist Enterprise' Unconnected With Judaism; 'We Won't Accept America As Mediator With Israel'; PLO Must 'Reexamine The Agreements' With Israel; We Will Not Call For A Military War With Israel – Whoever Has [Weapons] – Go Ahead And Do It... I'm With You

 

Israeli TV: Abbas fury a response to Saudis revealing Trump’s pro-Israel plan

 

South African activist: Israel's BDS blacklist will harm peace process

 

IDF soldier detained for calling to avenge rabbi killed in terror attack

 

Having Missed The Boat, Palestinian Authority Is Sinking

 

Abbas couldn’t make peace with the Jews; he believes his own lies about us

 

Israel orders 19 Palestinians to administrative detention

 

Abbas’s speech is a grenade in the Israeli right’s lap

 

Trump Administration Makes Good on Threat, Cuts Payment to UNRWA

 

Mossad intelligence led to German raids on Iranian spies — report

 

UN chief 'very concerned' over American cut to UNRWA

 

Air Force appoints first female commander of aviation squad

 

Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinian minors, including 11-year-old, during raids

 

IDF rolls out new dummy grenades after accident wounds soldier

 

Likud MK welcomes U.S. cut to UNRWA

 

Can an Israeli-Saudi Détente Work?

 

13-year-old boy killed, 8 injured, as cars collide with camel

 

PLO decides, but Abbas implements   (“Palestine” Liberation Organization (PLO)

 

CIA report reveals budding Tehran-PLO relationship in 1979

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan says China sent nuclear-powered sub to disputed isles

 

Japan sends mistaken N. Korean missile alert

 

 

MARIJUANA

 

Studies: Marijuana Legalization May Reduce Mexican Drug Crime, Increase Tax Revenue

 

MARRIAGE

 

If Women Want A Family, They Need To Prioritize Marriage Above Their Careers

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

 

Do Americans Still Believe In Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream?

 

 

MEDIA 

 

Russia 'Collusion' Took Up One-Fifth of Media's 90 Percent Negative Trump Coverage in 2017

 

MEDICAID

 

Trump Administration Plans To Help States Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia

 

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militia from Yemen

 

Bahrain: Radar tracks show Qatari jets flying by Emirati airliners

 

MILITARY

 

1st  SFAB combat advisor teams train for upcoming Afghanistan deployment

 

Here's how the F-35 fighter could help shoot down a North Korean nuke

 

Army scientists improve human-agent teaming by making AI agents more transparent

 

Summer of deadly ship crashes destroys a Navy officer’s career

 

U.S. developing new nuclear weapons to counter Russia, China

 

U.S. Confirms It’s Training Kurdish Recruits in Syria

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) 

 

NAACP says no racial justice without fighting global warming

 

Corruption of MLK’s legacy

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan frees pro-Taliban leader on 'health grounds'

 

Pakistan being made scapegoat as US was not winning in Afghanistan: Defence Minister

 

Four Pakistan Army soldiers martyred by Indian shelling

 

Bill Gates Foundation to increase financial aid for Pakistan

 

The United States and Pakistan: Best Frenemies Forever? 

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Thousands more flee volcano as it spurts lava skyward

 

RADIO

 

Rush Limbaugh: Reporters who are ‘near tears’ over Trump ignored Obama’s ‘sh—show’ comments

 

RUSSIA

 

Coldest village on Earth: Residents of Siberian settlement unfazed by -62C temperatures (Video)

 

Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike

 

Moscow condemns murder of Serbian politician in Kosovo

 

Report about USSR's unique lunar mission declassified

 

Russian FM attacks Trump, U.S. over Iran, Jerusalem  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Read: In curious first, Russia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital .)

 

Fading Trump-Putin trust derails de-escalation zones on Syria’s borders with Israel, Jordan (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

New Jersey to Start Statewide Gun Buyback Program

 

New Jersey Bans Bump-Fire Stocks, Orders Their Surrender

 

Use Pot — Even Medical Marijuana — and Lose Your Second Amendment Rights

 

 

SENATE

 

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this 's-show' on immigration  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Majority of Tammy Baldwin’s (D-Wisconsin)Campaign Contributions From Outside Wisconsin

 

In Every Way, Jeff Flake’s Trump-Stalin Comparison Is Absurd (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 

 

Report: Democrats are one vote shy of overturning net neutrality decision

 

Chelsea Manning Runs for a Senate Seat

 

Five Senate races worth watching in 2018

 

Durbin asserts Trump said 'shithole countries,' disputing Republicans' account  (US Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin (D)

 

McCaskill Frustrated With Dems Mulling WH Runs Trying to Appease Party Base Rather Than Making Spending Deal  (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

Bill Nelson Was Okay With Offshore Drilling When Obama Proposed It  (US Senator of Florida Ben Nelson (D)

 

Axelrod Knocks Flake Over Comparing Trump to Stalin: Is That an ‘Appropriate Analogy?’ Senate Hearing Will Examine If Medicaid Has Made Opioid Crisis Worse

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

U.S. to Send More Special Forces to Korea During Olympics

 

Defense ministry boosts intelligent surveillance cameras for military

 

What flag should Koreas march under at Olympic ceremony?

 

Seoul public transport free on Wednesday

 

Education Ministry to re-examine controversial ban on English lessons for preschoolers

 

Gov't cryptocurrency messages too confusing

 

One-third of Korea’s smartphone users to make mobile payments in 2018

 

South Korea to be freed from EU tax haven blacklist: report

 

Gov't cryptocurrency messages too confusing

 

President Moon's 2017 salary: 225 million won

 

SPAIN

 

People Are Still Yearning for Independence in Barcelona

 

 

SPORTS

 

NFL’s kneeling comes to abrupt halt: Protesters miss playoffs 

 

STATES

 

Cuomo Seeks New York Tax Revisions to Thwart Federal Changes  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

New California declares "independence" from rest of state

 

New Jersey Outlaws Drunk Droning

 

The South hunkers down for wintry mix of snow and ice

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson calls for enforcement of UN sanctions to compel North Korea into denuclearization   (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

State Department: If You Visit North Korea, 'Draft A Will'

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Trump asks Supreme Court to overturn DACA program

 

TAIWAN

 

Teacher killer sentenced 

 

Qantas changes website to reclassify Taiwan and Hong Kong as Chinese territories

 

Senior Taiwanese man diagnosed with listeriosis hospitalized for treatment  

 

 

TAX REFORM

 

164 Companies Credit Tax Reform for Bonuses and Pay Raises

 

TERRORISM

 

Nebraska: Islamic State propaganda found near Elm Creek city center

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump's Threat to Leave NAFTA Worries Canada, Mexico

 

 

 

TURKEY

 

Global survey finds Turkey no longer a free country

 

Turkey says U.S. 'stabbed us in the back' by aligning with Kurds on Syrian border

 

Erdogan says Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin to be supported by rebels (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower, pulling back further from record

 

The 'Special Relationship' is in Trouble

 

U.K. inflation eases, but stays above BOE target

 

Government May Take Disabled Girl Away From Her Parents, Who are Suing Doctors For Withdrawing Her Treatment

 

UK Scrambles Jets to Intercept Russian Bombers

 

EU still open to Britain changing mind on Brexit

 

Britain’s Carillion Collapses, Forcing Government to Step In

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis begs forgiveness for Chile sex abuses

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Iran Exploits Crisis to Expand Into Venezuela

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Sarah Sanders: Dems Holding Military Spending 'Hostage' Over DACA  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump's Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

 

Someone is lying about that 'shithole' meeting

 

Officials Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch: Report

 

Why Did President Trump Really Extend the Iran Nuclear Deal Again?

 

Trump showed ‘excellent’ health overall and did well on cognitive test,  top White House doctor says

 

Trumpist Populism Mounts a Ferocious Comeback with the Immigration Debate

 

President Trump Proclaims Religious Freedom Day: “Don’t Force Americans to Choose Between Their Faith and the Law”

 

The Bad Ideas Behind Attacks on Trump’s Blunt Truth

 

Trump can’t be racist because he had a TV show: Sanders (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

10 Thoughts on the President and the 'S---hole Countries'

 

Trump to PC: “No More!”

 

Swamp Claims Trump Is Crazy as Russia Conspiracy Theory Fails

 

 

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