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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 

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

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos 'baloney' in Medicaid fight

 

Planned Parenthood Trained Employees How to Identify Undercover Journalists Instead of Sex Traffickers

 

Watch: Planned Parenthood Releases Series of Bizarre Web Videos Designed to Resist Trump!

 

Planned Parenthood Trained Employees On How to Identify Undercover Journalists Instead of Sex Traffickers

 

Abortions Have Dropped 43% Since 1990, 673,800 Fewer Babies Die From Abortion Now

 

Study: Abortions fall to 40-year low

 

Planned Parenthood failed to take sex trafficking seriously after infamous sting, ex-employee says

 

Abortions Hit Record Low, Abortion Activists Admit Pro-Life Laws Saving More Babies

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Stands in Front of a Cross While Promoting Abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Was Caught on Video Covering Up Sex-Trafficking, Its Response is Horrifying

 

Sick: Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence And Company Praise Racist Eugenicist Margaret Sanger In Pro-Planned Parenthood Video

 

What a Trump presidency will mean for abortion access

 

Possible Trump Supreme Court Nominee William Pryor: Roe is the “Worst Abomination in the History of Law”

 

In 1973, Roe vs. Wade Was Called an “Unspeakable Tragedy.” 59 Million Abortions Later It Still Is

 

Patricia Heaton Responds in an Amazing Way to an Abortion Activist Trashing Pro-Lifers

 

Bill could bar abortion after 20 weeks, weaken patient privacy protections (Wyoming)

 

Abortion Activists Remove From Pro-Life Group From “Women’s March” After Feminists Complain

 

Massive Crowd of More Than 5,000 Pro-Life People Walked for Life in Nebraska

 

New TV Show “EWTN Pro-Life Weekly” Debuts Next Week With Special March for Life Program

 

Kentucky down to one abortion provider as Lexington clinic closes

 

Abortion Activist Says Women Should “Stock Up in Coat Hangers” After Abortion Clinic Closes

 

Kentucky Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies Since 1989 is Closing

 

Writer Tells Abortion Activists: If Your Sex Life is None of My Business Stop Demanding I Finance It

 

Supreme Court May Decide if California Can Force Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

 

Clinic Botched Abortion So Badly Woman Couldn’t Breathe and Ambulance Had to Rush Her to Hospital

 

U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

 

Talkin’ Abortion

 

Surprisingly Accurate SNL Skit Features Susan B. Anthony Saying “Abortion is Murder”

 

Obama’s Forgotten Plan to Reduce Abortions

 

Bill banning abortion from baby’s first heartbeat introduced in U.S. Congress

 

ASAPscience Channel on YouTube Claims Abortion Just Empties the “Contents of the Uterus”

 

New York Times refuses to call the March for Life by its name. And pro-lifers are mad.

 

Women's March drops anti-abortion partner

 

Illegal abortion clinics flushed babies down toilet, tossed them in sewers: whistleblower comes forward (Africa)

 

No guidelines on abortion after 20 weeks disappointing: Mumbai doctors (India)

 

Abortion Activist Who Leads National Midwives Group Will Retire, She Pushed Abortion Until Birth  (London, England)

 

She tried to save babies from abortion: now the gov’t wants to jail her for 18 months  (Canada)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation

 

Analysis: Iran’s game plan in Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Sudan Deports South Sudanese Pastor for Evangelistic Activities, Sources Say

 

Moroccan Writer: We Are Losing The War On Terror Before We Even Started It

 

Nigeria Mistakenly Bombs Camp, Kills More Than 100

 

Nigeria: Boko Haram top dog says “Qur’an is our teacher,” bombed mosque for its “ungodly” acts

 

AIRPORTS

 

Airport shooter did it for ISIS, FBI says

 

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Converted to Islam Before He Joined Army

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

The alt-right comes to Washington

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU backs homosexual teacher in suit against Catholic school, diocese for firing him

 

ASIA

 

How Trump might shake things up in Asia

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX hit by profit taking ahead of May speech (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Australian dollar drifts ahead of Brexit speech

 

UK PM reveals 'hard' Brexit plans, flags Aus trade deal

 

Experts Warn Australia Not to Legalize Assisted Suicide

 

US undercuts Australian gas exporters to Asia

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

 Trump threatens German carmakers with 35 percent U.S. import tariff

 

GM Plans $1 Billion U.S. Investment in Nod to Trump

 

BALKANS

 

Serbian Pro-Russian President Slams Outgoing US Government

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY

 

These Foods Aren’t Genetically Modified but They Are ‘Edited’

 

CANADA

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Ottawa weeks away from starting free-trade talks with China

 

Toronto serial rapist could be deported to Malaysia without public warning

 

Canada: Muslim principal instructs that homosexuals are “cursed by Allah”

 

Kevin O'Leary to enter Conservative leadership race tomorrow

 

CMHC hiking mortgage insurance premiums for third time in four years

 

Ontario farmer granted meeting with Wynne after Facebook rant about soaring hydro costs

 

Suspended vice-admiral being investigated for alleged leak of classified shipbuilding data

 

McDonald’s Canada warns all products may now come in contact with nuts

 

Justin Trudeau’s Family Vacation on Aga Khan’s Island Leads to Ethics Inquiry (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Activists Call for Euthanizing Patients and Harvesting Their Organs

 

Federal government vows action on mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows ‘once and for all’

 

RCMP probe prompts Canadian Forces vice-chief’s removal

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Artwork depicting cops as animals permanently removed from Capitol complex

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA Publishes 12 Million Declassified Documents Online

 

CIA Director Bemoans Growing Up ‘A White Male from New Jersey’

 

 

Brennan fights back: CIA boss insists the dirty dossier DIDN'T come from inside the intelligence community and says he'd never even read the claims before they were published  (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)

 

Outgoing CIA chief slams Trump for ‘Nazi Germany’ comparison

 

Ex-CIA agent ‘optimistic’ Trump will save her from extradition

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Foxconn’s US plans concern Beijing

 

China media blast Trump for playing with fire on Taiwan

 

Global helmsman Xi Jinping steps up with charm offensive   (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China’s Xi Jinping warns against protectionism

 

China to target 6.5% growth in 2017: sources

 

It Can Power a Small Nation. But This Wind Farm in China Is Mostly Idle.

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Obama’s Strange Pattern of Concessions to Cuba’s Communists

 

Cuban exile: Obama lets Castro bleed U.S.

 

Obama Caves to Castro—Again

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea tells Obama to get ‘packing’

 

CONGRESS

 

The G.O.P.’s Health Care Death Spiral

 

Trump may have just destroyed the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

 

Fear of Repeal Galvanizes Support for Health Care Law

 

Congress should follow Arizona's lead on deregulation

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

CBO confirms fake repeal of Obamacare would increase premiums

 

CBO Report Is a Score of Partial Repeal, Not ‘Repeal and Replace’

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

The Coming Corporate Tax Reform

 

GM, Walmart, Amazon Announce New Jobs Ahead of Trump’s Inauguration

 

The Latest: CEOs More Upbeat Despite Rise of Protectionism

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Deadly MLK Weekend in Obama's Chicago: 10 Killed and 29 Shot

 

Young Victims of the Opioid Epidemic

 

After the election, it’s more important than ever to fight hate and bigotry

 

Naked woman leads cops on high-speed chase

 

Poll of cops shows the ‘Ferguson effect’ is all too real

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, migrant advocates say

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Washington state moves to end death penalty

 

 

DEMOCRACY

 

‘Kompromat’ and the Danger of Doubt and Confusion in a Democracy

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC chair choice: Muslim Brotherhood Congressman vs. enemy of free speech

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton Inc exposed for what it was

 

Democrats wasting time hating Donald Trump

 

Clinton Global Initiative to lay off employees, shut down amid dwindling donations

 

Clinton empire begins to crumble in wake of news probes

 

De Blasio’s bogus health savings  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Democrats Have Been Boycotting Republican Presidential Inaugurations for a Long Time

 

Mayor de Blasio Seeks Small Donations to Fill War Chest Amid Inquiries

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Rick Perry praised for role in making Texas a leader in clean energy

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Ben Carson as role model

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Interior nominee Ryan Zinke defends expansive federal reach in land policies

 

Interior Secretary Nominee on Climate Change: ‘I Don’t Believe It’s a Hoax’

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

How a Jeff Sessions Justice Department Can Change Course on Crime   (US Attorney General nominee Senator of Alabama  Jeff Sessions(R)

 

Lynch fails to condemn jihadists for the “hatred, intolerance and injustice” of which she accuses Americans (US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

Cover-up: DOJ accuses Chicago cops of doing what it did to 'murdered mom'

 

Restoring justice

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

The Dwindling Female Labor Force in the US

 

Pick for Labor Dept. Has Long History of Fighting Labor Laws

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market sags as Trump talks down the dollar

 

Wall Street declines as some post-election gainers reverse

 

Dollar Drops on Trump Comments as May Boosts Pound: Markets Wrap

 

Trump sends shiver through stock market with shot across dollar’s bow

 

Asia stocks and pound weak, brace for May's speech on Brexit stance

 

Asian Stocks Drop on Concerns Over ‘Hard’ Brexit, U.S. Policies

 

Gold and Yen Extend Rallies on Political Concerns: Markets Wrap

 

These Are the World's Most Innovative Economies  

 

Trump may have just destroyed the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

 

Treasury yields drop as Trump criticizes Republican border-tax plan

 

Bankrupt U.S. retailer American Apparel starts layoffs

 

Gold’s lustrous rise in 2017 may be best sign Trump rally is fading

 

World's 8 richest don't have more wealth than bottom half

 

Trump is waving adios to the longstanding ‘strong dollar policy’

 

EDUCATION

 

'Toxic masculinity'? Dude, now America's universities are turning men into women

 

Education pick is a blank slate

 

Georgetown Administrators Warn Against Democrats’ Plan to House Protesters

 

Jew-Hatred Dressed up As 'Justice'  (A look at the hate group Students for Justice in “Palestine.”)

 

How a liberal Santa Monica high school produced a top Trump advisor and speechwriter

 

Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos to promise major shakeup of school system

 

Dear Betsy (Policy experts, academics, advocates and college administrators ask questions they hope to see answered in today's confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s education secretary nominee.)

 

A boy was sexually abused in a janitor’s closet. Is the school responsible?

 

MLK's 'content of their character' a nonstarter on campuses

 

The campus left needs to stop whining

 

Three Questions for Higher Education  (We need to engage in a serious dialogue about our role in exacerbating the opportunity gap and our obligation to close it, argues Dan Greenstein.)

 

Catholic school teacher charged with molesting student

 

Mental Health on the Syllabus (Northwestern University Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.)

 

How the UC system is bracing for an escalation of political clashes ahead of Trump

 

Limits of Academic Freedom  (University of Toronto supports an “anti-psychiatry” scholarship and the professor who championed it, but some fear impact of institutional endorsement of what they view as fake science.)

 

Finding Myself Through My College Major

 

'Reparation and Reconciliation'  (Author discusses book about efforts in the post-Civil War era to create colleges in the South that educated men and women, black students and white students together.)

 

UC needs a tuition hike, but also a clearer vision of its identity

 

The Body Issue  (Study suggests digital models can help medical schools, which face a shortage of cadavers, teach students human anatomy.)

 

The power of school choice

 

Allowing concealed weapons on college campuses is a silly, and dangerous, idea

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian Government Drops Case Of Muslim Mob Stripping A 70 Year Old Christian Woman Naked And Parading Her Through The Streets

 

Egypt: Muslim stabs Christian surgeon to death

 

Egyptian Court Blocks Plan to Transfer Two Islands to Saudi Arabia

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The Real Reason Trump Won: Part 4 of 4

 

Majority Say Trump Would Have Won Regardless of Russian Election Hacking

 

With All Due Disrespect  (The patriotic case for frankness about a tainted election.)

 

Where Are They Now? These 23 Celebrities Said They’d Move If Trump Won

 

Latinos who voted for Trump face criticism, scorn but make no apologizes

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Cuomo’s 2020 ambition only means trouble for New York  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil futures pare gains as EIA report forecasts a rise in shale output

 

Energy Prices

 

OPEC sees market stability in 2017, Venezuela aims for $70 price

 

China's Oil Collapse Is Unintentionally Helping OPEC

 

Obama to leave U.S. vulnerable to EMP attack

 

Rising U.S. shale-oil output threatens OPEC’s production pact

 

Political Power Boosts Controversial Green Energy Financing Scheme

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Video of massive Florida 'dinosaur' gator creates buzz

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Navajo Nation vows to fight EPA for toxic mine spill

 

GOP environment chairman plans ‘wholesale change’ at EPA

 

What Should Senators Ask Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Nominee? Here’s What Readers Said

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine’s Former Top Spy Goes After a New Enemy: Corruption

 

Former reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks trim losses after Theresa May’s Brexit speech

 

European Court Says Russia Wrongly Banned US Adoptions

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Orlando nightclub attacker's wife could face life in prison on new charges

 

Donald Trump plans to keep James Comey as FBI chief, says Reince Priebus (FBI Director James Comey; AVIPP COMMENTARY: Very foolish.)

 

FBI arrests wife of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Stimulus under Trump would come at 'substantial cost,' Fed official warns

 

Fed official: Inflation is 'simply not a problem'

 

GERMANY

 

Trump wants 'great relationship' with Merkel: advisor (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German Court Rejects Effort to Ban Neo-Nazi Party

 

Kerry: Trump's criticism of Merkel 'inappropriate' (US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

Germany’s Leopard tanks prove vulnerable in Islamic State fight

 

How Trump Could Actually Boost Merkel’s Election Pitch

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections

 

Trump Meets Scientist Who Touts Benefits of CO2, Global Warming

 

'Pragmatic' Trump Might Be Persuaded on Climate Action-UK Scientists

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)

 

Audit: Federal Government Remains on Unsustainable Fiscal Path

 

Thousands of Criminal Illegal Immigrants Sent Home After Apprehension at Southwest Border

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Do You Support Repealing Obamacare? Here’s How Many Americans Agree With You

 

Trump, Price and Hill GOP at odds on Obamacare

 

Poll: Obamacare at its most popular on eve of repeal

 

After Exiting Obamacare Exchanges, UnitedHealth’s Profits Jump 56 Percent

 

Study: ObamaCare repeal could leave 32 million without coverage

 

Health Pick Known to Fight for Doctors as Much as Patients

 

13.5 million Californians are covered by Medi-Cal. Here's how Trump's plan could cost the state

 

How most doctors, patients will benefit from ObamaCare reform

 

The Exorcism of Obamacare From the Body Politic

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Donald Trump’s goal is to get ‘health care for everyone,’ spokesman says (AVIPP COMMENTARY: America does not need universal health care it needs marketplace health care.)

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Obama Appoints Pro-Iran Diplomacy Architect to Holocaust Museum Board

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Homosexual couples aggressively coming out in Catholic parishes, and no one’s stopping them

 

Billionaire Trump adviser Peter Thiel: President-elect ‘is very good on gay rights’

 

Report: Gay rights sympathizer Scaramucci selected for role as key adviser to Trump

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Trump Vs. Ryan On Entitlement Reform: Who Will Blink? (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Maxine Waters’ Daughter Profits From Lucrative Campaign Operation   (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Maine Gov. to Lewis (D-Georgia): You Need a History Lesson

 

Rep. John Lewis is an iconic racist

 

Who is John Lewis, the Rep. Who Calls Trump Illegitimate?

 

Thanks, John Lewis. Now Go Away.

 

WAT? Paul Ryan Picks Fight with Trump 3 Days Before Inauguration… to Defend Big Pharma  

 

GOP Rep: Hacking campaign 'most successful covert action operation in the history of Mother Russia'

 

A Modest Proposal — To All Those Boycotting Members of Congress (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Democrats are in gridlock over John Lewis’ (D-Georgia) claims and other notable comments

 

John Lewis’ Moment of Untruth

 

LePage: Lewis should thank GOP for ending slavery

 

More than 40 Democratic lawmakers say they will boycott inauguration to protest Trump

 

Law would cut off aid to countries that refuse to accept illegal immigrant criminals

 

House Arms Itself for Witch Hunts

 

Rob Schneider tries to explain MLK to John Lewis 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Mexico or America? A Couple, One of Them Undocumented (illegal alien), Weigh the Risks of Where to Live

 

INDIA

 

One family fought the system and stopped Donald Trump's first venture in India

 

Pakistan's ISI behind two rail accidents in UP, claim Bihar police

 

Resolution adopted against Modi in Senate

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Inside the cauldron of Indonesian-ISIS terror

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Federal warning of higher bullet-train costs prompts sharp opinions, plans for Congressional hearings  (California)

 

INTELLIGENCE

 

The Intelligence Community Rebellion?

 

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

 

Ukraine Sues Russia in International Court Over Support for Separatists

 

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

 

IMF Boosts Growth Forecast for US, Cites Trump Impact

 

IRAN

 

Dismissing Trump, Rouhani rules out renegotiating Iran nuclear deal

 

Iran signs phone, gas deals with Syria

 

Antiaircraft Weapons Again Open Fire in Tehran

 

Obama Sent Gold to Iran

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi Writer: We Need Global Fatwa Denouncing Islamic Extremism

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)

 

Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow Also Hope to Deter Trump From Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

 

Most Israelis think Netanyahu lying about graft probes — poll (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

'They have destroyed me': Mother grieves as slain Palestinian teen laid to rest

 

Israel Hayom editor questioned by police in Netanyahu corruption case

 

Israel-Egypt Border ‘Smart’ Fence Raised to 8-Meter Height

 

Netanyahu’s son gives testimony in PM graft investigation

 

Marketing Madness or Economic Gambit: A New Mall Comes to Gaza

 

Deri confidant remanded over alleged blackmail of Shas official

 

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near Tulkarem after alleged stabbing attempt

 

Britain denounced for defending Israel in international forums

 

Kerry: US anti-settlement moves aimed to ‘ignite a debate’ (US Secretary of State John F Kerry)

 

Qatar Donates Millions to Save Hamas From Gaza Electricity Crisis

 

Palestinians outraged over ‘maltreatment’ of teen shot by IDF (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Coalition agrees to support banishing terrorist families

 

Hamas, Fatah announce deal to form Palestinian unity government

 

Palestinian MKs say new law passed by the Knesset aims to annex West Bank (Jude and Samaria)

 

Trump: Mideast peace elusive because Palestinians are ‘given so much’

 

$10 Million Grant Awarded to Museum of Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

 

Likud minister: Trump could edge Palestinians toward peace

 

Poll shows Yesh Atid leading Likud

 

Palestinian, 44, killed during attempted stabbing attack

 

Israeli rights group submits complaint claiming land allocated to Amona is Palestinian-owned

 

Obama, Trump, and the dangers of a ‘Jewish’ president

 

Where is Israel headed? Probably nowhere

 

Ending year-long standoff, Brazil accepts new Israeli envoy

 

Arab Israeli students call Syrian exiles 'traitors' in debate clash

 

Hezbollah claims to find crashed Israeli drone

 

Knesset bids farewell to US Ambassador Dan Shapiro

 

Ex-IDF officer: Trump needs to help stop PA terror and martyr payments

 

Trump responsible for blood in Jerusalem if he moves embassy

 

Betraying Israel

 

Abbas threatens to cancel claimed PA recognition of Israel (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Trump, The Pistol And Holy Branch (A new era for the corrupt "peace process" begins on Friday.)

 

Israel as the Lights Go Out

 

A Farcical 'Peace' Conference in Paris

 

Czechoslovakia redux  (Amid growing speculation about what happened at Sunday’s international conference in Paris and the ensuing meeting of the United Nations, there is great concern the leading powers will again take action against Israel.)

 

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) Clashes

 

LIBERALISM

 

How the left's tactic of mass hysteria against Trump is playing out with the general public

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Lobbying in the age of Trump

 

MALAYSIA

 

Forever a mystery? MH370 search ends after nearly 3 years

 

MARIJUANA

 

Scientists to Government: Make It Easier to Study Marijuana

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

 

A New Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Divides a Town

 

Which Martin Luther King Are We Celebrating Today?

 

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, then and now

 

MEDIA 

 

O’Keefe: Media Ignoring Radical Threats Against Trump

 

CNN, ABC Caught Fudging The Numbers To Tank Trump's Favorability

 

Major media ignored or downplayed Trump’s meeting with MLK III

 

CNN's Marc Lamont Hill: Blacks meeting with Trump are 'mediocre Negroes'

 

Media, don’t play Trump’s game of divide and conquer

 

CNN learns a hard lesson from Donald Trump

 

Fake news from the intelligence agencies

 

A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump

 

The Media Will Pay the Price for its Fake News

 

Media prepares for war with Trump

 

MEXICO

 

Gunman kills several at Cancun nightclub

 

5 Killed at BPM Festival in Mexico

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Davos 2017: Saudi foreign minister says US has ‘most to lose’ from JASTA

 

MILITARY

 

Lithuania & Estonia sign ‘milestone’ deals on status of US troops on their soil

 

Why the United States Is Losing Its Technological Edge

 

F-35 has 276 deficiencies and counting, unfit for combat operations – Pentagon report

 

How Trump Can Make America Navigate Again

 

Top Navy leader: F-35 on a 'different level' from Super Hornet

 

Is this proof America is preparing for war with Russia? US plane is spotted in a mock dogfight with a Russian jet above the top secret Area 51 base 

 

More U.S. Marines deployed near Russian borders

 

Cold War Jitters Resurface as U.S. Marines Arrive in Norway

 

Prestigious Purple Heart could receive more protection

 

Trump's navy build-up comes with steep price tag

 

Chelsea Manning Describes Bleak Life in a Men’s Prison

 

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Cuomo’s minimum-wage hikes are already killing jobs (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Montenegro Doesn’t Belong In NATO

 

PAKISTAN

 

In Pakistan, Justice for the Killers Among Us

 

Pak armed forces to response with full force if India tried to carry out any surgical strikes: Khawaja Asif

 

PHILIPPINES

 

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines Criticized Over Martial Law Warning

 

POLITICS

 

A Guide to Basic Differences between Left and Right

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP (TRANSITION)

 

Inauguration sets tone for presidency — but doesn't always go as planned

 

Top-Level Intel Officers’ War Against Donald Trump Is Bad For The Country

 

Radical Leftists Target DC Metro Rail Line to Block Inauguration Access

 

Matthew Walther’s Inauguration Diary

 

Trump noses into one of the world's biggest mergers  (The President-elect extracts job promises from CEOs of Monsanto and Bayer, who are trying to get regulatory approval for $66 billion deal.)

 

Garth Brooks finally explains why he turned down Trump inauguration gig

 

Opinion: Trump the authoritarian

 

Trump Pushes Back at Unflattering Approval Polls

 

Trump takes on Rep. Lewis (D-Georgia) again over planned inauguration boycott

 

Yes, Anti-Trump Republicans Deserve To Be Blacklisted

 

Bikers For Trump: We’ll Form A ‘Wall of Meat’ To Block Anti-Trump Protestors At Inauguration

 

Inaugural Rioters Urged to ‘Go Hard’ in ‘Only Chance’ to ‘Rove the City’ Under ‘Protocol of the Obama Era’

 

The Radical Left’s Plans to Sabotage the Inauguration

 

Trump to be sworn in using two Bibles

 

Poll: Trump will take office as least popular president in at least four decades

 

Ads in two dozen cities offer protesters up to $2,500 to agitate at Trump inaugural

 

Trump starts off in an incredibly weak position. Polls suggest it might get worse.

 

Steve Harvey defends meeting with Trump

 

Video: Acid-attack plot for Trump inauguration

 

Rolling in the red carpet: Many Pennsylvania Avenue firms to ignore Trump parade

 

Despite Trump’s flashy credentials, the inauguration is shaping up to be a low-key affair

 

The unethical Office of Government Ethics

 

Trump calls corporate tax border adjustment 'too complicated': WSJ

 

Trump’s troubles have just begun, Post-ABC poll shows

 

Hillary Clinton’s operatives stoke doubts of Trump presidency

 

Trump’s presidency is doomed

 

Trump to Meet Boeing CEO a Second Time Over Air Force One

 

A parting gift from Obama’s most trusted: A Donald Trump survival guide

 

Trump Sets Off Backlash With Attack on Civil Rights Icon

 

Just when you thought Trump’s ethics disaster couldn’t get worse, it did

 

Springsteen Cover Band Changes Tune, Won't Play At Inauguration Gala

 

Trump starts off in an incredibly weak position. Polls suggest it might get worse.

 

Calif. church to stop praying for president by name, says ‘Trump’ is ‘literally a trauma trigger’

 

Where was Donald Trump when John Lewis was fighting for civil rights? Let’s compare.

 

'Never Trump' national security Republicans fear they have been blacklisted

 

As Trump Era Arrives, a Global Sense of Uncertainty

 

Trump: Lewis 'WRONG' to say he never boycotted inauguration before

 

Pro-abort billionaire George Soros gave nearly $90 million to feminist anti-Trump protest groups

 

MLK’s son had ‘constructive’ meeting with Trump

 

Trump Calls NATO ‘Obsolete’ and Floats Russia Nuclear Deal

 

Trump will keep some traditions, break others at inauguration

 

Video shows anti-Trump activists plotting to set off stink bombs, sprinklers at inaugural fetes

 

How Much Will the Inauguration Cost, and Who’s Paying?

 

Alveda King, MLK’s niece: ‘I voted for Mr. Trump’

 

Trump and the Rough Rider’s conservation ethos

 

Bill Maher on the Incoming President and Free Speech

 

Mike Pence: Time to set aside ‘baseless narrative’ that Trump isn’t legitimate

 

John’s Gospel of Trump’s Illegitimacy

 

Trump’s NATO, EU comments spark fury, fear across Europe

 

Army band members fill in for Donald and Melania at inauguration rehearsal

 

Europe leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split

 

Trump infuriated by Lewis’ and Democrats’ questions of legitimacy

 

Martin Luther King III: Trump agrees the voting system is broken. Here’s how he can fix it.

 

Trump’s Cabinet picks face tougher votes than previous presidents’ nominees

 

Trump national security spokeswoman declines post amid plagiarism charges

 

Key nominees diminish Trump’s high hopes for Russia ties

 

As Trump attacks John Lewis, here’s how freedom riders broke the chains of segregation

 

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

 

Donald Trump’s Childhood Home Goes to Auction

 

Security grid for inauguration means thousands of police, many street closures

 

Trump’s billionaire dealmakers

 

Donald Trump won’t be using the POTUS Twitter account

 

Trump skeptics should take heart in his cabinet nominees

 

Trump says he'll unite the country. Yeah, right

 

RACISM

 

Student Op-Ed: Yelling at a Woman for Cutting in Line at Disney World Is ‘Racism’

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin, Obama — and Trump  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Russia collapses on innovation index economy rating

 

Russia shows off its firepower with new video showing tank-based missile system capable of shooting down US and NATO warheads 

 

Main advantage of Su-35 over F-22 Raptor named

 

Putin: Fake-news spreaders are ‘worse than prostitutes’ 

 

Putin accuses Obama of trying to undermine Trump’s legitimacy

 

Trump is Putin’s mouthpiece 

 

What Is Best for America - Russia as a Friend or a Foe?

 

Putin doesn't believe Trump met with prostitutes

 

Trump’s Forays Into Russia Go Back Three Decades

 

Donald Trump is more than a match for Vladimir Putin

 

Putin’s hustle: Trump should call his bluff

 

For Trump, Three Decades of Chasing Deals in Russia

 

Official Russian Reactions To Rex Tillerson's Confirmation Hearing For The Post Of U.S. Secretary Of State

 

It is wrong to build Moldova-EU relations on anti-Russian rhetoric, president says

 

 

SCIENCE

 

The D.B. Cooper case baffled investigators for decades. Now, scientists have a new theory.

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service preparing for wide range of inauguration threats

 

SENATE

 

Education Committee Dems Awash in Union Cash  (The Senate Democrats expected to grill education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos have received nearly three quarters of a million dollars from teachers unions over the course of their careers.)

 

Chuck Schumer: Tom Price may have broken the law in stock transaction  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

McCain Comes Around: Dossier (That I Shared) Leak Was ‘Totally Wrong’  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

McCain: Putin More Dangerous Than ISIS

 

Rubio: Trump Should Have ‘Responded Differently’ Given What John Lewis ‘Means to Our Country’  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

Murray seeks 'missing information' from DeVos’ Senate financial questionnaire   (US Senator of Washington Patty Murray (D)

 

Five things to watch in round two of Trump confirmation fights

 

Rubio Challenged Trump’s Nominee. But Will He Defy Trump?    (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

What will Feinstein do? California Democrats await Senator's reelection decision to plot their own futures

 

Defender of Anti-Semitism Demands Schumer Block Trump's Pro-Israel Ambassador (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

McCain plans massive boost in defense spending to restore military dominance (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Remembering Rich Blumenthal's (D-Connecticut) Vietnam Deception

 

Booker will attend inauguration  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

Moon Jae-in extends lead after Ban's return: poll

 

Culture minister, former Park's chief aide grilled over blacklist  (President Park Geun-hye)

 

South Korean prosecutors seek warrant to arrest Samsung head for bribery

 

Lotte Faces Dilemma Over THAAD Battery

 

Political crisis has made business in Korea more difficult: ECCK

 

Hyundai Motor Group to invest W3.6 trillion in US over 5 years

 

Foreign textbooks increase coverage of Korea

 

 

SPORTS

 

Tom Brady calls out Tomlin’s careless Steelers over Facebook video

 

Aaron Rodgers’ family rift is a sordid mystery

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

 

STATES

 

Four children injured in house fire in South Los Angeles

 

How the states can show the way

 

Andrew Cuomo’s ‘exodus’ denial (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

String of storms expected to soak Los Angeles County this week

 

New York’s ‘authority’ problem: Gov’t off the books

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department Held Stress Workshops After Trump’s Win

 

John Kerry's Return to Vietnam  (US Secretary of State John Kerry ends his political career as he began it: wrong about everything.)

 

Kennedy: Serving as ambassador to Japan ‘greatest privilege of my life’

 

Kerry Attacks Trump for Stepping Into "Politics of Other Countries"

 

SUICIDES

 

Teenage Girl Posts Shocking 40-Minute Live-Stream Video of Her Own Suicide

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court hears arguments over rules for deporting immigrants who have criminal records

 

Pryor defenders rally around judge who adopted pro-trans ruling (Criticism also mounts as Trump considers candidates for 1st  Supreme Court nomination.)

 

SYRIA

 

US & Russia to free Palmyra after Trump sworn in

 

TAIWAN

 

CDC warns over spike in H7N9 cases in China

 

Taiwans first female combat helicopter pilot aims to fly Apaches

 

Taiwan simulates China attacks as tension rises

 

TERRORISM

 

Report: Terrorists, cartels plan border attack for inauguration ('Trump is causing so much disruption in Mexico that they're partnering to send a message.')

 

Critics pan ‘Patriots Day’ for portraying America as good, terrorists as evil

 

TRADE

 

U.S. Ambassadors in Asia Make Final Plea for Dead Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey says suspected gunman in deadly nightclub attack is in custody

 

Turkey’s wavering support for religious freedom

 

Turkish Cargo Jet Crashes Into Kyrgyz Village, 37 Killed

 

Turkish nightclub attack apparently coordinated by ‘intelligence organization’

 

Erdoğan to banks: Ease loans or you’ll face us (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey to ‘intensify diplomacy’ with US after Trump enters White House

 

Kyrgyzstan observes day of mourning after 37 killed in Turkish cargo plane crash

 

Iraq provided intel on ISIL members entering Turkey: Envoy

 

Central Bank will not hesitate to do what is necessary: Turkish PM

 

Three detained over PKK attack in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

 

20 ISIL militants killed in northern Syria: Turkish military

 

Turkish FM to attend Trump's inauguration

 

UNIONS

 

Unions Bankrolling School Choice, DeVos Opposition

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 slides most since June as May says Britain will leave EU’s single market

 

U.K. Police Look to Young Recruits to Help Shed an Image as ‘Male, Pale and Stale’

 

Britain’s prime minister calls for a clean break from the E.U.  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

U.K. Set to Choose Sharp Break From European Union

 

Scotland Must Have Choice on Independence if Brexit Wishes Ignored: Sturgeon (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Sturgeon: Indyref2 now ‘more likely’ with hard Brexit plans

 

U.K. Police Look to Young Recruits to Help Shed an Image as ‘Male, Pale and Stale’

 

Northern Ireland, Forced by Sinn Fein, Sets Early Election in Shadow of ‘Brexit’

 

Libyan rebel leader wins right to sue Jack Straw over UK's role in his 'abduction and rendition to Tripoli'

 

May rules out Scottish Brexit deal and calls for UK-wide support

 

Taliban bomb maker suing British Army suffers legal blow in landmark Supreme Court ruling

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflict

 

Statistician: UN climate treaty will cost $100 trillion – To Have No Impact

 

Ambassador Samantha Power’s Swan Song at the United Nations

 

VATICAN

 

 Paul Ehrlich Addressing Vatican Conference on Biodiversity.

 

Abuse accusations against clerics still run high under Pope Francis, book claims

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela Issues New Bank Notes Because of Hyperinflation

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking Army documents

 

Biden Visits Ukraine: A Farewell Pep Talk  (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr)

 

Barack Obama’s Deplorable Race Relations Legacy

 

On Iran Deal’s First Anniversary, Obama Warns Trump Not to Undo It

 

Obama: Limbaugh and Fox News ruined my presidency

 

The Worst Perversion


White House Suggests Trump Team Sent Putin ‘Talking Points’

 

WH issues Obamacare regs for 2018

 

Obama rushes to fill dozens of federal jobs before leaving office

 

After eight years, Obama leaves a legacy of a wider racial rift

 

Under Obama, U.S. lost influence on world stage as relations with allies frayed

 

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

 

Mr. Obama, Pick Up Your Pardon Pen

 

Obama family won’t waste any time leaving after inauguration

 

The powerful word Obama could help Trump understand

 

Team Obama keeps laying new land mines for Trump

 

How the Presidency Changed Obama

 

The Most Successful Democrat Since F.D.R.


Michelle Obama is quietly planning her next act

 

It’s time to face facts: Obama’s presidency was a failure

 

We asked African Americans from around the country what Obama meant to them. Here's what they said

 

Joe Biden’s trying to rally the world against Russia (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr)

 

Joe Biden: ‘I Wish to Hell I’d Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing’

 

Washington: Party politics could lead to a president with absolute power

 

What Americans Wrote to Obama

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Trump-Era Populism: What the Davos Class Missed

 
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

How the Response to Zika Failed Millions

 

ZOOS

 

World's first gorilla born in zoo dies at age 60

 
 

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