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Tuesday, January 17, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




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)




Trump and Afghanistan: The Unwelcome Obligation


Analysis: Iran’s game plan in Afghanistan




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




Airport shooter did it for ISIS, FBI says


Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Converted to Islam Before He Joined Army




The alt-right comes to Washington




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




How Trump might shake things up in Asia




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




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


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




Serbian Pro-Russian President Slams Outgoing US Government




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




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




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




Artwork depicting cops as animals permanently removed from Capitol complex




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




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.





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


Cuban exile: Obama lets Castro bleed U.S.


Obama Caves to Castro—Again




North Korea tells Obama to get ‘packing’




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





CBO confirms fake repeal of Obamacare would increase premiums


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





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




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




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




Washington state moves to end death penalty





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





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




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




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




Ben Carson as role model




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’





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




The Dwindling Female Labor Force in the US


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




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’




'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




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




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




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




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




Video of massive Florida 'dinosaur' gator creates buzz





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




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


Former reps: Increase support to Ukraine to deter Russia




European stocks trim losses after Theresa May’s Brexit speech


European Court Says Russia Wrongly Banned US Adoptions




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




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


Fed official: Inflation is 'simply not a problem'




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





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




Audit: Federal Government Remains on Unsustainable Fiscal Path


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




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




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.)




Obama Appoints Pro-Iran Diplomacy Architect to Holocaust Museum Board




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




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 




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




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





Inside the cauldron of Indonesian-ISIS terror




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




The Intelligence Community Rebellion?




Ukraine Sues Russia in International Court Over Support for Separatists




IMF Boosts Growth Forecast for US, Cites Trump Impact




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




Iraqi Writer: We Need Global Fatwa Denouncing Islamic Extremism





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




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




Lobbying in the age of Trump




Forever a mystery? MH370 search ends after nearly 3 years




Scientists to Government: Make It Easier to Study Marijuana




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




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




Gunman kills several at Cancun nightclub


5 Killed at BPM Festival in Mexico




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




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





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





Montenegro Doesn’t Belong In NATO




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




President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines Criticized Over Martial Law Warning




A Guide to Basic Differences between Left and Right




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




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




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





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




Secret Service preparing for wide range of inauguration threats




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)




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





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)





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 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"




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




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.)




US & Russia to free Palmyra after Trump sworn in




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




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




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




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 Bankrolling School Choice, DeVos Opposition





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




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




 Paul Ehrlich Addressing Vatican Conference on Biodiversity.


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




Venezuela Issues New Bank Notes Because of Hyperinflation




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



Trump-Era Populism: What the Davos Class Missed



How the Response to Zika Failed Millions




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


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