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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 

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

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Jane Fonda to Headline Planned Parenthood “Love-A-Thon” To Protest Trump Inauguration

 

The Women’s March Should Welcome Pro-Life Women, Not Shun Them

 

Doctors Told Reality Star Jennifer Snowden to Abort Because Her Baby Might be Brain Dead, She Chose Life

 

Abortion Clinic Puts Up Controversial Billboard Saying, “I’m Grateful for My Abortion”

 

Pro-lifers to strengthen Hyde Amendment provisions under Trump

 

Planned Parenthood Abortionist is Now Out of a Job. You’ll Love the Reason Why

 

N.Y. Assembly Members To Strengthen Abortion Protections

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Asks Judge to Force Texas to Fund It

 

Bill Would Let Women Sue Doctors Who Perform Their Abortions (Iowa)

 

Iowa Bill Would Allow Women to Sue The Abortionist for Emotional Grief After an Abortion

 

Fake News, Fake Science and Why Doctors Lie About Abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Thanks Obama for Promoting Abortion: “Thank You Mr. President”

 

Chile one vote away from legalizing abortion

 

ABC Promotes Pro-Abortion “Women’s March,” Ignores How It Kicked Out Pro-Life Groups

 

A Congressman Just Proposed A Bill That Would Ban Abortions After 6 Weeks

 

Lena Dunham Creates Cartoon Celebrating Racist Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

 

What a Trump presidency will mean for abortion access

 

Planned Parenthood CEO: If You Want to “Prevent” Abortions, You Should “Triple” Our Budget

 

SF anti-abortion rally, Women’s March seek peaceful coexistence

 

Susan B. Anthony Would Never Have Joined the Pro-Abortion “Women’s March.” She Was Pro-Life

 

The Child Who Wasn’t: Pro-Choice Men And Abortion Grief

 

Woman: I Was Raped at 18 and Became Pregnant, My Son is Now 11 and Nothing Like the Rapist

 

 New Hampshire to debate repeal of ‘bubble zone’ law after court tosses out pro-life challenge

 

Anti-abortion student group sues CSU

 

Catholic teachers’ union leader endorses pro-abortion Women’s March protesting Trump

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Says: “Please Do Not Bring Your Children With You”

 

Women's March Waffles on Sex-Worker Rights, Disinvites Women Who Oppose Abortion

 

“Women’s March” Throws Out Pregnancy Center Providing Abortion Alternatives to Women

 

Abortion rate in U.S. drops to lowest level since Roe v. Wade decision in 1974, survey finds

 

100,000 People Are Alive Today Because Northern Ireland Didn’t Legalize Abortion

 

Anti-abortion report challenges law reform in Northern Ireland

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Trump should update military policy in Afghanistan

 

In Afghanistan, Trump will inherit a costly stalemate and few solutions

 

AFRICA

 

Bomb blast kills at least 25 in Mali military camp

 

Gambia parliament extends Jammeh's term

 

Libyan’s Rendition Case Against Britain Can Proceed, Court Rules

 

The Gambia: President declares state of emergency before opponent is sworn in

 

Obama Lifts Sudan Sanctions  (While President Bashir perpetrates Jihad.)

 

AIRPORTS

 

Fort Lauderdale Airport shooter says he carried out the attack for the Islamic State

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU Official Mocks Elderly White People, Tells Them They Have 'Five Years Left'

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Capital Hill Review Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Brandeis hires anti-Semitic Muslim prof with al-Qaeda links

 
ARAB WORLD

 

Articles In Arab Press Warn About Possible Assassination Of U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump

 
ASIA

 

Cambodia says China not behind scrapped US military drill

 

Cambodian PM Hits Opposition Chief With New Defamation Suit

 

In Bhutan, Happiness Index as Gauge for Social Ills

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Terminally Ill Woman: The Debate Over Legalizing Assisted Suicide Scares Me

 

Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX extends losses on banks sell-off

 

Australian dollar breaks intraday support as commodities slide

 

Australian GDP forecast trimmed to 2.4pc

 

More than half of young Australians do unpaid work

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Why the auto industry’s big investments may have everything and nothing to do with Trump  

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

Black History (aka Demonize White America) Month

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

How the Law Could Punish You for Trying to Stay Warm

 

Anti-Business Policies Are the Real Reason Companies Leave

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX falls as energy stocks slip, Cameco falls

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

784 Patients Have Been Euthanized in Canada in Just Six Months

 

Trudeau grilled in Quebec after answering English town hall questions in French  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Shark Tank Investor Kevin O’Leary to Run for Conservative Leader in Canada

 

Hunter Harrison steps down as CP Rail CEO earlier than planned

 

Bell Canada raising prices on home internet, TV in February

 

Hamilton woman who faked cancer gets 2 years for fraud

 

B.C.'s deadliest year: More than 900 fatal overdoses in 2016

 

Order of Canada medal up for sale for $25,000

 

Group that kidnapped Canadians claim responsibility for Mali bombing

 

Toronto police officer who lost gun now faces drunk driving charge

 

Fort McMurray wildfire’s financial impact is now sitting at nearly $8.9 billion, new study shows

 

Pride Toronto members vote to support Black Lives Matter demands

 

Kelly Ellard, B.C. woman convicted of killing 14-year-old girl in 1997, denied parole

 

About 1,400 immigrants a year ordered removed from Canada for residency non-compliance

 

Ontario’s painful coal phase-out didn’t help reduce pollution — and Queen’s Park knew it wouldn’t

 

Toronto doctor's sex abuse penalty ‘clearly unfit,’ court rules

 

Chris Christie says his wife refused to move to Washington for a Trump post

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Washington’s chance to reform the status quo

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Will John Brennan’s controversial CIA modernization survive Trump?

 

COMMUNIST CHINA

 

China praises Obama as ‘most pacifist’ U.S. president, hails ‘failure’ of Asia Pivot

 

China manufactures a ballpoint pen all by itself, finally

 

Losses widen in China’s hot spot real estate markets

 

China-UK train a loaded symbol of Xi's ambitions (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China Offers To Help Seek Resolution Of Ukraine Crisis

 

Foreign business skeptical of China's promised opening

 

China opposes Taiwanese attendance at inauguration

 

U.S. lobby says China protectionism fueling foreign business pessimism

 

China’s Chief Justice Rejects an Independent Judiciary, and Reformers Wince

 

U.S.-Trained Official May Shape China’s Response to Trump on Trade

 

China’s Xi Takes on Trump in Rebuttal Against Protectionism   (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

CONGRESS

 

The Republican Health-Care Debate

Pressure mounts on GOP for post-Obamacare plan following CBO report

 

GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes

 

A 12-step freedom agenda for the new Congress

 

What Democrats must avoid in fighting back against Trump

 

COPORATE WELFARE

 

Cuomo doubles down on his failed corporate-welfare agenda (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

COURTS

 

Wife of Pulse Nightclub Gunman Pleads Not Guilty

 

San Francisco sued by car-theft victim for allegedly violating its sanctuary city ordinance

 

Ex-aide for Costa Mesa congressman pleads guilty to embezzling more than $300,000

 

‘We have to kill him’: Party murder suspect butchered man, fearing prison, lawyer says

 

Jury convicts LAPD officer of destroying evidence and sending 'harmful' messages to teen

 

'Apprentice' contestant who accused Trump of inappropriate touching files defamation suit

 

Federal court affirms limits on Inauguration Day protests

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Texas police detective shot dead

 

Stolen Calif. hospital laptop may have medical info on some 3,600 kids

 

Injecting Drugs, Under a Watchful Eye

 

Man wanted in shooting death of Orlando police officer in custody

 

Rhode Island sisters taken in 1985 found alive

 

Pit bulls attack kids on way to school, killing one

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Virginia man to be executed tonight for murdering family of four after governor refuses to spare his life

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Philly mayor: 'I'd take George W. back in a minute'

 

Anti-Trump hysteria builds ahead of inauguration (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio leads '100 days of action' as Dem lawmakers boycott.)

 

A mayor denies it’s his voice on tapes calling blacks ‘chimps’ and n-word. His colleagues say ‘resign.’

 

Former homeland security head Janet Napolitano hospitalized with cancer

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Commerce nominee Ross declares he is pro-trade, pro-union

 

Commerce Pick to Divest at Least 80 Holdings

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Interior secretary nominee says overhaul of national parks should be part of Trump infrastructure plan

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

Trump will allow U.S. attorneys to stay past Friday

 

The ‘Russia Hacked the Election’ Narrative Battle Continues—Are Republicans Paying Attention?

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Elaine Chao Could Collect Millions From Wells Fargo For Taking Govt. Job

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow logs 4-session losing streak; Nasdaq, S&P 500 end up

 

S&P 500 edges up as Yellen boosts financials

 

U.S. dollar strengthens after Yellen comments

 

Sterling basks in glow of May's Brexit speech; stocks slip (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Japan Stocks Fall as Anxiety Remains, Won Climbs: Markets Wrap

 

The Treasury market is in the middle of an epic tug of war

 

Trump’s presidency could give investors a bumpy ride

 

Treasuries Tumble, Dollar Rallies on Yellen Talk: Markets Wrap

 

How the ‘Trump rally’ stacks up to other postelection stock-market gains

 

Long-dated Treasury yields rise most in 6 weeks amid signs of rising inflation

 

This gold play’s breakout looks enticing as Trump swats at the dollar

 

Gold boosted by Greek anxiety, but still set for weekly drop

 

EDUCATION

 

Community College Sued After Campus Police Arrest Students for Handing Out Constitutions

 

Betsy DeVos Hearing Highlights the Need for Less Government Control in Education

 

The ‘Scary Christian’ School-Choice Panic Is upon Us

 

War on Betsy DeVos shows the left hates giving educational hope to poor kids

 

How Dare Betsy DeVos Give American Families an Educational Choice


Safe Spaces for Fascists 
(Campus free speech was replaced with fascism.)

 

White Is the Word  (Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.)

 

Mich. teacher won't let students watch Trump inauguration speech

 

No More 'Beall's List'  (Librarian removes controversial list of "predatory" journals and publishers, reportedly in response to "threats and politics.")

 

DeVos won't take salary, will pay taxes

 

Walking Papers at Morehouse  (Students protest process and experts decry high turnover at HBCUs as trustees decide not to renew contract of president.)

 

One quote to quell liberal fears over public education

 

Pro-Palestinian Group Banned on Political Grounds  (Fordham refuses to recognize Students for Justice in “Palestine” chapter as an official club, citing its political agenda and the risk of polarization.)

 

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

 

The Makings of a President?  (Scott McLemee reviews Robert E Denton Jr’s scholarship on the American Presidency, which highlights how immediately coping with the lack of any guidebook is one of the most urgent demands of the office.)

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt: Four Christians slaughtered over the course of 10 days

 

ELECTION 2016

 

28 foreign leaders who influenced election – for Hillary

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Trump Announces 2020 Campaign Slogan

 

ENERGY

 

Oil marks 1-week low on concerns over climbing U.S. shale output

 

Energy Prices

 

OPEC Claims That U.S. Shale Producers Won’t Threaten Its Efforts to Raise Crude Oil Prices

 

Roundheads Against King Corn: Why the Renewable Fuel Standard Deserves To Die

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA’s Top Priority Should Be to Eliminate Bogus Global Warming Models

 

EPA nominee faces tough questions over ties to oil execs, previous lawsuits

 

In Break With Trump, EPA Pick Says Climate Change Isn't Hoax

 

Conservatives Must Rally Behind Scott Pruitt for EPA

 

EUROPE

 

Three-person baby for infertile couple  (Ukraine)

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks finish modestly higher as earnings come into focus

 

Rome metro evacuated as 5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Italy

 

'True friend and lover of Israel' elected EU president.

 

Austria: Teen Muslima invents story of being called “terrorist” and pushed onto train tracks

 

The Rise and Fall of European Meritocracy

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT


The $20 trillion question Republicans MUST answer

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Yellen Says Economy Near Goals, Warranting Gradual Rate Hikes  (Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen)

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Never Trump Hits the Unemployment Line

 

Barack Obama Was a Foreign-Policy Failure

 

Obama’s Foreign-Policy Legacy: The Limits of American Restraint

 

FRANCE

 

Tourists Flee ‘Nightmare’ Paris Amid Rising Theft, Assaults, Terror

 

Teen gets 3-month suspended sentence for slapping ex-French PM

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel welcomes May's Brexit 'clarity', vows European unity (German Chancellor Angela Merkel/British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Achtung! Islam 'makes Germany unsafe for females'

 

Germany’s democracy is in danger, says President

 

Kerry scolds Trump for “inappropriate” criticism of Merkel’s Muslim migrant policies

 

Court rejects Muslim teacher's discrimination case over headscarf

 

Germany: Muslim translators deliberately misinterpreting Christians to get them deported

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate-change-fight cost: $100,000,000,000,000

GOP

 

Former President Bush moved to intensive care as wife Barbara also hospitalized

 

George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston (Former President George HW Bush)

 

Former President George H.W. Bush, 92, is taken to hospital in Texas but his aides insist he is 'fine' and will be home in two days

 

Just how much money has Donald Trump's secretary of Education choice given to Republicans?

 

Paul J. Massey Jr. Takes Lead in New York’s Mayoral Fund-Raising Race

 

GREECE 

 

Disabled Refugees 'Overlooked' in Greece-Human Rights Watch

 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

U.S. Confirms 10 More Guantanamo Prisoners Sent To Oman

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Price suggests states will lead on ObamaCare replacement, wants access for 'everybody'

 

Report: 300,000 Small Business Jobs Lost Due to Obamacare

 

Obamacare Tax Woes for Non-taxpayers

 

Will TrumpCare Be Worse Than ObamaCare?

 

 18 Million May Lose Insurance After Repeal, Study Finds

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Many Chicago-Area Trauma Patients Under-Treated

 

If you take dietary supplements for colds or flu, maybe you should reconsider

 

More than 1 in 5 ER patients socked by surprise medical bills

 

Second death in California likely linked to meningitis

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Copyright Vultures Are At It Again!  (Hollywood media moguls are intent on preserving a dying business model. Worse yet, they expect technology companies to provide the technical expertise to protect their quasi-monopoly.)

 

Bill Maher puts Hollywood ‘bubble’ on notice: ‘We’re the losers now’

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Obama Appoints his Own Goebbels to Holocaust Memorial Board

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

US congresswoman makes secret visit to Syria  (US Representative of Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard (D)

 

 60 House Dems to Skip Inauguration

 

Top Aide to Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) Again Skirts Ethics Rules

 

House Majority Leader on Manning Clemency: "Wrong Signal at the Worst Possible Time"  (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

 

Ex-Black Panther: 'John Lewis  (D-Georgia) is an illegitimate congressman'

 

Congressman: GOP has 9 Obamacare replacement plans

 

Trump should shrug off John Lewis’ cookie-cutter insults

 

Dem Congresswoman Decides Not to Attend Trump Inauguration Based on Twitter Poll

 

Paul Ryan: Manning commutation 'outrageous' (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

John Lewis (D-Georgia) is Just Another Democrat Career Hack

 

1/4 of House Dems Won't Attend Presidential Inauguration

 

More Than 50 House Dems to Skip Inauguration

 

Republicans are waging an ethics war — but it’s the wrong one

 

INDIA

 

Thousands protest over bullfighting ban

 

 China appreciates Modi's remarks, but sticks to stand on Azhar, NSG  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Japan reiterates commitment to Chabahar port

 

India: Imam blames rape of girls on their clothing, for getting “young blood excited”

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia can do business with 'pragmatic' Trump, says minister

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Pence tells U.S. mayors to expect an infrastructure spending boost

 

INTELLIGENCE

 

Intelligence report predicts dire future

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Tax cheats beware, whistleblowers are telling the IRS

 

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

 

Serbia to discuss new deal with IMF, prime minister says

 

IRAN

 

Iran’s Zarif sees possibility to work with KSA over Syria, Yemen  (Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif)

 

Iranians size up Trump with cautious curiosity

 

Iranian bodybuilder jailed over selfies deemed 'nudes'

 

Iran Against U.S. Presence At Syria Peace Talks In Astana

 

Trump urged to get tough on Iranian rights

 

 

IRAQ

 

Islamic State burns mother and four children for leaving the caliphate

 

Iraqi troops advance in northeastern Mosul: military

 

Capturing Mosul Solidified Islamic State. Losing It Could Break It.

 

 

ISLAM

 

Boston: Support for Al Qaeda jihadis preached at New England’s largest mosque

 

Not moderate; not radical: simply Islam

 

Whatever Happened To ... Virginia Beach's first mosque?

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

 

In final remarks, Obama says chance for two-state solution passing by

 

Stoning Attacks Damage Israeli Bus, Private Cars

 

Trump’s UN envoy pick says settlements could ‘hinder peace’

 

Palestinian, Israeli leadership react to deadly police raid of Bedouin village

 

Analysis: Trump cast his long shadow over a tepid Paris conference

 

Egypt Demands Hamas Hand Over Terror Suspects

 

Likud MK Ayoub Kara to become Israel’s first Druze minister

 

Talal Abu Ghazaleh, Prominent Jordanian Businessman And Former Chair Of Numerous UN Committees And Task Forces On BBC Arabic TV: MEMRI Considers Me Antisemitic 'Because I Want To Cleanse Palestine Of The Jews'

 

Air force gets first Arrow 3 missile defense battery

 

Gazans are fed up with Hamas

 

NGO: Israeli shooting of Palestinian teen in Tuqu 'extrajudicial killing'

 

Shin Bet ‘still investigating’ if Umm al-Hiran driver had IS ties

 

President Rivlin to be admitted for pacemaker transplant

 

Obama warns: Moving the embassy could be explosive

 

Hundreds across country protest ‘bloodshed, home demolitions’

 

 Aerial footage shows terrorist ramming into policemen

 

Israeli police accused of cover-up over killing during Negev demolition raid

 

Burying cop, police chief accuses Arab leaders of inciting violence

 

ISIS Teams With Hamas, Starts Media Center in Gaza

 

Car-ramming highlights radicalism’s inroads among Negev Bedouin

 

Israeli settlers damage olive trees near Ramallah-area village

 

Syrian oppositionist says Palestinians are ‘living in paradise’

 

Operation Survival: ‘Local Event to Address Issue That’s Become a National Epidemic’

 

Knesset remembers Argentine prosecutor Nisman amid hopes for breakthrough

 

Israel faces Bedouin population time bomb

 

Gaza Jihadi on Paris Summit: Only Our Guns Will Dictate the Future

 

Israel Deploys ‘Star Wars’ Missile Killer System

 

Video of Fatally Wounded Teenager Sparks Palestinian Rage

 

Arab Israeli and policeman killed in suspected car ramming attack in southern Israel

 

Haley Supports Moving US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

 

JAPAN

 

Japan Hotel Chain Under Fire Over Denial of Rape of Nanking

 

LOBBYISTS

 

The Trump lobbying purge that wasn’t

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysian MP files suit linking PM to $970m from wealth fund

 

MEDIA 

 

Journalists Warned to Prepare For Ferguson-Style Riots During Trump Inauguration

 

Fake News from CNN: Left Attacks Trump’s HHS Pick over ‘Questionable Stock Purchase’… That Would Earn Him $300

 

CNN President: Donald Trump Wants To ‘Delegitimize Journalism’ 

 

Media cling to polling that's far 'from reality'

 

When it comes to the press, Trump and de Blasio look a lot alike

 

The Washington Post Takes Anti-Trump Bias To A New Level

 

Trump transition team asks CNN to retract story on Tom Price's stocks

 

Fake News: Trump Did Not Mock Disabled Reporter And Other Lies From The Left

 

Are you kidding me, NPR?

 

MEXICO

 

3 dead after gunmen attack state prosecutors’ office in Cancun

 

Mexican governor: Kids given water instead of chemo at state-run hospitals

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Demands For Women To Be Allowed To Drive Continue; Columnist: This Ban Is Aimed At Perpetuating Men's Control Of Women

 

Saudi Arabia sees China rise as stabilising

 

Syria against Saudi Arabia, Qatar taking part at Astana talks

 

MILITARY

 

Convict's release raises questions of pro-LGBT bias  (The commutation of a former US soldier's espionage sentence has caused some to ask whether the reduced prison term is related to the inmate's transgender identity.  The commutation also prompted Douglas Carver, the North American Mission Board's executive director of chaplaincy, to underscore the need for US military chaplains "to engage all people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of their gender identity.")

 

7 Things You Need To Know About Bradley ‘Chelsea’ Manning

 

America's First Step toward Reclaiming Naval Power

 

Gangs of US Navy "Killer" Boats Will Roam the Seas

 

Pentagon Head Clashed Fiercely With Obama Over Manning Release

 

Trump Pressed to Review Troop Caps in Iraq, Afghanistan

 

USA to create its own Armata tank in 15 years only

 

Moms blame military housing in S.C. for children's leukemia

 

Ash Carter's initial focus on reform was sidetracked by operational, fiscal strains  (Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter)

 

Fort Hood soldier found dead, latest in a string of deaths at Texas base 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

Maine Gov. LePage calls on NAACP to “apologize to the white people"

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA Report: 2016 Warmest Year on Record

 

The IRON meteorite on Mars: Curiosity finds mystery rock that could have come from the core of an asteroid

 

NATIONAL SECURITY

 

Trump’s National Security Team Is Missing In Action

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Trump’s Challenge of NATO Riles Globalists

 

Trump advisor clarifies ‘obsolete NATO’ remarks (A campaign advisor to Donald Trump clarified the US President-elect’s recent remarks about NATO and the EU.)

 

A top NATO general echoes Trump, calling aspects of alliance 'obsolete'

 

Would Trump Really Kill Off NATO?

 

Russia Gains When Donald Trump Trashes NATO

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan forces kill new leader of banned sectarian militant group

 

Pakistan will not free doctor who helped US find Osama bin Laden

 

Pakistan student: 'I was tortured by hardline Islamists'

 

Pakistan ambassador to U.S. pushes for F-16 sale

 

Relationship with Pakistan extraordinarily complicated: US

 

Missing Pakistani activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

 

Pakistani forces kill leader of banned sectarian militant group

 

PHILIPPINES

 

 China's sea militarisation 'very troubling': Philippine defence chief

 

Why the Philippines is moving into Russia’s arms

 

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Political Correctness as a Tool of the Liberal Inquisition

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP (TRANSITION)

 

Hamas-linked CAIR demands that Trump drop Franklin Graham from inauguration lineup

 

Trump Is Looking Into Slashing The Federal Workforce

 

Setting himself on fire doesn’t work out too well for protester outside Trump’s D.C. hotel

 

Progressives Destroyed Normalcy And Now They’re Shocked Trump Isn’t Normal

 

Dems dodging Trump inauguration absentees long before the Big Day

 

We Are the Last Defense Against Trump

 

Elon Musk and Donald Trump: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

 

Mar-a-Lago too pricey to be used as winter White House — until now

 

Trump’s Personnel Challenge (Ensuring the loyalty of his appointees is no small task—but there is a roadmap.)

 

Violence Planned for Trump Inauguration Exposed

 

No One Loves the 45th  President Like Donald Trump

 

Trump Readying Executive Orders

 

Tape shows Trump contradicting himself (again) on Putin meeting

 

Snoop Dogg Blasts ‘Uncle Tom’ Black Artists for Performing At Trump’s Inauguration1962

 

Anti-Trump Activists Scale Back Inauguration Protest Plans

 

DeVos: 'Yes,' Trump's leaked tape comments describe sexual assault

 

Trump set to take office without most of his Cabinet  (Republicans are on track to take longer to fill out his team than for any administration since George H.W. Bush in 1989.)

 

Man burned after setting fire outside Trump hotel in D.C.

 

What worries Ben Rhodes about Trump

 

Transition to Trump: Poll numbers won’t stop Trump from making America great again

 

Singer Jennifer Holliday Backs Out of Inauguration After Intense Backlash ('I was receiving death threats from black people.')

 

United We Fall  (The nation is now hopelessly divided and will remain so. Unless Trump recognizes this unpalatable reality, much of his decision-making and hard work will go for nought.)

 

President-Elect Trump, Back in Washington, Resembles Candidate Trump

 

Trump Gores a Sacred Cow, and Liberals Lament  (Inauguration Day 2016 will mark perhaps the greatest political and cultural shift in American history.)

 

Black college raises $600K for Trump inauguration appearance

 

Exclusive: Trump Operative Roger Stone Survives Assassination Attempt

 

Trump on Dems boycotting inauguration: 'I hope they give me their tickets'

 

Video: 'Throat-punching,' 'blockades' to disrupt Trump inaugural

 

Redskins owner attends exclusive Trump inaugural celebration

 

Shock video: Some Americans want martial law to stop Trump

 

Biologist names moth with ‘yellowish-white scales’ on head after Trump

 

Trump’s threat to the liberal ‘deep state’

 

Melania Trump 'will wear Ralph Lauren at her husband's inauguration': Designer is frontrunner for her outfit 

 

Mike Pence poses 'biggest threat to women in a generation'

 

The Promise Can Trump really make America great again?

 

Donald flies in to DC on his private jet to join a stunning Kellyanne Conway and Jon Voight at glamorous pre-inauguration dinner

 

Trump haters, take a deep breath: he's not in office yet

 

Sponsors of Anarchy  (The violence and mayhem that lies ahead this weekend.)

 

Trump: 'I don't like tweeting'

 

No, this is not Donald Trump's official inaugural poem

 

Amongst the Demonstrators

 

Stephen Miller Gets the Los Angeles Times Treatment  (Liberalism’s war on Trump.)

 

Trump: 'I don't like tweeting'

 

 Trump, Lincoln, and the Man Who Held the President-Elect’s Hat

 

Trump, Pence inaugural balls deemed 'most affordable in recent history'

 

Foreign diplomats toast Trump with wine that has special meaning

 

Lobster, Angus beef on Trump's post-inaugural lunch menu

 

Record protest crowds expected to greet Trump at his inauguration

 

Trump's new world disorder

 

Reince Priebus Emerges as a Potential Tamer of Trump

 

Trump says Europe is in trouble. He has a point.

 

'Fox & Friends' Wednesday: Ainsley Earhardt Interviews the President-Elect

 

Dear Trump: Defending democracy is no vice

 

Trump Lashes Out at Foes, and Approval Polls That Follow

 

Donald Trump waits in his tower — accessible yet isolated

 

RACISM

 

Interracial couple gets harassed on date night

 

RUSSIA

 

Samantha Power on Putin: Murderer of journalists not a good partner (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Edward Snowden given leave to remain in Russia for 'a couple more years'

 

Analyst believes removal of sanctions can be political bargaining chip with Russia

 

Russian opposition warning for Trump  (Russia’s main opposition leader Alexey Navalny says Mr Trump's attitude towards Mr Putin is "strange.")

 

Russian Eurobonds may be floated in spring 2017 — finance minister

 

Moscow refuses to gift Snowden to USA for Trump's inauguration

 

Putin, Merkel, Hollande agree to give fresh impetus to Normandy Four activities

 

Russia 'Ready to Discuss' Scrapping U.S. Adoption Ban

 

Ministry reports US spy agencies' latest attempt to recruit Russian worker was on Jan 14

 

UK, Germany, & France ‘grossly interfered’ in US election – Russian FM

 

Austria’s president-elect says he is ready to maintain good relations with Russia

 

America Must Rethink Its Assumptions about Russia

 

Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefire


Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Putin poses a major risk for U.S. corporations

 

SATANISM

 

Dancing with the devil: Inside the Los Angeles Satanic Temple's biggest EVER 'black mass' with blood-letting, demonic cats, tattoos... and 'destruction rituals'

 

SCIENCE

 

Gorillas, monkeys and lemurs among primates facing extinction, report says

 

Babies remember birth language

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Success of Las Vegas SHOT Show a Harbinger for Gun Industry Growth?

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service settles race case

 

SENATE

 

Trump’s UN pick Nikki Haley shows support for Israel, hard line on Russia

 

If Tom Price Is Corrupt, So Is Nearly Every Democrat

 

Senate Dem Accusing Trump Pick of Ethics Violations Benefited from Bank Bailouts

 

DeVos: Won’t Dismantle Public Schools as Education Secretary

 

Sen. Warren Waves Off Handshake Attempt From Trump Education Sec. Nominee Betsy DeVos [Video]  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Fake News from CNN: Legal Expert Says Schumer’s Attacks on Trump’s Pick to Head HHS ‘Are Entirely About Politics’ (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Rand: ‘Somebody Should Go To Jail’ For Trump Doc Leak (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

HHS Nominee Tom Price Says All Americans Have Right to Health Care

 

Senator Tried To Trap Tom Price At HHS Hearing -- His Response Was Cold As Ice

 

Mattis Approved by Senate Armed Services Committee to Be SecDef

 

Betsy DeVos cites grizzlies in Wy. when asked about guns in schools

 

Lindsey Graham gets passed over for Russian hacking panel (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Sanders Lectures Navy SEAL Veteran: VA Isn’t Bad  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Cruz Bill Would Force Admin to Release Terror Histories of Gitmo Releases (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Tough Questions for DeVos (Democrats on the Senate’s education panel grill Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, who generally avoids specific answers.)

 

DeVos Endorses 'Choice' in Education

 

Sanders tangles with Trump’s Education pick over college costs  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate

 

DeVos vows to be advocate for 'great' public schools

 

The time to act on Obamacare is now (By US Senator of Wyoming Mike Enzi (R)

 

Senate Republicans livid over Obama commuting Chelsea Manning sentence

 

GOP senators want to give states Obamacare choice

 

McCain on Chelsea Manning: 'Her dishonor will last forever' (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job

 

DeVos argues for school choice, disavows conversion therapy

 

DeVos Seeks to End ‘One Size Fits All’ Education

 

Why are no senators boycotting the inauguration? National ambition is part of it.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Poll: Almost 70 Percent Of Americans Don't Like Trump's Twitter Use

 

Keep on tweeting, Trump

 

Mark Zuckerberg dismisses VR allegations

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

S America leaders sentenced over murders

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korean court dismisses arrest warrant for Samsung chief

 

More Defections by N.Korean Diplomats 'Went Unreported'

 

Ban Ki-moon haunted by awkward slip-ups   (Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, second in presidential opinion polls…)

 

SPACE

 

Lunar deal landed: US company secures funding in aim to be first private firm to travel to moon

 

 

SPORTS

 

Trying Again on Time Demands (At NCAA meeting, Division I and the Power Five conferences will take a second shot at legislation limiting time demands on athletes. Divisions II and III expect to adopt new rules giving “unchallengeable authority” to physicians on when athletes should play after concussions.)

 

'He looks like a soccer mom enjoying hunting season!' NFL star Jay Cutler is body-shamed after his wife Kristin Cavallari posts 'unflattering' shot of their Mexican vacation 

 

Anthony Lynn is ready to get to work as the new coach of the Los Angeles Chargers

 

NFL DENIES it ordered Hillary-supporter Lady Gaga not to mention Trump during her Super Bowl performance

 

Report: 3 Oregon football players hospitalized following intense workouts

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

Study Shows Americans Flock to States With Less Burdensome Taxes

 

How Illinois Violates Voting RIghts

 

Andrew Cuomo breaks his tax pledge yet again (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Cuomo Takes a New Approach in Unveiling His 2017 State Budget Proposal

 

Death toll from California's winter storms continues to rise

 

State Senate Takes Aim at Plastic Bag Fee in New York City

 

A lawmaker’s mother-in-law inspired a bill to protect drivers who accidentally run over protesters

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Trump’s team weighs retooling State to focus on terror

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Deportation Power

SYRIA

 

Russian, Turkish Air Forces conduct first joint anti-ISIS op in Syria

 

Hope That New Syria Peace Talks Will End Fighting

 

Massive Move Of The Holy Spirit As Thousands Of Muslims Across Syria Are Flocking To Pray With Christian Missionaries

 

Emergence and rise of the Free Syrian Police

 

Inside rebel-held Syria, where children beg to die

 

ISIS targets bombed near Syria’s Al-Bab

 

ISIS cut off Deir ez-Zor airbase, threaten 120,000 civilians – RT reporter

 

Syrian government rejects Qatari, Saudi role in talks: report

 

Obama’s Stark Options on ISIS: Arm Syrian Kurds or Let Trump Decide

 

Inside war-torn Aleppo's Great Mosque

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Latest avian flu outbreaks force cull of 30,000 chickens in Yunlin

 

Taiwan joins global anti-nuclear trend

 

Taiwan futures exchange embraces another record-breaking year in 2016

 

Taiwan begins F-16 upgrade program

 

Made-in-Taiwan bicycles lead the pack in China, UK and Netherlands

 

Taiwan Military drills carried out amid rising fears of Chinese invasion

 

 

TERRORISM

 

For second week, bomb threats rock US Jewish institutions

 

THAILAND

 

Czech Man Accused of AIDS Offense Held in Thailand

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump’s protectionist talk aimed at gaining NAFTA concessions

 

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

China’s Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Drop by Most Since 2011

 

Mnuchin Defends OneWest Record

 

 

TURKEY

 

Purges Have Weakened Once Mighty Turkish Military

 

Turkey gunman was ‘arrested in Iran’ before attack

 

Inside Reina attacker’s hideout apartment (Abdulkadir Masharipov had been staying in the house belonging to a Kyrgyz friend when was arrested during a police operation.)

 

Erdoğan warns judges over Gülenist informants   (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Over 73,000 foreigners given work permits in 2016 in Turkey, Syrians take lion’s share

 

Turkey Government seeks arrest of 243 military personnel in ongoing crackdown

 

‘There is hope’ for Turkey-US relations under Trump

 

Public trust in military plunges after Turkey’s failed coup: Poll

 

Anti-ISIL operations in Turkey continue, police detain over 20 suspects

 

New York Times correspondent denied entry into Turkey

 

US carries out strikes near Syria’s al-Bab after Turkish criticism

 

Two detained a month after Karlov assassination

 

17 ISIL militants ‘neutralized’ in north Syria: Turkish army

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 edges higher, but crash in Pearson shares limits gain

 

UK: Muslim who murdered Muslim for “disrespecting Islam” calls on followers to “eliminate” enemies of Islam

 

I Want, I Want, I Want  (British Prime Minister Theresa May wanted to show a friendly yet tough face to her country's European allies. But her Brexit speech showed one thing above all: The British prime minister is blind to reality. )

 

UK consumers to be more cautious spenders, GDP growth to slow: Poll

 

'Little Britain': newspapers in Europe mock UK and Theresa May over PM's Brexit speech (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

May's Brexit threat to Europe: Any punitive deal for UK would be 'calamitous act of self-harm'

 

Calls for Scotland to set tougher green energy targets

 

NHS: £88bn extra needed to fund health service in future, OBR finds

 

EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers    (EE, the UK's biggest mobile phone operator, broke billing rules, says regulator Ofcom.)

 

Theresa May's Brexit speech is 'f*** you” to the EU, says German MEP

 

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs

 

Thomas Cook to fly almost 1,000 Britons out of the Gambia

 

Premier Foods predicts lower profits

 

Johnson: Countries 'queuing' for UK trade  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Public sector pay poised to fall by thousands in real terms, TUC says

 

Man shot twice in legs in Belfast

 

UK unemployment falls to 1.6 million

 

Sussex University failed duty of care to assault victim, inquiry finds

 

Dad charged over house blaze 'murder'

 

Disability No guarantee of help for disabled passengers, says Southern

 

University 'sorry' for abuse failings

 

Southern Strikes suspended as two sides agree to TUC talks

 

UK satellite to 'transform forecasts'

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley to question US funding of UN: report 

 

VATICAN

 

Dubia Cardinal: It would be ‘suicidal’ if pope taught that conscience trumps Revelation

 
WESTERN CULTURE

 

Mass insanity: Western cultural totalitarianism puts Stalinism to shame

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Obama, optimistic and ominous, sends pointed message to Trump at final press conference

 

Biden Breakdown: Whole World order at risk of collapse! (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr )

 

Obama frees Manning the traitor

 

Obama wouldn’t leave office without freeing America’s most notorious cop-killer, would he?

 

Obama defends Manning commutation amid criticism, claims justice was ‘served’

 

Boykin: Manning’s Actions ‘Every Bit as Egregious and Damaging as Snowden’s’

 

Gallup: Obama Gets a Minus 9 Percent Final Grade From the Public

 

Report: Assange Lawyer Says Conditions of Extradition Pledge Not Met

 

Obama approval hits 60% as end of term approaches (AVIPP COMMENTARY: A 60 percent approval rating for the destruction of America.)

 

The "organized chaos" of White House moving day

 

Obama: The Arrogance of Failure

 

Lost legacy: How Barack Obama deliberately destroyed the US-Russia relationship

 

White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

 

Setting traitor Manning free is a betrayal by Obama

 

The Nation of Islam Factor  (Explaining the Islamic intransigence of the outgoing President.)

 

Obama grants clemency to Puerto Rican terrorist

 

Lawyer: WikiLeaks' Assange 'standing by' extradition pledge

 

Obama Frees Manning the Traitor (Will WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now honor his promise to allow himself to be extradited to the US?)

 

Obama's treatment of Manning, Russian leaks raises questions

 

Comparing WikiLeaks attacks with commuting Manning sentence

 

Obama appoints Jarrett, Rice and Rhodes to posts

 

White House: Assange tweet didn't influence Manning decision

 

Obama scores the worst legislative record in history

 

Obama pardons retired Gen. James Cartwright for lying during leak probe

 

White House taunts Putin, Trump over allegations of undermining president-elect

 

Reporters have worked from the White House for over 100 years. Will Trump evict them?

 

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, soldier in WikiLeaks case

 

After Trump is sworn in, the White House is in line for a decorating update 

 

 

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