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Friday, January 19, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protection

 

Hundreds of Thousands of Pro-Lifers March for Life and Mourn 60 Million Abortions

 

Full Speech: Addressing March for Life, Trump touts gains in anti-abortion policy

 

Trump to anti-abortion marchers: 'We are with you all the way. May God bless you.'

 

President Trump Slams Roe v. Wade in March for Life Address: ‘It’s Wrong. It Needs to Change”

 

Trump pushes Senate to vote on 20-week abortion ban

 

House votes to require doctors to help babies that survive abortion

 

House Passes Pro-Life Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

 

Women can already receive abortion pills by mail in 4 states, what's next?

 

Trump Tells March for Life: I Will Sign Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

 

Confessions of an abortion opponent

 

President Trump Makes it Easier for States to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Illinois clinic provides abortions via telemedicine, which provides wider access but is prohibited in 19 states

 

Only Six Democrats Voted to Protect Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

 

Trump to address U.S. anti-abortion march, cementing U-turn on issue

 

Vice President Mike Pence at March for Life: “We Will Restore the Sanctity of Human Life”

 

Trump to tout year of anti-abortion policies in Rose Garden speech

 

Meet Four Moms Who Joined President Donald Trump on Stage During His March for Life Address

 

Trump is the 'most pro-life president in American history,' Pence says

 

Actor Stephen Baldwin Will Star in New Roe v. Wade Movie: The Story of What Really Happened

 

Live stream: Trump makes historic speech at March for Life 2018

 

March for Life President Calls Opposing Abortion the “Social Justice Case of Our Time”

 

“Abortion as black genocide”: inside the black anti-abortion movement

 

President Donald Trump Has Been a Pro-Life Champion So Far

 

Abortion bills die in General Assembly committee (Virginia)

 

Congressman: Equal Justice for All Includes Unborn Children

 

Trump Admin Forms New Office to Protect Religious Rights of Medical Providers Who Oppose Abortion

 

Abortion Clinic Tells Woman She Can Abort Her 21-Week-Old Unborn Baby: “It’s Your Body, Your Choice”

 

Former abortionist launches certification program for pro-life women’s healthcare centers

 

Early Feminist Leaders Were Pro-Life on Abortion, Calling Abortion “Child Murder”

 

Only prayer will defeat ‘power of darkness’ called abortion: Card. Dolan at March for Life vigil

 

Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Makes $7 Million But Gets $3 Million From Taxpayers

 

For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

 

The U.S. Has 1 Million Abortions a Year, China Has 23 Million Abortions a Year

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Northern Afghanistan turning into springboard for international terrorism — Lavrov (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

 

AFRICA

 

Nigeria: Teen girls kill 12 in market suicide jihad attack

 

Christian Pastor Arrested By Nigerian Federal Police And Disappears After Claims He Brought Muslim Girl To Christ, Major Christian Pastor Says ‘State Security Has Declared War Against Nigerian Christians’

 

Zambia says new cases dropping in deadly cholera outbreak

 

AIRLINES

 

Delta tightens leash on comfort animals on flights, with rules for lack of federal regulation

 

AIRPORTS

 

Second measles scare at Chicago airport

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX sags but Aussie dollar dazzles

 

Confidence returns for Australian coal miners

 

The $1 billion cost of pork barrelling revealed

 

Fraud and scandals costing DIY super funds billions

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border Wall Models Thwart US Commandos in Tests

 

CANADA

 

TSX, Wall Street up despite oil price slump and possible U.S. government shutdown

 

Muslim Derangement Syndrome in Canada

 

Ottawa police charged a naked man with murder after a 17-year-old was hit and killed by a car

 

Man accused of 1st -degree murders of 2 men missing from Toronto's Gay Village appears in court

 

Rex Murphy: No summer jobs for you! And other decrees from Bishop Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada’s manufacturing sales climbed to a record-high $55.5 billion in November, StatCan says

 

Canadian military makes headway on sex assault nearly three years after its #MeToo revelation

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

 

Flu outbreak is peaking, CDC says

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

 

China may have compromised CIA communications: report

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

“Clean Our Excrement Every Day or Die”  (Another month in the lives of Christians under Islam.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

India's Ballistic Missile Test Is a 'Direct Threat,' a Chinese State-Owned Newspaper Says

 

Trump administration says U.S. mistakenly backed China WTO accession in 2001

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

How North Korea Manages to Get Oil, Despite Sanctions

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Who is more important: Americans or Non-US Citizens?

 

Democrats Insist on DACA Amnesty

 

Dems are the ones leaving the Dreamers in the cold

 

With Illegal Immigration Again Surging, Why Is Congress Doing Nothing?

 

Showdown Over A Gov't Shutdown — It's The Dems' Fault

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Mulvaney requests zero funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Apple CEO: Tax Reform ‘Enabled Most of This Job-Creating Plan’ to Invest in the U.S.

 

COURTS

 

 Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Synagogue, Jewish school fire Baltimore rabbi over molestation charges

 

Baltimore Fires Another Police Commissioner

 

Ex-Montana lawmaker gets 18 years for drug trafficking

 

Teacher busted for sex with teen after racy pics surface: cops

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Texas carries out nation’s first execution of 2018

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton Had Detailed Knowledge of Email Server Security Risks, Emails Show

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

'Alarming' memo on FISA abuses must be made public, GOP lawmakers say

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street ends higher despite government shutdown threat

 

Stocks Ignore Shutdown Talks, Continue Record Run: Markets Wrap

 

S&P 500, Nasdaq add to string of 2018 records as investors shake off shutdown fears

 

On ‘rocket fuel’: Economy roars to life during Trump’s first year

 

Asian Stocks Rise, Even in Face of Climb in Yields: Markets Wrap

 

Asia stocks set record highs, U.S. govt. funding woes weigh on dollar

 

More than half of S&P 500 stocks are up 20% or more since Trump took office

 

Dollar marks fifth weekly loss in a row

 

Gold settles higher on risk of U.S. government shutdown

 

Here’s what repatriation means for the dollar and Treasurys

 

10-year Treasury yield seesaws around 3-year high as shutdown looms

 

EDUCATION

 

Texas: Muslim convert professor sends students running scared out of classroom

 

University of Colorado Considers Overhauling Policies to Support Free Speech

 

Missouri Employer to Award Thousand-Dollar Bonuses Thanks to Tax Reform

 

Comey to Co-Teach William & Mary Course on ‘Ethical Leadership’ (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

DOJ Backs Christian Students in School Choice Case

 

Illinois State Holding $14,000 Conference on Microagressions in the Age of Trump

 

Blaming Georgetown University for Slavery

 

University of Michigan Invited Anti-Israel Activist to Speak on MLK Day

 

Todd Starnes: Grade school's anti-border wall posters describe police as predators

 

14 Chicago elementary students sickened by laced candy

 

Flu patient spikes cause Texas school district closure, tents at California hospital

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt's President El-Sisi says he will stand for reelection

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Did Christopher Steele Write His Dossier, or Did a Russian Associate?

 

Fusion GPS and the ‘Insurance Policy’ to Prevent Trump From Becoming President

 

Reclusive U.S. billionaire Robert Mercer helped Trump win the presidency — but what does he really want?

 

Fusion GPS leader suspected 'crime' when probing Trump team and Russia

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Democrats ready to move beyond Clinton, but have no strong favorite in presidential race

 

Gillibrand, said to have her eye on 2020, vows to block key Trump DOJ appointee (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil posts biggest weekly loss in at least a month

 

Energy Prices

 

Exclusive: Trump's coal job push stumbles in most states - data

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Pruitt: EPA Will Remain Open In Case of Shutdown  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll

 

EPA Official: Government Must Plan for Climate Change

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks score 2 1/2-year closing high

 

Neo-Stalinism and the Polish Challenge

 

Muslim Refugee In Sweden Abandons Islam And Embraces Christianity, Becomes A Minister And Now Has Personally Brought 1500 Muslims To Christ

 

Hungary plans ‘Stop Soros’ laws amid refugee row

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Death with Dignity

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Man Converts To Islam And Gets Arrested On Terrorism Charges, FBI Finds Child And Infant Porn Collection On His Computer

 

Las Vegas shooter Paddock had child porn on computer, FBI investigating person of interest: sheriff

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC plans to stay open for a week in the event of a shutdown

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Federal Reserve: Entrepreneurship Negatively Impacted by Corporate Tax Rates

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

 

FEMINISM

 

Mean Girls, Nasty Women & Queen Bees

 

FRANCE

 

Paris metro drivers refuse to stop at some stations for safety concerns, including one used as Muslim migrant camp

 

GERMANY 

 

Germans want Senate action on Trump's pick for ambassador

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

The Climate Change Doomsday Just Got Canceled

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Government shutdown looking more likely by the minute

 

If the government shuts down, will you still get your mail? Will the Russia probe continue?

 

More Americans blame Trump, GOP than Democrats for potential shutdown, poll shows

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Trump Gives Health Workers New Religious Liberty Protections

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Missouri struggles to treat 40,000 flu cases amid epidemic

 

Five-foot long tapeworm came 'wiggling out' of man's body after he ate sushi

 

Minnesota health exchange boasts record 116K signups

 

Arkansas health officials say 150 people exposed to measles

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Michael Douglas is accused of sexual harassment by a former employee

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democrats fail in impeachment vote hours before shutdown

 

Trump May Be Easing Democrats’ Climb in California

 

FISA abuse memo, #ReleaseTheMemo campaign send Congress, Wikileaks and Twitter into a tailspin

 

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate

 

Paul Ryan accused of playing ‘the Catholic card’ on DACA debate by Dem lawmaker   (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

SMART Wall Bill Intends to Bring 21st  Century Tech to Border Security

 

House Releases Bill to Reform Sexual Harassment Claims in Congress

 

Paul Ryan Raises $44 Million in Off-Year Record for Any House LeaderPelosi to Appear on ‘Drag Race’ Reality Show as Guest Judge (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Key conservative Meadows shifts course on Jeff Sessions

 

INDIA

  

Hundreds Of Police Deployed To Protect TWO Christian Schools In India From Hindu Terrorists

 

String of brutal rapes shocks India

 

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Congress asked the IRS to implement a massive new law. Now it could send more than half of its workers home.

 

IRAN

 

US military review asserts tough line against Iran

 

For Real 'Collusion,' Look At Obama's Dirty Dealings With Iran

 

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, January 19, 2018)

 

Watch: Arab Terrorist Runs Over IDF Soldier at Qaser al-Yahud Baptism Site (Israel Defense Forces)

 

UNRWA head: US aid freeze ‘not related to our performance’

 

Gazan workers in Israel: A mutual interest

 

Israeli forces kill 1 Palestinian in search of suspected killer of Israeli settler

 

New police footage shows nighttime anti-terror raid in Jenin

 

Netanyahu says Israel expressed regret to Jordan, will pay    (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Gaza family kills own son after Hamas says he aided Israel

 

Manhunt Continues for Rabbi’s Killers Who Fled Wednesday’s Elimination

 

Netanyahu: Relations with Jordan back on track, new envoy to be named in days

 

Israeli court indefinitely extends detention of Ahed Tamimi and her mother

 

On Again: Trump to Start ‘Modest’ Embassy Move to Jerusalem by 2019

 

21 Palestinians detained in overnight raids

 

Abbas: US is no longer suitable mediator of peace process (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Top PA negotiator ‘urged Abbas to reject US peace deal as details emerged’

 

Nasrallah: Israel behind explosion which wounded Hamas official (Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah)

 

On the border with Syrians brought to Israel for medical treatment

 

The Big Palestinian Lie  (End the “Palestinian” occupation of Israel.)

 

The Unwritten Israeli-Saudi Alliance

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan accuses US military of flying over school where helicopter window fell

 

LEBANON

 

Daesh leader’s arrest prevented attacks in Lebanon: Interior minister

 

Lebanon lacks infrastructure to carry out phone-hacking espionage, tech expert claims

 

MEDIA 

 

Fox's Chris Wallace: Shutdown 'could last awhile'

 

The Media Normalizes the Unruly Left

 

Tucker: 'There's no economic justification for the current waves of immigrants coming'

 

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

Mixed welcome for Pennsylvania's 1st  medical marijuana dispensary

 

MEXICO

 

‘Blood Is Spilled Daily, Nobody Knows When They Leave Home If They Will Return’- Narco Cartels Have Turned Mexico Into A War Zone

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Media Removes Reports About Homosexuality, While Twitter Users Recognize It Is Widespread In The Kingdom

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon shifts away from terrorism threats, sets sights on Russia, China in new defense strategy

 

Here's what we know about how a government shutdown would affect the military, DoD civilians and veterans

 

Trump appointee, former Navy SEAL, resigns after deriding military veterans with PTSD

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

National parks to close camping sites if government shuts down

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand prime minister announces pregnancy

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB)

 

Trump budget director says Obama ‘weaponized’ shutdown and this time will be different  (Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney)

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Radio Clash: Pakistan Closes US Government-Funded Station

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

Chicago Man Files New PAC Called ‘I Am Going to Assassinate President Donald J Trump’

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Porn site performer's death shocks small-town community

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

 

RACISM

 

Public face of agency that runs AmeriCorps is out after racist comments

 

RUSSIA

 

For Russia, the sweet taste of Trump's victory has turned sour

 

Russia: Iran nuclear deal would fall apart without US support

 

Did Putin’s pawns help assemble the Trump-smearing dossier?  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia’s Putin plunges into chilly waters to mark Epiphany

 

Liberal Jewish politician emerging as main opposition challenger to Putin

 

Russia 'moving' military observers in Syria's Afrin

 

 

SENATE

 

Feds intend to retry Menendez and Melgen 'at the earliest possible date' (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

McCaskill Tweets False Claim About History of Government Shutdowns   (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

Senate Committee Approves Trump Nominee Pro-Life Gov. Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador

 

Live coverage: Federal government on brink of shutdown

 

The senators whose votes will determine whether the government shuts down

 

Senate Passes Bill Renewing NSA’s Internet Surveillance Program

 

Inside the Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned and Shaken (US Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin (D)

 

Dickie Durbin Does DACA

 

Leaked Trump Team Analysis Rips Graham-Durbin Immigration Plan

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

[Breaking] NK cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupe

 

Bank of Korea Forecasts 3% Growth This Year

 

N.Korean Media Fudges Cross-Border Olympic Deal

 

South Korea seeks to lead NK, US into ‘dialogue process’

 

Korea must act on cryptocurrencies now: economists

 

KCTU closer to tripartite talks

 

SPORTS

 

Women Recount Sexual Abuse by Gymnasts’ Doctor

 

 Trump has not confirmed participation in Super Bowl amid NFL dispute: report

 

Michael Phelps opens up about fighting depression 

 

High school wrestler paralyzed from neck down after injury

 

STATES

 

New York's coming stealth tax hikes

 

Borrow $5,000, repay $42,000 — How super high-interest loans have boomed in California

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Sotomayor Treated by Emergency Personnel for Low Blood Sugar

 

Supreme Court delays order requiring North Carolina to redraw election maps

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Airliners Have Become China's Newest Means of Pressuring Taiwan

 

Taiwan blocks China flights after route row

 

 

TAX REFORM

 

New Tax Law Is Likely to Curb Affordable Rent

 

41% of Voters Believe Tax Reform Will Help Their Family Financially

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Which terrorists are greater threat, foreign or domestic? ADL, Washington differ

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

A film crew tried to sneak a fake bomb through Newark airport security. It didn’t work.

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey begins Afrin operation; shells Syrian Kurds

 

Turkey declares de facto war on Syrian Kurds. Russian troops move out of Afrin

 

Why is Turkey so worried about border guards?

 

Turkish and Syrian threats in Afrin put U.S., Russia in a bind

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 swings up as Easyjet rises, pound falls after miss in retail sales

 

Teenager Pleads Not Guilty to Carrying out London Bomb Attack on Train

 

Trump to meet with British prime minister next week in Swiss Alps

 

Terminally Ill Man Wins First Battle in Lawsuit to Force Britain to Legalize Assisted Suicide

 

Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed 

 

Boris Johnson Suggests Building a Bridge From UK to France (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Jews said barred from UK campus lecture on Israel’s ‘reproductive sabotage’

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis Marries Couple on Papal Flight

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

The Donald’s First Year: Daily Demolition Derby

 

Which Is Worse: Trump's 'Fake News' Awards, Or The Media's Reaction To It?

 

Schumer, Trump to meet at White House as shutdown nears (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

The ‘Trump is a despot’ crew is the real threat to democracy

 

Trump appointee resigns over Islamophobic rant

 

The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff

 

All the dirty details of Trump’s alleged porn star affair

 

As Trump's first year in office ends, his support base has eroded and the opposition is energized

 

Trump seems to think that sharks are ocean terrorists

 

No Deal Reached in Trump-Schumer Meeting

 

Trump Signs Bill Renewing NSA’s Internet Surveillance Program

 

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