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Friday, January 20, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

President Donald Trump Will Sign Executive Order Sunday to Defund International Planned Parenthood

 

Analysis: Abortion debate is about to heat up

 

Texas Pro-Life Law Cut Abortions 50% Before the Supreme Court Overturned It

 

Pro-Life Feminists Are Old-School

 

Topless Pro-Abortion Protester Grabs Statue of Donald Trump by the Crotch at Its Unveiling

 

Cecile Richards Makes the Case for Defunding Planned Parenthood

 

These 13 States Would Immediately Ban Abortions if Roe v. Wade is Overturned

 

Abortionist: I Provide a “Safe Space”and a “Warm, Supportive Environment” to Kill Babies in Abortions

 

Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Manager: There’s One “Big Lie” It Wants Everyone to Believe

 

Trump could reinstitute anti-abortion 'Mexico City policy' on anniversary of Roe v. Wade

 

Virginia House Passes Resolution Calling Roe vs. Wade Anniversary a ‘Day of Tears’

 

Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Scarlett Johansson Push Planned Parenthood’s Pro-Abortion “Women’s March”

 

McAuliffe vows to veto anti-abortion bills (Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe (D)

 

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe: State Will Lose Business if Babies are Protected From Late-Term Abortions

 

Planned Parenthood’s “Women’s March” Rejects Former Abortion Clinic Director Abby Johnson

 

Arkansas House panel backs abortion-limits bill

 

I’m a Woman, But the March for Women is Excluding Me Because I’m Pro-Life

 

Proposed legislation would criminalize abortion in Texas

 

Planned Parenthood Kills 35% of All of the Unborn Babies Aborted in the United States

 

Abortion rate lower than at any time since Roe v. Wade was passed, according to report

 

76% of the Abortion Clinics That Were Operating in 1991 Have Closed

 

Republicans’ New ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill Is Based On Bad Science

 

She’s One of the Rare Pregnant Moms to Go Into Planned Parenthood and Come Out With a Baby. Here’s How

 

Anti-abortion effort gathers steam ahead of Trump presidency, research finds

 

March for Life Director Jeanne Mancini Wants to End Abortion: Let’s Make Abortion “Unthinkable”

 

Don’t Tell Me How to Feel About My Abortion

 

Anti-Trump Protesters Force Black Pastor to Cancel His Pro-Life Rally

 

The Affair Showrunner Sarah Treem Penned A Powerful Essay About Abortion

 

UN Ambassador Nominee Nikki Haley Will Oppose Making Abortion a Human Right: “I’m Strongly Pro-Life”

 

A Maryland Health Clinic Is Trolling Metro for Rejecting Its Abortion Pill Ads

 

272,000 Babies Were Killed With the Abortion Pill That Slowly Starves a Baby to Death

 

NFL star Ben Watson to speak at 2017 March for Life

 

Arkansas Committee Passes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

 

Abortion returning to Prince Edward Island this month after long absence  (Canada)

 

Chinese Couples in Hong Kong are Using Prenatal Testing to Kill Girls in Sex-Selection Abortions

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Blast At Afghan Buzkashi Match Kills Anti-Taliban Militia Leader, Two Others

 

AFRICA

 

Gambian Leader Told to Cede Power or Be Forced Out

 

Regional Support for Gambia’s Elected Leader

 

Troops Enter Gambia, as New President Is Sworn In

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

ABC’s Terry Moran: Donald Trump’s Inauguration Speech Had ‘Anti-Semitic’ ‘Overtones from the 1930s’

 

MSNBC, ABC hosts deem Trump inaugural address as 'militant,' 'anti-Semitic'

 

ARAB WORLD

 

'Al-Sharq Al-Awsat' Columnist: In Arab Countries, Sectarian And Tribal Loyalties Preclude Fostering Equal Citizenship

 

Arab press warns of assassination threats to Trump, from Americans

 

ASIA

 

Arrests as Vietnam breaks up anti-China rally

 

Vietnam Stocks Could Hit a 10-Year High in 2017: Analysts

 

Bangladesh struggles to turn the tide on climate change as sea levels rise

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

One-Third of Colorado Hospitals Refuse to Allow Doctors to Kill Patients in Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX falls for second week

 

Aussie lifts as greenback shunned ahead of inauguration

 

CBD horror: Baby girl still fighting for life, Bourke Street closed, death toll rises

 

Video of Australia car attacker: People run for their lives as he screams “Allahu akbar”

 

Bourke Street: 'This should never have happened'

 

Australia: Police ask reporter to take down video of witness saying car attacker was screaming “Allahu akbar”

 

Australia's million woman march that nobody noticed

 

Driver in Melbourne, Fleeing Police After Stabbing, Kills 4 Pedestrians

 

3 Dead, 20 Injured After Car Drives Through Pedestrians in Australia: Police

 

Man killed by crocodile at Cahills Crossing in Northern Territory

 

BALKANS

 

First Trump era war? Serbia versus Muslim Kosovo

 

Skopje Accuses Serbia Of Being a Bad Neighbor For Using FYROM Name

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

A Plan for Draining the Swamp

 

28% of federal employees may quit their jobs when Trump assumes office: Poll

 

CANADA

 

Markets close on a high note as TSX sees triple-digit gain following Trump inauguration

 

Why Canadians had better wish Trump success: Ian Brodie

 

Scarborough teacher's grieving family faces more loss after money for funeral stolen

 

Canada Death strikes First Nations community, once a leader in suicide prevention

 

La Loche schools close after RCMP receive another threat of shooting

 

The latest candidate to lead Canada’s Conservative Party thinks it should be legal to marry a goat

 

Vancouver renters under pressure as landlords are persuaded to sell

 

More than 30 Humber College students hospitalized with suspected food poisoning

 

Pennsylvania woman ‘embarrassed’ by Trump testing life in Canada

 

Tory pitches Trudeau on more money for social housing  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Soaring land values in Vancouver spark a ‘property tax revolt’

 

Canada has survived worse U.S. presidents than Donald Trump: Walkom

 

It’s becoming shockingly clear that Trudeau actually believes all the great Liberal myths

 

Tim Hortons, Burger King launching mobile order-and-pay app in Canada

 

It’s not just your imagination: Why a murder of 10,000 crows takes over Ottawa in the winter

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

C.I.A. Torture Detailed in Newly Disclosed Documents

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Pew: Trump deemed good for conservative Christians

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China to launch electromagnetic monitoring satellite for earthquake study

 

China's GDP growth falls to 26-year low

 

Steel sector output in China takes dive

 

China appointed new mayors for Beijing and Shanghai

 

Chinese Sportswear Brand Makes Inroads in Tennis World

 

Punches, Kicks and the ‘Dangling Chair’: Detainee Tells of Torture in China

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

'Trump will solve N.Korea issue. No he won't'

 

North Korea threatens to ‘nuke’ Trump’s inauguration

 

COURTS

 

Apple files $1 billion suit against chip supplier Qualcomm

 

Judge drops threat to demand personal data on Dreamers

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

More than 200 arrested, charged with rioting in DC

 

Police disperse Donald Trump protesters with pepper spray in D.C.   

 

Anti-Trump protests erupt across the country

 

Officials: Student wounded in shooting at Ohio school

 

Inauguration protests turn violent, car torched

 

Cops: Boston police cruiser targeted in propane explosion

 

Anti-Trump agitators clash with cops outside 'deploraball'

 

Trump protesters, backers clash at ‘DeploraBall’ before inauguration

 

Police: Facebook video shows teen mom taping toddler to wall

 

Black Lives Matter activists crash checkpoint to disrupt Donald Trump’s inauguration

 

Baltimore police's "number one trigger-puller" accidentally released from jail

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Bill de Blasio’s Anti-Trump Rally Impedes Traffic, Infuriating New Yorkers (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Democrats and Gerrymandering: Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind

 

The Clinton Foundation Is Dead — But The Case Against Hillary Isn't

 

Democrats’ real fury is over their own collapse

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

How Rick Perry Can Free Up US Energy From Government Favoritism

 

Anatomy of a Hit Job: The NYT’s Disgraceful Attack on Rick Perry

 

Media's Rick Perry Lie  is the Real Fake News Problem

 

Rick Perry Studies His Job Description

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

U.S. Prosecutors Offer Glimpse of Case Against Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

Female inmates welcome El Chapo by wildly chanting his name

 

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman arrives in U.S.

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow ends 5-session skid to begin the Trump presidential era

 

Market bulls sit on hands as Trump promises ‘only America first’

 

Wall Street ends higher as Trump takes office

 

Dollar inches lower as Trump takes oath of office

 

Asian stocks, dollar slip as Trump caution outweighs China GDP

 

Dollar Drops on Yellen Comments, China Shares Rise: Markets Wrap

 

Trumponomics may be wrong medicine for U.S. economy today

 

These are the currencies most sensitive to a Trump presidency

 

For stock performance under Trump, don't look to prior transitions

 

Treasury yields on track to notch 1st  weekly rise in a month

 

Soros Says Markets to Slump With Trump, EU Faces Disintegration

 

Gold tallies 4th weekly gain in a row as Trump takes oath of office

 

Trumponomics Is Jawboning by Another Name: QuickTake Scorecard  

 

U.S. department stores steady profitability boat even as sales slide

 

Report: Microsoft to lay off 700 employees

 

EDUCATION

 

Trump Education pick mocked for tweeting grammatical mistake

 

Radical Dem Rep. Keith Ellison compares school choice to Jim Crow  (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)

 

Why Betsy DeVos’ Support for School Choice Will Help America’s Schoolchildren

 

The Democrats’ Fight against School Choice Is Immoral


Fourth Grade Teacher to Parents: I Will Turn Off the Inauguration Before Trump’s Speech

 

President Trump  (As the 45th  President is inaugurated, background on his campaign, his stated policies toward higher education and the deep concerns of many in academe.)

 

‘Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain’  (Leftist activists try to deflect blame for their own campus Jew-hate.)

 

Nebraska Law’s Advice to a Teaching Sister: ’Lose the Veil’

 

Major U.S. university creates 'safe space' for Muslims in burqas

 

NEH on the Chopping Block? (Report that first Trump budget will try to kill arts and humanities endowments alarms many academics. Science programs in Energy Department could also face cuts.)

 

Calif. teacher suspended after reports of Confederate flag in classroom

 

U.S. Politics and International Education  (Long-term data provide clear evidence that a Republican-led administration will play a significant -- and perhaps somewhat surprising -- role in influencing foreign student enrollments and study abroad, writes Bradley A Feuling.)

 

The Obama administration spent billions to fix schools. It didn’t work.

 

Publishing's Prestige Bias  (Study suggests top humanities journals favor research by professors working at or who earned Ph.D.s at elite institutions.)

 

 In Navient Lawsuits, Unsettling Echoes of Past Lending Crisis  (The largest US collector of student loan payments is accused of engaging in the sloppiness and misleading tactics seen in the subprime market.)

 

A Sense of Belonging (Study finds completing a 10-minute activity at the beginning of a MOOC can lead to significantly improved outcomes for certain at-risk learners.)

 

A revolutionary school ‘turns back the clock’ in Brooklyn

 

The case for a student-focused system of accountability

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Why Trump Won: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and Change

 

Where are all the voters who were duped by Russian hacks and FBI director Comey’s actions?

 

This deeply blue Wisconsin village still seems surprised it voted for Trump

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Scott Pruitt heading EPA like putting Custer in charge of Indian Affairs

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends higher on global supply declines, but U.S. rig count spikes

 

Energy Prices

 

Pipelines, carbon on Trump’s day-one energy list: report

 

Costs, Benefits of Renewable Energy Hard to Calculate

 

Barack Obama's Dismal Energy Legacy

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine denies citizenship to foreign mercenaries

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close with small loss, endure first weekly fall in 4 weeks

 

Denmark grants soldiers permission to fight IS in Syria

 

U.S. bankers tell Europeans to think positively on Trump

 

At least 8 survivors pulled from Italian hotel buried by avalanche

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Trump said to elevate Ajit Pai to FCC chairman

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

 

Fed's Yellen says unwise to allow U.S. economy to run 'hot' (Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen)

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Skin cancer cream killed 5 dogs, FDA warns

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Obama's foreign policy, seen from abroad

 

Escalation watch: four global hotspots for Trump

 

The recipe for foreign-policy greatness starts with FDR

 

FRANCE

 

For a Modest Price, the Streets of Paris Can Be Yours

 

 

GERMANY

 

Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

What Germany is expecting from Donald Trump’s presidency

 

Germany: US must follow trade agreements under Trump

 

Obama thanks 'courageous' Merkel in final call with a foreign leader

 

'Dangerous and unpredictable': Here's how unpopular Trump is in German polls

 

'My first reaction to Brexit was that I cried': German finance minister

 

German safety inspectors told to pay millions to women who had faulty breast implants

 

Merkel ‘plans to visit Turkey’ next month

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

California proposes ambitious new climate goals

 

GOP

 

WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Bribed Republicans to Influence Election

 

Rudy Giuliani raises eyebrows with 9/11 ‘locker room’ story  (Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani)

 

Family spokesman gives update on George H.W. Bush's health

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Four Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo on the Last Full Day of Obama's Presidency

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Are Those 'ObamaCare Saved My Life' Stories Legitimate?

 

HEALTH CARE

 

1 in 4 U.S. men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Hollywood reacts to Donald Trump inauguration

 

Miguel Ferrer, “NCIS: Los Angeles” star, is dead at 61

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Israeli-German artist shames Holocaust memorial selfies

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

AT&T leads major corporations in pro-LGBTQ push

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Trump calls House GOP tax plan 'too complicated.' He may be right.

 

House leader says no set timeline on ACA replacement

 

Issa 'disappointed' in Schumer for delaying Cabinet (US Representative of California Darrell E Issa (R)/Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Despite promising to crack down on the undocumented, Trump clearly hasn’t thought through his immigration plans

 

INDIA

 

 India's Travel Boom Is Sending Tourists Home With Superbugs

 

In India, Tension Over Traditions Perilous to Animals and Humans Alike

 

Pak to India: Inform us about future hydel plans

 

Is India copying Pakistan’s tactics in silencing liberal voices?

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Infrastructure Spending Deemed Most Important Trump Promise

 

California High Speed Rail Faces 50 Percent Cost Overruns

 

INAUGURATION

 

Trump Promises ‘America First’ in Defiant and Divisive Inaugural Speech

 

Jewish celebs share their thoughts on Trump inauguration

 

What Kind of New Beginning? (Inauguration Day in America might be the beginning of something great.)

 

President Donald Trump: Children are “Infused With the Breath of Life by the Same Almighty Creator”

 

In the Hands of the People, the Elites Are Targets

 

Melania Trump’s Hometown in Slovenia Marks Inauguration

 

Trump: ‘When You Open Your Heart to Patriotism, There Is No Room for Prejudice’

 

Analysis: For Trump, Call for Unity Starts With Bleak Message

 

Welcome to the United States of Russia

 

Trump Inauguration: Spiritual Battle Future of America

 

Leftist Jihad: Artists Performing at Trump’s Inauguration Targeted for Destruction

 

Crowd Boos, Chants ‘Lock Her Up!’ as Hillary Announced at Inauguration

 

Watch: Donald J. Trump is sworn in as America's 45th president

 

Read Trump's full inaugural address

 

President Trump takes office, vows to ‘fight’ for country

 

Wynton Marsalis nails it on performers boycotting the inauguration

 

Jon Voight says 'America will be saved' by Trump at inaugural event

 

Media full of Nixon comparisons to Trump's inauguration

 

Donald Trump Jr. Describes Dad's Inauguration Prep

 

Highlights of Inaugural Celebrations Day One

 

NY Post Columnist Equates Trump's Inauguration With 9/11 and Pearl Harbor

 

Faith Leaders for America Launches with Prayer for Donald Trump

 

Democrats opt for nature and meditation in lieu of Trump's inaugural

 

Crowd Chants 'Trump! Trump! Trump!' As Obama Walks Out At Inauguration

 

Trump prays for his presidency: First Family in waiting starts Inauguration Day with service at the 'presidents' church' 

 

What all Americans can celebrate on Inauguration Day

 

Hillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration

 

INTELLIGENCE

 

Trump 'Disrespects' the Intel Community? What About Obama's Iraq Bug-Out?  (When Democrat Presidents dismiss warnings from US intelligence.)

 

Associates of Trump Scrutinized Over Links to Russia (US intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and data in a broad inquiry into the possible association between Russian officials and at least three Trump advisers.)

 

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

 

IMF warns wave of US protectionism would offset any stimulus gains

 

IRAN

 

Hopes Dim For Finding Survivors In Collapsed Tehran Building

 

IRAQ

 

650-mile trench stakes out claim for bigger Kurdish territory in Iraq

 

ISLAM

 

How Muslim Americans plan to resist Trump administration

 

Islamofacism in DC: Anti-Israel Hate Group JVP Teams Up With Al Qaeda Leader's Former Mosque

 

Dangerous Games  (The MSM's endless, wily contortions on Islam.)

 

 Sharia At The Hill: Robert Spencer Article Pulled After Pressure From Leftists And Islamic Supremacists

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Friday, January 20, 2017)

 

Israel hails ‘new era’ of relations with President Trump

 

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Israelis Ready for Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

 

Netanyahu congratulates ‘friend’ Trump in tweet  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Sara Netanyahu had billionaire buy her expensive jewelry – report

 

How Did Cop Ramming Bedouin Squatter Get Beautiful New Jeep?

 

Family appeals to court to get back body of Bedouin car-rammer

 

Young girl celebrates death at Fatah rally

 

Palestinians rescue 3 armed IDF soldiers and civilian from Palestinian village  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israel condemns planned Belgian interrogation of ex-FM Livni

 

IDF Chief of Staff Eisenkot underwent surgery to remove cancerous growth

 

Hezbollah Accuses Israel of Espionage in Southern Lebanon

 

Brave new Anglosphere: Israel revels in fresh support from US-UK-Australia triumvirate

 

Saudi Writer: Ahwaz Region Deserves Self-Determination; Its Occupation By Iran Is No Less Barbaric Than Palestine's Occupation By Israel

 

Hamas operative killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

 

Palestinian presidency condemns Israeli bill to annex Maale Adumim

 

Despite detente, ancient Hebrew text ‘proving’ Jewish ties to Jerusalem set to stay in Istanbul

 

Israeli officials congratulate Trump

 

Trump’s Iranian challenge is also opportunity for Israel

 

Activists set up tents at Maale Adumim settlement in protest of annexation bill

 

Relative claims shot terrorist was mentally ill, not dangerous

 

The aftermath of failed US leadership (The 'magnanimous' Obama leaves Pollard chained.)

 

Justice minister to propose bill to limit PM's term and defer indictments

 

Israeli forces suppress weekly marches in Bilin, Kafr Qaddum

 

 Netanyahus reportedly insisted on expensive gifts from Milchan

 

Enterprising Builder Thrilled About US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

 

Palestinian child injured by Israeli bullet in northern Gaza

 

Trump hears sermon on biblical protection of Jerusalem before swearing-in

 

Israel Introduces Arrow-3 Missile Interceptor System

 

A Thorn by Any Other Name: Jews, Democrats, and Israel

 

Netanyahu's Shameless Opponents  (A media war is being waged on the Israeli prime minister.)

 

Jerusalem Mayor Posts Video Praising Trump, Slamming Obama

 

Trump Renews Vow for Jerusalem Embassy, a Gift of Uncertain Value

 

JAPAN

 

Toshiba – yet another Japanese giant falls from grace

 

JORDAN

 

Jordan FM: ‘We do not accept Iranian meddling in the region’

 

LIBERALISM

 

Read David Brock’s Speech to His Left-Wing Donor Retreat

 

George Soros: Trump will fail and Brexit could last three days

 

Trump trashing and bashing becomes a permanent role for political left

 

MARIJUANA

 

Group gives out thousands of free marijuana joints on Trump inauguration morning

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN: Trump Speech 'Dark,' 'Radical,' 'No Lofty Rhetoric'

 

Nancy Sinatra slams CNN for anti-Trump spin on story about her humorous tweet

 

Media Matters Expands Mission to Combat Government ‘Misinformation’

 

CNN's anti-Trump reporting takes dark turn (Poses assassination scenario in which Obama official would become President.)

 

CNN’s Hit Job on Monica Crowley (An expert weighs in on the “plagiarism” allegations.)

 

Media miss Obama as Trump takes over

 

After Ignoring Obama Scandals For 8 Years, Reporters Are Now Making Them Up About Trump

 

Megyn Kelly's replacement crushes her in ratings

 

President Trump will be a boon and a challenge for the cable news business

 

Newsrooms’ latest low blows against Team Trump

 

Indiana YMCA bans CNN after 'fake news' complaints

 

MEXICO

 

Why did Mexico extradite El Chapo to the US the day before Trump’s inauguration?

 

Trump aides meeting with Mexican foreign, economy ministers next week

 

Mexico gives African migrants 20-day pass to get to U.S. border

 

Timing of Mexico Drug Lord's Extradition Seen as Political

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

King Salman congratulates Trump on swearing-in  (Saudi Arabia)

 

Saudi Arabia to become ‘major exporter’ of renewable energy

 

MILITARY

 

If I Were Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Just One Day

 

Military refused Trump’s bid to parade missile launchers at inauguration

 

Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter on Leading Through Clarity and Conduct

 

Commander touts US strength during 3rd Marine Division handover

 

Trump-tapped group presents plan for sweeping VA reforms

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Trump to develop missile system against Iran

 

US, South Korea, Japan stage missile-defense drills amid N. Korea threat

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Madonna says Trump has done us a great service because 'we have gone as low as we can go'

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar rebukes Malaysia PM over Rohingya defense

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

Arts groups gear up for fight over NEA

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Fighting talk: understanding Michael Flynn

 

NEW WORLD ORDER

 

Donald Trump and the New World Order

 

NUTRITION

 

Why shorter days call for a dose of Vitamin D

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan accuses India of inciting, financing terrorism

 

Nawaz Sharif invited UNSG to Pakistan (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Pakistan orders closure of rights groups for alleged “anti-state” activities

 

Donald Trump expressed hopes for better US-Pakistan relations, says envoy

 

Pakistan warns of nuclear strike if India attacks: report

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippine Police Are Accused of Killing South Korean Businessman

 

POLITICS

 

Time to make conservatism great again

 

Millennials need to learn to lose

 

Trump makes conservatives choose between party and principle

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP (TRANSITION)

 

Crowds swarm National Mall to watch Trump make history

 

Protesters block Trump supporters from Mall

 

Protesters prepare to disrupt festivities

 

The bizarre history of Trump Tower — and why Donald loathes to leave it

 

Trump's inauguration has precedent

 

Who’s who in Trump World

 

Protests and probes cast shadow over Trump with inauguration hours away

 

Trump is right. He didn’t create America’s divisions. But will he heal them?

 

The Trump era begins

 

Jared Kushner may have ex-Dick Cheney aide at his side

 

What We’re Seeing at Trump’s Presidential Inauguration

 

'My God': Axelrod taken aback by Trump's Arlington National Cemetery remark

 

Trump to take oath of office amid deep uncertainty

 

But Administration, Still in Flux, Rushes to Fill Key Positions

 

Protesters planning to disrupt Donald Trump's big day

 

The Trump era is a leap in the dark

 

Trump Arrives for Inauguration With Promise to Unify the Nation

 

Some veterans will join women’s march to protest after Trump inauguration

 

In unlikely meeting, Trump offers FedEx courier $10,000

 

Buffett Says He Supports Trump’s Cabinet Picks ‘Overwhelmingly’

 

Trump’s inauguration is a day to celebrate

 

Trump Tells Supporters: 'You're Not Forgotten Anymore'

 

Trump gets hero's welcome on eve of inauguration

 

Donald Trump’s address to be ‘optimistic,’ ‘visionary,’ ‘philosophical,’ his spokesman says

 

Conservatives Could Be 'Equally Unhappy' With Trump

 

 Clear Plans to Sweep Away Obama Policies

 

How Reince Priebus led Donald Trump to victory

 

A hearty last laugh for the Donald

 

Inauguration Protests Held at a Trump Tower and Elsewhere

 

New president, new world

 

Security lines for Trump inauguration back up for blocks

 

Dickerson: What Trump’s inaugural address might tell us about his presidency

 

'Outsider' Trump will be 'unique American president'

 

Trump inauguration souvenirs expected to be hot items

 

Trump Hotel Seen as Ethical ‘Minefield’

 

New Yorkers Rediscover Activism in the Trump Presidency Era

 

The one-sided coverage of Donald Trump

 

Trump will temporarily keep 50 Obama officials in their critical positions

 

At D.C.’s inaugural balls, fashion trumps politics

 

Donald Trump, change agent

 

How the Women’s March Could Resurrect the Democratic Party

 

Trump’s Path to the White House

 

Actors, mayor lead rally in NYC on eve of inauguration

 

Review: Trump Concert Misses Opportunity

 

Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump will ‘inject a shock to the system here almost immediately’

 

Nancy Sinatra shades Trump with Frank Sinatra lyric

 

Trump breaks with political traditions on triumphant ride to White House

 

Some of Trump's plans only sound new, but others are downright revolutionary

 

PRISONS

 

‘Justice Nightmare’: 32 Years in Texas Prisons After Conviction Voided

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

Pro-Life Ronna Romney McDaniel Elected Republican Party Chair, Wants to Keep GOP Platform Pro-Life

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian Internet Users Say Trump Gave a Wonderful, Communist Inauguration Speech

 

The Simple Reason Russia and America Keep Inching towards Crisis

 

Russia's Gazprom Owns 34% of European Gas Market

 

Russia Begins Radiation Experiments for Space Flights

 

Listening to Putin, Part I  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia gripped by Trumpomania as nationalists hold an all-night inauguration party and craftsmen cash in with Donald merchandise 

 

Russia threatens retaliation over Facebook 'censorship' of RT

 

‘Cold War mentality’: Putin bets big on Trump to make Russian energy great again

 

Lomonosov Moscow State University to Launch 'Space Department' in 2017

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Urban Leftists Can’t Stop Violating the Constitution

 

Strike 3: Chicago gun-grabbers scorched again

 

SENATE

 

Senate confirms first nominees of Trump era

 

Senate easily confirms Mattis

 

Cruz: 'Weakness' of Obama foreign policy led to Russian cyberattacks  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Graham says if Trump forgives Russia for hacking, it "screams weakness"  (US Senator of New York Charles Schumer (D)

 

Senator’s Valium joke causes confirmation hearing to explode

 

Chuck Schumer: Cabinet selection has been a ‘disaster’ for Donald Trump  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Military veterans occupy John McCain's office to protest the 'irresponsible' appointment of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Former Senate Democrat: Trump can fix 'reverse discrimination'

 

Tom Cotton, Joni Ernst: Vladimir Putin is not our friend (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)/ US Senator of Iowa Joni Ernst (R)

 

Cornyn threatens weekend Senate work to confirm Trump picks (US Senator of Texas John Cornyn (R)

 

SINGAPORE

 

Singapore university launches 7th satellite into space

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter Is Freaking Out Over What Donald Trump Just Said During His Inaugural Address

 

What is Mark Zuckerberg really up to?

 

Social media reacts to Conway's 'Trump revolutionary wear' outfit

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil Judge Dies in Crash Ahead of Corruption Probe Ruling

 

Riot Police Try to Quell Continuing Violence in Brazilian Prison

 

Supreme Court Justice Helping to Oversee Brazil Graft Inquiry Dies in Plane Crash

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Park Used Mobile Phone Under Borrowed Name  (President Park Geun-hye)

 

South Korea Illegally Detained Prostitutes Hired by U.S. Soldiers Decades Ago, Court Rules

 

Korean economy put to test in Trump era

 

Top presidential aide, minister face arrest

 

Cameras at brothels cause stir

 

Defense Ministry developing shooting game

 

SPORTS

 

Consistent Punishment (New study finds that penalties for breaking NCAA rules are largely consistent across conference membership -- and that men's basketball and football account for the vast majority of violations.)

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

SRI LANKA

 

Buddhist Terrorists Go To Church And Tell The Christians: ‘You Cannot Worship Any Longer!’ They Drive The Christians Out Of The Church And Destroy It, But The Christians Declare: “No Attack Can Stop Us. We Shall Continue To Love God And Pray Under A Tree.”

 

STATES

 

 

Right to Work Spreads to New England

 

Cuomo ‘fixes’ failed jobs program — with a new name (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Brrr! Temperature in Alaska drops to minus 59

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

The Inside Story of How John Kerry Secretly Lobbied to Get CAIR Removed From UAE's Terrorist Organization List  (US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

Trump names Jets owner to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom

 

Obama admin moves top gay activist into key State Department position

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Federal Judge on Trump's SCOTUS Short-List Issues Major 2nd Amendment Decision

 

Supreme Court Short-Lister Bill Pryor Has Been Wrongly Criticized by the Right

SYRIA

 

Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Elderly Woman, Put A Gun To Her Head And Demand ‘Spit On The Cross Or We Will Blow Your Brains Out’

 

Russia, Syria sign deal on expanding Tartus naval base

 

ISIS Destroys Part of Roman Amphitheater in Palmyra, Syria

 

Despite Syria Cease-Fire, U.N. Says, Aid Isn’t Reaching Besieged Areas

 

TAIWAN

 

Export orders shrink for a second year

 

China urges U.S. to ban Taiwan delegation from inauguration or face disruption of Sino-U.S. relations

 

Taiwan Expects Closer US Military Ties More High-Level Visits Under Trump

 

Strong cold air mass sends mercury down to 10.4 degrees in Tamsui

 

Taiwan urged to immediately suspend death penalty

 

China warns Japan against interfering in Taiwan affairs

 

TERRORISM

 

Trump May Have Early Chance to Target ISIS Leader

 

Bin Laden Credits WikiLeaks for Exposing ‘Corruption’

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin Failed to Reveal $100 Million in Assets

 

Treasury nominee says U.S. won't default on its debt

 

TURKEY

 

The bill that can keep Erdogan in power until 2029 (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

I don’t regret attacking Istanbul’s Reina: ISIL militant Masharipov

 

Turkey hopes for Gülen extradition, more support in terror fight from Trump administration: Yıldırım

 

Turkish gov’t to ease detention rules to avoid Council of Europe censure

 

Top soldier visits Syrian border, İncirlik Air Base

 

Five Turkish soldiers killed, nine wounded in Syria’s al-Bab

 

One more police officer arrested over Karlov murder

 

Turkish Parliament approves Article 12 of constitutional package

 

Over 4,500 companies launched by foreigners in Turkey in 2016, majority by Syrians

 

Death toll in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast rises to five

 

Impossible not talk about Turkey’s founding figures, says education minister

 

Turkey says not ‘realistic’ to exclude Assad from Syria deal

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends slightly lower, suffers first weekly drop in 7 weeks

 

UK Man Going For A Run Is Attacked By Muslim Gang, He Converts To Islam On The Spot And The Muslims Stop Attacking Him

 

Pound drops below $1.23 after U.K retail sales unexpectedly fall

 

The new silk road: From China to the U.K., world’s longest train route arrives in London

 

Dutch PM Rutte Warns Britain: 'You'll Pay a Big Price for Migration Curbs'

 

Theresa May Says No to Half Measures on Brexit  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

 Brexit deadlock looms as nations warn Article 50 talks could fail

 

NHS Fifty-two hospitals sent patients elsewhere in busiest week yet

 

May Says Britain Will Lead New Era of Free Trade (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Law UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers

 

Godfather of ‘Brexit’ Takes Aim at the British Establishment

 

Health MRI twice as likely as biopsy to spot prostate cancer

 

Woman Gives Birth to Three-Parent Baby After Her DNA Was Combined With Two Other People

 

Weather Britain to shiver in subzero temperatures

 

Police Taser their own black race relations adviser after mistaking him for wanted man

 

London Unexploded WWII bomb pulled from river Thames

 

Martin McGuinness, an I.R.A Leader Who Later Embraced Ulster Politics, Says He’ll Retire

 

London University tells students their emails may be monitored

 

Jeremy Corbyn under fire for copying Ed Miliband's devolution plan 

 

Business Harrods stops taking cut of tips in its restaurants after protests

 

Education British universities employ no black academics in top roles, figures show

 

UNITED STATES

 

Julian Assange Repeats Offer of Extradition to U.S.

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump signs ObamaCare executive order

 

How Obama won the Jewish vote without winning over the pro-Israel mainstream

 

LGBT rights page gone from White House website

 

Trump has not yet resigned from his companies: report

 

Hundreds of briefing papers and nearly 1,000 classified pages. No one knows if Trump’s team has read any of it

 

Trump Signs First Bill and Actions as President

 

Time for an International Front Against Trump

 

Obama Averages 47.9% Job Approval as President

 

President Trump takes office: Here are six key promises he made on abortion, marriage, and liberty

 

The Vulgar and the Sophisticates (Are our diminished democratic institutions capable of forcing Trump to behave responsibly?)

 

Trump cabinet picks draw Baptist prayer support

 

Trump Day One Executive Actions Could Include Immigration, Obamacare, ISIS, and Trade

 

Donald Trump, American hero

 

Obama: The Symptom of a Greater Ailment   (Can Donald Trump really "make America great again?")

 

The Cabinet Crapshoot

 

What Has Obama Done to Us, and How Was He Able to Do It?

 

Eric Trump shares his biggest fear as his father becomes president

 

We Need a Law to Prevent Another President Obama

 

What happens to White House visitor log under Trump?

 

The White House Has a New Twitter Profile Picture

 

Despite boasts, Trump’s administration riddled with staffing holes

 

Why Barack Obama is the worst President in the history of the United States

 

Day 1  (Nothing the Left does will stop Trump’s first day on the job.)

 

Donald Trump Inauguration: Trump Meets at White House with President Obama

 

Obamas welcome Trumps at White House

 

New President Will Take Command of a Polarized Country

 

Hope & Change Comes Eight Years Into the Obama Presidency

 

Can President Trump Be Presidential?

 

Obama cuts short sentences of 330 federal drug offenders

 

A Surreal Inauguration

 

Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird  (The left’s celebration of Obama’s commutation of Oscar Lopez Rivera reveals its essential worldview.)

 

Obama Shouldn’t Go Quietly

 

Obama Tells Sycophantic Press Not To Be Sycophants Anymore

 

Donald the Unready

 

From wise and thoughtful Obama to thin-skinned and mean-spirited Trump

 

Why Won't Obama Listen to the "Military Community" When Freeing Traitors and Terrorists?

 

Donald Trump's list of presidential shortcomings seems bottomless. What do we do now?

 

Trump May Make Bipartisanship Popular Again

 

Charles Krauthammer: Obama's Self-Revealing Final Act

 

Presidency will usher in a transformative shift in country’s leadership

 

The White House went ghost on Obama’s last night

 

World's Dumbest Criminal Gets Busted Trying to Get Obama Pardon

 

A president unlike any other

 

Obama plans to remain in political fray, stay in D.C.

 

Malia Obama secretly traveled to Bolivia and Peru

 

The artist who created the Obama ‘Hope’ poster is back with new art and a similar message

 

Obama's final message to the country

 

‘Hail to the Chief’: The Musical Strains of Presidential Power

 

Malia Obama lands internship with Harvey Weinstein

 

The touching handwritten letters Bill Clinton wrote to George W. Bush and Bush wrote Barack Obama made public for the first time 

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

A Gathering of the Elite, Through a Woman’s Eyes  (Following a behavioral economist from Harvard as she navigates the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where 80 percent of the participants are men.)

 

Davos Set Learns to Love Donald Trump on Eve of Inauguration

 

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