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Saturday, January 21, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Long-awaited abortion pill Mifegymiso makes Canadian debut

 

Excluded pro-life group slams Women's March organizers

 

Abortion Rates Halve When Women Have to Travel Extra 100 Miles to Clinic: Study

 

Andrew Cuomo to Widen Access to Free Abortion and Contraception (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

To march or not? Some women are staying away because of a rift over abortion

 

Abortion foes dig in as numbers hit historic low

 

State asks federal judge to reject abortion law challenge (Florida)

 

A politically important group of women feels completely unwelcome at the Women’s March on Washington

 

‘Abortion May Be Legal But…’: The Uneven Promise of ‘Roe’

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan's Abdullah Welcomes Trump's Commitment To Troops  (Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah)

 

AFRICA

 

U.S. Removes Libya From List of Zones With Looser Rules for Drone Strikes

 

Yahya Jammeh says he will step down in The Gambia

 

Facing threat of military intervention, Gambia’s president agrees to leave

 

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

How the 'Alt-Right' Came to Dominate the Comments on Trump's Facebook Page

 

Richard Spencer, Alt-Right leader, gets sucker-punched at Trump inauguration

 

 

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Personal Health

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Trump’s inauguration rabbi targeted by anti-Semitic messages

 

ARAB WORLD

 

Arab world reacts to Trump inauguration

 

ASIA

 

What Donald Trump Should Do in Asia

 

AUSTRALIA

 

55-year-old scuba diver mauled by shark, takes boat to island

 

Girlfriend of driver 'feared for her life'

 

Baby dies, takes CBD rampage death toll to five

 

Melburnians struggle to contain emotions day after horror

 

CANADA

 

Like Trump, Kevin O'Leary only needs voters to take him seriously: Aaron Wherry

 

Trump, Trudeau talk economy and exports in first contact since inauguration  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canadians shouldn’t pay for B.C.’s bad behaviour

 

Humber College mystery illness has now affected nearly 200 people, health officials say

 

Canadians say they were blocked at the border

 

Canadian court issues ruling in legal battle between Ecuadorian villagers and oil giant Chevron

 

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

 

Marijuana growers look to cut costs as prices fall

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Women's March: Half a million people descend on Washington to resist Trump

 

For some Jewish millennials, anti-Trump march is a first step

 

Madonna Drops F-Bombs at Anti-Trump Rally: ‘I’ve Thought a Lot About Blowing Up the White House’

 

41st  President Bush shows improvement in ICU, doctors may release wife Sunday

 

Women's march: Cathartic moment or enduring movement?

 

Day after Trump sworn in, hundreds of thousands protest presidency in celeb-studded march

 

Madonna gives profanity-laced speech at Women's March in Washington

 

Washington Is Now a Three-Party Town

 

The Women’s March on Washington: What to Watch For

 

Women’s March on Washington shapes up to be a star-studded event

 

After inauguration chaos, thousands of women set to march on DC

 

Women's March on Washington aims to launch a movement

 

Why women are marching on Washington

 

Women's March will send message to Trump: Wendy Sherman

 

My wife died just after the election. I’m attending the Women’s March for her.

 

Trump's sex accusers will speak at Women's March

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Washington's approach could spell disaster in Puerto Rico

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Trump moves to ease intel community tensions with CIA visit

 

'Unbelievably tone dead': David Axelrod slams Trump's 'thin-skinned rant' at CIA

 

Trump's CIA nominee says he's open to waterboarding

 

Obama CIA director slams Trump's 'self-aggrandizement'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China now the unlikely champion of free trade in the Trump era

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

The Caste System in the Modern Company  (It doesn't go well for the CEO when he decides that his employees are the untouchables.)

 

COURTS

 

‘Star Trek’ Copyright Settlement Allows Fan Film to Proceed

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

DC police arrest activist seen on Project Veritas video plotting stink bomb attack on pro-Trump DeploraBall

 

Suspect in custody in shooting at protest outside Breitbart editor event

 

What I saw at the anti-Trump riot in DC

 

Why leftists turned Inauguration Day violent

 

Man shot during protest of speech by far-right Breitbart writer

 

DEMOCRACY

 

Inaugural shows ‘The Resistance’ is an attack on democracy

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton, Democrats show support for Women's March on Washington

 

Clinton Foundation Scandal

 

Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Explained

 

Weather trumps Obama: His last flight on the presidential plane is diverted from Palm Springs by poor visibility after three attempts to land fail

 

One last lecture as he waves goodbye: Obama flies off from DC with blast at his successor - referring to Trump as a 'comma in the continuing story of building America'

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Trump's first executive action: Cancel Obama's mortgage premium cuts

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Interior Department Reactivates Twitter Accounts After Temporary Ban

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

DOJ: Trump can hire son-in-law as adviser

 

Most arrested protesters will be charged with felony rioting, feds say

 

Feds want to lock up El Chapo for life

 

Prosecutors Offer Glimpse of Case Against ‘El Chapo’

 

ECONOMY

 

As Trump touts U.S. manufacturing, 'Made in America' is losing its luster

 

A Proven Catalyst For State Economic Success

 

EDUCATION

 

Second Class in the Classroom  (BLM activists are taking over Philadelphia classrooms.)

 

Market Forces, Not Ideology, Drive Colleges to Cut American-History Requirements

 

Mom sues to stop Bible study classes in West Virginia schools

 

De Blasio has left my daughter in a school ‘desert’   (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

L. Brent Bozell: Snoozing At Teachers Who Abuse Children

 

U-Va. president Teresa A. Sullivan to step down in summer 2018

 

EGYPT

 

Eight people killed in their home by shell in Egypt's Rafah

 

ELECTION 2016

 

How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

Cuccinelli files brief challenging Dominion Power rates

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Awash in migrants, Italy steps up deportations for relief

 

16 killed as bus carrying students crashes and burns in Italy

 

In the home of NATO and the European Union, dismay as Trump takes power

 

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

 

Obama Official Issues Ammunition Ban for Federal Lands on Last Day in Office

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

What Might Trump’s Inaugural Mean for American Foreign Policy?

 

FRANCE

 

'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen says in Germany

 

French Far-Right's Le Pen Says Brexit Will Have Domino Effect

 

Roman Polanski picked for French film panel, sparking outrage

 

Le Pen Sees Year of 'Awakening' as Europe Nationalists Meet

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel vows compromise with U.S. on trade, military spending  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

GOP

 

Barbara Bush Could Be Discharged Sunday; George H.W. Bush Remains in ICU

 

George H.W. Bush continues recover in hospital

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Tom Price's Challenge: Real Doctors, Fake Prices

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Watch: Shia LaBeouf launches 24-hour, four-year anti-Trump project titled ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’

 

Silence and the End of Christendom (Martin Scorcese once again examines the collision of Christianity and the world.)

 

 

Hollywood stars slam Trump over proposed art funding cuts    (AVIPP COMMENTARY: If this is so important too Hollywood they should start private funding of the arts.)

 

Celebs show up to DC — to warn Trump against slashing arts

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Trump's gay presidency

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Hillary: Oversight's 'Investigation Continues'  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Why JFK Would Endorse President Trump’s Immigration Proposals

 

INDIA

 

23 dead, many injured as train derails in Andhra Pradesh; rescue on

 

Pakistan returns Indian soldier Chandu Babulal Chavan who crossed LoC last year

 

UP elections: Sonia steps in to revive SP-Congress alliance talks

 

Trump sings ‘My Way’, India fears setback

 

More Christians being attacked in poll-bound states, claims NGO report

 

 

INAUGURATION

 

President Trump’s Inauguration Speech- The UN and NATO- Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

 

Hyperpolarization on the Internet on Inauguration Day

 

Trump’s Inaugural Address: Nationalism First

 

George Will dumps on Trump’s inaugural speech

 

Why Donald Trump's Inaugural Address Matters

 

Trump left some of his top issues out of his inaugural address

 

Overseas, Some React With Alarm to Trump’s ‘America First’ Pledge

 

Trump's Inaugural address and 2018

 

Trump uses Inaugural to say: ‘I really mean it’

 

Is this what we’ve come to, America?

 

Trump bashers: Inaugural speech 'Hitlerian'

 

Trump’s inaugural speech was strikingly radical

 

George W. Bush spent the inauguration battling a poncho

 

Trump couldn’t see that Friday wasn’t about him

 

This Trump protester completely lost her mind

 

What We Saw at Trump’s Inauguration

 

In his inaugural address, Trump leaves America’s better angels behind

 

Trump’s Inauguration Was No Woodstock

 

President Trump orders a standing ovation for Hillary and Bill Clinton - and finally gets them to smile after humiliated couple sit glumly through his swearing-in and hear crowd chant 'lock her up'

 

'Old dog sticking to his old tricks!' Internet calls out Bill Clinton for 'checking out Ivanka Trump' - until he got busted by Hillary

 

INAUGURAL BALLS

 

Trumps end night with cheers from crowds at somewhat lackluster balls

 

Trump singer missing his cue, leather-clad Irish dancers and the Piano Guys trolling Hillary Clinton by playing 'Fight Song': The awkward moments that filled the inaugural balls

 

Despite Sabbath, Ivanka Trump and Husband Celebrate Inauguration

 

Melania, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump all dazzle in their inaugural ball gowns - as it's revealed the First Lady helped design her ivory off-shoulder dress   

 

President Trump's inaugural balls kick off with performances from The Rockettes and Tony Orlando as tables eagerly await the guest of honor and his first lady

 

INTELLIGENCE

 

U.S. spies fear allies will stop sharing intel under Russia-friendly Trump

 

ISLAM

 

How Muslim Americans plan to resist Trump administration

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Saturday, January 21, 2017)

 

Palestinian Authority ‘Congratulates’ President Donald Trump With Mixed Messages

 

Thousands rally in northern Israel in the wake of demolitions in Umm al-Hiran

 

Israel Approves Reconstruction for 1,500 Homes in Gaza

 

Israeli forces shoot, inure 12-year-old boy in Kafr Qaddum clashes

 

Two men killed in Tel Aviv parking garage shooting

 

Arabs Attack Israeli Motorists Near Efrat

 

Two Palestinian bird smugglers detained at border

 

Netanyahu looks to delay Ma’aleh Adumim annexation bill   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

'New tactics, same policy of forcible displacement' underway in Umm al-Hiran

 

CIA: British encouraged Arabs to oppose partition

 

At Tel Aviv protest, showing that ‘love Trumps hate’

 

Israel approves reconstruction for 1,500 homes destroyed in 2014 Gaza war

 

PM reaches out to Iranians, says he’ll discuss regime threat with Trump

 

FBI, EU fraud authorities hold emergency summit on binary options fraud

 

Preventing the next terror attack from Israel’s prisons

 

Thousands of Arab Israelis protest home demolitions, discrimination

 

Arab leadership to fund reconstruction of demolished buildings

 

Rivlin congratulates Trump, invites him to Jerusalem  (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

LIBERALISM

 

When will the peaceful left denounce the ‘anarchist’ thugs?

 

MEDIA 

 

Spicer accuses media of ‘false reporting’ in fiery briefing

 

It's been a really bad week for journalism

 

CNN breathlessly riding along with a bus of women protesters heading to DC

 

Trump thanks Fox News for praising speech

 

Top ‘Brexit’ Leader Nigel Farage Joins Fox News

 

MEDICAID

 

G.O.P. Governors Seek Flexibility on Medicaid and Health Markets

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Two ‘terrorists’ blow themselves up in Jeddah

 

 

MILITARY

 

The Manning Commutation’s Vast Hidden Evil

 

The Cruise Missile Could Be Mattis's Nuclear Crisis   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

How the Navy Trained Dolphins to Help Save an Endangered Porpoise

 

Sig Sauer wins $580M contract to replace Army’s M9 sidearm

 

Obama denied a pardon in Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion case, lawyer says

 

Fierce foe of US military bases on Okinawa detained for three months

 

NATIONAL SECURITY

 

Security Is Job No. 1

 

NUTRITION

 

Potatoes don’t deserve their bad rap

 

PAKISTAN

 

Will President Trump restart the drone war in Pakistan?

 

Bomb blast in Pakistan market kills 20, wounds 50

 

Bomb Blast Kill 22, Wounds at Least 50 in Northwest Pakistan

 

RADIO

 

Rush: Dems lost because they emphasized differences ('You did not hear Donald Trump sum-divide the people of this country.')

 

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

 

6 ways Trump can advance religious freedom in his first 100 days

 

RUSSIA

 

Mightier Than the Sword: How Politics Is Tearing Apart PEN Russia  (The expulsion of a prominent writer has split Russia's writer community and brought back ghosts of Soviet censorship.) 

 

Former Senator DeMint: Russia Needs to See a ‘Strong and Determined U.S.’

 

Russia’s Lavrov Hopes U.S. Will Send Expert To Syria Talks In Astana   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russian Chocolate Factory Owned By Poroshenko To Close, Lay Off 700  (Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko)

 

‘Months, not weeks’ before a Trump/Putin meeting can be organized – Kremlin

 

Russia says airstrikes hit IS targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province: RIA

 

SCIENCE

 

Scientists searching for life on nearby ‘super-Earth’

 

 

SENATE

 

Tom Cotton defends Trump's CIA speech  (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

Elizabeth Warren fires up women's march in Boston   (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

John F. Kelly confirmed as homeland security secretary

 

Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Piers Morgan's 'Men's March' causes a stir on social media

 

Trump's dance moves mocked on Twitter

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

More Shopkeepers Favor Chinese Students for Part-Time Jobs

 

Koreans join Women's March against new US president

 

 

SPORTS

 

ESPN Offers Their Social Media Sites as Platform for Leftist Activists at Women’s March

 

No sudden moves: Patriots, Steelers, Packers are models of NFL stability

 

Tom Brady when asked about Trump call: 'Let's talk about football stuff'

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Floods sweep southern Calif. in second of three major storms

 

Tornado Touches Down in Mississippi, Multiple Structures Damaged

 

State lawmakers need to stop the city ‘bag tax’  (New York)

 

SYRIA

 

Blast Causes Deaths in Syrian Camp Near Jordan Border: Monitor

 

U.S. Airstrike Kills Over 100 Qaeda Fighters in Syria

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Purchase of US naval system finalized

 

Taiwan President congratulates Trump after being sworn in as 45th U.S. President

 

TERRORISM

 

Terror experts hail Trump promise to wipe out 'radical' Islam

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Trump left some of his top issues out of his inaugural address

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Does Mnuchin Have Enough Global Financial Market Experience?

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish Parliament Approves Draft Bill On Expanding Presidential Powers

 

46 ISIL militants ‘neutralized’ in northern Syria: Turkish military

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

British PM May to meet with Trump at White House

 

Theresa May’s ‘Global Britain’ Is Baloney (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Britain Opens Investigation After Officers Use Stun Gun on Race Relations Worker

 

Revealed: Theresa May set to fly out next week to meet Donald Trump

 

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

 

Scotland Street Coffee sends girls to school in Malawi

 

Homelessness UK council cuts will lead to more people sleeping rough, charities say

 

Exclusive: Labour set to lose Copeland by-election, party’s own canvass returns reveal

 

Industrial strategy Skills and infrastructure top priority, say UK firms

 

Theresa May promises to be ‘very frank’ over importance of EU and Nato with Donald Trump

 

Donald Trump Protests take place around UK during inauguration

 

What will life be like under Donald Trump? This Scottish man already knows

 

UK women gather for anti-Trump march

 

Buy, George? Osborne to be adviser to world's largest fund manager

 

Australia eyes relaxed UK immigration

 

Credit cards Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC

 

Brexiteers in warning to German business

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN: Astana talks must not diminish Geneva efforts

 

UNITED STATES

 

Tens of thousands of protesters spill into Chicago's downtown

 

Anti-Trump protesters gather from Antarctica to Boston

 

VATICAN

 

Pope: I'll judge Trump after we see what he does

 

The pope and the new president

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

#LeaveBarronAlone

 

The Best Presidential Transition In American History

 

Onetime GOP Trump critic voices support for president's Cabinet picks

 

First lady visibly moved during national prayer performance

 

Godspeed, Donald Trump as You Embark on Your Journey

 

Trump is President: Happy Days Are Here Again

 

The Unbearable Irrelevance of Trump Haters

 

From Obama to Trump: No ordinary lurch

 

America First Begins

 

Opinion: Trump’s noxious ‘new vision’

 

Weak vetting led to Cabinet confirmation surprises

 

President Trump to Attend National Prayer Service

 

Trump’s inaugural speech marks a sharp break with past — and his party

 

Trump White House tells agencies to halt regulations

 

President pledges to strip power from Washington elites, put ‘America first’

 

Lopez: Beware the politician with simple answers: Trump still divides, and there's a lot at stake

 

Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate

 

Trump begins with action on Obamacare, regulation freeze and confirmations

 

Trump completes hostile takeover of Washington, puts both parties on notice

 

Trump: A Transformative President?

 

Fact-checking Trump’s address

 

Trump's recycled campaign speech made no effort to bring Americans together

 

Obama hands off the presidency — and the burdens that go with it

 

President Trump salutes Hillary. No, really

 

Trump’s first day full of reminders of potential business conflicts

 

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

 

What President Trump Doesn’t Get About America

 

From Tokyo to Afghanistan, world reacts to Trump's 'America first' speech

 

Why Trumpism May Not Endure

 

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

 

Nigel Farage will be made 'unofficial adviser' to Donald Trump, close ally says at glittering party overlooking White House

 

First online petition to Trump: Release your tax returns

 

Trump pits himself against Washington

 

Donald Trump's press secretary defends lack of diversity in Cabinet

 

Trump forced to give up beloved Android

 

'Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter': SNL writer deletes 'tasteless' tweet targeting Trump's youngest son after Twitter users demand she be fired

 

Trump's talk becomes executive orders

 

Trump earns praise on social, political,financial fronts

 

'It means the return of optimism'

 

5 ways Trump wiped Obama off the White House website

 

What Should Trump Do First? The Surprising Answer From The IBD/TIPP Poll

 

Fact check: President Trump's inaugural address

 

The Obama legacy that no one can, or should, undo

 

There were a lot of empty seats in the stands along Trump's parade route

 

Who were Melania and Ivanka wearing at the inaugural ball?

 

Trump hits Obamacare on 1st hours in office

 

Michael Reagan: Trump's fighting words rattle Washington

 

Robert J. Samuelson: Patriotism On Steroids — Trump's Isolationism

 

Melania wins raves in white inaugural ball gown

 

George Will: A Most Dreadful Inaugural Address

 

Trump vows to 'keep the Twitter going'

 

Thanks, but no thanks for Obama's service

 

Trump dances to 'My Way' at inaugural ball

 

Piers Morgan: Your ten stunning minutes of talk shook the world, Mr President. But as you once told me, you have to walk the walk too or the act doesn't play. I pray you will


CNN’s Jake Tapper calls Trump inaugural speech ‘one of the most radical’

 

'It was busy but good - a beautiful day': Donald Trump enters the Oval Office for the first time as President and immediately signs executive order to 'ease the burden of Obamacare'

 

Churchill is BACK in the Oval Office: Sculpture of Britain's wartime leader is placed close to Trump after Obama removed the bust eight years ago

 

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

 

Afghan All-Girl Orchestra Performs Before World Leaders At Davos Summit

 

 

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