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Monday, January 23, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Trump Spokesman on Defunding Intl Planned Parenthood: “It’s No Secret He’s a Pro-Life President”

 

The latest battlefront in the abortion wars: Regulations to bury or cremate fetuses

 

West Virginia Abortion Clinic Closes, Now There’s Just One Abortion Center Left

 

Planned Parenthood wins 1st round of TX funding fight

 

'Pro-choice?' Heart-breaking truth behind abortion

 

President Donald Trump Signs Executive Order to Defund International Planned Parenthood

 

New Study Reveals Concrete Effects of Texas’ Repealed Anti-Abortion Law

 

Pro-Life Groups Praise President Donald Trump Signing Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood

 

AAP affirms adolescents’ rights to confidential care when seeking abortion: policy

 

Abortion Activists Smash Pro-Life Sign, Hit Boy and His Dad With a Stick

 

Trump is wrong on abortion and Roe v. Wade: Column

 

“Women’s March” Leaders Lie and Say Pro-Life Women Were Welcome Even After Kicking Them Out

 

Michael Moore to Women’s March: ‘Join Planned Parenthood, join the ACLU, join NARAL’

 

Lena Dunham's Creepy 'Love Letter' Video to Planned Parenthood

 

Pro-Life Feminist: We Were Never Given Any Explanation Why the “Women’s March” Kicked Us Out

 

New urgency at Capitol over abortion measures (New York)

 

Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Office With Upside Down Cross and “F— Trump” Message

 

Kentucky’s New Fetal Pain Law, Like Most Abortion Restrictions, Is Based on Junk Science

 

Alveda King on the “Women’s March:” “Who Represented Those Little Girls Being Aborted?”

 

Trump prepares for busy Monday, pledges NAFTA changes, other executive orders

 

Students for Life Crashes Pro-Abortion Women’s March With Massive “Abortion Betrays Women” Banner

 

Republican gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally

 

New Poll: Majority of Americans Want Bans on Late-Term Abortions and Abortion Funding

 

Thousands take to Paris streets to march against abortion

 

50,000 Pro-Life People Flood the Streets of Paris to March Against Abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban hint at opening with Trump as they seek departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

‘Gambia Is Back Again,’ but Its New Leader Is Still in Senegal

 

Gambia’s ex-president left the country with luxury cars, millions of dollars

 

7 Questions for Gambia’s New President, Adama Barrow

 

AIRLINES

 

United Airlines Lifts Halt That Grounded U.S. Domestic Flights

 

Computer outage grounds United Airlines domestic flights

 

Watch woman kicked off plane  for berating Trump supporter

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

 The ACLU's Trump hysteria

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

The Anti-Semite Who Organized the 'Women's March on Washington'

 

ASIA

 

Trump Has Nothing to Offer Asia Except Threats (The President's all-sticks, no-carrots approach is scaring away allies and empowering America's enemies.)

 

Subtle Textbook Changes Raise Alarm in Bangladesh

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Brambles leads ASX slump

 

Aussie dollar boosted by US caution around Donald Trump

 

Melbourne median house price soars, nudges $800,000

 

Actor shot dead while filming Australian music video

 

Bourke Street: Police had 'several chances' to intercept car, but were directed not to, union says

 

Australia must brace for Trumpnomics

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Obama’s national monument designations were lawful, not land grabs

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump's Wall vs. the Devil's Lottery

 

Protests prompt closure at U.S.-Mexico border for third weekend in a row

 

 

CANADA

 

Trump’s tough trade talk spooks markets while oil’s decline drags on TSX

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Trudeau’s Trump tactics seem to be working — so far: Paul Wells  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada-U.S. trade in balance, things will go well: Trump adviser

 

'You do not lock a dog in cage for three months': Woman who spent 6 months in solitary sues federal government

 

Later school start times give students better chance of success: McGill study

 

Boy, 17, stabbed inside Etobicoke high school

 

Assisted dying no financial burden to health system: report

 

Canada Signals Possible U.S. Trade Deal That Excludes Mexico

 

Keystone pipeline approval could tilt U.S. trade balance against Canada

 

Mom who gave her ill son herbal products before he died faces verdict

 

Owners of Toronto’s illegal pot shops not reporting violent robberies

 

Calgary mother who treated son’s strep infection with oil of oregano criminally negligent in his death

 

Canada sacrifices NAFTA to save itself. Welcome to the new world order

 

Gangs less involved in cannabis compared with other drugs: Statscan

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Obscenity- and violent rhetoric-laced ‘women’s march’ was a bleeping disaster for the left

 

Kellyanne: Did You Notice Hillary and Obama Attended the Inauguration And Not the March?

 

Video: Anti-Trump Protester Sets Trump Supporter’s Hair on Fire

 

Soros's Women’s March of Hate  (The Left’s rage unleashed on the streets of Washington.)

 

Beginning of a Movement  (Tens of thousands of students and academics join Women’s March on Washington.)

 

Why millions gathered to say ‘no’ to Trump

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Behind Trump's "uncomfortable" CIA visit

 

Sources say Trump's CIA visit made relations with intel community worse

 

Donald Trump 'should be ashamed' of speech to CIA

 

CIA blogs about 'flying saucers'

 

Reince Priebus: Ex-CIA chief John Brennan is ‘bitter’ he wasn’t retained by Donald Trump

 

COMEDY

 

SNL Writer Suspended Indefinitely For Viciously Targeting 10-Year-Old Barron Trump

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

US says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters

 

Beyond borders: technology, rather than geography, makes China a global problem

 

Xi to head new commission for military-civilian development  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China sets up US$14.6 billion internet investment fund: Xinhua

 

China Slams Western Democracy as Flawed

 

'Your only right is to obey' Lawyer describes torture in China's secret jails

 

China birth rate up after one-child rule change

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Preventing another Pearl Harbor  (North Korea regularly threatens to turn the United States and neighboring states into “a sea of fire,” and reportedly has the capability now to launch nuclear weapons at targets in South Korea and Japan.)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

A Look at 4 of the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Plans

 

The end of Obamacare: Repeal and replace faces Capitol hurdles

 

Obscure rule about to take center stage in regulation rollbacks

 

Clock ticking on Trump's promise to kill environmental regs

 

Lawmakers fortify against onslaught of cyberthreats

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Trump’s Truth-Telling about ‘American Carnage’

 

Police stop armed men patrolling Texas neighborhood after viral arrest

 

Woman slashed Trump sign in Florida because it 'ruined her chill,' cops say

 

Good Samaritan shot dead in San Antonio mall; 2nd  suspect caught

 

Homeless man accused of trying to blow up Boston police cruiser

 

‘I thought it was a bomb’: Reckless driver plows over teen

 

One killed, 5 hospitalized in San Antonio mall robbery 'gone really, really bad'

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Retiring Border Chief Calls Trump's Wall a Waste of Time, Money

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Obama missed a chance to help end capital punishment

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Brock Conference Organizers Embody Dems’ Big Money Problem

 

Clintons Begin Planning Return to Politics

 

The Hate That Hates ‘Hate’  (Democrats have incited a climate of violent intolerance.)

 

Size, enthusiasm of Saturday’s marches stir hope in Democrats

 

End of Biden Vice Presidency Dims Eight-Year Spotlight on Delaware

 

Once a Leading Foe of Tobacco, New York Lags Under de Blasio  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

David Horowitz: Democratic Party Is Marching Off The Cliff

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump gets offered help to 'drain the swamp' (DHS whistleblower: 'I know where the valves are.')

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

Sessions Says He Won’t Recuse Himself on Any Trump Conflicts (US Attorney General nominee US Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions (R)

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street dips on Trump protectionism, Qualcomm drag

 

U.S. Stocks, Dollar Retreat as Trump Targets Trade: Markets Wrap

 

Stock market closes lower as Trump uncertainty rattles investors

 

Dollar slips after Trump's protectionist address, Asia shares resilient

 

Asian markets mixed following Donald Trump's protectionist inauguration speech

 

Dollar Declines, Gold Gains With Industrial Metals: Markets Wrap

 

Treasury yields notch largest decline in more than 2 weeks

 

Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in U.S. would exceed $7 billion

 

Gold ends near 10-week high in Trump era as dollar wobbles

 

Pain Is Coming for Emerging Market Bonds

 

Dollar withers as President Trump’s early policy focus spooks

 

A Big Showdown Is Looming in the Treasury Market

 

Mexican Peso Leads Emerging-Market Gains as Dollar Dips on Trump

 

‘Godfather’ of chart analysis says Trump rally has another 5% pop left

 

EDUCATION

 

Philadelphia Teachers Kick Off BLM Week of Action Despite Backlash

 

How Do We Ensure Education for All?

 

Middle school worksheet paints Sharia law in positive light, parents claim

 

Sharia at University of Kansas: Women’s-only lunchroom for Muslimas

 

South Carolina high school student faces jail time over paper airplane incident

 

Why college loans are the worst debt

 

Push for Language Proficiency (Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.)

 

Trump education pick blames staff for Twitter mistake

 

Shooting Outside Campus Talk  (Violence at University of Washington appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos followed protests that prevented a speech at UC Davis -- as tensions grow over Breitbart writer known for insults against feminists, minority groups and others.)

 

Obama’s final education lesson: over-spending fixes nothing

 

America’s Great Working-Class Colleges

 

Why schools have stopped teaching American history

 

Barely Two R’s Are Taught at School That Led Tribe to Sue U.S.

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt extends participation in Arab coaltion

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends lower as output cuts fail to ease worry about rising U.S. production

 

Energy Prices

 

Oil Producers Claim Progress in Curbing the World’s Daily Supply

 

Trump Can Immediately Repeal These Obama Energy Policies

 

EUROPE

 

Estonia Supports Russian Sanctions, Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians

 

Switzerland: Muslim migrant sexually assaults woman in train station

 

Iceland Low-crime nation gripped by rare murder case as woman's body is found

 

Why Europe was alarmed by Trump’s inaugural address

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower for 3rd session, reacting to Trump’s address

 

Why Does the EU Get Such a Bad Rap?

 

Sweden: Muslim migrants gang-rape woman, broadcast it live on Facebook

 

Romania Thousands march against prison pardons

 

Italy avalanche Rescuers refuse to give up hope of finding survivors

 

Dutch PM Rutte: 'If you don't like it here, then leave'

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Push No Longer Fueling Growth

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Trump’s $10 trillion stimulus plan

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Trump gives special shout-out to James Comey (FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Big changes coming to FCC under new chairman Ajit Pai

 

FRANCE

 

French Presidential Candidate Says Russia Sanctions 'Ineffective'

 

In France, once powerful Socialists stand little chance of winning election

 

Paris pollution prompts first vehicle ban under new sticker system

 

In Pictures: Paris freezes over

 

GERMANY

 

Germany arrests 'accomplice' of Austrian terror suspect

 

German police arrest man on suspicion of planning attack

 

Dresden bans protest against anti-Islam movement over snowball fight fears

 

Germany: Muslima slits policewoman’s throat, “frustrated” she couldn’t join Islamic State

 

Germany: Muslim migrant murders elderly Catholic because she was “unbeliever”

 

Why are more German teens doing drugs at school?

 

Germany's train service just trolled Trump super hard

 

GOP

 

Ex-President George HW Bush Moved Out of ICU

 

Giuliani: Media doesn't like Trump and is against him  (Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani)

 

Giuliani: 500,000 Women Who Marched Against Trump Didn't Even Know What They Were Protesting

 

Getting With the Program (College Republicans split over Trump, but many are now coming around and pledging to support the new President.)

 

Barbara Bush recovers from bronchitis but remains in hospital to stay by George H.W. Bush's side as he battle pneumonia

 

GREECE

 

Greeks, Turks see glimmer of hope in Cyprus reconciliation

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Fixing healthcare the free-market way

 

The end of Obamacare: 'Replace' is the key word for health industry

 

Trump’s Obamacare Order Is Bigger Than You Think

 

Presidential Post-Voting Pyromania: How to Stop It

 

Trump injects uncertainty into fragile health insurance markets

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Cervical Cancer Taking Deadlier Toll in U.S. Than Had Been Thought

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Protesters go after Scott Baio in Washington, DC

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Putting patients back in control of healthcare (By US Representative of Texas Kevin Brady (R)

 

How much money is your vote worth? Here's what California House candidates spent in 2016

 

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas): Fighting the 'fourth branch of government'

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump’s Immigration Plan

 

California lawmakers will consider measure to shield immigrants from deportation in minor drug cases

 

Cubans Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump

 

INDIA

 

Fans of Bull-Taming Sport Attack Police Station in India

 

60% of vehicles on Indian roads don’t have insurance

 

1 dies as crowd goes berserk after SRK arrives at Vadodara station

 

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar gets one-year extension

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesian authorities detain 17 nationals returning from Syria

 

Islamic State finds easy recruits in prisons of Indonesia

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Democrats take a fresh shot at creating an infrastructure bank

 

INAUGURATION

 

Jesse Jackson Praises Trump’s Inauguration Speech

 

Mall attendance at the Trump inauguration

 

The True Meaning in Trump's Inauguration Speech

 

Reaction to Trump Inauguration Similar to 2005, 2013 Inaugurations

 

Scarborough: Missed opportunities in Trump’s inauguration speech

 

IRAN

 

Talk Persists Of Hard-Line Woman To Challenge Rohani In Iran Vote (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Iran Says Too Early To Evaluate Trump

 

IRAQ

 

U.S.-backed forces brace for ISIS' last stand in Iraq

 

Iraqi forces seek US help to clean up suspected weapons lab at Mosul University

 

ISLAM

 

A Clash of Civilizations in Colorado

 

'Deception employed' to build new Islamic Center

 

An Islamofascist Assault on Free Speech

 

The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America’s Ominous Post-Election Statement

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Monday, January 23, 2017)

 

After 8 years of ‘enormous pressure,’ Netanyahu cheers Trump’s ‘change of approach’ (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Fatah parades in "suicide belts" and raises knives at Ramallah rally

 

November’s wildfires are long extinguished, but where are all the arsonists?

 

Israeli Army Issues New Social Media Guidelines

 

Cops said to be probing two more cases against Netanyahu

 

IDF Soldier Lightly Wounded from Tire Bomb  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Analysis: Why the US-Israel reset may take longer than some might have hoped

 

US Sent $221M to Palestinians in Obama's Last Hours

 

PM: We want Arab citizens to integrate into Israeli society

 

NGO Monitor Reports: European Union Funding Dozens of BDS Groups

 

Opposition MKs, Bennett urge release of damning Gaza war report

 

Israel to return body of slain Palestinian math teacher to Umm al-Hiran

 

Jewish Home MK seeks to roll back 2005 settlement withdrawal

 

No Decision Made on Location of US Embassy in Israel, Says White House

 

Senior Palestinian official: Moving US embassy ‘a declaration of war’ on Muslims

 

Report: Israel continues 'policy of reprisal' against Palestinians in Jabal al-Mukabbir

 

Jerusalem mayor says he’s in talks with US about embassy move

 

Amona Residents Meet to Discuss Court Freeze of Relocation Deal

 

Netanyahu promises unfettered construction in East Jerusalem

 

Protests continue as rights groups demand probe into deadly Umm al-Hiran raid

 

Cabinet delays vote to annex Ma’ale Adumim until Trump, PM meet

 

High Court Orders Release of Terrorist Suspect’s Body to Umm al-Hiran Family

 

Giuliani: Trump likes Netanyahu ‘very much’

 

UNRWA: 'Don't forget over half a million Palestinians from Syria'

 

France condemns new Jewish East Jerusalem homes

 

Amona residents threaten to resume struggle

 

Top Hamas leader in Gaza visits Egypt in first trip since 2013

 

Appointed Air Force Commander heckled over fate of Israeli captive Abera Mengistu

 

In call with Netanyahu, Trump vows to ‘closely consult’ on tackling Iran threat

 

Two new MKs appointed as ministers

 

IDF opens inquiry into killing of Palestinian protester last week

 

Milchan warns MK Amsalem to recant on corruption insinuations or be sued

 

As anti-Semitic tides rise, Diaspora turns to Israel for help

 

IDF forces arrest Palestinian Molotov cocktail suspects

 

Netanyahu under fire for 2014 Gaza war

 

Why moving U.S. embassy in Israel would be a big deal

 

Trump Should Demand Palestinians Choose Peace or Terror

 

Free Birth Control and Palestine

 

Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit U.S.

 

Presidency Already Warps Israeli-Palestinian Politics

 

Trump speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

 

Everything you need to know about Donald Trump's pledge to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

 

JAPAN

 

Japan enters uncharted waters as emperor's abdication pondered

 

Abenomics Still Lives  (Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe)

 

Japan Inc believes Abe, Trump don't want to see excessive yen weakness: Reuters poll  (Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe)

 

Japanese Panel Signals Support for One-Time Law to Let Emperor Abdicate

 

MEDIA

 

Media, late-night pile on Conway as 'attention-hungry'

 

Furey: Media bias against Donald Trump will worsen

 

Hannity’s Advice for Trump: ‘Keep Your Promises…and You Will Be a Great President’

 

Paid Insert in Wall Street Journal Carries Chinese Propaganda

 

CNN Analyst Reveals The Truth About The Women's March

 

Donald Trump's honeymoon with the media may be the shortest in history

 

The Media Needs to Stop Pretending that Counting Crowds is an Exact Science

 

Why BuzzFeed News Published the Dossier

 

When the Media Tells a Lie, It's a "Mistake"

 

 

MEDICAID

 

Trump’s Health Plan Would Convert Medicaid to Block Grants, Aide Says

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican Cartel Stockpiling Grenade Launchers at Texas Border

 

El Chapo's last moments in Mexico are caught on camera: CCTV shows drug lord being taken from his cell to face extradition to the US 

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia congratulates Trump, keen on enhancing ties with US

 

Saudi Columnists On Trump Inauguration: When Will We Adopt The Practice Of A Smooth Democratic Transfer Of Power?

 

Saudi inflation plunge aids government in fight to tame deficit

 

Glad to See Obama Go, Gulf Arabs Expect Trump to Counter Iran

 

Discovering Feminist Students in the Middle East

 

The case for war on Saudi Arabia

 

Russia’s expanded influence may limit Trump’s sway in Middle East

 

Renewed Fighting and Drone Strikes in Yemen Kill About 75

 

Yemen Suspected US drone strikes kill three al-Qaida suspects, officials say

 

MILITARY

 

Dear Allies: The Free Ride Is Over

 

B-52 bomber drops unarmed nuclear cruise missiles in demo

 

Pentagon Denies Russian Claims About Coordinated Strikes In Syria

 

Trump aims for 'unquestioned' US military dominance

 

U.S. Navy expecting USS Gerald R. Ford delivery in April

 

The Islamic State Took 31 Major Hits Saturday

 

From the Front Line: Sharia Compliance in the US Military

 

Supporters guard veterans memorial after city pulls cross

 

Manpower shortage threatens Donald Trump’s hopes to rebuild military

 

Navy struggles to balance maintenance needs, operational requirement

 

On target (at last): Army picks new pistol before John Mattis takes charge at Pentagon

 

Extend our nation's oldest defense force

 

MYANMAR

 

Burma Army Admits Detaining Two Catholic Church Leaders

 

Myanmar asks for ‘time and space’ to solve Rohingya crisis

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY

 

A Smithsonian Gift Shop Sells Anti-Trump and Pro-Hillary Paper Dolls

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 Feds probe Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia: report

 

NOBLE PRIZE

 

Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize

 

PAKISTAN

 

Fugitive in Credit-Card Case Who Fled to Pakistan Arrested

 

Seven arrested after Parachinar blast

 

Pak handed over Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan to an Indian Army

 

First consignment of locomotives from USA reached Karachi port

 

Terrorists will fail in their attempt to regain lost relevance: Qamar Bajwa

 

POLITICS

 

'Political Uncertainty Has Doubled the Around World'

 

Seattle gives residents $100 to donate to local politicians

 

PRODUCTY RECALL

 

Sierra Nevada brewery announces 36-state recall of select beers

 

Samsung cites two separate battery issues for its Note 7 recall woes

 

RUSSIA

 

The Real Russia-China Connection That Should Worry America

 

Finland Offers to Organize Meeting Between Trump and Putin  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Unattainable Utopia: How Alexei Kudrin Plans to Reform Russia's Economy (Op-Ed)

 

Why Russia May Win in Libya

 

Russia has potential to further upgrade MiG-31 fighter jets

 

 Conservative and religious Americans develop affection for Russia

 

Russian foreign minister says Trump and Putin see eye-to-eye on foreign affairs because they both want to defeat ISIS and avoid 'interfering in other countries'  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russia Is a Terrible Ally Against Terrorism

 

Mystery deepens over world's biggest explosion 110 years ago in Russia as experts 'debunk proof' that blast the size of 185 Hiroshima bombs felt in the US was caused by a METERORITE

 

Russia to Discuss Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

 

President Of The Pro-Kremlin Think Tank RIAC: 'The Process Of 'Perestroika' Induced By The New Global Balance Of Power... Will Probably Stretch Far Beyond Trump's Presidency' 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

The NRA wants to suppress one of guns’ most important safety features

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

SEC probing Yahoo over previously disclosed cyber breach: filing

 

 

SENATE

 

Mike Pompeo confirmed to lead CIA

 

Senate delays Pompeo's nomination to be CIA director

 

Tillerson passes preliminary Senate vote to become secretary of state

 

Upcoming Senate Votes Put Pressure on These 12 Vulnerable Democrats

 

McCain: Withdrawal From TPP a Mistake, Opening for China  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Rubio to back Tillerson, effectively ensuring confirmation  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

The Filibuster in the Era of Trump

 

GOP Senators to Introduce Obamacare Alternative

 

New Poll Shows Voters Unsure About Reelecting Warren in 2018  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

MSNBC's Chuck Todd Takes On Chuck Schumer Over Holding Up Trump Appointee: It Looks 'Politically Petty (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Meet the ‘new Ted Cruz’  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Most of Trump's Cabinet picks could face weeks of delays

 

Rex Tillerson nomination gains steam as John McCain, Lindsey Graham signal support (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/ US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)

 

Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks delayed by Democrats, only two confirmed

 

Will Rubio defy Trump on his pick for secretary of state? (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

Schumer blames crowd, not his speech, for inauguration boos (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Why McCain's defense plan could backfire

 

Franken emerges as liberal force in hearings  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Senator: Death penalty for cop-killing ambushes

 

SOCIALISM

 

Carl Icahn Declares End to 'Socialism' in US

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Tweeting by Trump and the Future of the Media

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Park Sues Reporter Over Blacklist   (President Park Geun-hye)

 

Seoul not high on Trump's priority list

 

Park appears to prolong impeachment trial

 

Mercury to plunge to minus 12 degrees Celsius in Seoul

 

Most Car Accidents Happen the Day Before Lunar New Year

 

Korean-Americans hope stronger ties with US [Video]

 

South Korean Minister Credits Junior Officials With Exposing Artist Blacklist

 

Seoul already paying enough for USFK

 

No. of ‘effectively unemployed’ Koreans tops 4.5m in 2016

 

Ban Ki-moon may end up a storm in a teacup

 

SPAIN

 

75 Arrested in European Crackdown on Art Trafficking

 

SPORTS

 

Oddsmakers pick favorite for Super Bowl LI

 

'A True Day Off'  (NCAA's Power Five conferences unanimously adopt new rules lessening time demands on college athletes, though some programs would like to see exemptions made for recruiting activities.)

 

Steelers star who caused outrage by streaming locker room celebrations on Facebook Live 'is paid a six-figure sum to market the social network' 

 

Roger Goodell has no choice but to go and watch Tom Brady play now in Super Bowl

 

Tennis player, 17, is DISQUALIFIED from the junior Australian Open because she accidentally hit a ball boy in frustration

 

Tom Brady leads the Patriots back to Super Bowl with 36-17 rout of Pittsburgh

 

Aaron Rodgers: Packers need to 'reload,' not rebuild

 

Falcons roll through Packers, head to Super Bowl LI

 

Three things to know: Patriots vs. Falcons Super Bowl LI preview

 

With beatdown of Packers, Falcons suddenly look like Super Bowl favorites

 

Patriots' X-factor? Chris Hogan steps into spotlight with record night

 

As Patriots advance to seventh Super Bowl this century, Tom Brady is the constant

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men) 

 

STATES

 

Dramatic rescues, flooding, evacs amid downpours in SoCal

 

In Virginia, an election all about Trump

 

‘Nothing was left.’ At least 18 people killed in Georgia, Mississippi amid tornadoes

 

Should California’s new attorney general sue Trump early and often? Absolutely not

 

Too much legislation dies a silent death in Virginia

 

Skelton: California is right to fight Trump. His idea of states' rights is clearly limited

 

Is Cuomo going to abandon New York taxpayers?  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Widespread flooding, mudslides, evacuations as biggest storm in years batters California

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Making The U.S. State Department Great Again: Why A Trump Refit Could Be Good News

 

Exxon-Vietnam gas deal to test Tillerson’s diplomacy

 

SUICIDES

 

Gun Industry Launches New Effort to Reduce Suicides

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

New Front-Runner Emerges In SCOTUS Contest

 

President Trump: Don’t Nominate Judge Pryor, Get Your First Supreme Court Pick Right

 

Supreme Court to take on employee contracts

 

SYRIA

 

Analysis: Why Is Weakened IS Suddenly So Successful Against Assad?  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo province

 

Astana Talks: Why Iran and Russia differ on Syria?

 

Astana floored by Russian pick as Assad successor  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Syrian opposition: We’ll continue to fight if Astana fails

 

Syria Talks May Signal Shift in Conflict Dynamics

 

Aleppo's Landmark Mosque Bears Scars of Syria's War

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Tsai calls for dialogue with China in letter to Pope Francis  (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Consumers spend US$5.2bn on clothing

 

S. Korea lodges protest against Taiwan over sexual assaults

 

Wide support for pension reform: poll

 

Taiwan wants ‘new era’ of peace with China

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

The Rise of Robots Will Make the Tech Gender Gap Even Worse

 

TRADE

 

Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties

 

Trump's withdrawal from Asia trade 'a giant gift' to China

 

U.S.-China Trade Is About to Change—And It Has Nothing To Do with Trump

 

Will Trump hop on an American Silk Road?

 

Trump to sign executive order to withdraw from TPP

 

The 45 percent tariff  President Trump’s proposed 45 percent tariff on Communist Chinese imports could leverage significant changes in trade with the Middle Kingdom, but to succeed he must address Beijing more realistically than past Presidents.) (

 

Hispanic leaders wary of Trump's trade plans

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

Record number of firearms found in carry-on bags at US airports last year (and 83% of them were LOADED)

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Fighting Trump’s Treasury pick with fake news

 

TURKEY

 

Gülenist network a global threat, Erdoğan says in Tanzania  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey seeks to rebuild Syrian cities after clearing of ISIL

 

Immediate Syria solution shouldn’t be expected at Astana talks: Turkish deputy PM

 

British PM May to visit Turkey on Cyprus talks, ISIL

 

A new wave of snowfall to hit Turkey, though less intense

 

Turkish Health Ministry introduces BETA test to stem excessive use of antibiotics

 

Turkey’s new curriculum to include singers, modern era artists

 

Pharmacy chambers blame medical firms for drug shortages

 

Four released over deadly dormitory fire in Turkey’s Adana

 

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

 

Istanbul rocket attack suspect killed in clash

 

Turkish Central Bank committee to meet for key rate decision  

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes firmly lower as pound gains ground

 

Muslim cleric linked to jihad massacre gets $150,000 of legal aid in fight to stay in UK

 

UK: Queen’s chaplain who objected to Qur’an reading in cathedral forced to resign

 

Theresa May and Donald Trump to hold talks on trade deal that cuts tariffs and allows workers to move between the US and UK  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Trident Theresa May knew about missile failure before renewal vote

 

Theresa May Is Grilled Over U.K. Missile Test Failure

 

Brexit Wales should keep access to single market, say party leaders

 

UK weather: Freezing fog causes travel chaos as hundreds of flights are cancelled at Heathrow

 

Jehovah's Witnesses Charity drops attempts to block abuse inquiry

 

Nicola Sturgeon: MSPs will get vote on triggering article 50  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Woman jailed for nine years for plot to let man rape daughter, seven

 

Pale your diet Toast that's too brown may cause cancer, say UK authorities

 

'Northern powerhouse' to get £556m boost amid warnings of east-west divide

 

N. Ireland police union condemns "terrorist" attack on cop

 

Cybercrime Lloyds bank accounts targeted in huge DDOS attack

 

Average Scot ‘has not ridden a bicycle in nine years’

 

Cancer Toast that's a bit too brown may be carcinogenic, say authorities

 

Thousands of drivers caught in mobile phone crackdown

 

Cheap fashion Textile firms paying UK workers £3 per hour, investigation finds

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Russia Makes Play to Become U.N.’s Anti-Terror Czar

 

The Latest: UN Envoy Calls for Ways to Monitor Syria Truce

 

UNITED STATES

 

Pew: Divide in America deeper than ever before

 

US PATENT ANS TRADEMARK OFFFICE (USPTO)

 

The Best Economic News You Haven’t Heard

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Melania Trump in the White House garden pulling up carrots? No, the first lady is already back in New York

 

Trump leaving Obama’s executive amnesty in place would be a colossal betrayal

 

Trump fulfils 'Day 1' vows with 3 executive orders in preview of agenda reset

 

Spicer Stands by Inaugural Audience Claim in First Briefing

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47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush

 

NBC Has No Comment on Employee's Nasty Barron Trump Tweet

 

5 Legitimate Reasons Trump's Crowd Size Was Smaller Than Obama's…And It Doesn't Matter

 

Trump’s biggest donors consider abandoning new political arm

 

Trump and the Establishments

 

Trump's 'America First' Has Nothing to Do with Hitlerism

 

Open Season on Trump Kids

 

Trump pledges to cut taxes and regulation 'massively'

 

Please, Mr. President, Stay Who You Are!

 

Obama’s Final Whopper as President

 

Melania Trump: Fulfilling the first lady’s role her way

 

Trump struggles to shake his erratic campaign habits

 

Former press secretary on Sean Spicer's feud with media

 

Trump starts 'busy week' with manufacturers meeting

 

Trump’s Inaugural SGO — Turkey, Syria, Norks and More

 

Trump: 'Peaceful Protests Are a Hallmark of Our Democracy'

 

Juan Williams: Ethics cloud hangs over Trump

 

Trump offers condolences to Georgia storm victims

 

President Trump should stop choosing molehills to die on

 

Sean Spicer’s War With the Media Goes Back to His College Days

 

'Make America Great Again' more than a slogan to Trump's supporters

 

Fierce backlash after 'vixen' suggests assassinating Trump

 

Team Trump’s pointless inaugural numbers fight

 

Donald Trump rallies senior staffers, schedules meeting with world leaders

 

Kellyanne Conway: Press secretary Sean Spicer used ‘alternative facts’ about crowd size

 

The traditional way of reporting on a president is dead. Trump’s press secretary killed it.

 

Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump, takes shot at Donald

 

Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides

 

White House Pushes ‘Alternative Facts.’ Here Are the Facts.

 

Why Obama Struggled at Court, and Trump May Strain to Do Better

 

What the White House said about Trump's inauguration crowd and how it was wrong

 

The dealmaker in chief in a dangerous world

 

Trump gives GOP a Camelot of its own

 

What Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson have in common

 

After broken promise, WikiLeaks seeks Donald Trump's tax returns

 

With President Trump, has America been saved?

 

Did Trump's business violate its own rules on day one of presidency?

 

A hearty last laugh for the Donald

 

Liberal watchdog group to sue Trump, alleging he violated constitutional ban

 

A Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Some Top Aides

 

There is no velvet cover on Trump’s presidential hammer. Get used to it.

 

Conway: Trump won’t release tax returns because ‘people don’t care’

 

Trump is refusing to ‘go native’ in Washington, DC

 

New White House Site: Our Job Isn't to Make Life Comfortable for Criminals

 

Donald Trump swears in Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon as advisers

 

 

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