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Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

40 Days for Life shows spiritual battle is crucial to ending abortion

 

Judge strikes down Kentucky law restricting last abortion clinic in state 

 

Activists go on offensive with abortion-rights ad

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Trump's new Afghanistan strategy 'is working,' Afghan leader says

 

 

AFRICA

 

Philosophy is the new battleground in South Africa’s fight against colonialism

 

AMERICA

 

America Is Determined to Fight the World

 

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

Sarsour levels new blood libel against Jews (Claims ADL officials send cops to Israel, and they return to 'kill unarmed blacks.')

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Swastikas daubed in bathroom in Indianapolis-area high school

 
ASIA

 

Maldives: Marine artwork destroyed after Islamic scholars judge it anti-Islamic

 

1,566 pounds of heroin found in Iranian trucks entering EU from Turkey

 

Trami batters Okinawa, turns its attention north to Kanto

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

 World's biggest battery: a look around Tesla project

 

CANADA

 

Canada, U.S. reach NAFTA deal

 

Trudeau Under Fire from Canada’s Indigenous Community  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

COMEDY

 

Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh kicks off a new season of 'Saturday Night Live'

 

Kanye’s post-SNL, pro-Trump rant prompts Adam Driver, cast members to walk off stage

 

Bill Maher thanks Bannon for appearing on show: 'Says volumes why Republicans are in power and we have none'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

US Ambassador Calls Out China for ‘Bullying’ With ‘Propaganda Ads’

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Trump: Kim Jong Un and I 'fell in love'   (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Extra inventory. More sales. Lower prices. How counterfeits benefit Amazon

 

COURTS

 

Judge warns Obama sex-case standards unconstitutional

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

17 People Charged for Robbing $1 Million in Products From Apple Stores

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

'I Stand In Solidarity': Woman Accusing Keith Ellison Of Assault Tosses Support Behind Juanita Broaddrick  (Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Steve Says: The truth about today's Democratic Party

 

Andrew Gillum staffer fired after calling for Trump's execution, wearing shirt deriding pro-Trump states (Democrat Candidate for Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum)

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Kavanaugh case unfolds as DeVos readies sexual assault rule  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Jane Fonda: ‘We should shut down the country’ if Trump fires Mueller  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

EDUCATION

 

 School facial recognition tech fuels privacy fight

 

Deportation-themed board game at middle school upsets student, parent in Oceanside

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian woman sentenced for video criticizing sexual harassment

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Flaw found in widely used ballot-counting machine  (Deployed in 26 states in 2016 election.)

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Newt Gingrich: Blue wave of liberal cash from California and New York flooding Georgia governor's race  (Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R)

 

Democrats meddle in elections again with the Kavanaugh Ambush  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Robert DeNiro rallies voters: 'You are the bosses'  

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

EU finally stands up to US ‘bullying’ over Iran sanctions

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Fired FBI director blasts Kavanaugh probe deadline, claims bureau shouldn't have 'shot clock'(Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Ford has not been contacted by FBI yet in Kavanaugh investigation: Source

 

FBI interviews Kavanaugh accuser; Yale friend remembers heavy drinker

 

1 dead after car explodes in suburban Pennsylvania neighborhood

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA Stops Imports From Chinese Drugmaker Over Valsartan Recall

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

The United States still lacks a realistic policy on Syria and Iran

 

GERMANY

 

Foreigner assaulted in Berlin in alleged anti-Semitic incident

 

Merkel warns Trump against 'destroying' UN  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Cologne braces for protests as Erdogan opens mega mosque (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

In Germany, Erdogan courts a vote of confidence

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Interview With FBI’s Gaeta, Core to Russiagate, Among 53 Transcripts Slated for Release

 

If Kavanaugh confirmed, 'House will have to' investigate if Senate doesn't: Democrat  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

80 Percent of Scott Wallace’s Contributions Are From Outside Pennsylvania

 

Maxine Waters responds to 'despicable' accusations her office leaked GOP senators' information  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Pelosi on impeaching Kavanaugh: If he's lying 'he's not fit' for court he's on now   (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

HURRICANES

 

Hurricane Florence leaves behind millions of hungry mosquitoes

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE Arrests 102 Criminal Aliens in 6 Days in Nevada

 

INDIA

 

India shames Pakistan at UN as it plays politics with kids killed by terrorists

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesian quake, tsunami death toll could reach 'thousands'

 

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Call for infrastructure investment in Mississippi

 

INTERNET 

 

California just passed the nation's strictest net neutrality law

 

California net neutrality bill prompts US lawsuit  

 

IRAN

 

Iran: Billboard commemorating Iranian soldiers features Israeli soldiers by mistake

 

IRAQ

 

Polls open in Iraqi Kurdistan for regional election

 

Iraqi Beauty Queens Become Targets

 

ISLAM

 

 

Islam: From the Delusional to the Dangerous

 

ISRAEL

 

Why do the Arabs hate us so strongly?

 

How Seriously Should Israel Take Syria’s Golan Heights Threat?

 

Syrian FM: S-300 will respond to 'Israeli threats'

 

Bennett: Liberman-Hamas Agreements Failed

 

Israel to hand over body of brutally assaulted, killed Palestinian

 

Explosives hurled at Israeli soldiers in late-night Gaza clashes

 

Israel bans 9 Palestinians from Al-Aqsa Mosque

 

Iranian FM: Holocaust no excuse for Israel’s ‘apartheid policy in Palestine’

 

Mideast Realities: Abbas and Netanyahu at the UN  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

A series of withdrawals leave no women in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem mayoral races

 

Israel seals off road, incendiary balloons spark fires

 

Israel frees French-Palestinian after 13 months without trial

 

Real Madrid honors Ahed al-Tamimi at home stadium

 

Palestinians to join Arab Israelis in protest strike over Nation State Law

 

Sara Netanyahu 'exploited her position' says Jerusalem District

 

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanon: Muslim arrested for two jihad mass poisoning plots, one of Lebanese army water supply

 

LOBBYISTS

 

How the Trump tax law passed: The lobbying frenzy

 

MEDIA 

 

USA Today Revises Column Which Argued Kavanaugh Should Stay Off Basketball Courts When Kids Are Around   (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Socialist in Name Only

 

MEDICAID

 

Dem governor hopefuls see winning issue in Medicaid expansion

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemeni army controls the road between Hajjah and Saada

 

MILITARY

 

US military plans as if Guantanamo won't close for decades

 

Okinawans vote for governor, with US base in focus   (Japan)

 

US, Philippines increase number of joint military activities

 

PAKISTAN 

 

Pakistan: Muslim father beheads his 18-year-old daughter and her boyfriend in honor killing

 

Pakistan brings in RSS, Yogi Adityanath to attack India at UN

 

Pakistan Pursues Saudis in Bid to Avoid More China Debt

 

Pakistan open to Afridi talks with US, foreign minister says

 

RUSSIA 

 

A Russia-Japan Peace Treaty?

 

Russia will pay high price if it doesn't play by international rules - Hunt(British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt)

 

SENATE

 

Sen. Hirono (D-Hawaii)  doesn't answer when asked whether Dems leaked Christine Ford's letter on Kavanaugh

 

Senators Flake, Coons describe moments that led to FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

 

After Screwing the GOP, Jeff Flake Parties with Sen. Coons, Rock Stars at Global Citizen Festival   (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 

 

Trump’s Revealing Kavanaugh Crisis

 

Sen. Kennedy to Feinstein: 'You Should Hide Your Head in a Bag'  (US Senator of Louisiana John N. Kennedy (R)/US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

List: Many, Many, Many Reasons Christine Blasey Ford Not ‘Credible’

 

Friend Of Julie Swetnick’s Casts Doubt On Claims She Made In 1994 Lawsuit

 

3rd  Kavanaugh accuser has history of legal disputes

 

Chuck Grassley Sends Blistering Letter To Bernie Sanders Over Demands For FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)/US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Sen. Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) Won't Say Whether She Would Prosecute Kavanaugh

 

Graham rips Dems over Kavanaugh hearing, plans his own probe into party's motives  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Beto O'Rourke says passenger backs his claim of not fleeing after 1998 DUI crash (Democrat candidate for Texas Beto O’Rourke)

 

Willie Nelson sings new song at Beto O'Rourke rally

 

In Defense of Brett Kavanaugh's Judicial Temperament

 

How the Democrat (Resistance) Hijacked the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

 

More Like a Hijacking Than A Democracy, Senator Graham

 

These are the six senators who could decide Kavanaugh’s fate   (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

The Memo: GOP risks disaster with Kavanaugh, midterms

 

For two Nebraska women, hearings tested their view of their country and each other

 

Flake booed at festival after joking, 'Feel free to join me in an elevator anytime' (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 

 

Kavanaugh's angry testimony may save his nomination, but undercut an image of him as impartial 

 

The nominee is lying. His upbringing explains why.  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Poll shows split views on Kavanaugh, Ford after dramatic hearing

 

One moment at hearings earned Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) rave reviews. But is it what Democrats demand for 2020?

 

Kavanaugh’s hearings are a national disaster — and the worst is yet to come

 

The case against Kavanaugh isn’t just about sex. It’s about sexual humiliation.

 

Kavanaugh confirmation faces fresh uncertainties

 

Kavanaugh Battle Shows the Power, and the Limits, of the #MeToo Movement

 

How Flake came to secure Kavanaugh delay

 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she will take ‘hard look’ at presidential run (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Argentines sacrifice vacations, Internet and even food as economic crisis deepens

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea begins removing mines, expects North to do same

 

South Korea September exports fall most in over two years, likely due to holidays

 

SPAIN

 

Catalan separatists clash with police ahead of referendum anniversary

 

 

SPORTS

 

Mom files federal lawsuit after son doesn’t make high school soccer team

 

College Football Scoreboard 

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

If we want to protect the Supreme Court’s legitimacy, Kavanaugh should not be on it  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

SYRIA

 

Syria tells US, French and Turkish 'occupying forces' to withdraw immediately

 

In 3 years, Russian strikes on Syria said to kill 18,000, half of them civilians

 

TURKEY 

 

Turkey Vows To Buy Iranian Energy, Setting Up Possible Confrontation With U.S.

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

“It’s disgraceful, it’s disgusting”: The word “bacon” is painted on the wall of a UK mosque

 

UK’s Johnson brands Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘deranged’  (Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson/ British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Labour’s left turn puts pressure on U.K. Tories as they bicker over Brexit

 

Police question UK Labour MP who insulted Israel envoy

 

UK Jewish leaders’ failure to expose Corbyn

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Muslim country, Catholic country, Jewish country celebrate Talmud at UN. No joke

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Sarah Sanders slams 'absolutely disgraceful' handling of Kavanaugh accusations  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Kellyanne Conway speaks out: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

 

Trump: FBI probe ‘could be a blessing in disguise,’ suggests Feinstein leaked Kavanaugh allegation (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Even among conservatives, Trump’s use of presidential power causes alarm

 

Trump again goes after Warren as 'Pocahontas'   (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

Ebola’s spread from Congo growing as WHO calls risk ‘very high’

 

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