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Friday, January 27, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Anti-abortion marchers say there is hope to overturn Roe v. Wade decision

 

VP Mike Pence to March for Life: After Defunding Intl Planned Parenthood, “Life is Winning Again in America!”

 

VP Pledges to End Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

 

President Donald Trump Tweets March for Life: “You Have My Full Support!

 

Anti-abortion marchers celebrate a new era under Trump

 

Roe v. Wade Is A ‘Jealous God’ That Demands Blood And Generates Rage

 

Trump Tweets Praise, Pence Addresses Anti-Abortion March

 

Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway Tells March for Life: President Donald Trump “Stands With You”

 

'I'm A Mother, A Wife, And A Catholic': Kellyanne Conway Addresses March For Life

 

Speaker Paul Ryan to March for Life: We Must Defund Planned Parenthood and Protect Unborn Children

 

March for Life highlights gains by abortion opponents in D.C.

 

ABC Censors Trump Slamming Media for Not Covering March for Life From Transcript of Interview

 

March for Life in the Trump era: A collection of photos from the day

 

Marking a new era committed to protecting our most vulnerable

 

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

 

Poll: Voters favor Roe, oppose cutting Planned Parenthood funds

 

White House shows strongest support yet for March for Life

 

Marco Rubio on the March for Life: “I Will Never Apologize for Standing”Against Abortion (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio(R)

 

Marching for Life, 2017

 

Magic Johnson’s Girlfriend Says He Tried to Get Her to Abort Their Son 35 Years Ago

 

President Donald Trump Slams Mainstream Media for Not Covering March for Life

 

Abortion Activist Claims Heartbeats of Unborn Babies are “Imaginary” and They’re Not Really Alive

 

Hundreds of thousands ready to march in D.C. with new hope for pro-life gains under Trump

 

Why a Delay of Obamacare Repeal Threatens Pro-Life Goals

 

Pro-life events draw evangelicals to D.C.

 

Vice President Mike Pence to Address March for Life

 

Chilis Cancels Planned Parenthood Fundraiser After Pro-Life People Complain

 

Clinics for World’s Vulnerable Brace for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Cuts

 

Shock: Whoopi Goldberg Says the “Women’s March” Was Wrong to Ban Pro-Life Women

 

Mr. Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’ Will Harm Global Health

 

Caught Denying Women Prenatal Care, Planned Parenthood Lies and Claims “We’ve Never Said” They Do

 

Republican gains boost morale for March for Life

 

President Trump Bashes Media: “March for Life Will Have 600,000 People and You Won’t Even Read About It”

 

Pro-lifers rejoice: 'It's a very encouraging time' under Trump

 

Pro-Abortion Whoopi Goldberg: Quit Using the Term Pro-Life “Because Nobody is Not for Life”

 

Senator served demand to retract slander(US Senator of Connecticut Blumenthal (D) publicly accused pro-life group of advocating execution of abortionists.)

 

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

 

Conservatives See Hope in Abortion Fight

 

Sheryl Sandberg slams Trump's anti-abortion action: 'It'll hurt more people'

 

Actress Ali Larter Was a Planned Parenthood Customer, Now She’s “Excited” to Promote the Abortion Biz

 

Planned Parenthood Took Her $600 and Started the Abortion, But Something Changed Her Mind

 

Alliance of Pro-Life Groups Demands “Mainstream Media” Fairly Cover the March for Life

 

Doctors Told Me to Abort My Disabled Baby But He Has Brought Me Unintended Joy

 

Denmark May Join New Global Abortion Fund After Trump Defunds International Planned Parenthood

 

Premature Baby Saved Whose Feet Were Just the Size of a Penny  (London, England)

 

16 Babies Were Killed in Abortions in Northern Ireland Last Year Even Though Abortion is Prohibited

 

British Taxpayers Forced to Spend £680 for Each Baby Killed in an Abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan seeks more women to join its army

 

AFRICA

 

Islamic Shariah Government In Nigeria Abruptly Seizes, Demolishes Two Churches In Front Of Their Congregations

 

Witnesses say dozens killed in al-Shabaab attack on Kenyan troops

 

Al-Shabab, Kenya Claim Dozens of Deaths in Somalia Attack

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Avocados Get Caught in the Trump-Mexico Crossfire

 
AIRLINES

 

Travelers With Nut Allergies Clash With Airlines

 

Hijab-wearing Muslim Delta airline employee attacked by passenger who told her President Trump 'will get rid of all of you'

 

AIRPORTS

 

The airport is embarking on a two-year renovation and reconfiguration project.  

 

AMTRAK

 

Engineer involved in deadly Philly crash sues Amtrak

 

ASIA

 

Asia questions Trump’s plan for Mexican exports tax

 

Who’s top rooster in the South China Sea?

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX tops 5700 on Trump's first week

 

Australian dollar dips against the greenback

 

Australia's gas dreams face major delays

 

'A huge, huge thing': Students strive to keep up in selective schools

 

Austrian Coalition Talks Make Slow Progress, Weekend Plans Cleared

 

Australians scientists make lung cancer breakthrough

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

GM axing 625 jobs at Ontario plant, shifting some production to Mexico

 

"Best Bet" autos feature Teslas, GMs and Hyundais

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

New regs for Monday: Baby products, efficiency, education

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

How is ‘The Wall’ really that big a deal?

 

Build a wall? Not so simple

 

CANADA

 

The close: TSX falls as lower oil prices weigh on energy shares

 

Trudeau must be willing to walk away from Trump’s NAFTA: Walkom (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

GM Canada's move to shift production to Mexico is 'NAFTA at its ugliest': Union

 

HMV Canada closing stores nationwide

 

How easy is it for Americans to move to Canada?

 

Road-toll veto hampers Toronto’s ability to tackle gridlock, says city’s chief planner

 

Trump’s energy enacting his radical program a stark contrast to Trudeau’s laid-back pace

 

Air Miles quietly devalues some points, shocks collectors

 

Wynne's spineless attempts to save her job drown out Toronto's courage on road tolls

 

Two dead, thousands without power in New Brunswick after ice storm

 

Trudeau’s Boy Scout view on global warming out of step in Donald Trump’s world

 

Canada Beckons International Students With a Path to Citizenship

 

OPP officer who texted naked picture of inmate previously ignored sexual assault complaint

 

A Toronto man is killed in a British town and his grieving family wants answers

 

Fifteen years in prison for Quebec man who fathered three children with his daughter

 

Conservatives, NDP say Liberal fundraising changes only cosmetic

 

Keystone XL pipeline: A 'Canada First' energy plan?

 

Bitter over tolling veto, mayor says Toronto being treated like child

 

Canadian father, 79, who raped two of his daughters for decades and impregnated one of them THREE TIMES says he was born out of incest and that his mother is also his sister

 

McDonald’s new nut policy draws swift backlash

 

Former Toronto Symphony CEO is 'broke' but spending $20K per month on credit cards

 

Woman charged with mischief related to Mississauga Amber Alert

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Women’s March on Washington - Useful Idiots Unite

 

Friday’s Metro ridership higher than during Trump’s inauguration as demonstrators flood D.C.

 

Women's March speaker a kidnapper, murderer

 

COMEDY

 

Seinfeld under fire for 'Black Lives' joke

 

COMMUNISM

 

Women’s Marchers, Unite! (Communist comrades came through, big time -- at the Washington rally.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Hard times ahead for China's economy, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

 

Update of China’s Anti-Falun Gong Legal Policy Shows Campaign Continues

 

China 'prepares possible military conflict with US'

 

 Why Team Trump has China worried

 

Chinese Lunar New Year Feast Begins With Drums and Dumplings

 

China’s Answer to Tesla Is Hopeful Entrant to Global Car Market

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Alarming, provocative move by North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Republicans Are Excited About This Idea Being Floated by Legal Experts

 

McConnell, Ryan Say Congress Will Pay for Trump's $12B Border Wall (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)/ Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

GOP leaders speak out against torture after Trump comments

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Lawmaker: Trump's vote fraud claim hurts US Constitution

 

COUP D'ÉTAT

 

A Tale of Two Coups: Moscow 1991 and Washington 2016

 

COURTS

 

Teachout says emoluments suit could result in more financial disclosure for Trump

 

Alaskan Veteran Is Indicted in Fort Lauderdale Airport Rampage

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Chicago's Violence Is So Bad That Bystanders Are Learning How To Save Lives

 

DA: Man yells about Trump, attacks Muslim worker at JFK

 

What is a 'violent crime'? For California's new parole law, the definition is murky— and it matters

 

Police arrest two teens for planning mass school shooting

 

Beware new "can you hear me" scam

 

Drugged-out couple arrested after passing out with babies in car

 

New Footage Released in the Controversial Police Takedown in Fort Worth

 

Five 1980s killings linked in major cold case development

 

Cops: Man killed neighbor after her dog ran in his yard

 

Skeletal remains ID'd as missing Fort Campbell soldier

 

Arrests in case of man seen dead on police reality show

 

Ex-foster kids: Abuse routine in dismembered teen's home

 

North Carolina police warn drivers after woman gets tricked by dummy in road

 

Police chief makes extraordinary admission in 1940 lynching

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

US Border Patrol Chief Out After Trump's Immigration Executive Order

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Chinese Government Engaged in ‘Holistic’ Cyber Effort to Infiltrate U.S. Industries

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

'I hope y'all find peace in this': Killer who murdered two Subway workers weeks after being fired by sandwich chain in 2002 is executed in Texas

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

'An Enemy Within' – Keith Ellison exposed (New documentary reveals anti-American radical poised to take over DNC.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

James Carville Was Right ... That The Democrats Are Toast, and Trump is Kicking Rump

 

The Democrats Retreat From Reality

 

Why is the mayor so indifferent to the deaths of at-risk kids?  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Contract to Defend de Blasio and Aides to Cost City $11.6 Million

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

US Business Spending Rises for 3rd Month, Boosting Factories

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

How President Trump Can Halt Obama's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Program

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Finicum family, Bureau of Land Management still tangling a year after fatal standoff

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

Court Checks Overreach by Obama Justice Department in Mail Fraud Case

 

Should Trump DoJ Federalize Chicago Gun Prosecutions?

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Labor Secretary nominee's company underpays workers, group says

 

DOOMSDAY CLOCK

 

Scaremongering Tells Time on Doomsday Clock

 

The Famed 'Doomsday Clock' Is More Like A Liberal Angst Meter

 

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Apocalypse

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. Stocks Slip, Treasuries Climb as Oil Drops: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street slips after soft GDP data, earnings

 

Dow ends landmark week with a whimper

 

Trump better get used to the high $US

 

Dollar rises, but disappointing economic data limit gains

 

Nevada Climbs From Last Place to First in Job Creation

 

Two things are happening in the stock market for the first time since 1900

 

Why a Trump trade war is a danger to the S&P 500

 

Top Deutsche Bank Economist: Trump Presidency Pushes Odds of Recession Back 5 Months

 

U.S. economy expanded 1.9 percent in fourth quarter, 2016 GDP rises 1.6 percent

 

The economy slowed in Q4, growing 1.9%

 

Asia shares steady, dollar and oil hold onto gains

 

Yen Extends Slump on BOJ Move; Japanese Shares Gain: Market Wrap

 

The Dow’s Donny Downers  (Right or wrong, the public intellectual always delivers.)

 

Treasury yields fall after weaker-than-expected fourth quarter GDP

 

Beer, snacks and cars: How a 20% Mexico tariff could cost U.S. shoppers

 

Starbucks' reports disappointing sales but blames long lines caused by its new mobile ordering service

 

Gold’s 4th -straight drop sends metal down 1.4% for the week

 

These are the largest employers in the U.S. — state by state

 

EDUCATION

 

K-12: Drain This Swamp

 

Academia’s “New Civics” vs. Traditional American Civics  (Political ideology replaces civics education.)

 

A Pall Descends on Our Campuses

 

Jobs Broker for Aviation Training (New nonprofit is intermediary between aviation employers and partner colleges, with tailored academic programs that could send graduates across state lines for well-paying jobs.)

 

Getting Schoolchildren Active in Class to Build Lifelong Healthy Habits

 

Coping With Zero in Arizona (Since losing all state funding two years ago, two large Arizona community colleges struggle with declining enrollments and budget cuts.)

 

'DIE!' Teacher goes berserk, fires toy gun at Trump

 

British Prime Minister Seeks ‘Credible Alternative’ to Universities  (Plan would boost technical education, seeking to reduce regional disparities in economic opportunity.)

 

California student forced to urinate in bucket after being denied toilet break wins payout

 

Study: Teaching and Research Not Tied (Two Northwestern University researchers found that skilled scholars do not come at the expense of quality instructors, or vice versa.)

 

Research shows young girls are less likely to think of women as ‘really, really smart’

 

‘Regaining Public Trust’  (Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.)

 

L.A. school transportation employees fired or pressured to resign for alleged drinking and drug use

 

Make America First in Higher Ed: Open the Door

 

ELECTIONS

 

Do NonCitizens Vote in U.S. Elections? (ODU study: Noncitizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.)

 

Voting Fraud Inquiry? The Investigators Got Burned Last Time

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Trump argument bolstered: Clinton received 800,000 votes from noncitizens, study finds

 

Illegals Did Vote In November, And Trump Is Right To Investigate

 

Trump doubles down on claim '3 million votes were illegal' as Pence promises Republican lawmakers 'a full evaluation' 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil books biggest one-day loss in over a week

 

Energy Prices

 

Iowa Investigates Oil Pipeline Leak

 

Tribal Leader Asks Trump to Reconsider Pipeline

 

A New Opening, but Obstacles Remain for Keystone Pipeline

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

The just war on the EPA

 

EUROPE

 

Banned in Russia, Goebbles’ Diaries to be Published in Ukraine

 

Ukraine Jails Brazilian For 13 Years Over Conflict In East

 

Hard times Sales of luxury Swiss watches drop 10%

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close lower as bank rally loses steam

 

Merkel, Hollande call for European unity in face of big challenges (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)/ French President Francois Hollande)

 

Dutch police reject U.S. woman's claim of racist brutality

 

Britain-Trump Alignment Threatens European Order

 

Muslim Migrants Arrested in Sweden Facebook Rape

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Can YOU solve this McDonald's maths puzzle? Brainteaser that has left the internet baffled is harder than it looks

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Balanced budget no longer his top priority, Trump says

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 Community pitches in after natural disasters while FEMA twiddles thumbs

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminists Have Nothing Left but the Roar

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump Can Fix the Defects in U.S. Foreign Policy

 

Trump begins push to reshape U.S. role in the world with ‘America first’ theme

 

Trump Should Copy Richard Nixon By Separating China And Russia

 

Reading Tea Leaves on Mexico Policy

 

Trump’s foreign policy revolution

 

FRANCE

 

The 82 medicines the French have just been told to avoid (because they do more harm than good)

 

French presidential hopeful François Fillon denies claims about wife

 

France scraps unlimited soda refills

 

GERMANY

 

Germany's New Foreign Minister Says Core Values Remain Europe, Transatlantic Partnership

 

Germany’s winter is over, for now, says expert 

 

Germany Can 'man of the people' Martin Schulz oust Angela Merkel?  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Trump to hold first presidential phone call with Merkel

 

Berlin police trainee could lose job over starring in porn

 

Man arrested for recording repeated sexual abuse of 8-year-old girl

 

Top German presidential pick blasts Trump’s role in divided US

 

Holocaust remembrance day: How Germany reflects on its Nazi past

 

Germany's population just hit a record high - so what does this mean?

 

Germany to enter areas where US retreats, top envoy says

 

Berlin mayor to Trump: ‘Don’t build this wall!’

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Researchers monitor U.S. government for scrubbing of climate change data

 

New York Times: Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers

 

President Of The Environment Al Gore To Host 'Climate Change Summit' After CDC Cancels It   (Former US Vice President Al Gore (D)

 

GOOGLE

 

India, Japan in final group for Google moon shot competition

 

GOP

 

Newt Gingrich: Margaret Thatcher is the real model for the Trump presidency  (Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich)

 

GOP Plots Next 200 Days at Retreat but Trump Has His Own Ideas

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Americans fear losing Obamacare, but want it to change

California Today: What Might Happen if Obamacare Is Repealed

 

Repeal All of Obamacare? Primary Care Physicians Not in Favor, Survey Suggests

 

Trump administration starts the Obamacare rollback as officials scrap $5million of ads for the flagship HealthCare.gov website 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Mumps Outbreak Worsens in Washington State

 

Washington state mumps outbreak nears 300 cases

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Mike Connors, former 'Mannix' star, dies at 91

 

HOLOCAUST

 

On Holocaust remembrance day, warnings of rising xenophobia

 

Trump’s Holocaust day statement fails to mention Jews or anti-Semitism

 

Global initiatives virtually commemorate the Holocaust — in a very real way

 

Holocaust survivors visit Auschwitz 72 years after liberation

 

HONG KONG

 

At Hong Kong New Year Fair, Defiance Gives Way to Resignation

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Dems Believe Trump's 'Gag Orders' Violate Federal Laws Protecting Whistleblowers

 

Exclusive: 50 House Republicans tell Trump to fire IRS chief

 

Gabbard (D-Hawaii)  meeting with Assad draws disgust from fellow lawmakers  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad) 

 

GOP chairman to introduce pre-existing conditions bill

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Not visa ban, 'extreme vetting' for Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia: President Trump

 

Trump Enacts New Vetting for Foreigners Entering the U.S.

 

With 'sanctuary cities' fight, California sees an opportunity to ensnarl Trump's agenda

 

Miami-Dade ends sanctuary city policy, bowing to Trump’s order

 

Trump's Right: Law-Breaking 'Sanctuary Cities' Must Obey The Law

 

Trump's Order May Mark 11M for Deportation: Experts

 

What Are the Implications of Trump's Immigration Crackdown? 

 

Vermont town may no longer receive Syrian refugees after Trump order

 

A nation derided for doing the right thing (Immigration, both the legal and the illegal kind, is destined to be a contentious issue in America forever. That’s the price of living in the place where everybody wants to be.)

 

'Money-making' refugee programs 'broken,' charges author

 

Trump creates name-and-shame list to embarrass sanctuary cities

 

1,960 refugees enter U.S. on Trump's watch (Half come from Shariah-compliant countries as administration drags its feet.)

 

These towns pushed for tough laws targeting undocumented immigrants. They all failed.

 

Trump's radical immigration plan

 

A City Built on Refugees Looks at Trump’s Plan With Fear

 

INDIA

 

Pastor in India in Hiding after Police, Hindu Extremists Assault Him

 

Delhi's Ring Roads turn circle of deaths as city steps on the gas

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

That call from an unlisted number? Might be a collections rep for IRS

IRAN

 

Western navies said planning major drill off coast of Iran

 

Khamenei Associate Mehdi Taeb: 'The Jews... Are The Only Ones Who Need Weapons Of Mass Destruction In Order To Rule The World – Because There Are 1.4 Billion Muslims And None Of Them Agree To Jewish Supremacy'

 

U.S.-Iranian Relations Could Spiral Out of Control

 

Conservatives step up pressure on Rowhani  (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Report: Final Death Toll in Iran Building Collapse at 26

 

IRAQ

 

Popular AAFES gear finds enthusiastic following on Iraq's front lines

 

ISLAM

 

Christian God ‘Loves’ Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll? (An old Muslim view.)

 

Madeleine Albright says she's "ready to register as Muslim"  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Albright should leave America and move too an Islamic country.)

 

Texas Muslims Voice Concerns After Inflammatory Survey and Forum

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Friday, January 27, 2017)

 

Netanyahu: I intend to lead Israel for years to come   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Milchan said to confirm he supplied Netanyahus with costly gifts for years

 

Shooting on Road 446

 

Palestinian family ‘was first to help bus crash victims, call police’

 

Saudi Journalist: The Palestinians' Reliance On Armed Resistance Is Political Suicide; The Palestinian Cause Is No Longer The Arabs' Primary Concern

 

In call, Mattis assures Liberman of ‘unwavering commitment to Israel’  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis/ Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Trump Ducks Questions on PA Money, Embassy Move

 

Senior PA official: Trump’s silence on settlements encourages more building

 

Hamas's Haniyeh returns to Gaza

 

IDF: Proposed US embassy move not roiling Palestinian street  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

PM Netanyahu at Yad Vashem: Today’s Iran Advocates New Holocaust

 

Hamas rewriting charter without anti-Semitism, claims official… but still rejects Israel

 

'My dream has been realized. Israel has been restored'

 

Israeli car comes under fire in West Bank (Judea and Samaria), none hurt

 

Egypt-Gaza Border Opens for 3 Days

 

Trump said set to halt funding for UN agencies, others that accept PA, PLO as members

 

Israel returns body of slain 18-year-old Palestinian girl to family in Hebron

 

Israel returns two bodies of slain Palestinian assailants

 

Swiss Government Hides Information on Millions for BDS-Funding Framework

 

Marijuana on way to being decriminalized after minister backs move

 

Netanyahu advances plans for settler units to house residents of homes slated for demolition

 

How can Israelis oppose US embassy move to Jerusalem?

 

Weapons Manufacturing Machines Seized Overnight in Hebron

 

Palestinians attempt to smuggle birds, again

 

Israeli forces suppress weekly Bilin march, dozens suffer tear gas inhalation

 

History repeats itself in conflict over land in Israel

 

Israel Approves Construction of 153 More Homes in Jerusalem

 

German Muslim students protest Holocaust remembrance, attack Israel

 

4 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces during clashes in Jenin refugee camp

 

Israel's moment of decision  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's mantra this week has been that he doesn't wish to surprise Trump with a big Israeli initiative.)

 

Netanyahu thinks a ‘state-minus’ is enough for the Palestinians 

 

JAPAN

 

Hiroshima museum unveils newly discovered images from atomic bombing

 

LIBERALISM

 

Why American Jews Are Overwhelmingly Liberal

 

They're Back-k-k! Leftist Crazies

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Iran Lobbyists at Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Accuse Trump of Nuclear Threat

 

Realtors led lobbying pack last quarter, followed by US Chamber

 

MARIJUANA

 

The Science of Cannabis (A new report is honest about the benefits—and harms—of pot.)

 

MEDIA 

 

Major newspaper editorial boards blast Trump's border 'war'

 

Media Botches Hit Piece on White House Press Secretary

 

Trump Playing Rope-a-Dope with the Media

 

Washington Post claims declaring Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group will put academics who study it at risk of arrest

 

Media ruin credibility by overreacting

 

Media already has verdict: There's no voter fraud

 

Macomb v media Voters who read little news think Trump had a great first week

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican FM defiant on wall payment

 

What does America import from Mexico? A whole lot

 

Melania Trump featured on Vanity Fair Mexico cover

 

Pressure Builds on Mexico as Migrants Strain Border Towns

 

Mexican Standoff  (The master dealmaker outfoxes his Mexican counterpart.)

 

Mexican President Cancels Meeting With Trump

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Houthis exploiting businesses, banks: Yemeni govt

 

Yemen army clashes with Houthis in Mokha

 

MILITARY

 

Trump: Mattis’s view on torture will override my own beliefs   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Worried about the Size of the U.S. Navy? Rearm the Coast Guard

 

Trump’s Pentagon Chief Orders F-35 Jet, Air Force One Review

 

Jailed Navy sailor's family hopeful after Trump tells Hannity he is considering pardon

 

Retired Army Dogs Meant for Veterans Given to Company that Tried to Sell Them to Foreign Countries

 

Mattis Phones German Defense Chief, Underscoring Commitment to NATO  

 

Norfolk is home to the world's largest naval base, and it turns 100 this year

 

New Pentagon policy makes job performance key for civilians to keep their jobs

 

Female Marines to sleep next to males in field

 

Air Force, airline industry working on joint solution to pilot shortage

 

ISIS airstrike limits in Iraq come under review; Mattis looks at Mosul  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Navy confirms fall release for ‘green cammies,’ offers other uniform updates

 

Patriotic teen accepted at 4 main U.S. military academies: ‘I’m honestly considering West Point’

 

Super Hercules' arrival will bring changes to Yokota Air Base

 

Facing the grave nuclear risk  (America must resume underground nuclear weapons testing as rapidly as possible. The lives of millions of Americans, and the continued existence of the United States, may depend upon it.)

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Trump on Madonna: ‘Honestly, she’s disgusting’

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Apollo 1 astronauts lost in tragic fire 50 years ago

 

‘We have a fire in the cockpit!’: The Apollo 1 disaster 50 years later

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his crowd size claims

 

Park Rangers to the Rescue

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO says Montenegro membership to send 'clear signal'

 

British PM: Trump confirmed he is ‘100 percent behind NATO’

 

U.S. Defense Chief Assures French, German Counterparts Of NATO Commitment 

 

NUTRITION

 

Potatoes get a bad rap. They don't deserve it

 

Eating your five-a-day could help prevent Alzheimer’s, study suggests

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB)

 

An Extremist Holding the Purse Strings

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan Bans TV Host Who Said Missing Bloggers Deserve To Die

 

Pakistan pumps diluted heroin into Punjab, triggers fear

 

German publication released more documents about Maryam Nawaz ownnership of London flats

 

Another feat for KSE

 

Pakistan ready to hold dialogue with India: FO

 

Pakistan,Afghanistan have to go through extreme vetting process before entering US

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Mylan CEO says EpiPen controversy was "a window into a broken system"

 

 

RACISM

 

Muslim writer claims Trump’s immigration policies are “racism and Islamophobia at its most basic level”

 

RADIO

 

Michael Savage: 'I'm so excited right now'

 

RELIGION

 

Conservative movement proposes allowing non-Jews as synagogue members

 

RUSSIA

 

How Donald Trump Can Work with Russia and Not Give Away the House

 

Russia and India to develop BrahMos light cruise missile for PAK FA 5th -generation jet

 

Russia's new MiG-35 fighter jet to use laser weapons

 

Germany's new Foreign Minister declares friendship with Russia a priority

 

Putin and Trump Want to Team Up, but That's Not Going to Be Easy   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Tajikistan, Russia Reach Agreement In Standoff Over Flights

 

Russian Prosecutor General Rejects Presidential Human Rights Council's Proposal to Soften Law on ‘Foreign Agents’

 

Russian Duma Approves Bill To Soften Penalty For Domestic Violence

 

Moscow Officials Threaten to Prosecute Anyone Who Protests Russia's Courts

 

BP interested in joint ventures with Rosneft in Russia, overseas


Trump to speak with Putin on Saturday 

 

Russia restores radar field securing all-round defense against missile attacks

 

Thawing the permafrost with Russia

 

Moscow's air defense registered a dozen missile launches in 2016

 

Alleged hacker behind LinkedIn breach at centre of US-Russia legal tussle

 

Trump joins Putin's strongman club a threat to global institutions

 

 Lavrov meets selected Syria opposition, says Geneva talks postponed  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

SCIENCE

 

Trump administration moves make scientists nervous. Here's what they're planning to do about it

 

Hydrogen turned into metal in stunning act of alchemy

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Rogue Secret Service agent in legal jeopardy

 

SENATE

 

Senate Still Can’t Understand Why Trump Won

 

Conservative group to target McCain over Mulvaney grilling  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Group of Republican Lawmakers Call for Swift Confirmation of Betsy DeVos

 

McCain Vows To Cement Sanctions Against Russia If Trump Tries To Lift Them  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Anti-Devos calls jam Senate phone lines

 

Trump would favor ‘nuclear option’ if Democrats filibuster Supreme Court pick

 

Indiana teachers hold sit-in to demand Young (R-Indiana) recuse himself from DeVos vote

 

GOP should draft Peyton Manning for Senate in 2018

 

Sanders applauds scientists 'fighting back' with planned DC march  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

Plan to curb sex trafficking in Van Nuys calls for adding street lamps and trimming trees

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Chile Deadly wildfire razes entire town: 'Literally like Dante's Inferno'

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korean, U.S. Marines Tussle in Snow in What North Brands ‘Madcap’ Drill

 

Domestic Violence Rises Over Traditional Holidays

 

S. Korea set to expand imports from US

 

South Korea Can Keep Buddha Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says

 

The Origin of Giving on Lunar New Year

 

Seoul Mayor Park to drop presidential bid

 

S. Korea completes deployment of 36 upgraded Apache choppers

 

Defense ministry rules out bringing major changes to conscription

 

SPORTS

 

Patriots Face Backlash From Clinton Supporters Over Trump Comments

 

Column: Hogan's emergence is crowning insult to the Bills.  

 

Former ice queen Tonya Harding isn’t looking too hot these days

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

Trump-hating flag-burners in Iowa absolutely, positively foiled

 

Officials announce proposal that would establish California as separate nation

 

Illinois Gov Clashes With Trump Over Sending National Guard Into Chicago

 

Why New Jersey is encouraging moms to put their newborns in a box

 

The ‘alternative facts’ of Andrew Cuomo  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Trump Is Already Damaging the Ability of the State Department to Function (A wave of forced resignations of critical staff — with no replacements — is a recipe for disaster.)

 

Patrick Kennedy, Clinton’s Defender, Out at State Department

 

Three cheers for the State Department exodus

 

Exodus of Senior State Dept. Staff in New Admin.

 

Fake News: Media Lies About State Dept Officials "Fleeing" Trump

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Thomas Hardiman, under consideration for Supreme Court, is a champion of gun rights

 

High court inquisition by committee

 

Antonin Scalia, part-time liberal

 

SYRIA

 

Trump-Putin safe zones deal ousts Iran from Syria

 

Extremists, rebels in heavy clashes in northwest Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan ATM hack Three jailed over $2.6m theft

 

Principal teaches about life, nature via chickens

 

Redeployment of US forces would Place Taiwan in danger

 

Agency cautions on the use of pain relief patches

 

Trump understands special nature of U.S.-Taiwan relations Feulner

 

Ex-president Ma gets green light for trip to US

 

Taiwan firefighters give poodles mouth-to-mouth after fire

 

Taiwan No.31 on Corruption Perceptions Index

 

Taiwan stands to lose if Trump changes ‘one China’ US experts

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

The Future of American Manufacturing Is High Tech, Not High Tariffs

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Is US ‘terror tag’ likely for Muslim Brotherhood?

 

3 Questions to Keep Muslim Terrorists Out of America  (How to screen Muslim immigrants for Islamic terror.)

 

Trump’s freeze on immigrants and refugees plays into the hands of Islamic terror recruiters

 

How a Civilian Prosecution Gave the U.S. a Key Informant (A Somali who pleaded guilty to supporting terrorists was not tried before a military commission. Still, he became one of the nation’s most important informants.)

 

THE INTER-AMERICAN TREATY OF RECIPROCAL ASSISTANCE (RIO TREATY)

 

Mr. President, Tear Up This Treaty

 

TRADE

 

It’s Time to Think for Yourself on Free Trade  (What economists and populists both get wrong about the international economy.)

 

Trump forces GOP to rethink trade policy

 

Trump is starting a trade war we don’t need

 

U.S. Edges Toward Trade War as Trump Clash With Mexico Escalates

 

Iowa farmer and Trump supporter worried about TPP withdrawal

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Mom speaks out on fight over transgender daughter's treatment

 

TURKEY

 

British PM heads to Turkey after meeting with Trump

 

Turkey blasts Greece for releasing coup soldiers

 

Construction along Istanbul’s Bosporus needs new regulation: Erdoğan (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkish justice minister sends second extradition request for coup plotter soldiers

 

Main Opposition deputy seeks inquiry into potential terror attacks after Swedish Embassy’s security warning

 

11 ISIL suspects arrested over Istanbul club attack

 

Violence costs world economy $13.6 trillion in year: Report

 

Turkish army kills militants in Syria, Iraq

 

Two Iranians arrested over PKK membership in Turkey’s southeast

 

Homeless man dies at Istanbul bus stop amid latest cold snap

 

Turkish Health Ministry develops app to report violations in smoke-free areas

 

Syrian doctors, health workers in Turkey to be given special work permit: Health minister

 

Turkey marks Holocaust, warns against rising racist movements in Europe

 

Ankara cautiously optimistic about a Trump Administration

 

Turkish government silencing opposition ahead of poll says writers group

 

ISIL preparing to withdraw from al-Bab: Turkish military sources

 

UNIONS

 

Dem. State Senator: Union Worker Sexism to Blame for Right to Work

 

The Takeout: Why Trump’s Obamacare repeal plan concerns the NFL players’ union

 

Republican Takes Over NLRB

 

Unions Continue to Hemorrhage Members

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher as Tesco soars on deal and dividend news

 

Will Trump Rescue Theresa May?  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK: Sharia court hands down sentence approving of honor killing

 

Theresa May praises Trump but pledges end to 'failed' foreign wars  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

British PM Theresa May says Trump brings new era of American renewal, global leadership

 

NHS: Hospitals cancelled record number of urgent operations last year

 

Labour rebels challenge Jeremy Corbyn to sack them as party signals it could review support for Article 50

 

Anglicanism: Bishops refuse to change stance on gay marriage

 

Theresa May warns Donald Trump against ‘Iran’s malign influence’

 

IPCC investigates police officer's comments to black DJ he pulled over

 

Two jailed over fatal Bath truck crash

 

Church of England bishops reject lifting opposition to same-sex marriage

 

Leeds: Police investigate fatal shooting of teenager

 

Shadow Welsh secretary quits over Brexit

 

Donald Trump to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants

 

Domestic violence: CPS accused of failing victims after woman loses eye in attack

 

The Queen channels the South Pacific as she visits Fiji exhibition in Norwich

 

Football: Cambridge man arrested in connection with historical child abuse

 

'Opposites attract' Theresa May signals strong relationship with Trump

 

Environment: Cold snap may bring unusual migrant birds to gardens

 

Former judge jailed over law firm fraud

 

Fox captured after chewing off part of man's ear and attacking girl in rampage near village's Waitrose

 

Politics: Fewer Britons living in EU than previously thought, study finds

 

Treasury takes back £384m school funding

 

Theresa and Trump's new era: UK Prime Minister lays wreath at Arlington cemetery as she gears up for historic White House meet with US President that could shape our post-Brexit future

 

MoD spending plans 'need more savings'

 

Prevent: Council admits racially discriminating against two boys over toy gun referral

 

A Soccer Hero Dips a Toe into Britain’s Roiling Politics

 

'I believe in the sanctity of life': Kellyanne says she'll join anti-abortion march today as she and Pence prepare to speak to massive annual rally in DC

 

RAF fighter jets in near miss at air base

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, UN Warns Against 'Incitement To Hatred'

 

UN-hosted Feb 8 Geneva talks on Syria postponed

 

UNITED STATES

 

How America Lost Its Identity

 

Rains Wash Away Worst Drought Conditions in South

 

VATICAN

 

The Papal Wrecking Ball

 

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Billionaire buddies optimistic about a Trump-led America

 

Trump: Call with Mexican president 'very friendly'

 

The Plot to Undermine Trump

 

Trump won't kill speculation on lifting Russia sanctions

 

Trump backs Bannon: ‘The media is the opposition party’

 

Trump praises Brexit during Theresa May press conference

 

Poll: 36% approve of Trump's job performance

 

Trump hiring freeze already being portrayed as harming the public

 

Trump, Mexican Leader Talk by Phone as Tensions Rise

 

Why Andrew Jackson Instead of Ronald Reagan?

 

Can Trump Bell the Progressive Cat?  (The battle to shrink the last half-century of hypertrophied statism and leftist tyranny.)

 

Conway: Removing some sanctions on Russia 'under consideration'

 

President Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration Explained

 

White House Kills ObamaCare Ads

 

Trump Claims He 'Agreed' to Cancel Meeting with Mexican President Next Week


Trump Fires Hillary's Benghazi Fixer

 

White House floats import tax on Mexico to pay for border wall

 

Trump’s Exclusive Interrogator

 

Donald Trump’s Mexico Tantrum

 

Trump's Opening Act Is More Conservative Than Reagan

 

Was Trump's official @POTUS account unsecured?

 

Steve Bannon says the media is the ‘opposition party’

 

White House misspells Theresa May's name three times ahead of Trump meeting

 

Trump to GOP lawmakers: ‘We have to deliver’

 

Trump's Twitter profile sparks new concerns on hacking risk

 

Reality check: Many of Trump’s early vows will never actually happen

 

White House Sows Confusion Over Plan to Tax Imports

 

We ignore Trump at our peril

 

Niece of MLK Jr., uses uncle's words to warn anti-Trump women

 

Advocates warn of fight ahead if Trump pursues torture

 

Yet another Trump official with curiously familiar words

 

Trump Rallies G.O.P.: ‘We Have to Deliver’

 

Trump: 'Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough'

 

Greatest modern president? Poll has Obama neck-and-neck with Reagan.

 

Trump calls ISIS fighters "sneaky, dirty rats"

 

Trump Week One: The return of the nation-state

 

Trump Advisers, Daughter Registered to Vote in 2 States

 

Trump needs to stop sending mixed messages on torture

 

Staff at Mar-a-Lago are being inundated with angry callers venting their rage against Trump 

 

Trump strategist Steve Bannon tells media to "keep its mouth shut"

 

'A disgrace': President Trump blasts SNL writer for targeting his son Barron and calls Madonna 'disgusting' for talking about blowing up the White House in interview with Sean Hannity

 

5 things to watch in Trump's meeting with British prime minister

 

Trump: Waterboarding isn't torture

 

 

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