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Sunday, January 28, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

Poll: 4 major denominations support abortion

 

Fighting Abortion: The Battle So Far and the Battle Ahead

 

On the march: President Trump's pro-life actions

 

GOP goes on offense with 20-week abortion vote

 

Thousands march in San Francisco anti-abortion event

 

Group Dedicated to Thinning Out Abortion Workers Says 419 Workers Have Quit

 

'Abortion' regularly occurs in nature

 

Irish Bishop: Let’s Be Honest, in Abortion, the Baby Has ‘No Choice’

 

Irish bishop warns against giving government “blank check” on abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Casualty figures rise in Kabul, along with tensions, in suicide bombing’s wake

 

Trump condemns massive suicide bombing in Afghanistan

 

Shock gives way to despair in Kabul after ambulance bomb

 

 

AFRICA

 

Donald Trump in letter to African Union: US 'deeply respects' Africa

 

 Oldest human fossil found outside Africa rewrites migration timeline

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

In ‘striking exception,’ anti-Semitic incidents soar in Ukraine, report says

 

Radical imams are spewing anti-Semitism in the US with impunity

 

ASIA

 

 

Bangladesh: Four Muslims arrested with “three bombs and four books on jihad”

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia unveils plan to become one of world’s top 10 arms exporters

 

CANADA

 

Scenes from the nightmare: Inside the Quebec City mosque shooting and the critical 12 hours that followed

 

Trudeau says women who speak up about sexual harassment must be believed    (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canadian pot companies are worth billions — but is it a bubble ready to burst?

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

 

CDC: This flu season worst since 2009 swine flu pandemic

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Court backs right to express Christian views at work

 

COMEDY

 

Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush: I want to ‘remind you guys that I was really bad’

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Pushes ‘Polar Silk Road’ in Arctic…

 

China declares intention to improve ties with Japan

 

CONGRESS

 

Growing Gloom in Congress at Gridlock and Dysfunction

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Are Corporate Tax Cuts Raising Pay? Yes, for Bosses

 

COURTS

 

Ohio judge to decide on transgender boy’s therapy

 

Hawaiian activist arrested for refusing to speak English in court spurs policy change

 

Los Angeles: Man pleads no contest to disparaging Muslims on Islamic Center’s Facebook page

 

Kansas City: Muslim migrant who was investigated for terrorism gets four years for passport fraud

 

Philadelphia: Muslim who shot cop refuses to enter plea, saying “I don’t plead to anyone but Allah”

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

5 killed in shooting at Pennsylvania car wash

 

Parents allegedly raised kids in apartment smeared with feces

 

After a baby suddenly dies, a 911 call from USC's former medical school dean sparks detectives' interest

 

'Serial stowaway' arrested at O'Hare days after judge bans her from airport

 

Minnesota: Muslim who stabbed two at mall says “it was indeed an act of Jihad in the way of Allah”

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

How the Democratic Party is killing itself

 

Clinton thanks ‘activist bitches’ in bizarre video

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Atheists Sue Dr. Ben Carson Over His Christian Faith  (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Trump at odds with Justice Dept. over release of classified Russia memo

 

Toilets: The FBI, Department of Justice and the Guggenheim

 

Mueller worked with Hamas-linked groups to purge counterterror training of material offensive to Muslims (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

State-run economies increasingly adore the free market

 

EDUCATION

 

The disgraceful cheating scandal at one of America’s best high schools

 

Exploring instead of scoring: Restoring the mission of college starts in high school

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptians urged to boycott elections after candidates’ withdrawals

 

ELECTIONS

 

Letting people vote at home increases voter turnout. Here’s proof.

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Report: Koch-Backed AFP to Spend $400M in 2018 Cycle, the Most Ever

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Lake Michigan has become dramatically clearer in last 20 years — but at a steep cost

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Pro-Israel Zeman scores second term as Czech president

 

Ikea’s Founder, Ingvar Kamprad, Dies at 91

 

It could soon be a crime to blame Poland for Nazi atrocities, and Israel is appalled

 

Swedish clothing brand H&M apologizes for pattern resembling word “Allah” on children’s socks

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Trump says he rejects feminism because he is ‘for everyone’

 

FRANCE

 

Seine swells even higher, keeping Paris on alert

 

France to 'intervene' if nationals sentenced to death in Mideast

 

France's Macron 'must show example' on deficit: EU commissioner

 

France to overhaul the baccalaureate in tricky school reform

 

GERMANY

 

German police disperse Kurdish protest against Turkish offensive

 

Warning: East Germany's Stasi is back

 

German children’s television channel features migrant teens learning how to remove a girl’s bra

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

Trump hints he’d be open to remaining in Paris climate pact

 

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

She thought she could freeze her eggs to free her career. But reality was a bit different.

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

 

Mark Ruffalo, Alyssa Milano and Whoopi Goldberg to lead anti-Trump celebrities at 'People's State of the Union' protest to celebrate the 'resistance' movement against the president

 

Hollywood finally disowns Woody Allen

 

'She seduced me': Scott Baio, 57, posts fiery Facebook Live video filmed by his wife denying he molested former co-star Nicole Eggert saying she was over 18 and the sex was consensual

 

 

HONG KONG

 

Hong Kong is brought to a standstill as 1,000lb US World War Two bomb is unearthed at building site to force the evacuation of 1,300 people

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Ryan to donate contribution linked to ex-RNC finance chairman (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

McCarthy calls for House Intel memo's release to the public (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

 

Democrat invites detained immigrant rights activist wife to Trump SOTU

 

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: Trump’s immigration plan has ‘a lot of merit’ (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

 

This congresswoman supports Trump despite his controversies

 

IMMIGRATION

 

How to mend chain migration (without ending it)


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

 

Virginia County Gives Illegal Alien Criminals Sanctuary

 

 

INDIA

 

Avoidable cancer deaths cost India $6.7bn in 2012

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Sunday, January 28, 2018)

 

EU and Norway to hold urgent meeting on Israeli-Palestinian crisis

 

Abbas urges African leaders to get involved in peace process  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

IDF foils attempt by 2 Palestinians in army uniforms to infiltrate settlement  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israeli settlers torch Palestinian car, spray racist anti-Arab graffiti in East Jerusalem

 

IDF warns Lebanese that Iran is turning their country into a ‘missile factory’

 

Netanyahu, Putin to Discuss Syria, Israeli Security in Moscow Talks (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/ Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Netanyahu, Polish PM talk, agree to iron out row over Holocaust legislation

 

Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians, seize weapons in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  raids

 

Jerusalem schools to strike for 2 hours after parent hits teacher

 

Hezbollah may use suicide ships in next war, former naval officer warns

 

Analysis: As PA escalates conflict with U.S., France steps in

 

Beleaguered poet apologizes for comparing Palestinian protester to Anne Frank

 

Breaking with West, Israel backs Rwanda in renaming genocide

 

Israel, International Donors to Supply Power, Water & Help Clean Up Gaza

 

Top cops in Netanyahu graft probes removed from cases

 

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian teenager in the neck in Nablus-area village

 

Attempted Infiltration at Itamar, in Samaria

 

Don’t compromise your values, first Hasidic female judge tells fellow women

 

Israeli forces detain foreign activist from Hebron City

 

A Tale of Two Speeches

 

The Legal—And Moral—Battle To Bring Home Hadar Goldin & Oron Shaul

 

Amnesty International shows its anti-Israel bias yet again

 

East Jerusalem and the Muslims

 

 

JORDAN

 

 Jordan gets more US Blackhawks to bolster defenses

 

MEDIA 

 

Fox Exposes the Clintons in the Scandalous Series

 

Sean Hannity's Twitter goes dark after cryptic tweet

 

Fox News host’s hyperbolic take on the ‘war’ between Trump and the press

 

Public Radio Admits: Trump Tax Cut Good for Middle, Low Income

 

MILITARY

 

US soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging

 

Americans remember grinding, exhausting Hue battle as ‘particularly brutal’

 

Alaskan wilderness experience planned for kids of fallen service members

 

Tiny Peterson Air Force Base squadron in fight for survival

 

Vietnam at 50: The year it all went to hell

 

PAGANISM

 

Is Paganism on the Rise?

 

PAKISTAN

  

Pakistan Army ‘Has Greatly Increased Its Clout’ Under New Chief

 

Pakistan turns to Russia and China after US military aid freeze

 

Pakistan Wants To Buy Military Supplies From Russia and China After U.S. Funding Freeze

 

Stranded French climber flown from Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

At porn expo, a Trump-size spotlight shines on two industry stars

 

POVERTY

 

Millions of tax dollars and dozens of promises later, will L.A. homelessness ever get better?

 

PRISONS

 

America’s Jails Swamped by Opioid Crisis

 

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

Steve Wynn resigns as RNC finance chair after sexual misconduct allegations

 

 

RETIREMENT

 

401(k) boom sparks urge to splurge for some with retirement accounts

 

Americans should have $1.5 MILLION saved for retirement because of increasing lifespans, the uncertainty of Social Security and low interest rates, financial planner warns

 

RUSSIA

 

 Russian police arrest Putin rival Navalny at protest as thousands rally (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed after being arrested during protests

 

‘Maybe my kids will live in a better country’: Thousands of Russians call for boycott of presidential election

 

 

SENATE

 

Sen. Lindsey Graham: We’re not going to build a 1,900-mile border wall (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Rubio fires chief of staff after allegations of improper conduct   (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

Lindsey Graham: Mueller 'Perfect Guy' to Head Russia Probe

 

GOP's Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham: Party Should Consider Returning Wynn Money (US Senator of Maine Susan M. Collins (R)

 

Manchin Slams Pelosi for ‘Make America White Again’ (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)/ (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Schumer Calls on Feds to Send Flu Team to NY (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Senator Sees End of Trump's Presidency If He Fires Mueller

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Bolivia Tells President His Time Is Up. He Isn’t Listening.

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Olympic Dreams of a United Korea? Many in South Say, ‘No, Thanks’

 

SPORTS

 

Brian Boyle, who is battling leukemia, receives lengthy ovation before NHL All-Star Game

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson heading to Africa to mop up Trump’s ‘shithole’ mess  (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

STATE OF THE UNION

 

Eight years after President Obama’s State of the Union attack, Citizens United endures

 

Top White House official: SOTU will touch on how America is ‘back,’ ‘open for business’

 

State of the Union to emphasize economy, military strength

 

State of the Union Preview: Will Trump Stick to the Script?

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Ginsburg’s latest moves suggest she’s not looking to retire

 

SYRIA

 

Turkish Pilots Emulate ISIS as Warplanes Destroy Ancient Site in Northern Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

Fitness Tracker App Exposes Security Flaw at Taiwan’s Missile Command Center

 

TERRORISM

 

ISIS, other jihadists increase Bitcoin use after fall of Caliphate

 

TRADE

 

Preserving NAFTA is critical to protecting modern supply chains

 

Delay in NAFTA deal could collide with elections in U.S., Mexico this year

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey Parliament Speaker calls offensive against Syria Kurds “jihad”

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Trump: I would be tougher in Brexit talks than Theresa May (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK: Sikh girl converts to Islam, puts bloody jihad execution videos on her phone, tries to join the Islamic State

 

 
VATICAN

 

Pope on Attacks: Afghan People Suffering Inhumane Violence

 

Pope Francis Appeases Chinese Regime, Depriving Persecuted Underground Catholics

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Ex-MLB pitcher fatal victim of Venezuela’s medicine crisis

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Melania Trump’s favorability trends upward despite scandal-seeking news coverage

 

Trump broke with Justice Dept, called for release of memo: report

 

Top Trump administration official: White House is ‘anxious to get a deal’ on immigration

 

Trump wages Twitter war with Jay Z

 

Sorry skeptics, Trump’s tax plan is actually working wonders

 

If Trump’s advisers think he obstructed justice, how can the GOP decide otherwise?

 

Celebrity Chef and Trump Foe Jose Andres Says Ivanka Trump Had Him Booted From Event

 

How to work for a president who loathes the civil service

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

At Davos, the Real Star May Have Been China, Not Trump

 

 

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