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Monday, January 29, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM   

 

 

In Today’s Issue:  

 

ABORTION

 

Here’s What Will Cecile Richards Do After Running the Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

The Senate Should Ban Abortions of Fetuses Who Can Feel Pain

 

Governor Greg Abbott Pledges to Keep Texas a Pro-Life State

 

The Gathering Threat to Abortion Rights

 

Why is the United States One of Seven Nations That Allows Abortions on Babies After 20 Weeks?

 

Prohibited in 19 states, Peoria clinic provides abortions via telemedicine

 

Singer Joy Villa Stuns Grammys With Pro-Life Dress

 

Trump supporter wears anti-abortion dress to Grammys

 

Abortion Clinic Targets African-Americans With Claim That “Abortion is Sacred” and “Abortion is a Blessing”

 

Satanists boast: We quashed pro-life law

 

Tennessee Bill Would Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

 

Planned Parenthood's annual report is out: Another unhappy tale

 

Organization Devotes Itself To Convincing Abortion Workers To Quit

 

Illinois Ordered A Doctor To Tell Women Where To Get Abortions. Now He Wants The Whole State To Suffer

 

Woman Becomes Pregnant With Triplets Despite Being on the Pill, Rejects Abortion (London, England)

 

‘Clear…discrimination’: Knights of Columbus slam Justin Trudeau’s pro-abortion summer job pledge (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

11 killed in attack claimed by ISIS, the latest in spate of violence in Afghanistan

 

Afghanistan military school under attack, reports say

 

Why Attack Afghan Civilians? Chaos Rewards the Taliban

 

 

AFRICA

 

Christian Students Knifed, Beaten in High School Clash in Kenya

 

Water crisis grips Cape Town, South Africa, after drought stretching years

 

 

AMTRAK

 

Amtrak workers warned supervisors before crash: report

 
ASIA

 

10 tourists charged with 'pornographic dancing' in Cambodia

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX starts week on a solid footing

 

'Not sustainable': $A tipped to slide back to 70 US cents

 

Buyer's remorse: Australia's sorry record on defence hardware

 

Stronger $A a bump for RBA rate hike

 

Why Australia and Asian allies are turning away from US to China

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Volkswagen Apologizes for Testing of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys

 

 

BIOETHICS

 

Scientists Clone Two Monkeys as a First Step to Cloning Human Beings

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX down on dropping oil, gold prices; Canadian dollar slips

 

'We do believe there are more': Police charge alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur with 3 additional murders

 

'A step forward': NAFTA Round 6 talks wrap up in Montreal with some progress

 

Senators urge Ottawa to protect driverless car users from hackers

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

CDC: Flu-related pediatric deaths could reach record high

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Communist Party seeks to extend reach into foreign companies

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

U.S. Envoy Slams N.Korean Parade on Eve of Olympics

 

[Breaking] NK calls off joint Olympic event at Mt. Kumgang

 

Kim Jong Nam met with American 4 days before murder, trial hears (The estranged half brother of North Korea's leader met with a Korean American man on a Malaysian resort island four days before he was killed, a police witness told a murder trial on Monday.)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

In Congress, GOP splits on protecting Mueller from firing (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Republicans Show Little Urgency on Bill to Shield Mueller

 

As Democrats Cave, More Obamacare Taxes Put on Ice

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Dr Pepper Snapple and Keurig Green Mountain to merge

 

COURTS

 

Five Jihadis in the U.S. You Haven’t Heard Of

 

Walmart Sued for Racial Discrimination Over Locked-Up Beauty Items

 

Convicted Terrorist Hamid Hayat Gets New Hearing (Pakistan-trained terrorist was “so pleased” that jihadis cut Daniel Pearl “into pieces.”)

 

NYC jihad bomber: “My Judge is a kaffir, my lawyer is a kaffir, my prosecutor is a kaffir, and my jury are all kaffirs”

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

7-year-old boy handcuffed in Florida school after allegedly attacking teacher

 

Madman’s motive emerges in Pennsylvania car wash massacre

 

Four killed, one wounded in shooting at carwash in Pennsylvania, police say

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Obama’s Meeting With Farrakhan

 

South Florida Democratic Mayor Charged With Accepting Illegal Checks From Russians

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

 

Coast Guard rape conviction overturned after court’s scathing attack on women-packed jury

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

HUD Emails Raise Questions About Bureaucrats Skewing Bidding Process 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Zinke Promises To Fire As Many People As He Needs To At The Park Service  (Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Rod Rosenstein Renewed Spy Warrant Against Trump Adviser Last Year: Report (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Mueller 'should look at' whether Trump lied on desire to fire special counsel: Starr  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Republican lawmakers consider need to protect Mueller

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks have worst day of the year as 10-year bond yield trades at highest since 2014

 

Wall St. slides as Apple weighs

 

Stocks Fall Most in 2018 as Treasury Yields Climb: Markets Wrap

 

Asia shares extend bull run, dollar crawls off lows

 

Stock Rally Continues in Asia; Dollar Edges Higher: Markets Wrap

 

Are we hostage to the stock market?

 

Dollar rebounds, helped by rising U.S. rates

 

Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Call for More Regulation

 

Yes, America’s Economy Is Roaring Back Under Trump

 

Gold ends lower as dollar firms, Treasury yields charge ahead

 

U.S. consumer spending rises; savings drop to 10-year low

 

EDUCATION

 

Return of the MOOCs (An innovative nonprofit shows how Internet-based education can help contain the spiraling costs of college.)

 

University of Texas at Austin Nixes Beijing-Funded Propaganda Institute

 

ACLU Wants Your Kindergarteners To Learn About Gender Issues

 

Watch: Students slam Trump SOTU – days before he delivers it

 

Reason Under Siege in the Academy

 

After Education

 

Alleged Sex Assaults at Michigan State

 

South Dakota to Consider Free Speech Bill After College Under Fire for Restrictive Codes

 

A Rankings Mess, Getting Worse

 

California teacher says troops are 'dumb' and 'failed students' in shocking rant

 

Mind-blowing plot to sexually confuse America's little ones (Exclusive: Jason & David Benham expose major school plan to indoctrinate even kindergartners.)

 

EGYPT

 

Obscure politician emerges as face-saving challenger to Sissi in Egypt vote  (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

Voter Fraud is Ubiquitous in America, Says Roger Stone

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Voters Say Health Care Is Top Issue For 2018 Midterm Elections

 

The Koch network is looking to spend up to $400 million on politics and policy this year

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices retreat, dented by concerns over U.S. supply

 

Energy Prices

 

Oil Boom Gives the U.S. a New Edge in Energy and Diplomacy

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA makes surprise move to protect wild salmon

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower as losses for banks, oil firms outweigh AMS rally

 

Global debt selloff pushes more European bond yields into positive territory

 

Italy's Population is Sinking Faster Than the Tower of Pisa

 

Ireland: Muslim who randomly stabbed man to death “not fit” to stand trial, getting psychiatric treatment

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Over a Decade Later They are Still Lying About Terri Schiavo and Her Family

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Deputy FBI Director McCabe steps down: reports

 

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down

 

Andrew McCabe, FBI deputy director, steps down amid Trump and Republican criticism

 

FBI's Andrew McCabe leaving deputy director job, will retire in March

 

Did Obama’s F.B.I. ask the Plamegate Prosecutor to help clear Hillary?

 

The FBI's war on Trump

 

Dramatic video of girl being grabbed off Illinois street released by FBI

 

Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates: ‘Rogue’ lawmakers behind GOP ‘secret society’ FBI accusations

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC chief opposes Trump administration 5G network plan

 

FRANCE

 

French told to avoid 79 medicines (because they do more harm than good)

 

Marine parks celebrate as France overturns ban on captive dolphin breeding

 

Husband arrested over brutal murder of French jogger

 

French cities to scoop €13.5 million from Airbnb 'tourist tax'

 

GERMANY

 

German government 'strongly condemns' car firms' tests on humans, monkeys

 

German car companies locked monkeys in gas chambers, tested dirty diesels on them: report

 

2.7 million workers paid less than minimum wage in 2016, study finds

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Trump Says Ice Caps 'Setting Records' as He Mulls Climate Accord

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google knows everything, but ...

 

GOP

 

What explains the Republicans’ sudden lapse into paranoia?

 

GRAMMY AWARDS

 

Grammys Ratings Hit All-Time Low Thanks to Trump Hate, Political Virtue Signaling

 

Haley and Trump Jr. aren't laughing at Clinton's skit  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Kendrick Lamar, Sarah Silverman, and U2 make politically-charged statements at Grammys

 

2018 Grammy Awards Winners: Full List

 

Hillary Clinton trolls Trump in a surprise appearance at the 2018 Grammys

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Man dies after being sucked into MRI chamber

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

What we know about the #ReleaseTheMemo Memo  (There's a controversial House Intelligence Committee memo causing quite the commotion on Capitol Hill.)

 

Would the political class be trying so hard to discredit the Nunes memo if it didn’t terrify them?  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Rep. Wilson boasts Trump will not be 'honored with my presence' at SOTU

 

House members seek a breakthrough on DACA

 

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

 

Gowdy: FBI's Strzok, Page should testify to answer allegations, questions about 'secret society' (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

Democrat to bring anti-gun violence pastor to State of the Union

 

Republicans Aim to Stop a Democratic Wave Right Here  (Pennsylvania)

 

'Police state' national ID card tucked in immigration bill

 

Joe Kennedy to bring transgender soldier to Trump's State of the Union

 

IMMIGRATION

 

The Truth about Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Without immigration, America will stagnate

 

Immigration expert: Trump's deal gives away too much


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE to Deploy License-plate Recognition Software

 

Starnes: If Pelosi brings 'Dreamers', Trump should bring ICE agents

 

Under Trump, deportation agents discount basic decency

 

INDIA

 

India takes fight to China via SEAsia

 

At least 36 dead as bus plunges off bridge in eastern India

 

India estimates 21 million of its girls are 'unwanted'

 

India police arrest 112 as religious clashes kill teenager

 

IRAN

 

Trump and His Allies Are Ready to Sabotage the Iran Deal

 

Iran spends billions on weapons programs, terrorism while ignoring Iranians' basic needs, report finds

 

Iranians Prayed for Rain, but Were Covered in Snow

 

In the Gulf, Iran quietly admits there's a new cop in the White House

 

 

ISLAM

 

Atlanta jail lets Muslim inmates wear hijabs, Hamas-linked CAIR to supply them in bulk for free

 

Los Angeles: Hamas-linked CAIR protests “appalling, Islamophobic” accurate 7th  grade material on Islam

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Monday, January 29, 2018)

 

Rocket warning sirens go off near Gaza border, one explosion reported

 

Gaza Terrorists Fire Midnight Rocket Attack on Southern Israel

 

Polish president ‘flabbergasted’ by ‘violent’ Israeli reaction to Holocaust bill

 

Another Co-Existence Effort Launches Amid Devolving Peace Process

 

Netanyahu Warns Putin Israel Won’t Tolerate Iranian Bases in Syria, Weapons in Lebanon (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/ Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

In first since US Jerusalem move, top Israeli, PA officials to meet — report

 

Is Gaza In Need Of Qatar's Aid?

 

Police ‘concerned’ of riots over deportation of migrants, will use force

 

Netanyahu to Putin: We Must Take Strong, Timely Stand Against Murderous Ideologies (video)

 

Western Wall rabbi apologizes for gender segregation during Pence visit (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Orthodox Jewish journalist goes undercover in the 'silent jihad'

 

After tape of irate wife leaks, Netanyahu tells media to back off

 

Court Martial And Execution In Effigy Of U.S. President Trump And VP Pence In Bethlehem Refugee Camp

 

IDF to reconfigure Jerusalem-area brigades to streamline counter-terror efforts  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

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

 

Car bomb injures Acre man in apparent failed mob hit

 

'For Israel, equation is clear: Hezbollah equals Lebanon'

 

PM's message to Putin: Iranian hegemony also threatens you

 

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

 

Palestinian Authority PM Hamdallah to meet with Israeli Finance Minister

 

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

 

Israeli forces detain foreign activist from Hebron City

 

Journalist disguises himself as sheikh and enters world Islamic strongholds. How much does religion affect field coverage?

 

Don't Ignore Kushner's Quiet Mideast Gains

 

Planner of Munich Olympics murders honored by Fatah and Abbas` deputy (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

State Department hiding report showing “Palestinian” “refugees” only number in tens of thousands, not millions

 

Trump Needs to Squeeze Both Sides to Get Middle East Deal

 

The long, uneasy love affair between Israel and U.S. evangelicals may have peaked 

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan calls on China to up N. Korea cooperation

 

 

JORDAN

 

Jordan’s first female Black Hawk pilots meet U.S. General Votel

 

                                                                                                                                                  

MEDIA 

 

Trump's attacks on media go global

 

MEDICAID

 

Work requirements could punish Medicaid recipients

 

New work rules spur red state holdouts to launch bids to expand Medicaid

 

 

MICROSOFT

 

Windows emergency patch: Microsoft's new update kills off Intel's Spectre fix

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Qatar to agree to new financial disclosures for state owned-airline: U.S. officials

 

MILITARY

 

3 Little-Known Problems With the National Defense Strategy

 

Army Prepares to Deploy New Force as Part of Revamped Afghanistan War Strategy

 

A global heat map for joggers is exposing sensitive US military information

 

'The Military Has Seen the Writing on the Wall'

 

U.S. Military Options In Syria

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Families have left cremated remains at the Vietnam Wall for decades. Now officials want them to stop.

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Trump’s Shadow Hangs Over NATO

 

There Is No NATO without the North Atlantic

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan, China Jointly Showcase Arabian Sea Gwadar Port

 

Pakistani UN peacekeeper killed in Congo

 

Two soldiers killed after gun battle fight near Marshal Fahim military academy

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Calls mount against Duterte’s martial order  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

Pence to headline pro-Trump PAC event: report  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

By Booking A Porn-Maker To Get At Trump, Jimmy Kimmel Degrades America

 

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Panera Bread recalls cream cheese over listeria fears

 

RUSSIA

 

Kremlin Sees No Alternative to 'Absolute Leader' Putin  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Bomb Threats Target 25 Moscow Buildings, Force Evacuations of Parliament, Stock Exchange

 

Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman on Why Russians Should Boycott the Elections

 

Putin plans to end Alawite hegemony in Damascus and evict pro-Iranian Shiite militias including Hizballah

 

Birth Rate Hits 10-Year Low in Russia

 

Russian icebreakers break US Arctic ambition

 

Russian Flanker jet forces US spy plane to change course over Black Sea in ‘safe’ intercept – MoD

 

 Russia accuses US of election meddling 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Federal law enforcement closing in on ATM "jackpotting" thieves

 

SENATE

 

 

Rand Paul Tells Evangelical Student Group: There Is No Liberty Without Virtue  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Cotton: Putin’s Jailing of Opposition Leader Shows He Fears His Own People (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)/Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Reality sets in that DACA deal might not get done

 

Cherokee woman blasts Elizabeth Warren: 'We've asked her to stop' claiming our ancestry (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Sen. Tammy Duckworth slams Trump’s Vietnam draft deferments, chastises ‘Cadet Bone Spurs’

 

Senators want Trump's State of the Union to show 'compassion' toward Dreamers

 

Sen. Bernie Sanders: Shutting down government ‘the right thing to do’

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Sex Harassment Claims Add to History of Issues With Wynn Board

 

Chuck Close Is Out at National Gallery of Art. Who’s Next?

 

SINGAPORE

 

Singapore Overtakes China as Largest Asian Investor in U.S. Property

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Social media giants pressed on foreign bots after memo campaign

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Can Seoul Avoid Violating Sanctions with Inter-Korean Events?

 

26 foreign leaders to visit S. Korea during Olympics

 

Central Seoul to ban old diesel vehicles from 2019

 

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

 

Seoul, US split on ramifications of NK’s PyeongChang participation

 

Reuters spoils PyeongChang's Olympic flame secret

 

S. Korea urges North to talk before military drills restart 

 

SPORTS

 

Tom Brady cuts Boston radio interview short after host insults his daughter — who’s 5

 

NHL All Star Game

 

NFL Pro Bowl

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Fewer Than Expected Puerto Ricans Register to Vote in Florida After Fleeing Hurricane Maria

 

Plane makes "miracle" emergency landing on SoCal freeway

 

What Hawaii’s governor has learned about the politics of war jitters

 

 

SYRIA

 

Syria showdown: Turkey takes aim at Manbij, but Washington says US forces aren’t leaving

 

Syrian airstrikes reportedly destroy hospital, kill dozens

 

Team Trump must match its new rhetoric on Syria with action

 

TAIWAN

 

Massive inferno erupts at CPC refinery in Taoyuan

 

 

TAX CUTS

 

Making the Trump tax cuts permanent, now

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Driverless Cars and GPS: The Fearful Master

 

TERRORISM

 

Did Trump Really Beat ISIS?

 

 

TRADE

 

NAFTA Talks Stalled, As World Moves on Without U.S.

 

Coming to grips with Trump’s trade policy

 

Trump administration's tough talk on trade rattles investors

 

U.S. farmers have much to lose if NAFTA deal collapses

 

 

TURKEY

 

Syria war: Turkey arrests hundreds for criticising Afrin offensive

 

Russia's role in Afrin depends on Turkey's true intentions

 

 

UNIONS

 

NLRB Employees Object to Admin’s Cost-Cutting Measures

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks end higher, boosted by pound’s pullback

 

UK to launch new radar against 'severe' Russian threat

 

Doctors in Britain declare that a sick baby must be killed. The parents protest and say that the child is still responsive and has emotions. The doctors say that the child must be put to death

 

Moscow says UK defence minister worthy 'of Monty Python'

 

NHS admits doctors may be using tools made by children in Pakistan

 

UK: Labour MPs instructed to vote against banning jihad terror group Hizballah

 

UK: May government rejects petition for Free Speech Act and end to “hate speech” laws (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley rips Grammys over 'Fire and Fury' segment (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Is Venezuela on the Brink of Economic and Social Collapse?

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

DACA: What is Trump doing?

 

Where is Nidal Sakr and Why Isn’t He in Jail?  (US Muslim Brotherhood operative who threatened President Trump’s life needs to be brought to justice.)

 

Who is mysterious group behind Trump 'censure' ad?

 

A Smashing Success at Davos  (In his speech at Davos the President emphasized that America is back and is open for business.)

 

John Kerry makes fun of Trump's weight, asks for 'girth certificate'

 

 White House on Clinton's Grammy cameo: Don't take it seriously

 

Trump's most desperate move yet? Here's what pushing out Rod Rosenstein would mean. (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

'Trump Boom' Starts To Impact His Approval Numbers

 

New Book: McCabe Initiated White House Meeting That Led To Leak  (This story gives a glimpse into how the original Russia narrative may have been spread around to overly compliant journalists and other members of the ‘resistance.’)

 

‘The Final Year’ Depicts The Chaotic Legacy Of Obama’s National Security Team

 

On Flight to Davos, Trump Erupted Over DOJ Role in Russia Probe

 

Trump has wide-ranging interview; reveals he tweets from bed

 

Trump offers ‘wonderful deal’ for Dreamers in part to expose Democrats’ political games

 

Trump is considering nationalizing 5G mobile network, report says

 

Lawmakers, wary of forestalling a deal, urge Trump to scale back immigration demands

 

Ivanka Trump didn’t stop José Andrés from getting into a party. Here’s what really happened.

 

Trump’s alleged order to fire Mueller was ‘New York talk’: Manchin (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

 

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

 

Behind Trump’s Davos triumph

 

Trump confronts elites with realism

 

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

 

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