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Monday, January 30, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

Black Pastor: “People Cry for Harambe, But They Have no Love for Babies Killed Every Day” in Abortions

 

Here’s A Primer On Pro-Life Responses To Common Counter-Arguments

 

People Magazine Reported More on Pro-Abortion “Women’s March” Than President Trump Inauguration

 

Rep. Meadows: 'It's Imperative' Trump Name Pro-Life Justice--And 'He W

 

Vice-President Mike Pence Invites Pro-Life Leaders to the White House, Obama Had Abortion Activists

 

Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Energized by Pro-Life Administration

 

Abortion Clinic Closes After Attempting to Evade State Laws, 3rd Abortion Clinic Shut Down in 2017

 

Pro-life events draw evangelicals to D.C.

 

Interview: How the left ‘brainwashes’ kids to accept its sexual ideology - and how parents can fight back

 

'Life is winning,' VP Pence says at March for Life

 

Congressman to March for Life: Trump presidency ‘is the turning point for the right-to-life movement’

 

Gosnell, Game Changer


‘It was my first time back in the White House in eight years’: pro-life leader describes meeting with VP Pence

 

4 False Memes Abortion Supporters Pushed About The March For Life

 

Roe v. Wade play in DC as landmark abortion case in the news

 

Study suggests reasoning for early, late abortion procedures

 

Candlelight Vigil Honors Lives Lost Through Abortion (Wisconsin)

 

Photos: 600 attend Little Rock abortion-rights rally

 

Trump's executive order on abortion funding a step too far

 

Students Voice Anti-Abortion Sentiments at March for Life in D.C.

 

Abortion in Pakistan: struggling to support a woman's right to choose

 

Nurse Fired Three Times Because She Wouldn’t Help Kill Babies in Abortions Files Lawsuit  (Stockholm, Sweden)

 

Never mind America, access to abortion is a 'nightmare' for many Australians

 

Netherlands Will Use $10 Million to Pay for Abortions After Trump Defunds Intl Planned Parenthood

 

Abortion in Pakistan: struggling to support a woman's right to choose

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Under Taliban Siege, a Doctor’s Trial by Fire

 

Afghanistan, NATO on watch for use of drones by militants

 

AFRICA

 

90 Muslims Surround, Attack Church During Services And Beat Dozens Of Christians, Rape 15 Women And Kidnap The Pastor And Nobody Knows Where He Is Now  (Uganda)

 

Czech Aid Worker, Sudanese Pastor and Darfur Christian Sentenced to Prison in Sudan

 

Kenyan couple hailed online for frugal $1 wedding

 

AIRLINES

 

About 150 flights canceled after Delta grounds U.S. flights

 

Trump blames Delta for nationwide detainments

 

AIRPORTS

 

California Today: Airports a Flashpoint in Immigration Protests

 

How Trump created chaos at the airport with his unfair and inhumane order

 

When Muslims got blocked at American airports, U.S. veterans rushed to help

 

Disorder at Airports as Travelers Are Detained Without Lawyers

 

Protesters block traffic at LAX as thousands rally against Trump travel ban

 

Croatian woman is 'detained at LAX and set to be deported' even though the Eastern European country is not among the seven listed in Trump's immigration ban

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

Alt-right leader Richard Spencer prompts anger with tweet asking why there are mosques in 'one of North America's most beautiful places' after Quebec City attack on worshippers

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

Outrage over Trump's immigrant ban helps ACLU raise more money online in one weekend than in all of 2016

 

ARAB WORLD

 

Trump calls to Arab leaders a positive sign

 

Arab States Angry Over Trump Travel Ban

ASIA

 

New Urban Agenda looks at how to house people flooding into cities

 

Avalanches Kill At Least Seven In Tajikistan

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Trump concerns plague ASX

 

Australian Dollar Stuck, But Not Stricken

 

New teachers fail to meet literacy and numeracy test

 

How a Melbourne poker amateur turned $130 into $1 million

 

'Terrible news': Melbourne High student in US visa knockback

 

Qantas offers refunds to Australians affected by Trump's 'Muslim ban'

 

Australia Says Trump Will Honor One-Time Deal to Accept Refugees

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford objects to Trump travel ban order  (AVIPP COIMMENTARY: American should boycott Ford.)

 

VW tops Toyota as world's biggest carmaker

 

BALKANS

 

Bosnia Indicts Bosnian-Serb Woman On War-Crimes Charges

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

How Government Planning Holds Back Our Greatest Potential

 

Bureaucracy Freeze or Bureaucracy Frozen? (It’s too early to tell what if any effect a 90-day freeze on federal hiring might have.)

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX and Dow give up recent gains as Trump rally runs out of steam

 

Deadly attack at Toronto's George Brown College

 

Canada Denies Residency to 13-Year-Old With Down Syndrome: He’d be a “Burden” to the Health System

 

Ont. teacher had sex with 13-year-old girl, court hear

 

Trump’s orders lead to terror act in Canada

 

Imam talks of fear after Quebec attack

 

Only 1 suspect in deadly Quebec mosque shooting, police say

 

Canada Prime Minister President Donald Trump’s Latest Immigration Saboteur

 

Robbers tried to escape Toronto pot store by shooting locked door, police say

 

Daily Beast blames ‘white supremacists’ for Quebec mosque shooting, then retracts

 

How does Trump’s immigration ban affect you? A Canadian guide

 

‘Mostly Arabs’ among Quebec mosque victims

 

'This horror was based on intolerance': Quebec premier, Muslims denounce deadly mosque attack

 

Canada's proposed opioid guidelines don't address prevention: sources

 

Sorry, Ontario college admins. No big, Liberal-friendly union, no raises from a cash-strapped government

 

Quebec mosque mass murderers: Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed Khadir

 

Quebec City mosque attack suspect identified as Alexandre Bissonnette

 

The Trump presidency will cost Canadians

 

University professor and grocer among victims in mosque attack

 

Less than 50 hours of sunlight in Toronto for January

 

Police arrest two students - one 'of Moroccan origin' - over the murder of six people shot dead in a Quebec City mosque carnage a day after Canadian PM condemned Trump immigration ban 

 

Canada is not the Donald Trump opposition party

 

Quebec mosque shooting suspect Alexandre Bissonnette faces six counts of murder

 

One of the two suspects in Quebec mosque shooting is “of Moroccan origin”

 

My Canadian sanctuary: What the mosque means to me

 

Quebec Mosque Shooting Kills at Least 6, and 2 Suspects Are Arrested

 

Lack of TV news coverage of Quebec City shooting a huge broadcast failure

 

Six Killed in Canada Mosque Shooting; Trudeau Calls It Terror  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada: Gunmen screaming “Allahu akbar” open fire in mosque, murdering multiple people

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Women’s March Celebrates World’s Top Torturers of Women

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

The CIA has a second sacred wall. Trump disrespects that one every day.

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

The Death of TPP: The Best Thing That Ever Happened to China

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Sound the retreat! Here are the members of the GOP surrender caucus attacking Trump’s immigration order

 

Blockbuster Audio: RINOs Carp About Obamacare Repeal

 

Republicans miss own deadline to begin repeal of Obamacare

 

GOP-led Congress starting to worry about its role in the Trump era

 

COURTS

 

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect enters plea

 

Obama-Appointed Judge vs. Trump’s Immigration Changes  (George Soros groups try to block Trump’s time-limited executive order to protect US security.)

 

The judge who halted refugee deportations — to save a Syrian (AVIPP COMMENTARY: This judge should be impeached.)

 

'You distorted the word of God': Judge rebukes men who used Bible as defense in rape trial

 

Patriotic Customs Officials Defy Illegal Obama Judge Order

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

2 bodies found in 2 weeks in search for missing woman

 

Cops: Stranger threw N.J. girl, 5, on train tracks

 

Alleged member of fetish-themed child predator sex ring arrested

 

Triple homicide probe launched after bodies found in N.J. home

 

NYPD stepping up patrols after 6 killed at mosque in Canada

 

After Months of Care and Hope, a Woman Shot in Chicago Dies

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

HE'S BAAAACK: Obama SLAMS Trump Over Immigration/Refugee Executive Order

 

De Blasio: Drunk driving by illegal alien could be 'a very minor offense'  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Flashback: Democrats Tried To Block Thousands Of Vietnam War Refugees, Including Orphans

 

Democrats don’t need this money-sucking hatchet man

 

Lawlessness is Obama's real legacy

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump's Executive Order Requires DHS to Report on 'Honor Killings,' 'Gender-Based Violence'

 

Opposition Grows to Federal Elections Takeover

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Free Market Coalition Endorses Puzder for Labor Secretary

 

ECONOMY

 

Immigration ban ends Donald Trump’s stock-market honeymoon

 

Wall Street falls the most this year as Trump honeymoon sours

 

U.S. Stocks Fall the Most Since the Presidential Election

 

Shares in Asia mixed on uncertainty over US immigration flap

 

Asian shares down as Trump immigration policy raises concerns

 

Short-term Treasury yields end flat as Trump enacts travel ban

 

American working class more conservative than rest of world

 

Gold marks first gain in 5 sessions as Dow sinks below 20,000

 

Democratic states combat Trump on women's health

 

Dollar slumps as Trump travel ban hits so-called risk assets

 

Emerging Markets Drop as Trump Travel Ban Curbs Risk Appetite

 

U.S. consumer spending, housing data bolster economic outlook

 

Trump's Attack on Germany and the Global Economy

 

Wall Street’s ‘fear index’ jumps the most in 3 months as Trump spooks market

 

What Donald Trump's U.S. economy could look like

 

There's a Huge Gap Between American Economic Hopes and Reality

 

The fate of the stock market could rest on Tom Brady’s shoulders

 

EDUCATION

 

Path to a new life takes these minority high school graduates back to preschool

 

Stranded and Stuck (Students and scholars are among those affected by a sweeping executive order banning entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority nations.)

 

Is Higher Education Still Possible?

 

Confronting the Trump Effect on Our Campuses

 

Why evangelicals are speaking out against Betsy DeVos

 

Forceful Response  (The Trump administration’s entry ban triggered wide condemnation from colleges, associations, faculty groups and others in higher education.)

 

School Shootings Rise When Economy Struggles: Study

 

Rift in Women’s Studies  Over Transgender Issues  (Popular online discussion group sees resignations and call for boycott over comments some see as bigotry toward trans scholars.)

 

Ohio could ban schools from expelling youngest students

 

A Call for 'Confident Pluralism' on Campuses  (At annual conference in divided nation’s capital, speakers urge presidents of Christian colleges to join (and lead) efforts to embrace, and work through, fundamental differences.)

 

Lead in schools: 14 percent of NY water outlets test positive

 

Teaching Students Soft Skills  (Reinhardt University launches program to train students in soft skills such as conflict management and strategic listening -- while preserving liberal arts mission.)

 

More non-Catholic students are enrolling in St. Louis area Catholic schools

 

The college loan system's fatal flaw

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Telling People They Can’t Say ‘This Is Why Trump Won’ Is Why Trump Won

 

Quinnipiac: Most Voters Think Russia Meddled in Election

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends at lowest level in over a week with U.S. output set to grow

 

Energy Prices

 

Coal to the rescue

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Another Obama Failure: He Wasn't Able Slow The Rising Sea Levels

 

‘Jughead’ the deer is finally freed from his plastic prison 

EUROPE

 

Anxious Ukraine Risks Escalation In 'Creeping Offensive'

 

Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Reported Killed Ahead Of Poroshenko's Berlin Visit  (Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko)

 

Ukraine conflict: Deadly flare-up in east

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end with biggest drop in 2 months after Trump’s immigration order

 

Soros-funded NGOs aiming to bring down Hungarian govt – foreign minister to RT

 

Polish City to Give Tom Hanks the Car That Put It on the Auto Map

 

European Leaders Reject Trump’s Refugee Ban as Violating Principles

 

Donald Trump's refugee ban will make the world 'less secure,' warns Italian minister 

 

Turkey, Hungary and Romania drive 23% rise in ECHR applications

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Doctor Euthanizes Patient With Dementia, Secretly Put Lethal Drugs in Her Coffee

 

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)

 

Gingrich warns U.S. of 'very dangerous' Obama directive (Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich(R)

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Goldman Sachs CEO: We don't support Trump's immigration order

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Standing Up to China Is Not 'Extremism'—It's Smart Foreign Policy

 

FRANCE

 

Fillon and British wife Penelope grilled by police over fake job claims

 

France's far right National Front says it could copy Trump's travel ban

 

France tells dual citizens of seven Muslim countries to forget travelling to US

 

Will French citizens be next in line for a Trump travel ban?

 

Benoît Hamon Wins French Socialist Party’s Presidential Nomination

 

Miss France Crowned Miss Universe in Philippines

 

Brussels suspect Abrini formally investigated over Paris attacks

 

GAMBLING

 

MGM National Harbor pushes Maryland gambling revenue to new heights

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel: Fight Against Terror Does Not Justify Suspicion Against Muslims  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel; AVIPP COMMENTARY: Chancellor Merkel is very ignorant.  The ban is not against Muslims.  It is a ban from regions that are terrorist hotspots. )

 

Germany overtakes China as world's richest exporter

 

Green party demands travel ban for Trump to Germany

 

Germany warns of 'catastrophic' conditions for migrants in Libya

 

Turkey urges Berlin to reject soldiers' asylum bids

 

Drone crashes into car on Autobahn outside Munich

 

German Consumer Group Files Data Suit Against WhatsApp

 

German Inflation Up Again; Set to Fuel Criticism of Stimulus

 

Brunhilde Pomsel, Goebbels’s Secretary and Witness to Nazis’ Fall, Dies at 106

 

Angela Merkel’s take on how to make a country great (again)  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany: Six teenagers found dead after garden party

 

Angela Merkel German leader 'explains' Geneva refugee convention to Trump   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Germany is in chaos because of Merkel’s refugee program that has put her nation at risk for terrorism.)

 

GOOGLE

 

The story behind the man honored in today's Google Doodle

Exclusive: Google creates $4 million crisis fund for immigration cause  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: It is time for American too stop using Google.)

 

GOP

 

Poll: Republicans maintain advantage in state party affiliation

 

GREECE

 

Greece :Nation has three weeks to deal with 'potentially disastrous' debt, says IMF

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Insurers Confident They Can Transition Away From Obamacare Into Replacement Plan

 

 For Some, the Affordable Care Act Is a Lifesaver. For Others, a Burden.

 

Americans 'not going to see any relief' from Obamacare in 2017

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Millionaire Idiot Attacks Trump, Embarrasses Self at SAG Awards

 

At SAG Awards, criticism of Trump’s immigration policy nearly upstages the trophies

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Facing criticism, Trump administration has no regrets about leaving out Jews in Holocaust statement

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Maxine Waters: ‘Trump Thinks He’s a Dictator’  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Democrats prepare bill to overturn Trump immigration order

 

Rep. John Lewis and Top Aide Hit With Ethics Complaint  (Group claims House Dem and his chief of staff violated rules on outside employment.)

 

House Democrats demand meeting with DHS chief over Trump ban

 

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) Pays Company Owned by Chief of Staff’s Wife With Campaign Funds

 

House Republicans consider little-used act to repeal gun rules for Social Security recipients

 

How Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) became Assad’s mouthpiece in Washington (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

House Democrat: 'American terrorists' are the real threat  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Only a fool would vote for a Marxist Democrat.)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump's travel ban 'makes no sense' without Pakistan and S. Arabia

 

No, Trump’s Immigration Order Isn’t Racist Or Reminiscent Of The Holocaust

 

Trump's Order Suspending Refugee Program: Racism or Balanced National Security?

 

Poll Shows Only 33% Oppose Trump's Temporary Ban

 

Trump's Unwise Travel Ban

 

Donald Trump Better Watch Out!

 

Reject the rhetoric: There is no Muslim ban!

 

Trump's heartland voters shrug off global uproar over immigration ban

 

16 attorneys general to fight Trump travel ban

 

Pan-Islamic body: US ban emboldens extremists

 

Early wins against Trump immigration order may not last

 

Sanctuary’ NYC Released Criminal Illegal Alien

 

Md. police chief responds after cop questions woman's citizenship

 

What does the Bible really say about taking in Syrian refugees?

 

All travelers detained under Trump ban have been released

 

Trump administration issues waiver to let green card holders avoid travel ban

 

How Trump’s Rush to Enact an Immigration Ban Unleashed Global Chaos

 

In Michigan, families torn apart by visa ban are at odds with Trump supporters

 

Islamic State finds success infiltrating its terrorists into refugee flows to West

 

Starbucks will hire 10,000 refugees, starting in U.S.  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Americans should be hired first and Americans should boycott Starbuck.)

 

Protests of Immigration Ban Continue

 

Koch network slams Trump immigrant ban

 

Refugees Entering the U.S. Already Face a Rigorous Vetting Process

 

L.A.'s Iranian American community reacts to President Trump's travel ban

 

Not in their job descriptions: Why many local police officers say they're not eager to help Trump enforce immigration laws  (California)

 

Trump to prioritize Christian refugees, reversing Obama policy

 

INDIA

 

Why the World Needs to Watch the India-Pakistan Nuclear Standoff

 

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed under house arrest in Pakistan

 

India readies budget to soothe voters after Modi cash crunch

 

5 soldiers rescued after being trapped under snow in Macchil die

 

INDONESIA

 

Fate uncertain for refugees in Indonesia awaiting US transfer

 

IRAN

 

Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Iran needs sanction too be renewed against them.)

 

Fake Atomic Scientists for Iranian Doomsday Against Trump

 

Iran fire: Tehran funeral for firemen draws thousands

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi Region Is Evicting Families of ISIS Members

 

ISLAM

 

A Muslim Reformer Speaks Out About His Battle Against Islamism And PC

 

Trump vs. ‘the Soft Islamic Conquest of the West’  (The West is importing a time bomb with refugee resettlement programs, and paying for it.)

 

Mom Targeted by Anti-Muslim Fliers Gets Support From Her Ohio Community

 

3 'triggers' for Islamic uprising under Trump presidency (Airport protests just the start of 'chaos' planned by Muslim Brotherhood.)

 

In Face of Trump’s Order, Some Muslim Nations Are Conspicuously Silent

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Monday, January 30, 2017)

 

Abbas to Africa: Put Palestinian plight ahead of forging ties with Israel  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Netanyahu Presses Ahead With Controversial “Settlement Regulation Bill”  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

No conclusive proof what hit Arab Knesset leader at protest, probe finds

 

Israeli PM Netanyahu to Visit US Pres. Trump Feb 15

 

Israel fears citizens who fled Muslim lands may be banned by US

 

Arab Lawyers Union to file court order against new demolition orders in Umm al-Hiran

 

At Bedouin village, a breakdown in talks led to demolitions and deaths

 

Rivlin to try to resolve tensions with Mexico  (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Mossad spook to replace Amos Gilad in powerful defense post

 

Israeli prosecutors file charges against former Palestinian MK

 

Arab Israeli man charged with terrorist shootings in Haifa

 

PLO Outraged at UN Secretary-General Over Jerusalem ‘Bias’

 

In West Bank (Judea and Samaria) raids, IDF shutters gun workshop, ‘inciting’ printer

 

US VP Pence, Jordan’s King Abdullah Discuss ‘How to Best Make Progress’ on Israel-PA Deal

 

2 Palestinians die 'of natural causes' at Gaza-Egypt border crossing

 

Rights groups provide jihad with free services

 

Likud Members Also Want Naftali Bennett In Their Party  (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Palestinian youth shot, injured near Tulkarem-area checkpoint

 

Stoning Attacks Growing More Serious

 

Rivlin grants 151 pardons out of 1,948 submitted

 

Palestinian Authority urges quick ICC ruling on settlements

 

Saudi condemns Israeli settlements ahead of Knesset vote

 

Palestinians Condemn UN Chief for Tying Temple Mount to Judaism

 

“God, grant us Martyrdom... a million grooms and brides... have written the marriage contract in blood” in Fatah TV music video

 

Trump-Putin deal on Syria bears on Israel security

 

Fatah proud of suicide terrorist: Her pure body exploded into pieces in the Zionists’ faces

 

Israel's Netanyahu applauds Trump's plan for wall; Mexico not pleased  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu Says U.S. Embassy ‘Needs to Be’ in Jerusalem

 

Israeli legislator sees Trump in biblical terms

 

JAPAN

 

Japan acts as US trade pressure grows

 

Japan pays enough for US military bases, Nikkei poll says

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Limits of Liberal Open-Mindedness

 

Shutting Down the Liberal Leech  (Have you ever noticed how liberals always think that everyone else's money is theirs?)

 

Trump, Refugees and the American Left  (I am a refugee as well as a WWII survivor and displaced war orphan, and I want today’s refugees to undergo the same kind of screening and vetting that my wave of applicants did.)

 

Leftists Determined to Stop Trump from Defending America

 

Video: The Truth About Trump's 'Muslim Ban'  (Unveiling the Left's lies and double standards.)

 

MARXISM

 

The Marxist cult of destiny, 2016

 

MEDIA 

 

Media hysteria designed to sow fear and division

 

Media Didn't Want to Report Accurately on Hillary to Avoid Sexism

 

NBC wants to be ‘the next Fox News,’ insiders say

 

Media ignore Democrats' full flip-flop on border wall

 

'I hope you're not around for long': Joe Scarborough goes after 'disgrace' Stephen Miller, blaming the president's senior advisor for weekend immigration chaos

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico earmarks $50-million to back migrants in U.S.

 

Do the math: Use Mexican drug cash to pay for the wall

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi king agrees to support and finance ‘safe zones’ for refugees in Syria and Yemen

 

In Call With Saudi King, Trump Pledges to ‘Rigorously’ Enforce Iran Deal

 

Saudi Public Investment Fund to be world leader

 

WaPo's David Ignatius SHOCKS 'Morning Joe' -- Middle East Doesn't Care If Trump's 'Anti-Muslim' Because...

 

Kurds, Baluch and Ahwazis Deserve Self-Determination  (The Kurds, Baluchi, and Ahwazi aspirations have never received the attention the “Palestinians” have by the International community.)

 

MILITARY

 

Trump could reset Star Wars at full throttle toward militarization of space

 

Trump Takes the First Step in Restoring the US Military

 

Russia, China pose growing threat to US Satellites warns Hyten

 

It’s Time to Turn the Page on the F-35: Here’s How


US, Polish Troops Hold First Joint Training

 

This Marine’s Epic Response To Barack Obama’s Farewell Speech Will Wake America The Hell Up

 

U.S. Reviews Nuclear Strike Survival for Russia and China

 

Many US veterans angry that executive order keeps Iraqi interpreters out

 

Marine Corps to upgrade water purifiers for field operations

 

Could a Trump tweet 'accidentally' pardon Bowe Bergdahl?

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar Ruling Party Mourns Assassination of Suu Kyi Adviser

 

U Ko Ni, a Prominent Muslim Lawyer in Myanmar, Is Fatally Shot

 

NEPAL

 

A Decade After Nepal’s Maoist Rebellion, Little Justice for Victims

 

NUTRITION

 

Don't let detox diets deceive you

 

PAKISTAN

 

Trump administration might ban Pakistani visa

 

Islamabad warns against move to extend US travel ban to Pakistan

 

Palestinian President to arrive in Islamabad today

 

Pakistan acquits 112 in arson case against Christians ‎

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Mylan Faces U.S. Antitrust Investigation on EpiPen Practices

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippine police chief halts bloody drug war

 

POLITICS

 

Conservative Koch network could serve as potent resistance in Trump era

 

RADIO

 

How a top conservative radio talker lost his audience and faith but gained a new perspective

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Church leaders speak out against Donald Trump's decision to prioritize evangelical refugees as the President confirms his plan in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia: No 'Moralizing' In Putin-Trump Phone Call   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin’s Russia in Biggest Arctic Military Push Since Soviet Fall

 

Tatars Fight To Keep Head Scarves In Russian School

 

Powerful Chechen Clan Accused of Plotting Kadyrov Assassination

 

Russia Charges Crimean Tatar Official With Undermining Territorial Integrity

 

Russian Businesses in Venezuela Smuggling Billions for Currency Black Market

 

Russia's Lukoil Seeks To Expand Mideast Operations As Iran Opens

 

Putin and Trump may meet before July G20 summit in Hamburg

 

Why the West is blind to Russian propaganda today

 

Russian long-range bombers conduct airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

 

Kremlin unveils details of Putin-Trump telephone conversation

 

Lavrov: Syria ‘safe zones’ possible if Damascus agrees   (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Netherlands to send Russia new request to specify radar data on MH17 crash

 

IPC rules to bar Russian athletes from qualifiers to 2018 Paralympics

 

SCIENCE

 

Scientists issue dire warning about Cape Cod shark attacks

 

Gazing Into Danakil Depression’s Mirror, and Seeing Mars Stare Back

 

SENATE

 

McConnell: 'I Think It's a Good Idea to Tighten the Vetting'  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) 

 

13 of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Await Senate Approval, Leaving Agencies Without a Leader  

 

Senate Dems will filibuster Trump’s SCOTUS pick  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) should eliminate the filibuster.)

 

Top Cruz Aide Tapped for Senior Role on Trump National Security Team (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Conway: GOP Senators Need to Support Trump

 

Trump's team gets ready for Supreme Court fight

 

Trump: McCain and Graham are trying to start ‘World War III’ (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/ US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Rob Portman says executive order needs vetting as GOP splits on refugees (US Senator of Ohio Rob Portman (R)

 

Republicans who oppose, support Trump refugee order

 

Trump blames airport chaos on 'tears of Senator Schumer'  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Why the Supreme Court fight is sure to go nuclear

 

Rubio, Scott 'uneasy' about Trump immigration order  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)/US Senator of South Carolina Tim Scott (R)

 

Dems grab spotlight at confirmation hearings

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil: First images of unique coral reef at mouth of Amazon

 

Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista held in corruption probe

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Park Turns to Online Media as Noose Tightens  (President Park Geun-hye)

 

Trump Tells South Korea That Alliance With U.S. Is ‘Ironclad’

 

Trump says ‘100 percent’ with Seoul on NK

 

Investigators brace for Park's questioning

 

China tightens regulations as Korean cosmetics ride high

 

Korean troops' killings in Vietnam still unresolved

 

Acting president viewed as potential conservative presidential candidate

 

Koreans in US worried amid Trump ban

 

SPORTS

 

HuffPo demands more harassment of Tom Brady for supporting Trump

 

Roger Goodell can't avoid Pats any longer

 

Braves player, family hit in deadly crash involving stolen police car

 

Falcons employees all sent to big game

 

10 years later, what became of the high school football players tabbed as the nation’s top 100?

 

NFL Pro-Bowl Scoreboard

 

NHL All-Star Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

 

STATES

 

McAuliffe: Restoring Voting Rights for Felons ‘Proudest Moment of My Life’  (Governor of Virginia Terry (Boondoggle) McAuliffee (D)

 

CA Bans State-Funded Travel To Kansas. Why? Because Christians Live There.

 

California Shouldn’t Secede from the U.S.

 

Baby boxes: N.J. promotes cardboard cribs

 

Conservative groups press states to overhaul voter lists, combat fraud

 

This Maryland prosecutor got the phone call every addict’s relative dreads

 

Cuomo’s latest blow to city taxpayers (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

California's extreme weather slammed Monterey Bay — and this town's iconic ship was among the victims

 

Mass Governor Proposes Tax to Fix Failed Health Reform

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department Told to ‘Get With the Program’

 

US Diplomats Consider Filing Dissent Over Immigration Ban

 

$100,000 for diplomat lawn chairs in surprising place (Obama's spending instructions linger after term ends.)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Judge Neil Gorsuch: Some Cause for Concern (Donald Trump's supposed top pick for the Supreme Court will need a bit of vetting by Senate Republicans.)

 

Trump’s Immigration Ban Promises Constitutional Showdown

 

Kennedy, not Trump, will determine the Supreme Court’s future

 

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick Tuesday

 

Who's who on Trump's short list for Supreme Court

 

Byron York: Will Trump SCOTUS pick, fast approaching, lead to total war?

 

SYRIA

 

Reports In Arab Media: Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad Is Gravely Ill  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Hezbollah Is Winning the War in Syria

 

Failed Islamic State?

 

Syrian rebels set to leave Wadi Barada for Idlib

 

…Syrian FM Calls on Refugees to Return Home

 

Rumors circulate that Syria's President Assad has suffered a stroke after state media release a denial that he is seriously ill 

 

TAIWAN

 

The TPP’s demise helps China trump Taiwan

 

Taiwan Navy reveals video of future guided-missile destroyer

 

Don’t bother overseas Taiwanese about the cross-strait issue minister

 

The China-Taiwan Dispute Is Fast Becoming A Divisive Issue In South Africa

 

Taiwan envoy to US reassures on ties

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Elon Musk Wants Your Advice on Trump’s Immigrant Order

 

Next Trump Move on Immigration to Hit Closer to Home for Tech

 

TERRORISM

 

20 “vetted” Muslim refugees who turned to jihad terrorism after being allowed into the U.S.

 

Get Ready for the ‘Donald Trump’s fault Terrorism Revolution’

 

Trump's Travel Ban Heightens Risk of Attacks in US, Homeland Security Expert Says

 

TRADE

 

Serious About Trade Reform? End Subsidies to Foreign Competitors

 

China trade war? These U.S. companies are in the crosshairs

 

Economic Ignorance Is No Excuse, Sean  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump’s Unfashionable Tax Idea

 

Killing jobs is the wrong way to get tough on trade

 

TURKEY

 

One killed, two wounded in armed attack in Istanbul restaurant

 

President Erdoğan expected to hold 40 rallies during referendum campaign  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey sends new files to US as evidence for Gülen’s extradition

 

Turkish Lira gains against other emerging currencies for first time in 2017

 

Turkey holds more than 980 terror suspects in one week

 

Heavy sentences demanded for 11 soldiers who killed 51 during Turkey’s coup attempt

 

Turkey strongly condemns Quebec mosque attack

 

Turkey reopens embassy in Libyan capital

 

Turkey’s economic confidence slips around 4 pct in January

 

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

 

UNIONS

 

Union Leaders for Trump

 

AFSCME to hold first ever strike vote in Illinois  (The union has fought the governor's reforms every step of the way.)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes lower as investors assess Trump’s immigration ban

 

UK sends missile destroyer to Black Sea to protect Ukraine

 

Boris Johnson rebuffs calls for U.K. to cancel Trump visit  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

In Britain Doctors Can No Longer Call Women ‘Mothers’ Because It’s Not ‘Inclusive’

 

Iraq human rights lawyer accused of hounding British troops 'thought he was above the rules'

 

Coldest night of year is recorded, with Braemar shivering at -10.1C

 

U.K. petition against Trump state visit attracts over 1M signatures

 

Manchester :Residents hit back at 'demeaning' anti-homeless spikes

 

As an Iranian Briton, Theresa May's support for Trump makes me ask who will stand up for me  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Police officer avoids sack for mocking colleague's cosmetic surgery

 

Scottish independence poll: Majority oppose second referendum

 

Hereford: Wife and son 'dumped American man with dementia in UK car park'

 

In a Pro-‘Brexit’ Corner of Britain, Impatience to Be Done With It

 

Young people: Optimism about economy despite Brexit, says study

 

SNP ‘preparing to drop’ full EU membership policy

 

Gender laws: Inquiry launched amid fears over Brexit effect

 

Danish drugs giant makes big UK investment

 

British Airways crew announce new strike: what to do if you're affected

 

Work: Highly paid part-time roles on the up as employers embrace job shares

 

Civil servants warned office 'cake culture' could be a 'public health hazard'

 

NHS: Intensive care 'at its limits' because of staff shortages

 

Breast flash GMP police chief Rebekah Sutcliffe keeps job

 

Mo Farah: ‘Queen made me a knight, Donald Trump made me an alien’

 

Boris Johnson to face MPs on Trump's US migration ban

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Chief Commends African Countries for Accepting Refugees

 

 

VATICAN

 

Catholics Ask Trump to Probe Soros-Obama-Clinton Conspiracy at Vatican

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Elon Musk’s Trump Outreach Is Angering The Resistance

 

Trump Signs Executive Order Slashing Small Business Regulations

 

Trump’s Bid to Slash Regulations Faces Bureaucratic Roadblocks

 

Trump’s Order on Entry into the U.S.: Implementation Problems

 

The man behind Trump? Still Steve Bannon

 

Trump's orders on immigrants bring hypocritical and hysterical uproar

 

Trump downplays effects of immigration ban

 

Extreme Fretting Over Refugee Ban  (President Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do during the campaign -- a concept foreign to liberals.)

 

Trump’s Order on Refugees: Mostly Right on Substance, Wrong on Rollout


Trump signs executive order requiring that for every one new regulation, two must be revoked

 

Trump Visit to UK Still on Amid Outcry Over Travel Ban

 

Trump’s First Week Blitz

 

Trump stands by executive order, says ‘this is not a Muslim ban’

 

White House says Trump orders on ‘extreme vetting’ still in effect

 

Unnamed White House official on travel ban: ‘It really is a massive success story’

 

Bravo, Mr. President  (Meantime, the Daily Beast and Right Scoop misrepresent a CNN conversation on Trump executive order.)

 

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus suggests Trump could expand country list under travel ban

 

Reince Priebus Defends Holocaust Statement That Failed to Mention Jews

 

Honeymoon’s over: Ex-Obama official Susan Rice calls Trump NSC reshuffling ‘stone cold crazy’ (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice; AVIPP COMMENTARY: This fool should remain silent.)

 

Trump’s dangerous move to politicize the National Security Council

 

The danger of Steve Bannon on the National Security Council

 

Green groups target Trump with guerrilla warfare campaign

 

Trump’s facile claim that his refugee policy is similar to Obama’s in 2011

 

The danger of Steve Bannon on the National Security Council

 

Juan Williams: No place for Hispanics in Trump White House

 

Guide to Trump's first 17 executive orders

 

Questions multiply about Bannon’s role in administration

 

Bannon Is Given Security Role Usually Held for Generals

 

Trump considers the media his enemy. We shouldn’t treat him as ours.

 

Shock. Outrage. Resistance. Repeat. Is this the new normal in Trump’s America?

 

Pence’s old tweet completely contradicts immigration ban (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Two really audacious proposals for Trump and the Republicans

 

The paper boy who kept crying 'Trump'

 

Travel ban is the clearest sign yet of Trump advisors' intent to reshape the country

 

Trump's cruel, illegal refugee executive order

 

Trump: 'Bad' people would rush into US if we gave warning on ban

 

Trump aide calls immigration order a 'massive success story'

 

Spicer: 'What happened if we didn't act and somebody was killed?'

 

Trump's attack plan for Obama's regulations

 

 

ZOO

 

Donald Trump's sons could 'follow in their father's footsteps' by helping to bring pandas to Central Park Zoo

 

 

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