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Tuesday, January 30, 2018







In Today’s Issue: 




President Trump Slams Democrats for Blocking Senate Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks


Trump shames Senate for failing to advance 20-week abortion ban


Here’s the Two Republicans Who Voted to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal


Trump asks Senate to reconsider 'protect life' legislation


Pro-Life Nurse Forced to Assist Late-Term Abortion Will be Speaker Paul Ryan’s State of the Union Guest


Senate Rejects Measure to Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy


Democrats Give Each Other High Five After Voting to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal


Defeat of 20-week abortion ban could haunt Democrats


Democrats Give Each Other High Five After Voting to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal


California Senate approves medication abortion on campuses


California Senate Passes Bill to Force College Health Centers to Sell Abortion Pills


All But Three Democrats Voted to Allow Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth


Democrat Senators high-five after voting in favor of late-term abortion


California college students need easier access to abortion pill


Vice President Mike Pence “Disappointed” 44 Democrats and 2 Republicans Voted for Late-Term Abortions


Teens whose mothers had an abortion are more likely to undergo abortion


Judge Blocks Law Requiring Abortion Clinics to Bury Aborted Babies Instead of Dumping Them in Landfills


Idaho Senate panel introduces so-called ‘abortion reversal’ bill


21 States Have Passed a Ban on Abortions After 5 Months, Congress Should Too


Support for Abortion Continues Its Six-Year Upswing


Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Voted to Support Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth


Birmingham abortion clinic bombing was 20 years ago today


Rhetoric vs. Reality: How Abortion Bans Hurt Women


Satanists Just Made It a Little Easier to Get an Abortion in Missouri


Ireland Commits to Hold Abortion Referendum by End of May


Here’s the Two Republicans Who Voted to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal


Down syndrome child to feature in anti-abortion billboard campaign (Ireland)




Stepped up violence alternately claimed by IS and Taliban


In First, U.S. Classifies Data Showing Insurgent Control of Afghanistan


Deadly terrorism blitz in Kabul exposes government weakness, limits of U.S. training effort


Afghanistan Victory: A State of the Union Staple. For 17 Years.





Kenyans Name a 'People's President,' and TV Broadcasts Are Cut


Muslims Kidnap And Savagely Torture Africans, Melt Plastic On His Naked Body, As He Screams For Help They Tell Him “Shut Up!”


Kenya in crisis: President’s rival refuses to concede election, proceeds with ‘inauguration’ plans


An African country reckons with its history of selling slaves



Miners dig a hole for ASX


The Australian dollar has fallen across the board


Australian government sponsors taxpayer-funded “modest fashion” exhibit featuring Islamic clothing





TSX loses ground due to energy stocks as U.S. markets plunge


Trudeau says Liberals 'doing the best that we can' amid sexual harassment allegations (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


#MeToo Movement Spills Across the Canadian Border


Shaw offers buyout packages to 6,500 employees as it looks to cut workforce


Vic Fedeli will not seek leadership bid for Ontario PCs


Metro announces increase in automation to combat minimum-wage hikes


How did Tim Hortons come to be synonymous with Canada; and why do we continue to embrace that identity?


RBC to open $1.78 M cybersecurity lab at University of Waterloo


Nobody ‘in his right mind’ would terminate NAFTA, former PM Mulroney tells Congress


Tim Harper: Sexual harassment legislation alone cannot change the culture in Ottawa




Schools in 12 states close to fight flu outbreak





Ex-CIA Director Petraeus: Everything can be hijacked, weaponized


CIA chief Mike Pompeo: N. Korea could be able to nuke US in "handful of months"


CIA: Russia Will Continue Meddling Attempts in Midterms




Americans who visited Cuba report similar symptoms suffered by US diplomats, report says




Kim Jong-un has reportedly burned through his slush fund with extravagant spending, missile tests (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


US can destroy 'most' of N. Korea's nuclear missile infrastructure, top general says


Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South Korea and Japan via Russia, reports say


North Korea backs off military exercises as Trump puts 'maximum pressure' on Kim Jong Un





Immigration Legislation Should Stress Border Security and Enforcement, Not Incentivize Bad Behavior


How Congress Can Help Protect US Companies From Cyberattack


Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus to Democrats: ‘Use your stupid brains’ on tax reform


From Annapolis to Congress? 3 Women Hope to Lead Way


As Trump prepares to unveil State of the Union, Congress struggles to do its job





ExxonMobil Announces $35 Billion in New Investments in U.S. Thanks to Tax Reform


Why Amazon built its workers a mini rain forest inside three domes in downtown Seattle




Judge rules illegals have constitutional right to ‘say goodbye’ to family


'Terrible twin of yoga' goes on trial for murdering her sister by driving off 200ft cliff in Hawaii after 'vicious, hair-pulling argument' as defense says it was just a 'tragic accident'




Breaking: 2nd  Person Of Interest Identified In Las Vegas Massacre


California Using Race to Determine Punishment for Crime


Dreamers arrested, charged with smuggling illegal immigrants


Toddler, parents killed in triple homicide


Police chief’s son arrested for beating toddler to death with belt


Father denies selling teen daughter for sex




 TX agents stop semitrailer carrying 76 immigrants




DNC CEO reportedly out after less than year on job




Democrats Stand Up to Moderate Muslim Extremism


Obama’s presidential library ripped as ‘ugly waste of taxpayer resources’ by Chicagoans


Hillary suddenly in trouble with the Left




Education Dept to test putting federal aid on debit cards


Boy in girls-only dance event triggers federal probe (Department of Education looking into state rules for competition.)




DOJ, SEC Probing Apple Over iPhone Slowdowns: Sources


Rosenstein -- Agent of the Deep State Coup  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)


Rod Rosenstein Is Shirking His Duty to Supervise Robert Mueller   (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


Cynthia Nixon calls for Americans to 'take to the streets' if Trump fires Mueller


No, Trump’s talk of firing Mueller doesn’t show obstruction


A Conservative Renaissance At The Department Of Justice


The Reaganesque renaissance at Justice




Dow suffers biggest drop in eight months


Dow Sinks Over 300 Points


Wall St. stumbles over high bond yields, health stocks


Asia stocks off record highs as Wall St. flags, higher yields support dollar


Asia Stocks Follow U.S. Drop as Bond Slump Extends: Markets Wrap


These are the 2 biggest reasons for a weaker U.S. dollar


Wages, Obama Economy's Weakest Link, Now Surging Under Trump


How Much Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Trickling Down


More than half of Americans are unable to afford a minor emergency: Only 39% would be able to cover an unexpected $1,000 bill from their savings 


U.S. consumer confidence rebounds; house prices march higher


Gold gives up early gains to end lower as dollar pares decline


Five Dow stocks have fallen 4% or more over the past week


Dollar trims losses as euro’s GDP-inspired boost fades


Why the Global Rally Still Has Legs Despite Pain in U.S. Treasuries





Higher Ed and the American Dream


School denounced for plans to fly Black Lives Matter flag throughout February


A College's List of Alleged Rapists


Starnes: Student who triggered military-hating teacher gives his side of the story


More Evidence of a Drop in International Grad School Enrollment


Americans who practice yoga contribute to white supremacy, Michigan State University professor claims


Decline in Student Loan Borrowing


California teacher investigated for in-class rant calling military members the ‘lowest of our low’


USF Student Government Tries to Push Resolution Condemning Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital




Egypt’s Christians Suffer from “Very High Persecution”





The Idiots That Don’t Concede Elections





The 2018 midterms are looking very good for Democrats


All Signs Point to Big Democratic Wins in 2018




Oil closes lower as U.S. supply fears intensify


Energy Prices





EPA Chief Disavows Calling Trump a Danger in 2016 Interview


EPA chief braces for grilling from Senate Dems





European stocks suffer biggest loss since November as bond selloff prompts caution


Re-election of anti-mass migration Czech President causing EU panic over possible “Czexit”


Poland’s Holocaust Blame Bill


From the Czech Republic, a warning for our midterms: The Russians are still meddling




Doctors Euthanized Healthy 29-Year-Old Woman Because She Had Mental Health Problems  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)




The Search for a Russian Mole


FBI's Wray makes clear McCabe's retirement tied to IG's Clinton report  (FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)


Internal Justice Department probe eyes McCabe's role in final weeks of 2016 election


Comey Defines People Who Disagree With Him as “Small People” (Former FBI Director James Comey)


Andrew McCabe’s Pension Is Worth About $1.8 Million  


Comey praises McCabe: He 'stood tall' while 'small people' tried to tear down the FBI  (Former FBI Director James Comey/ FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)


The rise of David Bowdich, the former sniper in line to become the FBI’s new deputy director


Did secret GOP memo trigger FBI boss' sudden exit?


Ex-DOJ official reacts to McCabe exit, rips politics at FBI





America's Lost Decade: Fed's Antigrowth Policies Hurt Recovery, But A New Boom May Be Upon Us





Missouri Senate candidate: I don’t buy into ‘feminism’s crazed definition of modern womanhood’




Louvre displays art looted by Nazis, hopes to find rightful owners


Hunt goes on for Quiksilver CEO after his boat washes up on French beach


Paris opens doors to France's first ever sex doll brothel





Merkel’s Union reaches agreement with SPD on refugee family reunions  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)





Are Republicans Ready to Join a Third Party?


Governors association to cut ties with Steve Wynn, underscoring scope of allegations’ fallout




Celebrities Are Turning the Awards Stage Into a Soapbox





Amazon, Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway partner up to disrupt health care





Former 'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Dead At 35





Adam Schiff’s Versions Of Events Are Frequently False Or Missing Key Details (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)


Congressman calls for police to arrest undocumented immigrants at State of the Union


House passes defense spending bill in symbolic vote


FBI reels as Speaker Ryan backs release of damning memo, says ‘covering up mischief’ worse (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Paul Ryan says Rod Rosenstein is doing a "fine job" at DOJ  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)



Nancy Pelosi: Racist-in-Chief (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)


House Intel votes to release controversial 4-page memo allegedly detailing FISA surveillance abuses


Republicans vote to release memo alleging FBI missteps in surveillance of Trump campaign operative


House committee votes to release memo alleging missteps by FBI in Russian probe


Freedom Caucus may oppose next stopgap funding bill


Bannon to testify before House Intel again on Wednesday




Immigration Lies and Hypocrisy





India: Muslim forced to marry her rapist, who then divorces her by instant triple talaq


India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped


India's gender inequality has led to millions of 'unwanted' girls


India: New fatwa says Muslim women shouldn’t watch football because of the exposed thighs of players





California's bullet train is running off track. A state audit could keep it from derailing






Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018)


TV: US may reject UN’s granting of Palestinian refugee status to descendants


 Trump continues to threaten the PA


 High profile Russian delegation in Israel shortly after Putin-Netanyahu Moscow talks (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Irish Senate Mulls Bill Criminalizing Trade With Post-1967 Israeli Communities


After Israeli protest, Irish Senate freezes bill to ban settlement goods


Netanyahu summons Irish ambassador over bill criminalizing settlement trade


Iran hackers reportedly tried to phish Israeli nuclear scientists


Forced to Flee, US Delegation Attacked by Arab Protesters in Bethlehem


Amid spat over Holocaust bill, Yad Vashem honors Poles who saved Jews  


ZOA president: I went to Qatar for Israel and the Jewish people


Israeli forces shoot, kill 16-year-old Palestinian in Ramallah area


Drawing on politics of memory, Netanyahu working hard to woo Putin


State Prosecution closes probe into Olmert’s memoir leaks  (Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert)


Hamas Leader Who Shot Self in Head Dies of Wounds


Witness says Netanyahu was asked to promote submarine deal – report


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


Trump’s business approach to foreign aid


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


Within 5 seconds of disaster: 2 planes nearly collide over Tel Aviv


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


Israeli embassy in Jordan begins resuming operations


Chief Rabbi backs deportation policy for single, male African asylum-seekers


Angered by Trump, Palestinian Protesters Disrupt Business Seminar U.S. Helped Organize


 Pence Message From Heart of American People to the Heart of Jews  (Vice-President Mike Pence)


Bakery that Features Mural of Palestinian Terrorist Hosted Book Event Promoting Israel Boycott




Cash is king — and dangerous — for marijuana businesses that lose bank accounts




In First Year, Trump and Media Forge an Uneasy Relationship


Jeff Zucker wouldn’t let CNN reporter leave for CBS News




Kentucky becomes 1st  state in nation to require Medicaid recipients to work




Yemen separatists capture most of Aden, residents say


Yemen PM 'holed up' as Aden palace surrounded


Saudi Arabia says it has seized over $100 billion in corruption purge


Assange blasts US ‘subservience to Saudis’ as Trump triples drone strikes in Yemen (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)


A clear view of enemy lines, but no end in sight to Yemen's war





US military says 'human error' caused blocking of key Afghanistan info


Pentagon: China, Russia Soon Capable of Destroying U.S. Satellites


Tet Offensive 50 years ago shattered Americans’ confidence in Vietnam War


Russian jet comes within 5 feet of US Navy plane over Black Sea


Military reviews its rules as new details of US soldiers and bases emerge


In State of the Union, Trump to push for new military spending


Rank military injustice




Muslim Student Accused of Killing Christian in Pakistan Released on Bail


Pakistan Launches Application to Combat Cyberextremism


 Viewpoint: India and Pakistan up the ante on disputed border




Former Dem. Rep Corrine Brown Reports to Prison To Serve Five-Year Sentence On Corruption Charges





RNC Weighs Todd Ricketts as Finance Chair After Wynn, Sources Say




Pride and Disbelief: Russia's Elite Reacts to U.S. 'Kremlin List'


Putin reacts to US Treasury ‘Kremlin List’: ‘Dogs bark but the caravan moves on’  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Putin makes tongue-in-cheek comment on his absence from US 'Kremlin List'

Trump admin: No new Russia sanctions for now


Russian team banned from Paralympics, but some will compete




Incredible school-bus sized dinosaur found in amazing discovery


Scientists grow new ears for children with defect





McConnell Sees No Need to Protect Mueller From President Trump  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


Dems go on the attack during EPA chief's hearing


Federal Judge Recommended by Claire McCaskill Fines Her Republican Opponent   (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)


On this issue, Democrats could agree with Trump. He should highlight it in his speech. (By Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Cotton and Hatch Introduce Bill to Publicize Iranian Leadership’s Assets (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)/ US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)


Sanders Backs Out of Interview After Newspaper Refused Proposed Conditions to Restrict Questions  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)


Cotton Praises EPA Ending Obama-Era Coal Restrictions in Arkansas: ‘Slowly but Surely Rebuilding Trust’ Between Rural America, EPA




Humane Society CEO is subject of sexual harassment complaints, according to internal investigation





Experts call Facebook 'no place' for kids


The Urgent Case for Legislation against Facebook and Google




Why immigration is key to saving Social Security





Female prosecutor opens up about sexual harassment


Chinese Military Plane Buzzes Korea's Air Identification Zone


Super flu outbreak hits Korean peninsula just days before Olympics kickoff


AI robot Sophia speaks about own future in Seoul


KOSPI Breaks Through 2,600 Points in Intra-Day Trade





ESPN Host: Notre Dame 'Fighting Irish' Mascot Offensive, Needs To Change


A Different Kind of Field of Dreams (Massachusetts college embeds a field for people with disabilities into its sports facilities, aiming to support its curriculum and serve local organizations.)


"Tebow bill" sacked by education committee in Virginia


Cleveland Indians are dropping this logo from uniforms in 2019


Spagnuolo emerges with claim: Patriots stole Super Bowl signals


What the Blake Griffin trade means for the Clippers, Pistons and the rest of the NBA


Megyn Kelly ‘threw a fit’ over Katie Couric’s Olympics gig


NBA Scoreboard




3 dead, 2 injured after helicopter crashes into house in Newport Beach, California


Worker who sent Hawaii missile false alarm believed threat was real



Damning report finds 20 million pain pills flooded into West Virginia town





Democrats to bring Dreamers and sexual assault victims as guests to Trump's first SOTU address


5 things to watch at State of the Union


State of the Union: Voters reflect on economy, Trump rhetoric, divisions


Former deported veteran to attend State of the Union address


Trump expected to tout strong economy in first State of the Union


Tales from past 'designated survivors' who had to miss the State of the Union


What Trump is likely to say in his State of the Union address


Immigrants will be a big part of Trump’s State of the Union address — and live audience


Some Supporters Fear Trump Will Lose Edge in Speech


The State of the Union, in Trump’s real words


Trump the pitchman: A prime-time hour to sell his vision and lift his poll numbers


Briefly: The State of the Union





Syria fighting displaces 270,000 in winter


Why are we still in Syria? Trump has yet to make his case





Airlines cancel more than 200 flights over tensions between China and Taiwan




If Trump Nationalizes 5G, It Will Be The Last 'G' We Ever See


Why aren't Californians up in arms about tech company surveillance?





Number of Children Fighting for ISIS, Terror Groups Skyrockets  




George Will: When Protectionism Is Rampant, No Bad Deed Goes Unrewarded




Mnuchin promises more sanctions on Russia after outrage over report (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)





Turkey’s huge crackdown is destroying civil society


Kurdistan Parliament highlights Afrin resistance, calls Turkey to end military operation


Turkish Political Commentator Hüseyin Güneş: In Syria, Turkey Fights The U.S., Not Just Terrorists; If We Defeat America, This Will Spell The Beginning Of Its End


Turkey orders detention of top doctors over criticism of Syrian offensive





FTSE 100 erases 2018 gain as U.S. bond selloff spooks investors


Pregnant Woman Collapses and Dies in Her Home, Doctors Save Her 29-Week-Old Unborn Baby


UK: Muslim migrant, 34, turned up to meet 12-year-old girl with a condom and a burger


UK headteacher called “Hitler,” severely bullied into reversing hijab school ban


Anti-Semitism Within Britain’s Labour Party


UK judge rules intensive care for brain-damaged boy can halt


Winter flu, Brexit put beloved UK health service on sickbed


Merkel 'ridicules May's Brexit demands to uproarious laughter'  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel/ British Prime Minister Theresa May)





Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Trump’s First Year: The Ominous Signs Ahead


Trump shouldn't do Mueller interview: Christie


Left Blames Brexit for Problems of Britain’s Socialist Healthcare System


Please Don’t Call Him Presidential


Absent Since Report of Affair, First Lady Set to Attend Speech


Trump’s immigration ‘compromise’ is a trick


How Trump handles scandal: Conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory


Trump is trying to Make America White Again


White House: We didn't have anything to do with McCabe exit  (FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)


Why a White House plan to nationalize 5G data networks has spurred widespread backlash


Trump told McCabe to ask his wife how it felt to be a loser: report


Spicer regrets embarrassing his friends and family (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)



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