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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

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)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

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.

 

 

AFRICA 

 

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

 
AUSTRALIA

 

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

 

 

CANADA

 

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

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Schools in 12 states close to fight flu outbreak

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

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

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

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

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

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

 

 

CONGRESS

 

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

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

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

 

COURTS

 

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'

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

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

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

 TX agents stop semitrailer carrying 76 immigrants

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC CEO reportedly out after less than year on job

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

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

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

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.)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

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

 

ECONOMY

 

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

 

 

EDUCATION

 

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

 

Egypt’s Christians Suffer from “Very High Persecution”

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The Idiots That Don’t Concede Elections

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

The 2018 midterms are looking very good for Democrats

 

All Signs Point to Big Democratic Wins in 2018

 

ENERGY

 

Oil closes lower as U.S. supply fears intensify

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA Chief Disavows Calling Trump a Danger in 2016 Interview

 

EPA chief braces for grilling from Senate Dems

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

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

 

EUTHANASIA

 

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

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

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

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

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

 

 

FEMINISM

 

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

 

FRANCE

 

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

 

 

GERMANY

 

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

 

 

GOP

 

Are Republicans Ready to Join a Third Party?

 

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

 

GRAMMY AWARDS

 

Celebrities Are Turning the Awards Stage Into a Soapbox

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

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

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Former 'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Dead At 35

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

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

 

Immigration Lies and Hypocrisy

 

 

INDIA

 

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

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

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

 

 

 

ISRAEL

 

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

 

MARIJUANA

 

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

 

MEDIA 

 

In First Year, Trump and Media Forge an Uneasy Relationship

 

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

 

MEDICAID

 

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

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

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

 

 

MILITARY

 

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

 

PAKISTAN

 

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

 

PRISONS

 

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

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

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

 

RUSSIA

 

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

 

SCIENCE

 

Incredible school-bus sized dinosaur found in amazing discovery

 

Scientists grow new ears for children with defect

 

 

SENATE

 

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

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

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

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Experts call Facebook 'no place' for kids

 

The Urgent Case for Legislation against Facebook and Google

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Why immigration is key to saving Social Security

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

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

 

 

SPORTS

 

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

 

STATES 

 

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

 

 

STATE OF THE UNION

 

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

 

Syria fighting displaces 270,000 in winter

 

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

 

 

TAIWAN

 

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

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

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

 

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

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Number of Children Fighting for ISIS, Terror Groups Skyrockets  

 

TRADE

 

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

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

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

 

 

TURKEY

 

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

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

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)

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

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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