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Thursday, February 1, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

President Donald Trump’s Defunding International Planned Parenthood Has Hurt the Global Abortion Agenda

 

Abortion Activist Targeting Pregnancy Centers Says She Wishes She Had Aborted Her 15-Year-Old Son

 

Christian Pastors Bless Late-Term Abortion Clinic and Its Staff, “All They Do is For God’s Glory”

 

Here’s Why Joy Villa Wore That Pro-Life Dress at the Grammys

 

Franklin Graham: We’re One of the “7 Worst Nations in the World” Because We Kill Babies in Late-Term Abortions

 

Pro-Abortion Members of Congress Want Cecile Richards to Run for Office After She Leaves Planned Parenthood

 

Indiana senate considers bill requiring abortion providers to report complications

 

Washington Passes Bill Saying If Insurance Companies Provide Maternity Coverage They Must Cover Abortions

 

Planned Parenthood Lied About Why Babies are Killed in Late-Term Abortions. Here’s How

 

Cecile Richards: Christian Doctors and Nurses Should be Forced to Perform Abortions

 

Joy Villa: Why I choose life over abortion -- The incredible journey that began for me at 20

 

President Trump Tells Moving Story of Saving a Drug-Addicted Unborn Baby in State of the Union Speech

 

Millennials have a surprising view on later-term abortions

 

Abortion Activist: It’s Okay to Kill Babies in Abortions Because They Don’t Feel Pain Until Birth

 

Lawmakers Review Abortion

 

Woman Holds Her 6-Month-Old Baby as She Testifies Against Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions

 

Why is the Catholic Church obsessed with women and abortion?

 

Cecile Richards Gives “State of Our Union” Address, Demands a “Right to Abortion”

 

Judge Slams Pro-Abortion Attorney General Trying to Silence Pro-Lifers: You Can’t Sue for Being Annoyed

 

Meet Evie: She Saves Babies From Abortion Outside Clinics as a Sidewalk Counselor

 

The Ohio Abortion Ban's Distortion of Disability Rights

 

8 States Try to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Pay for Abortions

 

Feds Considered Forcing Undocumented Teen to Have Experimental Procedure to 'Reverse' Abortion

 

CNN Poll Shows 70% of Americans Had Positive Response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

 

Ted Cruz Slams Democrats: They are So Radical They Support Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth

 

Pro-Abortion Students Face Criminal Charges After Vandalizing Pro-Life Display

 

Mother of Son With Down Syndrome: They’re Using Abortion to “Wipe Them Off the Face of the Earth”  (Dublin, Ireland)

 

 

ADOPTION

 

Liberal Media Disgustingly Accuse Adoptive Couple at Trump’s State of the Union of Coercing Baby’s Mother

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban active in 70 percent of Afghanistan: BBC report

 

Afghanistan’s Kam Air struggles to stay afloat after deadly Kabul attack

 

What's Driving The Recent Carnage In Kabul

 

AFRICA

 

Rights group says displaced Libyans can’t return to Benghazi

 

Christian Convert in Uganda Suffers Sudden Loss of Father, Wife, Children

 

Cape Town tightens water restrictions as 'Day Zero' looms

 

South Africa gold mine: About 950 workers trapped underground

 

South Africa's Zuma asks prosecutors to drop graft charges

 

The Horrific Plight of Congolese Christians

 

AMTRAK

 

Stephen King Celebrates Train Crash Involving Republican Lawmakers

 

1 Dead in Amtrak Crash; Lawmakers Are Mostly Unhurt

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

ADL: White supremacist propaganda on US campuses ‘staggering’

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain at all-time high for 2nd straight year

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Delaware Considers Legalizing Assisted Suicide, Including for “Intellectually Disabled” Patients

 

Doctors Condemn Massachusetts Suicide Bill

 

Court Forces Doctors to Refer Patients to Doctors Who Will Kill Them in Assisted Suicides

 

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX finds its feet in February

 

London hedgie: Australian dollar falls are coming

 

Australian dollar to succumb to declining yield gap, warns Mark Farrington

 

Pharmacists receive scripts for 'hundreds' of addictive pain pills

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

GM’s Self-Driving Cars Are Catching Up to Waymo’s

 

 

BALKANS

 

'We Are Choking' -- Air Pollution Protest In Kosovo

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

 Republicans’ Latest Family Leave Scheme Shows Why We Can’t Be Free

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Glick: Israel Built a ‘Wall’ and Is Deporting Illegal Aliens. America Can Learn

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE FAMILY

 

The Real Gender Gap: Family Breakdown and Black Males

 

CANADA

 

Consumer sector, financial stocks step back as TSX falls in late-morning trading

 

2 men hospitalized after 'criminal actions' on B.C.'s Mount Seymour

 

Trudeau sides with Alberta in pipeline dust-up with B.C.   (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Euthanasia Activists Bully Hospitals and Hospice to Kill Patients in Assisted Suicides

 

Canada pitches more credit for electric, driverless car production in NAFTA talks

 

Senate holds off on forcing Lynn Beyak to take down 'racist' letters from her website

 

Ontario court forces Christian pro-life doctors to refer patients for euthanasia

 

 Teen shot in head in fight with constable at courthouse

 

Former MPP Christine Elliott joins Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race, Caroline Mulroney to follow

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

 

‘Why can’t I have my life back?’: In Puerto Rico, students live and learn in the dark

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

C.D.C. Chief Resigns Over Tobacco and Other Investments

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Is Dr. Jordan Peterson A Gateway Drug to Christianity, Or Just A Highbrow Joel Osteen?

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Xi wants ‘new level’ of China-Britain ties as May visits (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping/British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

May meets with Xi as she seeks China trade post-EU

 

German, Norwegian vessels join Truman strike group in Norfolk

 

China Declares It Wants to Increase ‘Nuclear Deterrence’

 

China Spied on African Union Through Headquarters Building It Constructed, According to French Newspaper

 

Fire rages through office building in central China

 

The Breakneck Rise of China’s Colossus of Electric-Car Batteries

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Fears of US ‘bloody nose’ attack on North Korea on the rise

 

N. Korean dictator treats gullible guests to good life while his people starve

 

Ending North Korea Oil Supplies Would Be Seen As Act of War, Says Russia

 

 

CONGRESS

 

7 Reasons Earmarks Are a Very Bad Idea

 

Democrats’ answer to Trump’s open hand: Hope for impeachment

 

Democrats Dig Themselves Into A Hole After Trump's Speech

 

Can Dems trust Trump's calls for bipartisanship? Probably not. But they can try to force his hand

 

Trump surge traps Dems in ‘resistance’

 

Congress considers slimmed-down plan for immigration deal

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Debt ceiling deadline likely in early March, CBO warns

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Emails Reveal Cordray’s Plot to Appoint Own Successor

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Hostess Gives Employee Bonuses Because of Tax Cuts

 

Lowe’s Announces $1,000 Bonuses Due to Tax Reform

 

COURTS 

 

California sued after hospital ends life of sick boy (Employees turned off ventilator despite signs of life.)

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Female student opens fire in LA middle school, wounds 2

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary Clinton’s fatal flaw

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS extends humanitarian protection for Syrians

 

6,900 Syrians Win Permission to Stay in the U.S., for Now

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

HUD lawyers warned Ben Carson risked running afoul of ethics rules by enlisting son  (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

'Status' of Mueller Probe Should Delay Flynn's Sentencing, Lawyers Say (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump asked deputy attorney general if he was part of his team: Source  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Special Counsel Zeros In on a Trump Tower Cover Story 

 

Justice Dept. Moves to Dismiss Charges Against Menendez

 

FISA Abuse Memo on the Verge of Public Release  (After McCabe's departure, is Deputy AG Rosenstein the next to go in surveillance scandal?)

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall St. forfeits early gains as bond yields rise

 

U.S. Stocks Drop as Treasury Selloff Gains Steam: Markets Wrap

 

Dow notches slight gain, but S&P 500, Nasdaq end lower ahead of jobs report

 

S&P 500's January gain suggests momentum for a strong 2018

 

Asian Stocks Gain; Investors Adapt to Higher Yield: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares bounce back, but rising U.S. yields pose risks

 

Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan Sees Bubbles in Stocks and Bonds

 

Trump doesn’t deserve the credit for the economy. Neither does Obama.

 

Gold climbs a 2nd  day as traders await directional cues from U.S. jobs data

 

U.S. pork demand strong, but trade disputes could hit exports

 

Dollar falls for 3rd  day as traders shake off hawkish Fed signals

 

What you need to do now before the stock market’s inevitable tumble: Sincere

 

Alphabet's earnings miss Wall St. estimates as spending grows

 

EDUCATION

 

Yale sororities ‘blacklist’ boys from frat Bushes made famous

 

Tennessee student suspended after viral anti-bullying video hurts feelings

 

Teacher apologizes for writing ‘Hi liar’ on student letter to Hillary Clinton

 

It’s Time for Michigan State to Clean House

 

EGYPT

 

Muslim Gang Attacks Christians In Church While At Services, Egyptian Court Exonerates All Of Them For “Good Behavior” And Fines The Church

 

Egypt’s Sisi warns opponents as calls to boycott election  (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil scores biggest 1-day gain in over a week after Goldman’s upbeat market view

 

Energy Prices

 

Oil rally could ‘end in tears’ and send Brent to $60, Saxo strategist warns

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA orders cleanup at St. Louis nuclear waste site. What does it mean for the nation's other toxic messes?

 

EUROPE

 

Iceland to ban circumcision?

 

Ukraine leader slams ‘unacceptable’ Polish Holocaust bill

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Germany’s DAX ends sharply lower as global bond yields keep climbing

 

Europe's Migration Crisis is Anything but over

 

Austria stands with Visegrad group against Muslim migrant influx

 

Polish Senate passes Holocaust bill slammed by Israel

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Officials Lend Credibility to FISA Memo Ahead of Public Release

 

FBI’s War on The Memo

 

National security expert: FBI director prepared to rebut Nunes memo

 

FBI desperately trying to sow doubt about accuracy of Nunes memo

 

WSJ: FBI's McCabe Held Off on Hillary Email News for Weeks  (FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

Trump-FBI feud over classified memo erupts into open conflict

 

The FBI Stands Up to Trump's Efforts to Politicize It

 

FBI Scandal: McCabe's Resignation Is Only The Beginning

 

F.B.I. Chief Clashes With Trump Over Russia Memo

 

FBI goes public with ‘grave concerns’ about classified memo

 

FBI Takes On ‘Islamophobia'

 

Disgraced FBI agent drafted letter about reopening Clinton probe

 

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

 

Federal government on track to be out of money sooner than expected because of new tax law

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

Democrats Gain Momentum in Money Race Fueling Midterm Contests

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Janet Yellen's Quiet Success In An Impossible Job  (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

 

FRANCE

 

Analysis: How the Muslim Brotherhood is taking over France

 

It's true: One in two French people are actually happy

 

France to finance exports to Iran to sidestep U.S. sanctions

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Town teaches Muslim migrants how to pick up non-Muslim women

 

Goodbye, Xing: the growing success of LinkedIn in Germany

 

Germany: Staples removes “Mohammed” ruler after complaints from Muslims

 

Bundeswehr breakdown: What’s gone wrong for Germany’s army?

 

Germany calls for release of Chinese rights lawyer arrested for inciting subversion

 

German industrial workers stage second 24-hour strike

 

 

GOOGLE

 

‘Google Home’ refuses to answer ‘Who is Jesus,’ but has lots to say about Muhammed, Buddha, Satan

 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

CAIR Slams Trump’s Move to Keep Gitmo Open; ‘Exclusively Muslim-Populated Military Prison’

 

Guantánamo Was Easy to Keep Open, but Hard to Utilize

 

HISTORY

 

San Jose City Council Votes to Remove Christopher Columbus Statue

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Cops still want to speak to ex-Hollywood star about Natalie Wood's death

 

 

HONG KONG

 

Hong Kong authorities on alert as ATM withdrawals surge

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Congressman: FISA Memo Will ‘Shake FBI to its Core’

 

Report: Schiff Cites ‘Typos’ As Excuse to Block FISA Memo  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Daily Beast Corrects Story Claiming Nunes Wouldn’t Say if He Collaborated With WH on Memo  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

…Dems Freak Out: Pelosi Demands Paul Ryan Remove Intel Chair Nunes (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)/ Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Positioning over the Nunes FISA Memo Continues Ahead of Its Release

 

Maxine Waters: Russia’s RT hacked CSPAN to block one of my speeches because they’re out to get me! (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

GOP congressman who led the Benghazi probe will leave House  (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

Schiff accuses Nunes of making secret changes to classified memo (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)/ US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Rep. Nunes’s memo crosses a dangerous line (By US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Joe Kennedy and Fall River values

 

 

IDENTITY POLITICS

 

Identity Politics and the End of Meaning

 

                                                                                     

IMMIGRATION

 

Americans First (President Trump should temper his offer of amnesty by placing strong conditions on eligibility.)

 

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Inside Trump’s Immigration Proposal

 

Why Cutting Chain Migration Must Be Part of an Immigration Deal

 

Analyses Find White House Immigration Plan Cuts Immigration 33 to 44 Percent

 

U.S. asylum system facing rampant ‘fraud and abuse’ from illegals


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE Chief Wrecks The 9th  Circuit

 

ICE Chief Will 'Never Back Down' From Telling Undocumented Immigrants To Be Afraid

 

 

INDIA

 

India: Nine Muslims arrested in plot to convert Hindu woman to Islam, sell her as sex slave to the Islamic State

 

‘We should be talking about an India-US trade agreement … But not in zero-sum terms that it’s Indo-Pacific vs Belt and Road’

 

India Wants to Give Half a Billion People Free Health Care

 

Pastor's grisly death spotlights persecution of Christians in India

 

India Wants the World to Buy Its Weapons. They're Not Very Good

 

Cryptocurrencies crash after India vows to eliminate their use

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia: Muslims push ban on gay sex, cohabitation, sex outside marriage

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Here's the infrastructure deal that Trump and Dems should swing

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

IRS Apologizes to Pro-Israel Group for Biased Treatment

 

IRAN

 

Iran State TV: 'Even If He Beats You, Kiss His Feet'

 

 

ISLAM

 

Not Just Immigration: Are We Paying Attention to American Muslim Converts?

 

CAIR silent on U.S. imams' call to kill Jews (Washington-based group claims to represent Muslim community.)

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Thursday, February 1, 2018)

 

Report: Trump weighing unveiling of Mideast peace plan

 

Education Ministry vows it will ‘tell the truth’ to youth trips visiting Poland

 

Israel extends ban on PA operations in Jerusalem

 

Eight Gazans killed in gas explosion after family spat

 

Liberman Warns Lebanon Will Join Israel in Bomb Shelters If Hezbollah Launches Attack (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Amid UNRWA cuts, PA says refugees’ status, right of return ‘sacred’

 

Abbas’ advisor: “This nation will awaken and uproot evil from its land”  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

EU blasts ‘settlement tourism’ near Jerusalem’s Old City

 

PLO Diplomat Erekat Blasts US for Listing Hamas Leader as Global Terrorist, Calls for PA Unity With Hamas

 

Settler indicted for attempting to run over Palestinian

 

UN report says at least 206 international companies tied to Israeli settlements

 

High Court Greenlights Demolition of 3 Illegal Structures in Arab Landgrabbed Susya

 

Fatah and PA TV hosts question Trump's mental capabilities

 

Israel releases Palestinian lawmaker who has spent nearly 32 years behind bars

 

Israel On Lebanon: Between Diplomatic & Military Offensives

 

Israel demolishes Palestinian home in Nablus-area village

 

Palestinian Students Against Violent Protests

 

Israel sends 14-year-old Palestinian girl from West Bank (Judea and Samaria) to Gaza

 

Palestinian detained near Hebron-area settlement

 

Israeli politicians slam Poland for passing controversial Holocaust

 

Four Gazans carrying knives, grenade arrested crossing border

 

Israel’s Defense Minister: Abu Mazen “Not Interested” in Peace

 

Palestinian reconciliation deal dying slow death

 

Israel’s strategic situation is the best it’s ever been despite regional wars

 

The Israeli-Palestinian Battle for Africa

 

Rabbis call for more accepting stance to African asylum seekers

 

Hamas enraged by designation of its top dog as “global terrorist”: “dangerous violation of international law”

 

Syria: Hamas-linked international symposium declares that “the war on terrorism is a war against Zionism”

 

New Trump Crackdown Seeks to Sever Ties Between Iran, Palestinian Terrorists

 

Mysterious fountains, pool unearthed at 4th  century Christian site in Israel

 

Failing Support for Israel among U.S. Democrats

 

US puts Hamas chief Haniya on terror blacklist

 

 

 

JORDAN

 

Senior Jordanian Journalist Questions Trump's Mental Fitness For Office

 

 

MARIJUANA

 

San Francisco will wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions dating to 1975

 

MEDIA 

 

Anti-Trump author goes from liberal media darling to angry pariah

 

Mika Brzezinski cuts off Michael Wolff on Nikki Haley: 'You're slurring a woman, it's disgraceful'

 

MEXICO

 

Exclusive — Photos: Mexican Cartel Improves Weapons Manufacturing Capabilities

 

 

MICROSOFT

 

How's Microsoft's marriage with LinkedIn working out?

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

UK official: Clear evidence Iranian missiles were used by Houthis

 

ISIS remains mortal threat to Middle East, Qatari envoy warns

 

 

MILITARY

 

China urges Trump to drop 'Cold War mentality'

 

Why the Army Isn't Prepared for the Next Great War

 

Mattis Speaks to GOP Lawmakers at Annual Retreat: ‘I Need to Make the Military More Lethal’  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Army: 2 deaths, 60 hospitalizations blamed on this

 

Boeing Gets $6.6 Billion From Pentagon to Expand Missile Defense

 

VA criticized over eye care for vets in rural areas

 

Personal phones could be banned at Pentagon as result of Mattis-ordered review  

 

Marine colonel that was drugged, robbed in Bogota forced to retire

 

Korea-based soldiers squeeze in scaled-down war games before Winter Olympics

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Missile-defense test reportedly fails in Hawaii

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Amateur finds satellite’s signal 12 years after NASA lost contact

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO warships looking for opportunity to break Crimea's defence

 

PAKISTAN

 

Afghanistan says it has 'undeniable' proof Kabul attacks were planned in Pakistan

 

6.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Pakistan

 

Naqeebullah protest moves to Islamabad, demands end to 'Pakhtun genocide'

 

 

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)

 

 

PETA Attacks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles For Refusing To Eat Only Vegan Pizza

 

POLITICS

 

Mayor admits to having affair with ex-security detail chief

 

RUSSIA

 

 Russia Steadily Cultivating Electronic Warfare While U.S., NATO Lag Behind

 

Putin Touts First Gas Delivery to U.S. Amid Sanctions Strife  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

FSB kills ISIS terrorist planning attack during Russian presidential election

 

Russia's UN Envoy: U.S. 'Hasn't Proved' Iran Action In Yemen

 

28 Russian athletes cleared of doping allegations, their sanctions lifted & results reinstated - CAS

 

Chiefs Of Three Russian Intelligence Agencies Travel To Washington

 

Trump forced to talk about Russia in negative terms, ‘deep state’ is to blame – Senator Black to RT

 

US uses ‘routine’ aerial incidents to stir up Russophobia, avoids dialog – Moscow

 

Germany Approves Gazprom Pipeline In Territorial Waters, Despite U.S. Opposition

 

Russia has developed its own helicopter carrier instead of French Mistrals

 

Presidential race narrows down to eight candidates during registration stage

 

Putin’s Support Drops Below 70% Ahead of Elections

 

Turkish TV: Russia unaware man wanted on terror charges in Turkey attended Sochi forum

 

U.S. General Calls for Contingency Plans for War with Russia

 

How Russia’s First Married Gay Couple Ended Up Fleeing

 

 

SENATE

 

The Senate is Hurting Diplomacy

 

Media, Liberals Attack GOP Senate Candidate for Criticizing Sexual Revolution

 

Wyden Threatens To Release Other Classified Info If Nunes Intel Memo Is Released  (US Senator of Oregon Ron Wyden (D)

 

Manchin fires back after Pence attack: 'This is why Washington sucks' (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Documents show Obama leaked Russia intel to probe Trump (Classified info given to Democratic senator days before inauguration.)

 

Schumer: Nunes intent on undermining 'rule of law' with altered memo  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Marxist Magazine Exploits Labor of Fake Twitter Followers

 

Twitter doubles number of users it warned about interaction with 'Russian trolls'

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

U.S. Tightens Olympic Security Amid Standoff With N. Korea

 

Seoul Bewildered by Withdrawal of U.S. Ambassador Nomination

 

S. Korea complains about strict US tariffs during 2nd 124578 / FTA talk

 

Seoul, Washington Start Talks on Defense Burden Sharing

 

North Korean athletes land in South for Olympics

 

Military Declares War on Bitcoin Trading

 

SPACE

 

Mysterious satellite plummets to Earth in fireball (Photos)  

 

 

SPORTS

 

Veterans group's national anthem Super Bowl ad rejected by NFL

 

NFL grapples with public-relations fumble after refusing to run vets’ #PleaseStand ad

 

STATES

 

Dog gets state approval for unemployment benefits

 

Limiting State-Tax Deductibility: A Proposition 13 Redux?

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Top career U.S. diplomat to step down

 

 

STATE OF THE UNION

 

Democrats Boo America

 

Speaking From The Heart, Trump's Speech Was All Democrats Feared It Would Be

 

The State of the (White Nationalist) Union

 

Democrats’ Hatred of Trump Is Going to Bring Them Down

 

SYRIA

 

Russia builds four new air bases in Syria, deploys another 6,000 troops

 

US says Syria may be making new types of chemical weapons

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Inside the Ring: Pentagon Sending Stingers to Taiwan

 

Second Taiwanese shipping merchant suspected of North Korean fuel trade

 

Taiwan ex-vice president considers run for Taipei mayor

 

China Can Still Feel Good About Taiwan&-but Not for Much Longer

 

Taiwan says China air route dispute will determine future ties

 

Value of Taiwan's smart technology industry surpassed NT$1.1 trillion in 2017

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

U.S. Treasury Defends Russian Billionaires' List Against Critics

 

 

TURKEY

 

'This is a massacre': Turkey's bombs drive families into caves

 

2 charged in Seattle with trying to smuggle guns to Turkey

 

UBER

 

The Case Against Letting Your Uber Driver Organize

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 finishes in the red, hit by drops for Shell, Vodafone

 

UK: Senior education official comes to aid of bullied headteacher over hijab ban

 

Bitter Feminists Go After The Hot Cheerleaders. Here Are Their First Victims.

 

UK: Muslim migrant refused to answer police when asked if he supported the Islamic State

 

May Day: British Prime Minister Could Soon Be Forced from Office

 

U.S., U.K. to upgrade ballistic missile guidance system

 

 UK defense spending plans may fall short by 21 billion pounds: watchdog

 

British minister preparing to resign and denounce PM May: Sun newspaper

 

UK judge rules against parents, allows hospital to turn off baby’s life support

 

Britain’s Model for Outsourcing May Be Cracking

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Palestine Slams Nikki Haley for Israel Support (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Mattis Speaks to GOP Lawmakers at Annual Retreat: ‘I Need to Make the Military More Lethal’

 

Daily Beast Corrects Story Claiming Nunes Wouldn’t Say if He Collaborated With WH on Memo

 

Fact-Challenged Anti-Trump Author Smears Nikki Haley  

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump’s Monthly Approval Edges Up

 

Donald Trump Has Read Controversial FBI Intelligence Memo; Plans to Release on Friday

 

Another Trump aide is reportedly pointing to wrongdoing in the Russia investigation

 

Trump's vows to take on drug prices, opioids draw skepticism

 

Trump's reelection campaign spent big chunk on legal fees in final months of 2017

 

Trump's chief of staff: Teacher should "go to hell" for anti-military rant

 

Frank Luntz, former Trump hater: ‘I owe Donald Trump an apology’

 

Oh No, Not Another Drug War

 

Instead of Bridging Immigration Gap, Trump Widens It

 

Intelligence Recognizes Presidential Authority — A Case of Too Little, Too Late

 

Wouldn't it be nice to have a president with the moral authority to bring up #MeToo?

 

Donald Trump Addresses America’s Prescription Drug Problem

 

Trump Divides Americans and Un-Americans

 

Trump could’ve embraced an immigration deal. Instead, he poisoned the debate.

 

 

 

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