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Thursday, February 1, 2018






In Today’s Issue: 




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)





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




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




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




Stephen King Celebrates Train Crash Involving Republican Lawmakers


1 Dead in Amtrak Crash; Lawmakers Are Mostly Unhurt




ADL: White supremacist propaganda on US campuses ‘staggering’





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





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




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





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





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





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




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




The Real Gender Gap: Family Breakdown and Black Males




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






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




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





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




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




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





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





Debt ceiling deadline likely in early March, CBO warns




Emails Reveal Cordray’s Plot to Appoint Own Successor





Hostess Gives Employee Bonuses Because of Tax Cuts


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




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




Female student opens fire in LA middle school, wounds 2




Hillary Clinton’s fatal flaw





DHS extends humanitarian protection for Syrians


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




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





'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?)




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




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




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)





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





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




Iceland to ban circumcision?


Ukraine leader slams ‘unacceptable’ Polish Holocaust bill





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




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





Democrats Gain Momentum in Money Race Fueling Midterm Contests





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





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





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


Guantánamo Was Easy to Keep Open, but Hard to Utilize




San Jose City Council Votes to Remove Christopher Columbus Statue





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





Hong Kong authorities on alert as ATM withdrawals surge




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 and the End of Meaning





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



ICE Chief Wrecks The 9th  Circuit


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





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





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




IRS Apologizes to Pro-Israel Group for Biased Treatment




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





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.)





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






Senior Jordanian Journalist Questions Trump's Mental Fitness For Office





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




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'




Exclusive — Photos: Mexican Cartel Improves Weapons Manufacturing Capabilities





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




UK official: Clear evidence Iranian missiles were used by Houthis


ISIS remains mortal threat to Middle East, Qatari envoy warns





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 test reportedly fails in Hawaii




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




NATO warships looking for opportunity to break Crimea's defence




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'






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




Mayor admits to having affair with ex-security detail chief




 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





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)




Marxist Magazine Exploits Labor of Fake Twitter Followers


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




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




Mysterious satellite plummets to Earth in fireball (Photos)  





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


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




Dog gets state approval for unemployment benefits


Limiting State-Tax Deductibility: A Proposition 13 Redux?





Top career U.S. diplomat to step down





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




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


US says Syria may be making new types of chemical weapons





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




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





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


2 charged in Seattle with trying to smuggle guns to Turkey




The Case Against Letting Your Uber Driver Organize





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





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  





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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