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Joel P. Rutkowski, Ph.D., President



Thursday, February 2, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Planned Parenthood CEO Complains “Gorsuch’s Judicial History Shows an Alarming Hostility” to Abortion


Why Aren't Abortion-Loving Leftists Calling Beyonce's Babies 'Fetuses'?


Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson: “I Was Ordered to Double the Number of Abortions”


Woman Brags About Abortion ‘Because I Wanted To’


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Donates $1 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: And Christians use Facebook!)


Texas Governor Greg Abbott: “The Butchering of Unborn Babies” in Abortion is “Barbaric”


She Calls Herself the “Abortion Travel Agent” and Her Job is to Help Women Abort Their Babies


Sparks: Fetal Burial Rule “Pretext” For Restricting Abortion


These Seven States Have Just One Abortion Clinic Left


AP: Gorsuch case review shows he's no crusader on abortion


‘Exceptional,’ ‘remarkably qualified’: Pro-life leaders praise Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination


An Adopted Girl to Pelosi: 'Abortion Is Not the Answer'


Episcopalian Priest: Christians Should Promote the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business


During my abortion they ‘turned the screen away so I couldn’t see my baby’


Lila Rose: GOP preparing to defund  Democrats' 'holy grail'  ('It's looking like Trump would actually sign it into law.')


The Question the Left Won’t Answer on Abortion


Pro-lifers target senators up for 2018 re-election


Anti-abortion groups target vulnerable Democrats on Supreme Court pick


New Law Lets Dads Veto Abortions (Arkansas)


Yes, Trump's 'Mexico City' abortion policy puts global health money at risk


I Talked To 200 Women Who Had Abortions—Here's My Letter To Congress




Afghan Government Lost 15% of Its Territory Last Year


Afghanistan: Former child bride’s ears hacked off by husband for speaking to other men




Officials under fire for deaths of 94 psychiatric patients


Libyans understand Trump’s motive behind order for travel ban




London-Based Palestinian Activist: Perpetrators Of 'Honor Killings' Are Greatly Respected In Arab Society




Superbugs take up residence in South-east Asia


Game-changers on the Maritime Silk Road  (Despite the Pentagon's predictably shrill notes, both Communist China and India are only interested in making deals to expand and protect their supply chains.)




ASX slips, $A soars on trade data


Australian Dollar Rises Against Majors


This is a wake-up call: Australia will need to become more self-reliant


'Dear Australia, we are sorry': Trump feud stuns US


Homeless to be banned from camping in Melbourne's CBD


Turnbull learns that President Trump doesn't 'make nice'   (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)


Australian prime minister denies Trump canceled refugee deal in testy call


‘This was the worst call by far’: Trump badgered, bragged and abruptly ended phone call with Australian leader


US media, congressmen stunned Trump picked a fight with Australia


Trump's behaviour a reality check on US alliance: Bob Carr




Regulation output slashed 70 percent




Pig embryos with human cells deemed 'problematic'





Canadian dollar edges up, flirts with 77 cents US


'We will rise from this darkness,' Trudeau says at funeral for victims of Quebec mosque shooting  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


How an editor allegedly used Vice Canada to recruit drug mules for a global smuggling ring


Feds lobby against Trump biometric border screening push


Ex-mint employee who smuggled gold in rectum gets 30 months in prison, $190K fine


Federal infrastructure spending lacks transparency: PBO


Montreal Mafia lawyer going to prison for becoming one of the gangsters he defended


Are the Academy Awards next? U.S. Super Bowl commercials test future of CRTC ad policy


Vancouver home sales drop 40% in January


New Canadians to pledge honour for Indigenous treaties in revised citizenship oath


Alberta industry oil spill estimates ‘too good to be true,’ researcher says


Why accused in Quebec City mosque shooting isn't likely to face terrorism charges


Education support staff reach contract extension  




Immigration: Thousands of young Central Americans at risk as ban halts key program




The Mystery of Russia’s 1999 Apartment Bombings Lingers — the CIA Could Clear It Up


Pompeo and Circumstance  (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo; The coming battle inside the CIA.)




Why Progressive Christians Are Ineffective and Unpersuasive


Trump Helps Persecuted Christians and Protects America with One Move




Sarah Silverman calls for military to overthrow President Trump




What has Beijing achieved in the South China Sea?


Russia to deliver 10 Su-35 fighter jets to China in 2017


Behind China’s PMI smokescreen lies a bag of new year surprises


China’s Butchers-in-Chief: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Zemin




Get your money down for the Kim-Trump smackdown  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)




The Word ‘Earmarks’ Means Political Suicide, Congressmen Say


Republicans warn Trump: Garage bands don't score hits


Democrats plot protest for Trump’s speech to Congress


What do Democrats do when they’re done acting out?


Stunner! Congress considering free speech for pastors


Republicans warned about perils of further shaking up health care marketplace




Wyoming and Arkansas Reject Call for "Convention of States" Con-Con




San Francisco Sues Trump to Stop Executive Order About Sanctuary Cities


Man found guilty of killing ex-wife hours after she remarried


Judge orders Trump to end travel ban from Muslim-majority countries


California's top court to decide whether emails and texts sent on personal devices are public record


Student, 24, wins $1.15M in one of the largest rape settlements ever after her professor 'plied her with wine and sexually assaulted her just a day before graduation'




Horribly bullied teen committed suicide; manager charged


This Woman In A Trump Hat Was Doing A TV Interview At Berkeley. Then Things Turned Violent


Fla. father shot dead in Craigslist dirt bike sale


Don't get financially shocked by a utility scam


High school from hell: Teachers have been BANNED from punishing students at Mississippi school where mass brawls and dozens of arrests are now a part of every day life


Two students threatened attack 'bigger than Columbine' at Troy High School, police say


Al Sharpton’s Daughter Arrested at Anti-Trump Protest


Milo Yiannopoulos speech canceled after Berkeley campus rampage


Washington State councilwoman arrested for outburst at Sessions hearing


Mother-of-one teacher, 28, at school for children with behavior problems 'had an eight-month affair with a student, 16, and said she was her future wife' 





DNC boots candidate from chairmanship race for criticizing Islamic law’s discrimination against gays


Fifth labor group breaks with AFL-CIO to back Perez for Dem party chairman


Dark Horse DNC candidate: Party has to 'evolve'




What Is the Democratic Party?


Mayor Rahm Emanuel asks Trump to ‘send in the feds’ (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)


Who needs the White House? Hillary and Bill take in a Broadway show hours after Clinton put herself back on mega-fee speaking circuit and signed major book deal


Mob rules drive Democrats: Leaderless party revolves around fight against Trump


The ‘mansion tax’ is all about de Blasio’s politics of resentment (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)


The Democrats are babbling and discouraged


The mayor’s best hope: more pigs to pardon  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)


Grassroots rage and the Democrats’ crackup


California Democrats relish opposing Trump on immigration — but they could go too far




Morale at Homeland Security has 'skyrocketed' under Trump


Mexican border wall could take just two years to build (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)





When Trump Fired Sally Yates, He Fired a Traitor


Is Sessions ready to say no to Trump?  (US Attorney General nominee US Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions(R)




Could Elaine Chao as Trump transport secretary open doors in Beijing?




Stocks slip on Trump diplomacy woes; S&P 500 bucks weak trend


Wall Street stalls as market, Trump priorities diverge


Dollar, Stocks Little Changed as Jobs Report Looms: Markets Wrap


Asian markets slip following the US Fed keeping interest rates steady


Asian markets meander amid positive economic data


Gold marks highest finish since mid-November


Non-committal Fed drives down dollar, dampens stocks


The path won’t be straight, but gold’s bullish trajectory is set


The honeymoon is over: Wall Street is finally taking Trump literally


Dollar turns higher in rebound off 11-week low


Jobless claims drop to 246,000 in first week of Trump administration


Two-year Treasury yield slips as hope for March rate hike fades


U.S. labor market tightening, productivity still weak


Global Economic Stagnation: The Fix (Part 2)


Tax reform could undercut stock buyback incentives


America's 10 toughest jobs to fill in 2017




Who knew there were so many homophobic, racist xenophobes at Berkeley


Amherst Walks Out Over Trump, Ignores Fellow Student Punished Without Trial   (The students at Amherst College need to recalibrate their injustice meters. An Amherst student finds himself unable to exonerate himself from a rape charge because it might traumatize his accuser, and they go silent. Yet students jumped at the idea of a walk-out protesting President Donald Trump's immigration executive order:)


Town Holds ‘White Privilege’ Essay Contest for Teens


…UC Berkeley Admin Shares Blame for Anti-Free Speech H8


Pepperdine Will Remove Christopher Columbus Statue


Berkeley riots put campus fascism on Trump’s agenda


No Sanctuary for Rioters and Criminals  (Time to prosecute and expel the campus fascists.)


Amid Violence, Yiannopoulos Speech at Berkeley Canceled


Backer of charter schools opposes DeVos nomination


Imagining the Next Generation of Humanities Research


Decades after civil rights gains, black teachers a rarity in public schools


Standing Up to Trolls  (AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views.)


Berkeley Riots Provoked by Freedom Center Campaign  (Berkeley fascists shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’s scheduled anti-sanctuary campus speech.)


Data Fears and Downloads  (Some education researchers have begun downloading federal data amid questions about the new administration's commitment to continuing transparency efforts.)


After Visa Ban, Hints of Hidden Tension on Mississippi Campus


Direct-to-Student Data (Study finds that giving students timely feedback about their performance in a class can benefit students with lower grades.)


Girl expelled after suing school to be on boys’ basketball team


NLRB Chips Away at Athlete Amateurism  (Big-time college football players at private institutions should be considered employees, the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel says in new memo.)


Trump threatens funding cut if UC Berkeley 'does not allow free speech'


Laureate Goes Public  (For-profit Laureate Education becomes a publicly held company and the first such company to adopt benefit status, signaling its intent to focus on mission as well as money.)


US teacher greets each pupil with personalised handshakes




Evidence Suggests Voter Fraud in the 2016 Elections Was Likely


How Trump Won Michigan: A Case Study


Millions in campaign funds went to Trump firms




Oil futures pull back to tally first loss in three sessions


Energy Prices


Nuclear Plant’s Neighbors Confront Regulators on Safety  (A misdirected email reignited worries about the Pilgrim power plant in Massachusetts, but officials said the troubles weren’t serious enough to close it.)


Why the oil market shrugs at Trump’s warning to Iran




Battle over EPA pick is big business




Three Jailed In Armenia On Charges Of Inciting Mass Disorders





Holocaust Victims’ Mass Graves Looted Across Ukraine


The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Way Forward


BBC reporter films Kiev tanks in residential area on E. Ukraine frontline (Video)


CIA Veteran: Europe a ‘Launching Pad’ for ISIS to Attack the U.S.




Deutsche Bank, Daimler yank Germany’s DAX to close lower after earnings


EU's Tusk Says Fighting Must Stop In Ukraine, Points To 'Russia's Aggression'  (European Council President Donald Tusk)


A Patriotic Spring?  (After Brexit and Trump, can Geert Wilders pull it off in the Netherlands?)


EUCOM monitors condemn Russia as violence spikes in Ukraine


Romanian Gov't Showing Strain From Backlash Over Graft Decree


Romania's Leader Aims to Annul Graft Law as Unconstitutional


Trump is destabilizing Europe from within and without





No-Show Dem FEC Official Wants Approval for Foreign-Funded Junket




Terminally Ill Applaud Trump’s Pledge to Change FDA Rules




What social epidemiology means for U.S. foreign policy


Combative tone set for Trump’s foreign policy as Flynn puts Iran ‘on notice’




What happens to the French election race if François Fillon falls?


Is this Barack and Michelle Obama's long lost Paris love lock?


France François Fillon's presidential bid threatened by fake jobs scandal





Merkel Meets Erdogan Amid Tense Ties  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel/Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


‘Sadistic Rituals’ at Elite German Military Base Uncovered by Paper


Erdogan tells off Merkel for using phrase 'Islamist terrorism'


Why thousands of German teachers are striking this week


Suspect confesses to rape in Munich university toilet


Propeller plane crashes into wind turbine, killing pilot


Frankfurt takes early lead in race to woo over London's banks


5 times Germany's new foreign minister has had a go at Trump


1000 officers, one arrest in German terror raids


Six things you need to know as Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel arrives for talks with Donald Trump's team


Terror Raids in Germany Reap More Doubts Than Results


Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump        (German Chancellor Angela Merkel; AVIPP COMMENTARY: Merkel cannot lead an oom pah band and now she is the leader of the free world.  Germany is in chaos because of Merkel’s refugee policy and soon will be voted out of office.)


German Bishops Open Way to Communion for Divorced Catholics


Atheist In Germany Asks Christian Girl If She Accepts Homosexual Marriage, The Girl Tells Him That Its Wrong, The Atheist Pulls Out A Knife And Stabs Her To Death




Quiz: What Choices Would You Make on Climate Policy?





Time for the Trump administration to start Googling—Google!





Groundhog Day: Phil says ‘long winter,’ but he was wrong before he even woke up




New Obamacare Report Shows Rising Costs and Fewer Options for 2017


Insurance Commissioner: State Health Insurance Market Better Off Before Obamacare


Woman Loses Health Insurance for Fourth Time Under Obamacare


Manufacturing CEO Says Obamacare Costs Negatively Impacted Jobs, Investment, Product Development


Nebraska Woman Loses Health Insurance for Fourth Time Under Obamacare


People from all around California are heading to the Central Valley to defend Obamacare. Here's why




If Prostate Cancer Returns, Hormone Blockers May Help




Director Apatow Fired Up by Berkeley Riot: ‘This is Just the Beginning’


'It's time for us to embrace': Matthew McConaughey says celebrities should accept Trump is president and 'be constructive'




Proposed Trump Order Could Curtail LGBT Rights


Sorry: the gay rage at Trump is just ridiculous




A Chicago landmark and an A-lister retreat in the Caribbean: New rankings reveal the best hotels in North America and Europe




Ryan Supports Repealing Law That Prevents Pastors From Endorsing Candidates From Pulpit   (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Ryan: Presidents Often Prioritize Refugee Claims--Obama 'Put a Preference in for Sexual Orientation'


GOP House members float bill to sanction Iran for non-nuclear activity


Democrats press Ryan on nondisclosure rules  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


US House speaker backs additional Iran sanctions


Gutiérrez: Democrats now the pro-immigrant party  (US Representative of Illinois Luis Gutierrez (D)


Arab-American Republican lawmakers divided on Trump’s travel ban


Ryan, Kushner met for dinner: report  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


McCarthy denies GOP is 'scrambling' with O'care  (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)




Viral Video: U.S. Marine Reveals Truth About Trump’s Travel Ban


While Chicago shields illegal aliens, a victim mourns


The Democrats' travel ban no one likes to talk about  (How one Christian escaped from Iranian Islamic hell.)


Experts: Trump travel ban should go further


The immigration conundrum


Sorry, Trump’s refugee order is probably legal


Former AG Alberto Gonzales: Trump immigration order rollout 'botched'


Conservatives Defend Stephen Miller: A ‘Brilliant And Courageous’ Man


Protesters Vow Defiance After Miami Heeds Immigration Order


Giving sanctuary to undocumented immigrants doesn’t threaten public safety—it increases it


The United States Government Has So Far Brought In 399,677 Christian Refugees Into America



California Dems Pass Bill to ‘Freeze Out ICE’ Passes Committee




Violence in Nagaland: Mobs torch govt buildings in Kohima over local body polls


Violence in Nagaland: Protesters attack govt offices, Army called out


Trump hasn’t passed any executive order on H1-B visas, India will react if he does: Govt


4 Pak boats found abandoned near Sir Creek area


Jallikattu effect? Tamil Nadu child rights panel wants ban on PETA for ‘porn content’


Indian IT cos need to stop using H-1B: Murthy


Kanpur building collapse: Three-year-old girl rescued from rubble after 16 hours


India announced 10 percent increase in defence budget





Brought to tears by Sharia justice: Woman is forced to endure 26 agonizing lashes of the cane for having sex outside of marriage in Indonesia 




What's needed to Improve U.S. infrastructure competitiveness


Study: Urban areas more likely to benefit under Trump-style infrastructure plan




Feds say meth-smoking IRS attorney shipped drugs


IRS Does Not Notify Taxpayers If a Child’s Identity Was Stolen to Commit Fraud




Iran shrugs off pressures from 'inexperienced' Trump


Iran mocks Trump in response to White House threat


Iran 'should have been thankful': Trump issues warning after missile test


Analysis: Iranian regime’s Achilles Heel


According To Iranian Officials, Obama Administration Gave Unwritten Consent In The Nuclear Talks And In The JCPOA Negotiations For Iran To Develop Ballistic Missiles With A Range Of Only 2,000 km – That Is, Capable Of Striking Israel But Not Europe





A Report from the Front: Why the Peshmerga Need More from America


Troop Surge, Increased Coordination Helped Coalition Conquer East Mosul


Iraqis trapped by ISIL in Mosul face starvation, beatings and execution




Study: Muslims Are a Demographic Ticking Time Bomb – For the Whole Planet


Muslim leader defends Trump immigration order after mosque burns down


Steve Bannon in 2010: “Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of submission.”


An Apology to Muslims for President Trump


Dearborn Imam: Man Who Claimed His Mother Died After Trump’s Travel Ban Lied


Jewish people give Muslims key to their synagogue after mosque fire  (Texas)


Making Policy, With a Dark View of Islam





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Thursday, February 2, 2017)


UN Sec-Gen "sinned" when he acknowledged Jewish Temple


Netanyahu’s Reaction to Amona Expulsion: First New Settlement in 25 Years  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


'Construction boom for Judea and Samaria'


Police Violence in Amona Kept to Areas without Cameras


1 Palestinian, 3 Israelis injured in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  vehicular incident


Palestinian sentenced to 9 years for hacking Israeli drones


Watch: Policeman hurls chair at Amona protesters


Herzog compares Amona synagogue protesters to Duma killers  (Labor Party chairman Isaac Herzog)


January was drier than usual


16-year-old slain Palestinian laid to rest after being held by Israel for over 2 months


Protesters call for Netanyahu’s resignation at Tel Aviv rally


19 injured in 8-car pile-up on Highway 6


Amona activists smash bus windows, police car, and flee


Israeli court extends detention of slain Palestinian's father


Hurling guilt on top of rocks, Amona protesters target police’s hearts and minds


Watch: Police Violence in Amona Caught on Film

Amona evacuation comes to violent end as protesters pulled out of synagogue


Israeli forces injure 3 Palestinian teens with live ammunition in Nablus


The Defense Ministry's failed handling of Hezbollah drone threat


Watch: Ramming Attack at Adam, 3 Wounded


Amona evacuation completed


The Ultimate Alternate Israel-Palestine Solution




Record high fatal radiation levels, hole in reactor detected at crippled Fukushima nuclear facility


Is America Abandoning Japan?


Attention, Japan: Trump Is Your Golden Opportunity


Exclusive: Japan considers buying more U.S. energy as Abe prepares to meet Trump  (Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe)




Democracy Alliance Brings on Obama White House Aide With Soros Ties




ABC Talks Iran Warning, Shows Trump ‘Go Nuclear’ Graphic


Conway: Media ‘emboldened’ Berkeley protesters


Trump White House Boycotts CNN for Fake News


Fake news! Man lied about Trump travel ban killing his mom


Media Attacks Judge Neil Gorsuch's Dead Mother


Scarborough: GOP defections on DeVos show confirmation hearings matter




Christian Jailed in Chiapas, Mexico Told to Leave Area in Exchange for Freedom


Mexico, U.S. both say Associated Press misreported Trump-Nieto phone call


Trump to Mexico: Take care of 'bad hombres' or US troops might


Trump’s Mexican Shakedown


Mexican government says Trump never threatened to send troops to Mexico


Trump threatens to send U.S TROOPS into Mexico if government doesn't stop the 'bad hombres down there'




“Islamophobia”: Kuwait imposes visa ban on five Muslim-majority nations, including Pakistan


US-led coalition admits another 11 civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria


UAE protests Iran’s arming Yemen rebels with ‘drones’


Limitations to the New United States’ Safe Zone Policy




Mattis says NK threat top priority for US  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)


The James Mattis great American reassurance tour    


Black Rifle Coffee Company Takes on Starbucks: We're Hiring 10,000 Veterans


Mattis Criticizes N. Korea Before Talks With Allies


U.S. reportedly still hammering Yemen militants after deadly raid


Iran-Backed Proxies Stirring Trouble  (Pentagon believes attackers of Saudi frigate intended to strike the US.)


In initial Asia visit, Mattis vows joint stance against North Korean nuclear threat  Trump VA Sec Pick Promises ‘Major Reform’ for Veterans Health Care


Air Force general stripped of 2 stars due to sex misconduct


U.S. says civilians ‘were likely killed’ during raid in Yemen


Trump honors fallen Navy SEAL during unannounced trip


Raid in Yemen: Risky From the Start and Costly in the End


Navy upgrades Pacific carrier wing with new E-2D Hawkeye


Pentagon Clears Officials of Skewing Data in ISIS Reports


Reports: Teen arrested in Vienna had made plans to plant bomb at Ramstein Air Base


Trump-ordered raid in Yemen approved without sufficient intelligence: military officials




Myanmar Arrests 4 in Fatal Shooting of Prominent Rights Lawyer




NAACP Chapter Elects Embezzler As Its President




Flynn taps four new top deputies at NSC




How Trump strengthens national security




Report: Ukraine Considers Referendum on NATO Membership




Pakistan denies any visa ban on citizens by Kuwait: Reports


Govt has no intention to ban Careem,Uber: Sindh Transport Minister


Pakistan needs to find 'requisite political will' to take action against Hafiz Saeed: India


Pakistan does not need any certification on JUD from India: Interior Ministry


Govt increased price of petrol by Rs2.25


No aircraft used for airlifting of a horse to Qatar: PAF


Overseas Pakistanis will not be counted in census: PBS




Philippine President to use troops in drug war, willing to 'kill more'


More Than 100 Injured in Fire at Philippines Factory Complex




Meet the former Catholic priest battling to get money out of politics




Guard found dead in Delaware prison standoff was 16-year department veteran


Officials detail timeline of deadly Del. prison standoff


Delaware prison officer killed in hostage raid


Inmates demanding education, protesting Trump holding hostages at Delaware prison


4 Held Hostage in Ongoing Situation at Delaware Prison




Hispanic Ethno-Nationalists Try to Cover Their Tracks  (Exposing La Raza's racial agenda is having an effect.)




'Unattended children will be taught to swear': Hilarious restaurant signs warning that unruly children will NOT be tolerated sweep the web 


Washington Restaurants Await Ivanka Trump




Putin on E. Ukraine flare-up: Kiev trying to extort US, EU cash by playing the victim  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Kremlin Critic Hospitalized With Similar Symptoms To 2015 Poison Scare


The Epidemic That Was Forced to Wait in Line


Toward a New Equilibrium in U.S.-Russian Relations


Belarus Blasts Russia Over New Border Controls


NATO delays missile defense talks with Ukraine not to anger Moscow


White House denies easing sanctions on Russia, cites need for specific carve-outs


On 'Radical Islamic Terrorism,' Trump and Putin Differ 


Russian army may start receiving 5th-generation T-50 fighter jets in 2018


Putin, in Hungary, Hopes to Capitalize on a Divided Europe


Russia, Hungary agree to step up cooperation in nuclear power

Right-Wing Russian Philosopher Dugin: 'If Washington's Attention Will Be Focused On The Far East… [Russia Has] The Chance To Quickly Resolve [Its] Tasks In The Middle East And, Most Importantly, In The Eurasian Space'

Putin’s quest for a Monroe Doctrine




Bishop Barron tells ‘gay’ interviewer: I wouldn’t press to reverse ‘gay marriage’ decision




Hawaii Did Not Issue Any Gun-Carry Permits to Private Citizens in 2016





Democrats fuming over Gorsuch backed him in 2006


These Democrats will decide Gorsuch’s fate


Republicans advance Pruitt to floor despite Dem boycott  (President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency passed through committee on Thursday, sending him to the main floor for final approval.)


Rules Change: EPA Chief Pruitt Moves Forward Without Democrat Vote


Tammy Baldwin Takes Down Political Video That Appears to Have Violated Senate Ethics Rule


OMB nominee Mulvaney secures initial committee approval


McCain Calls Australian Ambassador After Trump Call  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)


Senators set to huddle on Russia hacking probe


Commentary: Schumer has no good options on Supreme Court pick  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Manchin sees possible path to 60 for Gorsuch (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)


GOP Defectors Have Received Thousands From Teachers Union  (The two Republicans who broke ranks with their party and announced they would vote against education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos have received thousands of dollars from the nation’s largest teachers union.)


DeVos Dealt Confirmation Blow by Key GOP Senators


Trump’s education pick on thin ice after GOP defections


Supreme Court Fight Is More About Trump Than Gorsuch


How Senate traditions are falling victim to partisan divide


Here's why Democrats face an uphill battle against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch


Whip count: Here's where Democrats stand on Trump's Supreme Court pick




Trump's friends and foes revealed by Twitter diplomacy


Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, as Part of a Broad Public Salvo




Navy Puts Anti-Submarine Choppers into Service


Korea court to declare Hanjin Shipping bankrupt


Ban Ki'moon's exit won't necessarily benefit Moon Jae-in




Pat McAfee walks away from the Colts at 29


NFL Denies Roger Goodell Had Anything to Do With Barstool Sports Ban


Winners and losers on college football's National Signing Day


We Are All Tom Brady Now


Tom Brady doesn't owe explanation on Trump


Audi Super Bowl commercial has strong statement on pay equality


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)




Family finds rattlesnake in toilet, then 23 more underneath their house


Texas governor threatens to remove defiant sheriff who declares sanctuary for immigrants


California Dreamin’ Near the Left Edge of the Earth


'So far I couldn't be happier.' Red California backs Trump, sees protests as overreaction




Tillerson: Diplomats must be a team despite personal beliefs (US Secretary of State Rex Wayne Tillerson)


Foreigners Trapped in the United States by New Policy


Trump rattles his saber at Iran before his top diplomats are even in place




Cop dies while trying to rescue woman contemplating suicide




UK Site Clumsily Tries To Paint Gorsuch as a Racist


Why Neil Gorsuch’s Politics Matter Far Less Than His Legal Analysis


Alan Dershowitz: Ask Gorsuch About Obama SCOTUS Pick Garland


Analysis: Scalia tribute may have boosted Gorsuch in search for court pick


Exclusive: Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorusch founded and led club called 'Fascism Forever' against liberal faculty at his elite all-boys DC prep school


Gun Rights Groups Praise Trump Supreme Court Pick


Neil Gorsuch Could Rule on These 3 Big Cases If He Joins Supreme Court Soon


Gorsuch deserves a hearing. These are the questions he should answer.


With Gorsuch, Trump Finds His Own Scalia


When Supreme Court justices lacked prestige


It’s time to make Republicans pay for their supreme hypocrisy


Gunning for Gorsuch — liberals' new normal




Syrian army says it will conduct ops near Aleppo against ISIL





Taiwan shares close down on profit taking; turnover expands


Many in Taiwan aim to make it the first Asian country with same-sex marriage


Taiwan's Cabinet passes a plan to achieve 3% economic growth rate in 4 years


Uber suspends ride-hailing services


Consumer confidence falls to four-year low


Taiwan manufacturing PMI falls to 55.6 in Jan. from a 68-month high




Philly’s Drink Tax Is Hurting Consumers, Businesses, and the Poor


Tax Cuts for Those Paying at 2.6%




NBC star abruptly quits over Megyn Kelly  (Tells network to keep its millions after being replaced.)




Berkeley Mayor Blasts “Ultra-Nationalist Far Right” in Response to Anti-Milo Riot


Video: The Truth About the Berkeley Riot


Bonokoski: Berkeley riots 'sadly ironic' at free speech home


Al Qaeda resurgence  (US intelligence agencies recently uncovered new information indicating the al Qaeda terrorist group continues to plan for conducting terrorist attacks around the world.)


U.S. Says Widow of Orlando Nightclub Killer Knew of Attack Plans


Former US serviceman who shot and killed a Denver transit officer was a 'radical Muslim who had jihadist material in his backpack' and had recently been kicked out of a mosque 





“Death By China” Film Exposes Suicidal U.S. Polic


U.S. and Mexico appear to take first steps toward renegotiating NAFTA, document suggests



Texas Mayor Jess Herbst comes out as transgender woman




Turkey and Greece Trade Jabs in Island Dispute


Turkey, Germany pledge close cooperation against terror


Not deliberate if Turkey makes mistakes in post-coup security: PM Yıldırım


Turkey’s TV watchdog introduces new measures limiting terror attacks broadcasting


ISIL militant linked to Istanbul nightclub attacker says he was previously detained, released


World Bank cuts Turkey’s growth forecast for 2016


Turkey records huge drop in Aegean Sea refugee crossings to Greece in January


Police in Turkey’s Şanlıurfa rescue kidnapped son of Syrian businessman


1,235 cases launched over Gülen, coup attempt links


Erdogan talks to NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg over phone


Turkey’s auto sales up 8 pct in January


British defense giant confident about Turkish economy


Turkish warplanes kill 51 Daesh militants in Syria




Wackiness Aside, Unions Still Our Biggest Problem




FTSE 100 closes higher, pound drops as Bank of England strikes ‘dovish tone’


UK doctors union orders employees to say ‘pregnant people’ rather than ‘expectant mothers’  


UK Lawmakers Back Bill to Trigger EU Exit Talks


Bank of England sharply raises 2017 growth outlook


UK PM May to Meet Israel's Netanyahu in London on Monday (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Nicola Sturgeon slams Tory bid to block indyref2 plans  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)


Brexit White paper spells out need for new immigration laws


Theresa May Gets Parliament’s Backing on ‘Brexit’ Bill


Modern slavery UK Border Force 'failing to identify thousands of victims'


 Briton who died in Syria shot himself to avoid becoming Isis hostage


Scotland Budget: Greens agree deal with SNP


UK home to 80% of top-earning European bankers


UK's white mountain hares at risk from predators due to worst snowfall in 10 years


100 Women: What's it like to be British, female and Muslim?


JK Rowling roasts former fans who threatened to burn her books over Trump criticism


Disgraced Iraq human rights lawyer Phil Shiner struck off over false abuse claims against British troops


Approval for Faslane submarine training school


Archbishop of Canterbury 'completely unaware' of summer camp abuse claims as police confirm investigation into historic allegations


Prince Harry is 'not a fan' of Donald Trump and 'fears he could be a threat to human rights'





UN Secretary General Guterres Misspeaks on President Trump’s Entry Suspensions


Trump's Plan to Reduce UN Spending Is a Step in the Right Direction


UN chief backs Syria delegates plan for Geneva


New U.N. chief ignites another Temple Mount firestorm (Angry demands for apology follow comment on anti-Israel UNESCO resolution.)




Victor Davis Hanson: When Normalcy Is Revolution


The Statue of Liberty was modeled after an Arab woman




Vatican doctrine chief rebukes bishops using Amoris to justify ‘mortal sin’ of adultery


Watch: Pope accuses Christians of ‘cowardliness’ for overfocus on following ‘all’ 10 Commandments




President Trump: “Freedom of Religion is a Sacred Right.” I Will Defend Religious Liberty


Mr. President: Don’t Cave to Liberal Fearmongering. Protect Religious Freedom.


If You Want To Fight Trump, You Can’t Be Worse Than Trump


Anti-Trump Demonstrations Prearranged Prepaid and Predictable


Trump Slams 'Dumb' Refugee Deal With Australia


Trump Overseeing the Destruction of the Democrat Coalition


First Lady Hires Chief of Staff, Plans Move to DC


Trump Admin: Iran in Breach of Nuke Deal


Trump on combative calls with foreign leaders: 'Don't worry about it'


Left Goes to War: Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump


Trump team building a wall inside National Security Council


Trump vows to protect religious liberty – and knocks Arnold – at National Prayer Breakfast


Trump at Nat’l Prayer Breakfast: Pray for Schwarzenegger’s ‘Apprentice’ Ratings…


Federal workers turn to encryption to thwart Trump


…Potus Celebrates America’s Faith-Based Foundation, Vows to Defend Religious Values


About Half of Americans Say Trump Moving Too Fast


Conway slams Democrats as 'crybabies' for not confirming Trump's Cabinet picks


 Trump Comments on Mexico 'Lighthearted': White House

Donald Trump 'could be impeached' over immigration ban


How Trump can win Democrats' war on him


In which Trump discovers some guy named Frederick Douglass


Trump Call With Australia’s Leader Said to Grow Testy


President urges Republicans in Senate to ‘go nuclear’ if Democrats block high court pick


Trump lashes back at Berkeley after violent demonstrations and snub of Breitbart writer: ‘No federal funds?’


Trump's Executive Orders Are Nothing Compared To Obama's 'Pen And Phone' Abuses


Trump’s base lauds his first moves: ‘It’s what executives are supposed to be’


Was Obama's clemency applied fairly?


The president has no use for dissent — inside or outside government


Jared and Ivanka turned down a free dinner on date night. Could they have taken it?

Trump Takes Hair-Growth Drug, His Doctor Says


White House Inc.


Making a Case for Trump’s Entrepreneurial Inaugural Address


Team Trump risks big trouble with unforced errors


Trump aide: Bannon's experience crushing 'left-wing rivals' an asset on NSC


Trump's evangelical inner circle: TV preacher who caught his eye 15 years ago takes her place at his right hand in White House strategy meeting over Supreme Court pick Gorsuch



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