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Friday, February 2, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

New Planned Parenthood President Works at Kinsey Institute, Named for Man Who Sexually Abused Children

 

On the march: President Trump's pro-life actions

 

Pastor Sprinkles Holy Water to Bless Abortion Clinic, “Honor” Women Who Have Abortions There

 

Washington Post Highlights Pro-Life Millennials

 

“Comedian” Sarah Silverman Says Pro-Life Laws “Make Me Want to Eat an Aborted Fetus”

 

Trump officials mulled undoing abortion for undocumented teen in federal custody

 

Mississippi House Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks

 

Government had no role in my late-term abortion struggle. Let's keep it that way.

 

67% of Abortions Take Place When The Unborn Baby Looks Like This

 

Four ways fake clinics harm women and undermine abortion access

 

Mother Wishes She’d Aborted Her 15-Year-Old Son

 

Abortion bills draw emotional testimony in NH House hearing

 

Planned Parenthood: It’s “Discrimination” Against Women If We Don’t Force Doctors to Do Abortions

 

The Abortion Memo

 

Bill Would Require Planned Parenthood to Tell Women Abortion Kills a “Living Human Being”

 

'Abortion Reversal' Is Not a Thing

 

You’ve Heard About the #MeToo Movement, What About the #SheToo Movement?

 

Inside the Top-Secret Abortion Underground

 

Woman 14 Weeks Pregnant Killed, But Maryland Says Her Unborn Baby Isn’t a Human Being

 

California Moves Closer To Offering The Abortion Pill On Campuses

 

New Jersey Senate Forces Taxpayers to Give $7.5 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

CNN refers to the abortion of millions of Asian girls as ‘sex-selection operations’

 

Politician Defends Killing Babies in Late-Term Abortions Just Because They Have Down Syndrome  (Ireland)

 

Ireland’s abortion referendum: why it’s morally right to repeal the 8th  amendment

 

Irish Pro-Lifers Vow to Defeat Referendum to Legalize Unlimited Abortion on Demand

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Kabul tells Islamabad to act against Taliban

 

Afghanistan, US Companies Working on Afghan Coal Deal  

 

AFRICA

 

NATO accused of War Crimes over Libya

 

About 90 feared dead as smugglers boat sinks

 

AMTRAK

 

How Amtrak has come off the rails  

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Israel warns of rising anti-Semitism in Poland

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Banks, energy add sparkle to ASX           

 

Rate angst sends Wall Street plunging, A$ falls

 

The Melbourne criminal mastermind locked up for 22 hours a day 

 

Fist fight on Australian train ends in manly embrace

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX drops nearly 4% this week with triple-digit decline Friday

 

Canadian dollar slips as PM Trudeau says Canada could walk away from Nafta

 

Trudeau faces rowdy crowd of anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline hecklers at B.C. town hall

 

Canada to Make Its National Anthem Lyrics Gender Neutral

 

6 children among 8 critically injured after coach bus, van collide

 

Extending NAFTA talks into 2019 would cost Canada 0.2% of GDP: Projection

 

Deadline for summer jobs program extended as religious backlash grows

 

 Trudeau talks a good game on gender diversity, but hasn't made the hard choices to do anything about it

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

 Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

C.I.A. Director Defends Meeting With Russian Spy Chiefs

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Woman Gives Birth on the Street and Immediately Throws Her Baby in the Trash

 

Van strikes people in Shanghai crash police say was accident

 

Car plows in pedestrians in Shanghai, injuries reported: Chinese state media

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Fidel Castro's Son Has Committed Suicide: Cuban State Media

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

NK’s top diplomat urges UN chief to halt US military maneuvers

 

North Korea nuclear fears boost demand for survivalist gear, services

 

"U.S. is throwing a wet blanket over our efforts," North Korea tells U.N.

 

White House Wants More Options on North Korea

 

US ambassador decision raises new concern about ‘bloody nose’ strike on N. Korea

 

Trump wants to attack North Korea? He should learn from Israel first.

 

 

CONGRESS

 

The Back to the Future Democrats

 

Dems Vow To Repeal 'Parts' Of GOP Tax Cuts; But Which Ones?

 

Republicans and Democrats do battle over ‘crumbs’ for working Americans in tax law

 

 

COURTS

 

Father of 3 Nassar victims lunges at him in court

 

Feds to pay $42M to parents of boy hurt by forceps delivery

 

Arkansas parents of newborn discovered with 100 rat bites sentenced

 

A teen stabbed her friend to impress ‘Slender Man’ — and will spend 40 years in a mental hospital

 

Married teacher accused of public sex with teen takes plea deal

 

Hawaii twin accused of driving off cliff to kill sister is acquitted of murder

 

Man gets 30 years for trying to have sex with kids for his birthday

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Arizona man who sold ammo to Las Vegas shooter is charged

 

Illegal Immigrants Commit Significantly More Crimes Than Legal Immigrants and Citizens: Report

 

Texas man accused of selling teenage daughter

 

Oregon State student charged with hate crime over racist bumper stickers

 

Essential California: Gunfire at an LA school shakes a community

 

Philadelphia: Muslim who shot cop says, “I follow Allah, and that’s why I did what I did”

 

Police say Los Angeles middle school shooting was an accident

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Texas executes man who killed his young daughters while their mother was on speaker phone

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

 

What was Louis Farrakhan doing at that meeting with Obama?

 

Michelle Obama is Back on the Job

 

Hillary Has Sent Over $1 Million From Onward Together to Other ‘Resistance’ Groups

 

PolitiFact Hires, Fires Alan Grayson on Same Day

 

Michelle Obama to scared Americans: 'Forget what they are saying in Washington'

 

Joe Biden: Get Ready for 'Significant Change' in Washington

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Ben Carson warned about family involvement at HUD, emails show (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

Ben Carson calls for review after report of son's involvement in HUD event 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR 

 

Trump administration threatens to scrap California desert protection plan

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

As damning FBI memo looms, Trump blasts leaders of ‘politicized’ Justice Dept.

 

The Gang That Couldn’t Lie Straight  (The Trump team’s deception of media regarding the Trump Tower meeting piques Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert  Mueller’s interest.)

 

Mueller seeks delay of Flynn sentencing due to 'status' of Russia probe (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Mueller investigation being ‘unfairly undermined,’ American Bar Association chief says

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow sees worst day in two years as bond yields jump

 

Dow Plunges 666 Points as Rate Angst Sinks Bonds: Markets Wrap

 

S&P 500, Dow suffer biggest weekly decline in more than 2 years

 

The economy added 200000 jobs in January

 

Dow industrial marks biggest weekly point setback in 9 years, weekly drop of 1,100

 

Job growth, and wages, ramp up in January

 

Dollar on pace for strongest daily gain since October after jobs report

 

US hiring accelerates; annual wage growth strongest since 2009

 

10-year Treasury yield notches biggest weekly climb since Trump’s election

 

Are Central Banks Nationalizing the Economy?

 

U.S. hiring accelerates; annual wage growth strongest since 2009

 

Cryptocurrency prices plunge as regulators clamp down

 

Traders Are Asking If the Bond and Stock Selloff Is the Start of Something Big

 

Interest rate angst trips up U.S. equity bull market

 

Bitcoin briefly tumbles below $8,000, as cryptos crater

 

Asia Stocks Slide; Rising Yields Spur BOJ to Act: Markets Wrap

 

Blowout in bond yields rattles Asian stocks, buoys euro

 

Clean Capitalism Without Borders

 

U.S. employers likely boosted hiring in January

 

Gold ends lower after strong U.S. jobs data, loses over 1% on week

 

Junk-bond market gets riled up over potential crash into a ‘maturity wall’

 

Heritage Scores With 2018 Global Economic Freedom Index

 

The Dow’s tumultuous history, in one chart

 

EDUCATION

 

Teacher singled out black students, stepped on them during slavery lesson, report says

 

New Mexico Lawmakers Want to Force High Schoolers to Apply for College, and That’s Dumb

 

University Revokes Honors for Steve Wynn and Bill Cosby

 

In a District Known for Failure, Will the State Step In?

 

Teachers Protected by DACA Prepare for the Worst

 

Let's hope the Salvador Castro Middle School shooting finally wakes up L.A. Unified on school safety

 

Colleges see spike in white supremacist propaganda on campuses: report

 

EGYPT

 

Radar scans King Tut's tomb for hidden chambers

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices tally a loss for the week

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA chief personally monitored removal of climate info from website

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Austria shaken by ‘Nazi songbook’ scandal

 

DAX drops below 13,000 after Deutsche Bank logs a hefty loss

 

Interpol says 50 Islamic State jihadis have entered Italy among migrants, may be on way to rest of Europe

 

Swedish government gives Muslim migrant child rapist custody of children

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

WH Officials Worried FBI Director Might Step Down Over GOP Memo

 

Chris Wray is quietly cleaning up the FBI  (FBI Director Christopher Wray)

 

Comey lashes out against FBI foes, invokes Joe McCarthy before expected memo release (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

The Republican Plot Against the F.B.I.

 

Don’t Believe the Liberal F.B.I.

 

In Trump vs. the F.B.I., Trump Will Lose

 

Donald Trump Jr. claims Andrew McCabe ‘fired’ over Nunes memo contents  (FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

Trump has picked a fight with the FBI. He’ll be sorry.

 

GOP case: FBI probe based on tainted evidence linked to Clinton

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed orders Wells Fargo to halt growth over compliance issues

 

FRANCE

 

Military helicopters in deadly mid-air collision

 

Paris: Hate crime charges dropped in trial of Muslim who murdered Jewish woman while screaming “Allahu akbar”

 

Paris parents take up fight against crummy school meals

 

Contaminated Baby Formula Stokes Outrage in France

 

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan to face French judge over rape claims

 

GERMANY

 

'Abuse of power': two black people describe their ordeals with German customs

 

Half of cancer cases in Germany are preventable, experts say

 

German Interior Minister urges Parliament to accept chain migration

 

'Serious differences' still blocking government deal, says Merkel (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Head of far-right AfD ‘mistakenly’ votes for refugees to bring families to Germany


German Air Force chief told to stop talking about the F-35 or risk being fired – reports

 

Veteran German diplomat warns soured US-Russian ties threaten international security

 

GOP

 

Survey: 10 Most Popular Governors of 2017 Are All Republicans

 

Maryland governor announces he has 'non-serious skin cancer'

 

GROUNDHOG DAY

 

Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Frustrated nurse’s rant on ER chaos makes waves

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

K is for ‘Kink’: Some gay-rights activists push to add letter to expanding LGBTQ acronym

 

HONG KONG

 

U.S. Lawmakers Nominate Hong Kong Activist for Nobel Peace Prize

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Here Are The 7 Biggest Bombshells In The House Intel Memo On FISA Abuses

 

FISA Memo's Bombshell Revelation About Fusion GPS's Role In Spy Warrant

 

GOP defies FBI, releases secret Russia memo to partisan fury

 

Lock Them Up! Louie Gohmert Says FISA Judge Should Jail Ohr And Comey For Misrepresentations (US Representative of Texas Louie Gohmert (R)

 

Breaking News: FBI memo is PUBLISHED - and it says DOJ used golden showers dossier to get spy surveillance warrant even though it knew British spy who wrote it was desperate to keep Trump out of office 

 

Bombshell House report confirms FISA warrant to snoop on Trump dependent on oppo research doc

 

GOP memo criticizing FBI surveillance is released

 

Source: FISA Memo Says FBI Used Dossier To Spy On Trump Associate

 

Breaking: Bombshell Memo Released. Here's What It Says.

 

Disputed GOP-Nunes memo released

 

5 Principles the New House Budget Committee Chairman Should Follow in the 2019 Budget

 

What if the memo is 'a dud?'

 

Rep. Devin Nunes: Twenty-First Century Patriot  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Luis Gutierrez, Have you no Shame? (US Representative of Illinois Luis Gutierrez (D)

 

Pelosi: We can’t hold the FBI accountable to the public because the FBI objects (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Rep. Adam Schiff says Americans will be "misled" by release of GOP memo

 

If Swamp Muck on the Memo Makes It Indiscernible, Refer to Steve King’s Un-Redacted Words (US Representative of Iowa Steve King (R)

 

From Publishing the Pentagon Papers to Suppressing the Nunes Memo

 

Battle over Nunes memo tests Congress’ ability to oversee FBI (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Ryan: GOP memo not an 'indictment' of FBI, DOJ  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Watchdog Files Ethics Complaint Over NJ Democrat’s Use of House Email for Campaign

 

Ed. Committee Meeting Explores Dangers of Government Sharing of Data on Kids

 

Why top Republicans are fleeing the House

 

Democratic Rep Caught Playing Candy Crush During State of the Union

 

Democrat Amy McGrath Returns Donation from Disgraced Priest Guilty of Obstructing Child Porn Investigation

 

A process that tarnishes the House

 

IMMIGRATION

 

The Democrats Are Out of Touch on Immigration


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE raid hits 77 businesses, believed to be largest localized sweep of Trump era

 

A new ICE directive limiting arrests in courthouses is a small silver lining in a dark cloud

 

Polish-born doctor detained by ICE released on bond

 

INDIA

 

Indian Muslim Woman Leads All-Male Friday Prayer In India's Kerala State

 

US Air Force Chief To Fly On 'Made-In-India' Tejas Aircraft In Jodhpur Today

 

IRAN

 

Following Waiving Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran, Fading Of Iranian Uprising, Saudi Press Condemns West's Passivity Vis-à-vis Iranian Regime

 

Poll: Most Iranians support missiles and Hezbollah, critical of nuke

 

Attorney: Sending Seriously Ill American Back to Iranian Prison Would Be ‘Death Sentence’ 

 

ISLAM

 

Florida: Man converts to Islam, sells ammo to felon, tries to join the Islamic State

 

Despite its focus on “hate speech,” Hamas-linked CAIR refuses comment on U.S. imams’ calls to kill Jews

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, February 2, 2018)

 

Israeli jets strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket launch

 

Palestinian Authority’s Abbas to Address UN Security Council Feb. 20 (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Palestinians deny rejecting peace talks over US Jerusalem move

 

Israeli attacked after entering PA village

 

Israeli attacked, has car torched after entering Palestinian suburb of Jerusalem

 

Israeli airstrikes target sites in northern Gaza

 

Palestinians assail Israeli after he drives into West Bank (Jujdea and Samaria) town, IDF says   (Israel Defense Forces)

 

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

 

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

 

Israel demolishes Palestinian home in Nablus-area village

 

Iraqi Official: The Resistance Aims To Preserve The Current Regimes; Its Most Important Goal Is To Liberate Palestine; The Palestinian Factions, Led By Iranian Qods Force Commander Soleimani, Await Zero Hour For Liberating Palestine; Israel Will Quickly Disappear

 

Jerusalem Municipality to Collect $200 Million from Church Properties

 

Ebrahim Raisi, Associate And Designated Heir Of Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, At Lebanon-Israel Border: 'Soon We Will Witness The Liberation Of Jerusalem'

 

Pro-Israel Groups Call on Feds to Pull Funding from Anti-Israel Middle East Programs

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese Retailer Muji Dragged Into China Map Dispute

 

LEBANON

 

US sanctions 6 people, 7 firms under rules targeting Hezbollah

 

MARIJUANA

 

"Gifting" loophole lets companies skirt marijuana regulations

 

MEDIA 

 

Yahoo! News Article on Dossier Cited by FBI — Based on Steele’s Own Leaks!

 

The New York Times’ Fact-Check Fail

 

Memo Released: Deep State/Media Collusion to Destroy Trump Exposed

 

Michael Wolff says Trump ‘was right’ about Mika Brzezinski after MSNBC host kicks him off set

 

AP: Workers Receiving Bigger Paychecks Due to GOP Tax Reform

 

Newsweek Media Group Accused of Ad Fraud, Admits to Buying Web Traffic

 

Hannity denies report he advised Trump on Nunes memo: 'A total lie'

 

MEDICARE

 

Medicare tightens oversight of opioid prescriptions

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Commentary: To make peace in the Middle East, focus first on water

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon pushes for new, low-yield nuclear weapons

 

US troops at greater risk in Afghanistan under Pentagon's 'new approach,' top official says

 

Navy hands out more punishments to sailors after deadly collisions

 

How 'Fat Leonard' infiltrated the US Navy's floating headquarters in Asia

 

DOD official: ‘Myths’ distort military’s image with pool of future recruits

 

Osprey squadron commander fired months after deadly crash off Australia

 

Army to pay $4M to families of victims killed by soldiers who wanted to start race war

 

NATIONAL SECURITY

 

DACA Solution Must Heed 9/11 Commission Findings

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

NTSB: 'Issues' reported at accident crossing

 

PAKISTAN

 

Letter from a PM ties Pakistan to J&K terror: NIA

 

Pakistan Expresses Concern After White House Comment on Safe Havens

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Behind the "games" drug companies play to stifle generic medicine

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Satellite images show Philippines volcano

 

POVERTY

 

L.A.'s homelessness surged 75% in six years. Here's why the crisis has been decades in the making

 

RED CROSS

 

Red Cross official confident U.S. will remain top donor under Trump

 

RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

 

Religious Intolerance Circles the Globe

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin marks 75 years since Battle of Stalingrad victory over Nazis (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russian programmer accused of hacking extradited to US from Spain

 

Russia says it won’t stop tailing US aircraft following 'unsafe' maneuver

 

‘The Navalny effect’ on Russia

 

SCIENCE

 

‘Vaccine’ Developed That Could Eliminate All Traces of Cancer

 

What scientists are learning from polar bear cams

 

Shocker! Gender Neutrality Impacts Scientific Advancement

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

New York Faces Problems with SAFE Act Gun Owner Database as Deadline to Recertify Passes

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

Think Tank Requests SEC Investigation of California Governments Worried About Climate Change

 

 

SENATE

 

GOP Senator Invited Senate Custodian as His Guest to Attend State of the Union

 

#NeverMitt – Romney’s Shameful Record of Lies and Flip-Flops

 

The Democrats aren't the party of the people, they're the party of Elizabeth Warren  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Romney to make announcement about Utah Senate race Feb. 15

 

Flake comes out against releasing Nunes memo  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

CEO Of The Humane Society Resigns Amid Allegations of Sexual Harassment

 

Seven board members quit Humane Society after it opts to keep CEO accused of harassment

 

 

SOCIALISM

 

Time to Remove Socialist “Huddled Masses” Plaque from Statue of Liberty

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Why Running Parent Leave Through Social Security Is The Smartest Live Option

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Truck driver plows over a 2,000-year-old site in Peru, damaging the designs

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

[Breaking] Fire breaks out at Yonsei Severance Hospital

 

Korea needs no US ambassador

 

Justice Ministry launches sexual harassment prevention committee

 

'Victor Cha withdrawal not due to his objection to military options’

 

Korea, China agree to boost economic cooperation

 

SPORTS

 

Tom Brady, A Perfect 40

 

NBA superstar shoves fan who walked on court

 

No American woman has landed an Olympic triple axel. This one intends to try twice.

 

Pass the dip: Fans’ outrage chips away at Super Bowl expectations

 

GOP Rep Blasts ESPN Over Host’s Call to Change Notre Dame Fighting Irish Mascot

 

Larry Nassar attorney questions how he could have abused all his accusers

 

Dad buys Super Bowl ad to get Trump’s attention

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Utah billionaire philanthropist Jon Huntsman dies at 80

 

Bitter cold, snow forecast for eastern US

 

 

STATE OF THE UNION

 

Why did a congressman give a Holocaust denier a ticket to the SotU?

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Politically outspoken Ginsburg bemoans politicized courts

 

SYRIA

 

US not ruling out Syria strikes after new chemical attack

 

Safe or not, Syrian refugees slowly start coming home

 

Ancient Syrian temple reduced to rubble in airstrike

 

 

TAIWAN

 

GOP pressures Trump on Taiwan as China issues threats

 

TAX CUTS

 

Trump’s tax cuts are rocketing us into the debt ceiling

 

 

TURKEY

 

Syria war: Why Turkey's battle for northern Syria matters

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

 FTSE 100 suffers worst week since April as bond yields spike

 

Baby Born at 25 Weeks, Weighing Less Than an iPad, Shows Humanity of Unborn Children

 

Man who attacked Muslims in London learns fate

 

UK govt’s “terror watchdog”: “Fundamentally wrong to attach the word terrorism to any of the world religions”

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley tells Hill Republicans 'Russia is not our friend,' at GOP retreat dinner (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Did Trump just reveal the real reason this memo was written?

 

Pieces of the Same Puzzle: SOTU, DACA, FBI

 

Trump to approve release of FBI memo over objections from intelligence officials

 

'Never any hesitation': Trump was quickly persuaded to support memo's release

 

Trump’s nationalism is a serious play for to unify America

 

Trump Pressures Democrats for a Deal on Immigration

 

Trump's communications director under increased scrutiny

 

Trump's approval will ensure controversial memo's release despite warnings from intelligence officials

 

Trump’s enablers are misreading the stars

 

The State of the Union got teleprompter Trump. The GOP retreat got the real Donald Trump.

 

Trump mocks 'the resistance' at RNC winter meeting

 

 

 

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