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Friday, February 3, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Congressmen: Planned Parenthood ‘is an abortion enterprise,’ new videos prove it

 

Abortion Activist Katie Couric’s Warped Science: A “Female Fetus” Can “Feel” Male

 

Pro-Life Lawmakers: Planned Parenthood Shouldn’t Get Another ‘Dime of Taxpayer Dollars’

 

Gosnell: The Serial Killer & His Establishment Accomplices

 

GOP committed to abortion ban in Obamacare replacement

 

Actress Kate Walsh Claims “Women Will Die” if the Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz is Defunded

 

Now it's Congress vs. abortionists in $500M fight

 

After 50 Weeks of Prayer, Pro-Life Advocate Believes Neil Gorsuch Will be God’s Champion on SCOTUS

 

What If I Can’t Afford an Abortion?  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: There is adoption.)

 

Planned Parenthood: 'Many of Our Patients Are Republicans'

 

Liberal Newspaper Claims the Bible is Silent on Abortion. But It’s Wrong

 

This New Law In Arkansas Says Men Can Block Their Wives' Abortions

 

Abortionist Says It’s Time to “Make Abortion Great Again”

 

I Traveled 491 Miles To Receive The Abortion Procedure I Needed

 

This Catholic University is Hosting the “Vagina Monologues” and Donating Proceeds to Planned Parenthood

 

I Mean It When I Say ‘Make Abortion Great Again’

 

New York Governor vows to force insurers to provide free abortion, contraception

 

Abortion, 'sanctuary' cities on GOP agenda

 

Abortion and the One Question the Left Won’t Answer

 

Iowa Senate passes bill to stop Medicaid funds from going to Planned Parenthood

 

Planned Parenthood Ad Proves Waiting Periods Save Lives

 

Personhood Rally aims to end abortion in Montana

 

Abortions dropped in Arizona in 2015, continuing four-year decline

 

Hawaii Democrat ‘Pushing Back’ Against Trump by Bolstering Abortion Access

 

South Dakota Lawmakers Introduce Ban On Abortion Procedure

 

GOP lawmaker says committee won't take up abortion bills that have 'no chance' (Virginia)

 

To Find Out Whether Outlawing Abortion Hurts Mothers, Look At Data From Chile

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Police: Taliban Kill Eight Afghan Security Forces

 

AFRICA

 

Is Africa the Next Big Economic Success Story?

 

The heart of Africa’s new medical school

 

Somalia famine fears prompt UN call for 'immediate and massive' reaction

 

Muslims raid church meeting, rape women, snatch pastor (Uganda)

 

AIRPORTS

 

Trump travel ban: Former Norway PM held at Washington airport over 2014 visit to Iran  

 

Iranian man barred from entering U.S. lands at LAX; first to return after court order

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Capital Hill Review Friday, February 3, 2017

 

ANTARCTIC

 

'Watching with bated breath': Massive iceberg set to break off Antarctic ice shelf

 

ANARCHISM

 

Anarchists Respond to Trump’s Inauguration, by Any Means Necessary

 

ASIA

 

How to get cash into Asian infrastructure the ADBI way

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Man Charged After Killing Wife in Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia Advocates Raise Money to Defend Him

 

Assisted Suicide and Organ Harvesting: A Ghoulish—But Not Surprising—Proposal

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Tough week for ASX as Trump scares and earnings disappoint

 

Australian Dollar US Dollar Exchange Rate Surges This Week on Australian Trade Surplus

 

Imam married 34-year-old to 'fragile' child of just 14, court told

 

Trump says 'fake news media' lied about Turnbull call

 

College that graduated just 12 per cent of students wins lucrative training contract

 

Terror expert: 'If terrorists kill us, will left still howl about rudeness?' (Aussies sending 1,300 unwanted Muslim refugees to US.)

 

What the U.S.-Australia refugee deal that Trump trashed is all about

 

United States to Australia: Get Lost

 

Australia’s Refugees Are Not America’s Problem

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Report: Obama Administration Issued Over $890 Billion in Regulations

 

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Hail the Gender-Fluid Scouts?

 

CANADA

 

TSX gains as banks rise, jobs data send Wall Street higher

 

TSX Gains with Banks

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Gay-activist pastor accused of sexually abusing a teen set free by judge

 

Ontario man sues Cineplex, alleges staff didn’t help as he choked on popcorn

 

B.C. couple guilty of taking teen girl into U.S. to become child bride of polygamous church prophet

 

Liberal fears of proportional representation and a referendum killed Trudeau's reform promise

 

Don’t cry for NAFTA, it’s less important to Canada than you might think

 

Unfounded: Police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault claims as baseless, Globe investigation reveals

 

'Here to share the pain': Thousands join families of mosque attack victims at Quebec City funeral

 

London, Ont. parents arranged online for two people to sexually abuse their child, police say

 

Hudson’s Bay makes takeover approach to Macy’s: report

 

'If you take enough of it, it can kill you': Green tea extract linked to liver damage

 

Home prices up 22% in January compared to last year: Toronto Real Estate Board

 

Ex-mint employee gets 30 months for hiding stolen gold in rectum

 

Ex Timmies worker accused in theft of 'roll up the win' cups

 

Canada is a progressive immigration policy dream — unless you have a disability

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Veterans take to Capitol Hill to protest immigration ban

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

New CIA deputy director ran a waterboarding prison in Thailand

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

“Kill Christians”: The Real Refugee Protest Agenda

 

Sharia law may be coming to America. But it’s Christians who are bringing it.

 

COMEDY

 

ABC orders comedy pilot starring Carol Burnett

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China keeps pampering N. Korea

 

Clip of Trump’s granddaughter singing spreads on Chinese web

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N. Korea demands ethnic Chinese pledge allegiance to Kim's family

 

N. Korea leader sacks chief of spy agency

 

North Korean Leader’s Top Enforcer Is Now the One Getting Purged

 

CONGRESS

 

Hill Republicans revolt over Trump's plans to build border wall

 

How Congress Is Reclaiming Constitutional Authority and Saving Jobs

 

Congress proposes Johnson Amendment overhaul

 

GOP Unwisely Embraces Obamacare 'Repair'  (An ill-advised strategy from pollster Frank Luntz.)

 

Hello? People Swamp Congress With Calls in Era of Trump

 

Congress Scraps Obama Rules on Coal Mining, Guns

 

Lazarus: Looking for a really good Obamacare replacement? Here it is

 

Trump agenda off to slow start in Congress

 

Congressional IT contractors under investigation

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Nordstrom plans to drop Ivanka Trump's fashion line

 

COURTS

 

Federal judge lets Virginia challenge Trump's vetting order

 

Let Survivors of 9/11 Victims Have Their Day in Court

 

Melania Trump's Daily Mail lawsuit over escort claim suffers setback

 

Federal judge halts enforcement of Trump immigration ban

 

Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' to Appear in US Court

 

‘Homegirl in a hijab’ returns  (What to make of Linda Sarsour of Brooklyn, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against President Trump’s immigration order and the new, seemingly ubiquitous symbol of the hard left-radical Islam alliance?)

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Shocking moment two men viciously attacked a Trump supporter while he walked to class in Berkeley less than 24 hours after riots forced a lockdown at the elite school

 

11 Arrested After Protesting Conservative Speaker at NYU

 

Prosecutors: Teen was strangled, body thrown off bridge

 

Kids tell teachers their father stabbed mother to death

 

Pa. teacher facing charges she had sex with girl, 16

 

2 men arrested after sex act on store display

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Border Patrol Finds Child Porn on Illegal Immigrant’s Phone

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary Clinton and the law

 

Bill de Blasio’s only successful because he pays off the unions (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Soul-Searching at Clinton Foundation in Trump Era

 

Khan: Gold Star dad to political animal?

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

   

Deal will allow mass slaughter of Yellowstone bison

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Enemy to get 'named' under Trump's DHS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

Acting Attorney General fired by Trump nominated for courage award

 

Justice Department releases memo on legal review of Trump executive order on immigration

 

Trump's Justice Department may crack down on thriving pot industry, but is it too big to jail?

 

Justice Dept. Reverses Policy That Sped Up Deportations

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow reclaims close over 20,000; Nasdaq notches record

 

U.S. Stocks Jump on Bank Rise; Dollar Slips on Jobs: Market Wrap

 

Banks, jobs data send Wall Street higher

 

Stock rally masks heightened risk in late leg of market cycle

 

Asia Stocks Fall Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data as China Reopens Lower

 

Asian markets slump as China increases short-term interest rates

 

U.S. job growth beats expectations in January, wages soft

 

Trump's first employment report adds 227K jobs

 

Japan reportedly setting up package for Trump to create 700,000 US jobs

 

The underperforming Obama economy

 

Dollar turns lower as January jobs report details disappoint

 

Payrolls in U.S. Increase 227,000 While Growth in Wages Weakens

 

Gold ends higher, books best weekly gain in seven months

 

94,366,000 Americans Not in Labor Force as Participation Rate Ticks Up in January

 

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

 

U.S. Gained 5,000 Manufacturing Jobs in January, Lost 10,000 Government Jobs

 

Treasury yields turn lower after subdued January wage growth

 

EDUCATION

 

FreedomProject Academy: Accomplishments, Ambitions, and Opportunities

 

Brave LSU Student Stood Up To Leftists in Public. What Happened Next Is Disturbing.

 

American Jewish day schools say ‘ahlan’ to Arabic

 

Texas high schoolers accused of giving Nazi salute, shouting ‘Heil Hitler’ during class photo shoot

 

‘Daddy’ Should Drain the Academic Swamp

 

Berkeley Prof Suggests Rioters At Milo Event Were Right-Wingers

 

On the Wrong Side of History  (Boycotting historians denounce blacklists just as they call for blacklisting Israeli academics.)

 

Could Trump Cut Berkeley's Funds?

 

Horowitz on Lou Dobbs: Who’s to Blame for Violent Berkeley Protests?

 

Could Trump yank UC Berkeley funding over Breitbart editor incident?

 

Oppose terror? You're a 'Nazi' (Battle of Berkeley example of left's fondness for violence, author says.)

 

Growing Plans (As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.)

 

Berkeley rioters betray university’s historical commitment to free speech

 

New Baseline for Accessibility  (Disability rights experts say an update to the Rehabilitation Act creates new expectations for accessibility standards in higher education.)

 

Museum gift valued at more than $100 million has Picasso, Van Gogh works

 

Controversial Speech in a Polarized Climate

 

He’s only 7, but this Maryland boy ‘could be the next Einstein’

 

Santa Monica schools warn of possible norovirus outbreak linked to Yosemite field trip

 

Shift in Chinese Ph.D. Education  (Soviet model is increasingly being replaced with American model, study finds.)

 

UC would lose $9 billion for research, healthcare, education if Trump cut federal funds

 

Burning down Berkeley’s love of free speech

 

How Violence Undermined the Berkeley Protest

 

Creating a Safe Space for California Dreamers

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Clinton Team Blames Obama More Than Putin, Comey for Election Loss

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices up on production cuts, as U.S. imposes sanctions on Iran

 

Energy Prices

 

Why the oil market doesn’t care much about new U.S. sanctions on Iran

 

EUROPE

 

Rallying bank shares propel European stocks to 1-week closing high

 

Sick whale on Norway beach had 30 plastic bags in its stomach: zoologists

 

'Our Tanks Are Ready': Ukraine Braces For Escalation In Eastern War

 

Civilians killed in 'dangerous deterioration' in Ukraine conflict

 

Kyiv Raises Death Toll As 'Escalation' In Eastern Fighting Continues     (Ukraine)

 

Artillery salvos shake eastern Ukraine on fifth day of escalated fighting

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Historian: European Civil War Within 30 Years

 

Swedish deputy Prime Minister appears to troll Donald Trump by 'copying' his controversial executive order photo

 

Geert Wilders: Trump Has Already Done More Than Europe Ever Has To Curb Mass Migration

 

EU Tries to Allay Rights' Fears Over Plan to Block Migrants

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC's in quite the privacy predicament

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Foreign policy elites wrong again as Trump’s immigration pause wins backing from Middle East nations

 

Trump Veers Toward Pillars of Obama’s Foreign Policy

 

FRANCE

 

Le Pen defends Trump in interview with Israeli TV: ‘Patriotism is never racism’

 

François Hollande leads attacks on Donald Trump at EU summit   (French President Francois Hollande)

 

Louvre terror leaves Paris fearing new blow to tourism

 

Red alert for western France as storm winds set to reach 160 km/hr

 

Hollande tells Donald Trump to butt out and leave the EU alone

 

Louvre knife attack: Soldier shoots assailant near Paris museum

 

Soldier shoots armed attacker outside Paris museum

 

Attack at Louvre: Assailant wielding machete, shouting ‘Allahu akhbar’ stopped by soldier

 

Machete-wielding man slumps to the ground after being shot in the stomach at the Louvre museum as he attacked French soldiers while screaming 'Allahu Akbar' 

 

Fillon Scandal Indicts, Foremost, France’s Political Elite

 

GERMANY

 

Why the White House seems a little jealous of Germany (While global trade accelerated job losses in the United States, it helped retain German jobs against the forces of rising automation, according to a study.)

 

German miniature world attraction builds a wall around its US display in response to Donald Trump's call for barrier with Mexico and travel ban 

 

Turkish Officers Seek Asylum in Germany

 

Lufthansa starts flying people on Trump travel ban into Boston

 

Trump's top EU pick warns German media of 'seismic shift' in ties

 

Two men in Berlin accused of hundreds of child sex abuse acts

 

German public trust in USA plummets to record low: study

 

Watch: This is how Germany 'introduced' Trump to the country

 

Thousands of crimes against refugees recorded in 2016: report

 

Report: Germans Buying Illegal Guns to Protect Themselves From Migrant Attacks

 

German researchers claim discovery of Nazi sub off Azores

 

GOOGLE

 

Google cozies to Trump but calls for his impeachment

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Polls Show Personal Experience With Obamacare Increases Opposition

 

How Obamacare repeal could impact women's health 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Celebs’ constant Trump bashing ruining awards season

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Where 500 children ‘disappeared’ from Nazi clutches, a new Dutch Shoah museum emerges

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Homosexual legal group assails Gorsuch as ‘dangerous’ for defending Hobby Lobby

 

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner worked to sink LGBT order  (Members of the religious right with ties to the Trump administration say they have been led to believe that some changes will still be coming.)

 

As concerns mount over LGBT rights, study shows lack of protections

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Nancy Pelosi says Steve Bannon is a white supremacist (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Democrats Now Targeting Their Own

 

Ryan gives $3.4 million to NRCC in January (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

House members push for focus on Obamacare repeal

 

Michael Savage: Pelosi incited Berkeley rioters (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

'He's what is making America less safe': Nancy Pelosi blasts Steve Bannon as a white supremacist in astonishing House tirade  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Precedent for Trump’s Muslim ban exists from nearly a century ago

 

Undocumented Aliens May Be Safe in Sanctuary Cities, Thanks to Conservative Justices

 

Report: Sanctuary Cities Received $27 Billion From Feds Each Year   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: President Trump could use this money to pay for the border wall.)

 

U.S. Officials Postpone Interviews With Asylum Seekers Held in Australian Camps

 

Trump Inherits Immigration Turmoil

 

On immigration, Trump should mean business

 

Austin has become the first battleground in the fight over ‘sanctuary cities’

 

Immigration Order Protesters Caused 'Only Disruption'

 

AMA, Other Medical Groups Say Trump's Order Could Significantly Affect System

 

Here's Something For Schumer To Cry About: Polls Show Public Backs Trump's Travel Ban  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

The immigration conundrum

 

Yemenis Close Bodegas and Rally to Protest Trump’s Ban

 

Conway cites nonexistent terror attack to justify Trump’s travel ban

 

Angelina Jolie: Refugee Policy Should Be Based on Facts, Not Fear

 

Poll: More than half disapprove of Trump's immigration order


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Lame-Duck Obama Administration Hid Sharp Decline in Immigration Deportations

 

INDIA

 

Pastor in India Assaulted by Hindu Extremists

 

India's school for grannies - where older women reclaim their dignity

 

Apple to start making iPhones in India, says state government

 

Chennai oil spill: Probe will nail the guilty, says shipping minister Gadkari

 

Christian charity set to withdraw from India after funding blocked

 

Pakistan blames India for slow pace of 26/11 Mumbai attacks trial

 

Transgender model from Nepal has big moment on Indian catwalk

 

Pune: TCS employee commits suicide in his flat at Hinjewadi IT park

 

INDONESIA

 

Regulatory standoff could close Indonesia’s golden mine

 

IRAN

 

Iran fires back after Trump says nation is "playing with fire"

 

Trump Must Pressure Iran

 

Iran puts USA Wrestling in half-nelson after Trump's visa ban

 

How Trump can keep Iran in check

 

Putting Iran on Notice

 

An eye for an eye: Iranian woman will be blinded as punishment for throwing acid in another woman's face, leaving the victim sightless

 

Iranian Foreign Minister 'Unmoved by Threats' From U.S

 

IRAQ

 

US-led coalition trains Mosul police, envisions Daesh-free Iraq

 

Iraq Archbishop Wonders Where Protesters Were When Christians Were Dying

 

ISLAM

 

Leaving Islam in North America

 

Useful Idiots No More  (The Trump administration pulls the plug on official Islamophilia.)

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, February 3, 2017)

 

Trump Changes US Policy on Settlements, But Will Netanyahu Pick Up the Ball?  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian teen as clashes erupt on Gaza-Israel border

 

Some Amona Residents Allowed to Return to Pack Up

 

Netanyahu’s new settlement? ‘Abandoned’ Amona evictees aren’t holding out hope

 

Netanyahu: 'I will speak with Trump about settlements in Washington'

 

Herzog hospitalized after mild stroke (Labor Party chairman Isaac Herzog)

 

UN Watch: UNRWA Teaches AntiSemitism and Incitement

 

How Israel sold Russia drones to stop missiles from reaching Iran

 

Israel hits back at US: Settlement expansion is not the problem

 

New video challenges Israeli police claims around deadly Umm al-Hiran raid

 

White House declines to voice support for two-state solution

 

Judging Israel by different standards is anti-Semitism

 

Groups seek to fight Israel’s delegitimization with a bigger ‘big tent’

 

Olmert loses prison privileges after being insolent with a guard  (Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert)

 

DFLP condemns US statements on settlements, urges PA to withdraw recognition of Israel

 

On Israel-Palestine, Trump might end up another George W. Bush

 

Bilin, Kafr Qaddum show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners during weekly marches

 

Israel falls to 16th  place in US popularity survey

 

Danon: US statement on settlements is no Trump U-turn

 

The Trump way of war (The PLO is disoriented, panicked and hysterical. Speaking to Newsweek this week, Saeb Erekat, PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas’s chief conduit to Israel and the Americans, complained that since President Donald Trump was sworn into office, no administration official had spoken to them.)

 

Trump breaks with Netanyahu, calls for halt of Israeli settlement  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

JAPAN

 

Japan's Okinawa governor hits out at US bases during Washington visit

 

LIBERALISM

 

Progressive Rhode Island lawmaker fired from waitress job over ‘anti-male’ insults

 

MARIJUANA

 

Pregnant Women Turn to Marijuana, Perhaps Harming Infants

 

MEDIA 

 

MSM Loses Their Minds Over Kellyanne Conway 'Bowling Green Massacre' Slip-Up

 

Why Is the New York Times Lying about Trump?

 

Media Admits: Dems Offer Nothing Except Trump Hate

 

Yet Another Media Meltdown Turns Out To Be Totally Wrong  (News that President Donald Trump was easing sanctions against Russia was refuted almost immediately, like so many other stories.)

 

The Anti-Trump Media’s Attack on Monica Crowley

 

Another day, another media-instigated panic over Trump

 

Media taken in by obvious joke involving Trump SCOTUS nominee

 

MEXICO

 

Bullying Mexico will only make more trouble for us

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

US sends Navy destroyer to Yemen

 

Wind and snowfall send UAE into a freeze

 

Construction Crane Collapses Onto Highway in Dubai

 

MILITARY

 

Lockheed credits Trump's involvement in deal for 90 F-35 jets

 

Navy investigating convoy's display of Trump campaign flag

 

Defense Secretary Mattis reassures Japanese on US support  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

'Actionable Intelligence' in Qaeda Material Captured by U.S. Commandos in Yemen: Official

 

US troops, allies work to improve battlefield medicine

 

The White House says a deadly raid in Yemen was long planned. Not true, says an Obama administration official.  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: More lies from the Obama administration.  Read article below.)

 

Botched SEAL mission planned under Obama, but left to Trump

 

Trump is asked to pardon Army officer convicted of Afghan murders

 

Smearing Trump over deadly Yemen raid is unfair

 

Pentagon outlines civilian jobs exempt from Trump hiring freeze

 

Pentagon chief warns North Korea against using nuclear weapons

 

MYANMAR

 

Hundreds likely killed in Myanmar’s Rohingya crackdown: UN

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP Chapter Led By Embezzler Is Overseen By Convicted Murderer

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Remembering the Astronauts of Apollo 1

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Nato must defend western democracy against Russian hacking, say Fallon

 

NUTRITION

 

Four mistakes people make when going gluten-free

 

PAKISTAN

 

American visa ban on Pakistan most likely: US sources

 

Hyundai to assemble cars in Pakistan in venture with textile group Nishat Mills

 

China to send top official to Pakistan for counter-terrorism talks

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Rodrigo Duterte's drug war turning into a war on defenceless Filipinos  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

 US-China war over reefs unlikely, Philippines says

 

 

PRISONS

 

Hero prison guard saved officers' lives during hostage standoff, union says

 

RADIO

 

Michael Savage cautions Trump about inner circle

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Don't listen to the complainers on the religious right. We need the Johnson Amendment

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia's City of Rebels

 

The ABCs of Russian Military Power: A Primer for the New Administration

 

Russia ‘ready’ to entirely fund Hungary nuclear plant

 

Is Russia Really America's Top Security Threat?

 

Kremlin comments on US decision to adjust sanctions against Russia

 

US explains reasons to ease sanctions against Russia

 

Moscow expects Reuters to clarify its complaints concerning working conditions in Russia

 

Russia works on massive deportation of migrants

 

Putin controls the world from Crimea to Morocco  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russian FM Spokesperson Maria Zakharova Announces A Contest For Cartoons Of British FM Boris Johnson

 

Moscow Embassy Says U.S. Monitoring Condition Of Hospitalized Kremlin Critic

 

Russian Foreign Ministry Accuses Journalists of 'Lying' About Harrassment

 

American Business Lobby In Moscow Sees Sympathetic Ally In President Trump

 

Russian Woman Faces Prison for Lighting Her Cigarette With a Church Candle

 

New Belarus-Russian Border 'Will Damage Relations,' Says Belarusian President

 

Putin Swaggers Into Hungary as Europe Wonders About U.S. 

 

Trump admin. relaxes U.S. sanctions on Russia imposed under Obama  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Why?)

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Scientists can't agree on odd octopus behavior

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Gun sales slow following Trump's election

 

Kansas District Court Judge Throws Out State’s Second Amendment Protection Act

 

Trump’s win spurs new push on gun rights

 

 

SENATE

 

Warren’s regulatory beast is under fire – and rightfully so (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

McCain: Mexico won't pay for the wall  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Sanders reopens Dem primary wounds (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Sanders: Government Should Destroy Religious Freedom In Order To Fight 'Racism, Sexism, Homophobia'

 

Democrats demand Mar-a-Lago list of members, visitors

 

'Imperative' U.S. Lead World vs. Iran Missile Tests, Senators Tell Trump

 

John McCain Is Overreaching on Trump’s Australia Call

 

Controversial Cabinet picks pass first test in Senate

 

'Outraged' Democrats not conceding on Gorsuch

 

Wanted: One Republican With Integrity, to Defeat Betsy DeVos

 

Repeal Obamacare? Not so fast, say two GOP senators who are now open to repairing the health-care law.

 

Make the G.O.P. Go Nuclear

 

Democrats proving powerless to stop Trump's Cabinet

 

Senate votes to roll back Obama-era energy rule

 

DeVos, Pick for Education Secretary, Is the Most Jeered

 

Bernie Sanders: Where President Trump and I can work together  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Trump Provokes Allies. Congress Does Damage Control.

 

Can the Democrats Be as Stubborn as Mitch McConnell? (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Kirsten Gillibrand and the Anti-Trump Left: 2020 Foresight?   (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Senate advances DeVos, sets up cliffhanger vote next week

 

Dems' Cabinet delays may save Obama regs

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Reddit bans popular "alt-right" channel

 

The case for slacktivism: Your cliche Facebook post can still make a difference

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Allies agree to deploy THAAD this year

 

ROK, US defense chiefs vow strong response to N. Korean provocations

 

SOUTH PACIFIC

 

South Pacific islands ban western junk food and go organic

 

SPORTS

 

If You Believe In America, You Want Tom Brady To Win The Super Bowl

 

Super Bowl: Players address battle with pride

 

Watch: Brees Says He's Not Ruling Out a Post-NFL Political Career

 

Athletes and Activism (At NCAA meeting, college sports leaders say institutions should support athletes' right to protest and urge colleges to communicate better with their players.)

 

Murder charge in ex-NFL player's "road rage" shooting

 

NFL player’s mom loses his Super Bowl tickets

 

The NFL’s awkward dance with touchdown celebrations

 

Tiger Woods withdraws from Dubai Desert Classic

 

Super Bowl QB says this gadget helped him have career-best season

 

Superfan heads to Super Bowl for 51st time

 

Is greed slowing the NFL's growth?

 

Sports: America’s Great Escape from Political Correctness

 

Why I’m rooting against the Patriots this Sunday: Their loathsome politics

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

SRI LANKA

 

Sri Lanka moving toward a better future

 

STATES

 

 

New York’s Dangerous State of Mind  (If Empire State politicians don’t stop acting as if they are above the law, the price will be paid by ordinary New Yorkers.)

 

Florida Governor Rick Scott channels Trump to threaten ports over Cuba ties  (Governor of Florida Rick Scott (R)

 

Sanctuary State of California

 

In North Dakota, it would be legal to hit a protester with your car

 

Report: 70 PG County police officers allege discrimination at work

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State contradicts DOJ: Fewer than 60K visas revoked

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Neil Gorsuch and the Living-document Lie

 

No, Neil Gorsuch Didn't Have A 'Fascism Forever Club' In High School

 

These Quotes From the Paper Neil Gorsuch Edited in College Are Pure Gold

 

GOP Hits Home Run Finally Playing Hardball on Court

 

SCOTUS nominee broadcast rakes in more than 33 million viewers

 

When Supreme Court justices lacked prestige

 

Fighting Gorsuch is hopeless. Democrats should do it anyway.

 

SYRIA

 

47 ISIL militants ‘neutralized’ in northern Syria

 

Russian warplanes conduct airstrikes near al-Mayadeen in Syria's Deir ez-Zor

 

Pro-Opposition Syrian Journalist In Tweets And Posts: Russian Forces Thwarted Maher Al-Assad's Iran-Backed Coup Attempt

 

Russian embassy in Damascus comes under mortar shelling on February 2 and 3

 

Syrian Artist Says He Won't Apply for a Visa Until Trump is Gone

 

Report: Water pipeline to ISIL stronghold Raqqa destroyed

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Cabinet reshuffle sees four new names

 

Animal euthanasia ban goes into effect

 

Feature: Taiwan battles to keep its name in global arena

 

Four-year economic plan approved

 

US scholar denies saying ‘Taiwan’s unification with China a matter of time’

 

Homosexual rapist sentenced to 12-year prison term

 

Doctor warns of pancreatitis risks from overeating

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Why Tech Giants Joined The Red – Green Axis Against Trump

 

Exploding phone? Samsung's fine print could prevent lawsuits

 

TELEVISION

 

Megyn Kelly expected to take top ‘Today’ spot alongside Lauer

 

TERRORISM

 

Former Clinton Labor Secretary: Breitbart Probably Paid The Berkeley Rioters

 

Obama: Jihadophile

 

Narco-Terrorism on the U.S-Mexico Border

 

Man Sets Off Explosive Device at Cheesecake Factory

 

Mosque, cops warned feds about Denver shooting suspect

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

U.S. Treasury Department Announces New Sanctions Against Iran

 

Trump Treasury nominee Mnuchin sued in renewed fraud case

 

 

TURKEY

 

Kurdish Soccer Teams Assaulted Several Times by Muslims in Turkey

 

Erdoğan launches ‘yes’ campaign for charter change referendum  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Disabled woman ‘raped in Istanbul mall restroom’

 

The story behind heart-warming photograph of shepherd girl in Turkey’s Rize

 

Turkey says Greek military exercise on Aegean island breached international law

 

Syrian opposition prepares for Geneva talks with Turkish officials in Ankara

 

Turkey’s Erdoğan, Putin to meet in Moscow in March: Ambassador  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

5,000 academics alleged of depositing cash in Bank Asya on Gülen’s demand

 

Germany’s Merkel meets MPs from Turkish opposition CHP, HDP

 

Turkey sees 7 percent rise in individual armed violence in 2016

 

Ankara says Greece has ‘forcefully’ sent thousands of migrants back to Turkey

 

Germany will evaluate the asylum application of Turkish soldiers: Minister

 

Turkey’s loss of wetlands exceeds size of Marmara over last 60 years: Report

 

Turkey’s annual inflation hits 9.2 percent in first month of 2017

 

Turkey, Dominican Republic agree to boost tourism ties

 

UBER

 

Islamic Advocates Celebrate Uber Quitting White House Panel Over Immigration Reform

 

Uber CEO Kalanick quits Trump's biz-adviser council

 

Is this Uber's creepiest idea yet? Taxi firm patents a strange feature that looks through social media to couple up UberPool users

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends at 2-week high as banks rise on hope of Dodd-Frank rollback

 

UK arrests 2 suspected in DC police camera hacking

 

Britain's High Court Blocks New Brexit Challenge

 

UK Could Prosecute US Journalists with New Espionage Act

 

UK: Muslim sex abusers in Rotherham scream “Allahu akbar” as they’re jailed for “vile” abuse of girls

 

Petition to Oust London Mayor Khan Approaches 75,000 Signatures

 

UK lawmaker accuses Jews of 'perpetual victim mentality'

 

UK minister accuses Russia of MH17 downing & ‘testing’ NATO, Moscow says claims ‘baseless’

 

London tube strikes called off

 

Calling IndyRef2 would be “foolish”, says Michael Gove  (Former UK Government Cabinet Minister Michael Gove)

 

Energy industry Npower electricity and gas price rises will add £109 to typical bill

 

Prince Charles issues veiled warning over Donald Trump

 

Brexit Fresh legal challenge blocked by high court

 

Scotland’s Budget: Middle class hit by SNP-Greens deal

 

Environment RSPB logged 200 reports of crimes against birds of prey in 2015

 

Iceberg lettuces and broccoli rationed as vegetable crisis hits supermarkets

 

Refugees UK will fund scheme to get displaced to move to Asia and Latin America

 

Russian hacking aims to destabilise West, Michael Fallon says  (UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon)

 

Manchester School in lockdown after reports of man with gun

 

May presses EU over defence spending   (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

GPs Doctor shortage left 4m patients without cover last year

 

UK Brexit Plan Seeks Close EU Ties, but Details Still Short

 

Tadcaster Town to be united again as flood-stricken bridge reopens

 

NHS Cash crisis in Kent halts non-urgent surgery until April

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Whistleblower: UN Gave Names of Dissidents to Communist China

 

Obama's last money shower for the UN: some $9.2 billion

 

Nikki Haley Blasts Russia at UN Security Council  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

 

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (US AID)

 

Foreign Aid: How a Trump Cut-Off Could Help Sub-Saharan Africa

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump’s chief advisor has ‘no doubt’ U.S. will go to war with China

 

Trump signs executive orders to loosen Wall Street regs

 

Businesses grow concerned about Trump

 

White House claims credit for January jobs report

 

Will this man take down Donald Trump?

 

Trump to visit US Central Command

 

Trump missing top deputies across federal government

 

Trump Responds to 'Allahu Akbar' Louvre Terror Attack: 'GET SMART U.S.'

 

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago getaway could cost taxpayers more than $3 million

 

Trump warns that Islamic State jihadis specifically targeting Jews, Christians and “peaceful Muslims”

 

Trump Is Right. Churches Should Be Free To Express Themselves Politically

 

Exposed: Insider Coup to Sabotage Trump

 

US Jews’ identity crisis increasing in Trump era

 

Donald Trump not in Situation Room for 'botched' Yemen raid

 

Trump’s Political Blitzkrieg

 

Most Americans want Barack Obama back as President, poll shows

 

Disney CEO Refuses to Attend White House Business Exec Forum

 

President Trump will Undo the Cruelties of Obama's Political Correctness

 

Report: Trump sends chief advisers to calm situation with Australia

 

Trump Short Circuits Washington

 

Trump Calls Out ‘Professional Anarchists’ After Berkeley Riots

 

Trump is keeping his promises

 

Trump will take executive action against Wall Street regulations, adviser says

 

Donald Trump plans to undo Dodd-Frank law, fiduciary rule

 

Trump vows to 'totally destroy' restrictions on religious institutions support of candidates

 

Pence: 'Any fair-minded person' would understand Trump's immigration order (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Pence: 'We are absolutely committed' to Obamacare repeal

 

Trump: ‘I love Australia as a country, but we had a problem’

 

Trump loves Harley-Davidson more than investors do

 

Russia sanctions: White House says easing of restriction ‘a regular course of action’

 

What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week

 

The coming test of Donald Trump

 

White House considering action on religious freedom that critics warn could lead to discrimination

 

Trump Stands Up for Free Speech

 

Tillerson and Mattis speak up for the right values of leadership

 

The Mad Scene in the Anti-Trump Opera


Sorry, President Trump. I agree with you.

 

Trump’s Fast Start

 

Trump: I won't be as 'kind' to Iran as Obama

 

Trump vetoed Marla Maples’ tell-all

 

Trump digs in on feud with Schwarzenegger

 

Revealed: Steve Bannon 'is obsessed with a book arguing institutions are destroyed and rebuilt every 80 years'

 

Melania in Absentia: New First Lady’s Role Is Unclear

 

ZOOS

 

Nurses send care package to preemie baby hippo

 

 

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