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Sunday, February 4, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Abortion Is a Focus of Early Action in State Legislative Sessions

 

50 years after Humanae Vitae, the pill and abortion still stir ferment

 

Abortion is a focus of early action in legislative sessions (Iowa)

 

Medicaid-funded abortion bill -- matched only by one state -- up for public hearing

 

A Memo in Response to “The Abortion Memo”

 

Not only in Ireland is there a fight to be won on abortion

 

Abortion-Rights Activists Proved David Brooks Exactly Right

 

Mississippi pushes abortion ban at 15 weeks, earliest in United States

 

"Abortion Reversal" Is A Dangerous Myth — Why Is It Still Spreading?

 

Ireland Should Learn from America’s Mistake on Abortion

 

ADOPTION

 

‘Fab Five’ siblings’ adoption story went viral. Now they’re close to a happy ending

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Police arrest 3 men over flogging of woman in Afghanistan

 

Most Afghans Can’t Read, but Their Book Trade Is Booming

 

The big picture: Afghanistan’s largest state school for girls, Herat, 2009

 

 

AFRICA

 

Kenya: Muslim students stab, beat Christian students for refusing to convert to Islam

 

Uganda: Convert from Islam to Christianity says “The Muslims are trying to kill me”

 

Child abductions rise amid South Sudan's civil war

 

AMTRAK

 

Federal officials focus on why railroad switch was set in the wrong position in SC Amtrak crash that killed 2

 

2 Amtrak workers killed, 116 hurt in South Carolina crash

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Tesla Tapped by Australia Anew in Virtual Power Plant Plan

 

CANADA

 

Canada: Two Muslims convicted of forcing 15-year-old girl and two other women into prostitution

 

Why Doug Ford Has a Great Shot to Win the Ontario PC Leadership

 

Rescued Yazidi boy finally meets with Trudeau: ‘It was not the meeting we were looking for (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Number of migrant caregivers becoming permanent residents plummets after federal changes

 

Canada: Muslims In Calgary website features Holocaust denial article written by KKK leader David Duke

 

Missing brother of Kim Cattrall is dead, actress confirms online

 

Ontario nurses walk away from contract talks

 

Canada: Two Muslim former University of Manitoba students wanted for jihad terror activities

 

Caroline Mulroney to officially join Ontario PC leadership race: sources

 

Police charge men with defrauding northern Ontario town of $800,000

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

16 new reports of child deaths from flu since last week

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

 Evangelical Vote Enthusiasm Surges as Same-Sex Marriage Emerges as Key Issue in Costa Rican Elections

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christianity is Right about Sex and Marriage

 

COMEDY

 

SNL’s Hillary Clinton helps console Melania Trump over her Stormy Daniels humiliation

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China accuses US of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy

 

Trump threatens tariffs on China for refusing to help deportations

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Ex-Cuba Prisoner Gross Criticizes US Plan to Foster Internet on Island

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Fractured GOP struggles with immigration strategy

 

Capitol Hill reacts to release of GOP memo

 

CONSTITUTION

 

The 'Constitutional Crisis' the Fourth Estate Birthed

 

COURTS

 

Indiana man sues after being ticketed for giving state trooper 'the finger'

 

Oregon: Muslim inmate sues state over failure to provide halal meals

 

Women suing Monster Energy speak out

 

Ex-Virginia Tech student to go on trial in girl's killing

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Man with sledgehammer pounds parked Dallas police cars

 

North Carolina father, biological daughter charged with incest after having baby together

 

Chicago police teaming up with feds once more to fight shocking rise in violent carjackings

 

Utah man with concealed weapon helps stop violent attack on cop

 

Missouri student arrested for taking knives to class, told police he researched school shootings

 

Florida man arrested after threatening to kidnap Lana Del Rey

 

Women accused of burning 5-year-old girl in voodoo ritual

 

L.A. has seen a huge increase in homeless arrests, mostly for minor offenses

 

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Hacking threats loom over 2018 Olympics

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Party fundraising hits wall as GOP sits flush ahead of midterm elections

 

Nunes: 'Clear evidence' of collusion with Russia ('It just happens to be with the Clinton campaign and the DNC')

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

It was Hillary Clinton Who Birthed The Russian Conspiracy Theory

 

Is this a 'radical' picture of Obama?

 

The Democrats' Defense of the Indefensible  (The most confounding aspect of the response to "the memo" is the Left's hysteria over its release to the public. )

 

Obama’s 'Cultural Terrorism' Left Trust Deficit Aboard

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Trump’s excellent welfare-reform opportunity

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Memo on FBI surveillance of Trump campaign turns up heat on Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein

 

Every corrupt politician now has a get-out-of-jail-free card

 

GOP memo fallout: How is the Justice Department responding?

 

ECONOMY

 

All Economic News Is Bad News

 

The Economy Is Thriving And Jobs Are Booming: Why Trump Deserves Credit

 

How Worried Should You Be? Traders Confront Inflation's Reality

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Central Florida: Muslim arrested for “inappropriately touching women”

 

University of Central Florida: Muslim student tries to get another student expelled for refusing to wear hijab

 

Missouri soldier returns home early and surprises son at school

 

Teacher reportedly assaulted student who wouldn’t stand for Pledge of Allegiance

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt army denies Israel carrying out secret airstrike campaign in Sinai

 

Egypt: Muslims who attacked church get no jail time, Christian fined $20,383 for unlicensed church

 

Egypt, Israel are secretly fighting against ISIS together

 

ENERGY

 

Just Say No To A Gas-Tax Hike

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Video from Belgium: Muslim tries to ram Jewish father and son with his car

 

Sweden: Major operation, armed police guarding all police stations in Muslim-dominated Malmö

 

Sweden: “Center-right” parties propose enrolling Muslim migrants in volunteer defense organizations

 

Far-right gunman in Italy rampage shows no remorse, police say

 

Polish president under pressure to veto Holocaust speech bill

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Special agent says he's leaving FBI over political attacks against the bureau

 

Nunes memo raises question: Did FBI violate Woods Procedures?

 

At FBI, anger and fear of lasting damage amid GOP attacks

 

Opinion: Shocking memo reveals how Comey disgraced an honorable FBI (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI director sends letter to employees following FISA memo release  (FBI Director Christopher Wray)

 

Memo: FBI Used Tainted Steele Dossier, Paid For By Hillary Clinton, As Reason To Spy On Trump

 

Julian Assange Moves in With Kill Shot After Comey Mocks FISA Memo

 

Seven takeaways from the House memo detailing FBI’s surveillance abuses

 

As F.B.I. Sought Nassar, Dozens Say They Were Molested

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Yellen Says Prices `High' for Stocks, Commercial Real Estate (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

FRANCE

 

Angry families say nothing funny about wisecracking Paris attacks suspect

 

France: Two teens knock down and beat 8-year-old Jewish boy for wearing a kippa

 

France freezes assets of Congolese general

 

Thousands of Corsican nationalists march ahead of Macron visit (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Prosecutors call for rape charge for Tariq Ramadan

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel enters final stretch in coalition-building marathon (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German women in fear: New anti-rape pants sell out very quickly

 

North Korea 'using Berlin embassy to supply nukes': spy chief

 

Germany uneasy as US and Russia flex nuclear muscles

 

GOOGLE


Google caught sponsoring symposium for 'Islamist anti-Semites'
(Web companies 'providing a forum' for endorsers of death by stoning.)

 

GOP

 

G.O.P. Braces as Democrats Put Statehouses in Play

 

GREECE

 

Greece: Muslim “refugee,” who asked for protection, arrested for possessing detonators and gas canisters

 

Greeks rally in Athens over Macedonia name row

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Memo confirms everything Democrats tried to suppress

 

Holocaust denier running for Congress has no opponents in Republican primary

 

Rep. Trey Gowdy says GOP memo doesn't discredit Mueller probe (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

'Very possible’ GOP rep's staff ‘coordinated with the White House’ on memo: Schiff  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Lawmaker blasts dossier which memo says led to Trump spying operation

 

Top Dem on Intel committee: Memo doesn't "vindicate" Trump

 

Read The House FISA Memo

 

Gowdy: Memo has no impact on Russia probe

 

Nunes speaks out on FISA memo fallout, moving on to 'Phase 2' of investigation (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Nunes: 'Clear evidence' of collusion with Russia

 

Nunes ‘abused’ his power on intelligence panel, former CIA director says

 

The GOP memo proves the ‘deep state’ is real

 

Epoch Times Investigation: Beyond the Memo

 

The Nunes Memo Should Be Just the Start 

 

5 takeaways from the Nunes memo

 

House Memo Details Use of Steele Dossier to Spy on Trump Campaign Adviser

 

Cuccinelli: Memo exposes shadowy function of 'super secret court'

 

Why ex-CIA boss, Hillary adviser wants more information than Nunes’ memo to be released

 

Dem leaders tell Trump not to use memo to fire Rosenstein, Mueller

 

Paul Ryan celebrated the tax cut with a tweet about a secretary saving $1.50 a week (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Devin Nunes tried to discredit the FBI. Instead, he proved it’s onto something.

 

House Intelligence Committee taking up Dems’ countermemo on Monday

 

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Kansas chemistry instructor arrested by ICE while taking his daughter to school

 

The next time ICE rounds up workers, remember that we didn't do the same with Nazi-era war criminals

 

INDIA

 

Kashmir: 4 Indian soldiers killed in latest shelling

 

India: Muslims slit Hindu’s throat for dating a Muslim woman

 

IRAN

 

Islamic Republic of Iran arrests 29 women for appearing in public without hijab

 

Khamenei’s No. 2 in Lebanon, inspects Hizballah, Israeli border formations

 

Iran jails man over ‘nuclear espionage’ for US, Europe

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq issues ‘most wanted’ terror list

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Sunday, February 4, 2018)

 

Meet 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, the new face of Palestinian resistance

 

Palestinians slam Jerusalem move to end to tax breaks on churches, UN properties

 

Israel ‘legalizing’ rogue settlement in response to murder: Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Police recommend welfare minister be indicted for corruption

 

IDF chief said to warn Gaza war likely if humanitarian crisis persists

 

Israeli forces kill Palestinian during manhunt for alleged killer of settler

 

Palestinian convicted of ‘nationalistic’ murder of pregnant Israeli lover

 

PLO executive committee to implement council decision to withdraw recognition of Israel

 

Bus pelted with rocks in south: 'It's like a terror attack'

 

Israel begins handing out deportation notices to African migrants

 

How Lebanon sees Israel’s war threats

 

Minister said to rap IDF for focus on female troops, gay soldiers

 

Israel to retroactively legalize settlement outpost in response to killing of settler

 

‘Imagine What Gazans Could Do With $100M Iran Gives Hamas Annually’

 

Israeli settlers attack Palestinians protesting in solidarity with child prisoners

 

‘Imagine What Gazans Could Do With $100M Iran Gives Hamas Annually’

 

Israeli airstrikes target sites in northern Gaza

 

Analysis: Israel is fighting a five-front war

 

Jewish schools worldwide to screen Israeli Memorial Day film on wounded soldiers

 

Trump's envoy: Hamas causes misery for the people of Gaza

 

Israel reportedly seeking to woo retail giant Walmart

 

Bank of Israel warns of rise in digital banking fraud

 

How is Israel leading the way in smart-city tech?

 

With all his chips in, Palestinian businessman aims to build ‘Silicon Rawabi’

 

Israel slams ‘shameful’ former minister who endorses German far-right party

 

African asylum seekers told to leave Israel within 60 days

 

Winter storms leave Israel’s undersea internet, phone cables exposed

 

Amid rising tensions, US troops in Israel for missile defense drill

 

Israel legalises West Bank (Judea and Samaria) outpost after settler killed

 

'Unveiling Jerusalem' debunks U.N. rejection of Jewish heritage

 

Israeli authorities knock down part of Bedouin school in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

 

JAPAN

 

Victory in Election Signals Marine Base on Okinawa May Move

 

JORDAN

 

King Abdullah of Jordan: “Maybe there’s a lack of understanding of Islam” in Washington

 

                                                                                                                                                  

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia: Muslim who beat his 9-year-old daughter to death would “recite the Quran during the night”

 

MEDIA 

 

Washington Free Beacon first hired Fusion GPS: Why?

 

Hannity: Mueller probe was based on a house of cards that's now crashing down (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

The Media's Free Pass for Bitter Democrats

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Outside Yemen's rebel-held capital, stalemated war rages on

 

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Flee, Many to Battle Again

 

 

MILITARY

 

Wilson: Air Force to bolster 'high-end' fighting capabilities

 

New tool helps veterans seeking to upgrade military discharge

 

Warren Buffett on hand as Navy commissions newest warship

 

VA disregards request to make agency motto gender-neutral

 

11,000 disabled student veterans left without rent, expense money due to computer glitch

 

As military preps for new shutdown threat, lawmakers sound optimistic tone

 

Proposed senate bill aims to curb military spouse unemployment

 

Amphibious warship America leads flotilla back to San Diego

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Charter Communications Sets $15 Minimum Wage After Tax Cuts

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

SpaceX readies powerful rocket for maiden flight

 

Meet NASA's guardian against alien invasion

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan Actress Shot Dead by Gunmen for Refusing to Accompany Them to a Private Event

 

PENSIONS

 

New York's Pensions Should Focus On Financial Returns — Not Politics

 

RADIO

 

Rush: Mueller probing wrong people 'on purpose' ('This is entirely a Democrat-run operation! Trump was nowhere near it')

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Pat Robertson To Make Full Recovery After Embolic Stroke

 

Televangelist Pat Robertson expected to recover after suffering stroke

 

RUSSIA

 

An arrest in Moscow leads to a Norwegian espionage mystery

 

Russia: US plan to use ‘low-yield’ nukes is ‘confrontational’

 

SCIENCE

 

'Settled Science' Just Got Blown Up

 

SENATE

 

Schumer urges president to allow Democrats' 'FISA memo' to also be released (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Polls swing toward GOP, easing fears of midterm disaster

 

Elizabeth Warren bellows rallying cry at activist event: ‘We march in pink pussy hats!’ (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Rubio on push for paid family leave: ‘We still have to work on members of my own party’  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio  (R)

 

Hope for last conservative Democrat in Senate? (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Memo controversy is 'doing Putin's job,' McCain says   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Feinstein in crosshairs as Trump fan plots ouster (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Pence to confront North Korea’s media narrative at the Olympics: report (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

SPORTS

 

NFL Includes Convicted Murderer Aaron Hernandez in Pre-Super Bowl ‘In Memoriam’ Video

 

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson killed by suspected drunk driver

 

‘Take a Knee’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Block Light Rail Carrying Spectators to Super Bowl

 

ESPN writer Jemele Hill: Trump uses 'racial pornography' to 'stoke his base'

 

Crunching the numbers for the big game

 

Bitter cold in upper Midwest on Super Bowl Sunday

 

Todd Starnes: Veterans, bars say 'no' to the big game

 

I’m the Wife of a Former N.F.L. Player. Football Destroyed His Mind.

 

Super Bowl ratings jeopardized by anthem protests, fan outrage

 

How the blue-state New England Patriots became an avatar for Trump

 

Video of Tom Brady kissing son on the lips sparks internet outcry

 

Poll shows 16% of NFL fans say they won’t watch Super Bowl

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson Presses Venezuela as Trump Aid Threat Looms Over Trip (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

SYRIA

Report: Syrian civilians injured in chlorine gas attack

 

France, Turkey plan ‘road map’ to end Syrian war

 

Russia strikes back as Syrian rebels take credit for shooting down fighter jet, killing pilot

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Pentagon Takes Down Nuclear Report After Labelling Taiwan as Part of China

 

Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Taiwan coast

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Tech giants are the robber barons of our time

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey warns US troops over Syria clash risk

 

Turkey’s Erdogan to meet with Pope, thank him for opposing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

In Turkey, soaring support for Syrian offensive and rising anti-Americanism

 
UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

 More Islamic State jihadis now in UK than Britons in Syria fighting the Islamic State 

 

UK's May pressured as war continues over Brexit (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK allows doctors to make babies with DNA from 3 people

 

Sally C. Pipes: God Save The Queen's Healthcare System

 

Piers Morgan rages at BBC over cartoon of him kissing Trump’s butt

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Trump Super Bowl Message:‘We Proudly Stand for the National Anthem’

 

Republican lawmakers distance themselves from Trump on memo

 

Midterm clashes set to define Trump era: Analysis

 

How President Trump is gaining leverage on Putin (as his critics smirk) (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

 Priebus denies that Trump moved to fire Mueller last summer (Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

Air Force general behind 5G memo leaves White House

 

Trump Soars to 49% Approval Rating, Best Number Since Last June

 

Trump’s Black History Month proclamation implies that racism in the military is in the past. It’s not.

 

Trump says Democrats don’t care about illegal-immigrant ‘Dreamers’

 

How Trump’s Allies Fanned Controversy Into Outrage

 

Trump Reveals FBI and DOJ Top Officials Politicized Investigations In Favor of

 

White House withdraws controversial nominee to head Council on Environmental Quality

 

Kellyanne Conway calls out Democrats for 'hyperbolic' and 'hypocritical' reaction to memo

 

Trumps hosting Super Bowl watch party at golf club

 

The President’s Unparalleled War on Law Enforcement 

 

 

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