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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

400 Women Who Changed Their Minds During the Abortion Saved Their Babies Using This New Technique

 

Toledo Ohio May Become Abortion Free: Court Orders Abortion Clinic Closed for Violating State Laws

 

Ohio Supreme Court justices issue legal blows to 2 Ohio abortion clinics

 

Planned Parenthood Opening 10 Locations for Women to Get “Video Chat Abortions”

 

Maine’s high court to decide if state, through MaineCare, must pay for abortions

 

Pennsylvania Bill Would ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

Abortion budget proposal stirs debate in Nebraska hearing

 

Newspaper Complains More Babies Have Been Born Since State Defunded Planned Parenthood

 

War on abortion’s new phase: Mississippi moves toward 15-week ban

 

Comedian Lizz Winstead: It’s “Cool” to Promote Killing Babies in Abortions

 

Christian governor-candidate takes heat for ad highlighting GOP governor’s pro-abortion-LGBT record

 

What David Brooks Misunderstands About Abortion

 

Utah House Passes Bill to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

West Virginia Senate Committee Passes Resolution Saying There is No Right to Abortion

 

Abortion Biz That Has Killed Women in Botched Abortions Will Open in Ireland if Abortion Legalized  (Dublin, Ireland )

 

Priest calls for excommunication of 14 Catholic senators who voted against late-term abortion ban

 

TV Host Believes Her Three Miscarriages Were Punishment for Her Abortion  (London, England)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

After 16 Years, Afghanistan War Is 'At Best A Grinding Stalemate,' Journalist Says

 

AFRICA

 

Court in Sudan Fines Christian Leaders for Defending Church Property 

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

Alt-right leader Eli Mosley lied about his military service: Report

 

AMTRAK

 

Amtrak train comes apart on busy Acela line 

 

ARCTIC

 

Russia and China vie to beat the US in the trillion-dollar race to control the Arctic

 

ASIA

 

Bangladesh: Muslim politician confesses to leading Muslim mob that ransacked and burned Hindu homes

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Patients are Being Denied Treatments Such as Chemo or Surgery Where Assisted Suicide is Legal

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX loses $56b in worst day since 2015

 

Australian dollar to crumble with “iron ore defensive shield”

 

Beijing Is Silencing Chinese-Australians

 

CANADA

 

TSX pares back some of its losses as loonie continues slide

 

Uber: 2016 data breach linked to hacker in Canada

 

Justin Trudeau’s edict to call ‘Mankind’  ‘PEOPLEKIND’ (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Why doesn't Canada have a rocket program?

 

What's behind the Justin Trudeau 'peoplekind' controversy? A National Post investigation

 

Alberta government boycotts B.C. wine

 

Sub culture: Aboard a Canadian submarine prowling the Pacific

 

Why Justin Trudeau is not the leader many believe he is

 

Full implementation of legal cannabis could be delayed beyond July 1

 

Canada selling combat helicopters to Philippines despite concerns over Duterte’s deadly war on drugs

 

Video of Canadian Mufti: “The Canadian government wants to bring Sharia Law and this is not a joke”

 

COMMUNISM

 

California city on the cusp of instituting communism, devaluing citizens

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

NK building new hovercraft bases: analyst

 

N.Korea Behind Massive Bitcoin Heists

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Let's Limit Spending

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Conservatives Call on Mulvaney to Audit CFPB Finances

 

COURTS

 

Judge rules California can’t force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes

 

Man Gets 20 years for Driving His Car Into a Pole to Kill Woman’s Unborn Baby

 

Federal appeals court says $25M Trump University settlement can go forward

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Va. man allegedly killed girl to keep relationship quiet

 

Smuggling, other crimes by Dreamers complicate immigration debate

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton operatives funneled info to Christopher Steele for Trump dossier

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

U.S. trade gap hits $566 billion last year, highest since 2008

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos: Apprenticeships, Vocational Education are Top Trump Priority  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY


DHS chief on gang members at the border: ‘I have to let them in’

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

New documents show how Mueller quickly expanded investigation (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks snap selling spree to close higher in volatile trading

 

Stocks Recover From Selloff With Best Day Since 2016

 

Inside Wall Street's $8 Billion VIX Time Bomb

 

Wall Street roars back, traders eye volatility ahead

 

Stock market roars back as White House affirms strength of U.S. economy

 

These U.S. stocks rose as much as 15% Tuesday as the market bounced back

 

Treasury yields trim decline as stocks come roaring back

 

Gold prices end lower for third session in a row, despite choppy stocks

 

EDUCATION

 

Virginia school board seeks to shut down parents criticizing pro-LGBT policies

 

Activists shut down high school musical after white student lands lead role

 

Teacher fired, reported to counter-terrorism agency after telling lesbian student ‘God loves you’

 

Libel: Stanford claims Robert Spencer is “agitator for violence”

 

Dartmouth Students Condemn Op-Ed Criticizing Overwhelmingly Female Staff of Student Life Executive Board

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Julian Castro Heads to New Hampshire to Test 2020 Presidential Run

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices down a third session on bets for a further rise in U.S. supplies, output

 

Energy Prices

 

The ‘Real’ Russia Collusion: Oil

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close at 5-month low after Wall Street carnage

 

Polish president signs Holocaust bill, drawing rare US rebuke

 

Denmark proposes ban on Islamic full-face veil in public

 

Italy: Up to 80,000 women have been subjected to genital mutilation

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Mentally Ill Patients Would be Starved to Death and Denied Food and Water Under New Oregon Bill

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Was the FBI Out to Get Trump?

 

James Comey: Connecting the Dots (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

The FBI ‘just needs to clean house’ former agents say

 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT (FISA COURT)

 

The FISA-Gate Boomerangs

 

FRANCE

 

French judge orders jail for Islamic “reformer” Tariq Ramadan over rape charges

 

France snow LATEST: Paris region hit by travel chaos on roads and rail

 

GERMANY

 

Far-right AfD almost as popular as Social Democrats: poll

 

Munich named traffic jam capital of Germany (again)

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

The GOP’s Coming Obamacare Capitulation

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

McCaul Urges Release of Classified Material that Made Up Basis of GOP Memo   (US Representative of Texas Michael McCaul (R)

 

House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

 

Dems blasting release of Nunes memo once backed FISA court transparency (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

GOP lawmaker criticizes Trump to his face for inviting shutdown

 

House passes package to combat Capitol Hill harassment

 

Schiff apparently pranked by Russian radio hosts who promised 'naked Trump' photos (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

House passes rollback of Obama-era menu labeling rules

 

House Speaker Paul Ryan under fire for deleted tweet on GOP tax cuts

 

Cancer Research Agency Draws Fire From House GOP

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Minnesota: Muslim who went on “Jihad in the way of Allah” stabbing spree entered US with foreign relatives

 

INDIA

 

Fake doctor in India infects 21 with HIV after using tainted syringes to address colds, coughs and diarrhea

 

India must continue to inflict a price on Pakistan for LoC firing

 

India Is Not Banning Cryptocurrency, Here's What It Is Doing Instead

 

Reimagining India's learning landscape

 

India expected to follow SOP on Maldives, to keep troops ready

 

IRAN

 

Iran's Rouhani urges Turkey to halt Afrin operation (Iran's President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Iran president rules out negotiations over missile program

 

Report: Iran Producing Drones Equipped with Precision Smart Bombs (video)

 

Islamic Republic of Iran: Christians appeal convictions for “conducting evangelism”

 

 

IRAQ

 

Baghdadi tops new list of Iraq’s most wanted

 

ISLAM

 

Minneapolis: Bethany Lutheran Church provides new home for Hamas-linked CAIR chapter

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, February 6, 2018)

 

500 Arabs Attack as IDF Troops Search in Shechem for Ariel Terrorist (Israel Defense Forces)

 

One Palestinian reported killed, 110 wounded in clashes with IDF

 

Palestinian killed in Nablus clashes as IDF hunts for Ariel terrorist

 

Fatah honors last month’s murderer of father of 6 as “young lion”

 

Abbas: We never said no to resuming peace talks  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Yad Vashem Response to Ratification of Poland’s ‘Holocaust’ Law

 

Police to present recommendations in PM corruption cases next week — report (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Fatah celebrates murder of “126 Zionists”

 

Husbands murdered weeks apart, West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  widows lament their common bond

 

‘Rage Marches’ in Palestinian Authority After Elimination of Rabbi’s Killer

 

Fatah condemns Israel for killing Hamas terrorist behind rabbi’s murder

 

Egyptian Researcher In Al-Ahram Article: The Palestinians Should Make The Best Deal They Can With Israel, Even If It Isn't Just

 

After weeks-long manhunt, Israeli forces kill Palestinian fighter suspected of killing settler

 

Article In Hamas Mouthpiece Calls To Expand Arena Of Fighting With Israel To Include Its Interests Abroad

 

Bethlehem’s Anomaly — Security Barrier and Tourist Attraction

 

Rabbi tells IDF recruits women ‘weak minded,’ incapable of spirituality

 

Palestinian PM slams Israel for demolition of Bedouin classrooms in E1

 

Terrorist Who Murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach Has Been Eliminated

 

Israeli settler wounded in alleged stabbing attack in West Bank (Jude and Samaria ) settlement

 

On northern border, Netanyahu warns enemies: ‘Don’t test us’

 

Israeli bulldozer destroys Palestinian water pipeline in Jordan Valley

 

Israeli family rescued after going missing on West Bank(Judea and Samaria)  hiking trail

 

Israel’s top officials at odds over humanitarian crisis in Gaza

 

US ambassador accuses Palestinians of ‘praising’ Ben-Gal murder

 

Trump’s embrace could lead to dangerous rift with US Jews

 

Gaza truck drivers protest economic crisis at border crossing

 

 Right-wing leaders: ‘Netanyahu must make Har Bracha a settler

 

Muslim leader in Israel: “Jerusalem will be the capital of the Islamic Caliphate”

 

LEBANON

 

US dispatches senior diplomat to Beirut to calm Israel border tensions

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Left’s Memo Hysteria

 

MEDIA 

 

Sean Hannity: New Senate memo shows dossier saga even bigger mess

 

Hillary Clinton essentially ‘paid for a warrant,’ radio host Mark Levin tells Fox News

 

Los Angeles Times owner will sell paper, ending a long-troubled relationship

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

How Trump Changed Saudi Attitudes to Israel and the Islamo-Fascists

 

Yemeni forces retake southwestern town from Houthis

 

MILITARY

 

Mattis: Congress risks emboldening U.S. adversaries (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Pentagon chief sees new nuclear missile as bargaining chip against Russians

 

Pentagon planning grand military parade for Trump: report

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Watch the launch of the world’s most powerful rocket

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan women's rights activist stands up against blasphemy allegations: 'I will not be silenced'

 

In Pakistan, Long-Suffering Pashtuns Find Their Voice

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

Republican National Committee condemns Holocaust-denying GOP House candidate

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia pushes more ‘deep state’ hashtags

 

Two Russian-built frigates enter combat duty in Vietnam

 

Russian Experts: Russian Immigrants Abroad Would Have Done A Better Job In Compiling The Kremlin List

 

Who shot down Russia's Su-25 in Syria?

 

Kremlin: Russia deploying arms on its soil not cause for other countries’ concern

 

Reactions By Russian Politicians And Businessmen Included On The Kremlin List

 

Your guide to top anti-Russia think tanks in US & who funds them

 

Russia, Indonesia to agree delivery contract for Su-35 fighter jets

 

Russian Analyst Tymofeev: Being In The Kremlin List Requires A Choice: 'You Have To Decide Whose Side You Are On, The Whites Or The Reds'

 

Russia, Indonesia to agree delivery contract for Su-35 fighter jets

 

 

SENATE

 

Warren to Hold Telephone Town Hall Commemorating ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’ (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Trump officials defend Afghanistan policy before skeptical senators

 

Ethics Advocacy Group Files Complaint Against Manchin for Failing to Properly Disclose AA Properties Ownership  (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

PolitiFact Fact-Checks Whether Democratic Senators Actually High-Fived

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

N.Korean Orchestra Refuses to Attend Welcome Dinner

 

N.Korea's Ancient Head of State to Visit S.Korea for Olympics

 

Otto Warmbier's Father Coming to Pyeongchang Olympics

 

Seoul to provide food, fuel, power for N. Korean art troupe on ferry

 

SPORTS

 

Gay Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy says Mike Pence a ‘bad fit’ to lead U.S. delegation (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Did Clinton Associates and Obama State Dept. Feed Info to Steele?

 

State Department embraces Islamic cleric who OK’d killing Americans in Iraq, called for Israel’s destruction 

 

SYRIA

 

Russian trade mission in Damascus hit by mine

 

TAIWAN

 

At least 2 dead, 202 injured in 6.4-magnitude earthquake off Taiwan

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Transgender Ideology Promotes Experimentation on Children and Youths

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey says will tell Tillerson it wants to mend trust with U.S. (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

Turkey and US lock heads as relations reach new low

 

At Vatican, Erdogan asks Pope to help lead “concerted and continuous international effort to fight Islamophobia”  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

U.K. stocks fall to 10-month low in global market rout

 

British girl, 6, undergoes specialist surgery in Israel to keep her leg

 

UK: After calling for help to fight FGM, Surrey Police warns it will report “Islamophobic abuse” to intel teams

 

‘White powdery substance’ delivered to Assange at Ecuadorian embassy

 

UK’s Guardian publishes major article on terrorism, omits Israel

 

UK: Lancashire Police win “diversity champion of the year” award at the British Muslim Awards

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

'I'd love to see a shutdown,' Trump says

 

Analysis: White House tensions with FBI seem to grow daily

 

WH Reporter Sends Erroneous Report Trump Didn’t Read 10-Page Memo Because It Was ‘Too Lengthy’

 

 

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