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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

CNN Runs Article By Abortion Advocate Who States The Real Pro-Life Act Is . . . Abortion

 

Pro-Life People are Criticized for Focusing on Abortion, But There’s a Reason Why

 

Killer Abortionist Cops Deal

 

Cecile Richards: Pro-Life People “Lie, Cheat, Steal, Deceive and Break the Law,” Planned Parenthood Doesn’t

 

Alabama State Senate Condemns Sen. Jones for Pro-Abortion Flip

 

Amazon Bans Pro-Life Group From Its Approved List of Charities in AmazonSmile

 

US abortion clinics face surge of trespassing and blockades

 

One Texas County Used to Kill 1,044 Babies a Year in Abortions. Now It’s Abortion Free

 

Trump Administration Orders Refugee Shelters to Direct Pregnant Teens to Anti-Abortion Clinics

 

Man Conceived in Rape: Please Don’t Kill Children Like Me in Abortion

 

126 countries where women face fewer obstacles to abortion than in Iowa

 

Abortion AMA: Can I Get An Abortion At A Crisis Pregnancy Center?

 

The Case for an Abortion 'Litmus Test'

 

Iowa Gov. Signs Abortion Restriction Law, ACLU and Planned Parenthood Plan to Sue

 

Catholic Bishop Slams Abortion: “The Destruction of Unborn Lives is Taken for Granted and Routine”

 

GOP governor candidates on abortion, taxes, PERS

 

Facebook Bans Outside Ads As Ireland Votes on Legalizing Abortion

 

Self-Induced Abortions Shouldn't Be A Crime, Mass. Medical Society Says

 

Thousands Gather for Record-Breaking London March for Life

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban Captures District In Northern Afghanistan

 

Afghanistan's poverty rate rises as economy suffers

 

Afghanistan: Insurgent Attacks on Civilians Escalate

 

AFRICA

 

Leopard snatches a 3-year-old from a lodge in Uganda

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

Walid Shoebat site: Judaism is a satanic religion

 

The new anti-Semites promote a very modern 'blood libel'

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

Australian Market Extends Gains

 

Australian dollar headed for 2015 crash rerun?

 

$140b tax splash to get voters smiling

 

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

 

Reputed gang member charged in Friday shooting of ATF agent(Chicago, Illinois)

 

CANADA

 

TSX higher despite losses in energy sector on lower oil price

 

Trudeau government pushing “far right” and jihadi threats as equal concerns  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

 Sexually touching a student will now cost Ontario teachers their jobs

 

How the investigation into the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman turned from murder-suicide to double homicide

 

Ontario PC candidate hired actors to pose as party supporters at the first leaders' debate

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Gina Haspel is tainted by her torture involvement. But she understands Russia.

 

CIA delivers classified materials to Congress on Haspel

 

Pick to Run C.I.A. Has Experience. That May Be Her Problem.

 

COMEDY

 

Why the Media Are Mum About Comedy Central's 2011 Trump Roast

 

Ex-'SNL' headliner the latest star to slam show for conservative-bashing ways

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Hear China’s totalitarian cruelty in this widow’s sobs

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Pompeo arrives in North Korea for pre-summit meetings  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

North Korea's Nuclear Bait-and-Switch

 

Kim Jong Un is Playing America and China  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Nuclear Inspectors Would Face Monumental Task in N.Korea

 

U.S. Says N.Korea Must Stop Launching Ballistic Missiles Too

 

North Korea's Kim wants to talk to Trump about mutual nuclear issues, says Chinese media (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Kim Jong Un visits China in 3rd  trip abroad

 

Trump's approval rating on North Korea rises, CBS News poll reveals

 

CONGRESS

 

Islamists With Terror Ties Are on Capitol Hill To Lobby Congress Today

 

The Anti-Women Democratic Party

 

'The problem is congress:' Sheriff warns of growing MS-13 threat, female recruitment

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

April was best month in history for U.S. budget, according to CBO figures

 

COURTS

 

Female teacher escapes jail for romps with girl, 15

 

U.S. urges judge to force AT&T to scrap deal or sell DirecTV or Turner

 

California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings

 

Skakel’s tossed conviction just another example of Kennedy privilege

 

Ex-prosecutor accused of sex crime by reporter sues for $10M

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Police search for 4 to 6 girls, long-missing, possibly buried in Mich. woods

 

Professor beaten to death in Brooklyn home invasion

 

Attempted Assassination Of Iranian Dissident In New York

 

70-year-old grandma shoots home intruder, leaves him in hospital

 

‘Heinous and violent’: MS-13’s female ranks grow as gang becomes ‘Americanized’

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

US Border Patrol eyes murals painted by deported veterans on Mexico border wall

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC's Ellison sports 'I don't believe in borders' shirt (Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Chelsea Clinton Says She's Not Running for Office But You Should

 

Soros Continues Massive Cash Offensive in Florida

 

Dem George Soros Dumps Big $$$ In California DA’s Races

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Weapons-grade plutonium vanishes from Idaho State, school fined

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to be sued for suspending Obama-era fair-housing rule (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

 

Islamists With Terror Ties Are on Capitol Hill To Lobby Congress Today

 

Sessions warns immigrant families crossing border (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Mueller rejects Trump request to answer questions in writing  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Small earthquake rattles Southern California

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market claws back losses to end flat after Trump exits Iran nuclear deal

 

Wall Street down after Trump quits Iran deal

 

Why bitcoin could rally more than 70% in the coming week, Fundstrat’s Lee says

 

Dude, where’s my pay raise?

 

For the First Time Ever, America Has Enough Jobs for Everyone

 

Dollar holds gains after Trump exits Iran deal

 

Asia Stocks Rise as Indonesia Tumbles; Oil Dips: Markets Wrap

 

Asian stocks edge higher while oil loses steam as investors await Trump Iran decision

 

Gold ends lower for second straight session, held in check by surging dollar

 

EDUCATION

 

Quiz: How much do you know about America's teachers?

 

Massive UC workers' strike disrupts dining, classes and medical services

 

The Duty to Prevent Suicide  (Top court in Massachusetts rules that colleges and professors in some cases may be sued for failing to prevent students from killing themselves.)

 

STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame

 

'Fired' for Free Speech?(Syracuse challenges a former adjunct instructor's assertion that he was dismissed for defending students' right to offensive speech. He hasn't taught there since 2015, the university says.)

 

Court says schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT

 

Aid in the Wrong Direction?  (Four-fifths of the money approved by Education Department to help students from Puerto Rico went to those on the mainland. And critics say new pot of money has application process that will disadvantage island universities.)

 

Proof that DNA testing is going to start making an impact on college admissions

 

How the Left protects its campus cartel

 

Striking Teachers a Boon for Homeschooling

 

2018 Anti-Israel Week at UC Irvine: Thuggish Behavior, Terrorist Garb and Another Disruption

 

University apologizes for rushing African-American grads off stage

 

Nikolas Cruz was in Obama-backed discipline diversion program, Broward school district admits

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Election interference confirmed ... by Obama!

 

 

ELECTION 2018

Primary Elections: The Three Key Republican Senate Races in Trump States

 

Cordray, DeWine projected to face each other in Ohio gov's race; Braun wins Indiana GOP Senate contest 

 

Voters to test Trump’s ability to steer the anti-establishment fervor he helped unleash

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Booker Planning a ‘Red State Farmers Tour,’ Will Give ‘Hard Consideration’ After 2018 to Higher Office(US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil cuts losses as Trump plans ‘powerful’ sanctions on Iran, withdraws from nuclear deal

 

Energy Prices

 

Why oil prices didn’t rally after Trump announced ‘powerful’ Iran sanctions

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

E.P.A. Emails Show Push to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

Here’s the EPA memo that justified Scott Pruitt’s first-class travel

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

EU will remain in nuclear agreement

 

European stocks hold near 3-month high, but energy shares drop

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)  

 

Comey Blasts Anti-Trump FBI Agents Over Extramarital Affair And Anti-Trump Texts (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

'I guess the love is gone': Ex-FBI director Comey responds to Rudy Giuliani's suggestion that he might have lied

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

U.S. FCC chairman meets Sprint, T-Mobile CEOs on merger

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

D'Souza: Rosie broke law 5 times in giving cash to Dems

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Trump’s FDA Helps Solidify Michelle O’s Food Legacy

 

FRANCE

 

Paris Mayor backs Communist Party plan to turn public park into migrant camp

 

Anti-reform students blockade French universities (but many just want to take their exams)

 

GERMANY 

 

Crime rate hits 30-year low, but police warn of rise in violence against cops

 

Trump ally Richard Grenell takes over as US envoy to Germany

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

  

Climate-Change True Believers Are Least Likely To Change Their Own Behavior, Study Finds

 

Climate skeptics more eco-friendly than global-warming alarmists: study

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Health insurance rates could spike by 2019

 

Nurse, 31, arrested for infecting patients with hepatitis C, police say

 

Idaho officials negotiating on 'state-based' insurance plan

 

Woman's runny nose turns out to be brain fluid leak

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

LGBTs turn to subpoenas to attack critics

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Prison Reform Gets New Life in House With Dem Backing

 

Ryan and House chaplain reconcile over coffee  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

INDIA

 

Dust storms wreak havoc across India

 

Why India's pollution levels are so high

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia: Man gets five years prison for “insulting Islam” and “spreading hate speech”

 

IRAN

 

Insights Following Exposure Of Iran's Military Nuclear Program – Part II: IAEA's Closure Of File On Iran's Possible Development Of Nuclear Weapons (PMD) Was Collusion By Obama Administration, Europeans, IAEA

 

Obama, Kerry slam Trump withdrawal from Iran deal as path to war

 

Iran says it may resume enrichment after Trump announces nuke deal exit

 

Rouhani says Iran will remain in nuclear deal without U.S.  (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Trump Dumps Iran Deal — Hallelujah!

 

Donald Trump Ends the Obama Mirage

 

Out of the Iran Deal

Obama: Iran nuclear deal was working

 

Iran to negotiate with Europeans, Russia and China about remaining in nuclear deal

 

Can America's Credibility Survive the Death of the Iran Nuclear Deal?

 

Iran Threatens Harsh Reprisals After U.S. Exits Nuclear Deal

 

John Kerry is clearly violating the Logan Act

 

The More Iran Lies, The Better the Iran Deal Gets

 

John Kerry Rides to Iran’s Rescue

 

John Kerry's Freelance Diplomacy Violates U.S. Law — So Why Isn't He Prosecuted?

 

New poll reflects views about what U.S. should do about Iran nuke deal

 

IRAQ

 

Iranian-backed Shia militia chief Hadi Al-Amiri aiming to lead Iraq

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, May 8, 2018)

 

Hebron shooter gets hero’s welcome after serving term

 

Report: Missiles aimed at Israel targeted in base strike

 

'Israel attacked stockpiles of Iranian missiles'

 

Israel, Cyprus, and Greece push East Med gas pipeline to Europe

 

Syria accuses Israel of new strikes while IDF orders bomb shelters opened

 

Alleged Israeli strike reported in Syria after IDF sounds alarm in north  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Report in Syria: Israel attacked in the Damascus region

 

Netanyahu: Israel ‘fully supports’ Trump’s ‘bold’ pullout from Iran deal  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

In nixing nuclear deal, Trump vindicates Netanyahu — for now

 

Report: Damascus-Area Air Strike Targeted Missiles Trained on Israel

 

Syrian media report Israeli attack near capital Damascus; 9 killed

 

Bennett warns ‘Syria will be Iran’s Vietnam’

 

PLO official calls for demonstrations against US Embassy relocation to Jerusalem   (“Palestine” Liberation Organization (PLO)

 

Israeli Defense Minister Convenes Military Heads Following Explosions Near Damascus

 

Jerusalem traffic circle to be named for US and Trump

 

Israeli forces expel Palestinian families from homes in Jordan Valley for army training

 

Saudi minister reaffirms Kingdom’s stance on Palestine as Arab information ministers meet in Cairo

 

Palestinian Ministry of Health to send $3 million in aid to Gaza

 

Israeli forces open fire at Gazan youths near border, killing 2

 

On Anniversary Of Bin Laden's Death, Telegram Channel Named For Hamas Military Wing Al-Qassam Brigades Posts Messages In His Memory

 

Netanyahu opposing Iran deal not shared by all  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Why Did an Israeli Intel Firm Spy on Obama Alums?

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese officials offended after Shinzo Abe served dessert in shoe during dinner with Benjamin Netanyahu (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

LEBANON

 

Hezbollah arsenal unlikely to be challenged after Lebanon vote

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN gives real journalism a try

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

By Nixing Iran Nuclear Deal, President Trump Opens Pandora’s Box In Mideast Tinderbox

 

MILITARY

 

Guard Infantry Soldiers From Arizona to Go to Afghanistan

 

Navy SEAL to receive MOH for daring rescue attempt in Afghanistan

 

'It just fell out of the sky': Frantic calls followed C-130 Hercules crash in Georgia

 

Military officials seek exemption to United’s new pet-shipment restrictions

 

WWII in a new light: Anonymous soldier surveys tell stories of morale, race relations

 

PAKISTAN

 

Security tight as Pakistan starts 5-day anti-polio drive

 

Pakistan probes Nawaz Sharif for ‘laundering’ $5 billion to India  (Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Pakistan's Secret War Machine

 

 

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)

 

Hit HBO show called out by PETA for alleged animal abuse, demands they use CGI

 

RADIO

 

Top cop at scandal-plagued Port Authority retires after exposure he ordered police escort for radio host Rush Limbaugh

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Evangelicals are having their own #MeToo moment

 

Major U.S. city forcing 25-member congregation to close

 

RUSSIA 

 

Putin's Fourth Term(Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia ‘deeply disappointed’ at Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal

 

Medvedev confirmed as Russian prime minister in parliament vote

 

Michael Cohen Allegedly Received $500K From Russian Oligarch After Election

 

Putin Congratulates Armenia’s Opposition Leader-Turned Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

 

SENATE

 

Axelrod: Booker Goes ‘a Bit Too Far’ With Dramatics, Sacrifices ‘Authenticity’  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

‘Cocaine’ Mitch McConnell, attacked by the monster he created (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Sen. Kamala Harris backs out of commencement speech at UC Berkeley  (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

GOP nightmare looms in West Virginia

 

Gina Haspel courts hesitant senators in lead-up to confirmation hearing

 

McCain book blasts Benghazi response as bureaucratic 'a-- covering,' hits Trump  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

The Corruption of Social Justice

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Foreign Adoptions Rising Despite Low Birthrate

 

Moon: 'North Korea, Japan should resume talks'  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Seoul's new envoy to Vietnam gets warning for anti-US remarks

 

‘Koreans are hard-working but shy’

 

Seoul seeks neighbors' backing for Panmunjeom Declaration

 

47% of elder abuse offenders are children: data

 

North Korea seeks to open new flight route over South Korea: ministry

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

SPLC Complains Cinco de Mayo Festivities Are ‘Textbook Cultural Appropriation’

 

 

SPORTS

 

NCAA Compared to Slavery, Prison  (The mother of a former standout Duke basketball player blasts the association in shocking remarks at Knight Commission meeting.)

 

Troubled quarterback Manziel hospitalized after prescription pill scare

 

Capitals top Penguins in Game 6 to become first of D.C.’s four major sports teams to reach a conference final since 1998

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Accused Women Abuser Eric Schneiderman a Prime Mueller Team Member  (New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman(D)/ Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Volcanic activity pauses at 12 fissures in Leilani subdivision but noxious fumes continue

 

Major flooding hits Montana with more rain to come

 

Researchers catch 9.5-foot alligator in Kitty Hawk canal

 

Ex: Schneiderman called me his ‘brown slave,’ would slap me until I called him ‘Master’ (New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman(D)

 

Exit Eric Schneiderman — New York’s latest sicko politician

 

New York AG resigns amid allegations he physically abused 4 women

 

‘Pele’s the boss’: Hawaii residents ride out uncertainty as lava devours more Big Island homes

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan hits back at WHO exclusion under Beijing pressure

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish Media Blackout of Opposition Party’s Rally Stokes Backlash

 

Why the US is considering halting arms sales to Turkey

 

Turkey sends American pastor back to prison

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE edges lower, but ends near 14-week high as oil’s drop offsets Shire stock rally

 

Could What Happened to Alfie Evans Happen Here in the United States? 

 

UK: 100 investigations in Rotherham into police misconduct over refusal to stop Muslim rape gangs

 

VATICAN

 

Why Pope Francis's Call to Ban Weapons Would Destroy the West

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

President Trump bucks allies, pulls US out of 'defective at its core' Obama-era Iran inspection deal

 

Trump not sold on Giuliani defense

 

Trump to buck allies, pulls US out of 'terrible' Obama-era Iran deal

 

First lady Melania not 'culturally American,' insists CNN’s April Ryan

 

Don’t be fooled. Giuliani has a strategy.

 

WSJ: Trump Lawyers to Decide By May 17 on Talking to Mueller

 

Trump would be far better off just getting the Stormy truth out

 

Trump to demand Congress cut $15B in spending ‘rescission’ package

 

Kudos to Kanye West

 

Ex-CIA officer: Brennan’s attacks on Trump ‘cringe-worthy,’ put national security at risk

 

Trump on Eric Schneiderman in 2013 tweet: ‘Wait and see, worse than Spitzer or Weiner’

 

Lowest-rated show on Fox News outperforms highest-rated show on CNN

 

Kathy Griffin claims she on kill list, gets daily threats after decapitated Trump effigy

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

Nordic and Mediterranean countries can make more of healthy cuisine: WHO

 

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