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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Pro-Life Groups React to Sheryl Sandberg’s $1 Million Donation to Planned Parenthood

 

Planned Parenthood Hosts Valentine’s Day “Love Letter Party” to Thank Senators Supporting Abortion

 

Cecile Richards Urges Women To Boast About Their Abortions

 

Gosnell: The Bible Confirms I Was Doing the Lord's Work

 

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell: The Bible Confirms I Was Doing the Lord’s Work

 

Utah House OKs bill barring remote abortion pill dispensing

 

18-Year-Old Defends Aborting Her Own Baby: “I Didn’t Want to Be a Mother” (AVIPP COMMENTARY: There is the option of adoption.)

 

Video Exposes Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Quotas

 

Abortion Activist Hates Ultrasound Photos Because They “Advance the Idea a Fetus is a Person”

 

Tennessee anti-abortion groups at crossroads on restrictions

 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Threatens to Veto Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions

 

Pizza parties for Planned Parenthoods that meet abortion quotas

 

Virginia House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

 

Pennsylvania Senate could vote on abortion bill as early as Wednesday

 

Illinois Bill Would Make Taxpayers Fund Abortions Through All 9 Months of Pregnancy

 

A New Oklahoma Abortion Bill Would Require Women to Get Permission for Abortions

 

Bill sparks font fight over info provided before abortion  (Kansas)

 

Why Have Teen Abortion Rates Plummeted?

 

New law lets husbands sue to stop wives having abortion

 

Joyce Carol Oates' New Novel Begins With An Abortion Doctor's Murder

 

Meet 12 beautiful babies saved from abortion in 2016

 

Mike Pence Saying Legal Abortion for Rape Victims ‘Will Lead to Women Trying to Get Raped’ Is Fake News (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Biggest UK abortion provider to turn away Irish women

 

AEROSPACE

 

Aerospace sector can make America great again

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

6 Red Cross workers killed in Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Somali lawmakers vote in presidential election

 

Troops stop pair of teen female suicide bombers  (Nigeria)

 

Joyous Africans Take to the Rails, With China’s Help

 

Somalia's Al Shabaab Kill Four in Hotel Attack in Puntland Region: Official

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU Creates 'Dash Button' That Allows Dems To Donate Whenever They Think About Trump

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

No One Is Vetting Syrian Refugees for Signs of Anti-Semitism

 

ARAB WORLD

 

Moderate Arab nations must lead in the Trump era

 
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: ‘Significant Environmental Damage’ Possible from Dakota Pipeline Protest Camps

 

Trump administration to approve final permit for Dakota Access pipeline, allowing project completion

 

ASIA

 

Donald Trump Rattles the Asian Order

 
AUSTRALIA

 

'That's my food money': Students take welfare hit

 

Welcome to hell on Earth: Heatwave builds across eastern Australia

 

Indonesia says it accepts Australia's apology, vow of 'strict punishment'

 

Trump Was Right to Reject Australia's 'Dumb' Refugee Deal

 

Australia: Islamic conference flyer covers women’s faces, organizers blame “Islamophobia”

 

Australia's mail chief made $4.3 million last year

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Will Trump short-circuit the electric car market?

 

Ford makes the already big Expedition even bigger for 2018

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Boy Scouts Welcome First Transgender Member

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border security means that entering is privilege, not a right

 

CANADA

 

TSX gains as miners benefit from higher commodity prices

 

Justin Trudeau travels to Europe next week to mark EU's ratification of CETA deal (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Alberta solar industry stuck in limbo

 

How Canada can trump ‘America first’

 

Canadian ministers in Washington to forge relations with Trump administration

 

Bombardier aid unnecessary 'corporate bailout,' Opposition says

 

'We leave those jobs for women': Men not adapting to changing job market

 

OPP to review 4,000 sexual-assault cases in wake of investigation

 

Avalanche closes Trans-Canada Highway near B.C.-Alberta border

 

Ottawa warns Trump team of retaliation if border tariffs imposed

 

Big cities home to big share of 35 million Canadians

 

Why is Trump quiet on the Quebec massacre? He’s got other things to tweet, aide says

 

Fertility rate continues to put onus on immigration: StatsCan

 

Toronto woman, 85, loses $600,000, including her home, in lottery scam

 

Average Canadian withdrew $17,213 early from RRSPs last year, BMO poll suggests

 

Award-winning Canadian author Richard B. Wright dead at 79

 

Wild bison roam Canada's oldest park for first time in 100 years

 

New baboon queen takes her throne at Toronto Zoo after brutal battle

 

Despite deep overall disapproval of Trump, Canadians like what he's doing on economy, security

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA Chief to Visit Turkey, Discuss Security: Officials  (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo)

 

COMEDY

 

Melissa McCarthy on SNL shows the power comedians have under a Trump presidency

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China to dominate global economy by 2050: PwC report

 

China, US should steer clear of conflict as ‘neither can afford it’ – Chinese FM

 

Hollywood’s Growth in China Hits a Snag

 

Chinese state media rips Trump travel ban

 

‘Irrational’ Coal Plants May Hamper China’s Climate Change Efforts

 

Tomb of ancient Chinese general, princess unearthed

 

 China Halts Construction at Major Lotte Project Amid THAAD Tension

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea Plans to Continue Satellite Launches Despite UN Objections

 

Kim Jong Un’s brother goes on secret mission to Eric Clapton concert  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Draining the Swamp Requires Congressional Term Limits

 

GOP boxed in replacing disliked coverage mandate

 

Earmarks Are the Freddy Krueger of D.C.

 

Hill GOP quakes at Trump's budget-busting wish list

 

Exclusive: Saudi Cash Is Sending Veterans On LUXURY Trips To Washington To Oppose 9/11 Law


A Muslim Brotherhood Security Breach in Congress

 

Delaying ObamaCare Repeal Is Not An Option

 

Left to Dems: Fight Trump's picks harder

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

NJ firm accused of scamming 9/11 heroes, NFL concussion victims

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

IBM employees' anti-Trump petition is growing

 

COURTS

 

Judges Block NC Law Limiting Governor's Powers

 

Judicial Engagement v. Judicial Restraint (What should conservatives prefer?)

 

The full case for why courts have no jurisdiction over Trump's immigration order

 

Muslim Cop Sues NYPD, Cites Years of Abuse

 

Teen Accused of Virginia Girl's Slaying Wants Trial Moved

 

Clinic falsely told dozens they had Alzheimer's, suits say

 

Trump Travel Ban Provokes Harsh Questions by U.S. Appeals Court

 

Cameras let the public see the travel ban battle. They belong in more courtrooms.

 

Feds, states face off in court over Trump’s travel ban

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

NY City jogger's confessed killer hated white people

 

Tesla driver in double fatal crash was intoxicated, Indianapolis police say

 

NYPD further curbs stop-and-frisk -- even after strategy leads to murder suspect

 

Gun-Toting Good Samaritan Receives Commendation for Saving Arizona Police Officer

 

UC Berkeley police defend 'hands-off' approach to riot over speaker

 

Drifters admit killing tourist, yoga teacher in crime spree

 

Male suspect in 3 Gulf Coast slayings found dead, female suspect arrested

 

Caught on tape: Armed suspects attempt to invade N.M. home

 

US police have already killed more than 100 people this year

 

Eighteen dead in three days from opioid overdoses in Cleveland area

 

Baby boy left in hot car in Florida has died

 

Oklahoma husband kills his wife and two young children in apparent triple murder suicide

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

2 tons of weed found camouflaged as limes

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

O'Malley endorses Buttigieg to lead DNC 

 

Classmate: Keith Ellison Said Jews Want to ‘Oppress Minorities All Over the World’

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

CBS Poll: 66% of Democrats Consider Christianity as Violent as Islam

 

John F. Kennedy's nephew launches bid for Illinois governor

 

Poll: More Democrats Think Muslims Worse Off in US Than Christians Are In Islamic World

 

Mrs. Clinton Is Not the Future


Hillary's Son-In-Law Forced To Shut Down Failing Hedge Fund

 

Seven Democrats to watch in Washington

 

Chelsea Clinton Outraged Republicans See ISIS as Greater Threat Than White Terrorists

 

Joe Biden has a new job (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr )

 

De Blasio May Be Interviewed by Federal Prosecutors on Friendly Turf  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Why Do We Have a Department of Education? Jimmy Carter's Debt to a Teachers Union.

 

DeVos Vows to Be 'Tireless Advocate for All Students'  (Education Secretary Betsy DeVos)

 

GOP lawmaker proposes abolishing Department of Education

 

The DeVos Agenda  (After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation and dealing with sexual assault on campus.)

 

Prominent Liberals Are Losing Their Minds Over the DeVos Confirmation. These Quotes Prove It.

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS Secretary: Putting Saudi Arabia on the List Would Indicate 'This Is About Religion'

 

DHS Secretary: Border Officers Prefer Wall They Can See Through

 

Homeland Security bringing market-ready cybersecurity projects to vaunted RSA conference

 

Southwest border is ‘gaping wound’ in homeland security, DHS chief says

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (INJUSTICE)

 

Sportscaster Craig James: Jeff Sessions Should Investigate NCAA’s Transgender Threats

 

DOJ: Foreign nationals don't have constitutional rights

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  

Why the stall on Puzder, Donald Trump’s labor secretary pick?

 

What Puzder’s nomination tells us about where Trump wants to take the country

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street closes little changed; banks weigh on Dow

 

Nasdaq ekes out gains for new record, Dow hobbled by financials

 

Treasuries Gain With Gold, U.S. Stocks Erase Drop: Markets Wrap

 

Asia shares down, euro pressured on Trump, European political woes

 

Energy Companies Lead Asian Stock Decline Amid Oil Price Slump

 

Japan's Sharp may begin construction on $7 bln U.S. plant before June 30: source

 

Gold settles higher, extends rally to a fifth day in a row

 

New York Tries to Revive Garment Industry, Outside the Garment District

 

Dollar hunts for direction as European political instability draws focus

 

The Trump rally could be on its last leg

 

10-year government-bond yield falls to 3-week low

 

The Big Reason Whites Are Richer Than Blacks in America

 

Nordstrom recovers from Trump’s ‘Terrible!’ tweet in just 4 minutes

 

EDUCATION

 

College Warns Against Recording In Class After Prof's Anti-Trump Rant Goes Viral

 

Violent leftist militia at U of Central Florida to assault Trump supporters

 

Campus Capitalist Group: We Were Denied Official Status Over Concerns We Make People Feel ‘Unsafe’


Berkeley Student Paper Publishes Essays Defending Violence…

 

Chicago schools sent parents letter trashing governor

 

Prof: 'People Are Going To Die' Because Of Trump

 

For Democrats, public education is a strange hill to die on

 

The Prestige Gap (Study suggests that men are overrepresented in elite PhD programs, especially in those fields heavy on math skills, making for segregation by discipline and prestige.)

 

Teachers May Be Cause of 'Obesity Penalty' on Girls' Grades

 

‘Your Next-Door Iranian’  (Iranian scholars and students in the US reflect on Trump’s executive order -- temporarily suspended by federal court -- barring travel from their country.)

 

San Francisco community college to offer free tuition for city residents

 

Incubation's Unintended Consequences  (New study indicates business incubators can have adverse impacts on research and innovation.)

 

Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Safe Space,’ ‘Microaggression’ to Dictionary

 

Credit Cards a Costly Option  (Colleges increasingly accept credit cards as a form of tuition payment, but many experts wonder why.)

 

West Virginia public schools sued over Bible classes

 

Harvard Incurs Losses of $2 Billion Despite $1.2 Billion Fundraising Gain

 

Questions linger after student's death at Penn State frat

 

Milo at Berkeley  (Identity politics and the progressive assault on campus free speech.)

 

Columbia University's ties to slavery should be taught, students say

 

What you need to know about Betsy DeVos

 

'Snowflakes' pose real threat, author warns

 

Why DeVos Won Her Battle To Head The Education Department

 

Vanity Fair film critic: Betsy DeVos policies will 'kill children'

 

If Republicans won't take a stand on someone as incompetent as Betsy DeVos, what will they take a stand on?

 

Elementary school, high school students face taunts for supporting Trump

 

For-Profit Law School Faces Crisis After Losing Federal Loans

 

Keep the partisan politics out of California's school textbooks

 

Trump effect: Now leftists want to homeschool kids ('The education system was screwed before, but now ...')

 

Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance

 

Lawsuit targets key funding source for teacher unions

 

Principal fired after rewarding staff with trip to ‘sleazy sex spa’

 

The Comforts of the Betsy DeVos War

 

Congrats to the chess champs of Edward R. Morrow High

 

Michigan 4th grader suspended for Snapchat post threatening teacher

 

Mike Pence swears in billionaire Betsy DeVos hours after his own historic casting vote to get her confirmed in face of Republican rebellion

 

EGYPT

 

‘We’re very poor,’ says Sisi: How did Egyptians react?  (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Pro-Trump outside groups ready to shell out cash for 2018

 

ENERGY

 

Oil shakes off rise in inventories to end higher

 

Energy Prices 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Penn. bald eagle spotted with leg trap clamped to talon

 

EUROPE

 

New round of fighting in Ukraine will test the limits of Trump and Putin's friendship (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Norwegian army acquiring new air defense missile system

 

Europeans Reject Muslim Immigration In HUGE Numbers

 

Separatist Commander 'Givi' Killed In Eastern Ukraine

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Oil shares decline but European market pulls out a win at the close

 

“Swedish Spring”: Citizens Demand National Conversation on Migrant Crimes After Top Cop Goes Public

 

EU faces crisis as IMF warns 'explosive' Greek debts are threat to future of eurozone despite years of austerity

 

Trump's likely EU ambassador challenges group's 'anti-Americanism'

 

Tzvetan Todorov, Literary Theorist and Historian of Evil, Dies at 77

 

Belgium arrests 11 in raids targeting returning Syria fighters

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Is ‘The Founder’ Of McDonald’s The Man Who Sold Out The Family For Billions?

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Painting stolen by Nazis returned to Jewish owner’s heirs

 

FBI Investigating Identities of Violent UC Berkeley Rioters

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Under new Trump chairman, FCC means business

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

Deregulation supporter named head of FTC consumer protection bureau

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Seattle becomes the first city to sever ties with Wells Fargo in protest of Dakota Access pipeline

 

FRANCE

 

Condition of hospitalized suspect in Louvre attack worsens

 

Frenchman sues Uber for €45m after glitch lets his wife track him

 

France: Anti-Christian attacks rise 245 percent

 

Calais: Five hotel managers arrested for 'smuggling Albanians to Britain'

 

Riots grip Paris suburbs after teen allegedly sodomized by cop

 

Nicolas Sarkozy Ordered to Stand Trial Over Campaign Finances  (French President Francois Hollande)

 

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel calls for EU to maintain good relations with Washington  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

'The Trump Approach Will Never Be Our Approach' (Martin Schulz, the former president of European Parliament, is now running against Angela Merkel for the German Chancellery.)

 

'Like a war zone': A Local reader's journey from hell through Frankfurt

 

German Cardinal: It’s ‘very clear’ the Pope backs our stance on Communion for ‘remarried’

 

Mother gets 4 years' prison for forcing daughter into prostitution

 

Study: Nearly All of Berlin’s Left-Wing Protesters Live With Parents

 

Mother gets 4 years' prison for forcing daughter into prostitution

 

German Automakers Step Up to Silicon Valley Challenge

 

Drunk driving teacher busted after pupil crashes car into house

 

Two asylum seekers charged with abusing girls in swimming pool

 

GIRL SCOUTS

 

Brutally honest Girl Scout is country’s best seller

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Republican elders urge Trump's White House to adopt carbon tax

 

Old-Guard Republicans to Push Carbon Tax at White House Meeting

 

GOP

 

No, Soros isn't bankrolling these GOP candidates. Knock it off.

 

HAITI

 

Clintons Cut Ties To Haiti Day Before Child Trafficking Bust

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Kentucky, Arkansas Post Largest Drops in Uninsured Rates

 

Business Owner Says Obamacare Prevented New Hiring as Health Care Costs Increased 51 Percent

 

More than a third of Americans unsure if Obamacare and ACA are the same: Poll 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Iranian infant arrives in Portland for life-saving surgery

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Celebrities weigh in on Betsy DeVos confirmation: 'This is murdering' our school system

 

Richard Hatch of 'Battleship Galactica' dies

 

One Day At A Time actress Mackenzie Phillips, 57, reveals that members of her own family still blame HER for exposing her 10-year incestuous relationship with her father

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Dems to study election 'autopsy' in Baltimore

 

House looks to rebuild as military warns of shortfalls

 

America’s Horatio at the bridge (US Representative of Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard (D)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Harvard Economist: 42 Percent of Immigrant Households on Public Assistance

 

Immigration Rulings Continue Democrats’ Strategy to Collect Votes

 

Ideological Vetting Aims at Closing Known Security Loop Holes

 

Poll: 55% of Voters Support Trump’s Refugee Resettlement Freeze

 

The problem with the order is against permanent residents

 

Experts: Issue of standing threatens challenge to travel ban

 

Trump’s travel ban had stopped this Syrian family’s journey. Tonight, they arrived in the U.S.

 

California sheriffs back Sessions on illegals

 

INDIA

 

No quarrel with India if it leaves Kashmir, Hafiz Saeed says from house arrest

 

Does India have a problem with false rape claims?

 

Muslims are Hindus by nationality, they are Muslims by faith only: Mohan Bhagwat

 

Governor purposely delaying swearing-in, alleges Sasikala

 

Tesla’s electric cars could be cruising down Indian streets this summer, Elon Musk says

 

Steve Bannon’s War on India’s High-Tech Economy (The Trump administration's protectionism isn't just focused on foreign manufacturers, but competition from foreign services.)

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Trump may need Japanese, Chinese help to rebuild American infrastructure

 

IRAN

 

US reportedly weighs blacklisting Islamic Revolutionary Guards

 

Looks like Team Trump just made Iran blink

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, February 8, 2017)

 

Iron Dome Intercepts Barrage of Missiles Fired at Eilat  (Video)

 

Rockets fired towards Eilat

 

Newly approved settler homes financed by Trump’s Israel envoy pick – report

 

IDF Soldiers Seize Homemade Arms, Capture Terror Suspects  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

The Israeli government’s psychological wall

 

PMW report prompts Wiesenthal Center's condemnation of German-Palestinian sports agreement

 

IDF retaliates after Syrian mortar lands in Golan Heights

 

Palestinian Authority Threatens to Withdraw Security Cooperation With Israel

 

Is Trump preparing an ambush?

 

Chuck Norris meets Prime Minister  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

More Road Terror, Stoning Attacks, Smashed Windshields

 

German trust in Israel 'deeply shaken' by new settlement law

 

Court Orders Closure of Haifa Ammonia Tank — At Least, Temporarily

 

Thousands of housing units allocated to haredim near Kiryat Gat

 

PA has more diplomatic missions around the world

 

Security Hole at the Western Wall

 

Report: German submarine affair to be changed to criminal investigation

 

Palestinian towns petition Israeli Supreme Court to strike down 'Regularization law'

 

Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

 

Belgian ambassador summoned after his PM meets with radical NGO

 

IAI Successfully Completes Israeli-French Satellite Environmental Testing before Summer Launch

 

Settlement law draws global condemnation

 

Palestinian Authority Columnists: Trump Won Democratic Elections – Like Hitler And Hamas Did

 

100-year-old Bedouin woman left homeless as Israel continues Negev demolitions

 

Rights groups ask Israel court to block law legalizing West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  land grab

 

Netanyahu: Israel seeks support of African states at UN

 

Right group warns Israel could lead up to 'wide-scale' military offensive in Gaza

 

Turkey, Palestine sign culture agreement

 

Hamas confirms it rejected Israeli prisoner exchange offer

 

Israel probing pharma giant suspected of bribing officials

 

Tank shell from Syria lands in Golan

 

The true significance of Israel’s settlement legalization law

 

Israeli forces violently detain Palestinian boy in broad daylight, 16 others in night raids

 

Lieberman moves to cancel draft agreement with  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Israeli draft-dodgers battle police

 

Trump Should Reject the Failed “Peace Process”

 

Lawsuits loom for new Israeli law called "last nail in the coffin of the two-state solution"

 

JAPAN

 

Incredibly high radiation levels discovered at crippled Fukushima plant

 

Will Japan Be the U.S.’s New ‘Special Relationship?’


New-to-Japan stealth fighters make first flights around Okinawa

 

JORDAN

 

Muslim Brotherhood protests Jordan’s removal of Qur’an’s jihad verses from curriculum

 

LEBANON

 

Is Lebanon’s crisis due to elections or to the regime?

 

LIBERALISM

 

Liberals Now Getting a Taste of How the Obama Years Felt for Conservatives

 

A General Theory of Leftist Politics

 

No Law But Liberalism

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Records show how Air Force nominee skirted lobbying restrictions

 

MEDIA 

 

Mainstream media aka Fakers Inc. ignoring Democrat Meltdown

 

Law Enforcement Applauds Trump’s Attack on ’Dishonest Media’

 

Scarborough Mocks Senate Dems for Suggesting Jeff Sessions Is a Bigot

 

Charlie Rose to undergo heart surgery

 

CNN Compares Terrorism to ‘Lightning Strike’ Before Cutting to ‘Breaking’ Terror Attack

 

Headlines about Devos still focused on wealth and bears

 

Trump proven right: Media spinning terror stories

 

The Tapper-Conway interview you need to see

 

Joe Scarborough: Trump’s dangerous lie about Russia

 

MEDICARE

 

Medicare Could Overpay Medicare Advantage Plans by $200 Billion Over Ten Years

 

The Problem With Trump’s Drug Pricing Plan Isn’t 340B

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Qatar sets sights on US energy market

 

Famine looms in Yemen as UN appeals for aid

 

US Commander: Mosul and Raqqa Should Be Retaken in 6 Months

 

Yemen Denies NY Times Report of Halt to US Ground Operations

 

Trump ready to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain that Obama blocked

 

After Flawed Raid, Yemen Forbids U.S. Ground Missions

 

MILITARY

 

New US Missile Hits Target in Space

 

Army Preps for Urban Warfare in MegaCities: “Mass Migration, Disaster and Inner-City Turmoil”

 

In reiterating support for Japanese claim, Mattis shifts maritime dispute focus   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Here's How Trump's Pentagon Could Take On ISIS

 

Exclusive: Iranian Boat Had Guns Pointed at U.S. Ship, Commander Says

 

Department of Defense looks to rent space in Trump Tower

 

Marine veteran uses art to cope, lands residency at Gettysburg

 

Trump’s Mix of Politics and Military Is Faulted

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

 Minimum Wage and Discrimination

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Trump Admin Eyes Opportunity to Squash Iran, China, N. Korea Missile Threats

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Soccer ball that survived Challenger finally makes it to space

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

 

As the planet warms, doubters launch a new attack on a famous climate change study

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Michael Flynn: Trump is like the chariot driver in ‘Ben-Hur’

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

 

 

Sources: Ex-George W. Bush administration climate aide to be environment adviser on NSC

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Is NATO obsolete?

 

PAKISTAN

 

Trump administration has no plan to ban Pakistani citizens: US officials

 

Pakistan handed four IS militant to Afghanistan

 

More than 39,000 Pakistanis deported from KSA in four months

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Duterte Gives ‘Rotten’ Officers Choice: Go to Terrorist Hotbed or Go Home (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Man arrested on suspicion of revenge porn after circulating nude photos of woman, police say

 

PRISONS

 

Distinctive looking sex offender released from federal prison in Virginia is missing

 

Tennessee prison visitors get surprising security stamp on hands

 

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

 

Religious freedom can be restored

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Cardinal Dolan, Fuming Over Archdiocese’s ‘Rich’ Image, Vacations at Mansion

 

RUSSIA

 

Amnesty Warns Russian Law On Domestic Violence Puts Women At Greater Risk

 

Russia will use Iran's airbase to fight terrorists if necessary, envoy says

 

Trump calls courts 'so political' ahead of travel ban verdict

 

Estonian intelligence service says armed conflict between NATO, Russia unlikely

 

S-400 air defense systems mobilized near Moscow in snap exercise

 

N.Korean Defector in Russia Faces Being Sent Home

 

Deputy minister: Moscow will work with new US Administration over diplomatic properties 

 

Top Putin Critic Found Guilty of Embezzlement  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Deputy minister: Moscow will work with new US Administration over diplomatic properties


When Teddy Met Yuri
  (Bork smearer the late US Senator of Massachusetts Edward Kennedy (D) sought Soviet help against Ronald Reagan.)

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Open-carry advocates walked into a police station with a loaded rifle. Officers were not amused.

 

SENATE

 

Trump facing historic delays in confirmation push

 

Warren's Speech Goes Viral After GOP Tries to Silence Her  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Warren Falsely Claims That Republicans 'Silenced Mrs. King's Voice on the Senate Floor'   (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Did Chuck Schumer think we'd just forget about 2013? (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Senate Republicans boost Elizabeth Warren’s run for the 2020 Dem nomination

 

The RAISE Act: A Good Start on Immigration

 

Ted Cruz vs. Bernie Sanders: Who Won the CNN Health Care Showdown?   (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)/ US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

U.S. Senators Want Veto Power Over White House On Russia Sanctions

 

Alabama governor leaning toward ‘Big Luther’ Strange to replace Sessions (US Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions (R)

 

Jeff Sessions on Track for Confirmation Wednesday

 

I Watched Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders Debate Obamacare  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)/ US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

GOP senator on Warren: People need to be called out

 

Dems rally around Warren after senator silenced at Sessions nomination debate  (US Senator of Virginia Mark Warner (D)

 

Carly Fiorina on running for Va. Senate in 2018: 'I'm certainly looking at that opportunity'

 

Santorum: Senate rebuking Warren not a big deal  (Former US Senator of Pennsylvania Rick Santorum (R)

 

McConnell sees 'high level of satisfaction' with Trump (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Warren violates arcane rule with Coretta Scott King quote sparking Senate dustup (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

GOP votes to silence Sen. Warren for attacks on AG nominee Jeff Sessions

 

Senate committee approves Shulkin's nomination for VA secretary

 

The Democratic party has lost its mind — and its soul

 

GOP breaks attempted filibuster on Jeff Sessions, sets up final Wednesday vote

 

Rupert Cornwell: DeVos confirmation is historic - but it's also a sign of how toxic politics have become

 

Booker: Warren vote 'tantamount to censure'  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

A gang of 11 could end the madness of Supreme Court confirmations

 

Warren on rare Senate rebuke: 'I've been red carded'

 

It’s time to kill the ‘fake filibuster’

 

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz Debate Health Care: Live Analysis  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)/ US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Will it be Carly Fiorina vs. Tim Kaine in 2018? (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Leaked Docs: Brock Conspires with Facebook, Google to Shut Down Conservative Media

 

Twitter suspends comic strip for lampooning the Left’s appeasement of Islamic law

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Can Oil Rescue Guyana from the Brink of Calamity?

 

Corruption Scandal Ensnares Leaders of Peru and Colombia

 

The panic is over at Zika’s epicenter. But for many, the challenge has just begun. (The virus has retreated almost as fast as it hit in Recife, Brazil, the epicenter of the outbreak.)

 

2nd  Colombian Rebel Group Steps Up to the Table for Peace Talks

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Park Backs out of Questioning by Independent Counsel (President Park Geun-hye)

 

Why did F-15K fighter jets make emergency takeoff?

 

Hyundai Delays Launch of Eco Car in China

 

Opposition tenses on impeachment trial delay

 

N. Korea threatens pre-emptive strike against S. Korea ahead of big anniversary

 

40% of Men to Be Obese by 2020

 

Hankook Tire, Kumho Tire expand US presence

 

Tillerson Vows 'Steadfast' U.S. Commitment to S.Korea   (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

US senator's gaffe: Russia 'invading' Korea [Video]

 

Egg Prices Stabilize After Bird Flu Spike

 

S. Korea, Indonesia to open joint office for KF-X project

 

S. Korea's cigarette exports hit record high

 

SPACE

 

Mystery ‘space capsule’ found on the side of the road

 

SPORTS

 

'Hopefully she turns a corner': Tom Brady says prognosis of mom's cancer battle is good... and hopes Super Bowl win provides 'healing energy'

 

Gisele Bundchen urged husband Tom Brady to retire after Super Bowl comeback

 

Houston Police Still Searching for Missing Brady Jersey

 

David Price ‘confesses’ to stealing Tom Brady’s jersey

 

It’s Not the Same Game: Donald Trump and the Atlanta Falcons

 

Dennis Prager: Audi's Super Bowl Ad Crossed The Line

 

Super Bowl hero James White enjoys a day at Disney World after historic victory but reveals he LOST the game-winning football - and he won't be getting a car this year despite Tom Brady promising him one

 

Let's all thank the Super Bowl for giving us a break from politics

 

Ma**holes rejoice! Hundreds of thousands of Patriots fans turn out in Boston for Super Bowl championship parade starring Tom Brady and teammates - stripping off in the snow, downing alcohol and taking hits at Roger Goodell

 

Shanahan Demoted for Insane Play Calling

 

Two New England Patriots players will refuse Donald Trump's invitation to White House after Super Bowl victory

 

Budweiser boycott launched over Super Bowl commercial

 

John Kruk: The worst part about working for ESPN

 

Phil Jackson Lets His Lips Loose as Knicks’ Ship Keeps Sinking

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

At least 5 hurt in tightrope plunge at Florida circus

 

3 Dead, 1 Missing Following Explosion in Louisiana

 

Northeast Braces for Heavy Snowfall

 

Purged: Virginia City Removes Nearly 100-Year-Old Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee

 

Tornadoes leave trail of devastation in Louisiana

 

Valentine's Dance in Oklahoma Cancelled Due to Ordinance Banning Dancing Within 500 Feet of a Church

 

Californians foot $25G bill for 40 hours of Holder's anti-Trump time

 

Freezing rain causes massive pileup on Boston-area highway

 

At Least 4 Tornadoes Reported in Louisiana

 

California governor, Trump ratchet up war of words  (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

'Atmospheric river' slams California again as state decides whether to keep drought restrictions

 

Woman dies after getting arm stuck in donation box  (Pennsylvania)

 

Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire

 

Irate mom claims day care worker breastfed her baby  (North Carolina)

 

Heavy rain, mudslides in Northern California wash away homes

 

Mother-of-three, 34, dies while sliding on a homemade zip line with her boyfriend when a tree holding it in place uprooted and fell on top of them in the remote Oregon wilderness

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

US issues travel warning for N. Korea

 

100 Syrian Refugees Rush into Country After Seattle Judge Halts Trump Executive Order

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Grand Theft Judiciary? The Senate, the President, and the Supreme Court

 

SYRIA

 

Syria rejects Amnesty’s report of mass hangings as ‘untrue’

 

Russia to give Syrian army high-precision weapons

 

UN ‘must act’ on Syria slaughterhouse claims

 

Fierce clashes resume in al-Bab as Turkey moves into city

 

Safe Zones in Syria

 

They survived torture in a Syrian prison

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan to upgrade indigenous missile capabilities

 

China mulling more conditions for invasion: report

 

Taiwan’s plan to reduce reliance on China runs into headwinds

 

CDC expands avian flu monitoring and response

 

Taiwan eyes closer cooperation with Indonesia

 

Taiwan stocks edge higher on Trump financial deregulation order

 

Taiwan seeks stronger ties with Malaysia in ‘New Southbound Policy’

 

TAXATION

 

Philadelphia Goes Over the Tax Cliff

 

TELEVISION

 

Rumors swirl about Tamron Hall joining ‘Live’

 

 

THAILAND

 

As public spending is pumped up, capital flees from Thailand

 

 

TRADE

 

Why Trump Should Pursue Closer Trade Relations With Argentina

 

How Trump Can Make Trade with China Work for America

 

 

TURKEY

 

Trump Reiterates U.S. Support for Turkey in Call With Erdogan: White House (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Trump, Erdogan ‘agree Syria cooperation, CIA chief visit’

 

ISIL militant scouted Turkish Parliament for possible attack, indictment states

 

Police raid drug gang who observed police operation with ‘drones’ in Istanbul

 

Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate launches probe into imam campaigning for ‘yes’

 

The life of Ottoman special agent Eşref Bey

 

330 more academics expelled with state of emergency decree, stirring debate in Turkey

 

New CIA chief pays first visit abroad to Turkey

 

Turkish government kicks off pilot plan to offer financial support to grandmothers

 

German FM invites jailed Turkish opposition leader to convention

 

Austrian parliament says Turkish hackers claim cyber-attack

 

World Bank signs $400 mln finance deal with Turkey’s BOTAŞ for TANAP

 

Police seize rocket launcher in anti-PKK operation in Turkey’s southeast

 

Court issues arrest warrant for Istanbul deputy police chief over ‘drug trafficking’

 

Almost 500 earthquakes hit Dardanelles in three days

 

UNIONS

 

Navy SEAL Governor Beats Back Unions

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ekes out a slight gain ahead of key Brexit vote

 

Scottish Parliament votes against UK pulling Brexit trigger

 

Brexit Bill Passed by Lower House of Parliament, Heads to Lords

 

UK: Muslim killer muttered “Allah, Allah, Allah,” carried book telling Muslims to “die a shahid,” terrorism ruled out

 

House of Commons Set to Pass Brexit Bill

 

 Jeremy Corbyn may be forced to sack Diane Abbott over Brexit vote

 

Brexit bill set for final Commons vote

 

Brexit debate and vote: MPs reject rebel amendment calling for parliament to have final approval on EU deal

 

Social care fund 'fails to free NHS beds'

 

Poll shows support for Scottish independence rising ahead of Brexit talks

 

Police pay out millions to informants

 

Government urged to heed ‘Scotland’s voice’ after MSPs reject Brexit

 

The Queen for a Free Trade Deal  (British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit-buffeted Britain offers a bridge to Trump, but Europe mulls a rampart.)

 

MPs urge action on green energy schemes

 

Teachers wearing body cameras to control students' behaviour in new trial

 

Dad ‘had to stuff his entrails back into his stomach when his ex-wife disemboweled him after 4 hour sex session’

 

Post Office to cut 150 jobs - weeks after hiring 30 'highly paid' directors says workers' union

 

Glasgow primary school ban parents from speaking to teachers

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Trump Travel Ban Threatens to Silence Voices on Atrocities at U.N. (A Syrian doctor and nurse have borne witness to Syrian war crimes. But they can’t travel to the UN to talk about it.)

 

Nikki Haley doesn't want U.S. out of U.N.

 

UNITED STATES

 

Confronting This Crisis Could Unite America under Trump

 

Women's March Organizer to Speak Alongside Terrorist Who Helped Murder 2 Jewish College Students

 

Wild weather swing could see record 60 degree temperatures on Wednesday followed HOURS later by 10 inches of snow in the Tri-State are

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Repeats 'Bridges Not Walls' After Travel Ban

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Bipartisan US Lawmakers Urge Trump to Sanction Venezuela

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Gold drapes and a portrait of Andrew Jackson: A photo guide to Trump’s obsession with Oval Office optics

 

Plane Flies Too Close to Air Force One

 

Trump's Rational Response to Testimony of Obama's CIA, FBI

 

Trump Could Simply Ignore Court’s Order Halting Travel Ban

 

White House Sends Smoke Signals Urging Justice Kennedy To Resign

 

Obama appointee urges coup against President Trump, then lies, whines about blowback

 

Trump mounts public defense of immigration order, blasts ‘political’ courts

 

Trump’s faux-pas diplomacy

 

Trump blasts Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka’s clothing line

 

Spicer to Iran: ‘There’s a new president in town’

 

Trump and Bannon: Buccaneer Brothers

 

Vets' Groups Upset They Weren't Invited To White House VA Meeting

 

Trump doubles down on his tough talk on crime

 

White House Shuts Down Democrat Calls for Impeachment

 

Trump offers his own oral argument defending travel ban

 

John Stossel: The incredible smear machine aimed at Team Trump

 

Trump, judges on collision course

 

Trump Attacks Travel Ban Challengers, Says 'Bad High School Student' Would Understand Order

 

Is Trump's war on the New York Times and other media helping his agenda?

 

Trump sued over '1-in-2-out' regulations order

 

Don't buy the hype: Trump's Dodd-Frank order a whole lot of nothing

 

Pence to meet black GOP leaders Thursday (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

MLK Jr’s daughter gives tips on opposing Trump

 

Stephen Miller: A Second Thoughts Warrior  (Why the Trump team is different from all others.)


Exclusive: White House eying executive order targeting 'conflict minerals' rule - sources

 

Terrorism list doesn't show what White House claims

 

Melania Trump ‘has no intention’ of profiting from public position, representatives say

 

White House says list of terror attacks proves media downplaying the danger

 

Trump makes false statement about U.S. murder rate to sheriffs’ group

 

Trump allowing press lengthy access to some White House meetings

 

Bannon called the media the ‘opposition.’ He’s right, and it’s a good thing.

 

An open letter to Trump: ‘My daughter’s death will not be used’

 

Please stop calling everything Trump does ‘unprecedented’

 

Ivanka Trump shares photo of her and baby son in White House

 

Shoker! Rediculous chocker Trump attaks and dishoners English with ever-dummer spellings.

 

Trump’s move to end Dodd-Frank disaster all about helping small biz

 

Facts show Trump’s media-terrorism coverage claims are bogus

 

White House Weighs Terrorist Label for Muslim Brotherhood

 

Trump says he sleeps 4-5 hours a night

 

Sean Spicer could lose his second role of communications director

 

 

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