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Thursday, February 9, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Still Hasn’t Produced an Annual Report. Here’s Why That’s a Problem.

 

Scientist Confirms: An Unborn Baby is a Human Being From the Moment of Conception

 

Pro-life protests set at hundreds of abortion businesses

 

Planned Parenthood Scrubs “Prenatal Care” From Website After Caught Denying It to Women

 

Pizza Parties for Abortion Quotas

 

New Senator Luther Strange Replacing Jeff Sessions is Pro-Life: Unborn Babies “The Most Vulnerable of All”

 

Arkansas doctors could be sued over banned abortion method

 

Planned Parenthood Supporters Get Tattoos to Show Their Support for Abortion

 

New Jersey archdiocese promises to clamp down on pro-life priest after media hit job

 

Groups unite to protect abortion, birth control access  (Texas)

 

Amazing New 20-Week MRI Scan Shows Unborn Baby Wiggling and Swallowing in Vivid Detail

 

In Colorado, they’re considering bill to give women the right to know chemical abortions can be reversed

 

Amendment would require abortion pill reporting (Indiana)

 

Indiana bill pushes disputed abortion ‘reversal’ option

 

Bevin bounces baby while signing abortion bills (Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin (R)

 

Kentucky Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

 

Pennsylvania Senate OKs 20-Week Abortion Ban; Veto Awaits

 

Eight countries sign up to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

 

Illinois Democrats push back against Trump on abortion

 

Willie J. Parker Changed His Mind About Abortion

 

This Doctor Wrote A Memoir About The Joy of Doing Abortions. Now The New York Times Is Fawning Over Him.

 

Steve Bannon Wanted Mel Gibson for His Movie About Nazis, Abortion, ‘Mutants’

 

Oklahoma abortion law wants women to get the father's written consent

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Islamic State threatens more attacks in Afghanistan as US hits militants in eastern province

 

AFRICA

 

A New African Union Finally Exits the Cold War

 

South African lawmakers brawl during protest of Zuma speech

 

Kenya Court Blocks Closing of World's Biggest Refugee Camp

 

Former Prime Minister Is Elected President of Struggling Somalia

 

AGRICULTURE

 

California Farmers Backed Trump, but Now Fear Losing Field Workers

 

Garlic farm to pay workers $15 an hour, fending off labor shortage

 

AIRLINES

 

Winter Weather Grounds, Delays Flights Across US

 

AIRPORTS

 

Huge homeless camp stands in way of key LAX modernization project

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

ADL Criticizes Israel, Fails to Criticize Terror Murder of Jews

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

‘Nazis Rule’ Scrawled in Jewish Student’s Dorm Room at U of Minn

 

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

Company to Resume Work to Finish Dakota Access Pipeline

 

ASIA

 

In Duterte’s footsteps, Hun Sen launches drug war  (Cambodia's new war on drugs aims to blunt a spike in addiction and trafficking, but critics see a publicity stunt ahead of crucial provincial elections.)

 

Bangladesh: Hindu vendor arrested for “insulting Islam” on Facebook

 

AUSTRALIA

 

AGL energises ASX in late push higher

 

Australian Dollar Slides Against Majors

 

Man dies in explosion on Carnival Australia cruise ship

 

Australian vet nurse spends 30 minutes massaging tennis ball out of snake that mistook it for food and swallowed it 

 

Australian man trapped for five hours with nose just above mud after digger fell into dam used 'yoga pose' to survive

 

 AVIATION

 

Boeing Is the Front-Runner for $13.8 Billion Singapore Air Order

 

BALKANS

 

Macedonia Blasts U.S. Congressman's Claim It's 'Not A Country,' Should Be Divided

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Breaking The Bureaucracy: How To Roll Back The Administrative State

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border security means that entering is privilege, not a right

 

Before the Wall: Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

 

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

 

Top ATF Official Advocates Reducing Gun Regulations in Internal Memo

 

Feds Rule Texas Mosque Fire Arson 

 

CANADA

 

New York indices break records, TSX falls short

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Canadian Federal employees must take and pass ‘gender equality’ test, or else …

 

Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump to meet Monday in Washington  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Quebec man arrested in alleged threats against mosques, two mayors

 

Canada’s green electricity bailouts make the Bombardier giveaway look like peanuts

 

Border town holds emergency meeting on influx of asylum seekers

 

Canadian's home expansion enrages London neighbours

 

Hate taxes? Blame Germany. How Canada’s government got so darned big in 150 years

 

Cupid, a puppy born without front legs, gets prosthetics

 

How the Toronto police have kept unfounded rates low

 

Liberal MP's anti-Islamophobia motion set for debate next week

 

Asking Canadians to delay their CPP benefits? Good luck

 

Palin for Ambassador to Canada? You betcha!

 

Air Canada unveils new look for aircraft, uniforms

 

Air Canada unveils new retro look, with black on planes and uniforms

 

Medication protocols not followed at nursing home where Elizabeth Wettlaufer worked

 

How refuge seekers are slipping across the Canadian border under 'cover of darkness'

 

WTO complaint over Bombardier threatens Canada-Brazil relations

 

Former soldier, single mother evicted in wait for military pension

 

Top Mountie orders review of recent sexual-assault cases

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

After a $5.25B expansion, ships are scraping by Panama Canal’s malfunctioning lock doors

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA That Funded the 'Moderate Muslim Brotherhood' Narrative Opposed to the Group's Terror Designation

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China invited British PM to attend summit on new Silk Road

 

China commends Trump for letter on building a ‘constructive relationship’

 

Time to Put China's Rocketeers on Notice

 

The growing dilemma of China's middle class

 

China’s Naval Shipbuilding Sets Sail

 

In Letter to China, Trump Says He Wants ‘Constructive Relationship’

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Ex-NK diplomat says new nuke talks would be ‘great fraud’

 

N. Korea’s child slavery problem is even worse than imagined

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress Wants New Sanctions on Venezuela for Ties to Iran-Backed Terrorists

 

Hispanic lawmakers want Peña Nieto to address Congress

 

Congress, make oversight great again

 

Congress takes aim at California law mandating retirement savings plans for low-income workers

 

Earmarks will not solve Washington's problems

 

Conservatives grow impatient over Obamacare, demand repeal this spring to appease voters

 

What are Republicans doing about Obamacare? Absolutely nothing.

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Hundreds of Employees at Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Agency Make More Than Most Elected Officials

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Is corporate America worried about being in Trump's crosshairs?

 

COURTS

 

9th Circuit rules against reinstating travel ban

 

Judge Who Will Rule on Trump Travel Order Won ACLU ‘LGBT Award’

 

Over 200 Inauguration Day Rioters Indicted

 

Will the Ninth Circuit Punt — for Now — on Trump’s Travel Ban?

 

Here are the judges who will rule on Trump's travel ban

 

Tribe goes to court to stall Dakota pipeline

 

Village ordered to repay $3 million from traffic cam speeding tickets

 

Woman accused of kidnapping baby in 1998 enters plea

 

A Maniac Is Running Our Foreign Policy! (It's Not Trump)  (How Judge James Robart epitomizes our national immigration dilemma.)

 

Stunning Court Decision Approves Passover Punishment  (Defense team vows to take case all the way to Supreme Court.)

 

Judge blocks $54 billion Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger

 

Ariz. man gets 30 years for Islamic State-inspired attack

 

Mom pleads guilty in son's beating death over birthday cake

 

Grandson of John Gotti gets eight YEARS behind bars and is forced to forfeit $250k in cash for his role in $1.6million drug ring

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

GOP do not back down! Mobs, Riots, Protests are not first Amendment rights, they are crimes

 

NYPD cops are using illegal license plate covers to thwart traffic cameras

 

Man jailed for marrying mother and her daughter

 

Tattoo-covered sex offender apprehended after search  (Virginia)

 

Accused accomplice in killing spree facing slew of charges

 

12-year-old boy wakes from coma, back home after school hallway beating

 

Terrifying CCTV captures the moment a mother, 27, tried to hand her toddler to a McDonald's drive thru worker as 'she battled the child's father who had kidnapped and beat her'

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Illegal immigrants tie up phones venting about border agents

 

CYBER ATTACKS

 

Days before inauguration, hackers breached D.C. traffic and security cameras

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Mississippi considers firing squad, gas chamber as execution methods

 

 

DEMOCRACY

 

Leftist Anarchy, Not Trumpian Fascism, Is the Real Threat to Democracy

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

In race to run the Democratic Party, common sense has already lost

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Watch Barack Obama And Bill Clinton Call For Muslim Ban

 

Democrats Quickly Build Massive Network to Combat Voter ID Laws

 

Chelsea Clinton's hubby flubs badly – out of a job  ($25 million hedge fund loses 90 percent of value in bad bet.)

 

Texas Democrats Angered by Trump’s Remark on Destroying Senator’s Career

 

Rahm Emanuel tells Democrats: ‘It ain’t gonna happen in 2018’ (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)

 

The Left protests moderate speaker at Democratic event

 

Fact Check: Obama Is Not Good at Kite Surfing, Any Sport

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos is not as conservative on social issues as you think   (Education Secretary Betsy DeVos)

 

Trump On Course To Dismantle Department Of Education

 

The Comforts of the Betsy DeVos War (Education Secretary Betsy DeVos)

 

Do your homework, Ms. DeVos

 

DeVos strikes perfect note

 

Teachers Unions DeVostated

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Jeh Johnson Hyped Denying Visa-Free Travel to Those Who Visited NYT’s '7 Muslim Countries’   (Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Last-Minute Lawyer Faulted for ‘Poor Job’ Defending Trump’s Immigration Order

 

Sessions Confirmed As AG. Here Are The 5 Worst Lies Democrats Used Against Him.

 

‘New era of justice’: AG Sessions Vows to Tackle Cartels, Illegal Immigration

 

Justice Department Bureaucrats Tanking Trump’s Immigration Order?

 

Jeff Sessions Heads to the Department of Justice (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Police organizations can't wait for Attorney General Jeff Sessions

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Labor Sec'y Nominee Addresses Conflicts of Interest

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market rallies to records as Trump teases tax-policy announcement

 

Trump tax talk lifts Wall Street to record high

 

Major U.S. stock indexes end at records as Trump signals ‘phenomenal’ tax news coming

 

Dollar rallies against yen ahead of Trump meeting with Japan P.M.

 

Asian stocks tread water on U.S. cues, Europe concerns

 

Asian Bonds Gain While Chinese Shares Extend Rally: Markets Wrap

 

Gold isn’t done climbing, says ‘Precious Metals Investing for Dummies’ author

 

Jobless claims running at 44-year low

 

Treasury yields halt longest series of declines since June

 

U.S. jobless claims near 43-year low; wholesale inventories surge

 

Gold prices settle lower to end 5-session climb

 

EDUCATION

 

“Aren’t You Tired of Writing Your Stupid Articles?” Georgetown Prof Jonathan Brown Expels Critic From Lecture

 

Racist emails sent to Mich. students were forged, university says

 

Poll of High Schoolers: No, Free Speech Shouldn't Protect 'Offensive' or 'Bullying' Comments

 

Parents: Tell Trump you oppose U.N. takeovers (Homeschoolers say three treaties 'can end up harming the same people they're trying to help.')

 

Thomas Sowell: Education At A Crossroads, Part II

 

New York Closes Schools After Winter Storm Warning

 

A Call to Punish Tardy Journal Editors  (Paper argues that those who can't meet deadlines for evaluating submissions should be removed from their positions.)

 

American Universities Must Take a Stand

 

‘Being Black, Being Male on Campus’  (Through the voices of 40 individuals, new book examines what it’s like to be a black man on a college campus today.)

 

Chicago Public Schools Send Students Home With Politically Biased Letter

 

Harsh parenting may do more harm than good for children's education

 

Grad Schools Remain a Global Draw  (Report from the Council of Graduate Schools shows international graduate student applications and enrollments continue to grow, but the rate is slower than in recent years.)

 

Why we need school choice: Bullying

 

Tears of Professor Clown (Satirical academic social media accounts go serious to protest Donald Trump.)

 

High school student, 14, is found dead behind bleachers at Catholic school in 'possible alcohol poisoning' 

 

Cruelty at the Border (Whatever the results of legal challenges, the executive order barring travel to the US from certain Muslim nations will drive foreign scholars and students to think more favorably about other -- more welcoming -- places, argues Robert Quinn.)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil books a 2nd day of gains on signs of U.S. gasoline demand

 

Energy Prices

 

Global day of protest against decision on Dakota pipeline

 

How a Law Designed to Promote Fairness Is Hiking Gas Prices in Wisconsin

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Congress Plans to Make the EPA Great Again

 

EUROPE

 

Russia’s gradual swallowing of Ukraine

 

Assassins Are Killing Ukraine’s Rebel Chiefs, but on Whose Orders?

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end at 2-week high as SocGen, Total march higher

 

Poland wants US or European nuclear umbrella: Kaczynski

 

European public shocks elites in huge 10-country poll by rejecting further Muslim immigration

 

Austria Prepares To Send Troops To Its Borders, Joins All Of Eastern Europe In Shutting Down Balkan Route For Muslim Arrivals

 

In Romania, Corruption’s Tentacles Grip Daily Life

 

Feeling ‘Pressure All the Time’ on Europe’s Treadmill of Temporary Work

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Trump slams 'out of whack' FAA in meeting with airlines

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Former Federal Reserve Staffer Says Economists at Central Bank Don’t Know How Economy Works

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Goldman hedge fund folding London operations, shifting staff to U.S.: sources

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Just say no to drug ads on TV  (It's been 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted the advertising of prescription drugs on television. It was a dumb decision in 1997, and it's dumber after two decades, with just one other nation, New Zealand, in agreement.)

 

FRANCE

 

France’s first centre for deradicalization stands empty five months after opening

 

Flamanville fiasco: The story of France's nuclear calamity

 

French police conclude 'anal rape' of suspect with cop's truncheon was an accident

 

The Man for France? (Though damaged by a recent scandal, François Fillon represents the nation’s best hope for new presidential leadership.)

 

French Court Holds Hearing On Extradition Case Of Former Kosovar Prime Minister

 

Paris spending $22,000,000 to build wall around Eiffel Tower to stop jihad terror attacks

 

More arrests in riots over black man's alleged rape by cops

 

For Roma in France, Education Is an Elusive Path to Integration

 

'No nuclear risk' after explosion at France's Flamanville nuclear site near Channel Islands

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel to spend billions on foreign aid despite facing $87,000,000,000 Muslim migrant bill  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Merkel's Conservatives Divided as Campaign Begins

 

Germany Slams Ukrainian Lawmaker For Defacing Berlin Wall Remnant

 

Germany Arrests Suspected Member of Afghanistan's Taliban

 

Will Pax Germania replace Pax Americana?

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Inconvenient Truth: Shultz and Baker's Disastrously Mistimed Carbon Tax

 

This Republican Carbon Tax Proposal Is Anything but Conservative

 

A Conservative Case for Climate Action

 

GOP

 

GOP State Lawmakers Push for Restrictions on Voting

 

Utah’s attorney general -- a rising GOP star -- is now facing corruption charges

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Trump is stocking his Cabinet with the ethically challenged. Case in point: Tom Price

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Officials investigate man's death in ER waiting room

 

Are short-term health insurance plans poised for a comeback?

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Will Hollywood Give ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ The Awards Its Audience Is Clamoring For?

 

Hollywood talent agency UTA cancels Oscar party, will hold refugee rally instead

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Gays in the Era of Trump

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

House Democrats Compromise American Intelligence Secrets Again

 

Black Caucus members storm floor to protest Sessions

 

Ryan says he can work with Bannon (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Republicans, Staff Fear Violence Against Them As Opposition to Obamacare Repeal Intensifies

 

Ryan would block Trump effort to lift Russia sanctions

 

House Democrats Cast 4,775 Votes to Repeal, Modify, Delay, or Defund Obamacare

 

Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) May Be in More Hot Water After Meeting With Syria’s Assad (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

How highly skilled women are ignored in migration debate

 

Enough Iraqi Refugee Terrorists and Rapists  (An immigration policy that puts America first.)

 

Crowdfunding Helps Rescue Refugees Upended by Travel Ban

 

ISIS fighters call Trump’s travel order a ‘blessed ban’

 

Skewing the polls on immigration

 

A fact-free debate on immigration order


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Protests erupt outside Phoenix ICE office after arrest of illegal immigrant

 

INDIA

 

Pakistan claims India building secret nuclear city, New Delhi says it’s baseless

 

India formally protests to China on Masood Azhar

 

Muzaffarnagar riots: Three years on, no conviction in gangrape cases

 

No restriction on migration to Gulf countries: Govt

 

74 missing defence personnel believed to be in Pak custody: Govt

 

Lockheed says US may take 'fresh look' at its India F-16 plan

 

US defence secretary Mattis calls Parrikar

 

Murder accused says cops electrocuted his genitals, cops deny charge

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

10 tax deductions you don't need to be wealthy to claim

 

IRAN

 

Iran's Rouhani says military power 'purely defensive' (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

5 dead, 9 hurt in Iran underground gas explosion

 

US may sanction Iran over Yemen, Hezbollah and Iraq

 

How Deep Was the Obama-Iran Relationship?

 

Our Cuban Missile Crisis Moment

 

Burn an American Flag? Some Iranians Are Saying No

 

Iran hostages could be left stranded

 

Iranians Once Shrugged Off Trump’s Bluster. Now They’re Worried.

 

Cables reveal Chinese connection to Iran's ballistic missiles

 

Iran's latest missile launch is the third since Trump won

 

IRAQ

 

Sunni Insurgency Threatens to Take Hold in Iraq Amid ISIS Defeats

 

ISLAM

 

Analysis: What to know about apostasy laws worldwide

 

Pity the Children of the Islamic World

 

German-born soccer star chooses his Muslim faith over his athletic career

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, February 9, 2017)

 

'I punched the terrorist twice and floored him'

 

Tourism Ministry Cites Rise in Tourist Entries in January, Increase in Turkish Presence at IMTM

 

PA TV criticizes Palestinian newspaper for using term “Wailing Wall” and not "Al-Buraq Wall" - as instructed by PA Ministry of Information

 

Leket Israel Launches Tu B’Shevat Project, Sayeret Tapuz

 

Trump to meet with Sheldon Adelson ahead of Netanyahu visit  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

A Town Called Amona, Camped Out in Jerusalem

 

Israeli Home Demolitions Up in East Jerusalem

 

Hamas ‘Mourns’ Dead Terrorists in Attack on Gaza Tunnel

 

Irish FM: 'Ireland constantly considers recognizing a Palestinian state’

 

'MK crossed line in criticizing Regulation Law, must apologize'

 

IMF Report: Israel Enjoying Solid Economic Growth, Low Unemployment

 

UK House of Commons condemns Israeli settlement activity

 

6 injured, 1 Palestinian teen detained in reported shooting, stabbing attack in Petah Tikva

 

Israel apologizes over questioning of American activist

 

Haredi MK Eichler Calls Supreme Court ‘Evil Empire’

 

Israeli man indicted for trying to cross into Gaza

 

'Eilat back to normal' following rocket attack

 

Military police suspected of forging soldier's

 

New Israel Fund VP Questioned at Ben Gurion over NGO Support

 

Israeli Arab beaten by passersby who mistook him

 

Turkey asks Israel to ease security warnings for tourists

 

A day with wounded Syrian kids hospitalized in Israel Dozens of childre

 

Israel to Protest After Belgian PM Meets With Anti-Israel NGOs During State Visit

 

Turfed out Amona residents choose new outpost to call home

 

Watch: IDF soldier attacked in Bnei Brak  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Trump team weighs engaging Arabs allies to push Mideast peace — report

 

Reports: Israel approves construction of 1,162 settlement units in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Police said to probe if British-Israeli billionaire also gave gifts to PM

 

Sudanese Cleric: Islamic Shari'a Permits Normalizing Relations With Israel

 

Settler group says 421,000 Israelis now living in West Bank (Judea and Samaria )

 

Israeli court sentences Palestinian mother to year in prison

 

Netanyahu beware: Cheerleading for Trump risks Israel’s vital bipartisan US ties

 

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

 

2 Palestinians said killed in strike near Gaza-Egypt border

 

Report: Violations against press freedoms in Palestine declining, but still persisting

 

As Trump era begins, what does Israel actually want in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) ?

 

Isis claims it attacked Israeli port of Eilat with rockets

 

Israel’s new settlement law is an affront to democracy

 

JAPAN

 

Abe aims to start Cabinet-level talks with US: official (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

Why Trump might play nice with Japan’s Abe

 

Court dismisses Okinawa residents' suit over Kadena aircraft noise

 

LIBERALISM

 

Everything The Women’s March Movement Wants You To Believe About It Is A Lie

 

Gad Saad On Hysteria And 'Collective Munchausen' Around Donald Trump (Pinpointing the psychological pathology of the anti-Trump Left.)

 

Sharpton Posts Picture of Himself Reading Upside-Down Book, Brags About It

 

MARXISM

 

The Death of Marxism Revisited

 

MARRIAGE

 

Breaking: Virginia Senate passes bill to prohibit govt discrimination of natural marriage supporters

 

MEDIA 

 

The Media's Self-Defeating Outrage over Trump and Russia

 

CNN: Public Should Worry More About Lightning Than Islamic Terror

 

Bill Kristol goes off the deep end  (The editor of the Weekly Standard said the white working class in the US has become "lazy, decadent," and "spoiled." AVIPP COMMENTARY: Americans are like Bill Kristol.  He inherited the Weekly Standard from his father Irving Kristol the founder and editor of the Weekly Standard .)

 

WaPo reporter swoons over 'natural' athlete Obama 

 

Jake Tapper defends CNN Trump coverage: 'Our coverage follows his lead'

 

Vogue accused of photoshopping cover to make plus-sized model look thinner

 

Major media remain in denial

 

MEXICO

 

El Salvador children’s TV show host accused of smuggling drugs for Mexican cartel

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Bahrain kills three fugitives fleeing for Iran by sea

 

MILITARY

 

U.S. general calls for review of relationship with Pakistan

 

What Is the U.S. Military Doing in Yemen? Is It Worth the Cost?

 

Critiquing Trump’s First War on Terror Raid? That’s ‘Emboldening the Enemy.’

 

Gen. John Nicholson Sees 'Stalemate' in Afghanistan

 

U.S. Dependent on China for Military-Grade Rare Earth Minerals

 

U.S. commander tells Congress: More troops needed in Afghanistan

 

Army beefs up Europe forces with arrival of aviation brigade

 

Officials warn White House on terrorist designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards  (The Pentagon has raised concerns that such a move could upset a tenuous arrangement in Iraq that has Shiite fighters avoiding clashes with US forces.)

 

Air Force chief: A-10s to keep flying until at least 2021

 

Military brass sound alarm about 'insidious decline' in readiness

 

Soldier welcomes Afghan translator to US with bear hug

 

MINIMUM WAGE

  

The Coming Minimum-Wage Tsunami Will Wash Away Millions Of Minority Jobs

 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

The NAACP Opposes Sessions for AG–After Once Giving Him an Award for ‘Excellence’

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Chips, not fried: NASA develops technology able to survive +450C on Venus

 

Trump advisers' space plan: To moon, Mars and beyond

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Report: NATO considers new Naples intel center for terrorism fight

 

PAKISTAN

 

37 countries to take part in Navel exercise: Pakistan Fleet Commander

 

I never lied,never ever made any false promises: Nawaz Sharif  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Fire Tears Through Manila Slum, Leaving 15,000 Homeless

 

POLITICS

 

'Nationalism' isn't new to conservatism

PRISONS

 

Serious concern as Islamic terrorists released from prison

 

Mich. woman says she was forced to give birth on jail floor

 

Jailhouse death called "shark feeding frenzy;" 12 charged

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Triumph of the Cross: Minnesota city’s council members vote to restore veterans’ memorial

 

RUSSIA

 

NATO buildup in E. Europe threat to Russian security, increases risk of incidents – Moscow

 

Famine in 1920s Soviet Union Allegedly Forced Peasants to Eat Human Flesh

 

Russia ready to restore cooperation on Afghanistan with US, NATO — diplomat

 

Kremlin Criticizes Sanctions After U.S. Senators Submit Legislation

 

Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov returns home

 

Kremlin: No Ukraine 'Deal' With US Possible

 

Russian diplomat says NATO invents phantom threats in Black Sea area

 

U.S. launches TV network as alternative to Russian propaganda

 

How Russia became the leader of the global Christian right

 

Putin’s Most Potent Foe Is Barred From Presidential Race (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin, Erdogan agree to boost military coordination during operations against IS in Syria


Majority in Russia See Domestic Violence as Serious Problem

 

Russian Draft Proposal For A New Syrian Constitution

 

SCIENCE

 

Common method of cooking rice 'leaves traces of arsenic in food'

 

The immigrant maps of America: Genome study of over 770,000 people reveals the ancestral origins of each part of the country

 

 

SENATE

 

'Disgrace to the Black Race': Sen. Tim Scott Illustrates How Liberals Show Tolerance    (US Senator of South Carolina Tim Scott (R)

 

Say wut? Elizabeth Warren was pro-school choice before she wanted to be a politician     (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Sen. Tim Scott: ‘True Violation of Rule 19’ Were the Remarks Originally Stated by Sen. Kennedy

 

Republicans Should Make Elizabeth Warren The Voice Of Democrats

 

Republicans push bill to split up ‘nutty 9th Circuit’

 

Schumer calls on Puzder to withdraw nomination (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Price nears Senate confirmation as HHS secretary

 

Rubio: Nasty Things Were Written About Kerry And Clinton–No One Used Past Remarks To Smear Their Nominations  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

Bipartisan group of senators demand Yemen briefing

 

Cory Booker Turns on His One-Time Ally, Betsy DeVos   (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

GOP senators to Trump: Putin is not your friend (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

Trump hits Blumenthal for Gorsuch comment claims, Vietnam 'lie' (US Senator of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal (D)

 

Left Freaks Out Over Manchin Vote to Confirm Attorney General Sessions (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Sasse: Gorsuch criticized Trump's 'so-called judge' comment (US Senator of Nebraska Ben Sasse(R)

 

Democrats scrap all-nighters after DeVos, Sessions votes

 

Blumenthal defends his report on Gorsuch after Trump attack

 

Democrats’ empty anti-Trump stunts have made the Senate a circus

 

Alabama AG succeeds Sessions' in the Senate

 

Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

 

Spicer demands apology from McCain, critics of Yemen raid (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer/ US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Graham: Senate silencing of Warren was 'long overdue' (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Ted Cruz: ‘Angry’ Elizabeth Warren ‘lashing out at the American people’ (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)/ US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Here’s the History Behind the Senate Rule Invoked to Shut Down Elizabeth Warren

 

Senate advances Price nomination for HHS

 

Sessions Wins Confirmation as Warren Steals the Spotlight

 

Elizabeth Warren blasts Jeff Sessions as purveyor of ‘racial hatred’

 

McConnell Is Very Happy With Trump Presidency, So Far (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Alabama attorney general favored to succeed Sessions

 

Elizabeth Warren Was Told to Be Quiet. Women Can Relate.

 

Sessions resigns from Senate to be AG: 'This is a special honor'

 

Dem Who Lied About Vietnam Service Calls for Extreme Vetting of Gorsuch  (US Senator of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal (D) lied about combat for years.)

 

SOCIALISM

 

Savings: The Socialism Antidote

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter advertising revenue falls, shares drop more than 10 percent (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Americans should boycott social media so this occurs with other social media sites.)

 

Is Twitter Fighting A Losing Battle Against Trolls?

 

If you do the crime, don't post proof on Facebook

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Canadian man who was feared dead after disappearing in 2012 is found alive 6,500 miles away in the Amazon jungle after walking barefoot across two continents

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Counsel cries foul over Park probe leak accusation  (President Park Geun-hye)

 

Park takes delaying action on investigation

 

Highest alert issued for foot-and-mouth disease

 

Trade deal benefits US more than Korea

 

SPACE

 

How to see the closest comet in decades this weekend

 

SPORTS

 

Three New England Patriots to skip White House visit

 

College basketball team’s bus vanishes during game

 

The ‘Black Hole’ of College Sports (Baylor University’s former head football coach covered up his players’ sexual violence and other troubling behaviors for years, new court documents allege. But the university is not alone in protecting athletes from punishment.)

 

LeBron James and the Cavs Will Wear the Goodyear Logo Next Season

 

Charles Oakley, ex-New York Knicks great, speaks out after ejection, arrest

 

NFL offseason: Destinations up in the air for Raiders, Romo and other QBs

 

Heads roll on Falcons coaching staff after Super Bowl collapse

 

Stephen Curry dished out a clever burn while taking a stand against Donald Trump

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

 

STATES

 

Arcane law forces small Oklahoma town to cancel Valentine's Day dance

 

Massive snowstorm snarls traffic, paralyzes airports in Northeast

 

Oakland Knew of Illegal Housing at Warehouse Before Deadly Fire

 

Skelton: Trump says California is 'out of control.' State lawmakers should make sure they don't prove him right

 

A Painstaking Mission to Save Atlanta’s Colossal Civil War Painting

 

2017 is right-to-work's watershed year

 

California goes Confederate  (More than 60 percent of California voters went for Hillary Clinton — a margin of more than 4 million votes over Donald Trump.)

 

Woman dies when stolen SUV crashes into home as she watched TV

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. insider exposes refugee program as 'full of fraud'

 

SUICIDES

 

14-year-old girl’s death highlights the disturbing trend of live-streamed suicides

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

15 questions that will, without a doubt, confirm whether Gorsuch is an originalist

 

Dear GOP: Gird Your Loins over the Supreme Court

 

SYRIA

 

Trump’s bid to keep Syrian refugees safe — at home

 

Fierce fighting 20km from ISIS bastion in Syria

 

What kind of nation awaits the war-ravaged?

 

Coalition Spokesman: 'Fair to Say' That Syrian Regime and Russia Are Now Attacking ISIS in Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

Tillerson reaffirms US’ commitment to Taiwan  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tsai vows to boost tourism industry  (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

US should welcome Tsai’s ‘status quo’ commitment: report

 

TAXATION

 

Gov should stand up for the poor --- and kill the bag tax (New York) 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Will the iPhone 8 cost more than $1,000? 10th  Anniversary handset will be Apple's most expensive yet

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Report: Hezbollah-Linked Company Exporting Millions to U.S. Despite Sanctions

 

Letter sent by alleged 9/11 mastermind to Obama surfaces

 

TRADE

 

Trade Restrictions: Some Effects

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

The Data Suggests Unisex Bathrooms Are A Bonanza To Male Perverts

 

N.C. can only keep its sports status if it confronts controversial law  (The “bathroom bill” opposed by several civil rights groups may be jeopardizing college events central to the state’s identity.)

 

TURKEY

 

Russia Airstrikes Accidentally Kill 3 Turkish Soldiers in Syria, Turkish Army Says

 

President Erdoğan hosts renowned musician Cat Stevens  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Lists of expelled academics were prepared by their universities: Turkey’s Higher Education Board

 

CIA chief in Turkey for key talks

 

National mobilization does not mean ‘take a gun and hit the streets’: Erdoğan

 

We don’t call naysayers ‘terrorists’: Turkish justice minister

 

Police detain four ISIL suspects, foil terrorist attack in Turkey’s Gaziantep

 

Hundreds of fingerprints found on key documents at coup bid HQ in Turkey

 

EU decides against visa validation at Turkish ports for Greek islands: Report

 

Second Turkish soldier at PM’s dinner table killed by ISIL in Syria

 

Ankara, Moscow to discuss easing visa regime for Turkish businessmen

 

Turkey wants Iraq to take ‘concrete’ steps against PKK

 

Istanbul deputy police chief arrested shortly after being released over ‘drug trafficking’

 

New container city to be built for Syrian refugees in Turkey’s Adana

 

UBER

 

Man blames Uber for ruining his marriage

 

UNIONS

 

Tesla Employee Says Workers Contacted UAW About Organizing

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes at 3-week high as BP advances

 

UK scrambles Typhoon fighter jets to escort Russian bombers


London Synagogue to Shelter Syrian Family

 

U.K. leader calls Trump travel ban "wrong," "divisive"  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: The US does not want to become like the UK,  a haven for Islamo-Fascist terrorists.  Soon Britain will pay the price for the failure of their leadership too address Islamic extremism.)

 

Archbishop of Canterbury joins MPs in attack on Government's child refugee 'cap'

 

Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘pathetic’ Corbyn over Brexit  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Climbdown on NHS conflict of interest rules as doctors told they will not have to declare private earnings

 

Indyref2: Scottish Government workers ready for new vote

 

Letters reveal why Jackie Kennedy turned down British aristocrat to marry Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis instead

 

Edinburgh school closures: ‘Luck’ that no children were killed

 

Brexit vote: what happens now, will House of Lords change Bill and when will Article 50 be triggered?

 

Diane Abbott tells Brexit minister to 'f*** off' after he attempts to kiss her in Commons bar after Article 50 vote

 

First British woman to fight Isil in Syria says she's willing to die for the cause

 

Boris Johnson, British Foreign Secretary, Drops Dual U.S. Citizenship

 

Members of UK Sex Grooming Gang Face Deportation to Pakistan

 

Twenty-two pupils taken to hospital after bus carrying schoolchildren overturns in Cumbernauld

 

Government backtracks on pledge to take child refugees

 

UK weather: Britain set for snow as temperatures plunge as low as -5 across country

 

45-year-old goddaughter of Prince Charles found dead at London home

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Not So Fast, UN: The US Owes No 'Reparations' to Blacks

 

UNITED STATES

 

Americans Renouncing Citizenship at Record High

 

VATICAN

 

Terror Threat: Venezuela Has Been Selling Official Passports to Anyone Willing To Pay...In Iraq

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela may have given passports to people with ties to terrorism  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: This is why Trump’s immigration moratorium is needed.)

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Does the Establishment Plan to Defeat Trump Via Impeachment?

 

Trump Promises ‘Phenomenal’ Tax Plan

 

Trump: 'My Pilot Is a Smart Guy and Knows What's Going On'

 

Conway ‘Counseled’ Over Promoting Ivanka Trump’s Apparel Line

 

Why Trump Might Target Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

 

Mike Pence to speak at Republican Jewish Coalition confab  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump Suggests Supreme Court Nominee's Criticism of Him Misrepresented

 

Poll Shows Public Trusts Trump Administration More Than Media

 

Trump Signs a Slew of New Executive Orders: Taking on Cartels, Crime and Protecting Law Enforcement

 

Trump’s Push for Deregulation

 

Trump: McCain 'doesn't know how to win anymore'

 

Power breakfast at the Four Seasons: Political players, CEOs, and Ivanka

 

Pence hires libertarian Calabria as chief economist  

 

Kellyanne plugs Ivanka Trump’s clothing line on live TV (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Time for Kellyanee to resign. She is an embarrassment to the White House.)

 

Trump on Immigration Power: I Can Do Whatever I Want

 

Majority of Americans Think Trump is Truthful, Media Untruthful

 

Trump Defends Putin?  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Trump rips McCain for criticizing Yemen raid in which SEAL died

 

Dakota Access OK Came as Tribe Chief Flew to Meet Trump Team

 

Trump hits Blumenthal on Vietnam record, says he 'misrepresents' Gorsuch

 

Crazy Democrat Wants White House to Have In-House Psychiatrist

 

CPAC-ACU: Trump's Cabinet most conservative, surpassing Reagan

 

Trump Spite Leads to Defense of Idiocy

 

Conway: Trump still backs Gorsuch after his 'demoralizing' remark

 

Will the Left save Donald Trump?

 

Here's how Trump's gift for coining catchphrases could backfire


 Trump Hosting Japanese PM at Mar-a-Lago 'as a Gift'

 

After Mr. Trump’s Din, the Quiet Grandeur of the Courts

 

Gorsuch calls Trump comments about judges 'disheartening and demoralizing'

 

Melania Trump announces White House social secretary

 

Trump tweets a red line for North Korea

 

Connecting Trump’s Dots

 

Steve Bannon vs. Pope Francis?

 

Spicer cites Atlanta terror attack that never happened  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

The president and the courts

 

Sean Spicer’s chilling words

 

Trump's Cabinet picks effective diplomats to ruffled allies

 

Branding in the East Wing is nothing new. Eleanor Roosevelt pitched hot dog buns.

 

Donald Trump, Middle-School President

 

Trump is trying to compare himself to Andrew Jackson. Wrong Andrew.

 

Trump wants a 'constructive relationship' with China

 

 

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