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Friday, February 9, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

President Trump’s Decision to Defund International Planned Parenthood Cost It $30 Million

 

RNC Chair Slams Manchin for Ambiguous Stance on Planned Parenthood (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

“Pro-Life” Senator Joe Manchin Slammed for Playing Both Sides of the Abortion Debate

 

Could the New Gerber Baby Help Lower the Abortion Rate?

 

Bill Nye the “Science Guy” Claims an Unborn Baby Right After Conception is Not a Human Being

 

'Fetal heartbeat' abortion bill advances in Iowa Senate after contentious hearing

 

Catholic School May Kick Out Student Promoting Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Senate Rejects Democrat's Attempt to Modify Abortion Resolution

 

Pregnant at 12 She Rejected Abortion. 20 Years Later She Has No Regrets

 

Four organizations forgo funding following Mexico City abortion policy

 

New Trump Official at HHS Helped Expose Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Aborted Baby Parts

 

Texas Lt. Governor Won’t Let Sandra Bullock Film Wendy Davis Movie in the Senate Chamber

 

Porn Web Site Holds Fundraiser to Support Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

West Virginia Senate Passes Bill Confirming There is “No Right to Abortion”

 

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer: “Kansas is a Pro-Life State Because All People Have Value”

 

California Wants To Force Public Universities To Administer Abortion Pills

 

Bikers For Life to Pray Outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

 

16 Tips for a Better Pro-Life Group Facebook Page

 

Canadian Press: Trudeau’s accusations against pro-life groups are ‘baloney’

 

Doctor Offered to “Get Rid of the Pregnancy” and Abort the Baby if Tests Showed a Girl  (India)

 

Home abortions 'could see more objections from GPs and pharmacists' (United Kingdom)

 

Canadian MP launches petition asking government to stop discriminating against pro-lifers

 

Catholic Bishop to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: You Can’t Bully Us Into Supporting Abortion  (Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

US releases crazy video of an A-10 Warthog decimating a Taliban vehicle in Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

West African nation of Guinea reports Lassa fever death

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Worst week in two years for ASX

 

Australian dollar tumbles again as US stocks crash

 

Trump nomination for ambassador to Australia set to draw ire of China 

 

 

BIG BROTHER

 

The surveillance state is here, and to stay

 

CANADA

 

TSX dips while U.S. stocks stage late rally; Canadian dollar down

 

'Tiger' Williams charged with sexual assault during military flight

 

'Absolute lies': Patrick Brown refutes sexual misconduct allegations

 

Shock, tears after Sask. farmer Gerald Stanley found not guilty in shooting death of Colten Boushie

 

Have a landline? Watch out for this new phone scam

 

Canada suffers biggest job loss in nine years

 

Aecon raises red flag about opponent of its sale to Chinese state-owned firm

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Bermuda becomes first place to reverse course, repeal gay marriage

 

What Puerto Rico Is, and Isn’t, Getting in Disaster Relief

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

A military challenge, and it’s not a slam dunk

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress Votes to Repeal Independent Payment Advisory Board, Obamacare’s “Death Panels”

 

U.S. Government Shutdown Begins as Congress Lets Funding Lapse

 

Congress scrubs Thomas Jefferson from Gateway to the West

 

New budget deal adds more stimulus — and debt — to an overextended American economy

 

COURTS

 

Former Virginia Tech student pleads no contest to killing 13-year-old girl

 

Elderly man who tried to kill wife with hammer gets six months in jail

 

California teen who livestreamed crash that killed her sister is sentenced to prison

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Child welfare worker is KICKED to death by father of two-year-old boy she was trying to take into protective custody

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Assemblywoman at forefront of #MeToo movement accused of sexual misconduct

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Rick Perry Is Said to Be Weighing Another Way to Save Coal Units (Energy Secretary Rick Perry)

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market notches daily gain, but posts largest weekly drop since early 2016

 

U.S. Stocks Finish Tumultuous Week on a High Note

 

Wall Street ends whipsaw week on upbeat note

 

Asian markets fall after Wall Street plunge

 

Asia hit by fresh Wall St. falls, China stocks reach multi-month lows

 

Global Stock Slump Continues; China Gets Hit Hard: Markets Wrap

 

2-year Treasury yield sees biggest fall since June 2016

 

China, Hong Kong Suffer Most as Stock Rout Shatters Market Calm

 

Dollar on track for best week since December 2016 amid global turmoil

 

Jim Rogers Says Next Bear Market Will Be Worst in His Life

 

Gold prices suffer largest weekly loss in two months

 

Stocks and the ‘Trump bump’

 

EDUCATION

 

Students, faculty pose biggest threat to academic freedom, report finds

 

Don’t buy all that phony hype about NY graduation rates

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Black Christian Voters and 2020

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil benchmark ends below $60 a barrel for first time in 2018

 

Energy Prices

 

The Triumph of American Oil

 

Oil Explorers Expand U.S. Drilling by Most in a Year

 

U.S. budget deal will trim the nation’s oil reserve by 15%

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks head for worst week in 2 years as global selloff continues

 

Rising racism and anti-Semitism taint Italian electoral campaign

 

Poland's New Law Criminalizing Speech about the Holocaust

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Brett Tolman to Bill O'Reilly: Special Counsel Needed for FBI on FISA Abuses

 

FBI May Have Picked Up Page-Bannon Phone Call With FISA Warrant

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Herb London: FCC Actions, Sinclair-Tribune Merger 'Worrisome' for Conservatives

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

 

The Ascension of the DC Swamp Creatures

 

FEMINISM

 

Paul Joseph Watson Video: Feminist Fight Club

 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT (FISA COURT)

 

Why FISA-Gate Is Scarier Than Watergate

 

GOP

 

For 30 years, California Republicans in D.C. worked to protect the coast. Where are they now?

 

HEALTH CARE

 

With the opioid epidemic raging, San Francisco takes a smart gamble on preventing overdoses

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

The Holocaust, the Poles, and World War II Memory

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Navy commander who organized seder on aircraft carrier is running for Congress

 

Nancy Pelosi Took a Stand, Paul Ryan Did Not (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

House VA committee chairman announces re-election bid

 

Brat: Senate 'scared of shadow' on spending (US Representative of Virginia David Brat(R)

 

House speaker says DACA debate is the 'next big priority' (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Illinois governor denies clemency to Army veteran with green card who is facing deportation


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

One major city’s police dept. ignored more than 1,500 federal requests to detain immigrants last year

 

INDIA

 

India must step in to check Chinese land grab, rising radicalisation: Nasheed

 

The India-Israel alliance

 

India pressed to send in troops to resolve Maldives crisis

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, February 9, 2018)

 

Introducing the IDF’s new ‘missile corps’  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Netanyahu Trying to Quash Next Week’s Sovereignty Vote (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

UN agency for Palestinian refugees fundraises after US cuts

 

Official PA daily admits 161 Palestinians did carry out stabbing attacks during Palestinian terror wave 2015-2016

 

Rights group says Israel currently holding 19 bodies of slain Palestinians

 

Netanyahu launches fresh attack on cops investigating him

 

Greenblatt: Qatar-Israel partnership can bring relief to Gaza

 

Trump tells Israel it will also have to make ‘hard compromises for peace’

 

MK Glick to Meet Head of Austria’s Freedom Party Founded by SS Officer

 

Palestinian said killed, two hurt in rioting in Gaza, West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Palestinian injured as Israeli forces suppress protest in Ramallah area

 

U.S. court throws out verdict on Arab Bank's Hamas support

 

Rwanda refuses to discuss migrants with visiting Israeli lawmakers

 

Israel tells Poland: No talks on Holocaust bill unless you are willing to act

 

Israeli forces detain Palestinian man for alleged knife possession in Hebron

 

Israeli forces shower Palestinian school with tear gas, sending several students to hospital

 

Orthodox Union Advocacy head praises Trump for ‘fresh’ policy on Israel

 

India’s Modi, Jordan king discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 

No ‘Russian option’ for Israel in Syria

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanon signs offshore drilling deal amid dispute with Israel

 

Hezbollah Border Dispute Places Region On Edge

 

MEDIA 

 

NBC's Chuck Todd: First 'Crazy' Year of Trump 'Like We're Living Inside of a Parody'

 

MEDICARE

 

Trump proposes reduction of drug costs under Medicare

 

MEDIOCRITY

 

#MediocrityToo

 

MILITARY

 

The ‘Abnormalization’ of Trump  (What media coverage of a military parade tells us about the Left's madness.)

 

Mattis: Dreamers in the military are protected from deportation   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Yes, America’s military needs more cash – and oversight, too

 

‘Mission creep’ fears rise after U.S. airstrike in Syria

 

Falling commissary sales are raising risks to shopping benefit

 

Stage a grand military parade? No way – it’s a wasteful, gaudy distraction

 

Military bullies beware — new policy means marks on records

 

Stage a grand military parade? Absolutely – it’s overdue

 

New VA memo nixes plan to shift $460 million earmarked for veteran homelessness

 

Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden slams Trump’s military parade

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan to Trump: Pay for Our Border Fence to Reduce Terrorism

 

RUSSIA

 

Hillary's Uranium One Reaching Critical Mass

 

Disinformation: Russian Espionage, Infiltration, Influence Peddling, and Sabotage

 

 

SENATE

 

Frustrated Republicans accuse Paul of forcing pointless shutdown  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Senate Republicans blow past spending deadline triggering a government shutdown

 

Budget deal shows high cost of bipartisanship

 

Senate plan offers Trump 10 percent of border wall, amnesty for 1.8 million ‘Dreamers’

 

A big-spending budget deal

 

Appetite for destruction! Shutdown starts until 5am budget vote with weary lawmakers ordering in PIZZA to see them through the night 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Alleged pedophile nabbed after Facebook sex video goes viral

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Kim Jong Un's sister shakes hands with South Korea's president at Olympics (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

SPORTS

 

Winding path to Olympics — NHL’s decision gives Virginia hockey player the chance of a lifetime

 

Shani Davis frames Team USA flag-bearer coin-toss loss as racial insult: ‘#BlackHistoryMonth2018’

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Virginia House Passes Legislation in Response to Steyer GOTV Tactics

SYRIA

 

Intense Syrian air strikes hampering aid to 400,000 people — aid group

 

More on US strike: Russians who laid Euphrates bridge among targets

 

UN Security Council declines to call for Syria ceasefire as fighting worsens

 

Will new American efforts in Syria be a game changer

 

It’s Hard to Believe, but Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse

 

TAIWAN

 

2 Canadian citizens among the dead in Taiwan earthquake

 

TELEVISION

 

HBO Inks Deal to Broadcast Live ‘Pod Save America’ Shows

 

TERRORISM

 

Saudi Graduate of Al Qaeda Terror Training Camp Arrested In Oklahoma

 

TURKEY

Analysis: Turkey causing major escalation in Syrian war

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 drops to 10-month low in global stock smackdown

 

Father Blasts Doctors Trying to Take Son Off Life Support Against His Wishes: “How Can You Say He Has No Life?”

 

The widespread anti-Israelism in the UK

 

UK preservation group aims to restore, revive Europe’s abandoned synagogues

 

British paper accusing Soros of ‘secret plot’ not anti-Semitic, watchdog says

 

Single Payer is Doomed Before It Starts (The Law of Subsidy has killed the NHS. It just doesn't realize that it is dead.)

 

Never Compromise on UK's Brexit Demands, May Said to Tell Team (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

VATICAN

 

Irish bishop promises ‘inclusive’ World meeting of Families after Vatican bars pro-LGBT politician

 

Why the Pope Is Genuflecting to China

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Porter's ex-wives say Mormon church counseled them against divorce

 

Kelly Says He's Willing to Resign as Abuse Scandal Roils White House (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

'Follow the money': Senator probes Trump's $95 million Palm Beach mansion sale  

 

Trump praises ex-aide tied to abuse allegations

 

Trump signs massive budget deal after Congress votes to reopen government

 

Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse allegations

 

The Media Plays Porter to the Left

 

Trump’s approval rating tops Obama’s at same point in presidency

 

White House Says It Poorly Handled Claims Against Aide

 

Kelly Is Now Center of the Storm He Was Hired to Tame (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

White House admits missteps defending accused domestic abuser Rob Porter

 

What if Donald Trump Really Cared About Women’s Safety?

 

White House: Trump to Nominate Tax Attorney for IRS Commissioner

 

Porter’s ex-wife: He will abuse Hope Hicks ‘if he hasn’t already’

 

Meet Some of the Evangelicals Who Have Trump’s Ear

 

Billionaire hires impeachment 'army' to 'remove Trump from power'

 

White House: Trump didn’t know about aide’s alleged domestic violence

 

Trump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author (US Senator of Virginia Mark Warner (D)

 

 

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