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Sunday, February 18, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

What In The Fresh Hell Is This? Reporter Suggests More Abortions Would Have Prevented Florida Shooting

 

Florida House panel targets abortion procedure

 

‘Abortion reversal’ bill moves to Senate floor (Idaho)

 

Kansas Republican leaders back constitutional amendment on abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban are a part of the social fabric of Afghanistan, Kabul tells US diplomat

 

Another Provincial Governor Defies Dismissal Orders from Afghan President

 

Ghani Vows Repatriation of All Afghans in Pakistan in Two Years (Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to bring back all refugees in Pakistan in “the next 24 months,” saying it will put an end to allegations the displaced community is a source of regional instability.)

 

 

AFRICA

 

Morocco OKs law against violence on women, wives excluded

 

Nigeria: Muslims murder 19, injure 50 in jihad suicide bombings at fish market

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Critical Australia Water-sharing Plan Is on Brink of Collapse

 

 Three men arrested over $270 million ice haul as officers make biggest meth bust in South Australia's history

 

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE FAMILY

 

When Will We Have the Guts to Link Fatherlessness to School Shootings?

 

 

CANADA

 

'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites

 

Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada

 

Vancouver criticized for boasting about low pay of its tech workers in Amazon HQ bid

 

B.C. vows crackdown after investigation reveals money-laundering scheme

 

Becca Schofield, N.B. teen who inspired #BeccaToldMeTo campaign, has died

 

Sajjan asks Trudeau to meet Indian politician who accused Canada of Sikh separatist sympathies

 

Powerful women inside NDP push for stronger harassment policy as #MeToo hits politics

 

Supreme Court ruling affirms injured workers’ rights on the job

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Overseas Basing: Will the PLA Follow the Renminbi?

 

‘Why aren’t you married?’: In China, gay men and lesbians pair off to keep parents off their backs

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

U.S. 'Mulling Cyber Strike Against N.Korea'

 

CONGRESS

 

Kasich: 'No confidence' Congress will address guns (Governor of Ohio John Kasich(R)

 

COURTS 

 

Minnesota: Muslim who stabbed two in “act of Jihad in the way of Allah” gets 15 years prison dawah

 

CYBER-ATTACKS

 

Smart cities are wide open to cyber-attacks, experts warn

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Nikolas Cruz showed no warning signs before Florida school shooting, say couple who took him in

 

Names and Faces of Those Who Died

 

A Neighbor's 911 Call: Another Unheeded Tip in Florida School Shooting

 

Report: Florida shooter said he hates Jews, claims they want to destroy world

 

It’s time to believe tipsters when they warn us about maniacs

 

Gunman Was Called Low Risk After a Visit by Social Services

 

Fla. social services investigated suspect before rampage, knew he wanted to buy gun

 

School shooter’s brother committed to mental facility

 

School gunman has history of abusing his mother

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

George Soros’s Son Donated $650,000 to Democratic Committees and Campaigns Last Year

 

Monica's 'scandalous' dress, the grand jury and Clinton's improper' admission

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty; agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say

 

Fox News Exclusive: Sessions has no regrets regarding exit from Russia probe (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

The Mueller Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Moves On  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

4 Things to Know About Mueller’s Indictment of 13 Russians

 

Mueller’s new indictments put the pressure on Trump to take action

 

EDUCATION

 

 Florida superintendent: 'We need a smarter system' to prevent school shootings

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson Denigrates Faithful: ‘The Power Of Prayer Is Insufficient To Stop Bullets From Killing School Children’ (AVIPP COMMENTARY: When God was allowed in schools children were not murdered in schools.)

 

LGBT activists claim law protects boys in girls' showers

 

There is something states can do to prevent school shootings: Pass a 'red flag' law

 

District caught altering evidence to ban Christian club

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Mexican Nationals Meddled and Colluded in the 2016 Election

 

 

ENERGY

 

Arab states must prepare for a world that doesn’t need their oil

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Denmark: Police hunting for “very dangerous” Muslim who injured two people with an axe

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

School Children in Danger Under Obama’s Fundamentally Transformed FBI

 

Fire the FBI Chief

 

FRANCE

 

French Jewish group accuses Israel of causing anti-Semitism, loses state funding

 

France: Muslim “reformer” and accused rapist Tariq Ramadan hospitalized, may be too ill to remain in jail

 

Thousands of Kurds stage protest march in France

 

GERMANY

 

Russia and US trade barbs in Munich over election meddling claims

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Black Panther tops weekend box office in record-setting success

 

Establishment media slams Clint Eastwood film for not portraying Islamic jihad terrorist sympathetically

 

An Italian model's rape allegations against Weinstein could bring charges. But the case is far from overwhelming

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Republicans bet the House majority on the Trump tax cut.

 

 Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election

 

Maxine Waters Attended Nation Of Islam Convention (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Republicans say Obama 'failed to act' on Russian threat, after indictment

 

House Dems call for first Education Committee hearing on school shootings since Sandy Hook

 

 

INDIA

 

As China concerns grow, India looks to build military presence in Seychelles

 

Deaths threats and riots as Bollywood epic divides India

 

India: Muslims beat Hindu women for passing too close to a mosque, three women hospitalized

 

President or Luxury Towers: Either Way, Trump Is Big in India

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Infrastructure plan must not succumb to free-trade mythology

 

Trump’s infrastructure push is overshadowed by controversy and tragedy

 

IRAQ

 

$30bn to rebuild Iraq, now the hard work begins

 

IRAN

 

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Sunday, February 18, 2018)

 

Why settlement construction isn’t the answer to terror

 

In rugged Negev desert, Israeli scientists plan for mission to Mars

 

Israel is tight-rope walking around another devastating conflict

 

Netanyahu slams 'outrageous' Holocaust remark by Polish PM in Munich (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Critically wounded pilot downed in Syria strike walks out of hospital

 

Uptick in Arab Terror Attacks on Israelis in Judea & Samaria

 

The British activist who went from radical Islam to staunch Israel ally

 

Trump's envoy blasts 'cowardly' Hamas

 

Netanyahu said a suspect in Bezeq probe, will be questioned soon

 

Palestinian laid to rest in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  as Israel returns body after 5 months

 

Rivlin calls Polish prime minister’s Holocaust comments ‘a new low’ (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Arabs steal vehicle, drive through police roadblock

 

PA slams Israeli bill to withhold money it uses to pay prisoners

 

Netanyahu: Israel will strike Iran directly if need be

 

Arab judge withdraws from race for Supreme Court

 

Israel completes watchtower checkpoint at Damascus Gate entrance to Old City

 

Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Prepares for Speech at UN Security Council (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Police arrest Israelis over assault of Arab bus driver

 

Video: Palestinians march in the funeral of slain teen killed 10 days ago

 

IDF Hits 18 Hamas Terror Positions Overnight (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Rocket from Gaza explodes in southern Israel

 

Omar al-Abed, Palestinian teen who killed 3 settlers in July, sentenced to life in prison

 

Netanyahu to Iran: 'Do Not Test Israel's Resolve' (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Swastikas, slurs daubed on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

 

Muslim cleric says Allah has gathered the Jews in Israel to make it easier to “annihilate” them

 

Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA

 

Hamas says it used anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli jets over Gaza

 

4 Israelis Hurt by Bomb Set in Flag at Gaza Fence, Igniting Night of Fighting

 

IDF says false alarms triggered border sirens as airstrikes continue over Gaza (Israel Defense Forces)

 

 

JORDAN

 

Job center for Syrians opens in Jordan refugee camp      

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Left Is Reaping the Whirlwind of the Culture They Made

 

 

MARRIAGE

 

Infidelity: Why the oldest taboo continues to be broken

 

MEDIA 

 

Must-See Moments: Media Politicizes Florida School Shooting

 

DEBUNKED: Mainstream media claims Florida shooter ‘trained by the NRA.’ But here’s the truth.

 

MEXICO

 

They survived a 7.2 earthquake. Then a helicopter came crashing down

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia backs new UN move to condemn Iran

 

Pakistan’s Saudi deployment risks entanglement in Yemen

 

If US-China trade war goes global, it has big implications for Mideast

 

US Jewish leaders gush about visit to ‘tolerant’ United Arab Emirates

 

UAE intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Mokha in Yemen

 

Saudi Arabia, India renew pledge to boost economic ties

 

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon chief on who ordered attack on US-backed forces in Syria: ‘Don’t ask me’

 

Baltimore Sun’s Jonathan Pitts pushes Hamas-linked CAIR effort to force Naval Academy to drop counterterror speaker

 

‘An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert

 

Emails detail how senior US military officers grappled with false Hawaii missile alert

 

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

 

Funeral held for US soldier from Ghana killed in Bronx fire

 

Military now faced with watching for enemy bacteria

 

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Last month's failed SM-3 Block IIA missile test off Kauai cost $130M

 

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar’s wars are more than resource grabs

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

McMaster talks tough on Iran funding, Russia meddling    (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

Trump to McMaster: Election wasn’t impacted by Russians

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand: Teen jihadi to get “proper Islamic counselling” to “overcome his radicalisation”

 

PAKISTAN

 

Former Pakistani Taliban Spokesman to Face Trial in Military Court 

 

 Pakistan Charged India Rs 1.5 Lakh For PM Narendra Modi's Surprise Stopover in Lahore

 

Pakistan court sentences man to death for rape and murder of girl, 7

 

 

PRISONS

 

Shock Video: Chicago Inmates Applaud as Cop Killer Walks By

 

Muslim prison official bans Christian chaplain

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

The Aussie Invasion: Hillsong Hits America's Shores  (Hillsong, a Pentecostal mega-worship group, is making headway in the United States.  Will it suffer the same decline of other mainline denominations, or will this operation thrive on foreign shores?)

 

Faith is no longer a virtue in America

 

 

RUSSIA

 

'ALLAHU AKBAR': Man kills 5 at Russia church, shot dead by cops

 

Five dead in Russia church shooting; suspect killed by police

 

Four people killed and four injured after gunman opens fire on churchgoers in Russia

 

Beware of the Real Russian Threat

 

Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds with Lawsuit and Self-Destruction

 

Russia In The World – Russia In Latin America Part II

 

Russia Wanted Trump to Win. And It Wanted to Get Caught.

 

Russia dismisses US charges as ‘just blabber,’ ‘Russophobia’

 

The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about

 

How Russian trolls seamlessly insinuated themselves into U.S. political conversation

 

 

SENATE

 

Sanders: Trump not speaking out against Russia 'is a horror show'  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Senator: ‘Making Polluters Pay’ Bill Won't Hurt Democrats on Campaign Trail

 

Trump Should Back Romney in Senate Run, McConnell Says (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Sen. Feinstein Will Introduce Legislation to Change Minimum Age Requirements for Gun Purchases (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Fake Social Media Posts Claim 'Racial Assaults' At Black Panther Movie

 

Russians Turned to Facebook Most Often to Stir Discord in ’16

 

The honeymoon is over for celebs and social media

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Over 2,000 Jobs to Be Lost as GM Korea Shuts Down Plant

 

 

 

SPORTS

 

First black driver to start the Daytona 500 in almost 50 years makes more history by topping speed chart in final practice session

 

Olympics

 

NBC News sells soul to push ill-considered Olympics coverage

 

‘Furious’ US hockey coach skips handshake with Russian coach

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

 

‘People are angry’: Pain turns political in Fla. after school shooting

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Is Tillerson serious about modernizing the State Department’s workforce? (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

Trump ambassador nominee had unsettling management style, women say 

 

 

SYRIA

 

Afrin: Kurdish fighters 'strike deal' with Syrian army

 

TAIWAN

 

For Taiwanese, Tests of Loyalty to China Bring Trouble in Workplace

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey official denies use of chemical weapons in Afrin

 

Sentenced To Life: Press Freedom In Turkey Hits New Low

 

Turkey’s outreach hints at Ottoman revival

 

Doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK: Muslim was paid nearly $2,250,000 for fake abuse claims against British troops in Iraq

 

UK party sacks leader in fallout from racist Meghan Markle texts

 

VATICAN

 

Late Pope Paul VI will be made a saint, Pope Francis says

 

 Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump Blames Obama and Democrats for Failing to Stop Russian Meddling

 

Trump slams Russian probe, CNN, Schiff in fiery early morning tweetstorm

 

Is There an Obstruction Case against President Trump?

 

Ronan Farrow on why Karen McDougal spoke out on alleged Trump affair

 

We Hear You: Amnesty Politics, Improving the Immigration System, and Why America Chose Trump

 

Stop the 'Trump Collusion' Nonsense

 

What Trump Still Gets Wrong About How Russia Played Facebook

 

Trump administration’s assault on bipartisan immigration plan ensured its demise

 

Trump lashes out at 'Fake News Media' over Mueller indictments

 

Trump lashes out at FBI over its handling of school shooting suspect tip: ‘Very sad’

 

Trump says FBI missed Florida shooter 'signals' spending 'too much time trying to prove Russian collusion'  

 

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