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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

What Motivated Norma McCorvey to Defend Unborn Children


Michigan Republicans Introduce Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Montana lawmakers consider bill banning abortion after 24 weeks

 

Ill. pro-lifers fight publicly-funded abortions bill

 

Fake News: New York Times Distorts the Truth in Norma McCorvey Obituary

 

State lawmakers send abortion bill goes back to committee  (Indiana)

 

Watch This Teen’s Powerful Response to a Teen Vogue Article Promoting Abortions to Girls

 

What It’s Like To Get An Illegal Abortion, From 4 Women Who Know Firsthand

 

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Jocelyn Elders, Who Claimed Pro-Lifers Have a “Love Affair With the Fetus”

 

Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced

 

Arkansas Senate Defeats Bill to “Protect Every Human Being From Conception” and Ban Abortions

 

A Kentucky lawmaker is fighting abortion restrictions with an absurd bill of her own

 

Proposed abortion rule draws criticism (Florida)

 

Bill limiting abortions introduced in Pa. House

 

Oklahoma State Representative pushes for new abortion bill

 

Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

 

Norway Will Spend $10 Million for Abortions After Trump Defunds International Planned Parenthood

 

France Criminalizes Pro-life Speech

 

ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

H.I.V. Stalks Prostitutes and Their Children in Cambodia

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, Taliban has revived and conflict escalation seems likely

 

Afghanistan Police Surround Vice President’s House

 

General With Afghanistan Experience Trump's New Security Chief

 

AFRICA

 

25 church buildings in Sudan feared to be demolished

 

1.4 million African children face 'imminent death' amid famine: UNICEF

 

74 bodies wash up on Libyan coast, ICRC says

 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU sues San Diego police over how they collect DNA from juveniles

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Trump calls anti-Semitism 'horrible'  (His statements follow a call from the Anti-Defamation League and his former opponent Hillary Clinton to take action. AVIPP COMMENTARY: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Marxist Democrat Party are responsible for the increase in anti-Semitic activity in America. Also, what should be investigated is the increase in Muslim refugees and anti-Semitism.  Read: Democrats Rediscover anti-Semitism ; Keith Ellison: The Latest Step In the Democratic Party’s Abandonment of Israel & Its Jewish Supporters ; After playing anti-Semitism card against Trump, Wasserman Schultz sunk by aides’ anti-Bernie emails ; The Trump Team Is No More Anti-Semitic Than Democrats Are ; Levin: The Democratic Party is Filled With 'Deep Anti-Semitism' ; No one is vetting Syrian refugees for signs of antisemitism ; Anti-Semitism among refugees a quandary for Germany; Muslim Migrants Fan European Anti-Semitism .)

 

Trump speaks out on 'horrible' anti-Semitic threats

 

US Jewish leaders call on government to take decisive action against antisemitic attacks

 

Senator Menendez and the Pollard Effect  (How anti-Semites are being emboldened by the continuing unfair treatment of Pollard.)

 

Scores of headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery; centers receive bomb threats

 

ARCTIC

 

Scientists sign up to live on a totally frozen ship in the Arctic

 

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

Deadline looms for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave the site

 

ASIA

 

Azerbaijan's Breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Holds 'Illegal' Referendum

 

Detained Kazakh Journalist Says He Is Being Beaten By Cellmates

 

AUSTRALIA

  

Healthcare stocks drag ASX lower despite iron ore strength

 

Australian dollar: Currency market volatile

 

Crash pilot under investigation for midair near-miss

 

The fifth victim of Essendon plane crash tragedy identified

 

Australian woman could face eight years' jail over Bali cop's death

 

Immigrants to blame for high house prices, Dick Smith claims

 

Turnbull affirms Israel support and criticises UN ahead of visit  (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)

 

5 killed, including 4 Americans, in Australian charter plane crash

 

'Once in a lifetime trip':  Family pay tribute to two victims of plane crash

 

Plane crash: how it unfolded

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Shell and Toyota Partner on California Fueling Stations for Hydrogen Cars

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

AmeriCorps Is On The Chopping Block, Officials Are Freaking out

 

Bobbleheads, yes. Official tweets, no. Federal workers wonder where the lines are in the Trump era.

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Texas border residents mixed over whether they need a finished wall

 

CANADA

 

TSX posts record high as energy leads broadbased rally

 

TSX, Wall Street close at new record highs led by financials, energy and retail

 

Tory leadership hopeful Bernier regrets decision to vote for Canadian trans rights bill

 

Tony Clement hangs up during live CBC interview

 

Profoundly disabled boy's 'co-mommas' make legal history

 

O'Leary leads Conservative hopefuls in Twitter race

 

Ontario’s budget deficit drops to $1.9B

 

Why did Canadian courts even consider a case that a U.S. court originally ruled was corrupted?

 

Liberals vote down Conservative anti-racism motion

 

Note to the CPC leadership candidates: It’s NOT the economy, stupid!

 

London, Ont. wants to ban drinking on roofs because too many drunk students are climbing up to party

 

B.C. promises to cut health premiums in half with pre-election budget

 

Farmers demand details of $3M Ontario grant after canning plant couldn’t take tomatoes

 

Would Canada be tempted to cut ties with Mexico to save its own economic interests?

 

Freeland says Canada won’t abandon Mexico in NAFTA talks

 

Liberal government ‘testing the limits’ of Canadians’ attitudes to refugees: poll

 

Vancouver Jewish teen wows ‘Chopped’ judges to win Canadian TV cooking competition

 

Is Canada ready for Donald Trump’s refugee crisis?

 

Canada to spend $28 million to give asylum to 1,200 more Yazidi refugees fleeing ISIL

 

Ontario tells utilities to stop winter disconnections of hydro customer

 

Teen avoids prison for orchestrating sexual 'game' of truth-or-dare between 18-year-old and girl, 12

 

B.C. Liberals make re-election pitch with fifth straight balanced budget

 

Ontario teacher faces discipline for allegedly telling students they 'could die' from vaccination

 

Trudeau can no longer say he has the West in his heart  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

African migrants wait in limbo in Mexico, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada

 

Toronto JDL filing hate crimes complaint against mosque that called for killing Jews

 

‘I’m getting burned!’ Slaying the beast that was the Racquet Club fire: DiManno

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capital

 

Prosperous Panama

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

ASEAN unsettled by China’s weapon systems: Manila

 

A radical new cure for China’s hypertension debt load

 

China on edge as US carrier strike group sails South China Sea

 

Chinese Companies Rush to Trademark 'Ivanka' for their Businesses

 

Over Twinkies and Tweets, China Ponders: What Does Trump Want?

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Airlines Cut Trips to Cuba — Americans Don’t Want to Go

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

What Was the Poison That Killed Kim Jong-nam?  (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Kim Jong-nam: the life and tragic times of N. Korea's forgotten son

 

Kim Jong-nam Hit 'Aimed at Consolidating N.Korean Regime'

 

Kim Jong-nam had offer to lead N. Korea's government-in-exile

 

N. Korea may turn to provocation to divert international attention

 

Revealed Kim Jong-nam was gripped by fear and paranoia, says friend   

 

CONGRESS

 

Republican bills to kill federal agencies face uphill battle

 

COURTS

 

Former neurosurgeon sentenced for purposely maiming patients

 

George Will: An Adult Voice Amid Pandemic Childishness

 

Americans rally for impeachment of 'travel ban' judges

 

Restore The Courts' Role As Defenders Against Reckless Regulations

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Possible active shooter at Houston hospital

 

No evidence of shooter, shooting at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital ‒ police

 

Search underway at Houston hospital after reports of shots fired

 

Mexican Heroin Cartel Operating in North Carolina

 

Jesus Statue at Indiana Church Beheaded Twice in Two Weeks

 

Graffiti found at 3 popular monuments in Washington, DC

 

Parents charged after 8-year-old son ODs on heroin

 

Small Indiana town left heartbroken and rattled by murders of 2 teens

 

Police: Newly paroled gang member kills veteran officer

 

Missing Texas dad-of-three who vanished on Super Bowl Sunday sparking a desperate search by his wife and kids had just run away to be with 'someone' he met online

 

Pictured: Veteran LA cop who was shot dead by heavily-tattooed gangster who had been released early from jail and went on murderous rampage 

 

Violent anti-Trump protesters clash with cops in Portland as thousands take to the streets across the country for 'Not My President Day' demonstrations 

Arrests in Portland, Oregon amid "Not My President's Day" rallies nationwide

 

Miss Kentucky USA finalist, 22 'sets her roommate's bed on FIRE during an argument' and is arrested

 

CULTURE WARS

 

Will Team Trump forget to fight the culture wars?

 

DEMOCRACY

 

Politics in a Democracy Is War by Other Means

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Rise of the TEAR Parties

 

De Blasio turned a blind eye to ACS disaster (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Hillary Clinton’s in the House

 

50 Shades of Phoenix: Arizona gov candidate spills spicy sex life details

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Wilbur Ross failed to disclose he’s being sued by former business partner

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

State Officials Formally Oppose DHS’ Potential Takeover of Elections

 

Trump's DHS Makes Big Decision About Obama's Amnesty Program

 

DHS issues memos meant to crack down on illegal immigration

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mega-mosque being forced on Christian refugee community (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged to undo Obama-DOJ's Muslim 'discrimination' suit against US city.)

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow extends win streak to 8th  day as stocks notch fresh records

 

U.S. Stocks Add to Records, Dollar Gains With Oil: Markets Wrap

 

Two-year Treasury auction sees strong demand

 

Wall Street hits record on retail boost

 

Gold shakes off dollar strength to finish flat amid geopolitical hand-wringing

 

Macy’s Is Bracing for Another Bad Year

 

Dollar index hits highest level in more than 5 weeks

 

Reports: Stock Market has Best 30-Day Post-Inauguration Rise in 54 or 108 Years

 

Are robots or Mexicans to blame for U.S. job losses?

 

Asia stocks steady amid lack of cues; China gains

 

Dollar Strengthens With Asia Stocks; Gold Drops: Markets Wrap

 

Treasury yields turn lower on geopolitical worries

 

America's declining economic freedom

 

Higher customer traffic boosts Wal-Mart's sales in holiday quarter

 

EDUCATION

 

Trump wants to undo Obama’s protections for transgender rights in schools

 

Cuomo’s Public/Private Disconnect (The New York governor’s “free tuition” plan for public universities could make private universities unaffordable for low-income students.)

 

Teacher receives chilling death threats ordering her to pass students on physics

 

Chinese Students in U.S. Outraged Over Dalai Lama Invitation

 

This Schoolgirl Was Reportedly Penalized By Her Teacher For Not Slamming Trump

 

Why the Assault on Campus Free Speech Threatens Our Republic

 

Student grades ex-girlfriend's apology not

 

Hidden dropouts: How schools game the system by dumping underachievers into alternative programs

 

Liberal Arts College Students Are Getting Less Artsy (At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.)

 

Yale Students Are Offended — Calhoun College’s Name Was Changed to Honor a White Woman


Money Woes Extend Beyond Tuition
(New survey of community college students reveals financial insecurity, including rising housing, food, transportation and child care costs can keep them from completing.)

 

Leader of Groups Linked to Hamas Featured at U of Miami Commencement Ceremony  (Graduating students forced to listen to CAIR operative Wilfredo Amr Ruiz.)

 

Should Whiteboards Be Banned? (Michigan State plans to bar them from dormitory room doors, in attempt to limit bullying.)

 

Why we should teach cursive writing to all kids

 

10-year-old girl asks police for homework help

 

90-year-old man receives his high school diploma

 

Why Professors Object to Being Recorded

 

The bogus case for boosting school aid (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

New Enthusiasm for 'Menstrual Equity,’ at College and in Congress

 

L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending

 

Challenging Era for International Education (Administrators who promote global agendas for colleges consider the newly politicized nature of their work.)

 

Florida teacher at predominantly Latino school reassigned to administrative duties after making pro-Trump Facebook post supporting mass deportation during school hours

 

Welcome to Shark Tank U  (Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C Ward.)

 

EGYPT

 

Why Iran's Shia Threat Is Very Real for Faraway Egyptians

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Robby Mook, former Clinton campaign manager: Russians ‘could have’ cost us the election

 

ENERGY

 

Oil logs a gain as OPEC touts compliance to cuts, but prices end off highs

 

Energy Prices

 

Russia Overtakes Saudi Arabia as World's Top Crude Oil Producer

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Pruitt confirmation sets stage for Trump EPA assault  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EUROPE 

 

Ukraine, Russia Spar Over UN Security Council Reaction To Churkin Death

 

Ukraine backs more sanctions against Russia

 

Ukraine Lawmaker Faces 'Treason' Inquiry Over Back-Channel Peace Plan

 

Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Germany’s DAX finishes at highest since April 2015

 

Swedish Police: Government Covering Up Huge Migrant Crime Spree

 

Sweden Incident: Riots, Looting, Cars Torched, Police Attacked in Migrant Suburb

 

Yes, There Is Migrant Chaos in Sweden

 

Riots Erupt In Swedish Immigrant Town Days After Trump's Refugee Remarks

 

Is Trump right about crime in Sweden?

 

Trump's free trade hostility is good news for EU, says commissioner

 

Alt-right editor challenges journalists to visit Sweden

 

Insider reveals 'what's happening' in immigrant-loving Sweden

 

From an Anchor’s Lips to Trump’s Ears to Sweden’s Disbelief

 

Trump Is Completely Right About the Crisis in Sweden

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Coalition urges support for conscience rights amendment to Ontario’s euthanasia bill

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Podesta: 'Forces within the FBI' may have cost Clinton election

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Yellen may have the clearest explanation for the stock market’s record run (Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen)

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Wells Fargo Fires Managers, Denies Bonuses in Account Probe

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

The Worst and the Dimmest  (The wheels are falling off Donald Trump’s foreign policy, and the adults aren’t at the wheel.)

 

FRANCE

 

Investors bidding adieu to French stocks as Le Pen gains in polls

 

Terrorists are building drones - France is destroying them with eagles

 

French purists outraged as McDonald's puts potatoes in Salade Nicoise

 

French nationalist Le Pen cancels meeting with Muslim cleric; refuses to wear headscarf

 

French police arrest three men for 'planning terror attack'

 

 Front National headquarters raided by police  

 

Le Pen accused of 'improper behaviour' for refusing headscarf to meet Muslim leader

 

France to cull 600,000 more ducks in fight against bird flu virus

 

Paris region loses 1.5 million tourists over terror fears

 

Hollande slams Britain over refusal to take young migrants from France (French President Francois Hollande)

 

GERMANY

 

Here's why Germany is so 'tough' on Greece over its debts

 

Germany’s Schulz Launches ‘Social-Populist’ Attack on Merkel (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Meet Mr. Schulz, the 'left-wing Trump' who could steal Merkel's crown

 

Merkel Rival Criticized for Role in Dubious Staff Perks

 

Two German-born Islamists to be deported despite not committing crime

 

Bavaria agrees on draft law to ban burqa in public

 

Saudi Arabia seeks death for man suspected of shooting at German diplomats

 

Woman given 6-year's jail for killing cousin in Frankfurt exorcism trial

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

The Lessons of Oroville (Time to unpack climate change from water provision.)

 

Robert Samuelson: Two Cheers For A Carbon Tax

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 How to lower Obamacare premiums

 

Obamacare’s enduring victory

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

John Irving and the New Fascism

 

David Cassidy of 'Partridge Family' says he has dementia

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democrat Files Federal Lawsuit To Keep Painting With Cops As Pigs In Capitol Building

 

How Lawmakers Can Prevent Workers’ Retirement Savings From Becoming Wards of the State

 

Congressman Curt Weldon Goes All Out Against The Criminal Clintons

 

Exclusive: Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day

 

Rep. Cummings Tells Dems to Accept Trump As Legitimate President And Get to Work (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D)

 

Exclusive: Wasserman Schultz's IT Guy Tied To Iraqi Politician's Cash, 'Impossible' To Trace Transactions (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz)

 

Democratic Rep Floats Idea of Using 25th  Amendment to Remove Trump From Office

 

In Ohio’s Trump country, a conservative lawmaker gets an earful (US Representative of Ohio Jim Jordan (R)

 

7 key players in the GOP's border tax fight

 

Congressman intends to sue over removal of painting

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Saving the World, One Meaningless Buzzword at a Time (How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble.)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Smith: The Myth of the U.S. Immigration Crisis

 

Families brace for possibility of sudden deportation

 

INDIA

 

India, China gear up for tough negotiations during strategic talks

 

Airforce sergeant murders colleague, hides chopped-up body in polythene bags

 

India’s IT industry is on the right side of history: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

 

PM Modi asks US to have ‘far-sighted’ view on H-1B visas for skilled workers

 

India raises visa issue with visiting US delegation

 

India committed to ties but China needs to address problems: S Jaishankar

 

Delhi’s Ramjas College cancels invite to JNU students Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid

 

UK yet to give India assurance on Vijay Mallya’s extradition

 

18-yr-old woman run over by train ‘while trying to escape rape bid’ in MP

 

Phone exchanges and hawala: How the Pak spy ring in MP funded their operations

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

The No. 1 thing Americans plan to do with their tax refund

 

Who Will Hold the IRS Accountable?

 

IRAN

 

Teenage Iranian chess master banned from national team for not wearing a hijab during competition in Spain

 

Iran’s Supreme Leader: Israel Is a ‘Cancerous Tumor,’ ‘Fake Nation’

 

Iran Rattles Saber Against Saudis, Israel

 

Iranian Leader Says Third Intifada Has Begun Against Israel

 

Khamenei In Speech At Iran's Sixth International Conference In Support Of Palestinian Intifada: 'We [Stand] With Every Group That Is Steadfast On This Path [Of Resistance]'; 'Cancerous Tumor' Israel Must Be Cured In Several Phases

 

Iran warns 'we are ready to crush any threat' as it launches 'smart and advanced' rockets in new military tests 

 

IRAQ

 

Muslim from UK blows himself up outside Mosul for the Islamic State

 

Footage shows ISIS fighters smiling before suicide attack

 

 

ISLAM

 

Michigan: Mega-mosque being forced on Christian refugee community

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

 

Pressure on Netanyahu Builds from Right and Left; Trump Administration Seeks to Set Policy  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Families of soldier and Palestinian he killed both lament sentence

 

PA condemns 'light sentence' for Azariya

 

Analysis: Azaria sentence sends message that IDF expects ethical warfare from its soldiers  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Netanyahu lands in Australia in first visit by Israeli premier

 

Analysis: Will lower sentence cost Israel on legitimacy and at ICC?

 

Court raps high-ups for pre-judging Hebron soldier

 

Ya’alon rejects judges’ rebuke, defends his swift condemnation of Elor Azaria  (Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon)

 

Watch: Netanyahu lands in Australia

 

Minister implies Bedouin village incident not a terror attack

 

Israeli Soldier Convicted of Killing Palestinian Attacker Sentence to 18 Months

 

Hebrew carvings on column lend weight to Galilee village’s Jewish past

 

Gazan fisherman in critical condition after being shot in back by Israeli forces

 

Egypt, Jordan say two-state solution is non-negotiable

 

Hadar Goldin’s parents visit 9/11 memorial

 

In surprise attack, IS affiliate captures land near Israeli-Syrian border

 

Egypt, Jordan Meet on Israel-Palestinian Authority Conflict

 

Palestinian reporter freed after 10-month detention without charge

 

Elor Azarya sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for killing wounded Palestinian

 

Arab Israeli charged with planning TA bus bombing, teaching IS how to make nerve gas

 

1,800 Year Old List of Synagogue Donors Discovered in Galillee Village

 

Right-wing politicians call for Hebron shooter Azaria to be pardoned

 

Israel approves bill obligating businesses to publicly state refusal to serve illegal settlements

 

Film on Palestinians living in Israel faces backlash

 

ISIS claims responsibility for rocket attack on Israel

 

Israeli minister moves to revoke citizenship of Palestinian charged with murder

 

The enemy of the people? Join the club

 

How Trump's Approach May Alter Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts

 

No deal for a two-state solution

 

Israeli soldier sentenced for fatal shooting of Palestinian

 

A Bad Verdict In Israel  (In Israel, a soldier was sentenced to prison for killing a captured “Palestinian” terrorist. Everything kapiche, right?)

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese preschool investigated for hate speech

 

Japan Inc signals boost to domestic capex but less keen on the U.S.: Reuters poll

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Left’s Freakouts Will Continue Until Morale Improves. Here Are Some Tips

 

Soros-Linked Group: Racist to Say “Illegal Immigrant” or “Islamic Extremist”

 

Are Liberal Boycotts Of Trump Family Products Backfiring?

 

MALAYSIA

 

A Malaysian jihadist’s journey through Facebook to Syria

 

MARIJUANA

 

A Balm When You’re Expecting: Sometimes Pot Does the Trick

 

MEDIA 

 

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor of Breitbart Tech after video appears to show him endorsing pedophilia

 

4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media ‘Fact Checks’

 

The Mainstream Media Have Forfeited All Respect

 

'The Real Deal' -- WaPo Editor Can't Stop Praising Trump's New National Security Advisor

 

Breitbart editor-in-chief calls Yiannopoulos comments 'indefensible,' but mounts a defense

 

Fake News Site Lets Liberals Live In Alternate Reality Where Hillary Is President

 

Reporting? Liberal Media Have Much More in Mind Than That

 

Trump and the Media

 

NBC anchor: 'I don't know what you're referring to' (Journalist clueless on Obama's 'flexibility' promise to Russian President Putin.)

 

'Business journalism is never going to be the same': Fox News presenter Brenda Buttner dies aged 55 after cancer battle

 

MEXICO

 

Trump’s orders on immigration could shift Mexico’s thinking

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Bahrain arrests 20 terror suspects, including four women

 

UN says seven million Yemenis on brink of starvation

 

MILITARY

 

U.S. Army Document: Hillary Clinton ‘Careless or Disgruntled Employee’ -- Potential Insider Threat?

 

News Flash: Closing U.S. Military Bases Might Not Save America Money

 

Lockheed Martin completes tests with modernized TACMS missiles

 

US Ground Troops for Syria: A Really Bad Idea

 

Robots poised to take over wide range of military jobs

 

Meet the woman who broke barriers as a hidden figure at the US Navy

 

MYANMAR

 

Rohingya insurgency heralds wider war

 

Myanmar military ill-prepared for conflict

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA hints at discovery of new planets outside the solar system

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Trump’s New National Security Adviser Is No Friend of Russia’s

 

McMaster for National Security Advisor

 

Trump Chooses Army Strategist to Be National Security Adviser

 

McCain, Republicans Praise Trump's Pick for National Security Adviser (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

McMaster will be a good teammate as national security adviser

 

NATIONAL ZOO

 

When pandas fly: Bao Bao heads to China via FedEx's Panda Express

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Washington Committed To Europe Alliances, Says U.S. Envoy To UN

 

PAKISTAN

 

'Pak bowing to Trump-Modi pressure on terrorism'  (Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Pakistan,Afghanistan will fight their common enemy of terrorism together:Qamar Bajwa

 

Suicide bombers killed after targeting Pakistan court

 

Afghan ambassador handed over list of terrorist based in Pakistan

 

Terrorists are using public transport to fulfil their evil designs: KP IG Police

 

For saying Hafiz Saeed is threat to country, Pakistan's defence minister is being called 'India's mouthpiece'

 

Shuhada Foundation Trust filed petition against terrorists crackdown

 

Govt deployed 15,000 military personnel to protect CPEC

 

Army acted against terrorists across border after obtaining concrete evidence: Ishaq Dar

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippines’ Duterte a serial killer: senator  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

POLITICS

 

Top 10 signs the conservative movement may be in trouble

 

CPAC Organizer Tries To Pawn Off Milo Yiannopoulos as "Libertarian"

 

CPAC’s Milo Disgrace


There’s no defending Milo Yiannopoulos, but that doesn’t justify the Berkeley riots against him

 

CPAC sponsor chair praises 'brave' Yiannopoulos but concedes he crossed boundaries

 

Commentary: Milo and the conservative implosion

 

Horowitz: CPAC's Disinvitation to Milo an Assault on Free Speech

 

Publisher Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Book 'Dangerous'

 

Right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos is disinvited from CPAC, has book deal canceled

 

An expensive lesson for conservatives  (The more the culture bounds out of control, the more the wary have to take care with the company they keep. This applies to media that will print anything in pursuit of “clicks” and “hits,” and to well-meaning organizations about whom they invite to tutor their true believers.)

 

POPULATION CONTROL

 

Bill and Melinda Gates Will Push Population Control On 120 Million More Women by 2020

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Virginia, South Dakota vote overwhelmingly to recognize porn as ‘public health crisis’

 

POSTAL SERVICE

 

New John F. Kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

Majority of parents with children at home don't lock up prescribed opioids, study finds

 

RADIO

 

Trump Derangement Syndrome gone wild  (Limbaugh even calls out Fox News star for skewing facts.)

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Restaurant That Fired Immigrant Employees For Attending Protests CRUSHED By Leftists On Yelp

 

RETIREMENT

 

58% of Americans are making this huge retirement mistake

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian Reactions To Flynn’s Resignation

 

Teen 'Suicide Games' Send Shudders Through Russian-Speaking World

 

Putin signs decree to posthumously award Order of Courage to Vitaly Churkin  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin’s Image Rises in US, Mostly Among Republicans

 

Trump's Strange Coziness With the Kremlin

 

Russia, China sign contract on supply of anti-ship missile systems

 

‘Don’t tell a bear what to do’: Russia brushes off UK warning not ‘to stick paws in’ Libya

 

Russian tech giant develops material to camouflage military equipment from smart weapons

 

Russian report on Trump’s psychological makeup called him ‘naive’

 

Russia’s strategic nuclear forces to be 90% armed with modern weaponry by late 2020

 

SCIENCE

 

Health apps could be doing more harm than good, warn scientists

 

Forget genius. Science is the product of less-than-brilliant minds

 

The weirdest animal that ever lived? Mysterious ancient 'undersea alien' with eyes on stalks and sharp teeth on the end of a TRUNK baffles scientists

 

Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer's, says study

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Florida Legislators File Dozens of Gun Bills, Most Expanding Gun Rights

 

 

SENATE

 

Trump critic John McCain meets Saudi king (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Fauxahontas Proposes an IRS Takeover of Tax Preparation (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Cotton: Picking McMaster as NatSec Adviser ‘Reflects Great Credit’ on Trump (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

These Senators Opposed Vouchers Backer Betsy DeVos But Send Their Kids To Fancypants Private School

 

Sunshine Democrats in Disarray (US Senator of Florida Bill Nelson)

 

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

This man helped free 29 women and children from sex trafficking

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook freezes out Christian mom for quoting Bible about homosexuality  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: When will foolish Christians wake-up and  just stop using Facebook?)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Deep in Brazil’s Amazon, Exploring the Ruins of Ford’s Fantasyland

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Kuala Lumpur's Restaurateur 'Helped S.Korea Spy on Kim Jong-nam' (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

S. Korea ups security for NK diplomat defector

 

Exports seen improving but no time for relief, experts say

 

People's Party may soften stance on THAAD

 

SPAIN

 

More Migrants Storm Fence to Enter Ceuta, Spanish Enclave in Africa

 

SPORTS

 

'Unwinding Madness'  (A new book argues that the NCAA "has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics" and that the association is incapable of achieving reform.)

 

Magic Johnson named Lakers president of basketball operations

 

NBA trade deadline: Are Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler being shopped?

 

Report: Timberwolves interested in Derrick Rose deal

 

Soccer player left the field in tears after suffering horrific racist abuse

 

Yankees Pitchers Get Reacquainted With Balls in Play

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

California Really Has What It Takes to Secede

 

Runaway bull nabbed after making dash for freedom (New York)

 

Maine wants ban on food stamps for candy, soda

 

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California

 

Evacuations ordered as rivers rise in California

 

Reservoir near Turlock releases water via spillway for first time since 1997 as Northern California braces for more rain

 

Tornadoes, storms damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

 

A State ‘Hungry for Trails’ Savors Cuomo’s 750-Mile Plan (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court to decide if Mexicans can sue agent for cross border shooting

 

Justices reject appeal of tea party groups over IRS review

 

On Free Press, Supreme Court Pick at Odds With Trump

 

SYRIA

 

The Syrian Regime's Ambivalence Towards President Trump

 

Turkish soldier, 44 ISIL militants killed in Syria

 

Syrian Official: We Will Be Partners with Hezbollah in Future Conflict with Israel

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Avian flu mutation detected: CDC

 

More poultry culled as flu spreads

 

Number of cases of diarrhea reach a new high: CDC

 

Professor becomes the latest to fall for tried, tested telephone fraud technique

 

Veterans protest pension reform plans

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream

 

Apple to overhaul the iPad Pro and reveal new red iPhone 7 at March event

 

TERRORISM

 

North Carolina Muslim charged with threatening non-Muslims, had AK-47 and ammo

 

A Decade Of Jihadi Organizations' Use Of Drones – From Early Experiments By Hizbullah, Hamas, And Al-Qaeda To Emerging National Security Crisis For The West As ISIS Launches First Attack Drones

 

The Voice That Called to Terrorists, Unstilled by Time or Even Death   (Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind Egyptian sheikh who died last weekend, rewired public apprehension in the United States about Islam.)

 

TRADE

 

Mexico and Canada Say Nafta Should Be Re-Negotiated Trilaterally

 

Angst in GOP over Trump's trade agenda

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

TSA investigating security breach at New York's JFK airport

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan's Power Grab Is Hurting Turkey's Economy  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey responds: Iran is responsible for regional instability

 

Turkish military: 44 ISIS militants killed in north Syria

 

Turkish man who stepped on Syrian worker in photo detained in Turkey’s İzmir

 

Turkey, Iran in spat on eve of Syria talks

 

Gülen will pay the price whatever happens: Turkish PM

 

Trial begins for murder of soldier who resisted July 15 coup attempt

 

Prosecutor who called intel chief to testify arrested over Gülen links in Istanbul

 

Resuming peace talks up to Greek Cypriots: Turkish Cypriot leader

 

Armed attack staged on Turkish journalist’s house in Istanbul

 

Turkish defense giant ASELSAN’s profits rise in 2016

 

Turkish high school files complaint against students for listening to Kurdish music

 

Israel to ease visas for Turkish businesspeople

 

UBER

 

Uber hires ex-AG Eric Holder to probe sex harassment claims

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes in the red as HSBC slides by most since 2009

 

'Attack on free speech' as Irish university cancels Israel event

 

‘I was kind of in shock’: Lindsay Lohan claims she was ‘racially profiled’ at airport over headscarf

 

UK Passes Amendment to Russian Bill Modeled on U.S. Magnitsky Act

 

U.K. court rules civil partnerships only for same-sex couples

 

In Britain, a lengthy debate but no decision yet on Trump’s state visit

 

‘I Am Ashamed’ vs. ‘Get Over It’: Britain Debates Trump Visit

 

 British Muslim teacher denied entry to US on school trip

 

Hospital cuts planned in most of England

 

Britain will be plunged into its biggest turmoil in over a century if peers attempt to thwart Brexit, William Hague warns peers as Theresa May attends House of Lords Article 50 debate in person

 

Ruling due on civil partnership challenge

 

Brexit :'No deal' would mean £6bn in extra costs for UK exporters

 

Chancellor 'listening' to rates concerns

 

May underlines warning over Brexit delays with Lords visit (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Police dig at killer's former home

 

House of Lords: Many peers claim £300 a day 'for doing nothing'  

 

Teacher shortage getting worse, say MPs

 

Respect Brexit decision, peers urged

 

Benefits variations unacceptable - MPs

 

Police watchdog advice to split officers

 

Teens held over 'terror travel plans'

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley Puts UN Anti-Israelism In Crosshairs (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Watch: US Ambassador to the UN speaks out on the double standard against Israel

 

VATICAN

 

Priests, seminarians must conform to Malta bishops’ guidelines on communion or face consequences

 

Pope says texting at the dinner table could lead to war

 

Cardinal Burke is ‘de facto’ suspended, claims Knights of Malta condom promoter

 

 

WELFARE STATE

 

Welfare Reform Can Flourish in the Post-Obama Era

 
WHITE HOUSE

 

The Trump presidency exists in a bubble

 

Why the Russia scandal will hurt Democrats more than Trump

 

Why the Flynn-Russia Affair Is So Troubling for Donald Trump

 

Trump's Sweden Kerfuffle Shows Why The Right Trusts Him More Than The Media

 

Donald Trump Is Not a Zionist Racist

 

Trump forgets his Obama criticisms

 

These Republicans didn't like Trump at first. They do now.

 

Seven Days in February (Trumps’ critics, left and right, aim to bring about the cataclysm they predicted.)


Trump’s nominees gripe the White House isn’t protecting them

 

Trump lays groundwork for mass deportations

 

Seattle mayor wants to sue Trump

 

Meet Trump Communications Director Mike Dubke

 

Lawmakers to Trump: End unchecked war powers

 

Trump takes new immigration fight to 9th Circuit

 

Kassam: Trump Is Right; What I Saw in Sweden Last Week is Not ‘Normal’

 

Conway: Recess appointments 'on the table'

 

Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips cost taxpayers about $10M

 

Is Trump reviving the warmonger left?


Trump prepares rollback of rules on climate, water pollution

 

President Trump’s tweets give public ‘unfiltered’ look

 

Anti-vaccine movement is energized by Trump in the White House

 

Dinesh D'Souza takes on Trump Derangement Syndrome

 

Priebus faces doubts from populist right after rocky week  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

A Trump adviser’s move from the fringes of Washington to the West Wing

 

The resistance: Rogue twitter accounts fuel rebellion against Trump

 

Trump Lawyer Denies NYT Claim He Gave Ukrainian Plan to WH

 

Trump on Camp David: ‘You’d like it ... for about 30 minutes’

 

Ami Horowitz defends Sweden refugee claims from backlash over Trump remark

 

The Trump White House is already cooking the books

 

Spelling's not for eveyrone, Mr. Precedent

 

The terrible consequences of abandoning American exceptionalism

 

'Massive error in judgment': Fans turn on Rory McIlroy for playing a round of golf with President Trump while nursing an injury and accuse him of dabbling in politics 

 

Why Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Black Life

 

Anyone home in Trumpville?

 

Piers Morgan: There ARE traitors in your intelligence services and some reporters ARE disgracefully biased but you can't run America on your own, Mr President. So calm down and stop making it so easy for your enemies 

 

Kasich, Trump tentatively scheduled to meet: report

 

President Trump played 18 holes with golf star Rory McIlroy

 

'I feel like I've just been raped': Judd Apatow says Trump being elected was similar to sexual assault before making crude comments about Melania

 

WORLD GOVERNMENT SUMMIT

 

Major pagan god of Bible honored by world government

 

YAHOO

 

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350M discount

 

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