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Saturday, February 24, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Arizona Senate OKs Bill Requiring Women to Tell Why They Want to Abort

 

Groups Challenge Ohio Law Making Abortion a Felony

 

Planned Parenthood sues over abortion clinic license delay  (Louisiana)

 

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling ‘abortion is murder’

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Insurgents kill more than 20 security forces in separate attacks in Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Trinidad: Muslims who plotted jihad massacre at Carnival 2018 met at mosque

 

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

Australia’s Gun Laws Are Not a Model for America

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Toyota, Hyundai recall roughly 110,000 vehicles

 

 

CANADA

 

Federal claim of Indian interference in Trudeau event is ‘dangerously irresponsible,’ says Andrew Scheer

 

6 bodies were found dismembered in landscape planters in Canada. There might be more.

 

Ontario basic income ‘is giving me back my independence’ says this recipient. Others report less stress, better health

 

4 found dead in home in Ontario

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

 

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Islamic State calls on Muslims to murder Christians “as a punishment for their disbelief in Allah”

 

CNN TOWNHALL

 

CNN releases emails to push back on claim about ‘scripted’ town hall question

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Beijing Sends Blunt Message to China’s Deal Makers

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Exclusive: US prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources

 

The horrifying life of sex slavery North Korean cheerleaders face

 

CONSTITUTION

 

'We are at a precipice right now': Mark Levin warns of the 'eroding' of the Constitution

 

COURTS

 

California House of Horrors couple SMILE lovingly at each other during court appearance as they are hit with three more charges of child abuse over the brutal torture of their thirteen children

 

Grand jury returns new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

 

Court to rule on judge's ban on sidewalk speech

 

Judge protects house painted like Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

 

Churches tell town council: Leave our beliefs alone

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Sources: Deputies were waiting outside school

 

Girl, 4, pretends to be asleep while dad fatally shoots 2, then kills himself: cops

 

Four sheriff’s deputies hid during Florida school shooting

 

Police are trained to attack active shooters, but Parkland officer didn’t. Would armed teachers help?

 

Conspiracists are horrible, but you can disagree with Parkland teens on policy

 

When it comes to guns, the Parkland shooting survivors aren't here to play nice

 

‘The club no one wants to join.’ Mass shooting survivors find solace in one another.

 

German shepherd hit by bullets to save owner during home invasion: report

 

Drugs likely in deaths of 3 found on San Francisco street

 

Teen threatened school shooting to get more time to cram: cops

 

L.A. developer is charged with making illegal campaign donations

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Teachers Union President Attacks DeVos: ‘In Her Heart, She Doesn’t Care About Children’  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Top Homeland Security official, who clashed with White House over immigration policy, to step down

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

   

Latest Mueller indictment could pose risks for banks    (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Is ‘Collusion with Russia’ Over?

 

Justice official alerted White House to ongoing issues in Kushner’s security clearance 

 

Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of lavish spending, influence-peddling and alleged fraud

 

Why Richard Gates is a key player in the Mueller probe

 

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Swarm of earthquakes rattles San Francisco Bay Area

 

ECONOMY

 

Wages are finally starting to rise, but not for the middle class

 

EDUCATION

 

These schools say arming teachers 'can be done right'

 

West Virginia teacher strike expected to continue Monday over pay and benefits

 

UConn to applicants: Peaceful protesting won't affect your admission

 

EGYPT

 

Major discovery! Egypt uncovers 2000-year-old cemetery

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

NRA denies receiving foreign money for US election

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Large-scale commercial fishing covers more than half of the oceans, study finds 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Police officers arrested in missing Italians case

 

Ex-imam says Muslim call to prayer “shows power and control over the country” (Sweden)

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI tip line caller described Nikolas Cruz as 'about to explode'

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Net Neutrality Zealots Are Wrong — The Market Just Proved It 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed Rate Hikes To Quell No-Show Inflation Could Cause A Recession

 

The Fed's 'Unconventional' Policies Amount To A War On Saving

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Citigroup to refund $330M to credit card customers

 

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

  

FDA raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid

 

FRANCE

 

France announces deradicalization programs in schools and prisons

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Muslim migrant thanks “Mama Merkel” for being able to practice polygamy on benefits

 

 

GOP

 

GOP Michigan governor: 'I don’t think having more guns is a good thing'

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

HHS chief pitches new measures to expand opioid addiction treatment

 

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

America Badly Needs More Psychiatric-Treatment Beds

 

Doctors successfully remove 4-pound brain tumor, bigger than head itself

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Michael Moore: NRA is worse than ISIS

 

Actress Nanette Fabray dead at age 97, family says

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Read: House Intel Dems' countermemo

 

House Democrats release intelligence memo defending DOJ, FBI investigation

 

Tarlov: Dems' FISA memo 'everything they promised it would be'

 

Democrats release rebuttal of GOP memo

 

Schiff on Trump calling him 'phony': I though he was 'supposed to be good' at nicknames  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Schiff vs. Nunes: 5 areas where they disagree  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

2 Weeks After Trump Blocked It, Democrats' Rebuttal of GOP Memo Is Released

 

Democrats release redacted memo pushing back on GOP claims of DOJ abuse

 

Maxine Waters: Time ‘to get ready for impeachment’  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Maxine Waters slams Trump for ‘most incompetent staff,’ Cabinet appointments

 

Florida GOP congressman says he would support an assault weapons ban

 

Dem candidate addresses Black September terror heritage

 

INDIA

 

Driven by India into China’s arms, is Nepal the new Sri Lanka?

 

INTERNET 

 

Police struggling to keep up with flood of internet threats against L.A.-area schools

 

Internet-connected teens wield their power

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Saturday, February 24, 2018)

 

Israel agrees to halt deportations of Canada-bound asylum-seekers

 

Abbas dumps Trump, embraces United Nations (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Peace Negotiations in the Middle East Should Not Be a Little Late This Year

 

U.S. Mulls Adelson Offer to Help Pay for Jerusalem Embassy 

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Companies that have cut ties with the NRA

 

NRA rips corporate sponsors that cut ties: Shameful display of cowardice  

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysian rapper detained by police over dog video considered insulting to Islam

 

MEDIA 

 

L. Brent Bozell: Cheaters Prosper On CBS

 

VICE Tweet Complains NRA Wants to Put Guns in the Hands of Women

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican President calls off WH visit after confrontational call with Trump

 

Our dream vacation to Mexico became a nightmare when my kid was drugged

 

 

MILITARY

 

Trump's trans-in-military vow hangs in balance

 

Sailor hit by helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton in critical condition

 

3ID soldiers deploy to Korean Peninsula for 1st time since the war

 

11 Air Force Academy athletes suspended during investigation

 

A transgender sailor was ready to die for America; Then President Trump tweeted

 

A Chance to Do Right by Transgender Troops

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

The Trump Factor and the Pashtuns

 

Pakistan: Provincial government gives Islamic seminary run by “Father of the Taliban” over $5,000,000

 

 

PENSIONS

 

Should state pension plans invest in gunmakers?

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Patients Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.

 

 

POLITICS

 

CPAC organizer, ex-RNC chairman have tense exchange over racial comment

 

Michael Steele addresses CPAC official's 'painfully stupid' comment about race

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Dad’s fears for his gun nut son end in kiddie porn arrest

 

RED CROSS

 

More than 20 Red Cross employees were fired or quit over alleged sex misconduct since 2015, charity says

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Televangelist Benny Hinn Admits Going Too Far With Prosperity Gospel in Wake of Billy Graham's Death

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian spies hacked the Olympics and tried to make it look like North Korea did it, US officials say 

 

NY socialite reportedly gets 11 years in Russian prison

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

MPD Says No Exemption to DC Gun Laws Will Be Made Despite March for Our Lives Plan to Bring AR-15s to White House as Part of Demonstration

 

TrueCar ends car buying partnership with NRA

 

Small steps toward better gun control after Parkland could be cause for hope

 

Four states agree to share gun registries

 

 

SENATE

 

No. 2 GOP senator breaks with Trump on gun proposal (Senate Majority Whip US Senator of Texas John Cornyn (R)

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Former NFL player Jonathan Martin's social media post prompts closure of California school

 

Ex-NFL player detained after threatening Instagram post

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Colombia extradites major drug suspect to US

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

As the Olympics end, South Korea asks: Was the cost worth it?

 

SPORTS

 

Olympics

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Virginia woman found dead in woods was killed, eaten by dogs

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

A Supreme Court case could be the biggest threat to unions in years. Good.

 

Supreme Court poised to reshape New York's political landscape

 

TAIWAN

 

What Will Taiwan's Cabinet Shake-up Mean for Cross-Strait Relations?

 

TERRORISM

 

Antifa activist protest at entrance to far-right CPAC afterparty

 

TRADE

 

Tariffs Won't Help Make America Great Again

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey blasts US decision to open embassy in Jerusalem

 

Saudi Arabia, Turkey to work closely on local defense industry

 

UNIONS

 

Will police unions let the city do something about obese cops? (New York City)

 

Janus v. AFSCME: Should Workers Have To Pay Unions To Keep Their Jobs?

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK: “Moderate” Muslim Maajid Nawaz: “We, the United Kingdom, produced Jihadi John”

 

‘Notting Hill’ actress dead at 53

 

London sees 20% rise in rape reports in a year, police say “we don’t understand the causes”

 

UK: Muslim migrant shares ISIS video showing how to make Manchester jihad bomb, gets 9 years prison dawah

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Security Council demands ceasefire in Syria as besieged eastern Ghouta losing hope

 

UN to vote on resolution that would condemn Iran

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Surprise, Guess Who Is More Popular than Obama?

 

She witnessed a school shooting at age 6. Now she writes to the president for change

 

Trump says arming "adept" educators is "up to states"

 

CNN's Stelter: Trump misquoted Fox News to attack Dem memo

 

Attorneys general expand foreign gifts lawsuit against Trump

 

More than 500 killed in week of Syria bombings, monitoring group says

 

White House: Dem memo 'fails to answer serious concerns' raised by Nunes  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Trump dismisses Dems' rebuttal to GOP surveillance memo as 'total political and legal bust'

 

Trump's proposed military parade may land on national holiday, official says

 

Joseph CurlSEPH CURL: Rare-form Trump wanders off-script to electrify CPAC

 

White House alerted to issues with Kushner's security clearance: Report

 

 At CPAC, Trump’s campaign returned. In fact, it never ended.

 

Melania Trump’s parents will soon be citizens. They can thank ‘chain migration.’

 

John Kelly is still the chief of staff Trump needs

 

Trump: Kelly will decide on Kushner clearance

 

Trump to meet with Arab leaders in push for Qatar peace deal: report

 

White House challenges media claims of inaction on Russia  

 

 

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