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Monday, February 27, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Boston College Students Reject Resolution Saying Fighting Abortion is “Legitimate Advocacy”


Mont. Senate passes novel late-term abortion rules


Franklin Graham: “Raising Funds for Planned Parenthood is Like Raising Money to Fund a Nazi Death Camp”


Late-term abortion bill needs a hearing (New Mexico)


Chelsea Handler Aborted Two Babies, For Her Birthday She Wants Planned Parenthood Donations to Abort More


Neil Gorsuch’s philosophical mentor cites “natural law” to reject same-sex marriage and abortion (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)


Actresses Emma Stone and Dakota Johnson Promote Planned Parenthood at the Oscars


Montana abortion bill would make doctors try to save fetus


Barbara Bush, Daughter of Pro-Life President George W. Bush, Will Headline Planned Parenthood Event


Why we don't know how many abortions there are in America


New Pro-Abortion Democrat Party Chair Tom Perez is Pro-Abortion, Has Ties to George Soros


The (Abortion) Empire Strikes Back — Preemptively


Abortion Clinic Under Investigation for Selling the Body Parts of Aborted Babies


Column: Lawmakers shouldn't use unscientific information on abortion


Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic That Failed Inspections Injures Another Woman in Botched Abortion


ReproWrites: Breaking the negative stigma of abortion and Planned Parenthood


Guatemala authorities expel Dutch ‘abortion ship’


Queensland doctor in abortion case says 'vexatious' complaint shows laws need reform  (Australia)


Hundreds protest abortion rights at Capitol rally (Texas)


Abortion exhibit — that’s what Missouri Capitol museum needs, lawmaker says


Arizona Senators Just Approved a Controversial Abortion Law




Taliban commander reportedly killed after several false alarms 


In 'special message', Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees


10 Police Officers Killed in Ambush by Militants in Afghanistan




Libya PM to visit Moscow seeking better ties


Sudan Releases Czech Aid Worker Imprisoned for ‘Espionage’


Mali: Muslims smash Timbuktu bars and liquor stalls


Nigeria: Muslim leader warns that regulations on polygamy violate the Qur’an


Ethiopian journalist's wife urges UK and US to call for his release


Tunisia Fears the Return of Thousands of Young Jihadists


Nigeria Kidnapped German archaeologists freed in northern Nigeria


Tunisia to accelerate reforms as IMF freezes loan: minister


South African deputy finance minister named in police probe: newspaper


New 'preppers' strategize to defeat genocide (Direct South African government incitement blamed for deaths of thousands of whites.)


Tunisia at Odds Over Return of Thousands of Jihadists





After Trump’s immigration order, anxiety grows in Florida’s farm fields




Dressed to protest: Stars wear blue ACLU ribbons to the Oscars in show of dissent against President Trump's travel ban





Capital Hill Review Monday, February 27, 2017


Capital Hill Review Sunday, February 26, 2017




US President Trump Condemns 5th Wave of Bomb Threats to JCCs, Jewish Day Schools


With few safeguards, Jewish cemeteries make easy targets for vandals


Muslim crowdfunding activists enlist to help 2nd vandalized Jewish cemetery


‘Pandemic’ of anti-Semitism taking shape worldwide, even threatens US, warns top Jewish leader


Official says phone threats to Jewish community centers appear coordinated


New wave of bomb threats targets Jewish community centers, schools


100 Headstones Toppled at a Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia




Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant during attack


Uzbekistan To Resume Tashkent-Dushanbe Flights After 25-Year Break


Kyrgyz opposition leader detained ahead of presidential campaign


The Bucolic Life of a Cambodian Grandmother Accused of Mass Killings



Big banks drag ASX into the red


Australian Dollar lifts on company profit surge


Applying Warren Buffett-isms to the ASX


Melbourne 'go slow' taxi protest stops traffic


Australia and Indonesia Restore Military Ties, Will Cut Some Tariffs


Black smoke covers city's north as huge factory fire rages


Meet Brittany, the student no school wants to enrol


Australia: 'stop the boats' but put us on UN Human Rights Council


Australian urges inquiry to 'name villains' of child migrant abuse




Tesla Tanks After Goldman Downgrades to Sell




The West Needs to Call Russia’s Bluff in the Balkans


Serbia Takes Small Step Toward EU Membership


Macedonian Opposition Party Reaches Alliance, Prepares To Form Government




New regs for Tuesday: Ozone, gas, nuclear


 How big government hides its enormous growth




TSX pulls back for a fourth session, all eyes on Trump speech Tuesday


Most actively traded companies on the TSX


O'Leary passing on Edmonton debate because of 'terrible' format


Trudeau needs to have a Merkel moment  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau/ German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Why Canada rejected dozens of Syrian refugees, including an official complicit in human rights abuses


The town that should be Canadian: How a surveying error put Sumas, Washington on B.C. soil


'Asylum Seekers' Are Now Making Their Way to 'Sanctuary City' Toronto


Bank fined $1.15M for violating anti-money laundering reporting rules revealed


A formula for smoothing rising Ontario hydro bills


Are teachers inflating grades? Critics say yes, school boards say no and students suffer the consequences


Canada: Ontario unanimously passes “anti-islamophobia” motion


Border services sets up emergency trailer to make space for refuge seekers


‘Take my name off the list, I can’t do any more’: Some doctors backing out of assisted death


Canadian Forces studying options for potential Syrian operation as Trump considers expanding war on terror


U.S.-based cleric may be planning move to Canada, Turkish politician says


Ivanka boycott spreads to Canada: Female protesters dressed as Donald march on major department store in bid to get it to drop her fashion line


Manulife admits it was the bank fined $1.2 million by Canada’s money-laundering watchdog


The road north: Dozens of asylum seekers are now flooding into Canada across unmanned borders every day amid fears of Trump's crackdown on immigration


M-103 won't build a more united Canada. It will turn Canadians against each other





Meet El Salvador's growing middle class: Deportees from the U.S.




EX-CIA Director John Brennan slams Trump's travel ban and says it won't help 'in any significant way'




Age of Populism Shakes Pedestal of Central Bank Independence




If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!’  (Another month of atrocities—any of which, if they were committed by Christians against Muslims, would’ve received mass media coverage.)




Beijing’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi to visit US to arrange Xi-Trump meeting (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)


US: China main intellectual property infringer


China to build new booster rocket to compete with Russia


China arrests 800 in crackdown on underground banking


China Wants to Turn Water Into Territory in the South China Sea (and Beyond)


Will China push Trump to talk to North Korea?


China warns US, S. Korea of 'consequences' over THAAD land swap deal


China’s Spat With Kim Jong Un Shows Difficulty of Stopping Him  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


Don’t let Beijing push us around, warns ‘frustrated’ former U.S. ambassador to China


 Wary of Trump, China ramps up navy


China securities regulator to focus on stability, reform




[Interview] N. Korea's next logical step may be ICBM: 8th  US Army commander


How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea? 


Kim Jong-nam death Poison dose so high he died in '15 to 20 minutes'  (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


North Korea executes 5 senior security officials: Seoul


The worst-case scenario of the apparent nerve-toxin killing of Kim Jong Nam (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)




Congress returns: Health care, Supreme Court on agenda


Leaked Audio Reveals Anti-Trump Forces Manufacturing Hostile Town Hall


Lawmakers fundraise amid rising town hall pressure


Will Republicans Renege on ObamaCare Repeal?


March is the biggest month for GOP in a decade


Hugh Hewitt: What ‘President Promise-Keeper’ should say to Congress




5 CEOs whose worth has skyrocketed since the election




Officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile killing


Colorado teen enters plea in slaying of "rodeo queen" ex


Plea in case of twin tots who died in house fire while mom buying weed


Fourth Circuit Sets the Stage for a New National Gun Ban


Judge won't fine widow who called police 'pigs'




Man accused of biting victim’s face in anti-Muslim attack outside Virginia shopping mall


'Pure evil': 60 years for girl's abduction, murder in plea...


Fugitive in basement killings caught after panhandling


New Orleans Driver accused in truck crash had blood alcohol level of .232


Cops arrest suspected drunk driver in Mardi Gras parade crash


The tool New York won't let cops use to crack cold cases


Widow of shot Indian engineer wants to hear US plan to fight hate crime


Fund for Indian men shot in 'racist' Kansas attack raises thousands


Dozens hurt after ‘drunk’ driver plows into Mardi Gras crowd


Vehicle plows into New Orleans parade crowd


6 UConn students charged in connection to death of student run over by fire vehicles





Muhammad Ali Jr. Speaks on Airport Detainment: 'I'm Not American?'


Agents detail 'daily' border fence battle, seek post-Obama 'restart'


SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes, injuring 9, officials say


3,000 from seven banned countries arrived in days after extreme vetting halted


Customs: Ali’s son wasn't detained because he's Muslim


Lawyer: Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport, asked if he's Muslim




Governors put spotlight on cybersecurity





Alan Dershowitz will not leave Democratic party


Racist, Islamophobic, Democrats fail to make Keith Ellison DNC chairman


Obama Lackey Tom Perez Takes Over DNC


Meet the DNC’s New Organizer in Chief

Democrats demand more leadership changes


Donna Brazile: 'I was scared' (Sweeps for Russian bugs, suspicious packages, death threats, Donald Trump — it's been a rough eight months for the former DNC chair.)


If This Is Unity


Why did Keith Ellison lose the race for DNC chair?


Tom Perez, new DNC chairman, suggests Trump ‘rigged’ general election


New DNC chairman promises to mend fractured Democratic Party


Perez doesn't rule out a Hillary Clinton run for WH in 2020


Progressives raise transparency concerns over paper ballots in DNC chairman vote


Progressives dismayed after Perez becomes DNC chair


DNC shoots down resolution that would have prohibited corporate donations


Ellison urges unity after Perez wins race to lead Democrats


Obama, Clintons cheer new Perez/Ellison DNC team


Debbie Wasserman Schultz gets trolled on day of DNC vote (Former Democratic National Committee Chairman US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz)


Perez to hit the Sunday shows following election victory




New Democrat video features just the person you want to see


The real message of Democrats’ anger and protests


Chelsea Clinton lets loose on Twitter


Primary for Virginia Governor Tests Power of an Anti-Trump Campaign


De Blasio's quest for national respect hits another roadblock (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)


Back in the saddle! Michelle Obama hits up SoulCycle for the second time in a week - and her Secret Service agent appears to get a workout in too 


Al Gore Sells Half of Apple Stock, Generates More Than $37 Million (Former US Vice President Al Gore)


Analyst warns Obama now undermining Democrats


God help us if Chelsea Clinton runs for office


Jessie Jackson Jr.'s payout under scrutiny (Former US Representative of Illinois Jessie Jackson Jr)




For Commerce Pick, ‘Inherently Bad’ Deals Paid Off




Obama loyalists suspected of ‘sabotage’ with leak of travel ban report




Takata pleads guilty to U.S. fraud charge linked to faulty air bags




Dow on the verge of making history with a 13th  gain on Tuesday


Dow notches 12th straight record close


Dow Streak Hits 12, Treasuries Fall on Rate Bets: Markets Wrap


The bull market is still riding high on optimism. How long will it last?


Economic nationalism's promises and pitfalls


Financials push Asian stocks down for second straight day


Asia Stocks Drop, Yen Steady Before Trump Speech: Markets Wrap


Exclusive: Wal-Mart launches new front in U.S. price war, targets Aldi in grocery aisle


Gold prices eke out 3rd  gain in a row


Why the Trump bull market won't last: Paul Brandus


Will the Ides of March bury the stock market?


New threat to U.S. economy identified


David Tepper joins bulls betting on unrelenting stock-market climb


Treasury yields rise as Fed’s Kaplan says next hike to come ‘in the near future’


Buffett voices optimism on US businesses


Dollar flat as investors look ahead to Trump address, economic data




How Many Deaths Can the University of California at Santa Cruz Ignore?  (The deadly legacy of Rachel Carson.)


The Campus Buildings Name Game: Unfinished Business


Outcry after Chicago-area public school plans seminar around civil rights, race


Professors and Politics: What the Research Says


How to land scholarships few people know about


Title IX Enforcement and LGBT Students (Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.)


Finally! The First Poop Swastika Of 2017 Appears On An American College Campus


'Some of Our Friends Couldn't Make It'  (International relations scholars meet in the shadow of Trump's presidency and his temporarily halted travel ban.)


'Huge Deal for a Small School'  (At Simmons College, two online degree programs launched less than five years ago are about to become the greatest source of tuition revenue on the campus.)


Why English Classes Should Be Racist  (If by "racist," we mean "effective.")


Trans Students Face 'Detrimental' Health Effects Without Fed Protection


Jennifer Garner stresses early education at meeting with U.S. governors


Police dept. ends 'High Five Friday' school program


Chaos on campus heralds 'tribal warfare' in America




Copts Flee Sinai Amid ISIS Campaign Of Murder, Threats


U.S. General Visits Egypt Following Murderous Terror Attacks on Christians





Dems Already Lining Up for Cattle Call 2020




U.S. oil logs slight gain as signs of rising production cast a shadow


Energy Prices


Coal Industry Casts Itself as a Clean Energy Player




New EPA Administrator Emphasizes Federalism, Rule of Law


EPA Employees Used Gov’t Purchase Card to Spend $14,985 on Fitness Memberships


Environmentalists use Pruitt’s email case as a fundraising opportunity


EPA head suggests rollback of Obama-era rules may begin next week


Report: Pruitt lied under oath about private email (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)




Ukraine rebels issue ultimatum over rail blockade


To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies




European stocks close lower, hurt by falls for Deutsche Börse, PostNL


EU member states approve visa-free travel for Georgia


Artworks looted by Nazis in 1939 returned to Poland


EU expands sanctions on North Korea, banning trade in resources, property


EU Prolongs Arms Embargo On Belarus


What Is the Truth about Crime and Immigration in Sweden?


Armenia Set To Initial Political Agreement With EU


A NATO Outsider Urges EU to Toughen Up


Poland Judges urged to 'fight every inch' for their independence


Vaccines and Terrorism  (Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.)


The Swedish migrant crime story that Donald Trump didn't tell


Today’s Poland unworthy of EU, as it infringes on rule of law – Luxembourg FM


Euro zone economy: real recovery or another Sirens' song?


Fox News: 'Swedish defence advisor' unknown to country's military officials




Exclusive: Obama Illegally Robbed Fannie, Freddie to Fund Obamacare




Small Plane Crashes on Long Island, Killing Two




Trump seeking $54B increase in defense spending, cuts elsewhere


Proposed Trump Budget to Hike Defense Spending, Cut EPA




With Jews nationwide watching, the FBI works to crack the tough case of a telephone culprit


Trump Should “Drain the Swamp” at the FBI Before Terror Strikes Again





No AT&T-Time Warner merger review expected: U.S. regulator's chairman





Trump demands credit for drop in national debt




Job Hoppers Are Redefining Inflation for the Fed


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





How the New Feminist Resistance Leaves Out American Women




Banks Are Lending — Just Not to Everyone




Trump to target foreign aid in proposed budget


‘America first’ shouldn’t mean cutting foreign aid




With Trump, U.S. Allies Turn to Plan B (Grappling with an unpredictable White House, foreign partners in Europe and Asia are weighing contingency plans and bracing for the worst.)


The Washington Post Smeared Sebastian Gorka  (And they clearly didn’t bother to understand the foreign-policy views of one of Trump’s senior advisers on foreign policy.)


Trump’s alpha male foreign policy




Le Pen Surges In Latest Polls As Macron, Fillon Popularity Slip


Yes, Marine Le Pen could become French president. Here's how


Fed-up farmers await presidential runners at Paris farm expo


Two Britons charged in France over illegal medicines trade


France: Muslim “human rights activist” to Le Pen: “I am going to slit your throat Muslim-style”





German Security Service Reports Sharp Uptick in Islamist Radicalization


Berlin court sentences street racers to life for murder in national first


Seven refugees attacked every day on average in Germany


Germany: Muslim migrant who raped and murdered EU official’s daughter lied about being a minor


Police earn praise for taking down trolls after Heidelberg car attack


Video: German stag 'pretends' to be cow to avoid being hunted


Germany's rightwing AfD party struggles to cope with internal crisis


French presidential candidate Macron to meet Merkel (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Germany’s Intelligence Service Spied on Journalists, Report Says


One dead, two injured in Germany car attack




International Polar Bear Day Sees Population Pop 27% Despite 'Warming'




Bush breaks silence on Trump, urges 'welcoming' immigration policy (Former President George W Bush)


George W. Bush's Book of Portraits Benefits Post-9/11 Veterans


George W. Bush says "power can be addictive"


George W. Bush: Press 'Indispensable to Democracy'


Jewish Republicans torn over Trump


Free Speech Smackdown  (California Democrats toss state senator Janet Nguyen for comments on Tom Hayden.)


California's Republican Party is buoyed by Trump, but struggles for relevance at home


South Carolina Republican's town hall starts rowdy, ends peaceably


GOP governors split on Obamacare replacement


In new era, Jewish Republican group is loyal to Trump above all else


California Republicans mostly united behind Trump at state GOP convention


Will the Real Democracy Lovers Please Stand Up?  (It’s time for other Republicans to take a stand: The journalism that Mr. Trump and his aides seek to delegitimize today could be the legitimate research they need to use tomorrow.)





Zeroing In on Government Fraud (The feds are cracking down on “Enron accounting” in states and cities.)




First mosque in Athens heightens tensions over Muslims




Trump promises insurers 'smooth' transition away from ObamaCare


Digital Expert: Majority of Obamacare’s Online Defenders ‘Paid to Post’


No, Obamacare Has Not Saved American Lives


Trump to Talk to US Governors About Replacing Obamacare


Obamacare Sees Miraculous Popularity Surge


Millions May Lose Coverage in Obamacare Repeal, Governors Told


 Robust grass-roots movement supplies key component in fight to save Obamacare


Health Law’s Key Figure Lives in State That Embraced It


Obamascare: 60% of online Obamacare defenders 'paid to post' hits on critics




Elderly woman dies after bedbug infestation


Surgeon donates kidney to save sick colleague


California to consider going rogue with single-payer system


Botched Zika testing at D.C. public health lab was a failure of ‘basic arithmetic’




Rosie O'Donnell to lead protest against Trump


Ratings: Oscars Eye 9-Year Low — Can the Downward Trend Be Reversed?


Conspiracy Theory: Is Best Picture Flub Trump’s Revenge Against Kimmel?


Intersectionality Celebration! Hollywood Picks Boring Black Gay Love Story For Best Picture


Exclusive – Jackie Mason on Academy Awards: A Toilet is More Important


Still More Oscar Hypocrisy -- Now foreigners get in on the act


Amiable character actor, known for ‘Aliens’ and ‘Apollo 13,’ brought a human dimension to film and TV


‘Moonlight’ wins best picture after Oscars ‘unprecedented’ goof


Here's how the worst flub in Oscar history went down


At the Oscars, the entertainment industry tries a different approach in its war on Trump


Kimmel uses Oscars monologue to hit Trump as racist


Complete list of Oscar winners and nominees


The insane end of the Oscars sent a false message about racial progress


Warren Beatty explains how they incorrectly announced 'La La Land' as best picture


Well, that was the best Oscars ever


Oscars 2017: Trump's Muslim ban takes hit


Iran slams Trump's travel ban after Iranian film wins Oscar


Don’t Blame Warren Beatty For the ‘La La Land’/’Moonlight’ Mix-Up


Mexican actor: 'I'm against any' wall


How could the best picture mix-up happen? Duplicate cards await on both sides of the stage


Watching the Oscars is no fun when you're a conservative


Mahershala Ali becomes first ever Muslim to win an acting Oscar for his role in Moonlight 


'Boycott the Oscars!' Scuffle breaks out at Trump supporters' anti-Academy Awards protest amid calls for Republicans to shun the ceremony over Hollywood 'liberal bias' 


Oscar nomination for Benghazi movie revoked


Oscar Rants


How A-listers shamelessly campaign for Oscars


‘Manchester by the Sea’ — Why It’s Not for Me




Not just Milo: Child sex abuse often precedes 'gay' lifestyle




House intel panel chairman downplays need for special prosecutor on Russia


House urges EPA to rescind veto on Alaskan mine, despite local opposition


Rep. Mark Walker: Congress Must Deliver on Obamacare Repeal Promise


How Paul Ryan is getting Trump's team ready for battles in Congress (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Pelosi dismisses Trump's first month, saying he's 'done nothing'  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California): Republicans won’t repeal Obamacare




Inside U.S. immigrant vetting system Trump wants to replace


Detained and Nearly Deported  (Texas A&M intervened when French Holocaust scholar headed to a conference was blocked from leaving the airport.)


The new immigration order: A disaster in the making


Advocates warn ‘dreamers’ to lie low as Trump ramps up deportation plans


US Leading French academic threatened with deportation at Houston airport


The Immigration Debate We Need


Mississippi Governor Says He Will Assist Trump in Illegal Immigration Crackdown


Warren Buffett praises ‘talented and ambitious immigrants’ in shareholder letter


These Are Children, Not Bad Hombres


The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like


Sheriff Clarke closes CPAC defending Trump on immigration



What happens when the 'bad hombres' are ICE agents? The finer points of immigration law get ignored


Agents Discover Freedom on Deportations Under Trump





ISIS recruit from India killed in Afghan drone strike


Indian doctor freed from Islamic State captivity saw jihad suicide bombers as young as 10


Protests by ABVP keep Delhi University on the boil, counter-campaigns lined up


India, China seek common ground on Afghanistan


A billion India identities at risk as PM Narendra Modi widens digital reach


Question paper leak: Army orders internal Court of Inquiry


Army, navy unhappy over lower budget allocations, flag concerns to parliamentary panel


In goodwill gesture, India to release 39 Pakistan prisoners


Indian engineer Srinvas Kuchibhotla’s body arrives in Hyderabad


Chinese state media says India should accept asymmetry with Beijing


Kansas Shootings Give Indians Pause About U.S. Travel


Oil ministry to prepare plan for ethanol production & marketing


India's top diplomat to visit Washington for talks


Terror finance watchdog puts Pakistan on notice


In India, regional rival takes on Modi at his own game (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)




Suspected terrorist shot dead after bomb explosion in Indonesia





Missing: Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan




Don't lose your passport over unpaid back taxes




Iran Says Navy Test-Fires New Missiles In Persian Gulf


'The contemporary US belongs to all nations': Former Iranian president pens 3,000-word open letter to Trump and includes lecture on respecting women


Iran stages huge naval war games in the Indian Ocean after being put 'on notice' by Donald Trump


Iran begins navy drill off Strait of Hormuz as US newly wary





After Defeating ISIS, the Past May Come to Haunt Mosul


Iraqi Forces Capture Key Bridge, Neighborhood In Western Mosul


ISIS turns a terrified PUPPY into a suicide bomber: Dog fitted with an explosive belt is saved by brave Iraqi rebels


Trump is already losing the long-term fight in Iraq


Islamic State is showing stunning resistance as Iraqi troops try to breach west Mosul


Iraq: Police Commandos recapture new neighborhood in Mosul


Mosul battle: Kurdish reporter Shifa Gardi killed in Iraq


Islamic State has been cranking out car bombs on an industrial scale for the battle of Mosul




McMaster and Gorka: Understanding or Misunderstanding Islam?


“Can I criticize Islam without fearing for my life?”


'Centuries of religious conflict' now on U.S. soil





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, February 27, 2017)


Amid US, France anti-Semitic attacks, Herzog says Israel must prepare for ‘waves’ of immigrants  (Labor Party chairman Isaac Herzog)


Facebook shuts down Fatah's page


Sara Netanyahu: I couldn’t possibly drink 3 bottles of champagne a day (Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Israeli forces injure 9-year-old Palestinian girl, teenage boy with rubber bullets during raid


Prosecutors open criminal investigation into submarines affair


Mahmoud Abbas to UNHRC: Recognize ‘Palestine’ to Preserve Two-State Solution   (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)


Over 200 Israelis attend funeral of Holocaust survivor they did not know


Israel sentences Palestinian woman, Israeli man to prison over separate stabbing attacks


Six wounded in Netanya in suspected gangland shooting


IDF Chief: Sinwar’s Election Eliminates Hamas’ Political, Military Distinctions


Netanyahu: Still no agreement on settlements with Trump


Israeli army hits Gaza with multiple airstrikes, injuring 4 Palestinians


Politicians gird for battle ahead of contentious 2014 Gaza War report


Gallant: Israel to face ‘catastrophic war’ if tunnel report goes unheeded  (Yoav Gallant, a member of the security cabinet and former Israel Defense Forces  general.)


154 French MPs Demand Hollande Recognize Palestinian State  (French President Francois Hollande)


New statistics show discrepancies in Israeli society


After foreign trips, Netanyahu says Israel is ‘rising global power’


Report: Citing 'betrayal' by Israel, Bedouin soldiers refuse to report for duty


Soldier jailed for Hebron killing will appeal sentence


Israeli Bulldozer Operates Near Lebanese Border in Har Dov


Pro-Hezbollah paper mocks Israeli ‘science fiction minister’ over killer robot claims


Protective Edge report: Harsh criticism, but no threat to gov't


Palestinian woman shot approaching checkpoint with ‘object’ in hand


Israel to investigate contract in submarines affair


Hamas decries Egyptian Military for Tunnel Destruction


Israeli airstrikes wound 4 in Gaza after rocket attack


The next war: Hizballah tunnels, pocket drones


Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel, army claims


Why Israel Should Keep Building the Settlements


Why This Muslim Arab Joined the Israeli Military


How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower




 Navy civilian perished in Nagano avalanche, Japanese officials say


Report: Japan Ready To Offer Russia Economic Plan For Disputed Island Chain





Is Jordan signalling a shift in its Syria strategy?




The ISIS Terrorist the Left Loved  (A left-wing hero kills and dies for ISIS.)


Angry liberals can't handle truth, shut down my speech  (Exclusive: Conservative gets evicted from event during talk about 'racism.')




Saudi Aramco to invest $7 bln in Malaysian oil refinery


Malaysia requests N. Korean embassy cooperate with probe into Kim's death   (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


Malaysia rolls out red carpet as Saudi king kicks off Asia tour


Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia airport terminal declared safe


Suspect in attack on N. Korean claims she thought it was a prank




Colorado Governor Invokes States' Rights on Recreational Marijuana


Pediatricians step up warnings about marijuana use by teens


Trump administration causing nervous ripple through pot industry





Why men are having problems getting married




Media ‘cartel’ controls most formerly independent American news outlets


Trump, Erdogan and the Assault on the Free Press (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Jorge Ramos: America Is ‘Our Country, Not Theirs’ (Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos declared on Friday that the United States belongs to Latino migrants, emphatically stating to a Spanish-speaking audience that “it is our country, not theirs.”)


Pretend journalist, Jorge Ramos, says illegals who commit identity theft do so to ‘benefit our lives


Trump’s fighting the media, not the First Amendment


MSNBC source disputes report that Gretchen Carlson will join network


3 Attacks On Donald Trump That Also Make The Media Look Bad


HuffPo Blogger Goes the Extra Mile to Cover Up Race Cheating


Morning Mika: Is Trump Admin ‘Trying to Create a Dictatorship?’


Hannity Tells Hugh Hewitt — Trump ‘Is A Little Too Sensitive At Times’ [Audio]


Poll: Majority think news media has been too critical of Trump


Fake News Still Lyin' About the Tea Party


Why is President Trump turning CNN into a victim?


Fake news was much worse a century ago


CNN: In Los Angeles County, an Uptick in Creation of Safe Houses to Hide Undocumented Immigrants


Sweden ridicules Fox News after Bill O'Reilly interviews 'country's national security advisor' - but the government has no idea who he is!


Report: Gretchen Carlson in talks to join MSNBC


Columnist demands 'talk to me in Arabic'





The Adults Left Behind if Medicaid Adds Job Mandate





Mexico Warns It'll Cut Off Nafta Talks If U.S. Proposes Tariffs


Trump’s jabs at Mexico stir nationalism south of the border




 The Houthis Are Not Hezbollah (Donald Trump wants to ramp up Yemen's proxy fight against Iran. One small problem: Tehran doesn't really have a proxy there.)


Saudi king to take 459 tons of luggage on trip to Indonesia


Retracing Bahrain’s Jewish contributions to Gulf economics and politics


U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base




Air Force Plans F-35 Deployment to Fight ISIS in ‘Not too Distant Future’


Defense Secretary Mattis has rare, brief chance for Pentagon reform


What Does America Really Gain From Excess Military Bases?


Throwing Money at the Pentagon Won't Make Us Safer


Lockheed Martin to relocate Fleet Ballistic Missile program


Will President Trump End the 'Total Disaster' War in Afghanistan?


U.S. Air Force to retire MQ-1 Predator drone in 2018


Transgender in the Military: Still a Bad Idea


Mattis Must Plan to Fight ISIS Without Alienating His Boss  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)


Philip Bilden withdraws as Trump’s choice for Navy secretary


VA data shows low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft


White House: Trump is likely to support request for investigation of Navy SEAL’s death


Viper attack helicopters give Marines new weapon for Pacific arsenal


Father of slain Navy SEAL says he refused to meet with Trump and wants an investigation


New anti-IS strategy may mean deeper US involvement in Syria


 WWII Navy Officer Who Helped Rescue Kennedy Dies at Age 97


Remains of Marine shot down during Vietnam War heading home after 48 years


Sailor shot and killed by security at Virginia naval base


Army's last pathfinder company deactivates in Fort Bragg ceremony


Conditions deteriorate in west Mosul as Iraqi advances slow




White NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Can't Get a Job





Feds Spending $393,790 Studying Transwomen in Uganda




Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, asks: Who will be the next Snowden?




Hijabi NSC staffer quits, worsening shortage of pro-Sharia officials


Good Riddance  (Hijab-wearing Muslim NSC staffer quits, blames Trump, claims victim status.)


National security staffer quit after 8 days in Trump White House




H.R. McMaster is hailed as the hero of Iraq’s Tal Afar. Here’s what that operation looked like.




D.I.Y. Coffin Clubs Catch On in New Zealand




NATO Revamped: Why the Alliance Needs to Change


Reshaping NATO?  (Should the new Trump administration transform a Western military alliance?)




Pakistani capital on high alert after a series of attacks


Google honours Pakistan's 'Angel of Mercy'


Pakistan Set To Host Regional Economic Conference


Pakistani airline launches inquiry into 'extra passengers' claim


Four females injured by Indian shelling in Kotli: ISPR


Pakistan, Afghanistan to Hold Counterterror Talks


In Pakistan, it’s middle class rising


Military operations to intensify across Punjab




Duterte’s crackdown gets political (President Rodrigo Duterte)


Philippines-based Group Abu Sayyaf Beheads German Hostage




AP-NORC Poll: US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics


CPAC Declares World War III Against Jihad


RIP, Movement Conservatism  (Conservatism is dead. Long live conservatism!)




OJ Simpson has good chance of being released on parole as early as OCTOBER and will be able cash in on a $2.7 MILLION NFL pension




Reading James Baldwin on a segregated Southern construction site





The Biblical Story of Esther and the Immoral Society  (The Jewish holiday of Purim is coming and is still relevant to society at large, for it describes the eventual results of an absence of divine moral norms.)




Russian frigate in Mediterranean to deliver no strikes on terrorists in Syria — source


Russia's Reactions To The Munich Security Conference


Finland, Russia have no serious problems in their relations — top diplomat


Russia Looks to Exploit White House ‘Turbulence,’ Analysts Say


Russia to close the sky over Crimea and Black Sea


Putin Begins Central Asian Tour, Praises Nazarbaev  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Putin: Russia's military base in Tajikistan to ensure security of border with Afghanistan


Russia wants Kurdish representatives in Geneva talks  (Russia hopes the Syrian opposition will form a joint delegation for the Geneva peace talks, RIA Novosti news agency reported on Monday, citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.)


Russian Social Services Under Fire for Approving of LGBT Site


Six Detained At Nemtsov Memorial After March Honoring Slain Kremlin Foe 


Protecting Christians, fighting terror? Russia's on it




Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century




A Secret Service Agent’s Path From Recruitment to Bias Lawsuit




'Particularly important' for progressives to embrace Zionism, Bernie Sanders says  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)


Town hall agitators explode at the name of Jesus (US Senator of Louisiana Bill Cassidy (R)


Fake News: Rubio Explains How Democrats Stack Town Hall Events. Media Attacks Him.  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)


Schumer: Trump budget would benefit wealthy over middle class   (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Rubio on skipping town halls: Activists will 'heckle and scream at me'   


Aliens Trespassing  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York), his congressional cohorts, and leftist hypocrisy.)


CPAC/TWT straw poll urges GOP to go ‘nuclear’ to get Gorsuch on Supreme Court





Here’s What Conservative College Students Think About Socialism




3 Dead, 7 Missing After Heavy Rains in Chile


Millions without water in Santiago after floods and landslides cause havoc in Chile




Park Stays Away from Impeachment Trial  (President Park Geun-hye)


Seoul pins assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother on North Korean government


Seoul Rents Are 24th  Highest Among World Cities


South Korea Impeachment Drama Enters Final Act


Household Debt Soars Way Above Economic Growth


South Korea clears another obstacle for THAAD deployment


Hwang refuses to extend Park probe


[Poll] Moon Jae-in's approval rating hits new high


55% of Korean men link sexual assault with women's behavior


TOEIC imposter booked for scam


Defectors tell story of escape from North Korea


Minister asks world to refer NK leadership to ICC




The SPLC Is Again Faking a “Hate” Crisis




SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to the moon in 2018


Stunning views of rare "ring of fire" eclipse





Biggest mobile tech show kicks off in Spain




Tim Tebow Dismisses Media: ‘I Don’t Care What They Write About Me’


Transgender Wrestler Taking Testosterone Wins Girls State Championship


College hockey player leaves penalty box, slams referee to ice


Transgendered Athletes End Title IX and With It Equality for Women


James: Kurt Busch's Daytona 500 win may not boost NASCAR


Deontay Wilder knocks out Gerald Washington to retain WBC heavyweight title


In the Lakers Family Business, Spectacle and Drama


Mom calls South Florida team 'terrible' after two players left at airport


No payout for UofL student who made half-court shot


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)




Poll: Voters show support for Cuomo, his agenda   (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


Mammon 1, God 0 at a New Jersey Shopping Mall


Cuomo's empty ObamaCare vow  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


Christie chides Republicans for skipping town halls: 'Welcome to the real world of responsibility'   (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)


Kansas’ Trickle-Down Flood of Red Ink


Squirrel Hunt in Western New York Draws Ire of Animal Lovers


Texas bill seeks to label attacks against first responders as a hate crime


Colorado rancher plows mile-long 'Trump' sign





Trump’s Defense-Heavy Budget Plan Sets Up Showdown With State Dept.


Rex Tillerson is the opposite of Donald Trump. Will he have any sway?  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)




Supreme Court Skeptical of Sex Offender Social Media Ban


I did Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout. It nearly broke me.


Trump move monkeywrenches transgender's court case


Transgender fight now in Supreme Court's hands


Land-grabbing bureaucrats must face Supreme Court


Trump adviser: Dems should 'move on' from Garland




Opposition seeks Russian support at Syria talks


Turkey-backed Syrian rebels clash with army in north


11 killed in government raids on northwest Syria: monitor


Opposition: We have evidence that confirms Syrian regime’s ties to ISIS


Syrian army advances against Islamic State near Aleppo: monitor




228 Incident book launch disrupted by violent protest


Taiwans Chiang Kai-shek Memorial to Close on Anniversary of Massacre


Bible hidden at base of Chiayi 228 monument


Credit card spending in Taiwan hits record high in January


Lack of rainfall to harm Tainan coffee crops, farmers say


'No gay marriage in our lifetime'?


Former Ambassador John Bolton: Trump Needs to Renegotiate ‘One China’ Policy


Less interest in Taiwan study


Hundreds walk to mark 228 Incident


Charges of military drug use in Taiwan spark investigations


Wearing contact lenses for too long dangerous: doctor


Taiwan’s War Against Uber


Taiwan Commemorates a Violent Nationalist Episode, 70 Years Later


Taiwan gender wage gap narrows: statistics




Is Team Trump dropping the ball on tax cuts?




Samsung unveils TWO new tablet devices, but the launch is almost upstaged by protesters 


BlackBerry hits comeback trail with KeyOne


 When driverless cars crash, who gets the blame and pays the damages?




Joseph A. Wapner, Judge on ‘The People’s Court,’ Dies at 97




1,800 Terror Refugees Infiltrated US Since Illegal Suspension of Trump Ban


Meet the terrorist behind the next women's march




Threatening Violence, Trans Activists Expel Un-PC Research At Medical Conference


Trans Activist: ‘Prejudiced’ to Want Single-Sex Shower Rooms for Children


Rachel Dolezal has become a nightmare for the ‘transgender’ fantasists


Racists and Transgender Apologists Both Reject Basic Biology


Transgender boy wins Texas state girls wrestling title


My 7-year-old daughter Henry is transgender. She’d change Trump’s mind.




Turkey’s Erdoğan ‘not welcome’ to campaign in Austria  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


What is behind the hostility between Iran and Turkey?


Indictment shows how Gülenists infiltrated military, judiciary


Erdoğan meets with defense minister Işık


Turkish gov’t may stage operations in N Iraq to woo nationalist votes: CHP head


Journalist for German newspaper arrested in Turkey


Iraqi Kurdish leader meets president, PM


Turkey condemns Armenian attacks against Azerbaijan


Turkey sees major boost in smuggled cellphone market


Number of employed women in Turkey falls 40,000


Turkey among top five countries which see most millionaire outflow in 2016: Report


Uzbekistan hopes to team up with Turkish businesspeople in petrochemicals: Official


Five people murdered per day across Turkey in 2016: Report


U.S. Aid to Syrian Militia Strains Turkish Ties




Uber: Google lawsuit could be fatal setback for self-driving dreams




John Kasich (R) Sells Out Ohio Workers for Union Money





FTSE 100 ends higher after pound whacked by Scotland vote worries


EU migrants could lose right to stay in Britain within weeks


UK: Oxford University protects lecturer on Islam from hard questions by ex-Muslim


NHS accused of covering up huge data loss that put thousands of patients at risk


Pound Drops as May Said to Brace for New Scottish Referendum  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Theresa May ‘preparing for indyref2 call once Brexit starts’


Sir Gerald Kaufman, Labour MP for Manchester Gorton, dies aged 86


'Dinner with the Donald': Nigel Farage joins Trump's table at Washington hotel


Woman deported from UK despite being married to Briton for 27 years


Double decker trains ‘may ease Edinburgh-Glasgow overcrowding’


National child abuse inquiry to hold first public hearings after controversy


Costs of cancer leaves middle-aged sufferers forced to borrow from their parents, charity warns


Tax changes could cost UK public sector workers 30% of salary


Game Of Thrones star and 'Britain's tallest man' Neil Fingleton dies aged 36


UK schools 'to be hit with first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years'


Woman sent back to Singapore despite 27-year marriage


Children in UK mental health hospitals 'not improving', parents say


London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt


Welfare: Funds must serve 'really disabled' people, says MP


Breast milk bank faces shortage of donations


Funds must serve 'really disabled' people, says MP


Child sex abuse inquiry public hearings to start


Oscars boycott :Solidarity key to resisting Trump, says nominated Iranian director


Germany's Bundesbank plays down Brexit 'punishment'


Solidarity key to resisting Trump, says nominated Iranian director


Insurance premiums set to soar after compensation changes


UK workers' wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says


NHS misplaced half a million patient documents


Sex education should tackle pornography and sexting, says public


Energy bills: customer switching hits six-year high


Germany, France & Italy call for UK to pay multibillion-euro Brexit ‘divorce bill’


David Miliband: Labour's move to the left is a mistake


'An enormous ongoing risk which none of us can ignore'Britain's new terror chief warns threat of attacks is at its highest level since dark days of IRA


Far-right Polish priest detained at Stansted airport


London mayor sparks Sturgeon fury with nationalism warning  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)


London: Teenagers appear in court over plans to join Isis in Syria


Facebook romance sees teenager fall for man 10,000 miles away after accepting his friend request 


Revealed How US billionaire helped to back Brexit


Cardinal Desmond Connell, Dublin Archbishop During Abuse Scandal, Dies at 90


Military: Wives demand action on psychological wounds of war


Government to plough £20m into artificial intelligence research including robots and driverless cars


Wiltshire: Huge cannabis farm 'was staffed by trafficked Vietnamese teenagers'


Kezia Dugdale launches national campaign against indyref2   (Scotland; A new website for people to pledge their opposition to a possible second Scottish independence referendum has been launched by Labour.)


Ukip: We cannot go on being run like a jumble sale, says donor Arron Banks


Broadband vouchers worth £3,000 for small businesses to help boost coverage


Education: It’s time for a real revolution in Britain’s schools


Corbyn 'determined to finish job'   (The Labour leader accepts his 'share of responsibility' for electoral loss but will stay on.)




New UN head calls for 'decisive action' as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa


U.N. issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria


With Trump at helm, US takes seat at UN rights council


U.N. Human Rights Council — Get Out of the Quicksand or Drown


Sources: U.S. weighs move to quit U.N. Human Rights Council


The latest UN Syria talks will fail, just like the last ones


My Friend, the Russian Ambassador (By former US United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power; Vitaly Churkin was reviled for defending Putin. But the UN is weaker without him.)




In US, Blacks' Life Optimism More Likely to Go Unmet


Study: 84 Percent of Wildfires Caused by Humans


"God was on his side": Teen survives 7-story plunge in car  (Texas)


We’ve entered an era of disbelief





Now U.S. taxpayers pay to see if people like getting tax money




Early Spring Taking Hold Because of Climate Change, Says USGS




Francis urges priests to ‘welcome’ cohabitating couples in the ‘style of the Gospel’


Pontifical Academy for Life chief glorifies radical culture of death devotee





Trump Promises ‘Something Special’ on Health Care Before Speech


WH to no longer contest Texas' voter ID law: Lawyer


Trump: 'Nobody knew health care could be so complicated'


Trump to Tell ‘Poorest' Communities ‘HELP IS ON THE WAY’


Trump inspires Cambodian official to threaten U.S.-backed media


Magazine: Trump Is 4th  Most Powerful in NYC, Schumer 1st 


Juan Williams: Can Congress curb Trump?


Trump Must Put on His Wonk Suit Tuesday Night


Trump: 'Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated'


President Trump: Beware Of The Washington We Be Crowd


Trump to Focus on Bettering America Instead of Attending Correspondents Dinner


Kudlow: Trump a ‘Breath of Fresh Air,’ Ending War Against Business & Success


For White House Counterterror Adviser, Media Attacks Are Latest Theater of Battle


Trump is Smoking out Fake Conservatives


Trump gets ready for his biggest sell yet


Trump's Congressional address: What you need to know


The Presidential Speechifying Survey  (Is Obama the best?  Is he even that good?)


What to know about Trump's 'designated survivor'


Donald Trump's global properties: A web of local alliances


Trump inspires encryption boom in leaky D.C.


The White House Correspondents Association Dinner And Other Fake News


Eight reasons for optimism in the Trump era


Optimism in Trump's America


Trump’s ‘Enemy of the People’: Phrase Has Fraught History


President Trump's job approval rating stands at 44 percent - as he's the first president in modern history to start his administration with a net negative rating


Great expectations: Trump voters expect him to deliver for them


Divided White House offers lawmakers little guidance on replacing Obamacare


Bannon’s dangerous ‘deconstruction’


Priebus conversation with FBI gives Democrats ammo for independent Russia investigation (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)


Spicer searches staffers’ phones in leak crackdown: report (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)


Do Trump supporters care about Reagan?


This is why Trump is skipping the Correspondents’ Dinner


Ivanka stuns in a $4,300 strapless black gown as she and Jared attend the White House Governor's Ball after a big family day out at the monster trucks


Conservatives rally around Trump agenda


Trump’s State of the Union speech is going to be wild


'It's been a lot of fun!' Trump boasts that he's achieved 'almost everything we started out to accomplish' as he and Melania host 46 Governors at the White House


Those White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarships


How does Sheriff Joe rate President Trump?


Trump: Democrats Behind Russia 'Fake News' to Mask Election Loss


Slime and the Slimers  (There are lots of people who rightly fear that  their rice bowls are going to be smashed by President Trump and his war against the anti-democratic administrative state.  They are trying to delegitimize those who support Trump one at a time.)


Donald Trump on a slippery slope over Russiagate cover-up


New US conservative publication sees role in Trump’s policy formulation


A referendum on Trump in Newt's old district


Trump's first days in office have gone smoother than Reagan's


CPAC straw poll shows conservatives with Trump, think he's 'realigning' movement


President Trump wants to put on a show. Governing matters less.


Trump: Perez's selection as new DNC leader is good — for GOP


Norquist: On regulatory reform, Trump is out-Reaganing Reagan


Where did Steve Bannon get his worldview? From my book.


White House Cancels Back-Channel Talks With North Korea


Trump vs. Press: Crazy, Stupid Love


Trump makes unannounced trip to Trump hotel for dinner


Nixon’s former attorney sees ‘echoes of Watergate’ in President Trump’s first month


Trump Voters, Your Savior Is Betraying You


Trump Ruled Tabloid Media. Washington Is a Different Story.


Sense of humor failure? Trump is ridiculed with memes after PULLING OUT of the White House Correspondents' Dinner in shocking break with tradition - as his war with the media heats up


Trump takeover: CPAC this year looked a lot like 'TPAC'


Breitbart gets exclusive interview with Trump


Trump spends the evening with Ivanka, Jared and NIGEL FARAGE in cosy DC dinner after being cheered by fellow diners for pulling out of the White House Correspondents' Dinner





Superbugs List: World Health Organization Names Top 12 Threats



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