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Monday, February 27, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

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

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

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

 

AFRICA

 

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

 

 

AGRICULTURE

 

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

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

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

 

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Capital Hill Review Monday, February 27, 2017

 

Capital Hill Review Sunday, February 26, 2017

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

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

 

ASIA

 

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

 
AUSTRALIA

 

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

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Tesla Tanks After Goldman Downgrades to Sell

 

BALKANS

 

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

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

New regs for Tuesday: Ozone, gas, nuclear

 

 How big government hides its enormous growth

 

CANADA

 

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

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

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

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

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

 

CENTRAL BANK

 

Age of Populism Shakes Pedestal of Central Bank Independence

 

CHRISTIANTY

 

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.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

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

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

[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

 

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

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

5 CEOs whose worth has skyrocketed since the election

 

COURTS

 

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'

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

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

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

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

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Governors put spotlight on cybersecurity

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

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

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

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)

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

For Commerce Pick, ‘Inherently Bad’ Deals Paid Off

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

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

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

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

 

ECONOMY

 

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

 

EDUCATION

 

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

 

EGYPT

 

Copts Flee Sinai Amid ISIS Campaign Of Murder, Threats

 

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

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Dems Already Lining Up for Cattle Call 2020

 

ENERGY

 

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

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

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)

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine rebels issue ultimatum over rail blockade

 

To Battle Fake News, Ukrainian Show Features Nothing but Lies

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

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

 

FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC

 

Exclusive: Obama Illegally Robbed Fannie, Freddie to Fund Obamacare

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

  

Small Plane Crashes on Long Island, Killing Two

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

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

 

Proposed Trump Budget to Hike Defense Spending, Cut EPA

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

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

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

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

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

Trump demands credit for drop in national debt

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

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)

 

 

FEMINISM

 

How the New Feminist Resistance Leaves Out American Women

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Banks Are Lending — Just Not to Everyone

 

FOREIGN AID

 

Trump to target foreign aid in proposed budget

 

‘America first’ shouldn’t mean cutting foreign aid

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

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

 

FRANCE

 

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”

 

 

GERMANY

 

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

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

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

 

GOP

 

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.)

 

 

GOVERNMENT FRAUD

 

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

 

GREECE

 

First mosque in Athens heightens tensions over Muslims

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

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

 

HEALTH CARE

 

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’

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

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

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

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

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

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

 

IMMIGRATION

 

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


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

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

 

Agents Discover Freedom on Deportations Under Trump

 

 

INDIA

 

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)

 

INDONESIA

 

Suspected terrorist shot dead after bomb explosion in Indonesia

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Missing: Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Don't lose your passport over unpaid back taxes

 

IRAN

 

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

 

 

IRAQ

 

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

 

ISLAM

 

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

 

 

ISRAEL

 

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

 

JAPAN

 

 Navy civilian perished in Nagano avalanche, Japanese officials say

 

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

 

 

JORDAN

 

Is Jordan signalling a shift in its Syria strategy?

 

LIBERALISM

 

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.')

 

MALAYSIA

 

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

 

MARIJUANA

 

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

 

 

MARRIAGE

 

Why men are having problems getting married

 

MEDIA 

 

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'

 

 

MEDICAID

 

The Adults Left Behind if Medicaid Adds Job Mandate

 

 

MEXICO

 

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

 

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

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

 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

 

MILITARY

 

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

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

White NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Can't Get a Job

 

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

Feds Spending $393,790 Studying Transwomen in Uganda

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

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

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

 

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

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

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

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

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

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO Revamped: Why the Alliance Needs to Change

 

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

 

PAKISTAN

 

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

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Duterte’s crackdown gets political (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Philippines-based Group Abu Sayyaf Beheads German Hostage

 

POLITICS

 

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!)

 

PRISONS

 

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

 

RACISM

 

Reading James Baldwin on a segregated Southern construction site

 

 

RELIGION

 

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.)

 

RUSSIA

 

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

 

SCIENCE

 

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

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

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

 

SENATE

 

'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

 

 

SOCIALISM

 

Here’s What Conservative College Students Think About Socialism

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

3 Dead, 7 Missing After Heavy Rains in Chile

 

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

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

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

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

The SPLC Is Again Faking a “Hate” Crisis

 

SPACE

 

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

 

Stunning views of rare "ring of fire" eclipse

 

 

SPAIN

 

Biggest mobile tech show kicks off in Spain

 

SPORTS

 

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)

 

STATES

 

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

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

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 

 

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

 

SYRIA

 

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

 

TAIWAN

 

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

 

TAXATION

 

Is Team Trump dropping the ball on tax cuts?

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

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?

 

TELEVISION

 

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

 

TERRORISM

 

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

 

Meet the terrorist behind the next women's march

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

UNIONS

 

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

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

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.)

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

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.)

 

UNITED STATES

 

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

 

 

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (US AID)

 

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

 

US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

 

Early Spring Taking Hold Because of Climate Change, Says USGS

 

VATICAN

 

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

 

Pontifical Academy for Life chief glorifies radical culture of death devotee

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

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

 

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

Superbugs List: World Health Organization Names Top 12 Threats

 

 

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