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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

Pence Predicts Legal Abortion Will End in U.S. ‘in Our Time’  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

United Airlines Cuts Ties With NRA But Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

 

New York’s star witness against pro-life counselors admits her testimony is false

 

Planned Parenthood Aborts 16-Year-Old Girl’s Unborn Baby Without Her Parents’ Consent

 

Mom’s story of being pressured to abort twin stuns actress Sally Phillips

 

He’s Been a Democrat Congressman for 14 Years and His Party Wants Him Gone Because He’s Pro-Life

 

Utah Senate Committee Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

South Dakota Passes Bill Requiring Planned Parenthood to Tell Women Abortion Kills a “Living Human Being”

 

Missouri House Passes Bill Requiring Parental Notification Before a Teen Can Get an Abortion

 

Nurse Finds Baby Who Survived Abortion in a Dish Struggling to Live: “He Was Alive, and He Was Breathing”

 

Miracle Baby Born Smaller Than an iPad Could Have Been Aborted, She’s Doing Great Five Months Later  (London, England)

 

Abortion Activist Says Pro-Life People Praying Outside Abortion Clinics is “Abuse and Harassment” (London, England)

 

Trump Admin Cuts Planned Parenthood Funding, Will Shift Sex-Ed Funds to Abstinence Programs

 

Abortion is barbaric whether carried out legally or not

 

Planned Parenthood Secretly Opens Massive New 12,000 Square Foot Abortion Clinic

 

We have a crisis of life, and it's not just about abortion

 

40 Days for Pro-Life Prayer Campaign at Abortion Clinics Saves 103 Babies So Far

 

California Could Become First State to Force Universities to Provide Abortion Pill

 

Families of Children With Down Syndrome Rally to Ban Abortions of Babies Diagnosed With It

 

Abortion AMA: Does An Abortion Hurt?

 

Benham Brothers’ Father Arrested for Praying in Front of an Abortion Clinic

 

Missouri House passes expansion of abortion consent law

 

Hey Christian Voters: If You’re Concerned About Abortion and the Moral Status of Our Nation, Consider This

 

Bishop Paprocki to Sen. Durbin: Change Your Heart; Change Your Abortion Votes

 

This Planned Parenthood Clinic Has Called an Ambulance 68 Times After Hurting Women in Botched Abortions

 

Sweeping Study Finds Anti-Abortion TRAP Laws Are Pointless and Punitive

 

Ohio Fights to Close Abortion Clinic That Broke a Law Protecting Women’s Health

 

Baby Boxes Expansion Added Into Abortion Measure (Indiana)

 

Planned Parenthood May Open New Abortion Center in the Heart of Amish Country

 

Catholic bishops cut ties with Texas anti-abortion group

 

Study: Young Adults Are Having Considerably Less Sex and Abortions are Dropping as a Result

 

Democrats abandon their last pro-life Congressman, back abortion advocate instead

 

Christian College Wins Legal Battle, Won’t be Forced to Pay for Abortion Pills

 

‘Abortion-reversal’ bill passes Senate on party-line vote (Idaho)

 

Pregnant Mom Given Only 15 Minutes to Decide Whether to Abort Twin Baby Diagnosed With Down Syndrome  (London, England )

 

Council of Europe Says Killing Unborn Babies in Abortions is a “Human Right” So Malta Must Legalize Abortion

 

Pregnant Mom Given Only 15 Minutes to Decide Whether to Abort Twin Baby Diagnosed With Down Syndrome  (London, England)

 

Abortion Clinic Tells Women After Aborting Their Baby: “You’ll Feel Much Better After a Light Meal”  (Ottawa, Canada)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan's minefields: Living amongst landmines

 

Taliban: Doha office remains vital for talks

 

 An Open Letter to the Taliban

 

 

AFRICA

 

Kidnapping of Christian Girls in Kaduna, Nigeria Leads to Casualties, Area Christians Say

 

Kenya: Muslims murder three Christians, scream “these infidels should be wiped out”

 

After Boko Haram Raid, Nigerians Try Again to Bring Girls Back

 

 

AIRLINES

 

Delta tried to find a middle ground on gun control — only to discover there wasn't one

 

Georgia conservatives threaten Delta tax break after airline cuts ties with NRA

 

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

As anti-Semitic incidents in US soar, ADL says Trump is part of the problem

 

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Oregon Legislature Passes Bill to Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX stretches winning streak to five sessions

 

The Australian dollar is tumbling

 

Homeowners terrorised in new string of home invasions

 

Australian 'bitcoin founder' accused of stealing billions

 

The US can't get enough of Australia's goats

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

U.S. trade officials meet auto executives amid latest NAFTA push

 

CANADA

 

TSX, U.S. stocks drop after Fed’s remarks on economy

 

Budget 2018: Liberals spend billions to close gaps for working women, Indigenous families

 

Andrew Coyne: The Liberals deliver a federal budget that has nothing to do with budgeting, or the economy

 

Ottawa hikes tax on cigarettes in federal budget

 

Federal budget by the numbers: There are 358 references to 'gender,' 456 to 'investing' money

 

Trudeau stands by official who suggested Indian factions sabotaged trip  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Federal budget aims to boost the number of women in the work force

 

John Ivison: In their third federal budget, Trudeau’s Liberals show their cunning

 

2018 federal budget highlights: 12 things you need to know

 

Euthanasia Activists Want to Approve Law Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

 

Can the Conservatives take advantage of Trudeau’s ‘Bengal Blunders?’ (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Health Authority Orders Hospices to Euthanize Patients, This Hospice is Fighting Back

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

ABC Refuses to Apologize for Joy Behar Saying Mike Pence Has a “Mental Illness” Because He’s a Christian

 

CNN TOWNHALL

 

CNN helps revive the 1212 A.D. Children’s Crusade

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Xi to Assume Greater Dictatorial Power  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China Moves to Let Xi Stay in Power by Abolishing Term Limit 

 

China's Geely surges after building $9 billion Daimler stake

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Top US envoy for North Korea to retire after Trump rejects talks without conditions

 

This is the name Kim Jong Un used on his fake passport (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Political end to Olympics: North Korea offers talks with US

 

CONGRESS

 

Bernie Group Rages at Democratic Establishment Following Leaks

 

As GOP tax cuts take hold, Democrats struggle for line of attack

 

Background-Checks Bill Runs Into Hurdles in Congress

 

 

COURTS

 

DACA and the Politicization of the Courts  (Courts are displaying a newfound willingness to grandstand and to ignore clear constitutional authority because the policy at issue differs from their political ideology.)

 

Appeals court: Homosexuality is a protected class like race and sex

 

Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Appeals Court Rules

 

Volkswagen Settles U.S. Emissions Lawsuit After Nazi Comparisons

 

In a blow to AT&T, federal judges have rejected 'the loophole that could've swallowed the Internet'

 

Pennsylvania State Dept. Sued for Hiding Noncitizen Voting Records

 

Federal Judge Deals Blow to Scientific Agency Under Congressional Fire

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Is Deputy Scot Peterson getting a bum rap?

 

Incompetence Wasn't the Problem in Broward County

 

Florida deputy denies he was a 'coward' during school shooting

 

Student shot three times in Florida massacre 'grateful to be here'

 

Amazing New Breakthrough to Reduce Mass Shootings!

 

High-ranking U.S. priest arrested for gay sex assault on 17-year-old

 

Illinois Concealed-Carry Permit Holder Uses AR-15 to Stop Stabbing

 

APNewsBreak: Woman Tells Police Steve Wynn Raped Her in '70s

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

5 Things Barack Obama Said in His Weirdly Off-the-Record MIT Speech

 

Pittsburgh Jewish Federation Leaders Donate Primarily to Democrats

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos Warns of Threats to Free Speech On College Campuses (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

'$5000 will not even buy a decent chair': HUD staffer files complaint over Ben Carson office redecoration (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ Announces New Task Force to Crack Down on Opioid Manufacturers

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street sinks as Powell's comments fuel rate worries  (Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell)

 

S&P 500 marks worst one-day drop in about 3 weeks as Powell fails to quell rate-hike angst

 

Stocks Sell-Off to Reach Asia on Hawkish Powell: Markets Wrap

 

Dow falls nearly 300 points as Powell fails to calm rate-hike concerns

 

Asian shares rise to three-week high ahead of Powell's testimony

 

Global Equity Rally Extends in Asia Before Powell: Markets Wrap

 

Gold ends at two-week low as dollar, bond yields climb on Fed chief’s testimony

 

Wall Street rises as concerns over interest rates ease

 

Treasury yields rise as traders view Powell remarks through hawkish lens

 

Asian shares mostly firmer, dollar loses early edge

 

Equity Rally Builds From Sydney to Hong Kong: Markets Wrap

 

Goldman Says Stocks May Plunge 25% If 10-Year Yield Hits 4.5%

 

Dollar trades at 2-week high after Powell testimony

 

EDUCATION

 

Enabling Killer Cruz  (Leftist school policies aid the classroom-to-grave pipeline.)

 

‘Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education’

 

Academia's Assault on Reason

 

Harvard Sanctions Christian Student Group for Adhering to Religious Principles

 

Parents outraged as teachers union hosts LGBT activist who defends public sex acts

 

West Virginia teachers to continue strike Tuesday

 

Why West Virginia Teachers Are On Their First Strike In 28 Years

 

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian singer gets six-months jail term for insulting the Nile

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Three Reasons Trump Chose Brad Parscale to Run His 2020 Campaign

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends lower on bets for growth in U.S. crude supplies

 

Energy Prices

 

Our next energy and security crisis?

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks slip as Fed’s Powell testifies, but Sky rallies after takeover offer

 

Sweden: Muslim migrant boy rapes man at gunpoint

 

Czech court to rule on custody for Kurdish leader wanted by Turkey

 

Irish Catholics protest LGBT agenda at World Meeting of Families, host separate conference

 

Irish government paid media to promote plan to bring in one million Muslim migrants 

 

Aiming to defuse crisis, Polish delegation set for Holocaust law talks in Israel

 

FEDEX

 

FedEx under fire for NRA discounts as activists, Florida students press boycott; company says no changing coming

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Continues Satanic Dance with some old and some new players

 

A Foreign Power’s Recruitment Effort Is Not a Basis for a FISA Court Warrant  (Why didn't the FBI call Carter Page in for an interview rather than subject him to FISA surveillance?)

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed's Powell nods to stronger economy, backs gradual rate hike path (Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell)

 

4 financial-market takeaways from Fed chief Jerome Powell’s debut

 

Powell Faces Policy ‘Combativeness’ in Riskier Post-Yellen World  

 

'Neutral rate' in focus as Jay Powell takes Federal Reserve helm

 

FRANCE

 

Brexit: Why French citizenship is not the solution for most Brits in France

 

 

GERMANY

 

Doctors Save Unborn Baby Girl After Her Mother Died Days Before Birth

 

Federal court gives green light for diesel ban in German cities

 

Education Minister violated constitution by criticizing AfD, top court rules

 

How a food charity has sparked a furious debate about refugees, poverty and racism

 

Coldest late February night on Germany’s highest peak in over a century

 

Germany: The “Anti-Merkel,” vociferous critic of her Muslim migration policies, joins Merkel’s cabinet (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

As climate change worsens, king penguins will need to move — or they'll die

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Now that the individual mandate is gone, 20 States sue to completely eliminate Obamacare once and fo

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Bill Cosby's daughter Ensa dies at 44 from renal disease

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

LGBT lobby pulls out big guns to force ‘Pride Parade’ on small town USA

 

Gay activists use 10-year-old ‘drag’ kid to promote New York Pride

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democratic Congressional Candidate Smokes Marijuana in Campaign Ad

 

House Passes Legislation That Aims to Curb Online Sex Trafficking

 

Pro-Life Actress Stacey Dash Is Running for Congress

 

The Schiff Memo Harms Democrats More Than It Helps Them (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

The Schiff Memo Undermines Republican Claims of FISA Abuse

 

Bernie Sanders ‘Very Proud’ of His Son Running for Congress, Leaves Out Endorsement

 

DCCC Warned Candidates Not to Discuss Gun Policy After Las Vegas Shooting

 

Hope Hicks answers some House investigators' questions about the Trump transition, but not the administration

 


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Warning of ICE action, Oakland mayor takes Trump resistance to new level

 

INDIA

 

India's biggest bank scam could swell to $2 billion

 

INTERNET 

 

Spies and Disinformation in the Internet Age

 

IRAN

 

US, Russia trade barbs over Iran

 

Iran: Women protesting against hijab to be charged with inciting prostitution, jailed for up to ten years

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, February 27, 2018)

 

US embassy in Israel issues warning over 'Day of Rage'

 

Fatah, Headed By Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud 'Abbas, Gives Apartment To Family Of Terrorist Who Murdered An Israeli

 

PA Mufti warns of “disasters of wars,” if US embassy is moved

 

Concern in Israel that masses of E. Ghouta refugees will stream to its Golan border

 

Ireland’s Anti-Israel Stance

 

Netanyahu: Zero tolerance for rockets — ‘they get hit immediately’ (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Russia to Israel: We will defend you if Iran attacks, but also defend Iran’s presence in Syria

 

The PA: Trump is a racist Zionist

 

PA official slams world soccer chief for folding under Israeli pressure

 

Deadly Threat from Iran  (Former IRGC commander threatens to nuke Israel - and why he’s for real.)

 

Coalition partners spar over ultra-Orthodox draft bill

 

In Bid To Ease Crisis, Israeli Lawmakers Suspend Church Tax Plan

 

Shots fired at army position north of Jerusalem

 

10 members of Tamimi family, teen who was shot in the face, detained overnight

 

In reported breakthrough, Israeli tech can now unlock any phone

 

Palestinians Fear Consequences Of U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem

 

Israel aims to eliminate use of coal, gasoline and diesel by 2030

 

18-year-old Palestinian fisherman killed by Israeli forces while sailing off Gaza coast

 

Jewish Agency urges Israel to grant asylum to 500 young African migrants

 

How Israel Weighs Into The U.S. Gun Control Debate

 

Polish team heading to Israel to discuss controversial Holocaust law

 

Israel announces 4-day closure of West Bank, Gaza for Jewish holiday

 

New Supreme Court judge deleted Facebook account in which he disparaged court

 

Israeli bulldozers level lands in northern Gaza

 

The weakening of Israeli democracy

 

Bennett Apologizes to Labor MK for Campaign Ad Comparing him to Hamas

 

Labor chief: Netanyahu must resign in light of probes

 

Judge in texting scandal to face disciplinary hearing, not criminal charges

 

Israeli Jew converts to Islam, plots to join the Islamic State

 

Israeli efforts to ‘leverage’ Kushner weakness contributed to clearance downgrade

 

Labor chief: Netanyahu must resign in light of probes

 

 

JORDAN

 

Jordan foils IS plot to attack Israeli businessmen, US embassy

 

LEBANON

 

Obama's Shadow Looms Over US Lebanon Policy

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Left Ignores Law Enforcement’s Failures in Parkland

 

Incompetence Wasn't the Problem in Broward County

 

LOBBYISTS

 

The NRA Is Not Your Typical Interest Group

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN's Zucker: Regulators should focus on Google, Facebook 'monopolies'

 

Fox News Overtakes Brian Williams’ MSNBC Show in Late-Night Ratings

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico slaps billionaire's steel company with fine for stock manipulation

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

United States may help expand Saudi nuclear capability

 

Why Saudi Arabia Is Suddenly Shaking Up Its Military

 

Saudi Cabinet demands end to Syrian regime's violence

 

MILITARY

 

3 hospitalized after opening suspicious package at Virginia military base

 

In Syria, Russia is 'both arsonist and firefighter', US general says

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Deep-Space NASA Rocket Engines Perform Most Powerful Ignition Test Yet

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

NSA Chief: US Response 'Hasn't Changed The Calculus' Of Russian Interference

 

PAKISTAN

 

China says 'highly recognises' Pakistan's efforts against terror financing

 

China's Flagship Port In Pakistan Shackled By Heavy Security

 

POLITICS 

 

CPAC Is Transitioning  (Prediction: The American Conservative Union will allow transgender activists as exhibitors at CPAC 2019.)

 

The Politics of San Francisco's Homelessness Problem

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Porn makes men prefer sex with robots over real women: sex doll manufacturer

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Southern Baptists threaten to cut ties with D.C. Baptists over ‘married’ lesbian pastors

 

RUSSIA

 

Tump Blames Russia for Aiding North Korea, Says Moscow Undercuts Efforts to Sanction Kim Jong Un (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Russian Report: Washington Has Been Interfering In Russia's Presidential Elections Since Putin Came To Power (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia Not Ready to Implement Cease-Fire in Syria, Official Says

 

Russian FM Lavrov Tells Munich Security Conference: Like The Third Reich, The U.S. Tries To Push Russia Out Of Europe

 

Russian state media just mixed up Syrian war footage with a video-game clip

 

Columnist Martynov: Russia Plays The Superpower, But With Its Puny GDP It Cannot Afford A War With The West

 

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

South Carolina bill calls gay ‘marriage’ a ‘parody’ of real marriage

 

 

SENATE

 

Illegal Aliens, Identity Theft, and Claire McCaskill   (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D) seeks credit for bogus attempts to "solve" the problems she herself created.)

 

Feinstein loses California Democratic Party's endorsement (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Senators Propose Bill Blocking Those on No-Fly List From Buying Guns

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Argentina Coast Guard Fires on Chinese Fishing Boat, Chases It for 8 Hours

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

US risks dog Korean economy

 

30 years in jail sought for Park Geun-hye  (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

FM Focuses on Former Sex Slaves in UN Speech

 

SOUTH PACIFIC

 

Powerful earthquake rattles remote Papua New Guinea

 

SPACE

 

Elon Musk's SpaceX helps the moon get its first mobile phone network

 

 

SPORTS

 

Papa John's will no longer be the official pizza of the NFL

 

Crime, Corruption, and College Sports

 

STATES

 

 

Florida lawmakers call for suspension of Broward sheriff after Parkland massacre as he defends 'amazing leadership'

 

Thunderstorms rampage through central US, spawning tornado and killing at least 5

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with Microsoft data privacy fight

 

As Supreme Court positions harden on union case, likely deciding justice is silent

 

SCOTUS: DACA Recipients Can Stay for Now

 

Behind a Key Anti-Labor Case, a Web of Conservative Donors

 

Supreme Court hears major challenge to government unions, with Gorsuch holding key vote

 

SYRIA

 

Fighting persists in Syria despite UN Security Council call for a 30-day truce 'without delay'

 

How Russia Is Using Syria As A Military ‘Guinea Pig’

 

NYT: UN Probe Finds North Korea Linked to Syrian Chemical Weapons

 

Russia-ordered 'pause' in Syria fails to ease suffering

 

Just another dangerous chapter in the ongoing Syrian tragedy

 

TAIWAN

 

World News: Taiwan seeks 'new phase' of China ties in reshuffle

 

Time to Let Taiwan Join the Pacific Partnership

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Apple Plans Giant High-End iPhone, Lower-Priced Model

 

U.S. Wireless Carriers Plan to Launch 5G With ‘Pucks’ Not Phones

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Maryland: Muslim wanted to bomb federal buildings in Baltimore, “kill a lot of people”

 

 

TRADE

 

New NAFTA talks aim to clear pathway to toughest issues

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Ohio groups fight back after parents lose custody of daughter for refusing gender ‘transition’

 

Girl on steroids transitioning to ‘male’ wins second straight girls’ wrestling tournament

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey's President Told A Crying Little Girl In Military Uniform That She'd Be Honored If Martyred

 

Erdogan wishes martyrdom on young girl, “Allah willing” (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends slightly lower after hawkish Powell comments

 

UK: Muslim migrant rapes pregnant woman in her own bed, lawyer says he has a “traumatic past”

 

UK’s counterterror top dog: “Islamist” and “far right” “extremists” should have their children taken away

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Iranian minister accused of human rights abuse addresses UN rights body

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Jared Kushner’s overseas contacts raise concerns, his security clearance gets downgraded: official

 

Abortion Activist Barbra Streisand Blames Trump for Parkland Shooting: He “Brings Out the Violence in People”

 

Obama Now Data Mining President Trump’s Voter Base

 

Trump Says He Would Have Rushed in Unarmed to Stop School Shooting

 

Trump wants drug dealers to face death penalty

 

 

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