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Friday, December 21, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Vetoes Bill to Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

 

Spineless Rino: Ohio Gov. Kasich Vetoes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bill

 

More African-American Babies are Aborted Than Born Alive in New York City

 

Feds Spent More in 1 Month on Food Stamps Than Trump Wants for Year on Wall 

 

Ohio Bans Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

 

Planned Parenthood Allegedly Discriminated Against Its Own Pregnant Workers

 

Planned Parenthood Promises to Treat Pregnant Employees Better After It Was Caught Discriminating

 

Chicago Bears’ Co-Owner Pat McCaskey to Speak at Chicago March for Life

 

NIH Refuses Pro-Life Demands, Will Continue Funding Research With Aborted Baby Parts

 

Vermont abortion backers push constitutional amendment codifying Roe v. Wade

 

Planned Parenthood misdeeds exposed ... by NYT

 

California Taxpayers Have Been Forced to Spend $700 Million to Kill Almost 1 Million Babies in Abortions

 

Alabama asks Supreme Court to review abortion ruling

 

Alabama Asks Supreme Court to Uphold Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

 

Pro-Life Group Slams NIH for Support of Fetal Tissue Research

 

Should Women be Sent to Prison for Having Abortions?

 

Panel explains ruling rejecting South Bend abortion clinic

 

Planned Parenthood Mistreats Pregnant Employees: “It as Looked Down Upon for You to Get Pregnant”

 

Planned Parenthood Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees

 

China Forces Woman to Abort Her Third Baby Under Two-Child Population Control Policy

 

A Salvadoran woman imprisoned for attempted abortion charges was acquitted after almost 20 months

 

Ireland Will Start Killing Babies in Abortions on January 7

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Kabul downplays security fears as US withdraws troops

 

Afghanistan Withdrawal Stirs Fears of New 9/11

 

Free Speech Or Insult? Afghan TV Network Gives Live Interview To Taliban Spokesman   

 

Trump Leaves Behind Mess for Afghans to Clean Up

 

 

AFRICA

 

Islamist Militant Activity in Congo Imperiling International Efforts to Contain Largest Ebola Outbreak Ever

 

Video allegedly shows university students' murders in Morocco

 

For Survivor of Attack on Christians in Nigeria, a Lonely Christmas

 

ISIS may be behind grisly murders of backpackers in Morocco

 

'It's Allah's will': Scandinavian women decapitated on video

 

AIRPORTS

 

Failure of Anti-Drone Tests Exposes U.S. Airport Vulnerability

 

Ranking the most stressful airports during the holidays

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Capital Hill Review Friday, December 21, 2018

 

ANTIFA

 

Organizer of Antifa attacks on Tucker Carlson identified, linked to congressional Dems

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Anti-Semitism allegations are splitting the Women’s March

 

The Pittsburgh massacre caught US Jews off guard. Can the community catch up?

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

New Mexico Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide is the Worst Bill Ever

 

Media Cheers the ‘Hope’ of Assisted Suicide Being Legalized in Spain

 
AUSTRALIA

 

 

Australian Dollar, ASX 200 May Yet Face RBA Rate Cuts in 2019

 

AUD/USD Weekly Price Forecast – Australian dollar drops

 

 

BALKANS

 

With US help, Muslim-majority Kosovo plans its first synagogue and Jewish museum

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

New York Public Housing Leaves Tenants in the Cold: ‘I Haven’t Had Heat for 12 Years’

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

GoFundMe for Trump’s Border Wall Hits $12

 

Anti-Trump Activists Setup GoFundMe Page for ‘Ladders to Get Over Trump’s Wall’

 

The Hysteria From America-Last Liberals

 

We lived on the Texas-Mexico border for four months, next to residents, smugglers and Border Patrol. This is why we went

 

Washington Post Reporter Tries to Shut Down GoFundMe for Border Wall

 

Stocks end miserable week down 7 percent

 

CANADA

 

TSX Extends Losses To 3rd Straight Day

 

Canada Formally Asks China to Release Detained Canadians, Allies Voice Support

 

Canada Formally Asks China to Release Detained Canadians, Allies Voice Support

 

Government funding cuts hit ‘youth most in need,’ Toronto school board says

 

Darkness Falls in Windsor, Ontario

 

Christian called before 'tribunal' over flyers about transgender candidate

 

Canada: 76-year-old woman who was victim of vicious, unprovoked attack by a Muslim dies in the hospital

 

Muslim from Canada convicted of jihad mass murder plot in New York City, sentenced to 40 years in prison

 

How Canada protects Sharia

 

Freeland demands ‘immediate release’ of detained Canadians Kovrig and Spavor

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Partial government shutdown appears inevitable, as lawmakers leave Capitol without spending deal

 

'Emotionally Distressed' Man Climbs National Christmas Tree And Refuses To Come Down

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

American Witchcraft Rises As Christianity Declines

 

Two Female Christian Artists Could Be JAILED For Not Creating Art For Same-Sex Weddings

 

COMEDY

 

Watch: Kimmel Mocks Donors To GoFundMe Page For Border Wall: ‘Dopey People … These People Are Dipping Into Their Meth Money For This'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China calls US arrogant for hacking indictment

 

Five Eyes Countries Condemn Communist China’s Global Hacking Campaign

 

China’s rampant thievery is the real trade problem

 

Details of Ex-Canada Diplomat's Detention in China Revealed

 

Foxconn to build $9 billion chip plant in China with local govt: Nikkei

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

US hopes for Kim-Trump summit in early 2019   (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Year-End Spending Deal Contains Troubling Provisions, Busts the Budget

 

 Republicans Should Fight into January for the Wall

 

Camp: How Is The Democratic Border Security Solution Morally Different From Trump’s Wall?

 

Jason Chaffetz: Trump's border wall may get funding after all (thanks to this dirty little Washington secret)

 

COURTS

 

Court delays discovery in Trump emoluments case

 

Judge rules plaintiffs suing Trump over sham businesses can remain anonymous

 

Man Charged With Dousing Pregnant Girlfriend With Gasoline and Setting Her on Fire Found Not Guilty

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Chinese Student Poisoned Roommate In Series Of Racist Attacks, Police Say

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Schedules 12 Presidential Primary Debates in Lead Up to 2020 Election

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

California Dems flex new supermajority, with plans to pursue gun tax and more

 

Was the Russia Conspiracy Hillary Clinton’s Doomsday Scenario?

 

Eliot Spitzer (former governor of New York) snuck me into his apartment in a suitcase: ex-mistress

 

#MeToo double standard: Ellison accuser ‘bullied’ by same liberals celebrating Christine Blasey Ford  (Minnesota Attorney General elect Keith Ellison)

 

Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein settles another lawsuit

 

Newsom (Governor-elect) to place his stake in California wineries and hotels in a blind trust

 

Is Sasha Obama headed to the University of Michigan?

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Feds Spent More in 1 Month on Food Stamps Than Trump Wants for Year on Wall

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Exclusive: Nielsen praises Mattis' work on border security after resignation  (Department Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen)

 

I’m Not A Liar: Tempers Flare As DHS Secretary And House Dems Duke It Out Over Trump’s Immigration Agenda

 

DHS to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico in attempt to end ‘catch-and-release’

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

The Federal Land Grab Racket

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ: Illegal Alien from Honduras ‘Started Sexually Abusing Jane Doe When She Was 4 Years Old’

 

William Barr’s memo on the Mueller probe is baseless and dangerous  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

NBC: Mueller to Submit Final Report as Soon as February

 

Trump lashed out at Whitaker after explosive Cohen revelations

 

The Most Important Thing About Michael Flynn Is Not His Guilt, But His Politicized Prosecution

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow posts worst week since ‘08; Nasdaq enters bear market as government shutdown looms

 

Nasdaq confirms bear market; economic worries sink Wall Street

 

Wall Street Trading Explodes as Stock Rout Sparks Year-End Angst

 

Gold pulls back from a 6-month high, but scores a weekly gain

 

Asia Stocks Drop Again After US Slide

 

Asia stocks shunned as investors flee for safety

 

Shades of 1987 and 2008 in Current Level of Stocks Getting Crushed

 

Wall St. Tumbles, Bothered by the Fed and Shutdown Fears

 

As stocks drop, Trump fears he’s losing his best argument for reelection

 

U.S. third-quarter growth trimmed; business spending slowing

 

This brutal stock-market rout mirrors the 1987 crash in one important way

 

EDUCATION

 

Campaign to Halt Classroom Indoctrination Gets a Boost from New Website

 

U.S. colleges pull sportswear tied to Chinese detention camps

 

A report that offers a path to compromise at L.A. Unified

 

The lunacy of crying ‘racism’ over school suspensions

 

Is arming teachers a good idea? Depends on where you live.

 

Temple Will Pay $5.5M to Settle Suits Over False Rankings Data

 

Big Brother Shocker: N.Y. to Have Public Schools Decide if Private Ones May Operate

 

Push for Student-Level Data the Feds Don’t Collect

 

Judge: School Officials and Cops Have No Duty to Protect Students From Shootings

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian Journalist Emad Albeheery On Turkey-Based Muslim Brotherhood TV Channel: President Al-Sisi's Mother Is Jewish

 

Egypt says it thwarted attacks on Copts

 

Egyptian TV Debates: Sheikh Claims There Is A Jewish Plot To Decrease Egypt's Population, Political Sociologist Claims The Plot Is To Increase It, Sheikh Says Torah Is False And That Theodor Herzl Created 'The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion'

 

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil prices end at 17-month low, down more than 11% for the week

 

Energy Prices

 

Beto Busted for Fossil Fuel Hypocrisy

 

Texas City Celebrated by Al Gore in Financial Trouble Over Green Initiatives

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Stoxx Europe 600 avoids bear-market close as U.S. stocks swoon

 

One killed, one wounded in Vienna shooting

 

Opinion: ECB readies to fight worsening economic slump

 

 

FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Dietary guidelines: Blame Big Food, not government, for unhealthy eating

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump is now forging foreign policy on his own. Where will he take us?

 

FRANCE

 

What to expect during Act VI of the 'yellow vest' protests in France this Saturday

 

2018 was the hottest year for a century in France

 

French oil giant Total handed €500,000 fine over Iran corruption

 

France’s Existential Loneliness in Syria

 

French prosecutors want 14 tried over Charlie Hebdo attacks

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany power plan would be a gift to Putin(Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Spiegel apologizes in cover story on faked news scandal

 

Study shows the tenuous link between foreigners, refugees and criminality

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

How to Make Climate Change Doubters Pay a Political Price

 

Climate Change: Millions Of Americans Have Voted With Their Feet For A Hotter Climate

 

Does the global fight against climate change stand a chance without the U.S.?

 

GOP

 

Michigan’s GOP-led legislature votes to increase its power ahead of Dem takeover

 

Has the GOP tax cut delivered? Yes — and the tooth fairy was here just last night!

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)

 

GAO: State Budget Outlooks Are Grim

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Pelosi Sounds Shutdown Alarm: ‘More Than 800,000 Federal Employees Will Be Forced to Go Without Pay’  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: They are being paid for not working when the shutdown is over.  These employees do not make up the time lost.  It is a paid vacation at the tax payer’s expense.)

 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: We Stand Against Arming Teachers for Self-Defense

 

Ethics committee expanding investigation into GOP rep over finance questions

 

GOP lawmaker doubts government workers live paycheck to paycheck

 

8 House Republicans Join All Dems in Voting Against Wall Funding After Trump Urges 'Steel Slats' 


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE in 2018: 71 Removals of Illegal Aliens From State Sponsors of Terror

 

INDIA

 

India Races Forward in Electric Cars

 

India’s Stock Market Leapfrogs Germany's to Become World’s Seventh-Biggest

 

India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens' data | ZDNet

 

IRAN

 

Iranian ships fire rockets as US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf

 

U.S. Sanctions on Iran Will Harm Iraq

 

 

ISLAM

 

Al-Azhar Cleric Saeed Numan: Male And Female Fetuses Can Be Married Off To Each Other By Their Guardians

 

ISRAEL

 

Why is the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah condoning terror?

 

Antisemitic Friday Sermon On Palestinian Authority TV: Allah Turned Jews Into Apes And Pigs; Vile Traits Run In Their Genes; Humanity Cannot Coexist With Them; U.S., Europe 'Vomited Them Out'; Rocks And Trees Will Say: 'There Is A Jew Behind Me, Come And Kill Him'

 

Is the anti-boycott bill dead or alive? It could come down to Trump’s wall

 

Bedouins of Khan al-Ahmar wonder when their homes will be demolished

 

Three Palestinians reported killed in Gaza border protests

 

Hamas says teen killed along Gaza border

 

Israel, Greece, Cyprus to ink natural gas pipeline deal next year, PM says

 

Paris duty free store sorry for calling Tel Aviv airport ‘occupied Palestine’

 

What were the goals of Operation Northern Shield?

 

 

JAPAN

 

Shinzo Abe’s World  (Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe)

 

MEDIA 

 

The New York Times Opposed Sending Troops To Syria, Now It Doesn't Want Them To Leave

 

Why The Tucker Carlson Boycott Is Bad For Everyone

 

MEXICO

 

In Tijuana, migrants who hoped for U.S. sanctuary seek ways to settle down in Mexico

 

Mexican immigration chief says his country is unprepared for the deal it made with the U.S. on asylum seekers

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemen's Houthi militia violates Sweden agreement on ceasefire in Hodeidah - Arab Coalition

American Withdrawal From Syria Shakes Up the Middle East

 

MILITARY

 

Remember When Three of Obama's Former Secretaries of Defense Blasted Him?

 

More Defense officials could follow Mattis out the door: sources (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Mattis and Israel – Not a Love Story

Mattis cancels trip to Israel

 

Fallout grows over Mattis resignation

 

Continetti: The Chances of War Increase With Troop Withdrawals and Mattis’ Resignation

 

The U.S. Withdrawal From Syria: Who’s to Blame?

 

Mattis Eviscerates Trump Worldview in Blunt Resignation Letter   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

‘A sad day for America’: Washington fears a Trump unchecked by Mattis

 

Mattis reportedly quit after Trump refused to reverse Syria decision

Jim Mattis Stood Against Torture. Will Trump Bring It Back?

 

Biden on Mattis resignation: Trump admin has 'abandoned' core American beliefs

 

US military ordered to withdraw about half the troops in Afghanistan

 

Jim Mattis' resignation letter is an absolutely stunning rejection of Trumpism

 

Federal Investigators: Mapping Apps Are Endangering U.S. Troops

 

Family of four Marines, one airman share bond of service, blood and love

 

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria

 

Pentagon scrambles on Syria exit amid withdrawal outrage

 

With Mattis out, we’re in uncharted territory

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Astronaut remembers Apollo 8, 50 years later

 

NASA’s first moonshot was a bold and terrifying improvisation with Apollo 8

 

PAKISTAN

 

Asia Bibi’s Case Reveals Islamists’ True Colors 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Can martial law end ISIS-inspired groups in the Philippines?

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh: Trump gave word he'll veto any bill without border wall money

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

At a rural Kansas barn, they hear the Christmas story

 

RUSSIA 

 

Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria marks a win for Putin  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Kremlin Warns it May ‘Target’ U.S. Missile Launchers in Europe

 

How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business

 

Will Ukraine start a war with Russia?

 

Putin Had a Bad 2018; Next Year Will Be Worse (Op-ed)

 

Putin: The world underestimates danger of nuclear war

 

SENATE

 

An election hacked — by Democrats  (Alabama)

 

Senate Dem calls on Mattis to testify following resignation

 

Rubio, Smith Warn Judge In Bitkov Case

 

Schumer: House-passed border wall bill dead in the Senate

 

 Hirono: Trump trying to blame Democrats for shutdown would be 'such bullsh-t'

 

McConnell 'distressed' over reasons for Mattis resignation

 

Graham plans resolution urging Trump to change mind on Syria

 

Senators Demand Congressional Leadership Publicly Oppose Israel Boycotts

 

Ted Cruz Is Right: Make El Chapo Pay for the Wall

 

Sen. Mike Lee Blocks EEOC Appointee, LGBT Activist Chai Feldblum

 

Senate Russia Expert Tied Up In Democratic 'False Flag' Operation

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Conservative leader demands Facebook ‘put up or shut up’ on civil rights and political bias

 

Instagram ad scam warning

 

Social media: Jack Phillips' cakes 'must be amazing'

 

District of Columbia sues Facebook over privacy 'failures'

 

How to Fight Depression from Social Media Overuse

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Debt Rises Much Faster Than Incomes

 

Top envoy calls for S. Korea-US cooperation to end NK's hostility

 

Gov't Mulls Reducing Service for Conscientious Objectors

 

Seoulites earn the most for second year in a row

 

Over 2 Million Workers Are Members of Unions

 

Norovirus is back stronger than before

 

Cohabiting Couples to Be Recognized as Families

 

Gov't announces new policies to tackle sexual assault at schools

 

Korea Ranked 16th  in Forbes' List of Best Countries for Doing Business

 

South Korea, India agree on arms, civilian cooperation

 

BOK stuck between Fed hike, slowdown

 

 

SPORTS

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

2018 College Football Schedule: Bowl Week

 

STATES

 

Ohio Lawmakers Increase Their Own Pay By Nearly $13,000

 

13 States Challenge Mass. Animal Rights Law

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Ginsburg Recovering After Malignant Nodules Removed From Lung

 

Trust in the justices of the Supreme Court is waning. Here are three ways to fortify the court

 

Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

 

Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to enforce asylum crackdown

 

SYRIA

 

This time, U.S. is betraying more than just the Kurds, allies say of Syria decision

 

The U.S. Is Leaving Syria: Here’s How to Do It Right

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan's 'yellow vests' hit the streets of Taipei

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Apple Confirms They're Shipping Out Bent iPad Pros, But Says It's Nothing to Worry About

 

TERRORISM

 

Defeating ISIS: Separating Fact from Fiction 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey to delay Syria op; Kurds warn of end to Daesh fight

 

Turkey says it will take over fight against IS after U.S. pull-out

 

UNIONS

 

Union President Slapped for Threatening Workers

 

Unions expand in digital newsrooms

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks finish slightly higher but log a sharp weekly loss

 

Two arrested for use of drones that shut down Gatwick Airport for 36 hours

 

London’s Gatwick Airport resumes flights after drone chaos

 

UK Couple Takes Six-Week-Old Baby, Breaks His Leg And Ribs, Bite His Nose, Then Smashes His Head Into The Ground Until The Back Of His Skull Is Flat And He Dies

 

Paul Joseph Watson Video: The Absolute State of Britbongland

 

UK army said to use Israeli-made system to end drone chaos at London airport

 

Muslim Taxi Driver Blasphemes Christ On Camera, Then Declares He Will Sodomize Any Muslim Man Or Woman In The UK Who Becomes A Christian

 

Rare King Saul statue rescued from UK school, covered in glitter, nail polish

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

No Condemnation for Hezbollah by UN Security Council

 

UN appeals to the world to fund the Palestinian Authority’s ‘Pay for Slay’ policy

 

Security Council votes to send cease-fire observers to Yemen

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump tries to pin shutdown on Democrats after pledge to accept blame

 

Kilmeade Clashes With Sarah Sanders on Syria Withdrawal: Trump ‘Just Re-Founded ISIS’ (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Trump’s Battle For A Border Wall

 

Don’t Call it a ‘Shutdown’ — Call it a Presidential Filibuster!

 

WH Adviser Stephen Miller Clashes With Wolf Blitzer Over Mattis Resignation, Syria Withdrawal, Immigration

 

Will Trump hold firm on Syrian pullout?

 

Trump Declares Victory in Syria Too Soon

 

Top Kelly aide devised plan to quietly exit White House and stay on payroll: report

 

President Trump Is Right about Syria

 

Trump’s half-baked plan for withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria

 

Trump made the right decision to quit Syrian conflict

 

Ret. Gen. Keane on Syria Withdrawal: President ‘Will Come to Regret This Decision’

 

Trump plans to pull 7K US troops from Afghanistan

 

Trump Tweets Photo Of New Proposed Border Wall. Internet Explodes.

 

What Makes Trump Run

 

2019: Donald Trump vs. the Elites?

 

Whom Do You Want on Your Side When Trump Is Gone?

 

America’s Great Loss(Trump’s preference for "yes men" is by now a well-known fact.)

 

Trump Keeps His Promise – Congress In Disbelief

 

Key Questions Remain Unanswered About Trump’s New Syria Policy

 

With Mattis Gone, Is Trump Unleashed?

 

Trump Signs Sweeping Bipartisan Prison Reform Ahead of Partisan Shutdown

 

Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Policy Is Correct, But Communicated Horribly 

 

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