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Wednesday, March 1, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Kyle Was Saved From Abortion and Adopted at Birth. Now He’s Saving Others From Abortion


A Lesson for Planned Parenthood’s Pinup Girls

Should Doctors and Nurses be Forced to Participate in Abortions?


Advice Columnist Tells Woman to Keep Her Past Abortion From Her Boyfriend


Why Do Unborn Babies Matter? Just Because They Are


Pro-life activists begin 40 Days for Life outreach


So Many Empty Chairs: Putting a Face on the Tragedy of Abortion


This Is What It Is Like To Have An Abortion At 22 Weeks For A Wanted Pregnancy


Pregnant, Addicted to Drugs and Almost a Suicide Victim. She Could Have Aborted But This Happened


Indiana Senate OKs Abortion Bill on Parental Notification


Planned Parenthood is terrified: US facing ‘the biggest threat’ to abortion… ‘ever’


Iowa Senate Subcommittee Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban


Missouri Republican: Abortion Akin to Slavery, Holocaust


Texas Seeks To Ban Insurance Policies From Covering Abortion


‘Dirty Dancing’ Led the Way in Depicting Abortion—If Only Other Media Would Follow


Nebraska Advances Bill to Allow Anti-Abortion License Plates


Oklahoma lawmakers target rule used to strike down anti-abortion laws


Legal experts: Battle to ban abortion in Iowa would fail court


Overregulation is forcing women to have late-term abortions


Arkansas Senate OKs Bids for Marriage, Abortion Amendments


Ban early pregnancy blood test to curb abortion of baby girls, ethics body demands  (United Kingdom)


Meet the Dutch Politician Standing Up to President Trump’s International Abortion Policy


African women slam global ‘safe abortion’ fund as ‘new colonialism’




Ex-users try to help Afghanistan’s 3 million drug addicts


At Least One Dead, 35 Wounded In Kabul Attacks


Gun battle after Taliban suicide bomber hits police




Crocodile stoned to death at Tunisia zoo


Tensions ease on disputed Western Sahara road


Africa: Preparing for the next missions 'epicenter'


Six hotel guards 'charged' with failure to help tourists during Tunisia massacre





Capital Hill Review Wednesday, March 1, 2017



Antarctic sea ice 'obliterates' previous record in remarkable reversal




Bullethole found in classroom window at Indiana synagogue


Trump wins cautious praise after speaking out on anti-Semitism


The Roots of Islamic Anti-Semitism


Law enforcement struggles to hunt down caller behind JCC threats


British PM: Universities have a duty to fight anti-Semitism


Jewish Agency head condemns anti-Semitic attacks in the US


Pennsylvania’s Jewish AG: Trump Said Jews May Be Behind Anti-Semitic Attacks


Jewish families withdraw kids from schools as bomb threats top 100


Law Enforcement: Bomb Threats to Jewish Centers Coming from Overseas


Jewish groups criticize Trump after he reportedly says bomb threats were made to 'make others look bad'


American Jews on Edge After Threats and Vandalism




Mass fight breaks out at Samsung plant in Vietnam [Video]


Asian factories pick up steam in shadow of Trump protectionist threat



ASX slips for fifth straight session


Three bodies pulled from factory after 'explosions', fire


The ASX200 has a serious cultural, gender diversity problem


Jobs under threat from gas price pressure


Trump-Watching Australian Dollar Ticks Up After China PMIs


Once carbon-friendly, Malcolm Turnbull turns to coal  (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)


Salary of Australian postal service boss sparks furor  




Government-Enforced Paid Leave: Compassion or Control-Freakism?





FDA, EPA approve 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes





Another Way to Fund Trump’s Wall: Interdict Drug Cartels’ Cash Flowing Into Mexico




TSX gains 200 points, Wall Street hits new highs on Trump optimism


Most actively traded companies on the TSX


Classified documents reveal Canada's planned response to 9/11-style attack


Fire at Islamic centre was deliberately set, Toronto police say


Police find nothing suspicious after bomb threat against Muslims at Concordia University


Premier Kathleen Wynne to cut hydro rates by 25 per cent


B.C. firm reaches $6.2M Paxil settlement in class action against GlaxoSmithKline


Quebec City hospital to once again display controversial crucifix


BoC holds rates, casts cautious eye on economy, Trump


Trump picks Kelly Craft, a long-time Republican donor, as ambassador to Canada: source


Swastikas found in York University classroom


Trump points to Canada as a model for U.S. immigration reform


Judge slams Mounties for ‘outrageous’ harassment, awarding sergeant $141,000 in bullying lawsuit


March brings May temperatures to Toronto — but they won’t last


New theory to help explain First Nations suicide epidemic and it dates back 40 years


Alberta drops 15 criminal cases in resources crunch


Ottawa police to get braille badge covers — a first in Canada


Concordia University evacuates three buildings after bomb threats


How a N.Y. model was recruited to smuggle $3.7M in cocaine by an ex-Vice Canada editor




Record STD rates drive syphilis in newborns





Exorcists tie up naked woman and burn her to death on a bonfire after accusing her of being possessed by a demon in Nicaragua





Ex-CIA officer pardoned for role in 2003 kidnapping of terrorism suspect




Christian leaders call for 'year of good news' (Franklin Graham, Dobson, Laurie, others join to reject 'fake news, depressing news.')




Jon Stewart tells media to ‘take up a hobby’ after Trump breakup: ‘I recommend journalism’




U.S. China talk improving mutually beneficial economic relationship


Bloody Daesh video puts China in cross-hairs


Beijing at Sea: Is China Crafting an Atlantic Maritime Strategy?


Factories across China get all fired up over official gigs


 China February factory growth beats expectations as global demand improves      




Trump is doing nothing about North Korea


Engaging with a belligerent North Korea


North Korea is finding new ways to stop flow of information, report says





Latest Obamacare Proposal Jeopardizes Repeal Effort


ObamaCare Will NEVER Be Repealed!


Democrats Boo Trump Proposal to Give a Voice to Victims of Immigrant Crime


No, Repealing Obamacare Won’t Kill Off Thousands of Americans 


Republicans near make-or-break moment on Obamacare repeal


ObamaCare in Limbo: Repeal or Let Die


Voters Like Congress More Than They Have in Years


Female Democrats wear white to Trump speech in honor of suffragettes


Trump calls on Democrats, Republicans to come together in speech to Congress


Democrats sit on hands as Trump pleads for cooperation


Democrats remain skeptical after Trump's bipartisan overture


Illegal Aliens vs. Victims of Illegal Aliens at State of the Union


It looks like Trump just took sides in Republican debate over Obamacare


Democrats bring Dreamers, Trump brings victims of crimes by illegal immigrants


Congressional candidate: Moon-colonizing companies could destroy cities by dropping rocks


Trump hails Scalia's widow to boost bid for his successor - while Democrats bring DREAMers to president's joint address


Here Are the Best Pictures of Dems Reacting to Trump's Address


Trump speech highlights divide on Obamacare replacement




Fla. movie theater shooter: "It was his life or mine"




Previously Deported Illegal Alien Murders Woman, Kidnaps Daughter


Murder suspect Alex Deaton caught after multi-state manhunt


Kansas shooting victim's wife asks the question in every immigrant's mind


Police make arrest in high school nude video scandal


Baltimore cops arrested on robbery, racketeering charges


Sheriff: Deputy was ambushed responding to 911 call


Donald Trump will publish regular list of crimes by immigrants


Criminal civil forfeiture


How a Murder in Kansas Looks in Kolkata





Alabama says execution of murderer who heaved and coughed for 13 minutes was NOT botched





Alan Dershowitz: Keith Ellison Defeated by His Own Actions, Not Any Smear


DNC chair: Trump unlikely to back immigration reform compromise  (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)


L. Brent Bozell: Networks Yawn As DNC Lurches Further Left





Nixonian? (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio talks of “eerie parallels” between President Trump and Richard Nixon—but his own politico-financial scandal continues to deepen.)


Oprah for president?


Is February 28, 2017, 'The Night the Democratic Party Died'?


Emanuel slams Trump over Chicago crime comments  (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)


Most Say Democrats Hurt Themselves With Anti-Trump Strategy


Desperate Democrats turn to veteran ex-governor, 72, to respond to Trump from his local DINER - and he calls himself a 'Republican' by mistake


Inside the Beltway: Voters to Democrats: Cooperate with Trump


Obamas sign rumored $60-million book deal with Penguin Random House


Holder: Obama is 'ready to roll'


'Dog' to Dems: 'You lost, grow up, see you in 4 years'  (Bounty hunter pokes fun at left's claims Trump mentally unfit.)


Eric Garcetti Makes His Case as Mayor of Los Angeles


Disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer's ex-wife files to TAKE HIS last name - three years after their divorce


De Blasio’s bizarre ‘never pressure’ defense of favors for his friends (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)


De Blasio's 'Hail Mary' plan for the homeless crisis




Ms. DeVos’s Fake History About School Choice (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)


Call for More Federal Oversight  (The Education Department needs to better monitor colleges' finances to prevent another costly fiasco like the 2014 collapse of Corinthian Colleges, says the agency's Office of Inspector General.)




Rollout of new travel ban delayed


Homeland Security Dept. intel wing in crisis mode over travel ban


Officials: New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Unsound policy.  Iraq is a war zone and a haven for ISIS.)




GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups


Jeff Sessions Provides More Evidence That He Plans a Marijuana Crackdown (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)


AP 'Fact Check' FAIL: Trump Claim on Terrorism and Immigration Correlates with Justice Dept. Data


Sessions strikes fear in the hearts of pro-pot groups


Was Texas Voter ID Law Biased? Justice Dept. Stays Out of Argument




Jiminy Cricket! Disney goes gay


Disney puts a 'gay scene' in Beauty and the Beast: Character of LeFou set to explore his sexuality and feelings for leading man Gaston in new film 




Dow 21,000 matches the fastest 1,000-point milestone in history


Dow pierces 21,000 after Trump speech, rate-hike chatter


Stocks Surge to Record Highs; Dow Hits 21,000


Most Asian stock markets rise as investors digest Trump's speech


Stocks struggle as Trump offers few policy details, dollar firms on rate talk


Hershey to cut global workforce by about 15 percent


Dollar rises as expectations grow for March rate hike


S&P 500 Could Top 4,000 in Eight Years and It’s Not Because of Trump


Gold falls a second straight session to lowest level in a week


9 jobs with the oldest American workers


Treasury yields see largest one-day increase since November


Obama First President Since Great Depression Not to See 3% GDP Growth


Bond market looks doubtful about Trump fiscal stimulus




What Is Trump’s Top Accomplishment So Far? These College Students Weigh In


Half Of America's College Students Believe The Federal Government Will Forgive Their Loans


President Trump: ‘Education Is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’


North Carolina school board votes on banning Confederate flag


On Education, the Left Protects a Miserable Status Quo


Colleges rush to protect immigrant students


The Revolution Moves to the Bathroom


Trump signs executive order on historically black colleges


Scott Walker Loosens the Purse Strings (Wisconsin governor who has pushed for deep cuts to higher education is now seeking increased spending. Academics welcome the shift, but some worry about the details, including a requirement for monitoring teaching loads.)


Parents of autistic children urge schools to allow controversial communication techniques


Closing the Gap (Black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22 percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students, a new report says.)


The Isolation of College Libertarians


New Visibility for HBCUs, but Not Dollars  (New executive order moves HBCU initiative into White House but otherwise doesn't depart significantly from previous executive orders on historically black colleges.)


Healthier Cereals Snare a Spot on New York School Menus


Hidden Figures (Women's studies meets mathematics in a new book arguing for a more inclusive cultural notion of numeracy.)


Reason to doubt the city's claims of rising school safety  (Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) office on Monday trotted out happy news about lower school crime rates, along with drops in student arrests and summonses. But do the statistics reflect reality? Start...)


Why heroin and classroom sex aren’t enough to get teachers fired anymore


The Changing Audience for Credentials: 3 Key Questions  (Credential innovation is so important because colleges provide much of what employers are looking for, but they don’t assess, document and communicate those outcomes, argues Matthew Pittinsky.) 




Christians in Egypt flee after killings in N. Sinai


Sisi defends anti-ISIS fight after Copts flee Sinai  (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)





Turns Out, Noncitizens Did Vote In November, Only Question Is How Many?





NRCC chairman: 'Bullying' protesters won't hurt us in 2018




Was this the Trump that could win in 2020?




Oil creeps lower as crude supplies rise an 8th week


Energy Prices


Coal mining begins seeing revival as Trump gives industry hope





EPA chief's ex-office given more time on emails 




Mass killer Breivik loses human rights case against Norway


Tensions Rise In Ukraine As Separatists Seize Companies Over Blockade




European stocks log highest close of the year on back of economic optimism


Murdoch's Fox set to request EU approval for Sky takeover bid


Dutch Populist's Brother Speaks Out


Facing poll slide, Wilders resumes campaign for Dutch election


Journalist Forced to Leave Migrant Suburb in Sweden After Being Followed by Masked Men


How Geert Wilders Became America’s Favorite Islamophobe (For years, the Dutch populist quietly built ties to fringes of the Republican Party. Now he’s got friends in the White House.)


Europe's pro-Trump outpost: Populist Hungary buoyed by US shift on refugees, Russia


Head of Swedish ambulance drivers union: No-go zones are reality for us


Where females fear to tread: KATIE HOPKINS reports from Sweden, the Scandi-liberal paradise where terrified women have vanished from the streets and a conspiracy of silence and self-censorship on immigration buries the truth


Brussels 'insider' tells EU to get over Trump nominee




McDonald's Sees $100 Billion Delivery Market as Way to Grow


Subway chicken sandwiches are only about half chicken: researchers




Hate Crime Surge Claims Lack Numbers


FBI probes bomb threats against Jewish community centers


FBI once planned to pay former British spy who authored controversial Trump dossier


F.B.I. Investigating Kansas Shooting of Indian Men as Hate Crime


Jet-setting Italian is arrested by the FBI in Seattle for kidnapping Georgetown student and trying to force him to buy Cartier jewelry and withdraw cash at ATMs 3,000 miles away in Maryland





Fed officials jolt market with talk of pending rate hike





Feminism’s Dreadful Life Advice




More Wells Fargo customers may be affected by sales scandal: filing


JPMorgan software does in seconds what took lawyers 360,000 hours




How Much Ayn Rand Is There in Trump’s ‘America First’ Foreign Policy?




‘Hamilton’ Succeeds By Recreating The American Founding Myth Sans Slavery




Murder investigation into mysterious family disappearance in France


France’s Perennial Obsession With Frenchness, and Its Apparent Demise


France Police sniper accidentally shoots waiter during Hollande speech  (French President Francois Hollande)


'I will not give in': Angry Fillon to face charges but won't quit French presidential race


Can Populism Take Paris?


Marine Le Pen set to lose EU parliament immunity over 'shameful' Isis terror tweets


François Fillon sparks speculation with last-minute farm fair pullout  (Conservative French presidential candidate cancels visit traditionally seen as unmissable pitch for rural votes.)


France MEPs revoke Marine Le Pen's immunity over violent Isis images


Fillon is down but he’s far from out, this is France remember




German Convert To Islam And Muslim Terrorist Is Also A Neo-Nazi With Links To Major Nazi Groups In Germany


One of these women could be Germany's first female astronaut


Germany worried about scaring Europe with big military budget


This is how much German military spending has grown over time


Berlin calls in Turkish envoy over jailed German journalist


Spring likely delayed in Germany, despite warm February


Granny murder suspect arrested after killing two police officers


Man fined €1,500 for peeing on Berlin Holocaust Memorial


Bag ban at Cologne cathedral leaves visitors seething




Bill Nye’s Embarrassing Face-off with Tucker Carlson on Climate Change


The phony 'social cost of carbon'


Members of Congress met to discuss the costs of climate change. They ended up debating its existence.


An ill-advised plan to ‘tax and distribute’


Climate change unfreezes 200,000-year-old ‘doorway to hell’




W. Refused to Criticize Obama, But He's Happy to Bash Trump  (Former President George W Bush)


The Real Target of Trump's Address to Congress: George W. Bush


Analysis: After a hostile takeover, it's Trump's party now


George W. Bush’s own popularity boosted by Trump’s unpopularity (Former President George W Bush)


W's new book is an amazingly moving tribute to America's warriors 




Should parents be concerned about MiraLAX use in kids?


At what age should kids start going to the dentist?


10-minute eye surgery could replace reading glasses


Colon and rectal cancers surge among young adults


No, Steve Bannon is not going to save your health care


Early warning signs of heart attacks 'being missed'




'You Can't Spell America Without Me': Baldwin to write book mocking Trump


…Michael Moore: Tribute Shows ‘Sickness’ of POTUS…


2017 Oscars: President Trump Steals the Show


Finally: A Hollywood Film about Leaving Homosexuality


Asghar Farhadi, Hollywood Hero  (Hollywood's hypocrites – and Tehran's.)


The trouble with Oscar





Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Questions If Trump Is a Crook; Rep. Speier Invokes Jekyll and Hyde


Nancy Pelosi is ‘very proud of the dignity with which our members listened to a speech’ (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)


Keith Ellison, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, other Dem leaders, refuse to stand and honor widow of falle


House GOP rejects Dem effort on Trump-Russia probes


Freedom Caucus chief's wife blasts Ryan on Obamacare repeal (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Pelosi Tells House Members to Treat Trump Voters Like a Friend With a ‘Jerk’ Boyfriend (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)


Key House Republican balks at Trump's budget cuts


Maxine Waters Skipped Trump's Address To Congress Because He Wouldn't Say What She Wanted To Hear  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)


Cummings meeting with Trump is back on (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D)


Hugh Fitzgerald: The Highest and Best Use of Keith Ellison  (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)


Thumbs down for Trump from Pelosi's women in white: Democrats dress like their suffrage heroines (and Hillary) to attack President  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)


House tees up fight to limit endangered species rules




What to do about Carlos? Undocumented (illegal aliens), he wove himself into the fabric of a town


Trump open to legal status for illegal immigrants: report


Trump's speech fails to sway immigration advocates in L.A.


Dennis Prager: A Nation Of Immigrants — Only If They Assimilate


Lawmaker: Vet refugees' views on female genital mutilation



Deportation agency ignored 1.6 million visa overstays under Obama




Indus Waters Treaty: India, Pakistan to resume talks by month-end


Donald Trump's spy pick 'shocked' by India launching 104 satellites


India to Pakistan: Put Hafiz Saeed on trial


Tamil Nadu: Traders ban Pepsi, Coca-Cola to support local products


India successfully test-fires interceptor missile


Five reasons why economists doubt India’s October-December GDP growth of 7%




Indonesia’s President tells Al Arabiya’s GM: Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner


Twists and turns in tortuous mine dispute


Watch: King Salman greeted by thousands in Jakarta




He wants $1 trillion to fix infrastructure




Ahead of Trump Speech, Poll Finds Republicans Overwhelmingly Concerned With Complex Tax Code


Fewer IRS audits doesn't mean you're home free


Jamie Dimon: Trump won’t get tax reform done this year




Amazon cloud service outage breaks parts of the Internet




The Crimes of Qassem (He might not be a household name in America — at least, not yet. But throughout the Middle East, Qassem Suleymani makes the righteous and the innocent tremble.)





26,000 civilians escape Mosul amid fierce clashes


ISIS leader admits defeat, orders to flee


Not Wanted: A Permanent U.S. Presence in Iraq


Iraqi Military Expert: U.S. Needs to Prioritize Military Operation Over Political Solution


Mosul battle: Iraqi forces cut IS escape route to Tal Afar




US Muslims are running for office because 'rights are under attack'


For Muslims Americans, Trump's speech to Congress reaffirms fears





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, March 1, 2017)


Gaza rocket strikes field south of Ashkelon; none injured


'I knew from the outset they were setting up my son'  (Charlie Azariya, father of convicted IDF soldier Elor Azariya, said Wednesday he would fight until his son's innocence is proven.)


Attorney general won’t defend contentious outpost law in court


Want to learn 16 languages? Murder 3 Israelis


Intel chief said to tell MKs war with Hamas, Hezbollah likely not on horizon


Gaza Report Tarnishes Netanyahu’s Image (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


PM praises Trump for ‘strong stance’ against anti-Semitism


No cause in the world can justify terrorism: Israel envoy


Lawyer accuses army of trying to extort Hebron shooter to drop appeal


Terrorist Enters Jewish Home, Terrorist Dead


Terrorist sneaks into outpost, stabs man as family watches


Israel charges Jewish-born convert with Islamic State ties


Abbas No. 2 is okay with one democratic state, but says Israel won’t ever be (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)


Report: 80.59 Carat ‘Star of Viluysk’ Sold During Israel’s International Diamond Week


US to Human Rights Council: Halt ‘obsession with Israel’


Palestinian killed by Israeli settler in illegal Hebron outpost after alleged stab attack


Congressmen introduce bill to create Israeli-Palestinian peace fund


Government Approves Bill to Kill Tax Breaks on Anti-Israeli NGO Donations


IDF chief: Army improved since Gaza war, but not ‘immune to criticism’


Palestinian students of Birzeit University clash with Israeli soldiers


Lebanese media: IDF troops cross border to get spy device


Netanyahu to Zambian President: Africa’s Future Endangered by Radical Islam


Policeman to be tried for urinating on Palestinian


Timeline for local Palestinian elections announced as Hamas rejects decision


Israel is stuck in the tunnels of yesteryear, but Hamas is digging right now


Volatile and dangerous: a look at the humanitarian crisis in Gaza


Amona Evacuees Start Hunger Strike in Front of PM’s Residence


Nursing home caretakers and nurse to be charged


Al-Qiq continues refusing medical checks as fellow prisoner ends hunger strike


Palestinian stabs Israeli in southern Mount Hebron


Knesset Speaker Reads Bereaved Families’ Letter on Applying Gaza Report’s Conclusions


Flash floods and golf-ball-sized hail in Eilat


The Militant Islamists of Hamas


Antisemitic acts in US gain attention of Netanyahu, other Israeli leaders


Netanyahu to Testify on Gaza War on Live TV before Knesset Committee


'Hamas doesn't want war, but the situation in the Palestinian territories is explosive'


GOP lawmakers unveil measure to cut off U.S. aid to Palestinians


End the UNRWA Farce  (As President, Trump should defund the agency perpetuating the “Palestinian” refugee problem.)




Japan will tell United States to respect WTO rules: PM Abe adviser




Hizbullah Efforts To Impose Religious Standards In Public Spark Anger Among South Lebanon Residents




Liberals, What Are You Teaching Your Kids?


Speak English, Ma!  (The hypocrisy of the left regarding the vital importance of requiring all who remain here permanently to be fluent in English is breathtaking.)


It's not just Trump supporters who spread fake news. Liberals do it too




Women Suspected in Killing of Kim Jong-nam Are Charged




Ratings and Reputation: CNN Had a Very Bad, No Good, Awful February


Trump stuns media detractors with 'extraordinary' speech but Washington Post, others still go to war


…Van Jones: At That Moment Trump ‘Became the President of the United States. Period’


Krauthammer: ‘This Was Without A Doubt The Best Speech’ Trump Has Given [Video]


…Wallace: ‘I Feel Like Tonight Donald Trump Became the President of the United States’…


…Maddow: Will Be ‘a Very Well-Received Speech’


Why The Right Still Needs Bill Kristol


Hannity: It's time for Republicans to 'step up' and back Trump's agenda


NPR Failed to Disclose Trump-Bashing CIA Officer As Clinton Donor in Radio Interview


Chris Cuomo Doubles Down on Controversial Gender Identity Tweet


Even CNN backs Trump's speech to Congress! Snap poll finds 78 per cent reacted positively


Call It ‘Fake News’ or Bad Journalism, CNN’s Don Lemon Owns It


Toward better relations with the press


The New York Times Rewrites History To Tarnish Trump Speech


Fox News Distances Itself From Controversial Swedish Guest


Hardball Convenes All-Star Cast of Minor Celebs to Attack Ryan's Widow


Media applaud Trump's first joint session speech




Former Mexican president trolls Donald Trump's address to Congress




Saudi-Malaysian deals give new impetus to bilateral ties: Experts


Saudis Optimistic On Trump Administration's Middle East Policy, Express Hope It Will Act Against Iran


Saudi Arabia, Indonesia sign range of deals at start of King Salman's visit


UN finds 45,000 displaced by battles around Yemen's Mokha


Kuwaiti company for posting rumors of alleged flights to Tel Aviv


Egyptian-Iranian détente a boon for the region and beyond





Posters spark sexism complaints at military base in Virginia


The Bloated Military


Official: Yemen raid yields data on al-Qaida explosives


Trump: Yemen Commando Raid Produced Valuable Intelligence


VA Secretary David Shulkin: Our plan to deliver greater accountability to America's veterans


US Army names Muslim chaplain spiritual leader of 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers


In emotional moment, widow of Navy SEAL takes spotlight at Trump address


Widow of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen hailed by Trump in speech


Military Preening  (Donald Trump’s call on Tuesday night for a rebuilt military is about vanity, not safety.)


Navy SEAL unit punished for flying Trump flag in Kentucky


Trump passes blame for Yemen raid to his generals: 'They lost Ryan'


Grandmother fighting for veterans benefits as she raises orphaned child


Navy SEAL’s widow brought to tears by standing ovation


Navy begins large humanitarian mission in Indian, Pacific oceans


'Ryan's looking down now and he's very happy because he just broke a record': Trump pays tribute to hero SEAL killed in terror raid as his weeping widow receives Congress's longest ovation




Minimum Wage Is Racist, Kills Jobs And Doesn't Help The Poor — Apart From That, It's A Great Idea





Woman wins custody battle against NASA for bag of moon dust




Intelligence chief nominee vows to support Russia hacking probe




Lowering the legal limit won't save lives  (New traffic fatality data shows that US motor-vehicle deaths increased by 6 percent last year.)





Investigator of China Organ Harvesting Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize




Trump’s NATO shake-up




Learning To Live With Nuclear Weapons, Long Term




Is online shopping making you FAT? Expert says buying groceries from the comfort of your couch means you make unhealthier choices




Afghan general summons Pakistani ambassador over border tensions


Pak Army Radd-ul-Fasaad is aimed at countering mischievous elements


Pervez Musharraf: I see Donald Trump as an agent of change (Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf)




Mining ban raises risks in the Philippines


 President Duterte’s honeymoon may be ending


As H.I.V. Soars in Philippines, Conservatives Kill School Condom Plan




Snap poll: Trump soars following speech to Congress




Hundreds of Feds Caught Watching Porn at Work




Capitulating to Black Racism




Town-hall chaos 'orchestrated' by scheming left (Rush Limbaugh: 'Obama. George Soros money, I'm certain, is involved.')




Archdiocese of New York Seeks $100 Million Mortgage for Sexual Abuse Fund




Russia rejects Al Jazeera’s report on alleged cooperation with terrorists in Afghanistan


Columnist For Russian Daily 'Kommersant': 'In Tehran, Moscow Has A Capricious And Unpredictable Partner'

Russia and UK hold high-level military talks in Moscow


Volkswagen to recall 42 Lamborghini cars in Russia due to flame outbreak possibility


Putin Says Russia's Anti-Doping System Failed, Again Denies State Role  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


U.S. Man Jailed For Illegally Selling High-Tech Goods To Russian Military


Russians Take Pride in Crimea Annexation — Poll


Russian senator believes European Parliament’s resolutions on Syria not to solve crisis


The Secrets of Russia’s Propaganda War, Revealed


Russian Foreign Ministry: Any sanctions against Syria to weaken anti-terrorist front


Putin's Russia Seen Dominating European Energy for Two Decades  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Russian Daily 'Kommersant': 'From Moscow's Point Of View, [Libya's] Marshal Haftar Seems To Be A Promising Partner'


Trump leaves Russia out of the speech


Russian Foreign Ministry Launches 'Fake News' Section




Oldest fossils point to life on Earth 4 billion years ago




Top Democrat Kaine asks FBI to ‘fully investigate anti-Semitic incidents’ (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)


President Trump Honors Justice Scalia, Calls on Senate to Approve Judge Neil Gorsuch


Rubio Predicts Immigration Reform Won’t Be Easy, But It Will Be Successful   (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)


McCain Made Secret Trip to Syria to Meet U.S. Military, Anti-Assad Rebels  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)


Top Democrat: Trump's speeches "not attached to his own reality"    (Former Senate Minority Leader Harry (Criminal) Reid (D-Nevada)


Schumer: Dems want to work with Trump but he hasn't reached out to us


Rubio: Lack of GOP consensus on healthcare is not a 'weakness'   (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)


Star Parker: Chuck Schumer's Fake News  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Sen. Feinstein seeks to slow Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination, requests more information (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)


Bernie Sanders bursts into laughter over Trump’s healthcare comment  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)




Teen falls to death trying to film Snapchat video




President Trump's speech sets new Twitter record


Twitter mocks Democrat response




Report: Trump Signs Repeal of Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban




Assange’s fate hangs on thin election hope in Ecuador




China, Russia agree to strengthen opposition to US’ THAAD missile system


US reaffirms missile-defense plans as joint war games begin in S. Korea


Divided nation marks Independence Movement Day


Samsung’s Leader Is Indicted on Bribery Charges


Acting president slams N. Korea for nuke threat, human rights abuse


S. Korea divided over impeachment with court's ruling up in the air [Photos]


Naval officer donates blood 290 times


LG to build washing machine plant in US




Vikings' sparkling stadium a deathtrap for birds


NFL mock draft 2.0: Will Deshaun Watson be first QB picked in 2017?


Lady Gaga's Super Bowl show just got a sequel


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)




Boy dies after being left in SUV outside day care  (Florida)


McAuliffe 'All for Coordination' on Illegal Immigrant Info, but 'Not Turning' Cops Into ICE Officers (Governor of Virginia Terry (Boondoggle) McAuliffee (D)


95M Under Threat After Deadly Storms, Tornadoes Ravage Midwest


“Enemies Within” Documentary Showing in Northern Virginia


22 tornadoes kill 3 people and it's not over


Back to Reality  (In California, you hear the same lament, constantly: The people who live there cannot afford to live there.)


At least 2 dead as tornadoes rake Midwest


New York Expects Fewer Foreign Tourists, Saying Trump Is to Blame


Flint residents must start paying full cost for water they still can’t drink without a filter  (Michigan)


Gracie Mansion to Display Artifacts From World War II Era   (New York)


California plane crash survivor was found in the back bedroom of home with third degree burns to 90 per cent of her body




Possible budget cuts to State Dept., foreign aid draw bipartisan opposition




80% Still See Gorsuch Confirmation As Likely




Russian jets accidentally bomb US-backed forces in Syria


Syrian air force ‘targeted’ aid convoy in deadly bombing: UN probe


Drone strike kills Osama bin Laden's son in law


Syrian Army retakes Palmyra citadel from ISIS – sources to RT


Syria regime, rebels committed war crimes in Aleppo: UN probe


Damascus looks to Syrian Kurds to counter Turkey


The Arab Summit may bury hatchet with Assad (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)





PAC-3 missiles deployed on Taiwan’s east coast ‘in response to Chinese military strategy’


Military personnel test positive for Category 1 drugs


Brace for the cold: low temperature warning for 18 cities and counties


Taiwan-Japan commission meets in Tokyo


Ma begins 12-day US trip with lunch in New York  (Former President Ma Ying-jeou)


Air quality ‘good’ in north and east: EPA


Student takes first prize at robot model building competition


Taiwan students who dressed as Nazis attend Holocaust ceremony




Teenagers in the Trump era




YouTube unveils $35 a month TV service as it reveals viewers watch a BILLION hours of video a day




Black Lives Matter Plotted to Burn Down Minnesota Capitol?





No more apologies for the West  (Intellectuals of the left and those influenced by them judge the United States and certain European nations as uniquely guilty of imperialism, colonialism, racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, Islamophobia -- the list goes on.)





Watered Down NC ‘Bathroom Bill’ Not Good Enough for LGBT Groups


Target Hits $15B Loss Since Trans Bathroom Policy Announcement


Transgenderism and the Abolition of Man





'Assault on freedom of expression' Die Welt journalist's arrest in Turkey condemned


German journalist detained in Turkey moved to prison


Turkey deploys elite commando units in Syria


Turkey moves to launch space agency


Turkish academics tell ministry that evolution theory excluded from curriculum ‘only in Saudi Arabia’


Shrinkage in Turkish tourism causes big job losses


Settlement in Cyprus to accelerate energy cooperation between Turkey, Israel: envoy


We cannot let terrorists incriminate Muslims, Erdoğan says in Pakistan  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


 Rage and revolution in modern Turkey


PM: Turkey’s current system pits father against son


Turkey accuses PACE of ‘being taken hostage’ by people with ‘anti-Turkish agenda’


Heavy fog paralyzes life in Istanbul


67 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in February: Interior ministry


Debate over asbestos diffusion heats up in Turkish capital Ankara


Journalist Hasan Cemal given 11 month suspended sentence for ‘insulting president’


Turkey’s exports rise over 5 pct in February with significant increases in China, US and Israel markets


Three ISIL suicide bombers arrested in Turkey’s southeast


Probe of US-based Turk hacker leads to Austrian intel fight




'I'm ashamed': Uber CEO Travis Kalanick issues groveling memo to staff admitting he needs to 'grow up' after video surfaces of him yelling at one of his own drivers 





AFL-CIO Open to Helping Trump





FTSE 100 scores highest close on record as Fed rate outlook hits pound


Downing Street dismisses report Trump state visit delayed


UK journalists accuse May of 'cop out' over Trump's media attacks (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Man In England Attacks Innocent Woman, Rapes Her Two Times And Cuts Her Face From Her Skull


Study: Overweight British Patients Get Offended if the Doctor Suggests a Diet


Nigel Farage says he is not interested in receiving a peerage  (Nigel Farage has said he is not interested in receiving a peerage after Ukip's only MP was accused of  trying to deny him a knighthood. )


Nicola Sturgeon: Holyrood powers at risk from hard Brexit  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)


London Homeowners Are Desperately Slashing Prices


Universal credit hits families with children hardest, study finds


SNP candidate told No voter to ‘emigrate’


A quarter of young men self-harm to cope with depression, says survey


New drivers caught using a phone at the wheel will lose their licence under new laws 


British people unaware of pollution levels in the air they breathe – study


Student who backed Sadiq Khan racism claim ‘fears for safety’  (A feminist researcher who supported Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after he compared Scottish Nationalism and racism has quit Twitter amid fears for her safety.)


Tory £1bn tax cut 'will worsen north-south divide'


1,160 Ford job losses projected by 2021


Trump postpones state visit to Britain in part due to protests


Sex education compulsory in English schools


Number of pupils failing to get first choice of school expected to rise


Government facing Brexit defeat in Lords


Northern Ireland Assembly election poll and odds: What to expect and who will win?


Richest pupils 'dominate top schools'


Tony Blair’s Lesson for President Trump (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)


UK's ultra-rich 'set to grow rapidly'




Is Nikki Haley ready for war?  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)


Vetoes Sink Latest UN Security Council Resolution on Syrian Chemical Weapons


A U.S.-Russia Clash at U.N. Over Syria’s ‘Barbaric’ Weapons


Russia Sides With Chemical Weapons (Even chlorine bombs couldn’t stir Moscow to punish Syria in the UN)


How to troll the thugs of the UN Human Rights Council: Use Milo




It's getting harder to live longer in the U.S.


Trump slump Tourists lose interest in visiting US




Meet Donald Trump's Propagandist


The Enemies Of Donald Trump Are The Enemies Of America


Trump Will Make Good On His Promise to Keep the Country Free, Safe and Prosperous


White House: Conway acted 'without nefarious motive' in Ivanka Trump plug


Pat Robertson: Attacks on Trump Are 'Satanic'


Trump Brings His Agenda to Congress


Trump Mute on Moral Issues


Donald Trump Is Amazed to Discover That Health Policy Is Complicated


Trump's Speech: A Vision, but No Strategy


Trump: ‘My Job is Not to Represent the World; My Job is to Represent the United States of America’


Trump Speech Calls for Putting America — and Americans — First


The Speech: Trump Tried to Win One for the Gipper


Silence This VOICE Before it Speaks, Donald Trump! (The President's proposed Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement...)


Don’t Believe the New Trump (He’s still the same old, uninformed, easily manipulated, egomaniac — surrounded by second-raters, lickspittles, and extremists.)


Trump Touts ‘Billions and Billions’ in Savings, ‘Billions and Billions’ of Investment


 Trump scored big, using a conventional speech to kick off an unconventional presidency


What Trump Got Right in His Speech to Congress


Trump Should Beware Of The Flynn Affair Becoming The Plame Game


Ego-Maniac Revolutions Don’t Last (The closest analogy for Donald Trump is Henry VIII — and Steve Bannon may not have his ear for long.)


Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Most Trump Job Evaluations Are Strongly Held Opinions


Pence vows "no one is going to fall through the cracks" in plan to replace Obamacare  (Vice-President Mike Pence)


Mike Pence: Mexico will pay for border wall


How Trump’s disciplined speech came together


What ISIS fighters think of Trump


Only One Thing Missing From President Trump’s Speech Before Congress


Trump refuses to back down on jihad fight; Politico has egg on its face


Viewers strongly approve of Trump's speech


Full transcript of President Donald Trump's first speech to Congress


Trump just delivered the best speech of his political career


With One Terrific Speech, Donald Trump Becomes President Trump


Trump delivered a grand slam of a speech to the nation


President Trump Makes the Union Great Again


Trump's speech: Exaggerations, omissions, facts

Trump’s Softer Tone Masks Hard Road Ahead for Agenda in Congress


Celebs react to Trump's speech to Congress (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Americans do not care what these imbeciles have to say.)


Trump Disarms the Dems


Trump's gift to Washington: staying home  (New Yorkers are uniquely able to appreciate the favor President Trump is doing for the people of Washington, DC, by not venturing out of the White House and into their...)


Trump’s speech to Congress marks the real start of his presidency


The most important word Trump didn’t say in his speech


Visions of Trumptopia  (The President offered up lots of gauzy promises but no real ideas of how to pay for them.)


Trump expected to sign new travel ban that exempts current visa holders


What the Border Thinks of Trump  (In El Paso, we’ve benefited from booming trade and immigration.)


Any minute now, Trump will ruin the good impression he just made


A Day That Left Washington Guessing


Trump reprises his bleak vision of America — but offers few ideas for fixing it


After ‘America First,’ More Conventional U.S. Diplomacy


Trump reversing 'devastating trend' (President has people of faith looking forward to the end of ...)


Trump used 'I' less than Obama in first joint session speech


Trump’s speech to Congress was mostly devoid of substance


Watch: Trump shares a hug with Dem after speech


Voters’ Reactions: ‘Today, He Acted Like a Politician’


GOP praises 'home run' address


Trump Is Wrong to Skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


Rosie O'Donnell: Trump's going down for 'treason'


Rory McIlroy admits he was 'taken aback by the blowback' he received for playing golf with Donald Trump but he admits he would not have voted for him if he were American


Trump: 'The time for small thinking is over'


David Usborne You heard that right: Donald Trump wants to put an end to petty fights


Seven things we learnt from Donald Trump's first speech to Congress


Sequins in Congress: Melania sparkles for Trump's speech


Trump references self 60 percent less than Obama in first joint session speech


White House condemns bar shooting as ‘racially motivated hatred’


Trump goes big: Jobs, safety, and U-S-A


Pantsuit Nation! Ivanka Trump dons coordinating red blazer and slacks to attend pro-women bill-signing ceremony at the White House


A tale of two speeches: The contradictions of Trump’s presidency


Kellyanne Conway: 'I didn't mean to have my feet on the couch'


Winners and losers from Trump’s big speech


Trump claims election victory was 'rebellion of the people' in first address to Congress


Aren't you supposed to be buying American? Ivanka ditches the pantsuit and dons a $3,000 off the shoulder dress by French designer for dad's speech to Congress 


Trump's best day as president


With executive order, Trump targets Obama rule on water protection


Donald Trump hails 'new chapter of American greatness'  in Congress speech - but hints at softening on immigration policy  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: If President Trump softens his immigration policy he will not be reelected.)


Maiden address filled with numerous inaccuracies


The new Beast is almost ready! President Trump's armored limousine undergoes last-minute testing




Trump administration would ignore WTO rulings it sees as anti-U.S.: FT 


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