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Friday, March 2, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Slams President Donald Trump: “He’s Responsible for an Unprecedented Assault” on Abortion

 

Florida House Passes Bill to Limit Type of Abortion

 

Florida House passes bill banning dismemberment abortions

 

Indiana House passes abortion information bill

 

Planned Parenthood Launches Massive $20 Million Campaign to Put the Senate in Pro-Abortion Hands

 

Pence Sees an End to Legal Abortion as Google Searches for Self-Induced Abortion Climb (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Abortion Activist Maria Shriver Will Headline Catholic Church Event

 

Choosing Life Over the Olympics: Skater Miki Ando Rejected Having Abortion to Help Her Career

 

Nancy Pelosi breaks with her pro-abortion party, endorses last pro-life Democrat

 

Youth Volleyball Coach Rick Butler Allegedly Raped 6 Teen Girls, Forced at Least One to Have Abortion

 

Pro-life groups ready for Supreme Court fight against laws forcing them to promote abortion

 

15 Democrat AGs Ask Court to Keep Dismemberment Abortions Legal Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

 

Catholic Cardinal Slams Justin Trudeau for “Dictatorial Approach” After He Forces Christians to Promote Abortion

 

City Censored Pro-Life Man’s Signs, Now Judge Orders City to Respect His Free Speech

 

Planned Parenthood Claims to Support Women, Here’s What Real Alternatives Look Like

 

Pro-Life Students Launch Nationwide Tour to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Bishop Paprocki: ‘Shameful’ that Georgetown honored pro-abortion Catholic senator

 

Planned Parenthood Abandons Abortion Activists Claire McCaskill and Heidi Heitkamp Because Pro-Lifers May Beat Them

 

Pro-Lifers Fight Back Against Censorship From Facebook, Google and Twitter

 

Pro-Life Students Fight Back to Keep Their University From Being Forced to Distribute Abortion Pills

 

Britain should have a national debate about lowering the 24-week abortion limit, Tory vice-chair for women says 

 

Judge in David Daleiden Case May be Forced to Step Down Over Planned Parenthood Connection

 

Argentina president urges Congress to start abortion debate

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Suicide Car Bomber Hits Afghan Capital, at Least Four Wounded

 

Taking out an enemy target in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Pastor, Other Christians Slain in Herdsmen Revenge Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

 

 

AIRLINES

 

Georgia Republicans honor their threat to punish Delta for cutting ties with NRA

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Women’s March Co-Chair Cites Anti-Semite to Prove She’s Not an Anti-Semite

 

Louis Farrakhan is an anti-Semite. Is he still relevant?

 

ARCTIC

 

 New study says ancient carbon is coming from Arctic soil and scientists are unsure of what it means

 
ASIA

 

The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX falls on concerns US tariffs will trigger trade war

 

Bill Evans: RBA stuck in neutral, Australian dollar to fall

 

UN lambastes Australia for anti-migrant policies during first week on human rights council

 

One-in-five veggie patches contaminated: The lead lurking in our backyards

 

CANADA

 

TSX down, U.S. stocks mixed as Trump defends steel tariffs

 

Conrad Black: Canadians crave an identity, not this fluffy nonsense from Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada seeks exemption to Trump's steel tariffs, vows retaliation

 

Urban density in action: They can see the school from their balconies but their kids can’t attend

 

Canada: Muslim aided jihad bombing of US base, family says “he is a wonderful person, loving, caring, kind”

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Mike Huckabee Quits Country Music Association Foundation After Nashville Execs Trash His Christian Faith

 

CNN TOWNHALL

 

Columnist: I bought my first gun because of the CNN Town Hall

 

COMMUNIST CHINA  

 

US Engaged in ‘Constructive’ Trade Talks With Chinese Envoy, Says White

 

China Steel Industry Chief Blasts Trump's Tariffs as 'Stupid'           

 

 

CONGRESS

 

The Missing Republican Agenda

 

Immigration deal as unlikely as ever: 'DACA is probably on ice for a long time'

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Constitution put 'in the shredding machine' by state supremes

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Walmart Put Pregnant Employee on Unpaid Leave After Her Doctor Told Her No Heavy Lifting

 

COURTS

 

Appeals Court Requests Answers in Organ Harvesting Recusal Case

 

Delaware Supreme Court overturns conviction in deadly school bathroom attack

 

Woman sues cellphone store employee over stolen sex video

 

Todd Starnes: Federal judge warns ruling could jeopardize war memorials at Arlington Cemetery

 

Judges warn 'hundreds' of crosses now at risk

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Exclusive: Broward deputy sheriff demands transparency, end to 'political posturing'

 

Plainfield teen accused of shooting parents dead at Michigan university; father was cop, Iraqi war veteran

 

Parents are arrested for making their three starving children live in a plywood BOX outside their Joshua Tree home for FOUR YEARS (California)

 

7th -grader who shot himself planned attack on school: cops

 

Guerrilla artists say they've been flooded with support since they vandalized billboard

 

Youth pastor exulted when girl he was bedding turned 18 and ‘legal’: cops

 

Police arrest Clemson student, 18, who accused a frat boy of sexual assault for lying about the attack - but she insists she is telling the truth and is a victim

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC) 

 

Democratic Party Enlists Parkland Survivor for List-Building, Fundraising Email

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

280,000 Americans endorse anti-terror benefit of 'Muslim ban'

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mueller team asking if Kushner foreign business ties influenced Trump policy

 

DOJ report expected to rip McCabe for leaking info about Clinton probe to press

 

When Jeff Sessions finally called Trump's bluff (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Jeff Sessions’ real punishment: He’s not going anywhere

 

Justice Dept. to Criticize McCabe Over Media Leaks

 

A new target for Trump's Twitter trash-talk

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow falls for 4th day on trade fears; major indexes post big weekly drops

 

S&P 500 gains for day but posts weekly losses on trade war fears

 

The Stock Market Falls Prey to Rekindled Trump and Fed Doubts

 

Here’s why the Dow took the Trump tariffs so hard

 

Gold snaps multiday skid on trade-war fears, but logs weekly loss

 

Here’s why market volatility is back, and likely here to stay

 

Asian stocks tumble as Trump sparks global trade war fears

 

Stock Drop Deepens in Asia as Trump Rattles Nerves: Markets Wrap

 

10-year Treasury yield jumps as talk of trade war reignites inflation fears

 

The next financial crisis

 

Dollar drops for second day as tariffs spark fears of global trade war

 

EDUCATION

 

Did Lax Obama-Era School-Discipline Policies Enable the Parkland Shooter?

 

School Districts Contemplate Allowing Teachers to Carry Concealed Guns

 

Graduation Speaker Switch Over Comments on Women

 

West Virginia Teachers Didn’t Want to Strike. Now They Won’t Stop

 

Video: SJW School District Disaster  (Inside the destruction of the Edina School District.)

 

A fine schools choice blows up in de Blasio’s face (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

Trump Wants to Arm Teachers. These Schools Already Do.

 

University of Texas students launch ‘No Whites Allowed’ magazine

 

'Dreamers' from Trump country navigate a college minefield

 

EGYPT

 

Muslim Terrorists Decree ‘We Will Hunt Down And Murder All Christian Tourists In Egypt’

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Russian Excuse Robs Dems of 2016’s Lessons

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends higher after rig data, but logs weekly loss

 

Energy Prices

 

Direction, future of US solar panel industry in conflict after Trump's tariffs

 

The Renewable Fuel Standard Is Fueling Income Disparity 

 

 

EUROPE

 

U.S. Will Sell Ukraine 210 Anti-Tank Missiles

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

DAX sinks 2.3% as Trump tariffs spark trade-war worries

 

‘The declaration of war has arrived’: European officials offer brutal responses to Trump’s tariffs

 

EU considers retaliatory tariffs on $3.5 billion U.S. imports: report

 

Italy: Knife-wielding Muslim who attacked soldiers and cop gets reduced sentence due to his “mental state”

 

Amsterdam kosher restaurant attacked by Muslim in December is vandalized again

 

Irish gov’t minister warns Church to ‘celebrate’ homosexuality at World Meeting of Families

 

Polish official: Germany may owe us $850 billion for WWII war crimes

 

Will Russia Meddle in Italy’s Election? It May Not Have To

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Oregon passes bill allowing mentally ill patients to be starved to death

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Shocking moment Good Samaritan and the homeless man he was treating to dinner are THROWN OUT of McDonald's by a cop

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI counterintel investigating Ivanka Trump business deal

 

Feds have proof Dem IT workers 'hacked our democracy'

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

Americans lost nearly $1 billion to fraud in '17

 

 

 

FRANCE

 

Burkina Faso: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” open fire on French Embassy

 

Four skiers die in French Alps avalanche

 

 

GERMANY

 

New statistics show pickpocketing and burglaries in Berlin have decreased (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

SPD leaders expect to clear coalition deal hurdle with Merkel's conservatives

 

German bishops’ website sexualizes Vatican’s new Easter stamp of risen Jesus

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

Robert Samuelson: Is The Fight Against Global Warming Mission Impossible?

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Sued by Ex-Recruiter Alleging Anti-White, Asian Bias

 

GOP

 

Mike Huckabee resigns from CMA board after backlash

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Baby Born With “Horn” Growing From His Head Proves Life is Beautiful

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Yenta  (Barbra Streisand, face of #metoo victimhood?)

 

The forgotten effort to raise a Jewish army to fight Hitler

 

Liberal causes, Trump-bashing to pull spotlight from Hollywood scandals at Oscars

 

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will RETURN to present Best Picture at The Oscars after last year's EPIC mix-up

 

Jimmy Kimmel was happy to make us laugh. Until he cried.

 

Former Obama administration official says she has reached a deal to buy Weinstein Co. assets

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

The Holocaust Law: Origins of revisionism in Poland

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House bill would codify U.S.-Israel MOU into law

 

California Democrats endorse grandson of Munich terrorist for House seat

 

Feds may have violated criminal statutes in FISA application to spy on Trump adviser, Nunes says  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE Arrests Over 150 in Bay Area

 

ICE arrests 232 people in four-day raid of California's Bay Area

 

 

INDIA

 

The South Asian flash points in India's rivalry with China

 

Why India celebrates Holi: The legends behind the festival of color

 

IRAN

 

Europeans working to limit Iran’s Mideast aggression in bid to save nuclear deal

 

Iran expanding proxy wars throughout Middle East after the fall of the Islamic State

 

Iran talks 2.0: Trump battles Europe on the nuclear deal

 

 

IRAQ

 

China pushes for bigger role in Iraqi reconstruction

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, March 2, 2018)

 

Erekat: US peace plan ‘imposes solution, legitimizing apartheid and settlements’ (Chief negotiator for the “Palestine” Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat)

 

The Palestinians - An Ancient Civilization that Always Existed - Just not on This Planet!

 

Kahlon said to give PM ultimatum: Pass budget in 2 weeks or government falls

 

“Moderate” Fatah gives free apartment to family of jihadi who murdered rabbi

 

Four Lessons From An Israeli Raid

 

‘Concrete’ suspicions, ‘solid’ evidence against PM in Bezeq case — TV report

 

A battle of intelligence, operations and narratives

 

Israel renews administrative detention of Palestinian woman journalist, 45 others

 

Border cops filmed throwing stun grenade at Palestinian couple with baby

 

The two-state solution's inconvenient truths

 

Dozens injured at annual Tel Aviv Purim bash

 

Ashrawi welcomes Prince William as first British royal to visit Palestine since 1948

 

Israel’s mission creep in Syria raises nightmare scenario of wider war  

 

Jerusalem's history and future: A tale of two cities

 

5 Palestinians detained in predawn West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  raids

 

Americans in Israel warned to ‘keep low profile’ after embassy move announcement

 

Gazan mother arrives in Ramallah to reunite with daughter in need of kidney transplant

 

New ‘Entebbe’ hijacked by heavy-handed political correctness

 

Tales from South Tel Aviv: African migrants describe life in the

 

It's 'crime' not to teach children terrorism (The “Palestinian” Authority says it’s a “crime” to use Israeli materials in Arab schools in Jerusalem, instead of “Palestinian” books, because the Israeli publications don’t teach children to demonize Jews, glorify terrorism and become “martyrs.”)

 

Eliminate Israel, Eliminate Islamic Terrorism?

 

MEDIA 

 

'Imagine if Obama said that': Tucker calls out Trump on 'take guns first' comments

 

CNN’s Don Lemon says he ‘misspoke’ on Fox News claim

 

Mark Levin calls for elimination of FISA court, creation of alternative

 

MEXICO

 

U.S. ambassador quits in latest sign of roiling U.S. relations with Mexico

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Are Saudi Arabia’s reforms for real? A recent visit says yes.

 

 

MILITARY

 

Outgoing sailors can earn ‘golden ticket’ back to the Navy

 

Senators pursue end to US military's involvement in Yemen war

 

Air Force punishes Nellis AFB airman for racially charged online rant

 

Returning to Vietnam: Day 5 — Lifelong friends recall ‘the greatest thing we’d ever done’

 

Divers in Palau recover remains linked to missing WWII air crews

 

Retention rules tighten on members not medically fit to deploy

 

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar troop buildup could lead to border clash with Bangladesh, says official

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO reacts to Putin's bellicose speech: 'We do not want a new Cold War'    (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

PAKISTAN

 

The Pakistani State's Official Fatwa Against Jihad Is Bogus, Deceptive, And Meaningless; The World Will Be Better Without It

 

USA not thinking of cutting ties with Pakistan: State Dept

 

Pakistan interests could not be sacrificed for American interests: Khawaja Asif

 

Pakistan ready for mediation between Afghan govt and Taliban

 

Karachi operation might continue: Qamar Bajwa

 

 

POLITICS

 

American politics is turning into Starbucks

 

Michael Barone: When It Comes To Political Leaders, We're Still Stuck In The 1970s

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Trump, Pence and many evangelical leaders mourn Billy Graham at his funeral

 

Nearly 1 million U.S. evangelicals are 'Jewish'

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin's Nuclear Warning  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin's 'listen to us now' weaponry greeted by skeptics as plea for attention

 

Putin’s new weapons said to herald new arms race

 

Russia This Week – The Presidential Election In Focus – March 2, 2018

 

Putin puts in place not only USA, but also China

 

Diplomat excoriates US State Department’s discriminatory conduct towards Russian reporter

 

Putin's rival candidates hurl water and insults at presidential debate 

 

Is Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Missile a Threat or a Russian Deception?

 

U.S.-Russia relations get colder as Kremlin sees Trump as ‘lost cause,’ experts say

 

New arms race started by US pulling out of missile treaty – Putin

 

Putin Flaunted Five Powerful Weapons. Are They a Threat?

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Poll: 82% of Dems support banning ALL semi-automatic guns - evenly split on repealing the 2nd Amendm

 

Weapon makers flee liberal towns and head to gun-friendly states

 

Taking good, small steps on gun control

 

Firearm-related injuries drop 20 percent during NRA conventions: Study

 

We Banned Assault Weapons Before, And It Didn't Work

 

NRA spends big — and gets its money’s worth at ballot box

 

NRA members on Trump's plans for gun control: 'Every word of it was a betrayal'

 

Michigan Dumps Its Gun Shares

 

 

SENATE

 

Schumer votes against Trump judicial nominee because he's white (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Democrats demand bill with expanded background checks, gun confiscations

 

GOP senators to Trump: Lay off Jeff Sessions

 

McConnell shelves gun bills for banking reform  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Senate Intelligence leaders suspect Republicans leaked a top Democrat’s text messages

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil yellow fever cases on track to surpass last outbreak

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon to Send Special Envoy to N.Korea (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Four workers killed at Busan skyscraper construction site

 

Defense Ministry Mulls Importing Anthrax Vaccines

 

Korea faces bigger fights with US on trade

 

U.S. Envoy Rules out Possibility of Further Delays for Korea-U.S. Drills

 

Damage on Korean steelmakers inevitable following U.S. tariffs

 

Universities expand online Korean studies program for foreign students

 

Exports to U.S. Fall in February Despite Overall Rise

 

 

SPORTS

 

Leftists Batter Nitkowski, Drive Him From the Game

 

O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession' interview to air after 12 years

 

Longtime broadcasting icon hints ESPN encouraged his exit

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

'Bomb cyclone' - called Winter Storm Riley - heads for the Northeast, bringing hurricane-level winds, wet snow and torrential rainfall

 

Evacuations ordered for Santa Barbara County residents as storm looms  (California)

 

SYRIA

 

War crimes being committed in Syria's Ghouta must be prosecuted: UN

 

TAIWAN

 

Chinese Regime Holds out Economic Carrots to Taiwanese, but the Gifts Invite Skepticism

 

China Lashes Out at U.S. Over Loosening of Taiwan Travel Rules

 

TRADE

 

Trump's Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum Will Cost The U.S. Dearly

 

The problem with Trump's outdated aluminum, steel tariffs

 

Trump's trade war could erase all the tax-cut gains

 

Trump's steel shock drives wedge into sluggish NAFTA talks

 

Trump to impose steep tariffs on steel, aluminum; stokes trade war fears

 

Trump Tariffs on Metals Raise Trade War Fears

 

Trump gets his tariffs — and much of the world plans to strike back

 

Trump's Aluminum And Steel Tariffs Will Punish Economy, Consumers

 

Republicans say they favor free markets. Yeah, right.

 

Trump’s tariffs will hurt all Americans

 

TURKEY

 

Is It Time for NATO to Expel Turkey?

 

Turkey's tyrant just got even more despicable

 

Turkey Is Turning Into the Next Pakistan

 

Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Is Hostage-Taking

 

Two Greek soldiers who ‘accidentally’ crossed into Turkey arrested: Media reports

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 sinks to 14-month low, rattled by trade war fears

 

UK: Muslim teen who was “hours away” from committing jihad massacre gets 11 years prison dawah

 

Terrorist ‘teacher’ found guilty of grooming ‘army of children’ to attack London landmarks

 

VATICAN

 

 Cardinal Zen: I blame Pope’s advisors for Vatican’s ‘suicide’ deal with China

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

'Trade wars are good,' Trump says, defying global concern over tariffs

 

Trump sours flagging NAFTA talks with steel trade war threats

 

Make TRUMP TV a Permanent Feature, Mr. President!

 

Is Trump Serious about Returning to a Gold Standard?

 

Trump to Sign Taiwan Bill Opposed by Beijing

 

Trump Announces Tough-on-Crime Nominees to Sentencing Commission

 

Committee to Protect Journalism: Biggest Threat Is Donald Trump

 

Steel Yourselves (Trump's tariff proposal is a bad idea, conceived and unveiled badly.)

 

Israel-born Oracle CEO said to be contender to replace McMaster  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

Trump extends Russia sanctions for another year – White House

 

Jared and Ivanka: Trump’s Trump Cards

 

Kelly Is Said to Explore Moving McMaster Back to Military Role  (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

Trump’s Oval Office Chaos Theory Is Taking Its Toll

 

Hope Hicks’s Unlikely Rise, and Her Unexpected Exit

 

Trump and McMaster have seemed anxious to part but so far remain together

 

Trump and national security adviser have appeared anxious to part but seem stuck with each other

 

Trump says drug dealers may deserve 'ultimate penalty'

 

NRA exec says Trump doesn’t want gun control after ‘great’ meeting

 

Jared Kushner Flames Out

 

White House denies security adviser McMaster is departing

 

Baffled Republicans distance themselves from Trump on guns

 

The president Donald Trump could have been

 

Dark money group launches pro-Trump polling operation: report

 

Trump says he’s not afraid of the NRA. Prove it.

 

Publishers already contacting Hicks about book deal: report

 

Never have we seen such chaos and corruption

 

Trump making it known he is not listening to Kelly: report

 

Guns, Churchill and electoral politics

 

Jared Kushner’s concerns include an impending $1.2 billion company debt

 

Trump's willingness to consider gun control is welcome. But can we believe him?

 

WORKPLACE

 

Nonsmokers want time off to make up for co-workers’ cigarette breaks 

 

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