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Thursday, January 10, 2019

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

Judge's ruling spotlights tele-abortion fight 

NIH Grants UCSF $521,082 90-Day Extension on Contract to Make Humanized Mice With Aborted Baby Parts; No Final Decision Yet on Whether Contract Will be Cancelled

 

Planned Parenthood President on Killing Babies in Abortions: “It’s Our Core Mission”

 

Abortionists Go to Bat for Insurance Companies 

 

Trump Attorney General Nominee Bill Barr: Roe v. Wade is Not “Constitutional,” Will Be Overturned

 

Planned Parenthood Admits Its Focus Is Abortion

 

Youngest black legislator in US is pro-life and pro-God

 

New Planned Parenthood Chief Leana Wen Says Abortion Access Still No. 1 Mission

 

New York Gov. Cuomo: No budget unless abortion made legal for any reason until birth

 

Congresswoman Wants to Defund Planned Parenthood: “Taxpayers Shouldn’t Pay For Its Abortion Industry”

 

After striking out twice, GOP tries again to 'effectively' ban abortion (Kentucky)

 

President Trump’s New Rules Will Protect Americans From Funding Abortions Under Obamacare

 

New abortion-related fight in Kentucky heats up over fetal heartbeats

 

Stacy Had an Abortion at 17. Now She’s Pro-Life and Saving Babies From Abortions

 

Where Abortion Fights Will Play Out In 2019

 

The KKK Has Killed 3,500 People, Margaret Sanger’s Planned Parenthood Has Killed Millions

 

Planned Parenthood Uses Courts to Try to Force Louisiana to Allow Its New Abortion Clinic to Open

 

British Pro-Lifers Fight Back Against Government Attempt to Censor Their Free Speech

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Huawei Supports Taliban Behind Osama bin Laden’s Terrorist Attacks

 

 

AFRICA

 

Faith Costs Christian in Algeria His Family, Livelihood

 

African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo

 

Morocco: Muslims who murdered Scandinavian girls spared British tourist right before because he said he was Muslim

 

AMERICA

 

Sculpture Honoring Saudi Arabia Has Been Placed On World Trade Center Grounds

 

America at a Rubicon Moment & MAGA Isn’t Enough

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Market Drifts Lower

 

Australian Dollar Keeps Sliding Despite Weaker China CPI Print

 

Australian Foreign Minister in Thailand as Saudi Teen Seeks Asylum

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles Over Defective Air Bag Inflators

 

Ford, Jaguar slash thousands of jobs across Europe

 

Ford Europe to slash thousands of jobs in turnaround plan

 

Exclusive: GM's Cadillac will introduce EV in fight against Tesla - sources

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border Wall Would Pay for Itself: Study

 

Voters See Border Wall As Effective But No Emergency

 

Yes, We’ve Nabbed Terrorists on the Southern Border

 

Dreamer Says He Supports President Trump’s Proposed Border Wall

 

The Frustrating Flip-Flopping of Politicians Over the Border Wall

 

Border Wall: Monument for the People, Not Pols

 

How No Border Wall Caused a Homeless Crisis 2,500 Miles Away in Maine

 

CANADA

 

TSX steps back from four-week high

 

Six youths arrested after lockdown at Bishop Reding school in Milton

 

Chris Selley: Canadians, prepare by to be breathalyzed

 

Scott Brison resigning from Trudeau's cabinet and won’t seek re-election in October (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Senator calls for national bad doctor registry in wake of Star investigation

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Save the Persecuted Christians Launches SaveUs Movement at National Press Club Jan. 17

 

COLD WAR

 

A New Cold War Has Begun

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s economy shows more signs of running out of gas

 

At China port, tariff drop a salve for hard-hit traders of American cars

 

China says trade talks with U.S. made progress on forced tech transfers, IP rights

 

US Apparel Firm Cuts off Chinese Factory in Internment Camp

 

China's Xi hopes US, N. Korea will 'meet halfway'  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China successfully completes trials of S-400s, says source

 

China 'needs three aircraft carriers': naval expert

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim, Xi reaffirm denuclearization(Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)/( Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

CONGRESS

 

More Americans Now Say Congress Should Do What Trump Wants, Poll Finds

 

Chuck and Nancy (Sad)

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Sears chairman confirms new $5 billion bid to save bankrupt retailer

 

Macy's cuts profit, sales forecast after weak holiday season

 

Investors ask how the Bezos divorce will affect Amazon

 

First Amazon removed doormats Hamas-linked CAIR claimed were offensive to Muslims, now it’s toilet seat covers

 

COURTS

 

US judge frees Palestinian man from 2-year immigration hold in Iowa

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Breaking: Pedophile Reportedly Confesses To Killing 6-Year-Old Beauty Queen JonBenét Ramsey in 1996

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Border agents: Steel fence not impenetrable but still needed

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

National Counterintelligence and Security Center warns of foreign hacking

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Bill de Blasio: 'We Will Seize Their Buildings, and We Will Put Them in the Hands of a Community Nonprofit'  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

The Democrats’ Seismic Shift on Immigration

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Coast Guard Nabs Illegal Immigrants, Heroin Off Puerto Rico Coast

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow and S&P 500 escape correction territory after 5-day stock-market surge

 

Stocks Climb on Strength in Utilities, Real Estate: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street shrugs off Macy's, rallies for fifth session

 

The stock market just got off to its best start in 13 years

 

Asian markets mixed as China inflation data offsets trade-talk hopes

 

Stock Rally Takes Break as Bonds Rise, Oil Drops: Markets Wrap

 

Asian Markets Mostly Lower After U.S.-China Trade Talks End

 

Treasury yields come off session lows after lackluster bond auction

 

From Jaguar to Macy's, Global Gloom Spreads Across Industries

 

Jobless claims fall to one-month low of 216,000 as labor market stays strong entering 2019

 

Ford, Jaguar slash thousands of jobs across Europe

 

Gold prices finish lower after failing to reach $1,300 an ounce

 

EDUCATION

 

Graduate Education Reform, Starting With Advising

 

Family sues prestigious N.Y. private school for expelling daughter, allegedly for standing up to bully

 

Federal Report Agrees Some Low-Income College Students Are Going Hungry

 

Unlocking Aid Funds

 

Deep Cleaning After Student's Death

 

Global Higher Ed in Changing Times

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt’s current account deficit narrows in July-Sept quarter -c.bank

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Top Bernie Sanders 2016 adviser accused of forcibly kissing subordinate

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Kamala Harris Calls Trump ‘Gutless’ in 2020 Dress Rehearsal

 

McAuliffe Won’t Say Whether He Would Self-Fund Potential 2020 Campaign, Accept Corporate PAC Money  (Former Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffee (D)

 

Kamala Harris Says India is ‘Oldest Democracy in the World’ (It’s Not)

 

Presidential dreams pull Democrats away from key Senate races

 

Kamala Harris’ New Book Tries to Massage Her Record as a Prosecutor, But the Facts Aren’t Pretty

 

Will backing anti-BDS bills be a liability for 2020 Democratic hopefuls?

 

ENERGY

 

Oil up 9 sessions in a row, longest win streak for U.S. benchmark since 2010

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Switzerland: City upholds fine against Muslim man for screaming “Allahu akbar” in public

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European indexes slump on renewed China slowdown fears

 

Hungary: Viktor Orban welcomes launch of “anti-immigration” axis to change EU direction

 

FAMILY

 

Parents beware: Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria a social contagion among girls

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Air traffic controllers, working without pay, ramp up shutdown pressure

 

FEDERAL AID

 

Top 5 States That Rely Most on Federal Aid

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

Democrats Now Share Responsibility for the 2019 Deficit

 

FRANCE

 

Q&A on France's yellow vests: Why are they still protesting and who is to blame for the violence?

 

Battle of the kitties: French donate over €1 million to police as rival fund raises cash for yellow vests

 

French Prisons: Incubators of Terror

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel's Greece visit to focus on post-austerity solidarity  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Drunk high speed train driver heavily over the limit misses stop at Wittenberg

 

Germany launches program “counseling parents who are concerned their children may be flirting with extremism”

 

Nazi camp guard deported by US last year dies in Germany

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Funding the Climate-Industrial Complex

GOP

 

Patterson Poised to Shake Up Race for California GOP Chair

 

Rick Scott blindsides DeSantis on his way out

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Survivors of domestic violence, child abuse could be hit next by shutdown

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Obamacare Customers Keep $1B in Unwarranted Subsidies

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Michael Cohen to Testify Publicly Before Congress Next Month

 

Pelosi Says Stories Like Ronil Singh's Are 'Tragic,' But Not Enough To Call A 'Crisis'  (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Pelosi Proposes Infrastructure Plan to Repair Border Roads to Make it Easier for Immigrants to Enter U.S.

 

Don’t Be Fooled: Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ Is Crammed With Socialist Goodies  (US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat Socialist)

 

Our New 'Most Dangerous of Morons'(US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat Socialist)

 

'Medicare For All': After Winning The House, Democrats Admit They Want To Socialize Health Care   (US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat Socialist)

 

Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Omar Are Driving Democrats’ Agenda

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Top Marginal Tax Hike Boondoggle

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocks Daily Caller’s ‘disgusting behavior’ for story on fake ‘nude selfie’

 

Nancy Pelosi Whines That a Border Wall Discriminates Against People Entering Illegally

 

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Really the Democratic Future?

 

Politico: Moderate Democrats 'Freaking Out' Over Pelosi's Stubborn 'No Concessions' Shutdown Strategy

 

Rashida Tlaib’s Progressive Window Dressing (US Representative of Michigan Rashida Tlaib (D)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

 

New California Governor Doubles Down on Sanctuary State Status

 

INDIA

 

India establishes job quotas for poor upper caste members

 

India launches national anti-pollution program, but experts skeptical

 

India's lower house passes citizenship bill despite protests

 

IRAN

 

Iran Says U.S. Citizen White Arrested, Confirming Earlier Reports

 

Iran’s Next Supreme Leader Is Dead

 

Trump Administration Officials Deny Making Secret Overtures To Iran

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq deploys special forces in Kirkuk amid Kurdish flag dispute

 

ISLAM

 

Linda Sarsour: “My beloved Prophet Muhammad was an activist. He was a human rights activist.”

 

Saudi Journalist: If Muslims Despise The 'Infidel' West, Why Are They So Eager To Live There?

 

ISRAEL

 

Hamas says Egypt will reopen Gaza border crossing, as pressure builds

 

Palestinians In West Bank (Judea and Samaria) On Verge Of Revolt Against Social Security Law

 

On indictments, pretrial hearings and what Netanyahu can expect before elections

 

PA rebuilds homes of murderers under orders of Mahmoud Abbas and PA Prime Minister

 

In first, Israel opens road with wall dividing Israeli and Palestinian traffic

 

Abbas’ deputy participates in burning “coffin” with photos of US Pres. Trump and PM Netanyahu  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Over boos and whistles, Gabbay tells angry, divided Labor he can beat PM

 

How Shin Bet chief’s election meddling comment on Iran and Hizballah morphed into media frenzy against Russia

 

"Netanyahu does not need Putin’s support in the elections”  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

IDF chief: Hezbollah had grandiose attack plan to 'shake Israel’  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israel Says F-16 Barak Sale to Croatia is Dead, Croatia ‘Blameless’

 

Biblical site tied to Ark of the Covenant unearthed at convent in central Israel

 

BDS Bill Debate is About anti-Semitism, NOT Speech

 

Two charged with murdering Galilee teen girl over money

 

Judge: ‘High level’ suspicions against key suspect in Palestinian woman’s death

 

Report: Netanyahu to visit Chad soon

 

IDF officer, 4 soldiers arrested for allegedly beating Palestinian suspects

 

Haniyeh’s visit to Moscow ‘Postponed Indefinitely’  (Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh)

 

Gantz was an island of sanity during the Gaza war

 

PLO calls for UN to restore ‘Zionism is racism’ resolution (“Palestine” Liberation Organization (PLO)

 

Arab Israeli jailed for 11 years for plot to assassinate Netanyahu, J’lem mayor

 

How Palestinian Schoolbooks Indoctrinate Students Against Israel

 

Israel’s Election Frenzy

 

LIBERALISM

 

Woke Progressives Turn Their Public Shaming Ritual Into A Formal Religious Ceremony

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia maintains stance on Israeli Paralympic athletes ban

 

MEDIA 

 

NYT Forced to Correct Manafort-Russia ‘Bombshell’

 

Trump’s Wall or the Media’s Wall of Lies

 

NYT Uses Tiny New Mexico Town to Claim There’s No Border Crisis

 

CNN’s Acosta Confirms Walled Part of the Border Is Crisis-Free

 

CNN Host to Dem Rep: ‘Why Should the Republicans Give Anything if You Don’t Think the Democrats Should Give Anything?’

 

Survey Suggests Media Overstates Me Too’s Positive Benefits For Women

 

The Real Border vs. The Mainstream Media’s Imaginary Border

 

MEXICO

 

21 Dead Bodies Found in North Mexico Near Border Following Gang Clash, Say Officials

 

Fact check: Mexico will 'indirectly' pay for a border wall through the new trade deal

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Six killed in Houthi drone attack on Yemen military parade

 

Saudi Aramco oil reserve upgrade seen boosting bonds, IPO

 

MILITARY

 

Dear Pentagon: It’s Not How Big Your Budget Is. It’s How You Use It.

 

Army struggles to reach Generation Z, tries recruiting at e-Sports events

 

Air Force Accepts Flawed Boeing Tanker in a $44 Billion Program

 

Is Trump Right to Remove U.S. Troops from Afghanistan?

 

Navy test-fires low-cost, hypersonic-speed projectiles

 

U.S. moves to speed military space upgrades under pressure from China, Russia

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

 Minimum Wage Hikes In 2019 Will Hurt Minority Youth By Killing Jobs — Crappy New Year!  

 

NANNY STATE

 

Having Solved All Other Problems, California Will Now Ban Paper Receipts

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA asks Russian space agency to develop Soyuz spacecraft for flights to Moon

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan’s army is to blame for the poverty of the country’s 208m citizens

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippines mulls parting strategic ways with America

 

RACISM

 

The Worst Racism My Children Have Experienced Came From Black Peers

 

RADIO

 

Did substance or spin prevail on Jan. 8? Limbaugh awards night to President Trump

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

After Pittsburgh, some synagogues are more comfortable with guns in the pews

 

RUSSIA 

 

Russia will buy Bitcoin to avoid US sanctions, economist claims

 

Russian Space Chief Hits Back at Meme-Making Critics, Takes U.S. Snub in Stride

 

Permanent US Occupation of Syria Planned

Russian Media Watchdog Investigating BBC for Airing IS Leader's Quotes

 

The Russians will soon wake up to lose two Kuril Islands to Japan

 

Russian Patriarch Warns ‘Antichrist’ Will Control Humans Through Gadgets

 

Russia determined to retake driver’s seat in space exploration

 

SENATE

 

Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

 

If Senate Dems Won’t Legislate, Spend the Time Confirming Judges

 

Only Two Democrat Senators Will Publicly Oppose The Anti-Israel BDS Movement

 

Lindsey Graham Says 'I Think We're Stuck' on Shutdown Talks (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Six GOP Senators Offer to Trade Amnesties for Border Wall plus Cheap Labor

 

Tester Praises Former Dem Senator, Ex-KKK Member Robert Byrd as a ‘Great’ Senator

 

The Useful Idiot Is Back  (US Senator of Utah Mitt Romney(R)

 

Democrat Senator Calls for Investigation Into Liberals’ Facebook Tricks During Senate Race

 

Watch: Senator Dismantles 'Manufactured Crisis' Narrative Peddled By Media, Democrats

 

Barr to meet with more Dems after Klobuchar says she was denied visit

 

Bernie Sanders apologizes amid new harassment allegations against staffers(US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil's New President Eliminates LGBT Office on First Day in Office

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon expects concrete outcome at North Korea-US summit  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Japan Protests Against Ruling to Seize Steelmaker's Assets

 

Bank stocks face steep declines

 

Economic cooperation with North Korea will be blessing: Moon

 

2.5-magnitude quake hits Gyeongju

 

Moon calls on NK to take bolder denuclearization steps

 

STATE DEPARTMENT  

 

Pompeo Delivers Anti-Obama Mideast Manifesto  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Mike Pompeo Is Flying Solo in the Middle East

 

Pompeo in Cairo: Trump Will ‘Expel Every Iranian Boot’ from Syria

 

State Dept. Posts Pompeo's Statement Promoting LGBTI Rights in Some Countries--But Not Saudi Arabia

 

Pompeo repudiates Obama Mideast policies, ‘willful blindness to danger of Iran’

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Trump Administration Preparing Shortlist Of Supreme Court Candidates To Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Report

 

SYRIA

 

Permanent US Occupation of Syria Planned

Al-Qaeda-linked group tightens grip over Syria’s last major rebel-held region

 

Muslim from USA, 16, captured while waging jihad with the Islamic State in Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

Why a China invasion of Taiwan would fail

 

Analysis | Three big takeaways from Xi Jinping’s Taiwan speech

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Church sign declaring ‘Bruce Jenner is still a man’ vandalized following LGBT protests

 

Transgender Wins Female Cycling Contest, Declares Himself 'a World Champion’

 

 

TURKEY

 

Ankara won’t buy Patriot missiles with condition of dropping S-400 deal with Moscow – FM

 

Turkey’s Erdogan Snubs U.S. National Security Adviser, Hammers Trump’s Syria Policy (Audio Interview)(Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Atheism Grows In Turkey In Spite Of Erdogan’s Pressure For Islamization, And That Is Not A Good Thing

 

Turkey will attack Kurdish fighters in Syria regardless of US withdrawal, foreign minister says

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

FTSE 100 falls with markets’ mini winning streak under threat

 

Jewish House of Commons speaker caught in Brexit battle crossfire

 

VENEZUELA 

 

US Must Take Action on Venezuela’s Humanitarian Crisis as Maduro ‘Wins’ Second Term

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump: Democrats Have Been Taken Over by a Group of Young, ‘Crazy’ People

 

Steyer Says Auschwitz Taught Him Lesson About His Fight Vs. President Trump

 

Trump: Money for Wall Will Come From Trade Deal With Mexico, Will ‘Pay for Itself’

 

News Station Appears to Admit to Doctoring President Trump Video

 

Defenses of Trump’s Emergency Declaration Defy the Plain Language and Clear Intent of the Law

 

Glenn Beck’s “Orange” Trump Face Lives on with Fox Affiliate Q13

 

Trump Rallies Nation For Border Wall

 

Trump threatens national emergency as negotiations at standstill

 

Trump Heads to Border as Shutdown Intensifies and Talks Collapse

 

‘Never been more depressed’: Trump kills Graham effort to end shutdown

 

President Donald Gandhi-Reagan

 

Law Professor: Sorry Democrats, Trump Has The Power To Declare A National Emergency For A Border Wall

 

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