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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Just Admitted Abortion is More Important Than Women’s Health. Here’s How

 

Idaho Republicans Have to Roll Back Abortion Restrictions and They Feel ‘Sad’

 

“Day Without a Woman” Sponsors Ignore How We’re Without Millions of Women Who Were Aborted

 

Anti-abortion activists can start seeking signatures (Oregon)

 

On “Day Without a Woman” Strike Don’t Forget That 750 Million Girl Babies Have Been Aborted

 

Those at Abortion Access Hackathon Seek to Solve ‘the Very Problems We Are Experiencing’

 

Pastor: Other Than Islamic Terrorists, No One “Kills More Innocent People” Than Planned Parenthood

 

Mother of Baby With Down Syndrome Regrets Wishing She’d Aborted Her Son

 

Kentucky House Passes Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

 Pro-aborts toured Ireland handing out illegal abortion pills. The pro-life response was incredible

 

7 Polish Women Who Fought for Abortion Rights Offer Advice to American Women Doing the Same

 

International Women’s Day Can Only Empower Women if They’re Not Killed in Abortion

 

Abortion Advocates Want to Silence Pro-Life People Praying at a Local Abortion Clinic  (British abortion activists are demanding that local officials put an end to a peaceful pro-life vigil outside of a Nottingham hospital that performs…)

 

Top UK pro-life groups join forces for first time in bid to shut down abortion provider

 

Trudeau Forces Canadians to Spend $650 Million on Abortions After Trump Defunds Intl Planned Parenthood  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

More Than 30 Dead In IS Attack On Kabul Military Hospital

 

Journalism Watchdog Opens Center For Women Journalists In Afghanistan

 

Main Military Hospital in Kabul Comes Under Attack

 

AFRICA

 

Moroccan parliamentarian shot dead in Casablanca

 

Cameroon considers two-year IMF aid program to drive growth

 

Three mass graves discovered in central Congo: U.N.

 

African women face "daunting" challenges, report finds

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

More JCCs targeted in sixth wave of bomb threats

 

UT Student Government Passes Resolution Supporting Jewish Students

 

Trump as anti-semitic enabler?

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Euthanasia Activists Try to Stop Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Because He Opposes Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX closes flat in choppy trade

 

Dollar falls sharply against US

 

City Installs ‘Female’ Traffic Signals for Equality, Gets Slammed for Stereotyping Women as Skirt-Wearing


Power prices have doubled since carbon tax axed

 

Trump's FDA plans could affect drug regulation in Australia, leading medic warns

 

Text book thief targets Melbourne school in mass break-in

 

Mystery of Flight 370 as deep as ever, three years later

 

Why ​Australians could shiver through cold winters

 

One in Three Australians Report Health Problems from Fragranced Consumer Products

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Fiat Chrysler's merger options dwindle as Volkswagen rejects overtures

 

 AVIATION

 

Boeing's Longest 737 Max Can't Debut Too Soon for One Buyer

 

BALKANS

 

Bosnian Muslim Jailed For Kidnapping Serbian Man, Cutting His Head Off With An Axe, Then Sawing His Genitals Off And Stuffing Them In His Mouth

 

 Kosovo Seeks To Root Out Radical Islam In Prison System

 

NATO, U.S. slap Kosovo's move to create national army

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

How Taxpayers Fund Anti-Trump Protests

 

The Biggest News In Washington, D.C.: Deregulation

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

To fund border wall, Trump administration weighs cuts to Coast Guard, airport security

 

CANADA

 

The close: TSX falls more than 100 points as energy tumbles

 

Loonie falls to lowest level of the year against U.S. dollar

 

Trudeau announces $650M for sexual, reproductive health (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Of course it's still 'news' that the foreign minister's grampa was a Nazi collaborator

 

'From bold idea to scientific quackery': UBC study claims to debunk controversial MS treatment

 

Pregnant woman, toddler among 19 asylum seekers rescued trying to cross Emerson, Man., border

 

Ontario’s youngest MPP Sam Oosterhoff beats back party challenge and wins PC nomination

 

Burlington Skyway shuts down after winds knock transport truck over

 

Killed in paradise: Toronto man found dead in Costa Rica

 

Desperation Sets in for House Hunters in Toronto’s Red-Hot Market

 

Genetic testing bill up for vote is unconstitutional, Trudeau says

 

19 asylum-seekers cross border in fierce Manitoba blizzard

 

Powerful winds causing hazardous driving conditions in Toronto

 

Tap water in Alberta town turns bright pink: ‘It was weird. I just didn’t use it’

 

Three more mumps cases confirmed in Toronto

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega in critical condition, lawyer says

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

WikiLeaks’ reveal of CIA hacking trove has feds on mole hunt

 

Wikileaks’ CIA hacking dump sends tech firms scrambling for fixes

 

WikiLeaks Claims 99 Percent Of Its CIA Documents Not Yet Released

 

CIA listed BlackBerry’s car software as possible target

 

Lessons From the CIA Hacking Leak: How to Keep Your Data Secure

 

Wikileaks CIA Dump Has Some Peculiar Timing

 

WikiLeaks' CIA Download Confirms Everybody's Tapped, Including Trump

 

CIA providing raw intelligence as Trump-Russia probes heat up

 

CIA Dirty Cyber Tricks?

 

Wikileaks releases vast collection of alleged CIA hacking documents

 

US Spy Agency Staggers, But Still Standing After Latest WikiLeaks Dump

 

WikiLeaks at it again -- this time, the CIA

 

WikiLeaks posts files it says reveal CIA hacking tools

 

Experts startled at apparent CIA targeting of staples of modern life

 

Shocker! CIA can mimic Russian cyber hack

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China and U.S. in new global faceoff between economic planning and deregulation: Don Pittis

 

Risks from Eating Undercooked Fish: Clonorchiasis Risk Across China Mapped

 

 China Threatens Arms Race Over U.S. Missile Defense

 

China posts rare trade deficit as February imports surge 44.7%

 

US and North Korea like 'two accelerating trains,' China says

 

Shocking strong imports led by SOEs’ thirst for black minerals

 

China Approves 38 New Trump Trademarks

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Raul Castro with a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome  (Cuban dictator Raul Castro)

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

'My father was killed,' says Kim Jong-nam's son on YouTube [Video]  (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

N.Korea Bans Malaysian Citizens from Leaving

 

N. Korea bans overseas workers from accessing Internet

 

The Trump Administration's Ire Has Not Deterred North Korea's Nuclear Goals

 

Strategic Patience Isn't the Disaster You Think it is

 

Missile tests put North Korea on Trump's front burner

 

North Korea Could Soon Launch Attack on Hawaii

 

Kim Jong Nam's son surfaces for first time since father's murder  (The son of Kim Jong Nam -- the murdered half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un -- has been seen for the first time since his father's death.)

 

Analysts: Military Options Against North Korea Fraught With Danger

 

Undeterred, N. Korea seen prepping for new missile tests

 

NKorea could suspend nukes for halt in US drills

 

North Korea Tension Poses Perilous Early Test for Trump

 

CONGRESS

 

Conservative Lawmakers to Use Their ‘Enormous Power’ to Fight Obamacare Replacement Bill

 

What Has Gotten Into the Democrats?

 

GOP Hill leaders back away from Trump on wiretap allegations

 

Those mercurial Democrats

 

Congress buries Obama's public lands rule

 

COURTS

 

Judge sets bail for illegal immigrant at an impossible $1 million cash so federal agents can’t deport him

 

Federal Title IX lawsuit against Baylor proceed, judge rules

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

College Student Pleads Guilty To Slashing Her Own Face, Making Up Post-Election 'Hate Crime'

 

Senior gets bruises from alleged bread aisle beat down

 

CYBERBULLYING

 

Cyberbullying Rarely Occurs in Isolation, Research Finds

 

 

DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN

 

'Day Without a Woman' supporters got $246M from Soros

 

The strike is on: Scores protest as part of ‘Day Without a Woman’

 

‘Day Without Women’ Measures Women’s Value The Wrong Way

 

Women’s March Strike Organized By Group With All-Male Leadership  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: These women should make everyday a day without a woman.  The world would be a better place.)

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Texas executes triggerman in San Antonio murder-for-hire case

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Podesta Didn’t Register As A ‘Foreign Agent’ When He Represented A Bank With Ties To Russian Spy Agencies

 

Report: Obama FURIOUS at Trump Over Wiretap Allegations

 

Hillary campaign manager admits to wiretaps, lets slip he knows more than he probably should

 

18 questions for Obama on Trump-Russia collusion (The Obama administration claims Trump-Putin collusion, but a slew of unanswered questions remains. )

 

The Democrats and the Left Are Pursuing a Clever Strategy

 

Obama Deploying Dozen-Strong Team to ‘Keep Tabs’ on Trump Administration

 

Public Citizen says Bowser mayoral campaign donors exceeded legal limits in D.C.

 

Why Trump's Tweet Could Be Trouble For Obama

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Nafta Talks Likely Won't Begin Until Later This Year, Ross Says  (Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross)

 

Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross: Taxing Robots Will Stifle Innovation

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump's New Immigration Order Is Still Not a 'Muslim Ban'

 

Trump's immigration orders draw diverse reactions

 

Silicon Valley Offers Muted Reaction to New Travel Restrictions

 

Trump's immigration order balances security with American values

 

Coast Guard would take $1.3 billion hit in Trump budget

 

Trump’s first victory in deportation feud is Iraq

 

Hawaii plans to sue over travel ban

 

Travel ban 2.0 is still wrong, irrational and illegal

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Like Carson, Obama Called Slaves 'Immigrants' (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

A new poll finds Americans don’t believe Jeff Sessions on Russia  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Jeff Sessions: Agent of the KKKremlin?

 

Did DOJ Order the Bugging of Trump Tower?

 

Report: Civil rights leaders call on Sessions to drop voter fraud probe    (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; AVIPP COMMENTARY: This investigation should go forward.)

 

Justice Department wants appeal of Trump's old travel ban tossed

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow, S&P 500 close lower as oil prices plummet, rate-hike expectations rise

 

Dow, S&P 500 end down, led by drop in energy

 

S&P 500, Dow slide for third day as oil settles at lowest since December

 

Crude Rout Drags Stocks Lower as Treasuries Slide: Markets Wrap

 

Asian Stocks Mixed as Yen Strengthens, Oil Slumps: Markets Wrap

 

Asian stocks rebound after upbeat China trade data

 

Gold prices log 7th  straight loss

 

Job creation posts blowout month in February, ADP says

 

Jobs Explode With Trump at the Helm

 

10-year Treasury yield jumps to 10-week high as rate-hike outlook firms

 

EDUCATION

 

How Close-Minded Liberals Have Ruined Higher Education

 

‘A Day Without a Woman’ Won’t Help Alexandria Public-School Students

 

The Middlebury riot and the fall of higher education

 

K-12: Constructivism Is a Big Fat Con (Public schools are so jam-packed with fake pedagogies, it's hard to pick a champion.  Here is one of the main contenders.)

 

New Evidence on School-Choice Successes in Wisconsin


Dozens of Unvaccinated Students Banned from Class

 

Latina Students At Absurdly Expensive College: White Girls Must Stop Wearing HOOP EARRINGS Now

 

Pupil Signals Uncertainty During Decision-Making

 

Family gifts Tulsa custodian truck to keep him working at school

 

‘Day Without a Woman’ strike shuts schools down as teachers bolt  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: These individuals that strike should be fired.)

 

Marching for Science  (Effort gains backers and appears to build momentum, but some scientists worry that political fallout may not be what organizers want.)

 

Harvard drop out Zuckerberg to return to give commencement speech

 

Required Reading From Charles Murray

 

The Gender Gap in Publications  (New analysis looks at differences in scholarly outputs and impacts across 12 countries/regions and 27 fields.)

 

Cultivating a New Generation of Racists on Campus

 

Personalized Scam Emails on the Rise (Smaller institutions report an increase in sophisticated attempts to gain access to financial and personal information.)

 

‘Day Without a Woman’ strike will see some schools shut in solidarity with teachers

 

Schools set to close so teachers can protest President Trump

 

Obama Civil Rights Win: Berkeley Takes Down Free YouTube Lectures

 

Schools close down so feminists can march

 

Middlebury is the 2nd Time the SPLC's Labeling Led to Violence

 

Pulled over college kid proves sobriety by juggling

 

Under de Blasio’s Renewal-Schools program, consultants win – kids lose  (Not only are Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio’s (D) Renewal schools failing to get better, they’re also wasting millions on crony “consultants” and dubious nonprofit groups. That’s the depressing take-away from Tuesday’s final...)

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian Columnist On Occasion Of International Women's Day: While Media, International Bodies Celebrate Women's Day, Women Continue To Suffer

 

Christians flee after ISIS attacks in Egypt

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Ex-NSA deputy director affirms Russia couldn’t have changed one single vote in US election

 

Play Swaps Genders of 2016 Presidential Candidates, Receives Surprising Reactions from Audience

 

 

ELECTION 2017

 

Garcetti declares victory, and City Council incumbents on path to reelection in early vote returns   (Los Angeles, California)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices drop over 5% to end at 2016 low

 

Energy Prices

 

Here’s why U.S. oil data should rattle OPEC nerves

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Environmentalists to extend watchdog crisis

 

EUROPE

 

Iceland first in world to require companies to prove they offer equal pay

 

Ukraine Threatens Russian Bank With Sanctions Over Separatist Documents

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks log modest gains ahead of ECB rate call

 

Russian destabilisation of Balkans rings alarm bells on eve of EU summit

 

Can Geert Wilders be more than the Netherlands' agitator-in-chief?

 

Don’t Let The Muslim Brotherhood Bring This To America  (The Muslim Brotherhood is creating a “parallel social structure” in Sweden with the help of political elites who foster a culture of silence, a damning Swedish government report has found. )

 

EU tries to contain East-West schism as Brexit bites

 

How the Euro Could Break Up—or Be Saved

 

Dutch Fear Russian Meddling, and U.S. Cash, in Election

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Palmieri: Comey only cares about 'protecting his own reputation'  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Disgraced ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele hired by FBI for Further Research

 

Comey: 'You're stuck with me'

 

James Comey cancels SXSW appearance (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Jim Comey asserting power like no one in history

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 Federal government to exhaust debt limit this fall

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

The Federal Reserve should give Wall Street a shock

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

FTC Commissioner: U.S. Must ‘Stand Up’ to China Over Intellectual Property Theft

 

FEMINISM

 

The secret obsession that will destroy modern feminism

 

Feminist fundamentalists? Nike courts 'empowered' Muslim women with new 'performance hijab' line

 

Cleveland Feminist Bookstore Turns Male-Authored Books Backward To Celebrate Women's Month

 

Controversial Feminist Calls Women’s March Hats an Embarrassment to Feminism

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

The Hysteria Over Russia Is Causing Serious Foreign Policy Problems

 

FRANCE

 

French sixth form pupils set fire to school and run 'unprecented' rampage in Paris suburb 

 

France ranked below US, UK and Australia in 'Best Country' rankings

 

French family murder: Body parts found on Brittany farm

 

Saint Laurent ordered to remove 'degrading' porno chic ad posters

 

'I won't serve Marine Le Pen': French ambassador breaks protocol

 

France's rightwing scandals leave Socialists struggling to be heard

 

GAMBLING

 

Casino industry to Congress: Uphold gambling disorders

 

GERMANY

 

'Islamist terrorist attacks in Germany possible any moment’ – German intelligence chief

 

Germany: Refugees Riot Over ‘Lack of Phone Signal’

 

Defiant Turkish FM tells Germany not to lecture in Hamburg speech

 

German government says takes issue of CIA leaks seriously

 

Forgetful Bavarian couple leave $170,000 inheritance on plane

 

Germany condemns 'cowardly' attack on Afghan hospital claimed by IS

 

These German jobs pay women the least compared to men

 

Pakistani Suspected Of Spying For Iran Goes On Trial in Berlin

 

How Turkey is using Germany to whip up nationalism at home

 

Germany: millions still missing after men behind 1971 kidnapping both die

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Nixing the Paris climate pact

 

Five Reasons Why Ridicule Is The Proper Response To Global Warming Alarmists

 

GOP

 

Republican governors criticise Trump's healthcare plans

 

Can Trump Bring Black Voters Back to the GOP?

 

Republicans Look to the Future in California

 

The GOP governor who will be a thorn in Trump's side (it's not Kasich)

 

 

GREECE

 

Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens over austerity

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Gitmo Terrorist Freed by Obama Killed in Airstrike by Trump

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

20 ideas to crush Obamacare and cure America's health care crisis

 

HHS Secretary dodges on whether new health care plan is guaranteed to cover all Americans

 

HHS Secretary Price: GOP ObamaCare replacement bill 'a work in progress'

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Surgeons were told to stop prescribing so many painkillers. The results were remarkable.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Ryan downplays conservative backlash against health-care plan (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Conservatives: Only One Score Matters: Does GOP Bill Lower Health Care Costs and Premiums?

 

GOP Plan Orders Insurers to Charge People 30% More If Uninsured for 63 Days

 

Exclusive: House Freedom Caucus Not Budging — Official Position Is for Full Repeal Alternative to Ryan’s Obamacare 2.0  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Is the House Obamacare replacement bill an early April Fool’s joke?

 

GOP Rep Jordan (Ohio): Replacement Plan ‘Obamacare In a Different Form’ – ‘We Didn’t Tell the Voters’ We Would Do That

 

Congressional Republicans’ Obamacare Replacement Won’t Cut It

 

Pelosi: Trump ‘Has Created Nothing Except Chaos’ (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)


The GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Has Finally United the Right On Health Care—Against the Bill

 

7 pitfalls that could sink the GOP health plan

 

Paul Ryan Betrays President Trump On Obamacare Repeal And Replace (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

American Medical Association opposes GOP ObamaCare bill

 

House Intel chairman says the press is taking Trump's tweets too literally

 

House GOP nets Feb. fundraising record: report

 

Obamacare Repeal: The Dangers of Unrealistic Expectations

 

Relief From Obamacare Finally On The Way?

 

The House Republicans’ health-care bill is a thicket of bad incentives

 

Some congressional Republicans speak out against "Trumpcare"

 

The Republican health-care plan’s top critics? Republicans.

 

No Wonder the Republicans Hid the Health Bill

 

Half-baked Obamacare is recipe for GOP flop

 

Facts...and opinions

 

Millions Risk Losing Insurance in New Plan, Analysts Say

 

The road to healthcare is getting rockier

 

Industry questions higher insurance costs under Republican plan

 

How Republicans Plan to Ration Health Care

 

FBI, NSA called to testify on Trump-Russia investigation

 

Backlash grows over House GOP’s proposal to replace Obamacare

 

An Obamacare repeal that’s both heartless and reckless

 

Nunes: 'We don't have any evidence' of wiretap

 

The GOP isn't replacing all of Obamacare — just the parts that work

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Michael R. Bloomberg: Fix Immigration Without Sacrificing Innocent Children

 

This Man Was Deported 5 Times. Now He’s The Suspect In A Fatal Car Crash.

 

Khizr Khan's story that his travel privileges were 'restricted' comes apart  (His lies have besmirched the memory of his hero son, who died fighting for a country his father apparently hates.)

 

Khizr Khan’s claim that the U.S. is restricting his travel may be unraveling


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE wants police to detain 18-year-old illegal alien who decapitated mother

 

 

INDIA

 

India Offers To Give Up Veto Power Temporarily At UN Security Council

 

Exclusive: With India visit, Westinghouse CEO keeps nuclear project alive

 

Qatar Airways plans first fully foreign-owned airline in India

 

China wants 'BRICS plus', plan might hurt India's interests

 

NIA releases 2 Pakistani teens arrested for Uri attack

 

ISIS terrorist killed in UP: Here's what happened

 

No place for gender biases in modern India: President

 

Two arrested in MP train blast had studied in AMU

 

Six youth face partial blindness: Why Kashmir’s pellet woes are far from over

 

Lucknow encounter: Centre miffed with Uttar Pradesh police for ‘jumping to conclusions’ on IS link

 

Uber to bar drivers, riders for improper sexual conduct, abuse

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Trump to meet with business leaders on infrastructure

 

Elon Musk to join Trump Wednesday at infrastructure meeting: source

 

IRAN

 

Iran accuses US of stirring tensions in Gulf

 

Iranian commander warns US of ‘irreversible consequences’ over ‘unprofessional’ moves in Gulf

 

Iran targets ships in ballistic missile tests — report

 

U.S. ship changed course toward Iranians on Saturday: Iran commander

 

Iran's foreign minister visits Qatar, meets ruler - Tasnim

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi PM vows to target ISIS in neighboring countries

 

Iraqi govt must prevent war crimes & heavy civilian casualties as troops liberate Mosul – HRW

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, March 8, 2017)

 

In pioneering study, Israeli researchers target autism with cannabis

 

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Two ‘Muezzin Laws’

 

Sheldon Adelson to be questioned in PM probe?   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu heading to Moscow to warn of Iranian meddling

 

IDF Displays Weaponry Seized Overnight in Judea and Samaria (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Milchan makes ‘dramatic’ changes to his testimony in Netanyahu case — report

 

Palestinian President 'Abbas Meets With Terrorists And Terrorists' Families

 

Minister: Bedouin driver was shot because he ‘didn’t listen to police’

 

Report: Bennett Ultimatum to Netanyahu – No Amona Relocation, No V15 Legislation (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Hamas said set to recognize Palestine on 1967 borders, but not Israel

 

Justice Danziger to Retire in a Year, Tipping Court Balance Rightward

 

Netanyahu and UK’s Boris Johnson spar over settlements (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Johnson says Britain still backs 2-state solution in

 

Israeli police ambush, assault, and detain relatives of freed Palestinian prisoner

 

Student expelled for hacking professors’ emails

 

Canada calls on Israel to ban all binary options ‘immediately’

 

Knesset erupts into chaos as contested 'Muezzin bill' passes preliminary reading

 

Meeting Boris Johnson, president invites UK royals to visit Israel

 

Arab League warns: US Embassy move is ‘serious threat to world peace’

 

PCBS data reveals growing rate of Palestinian women in workforce despite challenges

 

Analysis: Will WikiLeaks CIA data harm Israeli intelligence?

 

Jordanian who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 set for release

 

IDF's female combat soldiers on frontline of equality battle

 

Only the Israeli dead matter: Israel's failure at investigating its bloody wars

 

Israel to assist in US struggle against anti-Semitism

 

Hollywood Expert Richard Gere Solves Israel-Arab Conflict

 

'Women’s Strike' Platform Calls For Destruction Of Israel

 

For Trump and Netanyahu, a Budding Symbiotic Relationship (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

No rushing the peace process

 

New Israeli Law Bars Foreign Critics From Entering the Country

 

JAPAN

 

The Earthquake Question

 

How North Korean threats are nudging Japan to re-militarize

 

JORDAN

 

Reports: Jordanian Kingdom’s Collapse Imminent

 

Jordan at the precipice

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanon finally appoints new army chief

 

Al Arabiya investigates: Who really killed Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine?

 

LIBERALISM

 

Russian hackers are extorting liberal groups

 

LOBBYISTS

 

J Street: Israel Ambassador Nominee Breaking Promise to Meet With Group

 

Lobbying for Athletics (In December, an association representing the country's top athletics directors re-formed as a political action committee. It joins the National Collegiate Athletic Association's own lobbying efforts, which have more than doubled in the past five years.)

 

MALAYSIA

 

North Korea assassination suspects barricaded in embassy in Kuala Lumpur

 

Exit ban spikes Malaysia-North Korea tensions

 

MEDIA 

 

NBC Chief to Trump: We Won't be Intimidated

 

Liberal media’s propaganda isn’t working, because normal people aren’t influenced by it

 

Numbers Show That Democrats Place More Trust in the Media

 

Broadcasters obsess over Trump’s wiretap tweets, ignore NYT evidence of actual surveillance: Study

 

CNN drops congressman's feed as he spills the beans

 

Public erupts on N.Y. Times promoting itself as 'Truth'

 

Majority of Americans Sick of Media's Anti-Trump Rants

 

Irony alert: N.Y. Times asks 'where's evidence' for own wiretap story

 

MEDICARE

 

Repealing Obamacare an open door to Medicare reform

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Cancels Sugar Export Permits to US in Trade Dispute

 

MICROSOFT

 

Microsoft Pledges to Use ARM Server Chips, Threatening Intel's Dominance

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

The king of Saudi Arabia’s Asia tour

 

Evolving role of Saudi women is the focus of new initiatives

 

Saudi interior ministry: ISIS loyalist killed, one other arrested

 

MILITARY

 

The U.S. Army May Have Prepared for the Wrong War

 

U.S. Air Force F-16s to receive weapon systems update

 

Islamist VA Employee Removes His Anti-Trump, Bigoted Postings from Facebook

 

VA secretary urges extension of troubled Choice program

 

VA to provide mental health care to veterans with ‘bad paper’ discharges

 

Marine Corps commandant urges nude photo victims to come forward

 

Top U.S. general in summit over crowded Syrian battlefield

 

The few, the proud, the sharing of nude photos of fellow Marines

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Parsing Clapper   (What former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper  said was probably true, but what he didn’t say was more revealing.)

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Statue of Liberty goes dark, and the symbolism is not lost

 

When illegals overrun U.S. national parks

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

 

Feds Spend $99,078 for Workshops on ‘Intersectionality’ and Computing

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

 

NSC staff allowed back into the Oval Office for Trump's foreign calls

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Correspondent points to evidence of high level Deep State leak (The chief intelligence correspondent for Fox News said only a select few had access to the information that contributed to the resignation of National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.)

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

93% of women in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan experience sexual violence

 

Pakistan became first country to benefit from solar maps

 

Time for a Radical Reset with Pakistan

 

POLLS

 

Did Obama Wiretap Trump? Voters React

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

What to Cut - Defense? Entitlements?

 

POVERTY

 

New York City’s shelter plan may already be DOA

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

2 children hospitalized after drinking apple juice at restaurant

 

RETIREMENT

 

Federal employee retirement plan is a good model

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Missile violates 'spirit and intent' of arms treaty, top US general says

 

Russian Military Expert: 'We Are Quietly Seeding The U.S. Shoreline With Nuclear Mole Missiles'

 

Russia’s Gazprom Neft interested in Iranian oil fields Shangule, Cheshmeh-Khosh

 

China's Foreign Minister Wants You To Know: Russia is Beijing's Best Friend Forever

 

Russia to arm Antey nuclear subs with Kalibr missiles

 

How Russia Turned on a Teenage Rape Victim

 

Russian universities rise in worldwide subject rankings

 

Opposition Leader: Trump Could Help Russia Drive Putin From Power   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin;  Mikhail Khodorkovsky says democratic change coming in next few years.)

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Justices warn of new religious test over same-sex 'marriage'

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Trump plans to 'drain the swamp' may not include Secret Service pick

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

Trump's SEC Pick Made Millions Representing Banks and Hedge Funds

 

SENATE

 

Healthcare hearing: Democrats try to stall bill as Ted Cruz voices pessimism  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee won’t support Friedman (One day before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote on David Friedman’s nomination to be the US ambassador to Israel, the top Democrat on the committee said he won’t support President Donald Trump’s pick for the post.)

 

…Rand Paul: WH Trying to Cajole and Woo Conservatives ‘To Give In’  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Rand Paul: Public Will ‘Live in Fear’ After Vault 7 Leaks

 

Healthcare bill faces steep climb in Senate

 

Senate panel gives nod to McMaster's 3-star status

 

Tim Kaine's son arrested for rioting at pro-Trump rally (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

Trump whipping Rand Paul to support healthcare bill (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

SMALL BUSINESS

 

Expanding small business access to retirement plans

 

SOCIALISM

 

An Old Tweet From Michael Moore Underscores That Socialism Doesn't Work — Ever

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook, Twitter Censor DHFC’s Jihad Watch

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil Continues to Stagger as Economy Slows, Corruption Probe Expands

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Incheon Named World's Top Airport for 12th  Year Running

 

More elementary students watch adult videos

 

‘Early THAAD deployment will relieve uncertainty’

 

Imported Car Sales Rise for 2nd    Month

 

US secretary to visit S. Korea next week

 

Court to announce impeachment ruling on Friday  (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

THAAD row depicts China's double standard

 

Hyundai seeks to revive Sonata legacy

 

93% of office workers tempted to quit: survey

 

S. Korea ranks 23rd in 'Best Countries' rankings

 

S. Korean sailor with anti-piracy unit found dead in Oman

 

S. Korea, US, Japan defense officials discuss response to N.Korea missile threat

 

White House: US stands shoulder to shoulder with S. Korea amid Chinese protests over THAAD

 

SPACE

 

Ancient Mars might have had more water than thought 

 

SPORTS

 

The Brady Lunch! Legendary Patriots QB launches healthy meal kit service based on his notoriously finicky diet

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

New lawmaker says she is shocked by politicians’ ‘insane’ boozing at Rhode Island’s state legislature

 

Missouri counties do what state won't: Track opioid sales

 

Deadly wildfires devastate southern Plains

 

Another state lifts Prohibition-era ban on buying alcohol on Sundays

 

Alabama’s governor was recorded having a sexually explicit conversation. Is impeachment next?

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

This Happened When Andrea Mitchell Asked Tillerson a Question  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court Watchers Hail Neil Gorsuch as a Judge Who ‘Goes Deep’

 

Union-Funded Dems Slam Gorsuch’s Labor Record  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

The Supreme Court’s dangerous tampering with jury secrecy

 

SYRIA

 

Assad's Control Erodes as Warlords Gain Upper Hand (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Warplanes bomb east of Damascus after truce declared there -monitor

 

TAIWAN

 

Tsai aims to boost female workforce  (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Taiwan has fifth-lowest rate of bribery in Asia Pacific: survey

 

Taiwanese universities appeasing Chinese insecurities is a dangerous game

 

Invasive pneumococcal cases fall

 

Former Vice President Lee Yuan-tsu dies at 94

 

Taiwan reportedly nervous about Payless ShoeSource’s future

 

Credit Suisse Taiwan senior executive and husband out on bail

 

Red quinoa might become a cash crop for Aborigines

 

80 percent of women don’t report workplace sexual harassment: survey

 

Taiwan still attracting Chinese businesspeople

 

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes off eastern Taiwan

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

This San Francisco start-up will 3D print your house in 24 hours and it will only cost US$10K

 

How Amazon’s Echo lets businesses into your home

 

 

TELEVISION

 

Fox’s ‘Last Man on Earth’ Kills Entire Trump Administration (Video)

 

TERRORISM

 

Assimilation, Not ‘Integration,’ Prevents Young Immigrants From Turning to Terrorism

 

 

THAILAND

 

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth’s grip starting to slip

 

Faint ISIS footprint in Thailand’s deep south

 

 

TRADE

 

China May Already Be Losing the Trade War

 

Huge January Trade Deficit Points to a Miscast Promise

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

The Transgender Bathroom Debate Has Nothing To Do With Bathrooms

 

Gavin Grimm: The Fight for Transgender Rights Is Bigger Than Me

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Questions About Loyalty to Trump Stall Mnuchin's Treasury Picks  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Group attacks Women’s Day demo at Istanbul Bilgi University

 

Ancient book stolen in Syria seized in Turkey

 

Alleged ISIL leader detained again one year after release in Istanbul

 

Turkish doctors set to establish live donor transplant unit at Israeli hospital

 

Turkish, German FMs in ‘tense but friendly’ meet

 

The Kurds of Turkey: National, religious and economic identities

 

Complaints filed against pilot of crashed Syrian jet in Turkey

 

Turkish FM discusses visit to the Netherlands with Dutch minister

 

Turkish central bank signals more tightening possible, lira weakens

 

Violence against women ‘on rise, but women more combatant’ in Turkey

 

40 children abused in two years at refugee camp in Turkey’s Gaziantep: Court

 

One soldier killed in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

 

Istanbul sees 16 percent plunge in foreign arrivals in first two months of 2017: Data

 

Turkish women prefer balance of work, family life: Poll

 

Police stage large-scale ‘anti-Gülenist’ operation in Turkish army

 

Turkey prioritizes future energy diversification: Minister

 

17 Turkish PM security police officers get food poisoning

 

Rolls-Royce to provide technical consultancy in support of Turkey’s industrial nuke capability development project

 

UBER

 

After controversy, Uber CEO following through on pledge

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 posts 5th drop in a row after U.K. budget outlined

 

Muslim woman in UK receives death threats for twerking in hijab

 

Brexit: Pret a Manger says just one in 50 job applicants are British

 

MSPs vote against SNP over ‘failing’ Scots education system

 

Rupert Murdoch: Sky bid is 'serious threat to our democracy'

 

Economic case for indyref2 ‘lies in tatters’, says Labour

 

Grammar school asks parents to help pay off £100,000 deficit

 

Remaining North Sea oil ‘less than half’ 2014 SNP prediction

 

Number of UK deaths likely to fall this year, says Dignity

 

Samuel L Jackson condemns casting black British actors in US roles they can't understand

 

UK economy will grow 2% this year but slow next, OBR predicts

 

Number of births in Scotland falls to 10-year low

 

Fresh lease of life for one of Britain's oldest slate mines as roof for Cambridge college

 

Soft drinks tax raises less money than forecast as firms cut sugar content

 

Northern Ireland Must Choose Stability Over Nationalism

 

BBC identified man as “Muslim” when he was denied visa, “Indian” when he was arrested for sex abuse

 

Barbershop posts video of dead teen getting haircut

 

Wolverhampton stabbing leaves two people dead, woman fighting for her life and cop injured after knife rampage at block of flats 

 

Gay teen found dead after blasting bullies on YouTube (Scotland)

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN hopes for easing of tensions after Chinese anger over THAAD

 

UNITED STATES

 

Richard Simmons brother speaks out on podcast

 

Exposing the undermining of America

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

It's all Obama's fault! White House says CIA programs exposed by WikiLeaks 'occurred under the last administration' as he complains about Democrats' selective outrage

 

Trump Open to Changes in GOP's Obamacare Replacement

 

Melania makes a rare White House appearance to host an International Women's Day lunch - then announces plans for the annual White House Easter Egg roll

 

Tesla Completes Hawaii Storage Project That Sells Solar at Night

 

Pence tells unhappy Republicans: ObamaCare replacement bill is the first of a three-part process (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Donald Trump and the Flouting of the Goldwater Rule (How much longer are mental health professionals going to be allowed to get away with boldly proclaiming that our President is insane?)

 

Trump's "Wiretapping" Allegations Based in Fact

 

Vice President Pence Could Be the Next Special Envoy for the Americas

 

Paul: Lawmakers 'Being Cajoled and Wooed by the White House to Give in' and Back Trumpcare

 

Trump tries to quash conservative uproar over health care bill

 

White House calls reported Trump meeting with Russian ambassador 'absurd'

 

The Memo: Presidential code smashed under Trump

 

Tough-talking Trump charms CEOs

 

A look inside the country’s real-life spy thriller

 

Trump Met Russian Ambassador During Campaign

 

Trump loved WikiLeaks as a candidate. But as president, he is not a fan of leaks.

 

Veterans groups meet with White House officials, but still want a sit-down with Trump

 

If You're Going to Impeach Trump, You'd Better Impeach Obama

 

Hillary haunts Trump as he surprises first White House tour group

 

Trump’s supporters are sticking with him – for now

 

White House goes silent on biggest leak of CIA documents in history as government won't comment on massive WikiLeaks trove of secrets

 

Trump campaign approved Carter Page's Russia trip, on one condition

 

Trump picks solicitor general and five other officials

 

Republicans: Don't enable Trump's absurd Obama wiretapping accusation

 

WORKPLACE

 

The sorry state of America's working women

 

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