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Thursday, March 9, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Largest Late-Term Abortion Clinic in the U.S Under Investigation for Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

 

Planned Parenthood insider: 'Why are there 3 arms?'

 

Baby Destiny Rescued From Abortion After Her Grandmother Pressured Her Mother to Abort Her

 

Pro-life movement remembers victims of abortion on ‘A Day Without a Woman’

 

Abortion Activists Protest Outside Pregnancy Center Offering Women Choices Besides Abortion

 

Howard Dean Overestimates How Pro-Abortion Young People Are

 

The Washington Post Just Made A Laughable Claim About Planned Parenthood

 

Planned Parenthood president on GOP plan to cut funding, being singled out

 

Howard Dean Says There’s No Room for Pro-Life Democrats in the Democrat Party

 

Bill would require Alabama abortion doctors to state income, sonogram description

 

Maryland Democrats Push Legislation Mandating Funding of Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Advocates urge House panel to amend fetal remains bill by outlawing abortion

 

Abortion foes hope repealing law now will let them ban later  (Idaho)

 

NY's abortion services could be caught up in ACA repeal fight

 

House subcommittee approves 1 abortion bill, halts another (Tennessee)

 

Mississippi: Pro-choice activist fired on International Women’s Day

 

Does Ivanka Trump Back or Oppose Abortion Rights?

 

A Cautionary Play About the Supreme Court Case Legalizing Abortion

 

This Anti-Abortion Advertisement Breached Broadcast Standards  (An ad created by anti-abortion group Emily’s Voice has been found to breach broadcasting law by Australia’s telecommunications watchdog.)

 

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

 

#Strike4Repeal: Ireland protests abortion ban on International Women's Day

 

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

 

Abortion, Equal Pay Are Front And Center On Women’s Day

 

Vatican celebrates International Women’s Day by hosting pro-abortion nun

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Death Toll In Kabul Military Hospital Attack Rises To 49

 

AFRICA

 

Frenchman jailed for 'terrorist' links in Morocco

 

Death toll from Madagascar cyclone rises to 5

 

Tunisair suspends all flights over worker row

 

 

AIRLINES

 

66-year-old removed from flight over reaction to blanket's price

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

The ACLU's radical roots

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Capital Hill Review Thursday, March 9, 2017

 

AMTRAK

 

Amtrak train freed after 13 hours stuck in snow bank

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

 

Hatred, prejudice on rise in Trump’s America: poll

 

China Report Slams US Human Rights Violations, Anti-Semitism

 

New app allows users to report anti-Semitic incidents

 

The writing on the wall: Being a Jew in Trumpland  

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Big miners drag ASX lower

 

The Australian dollar has tumbled to a 6-week low

 

Boy escapes suspected kidnapping from Melbourne bus stop

 

Tesla says its batteries could fix Australia's energy problems in 100 days

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Dismantling America’s Destructive ‘Fourth Branch’ of Government

 

We Need A Moore's Law For Government

 

Trump agency heads already rolling back Obama-era rules on their own

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Boy Scout leader charged with raping teen Scout

 

CANADA

 

TSX ends the day flat after early boost from oilsands deals

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Shell to sell oil sands assets to Canadian Natural for $7.25-billion

 

26-year-old teacher stuns Liberals to win nomination to replace Stéphane Dion

 

Canada to make skilled-worker permits easier as U.S. clamps down

 

Mounting numbers of migrants and refugees flee US for Canada

 

Justice Minister points to U.S. sex-assault initiative for Canada

 

Police raid Cannabis Culture shops across Canada following arrest of ‘Prince’ and ‘Princess of Pot’

 

Remove judge in 'knees together' sex assault case, judicial council recommends

 

Trump can’t appeal court decision he misled Toronto investors

 

Marc Emery's marijuana shops raided after Prince of Pot and wife arrested at Pearson airport

 

She is U of T's only black first-year med student

 

‘It’s a shame that they are actually retiring her:’ Aboard the HMCS Athabaskan, on her final sail

 

Mom furious after teacher gives 7-year-old son with autism a haircut at school

 

Ontario pledges $100M to combat homelessness

 

RCAF Search and Rescue technician Alfred Barr dies in training accident in Saskatchewan

 

Developer of controversial highrise next to Toronto school says safety a 'priority'

 

Donald Trump’s marriage to Melania ends before his presidency: Odds are 5/1 in Europe’s Top 10 bets

 

CANNIBALISM

 

Reza Aslan Eats Human Brains!

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA hacking: WikiLeaks says it will help Silicon Valley patch vulnerabilities

 

Dem: Vault 7 Reveals America Sliding Towards Totalitarianism

 

Ex-CIA chief: I don’t envy Mike Pompeo (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo)

 

#Vault7: ‘Pocket Putin’ – CIA’s covert listening tool revealed

 

CIA Contractors Likely Source of Latest WikiLeaks Release

 

WikiLeaks disclosure exposes rapid growth of CIA digital operations — and agency vulnerabilities

 

Concerned about the WikiLeaks smart TV disclosure? Here’s what you should know.

 

Inside the CIA psychic squad that helped get US hostages out of Iran

 

WikiLeaks takes another shot at America

 

Former CIA bosses call timing of CIA WikiLeaks dump suspicious, point to Russia

 

CIA: Public should be 'deeply troubled' by WikiLeaks disclosures

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Why China's Military Budget is Larger Than it Appears

 

Inflation building a head of steam in China

 

China Seeking International Law for State Control of Internet

 

China’s evolving cyber warfare strategies

 

China urges US to stop hacking other countries following Vault 7 release

 

US rejects China’s proposal, says ‘all options on table’ regarding N. Korea

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Cuba's self-imposed embargo is hurting Cubans

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea Is Practicing for Nuclear War (North Korea isn’t testing its missiles. It’s preparing for a nuclear first strike.)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress Approval Levels Off at 24%, Still Higher Than 2016

 

Where Are the Republican Party’s Leaders?

 

GOP leaders urge troops to heed Trump, back Obamacare replacement

 

Democrats’ call for a special prosecutor may come back to haunt them

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

39.1%: CBO Says U.S. Has Highest Top Statutory Corporate Tax Rate in G20

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Fortune reveals 100 best companies to work for

 

COURTS

 

Man gets 20 years for ripping ex's scalp: 'I'm innocent'

 

Miami lawyer's pants catch fire during arson trial

 

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Madison Bus Gun Ban

 

‘There was nowhere to hide’: Vet testifies about al Qaeda ambush

 

Third protester pleads guilty in plot to wreck Trump inaugural ball, receives no jail time

 

Anti-Trump agitators who plotted 'acid' attack get 'light sentences'

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Girls high school soccer coach 'allowed kidnap hazing ritual where they were duct taped, blindfolded with panties and hosed down outside during winter'

 

Home Invasion Suspect Shot, Killed After Refusing Food Stamps Instead of Money

 

Teen accused of shooting dead his retired NFL linebacker father and his wife as they slept when he was 16 to stand trial as an adult

 

Woman, 19, has blood soaked underwear that 'backs up claims she was raped by a Creighton University basketball star'

 

Florida foster parents are charged with nearly SEVEN HUNDRED counts of sex crimes and abuse against children in Alabama

 

Police arrest suspect in Nashville nurse's murder

 

'Immigrant Privilege' Drives Child Rape Epidemic  (North Carolina: A case study in the crisis the media and government are hiding.)

 

Immigrant deported 5 times charged in crash that killed mom

 

Law enforcement agencies report 911 outage for AT&T customers across U.S.

 

Man accused of holding strippers hostage in mansion

 

A woman married a paroled murderer. Years later, he killed her four children.

 

Illegal Alien Beheads Mother, Illegal Alien Deported 5 Times Kills Woman

 

Chicago can learn from New York to curb crime problem

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Border Patrol 'Tunnel Rats' Plug Underground Passages

 

Illegal Border Crossings Appear to Drop Under Trump

 

 

DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN

 

‘Day Without Women’ Was A Bit Of A Bust. Here Were Its Worst Misfires

 

7 Reasons Yesterday’s ‘Day Without A Woman’ Was Asinine

 

Feminist Gender Hustlers On the March Wednesday

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Former Intel Officer: Ex-NSA Officials Carried Out DNC Hack to Expose Hillary

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Obama’s Role in Undermining Trump’s Presidency

 

Pressure Builds on Obama Over Trump Wiretapping Allegations

 

Obama's Snowflakes  (Our kids actually require a lot of compulsory diversity training and thought policing to be sure they follow Obama's progressive agenda.)

 

The Democrats’ Clinton Problem

 

Will we find The Clinton Foundation in the Odebrecht scandal sweeping Latin America?

 

The Beginnings of Obama’s Shadow Government

 

Blank book called ‘Reasons to vote for Democrats’ top seller on Amazon

 

Poll: Hillary trounced by Trump in favorability contest

 

California Democrats’ Never-Ending War on the Poor

 

'Like something my dog threw up': Chelsea Clinton's pancakes gross people out

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DREAMers Continue to Demand Protections from Trump DHS

 

Washington state becomes second state to mount a legal challenge to revised travel ban

 

Secretary Kelly Is Missing in Action on Immigration (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Former aide defends Carson calling slaves "immigrants"  (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

Ben Carson’s Gray Matter

 

Note To Ben Carson Bashers: When Obama Called Slaves 'Immigrants,' You Showered Him With Praise

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions open to using outside counsel to investigate DOJ under Holder, Lynch (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions/ Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr/ Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

Sessions: I'd advise Trump to use Guantanamo Bay

 

Sessions: Changes coming to policies on drug charges

 

Poll says majority of Americans want Sessions to resign   (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Laborers Take Day Off to Surround Labor Department

 

DISNEY

 

Disney Boss Says No Political Bias at ESPN and ABC News, Complaints ‘Completely Exaggerated’

 

Parents urged to keep kids from Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'

 

DRONE REGULATION

 

Seattle Case Shows Why Drone Regulation Should Be Local, Not Federal

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks eke out gains as energy shares rebound

 

Energy stocks rise late to buoy Wall Street

 

Asian markets mostly in the red, as China’s inflation hits 2-year low

 

Energy shares lead Asian markets lower on big US oil buildup

 

The financial pain of America’s urban families

 

The S&P 500 and Dow have now gone 102 days without a 1% drop

 

Surge in US small business confidence boosts payrolls

 

Gold ends lower, extends losing streak to 8 sessions

 

U.S. Consumer Comfort Just Reached Its Highest Level in a Decade

 

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise; layoffs fall in February

 

U.S. Household Wealth Rose $2.04 Trillion in Fourth Quarter

 

Samsung to Expand in United States, Bringing Back 500 Jobs From Mexico

 

The Market Is Suddenly Having Second Thoughts on Reflation

 

Euro rises versus dollar after Draghi indicates no ‘urgency’ to add to stimulus  (President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi)

 

EDUCATION

 

Poll: College Students Want to Shut Everybody Up Because Everybody's A Racist

 

Sorority Will Allow Transgender Women to Become Members Nation-Wide

 

Cultivating a New Generation of Racists on Campus

 

Trump’s Pursuit of 50-State Scholarship Tax Credit Deserves Applause

 

3 Years Cost Less Than 4 (NYU’s push to help students graduate in under four years leaves questions about who it helps and how much of a difference it can make at one of the country’s most expensive universities.)

 

A Legal Ponzi Scheme of a Pension: Teachers Beware

 

Lost Insurance for Adjuncts and Students  (Key coverage requirements would disappear under Republican alternative to Obamacare, and academic medicine could take a hit as well.)

 

College Students' Perception of Dietary Terms Could Help Nutrition Education

 

Harvard Law Will Accept GRE  (Move could change the debate in legal education about alternatives to the LSAT.)

 

Harvard Law to Accept GRE for Admission

 

Governing Against BDS (Report says movement to boycott represents challenge to academic freedom in the U.S., and urges trustees to take action. Critics say report is a challenge to academic freedom.)

 

White girls ordered to 'take off your hoops!' (Caucasian women told stop wearing 'black and brown folks' earrings.)

 

If You Want Real Change, Start with Education

 

Booze, Pot, Grades  (Regular drinking isn’t associated with meaningfully lower GPAs, study finds, but those who use alcohol and marijuana do see a decline.)

 

De Blasio’s first step toward fixing his failed Renewal schools (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

EGYPT

 

Protests In Egypt Following Government Decision To Cut Subsidized Bread Quotas

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Study: Hillary's Ads Were Nearly All Personal Attacks, Not Policy

 

ENERGY

 

Oil sinks below $50 a barrel to end at a more than 3 month low

 

Energy Prices

 

How Russian oil-giant Rosneft could claim U.S. oil

 

Oil’s tug of war gives way for a price collapse

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Rare whale seen in underwater video for first time

 

A wildflower ‘superbloom’ is underway in this Southwest desert

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Carbon dioxide is NOT main cause of global warming says new environmental protection boss - in defiance of scientific consensus and his own agency  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Bank stocks help European markets end higher as Draghi plays down deflationary risks  (President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi)

 

European council :Donald Tusk re-elected as president despite Polish opposition

 

Sweden: Migrants Slice Woman’s Throat Open, Murder Husband, Then Laugh About It

 

Italy: Motorway bridge collapses killing two people

 

Denmark, Germany, Netherlands want to create ‘artificial power island’

 

Tusk Expected To Win New EU Term Despite Polish Opposition

 

Poland threatens 'whole EU summit' over Tusk vote

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Burger Flipping Robot Replaces Workers At Fast Food Restaurant

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Report: FBI Monitored Trump Server, But ‘No Intercepts of Trump’s Phones or Emails’

 

Report: A FISA Warrant Was Issued in October to Investigate Russian Hacking

 

Privacy no longer a citizen right, according to FBI’s Comey (FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI Director Comey rejects talk of resignation: ‘You’re stuck with me’

 

FBI wants to know how long CIA knew about security breach

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC says it will investigate AT&T wireless 911 outage

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

‘Deep FEC’ Goes After White House Counsel Don McGahn

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

How Trump could soon be at war with Yellen (Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen)

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

FTC reveals red flags to detect impostor scams

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Shadow banking is growing fast -- is that a threat?

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA issues warning about risky vein opening procedure

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Statement Regarding President Trump’s April 27, 2016 Foreign Policy Speech at the Center for the National Interest

 

FRANCE

 

Le Pen’s election would be a ‘disaster,’ says French envoy to US

 

French President Hollande Claims Women’s Rights ‘Declining’ in United States

 

He's young and gaffe-prone — but he might be France's next president

 

Good news: France has just created more jobs than at any time since 2007

 

France warns French-Swiss firm ready to help build Trump's wall

 

In France, Fillon against All Odds

 

French told to avoid list of 'toxic' air-fresheners and essential oils

 

GERMANY

 

Two more bodies found after arrest in child murder case

 

At least 5 injured in ‘rampage’ axe attack in Germany

 

Man with ax injures several people at Dusseldorf train station - reports

 

Migrants' Fate a Game of Chance

 

In Moscow, German FM Warns Of Danger Of New Arms Race With Russia

 

AfD to fight for headscarf ban and mass deportations in election

 

Germany: Russian Missiles In Kaliningrad A 'Setback' For European Security

 

Berlin Schönefeld chosen as the worst airport in the world

 

Thousands march in Women's Day demos in Germany

 

Travel turmoil expected as Berlin airport crews launch yet another strike

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Spring Came Early. Scientists Say Climate Change Is a Culprit.

 

GOOGLE

 

Google weighs in on WikiLeaks bombshell

 

GOP

 

Authorities looked into Manafort protégé  (An associate of an former Trump campaign chairman is suspected of connections to Russian intelligence.)

 

 

What's at stake as the GOP moves to slash regulations? For starters, clean air

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Free the Big Deductible  (Obamacare confused the health care insurance issue by making everything that was working in health care illegal and by multiplying everything that was failing.)

 

 HHS official bucks Trump administration, opposes healthcare plan

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Experts fear yellow fever outbreak in Brazil could reach the U.S.

 

Skelton: A state single-payer healthcare system? Nice idea, but it's just California dreaming

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Cate Blanchett: My Moral Compass Is 'In My Vagina'

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Pence’s defense of Obama’s pro-LGBT order raises concerns   (Vice President Mike Pence is getting some friendly criticism from a conservative friend and top pro-family leader in his home state of Indiana for praising President Trump’s extension of a pro-LGBTQ Obama executive order. )

 

Uproar after gay veterans blocked from Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Without Evidence, Maxine Waters Says Salacious Allegations About Trump In Russian Dossier Are True  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Fix Is In: House Committee on ‘Russian Hacking’ Includes Only DNC-Hired Tech Experts

 

House Staffers Allegedly Held Woman In Captivity To Access Offshore Cash

 

Tucker Asked Paul Ryan Why Congress Is Only Working 8 Days Next Month. His Response Is Worth Watching  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Why Republicans Are Losing Steam On Obamacare Repeal

 

RINOcare: What would Mike Pence of 2003 tell VP Pence?

 

Democratic lawmaker aims to block use of tax dollars for border wall

 

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Florida) Maxes Out Girlfriend’s Salary for Fifth Straight Year

 

Democratic Rep. Calls for Marines Involved In Nude Photo Scandal to Be Fired

 

Flash: Paul Nehlen Mulls Second Challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan, Cites Failed Leadership On Obamacare

 

GOP healthcare plan clears first hurdle

 

Hospitals and Doctors Reject Bill as G.O.P. Moves Ahead

 

No Wonder the Republicans Hid the Health Bill

 

Nancy Pelosi vs. Nancy Pelosi on ObamaCare (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Trump and Rep. Elijah Cummings finally meet  (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D)

 

Conservatives rip GOP health bill amid 'bloodbath' warning

 

Why Republicans Can’t Do Health Care

 

AHCA a case study in compassion, fairness and freedom

 

Who Wins and Who Loses in New Plan

 

Opposing sides of GOP's Obamacare replacement

 

GOP leaders press ahead on health-care bill as opposition continues to mount

 

Republicans wave a white flag on health care

 

Obamacare replacement is hard to score, budget experts say

 

Dems who voted no on O'care wary of GOP bill 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Immigration is the only thing keeping labor force growing, study finds

 

Mayor booted from office over support for Obama's refugees

 

Irvington First Becomes Illegal Alien Criminals First

 

Spoiled food and moldy showers: Poor conditions for immigrant detainees in O.C. jail, report says


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Hispanic Caucus Leader: ICE Raids Keeping Kids from Receiving Medical Care

 

 

INDIA

 

India-Pakistan conflict could escalate into nuclear exchange, says US General

 

India's most important election

 

U.S. to Question India About Ban on Christian Charity

 

J-K: Three militants, teen die in gunfights between security forces and rebels

 

Navy set to induct Kalvari: 5 things that make building submarines complex

 

1 dead, 15 injured as under-construction police training centre collapses in MP

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Some States Aren't Waiting for Trump to Fund Infrastructure

 

US infrastructure report card: D+

 

Trump activates team for $1 trillion infrastructure plan, despite questions on how to pay for it all

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

IRS has 7,000 unreleased docs on conservative, Tea Party targeting

 

America needs comprehensive tax reform

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

 

Women’s Day Protest Groups Conflict over Race in Santa Cruz

 

Cultural Marxism and the Red International Women’s Day

 

Going Red for International Women’s Day… and Its Useful Idiots

 

IRAN

 

In Media, Iranian Foreign Minister, Majlis Member Clash Over Iran-U.S. Relationship

 

Son of Robert Levinson, ex-FBI agent missing in Iran: 'Trump can get him home'

 

For Americans Jailed in Iran, Release Remains Uncertain

 

IRAQ

 

Baghdadi reportedly flees Mosul as ISIS tears down cell towers

 

Twin suicide bombing kills 26 at a wedding north of Baghdad

   

ISIS leaves antiquities museum in ruins as military advances

 

In Mosul, desperate families dodge bullets to reach safety: 'There's a sniper here'

 

ISLAM

 

Louis Farrakhan Says the U.S. Is Number 1 on God's List to Be Destroyed

 

Cannibalism: ISIS Revives Islam's Old Terror Tactic

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, March 9, 2017)

 

Netanyahu Asks Russia to Help Return Nationals Held by Hamas  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu to Putin: Let's not talk about Amona  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Netanyahu tells Putin that Iran must not replace IS in Syria

 

Palestinian female lawmaker arrested by Israel

 

Israeli researcher says he can protect against hacked videos

 

PA law “murders women twice”

 

Israel to return body of Palestinian activist killed in IDF shootout  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Turkey slams Israel’s partial ban on call to prayer

 

Israel reaches 2nd round of the WBC with Mensch power

 

Israeli forces demolish Bedouin village of al-Araqib for 110th  time

 

Weeks after berating Senegal and Venezuela for anti-settlement motion at UN, Israel seeks warmer ties with them

 

Trump Israel adviser headed to Israel to discuss 'settlements'

 

IDF releases video of strike on IS-affiliated cell in Syria

 

Abbas to expand outreach to American Jewish community  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israeli settlers uproot olive trees, spray pesticides on Palestinian crops near Hebron

 

Hamas accused of blocking access to prisoners

 

Mass Aliyah key to one state solution?

 

First official UK royal visit to Israel ‘looks set’ for this year

 

Education Secretary Praises Agudath Israel on Fight for Private Schools’ Public Funding

 

Israeli ministers said unwilling to attend Buenos Aires bombing commemoration

 

Israeli forces detain 31 Palestinians overnight, including MP

 

Kerry’s last-minute $221m. to Palestinians, frozen by Trump, now released… maybe (Former US Secretary of State John F Kerry )

 

Rivlin asks Egyptian president to show Israeli prisoner clemency  (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Israel Wants Cannabis Export, Licenses 40 Farms

 

Boris Johnson reaffirms British commitment to two-state solution  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Kalkilya Arab Linked to Hezbollah Arrested and Charged

 

Boris Johnson: Alternative to two-state solution is Israel apartheid 

 

How to Make Decisions (or Not) in Israel

 

Rock art discovered in "Dark Ages" tomb in Israel

 

JAPAN

 

Fukushima: Wild boars take over Japan's evacuated towns

 

Okinawan villagers to file complaint over Marine Corps aircraft mishap

 

As 3/11 anniversary nears, US bases in Japan manage risk of another major quake

 

LIBERALISM

 

Liberals fantasize about being slapped in the face by Donald Trump

 

The liberals who loved eugenics

 

The Left's desperation is showing

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Flynn's consulting firm paid $530K to lobby for Turkey during election  (A lawyer for Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to the Trump administration, filed paperwork with the Justice Department on Tuesday that he conducted $530,000 worth of lobbying work during the election for a client that worked in Turkey's government, according to a report published late Wednesday.)

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia Rounds up N.Korean Illegals

 

MARIJUANA

 

Cannabis boosts risk of stroke and heart attack, independent of tobacco, new study finds

 

Pot for pets: Cannabis treatments catch on for animals

 

MEDIA 

 

Watergate vs. RussiaGate Timeline Proves Trump Is a Victim of Fake News

 

Jorge Ramos: “Whites Will Become a Minority…This is Our Country”

 

O'Reilly, Bob Woodward square off over Trump administration leaks

 

An anti-Trump tabloid pulls back

  

Did the New York Times already tell us Trump was ‘wiretapped?’

 

Fox Is Said to Settle Sexual Assault Claim

 

This NYT op-ed is the silliest thing we've seen all day

 

MEXICO

 

Narco-terror: Cartel Dumps Dismembered Bodies in Mexican Border State

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

27 students suffered food poisoning at boys’ school in Arar  (Saudi Arabia)

 

MILITARY

 

Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’?  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Trump’s Ramped Up Bombing in Yemen Signals More Aggressive Use of Military (Air raids in Yemen reflect broader trend as new administration opts for more military action against Islamist militants.)

 

U.S. Navy test fires surface to surface missile module

 

US military budget cuts stretching 'Screaming Eagles' to the limit

 

Championed by Trump, vulnerable to attack

 

Top Generals: U.S. Has ‘Squeezed’ the Life Out of Aging Nuclear Deterrence Systems

 

US military enters Syria in what looks like deal with Russia

 

U.S. Marines deployed into Syria with artillery guns, official says

 

Secret Marines group still sharing nude photos

 

More Than Just Marines Behaving Badly

 

Drones threatened nuclear facilities (Drone aircraft recently carried out unauthorized intrusions over Air Force and Navy nuclear facilities, and the incidents pose a growing threat, the commander of the US Strategic Command disclosed to Congress Wednesday.)

 

Air Force clears the air around WC-135 deployment

 

Factions allied with U.S. clash in Syria, pulling Pentagon into mission ‘fraught with risk’

 

2 Marine women say photos of them put online without consent

 

Army eyes new bases in Europe as Pentagon reviews force structure

 

Official: Couple hundred US Marines go into Syria

 

Report: Trump could deploy 1,000 troops to fight Islamic State

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar has a drug problem

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

Why Is the NEA Funding Discrimination?

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Former top spy chief: 'No evidence' Trump campaign aides recruited by Russia  (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)

 

NOBLE PRIZE

 

Trump Has Been Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan indefinitely closes border with Afghanistan amid rising tension

 

Pakistan Closes Border With Afghanistan After Temporary Opening

 

Despite being a terror hub, Pakistan is the cynosure of investor's eyes. Here's why

 

Pakistan to sign agreement regarding bank accounts with Switzerland: Ishaq Dar

 

Pakistan gives contracts for dam on Indus to Chinese firm

 

Chaman border closed again

 

Pakistan activist Waqass Goraya: The state tortured me

 

51,000 Afghans,4,900 Pakistanis crossed Afhagn border

 

PRISONS

 

Upgraded jail cells — for a price: Pay-to-stay option allows even those convicted of serious crimes a safer, more comfortable stay

 

 

RUSSIA

 

 Russia's RT network: Is it more BBC or KGB?

 

Renowned Russian Intellectual Fyodor Lukyanov: 'Rapprochement And Interaction With Iran, China, And India Are Not Intrinsically Valuable for Russia But Are A Tool… To Influence The West'

 

Sberbank confirms hiring Podesta Group for lobbying its interests

 

No Drama. Vladimir Putin's Re-Election Dilemma  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Feminists Faked the Boldest Stunt at Wednesday's Kremlin Protest

 

Putin Fires 10 More Law Enforcement and Security Service Generals

 

Russia deploys banned cruise missile ‘to pose a threat to NATO,’ U.S. general says

 

Kremlin denies violating nuclear arms pact

 

Kremlin: Russia Will Welcome Any U.S. Envoy Committed To Dialogue

 

SCIENCE

 

Synthetic genome nearly complete, paving way for bespoke organisms

 

Neanderthal microbes reveal surprises about what they ate — and whom they kissed

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

 

After Snap IPO, U.S. regulator questions unequal voting rights

 

 

 

SENATE

 

Sen. Tom Cotton to House Republicans: ‘Start Over’ on Health Care (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

McConnell: Tax reform unlikely by August (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Exclusive — Sen. Rand Paul on Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Lite: Speaker ‘Trying to Pull the Wool Over the Eyes of the President’ (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

31 Senators Call for More Foreign Workers to Replace Blue-Collar Americans

 

Senate panel backs Trump's pick for US envoy to Israel

 

McConnell on Mexico paying for the border wall: 'Uh, no'  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

How Democrats Brought a Muslim Child Molester to America (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/ US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Dem VP nominee applauds son for anti-Trump riot arrest (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D); AVIPP COMMENTARY: A pathetic man that should be voted out of office.)

 

Senators seek Trump wiretap evidence from DOJ, FBI

 

Senator Dives Into Russian History in Pursuit of Answers

 

There is no principled reason to vote against Gorsuch (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Democrats are holding up one of Trump’s best appointees

 

Lying Bernie Sanders Calls President Trump a Liar (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Cruz plans to discuss fixing health bill with Trump (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

SOCIALISM

 

First Women’s Day Was Organized by Socialists

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Divided nation awaits verdict on Park  (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

4th  industrial revolution may not lead to massive job losses in Korea: minister

 

THAAD-Derangement Syndrome — Welcome to North Korea

 

Chinese envoy urges S. Korea to suspend deployment of THAAD battery

 

Cyberattacks open new front in Korea, China THAAD spat

 

S. Korea brushes aside China's proposal to halt joint drills with US

 

China’s travel ban on Korea hits Myeong-dong

 

More Korean firms suffer THAAD retaliation

 

SPORTS

 

Cowboys to release Romo, reports say

 

Tim Tebow's spring debut one to be forgotten

 

A Redskins-Scot McCloughan separation seems to be a question of when, not if

 

U.S. Olympic officials say USA Gymnastics CEO must resign

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men) 

 

STATES

 

 

This Small City Mayor Models What Fiscal Stewardship Looks Like

 

Texas 'bathroom bill' passes key vote

 

Nearly a million people lose power in Michigan after high winds

 

It may soon be illegal to drive after one drink in Utah

 

New Calif. fault could unleash monster quake

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

'Fox & Friends' co-host joining Trump administration

 

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts nomination of Russia ambassadorship

 

 

SYRIA

 

US is 'facing a train wreck' as its Turkish and Syrian rebel allies fight over who will lead Raqqa assault

 

Assad is not the solution in Syria (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Syrian Children In Dire Circumstances As War Enters Seventh Year

 

Air strikes kill 23 civilians near Raqqa: monitoring group

 

ISIS Leaders Fleeing Raqqa, U.S. Military Says

 

TAIWAN

 

Human trafficking ring busted for prostituting Chinese women

 

Fake drugs have Chinese ingredients

 

Aging index passes 100-point mark for first time nationwide

 

Taiwanese linked to Islamic State under surveillance

 

More Taiwan high school graduates going overseas to study

 

TAXATION

 

Steve Forbes to Newsmax: Border Tax 'Ridiculous'

 

Here’s What Happened to Workers After Philadelphia Passed a Soda Tax

 

After Passing Soda Tax To Curb Habit, Dems Insist Retailers Are Price-Gouging

 

TEENS

 

Study: Teens' brains are wired for risky behavior

 

TELEVISION

 

‘Panicked’ NBC asked Savannah Guthrie to come back early

 

TERRORISM

 

ISIS Trading in Antiquities and People

 

The Death of an Unrepentant Terrorist-Lawyer

 

Iraqi insurgent fighter allegedly lied about identity, got through 'extreme' vetting

 

The secret that Blind Sheik lawyer Lynne Stewart took to her grave

 

TRADE

 

More Dangerous China Trade? Globalist Push vs. Trump Promise

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

American College of Pediatricians doubles down on common sense  (Calls it "abusive" to cooperate with the transgender delusion.)

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish diplomat 'seeks Swiss asylum'

 

Crowd throws eggs, nooses at Erdoğan assassination attempt case suspects outside court in Turkey’s south  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey urges US, Russia to cut support to YPG

 

Security a common field of benefit for Turkey, Israel: Turkish envoy

 

CIA spies hired as teachers at Gülen-linked schools: Prosecutors

 

Major operation targeting PKK continues in Turkey’s southeast

 

Turkey to introduce lira obligation for companies in free trade zones: Minister

 

Gülen ordered followers to conceal themselves after December 2013 probes: Report

 

Number of women entrepreneurs on rise in Turkey      

 

Forex debt manageable for most Turkish firms: Moody’s

 

Most companies seized by state see financial rebound: Turkish minister

 

Tens of thousands march across Turkey on International Women’s Day

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower for 6th straight session, as oil shares tank

 

Revealed: Labour plan to grab 20 per cent of assets from Britain's wealthiest people

 

Sturgeon: Autumn 2018 'common sense' for indyref2 (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Tory minister urges Government to apologise for broken manifesto pledge amid backlash over National Insurance hike 

 

Think tank backs National Insurance rise   (The independent Institute for Fiscal Studies backs Budget move to raise self employed NI contributions.)

 

Refugees: Applicants to live in UK face being sent home after five years

 

Britain's budget driving blind into oncoming Brexit

 

Budget 2017 May and Hammond face Tory revolt over tax on self-employed  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Hunt demands NHS hits target for A&E care

 

Adoption: We need to rethink policy in social media age, says senior judge

 

Trump ally Nigel Farage visits embassy where Assange lives

 

Islamic State: Fighters returning to UK 'pose huge challenge'

 

Knife crime offences 'highest since 2011'

 

400 jobs at risk under West Lothian factory closure plans

 

Iraq and Afghan wars memorial unveiled

 

' UK workers have lowest rate of sick days since records began

 

Scottish independence: Poll says Indyref2 Yes vote at 50%

 

Trump's golf resort fails to block evidence in privacy damages case

 

Couple held over baby abduction bid

 

Scotland: Trump's golf resort fails to block evidence in privacy damages case

 

School music 'could face extinction'

 

Manchester Families pay tribute to women killed in collision at hospital

 

A future of partnership and innovation between the Gulf and the UK

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Envoy Nikki Haley: Let’s Get Iran and their Proxies Out of Syria  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UN rights chief says US not doing enough against anti-Semitism

 

United Nations Pushes “HeforShe” Dolls for Boys

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

How America’s 'first black middle class village' was destroyed to make way for Central Park: Community of African American property owners was flattened and flooded to accommodate growing Manhattan population

 

VATICAN

 

Shock Claim: Italian Archbishop Suggests Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Under Obama ‘Pressure’…

 

‘Empty moments’: Pope Francis has questioned God’s existence, calls himself a ‘sinner’

 
WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

10 pieces of good news for President Trump this week

 

Pence dodges question on Trump's wiretapping claims  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

The Deep State is a figment of Steve Bannon's imagination

 

Obama Used the Presidency; So Should Trump

 

Heritage Foundation’s cozy relationship with Trump put to test

 

Trump's Obamacare fallback: Blame the Democrats

 

Bipartisan bloc blasts White House on Coast Guard cuts

 

President Trump: Remember The Snake

 

Sean Spicer says CIA's 'systems are outdated and need to be updated'  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

 ‘This Is Going to Be Great’ — Trump Meets with Tea Party Critics on Healthcare Replacement

 

Melania's Poll Numbers Rising Fast As Americans Get to Know First Lady

 

WikiLeaks Has Joined the Trump Administration (The anti-American group has become the preferred intelligence service for a conspiracy-addled White House.)

 

The Philo-Semitic President


Panetta: Trump's claim "undermines" presidency  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Only a fool like Panetta would say this. Read: Reports: The Obama administration wiretapped Trump, world leaders, journalists, everyone? )

 

In the Trump administration, it’s always ‘A Day Without a Woman’

 

The Left’s Job Only Got Harder

 

New polls have mixed news for Trump

 

White House: President Trump isn’t target of any investigation

 

Moving beyond Trump-scandal stupidity

 

Trump’s voters have high hopes – even if they don’t expect miracles

 

Ivanka Trump’s fashion line reports record sales despite boycott

 

Trump goes into dealmaking mode, works behind scenes on health bill

 

Fox News face: Dark 'forces' want to 'personally destroy' Trump

 

Welcome to Trump’s Fantasyland

 

Divisive presidency makes Trump properties a tough sell

 

Trump is winning over Tea Party group on Obamacare replacement

 

 

 

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