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Friday, March 16, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

A powerful new way to redirect millennial women away from Planned Parenthood

 

Horrible development: Abortions based on chromosomes

 

70-year old pro-life warrior dies one month after being arrested outside abortion center

 

Pro-Late-Term-Abortion Congressmen: ‘Our Democracy Depends on Morality and Ethical Behavior’

 

 Illinois Legislator Jeanne Ives: Why I Chose Life for My Terminally Ill Unborn Baby

 

California pushes abortion by depicting pregnant women as stupid

 

Woman Defends Killing Two Babies in Abortion: “Despite the Blood and Grief I’d Do it Over Again”

 

Chelsea Handler Attacks Pro-Life Democrat as ‘Crook’ Who Won’t Stand Up to Trump, Russia

 

Father’s Desperate Plea: “Can You Help Me? My Girlfriend is Having an Abortion and I Want My Baby to Live”

 

Pro-Life Democrat: ‘It Would Be a Disaster’ for Party to Expel People Like Me

 

Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Turns 85, But Has No Plans to Retire

 

Landmark Report Concludes Abortion In U.S. Is Safe

 

Abortion, free speech collide in Supreme Court dispute

 

Conor Lamb and Abortion

 

In Kentucky's war on abortion, women need compassion. And providers need to be thanked.

 

Democrats’ Abortion Problem

 

'Fetal heartbeat' abortion limit, which would be nation's strictest, draws sparks at Iowa Statehouse

 

Sex-Selective Abortion Perpetuates Gender Discrimination in Asian Communities, Prof Says

 

Iowa to vote on one of the most draconian anti-abortion measures in the country

 

Senate bill would shine light on reasons for abortions (Arizona)

 

Teachers Rape Teen Student, Then Try to Abort Her Unborn Baby (India)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Defying the Taliban: Afghan women apply to join police force

 

Blue Bus of Kabul Brings Joys of Reading to Afghan Children

 

AFRICA

 

12 Dead in Central Somalia as Villagers Resist Al-Shabab Taxes

 

AIRLINES 

 

It's buyer beware as big airlines embrace 'basic economy' fares

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Just Call Cryogenic Suicide What It Is: Selfie Death

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Coles spin-off lifts ASX to flat finish for the week

 

The Australian dollar is still getting smoked

 

Severe fire danger as hot, windy weather hits Victoria

 

Labor's tax plan lays bare the hypocrisy of Canberra

 

CANADA

 

Energy stocks boost TSX; Canadian dollar falls for fourth straight day

 

Pro-family watchdog: Justin Trudeau is setting stage to end churches’ tax-exempt status  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada sending troops to UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

 

I’m Canadian, but Trump’s got a point about unfair trade

 

As Trudeau vacations in Florida, details are once again scarce

 

Vancouver's water to get scarcer, pricier as climate changes

 

Students confused, frustrated as York University strike enters third week

 

Canadian hobbyists help shed light on mysterious northern lights phenomenon 'Steve'

 

How alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur hid in plain sight for years

 

Rex Murphy: Trudeau is Captain Canada to our threatened steel workers. Our oil workers? Silence

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

CDC: Binge-Drinking Most Prevalent in ND, Wisc. and D.C.

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) 

 

Trump’s CIA Pick is the Great Feminist Moment the Left Hates

 

Never underestimate the CIA

 

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel did not mock tortured detainee

 

COMEDY

 

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Fundraises For Porn Star Stormy Daniels' Legal Fund

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Chinese hackers hit US firms linked to South China Sea

 

The Fatal Flaw in China's Plan for Dominating the World Economy

 

ASEAN Could Be Hijacked by China. Here's How to Fix It.

 

Chinese Hackers Hit U.S. Firms, FireEye Says

 

Trump Plans to Punish China With Sweeping Trade Penalties

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Beware of Kim Jong Un's Diplomatic Tricks  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korean, Swedish Officials Meet Amid Trump-Kim Summit Speculation

 

N.Korea Feels Pinch of Intensifying Sanctions

 

Will Trump Play North Korea’s Rigged Game?

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Exclusive: GOP Leadership Is Going To Fund Sanctuary Cities

 

We're at War

 

Show Me The Wall Money (Trump refuses to trade border wall funding for a DACA extension.)

 

Democrats and RINOs Driving 2018 Omnibus Spending

 

No, Congress isn’t gutting Dodd-Frank

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE  (CRS)

 

Memo: Dems' 'censure' of Trump would mean little(Congressional Research Service comments on attempts to punish President.)

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

James Madison Mania?

 

COURTS

 

The court battle over AT&T’s mega-merger comes down to $463 million vs 45 cents

 

Illegal immigrant acquitted of murdering Kate Steinle charges federal government with ‘vindictive pr

 

Texas: Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by father of clock hoaxer Ahmed Mohamed

 

Missouri defends 241-year prison sentence for teen

 

Black man beaten in Charlottesville found not guilty of assaulting white supremacist

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

David Brock Operative Arrested For Assaulting Female Trump Admin Official

 

Boulder thrown from overpass kills man: 'Please help us,' pregnant wife says

 

Sheriff defends buying beach house with inmate meal cash – and law’s on his side

 

New Jersey church shocked after Jesus statue stolen 90 years ago is returned

 

CULTURE WARS

 

Parkland and the Problem with Waging a Youth Culture War

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Russian Hack Penetrated U.S. Aviation as Part of Breaches

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

5 Reasons Not to Feed the Russian Troll Hysteria

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Dems Only Pretend to Disavow Hillary's 'White Women' Comments

 

Stop, Hillary — just stop

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Two Million Americans Quit Food Stamps in Trump’s First Year

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos: On school safety, inaction is not an option  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS cites Russian cyberattacks on U.S. power grid, infrastructure since 2016

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Ryan Zinke criticized for internment camp remarks  (Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Here’s The Dilemma Jeff Sessions Faces As He Considers Appointing A Special Counsel  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Soviet-born Trump adviser: 'Send 'em to jail' if Mueller finds collusion  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Mueller is peeling back the layers of Trump’s finances

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Collapsed FIU Bridge Was Funded by Federal Grant Program Criticized for Shoddy, Politicized Review Process

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market ends higher after upbeat data, but suffers weekly slide

 

Stocks End Week on High Note Before Fed Meeting: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street rises with help from industrial data

 

Trump's Economy Is Still Waiting for the Tax-Cut Boost

 

Gold ends at 2-week low, suffers biggest weekly loss in about a month

 

  Caterpillar's latest restructuring move could cut 880 jobs

 

If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

 

Dollar holds after data-fueled climb, hits fourth weekly gain in a row

 

Asia Stocks Slip, Yen Gains Amid Political Turmoil: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares slip as new U.S. political worries sour mood

 

EDUCATION

 

Hey, Teacher, Leave Them Kids Alone

 

Watch: Campus Reform Asks Students On The Street If Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Is ‘Cultural Appropriation’

 

Will U.S. Restrict Visas  for Chinese Students?

 

Teacher Punished for Questioning Anti-gun Walkout

 

Students Trash Walmart During Anti-Gun Walkout In Chicago

 

Lawmaker: Most teachers are women and 'scared of guns'

 

Teacher posts pay stub to dispute governor's claim

 

College lists ‘God bless you’ as a ‘microaggression’

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Jeff Flake considers 2020 primary bid to challenge Trump

 

ENERGY

 

Oil settles higher, scores a second straight weekly gain

 

Energy Prices

 

Russia Could Have Switched Off U.S. Power, Officials Say

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks shake off weakness and closer higher after upbeat U.S. data

 

EU powers propose new Iran sanctions to keep Trump in nuclear deal

 

In Latvia, hundreds march in honor of SS veterans

 

Brussels publishes U.S. tariffs retaliation lists totaling billions

 

Belgium ends Saudi lease of country’s largest mosque over radicalism concerns

 

Austria: Muslim stabs soldier, security official says he “clearly had sympathy for political Islam”

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Breaking FAA restricts 'doors-off' flights after fatal NYC crash

 

In wake of fatal helicopter crash, FAA restricts 'doors-off' flights

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Oh My: New Texts Between Disgraced FBI Agent And Mistress Possibly Show Attempt To Collude With FISA Judge

 

Revealed: Peter Strzok Had Personal Relationship With Recused Judge In Michael Flynn Case

 

FBI Recommends Firing Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

 

FBI piqued by Russia sex spy story

 

 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE COURT (FISA COURT)

 

Unlawful FISA Spying Widespread Under Obama Administration

 

FRANCE

 

Could a Frenchman's hi-tech glasses save lives on France's roads?

 

Paris to host its first official Saint Patrick's Day parade

 

GERMANY

 

 

Video from Germany: Muslim migrant screaming “Allahu akbar” rushes at Angela Merkel(German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Merkel contradicts interior minister, saying ‘Islam belongs to Germany’

 

Merkel: ‘Islam belongs to Germany’

 

Berlin to open anti-terrorism centre near old airport in 2020

 

Germany: Muslim migrant kills his girlfriend for refusing to convert to Islam

 

World’s second largest container ship docks in Hamburg

 

GOP 

 

Primary challenge squeezes Illinois GOP governor

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

City Of Philadelphia Shuts Down Christian Charities From Placing Children With Foster Families For Refusing To Hand Them Over To Homosexuals

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Devin Nunes: ‘I Don’t Read the New York Times’(US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Scalise Predicts Pelosi will be One of Dems' 'Biggest Impediments' in Midterms  (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)/House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Trump Convinces Tarkanian to Make House Run Instead of Challenging GOP Senator Heller

 

Pennsylvania race shakes up the battle for the House 

 

Louise Slaughter, New York congresswoman, dead at 88

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump Administration: California “Bankrolling” Smuggling Operations

 

INDIA

 

India and Pakistan: Inching Toward Their Final War?

 

Hillary Clinton treated for minor injury in India, says hospital

 

In official communication, India accuses Pakistan of blocking govt websites

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

A fast and feasible infrastructure option

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

IRS Documented 1.3M Identity Thefts by Illegal Aliens; Can’t Say It Referred Any for Prosecution

 

IRAN

 

 

The Growing Iranian Cyber Security Threat

 

IRAQ

 

 

The Halabja Genocide 30 Years After

 

ISLAM

 

 

Two women arrested for breaking into US Islamic center

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, March 16, 2018)

 

Palestinian groups praise car-ramming attack that kills two soldiers

 

Hamas: The Jerusalem intifada continues

 

Israeli minister: Qatar making true effort to stop Gaza aid from boosting Hamas

 

Russia's chemical weapons commander was a Mossad target

 

Abbas aide threatens to punish Hamas amid fallout from Gaza attack   (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Palestinian Authority Schoolbooks For 2017-18: Increased Indoctrination To Jihad And Martyrdom

 

Netanyahu's new mandate to lead  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu may be questioned again Monday along with wife and son

 

Christian Leaders Denounce Israeli Proposals to Tax Church Properties, Seize Assets

 

Air India confirms its Israel flights over Saudi Arabia will start next week

 

U.N. to U.S.: You need to write check for Palestinians

 

Moscow warns Israel of ‘anti-Russian hysteria’ over spy’s poisoning

 

Iran's Role in the Boycott Israel Campaign

 

Prominent Israel advocates urge Netanyahu to reverse course on deportations

 

Liberman to seek death penalty for Mevo Dotan terrorist   (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Ra’anana gets Israel’s first openly gay mayor 

 

Two IDF soldiers killed, two injured after West Bank (Judea and Samaria) ramming attack    (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Clashes erupt in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) 

 

Israel's own opioid crisis

 

Two soldiers killed, 2 hurt in car-ramming terror attack in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Two Israeli soldiers killed in Palestinian car-ramming attack

 

LIBERALISM

 

Liberals say immigration enforcement is racist, but the group most likely to benefit from it is black men

 

MARRIAGE

 

Vanessa Trump hires criminal defense attorney for Donald Jr. divorce

 

MEDIA 

 

Hannity Slams Shepard Smith: ‘He Is Clueless About What We Do’

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican Cartel Torches Michoacán After Breitbart Exposé Triggers Kingpin’s Arrest

 

 

MILITARY

 

Russian nuclear subs quietly reached US coast & left undetected – Navy officer

 

Pentagon: When U.S. Troops Engage in Combat in Africa, We May Not Tell You

 

Air Force: GPS Satellites Vulnerable to Attack

 

Mattis: Don’t restrict US support to Saudi-led forces in Yemen (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

7 US troops killed in Iraq helicopter crash

 

US Military Helicopter Crashes in Western Iraq

 

Costco is offering Military Hour with perks for servicemembers and veterans on March 24

 

Navy identifies aviators killed in Florida Super Hornet crash

 

Fighter jet operations ramp up during basewide Spangdahlem exercise

 

Third-grader brings knife to Fort Belvoir school; no injuries following scare

 

Japan Coast Guard recommends negligent homicide charges in Fitzgerald collision

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

How the US intelligence chief is preparing his office for the threats of the future (Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats)

 

The Clapper News Network(Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper/The media always rewards its leakers.)

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

The truth about astronaut Scott Kelly’s viral ‘space genes’

 

NEW COLD WAR

 

Back to the USSR: Putin and the new Cold War       (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

Tariffs Were Killing New Zealand’s Economy. Free Trade Turned It Around

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan recalls envoy from India in ding-dong over harassment claims

 

Sexual coercion rampant in Pakistani politics: Reham Khan

 

Pakistan's Education System Eyed for Surge in Pakistan's Radicalized Youth

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

 Philippines teeters towards pariah status

 

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

IHOP Requires Table of Black Teens to Pay Upfront

 

RUSSIA

 

It’s all Putin’s fault… but still he wins  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Britain's Accusations Against Putin in Nerve Attack Are 'Shocking,' Kremlin Says

 

‘Unforgivable’: Kremlin blasts Boris Johnson for blaming Putin for Skripal poisoning  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Russia Says It Will Investigate Poisoning of Skripal's Daughter

 

All decisions on response measures to UK already taken — Russian diplomat

 

U.S. and U.K. Developed 'Novichok' Nerve Agent Linked to Ex-Spy's Poisoning, Russian Official Claims

 

Putin Is Certain to Be Re-elected Despite Uneven Support (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

The West finally starts waking up to Putin’s menace

 

Nerve Agents Could Have Been Stolen in Post-Soviet Chaos: Experts

 

Here Is What Trump Should Do about the Poisoning of a Former Russian Spy 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

The NRA Makes a Wise, Principled Decision to Support Gun-Violence Restraining Orders

 

20 U.S. states with most guns per capita

 

What the post-Parkland gun debate means, from six Americans

 

 

SENATE

 

Confident Josh Hawley Kicks Off Campaign With Focus on Claire McCaskill’s Record   (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

Half-A-Loaf Of Dodd-Frank Reform Is Better Than None

 

Q&A: Sen. Ben Sasse Weighs in on Russian Internet Manipulation, Tariffs  (US Senator of Nebraska Ben Sasse(R)

 

Senators join call for 2nd  special counsel

 

Companion GOP Bills Would Expand School Choice for Military Families

 

Sen. Ben Sasse’s 6 Big Ideas on Trade

 

Cotton, Graham Introduce Bill to Raise Penalties for Fentanyl Sales

 

Environmental groups back Ted Cruz, Republicans on overhaul of Renewable Fuel Standard  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Cherokee genealogist slams Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry claims as ‘ludicrous’(US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

GOP senators demand special counsel to probe FBI-Steele dossier decisions

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Colombia: Non-Muslim aids Islamic State in plotting jihad massacre of U.S. citizens

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon, Trump seek close cooperation ahead of talks with NK  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

South Korea Gears Up for Summit, Report Shows North Korea Testing Reactor

 

Trump 'Threatens to Pull U.S. Troops out of Korea'

 

Abe wishes talks with NK during phone meeting with Moon  (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

Why is extramarital affair unforgivable in Korea?

 

Youth Obesity Reaches Alarming Proportions

 

Moon, Abe agree on drawing NK action for denuclearization

 

Minister says US washers safeguard under review for WTO complaint

 

Korean steelmakers halting US exports

 

SPORTS

 

Cavaliers coach leans on biblical principles  (The Virginia Cavaliers ) 

 

STATES

 

 Massachusetts Lawmaker Denounces Tribute to Civil War’s ‘General Hooker’ as Offensive to Women

 

Hollywood Scripts Itself Into Florida Governor’s Race

 

Father of Collapsed Florida Bridge was Obama ‘Champion of Change’ in 2015

 

At least 6 dead after Florida bridge collapse; officials searching for more victims in the rubble

 

A state lawmaker in Tennessee says lawmakers didn't have enough information on white supremacy to debate

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo’s Move to State Signals Shift to Tougher Latin America Policy

 

Coca-Cola, U.S. State Department to use blockchain to combat forced labor

 

Pompeo may be even more hawkish on Iran than Trump, a bad sign for the Iran nuclear deal

 

Democrats claim State Dept. staffers were targeted for political reasons

 

SYRIA

 

Monitor: Russian jets bomb Syrians in Ghouta town, Kremlin denies

 

White House’s McMaster invokes Holocaust in calling for action in Syria

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan Wants U.S. F-35 Jets To Defend Against Chinese Invasion

 

Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill; China 'strongly dissatisfied'

 

New policies to counter China incentives

 

Ministry defends new coal-fired plant

 

Taiwan among many Asian investors potentially scammed by UK company  

 

TERRORISM

 

Florida: Man converts to Islam, tries to bomb Miami mall for ISIS

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

At G-20, Trump tasks Mnuchin with selling the world on ‘America First’  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

 

TURKEY

 

Islamic 'Sultan' Rising: Why Turkey's Plan to Destroy Israel Could Line Up with End Times Prophecy

 

Turkish fire on Syria’s Afrin kills 22 civilians: monitor

 

Kurdish Afrin is democratic and LGBT-friendly. Turkey is crushing it with Britain’s help

 

Turkey claims to have encircled Afrin, besieging up to 200,000

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher but home builders keep a lid on bigger gains

 

Conservative Journalist Denied Entry to U.K. Over Views on Islam

 

Reactions To The Skripals' Poisoning – Part I

 

Alfie Evans’ Parents Slam Court: “Our Son is Two and He’s Been Sentenced to the Death Penalty”

 

Iraqi asylum seeker guilty of London Tube bombing

 

British cops probing Russian businessman’s death as murder

 

Britain says likely that Russia’s Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

 

Colorful Egyptian turnout as polls open for overseas voters in London

 

UK: Tube jihad bomber was engaging with counterterror program while planning his jihad attack

 

Scotland Yard mounts murder probe after Kremlin critic’s neck crushed; London, Moscow tensions rise

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

If Finland Is The 'Happiest Country In The World,' Why Is Everyone Coming Here?

 

US CHAMBER OF COMMMERCE

 

Chamber of Commerce warns Trump against China tariffs

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump is making one thing clear: He likes surrounding himself with people who like him

 

McMaster Ouster Denied by White House Amid Reports He's Next  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

Trump nudges Tarkanian from Senate race into House race

 

Trump goes silent on national debt while racking up $1 trillion in 14 months

 

Kelly Told White House Staff No Shake-Up Imminent, Sanders Says  (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly/ White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

Why Isn’t Trump Tweeting This?(A potentially scandalous case of Russian collusion — with liberals.)

 

White House says Trump's North Korea meeting is still in the works

 

Larry Kudlow to Become Trump’s Chief Economic Adviser

 

Kelly reassures West Wing staffers over further upheaval, White House says(White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

Trump gives McMaster the Tillerson treatment (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster/ US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

No, really, this is normal. Did you forget Bush-Cheney?

 

Stormy Daniels' attorney says she has been threatened with physical harm

 

Trump extends condolences over service members killed in helicopter  

 

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