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Friday, March 10, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Abortion Activists Falsely Promote “Post-Abortion Care” to Lure African Women Into Abortions

 

Abortion 'vital' to Planned Parenthood mission

 

Abortion Activist Vandalizes Cross Display to Mourn Unborn Babies Killed in Abortions

 

WaPo Gives Schumer Three Pinocchios for His ‘Problematic’ Planned Parenthood Claim  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: We’re “Proud” to Kill Unborn Babies in Abortions

 

Why Planned Parenthood must be defunded

 

Abortion Activist Claims Praying Outside an Abortion Clinic is “Intimidating and Harassing Women”

 

Senate Backs Bill Informing Women Abortion Can Be Stopped (Utah)

 

Republicans Defeat Bill to Ban Abortions After the Unborn Baby is Viable

 

GOP Law Forces Doctors To Plug 'Abortion Reversal,' Disclose That It's Unproven To Work  (Indiana)

 

White House to huddle with conservatives on abortion and the healthcare bill

 

Wyoming Gov Signs Bill Allowing Women to See Ultrasound Before Abortion First Pro-Life Law in 28 Years

 

Wyoming Adopts 1st New Abortion Restrictions in 28 Years

 

Pro-Abortion “Day Without a Woman” Strike Was Organized by Group With All-Male Leadership

 

Abortion in Ireland: 'It's your uterus, your decision'

 

Father Cremates Daughter Outside Her In-Laws Home After They Forced Her Into Abortion That Killed Her  (India)

 

Trudeau prepares to bring abortion rights debate back to the Commons: Hébert  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghans who worked for US are told not to apply for visas, advocates say

 

IS Taking New Strategy in Afghanistan

 

U.S. Embassy Reportedly Stops Interviews For Afghans Seeking Special-Immigrant Visas

 

AFRICA

 

My meeting with a forgotten terrorist in Somalia

 

Tunisians Protest Law That Allows Men Who Rape Underage Girls To Marry Their Victims Instead Of Being Punished

 

Somaliland Opens 30-year-old Mass Graves From Civil War

 

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

 

American Bar Association Gives Neil Gorsuch Highest Possible Rating For SCOTUS

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU files ethics complaint against Sessions with Alabama Bar Disciplinary Commission (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

'Freedom cities' ACLU launching People Power to resist Trump immigration policies

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Latest bomb scare hits Jewish senior center in Brooklyn

 

South Carolina Unanimously Passes ‘Anti-Semitism Bill’

 

How British Jews attack anti-Semitism

 

Major secular Jewish groups have embraced the antisemites' false defense

 

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

Environmentalist Protest Destroys The Environment At Standing Rock

 

ASIA

 

Donald Trump Should Rethink Asia Policy

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Democrats Push Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Wisconsin

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX shrugs off bond rout

 

Australian Dollar Rises Against Majors

 

Tesla's Musk offers to fix South Australia's power crisis in 100 days

 

Researchers find new way to deal with water contaminated with fire-fighting foam chemicals

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump Immigration Executive Orders are Already Working  (Illegal border crossings drop an astounding 40percent in one month.)

 

Don't Look Now, But Trump Is Already Winning On Border Security

 

CANADA

 

Loonie gains strength, TSX benchmark index down after jobs reports

 

Organic food ‘not automatically better,’ study finds

 

Trudeau speaks to the heart of Texans in pitch for Canadian oil (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Kids’ invasion of TV chat a familiar horror to all parents working from home: Menon

 

Canada-US border in spotlight before Secretary Kelly visit

 

Plan to change school start times in Durham has parents scrambling

 

Ontario takes billions in federal health funding, after refusing more in December

 

Ontario, Quebec and Alberta sign health-care deals with federal government

 

If Trump's 'tweak' is to give up on free trade, Canada doesn't have to follow

 

A foreign buyer tax won’t solve Toronto’s housing woes, brokers say

 

Signs of Toronto's glorious past are reappearing, two spinning records at a time

 

Girl, 4, found safe after stolen car abandoned in parking lot

 

Ontario, Quebec, Alberta reach health deals with Ottawa

 

Judge resigns over 'keep your knees together' comment in rape trial

 

Alberta woman who drugged, killed nine-year-old daughter gets life in prison with no parole for 18 years

 

'We do it because our jobs are at stake': TD bank employees admit to breaking the law for fear of being fired

 

Canada shows warning signs of financial crisis, top bank warns

 

Funeral home sales practices place high cost on grieving families

 

Ontario company given $3 million by Liberals accused of selling U.S. tomatoes as Canadian

 

Jobless rate drops to 6.6% as Canada added 15,000 jobs in February 

 

Investigation of political donations in B.C. referred to RCMP

 

Pressure mounts on Sen. Don Meredith to resign his seat

 

Pan, moon of Saturn, looks like a cosmic ravioli (or maybe a walnut)

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

The lawless obstructionism of Beltway elites

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Girls sparked deadly Guatemala shelter fire to protest rape

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA "Weapons" Let Hackers Use Your Computer, Phone, & TV to Spy on You

 

Assange says leaks show CIA's 'devastating incompetence'

 

Obama’s CIA Embarrassed by Another Mole

 

Assange defends WikiLeaks' CIA leak

 

The Truth About the WikiLeaks C.I.A. Cache

 

Sneak peek inside CIA: 'It's not deep state'

 

Wiki-flood

 

WikiLeaks will release software code of CIA hacking tools to tech firms

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China to intercept 'intruding' aircraft, follow military vessels amid efforts to strengthen navy

 

China Expanding Nuke Arsenal, Top General Warns

 

The Next U.S.-China Arms Race: Artificial Intelligence?

 

China Warns of Nuclear First Strike in Response to THAAD Deployment

 

Light war: space-based lasers among Beijing’s high-tech arms

 

Even the Chinese agree: U.S. media biased for Hillary Clinton

 

US election was a farce that exposes 'hypocritical' democracy, China says

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N.Korea Tried to Sell H-Bomb Material Online

 

Want To Be a Successful Dictator? Copy North Korea.

 

US move on North Korea tests risks China clash

 

Chinese ships enter Philippine waters; Sri Lanka scales back China port

 

US Policy Toward North Korea: More Pressure or Dialogue?

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress created a monster

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Budget referee may call foul on Obamacare repeal

 

Who’s afraid of the big, bad CBO?

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Starbucks CEO's refugee comments sour customer views of chain: survey

 

COURTS

 

Volkswagen pleads guilty in U.S. court in diesel emissions scandal

 

California High Court Rules Public Records Remain Public on Private Email

 

Judge rules in Curtis Reeves "Stand your Ground" case

 

Restaurant sues Trump, hotel for unfair competition   

 

Woman on feeding tube wins $28.9M negligence suit

 

Complaint: Judge made staffer do son's homework

 

Boy, 13, sues off-duty LAPD officer who fired gun in videotaped clash with teens in Anaheim

 

Doctor who traded pain pills for sex gets two years in prison

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Video: Gang Member Who Was Awarded $25 Million Is Going To Prison For Brazenly Shooting A Man And Filming It

 

Florida deputy injured in shooting outside supermarket

 

Dramatic video appears to show bikers assaulting motorist

 

Unable to speak, Texas girl scribbles notes to help police find her attacker

 

Chicago's violent gangs looting freight cars filled with guns

 

Cops: Man dies after girlfriend makes him drink bleach

 

Brothers high on mushrooms fought naked, police say

 

Umpire at Alabama high school baseball game arrested. Police say he was drunk

 

Kansas shooting: How safe do Indians feel in America ?

 

MMA fighter War Machine 'almost beat his porn star girlfriend to death' after she sent him a topless photo and he rushed home to find her in bed with another man

 

Man, 20, kills himself after shooting a 22-year-old mother dead and kidnapping her seven-week-old baby

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at an airport again

 

 

A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN

 

My Wife Decided to Join the Womens Strike—Here’s What Happened Next

 

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING

 

Don’t let daylight saving time knock you off-kilter

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Fla.'s death penalty fix could soon go to governor

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Suspect In House IT Security Probe Also Had Access To DNC Emails

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Chelsea Clinton Is Not the Great Democratic Hope


Bill Clinton thinks you're a Nazi if you support Trump
(Former US President Bill Clinton)

 

Dems' Suffragette Protest Falls Flat

 

George Soros funding efforts to lower voting age to help Democrats

 

Billionaire George Soros fuels Democrats’ push to lower voting age to 17

 

Timeline of Obama probe of alleged Trump-Russia ties

 

Team de Blasio’s special treatment for big-buck donors   (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

USDA to Farmers: Be a Patriot! Grow Cannabis!

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Transgender families press education secretary on rights  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Terror plots a real threat to U.S., Canadian flights: U.S. security chief  (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

Exclusive: Trump Official Refuses To Overturn Unpopular Obama Federal Election Policy  

 

Trump’s VOICE against Sanctuary Cities


Trump's New Travel Ban Draws Coast to Coast Legal Challenges

 

DHS to seek designs for 30-foot-high border wall

 

Kelly pledges 'full support' to those affected by hate acts (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) 

 

A healer for housing (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ reportedly plans to send fleet of judges to immigration detention centers

 

Justice Dept. Declines to Confirm White House Claim

 

California GOP leader under consideration for key Department of Justice post

 

AG Sessions admits pot crackdown would have challenges  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Acting Attorney General fired by Trump nominated for courage award

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Puzder addresses abuse allegations  (Former Labor nominee Andrew Puzder addressed for the first time since he withdrew his nomination allegations that he committed domestic violence.)

 

Labor Nominee May Sacrifice Up to $375,000 to Assume Post

 

DISNEY

 

Boycott of Beauty and the Beast might seem like a joke, but the bigotry underlying it is real: Michael Coren

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street ends up after jobs report; but down for week

 

U.S. Stocks Rise, Dollar Falls as Data Back Hike: Markets Wrap

 

Stock market ends higher after solid jobs report but snaps weekly win streak

 

US adds 235K jobs, unemployment rate falls

 

America’s High-Risk Complacent Class

 

First jobs report under Trump beats expectations

 

Dollar has worst day since January as investors position for rate hike

 

Trump Does Deserve Some Credit for the Strong Jobs Report

 

Gold suffers longest stretch of declines since July 2015

 

Asia stocks edge higher, dollar up before U.S. payrolls

 

Labor Reform Necessary To Sustain Economic Optimism And Growth

 

The upsides and downsides to eliminating paper currency

 

Staples will close 70 stores nationwide as the country's largest office supply chain tries to recover from poor sales

 

Warning Signs Flash on Best Emerging-Market Stock Gain Since 2012

 

Treasury yields fall as hourly wages disappoint, but finish higher on the week

 

152,528,000: Record Number of Employed in February; Participation Rate Rises

 

These stocks have soared 1,000% in the bull market

 

U.S. Adds 28,000 Jobs in Manufacturing--and 8,000 in Government

 

EDUCATION

 

Here's Why It Just Got Easier to Apply to Harvard Law

 

Fifth graders make slave auction posters for school..

 

Pitzer College Latina Student Asks White People To Pay For Her Spring Break

 

Conservative Student Receives Death Threats, and His Car Is Vandalized

 

A Pervasive Failure of Nerve in Higher Education  (Universities give political correctness an entirely new, and dangerous, meaning.  Many administrators, faculty, and students can abide no criticism.)

 

UCLA Is Preventing Students From Taking This Conservative Professor's Free Speech Class

 

D.C. Police Looking for Man Who Posted Misogynist Fliers on Campus

 

Political Turmoil, Public Misunderstanding: A Survey of Presidents (After a combustible election season, campus leaders perceive a disconnect with the American public, watch Washington with anxiety and seem more confident in their financial sustainability.)

 

The Rise of the Networked Left  (The riots against Murray and Yiannopoulos are a familiar sight to the campus Jewish community.)

 

Irretrievable Aid Data  (College access advocates scramble as Trump administration says IRS tool designed to simplify student aid process could be unavailable for several weeks.)

 

Outrage as comedian Samantha Bee mocks a conservative student's haircut as 'Nazi'... only to discover he has stage four brain cancer and is fighting for his life

 

Israel Bars Boycotters  (Scholars in the US oppose new law barring foreign supporters of boycotts from entering Israel, a measure defended by the country's education minister as necessary to keep out those who wish the state ill.)

 

At least 20 sexual misconduct cases against Univ. of Calif. faculty over a 3-year span

 

Still Asking About Crime and Discipline  (Common Application will keep questions some have urged it to drop, but says it will add more information and context to the process.)

 

The graduate and professional student debt problem

 

Frustrated Academics in Spain  (New requirement to become individually accredited angers university instructors, who complain of paperwork and an erosion of academic values.)

 

Teacher refuses to teach undocumented students

 

Quota games won’t fix the racial gaps in NY’s schools

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt says 2 security officers killed, 4 wounded in Sinai

 

Archaeologists uncover massive statue of Pharaoh Ramses II

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Kasich calls on GOP to work with Dems on Obamacare repeal (Governor of Ohio John Kasich)

 

Scholarly study reveals how badly Hillary screwed up campaign advertising

 

ENERGY

 

Oil books a weekly loss of just over 9%

 

Energy Prices

 

Majority in US Optimistic Trump Will Make Country Prosperous

 

Race to Bottom on Costs May Cause Oil to Choke on Supplies

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Gators! Dozens of alligators flock to Florida sinkhole as hikers gawk

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

This Is A Sad Day For Environmental Justice, Whatever That Is

 

Revisiting the original climate sin

 

EUROPE

 

Shooters sought after 2 killed in Swiss cafe

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks trim gains into the close after report ECB discussed rate hike

 

Sweden: Suspected Car Bomb Explodes in Stockholm

 

Russians Fleeing Europe Over Anti-Trump “Russophobia”

 

Swedish Police Officer: 10 out of 11 School Rioters Were Migrants

 

Swedish Gov't Wants Fewer Cars On The Road Since They're 'Mostly Driven By Men'

 

Exclusive: Hungarian Minister – ‘Illegal Immigration Poses a Huge Security Threat to Europe’

 

Memo to U.S. Mission in Vienna: Obama No Longer President

 

‘Ghost ships’ in European waters pose terrorist threat, warn naval chiefs

 

Warping the truth about Wilders (It's tough to be Moroccan in the Netherlands. Just ask the BBC.)

 

Former Estonian President: Europe Will be ‘Main Battlefield’ Over Next Year for Russian Election Meddling   (Kremlin aims to weaken EU, NATO through election meddling.)

 

Orgies and porn: Allegations rock church in Italy

 

European council: Poland reacts with fury to re-election of Donald Tusk

 

Italy: Motorway bridge collapses killing two people

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Pelosi: Comey should publicly reject Trump wiretapping claims (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)/ FBI Director James Comey)

 

James Comey’s Bizarro World  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Comey meets with senators, House members 

 

The FBI 'is still investigating "odd" computer link between Trump organization and Russian bank' as Comey briefs top lawmakers

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Strong U.S. job growth, rising wages set stage for Fed rate hike

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Shock Video: Feminist protesters try to burn down cathedral. One heroic man stays to defend it.  (Argentina)

 

Feminist Gender Hustlers On the March Wednesday

 

A day without a militant feminist

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Hedge Fund Group Books Mar-a-Lago for a Meet and Greet

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA warns against risky vein-opening procedure

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Why Is Trump Abandoning the Foreign Policy that Brought Him Victory?

 

FRANCE

 

How France's poorest and richest towns see the election very differently

 

Paris region orders builders to only speak French on construction sites

 

Two Americans robbed of €400,000 jewels in luxury Paris square

 

GERMANY

 

Germany Sugarcoats Ax Attack – Won’t Call It “Terror” or Even “a Rampage”

 

Can Merkel Bring Trump to Reason? (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Teen killed boy because he lost his Internet connection

 

US army considers new base in northern Germany

 

German efforts to deport North Africans thwarted by upper house

 

Dusseldorf axe attacker: “Fatmir H,” Muslim from Kosovo — cops rule out “Islamic fundamentalist motive”

 

Watch: Tornado hits north Bavaria, damaging dozens of houses

 

'He jumped out of the train and started to strike at people with an AXE': Horror in Dusseldorf as attacker injures seven before he is caught by anti-terror police

 

Germany passes law increasing video surveillance in public

 

‘Blood everywhere’ after German train station axe attack

 

Man arrested after injuring seven people in Düsseldorf axe attack

 

Germany child murder: Police find second body after arrest

 

German Nukes Would Be a National Tragedy

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Report: Trump Aides Pushing to Keep U.S. in Paris Climate Change Treaty

 

One climate lawsuit could change everything. The Trump administration doesn’t want it going to trial.

 

GOP

 

…Chris McDaniel Blasts ‘Republican Surrender Caucus’…

 

The GOP can no longer claim it believes in fiscal responsibility

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Obamacare’s Defenders Have No Idea What Insurance Is

 

…Perdue: Obamacare Pushing America Toward Single-Payer Disaster

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

She had resigned herself to being plump; she actually had a 140-pound tumour

 

Voters Still Put Lower Costs Over Health Insurance Mandate

 

New Film Suggests Link Between Vaccines and Autism

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Hollywood ageism punishes actresses, but a slew of independent films offer hope

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

7 Reasons Why Obamacare 2.0 Is All But Guaranteed to Impose Crushing Costs on Voters, Hurt Trump’s Base, And Hand Power Back to the Democrats

 

Maine Rejected Medicaid Expansion and Found Success. Now, House Health Bill Would Send It Backward.

 

House Republicans' Obamacare Replacement Plan Is a Disaster. Here's Why.

 

House Panel Votes to Preserve, Expand DC School Vouchers

 

Hill Staffers in Security Probe Said to Keep Stepmom in ‘Captivity’ to Access Cash

 

Pelosi Planned To Retire If Hillary Won The Election    (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Ryan and Trump Acting Like Obama and Pelosi  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)/ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Repeal Obamacare

 

A Sober Look at Obamacare Repeal and Replacement (No matter which route is chosen, Obamacare repeal is going to be a close-run thing.)

 

Gowdy: Leaks 'are going to destroy' surveillance programs   (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

GOP lawmaker asks why men should have to pay for prenatal coverage

 

House healthcare bill isn’t even remission of Obamacare cancer

 

The GOP Repeal Plan Is Pretty Bad


ObamaCare repeal/replace (phase 1 of 3) clears House committees, heads for floor vote

 

Conservative demands threaten to derail repeal

 

Paul Ryan: Obamacare repeal defeat will be 'momentum-killer' for GOP agenda

 

Three misleading claims from Paul Ryan's Obamacare lecture

 

House GOP targets VA's 'bad apples' in vote next week

 

A Key Part of the GOP’s Plan to Overhaul the Tax Code Is in Deep Trouble

 

‘I Feel Lied To’: Why There’s G.O.P. Infighting Over Bill

 

The American Health Care Act is a good start

 

Health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans

 

Creating a health care law to be proud of

 

‘Should they?’: Male lawmaker asks why men should pay for prenatal coverage

 

3 key provisions in 'Trumpcare' that cause experts concern

 

House GOP advances bills sought by doctors, corporations to limit malpractice awards, create class-action hurdles

 

Higher Premiums Cited by G.O.P. Hit Just 3% of America

 

Larry Elder: ObamaCare Can't Be 'Fixed'

 

The messy health care fight

 

Congress probes botched Islamic State counter-propaganda operations

 

House panel says Trump’s Twitter use could break federal record-keeping laws

 

Major health groups oppose proposed changes in 'Trumpcare' bill

 

GOP pushes health bill forward as Trump, others battle backlash

 

House watchdogs remind Trump to preserve documents

 

David Usborne: Trump and Republicans risk crash-landing with Trumpcare push

 

IMMIGRATION

 

These Groups That Shield Illegal Immigrants Get Millions In Taxpayer Money

 

Study breaks taboo, suggests illegal immigration related to productivity slowdown

 

Khan Job?  (Khizr Khan claims his ‘travel privileges are being reviewed.’)

 

Trump’s Immigration Policy Makes Jobs Goal Even Tougher to Reach

 

The curse of criminal illegal aliens

 

Con artists posing as federal agents preying on fears of immigrants by charging them thousands of dollars to 'avoid deportation'

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Former ICE agent harbored illegal alien, accepted bribes

 

INDIA

 

Despite Modi's 'Make in India' push, Maruti's dispute shows India's jobs malaise  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Over 100 military personnel commit suicide every year

 

As Protests Rise On Border Death, India Calls Nepal PM, Promises Probe

 

53 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan jail

 

More than 50% of heart attack cases reach hospital late, govt data shows

 

Russia invites India to resource-rich far east

 

Three killed in IHK

 

INDONESIA

 

Pictures Of Strict Sharia Law Canings In Indonesia

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

Donald Trump Is Undermining Intelligence Gathering

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Americans Aren’t Filing Their Taxes This Year

 

'Elimination of IRS' key to tax reform bill (Complete overhaul provides 'a lot to be excited about')

 

Don’t Expect a Leak to Expose Trump’s Tax Returns

 

How Billion-Dollar Companies Paid Nothing in Taxes

 

Trump gets urgent warning: 'Clean house at IRS as quickly as possible'

 

IRAN

 

Iran Successfully Test-Fires Hormuz-2 Ballistic Missile

 

Time to Call Iran's Revolutionary Guards What They Are: Terrorists

 

After 10 years, it’s time for Trump to bring home Iran’s US hostage

 

IRAQ

 

Mosul: ISIS battles fiercely as Iraqi forces push forward

 

Video: Iraqi Soldier's Quick Thinking Saves His Comrades From An ISIS Suicide Bomber

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim Activist Detained After Refusing Staten Island Ferry Bag Check, Predictability Ensues

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, March 10, 2017)

 

Hamas blasts 'Muezzin Law'

 

Supporters of official Palestine are either naive or accepting of indiscriminate murder

 

Brother of fallen IDF soldier puts on Purim dance in his memory (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Iran: Israel kills nuclear scientists

 

Israel delays returning body of Palestinian killed in shootout with IDF

 

Israeli forces injure Palestinian youth in head with live bullet during clashes in Ramallah

 

Israel said to be worried about IS terror, chemical attacks in Europe

 

Putin Gives Netanyahu 500 Year Old Copy of ‘The Jewish War’ (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Army to seal off West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  for Purim

 

Israeli forces injure Palestinian with live ammunition in Gaza Strip

           

Bennett Leadership Challenged in April Primaries (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Racism with a kosher seal of approval

 

Muhammad al-Qiq suspends hunger strike upon reaching agreement for his release

 

Shin Bet: Hezbollah operative in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) planned kidnappings

 

DM Liberman to Secy of State Tillerson: Settlements No Obstacle to Peace

 

Bill Clinton: If Rabin had lived, the world would be a different place

 

Trump expresses support for 'any process' leading to peace in region during phone call with Abbas  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Yesh Atid could block Netanyahu-led Likud from power — new poll

 

Abbas petitions Trump for Palestinian state

 

Trump invites Abbas to the White House

 

Police seek to question James Packer in PM gifts probe — report

 

Abbas Last Arab Leader on Trump’s Call Schedule

 

US Reform leaders talk two-state solution with Abbas

 

Magen David Adom to offer Arabic courses for volunteers

 

Poll: Netanyahu would struggle to form coalition if elections held today

 

Netanyahu Praises Russia’s Fight Against Sunni Terror, Warns No Place for Iran in Syria

 

Analysis: Netanyahu putting Iran on top, again

 

Putin to Netanyahu: Don’t judge Iran by 5th century BC, we live in a different world   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; AVIPP COMMENTARY: This comment should worry Netanyahu.  Iran is the largest sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East and is committed to the destruction of Israel and the US.)

 

Palestinian Leader, President Trump Hold First Phone Call  

 

American Based New Israel Fund Trying to Topple Netanyahu

 

Hezbollah Missiles Aimed at Israel’s Nuclear Reactor

 

How Israel Transformed Itself into a High-Tech Military Powerhouse

 

JAPAN

 

Japan to End 5-Year Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan

 

LIBERALISM

 

The End of the World...for Liberals  (Conservatives, and Trump fans in particular, can sit back, prop up their feet, and watch.)

 

The left’s brilliant new theory: Putin is using Trump to destroy health care, ‘kill as many American (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Mike Pence to keynote AIPAC conference (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysian police formally ID Kim Jong Nam in airport attack (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

MEDIA 

 

What the media won’t tell you about illegal immigration and criminal activity

 

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed Claims Sanctuary Cities 'Keep Crime Down'

 

RussiaGate: Six Months. No Evidence -- It's Time for the Media to Put Up or Shut Up

 

Watch: MSNBC’s Mika Calls For Kellyanne Conway To Resign

 

This is CNN: Backlash After Host Eats Human Brain While Filming Cannibal Sect

 

A case study in media’s declining power: the Chelsea Clinton marketing campaign

 

Damage control: New York Times 'fixes' headline (Removes 'wiretapped' from reference to feds' investigation of Trump aides.)

 

National Review columnist apologizes to New York Times over changed headline accusation

 

MEDICAID

 

WH privately supports earlier rollback of Medicaid expansion: report

 

MEXICO

 

Fight for Mexico's endangered vaquita porpoise turns violent

 

Mexico Lays Out Faster Nafta Deal Timeline Than U.S. Signals

 

Mexico condemns Trump administration proposal to separate families crossing border

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Wanted terrorist gunned down in Saudi Arabia

 

GCC supports Ould Cheikh efforts in Yemen

 

 

MILITARY

 

Mattis' Pentagon pick seen as supporter of Muslim Brotherhood, group Trump may outlaw   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

We Can’t Fight Asymmetrical War Proportionally

 

Analysis: US troop deployment in Syria risks entanglement in civil war

 

Obama Redux? Trump Sends Marines, Rangers Into Syria

 

US planning longer, larger presence in Syria, top general says

 

Pentagon: Iran is the biggest security threat to the region’s stability

 

Pentagon: Russia, China Able to Launch Catastrophic Cyber Attacks on U.S. Infrastructure for Next 10 Years

 

The ISIS Endgame  (Column: Beware mission creep in Syria.)

 

US deploys 2,500 paratroopers to Kuwait, ready for missions in Syria & Iraq – report

 

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

 

Exclusive: Air Force says words like 'boy' and 'girl' could be offensive

 

Georgia soldier charged with killing 2 fellow Army members

 

General: No bad decisions in Yemen raid

 

Report: Army brass, led by future JCS head Dempsey, gave amorous general a pass

 

Marines nude photo scandal expands to all branches of military 

 

Air Force clears the air around specialized 'nuke sniffer' plane deployment

 

VA expands mental health care for discharged veterans

 

Votel: More conventional forces could be used to stabilize Syria

 

How Trump can fund his defense buildup

 

Ex-Marine Richard V. Spencer nominated for Navy secretary

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA finds lunar spacecraft that vanished 8 years ago

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

 

Numbers explain why February was so freakishly warm

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Trump picks openly gay, same-sex ‘marriage’ advocate Rick Grenell for NATO ambassador

 

PAKISTAN

 

Trump’s generals should be wary of Pakistan bear trap

 

Pakistan passes law recognising Hindu minority marriage

 

US lawmaker's radical reset: Declare Pakistan state terror sponsor

 

We can’t declare Pakistan a terror state: Centre

 

India massive arms build-up source of concern for region: FO

 

PHILIPPINES

 

As drug war rages, Philippines passes medical marijuana law

 

POLLS

 

‘Fast radio bursts’ from space may be powering alien ships – Harvard study (Poll)

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Feds probe listeria outbreak linked to cheese; 2 people dead

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia's Missile Gamble: Is the INF Treaty Dead?

 

Russia's Prime Minister Responds to Corruption Allegations by Blocking Opposition Leader on Instagram   (Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev)

 

New Navalny Investigation Accuses Medvedev Of Corruption

 

US forensic experts to refrain from publishing conclusions on Russian diplomat's death

 

Russian Military Analyst Goltz: 'The Russian Bosses Are Raising The Stakes In The Deterrence Game, Hoping To Bring Washington To The Negotiation Table'

 

Russia and Ossetia to unite their armies

 

Russian nuclear submarines hold underwater torpedo duel


Unique, uncensored color footage of Stalin’s funeral shot by US diplomat unearthed (Video)

 

Russian diplomat says Moscow ready to discuss INF treaty compliance with Washington

 

A real-life ‘Hunger Games’ is coming to Russia

 

Putin Hails Improving Russia-Turkey Ties At Meeting With Erdogan (Russian President Vladimir V Putin /Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Putin Meets New ExxonMobil CEO

 

Russian Activist Dadin Briefly Detained In Moscow

 

Reports: Russian General Charged With Taking Bribe

 

Four Russians Among Dead In Istanbul Helicopter Crash

 

Putin ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Syria political settlement with help of US & others

 

Putin praises highest level of cooperation on Syria with Turkey

 

SCIENCE

 

Scientists aim to use phone power to cure cancer

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

SEC Rejects Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF, and Digital Currency Slumps

 

 

SENATE

 

Cruz Pushes Obamacare Repeal Gambit That Could Roil the Senate  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Inside the Senate GOP resistance to Trumpcare

 

 Yes, women are getting Mitch McConnell tattoos  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Keith Olbermann Accuses Ted Cruz of Using His Kids as ‘Political Props’  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Feinstein: 'Possibility’ Intel Dems could subpoena Trump tax returns  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Is this little Senate lawyer scaring Trump's Republicans away from Obamacare repeal?

 

Cruz: Let's overrule Senate officer to expand ObamaCare bill  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Presidential election to be held no later than May 9

 

South Koreans react with joy, anger over Park’s ouster  (President Park Geun-hye)

 

The speech that led to the Korean War: Forget the 'schism' between Beijing and Pyongyang

 

The Ultimate Missile Shield: The U.S.-South Korea Alliance?

 

Debt Surges Among Well-Paid 30, 40-Somethings

 

Nation jubilant, or stunned by president's sacking

 

History of the scandal: How the impeachment drama has unfolded

 

Two die in protests after South Korean president removed from office

 

US expresses hope for 'productive relationship' with next S. Korean president

 

S. Korean president removed from office: What's next?

 

Park Geun-hye: A life stranger than fiction

 

Park yet to leave presidential residence

 

Constitutional Court formally ends rule of South Korea president

 

Tragic stories of the Park family continue

 

THAAD missile shield to South Korea gives Donald Trump advantage over China on North Korea

 

Crony capitalism could disappear

 

SPACE

 

Stunning time-lapse shows the Milky Way lit up by Aurora Australis

 

 

SPORTS

 

NFL teams broke laws governing prescription drugs and ignored guidance on distributing them, sealed court filings say

 

NFL free agency tracker: Tony Romo trade brewing?

 

It’s official: Redskins release GM McCloughan

 

Browns get QB Osweiler from Texans in wild trade

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

Sound Money Bill Moves One Step Closer to Law in Arizona  (A bill recognizing gold and silver as legal tender in Arizona was...)

 

Missouri’s Public Defenders are so Overwhelmed it’s a ‘Constitutional Crisis’

 

Alaska’s Big Problem With Warmer Winters

 

Damaged Oroville Dam spillway may need to be used by next week, state officials say  (California)

 

Cuomo’s millionaire tax will hurt more than just millionaires  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. Calls on Iran to Return Missing American Robert Levinson

 

Rex Tillerson Might Be the Weakest Secretary of State Ever

 

Rex Tillerson recuses himself from Keystone pipeline decision  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Rex Tillerson is off to an agonizingly slow start

 

Media 'concerned' with access to Tillerson

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Clarence Thomas Casts Doubt on the Constitutionality of Civil Forfeiture

 

Sotomayor saddened that many see judges as politically influenced

 

Bar Association rates Gorsuch 'well-qualified' for SCOTUS

 

SYRIA

 

The Coming U.S.-Turkey Collision Course over Syria

 

US-backed SDF says it can capture Syrian city of Raqqa

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Ex-student held for espionage

 

Prison Leads Way to Taiwans Solar Power Future

 

Fire kills four at retirement home

 

China congress adopting new language on Taiwan

 

Government defends stance on security

 

Taiwan FDA finds industrial lime in winter melon tea

 

Same-sex marriage suit criticized

 

Speeding blamed for Taiwan tour bus crash which killed 33

 

Thousands expected to march to protest nuclear power today

 

Record drugs catch for Taiwan coast guard

 

Taiwan sets goal of 20% electricity from renewables by 2025

 

Taiwan to ramp up efforts to attract Muslim travelers

 

Why this might be the warmest winter in Taiwan

 

TAXATION

 

The backlash against Bill Gates' call for a robot tax

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

CNN Series Features Woman In Love With Robot

 

Delivery robots becoming a part of everyday life in DC

 

 

TELEVISION

 

Megyn Kelly wants to be the next Oprah

 

 

TERRORISM

 

How ISIS 'Virtual Entrepreneurs' Inspire US Citizens To Carry Out Terror Plots

 

Designate the Muslim Brotherhood a Foreign Terrorist Organization

 

'All Terrorists Are Muslims...except the 94% Who Aren’t'  (The left – and the FBI – are playing games with statistics dealing with Islamic terrorism. )

 

Television: Tom Hanks to produce HBO dramatic miniseries on 2016 election

 

TRADE

 

Trump Admin: NAFTA renegotiation in Weeks

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

$611,318,000,000: Individual Income Taxes Set Record Through February

 

Treasury secretary asks Congress to raise debt ceiling

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan says military cooperation important for both Russia and Turkey (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Istanbul Bilgi University students accuse school management of negligence in attack on Women’s Day demo

 

ISIL suspect of bomb attack in Istanbul's İstiklal Avenue released due to health condition

 

New subway line to be constructed in Istanbul

 

Turkish FM to visit Rotterdam despite protests from Dutch government

 

Turkey likely to grow over 4 percent in 2017: Deputy PM

 

All kinds of military cooperation with Russia in Syria: President Erdoğan

 

71 militants killed in one week in northern Syria: Turkish military

 

Russia, Turkey create joint investment fund

 

Main opposition leader criticizes Israel’s vote on Muslim prayer ban

 

Helicopter crashes in outskirts of Istanbul; 5 killed

 

Marine blackmail: Turkey tries to oppose Putin’s Crimea  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin: Turkish Stream to soar transit potentials of Turkey

 

Turkey likely to grow over 4 percent in 2017: Deputy PM

 

US trying to avoid a ‘Turkey-Kurdish conflict’ in Syria, general says

 

Turkey contests veracity of abuse allegations: UN rights chief

 

Russian institutions, Ankara chamber sign deal to train employees for nuclear power plants

 

Nearly 15,000 Syrians receiving education in Turkish universities

 

Turkey hopes discounts, fuel subsidies can reverse 30 pct tourism plunge

 

Turkey’s vehicle registrations up 15.9 pct in January

 

UBER

 

Uber at crossroads, facing lawsuit, mounting criticism and growing rivals

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 breaks six-day losing streak as BT, oil shares rise

 

Theresa May denies breaking election tax promise as 100 Tory MPs prepare to join Budget rebellion (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Royal Navy welcomes naming of HMS Forth in Glasgow

 

Amal Clooney urges UK-backed IS probe

 

Schools which cheat system by entering children for easy exams face crackdown, new Ofsted chief to announce

 

UK should reject any 'Brexit cash bill'

 

 Close Westminster for repairs - watchdog

 

Ministers approve £250m Aberdeenshire offshore wind farm (Scotland)

 

Census on 'true state' of UK's live music

 

Full article UK aid in Libya 'could be harmful'

 

UK aid money 'helping Libyan people smugglers'

 

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

 

Couple's delight as lesbian surrogates give them the children they longed for 

 

'Sex slave' wants perv to outline Prince Andrew connection

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN accuses Turkey of ‘serious’ abuses in Kurdish region

 

UN Office Urges Turkey to Probe 2,000 Reported Killings

 

UN: Cholera Reaches South Sudan's Second-largest City   

 

UNITED STATES

 

Richard Simmons is 'perfectly fine' and 'there is nothing wrong with him,' says LAPD detective

We Cannot Be Great without God  (Our problems are not economic.)

 

Boy killed in car crash months after his little brother drowned

 

Good Samaritans save elderly woman from oncoming train

 

Little girl literally blown away by wind

 

Dozens of centuries-old coffins found at construction site

 

Dead shark found in Wal-Mart shopping cart

 

VATICAN

 

Updated: The full list of Catholic bishops and cardinals ‘for and against’ the dubia

 

Pope open to married Catholic men becoming priests

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Food fight: Venezuela's Chavista thugs mix it up with the Mexicans

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Trump threatens GOP: Support healthcare bill or get primaried  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: If TrumpCare is passed it will be a disaster for the economy. And for the individual it will be worse than ObamaCare.)  

 

4 Reasons Trump Is Worse for America Than Nixon

 

Campaign Against Trump Could Backfire on Democrats

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump Says He’s Open To Negotiation On Obamacare. Here’s His Chance

 

Steve Bannon Is Right. It’s Time to Deconstruct the Administrative State.

 

Everything You Need To Know About Trump’s New Immigration Order

 

Majority in US Optimistic Trump Will Make Country Prosperous

 

Exclusive: White House Rules Out ‘Wholesale Replacement’ Of Healthcare Bill

 

The Dark Cloud over the Trump Presidency  (The appetite for ever greater government spending appears to be not at all different from the same in previous years.  This uncontrolled addiction, unless reined in, will cast a dark cloud over the entire term of the Trump Presidency.)

 

VP Pence: ObamaCare replacement will be 'all done by this spring' (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Shabbat’s not the reason Trump tweets on Saturdays  (Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump observe the Jewish Sabbath, but rabbis say there’s no reason they can’t be part of weekend decision making.)

 

Dennis Kucinich: I'm no fan of Trump's but he's got a point about wiretapping

 

The man who wants to unmake the West  (Europeans are starting to worry that Steve Bannon has the EU in his crosshairs. Here’s how the White House could genuinely help pull it apart.)

 

Trump’s in the White House bubble, and he loves it

 

Will Donald Trump Be the American Deng Xiaoping?

 

Trump vs Obama  (Two men. One fight for America. )

 

Trump and Russia: Washington's fashionable conspiracy theory

 

Who Will Wiretap the Wiretappers?


How Trump and his team are trying to change politics through the use of language

 

The most powerful check on President Trump

 

Pence: Turkey lobbying 'affirmation' of Flynn's firing  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Down the conspiracy rabbit hole

 

He might not call it 'Trumpcare,' but the president will likely own any Obamacare replacement

 

‘Seven Days in May’ Lite: Killing Trump Softly

 

To black Americans, Trump behaves like a classic Southerner — and we feel erased

 

Turning the Tables on His Pursuers

 

Andrew Jackson’s warnings for Donald Trump

 

Trump says second healthcare bill ready as early as next week

 

Trump administration President unaware that Michael Flynn was a 'foreign agent', Sean Spicer says   (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

 

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