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Friday, January 18, 2019

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

President Donald Trump Tells March for Life: I Will Veto Any Bill That Promotes Abortion

 

Who Are We Marching For?

 

Vice President Mike Pence Tells March for Life: We Must “Restore the Right to Life in America”

 

Is Supreme Court out of sync with most Americans on abortion?

 

Watch: Pro-Life Advocate Ben Shapiro Demolishes Arguments for Abortion at March for Life

 

Unborn Baby Eagles

 

Ted Cruz Vows to Keep Fighting Abortion: “We Will Never Surrender on Life”

 

Laura Ingraham: Big questions about abortion, viability face court, RBG

 

Federal Appeals Court Rules Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts Not Deceptively Edited

 

The Best Metrics of Pro-Life Progress

 

Senate Resolution Rebukes Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono for Discriminating Against Pro-Life Catholic Nominee

 

Circuit Court Ruling Torpedoes Planned Parenthood Talking Points

 

Pro-Life Woman Challenges Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: If You Really Want to be Radical, Oppose Abortion

 

Escorts of Death: Roe v. Wade’s Handmaidens

 

All Three Networks Ignore March for Life; CBS Promotes Pro-Abortion Women’s March Instead

 

Back in Power, Pelosi Is Putting Abortion First Once Again  (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Federal Court Allows Texas to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Senate Democrats block bill banning taxpayer-funded abortions

 

New York Assembly Will Vote Tuesday on Bill to Legalize Abortion Up to Birth

 

I’ve Been Going to the March for Life Since I Was 12. Here’s 3 Things I’ve Learned.

 

Pro-life Senator announces new ‘pro-life caucus’ in US Senate at 2019 March for Life

 

Every Senate Democrat Except Two Just Voted For Taxpayer Funded Abortions

 

Former abortionist to March for Life: ‘A woman cannot kill her child and remain unscathed’

 

Report: Video Catches Man Beating Christian Bloody Outside Abortion Clinic

 

African pro-life leader to US youth: ‘You will bring an end to…abortion’

 

Washington Post: Only Pro-Abortion People are Scientific, Not Pro-Lifers

 

Google censors video evidence of Planned Parenthood aiding sex trafficking of young girl

 

Roe v. Wade has spread scientific illiteracy about when life begins

 

America Kills Almost 85% of Babies With Down Syndrome in Abortions, This Has to Stop

 

Hearing Set On Abortion Waiting Period  (Florida)

 

Liberal Media Ignores Pro-Abortion Democrat Congresswoman Who Fired Staffer Victimized by Rape

 

Being pro-life isn’t about immigration, healthcare, or the environment

 

Congressman Writes Encouraging Pro-Life Column With the Help of His Two Daughters

 

Sen. Kennedy introduces legislation to make abortion based on gender a crime

 

Abortion Activists Plan to Disrupt March for Life With Pro-Abortion “Flash Mob”

 

New Bill Would Eliminate Parental Consent Laws For Minors Seeking Abortion In Mass.

 

California Violated Federal Law When Trying to Force Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions

 

A Utah lawmaker is pushing to ban abortions after 15 weeks, and, yes, she expects it would draw a legal challenge

 

Utah Bill Would Ban Abortions on Unborn Babies After 15 Weeks

 

Supreme Court should rule against discriminatory abortions based on genetics, gender

 

Whole Woman's Health Alliance reapplies for license to open South Bend abortion clinic

 

TAS’s March for Life 2019 Round Up

 

Pennsylvania Sued Over Limits on State Coverage of Abortion

 

Let Them Perform Abortions

 

Abortion: Woman 'refused termination' at Dublin hospital  (Ireland)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Pakistan Trying to Arrange US-Taliban Meeting

 

US Envoy: Taliban Must Engage Afghan Government

 

Afghanistan War: Facts From the 17-Year Conflict

 

 

AFRICA

 

Saudi Arabia in talks to build refinery, petrochemicals plant in South Africa

 

Zimbabwe forces 'total internet shutdown'

 

Brothers of American killed in Kenya attack speak out

 

AMERICA

 

The Culture of Trust and How Society Collapses without It

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Wiesenthal Center slams Muslim lawmakers for anti-Semitic, anti-Israel remarks

 

What Anti-Semites Do For Us

 

Women’s March loses support as racism, anti-Semitism cloud original agenda

 

Kirsten Gillibrand avoids criticizing Women's March accused of anti-Semitism(US Senator of New York Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Boston Jewish council bars members from working with anti-Zionist Jewish groups

 

ARAB WORLD

 

Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen dominate Arab ministers’ meeting

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Aspiring rapper said to be suspect in murder of Israeli student in Melbourne

 

BALKANS

 

Serbia: Muslim amassed weapons and explosives, plotted jihad murder of Vladimir Putin

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Walled world: Lessons from Europe's border barriers

 

Cutting Government Waste Could Provide Border Wall Funding

 

Trump’s Border Wall Is a Political MacGuffin

 

The Immorality of the Open Borders Party

 

CANADA

 

TSX Gains For 11th  Straight Session

 

Andrew Coyne: Ex-Liberal candidate’s only crime was engaging in ethnic politics — out loud

 

Canada says it won't be deterred by Chinese pressure

 

 Watch: Liberals push rosy economic message at cabinet retreat, but dispute with China looms large

 

GM union workers call on Trudeau for support at Montreal auto show protest  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Liberals push 'economic argument' for green innovation

 

Judge tells Alberta couple facing retrial in meningitis death of son they won't have legal bills paid

 

Canadian woman missing in west Africa believed to be alive: PM

 

Vanishing act: Now a fugitive from justice, one-time Vancouver realtor pursued by private investigator, police

 

Burkina Faso: Muslim murder Canadian geologist they kidnapped

 

Canada: Muslima tried to join the Islamic State, cops did nothing; then she attacked people with a butcher knife

 

Teacher's fiance should get real jail time for sex with pupil: Crown

 

Canada rebuffs China’s warnings of potential ‘repercussions’ over a 5G-network decision

 

Employment gap narrows between university-educated immigrants and Canadian-born counterparts

 

Malcolm: Canadian went abroad to join ISIS and RCMP let her go

 

Ontario Tories rolling back Liberal-era student-aid reform

 

CAPITOL HILL 

 

Washington as Unruly Sandbox: Squabbles, Antics and Tantrums

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Guatemala's democracy is under assault. Again

 

Jimmy Morales, a President Against Democracy in Guatemala

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Forget the Trade War. China Is Already in Crisis

 

Beijing digs in: Canada's complaints are met with 'death-threat diplomacy' from China

 

Time to Fight Back Against China's Massive Intellectual Property Theft

 

 China Offers a Path to Eliminate U.S. Trade Imbalance, Sources Say

 

Another Huge Win for America! China Plans $1 Trillion Buying Spree of US Goods to Reconfigure Trade Imbalances

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

U.S. 'Likely to Accept N.Korea as Nuclear Power'

 

North Korea is hiding the locations of factories linked to its missile program, according to a new report.

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Dems express alarm at Trump missile defense plans

 

Democrats demand investigation after report that Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

It’s an unkind cut and Gillette takes it on the chin

 

Corporate America ramps up attacks against shareholder advisory firms

 

COURTS

 

Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis (D) Names 39-Year-Old Luck to Supreme Court; Could Serve Through 2054

 

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in health care facility: Lawsuit

 

City of Austin Violated Texas Gun Law, Court Rules

 

State worker fired for signing emails 'in Christ'

 

El Chapo’s wife laughs as his mistress weeps on the stand

 

How anti-chemical lawsuits threaten legal chaos

 

Morgan Freeman blamed for granddaughter’s death at killer’s sentencing

 

3 Officers Acquitted of Covering Up for Colleague in Laquan McDonald Killing

 

Trump administration to appeal ruling against 2020 census citizenship question

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Driver survives being shot 21 times in robbery attempt

 

Rehiring an alleged stalker and domestic abuser could not be a worse look for L.A.’s new sheriff

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Largest single group of migrants ever tunnels under border wall: CBP

 

Manufactured crisis? Skeletons and prayer rugs in the desert

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

How shutdown puts us at risk for cyberattacks

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

It sure looks like City Hall covered up this harassment scandal  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Who’s afraid of the Women’s March? Lots of Democrats.

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Perdue recalls chicken nuggets due to wood contamination

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Coast Guard admiral acknowledges "anxiety" amid shutdown

 

Coast Guard members in Bahrain feel the effects of the government shutdown

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mueller team disputes BuzzFeed report claiming Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Criminality Of Deep State Investigation Of Trump Confirmed — Has U.S. Become A Banana Republic?

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Big earthquake would topple countless buildings, but many cities ignore the danger  (California)

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks close higher for fourth day as optimism mounts over U.S.-China trade

 

Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism

 

Dollar on track to post first weekly gain since mid-December

 

Tesla cuts 7 percent of staff as Musk says "road ahead is very difficult"

 

Gold finishes lower to log first weekly loss since mid-December

 

World Economy Wobbles on Eve of Davos With Politics to Blame

 

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

 

Asia stocks gain on hopes for eased U.S.-China tension

 

World's No. 1 Stock Market Has No Short Sellers or Speed Demons

 

The risks of a recession are rising — and Trump might be to blame

 

Here’s what NYSE trading volume is telling us about the stock market’s direction

 

Treasury yield see biggest weekly rise since November

 

EDUCATION

 

Politics Creeps In

 

A Tale of Two Professors

 

Giving a Hand to Students During Shutdown

 

Taxpayers Funded Shrinks Who Deem Masculinity Harmful to Health

 

Enrollment Rebounds Amid Budget Cuts at City College of San Francisco

 

Coursera Targets Health-Care Education Market

 

A 10% Tuition Cut, but Who Benefits?  (Ontario, Canada)

 

Negotiations resume as losses mount and attendance dwindles  (Los Angeles, California)

 

Search underway for missing Tucson high school teacher

 

This Boyle Heights teacher is the face of the L.A. teachers’ strike

 

Cuomo's not offering enough on school-zone speed cams (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Saving Public Education Isn’t About Idealism, but Survival

 

How are LAUSD strike negotiations going? We're in the dark. Collective bargaining needs some sunshine

 

Los Angeles Teachers Strike for Higher Wages and Smaller Classes

 

Students Learn From People They Love

 

Out of the ashes, schools in fire-ravaged Paradise, Calif., struggle to rebuild

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

The Lackluster Democratic Field

 

Continetti on ‘Lackluster’ Field of 2020 Dem Candidates: ‘We’re Going to Have the 20 Smurfs’

 

Tulsi Gabbard’s distorted vision of American foreign policy  (US Representative of Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard(D)

 

Kirsten Gillibrand’s deep roots in Albany’s Democratic machine  (US Senator of New York Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’  (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices notch daily, weekly gains on U.S.-China trade optimism, rig-count drop

 

Energy Prices

 

A bright future for U.S. oil and gas

 

After billion-barrel bonanza, BP goes global with seismic tech

 

Saudis cut, Russians hiked output ahead of pact: IEA

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Shark sighting prompts "frenzy" and warnings

 

EUROPE

 

Norway: Muslim stabs woman in supermarket, says he wanted to kill several people

 

Law Firm to Pay $4.6 Million in Case Tied to Manafort and Ukraine

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Europe stocks rally in fourth day of gains as U.S. considers Chinese tariff cuts

 

EU could snub US-called summit on Iran, officials say

 

Swedish state TV cuts word “Islam” from coverage of girl who left Islam and fled Saudi Arabia in fear for her life

 

Jewish museum attack victim’s mother tells Belgian court of horror

 

Hungary’s largest Jewish group urges halt to Danube search for Holocaust victims

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

U.S. regulators discuss fining Facebook for privacy violations: report

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminists Still Angry That Louis C.K. Is Allowed to Exist

 

FOUNDING FATHERS

 

Voters Say Current Government Too Big for Founding Fathers

 

FRANCE

 

Macron's political 'revolution' fails with weary French  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France to try 14 people over Jan 2015 Paris attacks

 

GERMANY

 

Hamburg police investigate axe murder of Syrian activist

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Infectious diseases are set to become as great a risk for global business as climate change

 

GOOGLE


Calling family 'family' sparks meltdown for Google workers

 

GOP

 

Young Republicans trending more liberal than older conservatives: Poll

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Trump's chief economic adviser to federal workers: Get a loan

 

11-year-old girl starts her own business while her mom is furloughed

 

Unpaid federal workers relying on charity as shutdown continues

 

The Real Governments of Blue America

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Obamacare premiums could increase slightly next year

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Masculinity Is Not Toxic, but the APA Might Be

 

HISTORY

 

Against the White Male Theory of History

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Democrats reward anti-Semitic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar with place on Foreign Affairs Committee

 

Why Is Nancy Pelosi Taking Another One Of Her Signature Junkets To Meet “Top NATO Commanders, U.S. M(Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Pelosi Confronted! Stutters Through Response to Reporters! – Repeats Crackpot Claim That Trump Endangered Her Life (Video)

 

Pelosi feigns moral outrage over furloughed government workers

 

Not a Joke: Pelosi Proposes “Electronic Dogs” to Protect the Border… WTH is She On? (Video)

 

Socialism In 280 Characters Or Less Taught By Twitter Tutor Ocasio-Cortez  (US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat Socialist)

 

Wasserman Schultz opts out of Women's March: 'I cannot stand alongside it' (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

GOP Rep. Will Hurd says wall is "least effective" border security measure

 

Schiff: Trump Canceling Pelosi’s Foreign Trip Is ‘Another Impetuous Act of a President’ Without Self-Control  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Dem Rep Compares Trump to ‘Terrorist’ in Border Wall Negotiations

 

Katy Tur Goes Off: ‘What More Does the House Need’ to Debate Impeaching Trump?

 

Pelosi says Trump ruined trip again with leak, State Dept. warning   (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Gabbard Apologizes for Past Anti-LGBT Rhetoric, Calling It ‘Wrong,’ ‘Hurtful’  (US Representative of Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard(D)

 

Two Pro-Impeachment Freshman Dems Placed on House Judiciary Committee

 

House Intel Dem: Trump Should Resign or be Impeached for Directing Cohen to Lie

 

Pelosi shifts reasoning on State of Union speech delay  

 

Ocasio-Cortez vows to 'run train' on progressive agenda

 

Pelosi staffer explains top-secret trip after Trump postpones it

 

70% Tax Rate? Another Awful Idea From Congress' Socialist Caucus

 

Republican lawmaker who yelled ‘go back to Puerto Rico’ apologizes to Latino colleague

 

Nancy Pelosi seems to be the only foe Trump won't personally attack

 

McCarthy’s hard line against Rep. Steve King after years of GOP inaction stands as first hurdle for minority leader  (House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)/(US Representative of Iowa Steve King (R)

 

House votes 362-53 to disapprove Trump lifting of sanctions on Russian companies

 

IMMIGRATION

 

MS-13 and the violence driving illegal immigration


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Marine vet was slated for deportation until ICE realized he was a citizen

 

INDIA 

 

Indian Guru Gets Life Sentence in Murder of Journalist

 

India's Mega Hindu Festival Begins under Cloud of Toxic Air

 

India's Farmers Threatened by Swelling Numbers of Stray Cows

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

DC train system losing $400k per day during government shutdown

 

IRAN

 

‘Their job is to scare me’: The first terrifying hours in an Iranian prison

 

ISRAEL

 

The Sharon-Bush letters, and why peace is not possible with the Palestinians

 

Women’s March co-leader Mallory refuses to answer if Israel should exist

 

Gaza suffers from brain drain as young professionals look for better life  

 

Ancient city arouses controversy in Beit Shemesh

 

Netanyahu Has To Go  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

AG said to conclude Netanyahu should be charged with bribery in Case 4000

 

What truly makes Israel great

 

10-year-old boy dies of poisoning in southern Israel

 

The USA and Israel in limbo

 

Mandelblit in the middle: He’ll seal Netanyahu’s fate and maybe shape Israel’s

 

IDF arrests Hamas terrorist who crossed Gaza border  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Gantz meets Levy-Abekasis, wants her to join forces with his party in elections

 

Watch: IDF Blows Up Home of Terrorist who Murdered Ari Fuld

 

Israeli navy rescues French sailor off Gaza coast after weeks adrift

 

Russia to Israel: No more air strikes on Damascus airport

 

Mossad chief’s personal information revealed online — report

 

Former USAID Official: Agency to End All Palestinian Projects  

 

JORDAN 

 

Jordan’s queen pushes back on questions over wardrobe spending

                                                                                                                                                  

KASHMIR

 

29 Years and Counting: Kashmiri Hindus — An Unheard Cry

 

LEBANON

 

Syrian refugees wade through their worst Lebanese winter

 

Debate In Lebanon On Inviting Syria To Arab Economic Summit In Beirut, Normalizing Relations With It

 

MARIJUANA

 

Alex Berenson: I told the truth about pot and they came after me

 

MEDIA

 

Don Lemon Compares Government Shutdown to Slavery, Indentured Servitude

 

A broadcast tradition: 90% of Trump coverage remains negative, study finds

 

Major magazine: Impeach Trump

 

Tucker: Democrats on moral crusade against walls

 

MEDICARE

 

Democrats will tell you everything about ‘Medicare for All’ — except the price

 

MEXICO

 

Latest US-bound migrant caravan meets wide open gate, no resistance from Mexico  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: The US should stop all aid to Mexico!)

 

20 dead, 54 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico fuel pipeline

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Houthi militia ‘must respect neutrality of aid workers’

 

 

MILITARY

 

3 US military killed in Syria blast identified

 

Married Army Ranger becomes first military fatality in Afghanistan of 2019

 

Syria attack intensifies military’s concern that ISIS may step up attacks as Trump administration withdraws

 

Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

 

New enlistees to receive free, American-made athletic shoes

 

US, S. Korean military cost-sharing dispute raises fears of troop withdrawal

 

Close call before USS Fitzgerald’s fatal collision went unreviewed, report says

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

New Jersey to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour  

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

What to know about new missile defense plan

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP blasts CBS News for having no African-Americans on 2020 election team

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Unpaid NASA workers protect missions during shutdown

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

MLK national park will reopen despite shutdown after receiving grant from Delta Air Lines  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Another example how big government could be eliminated through privatization.)

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan to host next round of Afghan peace talks: Report

 

US-Pakistan Relations Make Little Progress in 2018

 

Watchdog: Pakistan's Military Courts 'Disaster' for Human Rights

 

POLITICS

 

Fact-Free Politics: From Climate Change to Trickle Down

 

A third party in California? Sorry, not going to happen

 

PRISONS

 

Pamela Smart got her teen lover and his friends to kill her husband in 1990. Now they’re free. She isn’t.

 

 

RACISM

 

The left would rather play race card than make fact-based argument

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh: Dems now taking aim at Trump supporters

 

RUSSIA 

 

Russian fighter jets collide over Sea of Japan

 

Model who claimed U.S.-Russian collusion tape held in Moscow on prostitution charges

 

Russia Says Putin Has Allowed German Experts to Monitor Kerch Strait (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia warns US against arms race on Earth & space after missile defense plans revealed

 

Russia to supply seven Mi-35, three Mi-17 helicopters to Serbia

 

Russian Scientists Find Defect in New Heavy Lift Space Rocket Engine

 

Roscosmos suggests new group of Earth remote sensing satellites "Sovereign's Eye"

 

Apophis asteroid could strike Earth in 2068, warn Russian scientists

 

Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad

 

Russia tries to prevent deterioration of situation after US steps — foreign ministry

 

SCIENCE

 

The Crucifixion of James Watson   

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Credit Card Companies Have No Business Playing Second Amendment Censors

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

CNN's John King Questions If Karen Pence Deserves Secret Service Protection  (Wife of Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

George W. Bush gives pizza to Secret Service detail working through shutdown

 

SENATE

 

Elizabeth Warren Demands Wells Fargo Be Kicked Off College Campuses  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Democrats unsure if they should retweet Cardi B’s shutdown rant

 

GOP lawmakers tell Trump to move State of Union to the Senate

 

Sen. Kamala Harris to vote ‘no’ on AG nominee Barr  (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Kaine to force Senate to hold rare Saturday session amid shutdown (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp secures roles with Harvard, CNBC

 

Mitch McConnell: Behold the Democrat Politician Protection Act (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government

 

Senators introduce bill to prevent Trump from withdrawing from NATO

 

McConnell courting Pompeo to run for Senate seat in Kansas(US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

How Russia used Facebook to expand its reach

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Car bomb kills 21 on Colombia police academy campus

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Rural Poor More Prone to Chronic Diseases

 

Korea Gets Middling Score for Innovation

 

Moon gov't suffers from politicians-turned ministers  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Gov't urged to fast-track defense cost-sharing talks with US

 

PM stays silent over Seoul-Japan relations

 

Korea's auto exports up 22.6% in December

 

SPACE

 

Study finds twice as many asteroids striking Earth as dinosaur era

 

SPAIN

 

Rescuers Ready to Drill Tunnel for Spanish Boy Trapped in Well

 

SPORTS

 

More college football players than ever are leaving for the NFL and forgoing eligibility

 

Stanley Cup-winning Capitals still waiting on White House visit

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

 

Governor of Virginia Northam’s (D) $1.2 Billion Tax Hike ‘Dead on Arrival,’ Says House Majority Leader  

 

'Blockbuster' storm heads east, could drop 40 inches of snow. Then an Arctic blast will freeze 200 million.

 

Avalanche buries multiple skiers in New Mexico, rescue attempt underway

 

Cuomo's budget targets New York's golden geese(Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Charles Manson's top follower is now a 'friendly' upstate neighbor  (New York)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo meets with top North Korean official in Washington   (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Another Kavanaugh accuser admits to fabricating rape story

 

SYRIA

 

Deadly attack on US forces leaves Syria town fearful for future

 

A Favorite Restaurant in Syria Led ISIS to Americans

 

Ceasefire violations by militants reported from Syria’s Latakia, Hama, Aleppo

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan: Bitcoin Traders Ran $51 Million Crypto Scam, Prosecutors Say

 

US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat of new...

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Self-Driving Vehicles on the Road to America’s Ninja Future

 

TERRORISM

 

Man accused of carrying out 'lone wolf' attack on behalf of ISIS, cops say

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

Absences Still High as TSA Predicts Airport Holiday Travel Crush

 

After Trump Gets His Wall Funding, He Should Fire The TSA

 

Gov. Gavin Newsom  (D-California) rejects Trump administration warning in offer help to unpaid TSA workers

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Treasury may ease sanctions on Russian oligarch

 

Mnuchin refuses to testify at hearing on shutdown impacts  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey shares higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 1.69%

 

U.S. Muslim leaders silent about Turkey's threat to NBA star

 

Turkey: Directorate of Religious Affairs considering banning imam from preaching because he sings rock music

 

UNIONS

 

California law enforcement unions seek to block release of officer disciplinary records

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Global trade optimism over Chinese tariff cuts boosts FTSE, despite Brexit deadlock

 

Tony Blair: UK Muslim activist groups promote ‘extremist world view’ 

 

The Malign Incompetence of the British Ruling Class

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Secretary General calls on Russia, US to continue talks on INF Treaty, extend New START

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump says he’ll make ‘major’ statement tomorrow about shutdown, border crisis

 

Get Over It — Trump’s Probably Not Going Anywhere

 

This BuzzFeed story may be the smoking gun

 

Giuliani Responds to BuzzFeed Story That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress

 

President Trump Should Deliver State of the Union — as Planned

 

Clash with Pelosi may decide Trump's fate (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Frank Amedia Prophesies: February, March Will Be Months of Chaos for Trump

 

U.S. Preparing Trump Order to Restrict Chinese Telecoms

 

Ed  Rollins: If Trump thinks Pelosi will back down, he’s gonna be very surprised

 

Trump Agrees to Second N.Korea Summit With Prospects Elusive

 

When Anti-Trump Conservatives Abandon Reason and the Law

 

Trump Pulls U.S. Delegation Out of Davos Forum, Citing Shutdown

 

Trump’s 2020 campaign manager calls George Conway a ‘bad husband’

 

U.S. intelligence likely know details of Trump, Putin private discussion in Helsinki

 

Trump delivers speech at Pentagon touting new weapons to protect US from missile attacks

 

Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report

 

Trump nixes Pelosi’s trip in apparent retaliation over State of the Union

 

Melania Trump reportedly heading to Mar-a-Lago on government jet

 

White House tries to minimize shutdown’s effects as talks break down

 

Trump’s agents are willing to take a bullet for him. How can he treat them so flippantly?

 

 

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