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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Launches $30 Million Campaign for Pro-Abortion Forces to Take Over Congress

 

Pro-Life Lawmakers Urge Trump To Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Parents Organize “Sex Ed Sit Out” to Protest Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Classes Targeting Kids

 

Federal judge: Trump admin must inform illegal immigrants of ‘right’ to abortion

 

A Puff-Piece Memoir from the President of Planned Parenthood

 

Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

The surprising reason why LGBT and abortion activists have been close allies from the beginning

 

Supreme Court will not hear Lewiston pastor's lawsuit on abortion protest(Portland, Maine)

 

St. Louis Defeats Measure to Take Away Free Speech Rights of People Who Pray Outside Abortion Clinics

 

House passes bill banning abortions based on Down Syndrome (Pennsylvania)

 

Abortion Pill 'Reversal' Doctor: I See It Becoming the 'Standard of Care'

 

Student Athletes Face Tremendous Pressure to Have Abortions to Stay on Their Teams

 

Ireland's strict ban on abortion could soon be a thing of the past

 

Man Stabs His Girlfriend to Death for Refusing Abortion: “I Stabbed Her and Waiting Until She Died”(Jahun, Nigeria)

 

 AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan returns bodies of 5 Pakistani soldiers

 

Afghan Soldiers Attend Joint Gulf Shield Military Exercise

 

AFRICA

 

How Africa is countering the US-China trade spat

 

 

AIRLINES

 

'This is a tragic loss' : One dead after Southwest flight lands in Philadelphia with blown engine

 

ARAB WORLD

 

Arab League: “We strongly condemn attempts to link terrorism and Islam”

 

Toward an Arab League That Serves Arab Peoples 

ARCTIC

 

Melting Arctic sea ice may be behind endless winter: scientists 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Assisted Suicide Attracts 0 Patients, 2 Doctors in DC

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia shares flat as AMP slump offsets most gains, NZ falls

 

“Less euphoric” RBA minutes hit Australian dollar

 

 There are more jobs, but 730,000 people are still out of work

 

Australia’s migrant intake is already being cut

 

Northern Territory lifts ban on onshore gas fracking

 

 

CANADA

 

Resource and tech sectors help boost stocks in Toronto

 

 Should Quebec City mosque killer Alexandre Bissonnette have been charged with terrorism?

 

IMF projects economic growth for Canada, but at a slower pace

 

Canada: On Trudeau’s behalf, Muslim MP Iqra Khalid honours anti-Israel activists (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Tim Hortons to move its Canadian head office

 

Forces plan rule changes as 15 per cent of Canada’s regular military unable to deploy

 

Liberals to introduce new minimum wage legislation for private-sector contractors

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Lawmakers to honor Slaughter at Capitol

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Massive Discovery of Rare Earth Minerals Threatens China’s Monopoly

 

One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy

 

Xi to Visit N.Korea in June  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Homosexual terrorists pressure Chinese social media platform to allow homosexual propaganda and pornography 

 

China's economic growth holds steady amid trade dispute

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Trump says US and North Korea have had direct talks at 'very high levels'

 

Why the Trump-Kim talks will fail  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

N. Korea, China continue warming ties

 

Ex-N.Korean Diplomat Says Pyongyang Will Drag Talks out 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Starbucks Closing 8000 Stores For An Afternoon, For Racial Bias Education

 

COURTS

 

A quick look at Michael Cohen's judge

 

5 plead guilty in FSU student's hazing death

 

Federal Judge Rules That Men Who Put On Dresses And Chop Their Penises Off Are A Protected Class Under Federal Law

 

Trump Loses Initial Bid to Review Seized Records From Cohen

 

Judge in Cohen Case Has Clinton Conflict of Interest

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Mother charged in death of her 2 newborns

 

Video Shows Police Punching Black Harvard Student

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Crossing the Governor (The Working Families Party nominates Cynthia Nixon, a move that Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo won’t forget—or forgive.)

 

Growing extremism of Women’s March bedevils Democratic allies on campaign trail

 

Disgraced Governor Blago's wife asks for clemency from Trump

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Coast Guard won’t ban transgender members unless compelled

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Interior Secretary Is Opening Up Land. Just Not at Home.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Judge Napolitano Says Comey Could Bring Mueller Case Tumbling Down If He Isn't Careful  (Former FBI Director James Comey/ Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Jeff Sessions Punishes All Police Departments Over Anger at Chicago  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Colluders on the Loose  (Robert Mueller’s special-counsel investigators and other top DOJ and FBI officials are themselves a dream team of colluders.)

 

Rosenstein misses lawmakers’ demand for key Comey documents  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein/ Former FBI Director James Comey)

  

Obama’s Justice Dept. feuded with FBI, agents quit as politics played larger role

 

Mueller’s warning: ‘Many’ news stories on Trump-Russia probe are wrong(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street rises on earnings hopes, Netflix soars

 

Stocks end at highest level in a month, as earnings drive rally

 

US stocks add to gains as company earnings reports impress

 

Asian Stocks Mixed After China Data; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

 

Asia stocks edge up on steady China GDP, earnings in focus

 

Dollar inches higher as European data disappoints

 

In one chart: The VIX says the stock-market low may be in

 

Gold settles slightly lower as stocks rise, dollar drifts higher

 

EDUCATION

 

New AP U.S. History Textbook Implies Christians Are Bigots, Reagan A Racist

 

K-12: How Our Schools Make Monsters

 

College Maintains Ban on Councilman

 

At What Cost Wi-Fi?

 

College Student Calls Out Women’s March Founders for Not Allowing Unscreened Questions

 

NYU: Students’ pledge to boycott pro-Israel groups is ‘at odds with our values’

 

Video: 'White Privilege' Indoctrination In Our Public Schools

 

Columbia presses on with scholarship program for displaced Syrians despite Trump travel ban

 

Administration to streamline student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans

 

Boston college professor offers extra credit for students to go on dates

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Ex-CIA Chief Says Obama Rejected Cyber Action Against Russia for Election Meddling

 

James Comey Confirms Once Again That He Failed America in 2016  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends higher as traders weigh geopolitical tensions, fundamentals

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA Controversy Is Politics, Polluted

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end at 7-week high as traders take cue from Wall Street

 

Italy: Half-naked statue covered with a sheet for Islamic conference

 

EUTHANASIA

 

The Netherlands is Euthanizing Mentally Disabled Patients and People With Autism

 

Suicide machine draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral show

 

FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC

 

Fannie and Freddie survive another Congress

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

How 4 Big Comey Claims Stack Up to His Senate Testimony  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI's McCabe to DOJ: 'Are You Telling Me That I Need to Shut Down' The Clinton Foundation Case?  (Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

Comey: Trump's calls to jail him 'not normal'   

 

Comey: ‘I Will Never Run for Office’ 

 

The Pathetic Comey Spectacle

 

Clinton allies seethe with rage at Comey  

 

Comey kisses up to Hillary, wants her to see him as 'honest idiot'

 

Piers Morgan: No wonder Trump fired James 'Judas' Comey - I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw the egotistical, money-grabbing worm and his treacherous, disgraceful, secret-spewing book.

 

Comey’s Attacks on Trump May Hurt Cultivated Image

 

Obama's FBI investigated former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden for 'leaking classified information to the press about cyber attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities'

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Obama nominee Mignon Clyburn stepping down from FCC

 

FCC Chair Rips Dems’ Call for Investigation of Sinclair ‘Based on the Content of Its News Coverage’

 

Electricity industry on a collision course with the FCC

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminist Uses Daughter To Complain About Male Dentist. Shapiro Sets Her Straight.

 

FRANCE

 

France: Lesbians in suburbs heavily populated by Muslim migrants forced to hide their sexuality

 

'Space rocket capsule' washes up on Brittany coast

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Politician of Merkel’s party will earn millions by hosting Muslim migrants in her hotel  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German police warn migrants are trading travel documents

 

Germany: Three Muslim “asylum seekers” arrested after trying to recruit Muslims for jihad warfare

 

German investor confidence hits 5-year low on trade tensions

 

Teenager beaten to death during fight in southern Bavaria

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

L.A.'s bright idea: Paint streets white to fight global warming

 

Kids sue Rick Scott for ‘immoral’ silence on climate change (Governor of Florida Rick Scott (R)

 

GOP

 

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

 

Tearful Neil Bush reveals his mother Barbara, 92, is unable to walk and he has been reading to her while she takes phone calls from worried family and friends

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Health and Human Services secretary diagnosed with intestinal infection

 

States race to stabilize Obamacare after Congress fails 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

A Reminder: Single-Payer Health Care Hasn’t Gone Away

 

Indian tribes fear being killed off by opioid epidemic 

 

HISTORY

 

How Should White Americans Deal With Their Ancestors?

 

Controversial statue being removed from NYC's Central Park

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Harry Anderson, magician and star of 'Night Court,' dies at 65

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Queens party boss angles to succeed Pelosi as speaker

 

Joint Select Committee Should Focus on Improving Budget Transparency

 

Charlie Dent (R-Pennsylvania) Announces Plan to Resign: Proud of Work Representing the ‘Sensible Center’

 

House GOP leaders celebrate last Tax Day under old tax code

 

Paul Ryan and Freedom(Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Republicans' behind-the-scenes fight to replace Paul Ryan  

 

INDIA

 

Rape cases spark political protest movement in India

 

India's ATMs are running out of cash ... again

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Taxpayers to get an extension after IRS website suffers technical difficulties on Tax Day

 

IRS payment system crashes on last tax filing day

 

These are the red flags the IRS is looking for this tax season

 

INTERNET 

 

Oneway Social Media CEO Responds to Conservatives Calling for Internet Regulations

 

 

IRAN 

 

Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

 

What Iran Really Wants

 

Iran, the Palestinians’ seductive ally

 

Iran Faces Strategic Decision – Whether To Respond To Israel's Operations Against Its Military Expansion In Syria, Which Could Lead To Iran-Israel War

 

 

ISLAM

 

New questions raised over Farrakhan's Harlem mosque killing

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, April 17, 2018)

 

Top pilot: Israel 'capable' of striking Iran if orders given

 

8,000 join Israeli, Palestinian bereaved families for Memorial Day ceremony

 

Escalating war of words pushes IDF and Rev Guards closer to clash in Syria  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israelis bow heads in silence as siren signals start of Memorial Day

 

Bracing for Iran missile or drone strikes, IDF reveals Iranian targets in Syria

 

Gaza gunmen fire at Israeli troops, army tank hits Hamas post in response

 

Yehoshua Friedberg – 25 Years of a Nightmare Called Yesterday

 

Polish nationalists seek probe of Rivlin for saying Poland played Holocaust role  (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Injured Gaza journalist arrives to Ramallah for treatment

 

Wife of Israeli envoy in Senegal advised not to go to event after Arab objection

 

Israel Defense Forces on High Alert, Preparing for Iranian Direct Retaliation

 

Israel’s F-15 jets stay on alert at home, rather than at drill in the US

 

Israeli forces shoot, injure 5 Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets in Nablus raid

 

Hamas leader says prepared to reach prisoner swap deal

 

Court: Jews Allowed to Cry ‘Am Yisrael Chai’ on Temple Mount

 

N. Carolina city bars cops from training in Israel after pro-Palestinian protest

 

4 Palestinians, 2 teenagers, killed after Israeli artillery fire targets auto rickshaw

 

Palestinians rally in support of prisoners held by Israel

 

Palestinian dies of wounds in Gaza, raising death toll to 32 since protests began

 

Egypt invites Hamas leaders for talks on Gaza protests, reconciliation

 

JAPAN

 

Tokyo’s Awakening on Trump

 

LIBERALISM

 

Blame The Left For The Rise Of Moralizing In America

 

The Tragedy Of George Soros

 

MEDIA 

 

Cohen controversy tests Hannity's Teflon Sean reputation

 

The ‘Hannity Standard’: All Journos Must Disclose All Personal Links to Their Subjects

 

Fox News Finally Issues Response To Hannity-Cohen Controversy

 

Washington Post & NY Times Win Pulitzer Prize For FAKE NEWS

 

Politico Reporter Speaks at Confab of Anti-Israel Group She Regularly Covers

 

Yes, Sean Hannity was a legal client of Michael Cohen's

 

Dershowitz confronts Hannity: 'You should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen'

 

Left has meltdown over Hannity link to Trump lawyer

 

Democrat calls on Fox News to fire Sean Hannity: ‘His word can never again be trusted’

 

ABC News slammed for aggressively editing James Comey interview  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

MEXICO

 

Billionaire banking heir, 53, dies suddenly in rehab facility

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia ready to send troops to Syria

 

Middle East Divisions Exposed By Divergent Responses To Western Strikes In Syria

 

 

MILITARY

 

Watch: Disgusting treatment of black soldiers recorded

 

What Bush, Obama Deployments of National Guard at Border Suggest About Trump’s Operation

 

US Air Force Increases Focus on Space 

 

U.S. defense focuses on 1-hour global strike capability

 

Another jury deadlocks in case of Navy commander accused of attempted rape

 

National Guard could be armed at border — but troops banned from enforcing laws

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

 

Feds Give $1 Million to Study 3-Year-Old ‘Non-Binary Children’

 

PAKISTAN

 

Gunmen Kill Two More Christians, Wound Three, in Quetta, Pakistan

 

NAB chief accuses Musharraf of handing over 4,000 Pakistanis to US  (Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf)

 

PENSIONS

  

Bankrupt Public-Employee Pensions: The Next Big Financial Crisis?

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

Soros Dumps $450K Into Florida-based PAC

 

POLITICS

 

Conservative movement faces existential threat, study shows

 

RADIO

 

Rush Limbaugh: Democrat wave 'not adding up'

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Mike Pence meeting sparks reports, prayer in churches  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian journalist dies after unexplained fall from apartment

 

Moscow slams western media ‘disinformation campaign’ about OPCW experts being denied entry to Douma

 

Telegram Founder Pledges Millions to Fight Russian 'Political Censorship'

 

U.S. in talks with U.S. airlines about expiring Russia overflight deal

 

Meet the Russian-Owned Firm Creating an Army of Traveling ‘Proxies’

 

Donald Trump's claim to be the toughest president ever on Russia just collapsed

 

Russia Denies U.S. and UK Allegations of Global Cyber Attack

 

US-Russia rocket cooperation 'shining example' of joint success

 

Russia Launches Program to Return Students From U.K. and Other 'Unfriendly Countries'

 

Suspected Terrorist Self-Detonates During Security Raid in Southern Russia

 

U.S. and Britain warn businesses worldwide of Russian campaign to hack routers

 

Moscow's Reactions To The U.S.-Great Britain-France Strike In Syria: The Limited Strike Proves That Washington Is A Paper Tiger – Part I

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Miss America 2005 marries girlfriend in Alabama ceremony

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Big Banks Target the 2nd  Amendment

 

SENATE

 

McCain has surgery after intestinal infection; aides say he's in stable condition (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Senate fast-tracks bill legalizing hemp as agriculture product

 

Senators roll out new bipartisan plan to revamp presidential war powers

 

Sen. Mike Lee pushes back against Trump administration’s claim it had authority for airstrikes

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

Sex trafficking survivors reveal how NYC pimps prey on the young and vulnerable

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook Could Face Billions in Fines over Facial Recognition Features

 

Trump used Muslims the way Hitler used Jews, says data mining boss

 

How Social Media Built the Case for Trump’s Strike on Syria

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

‘Chile’s Donald Trump’ reverses liberal predecessor’s agenda in bid make country great again

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Korean biz delegation relays concerns on trade with US

 

Seoul seeks Moon-Kim joint press conference after April 27 summit   (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un/South Korean President Moon Jae-in)

 

Seoul hints at possibility of sending envoys to NK ahead of summit  

 

Newborn baby found dead in shopping mall restroom

 

Korean medicine attracting more foreigners

 

SPORTS

 

U.S. Woman Wins Boston Marathon for 1st  Time in 33 Years

 

 

STATES

 

Massachusetts Court Strikes Down Ban on Stun Guns

 

New storm moving across country with snow, winds

 

Southern California plans to spend $11 billion on the delta tunnels. Who will end up paying?

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Neil Gorsuch Joins Liberals in 5-4 SCOTUS Opinion Striking Down Portion of Federal Immigration Law

 

Gorsuch Hires First Native American Tribe Citizen as Supreme Court Clerk

 

Court axes rule that requires deporting some immigrants

 

Supreme Court hears arguments in internet sales tax case

 

One year later, Neil Gorsuch is still a home run for Trump

SYRIA

 

Following The West's Attack On Syria, Sharp Dispute Breaks Out Between Egypt That Wants Assad To Remain, And Saudi Arabia That Now Wants Him Gone (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Trump’s Second Missile Strike Against Syria’s Chemical Weapons Both Appropriate and Necessary

 

Why Bomb Syria?

 

Syria's chemical attack is a warning on 'disarmament' deals

 

Strike on Syria—who really won

 

‘Comprehensive Strategy’: Left’s New Term For Permanent Occupation in Syria

 

Iranian-Backed Militias Set Sights on U.S. Forces

 

Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea

 

False Alarm, Not Outside Attack, Sets Off Syria Air Defenses

 

After visiting Douma, western media begin to question ‘gas attack’ narrative

 

TAIWAN

 

China to start live-fire military drills off Taiwan amid rising tensions over relationship with US

 

China flexes military muscle in Taiwan Strait with warning against attempts to 'split the motherland'

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Tsunami of job-stealing robots isn't coming anytime soon

 

TERRORISM

 

Minnesota: Muslim migrant places bag at city hall, writes on Facebook “Im bouta bomb this town”

 

“People's Aid” – To Terrorists

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

'Wrath of God' promised if 4-H adopts transgender policies

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Feds Taxed and Borrowed $4.47 Trillion Since Last Tax Day; $13,737 for Every Man, Woman, Child in USA

  

TURKEY

  

Franklin Graham urges action for Christian accused of terror

 

Turkey's ruling party to discuss call for early election

 

‘Russia and Turkey are UNITED’ Ankara hits back at Macron in Syria bombing row  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

EU warns of curtailing rights under Turkey's state of emergency 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks finish higher as pound rally fizzles after wage data

 

Alfie Evans’ Parents Will File Appeal With Supreme Court Today in Last Ditch Effort to Save His Life

 

UK PM’s husband’s Capital Group is largest shareholder in BAE, shares soar since Syrian airstrikes

 

U.K. real wages rise; jobless rate falls

 

Alfie Evans’ Father Releases New Photo of Him: “Look at Him, He is Not Dying”

 

U.K. supermarket chain to offer 'snowflake chicken' for those afraid to touch raw meat

 

Britain’s NHS Holds Another Baby Hostage

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN to launch new Yemen peace roadmap within two months

 

Haley: U.S. Troops Will Not Leave Syria Until We’ve Accomplished Three Goals  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump can't escape his tabloid past

 

Trump to host Japan's Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs

 

Stormy Daniels releases sketch of man who allegedly threatened her

 

Donald Trump: America’s economy is back and roaring and its people are winning

 

Trump asking Arab nations to replace US military in Syria after defeat of ISIS: report

 

Comey's no angel, but unlike Trump, he's not a threat to the republic  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

In case you missed it, last week was crazy. Here’s an oral history of five wild days in the Trump era.

 

Comey Is Trump’s Ultimate Victory

 

‘Any Hispanics in the room?’: In South Florida, Trump reaches out to Hispanic voters who are receptive to his message

 

Trump Rejects New Sanctions Against Russia, Changing Course

 

Exclusive: 'We went at it like she just didn't exist.' Former Playmate reveals she had sex with Donald Trump in front of her friend during a steamy six-month affair while his then-fiancée Marla Maples was pregnant with Tiffany

 

After Syria, Will Never Trumpers Apologize for Russia Smear?

 

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