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Saturday, January 19, 2019

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Ben Shapiro loses second sponsor after March for Life speech

 

‘Our Country Decided to Erase’ Our Children, Says Ben Shapiro at March for Life

 

Retired Ob-Gyn: ‘If It Was Wanted, It Was a Baby; If It Wasn’t, It Was a Fetus’

 

Black Democratic Lawmaker Says She Fights for Life, Because She’s ‘a Christian First’

 

Baby-saving ministry ready to extend its reach

 

Trump Tells Annual March for Life He Will Veto Pro-Abortion Legislation  

 

At March for Life, Sen. Daines Announces First Pro-Life Caucus in Senate

 

28 of the Best Signs From March for Life

 

Sen. Paul Reintroduces 'Life at Conception Act' and Bill to End Planned Parenthood Funding

 

I Went to the March for Life. Here Are 7 Things I Saw.

 

‘We All Agree … Every Life Is Sacred’: Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Speaks at March for Life

 

Abortion chiefs face grilling over baby body parts trade

 

Lila Rose to Tucker Carlson: If Dems run on unrestricted abortion, they will lose

 

Supremes handed opportunity to fix abortion law

 

Ben Shapiro loses podcast sponsor after March for Life speech

 

Abortion is not as popular as you might think

 

Nebraskans, Iowans among crowds protesting abortion in March for Life

 

I carried my dying daughter to term. It was a lesson in love many didn't understand

 

The Dems support for abortion is out of step with the American people

 

Abortion billing rule could threaten health coverage (Oregon)

 

Controversial NYS abortion law to be voted on

 

No rehearing for Louisiana abortion law

 

$6 Million Anti-Abortion Movie Seeks Major Label Music, But Finds No Takers

 

Couple shows the path of life on journey of healing from abortion

 

Bill Permanently Banning Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Blocked in the Senate

 

Dem pollster says there is not a 50-50 split on abortion among Americans

 

Millions of Women Already Live in a Post-Roe America: A Journey Through the Anti-Abortion South

 

Here's How a Woman Gets Denied an Abortion in Ireland, Where It's Legal and Free

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban Denies Being Ready To Resume Afghan Peace Talks

 

 

AFRICA

 

US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 Al-Shabab extremists

 

13 killed, dozens hurt in latest bout of Tripoli fighting, says Libyan ministry

 

AMERICA

 

The Opiate Epidemic Is Coming To A Suburb Near You

 

Linda Sarsour is a Bad Omen for America

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

At Women’s March, anti-Semitism scandal clouds anti-Trump effort

 

Women’s March leader spars with PBS over Israel’s ‘right to exist’: ‘I’m done talking about this’

 

Women’s March Partners Explain Why They’re Ignoring Allegations Of Anti-Semitism

 

The Women’s March Is Melting Down, and It Makes Perfect Sense

 

How The Media Missed The Story On The Women’s March

 

Photos: Women’s March Protesters Call For Trump to ‘Drop Dead,’ His Children to Be Caged

 

A-List Celebs Silent About Women's March In Wake Of Its Antisemitic Ties

 

Women's March 2019: Thousands of protesters rally amid controversy over anti-Semitism

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Meet Australia's Deadliest Soldier

 

Shock resignation rocks Australia's embattled government

 
 AVIATION

 

Boeing invests in Isotropic Systems Ltd. to expand satellite communications capabilities

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

How Hispanic Americans truly feel about wall

 

How Hispanic Americans truly feel about wall

 

 

CANADA

 

Canada says Israel-bound cocaine shipment intercepted

 

Canada: Muslim who went on shooting rampage and was deemed “mentally ill” had huge cache of weapons, 9/11 films

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

World’s 2 Most Populous Countries Listed Among Most Dangerous for Christians

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Rev. Graham: No. 1 Problem is 'Our Gov't' Has 'Removed God' From Halls of Congress

 

Trump’s immigration offer brings polarized reactions from Democrats and Republicans

 

Dems: Trump’s proposal to negotiate on immigration a non-starter

 

COURTS

 

Jury awards $21 million to hotel dishwasher after she was forced to work on Sundays

 

Ex-Chicago officer sentenced to more than 6 years for killing Laquan McDonald

 

El Chapo’s bombshell text messages to mistress revealed

 

Judge Rules Against Syracuse University Students' Free Speech Rights

 

Black teen's family laments sentence given to white officer

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Cops hunting the man who murdered two teen girls on Indiana rail tracks two years ago now probe a suspected child molester arrested 100 miles away after the public drew similarities between his mugshot and sketch of their killer

 

McDonald’s mob hit aided by tracking device under car: feds

 

Three people are fatally shot and two others are wounded in 'gun battle which erupted during a home invasion'

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Border Patrol nabs 200 adults, 176 kids who dug under border wall

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Lawsuit against California Democratic Party details alleged harassment by former chair Eric Bauman

 

Who is Ed Buck? The erratic life of the Democratic donor in whose home two dead men have been found

 

Prominent LGBT Activist, Democratic Donor Charged In Teen Sex Abuse Case

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

In rare move, special counsel disputes a report saying Trump directed Cohen to lie(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Ken Starr on Mueller disputing Buzzfeed report

 

Another TEOTWAWKI Nothing-Burger

 

Sean Spicer on Mueller disputing Buzzfeed report

 

BuzzFeed Won't Say Which Documents Its Reporter Saw For Story That's Been Disputed By Mueller

 

Debunking BuzzFeed and the Wages of Investigative Secrecy

 

ECONOMY

 

Polls show that the government shutdown is eroding Americans’ faith in the economy.

 

EDUCATION

 

Vice President Pence: ‘Attacks on Christian Education Must End’

 

Mike Pence condemns 'deeply offensive' reaction to wife's employment(Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

As weather improves, hopes rise for a settlement  (Los Angles, California)

 

Oxford president takes octopus off school’s welcome dinner menu

 

911 call released in death of UC Irvine student: 'He just drank too much'

 

Principal resigns after he’s caught on video shoving student

 

Students at elite prep school filmed in blackface, making monkey gestures

 

Why it’s much easier for men to get into the Ivy League than women

 

Students Bring 'Trump 2020' Banner To HS Basketball Game. Now Superintendent Is Investigating.

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt: Muslims kidnap Christian man traveling in taxi in Sinai peninsula

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz may run as an independent for U.S. president

 

Beto Derided for White Privilege — but His Whiteness Is Actually Hurting Him

 

The 'I'm sorry' 2020 Democratic primary

 

2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend

 

Beto O’Rourke’s road trip drives home his message

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

When environmentalism becomes corruption—Part 1

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Europe’s patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes toward Trump

 

US to lift Cyprus arms embargo in security boost

 

No Sweeping Free Trade Deal, Brussels Tells Washington

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

The FBI Won't Say if It Spies on Your Social Media Posts. Cue the Lawsuit!

 

FEMINISM

 

The Women's March makes me furious - and I'm a feminist

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Sorry, bad foreign policy isn't a criminal offense

 

The New Battle Over Donald Trump's Foreign Policy

 

FRANCE

 

French yellow vest protests planned despite Macron outreach  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage 10th  protest

 

French police under fire as 'yellow vests' casualty toll mounts

 

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Holes in the Map

 

Public Sees Gov't As A Big Problem, Dems Want To Double Its Size

 

Shutdown Flimflam(The media portray the partial government closure as a disaster.)

 

Former Gore Adviser Has A Proposal To End The Shutdown That Includes Wall Funding, But There's A Catch

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Hospitals Guard Prices Like the CIA Guards Secrets

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Nancy Pelosi faces backlash for placing Ilhan Omar on House Foreign Affairs Committee   (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)/ US Representative of Minnesota Ilhan Omar (D)

 

Rep. Tlaib: 'We Just Don't Want to Negotiate in These Terms;' 'It's Not About the Wall'  (US Representative of Michigan Rashida Tlaib (D)

 

House Democrats to probe report that Trump ordered Cohen to lie before Congress

 

The House should investigate impeaching Trump

 

Dems Who Voted Against Pelosi Hope for 'New Generation of Leadership,' Fiscal Responsibility

 

Pelosi's CODEL Trip to Italy, Ukraine Cost Air Force $184,587.81

 

Democrat Congressman Says He Doesn’t Know if Trump ‘Compromised’--But Shutdown Pleases Putin

 

Fearing Loose Cannons of Their Own, Democrats Collapse on King Censure

 

Steny Hoyer Recalls When GOP Ended Shutdown and Allowed Obamacare: ‘Thank God for John Boehner’

 

House Freedom Caucus Under Assault

 

Top Headline – Congressman Rogers Reintroduces Bill to Get US Out! of UN

 

Rep. Jackson Lee refuses to step down from CBC Foundation amid retaliation allegations

 

Exclusive: House Intel leader seeks retreat to repair bitterly divided panel

 

Haaland condemns students' behavior toward Native elder at Indigenous Peoples March

 

Ocasio-Cortez speaks about 'justice' at Women's March

 

INDIA

 

India can be $5 trillion economy in 7-8 years: Prabhu

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

On the Importance of Counterintelligence

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

What the IRS can and should do to rein in pro-jihad and “Palestinian” propaganda at universities

 

IRAN

 

Soleimani primes pro-Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq for terror attacks on exiting US forces

 

U.S. jails journalist who works for news outlet overseen by Iranian government

 

ISLAM

 

Valley Ranch Islamic Center's Lesser Known Side

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israel's delicate dance between the US and China

 

Report: Hamas, Israel seeking prisoner swap deal before national elections

 

Danon to Security Council: Curb Iran's missile threat

 

Israel’s embattled Labor leader promises ‘surprise’ mergers ahead of elections

 

Prime minister heads to Chad to renew ties after nearly 50 years (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu accuses attorney general of ‘set up’ after TV news profile

 

Anti-Israel protesters bust onto stage during France Eurovision qualifier

 

Hundreds rally in Arab town for return of body of student murdered in Australia

 

Reports of a Democratic drift on Israel appear to be greatly exaggerated

 

Family of man killed by cop accuses police of using excessive force

 

Radicals charge new supermarket 'is treason'

 

Terrorists who murdered Israeli couple getting new home

 

Israel Partners With Other Mediterranean Countries To Form Regional Gas Market

 

Palestinian Authority spends six times more on jihad terrorists than it does on its own needy

 

Linda Sarsour is a Bad Omen for America

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN anchor makes desperate plea amid shutdown  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: And Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats would fly around the world. Read:  Pelosi's CODEL Trip to Italy, Ukraine Cost Air Force $184,587.81 ).

 

BuzzFeed, Acosta, and the Non-Existence of Journalism

 

CNN And MSNBC Said 'Impeach' Nearly 200 Times Over Disputed BuzzFeed Report

 

 

MEDICARE

5 Ways Congress Can Improve Medicare for Seniors

 

MEXICO

 

21 dead, 71 burned in Mexican pipeline explosion

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Arab coalition targets Yemen's Houthi drone capabilities in Sanaa

 

MILITARY

 

U.S. spy satellite launched into orbit from California

 

Green Beret, Navy linguist, SEAL-turned-DIA civilian among Americans killed in ISIS-claimed bombing in Syria

 

Marine vet, 'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey is buried at Arlington

 

Story about Fort Bliss soldier saving man’s life is not true, Army says

 

Army history highlights failures in Iraq War

 

Army Ranger wounded in Afghanistan remembered as positive, dedicated soldier

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Minimum Wage Punishment For Red State America?

 

Seattle Couple Fears $16 Minimum Wage Could Doom Subway Franchise

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

RCA Records Drops R. Kelly After Documentary Furor

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

Dozens of NTSB investigations on hold during shutdown

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Trump Can’t Do That. Can He? (On NATO withdrawal and other issues, it turns out presidential powers are constrained by norms but not laws.)

 

Trump says US backs NATO '100%' but allies must 'step up'

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB)

 

OMB shuts down all congressional travel until government reopens

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan: Canadian woman who converted to Islam strangled to death in honor killing

 

Pakistan: District Council unanimously adopts resolution that only Christians, not Muslims, be sweepers

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Drugmaker payments to doctors linked to opioid deaths: study

 

POVERTY

 

The high price of refusing to face facts about the homeless

 

RADIO

 

Mark Levin on Capitalism: ‘Only in America’ Can We Choose from Endless Kinds of Turkey

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Dismisses IS Claim That It Was Behind Deadly Apartment Collapse

 

Why Did Russia Betray the Western Left?

 

The True Mystery Man in the Trump Probe: Putin (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

 

SCIENCE

 

 James Watson and the Rewards of Intelligence

 

'Missing link' in human history confirmed

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Anti-Gun Democrat’s Purchase Of ‘MeatEater’ Could Pose Big Problems For Hunter-Focused Company

 

 

SENATE

 

Disabled vet charges Kamala Harris prefers illegal aliens  (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Senator asks FBI for perjury investigation of Kirstjen Nielsen over family separation statements

 

Graham: Revelations Bruce Ohr warned feds of biased Christopher Steele ‘are stunning’  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Graham urges slow Syria pullout to prevent ‘nightmare’ scenario for Israel

 

The outrageous ‘blackmail’ smear of Lindsey Graham

 

Doug Jones Risks His Alabama Senate Seat Over the Shutdown and the Wall

 

Romney backs Trump on shutdown, says he doesn’t understand Pelosi’s flip-flopping border stance

 

GOP Leaders Back New Franchise Rule

 

Iowa Senator's bill would force lawmakers to stay in Washington during government shutdown

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Can South Korea’s New Aegis Destroyers Shoot Down North Korean Missiles?

 

STATES

 

Cuomo's plastic bag ban is bogus environmentalism  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

States race to prevent teacher strikes by boosting pay

 

 Virginia’s only black statewide official is lone protester during Robert E. Lee tribute

 

States are poised to lead. Here’s why

 

Powerful and dangerous winter storm takes aim at Northeast  

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Can State’s New Cyber Bureau Hack It?

 

SUICIDES

 

Two-time US pairs skating champion dies by suicide day after suspension

 

'Don’t look behind the curtain. We’re dead': Couple leave a note and tip for housekeeping at Manhattan hotel before committing suicide after reading a book on methods to kill yourself

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court leaves DACA in place for at least another YEAR and keep Trump's military transgender ban on hold until at least the fall in twin snub to White House

 

Supreme Court puts off first test on 2020 Census citizenship question

 

SYRIA

 

Syria’s Manbij attack victims include daughter of US police official

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Silicon Valley’s grand experiment in jobs means employees are the guinea pigs 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

Government shutdown, TSA absenteeism spark travel industry fears   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Another reason to privatize TSA.)

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey urged to show restraint in assault on Syrian Kurds

 

UNIONS

 

A $450 dinner, $45 glass of whiskey: Two financial regulators ring up the expenses

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Explosion in Londonderry, Police Investigate Suspected Car Bomb

 

UK’s Drone Debacle Has Lessons for the US

 

Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, crashed his car. Rescuers say it’s ‘amazing people weren’t seriously injured.’

 

The Beginning of the End of Britain’s Brexit Fantasy

 

UK: Hamas top dog discovered to be trustee of Finsbury Park Mosque, steps down under pressure

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN experts: Fuel from Iran is financing Yemen’s Houthis

 

The Real United Nations

 

 

VATICAN 

 

Pope Francis heads to Panama for giant youth meeting

 

Could the pope’s call to end the death penalty keep Catholics off juries?

 

VENEZUELA

 

Democratic transition in Venezuela seems possible, analysts say

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump offers immigration deal to end shutdown; Dems dismiss offer

 

Trump slams bombshell report that claimed he told Cohen to LIE to Congress after Mueller's office issued extraordinary DENIAL saying the story was 'not accurate', sparking the president to call it 'a great day for our country!'

 

Don't Believe the Doomsayers About Donald Trump

 

Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaos, Trump told

 Trump's offer is good, but Dems won't let him win

Trump Greets The Bodies Of Fallen Americans

 

Trump to make ‘major announcement’ Saturday on border crisis, shutdown

 

Democrats Add $1 Billion in Proposed Border Spending; Trump Has ‘Major Announcement’

 

Poll: Amid wall fight, Latinos love Trump

 

Democrats and activists punish Trump with a new strategy: Ignoring him

 

White House slams Nancy Pelosi for ‘lie’ in accusing Trump of revealing her travel plans

 

The dangers of a second North Korea summit

 

Trump stands up for union jobs,Dems shut them down

 

Donald Trump: Mirror image of JFK

 

Trump's laughingstock presidency

 

What's 'subornation of perjury'? A crime of moral turpitude that could bring Trump to his knees

 

The shabbiest U.S. president ever is an inexpressibly sad specimen

 

BuzzFeed’s Controversial Story Raises the Question: Did Trump Want to Be President?

 

What Bill Clinton Can Teach Donald Trump About Surviving Endless Scandal

 

The high price of 'unity' in the anti-Trump resistance

 

Trump says Pelosi 'controlled by radical left', just before WH statement

 

Trump Puts Schumer and Pelosi in a Brilliant Vise Grip

 

Impeachment Will Be Good for Trump

 

Washington staffers fear that only a deadly crisis such as a terror attack or food poisoning episode caused by the shutdown will get Trump and Pelosi to come to an agreement 

 

How the shutdown's bleakest week unfolded for Trump

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

World Health Organization: Anti-Vaxxers A Threat To Global Health

 

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