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Thursday, April 19, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood spearheads coalition dumping $30 million into liberal midterm campaigns

 

Planned Parenthood Won’t Follow Law to Inform Women Abortion Kills a “Living Human Being”

 

Young People Are Shifting Left on Abortion

 

Outgoing Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: “We’re Pushing Forward” to Kill More Babies in Abortions

 

New poll shows Americans still consider abortion a complicated issue

 

Abortion Clinic Threw Woman to the Curb Despite Vomiting and Swaying So Much She Looked “Drunk”

 

One of the Worst Abortion Restrictions Has Its Roots in an 11-Year-Old Supreme Court Case

 

U.S. Court of Appeals blocks Ohio from defunding Planned Parenthood

 

Banks v. Abortion: Rep. Says Planned Parenthood Shouldn't Get Federal Dollars

 

Critic sues Catholic school board for ban on pro-abortion funding

 

Barbara Bush Once Told the GOP to Ease Up Its Anti-Abortion Policies

 

ABC Show “Scandal” Comes to a Close After Playing Song “Silent Night” as Character Kills Her Baby in an Abortion

 

Catholic Bishop’s Powerful Letter Calls on People to Oppose Abortion: “Don’t be Ashamed” to Stand Up for Life  (Dublin, Ireland)

 

Buffer zones and abortion clinics: why this English bishop is concerned

 

Catholic Bishop Slams Ban on Prayer Outside Abortion Clinics: This is Incredibly “Disrespectful”  (London, England)

 

7 reasons why pro-lifers are unhappy with Pope Francis’ leadership

 

Trump Admin and Pro-Life Nations Stop Latest Attempt to Push Abortion at the UN

 

Trudeau punishes lone Liberal MP who voted against pro-abortion attestation(Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Has Facebook changed? Ireland's abortion vote provides big test

 

Men Outnumber Women By 70 Million in China and India Thanks to Sex-Selection Abortions

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban Block Cellphone Service in S. Afghanistan 

 

AFRICA

 

Major Christian Leader In Ghana Declares ‘Homosexuality Is A Satanic Act, Only Demons Engage In It, And We Will Not Allow Foreigners To Force Us To Accommodate It’

 

 

AIRLINES

 

Delta flight makes emergency landing at Atlanta airport

 

‘Nerves of steel’: She calmly landed the Southwest flight, just as you’d expect of a former fighter pilot

 

New details about what happened aboard deadly Southwest flight

 

20 Minutes of Chaos and Terror Inside Southwest Flight 1380

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

New York fraternity suspended after anti-Semitic, racist videos released

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australia's young people are under serious attack

 

Man stabbed in neck by Muslim houseguest goes public

 

Australia: Muslim husband tells wife “I’m allowed to marry four women. You have to change your Western mentality.”

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Jihadis and Drug Cartel at Our Border

 

Smuggling cartels fuel surge in border jumpers from terror-prone Bangladesh

 

CANADA

 

TSX, U.S. stocks close lower as commodities slide

 

Kelly McParland: Ontario premier predicts 'vicious' election campaign, then gets vicious

 

Toronto: Muslim charged with throwing rocks at two women, kicking several others

 

Canada: Muslim MP defends her association with antisemitic, jihad-linked Palestine House

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Latest ‘Silicon Valley’ Episode Mocks California’s Anti-Christian Animus

 

COMEDY

 

Comedian calls for 'garbage' professor who bashed late Barbara Bush to be fired

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Xi to Visit Pyongyang Right After N.Korea-U.S. Summit  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Transition of Power in Cuba: What You Need to Know

 

Rubio, Ros-Lehtinen Call on Trump to Denounce Castro’s Handpicked Successor

 

Who Is Miguel Díaz-Canel, Cuba's New President? 

 

Castro Era Is Closing in Cuba as Party Signals Successor

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Will the North Korea deal be yet another US surrender?

 

Diplomatic Breakthrough With North Korea?

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress to FBI: Come clean on iPhone locks

 

‘The incoherence is plain to see’: Lawmakers ‘unnerved’ by U.S. plan in Syria — or lack thereof

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Wells Fargo Expected to Be Fined $1 Billion by Regulators

 

 

COURTS

 

Judge raises doubts about scope of Mueller’s authority (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

9th  Circuit appoints special prosecutor against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

 

Social services under fire for forced strip search on 3-year-old

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Mention of Trump, Mueller and riot gear in Pittsburgh police email causes stir

 

Two Florida deputies killed in apparent ambush at restaurant

 

MS-13 directs members to 'take out a cop' in NY

 

Boyfriend arrested after pregnant student found dead in suitcase

 

CRONY CAPITALISM

 

The crony capitalist in free market clothing

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Exclusive – Rohrabacher: I Would Have ‘Physical Proof’ Russia Is Not Assange’s Source of DNC Emails if Not for Mueller

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Revealed: Dream Democrat Agenda Includes Reparations

 

Obama Pens ‘TIME 100’ Tribute to Parkland Students Pushing for Gun Control

 

Cuomo claims he's 'undocumented,' challenges officials to deport him(Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo(D)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ turning over Comey memos to Congress: Sources (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

New emails bolster claims FBI, DOJ coordinated Clinton case response

 

Rosenstein says president not a target in probe of attorney Cohen (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Trump allies press Rosenstein for files on conduct of officials in Russia and Clinton probes  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Smearing Robert Mueller(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Comey friend hints forthcoming report could be damning for Loretta Lynch

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

Ex-DEA Agent: U.S. Failing to Share Intel in Terror Cases Five Years After Boston

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Alarming earthquake warning issued for new fault

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks close broadly lower, but end off lows amid report Trump not focus of Mueller probe

 

Tobacco and tech drag on Wall Street; yields boost banks

 

Stocks close lower as Apple falls, rates rise

 

Gold retreats from one-week high as dollar revives

 

Asia Stocks Push Higher, Dollar Extends Advance: Markets Wrap

 

Resource stocks jump in Asia as oil extends rally

 

Qualcomm cutting 1,500 jobs at its California offices

 

Here’s why the stock market and commodities are no longer in lockstep

 

Inflation expectations reach the highest in more than three years

 

10-year Treasury note yield flirts with 2018 high

 

Teens Securing High-Paying Jobs in Trump’s Tight Labor Market

 

EDUCATION

 

No, Conservatives Shouldn’t Try to Punish Radical Professors for Offensive Speech

 

California school district says parents can’t pull kids from new LGBT sex ed

 

Marquette Case Will Say Whether Colleges Can Break Contract To Silence Professors

 

Dozens of Houston-area students hospitalized after 2 school buses crash

 

The Pros and Cons of Purdue’s 7-Year Freeze

 

Todd Starnes: High school textbook describes Trump as mentally unstable

 

Flawed Judgment in Use of Force Against Students?

 

Student walkouts, teacher strikes compete as protest culture infiltrates schools

 

White people banned from LGBTQ event at UC Riverside

 

Fresno State investigating professor who attacked Barbara Bush after her death

 

Specially trained K-9s should be part of the school safety solution

 

Syracuse frat bros in hot water over ‘extremely racist’ video

 

The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Another sign Eric Holder might run for president

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil falls from 3 ½-year high as OPEC, non-OPEC ministers gather in Saudi Arabia

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Earth Day 2018: Bring Environmental Policy Into the 21st Century

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks edge up as deal developments, earnings reports roll in

 

As Sweden collapses into chaos, its government launches an “image of Sweden” campaign

 

Yes, “Italy Must Remember Its … Past” with Islam

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Euthanasia Activist Pushes Suicide Machine With Detachable Coffin Lets You Kill Yourself

 

Teen Kills Himself After Euthanasia Group Announces New Suicide Drug

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

FAA to order new inspections after fatal accident

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Comey Debunks Steele Dossier (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Revealed: Robert Mueller’s FBI Repeatedly Abused Prosecutorial Discretion

 

Inspector general referred findings on McCabe to US attorney for consideration of criminal charges(Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

One Percent Chance Comey Not  A Self-Dramatizing Fruitcake(Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Many Dems Can’t Forgive ‘Renegade’ James Comey for Clinton’s Loss

 

Lawmakers, legal watchdog pursue discipline for Andrew McCabe (Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

How Trump's hair-raising level of debt could bring us all crashing down

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump’s Art of the Deal in North Korea, Israel and Syria

 

FRANCE

 

Air France unions to stage more strikes in 'early May'

 

'Privatisation is hell': Protesting French rail workers defend their strikes

 

Woman denied French citizenship for 'refusing to shake official's hand'

 

Macron’s fizzle: 12 French missiles launched at Syria, but several more fail to fire  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

 

GERMANY 

 

Berlin: Man attacked by Muslims for wearing kippah isn’t Jewish, wanted to “see whether it was safe” to wear one

 

Germany to accept 10,000 refugees as part of EU-wide programme

 

Germany: Muslim migrant children beat vegetarian fourth-grader over false claim he ate pork, victim is hospitalized

 

GOP

 

Problematic Women: The Legacy of Barbara Bush

 

Barbara Bush, one of a kind

 

Remembering the Formidable Matriarch, Barbara Bush

 

After Barbara Bush's Death, Left's Torrent Of Bile Shows Who The Real Hatemongers Are

 

What we all should learn from Barbara Bush

 

Barbara Bush was a transitional figure in America's culture wars

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

HHS secretary back in hospital for bowel condition

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Healthcare’s Disrupters

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democrats eye Jewish votes in bid to win House of Representatives

 

Muslim Congressional IT staffer transferred House data to Pakistani government, says his father’s ex-partner

 

GOP chairman to subpoena James Comey memos  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

GOP fears political risk in Senate races as House moves to extend tax cuts

 

House passes IRS overhaul after tax day glitches

 

Tom McClintock: What works, and what won't to prevent more Parklands

 

INDIA

 

The Rape That Shook India

 

IRAN

 

Iran president: If US scraps nuke deal, they’ll see impact ‘within a week’

 

Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq Bombs ISIS 'Terrorist Death Machine' in Syria, Siding With US Foes Russia and Iran

 

 

ISLAM

 

Empowering Islam by Rewriting History

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Thursday, April 19, 2018)

 

Edelstein: Netanyahu’s credibility hurt after he ‘ruined’ Independence Day event (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

NY Times Only Op Ed on Israel’s 70th  Mourns the Arabs’ Loss

 

Romania begins process for possible move of its embassy to Jerusalem

 

Why the Israeli/Palestinian conflict will never be solved by negotiations

 

Watch Aerobatics over Israel: A 360° pilot’s-eye view of 70th  birthday flyover

 

Israelis Celebrate as IAF Fighter Pilots Soar in 70th  Independence Day Air Show (video) (Israeli Air Force)

 

US warns Gazans to keep ‘safe distance’ from Israeli border ahead of fresh protests

 

Jew injured by firebomb in Jerusalem

 

Islamic Jihad sets sniper sights on top IDF commanders in threatening new video  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Natalie Portman Embraces Boycott of Israel, Refuses ‘Israel’s Nobel Prize’

 

In first, European Parliament condemns Hamas for terror, use of human shields

 

Palestinian Authority Demands Romania Keep Its Embassy Out of Jerusalem

 

From Sadness and Mourning to Celebration – How and Why

 

Barnard College students vote to ask administration to divest from Israel

 

Greenblatt to PA: Time to work for peace

 

Ingathering of the exiles: The Jews who found the Promised Land

 

With BBQs and F-35s, Israelis delight in 70 years of independence

 

 

JAPAN

 

Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan  (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

LEBANON

 

U.S. Personnel Embedded With Lebanese Forces, Raising Concern Of Hezbollah Penetration

 

LIBERALISM

 

Soros Donor Network Has A Secret Plan For Reparations In America

 

MARXISM

 

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Kids Grow Up To Be Marxist Morons!

 

MEDIA 

 

Is Sean Hannity a journalist or not? Here’s why it matters.

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Columnist: 'Selfish' Women Who Keep Their Husbands From Taking Second Wife Cause Them To Commit Adultery

 

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry: 4 officers dead, 4 injured in shooting incident in Asir province

 

MILITARY

 

Lesbian soldier demands access to marriage seminar taught by Christian

 

The long fight: Helicopter pilots from Vietnam War finally get their due with Arlington memorial

 

Wright-Patterson airman is sentenced for selling night vision goggles on eBay

 

Navy lends helping hand as Hawaiian island braces for more flooding

 

New Marine amphibious vehicle on schedule and under budget

 

Plan to slash spending at dozens of DOD agencies alarm some lawmakers, analysts

 

Colonel who led dinosaur-puppet oath demoted, forced to retire

 

Pentagon: Missile threats increasing

 

Army announces upcoming troop rotations for Europe, Afghanistan and Iraq

 

She wore a dinosaur puppet during a military oath. It got her and a colonel removed from the job.

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

SpaceX launches NASA planet hunting satellite

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Ex-Trump national security adviser HR McMaster's father's death being investigated as suspicious(Former White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB)

 

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Says He Will Ask Congress to Cut Spending in ‘Coming Weeks’

 

PAKISTAN

 

Special report: Sexual harassment in workplaces in Pakistan

 

Exclusive: Pakistan TV channel returning to air after negotiations with military - sources

 

Pakistani women use hashtag to expose scale of sexual abuse

 

Pakistan to provide training to army troops of Islamic countries

 

PRISONS

 

Video shows inmate holding blade amid prison riot

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Poised for Economic Foothold Over EU Member's Resistance

 

Number of Russian Billionaires Grows by Third in 2 Years — Forbes

 

Russian-American flight connection could be severed as US reduces visa issuance – Moscow

 

Trump decided to abandon plans for more Russia sanctions

 

Russia Dismisses Chemical Watchdog’s Spy Poisoning Probe as 'Strange'

 

SCIENCE

 

Americans waste nearly a pound of food each per day, study finds

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

NRA Backs Lawsuit Against Vermont Firearms Magazine Ban

 

 

SENATE

 

Bridenstine narrowly confirmed to lead NASA

 

Heitkamp Becomes First Democrat to Back Pompeo for Secretary of State

 

Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Where key senators stand on Mike Pompeo's nomination to be secretary of state

 

Steyer Endorses Feinstein’s Primary Challenger in California Senate Race

 

Senate votes to allow babies on the floor after Sen. Duckworth’s delivery

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Zuckerberg Has a Problem, And So Does His Industry

 

Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon optimistic about denuclearization deal  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

South Korea Confirms Talks to Formally End War With the North

 

Military drills on inter-Korean summit day still up in air

 

Koreans Flock to Learn Vietnamese

 

Koreans Squandered Millions in Bitcoin Gamble

 

Declaring end to Korean War involves more than the two Koreas

 

 

SPORTS

 

Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies at 67

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

Florida felons are latest point of contention in fight for battleground state's votes

 

California Gov. Jerry Brown issues order deploying 'up to 400' National Guard troops but lays out strict terms

 

Condemned house in Northern California sells for $1.23 million

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Justice Sotomayor shoulder injury worse than first thought

SYRIA

 

Evidence Shows The Gas That Asad Supposedly Used In The “Syrian Gas Attack” Was MADE IN GERMANY And The Grenades Were MADE IN THE UK

 

Russia, Syria worked to 'sanitize,' 'remove incriminating evidence' from chemical attack site, US says

 

Is a thick gaseous cloud hiding Russia’s first S-300 delivery to Syria?

 

Pro-Assad Regime Organization Paid Dennis Kucinich $20,000 (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Assad still has ‘limited’ chemical capability, Pentagon says

 

TAIWAN

 

Warnings to Taipei and Washington: China takes real and verbal shots across Taiwan Strait

 

Chinese Nuke-Capable H-6K Bombers Spotted Circling Defiant Taiwan (Again)

 

TAX CUTS

 

Are The GOP Tax Cuts Actually Becoming Less Popular?

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

U.S. Weighs Emergency Powers to Curb Tech Investments by China

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Three Kansas militiamen who plotted to bomb Muslims are found guilty on terrorism charges

 

 

TRADE

 

Sneaky moves on catfish by Southern lawmakers could spark trade war with Vietnam

 

Farmers Warn of G.O.P. Losses Over Trump’s Trade Policy

 

TURKEY

 

Germany’s EU minister: “Do not slam the door shut” to Turkey joining the European Union

 

Turkey has called a snap election and it's all about power and a 'deteriorating' economy

 

Behind Trump's tweet on Pastor Brunson, who's on trial in Turkey

 

US pastor in Turkey tops list of Americans jailed, sentenced on dubious charges

 

UNIONS

 

Wells Fargo Dropped by Teachers Union Over Ties to Gun Industry

 

Surprise! Legislature Won’t Unionize Its Staff

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks finish at 10-week high as metals prices rally

 

Alfie Evans’ Father Says Vatican Hospital is “Ready to Take Alfie Immediately”

 

Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles for the First Time to Succeed Her as Leader of the Commonwealth

 

UK: Muslim drives over pedestrian’s head, “This offence involved the deliberate use of a car as a weapon”

 

UK ex-official: May’s approach to migrants was ‘reminiscent of Nazi Germany’  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley's retort shows she's unique in this White House (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Nikki Haley’s ‘confusion’ sheds light on the Trump-Russia mystery

 

Nikki Haley was confused, all right

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Giuliani says he is joining Trump's legal team to 'negotiate an end' to Mueller probe

 

Comey: It's possible Trump was compromised by Russians (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Employers Call on Trump to Rescind Ambush Rules

 

Trump won't attend Barbara Bush's funeral

 

Karen McDougal, ex-Playboy model, settles National Enquirer suit that had silenced her on alleged Trump affair

 

Todd Starnes: High school textbook describes Trump as mentally unstable

 

Trump targeted: N.Y. AG seeks power to bypass pardons

 

Stormy Daniels' lawyer may sue Trump directly for defamation

 

Trump Says He’ll Abandon Kim Talks If They’re Not ‘Fruitful’  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Trump allies worry Cohen will flip

 

Trump's former lawyer warns him that Michael Cohen will FLIP if he is charged and that he may even 'wear a wire to record conversations' with the president

 

The world learns to ignore Trump

 

YAHOO

 

The inside story of Katie Couric’s Yahoo debacle

 

 

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