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Friday, April 20, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Instructor Has Mother Arrested for Trying to Audit Pornographic Sex Ed Class

 

Abortion Is Murder, But That Doesn’t Mean We Must Execute Women

 

Woman With Down Syndrome Says Twitter Suspended Her Account for Tweets Opposing Abortion

 

Appeals court affirms Indiana's Pence-era law banning abortions based on disability diagnosis is unconstitutional

 

Why Did Planned Parenthood Clinic Call Two Ambulances After Injuring Woman in Botched Abortion?

 

Tennessee House votes to recognize ‘atrocity’ of abortion with monument at state Capitol

 

Court Blocks Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

This Man Wants to Kill Hundreds of Unborn Children to Help People Find the Perfect Genetically-Engineered Baby

 

College Will Discipline Pro-Abortion Students Caught on Camera Vandalizing Pro-Life Display

 

Pro-Life Groups Hope U.S. Postal Service Will Issue a “Choose Life” Stamp

 

President Trump’s Support From Christian Voters at All-Time High After Compiling Pro-Life Record

 

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

 

Key Pro-Abortion Study Falsely Claiming “Pro-Life Legislation Kills Women” is Refuted

 

As November vote nears, abortion wars heat up again (Mississippi)

 

Poll Shows Ireland is Dangerously Close to Legalizing Abortion on Demand

 

Woman Died in the Back of a Taxi After “Extensive Internal Bleeding” From Botched Legal Abortion(London, England)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Failure to launch: Afghanistan’s economy stalls without troop presence

 

 

AFRICA

 

Security Agents in Morocco Reportedly Detain Christian for 24 Hours

 

AIRLINES

 

Southwest's heroic pilot known for sharing her faith

 

Southwest passengers on flight with deadly engine failure get money, travel vouchers

 

Southwest passenger who died following explosion was sucked halfway out the plane

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

The anti-Semitism controversy surrounding NFL prospect Josh Rosen, explained

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX gains for a third straight week

 

Australian Dollar Struggling Amidst Metals Price Fall but these Analysts Remain Confident of a Comeback

 

Two dead and teens on the run after hit-run crash

 

How New Zealand helped Australia achieve its 25-year economic dream

 

American economist Joseph Stiglitz wins 2018 Sydney Peace Prize

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT 

 

Despite Trump's Cutbacks, Federal Regulatory Monster Still Consumes $1.9 Trillion

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Caravan Of Refugees Arrives At U.S.-Mexico Border; Refugees Ask For Asylum

 

CANADA

 

TSX rises, led by financials and Rogers Communications

 

The Rush to Condemn Jordan Peterson as Racist(Critics of the Canadian professor have been quick to cry racism.)

 

Asylum-seekers will be fast-tracked to Ontario starting next week

 

Death by Canadian fentanyl: Northern border security is no joke, either

 

Toddler found dead in Quebec City had been stabbed, police confirm

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce, U.S. Says

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) 

 

CIA Memo Says Gina Haspel Isn’t to Blame for Destroyed Interrogation Tapes

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

A Tariff-Free American Containment Strategy for China

 

Pacom Nominee: China Military Islands Now Control South China Sea

 

Exclusive: U.S. sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China tariffs

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

The End of Castro's Cuba

 

ABC News Journalist Was Literally in Bed With Fidel Castro

 

Bay of Pigs Freedom-Fight: 57 Years Later

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea suspending nuclear and missile tests

 

US, China back Koreas discussing end to Korean War

 

North Korea Won't Sell Nuclear Material to Terrorists

 

North Korea Drops Troop Demand, but U.S. Reacts Warily

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Justice Hands Over Several Comey Memos to Congress

 

Why has the Republican Congress given up on doing anything?

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $1 billion to settle customer abuses

 

COURTS

 

Court Deals Blow to Trump’s Efforts to Deny Grants to ‘Sanctuary’ Localities

 

Judges warn of Trump ‘tyranny’ in defending sanctuary cities


 Magician David Copperfield forced to reveal his illusion secret in court

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Cleveland: Muslim charged for making harassing voicemails left at Jewish houses of worship

 

Nurse in Illinois accused of using dark web to seek hit on romantic rival

 

Grandmother accused of killing her husband captured

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Alabama executes Walter Moody, the oldest inmate put to death in the modern era

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Amnesty, Abortion, and Big Spending: Inside the Left’s Policy Playbook

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

The Real Case of Collusion  (As Mueller’s investigation winds down, evidence is building that the Obama administration colluded to help elect Hillary Clinton.)

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks slump in broad decline, Apple shares tumble

 

Wall Street slides as tech stumbles, Treasury yields climb

 

Dollar climbs to 2-week high, boosted by rising Treasury yields, pound drop

 

Asian Stocks Decline; U.S. Treasury Yield Steady: Markets Wrap

 

Asia tech shares spooked by phone warning, oil near highs

 

If Treasuries Reach 3%, That Would Be Big. Here's Why

 

Conference Board Predicts Robust Economy for Rest of Year

 

Gold’s decline sends prices lower for the week

 

This Isn’t the Earnings Season Stock Bulls Wanted

 

EDUCATION

 

Prof fights back after Catholic university fired him for exposing LGBT bias

 

Remembering Columbine, 19 Years Later

 

Students pushing for gun control in new wave of school walkouts

 

Questions and Protests for Hampton’s 40-Year President

 

A Culture of Murderous Hate at Fresno State

 

Duke Students Who Hijacked Alumni Event: Punishing Us Would Hurt Us Mentally

 

University Press of New England Will Shut Down

 

Ohio State University Wants to Expel a Woman for Nonconsensual Group Sex

 

The Left’s Latest Creepy, Orwellian Education Tactic

 

Subtly Silencing a Sexual Assault Accuser?

 

Report: Teacher who called military 'lowest of our low' bullied students, had photos of nude women on class computer

 

Another Higher Ed Bill Stalled in Congress

 

Video: SJP and the 'Intifada'  (The violent agenda of a campus hate group exposed.)

 

Stabbing of popular student devastates South El Monte High School; teen suspected in slaying(California)

 

Schools in 43 states blasted for porn curriculum

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Clinton on Losing 2016 Election: ‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President’

 

Dems file lawsuit alleging Team Trump, Russia and WikiLeaks worked together to disrupt 2016 elections

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Eric Holder for Prison, Not President(Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends modestly higher, posts a second straight weekly gain

 

Energy Prices

 

This New Jersey company burns trash to make green energy — it’s a hit in Europe

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks slip slightly from 7-week high as consumer-goods shares struggle

 

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

 

German neo-Nazis mass for festival on Hitler’s birthday  (Gathering near Polish and Czech borders expected to attract eastern European extremists; counter protest also planned.)

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Shocking Report Shows Cancer Patients are Being Euthanized Without Their Consent(Brussels, Belgium)

 

Filmmakers need $25,000 to finish ‘powerful’ documentary exposing euthanasia lies

 

Study Finds Hundreds of Mentally Ill and Dementia Patients Euthanized Without Consent

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

FAA orders emergency inspections of 352 engines following deadly Southwest incident

 

Southwest emergency: Did the FAA wait too long to order engine checks?

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Comey’s Memos Indicate Dossier Briefing Of Trump Was A Setup (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Comey’s Handling of Hillary Clinton Shows Us That He’s No Hero 

 

McCabe to sue Trump admin for defamation, wrongful termination  (Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

 ‘Newly surfaced Strzok email shows worry about Obama’s Clinton statements

 

FBI's Andy McCabe Faces Possible Criminal Charges — Are Hillary Clinton & Co. Next?   (Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

Andrew McCabe Is Going to Have to Cut a Deal

 

Comey’s Complexes

 

James Comey's memos leaked. Read them here

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

 Flat yield curve? Not to worry, Fed policymakers say

 

FEMINISM

 

Today’s Sad Feminism — and Two Breaths of Fresh Air

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

President Trump vs. the Foreign Policy Swamp

 

The American “Inability to Understand” Jihadis

 

FRANCE

 

Macron's Visit Will Test the Franco-American Security Partnership  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France's scorching early summer breaks weather records

 

France deports radical Islamist preacher accused of hate speech

 

Air France chief threatens to resign if strikes continue

 

Macron Had a Plan for Europe. It’s Now Falling Apart.

 

The 'Macron Miracle' Could Transform France Into a Global Powerhouse

 

French Activist Henda Ayari On Her Salafi Past, Alleged Rape By Tariq Ramadan, And Struggle To Help Women Who Fell Prey To Extremists

 

 

GERMANY

 

Stuttgart police arrest top Porsche manager over diesel scandal

 

Report: Dozens of neo-Nazis serving in German police, army

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

The shipping industry emits as much carbon as all of Germany. That's unacceptable

 

GOP

 

South Dakota Republicans Push for Higher Taxes  

 

Are Republicans Draining or Filling the Swamp?

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Playing Mommy And Daddy: Hollywood Stars Create Permission Slips For National School Walkout 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

D.C. City Council Member Who Blamed Snow on Jews Visits Holocaust Museum, Leaves Early

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

New York Catholic LGBT ministry holding event at raunchy gay bar…again

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Podcast: The Week in Review, Plus an Interview With Rep. Louie Gohmert on Comey and Mueller  (US Representative of Texas Louie Gohmert (R)/Former FBI Director James Comey /Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

House GOP committee chairmen rip Comey over memos    (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Counter-Revolution in the Sanctuary State?  (Resistance to California’s unconstitutional laws shielding illegals is growing.)

 

INDIA

 

India's ATMs Are Running Out of Cash. Again.

 

UK apologises for torn India flag in anti-Modi protests (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

India accounts for 55% of new bank accounts opened globally ...

 

Army to maintain pressure along LoC with Pakistan as ceasefire violations spike 

 

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

 

The United States is mortgaging its future

 

 

ISLAM

 

A Republican Caucus’s Convention at a Notorious Mosque

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, April 20, 2018)

 

Trump’s State Department no longer calls West Bank (Judea and Samaria) ‘occupied’ in annual report

 

Area C is Strategically Vital for Israel

 

Israeli minister to Natalie Portman: You have been fooled by Hamas propaganda

 

Iranian general: Our hands on the trigger, your airbases within reach. Netanyahu: We are ready  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

As Iran threatens Israel, Liberman says ‘we have never been so ready’ (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Israel: Seventy Years of Survival

 

Senior Likud MK appeals directly to Gazans in Arabic: ‘Quit terror’

 

UN envoy accuses Israel of killing children

 

On 4th  Friday of protests in Gaza, 2 dead, over 40 wounded

 

Judge cuts loose teens who accused IDF officer of ‘shooting at Jews’  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israeli checkpoint stops another massacre

 

25-year-old Palestinian succumbs to wounds sustained in Gaza protests

 

‘Expel or kill’ graffitied in Palestinian town in fourth such incident this week

 

Israeli settlers raid Ramallah-area village, spray racist graffiti, puncture tires

 

US Jewry no longer in Netanyahu's pocket

 

Palestinian critically injured in the head during protests in northern Gaza

 

Israel at 70: Time to be proud

 

LEBANON

 

Hezbollah’s homecoming: What happens when fighters return to Lebanon from a Middle Eastern mini-world war?

 

MARIJUANA

 

The International Church of Cannabis is spreading the gospel of marijuana

 

Americans reflect on pros, cons of legal pot ahead of 420

 

MEDIA 

 

NBC star Chuck Todd on conflicts of interest: 'That's my wife. That's not me'

 

New York Times Reporter: ‘I Cried’ After Writing Story About How Clinton Lost the Election

 

Anderson Cooper corrects record on false stories about Mueller, Comey

 

Media Matters Silent on Chuck Todd Conflicts

 

MEXICO

 

Photos — Gulf Cartel War for Mexican Border Cities Leaves 450 Dead in 11 Months

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia’s air defense intercepts Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

 

Yemen’s army progresses against Houthi militia in Taiz

 

MILITARY

 

Al-Qaeda man linked to 9/11 attacks on US captured by Kurdish militia in Syria: Pentagon

 

Air Force opens space training to allies, accelerates Space Acquisition

 

US, Russian nuclear shift as dangerous as NKorean threat

 

How White House physician Ronny Jackson became Trump's nominee to lead VA

 

Neller: Marines 'in better place' since sexual misconduct scandals

 

Exchanges resist plan to merge with faltering commissaries

 

Naples mayor: US submarine used in Syria missile attacks unwelcome in port

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Pentagon awards $67.8M contract for Ballistic Missile Defense System

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

Feds Spend $269,947 Creating ‘Talking Circles’ to Fight Alcoholism

 

PAKISTAN

 

China defends Pakistan against Modi's 'terror export factory' remark  (Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

POLITICS

 

Why I am No Longer a Conservative Republican

 

PRISONS

 

Cried Like A Kid: Inmate brags of beating ex-Subway face

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

 

RNC Sets Another Fundraising Record, Raises $13.9 Million in March

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Cuomo’s about to crush New York restaurants  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D) 

RUSSIA

 

 

Russia raises questions on Skripal poisoning

 

Russians’ Trust In Putin Drops to Below 50% After Election — Poll  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Trump not Putin is greater threat to world peace – German poll

 

Russia Says Trump Invited Putin to U.S. During Phone Call

 

U.S. Avoided Russia's 'Red Lines' in Syrian Airstrikes, Lavrov Claims  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Moscow's Reactions To The U.S.-Great Britain-France Strike In Syria: 'It Is Possible To Call Trump A Contemporary Adolf Hitler' – Part II

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

‘Sanctuary county’ declared for Illinois gun owners; citizens ‘tired of being pushed around’

 

White Gun Owners, the Left Hates You

 

SENATE

 

Grassley Will Allow Vote on Mueller Protection Bill Despite McConnell Vow to Kill It (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)/Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Marc Thiessen: Pompeo vote has 11 senators on brink of huge mistake

 

Chuck Schumer Wants to Legalize It  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Sen. Tom Cotton (Arkansas) Presses Marine Corps Chief on Easing of Infantry Officer Standards

 

McConnell struggles for control over a GOP hamstrung by a razor-thin majority and riven by primary fights  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Senators pledge to pursue sanctions against Turkey over imprison

 

Sen. Corker: Trump poised to kill Iran deal very soon (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

Cuomo steps up against New York's failing sex-trafficking laws(Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Former Obama officials blast Pompeo in social-media ads

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

In Starbucks Arrests, Social Justice Silliness Smears Good Policing

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Koreas open hotline between leaders

 

GM talks break down, could file for receivership

 

USFK Seeks Compromise with THAAD Protesters

 

Moon Says N.Korea Willing to Scrap Nuclear Weapons (President Moon Jae-in)

 

UH-1H military chopper ditches, four injured

 

Korea, IMF coordinate over disclosure of forex market interventions

 

SPORTS

 

Lance Armstrong to Pay $5 Million to Settle Fraud Case

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

SRI LANKA

 

Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after Israelis beaten up

 

STATES

 

Oklahoma wildfire conditions remain critical

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Trump complaining that Gorsuch is becoming too liberal: report

SYRIA

 

Russia: US strikes remove moral hurdles for S-300 missiles for Assad, Russian FM says (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

America’s hunt for ISIS left Raqqa in ruins. Who is supposed to rebuild it?

 

Syrian Christians Tell The West: Please Stay Out Of Our Country

 

RT visits hospital seen in Douma ‘chemical attack’ video, talks to boy from footage (Video)

 

TAIWAN

 

China air force’s video warning followed by defiant Taiwan post

 

China: South China Sea and Taiwan Strait military plans revealed

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump's next $100 billion tariff dilemma: hit Wal-Mart or Apple Store?

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey’s president will win the country’s snap elections. Here’s why they still matter.

 

Trouble brews as militants amass on Turkey's border 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends at 11-week high as pound falls on BOE rate-hike doubts

 

Alfie Evans’ Parents Lose Supreme Court Case, Judge Says Hospital Can Yank Life Support Without Their Consent

 

UK: Rotherham Council ordered to apologize to whistleblower they persecuted for exposing Muslim rape gangs

 

VATICAN

 

Memoir of secretly baptized Jewish boy kidnapped by Vatican under fresh scrutiny

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump defends Michael Flynn after release of Comey memos

 

Trump gets lost in translation amid West Wing shuffle

 

Exclusive: Trump pressed Sessions to fire 2 FBI officials who sent anti-Trump text messages

 

Speaking Well of the President

 

Comey Memos Show Trump Sought Loyalty, End to Probe   (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Trump claims vindication after release of Comey memos

 

Amid turmoil over Russia probe, Trump hires Giuliani, two other attorneys

 

New Details Show How Donor Tried to Exploit Trump Ties

 

‘Buy America’: Trump approves direct overseas sales of armed U.S. drones

 

Marijuana activists behind last major White House smoke-in give Trump a breather  

 

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