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Monday, March 20, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Tomi Lahren’s Incoherent Abortion Flip-Flop Smells Of Opportunism

 

Democrats Trash Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch for Defending Hobby Lobby’s Religious Rights

 

What Neil Gorsuch's Book on Assisted Suicide Reveals About His Views on Abortion Rights

 

60 Pro-Life Groups Ask Senate to Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court

 

Feminists Abort Unborn Jesus

 

Operator of New Abortion Clinic Can’t Wait to Kill Babies: “We Want to be Really Loud About It”

 

Kansas Abortion Case Turns on State Constitution

 

Celebrating the Pro-Life Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

 

Kellyanne Conway Says She's Helped Pay for an Abortion

 

100 Universities Will Show Documentary About How Abortion Hurts Women

 

Planned Parenthood is Not About Abortion

 

New York Catholic parish cancels event featuring Planned Parenthood, transgender activists after

 

Court blocks law that'd close Mississippi's only abortion clinic

 

Court Blocks Law That Would Have Closed Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

 

Professor Defends Sex-Selection Abortions: If a Woman Doesn’t Want a Girl Baby That’s Her Decision

 

Let Women Abort Babies for Being the Wrong Sex, Says Top Medical Ethicist

 

Sex-selective abortions should be allowed, British Medical Association ethics expert says

 

Lemieux: Pro-lifers must stop giving up ground in Canada and join the Conservative Party

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

‘Nothing here but dust’: Unregistered war refugees returning to Afghanistan face a barren welcome

 

 

AFRICA

 

Report: Boko Haram Chief Resurfaces Threatening World Leaders in Video

 

Ghana waterfall: Many dead in Kintampo freak tree accident

 

Targets in South Africa's 'genocide' all white ('Shooting Back' author Charl van Wyk: Christians fighting politicians' 'racial hatred.')

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Capital Hill Review Monday, March 20, 2017

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Criminals Identified, More Leftist Anti-Semitism: Menorah Vandalized, Turned Into Swastika (Video)

 

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

Garbage haul at Dakota Access camps revised downward to 21 million pounds

 

ASIA

 

Uzbek Teacher Dismissed After Violent Classroom Rant Captured In Video

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Harvey Norman hit hard as ASX falls

 

The Australian dollar is steady

 

Farmer texted son-in-law just before shooting him, jury told

 

Three teens arrested after luxury cars, phones stolen from Melbourne homes

 

Record wheat output to fuel GDP

 

Tech giants to lose $900 million in APS work

 

A hundred more jobs to go at Bureau of Statistics

 

Australian teenager is attacked and almost killed by a crocodile after jumping into a river in doomed attempt to impress a girl

 

The Great Barrier Reef is dying

 

Thief steals man's identity, obtains 10 iPhone 7s

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump’s “Great, Great Wall” to be Big and Scary

 

Numbers finally crunched on cost of border wall vs. no wall

 

CANADA

 

TSX falls with oil as energy and financials decline

 

Canada's Moment (A Trump effect? Many Canadian universities are reporting large gains in international applications at the same time some American universities are seeing declines.)

 

Toronto hate crimes increase, with Jews targeted the most

 

Toronto photographer accused of posting revealing pictures of women without consent

 

Extradite pair to face 'honour killing' trial or undermine global justice, lawyer says

 

Warmer and sunnier spring days ahead in Toronto

 

Lisa Raitt calls for Conservative leadership 'cheaters' to be expelled

 

Liberals under fire for ads promoting hydro rate cut

 

Blizzard-bound Churchill awaits supply train: OmniTrax says track cleared

 

Ontario Finance Minister wants Ottawa to help curb real estate speculation

 

Canadian specialized nurses will be allowed to work on U.S. visas

 

Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported: poll

 

Canadian accused in Yahoo hack posed ‘extremely high flight risk,’ documents say

 

Goodbye to the Alberta Progressive Conservatives. And good riddance

 

Precarious jobs scar employees’ mental health: survey

 

Doctors harvesting organs from Canadian patients who underwent medically assisted death

 

Teens create mental health program for Toronto high schools: 'This is what we wish we'd been taught

 

At some point, middle-class Canadians may wonder when Liberals will pony up the cash

 

Canada-wide warrant issued against St. Catharines man wanted in death of 7-year-old stepson

 

This retirement decision could be worth $72,000, but few Canadians take advantage of it 

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

New census form would worry many from Mideast, mainly Muslims

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Strengthening the CIA Drone Program Will Hurt Accountability

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Could Great Wall of Iron become New Silk Roadblock?

 

Taking the direct route! Train goes through the centre of a 19-storey block of flats in China's 'Mountain City' 

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Can America Deter the Regime Survival Ambitions of a Nuclear-Capable North Korea?

 

North Korea Threatens The United States

 

N. Korea makes rare admission of a deadly accident

 

As US loses patience, North Korea holds a chemical card

 

What to worry about when you worry about North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

How to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare ASAP

 

The National Health Care Nightmare Ahead

 

GOP lawmakers wouldn’t come to a town hall — so voters brought literal empty suits

 

Russia Inquiries Overlap in Tangle of Secrets and Sniping (The Senate, the House and the FBI are conducting investigations into Russia’s election meddling, all with different agendas.)

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is just weeks from STEPPING DOWN after his anti-Trump vow to hire 10,000 refugees backfired, provoked a boycott by Donald supporters and hit sales

 

COURTS

 

In court, woman confronts man who kidnapped, raped her

 

Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute

 

The Republican case for breaking up the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit makes no sense

 

Trump voter who was 'refused service for wearing a Make America Great Again hat' SUES Manhattan cocktail bar

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Manhunt intensifies for missing Tenn. teacher, student

 

Las Vegas Man Breaks Free From Armed Home Intruders, Shoots Them

 

Two immigrant high school students who 'raped a girl, 14, in a bathroom' arrived in America just months ago from El Salvador and Guatemala

 

Father, daughter dead in apparent murder-suicide at Capitola Mall in Calif.

 

Hikers stumble upon two SKELETONS in canyon just a few miles from Salt Lake City

 

Baltimore cops hunt suspect in fatal firebombing

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Former police chief says he was detained at JFK Airport because of his name

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Judge Jeanine Pirro on Donna Brazile: ‘What a Lying, Scheming, Machiavellian Democrat’  (Judge Jeanine Pirro said that former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile “finally [found] redemption” after she admitted to passing along debate questions to 2016 Democrat Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Is The Democratic Party Going Extinct?

 

Obama Must Testify (Ten Questions that ask: What did the President know and when did he know it?)

 

California Dem Introduces Bill to Override First Amendment

 

Hillary and Huma Still Joined At the Hip

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Betsy DeVos Hands Victory to Loan Firm Tied to Adviser Who Just Quit   (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Do we have a country or not? Trump must cancel Obama’s amnesty

 

Why Trump’s Immigration Order Is Legal and Constitutional

 

Persian New Year Is Quelled in U.S. by Fear of Travel Ban

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions Promotes "Project Exile" Solution to Gun Violence  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

DISNEY

 

Liberal mom’s harrowing account of a man in the women’s restroom at Disneyland

 

'Beauty and the Beast' earns monstrous $170M

 

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks finish lower as weakness in financials offsets strength in materials

 

U.S. Stocks Retreat, Bonds Rise as Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street dips on Trump plan jitters

 

Asia stocks mixed, dollar slips as Fed continues to weigh

 

Risk Appetite Goes Missing as Asia Starts the Week: Markets Wrap

 

Treasury yields continue lower after Fed fails to signal quicker pace of rate hikes

 

Why Wall Street’s decline will never end

 

The S&P 500 and Dow have now gone 109 days without a 1% decline

 

Appalachia Ain’t Just Moonshine Anymore

 

Gold prices settle at a 2½-week high

 

Interest Rates After Inflation May Be a Real Bubble

 

Bill Gates is named the world's richest man again by Forbes Magazine with a fortune of $86billion but Donald Trump falls 220 places to 544 after his net worth is cut to $3.5billion

 

Bitcoin takes a beating while rivals soar to all-time highs

 

Dollar flat, pound dips as investors digest latest Brexit step

 

EDUCATION

 

Texas high school may have to close its prayer room after claims it is off-limits to students who aren't Muslim

 

Trump Kills Obama Program Letting Bad College Borrowers Off The Hook

 

From The Colleges: U of Mobile to inaugurate pres.; LC establishes scholarships; OBU track wins again; Boyce player honored

 

Dispute on Cultural Appropriation Leads to Assault Charges (Hampshire students accused of attacking Central Maine Community College students over braids in their hair. Conflict is latest over contested adoption of one culture's styles by another.)

 

The next battle in the school lunch wars

 

Charges of Ignoring Harassment, Year After Year  (Grad students’ lawsuit against Ohio University says it failed to act on complaints of an English professor’s sexual misconduct for a decade, allowing him to continue harassing young women. A former department chair is named as a co-defendant.)

 

‘Your child is safe’: Schools work to address deportation fears among immigrant families

 

Finding a Niche in a Niche Market  (Despite the buzz, competency-based education remains a challenging market for software vendors.)

 

Prosecute the Sanctuary Secessionists  (The Freedom Center's newest campaign takes on the seditious "sanctuary campus" movement.)

 

Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian Media Rallies To Support Of Senior Journalist Ibrahim 'Issa Following Cancellation Of His Show, Attacks On Him In Parliament

 

ELECTIONS

 

Maryland county’s count suggests noncitizens voting across U.S.

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Trump Wants Elizabeth Warren to Run Against Him in 2020 (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends lower as rising U.S. rig count, G-20 statement unnerves

 

Energy Prices

 

Saudi Arabia is totally not bluffing the oil market

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Exploring Mother Nature’s Miracles (Birds and bees and turtles know where they’re going a lot better than we do.)

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA Grants Flint Water System $100 Million

 

EPA Receives Hundreds of Cookies From Concerned Citizens Fearing Trump Budget Cuts

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine to sanction foreign officials if they go to Crimea

 

Devastating floods in store for Europe and Russia in 2017

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower, weighed by G-20 gloom, caution before French debate

 

Two Torah Scrolls Added to Prague’s Old-New Synagogue

 

Mount Etna glows hot in new satellite image

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

A pilot crashed his plane and walked off uninjured. Now the FAA wants to know what exactly happened

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

The federal bureaucracy needs an overhaul, but Trump's budget plan is nonsensical

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Comey Confirms Ongoing Investigation Into Russia, Potential Campaign Ties  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI Director Refuses to Tell Congress If He Discussed Gen. Michael Flynn’s Phone Calls with Obama (Video)

 

The FBI Has Been Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties Since July

 

FBI Director Refuses to Tell Congress If He Discussed Gen. Michael Flynn’s Phone Calls with Obama (Video)

 

FBI head has 'no information' backing Trump's wiretap claims  (FBI Director James Comey; AVIPP CPMMENTARY: Comey cannot be trusted.  Democrats were delighted to allow everyone to believe — based on the studious leaking — that it was the Trump campaign that was under investigation. Read: 3 big denials of Obama spying on Trump look like non-denials ; British Intel Likely Helped Obama Access Trump's Calls ; The Obama Camp’s Disingenuous Denials on FISA Surveillance of Trump .)


Fix Is In: Comey Praised DNC-Hired Cybersecurity Firm Even After Botched Report

 

Comey Confirms FBI Is Investigating Ties Between Trump Campaign Officials and Russian Government

 

FBI Director James Comey 'will rubbish Trump's wiretapping claims' when he testifies before Congress on Monday about Russian meddling in the election

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC Chairman Does Not Believe Media 'Enemy of the American People'

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminist Writer: 'White People Are Evil'

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Hedge Fund Titan’s Surefire Bet Turns Into a $4 Billion Loss

 

 

FOREIGN AID

 

Most See U.S. Foreign Aid As A Bad Deal for America

 

Bill Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Shale Shock: How to Use America's Energy Market as a Foreign Policy Tool

 

Trump’s foreign policy doctrine: Escalate to de-escalate

 

 

FRANCE

 

Opinion: Stop the hysteria, Le Pen won't win... at least not this year

 

‘Only Arabs, blacks who die:’ Protester says in Paris march on police brutality

 

French election: Macron the likely punchbag as candidates face off on TV

 

Bungling French burglar gets stuck in store window and police have last laugh

 

French Presidential Race: Marine LePen Far Ahead of Rivals in Secret Polling

 

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel: Germany could ban Turkish campaign events after Nazi jibes  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Merkel renews demand that Erdoğan drop Nazi comments  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Weird things German parents do while raising their kids

 

Bochum hopes to be Germany's 'fastest city' for internet

 

Pet goldfish forming shoals and starving out Munich's native species

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Top Climate Alarm “Scientist”: Get Rid of Cars, Coal, Steel — or Its End of the World

 

Climate change Trump administration's 'anti-scientific statements' alarm ex-energy secretary

 

GLOBALISM

 

Who Stokes the Fire of Globalism?

 

GOOGLE


Ad controversy Google braces for questions as more big-name firms pull adverts

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

What African Airports Taught Me about Obamacare  (The parallels between certain African countries' racist land confiscation and Obamacare's redistribution of wealth are a little too pointed to ignore.)

 

Health Secretary Tom Price says he knows nothing about reported stock-trade probe

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Steve McQueen ‘ran into a chickie’ and skipped the 1969 dinner where Sharon Tate was murdered

 

Hollywood Is Addicted to Politics

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

The homosexualizing of America: ‘Definitive’ study finds nation’s youth swayed by educators, propaganda

 

YouTube apologizes amid furor over blocking LGBT videos

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Trump Mounts Lackluster Defense of Ryan's Unpopular Health Bill  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Dem Congresswoman: Russia Committed “Act of War” Against U.S.

 

GOP Rep. Urging Colleagues to Stop Referring to the ‘Mainstream’ Media

 

Key moments from the House Russia hearing

 

Gowdy Points To President Obama And 6 Admin. Officials As Possible Source Of Flynn Leaks [Video]  (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

Ryan puts speakership on the line with Obamacare blitz

 

Conservatives Trapped in the Healthcare Swamp (A few amendments to the House bill and conservative confidence in Obamacare replacement will grow.)

 

Ryan: Obamacare replacement bill on track for passage this week (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Obamacare: It’s ‘Nut Cuttin’ Time for the GOP (The full House is scheduled to vote on repeal this Thursday.)

 

House health-care bill will change to offer more help to seniors, Ryan says

 

Famous Republican: 1 simple secret to fix Obamacare  (Former US Representative of Minnesota Michelle Bachmann (R)

 

Intelligence chairman: Justice report shows no evidence for Trump’s claims of wiretapping

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Opponents of Border Security and Immigration Law Enforcement Aid Human Traffickers  (The Democratic Party’s donkey mascot should be swapped for a coyote. )

 

IMMIGRATION

 

If You’re Employed in the Trades, You're Going to Work Alongside Undocumented Immigrants

 

San Francisco beyond sanctuary  (For one big reason San Francisco stands out among the 500 cities that have declared themselves sanctuaries for illegal aliens. Others content themselves by refusing to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement agencies. About a month ago San Francisco took a big step farther by withdrawing its police from cooperation with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).)

 

Philadelphia Cinco de Mayo parade organizers make 'sad but responsible' decision to cancel this year's event due to immigration crackdown fears

 

INDIA

 

China warns India over invite to Dalai Lama

 

ISIS-Linked Group Threatens Attacks in India, Taj Mahal Target

 

India: Muslims hack man to death for atheist post on Facebook

 

Hizbul terrorist arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district

 

India Controversial Hindu priest chosen as Uttar Pradesh chief minister

 

A 'new India' where fringe is the mainstream

 

Modi’s party is finally confident enough to reveal its most venomous religious agenda to India  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

India ranks 122nd  in World Happiness Report, behind its neighbours Pakistan and China

 

Here’s the list of 23 fake universities in the country

 

INTERNET 

 

Expanded Internet Access in Muslim World Could Spur Next Islamic ‘Culture War’

 

IRAN

 

South Korean and Turkish companies team up to build power plants in Iran

 

Iran: Alarming rise in acid attacks against women who are not properly veiled

 

IRAQ

 

US bombers destroy hotel 'used as an ISIS headquarters' in Mosul 

 

Christians may never be able to return to Mosul: the Islamic State has bred new generation of jihadis

 

Iraqi PM to meet with Trump

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, March 20, 2017)

 

Historic restoration of Jesus’s burial shrine in Jerusalem completed

 

Shin Bet Warns of Impending Passover Terrorist Plots

 

Backing UN moves and Iran deal, China shows Netanyahu it’s not (only) about the money (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israel, American Jews Far Apart on Trump

 

Liberman rules out alternative govt without Netanyahu  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Eyes on boosting trade, PM lands in China as coalition crisis simmers

 

Haifa U. Scholar Pushing Gaza Island Harbor

 

Netanyahu: Israel is ‘perfect junior partner’ for China’s economy

 

Senior Palestinian Official Calls For New Peace Process With Israel

 

Israel aims to become world’s 15th largest economy by 2025 — minister

 

Man with Gun Detained at Ben Gurion, Soldier with Bullets Stopped in Tashkent

 

Assad: Russia will play role in preventing war with Israel  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Answer to Hezbollah: Comprehensive air defense to be operational

 

Air Force defends use of Arrow system against Syrian missile

 

Survey: 36% of Secular Jews Want to Leave Israel

 

Bennett says coalition broadcaster spat ‘nearly over’ (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah’s Golan grab

 

Israel will continue to defend its citizens, says UN envoy in response to Syria threats

 

IDF Chief: Hezbollah Keep Seeking More Accurate and Deadly Weapons (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israel said to strike Syria for second time in 24 hours, amid threats from Damascus

 

Forbes publishes list of billionares, including 18 Israelis

 

Abbas, Sissi hold ‘reconciliation’ meeting in Egypt (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas/Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

Fatah official to JPost: Abbas, Sisi agree to coordinate all steps for Mideast peace

 

New Israeli Milestone Reveals the Farce of the Guardian’s BDS Obsession

 

Top Arab MK hails ‘inspiring’ boycott activist Linda Sarsour

 

Fatah: US embassy reinstated Fatah Facebook page

 

Banksy West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  hotel with ‘worst view’ to receive first guests

 

The Diabolical PA/EU Plan for Area C

 

Palestinian police officer killed during West Bank (Judea and Samaria) arrest raid

 

Policeman who attacked Ethiopian soldier to stand trial

 

The battle over Israel's next war

 

The Most Pro-Israel President Ever (or is he?)

 

Intercepted Syrian missile carried 200 kilograms of explosives

 

Palestinian officer killed, 2 gunmen injured during armed clashes in Balata

 

Israel's multi-layer defense system fully operational

 

Yes, Indeed, Israel IS an Apartheid State

 

 Israel sets to annex disputed maritime border area

 

High Court: Supporters of divorce refusal will be penalized

 

PPS: Israeli authorities medically neglecting 2 Palestinians held in Nafha prison

 

Arab Media: Dozens of Gazans Visit Hamas Terrorist Prisoners in Israel

 

Israeli authorities renew order to confiscate Palestinian lands in Qalqiliya

 

Israel Signs Agreement With China on Foreign Workers and More

 

Committee investigating anti-PA protests to submit results in coming days

 

Israel’s Anti-Boycott Law Is Correct And Overdue  (The economic war to destroy Israel is dealt a serious blow.)

 

The little NGO that managed to move an Israeli settlement

 

JAPAN

 

Japan court shocks nuclear industry with liability ruling

 

Japan Is Becoming Player in South China Sea Sovereignty Dispute

 

 

JORDAN

 

Jordan court rejects US extradition request for Sbarro terrorist

 

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Top Democratic Lobbyist Bundlers Tied to Russian Interests

 

 

MEDIA 

 

Maddow’s Ratings Tank After Showing Trump’s Tax Returns

 

Tracking the special treatment media get when they play nice with the White House

 

CNN Plagiarist Fareed Zakaria Accuses Trumpof "B____T"

 

 

MEDICAID

 

Medicaid is out of control. Here’s how to fix it.

 

 

MEXICO

 

American Spring Breakers chant 'build the wall' on Cancun cruise in front of horrified Mexican honeymooners

 

Another journalist shot to death in Mexico

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant

 

Nearly 7 Million Suffering Famine in War-Torn Yemen

 

Fog blankets Saudi cities, unstable weather likely in UAE

 

MILITARY

 

America's Nuclear Bombers Are Old—and in Desperate Need of an Upgrade

 

Delta IV rocket launches military communications satellite

 

Marines issue new social media policy amid nude photo scandal

 

Army tackling task of significantly boosting its ranks

 

Trump Favors Special Ops and Local Troops, as Obama Did

 

What North Korea, Russia, China fear most about U.S. Air Force

 

While Trump talks tough, US quietly cutting nuclear force

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage of health aides

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Country music legend Glen Campbell's wife reveals he can no longer play guitar due to his battle with Alzheimer's but he still tries to sing

 

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

So Long, NEA — It’s a Matter of Principle

 

Robert Redford: Defunding NEA 'wrong approach' at 'wrong time'

 

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

Proposed NIH Cuts Stun and Anger  (Advocates for science hope Congress will block proposals.)

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family

 

NSA Documents Prove Surveillance Of Donald Trump And Alex Jones

 

Bombshell: Obama’s NSA Illegally Spied on Sheriff Arpaio’s Prosecution

 

NSA Director: We Have No Evidence Russia Changed Votes in Swing States Clinton Lost

 

NSA official: Trump’s British spying claim is ‘nonsense’

 

NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand: US diplomat expelled amid police inquiry

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

US Pays 22.1% of NATO Budget; Germany 14.7%; 13 Allies Pay Less Than 1%

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB)

 

Is Trump gutting Meals on Wheels? His budget director says no. (Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney)

 

Mulvaney tells department heads to stay quiet amid budget rollout

 

Mulvaney: 'Only way to get truly universal care is to throw people in jail'

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan PM orders reopening of Afghanistan border

 

President Mamnoon Hussain promulgated Hindu Marriage bill into law

 

Troubled waters: Can India and Pakistan bridge differences over river pact?

 

President Tatarstan met Nawaz Sharif (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippines' Duterte says can't stop China developing shoal (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

 

POLITICS

 

Chicago Music Store Forced to Shut Down Over Owners’ Trump Support

 

Partisanship isn't a crime; it's a blunder

 

PRISONS

 

Prosecutors: No crime in death of inmate left in hot shower for 2 hours

 

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Company recalls 21,000 pounds of frozen pizza

 

 

RACISM

 

A Post-Racial Society is Racist and Other Things Ibram X. Kendi Taught Me  (The National Book Award goes to a ridiculous racist.)

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian FM Lavrov: 'The World Is... Becoming Post-Western... It Is Time To Get Used To The Multi-Polarity Of The World'

 

Anti-Putin activist has antiseptic thrown in his face  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin Gives Green Light For Incorporating Some South Ossetian Units Into Russian Army

 

Death of a Rocketman: Who Was Vladimir Evdokimov?  (Former Roscosmos Quality Control Director Found Dead In Cell Toilet.)

 

Russia says summoned Israel’s Ambassador over Israeli strike in Syria

 

Moscow has no plans to deploy new military base in Syria — Russian Defense Ministry

 

Russia Says Syrian Government Officials Will Attend Geneva Peace Talks

 

Russians offered to raise loans by pawning their kidneys

 

WTO ambassadors of Russia, Turkey to discuss situation with Russian grain

 

Three years under Russian control (The BBC hears from those living in Crimea, three years after it was annexed by Russia.)

 

For this Russian dissident, holding Putin accountable was almost deadly — twice  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

UFC star says she pooped her pants in front of Vladimir Putin

 

Russia’s grave mistake of getting bogged down in sectarian mess

 

Russia says US missile systems in Asia a risk to regional security

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Another Federal Court of Appeals Attacks the Second Amendment

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Trump: Time to fire the Secret Service

 

Pictured: Heavily-armed patrols surround Mar-A-Lago after a Trump supporter 'gave Secret Service the slip to sneak into the president's study and take a SELFIE'

 

 

SENATE

 

How Neil Gorsuch’s Senate Confirmation Process Compares to Recent Ones  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Gorsuch Defends Adherence to Law at Senate Committee Hearing

 

Roger Stone Responds To Us Senate Intelligence Committee

 

Democrat Slams Neil Gorsuch: “He Believes the Intentional Taking of Human Life is Always Wrong”

 

Gorsuch called on to represent all Americans in confirmation hearing  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Conservatives Target Red State Dems to Support Gorsuch

 

Tammy Baldwin Paid Clinton Lawyer $90K For Crisis Control After VA Scandal  (US Senator of Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin (D) paid Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer $90,000 for crisis control following a Veteran Affairs facility scandal that engulfed the senator and her staff.)

 

Ex-student claims Gorsuch said women "manipulate" maternity leave

 

Feinstein: I'm Concerned that Gorsuch Is an 'Originalist' (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D); AVIPP COMMENTARY: America needs originalist judges that believe in the rule of law not what is occurring today judicial activism.)

 

 Peyton Manning for US Senate? Here’s the RINO he could replace

 

Michael R. Bloomberg: Democrats, Don't Use Republican Playbook on Gorsuch  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Top GOP senator spills beans on real goal of EPA

 

Sen. Ted Cruz: GOP’s three-phase health plan ‘ain’t gonna happen’ (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Opening shot: Gorsuch statement to committee to set tone for confirmation hearing

 

Schumer: Trump’s budget cuts will weaken national security (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

With Gorsuch hearings starting, Democrats face a stark dilemma

 

Kids TV shows push cultural limits -- but they're damaging kids

 

Justices’ Advice for Gorsuch: Avoid, Sidestep, Retreat  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

McConnell touts GOP healthcare plan ahead of Trump visit to Kentucky  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Chuck Schumer calls for chaos

 

Paul predicts GOP healthcare plan will fail  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

SINGAPORE

 

Singapore's Success Continues to Inspire China

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Police Are Using Fake Facebook Accounts To Track Gun Supporters, Says Lawyer

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil meat scandal: Temer tries to reassure partners

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Anti-China sentiment rising over THAAD row

 

Security Beefed up as Prosecutors Gear up to Grill Park (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

Gender equal parenting backs family, careers

 

Korean Parents Spend Less on Tuition Overseas

 

U.S. Supersonic Jets Conduct Aerial Refueling Drill

 

Korea appeals China’s possible violations to WTO: trade minister

 

Seoul says N. Korea's rocket engine 'meaningful' progress

 

China Refuses to Meet Korean Finance Minister at G20

 

Korea's birthrate lowest among OECD members

 

China's CCTV Snubs Korean Golfer's Triumph

 

Why China, not Japan, should be the real worry for S. Korea

 

More Food and Beverage Stores Close

 

SPAIN

 

Giant Trump Effigy Set Ablaze at Annual Falles Festival in Valencia, Spain (Video)

 

SPORTS

 

Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been recovered

 

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft hitches a ride with President Trump on Air Force One as they return from Mar-a-Lago to the White House 

 

Former 49ers great Dwight Clark diagnosed with ALS

 

The mighty ACC is faltering and watching the Big Ten own the tournament

 

No. 7 South Carolina stuns title contender Duke to reach Sweet 16

 

Coach's wife escorted out after Wichita State loss

 

Controversial technical foul doesn't slow Kansas

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

Cuomo's no-win Port Authority power grab (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Officials fear wind gusts could fan flames of Colo. wildfire

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Can Trump Drain the Foggy Bottom Swamp?  (Entrenched State Department interests will be tough to defeat.)

 

Tillerson welcomes State Department budget cuts to ‘soft power’ programs (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson appears to give ground during visit to Beijing

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Former Clerk Explains Her Support for Gorsuch  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

In a first, former CIA captive appeals Guantanamo trial to Supreme Court

 

Confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

 

Let’s start telling the truth about what the Supreme Court does

 

The considerable legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

 

SYRIA

 

Damascus ready to discuss Syria’s new constitution — Assad  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Abu Bakr back in Syria, readying for battle against US

 

Syrian army retakes Damascus areas captured by rebels

 

Clashes in Damascus after rebels tunnel into government-held areas

 

TAIWAN

 

PRC missiles aimed at Taiwan: MND

 

Taiwan Receives U.S. Navy Frigates, Plans Purchase of American Fighter Jets

 

Export orders surged 22% last month

 

Aloe vera and cucumber might worsen sunburn

 

Cross-strait trade slid 0.7% in 2016 as relations cooled

 

Commercial initiatives save schools

 

Lawmakers clash over China rules

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Robots will take your job. Yes you with the university degree. For real. It’s going to happen

 

TELEVISION

 

'Sesame Street' to introduce Julia, a muppet with autism, in April

 

TRADE

 

China prepares to counter any U.S. trade penalties: sources

 

Barron's: Kill Border Tax Before It Kills Us

 

Abe, Merkel urge free trade with jabs at US (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe/ German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Trans Conference Celebrates Getting People Fired For Not Calling Men Women

 

Transgender Weightlifter Wins Women's Competition

 

TURKEY

 

'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext' (German intelligence doesn't buy Turkish President Erdogan's claims that last year's coup attempt was backed by the Gülen movement.)

 

Turkey arrests three people 'linked to Berlin truck attack'

 

Turkish politics, football will get rid of hooliganism, Erdoğan says

 

Turkish minister clarifies remarks on sending 15,000 migrants to Europe each month

 

Europe's attitude toward Turkey anti-democratic: Deputy PM Kurtulmuş

 

Turkish-Korean consortium to build Turkey’s largest solar plant

 

GMO material discovered in bread in southern Turkey

 

At least 4,000 foreign criminals in jail in Turkey: Report

 

Turkey criticizes official use of Iraqi Kurdish flag in Kirkuk

 

Phoenix Solar to build 11.2 MWp power plant in Turkey for Akfen

 

Turkey’s vision for Cyprus

 

UBER

 

Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ekes out all-time closing high as Brexit update flips pound lower

 

ISIS recruit may have used welfare cash to fund family's terror journey

 

Brexit: Britain Starts Long Walk Into Unknown

 

How 'cash for ash' climate change do-goodery plunged Northern Ireland into a political crisis

 

Britain to trigger Brexit process on March 29, government says

 

Transgender athlete tried to murder official who questioned his competing with women

 

Marine A row: Alexander Blackman's defence team criticised for tarnishing reputation of regiment as commanding officer hits out at 'feral' troops claim

 

PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights to reflect gig ecomomy  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

New poll finds support for independence ‘lower than 2014’

 

Trump Ex-UK ambassador calls wiretap claims 'gratuitously damaging'

 

Lib Dem leader urges Tories against hard Brexit to ‘join his party’ (Scotland)

 

Jeremy Corbyn campaign group Momentum accused of union plot to 'destroy the Labour Party'

 

Tony Blair says George Osborne’s Evening Standard editorship will make politics 'more interesting'  (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)

 

Theresa May warned of looming battle over devolution  

 

Princess Diana used honeymoon to 'catch up on sleep' rare letters reveal 

 

Gig economy UK Mail accused of 'inhuman' practices for charging injured driver £800

 

Police force recruits 'drone manager' to take control of crime-fighting 'flying squad' 

 

London Man, 33, arrested on suspicion of murder after death of baby

 

Blind British man in world’s first operation to deliver modified DNA to his eyes

 

Historic England unveils £6m plan to bring towns and buildings back to life

 

Five most powerful people in Britain are women, says Prof Stephen Hawking

 

Stephen Hawking: I fear I may not be welcome in Donald Trump's US

 

Britain's most prestigious military school 'bribed teacher's daughter to provide information that led to the arrest of whistleblower'

 

Dozens of crimes against MPs reported

 

Few foods on track to meet salt reduction targets, survey reveals

 

Government accused of 'kicking NHS when it's down' with high interest loans

 

Neighbours: TV soap could disappear from British screens

 

Council care contracts 'being cancelled'   (Private care companies say councils are not paying enough to cover staff wages and other costs.)

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Norway Tops UN 2017 Global Happiness Rankings, Israel 11th , US 14th

 

Globalists Freak Out Over Trump’s Proposed UN Cuts

 

Trump Admin To Boycott U.N. Council Over Anti-Israel Agenda

 

Arab coalition calls for UN supervision of Yemen port

 

UN agency head quits rather than retract report calling Israel an 'apartheid regime'

 

UNITED STATES

 

David Rockefeller, Banker, Philanthropist, Heir, Dies at 101

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela: Socialism’s House of Horrors

 

WHITE HOUSE

  

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Donald Trump gets set for his 9th grandchild as Eric and Lara Trump reveal they are expecting their first child together - a baby boy due in September

 

Mr. President(s), Meet Frau Merkel  (The media are having a field day tarring Donald Trump for his relationship with the German chancellor.  Let's look at how such things went with Obama, and with Bush before him.)

 

Anti-Trump billboard prompts death threats

 

Trump's Last Minute Tweetstorm Before Russia Hearing Raises Questions About Clinton Campaign

 

Should Presidents Golf? Looks Like Trump Has Changed His Mind

 

Trump blasts 'fake news' CNN's polls

 

Trump hits a new low approval rating of 37% in one daily poll as Republicans struggle to repeal and replace Obamacare

 

Trump could 'do an Andrew Jackson' to save travel ban

 

‘Trump’ doesn’t translate into Dutch

 

Here are 23 ways Trump should follow up his wiretap claims

 

Obama has been 'very nice to me', Trump says two weeks after accusing the former president of wiretapping him - 'but his people haven't been nice'

 

Democrats: Trump’s wiretap claims are hurting diplomatic relations

 

White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to monitor loyalty

 

Wiretap Claims Are Discredited, but Renew Real Debate

 

Eric Trump insists he doesn’t talk business with his dad anymore

 

The fight over voting rules didn't start with Trump's tweets

 

Exclusive: The Trump clan in high spirits! Ivanka, Donald Jr and Vanessa are all smiles as they hit Aspen for a family vacation amid heavy Secret Service security

 

 

 

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