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Thursday, March 23, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Cecile Richards: Women Members of Congress Who Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Aren’t Real Women

 

I’m With Her: Tomi Lahren vs. Glenn Beck

 

California Legislator Pushes Bill to Force College Health Centers to Sell Abortion Pills

 

Texas Senate passes restrictions on abortion insurance

 

Abortion Activist Wants to “Humanize” How She Aborted Her Baby

 

Iowa House takes up 20-week abortion ban

 

Woman Died From Botched 23-Week Abortion After She Lost So Much Blood She Went Into Shock

 

New laws on abortion go into effect in July (Wyoming)

 

Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Ban Sex-Selection Abortions

 

Pro-Life Legislator Under Fire for Saying a Baby Resulting From Rape is “Beauty From Ashes”

 

Abortion restriction in GOP health plan may block tax credits for Californians

 

Dianne Feinstein Presses Neil Gorsuch on Abortion Issues  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Women At Capitol Speakout Share Abortion Stories As Men Determine Their Fate

 

House conservatives’ demand for further abortion restrictions could blow up Trumpcare in the Senate

 

House Panel Considers Abortion Bill on Parental Notification

 

Christian abortion doctor from Alabama makes 'A Moral Argument for Choice'

 

GOP's healthcare abortion clause would contradict N.J. law, set up fight

 

‘Sex-selection’ abortion ban gets final OK in Arkansas House

 

Federal judge defers ruling on Missouri abortion rules

 

Drug Marketed as a Pregnancy Test May Have Caused Abortions  (United Kingdom)

 

Abortion is a women’s issue. So why do men dominate media coverage of it?

 

Catholic university investigates prof for calling abortion ‘murder’  (Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium)

 

Study Shows Breast Cancer Rates Steadily Increasing After the UK Legalized Abortion

 

ADOPTION

 

Family adopts girl born without limbs: ‘Loving her was what mattered most’

 

Adoption agencies won’t be forced to place kids with same-sex couples: New Alabama bill

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Russia may be aiding Taliban in Afghanistan, top US general says

 

Russia may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, says Nato Supreme Commander

 

1,100 Afghan children a day 'to drop out of school'

 

 

AFRICA

  

Islamic television station in Senegal blames saboteur for airing hardcore porn

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

House of Representatives Expected to Vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 (H.R. 1628) (Updated)

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

ADL: Arrest of bomb threat suspect doesn’t allay anti-Semitism concerns

 

ARAB WORLD

 

In Advance Of Arab League Summit In Jordan, Calls In Arab Countries To Reinstate Syria's League Membership; Syrian Writers Reject Calls For Reinstatement, Saying Syria Will Return Only If Arab League Apologizes To It

 

ASIA

 

Pedophilia cases spark social media outcry in Vietnam

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Neil Gorsuch Defends His Opposition to Assisted Suicide: “Intentionally” Causing Someone’s Death is Wrong (Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Mining helps ASX claw back ground

 

Australian, NZ dollars stay low, eye on Trump's healthcare bill

 

Australia moves to weaken hate speech laws

 

Australia, China to boost trade with beef making the cut

 

Australian resident undergone surgery after London attack

 

Women cry foul after ‘trans’ weightlifter crushes competition in Australia

 

Muslim Man In Australia Wants To Join ISIS, His Wife Says No, He Butchers Her In Front Of His Three Children, Rips Her Eye Out And Flushes It Down The Toilet Before Mutilating Her Corpse

 

Australia delivers on refugee resettlement plan, about 10,000 Syrian refugees brought to Australia already

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Companies That Might Build Trump’s Wall Threatened by California Politicians

 

CANADA

 

TSX gains after Canada's budget holds off from tax hikes

 

Breaking: Canada passes motion to silence critics of Islam

 

While World Leaders Contend with Islamic Terrorism, Trudeau Pushes ban on Islamophobia (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

House of Commons votes to pass motion condemning Islamophobia

 

Liberals latest attempted power-grab in the Commons sure to end in failure again

 

Montreal mosque criticized after visiting imam calls for Jews to be killed

 

Great schools defend faculty. What’s McGill’s excuse?

 

Trudeau pressed to discipline Liberal MP who joked about female Tory MP being a stripper

 

Canadian with alleged terror ties detained in Turkey

 

Canada's largest school board won't schedule any new trips to the U.S.

 

Police: Road rage led to violent crash in Kingston, Ont.

 

'She was my only girl': Nunavut teen's death sheds light on failures in fighting TB

 

Unarmed Toronto man left shaken after arrest by police at gunpoint

 

Mother cites judge's tears in appeal of murder conviction

 

Two marijuana dispensaries raided, nine arrested Wednesday

 

Andrew Potter leaves McGill post amid furor over anti-Quebec essay

 

Andrew Potter resigns from McGill position after Quebec column

 

How an Alberta band lost a pipeline — and the economic benefits — that it wanted

 

Justin Trudeau touts budget's ‘meaningful’ investments

 

In Canada, beaver fever doesn’t mean what you think: Highlights from a new catalogue of ‘Canadianisms’

 

McDonald's Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish and McChicken sauces will go on sale in Canadian grocery stores - but when will they come to America?

 

Anti-Muslim protesters disrupt Toronto-area school board meeting  

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore Lead Nation in Population Loss; Maricopa County Has Biggest Gain

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

 

WikiLeaks’ ‘Dark Matter’ Dump Shows CIA’s iPhone, MacBook Hacks

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China denies plans to build on disputed shoal

 

China Makes Advances in Space Lasers, Microwave Weapons

 

China-led AIIB approves 13 new members

 

Are America and China destined for war?

 

 China issues warning to US bomber flying in East China Sea

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

U.S. Tries to Cut Off N.Korea's Oil Supplies, Labor Exports

 

China Supplies 1 Million Tons of Crude Oil a Year to N.Korea

 

North Korea: The really serious options on the table

 

Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea lambastes Trump as too much like Obama   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping is allowing this too occur so he can negotiate from a position of power when he meets with President Trump in April.)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Conservatives in familiar fight with GOP

 

GOP leaders must fight healthcare regulations

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Sears' plan to sell brands no salve for financial woes

 

Why is Sears dying?

 

How Sears CEO Lampert cashes in as stores cash out

 

COURTS

 

Liberal Judges Unwittingly Declare ObamaCare Religious Mandate Unconstitutional

 

Deadly Meningitis Trial: Ex-pharmacy head convicted of fraud, not guilty of murder

 

Lawyers ask court to move quickly on travel ban appeal

 

Oregon day care provider hit with more than 100 criminal counts

 

Judges shouldn’t ignore what we all know Trump’s travel ban is really about

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

 

Parents charged after leaving baby in parking lot

 

Cops: White teen falsely accused 3 black men of rape

 

Driver faces new charges in firefighters' hit-and-run deaths

 

Texas police chief arrested following chase, standoff

 

The desperate search for a 15-year-old girl allegedly kidnapped by ex-teacher

 

Israeli teen arrested over JCC bomb threats in U.S.

 

JCC bomb threat suspect said not cooperating with police

 

Man arrested after abducted woman escapes from trunk

 

Chicago cop faces new charges in shooting of black teen

 

Parents allegedly killed son, set fire to cover up crime

 

Teen who ran into church nearly naked admits gang rape claims were a hoax

 

Suspects in Maryland high school rape case came to U.S. last year to join relatives

 

NYC police: Stabbing suspect wanted to "kill a black person"

 

Shootings reported at 3 nearby Wisconsin locations

 

Aging mobster arrested in car torching road rage incident  

 

Police: Utah 16-year-olds came up with plan to shoot girl while playing video games

 

 

CRUISELINE INDUSTRY

 

US and Cuban coast guards searching for Florida man feared to have fallen overboard a cruise ship

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Survivor of 2-hour botched execution resists setting new date

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Perez, Ellison start multistate ‘turnaround tour’ for Dems (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Intelligence Expert: Obama Committed Surveillance Crimes – Should be Jailed (Video)

 

Democratic NY State Lawmaker Wants to Fine People for Not Voting

 

Dem Billionaire Running for Illinois Governor Pleaded Guilty to Misdemeanor Involving Finances

 

Democrats are the Birthers Now  (Democrats are going a mile a minute promoting conspiracy theories against President Trump. It's downright comical.)

 

Democrats turn to convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin in bizarre anti-Trump scheme

 

Chelsea Clinton Finds Out The Hard Way That No One Cares About Her Family Anymore

 

JFK called Hitler 'the stuff of legends': Secret diary reveals future president's fascination with Nazi dictator when he visited Germany after WW2 

 

Biden questions Trump admin's Putin 'romance' (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr/ Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Perdue had a long wait for a short confirmation hearing — and nailed it (There’s at least one thing on Capitol Hill that President Donald Trump doesn’t have to worry about right now: his nominee for agriculture secretary.)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos says her 'heart aches' for alleged rape victim  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Rick Perry questions student government election of Texas A&M president  (Energy Secretary Rick Perry)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Alan Dershowitz: The Newest Bigotry — An Israel Supporter Must Be ‘Biased’ on Trump Travel Ban

 

Law takes a holiday

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Federal Law Enforcement Resources Overwhelmingly Spent on Immigration Crime

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Anti-Trump tweet sent from Transportation secretary’s account  (Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao)

 

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

Why Would Regulators Ban An Herbal Treatment For Recovering Opioid Addicts?

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow edges down for 6th  straight decline after health-care vote delay

 

Wall Street down; lawmakers delay vote on Trump healthcare bill

 

Treasury yields rise for first time in a week

 

Asia stocks advance, dollar, oil recover from multi-month lows

 

The Death Of Retailing As We Know It?

 

Dollar under pressure as political uncertainty weighs

 

New home sales hit seven-month high; jobless claims rise

 

Gold prices settle lower to end a multisession rise

 

US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

 

Looking for bank stocks? Ditch the U.S. and head to Europe, Citi says

 

The Dow’s tumultuous 120-year history, in one chart

 

Who topped Fortune's list of greatest leaders? Answer may surprise you

 

The evil of economics

 

Here’s what the health-care vote means for financial markets

 

EDUCATION

 

Half Empty (In the wake of Middlebury, new threats to free expression.)

 

Liberal Seminary Rescinds Award to be Given to Conservative Pastor

 

Wellesley College Professors Say Offensive Speakers Like Laura Kipnis 'Harm' Students and Shouldn't Be Invited

 

Ohio State Hillel Drops LGBT Group over Ties with Anti-Zionist Jewish...

 

Why It’s A Problem That Reading Is At 30-Year Lows, And How ‘Digital Temperance’ Can Help

 

Students Furious That Official Described Alleged Rape as 'Alleged Rape'

 

Revelation: Bisexual College Student Announces: I Hate Steak!

 

Study Finds College Rioters Have Wealthier Parents Than Average Student

 

Your Tax Dollars At Work: Subsidizing Elite Colleges That Produce Intolerant Bigots

 

Non-transgender schoolkids told to use alternative locker room

 

Brutal school rape in Maryland is 'symptom of a sanctuary nation'

 

Education scene for post-millennials will be tricky

 

School-board prayer survives atheist attack

 

School orders boy to "tolerate" undressing with girl and make it "natural"

 

Model for Success  (New paper proposes framework for supporting the needs of pretenure faculty members, namely making sure they're poised to find intrinsic motivation.)

 

The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools

 

Turning Down Top Choices  (About 40 percent of students who decided not to go to their college or university of first choice cited reasons related to costs.)

 

Maryland's 'safe' environment  (A rough translation of Maryland's state motto is "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words." In the case of a 14-year-old girl who was recently raped and sodomized in a restroom at Rockville High School by two males students, both illegal aliens, one facing a deportation hearing, that motto in practice has been reversed.)

 

Pregnant, Single, Fired  (Federal court finds Christian college lacked the right to tell pregnant instructor to either marry the father of child she was carrying, stop living with him or lose her job.)

 

Making it impossible to measure school safety

 

OK to Speak, Not to Be Honored  (If an institution prepares women and homosexual people (and others as well) for the ministry, is it wrong to honor or invite to speak someone who opposes the ordination of women or homosexual people?)

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Now anonymous government officials accuse Trump aides of giving Russians the 'thumbs up' for election hacks - amid feud over snooping on Donald that could have picked up his PERSONAL calls

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices extend losing streak, with focus on global oversupply

 

Energy Prices

 

Gasoline prices notch smallest price move in 8 years

 

U.S. Energy Boom Depends On Team Trump Continuing To Deregulate

 

In Coal Country, States Feel Emboldened to Cut Energy Efficiency

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Partisan Gap on Environment Widens After Trump’s Election

 

EUROPE

 

Kiev confirms Russian politician’s killer dies in hospital

 

Ex-lawmaker's killing deemed Russian "state terrorism"  (Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president has labelled an act of Russian “state terrorism.”)

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks break 3-day losing streak as investors eye U.S. health care vote

 

Italy: ‘North African’ Arrested After Driving at Police, Stabbing Officer

 

French and British volunteers arrested for giving food to migrants in Italy

 

The Real Lessons of the Dutch Elections

 

Belgians thwart car attack day after terror strikes London

 

Belgium: Muslim who tried to ram pedestrians had liquid gas, assault rifles and knives in car

 

FASCISM

 

The Anti-Trump Anarchists  (A fascist movement professes its own opposition to “fascism.”)

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Meals On Wheels Desperately Needs To Get Cut, And We Shouldn’t Stop There

 

Southern California aerospace and defense contractors expecting boost from Trump budget

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Probing “Far-right” News Sites Such as Infowars, Breitbart

 

Comey dodges on question about motive behind Russia-Trump announcement (FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

FEC Dems Resume Their Campaign to Regulate Conservative Media, Facebook, Twitter 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

North Korea Link Probed in $81 Million Theft of Fed Funds: Sources

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminist Writer Says Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Should Be Illegal

 

Can Islamists Be Feminists?

 

Have companies taken over feminism?

 

FRANCE

 

Frenchman 'tries to ram crowd with car' in Antwerp

 

GERMANY

 

Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

 

Germany 'stands resolutely' with Britain in terror fight: Merkel (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany: Media watchdog instructs press to censor of ethnicity and religion in crime reports

 

Germany announces apology plans for colonization in Namibia

 

Scientists Test Artificial Sun in Effort to Make Climate-Friendly Fuel

 

German social order at risk due to gulf between rich and poor: report

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

GOP-led climate science hearing could be sparring match

 

GOP

 

Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump

 

A Colin Kaepernick donation had Sarah Palin scrambling   (Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin)

 

Paul Manafort is gone, but his business associate remains a key part of Trump’s operation (President Trump’s former campaign chairman and his protege, Rick Gates, worked with oligarchs tied to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin over the past decade.)

 

How a Trump Turnabout on Gay Rights Hurts Republicans

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 Small Businesses Urge Trump Administration to Delay ‘Onerous’ Obamacare Regulation

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Self-Insured Companies Help Push Health Care Innovations

 

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year

 

Taming the medical cost trend (not really)

 

Is Jackson, Miss., the fattest city in USA?

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Future of Hollywood–China Relationship in Question

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Massive Amount of Data on 47 HARD DRIVES from Whistle Blower Proves Obama and Crew Spied on Everyone

 

Polls: Ryancare Even More Unpopular Than Obamacare and Hillarycare…

 

House Judiciary Chairman Says Obama Admin’s Immigration Policy Led to Maryland School Rape

 

Conservatives Angry That Trump Healthcare Bill Could Cover Illegals

 

Intelligence Reports Reveal Improper Political Surveillance of Trump, Transition Team  (Obama White House received foreign intelligence that included discussions by Trump and aides.)

 

House Passes Bill to Roll Back Obama-Era VA Gun Regulations

 

Watchdog Requests Investigation of Dem Rep Who Maxed Out Salary to Girlfriend  (US Representative of Florida Alcee Hastings (D) has paid his girlfriend the maximum congressional salary for five straight years.)

 

…Kochs Promise to Defend Republicans Who Vote Against Ryancare

 

Thursday vote on health care bill canceled

 

House votes on health care bill tonight in a pivotal moment for GOP

 

American Health Care Act live blog

 

House intelligence chair apologizes for briefing the White House before the ranking committee member (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Nunes’s Trump Surveillance Claim May Damage Him Despite Apology

 

Here’s Why Nunes’ Obama Spying Revelations Are Such A Big Deal

 

Nunes' surveillance revelation sparks astounding media outrage ... at Nunes

 

McCarthyism: CNN Smears Nunes After He Refuses To Betray Source

 

Poll reveals how GOP health care bill faring with consumers

 

House Freedom Caucus Chairman After White House Health Care Meeting: ‘No Deal’

 

Hunter under criminal investigation for alleged campaign finance violations  (US Representative of California Duncan Hunter (R) is under criminal investigation by the Justice Department over alleged campaign finance violations, the House Ethics Committee announced Thursday.)

 

House's Devin Nunes in Obama's 'Deep State' crosshairs

 

FISAgate and Russia: Comey and Nunes Stir the Muddy Waters

 

Obamacare’s Mistakes: GOP Sets Dial to Lather, Rinse, Repeat


Quinnipiac Poll: 56 Percent of Voters Disapprove AHCA

 

ObamaCare replacement bill in jeopardy after conservatives, moderates fail to reach deal

 

A Legal Watergate (How do you legally wiretap the opposition? Obama found a way. That's essentially what Representative Devin Nunes, the chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, showed.)

 

Trump, House leaders, conservatives working on health care deal

 

Conservatives call for delay of vote on Obamacare repeal

 

Thursday is 'do or die' for Trump, GOP on healthcare bill

 

Intel reports on Trump transition team could vindicate ‘wiretap’ claims

 

House leadership considers ditching Obamacare regulations to woo conservatives

 

Chairman’s unproven claim of data-gathering on Trump angers others on House Intelligence Committee (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Nunes marks shift in 'wiretapping' saga

 

Nunes confirms: Obama admin spied on Trump transition team

 

Democrats attack Nunes for publicizing Trump intel report

 

Trump team was swept up in surveillance, House leader says as probe into Russian election meddling takes dramatic turn

 

Woodward: Obama officials possibly facing criminal charges

 

House Democrats dig in for final defense of Obamacare

 

Key moderate Republican says he opposes healthcare bill

 

What’s at stake in the health-care debate? These Americans share their stories.

 

Cooling the anti-Russia hysteria  (The start of House Intelligence Committee hearings on Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election revealed starkly different partisan agendas. Republicans want to know who criminally leaked classified information for political purposes, culminating in the political assassination of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. It is clear as a matter of established fact that such leaks took place)

 

A healthcare test we're hoping Republicans will flunk

 

Both sides claim to gain support in health-care battle

 

Trump's awkward alliance with Ryan faces biggest test. Will healthcare vote bind or push them apart?  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Axelrod: House probe on Russia won't live up to Watergate

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Mayors of sanctuary cities should be thrown in jail

 

High School Gang Rape Isn’t Slowing Maryland Sanctuary Bill

 

Sanctuary state Maryland may be misguided  (Maryland vies for a new identity as a magnet for illegals.)

 

We Have Now Hit Full-On Crazy  (Who's in charge of determining America's immigration policy?)

 

California files brief supporting challenge to Trump's threat against 'sanctuary' cities and counties

 

INDIA

 

India: Muslim Charged with Butchering Teen Daughter, Dumping Body on Boyfriend’s Doorstep

 

India's Modi just undertook a major political shift  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Pakistan has to vacate PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan: India

 

India becomes second country to give rivers human status

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

Trump transition officials ‘unmasked’ by intel community

 

INTERNET 

 

 

AT&T and Johnson & Johnson Pull Ads From YouTube

 

IRAN

 

Iran’s Soleimani must be brought to justice  (Tehran is now sending advanced weaponry and seasoned advisers to support Houthi extremists in Yemen, according to recent revelations first reported by Reuters. The effort is led by Iran’s Qods Force, which has overseen the training and arming of Shiite extremist proxies in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.)

 

Iran steps up support for Houthis in Yemen’s war

 

Iran’s Spymaster Claims Pro-Regime Agents Operating in D.C., London, Canada (AVIPP COMMENTARY: One lives in the Obama’s Washington, DC home─Valerie Jarrett. Read: Valerie Jarrett Moves Into Obama’s New House ; Valerie Jarrett, Chicago, and the Iran Deal ; Obama's Iranian-born adviser 'architect' of deal? ; FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family .)

 

Report: Iran Already Intimidated by Trump

 

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

 

Report: Greenblatt Asked Netanyahu to Stop Construction Outside Settlements Block  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu, settlers welcome confirmation of Trump envoy pick

 

Military-grade tech to monitor eggplants rather than explosives

 

Israeli official denies US demanding freeze in isolated settlements

 

‘Ghattas Law’ Seeks to Revoke Salaries, Pensions of MKs Convicted on Security Charges

 

Palestinian teen throwing firebomb killed by troops — IDF  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

1 Palestinian teen killed, 3 critically injured after Israeli forces open fire on vehicle

 

IDF frees anti-occupation draft refuser as conscientious objector

 

Israel Shocked by Video of Policeman Beating Up Jerusalem Arab

 

Netanyahu to ToI Chinese: I hope Beijing’s ‘superb’ ties with Israel will affect its UN votes

 

Israeli Soldiers In West Bank (Judea and Samaria) On High Alert

 

Russia asked Syrians to return famed Israeli spy‘s remains – report

 

Introducing Judea and Samaria Small Business Owners Who Fight the BDS

 

Police deny permit for annual Nakba march over security concerns

 

Video: Israeli forces drag 8-year-old Palestinian boy, wearing no shoes, looking for stone-throwers

 

Netanyahu support for Trump’s wall triggers Mexican anti-Semitism

 

Knesset Passes Law Barring National Service in Anti-Zionist NGOs

 

Palestinian-Jordanian Terrorist Ahlam Al-Tamimi To Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood Mouthpiece: 'As Long As The Zionists Remain On Our Land, The Jihad Must Continue'

 

PFLP terrorist accepts plea bargain in the States  (Rasmeah Odeh, convicted in Israel of murdering two students, accepts plea bargain after lying to get American citizenship.)

 

Women can definitely serve in a tank, say mixed-gender battalion commanders

 

Shaked Transfers $7.5 Million from Courts Budget to Settlements Security

 

Rivlin opens economic forum, visits Israeli   (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Video shows Israeli police officer violently assaulting Palestinians in East Jerusalem

 

Egyptian ambassador to Israel promotes two-state solution

 

Pascal Sacrifice Drill Next Thursday at the Kotel

 

Analysis: No elections on the horizon

 

Is Aliyah upsetting the Arabs?

 

House and Senate introduce bipartisan bills combating Israel boycotts

 

Omar Barghouti, Founder of Anti-Israel Boycott Campaign, Arrested for Tax Evasion

 

Israeli forces detain 19 Palestinians overnight, including MP, journalist, and young boy

 

Israeli murdered in Costa Rica

 

The Irish Model for Peace in the Middle East

 

Hate-Israel leader hid $700,000 in Palestinian bank

 

 

LIBERALISM

 

Self-Busting Myths (The Left can’t seem to do much well anymore; not even spinning its usual narratives.)

 

 

MALAYSIA

 

China a friend in need to Malaysia

 

MEDIA 

 

New York Times Fails to Use ‘Muslim,’ ‘Islamic’ in Initial London Terror Coverage

 

MSNBC Gripes That Neil Gorsuch Believes “Human Life is Fundamentally and Inherently Valuable” (Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Women’s Media Center: Fox News Website Has Best Online Gender Ratio

 

Krauthammer Blows The Doors Off Trump Tower Wiretapping Investigation

 

Why Are These Conservatives Waving The White Flag On ObamaCare?

 

Bill O'Reilly: Media's treatment of Maryland high school rape 'beyond anything I have ever seen'

 

Shepard Smith, the Fox News anchorman who drives the Fox News faithful crazy

 

Steinem-led media group gives top honors to Fox News for gender parity

 

MEDICAID

 

Why Medicaid Work Requirements Won’t Work

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Emerges as Most Alluring Emerging Market, India Worst

 

Bull gores 11-inch horn up matador’s butt

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemen Moves From Crisis to Brink of Disaster

 

Dubai airport chief says electronics ban will have minimal impact on passenger numbers

 

Private-sector jobs for Saudi women up by 145%

 

MILITARY

 

After Trump tweet, Pentagon chief explains NATO funding

 

U.S. Army emphasizing mobility for next combat vehicle

 

Lockheed Martin moving F-16 production to SC

 

The dangers of loose talk about winning wars  (On several occasions, President Trump has exclaimed that America would start “winning” its wars again. Although these seemingly sensible announcements had a pleasing resonance among the many, it overlooked the obligations of serious strategic analysis.)

 

Mattis urges Senate to approve $30 billion boost for military  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

VA: Longtime troubles at veterans’ suicide hotline now ‘resolved’

 

Air Force considers retiring F-15Cs and transition crews to F-16s

 

While Trump promotes military buildup, some look at another round of base closings

 

Lighter combat helmets in store for Army

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

Defund the National Endowment for the Arts — for Art’s Sake

 

Mike Huckabee: A conservative plea for the National Endowment of the Arts

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 

 

Why Trump’s N.I.H. Cuts Should Worry Us

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Star's death dive into black hole mapped by NASA satellite

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Ex-national security adviser didn't sign ethics pledge

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

British tanks join NATO battle group in Estonia

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan hosts Afghan Taliban leaders to talk peace talks

 

Pakistan has to vacate PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan: India

 

WB India-Pakistan water talks to be delayed

 

Pakistan envoy's remarks interference in our internal affairs: India

 

77th  Pakistan Day parade concluded

 

POLITICS

 

American Political Integrity Is in a State of Collapse

PRISONS

 

They’re Not Federal Prisons — They’re Factories With Fences

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Mylan recalls thousands of EpiPens over defect

 

RADIO

 

Michael Savage: Britain's ban on me hasn't stopped terrorism

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Interfaith pioneer Cardinal Keeler dies at 86

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian losses in Syria greater than Kremlin admits

 

Putin orders FSB to work more actively  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin's aide explains why Russia has no fear of supplying S-400 systems to Turkey

 

The Next Must-Watch TV Show Is Russia’s Version of ‘The Americans’

 

Russia to develop Tor air defense missile system’s Arctic version

 

Putin promises four-fold rise in Russian precision weaponry’s strike potential

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremism

 

SCIENCE

 

Common sciatica pain drug no better than placebo

 

Scientists Develop 'Electronic Skin' That Can Feel

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

The Secret Service and a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

 

Secret Service sought extra $60 million for Trump-era travel and protection, files show

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

SEC charges two Israeli residents with Mobileye insider trading

 

Elizabeth Warren and Joe Donnelly: Trump’s SEC chairman must look out for American families, not big corporations

 

 

SENATE

 

U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

 

Graham: ‘I Wonder If My Meetings Are Being Surveilled by the Intelligence Community’  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)

 

US senator warns of 'tough decisions' with Syrian Kurds

 

The Senate Parliamentarian Seems Open to Robust Obamacare Repeal

 

Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Trump SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York); AVIPP COMMENTARY: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) should use the nuclear option against this Marxist obstructionist.)

 

Trump's repeal concessions likely can't pass Senate

 

Friedman confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Israel

 

The Gorsuch hearings were a pathetic charade

 

How Chuck Schumer is saving the Republican Party  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Mike Lee: Senate parliamentarian told me it's possible to push harder on repealing Obamacare  (US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)

 

7 highlights from Gorsuch's Supreme Court hearing

 

Gorsuch survives hearing, is well on his way to joining the Supreme Court

 

Warren questions Nunes' loyalty over wiretap flap (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Tough Questions for Gorsuch on Role in Bush Torture Policy  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

When politicians judge jurists (I have spent this past week watching the Senate Judiciary Committee interrogating US Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch. Judge Gorsuch is President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court.)

 

Gorsuch’s pro-illegal immigrant ruling roils confirmation debate

 

Democrats’ blinkered look at Gorsuch (There was a remarkable exchange between US Senator of California  Dianne Feinstein (D), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court, during Tuesday’s confirmation hearing.)

 

Gorsuch’s big fat lie

 

The pernicious no-debate filibuster (As habitually practiced since only the mid-1990s, by doing absolutely nothing, with almost no accountability accruing to them (using the “no-debate stealth filibuster”), the minority in the US Senate can easily — and nearly always — either stop every legislative effort from even coming to the floor, or far more insidiously, sabotage it.)

 

Democrats should make a deal on Gorsuch

 

Democrats continue to press Gorsuch, but Republicans’ confidence of confirmation grows

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

"Eraser challenge" social media dare dangerous to kids

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea’s DMZ

 

Marriages Fell to Record Low Last Year

 

Sewol ferry raised after three years

 

S. Korean military under political attack over N. Korea missile info

 

Korea unveils additional W2.9tr rescue plan for DSME

 

Air pollution costs Korea at least W10tr a year

 

Five Koreans injured in deadly London terror attack

 

US working to resolve China's economic retaliation over THAAD

 

 

SPORTS

 

Exclusive: Goodell plans to speed up NFL games

 

A sports agent took in a 360-pound 13-year-old. He became the Big Ten player of the year.

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

The bathroom bill that ate North Carolina

 

Body of 2nd boater found off Florida coast

 

Will any scandal put an end to NY pols' shadowy-spending ways?

 

Flash flood warning for Sand fire burn area as powerful storm moves into Antelope Valley  (California)

 

Colorado city vows to keep topless ban

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson urges other countries to cough up more for war on IS (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit

 

New York court orders Exxon to hand over Rex Tillerson's emails  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

If Confirmed, Gorsuch Would Work to Restore Judicial Independence

 

Supreme Court delivers blow to Judge Gorsuch ruling during his confirmation hearing

 

Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities

 

TAIWAN 

 

Day trading tax cut passes first reading

 

Taiwan Launches Homegrown Submarine Programme to Counter China

 

No Taiwanese harmed in London terror attack

 

‘H pylori’ research gains global praise

 

Trump’s Trade Pick to Pursue Stronger Relationship With Taiwan

 

Taiwan ex-premier falls down Regent Hotel staircase

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

iPhone users, do not try this potentially dangerous Siri prank

 

TELEVISION

 

Remembering Chuck Barris, Self-Proclaimed 'King Of Daytime Television'

 

TERRORISM

 

Five Days, Two More 'Known Wolf' Terror Attacks, Little Concern From Government

 

How U.S. authorities are working to protect from vehicle attacks

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish Dictator Threatens Europe: 'If You Continue To Behave Like This..No European, No Westerner Will' Walk 'The Street Safely And Peacefully.'  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Erdogan Is Planning To Convert Hagia Sophia To A Mosque Declaring A War Between The Crescent And The Cross

 

One Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants — army

 

President Erdoğan expects more than 52 percent ‘yes’ votes in charter referendum

 

UK ambassador to Turkey criticizes AKP deputy, Star editor over London terror attack remarks

 

I will call Europe fascist as long as they call me dictator: Turkey’s Erdoğan

 

Erdoğan blasts ‘delusional’ one-man regime accusation ahead of referendum

 

Laptop ban aims to hinder business as Turkish Airlines flies high: Minister

 

Turkey’s 2016 unemployment rate hit 10.9 percent, continuing at double digits

 

Turkey summons Norway’s envoy over granting asylum to NATO soldiers, military attaché

 

EU says summons Turkish ambassador over Erdoğan safety remarks

 

Turkey laments fire in historic Ottoman mosque in Greece

 

Russia says Turkey’s action over Russian products crimping ties

 

Turkey summons Russian chargé d’affairs over PYD attack on Turkey

 

Will Erdogan be banned from U.K. for threatening Europe?

 

UNIONS

 

17,000 AT&T workers go on strike

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks halt 2-session skid, but gains capped by pound rally

 

UK Parliament terror tied to Antwerp attack

 

UKIP Leader: Ban Saudi Mosque-Funding After UK Terror Attack

 

UK Immigration Debate Remains Tense

 

Muslim world condemns terror strike (Leaders and officials from across the Arab and Muslim world have strongly condemned Wednesday’s terror attack in London, in which an assailant killed three people before being shot dead by police.)

 

London terror attack: Killer identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood

 

NBC reporter fears London jihad attack will “put wind in the sails” of the “right-wing movement”

 

London attacker was British-born, on MI5 radar

 

London jihad murderer UK-born Muslim named Khalid Masood

 

Farage: Globalists Have Altered Britain For Next 100 Years

 

Theresa May: London jihad attack not Islamic, but “Islamist terrorism…a perversion of a great faith”  (British Prime Minister Theresa May; AVIPP COMMENTARY: Britain needs another leader like Churchill if it is too survive Islamo-Fascist terrorism. British Prime Minister Theresa May should read would Churchill wrote about Islam.)

 

British PM May says terrorists will be defeated as Daesh claim responsibility for attack near parliament

 

Hollywood Liberal Luvvie Claims Trump May Have ‘Set Up’ London Terror Attack

 

PM May: 'Working Assumption' That Native Briton Terrorist 'Inspired by Islamist Ideology'

 

What Britain Must Ask Itself after London Attacks

 

Jewish leaders offer condolences in wake of deadly London attack

 

Keep Calm and Propagandize On  (The curious silences after London’s terror attack.)

 

State pension age 'could be raised to 70'

 

Jihadi Attack in London, UK Vows to Defend 'Tolerance'

 

Terror in London

 

Who are the victims of the London terror attack: Murdered police officer named as Keith Palmer

 

Teacher training recruit numbers drop

 

Nicola Sturgeon: ‘We feel sense of solidarity with London’  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Warning over segregation in schools

 

Terror attack could have been prevented if police at Parliament's 'weak spot' had kept gate bolted, MPs said

 

Police Scotland facing ‘elephant-sized’ budget gap

 

Hospital 'bed-blocking' rates 'unacceptable'

 

Donald Trump Jr called 'a disgrace' for tweet goading London mayor  (President’s son quoted Sadiq Khan out of context after Westminster attack but mayor actually said: ‘Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism’ )

 

Indyref2 vote on hold after Scottish Parliament suspended

 

Terrorist on the rampage: Chilling footage shows London terror attacker's car speeding along the pavement of Westminster Bridge as one terrified woman JUMPS into the River Thames

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Trump Administration Eyes $1 Billion in Cuts to U.N. Peacekeeping (AVIPP COMMENTARY: This should just be a start.)

 

UN atomic chief: Iran inspections at risk without more money 

 

Trump Administration Boycotts UN Human Rights Council’s Anti-Israel Session

 

UNITED STATES

 

 The Ever-Expanding Reach of Anti-Tobacco Zealots (Even marijuana smokers are being targeted — good news for landlords?)

 

Abused dog saves naked, abused toddler

 

Another dead tot at ACS's door (New York City)

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela's Fuel Shortage Is Getting Worse

 

Venezuela shocked as children arrested for soldiers' killings

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Poll: Trump's job approval has fallen recently, including among GOP base

 

Trump basks in Nunes surveillance news: 'So that means I'm right'

 

Trump tweets NBC, ABC broadcast 'biased and fake' Russia stories

 

Trump's Liberty University Commencement Address Set

 

Enough, Mr. President – time to walk  (How did Donald Trump, the most powerful man in the world, get conned into working on Hillary Clinton's health care plan – and worse, promoting it as his own? )

 

Spicer: More Evidence Of CNN Collusion With Hillary Than Trump With Kremlin

 

Spicer Rips CNN's 'Nebulous' Report Using Unnamed Sources   (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

White House warns conservatives ‘no Plan B’ to nix Obamacare: ‘This is it’

 

Lincoln was a Republican, slavery is bad and more discoveries by President Obvious

 

Sarah Palin urges Trump to dump 'tainted' top official

 

Trump scores convert in big GOP health-care battle

 

Spicer slaps down 2 major-network reporters (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump is plagued by ex-aides’ ugly secrets

 

If Trump wants to end the Russia investigation quickly, he should try cooperating

 

Mark Meadows in a risky stare down with Donald Trump

 

Trump's not first president to request tanks at inauguration

 

 

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