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Thursday, March 23, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




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




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




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'





Islamic television station in Senegal blames saboteur for airing hardcore porn



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




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




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




Pedophilia cases spark social media outcry in Vietnam




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



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





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




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




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  




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






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




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




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.)





Conservatives in familiar fight with GOP


GOP leaders must fight healthcare regulations




Sears' plan to sell brands no salve for financial woes


Why is Sears dying?


How Sears CEO Lampert cashes in as stores cash out




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





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





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





Survivor of 2-hour botched execution resists setting new date





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




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)




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.)





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





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





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


Law takes a holiday





Federal Law Enforcement Resources Overwhelmingly Spent on Immigration Crime





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





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





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




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?)




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




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




Partisan Gap on Environment Widens After Trump’s Election




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 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




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




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




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


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





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




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




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


Can Islamists Be Feminists?


Have companies taken over feminism?




Frenchman 'tries to ram crowd with car' in Antwerp




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




GOP-led climate science hearing could be sparring match




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





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





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?




Future of Hollywood–China Relationship in Question





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




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: 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




Trump transition officials ‘unmasked’ by intel community





AT&T and Johnson & Johnson Pull Ads From YouTube




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






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





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





China a friend in need to Malaysia




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




Why Medicaid Work Requirements Won’t Work




Mexico Emerges as Most Alluring Emerging Market, India Worst


Bull gores 11-inch horn up matador’s butt




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%




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




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


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




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




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




Ex-national security adviser didn't sign ethics pledge




British tanks join NATO battle group in Estonia




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




American Political Integrity Is in a State of Collapse



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




Mylan recalls thousands of EpiPens over defect




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




Interfaith pioneer Cardinal Keeler dies at 86




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




Common sciatica pain drug no better than placebo


Scientists Develop 'Electronic Skin' That Can Feel





The Secret Service and a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy


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





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





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




"Eraser challenge" social media dare dangerous to kids




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





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





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





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)





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




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





iPhone users, do not try this potentially dangerous Siri prank




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




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


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





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?




17,000 AT&T workers go on strike





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




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




 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's Fuel Shortage Is Getting Worse


Venezuela shocked as children arrested for soldiers' killings




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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