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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

 

In Today's Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Ohio Bill Will Ban Abortions After Babyْs Heartbeat Begins, Governor Mike DeWine Will Sign It

 

This Is a Human Rights Issue?: Abortion Survivors Share Their Stories

 

President Trump Slams Virginia Governor Who Supported Infanticide: He Would ôExecute the Baby!¤

 

Sen. Ernst: We Must End the Killing of Late-Term Babies

 

Woman Admits Killing Her Healthy 28-Week-Old Baby in Abortion, She Just Didnْt Want to be a Mother

 

Red Rose abortion protesters say court railroaded them

 

Ben Sasse Slams Democrats on Infanticide: ôA Baby Gasping on an Abortion Clinic Table Shouldnْt be Left to Die¤

 

Blackface or baby-killing -- which is worse?

 

House Democrats Block Request to Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide For a Fourth Time

 

Abortion survivors on new late-term abortion bills: 'Where were my rights in the womb?'

 

National Poll: Most ôPro-Choice¤ Americans Oppose Infanticide and Abortion Up to Birth

 

New York's blessing on infanticide

 

OBGYN Who Delivered 5,000 Babies: Abortion is ôNever¤ Necessary to Protect a Womanْs Health

 

Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest heart, brain: ex-technician

 

Planned Parenthood CEO More Upset at How Trump Condemned Infanticide Than Infanticide Itself

 

This is not 'protecting Roe'

 

Attorney Generals of 21 States Want Supreme Court to Uphold Dismemberment Abortion Ban

 

Johnson County mother upset after video about abortion shown in high school class

 

Ban on aborting babies with heartbeats reintroduced in Ohio as new governor stands ready to sign

 

Hundreds Rally for Oklahoma Bill Would Ban All Abortions, Make Killing Babies a Felony

 

Her baby lived for two minutes after birth, and she has no regrets rejecting abortion

 

Amid a shifting legal landscape on abortion, both parties seek political advantage

 

Ohio abortionist sends woman to hospital after ten-minute seizure

 

Planned Parenthood That Violated Lease Agreement Must Stop Killing Babies in Abortions

 

The Catholic Church Has No Moral Argument on Abortions

 

Another university sells, profits from abortifacient Plan B in vending machines

 

Illinois Wants to Repeal Ban on Partial-Birth Abortions, Revoke Parental Consent for Teens

 

Rep. Roger Marshall: NY abortion law is a danger to mothers û I know, as a doctor who's delivered 5,000 babies

 

New Survey Shows Americans Reject Democratic Radicalism on Abortion

 

Sen. Collins defends her Kavanaugh vote after his move in abortion access case

 

Trump Busts Northam for Abortion Extremism

 

Judge Hides Names of Planned Parenthood Workers Who Sold Aborted Baby Parts

 

Ohio abortion 'heartbeat bill' returns to Legislature

 

Exclusive: Daleiden decries govْt ّcollusionْ with Planned Parenthood in body parts case

 

Fact Check: CNN brings in pro-abortion doctors to educate 'anti-choice' advocates on late-term abortions

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghan forces arrest suspected ISIS recruiter, trio behind Kabul attack that killed 150

 

AFRICA

 

Pope Francis to visit imam training institute in Morocco to boost moderate Islam

 

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL) 

 

The ADL Canْt Stop Faking Hate Crime Statistics 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Swiss Suicide Clinics Killed 1,204 People Last Year

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 

Australian Market Recovers After Weak Start

 

Australian Dollar rises as risk appetite returns

 

Australia: Muslim who mowed down pedestrians says ôI did it in the name of Allah¤

 

 Australia to Reopen Island Detention Camp After Refugee Bill

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Beto O'Rourke leads El Paso march against Trump border wall

 

Voters Rate Border Security As Important As North Korea to National Security

 

Beto OْRourke Speaks Spanish in El Paso as Supporters Wave Mexican Flags 

 

CANADA

 

TSX rises 0.47 percent

 

Saskatchewan's justice minister says carbon tax case likely headed to Supreme Court

 

?Revolving door? of ministers in the veterans affairs department causing worry

 

Canadian gets 11 years in U.S. for trying to lure American girl into sex

  

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Trump Wants to Meet With Xi ّVery Soonْ Over Trade War, Adviser Says  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China says US aims to 'stir up trouble' with naval sail-by

 

Uyghurs Tell China to Post Video of Missing Relatives

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

[Exclusive] North Korea agrees to IAEA-led inspections: source

 

U.S.-N.Korea Summit On Despite Doubtful Outcome

 

CONGRESS

 

Former Obama Border Patrol Chief Slams Dem Plan to Reduce Bed Space for Criminal Aliens

 

Getting to a budget deal -- maybe

 

Democrats Revealed Their True Open Border Stripes

 

Democrats To Reintroduce Stricter Gun Legislation Ahead Of Parkland Shooting's One-Year Anniversary 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

The Constitution Rejects the Premise of Judicial Supremacy. So Should All Americans.

 

COURTS

 

One of the oldest U.S. refineries in trouble again in Philadelphia: court filings

 

El Chapo jury reaches verdict

 

Separated illegal immigrant families sue U.S. government, demand $3 million each

 

Christian school teacher whose spouse caught her with teen in bed sentenced

 

Woman awarded more than $1.5M in breastfeeding discrimination case against KFC

 

Appeals court rules Trump can build border wall

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

15-month-old girl among the five shot dead on Texas property

 

Man arrested for projecting porn onto his garage door

 

Teen jumps to her death after posting chilling Snapchat video

 

Massive Brawl Breaks Out Between Parents At Wrestling Match For Kids. The Video Is Sickening

 

Here Is What Police Found (and Didn't) After Deadly Houston Drug Raid

 

Here Is What Police Found (and Didn't) After Deadly Houston Drug Raid

 

Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Finally Gave ّLimited and Redactedْ Phone Records

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

VA Gov. Ralph Northam Will Launch A 'Listening Tour' Instead Of Resigning

 

In El Paso, Beto OْRourke Makes It Easy For Trump To Target ّExtremeْ Democrats

 

4 staffers quit, Fairfax placed on leave by law firm after rape claims

 

Northam has only himself to blame

 

?Uncharted territory?: Defiant Justin Fairfax presides over Va. Senate as impeachment push stalls

 

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio Heads For Early-Voting State New Hampshire Ahead Of Potential 2020 Run 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Exclusive: Trump's HUD Official Moves Into Public Housing In The Bronx. This Is What It's Like

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

National Enquirer publisher asked DOJ if it should register as foreign agent: WSJ

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks close at 2019 high on tentative deal to avert government shutdown, trade optimism

 

Wall Street climbs on trade hopes, government budget deal

 

Asian stocks subdued, focus on new round of Sino-U.S. talks

 

Gold settles higher with dollarْs win streak in jeopardy

 

Traders With $515 Billion Boycott Stocks for Cash

 

Kyle Bass Says Mild U.S. Recession Most Likely in Middle of 2020

 

Treasury yields string back-to-back climb as progress in shutdown talks buoys stocks

 

The Fear Is Gone From the Biggest U.S. Junk Rally in a Decade

 

Red flags emerge as Americans' debt load hits another record

 

4 charts that show why a stock-market rally has taken hold on Wall Street

 

The U.S. dollar is on track to break an 8-day win streak

 

EDUCATION

 

Substitute teacher tells students Martin Luther King killed himself

 

Student Who Wrote Itْs 'Fine' Conservatives Donْt Feel Welcome Responds To Criticism, Says Conservatives Exploit Racism

 

What Community College Students Say Impedes Their Progress

 

Students go wild at school as Denver teachers strike over pay

 

Trump Jr. Urges Youth to Reject ôLoser Teachers¤ Pushing Socialism

 

 Weْre Failing Our Students, and It Hurts Us All

 

 

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

 

Critics: Efforts to Eliminate Electoral College Imply Colorado Voters Donْt Matter

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

How Democrats are handing Donald Trump a viable path to a second term

 

Cory, Kamala and Class Hatred

 

Iowa Democrats to take caucus to the virtual world

 

Trump, OْRourke face off at border as 2020 campaigns gear up

 

Democrats in 2020 are at risk of turning into Republicans in 2016

 

Kamala Harris' claim about smoking pot while listening to Snoop, Tupac, goes up in smoke

 

Warren's Presidential Bid Aims to Blame 'the Rich' for America's Problems

 

Cory Booker: ّThis Planet Simply Canْt Sustainْ People Eating Meat

 

Gillibrand: Pushing Franken to Resign Was Good Politics for Democrats

 

ENERGY

 

Oil pares losses, but still finish at 2-week low

 

Energy Prices

 

Los Angeles ditches plan to invest billions in fossil fuels, Mayor Eric Garcetti says

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Exclusive: EPA may issue E15 gasoline plan without biofuel credit trade limits - sources

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Michelin helps drive gains for Europe as investors eye trade deal, U.S. politics

 

'Europe helps Iran after it sends terrorists to EU soil'

 

To boost birth rates, Hungaryْs prime minister offers zero taxes for families with 4 or more kids

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

William Webster, ex-FBI and CIA director, helps feds nab Jamaican phone scammer

 

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT


U.S. National Debt Soars to a Record $22 Trillion: Chart

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

US Allies Japan and South Korea see Washington as ّmajor threatْ to global security

 

FOUNDING FATHERS

 

George Washington Letter on God and the Constitution

 

FRANCE

 

France vows firm response to wave of anti-Semitic vandalism

 

French Intellectual Zemmour: Elites Organized Migrant ôInvasion¤ So They Could Import Servant Class

 

France vows firm response to wave of anti-Semitic vandalism

 

French schools get set for new round of education reforms

 

Key Macron aide quits as French president shuffles staff

 

GERMANY

 

The New Germany Energy Program - and Its Deep Historical Roots

 

German police close down two publishers with Kurdish militant ties

 

Berlin Antifa Assault Jews at Holocaust Film Screening

 

Anti-Americanism: As German as Apple Strudel

 

Lufthansa sues passenger who missed his flight

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Poll: ôClimate Change¤ Is Top Security Threat in World; U.S. Power Also a Concern

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Why repeal of the individual mandate hasnْt (yet) brought ObamaCareْs death spiral

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

LGBT Activists Teaching Judges To Yank Kids From Parents Who Wonْt Transgender Them

 

Actors, Politicians Now Criticized for Biblical Views on Homosexuality

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Anti-Semites Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib Are Symptoms, Not Causes, Of Modern Democratic Radicalism

 

The Green New Deal Is Simply A Delusional Excuse To Seize Power

 

Ilhan Omarْs Non-Apology for Her Anti-Semitism(US Representative of Minnesota Ilhan Omar (D)

 

A New Mission for Steve Scalise?   (House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

?Standard for equality?: Congressional Democrats push for huge expansion to 1964 Civil Rights Act

 

Climate guru: 'I'm calling bulls**t' on Ocasio-Cortez 'climate fakery'  (US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat Socialist)

 

Post lets Ocasio-Cortez skate on Green New Deal fact-check

 

Ilhan Omarْs tweets were appalling. What happened next was inspiring.

 

What we should ask Democrats about the Green New Deal

 

Firestorm over ّanti-Semitic tropesْ in Omar tweets exposes Democratsْ deep divisions

 

Pelosi & Co. flinch from truly confronting anti-Semitism

 

House passes resolution honoring Walter Jones

 

Why Ilhan Omar wonْt pay for peddling bigotry

 

Joe Kennedy introduces resolution rejecting Trumpْs transgender military ban

 

House Dems will not strip Omar of her committee assignments: report

 

House Judiciary Committee Democrats add legal firepower for Trump oversight investigation

 

Microsoftْs Bill Gates says AOC 'missing the picture' on soaking rich

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Reconquistador!'

 

Green New Deal Would Kill Almost Everyone, Warns Greenpeace Co-Founder

 

There Is No Green New Deal

 

Green New Deal: Mademoiselle Methane, Killer of Cow Farts

 

Demsْ Fence Stance On Less Border Security is Defenceless

 

Ilhan Omar Praises Dem Activist Calling AIPAC ّCentral Pillar of the Occupationْ After Apologizing for Anti-Semitic Tweets

 

Hoyer: Ocasio Cortezْs Anti-ICE Rhetoric ّGoes Too Farْ

 

New Ads Target Dem Reps for Policies Aligning With Ocasio-Cortez

 

Rep. Lowey on Border Security Compromise: 'This Is Not a Wall, This Is a Barrier'

 

Former Clinton Campaign Official Defends Omar by Blaming Republicans for Anti-Semitism

 

Cheney: ّFar Left Radical Positions of Todayْs Democrats Are Threatening the Security of our Nationْ

 

Connolly Attributes Omarْs Anti-Semitic Tweets to Her Being ّYoung,ْ a ّFreshmanْ in Congress

 

A Shameful Tolerance  (Representative Ilhan Omar has chosen an ugly and reprehensible bandwagon to climb aboard.)

 

Connolly Attributes Omarْs Anti-Semitic Tweets to Her Being ّYoung,ْ a ّFreshmanْ in Congress

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Rapper 21 Savage will be released from ICE detention

 

INDIA

 

Hindu Terrorists Get Christian Pastor Arrested In Nepal On False Charges

 

India Tea Exports May Shrink Because of Tough Competition From Kenya

 

IRAN

 

'In a future Iran, Israel will once again by an ally'

 

The Next U.S. President Should Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal

 

ISLAM

 

Detroit Shi'ite Imam Bassem Al-Sheraa: The Jews Prostituted Their Women, Killed Prophets, Employed Usury To Gain Power

 

Video: Robert Spencer speaks at Christian Rights and Freedom Institute, explains why Muslims persecute Christians

 

Review Of Qatari Islamic Education School Textbooks û Part V: Orientalism And The Christian Mission Are Tools Used By The Catholic Church To Destroy Islam

 

ISRAEL

 

Israel confirms strike in Syrian Golan, further cracking ambiguity policy

 

Netanyahu confirms Israeli military shelled Syrian province to prevent 'Iran entrenchment'   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Russia warns Trump peace plan will undo all Israeli-Palestinian progress so far

 

King Salman: Saudi Arabia stands by Palestinian statehood push

 

Meeting Abbas, MBS backs Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital(ôPalestinian¤ Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israel, Iran to Join Russia-led Free Trade Agreement

 

Mud flies as Gantz, Netanyahu take aim at each other

 

Two tales of a city: Jerusalem tour guided by a Palestinian and an Israeli

 

Netanyahu laughs off AGْs ّamusingْ ban on campaign photos with soldiers

 

As Israel grieves a brutal murder, PA TV sings: ôWe have given them a taste of grief¤

 

Kahlon says his party will back PM to form next government

 

Rivlin marks 70th anniversary of last Jewish camps in Cyprus(Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Israelْs Not-so-covert ّWar Between Warsْ Against Iran

 

Signs mocking IDF put up along Lebanese border in apparent bid to scare troops (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israelis Protest in Terroristْs Neighborhood in Hebron

 

Israeli airports fend off 3 million attempted attacks a day, cyber head says

 

Palestinian said to die of wounds sustained in Gaza border protest

 

Israel will deduct amount that ôPalestinians¤ pay to jihadis from funds it gives to Palestinian Authority

 

Palestinians pay condolence visit to family of slain teen Ori Ansbacher

 

TAU, Technion, to Admit 70 Additional Students If Only Ariel U. Med School Is Quashed

 

Venezuelan challenger Guaido says heْs working to renew ties with Israel

 

Former Jordanian Minister: Hamas Is A Branch Of The Muslim Brotherhood, Not A Palestinian National Liberation Movement

 

Dutch textbook omits Jewish connection to Jerusalem

 

Teenager, 16, killed in brawl in East Jerusalem

 

4-year-old drowns in bathtub in Eilat, mother arrested

 

This Jewish duo escaped the Nazis to break sound barriers with Blue Note Records

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanon Could Be Next Geopolitical Battleground Between U.S., Russia

 

MEDIA 

 

NY Times op-ed: Take down 'already-existing wall', downsize border patrol, open the borders

 

A hedge fundْs ّmercenaryْ strategy: Buy newspapers, slash jobs, sell the buildings

 

More newspapers drop cartoon over vulgar anti-Trump hidden message

 

MSNBC Panel Compares Trump to Benedict Arnold

 

Minnesotaْs Largest Newspaper: Omar Has Not Exhibited ّChange and Personal Growthْ

 

The NYT Wants You to Think Your Favorite Classic Children's Books Are Secretly Gay-Themed

 

MSNBC Panel Compares Trump to Benedict Arnold

 

MEDICAID

 

Utah lawmakers scale back voter-approved Medicaid expansion

 

 

MILITARY

 

Top Pentagon official in Iraq to discuss US troop presence

 

Mattis Was the Best Secretary of Defense Trump Could Have Had

 

Shanahan says he has no orders from Trump to reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan

 

Pair of US destroyers sail near Chinaْs artificial islands in South China Sea

 

Marines 3D print concrete bridge in less than a day

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Despite her acquittal, Pakistani authorities barring accused blasphemer Asia Bibi from leaving the country

 

Pakistan, India hope to reap investment from Saudi prince's visit

 

A U.S. trophy hunter paid $110,000 to kill a rare mountain goat in Pakistan

 

Pakistan OKs India's proposals on Kashmir detainee exchanges

 

Pakistan censors NYTimes article by activist critical of military

 

POLLS

 

Pew: One-third in new survey say wearing blackface for Halloween is acceptable

 

RACISM

 

Without Elitist Racialism, There Is Little Racism

 

RADIO

 

Rush Limbaugh gives blessing to possible border wall deal

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Southern Baptistsْ sexual abuse scandal prompts calls for criminal investigations, comparisons to Catholics

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Chair: Trump ّWas Being Generousْ Calling Ocasio-Cortezْs New Green Deal a Bad High School Paper

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Moves to Grant Government the Power to Shut Down the Internet, Explained

 

Russia Suspends Mission to the Sun

 

Expect Slower GDP Growth in 2019, Russiaْs Economic Ministry Says   

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

12 sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun-control law

 

SENATE

 

Green New Deal Set for Senate Vote in GOP Swipe at Ocasio-Cortez

 

Congress reaches deal to avert shutdown, Sen. Richard Shelby says

 

Neomi Rao, Trumpْs nominee for D.C. appeals court, apologizes for past writing on date rape

 

Cohen postpones testimony before Senate Intelligence panel

 

Rand Paul to vote ّnoْ on Trump attorney general nominee William Barr

 

Senate Intelligence Committee Finds No Direct Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion

 

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly to Run for Senate in Arizona

 

Menendez Scolds Trump for Saying Illegal Immigrants Who Get DUIs Are ّCriminalsْ

 

Rubio: Supporting Stability in Venezuela Is in U.S. National Interest

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Chung-in Moon: "There are no viable options except engagement in dealing with North Korea."

 

Korean Exports Fetch Ever-Dwindling Prices

 

South Korean economy suffers slowdown: KDI

 

Korea's 4 major banking groups log record net profit in 2018

 

South Korea's inflation without government controlled prices reaches 2 percent in 2018

 

STATES

 

Major winter storm bringing dangerous snow, ice, rain to rush hour commutes

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo seeks to woo Hungary's Orban away from Russia, China  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

STATE OF THE UNION

 

Only 40% Think State of the Union Is Strong

 

SUPREME COURT

 

Big Oil Asks Supreme Court To Strike Down Nuclear Plant Subsidies

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan's China Airlines pilot strike grounds thousands of passengers during busy New Year holiday

 

Air New Zealand flight turns around mid-air after paperwork filed with "Taiwan" reference

 

China casts a long shadow over Taiwan's economy, and attempts to revitalize it

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

How Tech Giants Are Banning True Speech About Biological Sex  

 

TURKEY 

 

Turkey orders 1,112 people arrested over Gulen links

 

Major Muslim Televangelist Scammer And Cult Leader Who Lived Like An Ottoman Sultan Is Arrested And Awaiting Trial In Turkey

 

Turkey detains more than 700 over alleged links to coup bid

 

Turkey Declares To China: ّStop Killing Muslims.ْ

 

UNIONS

 

Union leaders warn Green New Deal may lead to poverty: 'Members are worried'

 

More than 1,000 L.A. construction workers were cheated out of millions in pay, labor officials say

 

Feds charged union officials, Dem majority leader with 116 counts of corruption

 

Union: Indictment Wonْt Alter Our Political Activities

 

Critics: Efforts to Eliminate Electoral College Imply Colorado Voters Donْt Matter

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

London struggles as investors eye U.S. politics; TUI under pressure

 

Simple Arithmetic(The state school system in Britain systematically produces people lacking the most basic skills.)

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Report: Columbian Paramilitaries Are On The Border With Venezuela, And The United States Is Collaborating With Columbia To Orchestrate A Coup In Venezuela

 

Venezuela Showdown Nears as Guaido Sets a Date for Food Caravans

 

Russian Intelligence: United States Is Considering Using Serious Military Force Against Venezuela

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

GOP leaders lobby Trump to support spending deal

 

 Trump Compares Green New Deal to ّHigh School Term Paper That Got a Low Markْ

 

Fragile deal hangs on Trump's response

 

Trump: 'I Will Never Sign a Bill That Forces the Mass Release of Violent Criminals

 

Trump Downplays Shutdown Threat as GOP Opens Path to Border Deal

 

Trump calls on anti-Semitic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign, calls her non-apology ôlame¤

 

Trump: People saying wall hasn't made difference in El Paso are 'full of crap'

 

Trump approval hits 52%, critics 'beside themselves'

 

Trump says Warren should focus 'more on her heritage' than investigating his businesses

 

Former White House aide Cliff Sims sues Trump after attack over tell-all book

Trump Tells El Paso Crowd: Wall Will Go Up ّRight on the Rio Grandeْ

 

Trump is chipping away at Obama's remade federal courts

 

Trump urges agency to consider 'all factors' before voting on Kentucky coal plant

 

 'Finish The Wall' banners hung at Trump El Paso rally

 

 

 

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