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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Senate Votes Thursday on Bill to Overturn Obama Rule Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood

 

Pro-lifers want new reconciliation bill to defund Planned Parenthood

 

Texas Senate Passes Bill to Stop Health Insurance Programs From Funding Abortions With Your Premiums

 

Trump Blasts Republicans Who Voted Against Defunding Planned Parenthood, “They Saved Planned Parenthood”  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: How pathetic.  It only defunded it for one year.  An individual bill can defund Planned Parenthood.) 

 

West Virginia House Passes Bill for Parental Notification Before Teen Can Have an Abortion

 

To Win Again, Democrats Must Stop Being the Abortion Party

 

Speaker Paul Ryan Committed to Defund Planned Parenthood: We Want to “Get It in the Law”

 

What Neil Gorsuch Won’t Say About Abortion  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Republicans Hold Unity Meeting to Craft New Bill to Repeal Obamacare and Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Why It’s Become So Hard to Get an Abortion

 

Woman Who Had 10 Abortions Was Headed to Planned Parenthood for Her 11th . But Something Happened

 

Future of 'Abortion Reversal' Bill in Doubt  (Two key Indiana lawmakers won't take action on so-called abortion reversal legislation, likely dooming its chances.)

 

Jane Fonda Turns Killing Babies Into a Fashion Statement With Planned Parenthood Pin

 

More than 100 at City Council protest idea of no-parking signs at abortion clinic  (Charlotte, North Carolina)

 

Catholic College Representative: “We Defend the Fundamental Right to Abortion”

 

Abortion restrictions, including 20-week abortion ban, getting push from Missouri lawmakers  (Missouri)

 

Actress Kathleen Turner Will Headline Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Senate sends abortion insurance bill to House (Texas)

 

Abortion Clinic Director Slams Neil Gorsuch: He Will “Oppress Women” and Hates Planned Parenthood

 

Governor Signs Abortion Bill Into Law (Utah)

 

Denmark Wants Total Elimination of People With Down Syndrome, Aborts 98% of Babies

 

Utah Gov Signs Bill to Save Babies From the Abortion Pill After It Has Already Started

 

Abortion Advocates Tell Me I Have a “Horrible Life” Because I Have Spina Bifida. They’re Wrong

 

What It Means If Hannah Does (Or Doesn’t) Get An Abortion On Girls

 

Indiana House Committee Passes Pro-Life Bill Increasing Parental Rights Before Teen Abortions

 

Abortionist Who Killed a Woman in a Botched Abortion Injures Another in Abortion at 17 Weeks

 

Tomi Lahren ‘Banned Permanently’ From TheBlaze After Abortion Comment: Report

 

251 Babies Saved From Abortion So Far During 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign

 

Doctors told Zoe’s parents to abort her and donate her body. Instead, they chose life.

 

When Her Water Broke at 22 Weeks, Doctors Said Her Baby Had Just a 5% Chance to Live

 

What if Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Were as Bad as Big Abortion Says They Are?

 

The Painful Reality of Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off a Baby’s Limbs

 

Minnesota Pro-Abortion Legislator Tim Walz Launches Campaign for Governor

 

Kansas House Committee Passes Pro-Life Simon’s Law to Protect Babies From DNR Orders

 

Why do more black women get breast cancer? More black women get abortions

 

ND abortion provider: Judge Neil Gorsuch would oppress women's rights

 

This Conservative Was Banned After She Promoted Abortion and Trashed Pro-Lifers as “Hypocrites”

 

HBO's 'Abortion: Stories Women Tell' Takes A Step Back So Women Can Step Forward

 

Court Stops Woman From Aborting Her 27-Week-Old Unborn Baby Who May be Disabled (India)

 

Abortion bill makes unlikely alliance of Bolivian clergy, feminists

 

Baby’s Birth at the Legal Abortion Limit Should Change The Abortion Debate (London, England)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

America Can't Afford to Buy a Broken Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

More than 200 People Killed in Christian Areas of Nasarawa, Nigeria this Year, Group Says

 

A country without cash: Zimbabwe is so desperate it's selling off its elephants

 

Death toll in attack on South Sudan aid workers rises

 

AIRLINES

 

Flying the Undressed Skies (United Airlines defends standards—and doesn’t surrender to social-media bullying.)

 

United has message for customers after flap over leggings

 
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU fights against warrantless searches of drug database

 

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

The failure of Ryancare is a blessing in disguise!

 

AMTRAK

 

All aboard the coast-to-coast train Trump has derailed: Stunning images show what passengers see on the 2,438-mile Amtrak trip from California to Chicago - but budget cuts mean it's the final call

 
ASIA

 

Vietnam set to produce satellites by 2022

 

Cambodia, US duel over Vietnam War debt

 

Vietnam leverages Google, YouTube hate speech failings

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

After debate gets heated, assisted-suicide bill is defeated in Hawaii

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Banks push ASX to two-year high

 

The Australian dollar is stuttering as iron ore prices slide

 

Cyclone Debbie's trail of destruction: Clean-up begins

 

Turnbull bows to populists as Bishop left swinging in the breeze (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull/ Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop)

 

Industry groups call for 'modest' rise in minimum wage

 

Thousands take shelter as Cyclone Debbie lashes Australian coastal resorts

 

World’s biggest dinosaur print discovered in Australia

 

Tasmanian tiger: 'Sightings' of extinct creature prompt search in Australia

 

China extradition treaty Australian government isolated as Abbott joins critics  (Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott )

 

Australia: Muslim leader says people who leave Islam should be put to death

 

Australia cancels vote on extradition treaty with China

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Tesla deal boosts Chinese presence in U.S. auto tech

 

GM rebuffs two-class share plan from Einhorn's Greenlight Capital

 

Trump applauds Ford's previous planned investment in Michigan plants

 

Faraday Future scraps plans for California auto assembly plant

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Bids due Wed. for President Trump's border wall

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX posts three-week high as oil rallies

 

Gunter: PM's either clueless or hypocritical on reform  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Former CSIS heads question pursuit of China extradition treaty

 

Avenue 0: How U.S. asylum seekers are finding their way to B.C.

 

More than ever, Canada must not sign an extradition treaty with China

 

Canada: Imam fears backlash after London jihad attack, says he shouldn’t have to condemn jihad massacres

 

World record set in Toronto for largest crowd dressed as Einstein

 

E. coli risk prompts recall of Robin Hood all-purpose flour

 

Canada dispatches team to Brussels to assess airplane laptop threat

 

Health Canada issues warning about skin cream for babies

 

Canadian schools abandoning U.S. trips because of Trump ban

 

Iran Expanding Its Interests In Canada, Endangering Dissidents and Facilitating Fifth Column

 

Toronto Public Health confirms 21 new cases of mumps

 

Conservative senators come to Lynn Beyak's defence while others say 'shame'

 

Quebec’s balanced budget boosts spending, cuts taxes

 

Toronto councillors want $260,000 grant for Pride parade axed after police ban

 

Canadian man furious as surname deemed too rude for car's plate

 

Five Hydro One executives shared $11 million in compensation

 

Canada to legalize recreational marijuana in 2018, official says

 

New institute aims to make Toronto an ‘intellectual centre’ of AI capability

 

Allow gay clubs or close: Gov’t to private Christian schools in Alberta

 

Boomers livin’ large on Toronto’s soaring real estate need to rethink: Wells

 

 Public humiliation of an errant Canadian judge is about to have the opposite effect

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

John Brennan and Baltic Spies Teamed Up to Defeat Trump  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

The Gathering Storm

 

COMEDY

 

Make it so! Calls for Sir Patrick Stewart to appear on SNL as Kellyanne as old pictures of him in drag resurface looking UNCANNILY like Trump's counselor Conway 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Xinjiang to add Urdu and Farsi curriculum

 

The (real) reason China doesn’t like South Korea’s missile defenses

 

China Makes Advances in Space Lasers, Microwave Weapons

 

China Stonewalls U. S. Steel's Cybertheft Lawsuit

 

China's military buildup on islands almost complete

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Time to bring outer space into N Korean question

 

US ready to fight off any kind of N. Korean attack

 

US Officials: North Korea Conducts New Missile Engine Test

 

N. Korea 50% likely to conduct nuclear provocation in one month: think tank

 

The futile pursuit of negotiations with North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

It's time for both parties to get serious on fixing health care

 

Congress races toward April deadline to avert shutdown

 

Of Health Care Reform, Democratic Moderates, And Other Mythical Beasts

 

Defense supplemental request overstated by $5.2 billion

 

Dent, Kasich say GOP needs to work with Dems

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Sears is having a huge sale on almost everything

 

COURTS

 

Judge Approves Petition to Be Legally 'Genderless'

 

White racist charged with murder as terrorism

 

N.J. family sues to demolish house after creepy letters from "The Watcher"

 

Teen who tossed newborn from window gets probation

 

U.S. Says Gambler Made Clorox Trades After Calls With Icahn

 

Christie Allies Should Get 3 Years for Bridge Plot, U.S. Says  (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

Deal to settle Flint suit to bring $87M for new water lines

 

Blasting federal action on immigration, California's chief justice warns the rule of law is under threat

 

Prominent Texas veterinarian, 48, accused of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband leaps to her death from the seventh floor of her condo 

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Hijab-wearing bank robber sought in Chicago

 

Disgusting! Immigrant Child Rapist DISAPPEARS After Posting Bail

 

Oklahoma Man Uses AR-15 to Defend Home Against Three Armed Intruders

 

Don't say 'Yes' when robocall scam rings

 

Maryland teen suspected of planning alleged school shooting plot

 

Cincinnati nightclub shooting toll rises to 17 injured

 

Homeowner's armed son fatally shoots 3 would-be burglars

 

Oklahoma officer dies after traffic-stop shooting

 

Parents charged after dropping kids off at NY mall while working

 

'Hero' in Kansas triple shooting honored with $100K

 

Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in Florida shooting

 

Sheriff: Pair tried to sell baby on Craigslist for cash

 

Teacher visited teen at work before alleged kidnapping, sister says

 

Arrest in drive-by shooting that killed Calif. boy, 8

 

New Orleans' number of accidental drug-related deaths exceeds the number of murders for the first time in the city’s history with opioids responsible for vast majority 

 

Driver who mowed down 4-year-old boy gets shot dead after stopping

 

Cabbie lured victim by offering to show her Pokémon Go spot, authorities say

 

Family of slain teen ‘shocked’ her boyfriend is a suspect

 

Special-ed teacher accused of having sex with student

 

Somali refugee in U.S. learns fate for attempted sexual assault

 

Man, 20, arrested in connection to the Bellagio heist where robbers in tuxedos and PIG, PANDA and CAT masks stormed a Rolex dealer

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Dem Chair Pledges Opposition to Trump on Everything But Socialized Medicine  (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

Embattled DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Lt. McInerney: ‘Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Are Both in Violation of Espionage Act’ (Video)

 

The Russian Farce


Joe Biden has regrets about not running for President - with good reason
(Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr )

 

Plan to dig up U.S. president's body deemed "mortifying" by family

 

Chelsea Clinton flips out over Trump hat on Lincoln

 

De Blasio's housing-killing class warfare (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Barack Obama will write his memoir while staying on a luxurious South Pacific private island once owned by Marlon Brando at a resort that charges up to $10,000-a-night

 

Huma Abedin Faked Breakup from Weiner for Election (Former US Representative of New York Anthony (the exposer) Weiner)

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Gov. Sandoval (R-Nevada) rejects Trump's bid to build nuclear waste site

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

'Suspicionless' device searches: US government sued over homeland security rules

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Defend our troops by defending the BLM methane waste rule

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions: Shield Illegals, Lose $4 Billion (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

AG Jeff Sessions takes aim at sanctuary cities

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions declares war on sanctuary cities - threatening to cut their Justice Department grants worth billions

 

23 people ask the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions

 

DISNEY

 

Dobson spanks Disney's new box-office smash (Film blasted for 'blatant, agenda-driven decision to introduce homosexuality into children's classic.' AVIPP COMMENTARY: One more example why America is in a moral spiral decline.)

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow snaps 8-session losing streak as strong data lift sentiment

 

Wall Street jumps, fueled by strong consumer data

 

U.S. Stocks Rebound With Banks as Crude Advances: Markets Wrap

 

Dollar turns higher as consumer-confidence reading boosts stocks

 

Wall Street Facing Headwinds as Boomers Forced to Liquidate Their IRAs, 401Ks

 

The secret to moving factories to US: cost, tax and supply

 

Gold steady as investors weigh Trump agenda prospects

 

Asian Stocks Climb as Worry Subsides; Yen Declines: Markets Wrap

 

Stocks, dollar recover as markets try to move past Trump's policy stumble

 

Stocks fall as Trump trade flips into reverse

 

Why long-term U.S. stock returns look dismal

 

EDUCATION

 

A Plan to Reform Our Failing Universities

 

On-campus H2O ministry lifts collegians' trajectory

 

Florida: Muslim prof teaches Islam as fact, Christian student disagrees, gets suspended, police report filed

 

Ties bind local church to community school

 

The Rasmussen Minute: High School Rape Turns Spotlight on Sanctuary Movement

 

Student Op-Ed Calls Out College Kids' Gripes

 

Not Satire: University Sets Up Confessional Booth So Men Can Confess Sins Of Toxic Masculinity

 

Anti White Racism: Hollywood School Receives Budget Cuts Due to Too Many White Students (Video)

 

An Army of Straw Men Keeps Campus Intolerance Alive

 

Students Protest Charles Murray’s ‘Racism’ and ‘Classism’ at NYU

 

'Restoring the Soul of the University'  (Authors discuss new book on role and purpose of Christian higher education.)

 

The State of Personal Finance, Faculty-Staff Edition  (Survey of campus employees finds professors focus on saving for retirement and doubt their financial literacy; administrative staff worry more about the near term.)

 

The NY teachers union's neverending war on tests

 

Cutting College Prep  (White House promises proposed cuts to college-prep programs will be guided by evidence. But past attempts to evaluate the programs have been beset by controversy.)

 

Students told to write 9/11 essay from terrorists’ viewpoint

 

50 Shades of Gray (Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- and will get even older, even as younger scientists hang on the sidelines in hopes of jobs and face longer odds of landing grants.)

 

The latest snake-oil fix for minority education

 

In Praise of ‘B’ Journals  (Academic publishing is becoming more about establishing a pecking order and less about pursuing knowledge, argues Andrew J Hoffman.)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends lower as crude producers fail to ease global supply angst

 

Energy Prices

 

Trump Sets Stage for Power Market Fight With Climate Rollback

 

The fight for green power has to go nuclear (New York)

 

Trump Making American Energy Great Again

 

Keystone pipeline faces bitter fight from environmental activists

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Kill the lawless, baseless Clean Power

 

 

EUROPE

 

Passed over by Nazis, remnants of Ukraine’s last shtetl prepare to celebrate

 

Russia's Orbit – Lukashenko Fears A Color Revolution In Belarus

 

Brazen Murder in Kiev Chills Russia’s Dissidents in Ukraine

 

European country imposes ‘social parasite’ tax on the poor (Belarus)

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close higher as worries over Trump rally recede

 

'We Want Our Concerns to Be Taken Seriously' (Poland's foreign minister complains that his country has been mistreated by the European Union.)

 

Trump Should Ask Denmark’s PM Why His Government Is Promoting Genocide

 

Europe: Death by a Thousand Cuts

 

Hostile Takeover: How Nationalism Could Fracture Europe's Political and Economic Union

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

94-Year-Old Woman Celebrates Her 44th Year Working At McDonald’s

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Sorry: Trump’s ‘heartless’ budget doesn’t slash the safety net

 

Republican budget woes

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

                                   

Video: Robert Spencer on Newsmax’s Malzberg: FBI Wanted Pamela Geller and Me Dead in Garland Jihad Attack

 

Pamela Geller: Obama's FBI 'wanted us dead'

 

Reporters ignore FBI stonewall to pursue ludicrous 'scandal'

 

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Fight over FDA and 'right-to-try' laws moves from states to Congress

 

FOREIGN AID

 

AIPAC to lobby against Trump foreign aid cuts

 

FRANCE

 

‘Carlos the Jackal’ Sentenced to Life for 1974 Attack

 

France’s Hollande says his final mission is to ensure that “populism, nationalism and extremism cannot win”

 

French Socialists Fight for Life Against Betrayal and Division

 

Chicoms Fuel Violent Riots in Paris, Setting City Ablaze

 

China tells France to protect its citizens after fatal police shooting

 

Fillon's wife charged over fake job scandal (Another blow for the Fillon campaign.)

 

Jean-Luc Mélenchon France's hard-left rebel targets the disenchanted

 

Muslim daughter of terror victim: I fear Isis and racists in France

 

GERMANY

 

German MP: Erdogan a “Terrorism Godfather” (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Germany launches probe into 'intolerable spying' by Turkey

 

Social Democrats fight to pass gay marriage bill before election

 

Ground crews at Berlin airports reach pay deal to end strikes

 

Germany's Race to Catch Up in the Startup World

 

These twelve companies pay the highest wages in Germany

 

One in ten German firms to cut UK investments before Brexit: survey

 

'I feel less British now': The Brits becoming German after Brexit 

 

Fake News: No, Trump Never Handed Merkel a NATO Invoice (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Thieves stole 100-kg Canadian coin by loading it into wheelbarrow and rolling it to getaway car: German police

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Is the Paris Climate Agreement Dead?

 

Climate change ‘Human fingerprint’ found on global extreme weather

 

Earth Hour: Hey, Let's Live Like We're In Venezuela

 

One of the most troubling ideas about climate change finds new evidence in its favor

 

GOP

 

Trump ally Giuliani to defend alleged Iran sanctions violator — report (Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani)

 

At least some Republicans are honest about not wanting to repeal Obamacare

 

In Oregon, the left targets an evangelical GOP judge

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

What Now for Obamacare?

 

Pressure on health secretary after ditched vote on Obamacare repeal  (Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price)

 

The right cure for Obamacare

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Florida officials: Aggressive efforts to stop Zika continue 

 

Girl suffers third-degree burns from making "slime"

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Netflix drama conveniently forgets major fact on famed atheist

 

HONG KONG

 

Chinese Factional Interests Collide in Hong Kong Leadership Election

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Ossoff Admits He Misrepresented National Security Credentials   (After claiming for months he had five years of experience as a congressional national security staffer with top-secret clearance, Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has now admitted that he had clearance for just five months.)

 

Ryan Backs Nunes After Intelligence Chairman Rejects Recusal Calls  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)/ US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

At AIPAC, Paul Ryan talks tough on Iran, says US will no longer tolerate UN’s anti-Israel bias

 

The Freedom Caucus Made Ryan – Now Unmake Him (If Ryan refuses to leave after botching the Obamacare repeal, the Freedom Caucus needs to push for the speaker’s removal. )

 

The Freedom Caucus Is The Silver Lining In The Obamacare Debacle

 

Devin Nunes Should Step Down as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee


Ryan: No Timeline on Obamacare Repeal, ‘Because We Want to Get It Right’

 

Why Paul Ryan Needs the Freedom Caucus

 

House Republicans Renew Plans to Repeal Obamacare After Failed First Attempt

 

Bill Filed To Repeal Obamacare With Just One Sentence

 

Wasserman Schultz Repeats Trumpcare Claim WaPo Determined Was Misleading (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Pelosi reads out J Street-backed two-state letter at AIPAC confab (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Health Care and We, The People

 

Ryan will continue Obamacare repeal and replace effort  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Enough With the Recriminations, Go Back to Work

 

Paul Ryan: House Republicans will continue their push for health-care reform this year

 

As Democrats call for recusal, House intel chair says 'nobody was sneaking around' on WH visit  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Trump, Ryan differ on how much relief to offer the middle class in tax-code overhaul

 

Schumer demands Nunes be replaced as House intel committee head (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Pelosi, more Dems call for Nunes to step aside (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Counting the ways the GOP bungled the health-care bill

 

Nunes should recuse himself from Russia probe: Schiff (D-California) says

 

How to Build on Obamacare

 

Trump confidant Roger Stone eager to testify in Russia probe

 

Botching the Obamacare repeal

 

‘They’d vote against the Ten Commandments!’ Member of House Freedom Caucus resigns and blasts the group for blind opposition to Republican party 

 

Nunes says he didn't coordinate with White House

 

IMMIGRATION

 

'Sanctuary' policies shouldn't protect thugs  (High-profile crimes in Rockville, Maryland, and Hempstead, Long Island, ought to give pause to those rushing to shield every illegal immigrant from law enforcement. Start with what Nassau County Police...)

 

L.A. needs to provide attorneys to immigrants facing deportation

 

L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s Message to Smugglers: “The Coast Is Clear”


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Aggressive ICE tactics making Latino crime victims fearful to come forward

 

ICE agent shoots man during arrest attempt in Chicago

 

Father of Maryland high school rape suspect accused of 'raping a fourteen-year-old girl in a bathroom' is arrested by ICE

 

 

INDIA

 

India’s fractious Babri mosque-Ram temple legal rows roll on

 

Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative

 

Newborn Baby Girl Rescued After She Was Buried Alive by Her Parents Who Wanted a Boy

 

3-Month-Old Unborn Baby Found Buried in the Mud

 

India wants to seal its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia's China-backed high-speed rail comes untracked

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

6.5 Million Taxpayers Paid $3 Billion in Obamacare Penalties in 2016

 

Tax Foundation: Taxpayers Spend 6.1 Billion Hours, $234 Billion Per Year on Tax Compliance

 

IRAN

 

IS releases video threatening Iran 

 

IRAQ

 

In Interview On Iranian News Website Close To IRGC, Iraqi President 'Lauds Iran's Timely Support, Backs [IRGC Commander] Gen. Soleimani'

 

Kirkuk council decision to wave Kurdish flag triggers reaction

 

Hugh Fitzgerald: An Independent Kurdistan: Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Plan

 

Islamic State stones to death a youth accused of homosexuality in Mosul

 

'The house literally collapsed on us': Mosul airstrikes that killed hundreds of civilians condemned

 

At Site of Deaths, Our Reporters Find Cost of U.S.-ISIS Battle

 

Restarting economic opportunity in post-ISIS Iraq

 

ISLAM

 

Political Islam Is Today’s Anti-American ‘Long March Through The Institutions’

 

Is Free Speech Good for Muslims?

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, March 28, 2017)

 

Trump envoy meets Abbas  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

New Palestinian envoy in DC sees ‘opportunity’ in Trump

 

PMW exposé leads Germany to cancel major sports deal with PA

 

PM: Israel ‘committed’ to working with Trump on peace process (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israeli Technology Pulls Water out of Thin Air During AIPAC Conference

 

Analysis: Will the Arab Summit make Abbas great again?

 

Soldier loses consciousness and dies  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox take to streets in mass anti-draft protest

 

Exclusive: Palestinian Authority warns against Jerusalem Embassy move

 

Israel said to renew diplomatic ties with Nicaragua

 

Holocaust Survivor, 86, Returning to Auschwitz with IDF Officers

 

Hamas said to acquire highly explosive short-range rockets

 

Fatah students: Martyrs' blood will create state

 

Navy doubling up on seaborne Iron Dome batteries to thwart Hezbollah

 

Arab Summit Set To Focus on Palestinian Issue

 

Vacationing Israelis warned of ‘immediate’ terror threat in Sinai

 

Poll: Majority of Jewish Israelis oppose ending 50-year military occupation

 

In Israel, elections are a sort of escapism

 

Palestinian Authority (PA) Criticized For Restricting Freedom Of Expression After Banning Novel For 'Indecency'

 

Exclusive: US planning Israeli-Palestinian-Gulf peace summit, sources say

 

Turkish deputy FM criticizes Israel over failure in peace attempts

 

New PA ambassador to US has high hopes for Trump era

 

New Israelis Arrive From Ukraine on IFCJ ‘Freedom Flight’

 

Fact-finding commission: PA police used unjustified force against protesters

 

Report: Hamas develops new 'high-powered' rocket akin to Hezbollah projectiles

 

AIPAC Conference Celebrates Judea and Samaria Anniversary

 

Israeli authorities demolish 2 buildings in East Jerusalem's Issawiya

 

Showdown: Poll Shows Shaked Gets 3 Seats More than Bennett (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

2 Palestinians held without charge continue hunger strikes in Israeli prison

 

Bennett to Trump: Move Over This Embassy

 

Israeli Support for Palestinian State Hits Historic Low

 

Is Israel losing its soul?

 

Israeli politicians, U.S. Jewish leaders discuss religious divisions, dismiss anti-Semitic threats

 

South Tel Aviv Overtaken by Illegal Immigrants  (South Tel Aviv citizens afraid to leave their homes after dark.)

 

JAPAN

 

Japan to ‘bomb North Korea’ in missile strike before crazed despot Kim Jong-un can ‘destroy’ the country in nuclear attack  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

8 Japanese students feared dead after avalanche

 

As N. Korea fires missiles, some in Japan want the ability to launch strikes

 

JORDAN

 

A Test For King Abdullah  (Time to extradite a remorseless killer of American citizens.)

 

LIBERALISM

 

Left Uses Bible to Attack Trump Budget

 

The Civil War is Here  (The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule.)

 

MARIJUANA

 

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

 

Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot (Some clinicians think marijuana may help ease the transition out of addiction, while critics say substituting one drug for another is no solution.)

 

MEDIA 

 

The Media’s Trump Derangement Syndrome

 

Chris Matthews Compares the Trump Family to Saddam Hussein's

 

CBS Anchor Under Fire for Censoring Hannity Interview

 

New York Times Gives Rachel Dolezal Platform to Promote ‘Trans-Racial’ Identity

 

Public Broadcasting Head Bemoans 'Fake News'

 

The Liberal Hour at Fox News Is Driving Viewers Away

 

Reporter in Tennessee fired after lawmakers complain

 

'People for a Free Press' warn against ... free press

 

Breitbart staff list reveals additional ties to Bannon and Mercer

 

Lawyers amazed news media reporting accurately

 

How TIME murdered truth, and framed Trump

 

Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he's bad for America; Hannity fires back

 

MEDICAID

 

Once Just a Footnote, Medicaid Flexed Its Might in Showdown

 

MEXICO

 

Catholic Archdiocese in Mexico Says Aiding Border Wall 'Traitorous'

 

Florida woman, 47, paid for young woman to be smuggled in from Mexico and held her captive for two years while she tried to impregnate her with her boyfriend's sperm and fed her on beans

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia

 

Amazon buys Middle East’s biggest online retailer

 

The Triangle of Moscow, Tehran and Jerusalem

 

MILITARY

 

Trump has strategy for destroying IS, and it's working

 

We Can't Afford to Lose U.S.-Russian Nuclear Cooperation

 

U.S. Air Force buys additional laser materials

 

US deploys F-35s to South Korea

 

U.S. reviews bomb videos as part of probe into civilian deaths in Mosul

 

Navy swaps online General Military Training for live discussion

 

200 more US troops headed to Iraq to assist in Mosul

 

Lockheed's $29 billion helicopter poised to win Pentagon's approval

 

Marines struggle with more tours to Afghanistan, discussions with families

 

A U.S. airstrike may have killed hundreds in Mosul. That’s no way to win a war.

 

Navy artists record military history on canvas

 

Iwo Jima veterans return to mark WWII battle’s 72nd  anniversary

 

Trump has let the Pentagon off its leash: President is giving the military greater freedom to wage war how it wants after the Obama administration controlled every move 

 

U.S. military says it will stay course on airstrike procedures in Iraq, Syria

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO confirms Tillerson meeting Friday  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Does NATO Really Need Montenegro?

 

Trump Must Stand His Ground with NATO

 

NUTRITION

 

High fiber diet could prevent type 1 diabetes, trials suggest

 

How eating too much protein in middle age can SHORTEN your life: Experts reveal this result of low-carb diets could be seriously detrimental to your health

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani government: Facebook heeded its demand and has removed 85% of “blasphemous” material

 

Pakistan’s ‘last Jew’ wins right to convert from Islam

 

PM announced healthcare,infrastructure,education for the people of Sindh

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Wow! Ally of Philippines Prez Duterte Unleashes On EU: “Engage in Online Child Porn. It’s What You’re Good at”

 

Japan loans Manila military planes for South China Sea

 

Duterte’s diplomatic moves win aid from all sides, but will the mercurial Philippine leader’s success last?  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

 

POVERTY

 

It's Time To End Poverty, Instead Of Politicizing It

 

 

RUSSIA

 

The Most Hated Man in Russia  (This weekend's protests proved one thing: From Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, everyone hates Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev)

 

Russia and Iran discuss energy ties, Syrian settlement

 

Russia's Modern-Day KGB Has Occupied Alexei Navalny's Office

 

Top military brass warns US missile defense ships in Black and Baltic seas can hit Russia

 

Russia Breaks Arctic Pledge After Stripping Nature Reserves of State Protection

 

Putin-Rouhani meeting round-up (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Russian opposition leader gets jail after mass protests

 

Russian strategic missile carriers to take part in military drills in Tajikistan

 

Russia Opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for 15 days after protests

 

Military expert warns US ABMs can detect any missile shield, even Russian ones

 

SCIENCE

 

The Trump Administration’s War on Science

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Virginia Governor McAuliffe (D) Wants to Restore One-Gun-a-Month Policy

 

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Allowing Those With Protective Orders to Carry Guns

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Drunk woman, 37, arrested for trying to charge into a Secret Service restricted area and 'talking to empty cars' at Mar-a-Lago just hours after Melania made an appearance 

 

 

SENATE

 

At AIPAC, McConnell criticizes nuke deal as ‘windfall’ for Iran (Former Senate Minority Leader Harry (Criminal) Reid (D-Nevada)

 

McCain Whines About Threats to Globalist “New World Order”   (US Senator of Maine Susan M. Collins (R)

 

Senate Republicans Consider Nuclear Option to Confirm Gorsuch

 

US Senate advances approval of Montenegro into NATO

 

Senate Dems Stand With Anti-Israel J Street Over Israel

 

Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians

 

More Democrats Oppose Gorsuch as GOP to Offer `No Deals' on Vote (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Senate May Push for Health-Care Deal, But Democrats Wary

 

Schumer loses cool with Trump supporter at swanky restaurant (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Democrat ‘not inclined’ to join filibuster on Gorsuch vote (US Senator of Vermont Patrick J Leahy (D)

 

Judge Gorsuch grilled on possible conflicts of interest

 

Gorsuch may fall short of votes needed for smooth Supreme Court confirmation

 

McCain: Shutdown would endanger military lives (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

‘Mr. Social Security’ Pleads Guilty for Involvement in Widespread Disability Fraud Scheme

 

SOUTH KOREA  

 

Possibilities for reunifying the Korean Peninsula

 

 7 Samsung to sell 'refurbished' phones

 

Korea Could Fall Further Behind Japan Again

 

Korea Shifts Focus to Muslim Tourists

 

Judges Are the Happiest at Work

 

Koreans Suffer Hardest in the World from Widowhood

 

2 in 3 Companies to Boost Facilities Investment This Year

 

Childbirths down for 14th  consecutive month in January

 

SOUTH PACIFIC

 

'Sorcery' killings:Murder trial of more than 100 men begins in Papua New Guinea

 

 

SPORTS

 

“Transgenders” on the Field: When Men Dominate Women’s Sports

 

Celebrations of Me, Me, Me in Sports

 

Connecticut headed to 10th  consecutive Final Four

 

UNC hoops star gets standing ovation in morning class, after winning shot

 

NCAA gives North Carolina ultimatum on ‘bathroom bill’

 

Raiders Leaving Oakland Again, This Time for Las Vegas

 

Jose Canseco is joining the A's as TV analyst

 

Bill Plaschke: The Lakers are officially Jeanie Buss' team, so what will she do?

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Severe storms bring golf-ball-size hail to Texas

 

Money for nothing: Cuomo’s $25 billion upstate-jobs failure (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Gov. Moonbeam: Trump Building Wall to Trap Californians in America (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

George Soros Co-Opted Millions in US Taxpayer Dollars. Why Rex Tillerson Is the Man to Fix It.  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

SUICIDES

 

Financier burned by Madoff leaps to death off Sofitel hotel

 

SYRIA

 

Syrian 'state terrorism' Spanish court to investigate Assad regime  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

The US Military Is Now Deliberately Preventing Bashar Al-Assad And His Troops From Fighting ISIS, While At The Same Time Supporting Muslim Rebels

 

No peace deal in Syria without US role, says opposition

 

TAIWAN

 

China voices opposition to Japanese official's Taiwan visit

 

Over half of Taiwanese reject ‘one China’: survey

 

Taipei court says Ma not guilty of leaks (Former President Ma Ying-jeou)

 

Missing Taiwan activist allegedly detained in China

 

Student exchange flap tests Taiwan’s resistance to Chinese economic pressure

 

TAXATION

 

$540,701,000,000: U.S. Property Taxes Hit Record in 2016

 

'Pink Tax' forces women to pay more than men

 

Think tax reform will be easy for Trump? Ha, ha.

 

Report: Trump wants to move tax reform, infrastructure together (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Another bad idea.  Each should be stand alone bills.)

 

TEENS

 

Why teenagers have no excuse for staying in bed: Youngsters would wake more easily if they spent time outside and stopped using screens at night 

 

 

TERRORISM

 

ISIS cubs on killing rampage

 

Terrorists use the Dark Web to hide

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

Mother films 'horrifying' pat-down of her disabled teenage son by 'power tripping TSA agent who left him traumatized for several hours'

 

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Senate Dem Wants Investigation Into Mnuchin’s Comments About Lego Movie  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

Why Steven Mnuchin Wants a Stronger I.R.S.

 

 

TURKEY

 

Tensions flare as Greece tells Turkey it is ready to answer any provocation

 

Turkish woman pardons daughter-in-law over son’s murder

 

President Erdoğan visits CHP’s ‘no’ campaign tent in Istanbul

 

Women granted asylum by Norway are suspects in Turkish exam leaking case

 

US secretary of state due to visit Turkey with ‘interim zone of stability’ on agenda

 

Atatürk would have said ‘yes’ in referendum, President Erdoğan says

 

UK likely to lift electronics ban on flights from Turkey: Transport minister

 

Over 407,000 new jobs created in Turkey in 2017: Minister

 

Sensationalist Pro-Erdogan Turkish Daily Calls For Nuclear Weapons, A Stop To Fighting ISIS

 

 

UBER

 

Uber diversity report shows shortage of women, minorities

 

Is Uber's self-driving program veering off track?

 

 

UNIONS

 

Taxpayers Paid $162.5 Million for Union Work

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher, recovering from slide as pound falls before Brexit trigger

 

'It is time for Britain to come together': May's rallying call as she signs historic letter to trigger Brexit and begin irreversible process to leave EU  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

British Police: We Have No Idea What Drove London Parliament Terrorism. Here’s An Idea.

 

Terrorism on Westminster Bridge

 

Here's How the U.K. Will Serve the EU With Divorce Papers

 

UK: Muslim prisoner pours boiling fat over other prisoner’s head because of “insult to Islam”

 

Scottish Parliament Backs Bid for New Independence Referendum

 

UK Muslim used Telegram to tell Muslims to “buy a knife and stab a kafir in his guts or slit his throat”

 

UK: Muslim pol says London jihadi was “violent Christian before he was a violent Muslim”

 

Glazov Gang: Ex-Muslim Sandra Solomon Unveils the Terror in London

 

London jihad murderer was receiving welfare checks (French President Francois Hollande)

 

London jihadi’s daughter refused his pressure to convert to Islam, wear a niqab

 

Islam Apologist Group CAGE Blames West for London Terrorist Attack

 

U.K. Typhoons to deploy to Romania for air policing mission

 

No Truth Please, We're British  (Killing the messenger after the London attacks.)

 

Campaign: Cut the EU red tape choking Britain after Brexit to free the country from Brussels shackles

 

Nicola Sturgeon: PM has no ‘rational opposition’ to indyref2  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Donald Trump urged to help Scotland Yard access key WhatsApp message sent by Westminster terrorist attacker Adrian Ajao

 

Security breach renders UK in-flight laptop ban useless

 

British, Scottish leaders to meet amid independence row

 

Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was not directed by Isis, say police

 

UK Beauty queen cured her severe acne with one simple diet trick

 

'Adams family' Ex-gang boss ordered to pay back £700,000 of criminal earnings

 

Increased security at Windsor Castle Changing of the Guard after Westminster terror attack 

 

'Hidden' children People missing out on education at risk of abuse and exploitation

 

Donald Trump is 'an embarrassment for the world', says Sir Richard Bra

 

Prisons Watchdog condemns lack of action on rising female suicides

 

Theresa May insists her position on indyref2 will not change  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Justice system Ethnic minorities 'receive tougher sentences'

 

Oil exploration firm in 'largest undeveloped discovery' on the UK Continental Shelf

 

Ebola Doctor was 'dishonest' in screening nurse who had virus, tribunal finds

 

NHS funding review for gluten-free food

 

Theresa May only allowed Nicola Sturgeon to speak 'briefly' about second referendum

 

London Woman and nephew killed at home as part of 'vendetta', court hears

 

MPs deny foreign aid cash being 'wasted'

 

Trump branded 'international embarrassment' following Nato invoice

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Adviser Claims Trump Won’t Last 4 Years in Office

 

Pakistani-American trauma surgeon awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honour in UN

 

Haley tells AIPAC: 'There is a new sheriff in town' at the UN (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Nuclear weapons Negotiations over ban begins, but US boycotts meeting  (At least 113 countries meet at UN to discuss ban, but US ambassador says the world is too unsafe for the US not to have nuclear weapons.)

 

Nikki Haley, personable, serious, and the undisputed star of AIPAC’s conference

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Death toll rises in deadly early-morning blaze in Oakland

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis is playing with fire. Hell fire.

 

Pope’s ambassador: Pope Francis is ‘not a politician’

 

Cardinal Burke: If Pope won’t answer dubia, ‘we simply will have to correct the situation’

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Why Trump Is Failing

 

Gender Gap Shrinks as Trump Loses Support Among Men

 

You're Fired: How Trump Can Take On DC's Entrenched Bureaucracy

 

Trump’s Sweeping Executive Order on Climate Policy Has Been Sorely Needed

 

Trump Admin Denies Report It Tried to Block Sally Yates From Testifying on Russia

 

Sean Spicer Calls Out April Ryan for Acting Like Petulant Teen at Daily Briefing: ‘Stop Shaking Your Head Again’  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Reporters Simply Horrified That Sean Spicer Was Mean to April Ryan During Briefing

 

Sean Spicer Comments Show Priebus Is In Trouble  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

Man in custody after claiming to have bomb near White House, source says

 

Trump signs four bills to roll back Obama-era regulations

 

Trump confident of deal with Democrats on Obamacare replacement

 

Trump tries to move forward after major setback in Congress

 

Trump attacks Clinton uranium deal on Twitter as pressure mounts for Russia probe

 

White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything

 

Trump moves ahead with plans for tax cuts after health care failure

 

Trump could learn a lot from his mistakes. He won’t.

 

The All-Male Photo Op Isn’t a Gaffe. It’s a Strategy.

 

Trump’s approval rating hits new low in Gallup poll

 

Colbert mocks 'totally unqualified' Jared Kushner for leading new White House office

 

Less personality, more policy

 

Whatever Trump does next, it has to be about jobs and wages

 

Trump is looking more and more like a man without a plan

 

Spicer: Trump thought House health bill was 'bad deal'  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer; AVIPP COMMENTARY: Why did he support it?)

 

Kushner met Russian bank executives: report

 

'Sean Spicer's teeth are a sanctuary city for spinach': Social media users mock White House press secretary after he holds conference with food between his teeth

 

Rain melts witches' spells on Trump

 

Trump staff 'wiping their electronic devices' before giving evidence

 

How Trump can get his groove back

 

Trump again attacks Freedom Caucus

 

 100,000 Pieces of Agitprop to be Sent to the White House

 

Trump: Dems ‘will make a deal’ on healthcare  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: No they will not.  They want to impeach him and he believes they will make a deal on health care.  How foolish!)

 

DeLay: Trump's 'Rookie Idea' to Work With Dems Won't End Well  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: So true!)

 

Working with Democrats means new political risks for Trump

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

 

YAHOO

 

Accused Yahoo hacker's parents says he's innocent

 

ZOOS

 

Zoo Knoxville mystified by 32 reptiles' deaths

 

 

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