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Thursday, February 14, 2019

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

  

In Today's Issue:  

 

ABORTION

 

President Trump Challenges ôChristian¤ Democrat Senator Who Supports Abortions Up to Birth

 

Voters Oppose Democratsْ Stance on Abortion

 

Vermont pushes new law as survey confirms late-term abortion opposition

 

Another Voice: State's new abortion law is step backward (New York)

 

Satanic Temple Loses Lawsuit to Overturn Pro-Life Law It Says Violates Its Religious Beliefs

 

Mississippi advances ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

 

Mississippi passes bill banning abortions on babies with beating hearts

 

Massachusetts Bill Would Legalize Abortions Up to Birth, Allow Infanticide by Leaving Babies to Die

 

Massachusetts Democrats propose expanding late-term abortions, ending care for abortion survivors

 

Satanic Temple member loses fight on Missouri abortion law

 

Liberal Media Bashes Pro-Life ôExtremists¤ for Using ôInaccurate¤ Phrase ôLate-Term Abortions¤

 

Illinois lawmakers try to protect abortion access as the fate of Roe v. Wade becomes unclear

 

4D ultrasound of unborn baby to air on jumbo screens in New Yorkْs Times Square

 

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

 

Texas bill with over 40 cosponsors would ban abortions on babies with beating hearts

 

Live ultrasound to appear on Times Square jumbo screen

 

Tennessee pro-lifers introduce bill to criminalize abortion after Roe v. Wade falls

 

The Church and Abortion: What History Shows

 

Pro-Abortion Writer: President Trump is ôWrecking Our Sex Lives¤ Because Heْs ôCreepy¤ and ôRape-Like¤

 

City urged to be 'sanctuary city for the unborn'

 

Independent Investigation Confirms Pro-Life Teens Told the Truth, Indicates Nathan Phillips Lied

 

These abortion laws arenْt what ّpro-choiceْ is supposed to mean

 

Arkansas lawmaker's plan tightens abortion ban to 18 weeks

 

Why One Woman Started Selling Abortion Pills Online

 

Kansas lawmakers introduce ّabortion reversalْ bill promoting controversial practice

 

Abortion heartbeat bill proposed in both Ohio House, Senate

 

Vermont late-term abortion bill has pro-life advocates concerned

 

Stop Forcing Us to Pay for Abortion Insurance

 

Rhode Island voters overwhelmingly oppose New York-style abortion ...

 

20% of pregnant women have abortions: survey  (South Korea)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Forgetting Why We Fought in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

WHO scaling up efforts to contain Lassa fever outbreak in West Africa

 

Africa's Top Coffee Producer May Triple Output in Five Years

 

AMERICA

 

It's not a boy or girl. It's a 'theyby'

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Market Rises

 

The Australian dollar is sliding ahead of key economic data

 

Australian dollar on track for worst day since 2016

 

 AVIATION

 

Airbus ends production of A380, the worldْs largest passenger jet and a Boeing 747 rival 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

(Governor of California )Newsom (D) Dismantles Brownْs Boondoggles

 

?Let?s be real?: California just proved that high-speed rail is a dead end

 

Californiaْs High-Speed Rail To Nowhere Trailblazes For The Green New Deal

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Could California's Doomed Bullet Train Fund Trump's Border Wall?

 

CANADA

 

TSX rises 0.44 percent

 

Trudeau govt. uses official @Canada twitter account to promote drag queen  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

'The old rules no longer apply': Climate scientists envision mild winters all over Canada by 2080

 

Childrenْs minister Lisa MacLeod urged to resign over accusation she bullied autism group

 

Ontario education minister must resign for failing to repeal sex-ed: parentsْ group

 

Toronto ISIS terrorist sentenced to 7 years in prison

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

Government watchdog backs citizenship on census

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

The Left Attacks 'Homophobia' In Christian Churches, Ignores Mosques. The Double Standard Is Insane.

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Chinese Economy Begins To Slow Down, Students In Or Returning To China Cannot Find Jobs

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Skepticism persists over North Korea-US summit

 

Crystal Meth a Popular Holiday Gift in N.Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Reject the Democrats' High Taxes

 

The Amnesty Omnibus ّDealْ Is The Exact Boondoggle Trump Ran Against

 

Whatْs Good, Bad, and OK in the Omnibus Bill

 

Green New Deal Making Dems Squeal

 

The Green New Deal

 

Lawmakers set to vote on spending bill, border compromise as deadline to avert shutdown looms

 

Congress is about to pass another border funding bill with no money for a wall

 

For the Civil Rights Act to do its job, Congress must pass the Equality Act

 

Congress Reveals Details of Border ّCompromiseْ

 

àBorder Patrol Council President: Congress Ignored Experts on the Wall

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Sabotage in Queens  (Opponents of the Amazon deal declare victory as the company cancels its New York plansùand the city waves goodbye to 25,000 jobs.)

 

Amazon nixes deal to bring HQ, 25K jobs to Big Apple after hostile reception from left

 

The Incredible Hypocrisy of Jeff Bezos

 

Johnson & Johnson supplier seeks bankruptcy over talc lawsuits

 

Amazon No. 1 û for sexual exploitation of kids

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Video shows moment California cops gun down aspiring rapper

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

National security depends on cybersecurity, and Louisiana leads the way

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Barack Obama, Hatred of America Originator, Hangs On To Maintain It

 

The Virginia Blackface Follies

 

Vanessa Tyson to meet with Boston DA, report Justin Fairfax accusation

 

The danger to Democrats from the left

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Judge Finds That Manafort Lied to FBI, Mueller  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Andrew McCabe says DOJ discussed removing Trump from office (Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

Mueller 'illegally gave CNN Stone indictment details'

 

McCabe says he quickly opened FBI investigation of Trump for fear of being fired

 

One of FBIْs Most Wanted gunned down by agents in hotel room

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks struggle for direction as weak economic data counters U.S.-China trade optimism

 

Fall in U.S. retail sales dampens world stock market rally

 

S&P 500 slips as grim retail sales data overshadows trade hopes

 

Asia stocks wait on Sino-U.S. talks, China trade data

 

Gold ends lower, building on a weekly decline

 

Weakest U.S. retail sales since 2009 cast pall over economy

 

Should stock-market investors freak out over an earnings recession? These charts say no

 

EDUCATION

 

Daycare Dismantles Swing Sets To Score Higher on State 'Early Achievers' Test

 

A year after Parkland massacre, school turns to surveillance software that can flag threats

 

Do Law Schools Need a Second Ranking From 'U.S. News'?

 

Studying the West's 'Great Books' is made greater by the scholarship of international students

 

F&M Sticks to Admissions Policies Even as Budget Cuts Loom

 

Louisiana College quits CCCU over LGBT policy

 

DeSantis Seeks Grand Jury Investigation of Broward County School Failures 1 Year After Parkland Shooting

 

Denver Teachers Strike Ends After 3 Days

 

Thereْs Not Much Performance in Denver Schoolsْ ّPay for Performanceْ System

 

Parkland One Year Later: Lots of Talk, Little Action

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt parliament overwhelmingly approves extension of president's term limits

 

ELECTIONS

 

Study undercuts Dems in voter ID fight: ّDisenfranchisement allegations were always a smokescreenْ

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

FOX NEWS POLL: Majority thinks Dems have a chance to unseat Trump in 2020

 

Joe Bidenْs 2020 campaign decision: Quietly agonizing as months go by

 

Kamala Harris, Cory Booker fail to inspire: ّI hope black people can find a true championْ

 

Class warfare and the Democrats

 

Kamala Harris Packed California Prisons With Pot Peddlers

 

2020 Democrats split on spending deal

 

Kumbaya caucus: Dem senators running in 2020 insist they adore each other

 

The three 2020 Democrats Trump's campaign is watching most closely

 

Democratic Contenders' Record on Higher Ed

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

Survey: oil price drop wonْt cause industry collapse in 2019

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA vows to rein in toxic ّforeverْ chemicals detected in U.S. drinking water for millions

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Trade optimism helps European stocks shrug off growth fears

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

McCabe says he quickly opened FBI investigation of Trump for fear of being fired   (Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

Rosenstein 'Rejects McCabe's Recitation of Events as Inaccurate and Factually Incorrect'  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

FOUNDING FATHERS

 

Newly Released Washington Letter Warns Against Another Convention

 

FRANCE

 

France to tighten online bullying laws after 'League of LOL' scandal

 

GERMANY

 

German spy agency said examining far-rightْs ties to Russia

 

 

GOP

 

A Republican with a real chance to win an NYC-wide office

 

Georgia House speaker accused of using office to delay court for clients

 

HEALTH CARE

 

How the Trump Administration can Improve Health Care Coverage

 

Death rates for African Americans with cancer fall significantly, study says

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

The Homosexual Mafia Strikes Again

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Freedom Caucus tries to buy time for Trump, because the border 'deal' is worse than you thought

 

John Dingell honored in D.C. funeral Mass

 

Omar headlines event with anti-Semitic champ(US Representative of Minnesota Ilhan Omar (D)

 

House approves language denouncing anti-Semitism in wake of Ilhan Omar comments

 

Democrat demands public apology over ّracistْ Robert E. Lee book in GOP congressmanْs office

 

Maxine Waters has a powerful new House position ù and freshmen who could make it challenging

 

This Is Why Minnesota Jewish Leaders Say They Will No Longer Treat Ilhan Omar With ّKid Glovesْ

 

Ilhan Omar Criticizes Cold War Policy To Distract From Socialismْs Atrocities In Venezuela

 

Fireworks: Dem Rep Accused Of Anti-Semitism Decided To Pick Another Fight During Committee Hearing

 

Reporter to Ocasio-Cortez As She Celebrates: Um, Wouldn't Amazon Have Created Thousands of Jobs?

 

Bernie Sanders on Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omarْs anti-Semitic tweets: ôWe will stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters¤

 

Donْt Accept Omarْs Phony Alibis for Hate

 

All About the Benajamins: Omar Advances Interests of Iranian Donors

 

Freshman Democrats Announce Opposition to Bipartisan Spending Bill: It Gives More Money to ّAbusive Agenciesْ

 

Omar Fundraises Off Trump Call to Resign Over Anti-Semitic Tweets

 

Top House Democrat Praises Omar: ّIncredible Young Ladyْ With a ّTremendous Futureْ

 

Connolly on Omarْs Anti-Semitism: She Needs to ّTemper the Viewsْ She Came to Congress With

 

Democratic Socialists Warn New York House Dems of Primary Challenges: ّThey Should Be Afraidْ

 

 

INDIA

 

More than 30 killed in deadliest attack on Indian security forces in Kashmir in three decades

 

Saudi crown prince India visit ّhistoric event,ْ says ambassador

 

India terrorist attack: Why the US should force China to pick a side

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesiaْs Next Election Is in April. The Islamists Have Already Won.

 

IRAN

 

Pence launches combative broadside against U.S. allies, calling on them to withdraw from nuclear deal with Iran

 

US slams Iran for prolonging Yemen war and blocking peace

 

ISLAM

 

Islamic scholar invokes Qurْan to justify killing Jews: ôKill the polytheists wherever you may find them¤

 

Just Say 'No' to Valentineْs Day (Celebrating love on February 14 is ôun-Islamic.¤)

 

Hating Valentineْs

 

Dr. Ali Al-Sibaْi: Why Do the Descendants of Apes and Pigs Rule Over Us?

 

ISRAEL

 

In clip leaked by PMO, Arab ministers seen defending Israel, attacking Iran  

 

Abbas Urges Palestinians in Hebron To Confront Settlers  (ôPalestinian¤ Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israeli, US troops wrap up annual joint missile defense war games 

 

At Warsaw parley, Israelْs anti-Iran front is stretched to Yemen, Iraq  

 

Bahrain FM to Times of Israel: Ties will be normalized ّeventuallyْ

 

Gruesome Palestinian ôethical¤ dilemma: Should rapist murderer be recognized as hero?

 

With huge turnout in first primary, Meretz voters pick veteran MKs for top spots

 

Jewish Home and National Union to run together

 

AG said leaning toward charging Netanyahu with bribe in Case 2000  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Watch: Arab leaders back united front with Israel against Iran

 

Oman papers ignore Netanyahu-Omani FM meeting: 5 things to know from past week

 

 Polish PM 'seriously considering' cancelling Israel visit

 

Palestinian vehicles sprayed with Hebrew graffiti in apparent hate crime

 

Will grandstanding in Warsaw help or hinder Netanyahu?

 

Israel inks multi-million-dollar deal with Italy for training helicopters

 

Palestinians Continue Looking at the United Nations as their Propaganda Arm

 

Kushner: Mideast peace deal will be unveiled after Israeli election

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia: Muslim who tried to bomb church says ôI have no regrets for what happened¤

 

MEDIA 

 

As The Russia Hoax Begins To Unravel, The Gaslighting Begins

 

MEDICARE

 

Poll: Voter Support for ّMedicare for Allْ Implodes

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Article In Qatari Daily: 'Kill Valentine's Day'

 

MILITARY

 

Sinking Feeling: The U.S. Navy Is Losing Its Submarine Advantage to China

 

Trump May Have $21 Billion in Military Funds Available for the Wall

 

U.S. destroyers in disputed waters

 

'I like this guy': Trump expected to visit soldier wounded in deadly Syria blast

 

Army civilian in Landstuhl says he 'fought like hell' during home invasion that left one intruder dead

 

Laser pointed at US military cargo plane in Tokyo sparks local police probe

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan rejects links to attack in Indian controlled Kashmir

 

PATRIOTISM

 

Viral Roseboro Pledge of Allegiance photo sparks outpouring of praise, patriotism

 

POLITICS

 

Color and Politics

 

PRISONS

 

El Chapo escaped two prisons in Mexico ù but no oneْs ever busted out of the American ّADXْ

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh urges Trump: Order probe of 'these Obama people'

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Declining liberal Protestant churches are soft targets for hostile takeovers 

RUSSIA

 

Will Russia disconnect from the Internet?

 

Putin: Only Syrians can determine political fate of their country  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russian-Chinese trade turnover grows by 10.8% to $9.2 billion in January ù China's customs

 

Mikhail Gorbachev: A Nuclear Arms Race Will Produce No Winners (Op-ed)

 

Putin on US ّpulloutْ from Syria: Trump working to deliver on election promises, a rare thing in US

 

Kremlin brands US sanctions bill against Russian energy projects as ّracketeeringْ

 

Russian Lawmakers Propose Fining Government Officials for Insulting Citizens

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

More Guns, Less Crime: Concealed-carry Permit Holders More Law-abiding Than Police

 

Oklahoma May Be Next State to Enact ôConstitutional Carry¤ Law

 

New Mexico County Makes Itself A 'Second Amendment Sanctuary' For Gun Owners

 

SENATE

 

Senate approves border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency in bid to fund wall

 

Breaking: Senate confirms Trump attorney general who opposes Roe v. Wade

 

GOP takes first step toward ّnuclearْ rules change to speed Trump nominees

 

Bob Menendez threatens to call cops after question from right-wing reporter  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Lawmaker Drafts Bill To Provide Back Pay To Federal Contract Workers, Claims White House Nixed It

 

Senate Panel May Probe Alleged Plot to Oust Trump

 

Republicans in Congress Expect Paid Family Leave Proposals Soon

 

Schumer Credits Americaْs Enemies in Doing More Against Climate Change

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

U.S. Troops 'Will Stay in S.Korea Until Peace Treaty Is Signed'

 

Korea forced to choose between US and China over Huawei

 

[Weekender] What is S. Korea doing to combat fine dust pollution?

 

Trump Hints at Further Hike of USFK Upkeep Costs

 

Concerns rise over workplace safety at Hanwha after deaths of 3 workers

 

SPORTS

 

He stopped selling Nike products because of Colin Kaepernick. Now his store is closing.

 

STATES

 

Flooded roads and mudslides accompany heavy rain as monster atmospheric river slams California

 

TAXATION

 

High taxes are driving away the tri-state golden geese

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Now calling a man 'a man' could be a crime

 

TERRORISM

 

Ohio: Muslim charged with plotting jihad massacre in Cleveland wanted to behead Trumpْs children

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

$1,665,484,000,000: Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes in Calendar 2018--as Debt Climbed $1,481,349,159,596.80

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey changes its tune on China's crackdown against Muslims

 

Turkey: 52 Syrians detained over links to IS

 

UNIONS

 

Was Philadelphia's Soda Tax the Result of a Union-Versus-Union Political Fight?

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

London stocks cling to gains; AstraZeneca surges on results

 

UK Jewish leader publishes email clash with Hungarian official on anti-Semitism

 

Pregnant ISIS teen just wants to come home to quiet life in UK

 

30 Years After The Fatwa, Salman Rushdie Lives But Free Speech Is In Danger

 

Rushdie fatwa issued 30 years today, is still chilling the freedom of speech

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley Tried to Block Appointment of Chinese Diplomat to Key U.N. Post. He Got the Job Anyway.

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Was a U.S. cargo jet smuggling arms to rebels in Venezuela? These flight patterns sure look weird

 

Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Mark Levin: Border deal is ّabsurd.ْ Trump will need to use ّlegitimate executive powersْ to secure the border

 

Blondieْs Deborah Harry Calls President Trump 'an Idiot'

 

Trump Says China Trade Talks Going ّVery Wellْ Ahead of Deadline

 

Trump technically obese, despite doctor's clean bill of health

 

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