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Saturday, April 28, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Student Slams ‘Pale Faces’ Of The Pro-Life Movement Who ‘Compare Abortion To Slavery And The Holocaust’

 

Did Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Just Hint that the $1.6 Million Abortion Payment Made By an RNC Official Was Actually Trump’s?

 

Saturday’s #ProtestPP rallies planned at hundreds of abortion centers in 37 states

 

Rabbis call on congressional candidate to stop comparing abortion to the Holocaust

 

She wanted an abortion. Now she’s suing to protect those who helped save her baby

 

Senator Calls Out Lie About Trump Official Blocking Immigrant Teens From Abortion Care

 

Abortion, Ten Commandments on Alabama's ballot in November

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan is building up its commando force to fight the Taliban. But at what cost?

 

Modi, Xi agree to work on a joint economic project in Afghanistan: Sources  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi/Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

AFRICA

 

The Military Doesn't Advertise It, But US Troops Are All Over Africa

 

US counterterror fight in Africa also turns to local police

 

AIRLINES

 

Passenger on deadly Southwest flight files lawsuit

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Has Europe Even Tried to Fight Anti-Semitism?

 

ASIA

 

Former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan, Dogged by Controversy, Is Engulfed by Fire

 

AUSTRALIA

 

'Every cent I have': The real cost of attending an elite Melbourne state school

 

Our position on climate change is unconscionable for a wealthy country

 

CANADA

 

'Hardware failure' caused TSX shutdown, trading to resume Monday as usual

 

Windsor, Ontario: Ahmadiyya Muslims invite teachers to mosque to learn the “peaceful” “true nature of Islam”

 

Tales from the Toronto van attack: The minutes that forever link the victims and bystanders

 

U.S. adds Canada to priority watch list on intellectual property 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico opens bid for statehood, enlists 5.6 million islanders in US

 

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Top Democratic senator questions CDC director’s $375,000 salary

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

The US Challenge to the Chinese Regime’s Competitiveness and Corruption

 

The Demise of Watchdog Journalism in China

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Australia, Canada to Send Military Aircraft to Monitor North Korean Ships

 

Pompeo says Kim 'serious' about nuclear talks  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo/ Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Stunning Korea denuclearization statement bodes well for America

 

16 bizarre and disturbing facts about North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Democrats staying away from talks of impeaching President Trump

 

Congress tackling Google's web censorship

 

COURTS

 

Man indicted on 135 counts in fatal Illinois party bus shooting

 

Judge orders Cosby to remain in Philly home, be fitted with GPS monitor

 

Stormy Daniels' lawsuit on hold

 

Judge dismisses Paul Manafort's civil suit challenging special counsel


Federal appeals court restores Texas voter-ID law

 

Cosby Verdict, Hailed as Breakthrough, Was Also an Anomaly

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Crime Hunter: Okie, justice! Grisly cold case finally solved

 

Man wanted in Maine deputy's killing caught shortly after widow pleaded for suspect to turn himself in

 

Waffle House hero raised $185K for victims

 

At least a dozen men and women died because of the Golden State Killer. Here's who they were.

 

Fear, anger after Vermont teen accused of school shooting plot is released

 

Detroit police arrest 6 in crackdown on "paintball wars"

 

7 students killed in stabbing rampage at middle school

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Dershowitz: Dems ‘Prepared to Eliminate Civil Liberties’ to Get Trump

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

US Catholic bishops call Trump’s travel ban “blatant religious discrimination”

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Dershowitz: Time to Investigate Mueller? (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Why Mueller’s Trump interview may not matter

 

ECONOMY

 

America's New Economy: To the Risk Takers Go the Spoils

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Texas to Treat Masculinity as a 'Mental Health' Issue

 

Parkland Teacher Allegedly Called Pro-Gun Jewish Student 'The Hitler Type'

 

The last thing NYC schools need is a chancellor fanning the flames

 

More Than 9 in 10 Elementary School Teachers Feel Highly Stressed

 

Students Disciplined for Revealing Harassment Claims

 

School to parents: Kids required to take gender orientation classes

 

ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS

 

A Rebirth Of Self-Reliance? Food Stamp, Welfare, Medicaid, Disability Rolls All Dropping Under Trump

 

EUROPE

 

Key Iceland parliament committee favors scrapping bill to ban circumcision

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

France and Germany pledge Eurozone reform plan by June

 

Italy: Muslim migrant arrested for plotting vehicular jihad attack in Naples

 

Sweden: Muslim “child refugee” rapes 12-year-old girl, says he didn’t know it was illegal

 

Italy: Muslim migrant arrested for plotting vehicular jihad attack in Naples

 

Finnish Failure: Guaranteed Basic Income Punishes Work, Subsidizes Sloth

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Comey Confirms: In Clinton Emails Caper, the Fix Was In  (Former FBI Director James Comey knew Obama’s Justice Department would sweep Hillary’s violations under the rug, so he played along.)

 

Comey: Release of Trump memos not a 'leak'  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminist Politics: Theater of the Absurd

 

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

 

Feds Hit Reverse, Give Landowners Opt-Out For Prairie Dog Protections

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Foreign Policy Failure: America Has Not Learned from Its Wars

 

The Korea summit highlights one thing: The United States is indispensable

 

Trump rebrands diplomatic norms as events in Asia, Europe and elsewhere spin on his axis

 

FRANCE

 

France: Muslima tells gay couple “In Algeria, we’d slit your throats”

 

Climate, cuisine, defence on agenda of Macron's Australia visit  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

French murder suspect admits she beat au-pair with cable

 

 

GERMANY

 

Trump and Merkel Meet One on One but Don’t See Eye to Eye (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German police union chief admits there are several “no-go areas” where police only go in large teams

 

Germany: Anti-Semitism chief tells Jews that their fears over the influx of Muslim migrants are legitimate

 

German memorial honors forced laborers of forgotten Nazi camp

 

Berlin activists to distribute 10,000 kippas in city’s parks on Sunday

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Can Monday's Bonn meet bring the Paris climate pact to life?

 

Carbon Tax: A Bad Idea Whose Time Should Never Come

 

GOP

 

Trump's Role in Midterm Elections Roils Republicans

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Conference of Presidents honors Muslims who protected Jews during Holocaust

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Some L.G.B.T. Parents Reject ‘Mommy’ and ‘Daddy’ Labels

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Rep. Brooks: Congressmen May Be Retiring Because of Assassination Threats

 

3 ways the House Republicans’ Russia report directly contradicts the intelligence community

 

Meehan resigns with promise to pay back alleged sexual harassment claim

 

Congress wonders: Why did Paul Ryan ask House chaplain to resign?  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Ryan explains decision to dismiss House chaplain

 

House Intel Committee blasts Don Jr, Manafort and Kushner for Trump Tower meeting with lawyer who now turns out to be Russian SPY

 

House intel panel's final report: No Russia 'collusion'

 

Lawmakers get ready to fight over mini-nuclear weapons

 

IMMIGRATION

 

California Faces Backlash Over Sanctuary State Laws

 

Migrant "caravan" gets legal aid near U.S. border

 

MS-13 members game U.S. immigration system by claiming they’re underage

 

INDIA

 

Why Hitler is not a dirty word in India

 

China and India agree to maintain border peace, as summit ends

 

Modi, Xi issue 'strategic guidance' to militaries to build trust on border affairs (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

INTERNET 

 

How to get around Amazon Prime’s new $119 fee

 

IRAQ

 

Unexploded IEDs & white phosphorus: 15 years after US troops came, war still everywhere in Fallujah

 

IRAN

 

French envoy to Israel: ‘Possibility of war’ if Iran nuke deal collapses

 

U.S. urges sanctions on Iran's missile program

 

Iranians in packed soccer stadium chant “Reza Shah”

 

ISLAM

 

Chicago: Muslim cleric says “The issue of women’s equality is foreign to Islam. It has nothing to do with Islam.”

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Saturday, April 28, 2018)

 

Amnesty International Calling for Arms embargo on Israel over Gaza Riots

 

Thousands gather at Tel Aviv candlelight vigil for victims of flash flood

 

No, Netanyahu isn’t Churchill  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Guide on house arrest says she warned against hike where 10 teens died in flood

 

Hamas: PA bombed its own prime minister to ‘kill reconciliation’

 

Hamas buries rocket and drone expert slain in Malaysia

 

Olive trees cut down in second attack on Palestinian village in as many days

 

Israel ‘completely surprised’ to hear Trump may attend Jerusalem embassy opening

 

Hamas blames Palestinian Authority men for PM assassination attempt

 

As Gazans Charge Fence, Israeli Troops Wound Hundreds

 

Jerusalem's new embassy row to be named 'Trump Town?'

 

MEDIA 

 

Joy Reid apologizes for 'hurtful' LGBT comments, doesn't 'believe' she wrote anti-gay posts

 

Watch: Guest On Joy Reid’s MSNBC Show Claims Pence Would Put Gay People In Concentration Camps

 

Sally Yates espouses importance of free press, dashes from reporter when questioned

 

Unreliable Sources: CNN's Brian Stelter Gets Called Out For Failing To Cover Two Major Stories

 

The New Conservative Media Establishment

 

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell defend Brokaw amid harassment allegations

 

Declining standards on the media menu at White House Correspondents' dinner

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Confident Pompeo makes Middle East diplomatic debut from Saudi Arabia(US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Saudi Arabia intercepts four Yemeni rebel missiles

 

Curtain up: Work begins on KSA’s landmark entertainment, sport and culture destination

 

MILITARY

 

Could Mattis Be Out by Year's End?  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

3 Marines accused of sexual assault

 

The ugly attack on Ronny Jackson just set a new low

 

Allegations against Jackson sank his VA secretary nomination – next, his career?

 

New program to simplify debt forgiveness for disabled vets

 

Navy ship designed for fast transport has speed, transportation problems, report says

 

An iconic military pen is turning 50. Here's what you should know about that Skilcraft in your desk drawer

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Stunning scientists, NASA’s only moon rover just got canceled

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan moves jailed doctor who helped track bin Laden

 

US, Pak experiencing misunderstandings, cutting off relations futile: Aizaz Chaudhry

 

Meet this Pashtun who is leading mass protests in Pakistan against Army 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Disposal bins could help fight the opioid epidemic, but few pharmacies participate

 

RACISM

 

Whole Foods’ Yellow Fever restaurant slammed as 'unappetizing and racist'

 

RUSSIA

 

Domestic battery surges in Russia after decriminalisation

 

Juncker: No European security agenda ‘without Russia’ (European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker)

 

Russian Lawyer Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On

 

SENATE

  

Gina Haspel told senators CIA would "never restart" interrogation program

 

Tester moves back to top of GOP Senate hit list

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

The High-Tech Lynching of Diamond and Silk

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Talk of peace with North Korea has the South wondering: Will this time be different?

 

Here's The Full Text Of Joint Declaration Issued At North, South Korean Summit

 

Chinese military plane enters S. Korea's air defense zone

 

Leaders agree to end Korean War: ‘We have become friends’

 

On summit sidelines, China, Japan and Russia mull Korean chessboard

 

Koreans Set the Table for a Deal. Will Trump Be Able to Close It?

 

Koreans’ Talk of Peace Raises Hopes, Doubts

 

Kim Jong Un And Moon Jae-in's Joint Statement Sounds Awfully Familiar To Something We've Heard Before  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un/ President Moon Jae-in)

 

Young North Korean defectors struggle to adapt to South Korean schools

 

SPAIN

 

Thousands march after 5 cleared of rape in 'wolf pack' case

 

SPORTS

 

Shaquem Griffin, linebacker with one hand, drafted by Seattle Seahawks

 

Is the NFL Sliding Backward on Race?

 

STATES

 

"I think it's still winter": Spring feels delayed throughout much of the country

 

Michigan: Gubernatorial candidate slammed by both parties by pointing out reality of “civilization jihad”

 

4-year-old boy swept out to sea while walking with mom (North Carolina)

 

SYRIA

 

Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle in south Damascus

 

TAIWAN     

 

How Taiwan Is Planning to Stop an Invasion by China

 

TRADE

 

Steel Tariffs Already Hurting Steel-Using Industries

 

TURKEY

 

Former Turkish President Gül will not run for presidency

 

Islamic State lieutenant captured hiding among fleeing refugees in Turkey

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Parents Release Statement Announcing Baby Alfie’s Passing

 

Alfie Evans, British Toddler at Heart of Intense Legal Battle, Dies

 

British toddler Alfie Evans dies after life support is withdrawn

 

Prominent doctor: Alfie's parents must decide

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump says he’ll meet North Korea’s Kim within ‘3-4 weeks’

 

Comedian Michelle Wolf says it's "cowardly" for Trump to skip Correspondents' dinner

 

Trump: CNN’s James Clapper ‘a Lying Machine’

 

WH Florist: State Visit Revealed First Lady Melania’s ‘Formidable’ Cultural Diplomacy

 

Worldwide Respect For Trump Far More Meaningful than the Nobel Peace Prize

 

Trump: 'I know things about Tester'

 

Trump skipping White House correspondents' dinner, again

 

Zelizer: Stop believing this myth about Trump's base

 

Unlike Obama, Trump Deserves Nobel Prize

 

Calls Mount to Award Trump Nobel Peace Prize for Breakthrough With North Korea

 

Killing A Presidency

 

Trump Calls on Montana Democrat to Resign in Fight Over Failed VA Nomination

 

Give Trump some credit for Korean thaw

 

French first lady sympathizes with ‘fun’ but ‘constrained’ Melania Trump

 

Trump deserves credit for North-South Korea summit, experts say

 

Trump cites GOP report to dismiss collusion claims: Mueller 'should never' have been appointed

 

Trump ready for hard bargaining with North Korea: ‘We will not be played’

 

Intelligence report defends Trump, draws attacks from Dems

 

Pence to visit US-Mexico border next week: report(Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Anti-Trump shrinks convening to warn of 'unfit' president 

 

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