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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

The Long Shadow of Roe Haunts the Supreme Court Debate


Abortionist Claims He is “Pro-Life,” Says Aborting Women’s Babies is Like Abraham Lincoln Freeing the Slaves

 

Trump admin cuts off UN agency's funds over abortion concern

 

New HBO Documentary Lets Viewers “Hear the Death”of a Baby in an Abortion

 

Utah adopts informed consent law for medication abortions

 

Abortion Activist Knocks Down Pro-Life Signs and Screams Profanities at Pro-Life Students

 

Woman Self-Aborted Her Unborn Baby in the Third Trimester and Buried the Body in the Backyard

 

24 Abortion Clinics Closed in Texas in the Last 5 Years as Abortions Dropped 20 Percent

 

Kentucky's last abortion clinic was about to close — until a federal judge stepped in

 

Vogue Promotes “Delicious Recipes” People Use to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Biz

 

Arizona Gov Signs Law to Protect Babies Born Alive After Abortion After Planned Parenthood Admits Killing Them

 

Univision Slams Pro-Lifers as People Who “Reject Women’s Right to Control Their Bodies”

 

Meet the Women Trying to Revolutionize Abortion Access at California Universities

 

Indiana House Passes Pro-Life Bill to Strengthen Parental Notification Before Teen Abortions

 

Judge Sides With Planned Parenthood to Prevent Women From Seeing Ultrasound of Their Baby

 

I Was a Jaded Pro-Lifer Until I Saw Abortion Through My Children’s Eyes

 

‘Catholics for Choice’ rep: We support Planned Parenthood because we ‘stand with the most vulnerable’

 

Pro-Abortion Massachusetts AG Forces Firm to Stop Saving Babies From Inside the Abortion Clinic

 

‘American Crime’ Attempts to Denigrate Abortion Laws Designed to Protect Women

 

Planned Parenthood Claims It Fights Breast Cancer, But Its Abortions are Causing It

 

New HBO Documentary Follows Women On Both Sides of the Abortion Debate

 

Woman Shocked Seeing Her Baby Suction Aborted: “A Bright Crimson Splashed Against the Glass”

 

Arizona Has Increased Its Abortion Restrictions Even More

 

40 Days for Life Prayer Campaigns Have Collectively Saved 13,000 Babies From Abortion

 

How This State Is Targeting Asian-Americans With Its Abortion Laws

 

This Democrat Claims He’s Pro-Life But Opposes a Supreme Court Nominee Who Could Stop Abortion

 

Montini: Arizona’s anti-abortion backers turn fanatics

 

Pro-Abortion Minnesota Rep. Tina Liebling Launches Campaign for Governor

 

Florida legislators push for millions of dollars to aid anti-abortion group

 

Mississippi Legislature Ends Session With Pro-Life Victories

 

Burdens “dramatically outweigh the benefits” (Vice-President Mike Pence just had one of his abortion laws blocked in Indiana.)

 

Michigan Senate Committee Passes Bill Allowing Choose Life License Plates

 

This Far by Faith: Abortion Provider Dr. Willie Parker Writes of His ‘Life’s Work’

 

Ed Gillespie, Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate, Wants Abortion ‘Banned’

 

Nebraska Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Drivers to Purchase Choose Life License Plates

 

2 Stories of Abortions Covered by Insurance, Which Is How It Should Be

 

Abortion Activists Complain Money From Tampon Tax Going to Pro-Life Group Helping Homeless Women  (London, England)

 

Pro-Life Woman Convicted for Showing Image of Aborted Baby in Public (Australia)

 

Trump Praised for Defunding UNFPA: “The Blood of Chinese Women is No Longer On Our Hands”

 

United Nations Committee Urges Moratorium on El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban

 

President Trump Defunds UNFPA, Which Promotes Abortion and Pushes Population Control in China

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban Sets Out Spring Offensive Battle Strategy In Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Tunisian nightclub shut down over Muslim call to prayer remix

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

Tina Fey Trashes VP Mike Pence’s Wife and Pro-Life Stance at ACLU Fundraiser

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Linda Sarsour: NYC's queen of hate

 

ASIA

 

Suicide attacks intensify Bangladesh’s rising radicalism

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Dangerous Alaska Bill Would Legalize Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Banks drag ASX to narrow loss

 

Australian dollar hits three-week low as RBA backs mortgage crackdown

 

Budget to tackle Australia's $21b 'black economy'

 

Man has both legs amputated after white-tailed spider bite

 

Record ice haul: 903kg of ice found in floorboard shipment

 

Search resumes for woman and children feared dead in Tweed river

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

GM remains most valuable U.S. car company, Tesla is No. 2

 

U.S. Car Demand Collapses in Threat to Trump's Factory Push

 

 AVIATION

 

Boeing Co. says it signed new $3B deal with Iranian airline

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Reining the big-government stampede 

 

BIOETHICS

 

Scientists Admit First Baby With 3 Parents Was Lucky Not to be a “Mutant” Baby With Faulty DNA

 

CANADA

 

TSX outperforms main U.S. benchmarks as Canadian dollar falls

 

Trudeau Ramps Up Courtship of Xi Amid China Free-Trade Talk  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau/Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Ottawa’s pot advisor warns more info needed before legalization

 

'Fighting a system we can't get out of': Ontario dad paying twice his after-tax income to his ex

 

Iraqis wanted our jets to keep fighting ISIS, docs reveal

 

How jelly beans made a Canadian man deathly ill, and highlighted the dangers of licorice

 

RCMP, CSIS launch investigations into phone spying on Parliament Hill after CBC story

 

Protests prompt Calgary theatre to cancel men’s rights films — and become target of a backlash

 

27,000 people in Toronto could be considered psychopaths

 

It's time for Canada to get tough with Putin and his thugs. Here's how we can do it (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Woman held boy's head held under water: Court

 

Former squeegee kid writes about a gritty life on the streets

 

Québec’s Health Minister Wants to Euthanize Patients Alzheimer’s or Dementia

 

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

CIA, NSA Aren’t the Only Federal Agencies Violating Privacy

 

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

 

When Martin Luther King Came Out Against Vietnam

 

CIVIL WAR

 

Winning the Civil War of Two Americas

 

Video: David Horowitz on the New Civil War

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

What should Xi and Trump talk about?  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Does Tibet connection exist in top-level leadership promotion in China?

 

As a Religion, Chinese Communism Has Failed: Rising Persecution Will Fail Too

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea fires missile as US official says 'clock has now run out' on Pyongyang

 

N. Korea says new U.S. sanctions won't be new, effective

 

Ret. General: Bombing North Korea Possibly Only Option Left

 

A crazy fat kid and his nuclear toys (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Trump Says U.S. Could Act Alone on Threat From North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

What 3 GOP Lawmakers Are Saying About Susan Rice After Bombshell Report

 

Will Congress kill a $101-billion tax break for Californians?

 

Coal miners vow 30 days of pressure on Congress to act on health care, pension guarantees

 

What Congress can learn from the Rhode Island miracle

 

James Dobson names 'villain' in plot to destroy American families (Christian leader advises 'pull no punches' in scolding two members of Congress over drafting women.)

 

Growing array of pro-Trump groups could train cross-hairs on GOP lawmakers

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Trump Officials Alarmed Chinese May Bid for Westinghouse Unit

 

COURTS

 

Lawsuit dismissed over Ebola quarantines in Connecticut

 

Carter Page: Ex-Trump adviser gave energy industry documents to Russian spy, court files show

 

9th Circuit Court to hear Hawaii travel ban case in May

 

Marry a bird? Marry a laptop? Judge says no

 

LGBT activists slammed scientist as a ‘homophobe.’ Now a judge is making them apologize

 

Father pleads guilty to killing 7-year-old son, feeding body to pigs

 

Aaron Hernandez fan who took a selfie with the accused star hours before double murder claims the disgraced player is innocent in court

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Watch: Man accused of attack on tourist with Parkinson's (Florida)

 

Crime Is the New Black Entitlement

 

Washington state man arrested after killing intruder in shower, police say

 

Cops Going Galt

 

Cops: Girl, 13, jumps from moving car after kidnap, rape

 

Wife of Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping wants divorce

 

2nd teen arrested over sex assault streamed live on Facebook

 

Man who killed would-be burglars with AR-15 won’t be charged

 

Dad accused of raping daughter’s friend at underage booze-fest

 

No, there is no spike in missing girls in D.C.: How tweets created a crisis

 

Family of dead burglar: Homeowner's gun meant 'unfair fight'

 

Firefighters knock down massive blaze at South L.A. food processing plant; arson investigators on scene

 

Officer commits suicide after admitting to molesting teen boy

 

Father wanted for killing driver who struck son

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Border Patrol union urges Trump to cut Obama’s red tape holding back agents

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Analyst: Hacker Guccifer 2.0 is Likely More Than One Person

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Arkansas prepares to execute 8 men in 11 days: Justice, or an ‘assembly line of death?’

 

Florida’s Vengeful Governor

 

DEMOCRACY

 

Why New York City's 'participatory democracy' is a sham

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC rebuilds communication office

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

‘Populist’ VA Dem Gov Candidate Received Payment From Elite Ivy League Secret Society

 

Valerie Jarrett’s new, unpaid gig for Obama

 

Meet 'next Obama' groomed to make political history

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

SNAP: Simply Not Appropriate Policy

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump administration warns companies on H-1B visas: Hire Americans over foreign guest workers

 

Coast Guard's top officer laments being excluded from military funding

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Delay request of Baltimore police deal gives insight into Sessions’ Justice Department (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions orders review of all reform agreements with troubled police forces

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

Mallinckrodt to pay $35M in deal to end feds' opioid probe

 

DEA falters in major effort to hold drug company accountable in opioid epidemic

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market edges higher as energy shares rebound

 

Wall St. flat as investors await China meeting, earnings season

 

Asia Stocks Drop as Yen Gains; Aussie Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap

 

Asia stocks skittish as investors seek shelter before Trump-Xi meeting

 

Is the American Dream killing us?

 

U.S. factory activity cools slightly; trend remains bullish

 

Wage Stagnation in the U.S. Might Not Be As Bad as You Think

 

Gender Pay Gap? What About The Gender Death Gap?

 

Where Rural America Is Booming and Bustling

 

Dollar steady against most rivals ahead of U.S.-China talk

 

More Americans View Economy Favorably for the First Time Since Financial Crisis

 

Gold settles higher for third day as investors await Trump-Xi meeting

 

EDUCATION

 

Here's One Secret to Successful Schools That Costs Nothing

 

Taking Background Checks Too Far?

 

Prof. At Rollins College Involved In Suspending Christian Student Has Ties To Islamic Extremists

 

Threat to University Research  (Trump administration says it can cut billions by scaling back reimbursement for overhead costs. University groups say that funding is essential to conducting research.)

 

Groupthink on Campus

 

Sanders Keeps Focus on Free College

 

D.C. mandates college degree for child-care jobs

 

Cut to the Core  (University that locked out its faculty in the fall is now telling professors they must shrink the core curriculum within a year and make do without majors such as philosophy and math.)

 

Consolidating Community Colleges

 

The Need for Campus ‘Safe Spaces’

 

Student Debt and Home Buying

 

Democratizing the Great Books

 

University mourns sorority member who died after pancake-eating contest

 

College Libraries, Redirected  (Study finds library directors are moving forward with big reorganizations plans, but they also may be struggling to communicate those plans to administrators and faculty members.)

 

University president fully supports institute that linked gov’t website for school kids to ‘gay’ smut

 

Considering Mergers in Connecticut  (Sacred Heart University lays groundwork to acquire a college primarily awarding two-year nursing degrees.)

 

Family to donate organs of student who choked to death at pancake-eating contest

 

A Step Ahead of For-Profits  (With a federal government that now appears sympathetic to for-profit colleges, city officials in Milwaukee seek to block institutions that violate Obama-era regulations.)

 

A political insider's guide to getting kids into top public schools  (New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery (D), according to the city’s Web site, “leads priority interagency efforts to increase educational opportunity for New Yorkers,” among other duties. He sure seems to have increased...)

 

Academic Freedom, Under Threat in Europe (The United States should not allow Hungary to intimidate an American institution in Budapest.)

 

EGYPT

 

What Trump should ask this dictator as he welcomes him (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

Enabling Egypt’s President Sisi, an Enemy of Human Rights

 

American once held in Egyptian prison sees opportunity for Trump in el-Sissi meeting

 

It’s time to take a hard look at U.S. support for Egypt

 

ELECTION 2016

 

As The Susan Rice Scandal Explodes, The Russia Election Hacking Story Gets Murkier

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Democrats recruit veterans early for 2018 battle

 

ENERGY

 

Oil futures end higher on expectations for drop in crude inventories

 

Energy Prices

 

Uncovering the Secret History of Wall Street’s Largest Oil Trade

 

Mr. Hogan’s flexibility (Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan(R)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Losses from Colorado mine spill may be less than feared

 

The left and right agree: Fox News destroyed EPA chief Scott Pruitt over climate change (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end with gains as miners, oil giants rally

 

Soros-funded university closer to shutting down after Hungary approves new rules

 

Cyborgs at work: Employees getting microchip implants  (Sweden)

 

Hungarians Take to the Streets to Support Soros’s University

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Pediatricians Issued DNR to This Baby Without His Parents’ Permission

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Harrison Ford won't face disciplinary action for landing on a taxiway at John Wayne Airport

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Trump confronts new reality with looming budget deadline

 

Trump’s budget would hit rural towns especially hard — but they’re willing to trust him

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Gun Sales Up in March Despite Decrease in Background Checks

 

Records show deep ties between FBI and Best Buy computer technicians looking for child porn

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed's Lacker leaves central bank over leak of market-sensitive news

 

FEMINISM

 

Now Feminists Want to Force Moms Out to Work

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Why consumer groups are filing a petition to the FDA over hair dyes

 

29 E. coli illnesses linked to soy nut butter products from Kentucky processing plant

 

FRANCE

 

What we learned from the France's mega presidential debate

 

Eiffel Tower to go dark for St Petersburg victims after Paris mayor comes under pressure

 

French presidential election: Poll tracker and odds

 

GAMBLING

 

Team Cuomo's latest casino fiasco  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel government says there is no need to regulate Islamic organizations in Germany  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany: Convert to Islam gets life sentence for jihad bombing and murder plots

 

German trust in newspapers soars to record level

 

Elephants in Hanover Zoo 'living in daily fear' due to beatings by keepers

 

NATO boss urges Germany to spend more on its military

 

Decision not to light up Brandenburg Gate for Russia terror victims stirs up debate

 

GOOGLE

 

Google robots to learn how to be offended as tech giant admits blind spot around extremist content  

 

GOP

 

When will Republicans learn how to teach?  (Republicans need to better educate the American people, and fast.)

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Roman Polanski is denied latest bid to resolve 40-year-old statutory rape case

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

They'll have a 'gay' old time: 'Bordellos' now in nursing homes?

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House measures rebuke North Korea for belligerent behavior

 

Sen. Warren’s Protégé Looks to Unseat California Republican

 

Rocket scientist running for Congress

 

Paul Ryan is proving very popular among GOP donors (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

The real reason why the health care bill failed

 

With help from Pence, House Republicans rekindle talks on stalled health-care plan (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Rep. Adam Schiff(D): Too early to say Trump campaign colluded with Russia  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: A representative that no one knew, Schiff is politically exploiting this for his senate run.) 

 

Jordan (R-Ohio) responds to Trump primary threats

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Groups rallying support for ‘Day Without Immigrants’ strike

 

Foreign tech workers on edge as lottery opens for ‘high skilled’ H-1B visas

 

Trump's H-1B visas plan falls short of campaign pledge

 

'Unapologetic' Trump zeroes in on 1 'explosive' issue

 

31,725 illegals from terror hotbeds still on loose


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Lefties Furious Over ICE Arrest of Illegal Alien Pedophile and Subway Molester

 

INDIA

 

What PM Modi’s imminent Israel visit means for India’s Arab allies

 

Will India Ban Commercial Surrogacy Targeting Women?

 

The Flourishing Indian-Israeli Relations

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Cheap pipes will cost communities over time

 

California faces $860-million repair bill for roads battered by record winter storms

 

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

 

IMF: Global productivity slowdown 'risks creating instability'

 

IRAQ

 

Where is ISIS leader Baghdadi? The US isn’t quite sure

 

 

ISLAM

 

“Proud Muslim” Proclaims Himself a “Triple Threat to Donald Trump”

 

U.S. 'civil rights' group features 9/11 mosque imam

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, April 4, 2017)

 

Mainstream Media Distorts Reality on Israeli Settlements

 

Meet the 'moderate' new face of Hamas ...

 

April 17 will be day of terror and killing, Fatah students threaten Israel

 

Palestinian Media Watch to FIFA: Penalize Palestinian Football Association for terror glorification

 

B'Tselem: Killing of Palestinian woman in Jerusalem 'unjustified'

 

Israeli Soldiers Escort Palestinian Children To School

 

Gaza police assault residents during demolition of homes in Beit Lahiya

 

Trying To Get Into Gaza

 

Hamas calls on collaborators to surrender during 'week of repentance' in Gaza

 

New Israeli Anti-Missile System Becomes Operational

 

Israeli forces demolish 4 apartment buildings in Jerusalem-area village

 

JAPAN

 

Japan Cabinet allows schools to study banned imperial order

 

JORDAN

  

At White House, Jordan King to Present Arabs' View on Peace

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

 

Latin American Markets Feel the Pressure From Political Turmoil

 

LIMITED GOVERNMENT

 

Leading the charge for limited government

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Anti-Israel Voices at AIPAC’s Conference

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN: Truth About Rice is Fake News (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

CNN Struggling Under Shadow of Growing Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

 

‘Nothing to see here!’ CNN’s Don Lemon Refuses to Report Susan Rice Revelations

 

The Media Gives Short Schiff to Obamagate (Once a story starts hurting the Dems, reporters drop it.)

 

Mercedes-Benz yanks ‘O’Reilly Factor’ ads amid sexual harassment claims

 

O’Reilly Loses Two Sponsors as Scandal Buffets Fox News

 

Donald Trump's chances of impeachment rising, says Fox News analyst

 

CNN hires April Ryan as political analyst after her confrontation with Sean Spicer (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Fox News contributor sues network alleging Roger Ailes looked down her dress while making her kiss him, said Kimberly Guilfoyle would 'get on her knees for anyone' and demoted her for refusing his sexual advances

 

Mainstream media: Trump’s first 100 days worst ever. Really?

 

Fox serves up a fetid reminder that when you’re a star, you can still do anything

 

Trump praises Fox News for reporting that he was 'spied on'

 

NBC’s Chuck Todd warns President Trump against ‘making enemies’ with Congress

 

Newspaper calls the president a train wreck: L.A. Times ‘nearly hysterical’ over Trump

 

MEDICAID

 

Medicaid expansion effort comes up short in Kansas

 

Want Medicaid coverage? A drug test should come first, Scott Walker says. (Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker(R)

 

MEXICO

 

So many journalists are being killed in Mexico that one newspaper decides to shut down

 

MICROSOFT

 

'Glitch' sends Microsoft users into time warp

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemeni student in Aden gets detained, tortured with electric wires

 

Saudi Arabia Touts Closer US Cooperation Against IS as Pressure Mounts

 

MILITARY

 

The US military: Hardly a paper tiger

 

Real-life Jason Bourne: SEALs test ‘cognitive enhancement’

 

US expands air base in northern Syria for use in battle for Raqqa

 

Air Force punishes loyal officer over Christian view of marriage, but he won’t go down without a fight

 

4 US servicemembers arrested over the weekend on Okinawa

 

US launches more airstrikes targeting al-Qaida in Yemen

 

Keep preemptive North Korea strike on table, says former Pentagon chief

 

100 years ago this week, US entered World War I

 

First woman to command a brigade in combat looks back on historic Army career

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Trump donates first salary check to National Park Service

 

Don't cheer Trump's check to the National Park Service

 

Environmentalists: Trump's check to park service a 'distraction'

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

Trump Has a Problem With NSA—But So Does Obama

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

 

Report: NSC has computer logs of Susan Rice accessing intelligence on Trump associates

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

1 dead, 14 sickened in New Zealand typhoid fever outbreak

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

 

Government orders Wells Fargo to reinstate whistleblower

 

PAKISTAN

 

Christians Accused in Killings in Pakistan Tortured, Pressured to Recant Faith

 

Pakistan’s unease about military alliance veers on farce

 

Facebook blocks ‘blasphemous’ content – in Pakistan

 

PATRIOTISM

 

Persistent patriotism: 92% of Republicans ‘extremely proud’ to be American

 

PENSIONS

 

Jersey lawmakers look to dig the $135B pension hole even deeper

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Duterte Fires Cabinet Member Over Alleged Wrongdoing (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Duterte’s China gambit yet to pay dividends

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Marvel V.P. Admits Political Correctness Killed Comic Sales

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

VA secretary: Porn-viewing employee highlights need for more firing authority

 

POVERTY

 

Seattle mayor makes major move to combat homelessness

 

PRISONS

 

Looks like that ‘Close Rikers’ plan is already dead

 

 

RADIO

 

Rush Limbaugh rips 'unmasking' by Susan Rice, says Obama 'weaponized everything' to destroy Trump

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Growing Number of Americans Love Jesus but Don't Go to Church, Barna Finds

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin Signs Law Granting Sanctions-Hit Russians Tax Breaks  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

The St. Petersburg Bomber Who Wasn't

 

Governor Of Russia's Udmurtia Region Detained On Suspicion Of Bribery

 

It's Official: Russia's Recession Is Over (Thanks to Some Creative Statistics)

 

Putin Calls For Meeting With Trump To Fight The Globalist Empire

 

A Month Later, Russia's Prime Minister Dismisses 'Politically Motivated' Corruption Claims   (Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev)

 

Russian Spies Were in Touch With Trump Advisor Carter Page (And They Didn't Think Much of Him)

 

Terror in Russia and the West: A Need for Compassion

 

The Islamic State Strikes in Russia

 

Blackwater founder held secret meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel Trump, Putin speak by phone about subway attack

 

Officials identify St. Petersburg bomber as an Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen

 

Terrorism threat hits home for Putin as Islamic State suspected in deadly St. Petersburg bombing

 

Carriage of carnage: Pictures emerge from INSIDE the train where a nail bomb killed 11 in St Petersburg metro attack as police issue CCTV of 'suicide bomber who also planted a second device that was defused' 

 

Trump responds to St. Petersburg bombing: ‘Terrible thing’

 

The right’s jarring drift toward Russia

 

A Cornerstone of Peace at Risk  (Russia’s violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is a crucial security challenge for the Trump administration.)

 

 

SENATE

 

U.S. Ill-Prepared to Stop Widespread Russian Information Warfare

 

McConnell bets the Senate on Gorsuch  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Grassley: 'Gorsuch is going to be on the Supreme Court by midnight Friday'  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Elizabeth Warren’s Female Staffers Made 71% of Male Staffers’ Salaries in 2016  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Senate agrees to extend VA's program of private-sector care

 

Paul proposes health care plan, hopes to bring conservatives together (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Rand Paul meets with Freedom Caucus on Obamacare repeal

 

A (probably futile) plea for sanity in the Senate

 

Rand Paul Calls For Susan Rice To Testify On Unmasking Trump Officials

 

Senate gears up for historic, bitter battle over Gorsuch

 

Gorsuch's bid survives committee vote, but hurtles toward filibuster

 

Senate committee advances top DOJ post nominations

 

The Senate is on the brink of an historic mistake

 

Democrats Secure Enough Votes to Temporarily Block Gorsuch

 

The one thing these senators can agree on: They’re about to do something very bad

 

Senators work quietly on long-shot bid for compromise as Democrats secure votes to filibuster Gorsuch

 

Gorsuch filibuster will be the dumbest in US history

 

Home stretch for Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination could forever alter the Senate

 

Democrats’ various ‘reasons’ look to Republicans like excuses to oppose Gorsuch for Supreme Court

 

Schumer: ‘Highly unlikely’ Gorsuch gets 60 votes  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Girding Republican loins for the war  (The Gorsuch nomination finally gets a vote, first when the Senate Judiciary Committee approves the nomination and recommends that the Senate follow with confirmation.)

 

A question of lawful authority  (The US Senate is warring over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.)

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

1st  for Facebook Live:Hot new 'Bible Bee' series premieres

 

Why a mom's Facebook warning about human traffickers hurts sex-trafficked kids

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Milwaukee sheriff issues bold challenge to Black Lives Matter

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

We Can’t Bail Out Social Security Disability Insurance Forever. Here’s a Reform Proposal.

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil's black market pipeline: Gangs hijack Petrobras' oil, fuel

 

Ecuador tense as both presidential candidates claim victory in tight vote

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

North Korea fires missile into sea off east coast: South Korea

 

Huge Spike in Women Wanting to Freeze Their Eggs

 

World's fifth tallest skyscraper opens in Seoul

 

N.Korea Hacks into Secret War Plans

 

South Korean activists call for investigation into Yongsan oil spills

 

Japanese Diplomats Return to Posts in Korea

 

Crime Scene] Graduate student used school lab to cook meth

 

Hyundai-Kia's Sales Drop Amid Chinese Boycott

 

SPORTS

 

'It's crap': Players aren't happy the NHL said no to the OIympics

 

Sources: Tony Romo heading into broadcasting

 

Pandemonium in Chapel Hill after UNC's NCAA championship

 

North Carolina Beats Gonzaga to Win NCAA Championship

 

No longer in the Dodgers' broadcast booth, Vin Scully found another way to enjoy opening day

 

There is both love and risk in Georgetown’s hiring of Patrick Ewing

 

Mom dies after crossing half marathon finish line

 

Protesters display 'Impeach Trump' sign at Nationals' game

 

National Hockey League will not let players go to 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

 

Undertaker retires after losing to Reigns at WrestleMania

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

 

Texas Gov. Lays Down The Law Against Sanctuary City Sheriffs

 

California Senate OKs statewide illegal immigrant sanctuary bill

 

Transgender bathroom bill’s hit to North Carolina economy amounts to scant ‘rounding error’

 

Storm chasers berated by their peers after driving into a tornado on purpose

 

It’s O.K., California. Breaking Up Isn’t Hard to Do.

 

Cigarette tax hike takes effect in California, costs surge by $2 per pack

 

North Pole girl dies after being buried for eight minutes under FIVE FEET of snow that fell off grandmother's roof

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson to Chair UN Meeting on North Korea Nuclear Tests  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

SUICIDES

 

Exclusive: Hedge fund millionaire who plunged to his death is mourned by family and friends - including disgraced New York governor Eliot Spitzer and a Housewives star - at his funeral

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court to rule if Arab Bank can be liable for financing terror in Israel

 

Thomas to be longest-serving justice on Supreme Court

 

SYRIA

 

International community paralyzed again in face of latest chemical attack in Syria

 

Syria ‘toxic gas’ attack kills 100 in Idlib province

 

Who Will Retake Raqqa?

 

Syria 'gas attack': Nine children among at least 35 people reported killed in Idlib

 

‘The hospitals were slaughterhouses’: A journey into Syria’s secret torture wards

 

EU at odds with Trump administration over Assad's role   (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad) 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says

 

TERRORISM

 

A Marshall Plan to defeat global terrorism

 

With ISIS in crosshairs, al Qaeda makes comeback

 

 

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES (HSUS)

 

An animal rights wolf in sheep’s clothing

 

TRADE 

 

Debating Trade Deficits

 

For Trump, NAFTA could be the next Obamacare

 

UBER

 

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons 

 

UNIONS

 

Teachers Union Unable to Win Outright at Leader’s Alma Mater

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes higher, breaking 3-day losing streak

 

Labour suspends Livingstone for another year  (Former London mayor suspended from Labour for another year for saying Hitler supported Zionism.)

 

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits California

 

Theresa May hits out at 'ridiculous' National Trust for 'airbrushing' Easter  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Theresa May slams decision to drop ‘Easter’ from egg hunt

 

UK firms targeted by China-based 'systematic' global hacking operation

 

Croydon: 'Hate crime' leaves community in shock

 

Nicola Sturgeon secures £6.3m investment at start of US trip  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Benefits: Theresa May defends cut for bereaved families

 

 What are the six types of cybercriminals identified by BAE?

 

'Urgent action is needed:' Limited life chances of disabled people in Britain revealed

 

Man goes berserk in massage parlor over girlfriend’s secret job

 

Travel: UK holidaymakers must keep EU rights after Brexit, says Abta

 

Prince Harry follows in Princess Diana's footsteps as he calls for landmine-free world by 2025

 

Jobs: Government to fund relationship support for unemployed families

 

MPs warn over impact of no Brexit deal

 

Poll: Scottish Labour face ‘cataclysmic’ May election defeat

 

Church attacks Cadbury over Easter events

 

Flooding: Defence plans heavily favour London and south-east

 

UK 'should follow' minimum alcohol price

 

Scotland: Activist 'upset' that Trump staff secretly photographed her urinating

 

Firefighter heart attack risk explained

 

Banks Lloyds to shrink hundreds of UK branches to two staff

 

May defends UK ties with Saudi Arabia

 

SNP accused of attempting to ‘silence’ NHS staff over survey

 

UK slavery reports 'have doubled'

 

Brexit: No evidence for ‘no deal better than bad deal’ claim

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley Says Russia Was ‘Certainly’ Involved in U.S. Election  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Wearing heels and taking names: Nikki Haley emerges as tough-talking bellwether of Trump’s foreign policy

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Citation Nation (How America turned into a gigantic speed-trap.)

 

Man who choked on doughnut is latest competitive eating death

 

VATICAN

 

Philadelphia: Teen convert to Islam pleads guilty to Islamic State plot to murder Pope

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela is becoming a failed state

 

WAR ON DRUGS

 

America Declares a New Drug War

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

 Susan Rice’s White House Unmasking: A Watergate-style Scandal  (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

How Trump Can Seize the Initiative with Xi Jinping  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Conservatives Skeptical of White House’s Proposed Changes to Obamacare Replacement Bill

 

Breaking: Jared Kushner Is Leaking To MSNBC (Trump senior advisor texting information to Joe Scarborough.)

 

Benghazi Liar Susan Rice's Treachery Continues  What Exactly Is Scandalous about Trump’s ‘Russia Scandal?’

 

Is Jared Kushner really the man for the job?

 

The Truth about the 'Wiretapping' Is Coming Out

 

Journey to the Center of the Country


Top 3 issues on table for Trump, Chinese president’s meeting

 

Trump faces test mixing Mar-a-Lago with diplomacy

 

Obama Spying On Trump: Is The Net Closing?

 

North Korea crisis tops agenda at key Trump summit with China’s Xi  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Who Asked Susan Rice to Unmask those Names? (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

What does 'unmasking' mean?

 

White House Pitches New Health Bill Plan to Freedom Caucus

 

Is Rice Fried? (Bloomberg’s Eli Lake, Fox’s Adam Housley unmask Obama’s NSC aide.)

 

Six questions about Rice unmasking report

 

‘Smoking gun’: Susan Rice asked for ‘unmasking’ of Trump campaign officials

 

Is Susan Rice The Missing Piece In Obama Spy Scandal?

 

Rice Trump Wiretapping Access Grew After Trump Victories

 

Rice said she knew nothing of the unmasking of Team Trump

 

Susan Rice ordered unmasking of Trump team in intel: Bloomberg View report

 

Susan Rice Wanted to Unmask Names in Trump Wiretapping

 

White House decries media’s ‘lack of interest’ in reports of Obama officials spying

 

Trump Support Plunges In Latest IBD/TIPP Poll

 

Juan Williams hints Trump impeachment closing in fast

 

Fresh evidence the Russia ‘scandal’ is a Team Obama operation

 

Trump White House Pushes New Health-Care Deal, Lawmakers Say

 

A Peek Into the White House Swamp

 

A road map to Trump’s Washington

 

Jared Kushner, the Assistant With the Big Portfolio

 

Trump cracks down on visa abuse

 

Bringing peace to the Mideast is Kushner’s second-toughest job

 

The truth about Mike Pence and women staffers  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Spicer downplays report on Trump's access to trust money (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Sources: Susan Rice behind unmasking of Trump officials

 

Will Ivanka be an RFK or a Hillary?

 

Trump, Egypt president huddle at White House, plot fight against terrorism

 

Kushner trip to Iraq underscores his singular role in Trump’s White House

 

Egypt’s president warmly greeted by Coptic Christian expats outside the White House

 

Trump can quietly draw money from trust whenever he wants, new documents show

 

Trump targets Clinton in early morning tweets

 

Kushner trip to Iraq underscores his singular role in Trump’s White House

 

Trump’s court needs a fool

 

Swamp draining time is going really well

 

Why Trump lies

 

Has one of America's biggest stores quietly dropped Ivanka Trump?

 

Trump creates commission to combat U.S. opioid epidemic

 

Trump remains the center of attention, but he’s increasingly isolated politically

 

Trump White House curtails bar association’s pre-nomination vetting of judges

 

Trump's mad scientist attack on the Freedom Caucus

 

Trump’s first at-bat in the permanent war

 

Kushner joins Dunford for Baghdad talks on the war

 

Official: Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner travels to Iraq

 

Inside the Kushner channel to China

 

Filings Show Trump’s Staff Mixed Politics and Paydays

 

 

 

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