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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Missouri House Passes Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks, Ban Sales of Baby Parts

 

Kansas City Archdiocese Breaks Ties With Girl Scouts, Cites Planned Parenthood, Radical Feminists

 

President Trump Expected to Sign Order Protecting Little Sisters of the Poor From Obama Abortion Mandate

 

‘Planned Parenthood Shouldn’t Throw a Party Yet,’ 500K-Member Women’s Policy Group Says

 

Video Exposes Top Pro-Abortion Politicians Misleading People to Defend Planned Parenthood

 

Former Dem Congressman: Democrats Are Leaving the Party Over Extreme Abortion Views

 

Ivanka Trump Told Planned Parenthood to Quit Doing Abortions to Keep Its Tax Funding, It Refused

 

New California Bill Would Force Christian Schools to Pay for Abortions

 

University Banned Pro-Life Club From Social Justice Fair, Then Blocked it With a Pro-Abortion Table

 

Bill to Ban Abortions at 20 Weeks Passes in Senate  (The Tennessee Senate has voted to pass a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks if doctors determine the fetus is viable.)

 

Tennessee Senate Passes Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Babies

 

Abortion roils GOP ObamaCare debate

 

Planned Parenthood Reopens Waco Texas Abortion Clinic That Killed 19,000 Babies After SCOTUS Kills Pro-Life Law

 

Indiana Attorney General appeals abortion ultrasound decision

 

Catholic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly Won’t Denounce Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Trump picks antiabortion activist to head HHS family-planning program

 

Trump to sign order protecting opponents of gay ‘marriage,’ abortion on National Day of Prayer

 

Alternative abortion facts new Trump hire Charmaine Yoest believes

 

Trump appoints pro-life lawyer to lead ‘family planning’ programs

 

  Trump Just Picked a Contraception Skeptic to Head Federal Family Planning Efforts

 

Democrats lash out at Trump for ‘jeopardizing’ abortion

 

Website counsels women on abortion pills without prescription

 

Nets Ignore DNC Chair Insisting All Dems Must ‘Support’ Abortion

 

Pro-life center opens 100 yards from Mississippi’s last abortion center

 

Neither of These Women Wanted to Be Pregnant. Only One Could Get an Abortion.

 

Utah governor gives up attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

 

Downingtown assistant principal on leave after ranting at two teen abortion protesters

 

Former Abortion Clinic Converted to Pregnancy Center Saving Babies From Abortion

 

Canadian Law Says a 9-Month-Old Baby Killed in a Crime Against Her Mother Isn’t a Human Being

 

To right their political ship, Democrats need to welcome pro-life liberals

 

Planned Parenthood Leader Admits: We’re Manipulating the Media in Africa to Push Our Abortion Agenda

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

'MOAB' aftermath: Fox News tours site where Afghanistan bomb was dropped

 

Making Afghanistan Great Again

 

AFRICA

 

'They sleep when they're too hungry': South Sudanese trapped by war, famine grow increasingly desperate

 

Rival Libyan kingpins break the ice in Abu Dhabi

 

 

AIRLINES

 

United CEO promises DC lawmakers, 'We will do better'

 

ASIA

 

Rights Group Slams ‘Draconian’ Bangladesh Internet Laws

 

Kazakhstan Sentences Jehovah's Witness To Five Years In Prison

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX eases as ANZ spooks investors

 

Banks may keep the ASX from 6000 in May

 

The university degrees that students are avoiding in droves

 

$A back above US75¢

 

Catholic schools big losers as Turnbull redirects funds  (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)

 

'It was disgusting': Chinese protest disrupts Bishop ceremony  (Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop)

 

Australia: Muslim teen who shot man left note: “I have come to put terror in your hearts”

 

Australia: Muslim Uber driver says he’s Islamic State leader and asks “Have you ever eaten human flesh?”

 

Australian government to build second Sydney airport

 

AUTHORS

 

Author Jean Stein, who wrote about New York and Hollywood elite, dies at 83

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Auto Sales Fall for Fourth Straight Month

 

7 of the safest cars on the road

 

A $50,000 Chrysler Minivan Explains Slowing U.S. Auto Sales

 

 

BALKANS

 

U.S. Envoy Urges Macedonian Leaders To Allow New Government To Form  

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Underreported: How Building a Border Wall Changed San Diego

 

'Minutemen' 2017: Civilian army floated to guard U.S. border

 

CANADA

 

Toronto markets rise on health care sector advances, loonie weakens

 

TSX gains as health-care sector advances; dollar weakens

 

Loonie hits 14-month low as oil price tumbles

 

The senator who had sex with a teen girl cost taxpayers at least $600K during investigation

 

Opposition filibuster ends in profanity as Liberal chair adjourns meeting

 

Ontario cuts $1.4M funding for Toronto Public Library

 

Transgender candidates hope to break through in B.C. vote

 

Sajjan pulls out of veterans fundraiser amid controversy  (Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan)

 

‘That is bulls–t’: Conservative MP Scott Reid accuses Liberal of illegally ending key meeting

 

How a Toronto subway worker helped save a man who had climbed onto the tracks

 

If Canadians think ‘free trade’ with Trump is a pain, just wait till we deal with China

 

To pull away from the U.S. economy, Canada must look to its immigrants

 

For better trade with Washington, Canada can’t be cozying up to China

 

Canadian woman, boyfriend strangled to death: Report

 

Governing means adapting. And Trudeau's adapting his way right out of his promises (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada: “I am going to work for ISIS. I hate you guys,” says 12-year-old Syrian refugee girl

 

Underground blasts rock Toronto financial district

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Missing couple found dead in Belize

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA interrogator reveals how the agency tracked down Bin Laden by piecing together what his comrades at Guantanamo Bay let slip

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Mulls Halting Oil Supply to N.Korea for 6 Months

 

Top Chinese diplomat warns of apocalypse on North Korea

 

China: US, N. Korea should establish contact

 

The Hangover Part IV: China sluggish after Q1 blow-out

 

China-backed AIIB needed for Asian infrastructure: Bank of Japan

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Push and Pull on Cuba

 

Cuban with US flag disrupts Havana parade

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

More Is Finally Being Said About The Horrible Torture That North Korean Christians Go Through, But For What Purpose?

 

Time for Donald Trump to Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Kim Jong-un  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea: US bomber flight pushes two countries on brink of nuclear war

 

Can Most Americans Find North Korea on a Map?

 

The story of another time the US considered attacking North Korea

 

North Korea Looks To Be Gearing Up For More Sub-Launched Missile Tests

 

Trump-Kim Summit Would Likely Require Major Concessions  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

How to Defuse the Crisis with North Korea

 

North Korean Crisis Continues to Sizzle

 

CONGRESS

 

Schumer, Pelosi Celebrate Stop-gap Government Spending Bill  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Blame Congress for Trump’s 100-day bust

 

GOPe gives Trump the finger in stopgap spending bill

 

Shut It Down: Republicans Chicken Out Yet Again  (This big spending sellout is what Trump voters voted for?)

 

Frustrated conservatives ready to start winning under Trump

 

Conservatives fume over 'complete' spending concession to Democrats

 

After spending-bill win, Democrats confident they can block Trump agenda

 

Congress Allots $120 Million for Trump Family’s Security

 

Winners and Losers of the Spending Deal

 

Democrats win spending-bill showdown with Trump

 

Congress is on track with sweeping spending deal. But don’t expect any other major accomplishments soon

 

Winners and losers of the government shutdown fight

 

Seven things to know about the government funding deal

 

COURTS

 

Michael Slager to plead guilty in connection with killing of Walter Scott

 

Defense: Exclude Confederate flag shirt at officer's retrial  (Attorneys for a white former University of Cincinnati policeman charged with killing an unarmed black man say jurors at his retrial shouldn't see the T-shirt with a Confederate flag emblem that he was wearing under his uniform.)

 

Court to hear testimony about Benghazi suspect's capture

 

Woman paralyzed by airport accident sues city

 

New Mexico's REAL ID rules have forced court caseloads 'to go off the charts'

 

Tomi Lahren settles suit with Glenn Beck, 'Blaze'

 

Pastor charged again for not reporting dying granddaughter

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Mormon Man In Utah Slaughters His Own Mother And His Brother For A Ritual Human Sacrifice

 

Witnesses recount details of fatal UT-Austin stabbing

 

Cops: Man found in bloody clothes confesses to wife's grisly killing

 

Chicago shooting victims

 

Dispatcher heard snoring on 911 call is punished

 

San Diego police say shooter was ‘despondent’ over breakup, made ex-girlfriend listen to rampage on phone

 

Dallas paramedic shot while responding to shooting

 

One killed, three wounded in attack on University of Texas at Austin campus, police say

 

Police: Ex- Tenn. lawmaker grabbed woman's butt

 

A black teen died following an encounter with police near Dallas. His death is now ruled a homicide.

 

Students arrested for catfishing teacher to get nude photos 

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Security warnings as "10 Concerts" lists, free coupon scams go viral

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Chair Refuses to Say Trump’s Name (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

SHE'S BAAAACK: Hillary Declares Herself Part Of 'The Resistance'

 

Potential Wis. Dem Candidate for Gov Uses ‘Social Welfare Org’ to Promote Possible Candidacy

 

Wrong-way Driver (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio defends blatant corruption at the top of his administration.)

 

If Obama Wants To Help Democrats, He Should Disappear

 

The Cost of Barack Obama’s Speech

 

Obama to host Chicago roundtable Wednesday

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Let Them Eat Salt  (Trump admin provides flexibility from Michelle Obama lunch rules.)

 

Trump’s Agriculture Chief Tosses Out Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Rules

 

Threatening farmers’ property rights

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Syrian missile attack was 'after-dinner entertainment,' Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Plans for DeVos to speak at historically black college draw ire (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

Betsy DeVos scheduled, then canceled, a visit to an L.A. charter school that emphasizes special needs   

 

DeVos to give commencement speech at historically black university

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson snared in growing pursuit of personal email

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Justice Dept. to Hold Summit on Hate Crimes

 

Sessions Hints He Won’t Crack Down on Marijuana in States Where It’s Legal  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Newly Released Data Shows Significant Illegal Immigrant Prison Population

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street edges up on heavy earnings day; Fed on tap

 

U.S. Stocks Edge Higher, Bonds Rise as Oil Slips: Markets Wrap

 

Stocks eke out gains as Nasdaq closes at record for second day

 

Hi-tech leads Asia share rally, dollar at one-month high vs yen

 

Asian Stocks Climb as Yen Weakens, China Reopens: Markets Wrap

 

Housing construction is on the rise in California, but it's still not enough

 

Wall Street fears end of boom as automakers' April U.S. sales drop

 

Treasury yields pull back from weeklong high after oil prices fall

 

9 internships that pay better than "real" jobs

 

Dollar advances vs. yen as stock-market volatility declines

 

6 high-paying careers that may qualify for student loan forgiveness

 

Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is falling, bonds and the stock market are rallying—something’s gotta give

 

Want great maternity leave? Get this job

 

Gold ends higher, shakes off 3-week lows as investors await Fed meeting outcome

 

US Economic Confidence Falls in April, but Still Positive

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Columbia Students Say Thomas Jefferson Statue 'Validates Rape'

 

Student’s Grade Lowered for Using Word “Man”

 

School District: Berkeley Riot Organizers Tried To 'Brainwash' Students Into Left-Wing Activism [Video]

 

Left-fascists at University of Buffalo Robert Spencer lecture refuse to allow discussion of jihad threat

 

Baylor Students Protest Mexican-Themed Frat Fiesta, Demand Mandatory Diversity Training

 

Bible reading not allowed before class, professor tells student

 

Trump administration ends Michelle Obama’s girls’ education program

 

WH denies it's ending Michelle Obama's 'Let Girls Learn' program

 

Keep For-Profit Schools on a Short Leash

 

Teen graduating from college before getting high school diploma

 

Preschoolers' Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

 

A ‘Repudiation’ of Trump Budget  (In restoring year-round Pell Grants and boosting research and other programs targeted for major cuts in White House's 2018 blueprint, 2017 budget deal suggests Congress's disinclination to embrace Trump approach.)

 

Quadruplet brothers from Ohio will attend Yale together

 

Who Defines Expertise?  (Accreditor’s new rules are forcing a professor who has taught philosophy for 50 years to stop doing so, because her PhD is in English. Many object.)

 

Thinking Strategically About Study Resources Boosts Students' Final Grades

 

Suicide and Title IX  (Two lawsuits -- one involving accused student’s suicide and another about an attempt -- have added fire to the continued debate over how colleges handle complaints of sexual assault.)

 

Nutrition Rules for School Lunches Are Rolled Back

 

‘Volatile’ but Growing Online Ed Market (Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds.)

 

How one high school's strategy is helping battle bullying

 

Bananas hanging from nooses found on college campus

 

What Makes an Open Lab 'Open'? (As public universities divert resources into new kinds of learning spaces, they should promote collaborative and mutually enriching connections among students and institutions, write Robin DeRosa and Dan Blickensderfer.)

 

Baylor fraternity suspended for 'Mexican' themed party where some guests 'dressed up as construction workers and donned brown face'

 

Anger and Fear, Then and Now (In the 2017 Jefferson Lecture, Martha Nussbaum uses the classics to start a discussion about how we express outrage -- justified or not.)

 

EGYPT

 

Slain Egyptian officer shared touching Facebook post an hour before death

 

‘The Real Bomb Is in Islam’s Books’  (Pope Francis wasted his time at Egypt’s Al Azhar.)

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Clinton blames Comey, WikiLeaks for election loss to Trump

 

Who Really Torpedoed Hillary's Campaign?

 

The great Democratic deception (The massive disinformation program being waged by the DemocratiParty that somehow Russia was able to influence the outcome of our 2016 Presidential election is nothing but a sham.)

 

The Real Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Lost In 2016

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Quarter of Senate Dems Considering 2020 Presidential Runs

 

Gillibrand rules out 2020 presidential run: report  (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices end at multiweek lows

 

Energy Prices

 

Pipeline Companies Push Back Against Trump's ‘Buy American’ Rule

 

The Trump administration is an oil junkie — and it's looking to score off California's coasts

 

OPEC deal backfires: Saudis lose market share to Iran, Iraq

 

Saudis complete takeover of largest US refinery

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close near 2-year high on upbeat factory data, Greek bailout deal

 

Populism Has Not ‘Peaked’ in Europe. The Fight Continues.

 

Eurozone jobless count falls by smallest in a year

 

Hungary :Protesters send message to Orbán with march supporting European Union

 

Missing US teen refuses to return home from the Netherlands

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Catholic Psychiatric Hospital is Planning to Allow Patients to be Euthanized  (Brussels, Belgium)

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Spending Bill Funds Corporation for Public Broadcasting Through FY2019--Past 2018 Election

 

Trump defends $1 trillion budget bill in face of conservative fury

 

$1T Budget Cuts Agencies’ Reserve Funds to Block $20B Border Wall Construction

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

The Final Truth about the “Trump Dossier”

 

FBI Court Filing Reveals Grand Jury Targeted Hillary

 

FBI translator married ISIS terrorist she was supposed to investigate: report

 

Gun Sales Remain Near Record Levels in April  (Industry group's analysis of FBI records shows sales just above 2016 levels.)

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

The Democrats and Dystopian Debt

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA OKs immune-boosting drug for advanced bladder cancer

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump Inc. causes problems for president's foreign policy

 

FRANCE

 

France’s Election Is Also a Crossroads for Europe

 

Two-thirds of French far-left supporters won't vote for Macron

 

…French Presidential Candidates Get Increased Security

 

French anti-terror police seize heavy weapons and arrest five in raids: reports

 

Opinion: French voters must not risk abstaining in the second round

 

France’s Presidency Is Too Powerful to Work

 

Marine Le Pen Allegedly Copies Far-Right Speech

 

GERMANY

 

Defence ministry investigating far-right terror cell in army: report

 

Four men on trial over beating man to death amid 'hunt for refugees'

 

Spies in Hesse say they're keeping close watch on halal shops

 

Germany used to have a leader like Trump. It’s not who you think.

 

GOOGLE

 

Google chief's $199M is 2016 pay champ

 

GOP

 

Condoleezza Rice Writes the Book on 'Democracy'  (Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice)

 

'I have a right to try to define Republicanism'  (Governor of Ohio John Kasich insists his book tour isn’t preparation for another Presidential run. But it sure looks like it.)

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Jimmy Kimmel Opens Up About Newborn Son's Heart Defect, Makes Emotional Obamacare Plea

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Mosquito menace: Orkin's top 20 U.S. cities

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

TV, film writers strike narrowly averted as tentative deal reached

 

Val Kilmer confirms cancer rumors

 

Negotiations between TV and movie writers and the studios stall as strike deadline nears

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Trump threatens shutdown as Ryan defends spending deal  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

President Ryan Takes Over

 

Speaker Paul Ryan on Pile of Crap Budget: “I Share the President’s Frustration” (Video)

 

House GOP floundering on Obamacare repeal

 

Maxine Waters goes from ‘Impeach Trump’ to Asking Him to ‘Do America a Favor and Resign’ (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

New threat to Obamacare repeal: Republicans from Clinton districts

 

Pushing for victories, Trump shows disconnect with House GOP

 

‘Auntie Maxine’ and the quest for impeachment (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Maxine Waters Calls on Trump to Resign as a ‘Favor’ to the Country

 

Trump Pushes House to Vote on Health Bill, and Quickly

 

House Republicans continue push for a health-care bill, even if it goes nowhere in the Senate

 

How Republicans built their own ObamaCare trap

 

In surprise, Republican says he's a no on healthcare bill

 

Trump on GOP health bill: 'I want it to be good for sick people'

 

Reports: Republicans Struggling to Find Obamacare Repeal Votes

 

IMMIGRATION

 

60% Jump in Refugees Admitted to U.S. from March to April

 

Amnesty is Dead

 

Top Immigration Group Pulls Trump Endorsement Due to Betrayal on Immigration Promises

 

Immigrant Workers Stunned To Be Fired After Skipping Work For Protest

 

Cheap foreign labor to flood workforce after spending bill doubles number of visas

 

LA Mayor: 'LAPD Will Never Be a Deportation Force'

 

Baltimore Memo: Weigh Deportation Risk Before Charging Illegals

 

INDIA

 

Indian anger over soldiers' bodies 'mutilated by Pakistan'

 

Pakistan seeks ‘actionable evidence’ on mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers

 

Vigilantes In India: Protecting Sacred Cows, Promoting A Hindu Way Of Life

 

Modi raises visa issue with Australian PM Turnbull (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Hundreds Of Brides In India Receive Wooden Bats To Fend Off Drunken Husbands

 

Will respond to Pak at time of our choosing: Army

 

Indian IT Company to Add 10,000 US Jobs

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesian man who claimed to be oldest human dies age 146

 

 

INTERNET 

 

An Internet Clean Of Jihadi Incitement – Not Mission Impossible

 

IRAN

 

 

Iran’s frontrunners both well-connected to Arab Shiites

 

Boeing Reps Meet With Iranian Terror Leader Who Threatened to ‘Destroy’ U.S. Forces

 

Iranian presidential election to send message about Obama’s nuclear deal

 

Trump’s incoherence on Iran doesn’t serve U.S. interests

 

IRAQ

 

"Liars": Survivors reject U.S. claims on airstrike that killed 100

 

 

ISLAM

 

Another Day, Another Apology to Muslims

 

“May Allah curse you, you pig, you dog,” says Muslim to imam who opposes jihad terror

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, May 2, 2017)

 

Abbas’s Trump meeting may be his chance to shine, but can he deliver? (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Hamas Gives Israel 24 Hours, Or Else… They’ll Make More Demands

 

US official raps ‘biased’ UNESCO vote on Jerusalem

 

Israeli settler shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli forces at checkpoint

 

Netanyahu: ‘Absurd’ UNESCO vote heralds ‘change’ in world support  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

As Expected: UNESCO Executive Board Passes Anti-Israel Resolution

 

'Valuable progress' already made toward Mideast peace, Pence says

 

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

 

Pence: Trump stands without apology for Israel (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Palestinians applaud UNESCO vote denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

 

Hamas’ New Charter Recognizes Israel’s Right to Commit Suicide

 

President urges world to recognize Jerusalem, move embassies (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

UNESCO adopts resolution criticizing Israeli policies in Jerusalem, Gaza

 

Jewish man shot dead rushing checkpoint left suicide note

 

Soldiers Barred from the Temple Mount on Independence Day for Saluting

 

IDF shows fake, squirting amputated legs to kids on Independence Day (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Trump team wants ‘tangibles’ from Abbas visit

 

Funeral held for former prisoner who died from 'medical negligence' in Israeli custody

 

Turkey, Israel working on commercial details of possible gas pipeline: Israeli official

 

Peace Index Report: Israeli Arabs Appreciate Country’s Achievements More than Jews

 

What was Netanyahu’s real reason for snubbing German FM?

 

Thousands of Palestinians commemorate Nakba in annual 'March of Return'

 

As UNESCO rejects Israel's sovereignty in J'lm, what future does the capital face?

 

50,000 Israelis fill beaches to capacity

 

House of Lords Urging Anti-Trump Revolt, Palestinian State

 

Fled Yemen to become an IDF soldier

 

Hamas’ acceptance of Israel is a result of necessity

 

What’s at Stake in Trump Meeting With Palestinian Leader

 

Israel celebrates its 69th anniversary of independence

 

What Trump Needs to Say to Abbas (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

A UN birthday slap at Israel (On Tuesday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marks Israel’s 69th  Independence Day with a resolution challenging Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.)

 

Hamas Tones It Down as Palestinian Split Widens

 

 

JAPAN

 

US deploys Global Hawk high-altitude drone to Japanese air base ‘to monitor N. Korea’

 

LIBERALISM

 

Now We Know: It's Liberals Who Are Out-Of-Touch, Arrogant, Smug, And Intolerant

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Lobbyist James Capalino is back pulling strings at City Hall (Welcome back — to that same old place that you laughed about: Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio’s (D) lobbyist pal James Capalino is apparently again pulling strings at City Hall.)

 

 

MAY DAY

 

Dems observe May Day as immigrant day of action

 

Portland May Day demonstrations turn violent: Protesters hurl bottles, Molotov cocktails at cops

 

Thousands fill downtown L.A. for May Day demonstrations

 

May Day protests, celebrations around the globe

 

MEDIA 

 

Sean Hannity calls staff meeting

 

Sean Hannity To Out Internet Trolls

 

Trump Campaign: ‘Fake News’ CNN Refused to Run Our Ad

 

CNN: We didn't run Trump ad because of 'fake news' graphic

 

New York Times Op-Ed Fondly Remembers How Communism ‘Inspired Americans’

 

Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out

 

Another big name suddenly out at Fox News

 

Fresh Shake-Up Rattles Fox News: Co-President Is Out

 

A pity party for the unloved press

 

Sean Hannity Says He Plans to Stay at Fox News

 

Tucker Carlson: White House Correspondents' Dinner 'an extended middle finger' to Trump

 

Fox News reporter Diana Falzone sues the network, claiming she was demoted after writing about her endometriosis on their website

 

MEDICAID

 

$70.3 Million in Medicaid Payments Were Made to Providers With Fraud Allegations

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader

 

Shootout leaves eight dead near Mexico's Los Cabos tourist hub

 

Mexican University Hopes to Be First in the N.C.A.A.

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

In an interview today, Mohammed bin Salman to tackle Saudi, regional issues

 

Abu Dhabi crown prince and Germany’s Merkel discuss regional conflicts (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Comparing Mideast Refugees with WWII Holocaust Victims

 

MILITARY

 

Department of Defense awards contract for 240 F-35 Lightning II planes

 

VA fires embattled La. director amid scandal, secret wait lists

 

Raytheon awarded contract to activate first Zumwalt-class destroyer

 

He fought with Russian-backed militants in Ukraine. Now he’s a U.S. soldier.

 

Lockheed Martin receives Trident missile contract

 

Global Hawks arrive at Yokota for 5-month deployment

 

Military sexual assaults down, survey finds

 

Defense gets big boost in proposed bipartisan spending deal

 

Army: Change to burial eligibility would expand life of Arlington National Cemetery

 

Army releases images of combat photographer’s final moments before fatal blast

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

Congress increases NIH funding after Trump calls for cuts

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani surgeon who helped find bin Laden still in prison despite Trump’s promise to free him

 

On Hotline, Pakistan Warns India Against 'Misadventures', Threatens Response

 

Terror plot targeting Nisar Ali Khan foiled

 

Muslims Go On Rampage Mercilessly Attacking And Torturing Christians In Pakistani Neighborhood

 

IMF warned Pakistan against oil price hike

 

Pak-China working towards finalisation of LTP for CPEC

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Duterte may be too "tied up" to accept Trump's invite (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Why On Earth Did Trump Invite The Philippines' Brutal Leader to the White House?

 

Trump and Duterte are brothers from another mother

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

Nevada coalition seeks unprecedented insulin refund law

 

PRISONS

 

Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms

 

RUSSIA

 

Megyn Kelly will travel to Russia for Putin  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

In call with Trump, Putin urges ‘restraint’ on North Korea

 

Russia's Reactions To Upcoming Second Round Of French Presidential Elections

 

Putin calls for unbiased probe into alleged chemical weapons incident in Syria

 

Russia's grip on Europe's oil supply threatens Ukraine's energy independence

 

Germany remains Russia's leading partner — Putin

 

Russia’s cutting-edge shipborne helicopters complete first stage of trials

 

North Korea 'deliberately detonated missile during failed weekend test because it was heading for RUSSIA'

 

Russian Defense Ministry: USSR never exported HAB-250 bombs


Putin tells Merkel he's eager to discuss Ukraine, Syria 
(Russian President Vladimir V Putin/German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German Chancellor Pressures Putin to Defend Chechen Gays and Jehovah's Witnesses

 

The Kremlin’s Coercion Calculus (Op-ed)  (Russia’s rulers have to decide how to respond to an uptick in protest sentiment. So far, they are leaning towards further repression.)

 

Putin Denies Russia Meddled in US Presidential Election

 

Moscow Police Investigate Reports Of Discarded Body Fragments 

 

Trump to speak with Putin on Tuesday (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

As arrests of protesters soar in Russia, this small monitoring group struggles to keep track

 

Russia 'can launch tsunami against US with nuclear bombs buried in ocean'

 

SCIENCE

 

Researchers eye one culprit as they predict spike in plane turbulence

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Top Secret Service Official Announces Retirement Just Days After Trump Named New Director

 

SENATE

 

Coons, Rubio: Senate Insists UN Change Israel Stance

 

Senate Democrat: 2 to 1 Chance President Trump Doesn’t Finish His Term

 

McCain: Trump's praise of North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'disturbing'   (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Riding emotion to policy victory (Last week, US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist) reintroduced $15 federal minimum wage legislation.)

 

Senate Republicans introduce anti-net neutrality legislation

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Is Facebook putting profit before freedom in Southeast Asia?

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil Indigenous tribe attacked with machetes in brutal land conflict

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon faces new threat from conservative resurgence

 

Korea Biggest Buyer of American Weapons

 

Trial of ousted Park begins (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

Korea already paid $1 bil. in THAAD costs

 

Seoul denies US' alleged earlier request for financing THAAD

 

Korean Schoolkids Still Among Unhappiest in the World

 

300 NK defectors throw support behind Moon

 

Korea Saw 2nd  Hottest April on Record

 

DPK cautious about fanning THAAD dispute

 

China demands ‘immediate’ halt to THAAD deployment in South Korea

 

Former US Vice President Gore to lecture in Seoul

 

Controversial missile defense shield is now operational in South Korea

 

SPACE

 

USA and USSR planned to nuke the moon out of existence

 

Virgin Galactic tests the radical 'feathering' system on its spacecraft for first time since it caused fatal 2014 accident

 

SPAIN

 

Spain: Podemos to table no-confidence vote against Mariano Rajoy amid corruption scandal

 

 

SPORTS

 

Penguins star Sidney Crosby diagnosed with concussion

 

MLB star says he was racially taunted at Fenway Park

 

LeBron, Cavs dominate in Game 1 win over Raptors

 

Marriage proposal at Fenway Park goes horribly wrong

 

ESPN makes big hire days after massive layoffs

 

Matt Niskanen ejected for hit on Sidney Crosby

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Body of boy swept away in Arkansas floodwaters found

 

California May Place ‘Third Gender’ Option on State Documents

 

Teen found dead left note for parents that she’d be home soon  (South Carolina)

 

North Dakota seeks $38 million for ‘intentional human-made disaster’ from pipeline protest

 

Single mom of three in critical condition after shark attack  (California)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

US issues travel alert for Europe

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Kagan says Scalia's death forced court to bridge divides

 

SYRIA

Syria Used Soviet-Made Bombs in Recent Chemical Attacks – Human Rights Watch

 

IS attack on displaced in Syria kills at least 21

 

Syria rebel delegation arrives in Astana for talks with regime

 

TAIWAN

 

President tweets again to promote Taiwan's WHA participation

 

China blocking WHA invite, say DPP, doctors

 

Taiwan to spend NT$143.3B to shape up water resource management

 

Manufacturing still expanding

 

Taiwan records lowest winter rainfall in 54 years

 

March job openings rose on improving economy

 

TAXATION

 

Of Baseball Bats and Tax Reform (Will there be riots and fisticuffs in defense of government’s tax collecting preferences?)

 

Trump’s Tax Cuts May Be More Damaging Than Reagan’s

 

TERRORISM

 

University of Iowa: Muslim student charged with making terrorist threat

 

Muslim Brotherhood an 'incubator' for U.S. terror

 

 

THINK TANKS

 

Coup Against Jim DeMint Threatens To Tear Apart Heritage Foundation

 

Heritage Foundation sources say Mike Needham didn't want Jim DeMint's throne

 

Rubio, Cruz, Conservatives Petition to Keep DeMint at Heritage Foundation

 

TRADE

 

On NAFTA, Trump's True Intentions Remain Unclear

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Why Trans Activists Will Destroy Homosexual Rights

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin defends proposal to eliminate tax deduction that benefits Californians — including himself  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan: Turkey Will Say 'Goodbye' to EU Unless New Talks Opened    (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Wikimedia Foundation appeals court ruling blocking Wikipedia in Turkey

 

Syria top of the agenda for Erdoğan with Putin (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Turkey’s EU dream is over, for now, top EU official says

 

Russian special teams arrive to salvage ship that sank off Istanbul

 

Turkish soldiers apprehend PKK militant responsible for attacks

 

Turkey to be first country to develop Congo fever vaccine: Minister

 

Turkey manufacturing activity sustains upturn in April: Index

 

Turkey’s trade deficit rises 15.8 percent, exports over 7 percent in April: Ministry

 

UNIONS

 

Labor Front Group Shares Headquarters With Powerful Union

 

Union America: Where Democracy Goes To Die

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 advances as BP rises, manufacturing activity hits 3-year high

 

 Brexit gets nasty as EU accuses Britain of unrealistic aims

 

IVF Clinics Threatened With Action as Investigation Uncovers Catalog of Abuses

 

Tommy English Moment: Gays Against Shariah Rally in Manchester

 

Mother Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Save Her Unborn Son’s Life Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

 

Dramatic rescue for surfer after 30 hours adrift off Scotland

 

UK: Muslim mocked Orlando jihad victims and called for jihad attacks on Christians

 

Premature Baby Born at 23 Weeks and Given Just a 25% Chance of Survival Beats the Odds

 

Revealed: How EU has been secretly plotting to block Theresa May over EU migrants for weeks (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Brexit: May dismisses reports of frosty dinner with EU chief as 'Brussels gossip'

 

Nicola Sturgeon: Scottish independence is ‘at the heart’ of election (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

East London :Three women arrested on suspicion of terror offences

 

Labour promises 10,000 extra police

 

New photograph of Princess Charlotte as she celebrates 2nd  birthday 

 

Nuclear oversight needs 'urgent' action

 

Hospitals: Critics slam 'rip off' 50p-a-minute charge to call patients' hospital phones

 

British territories' environment 'at risk'

 

Peers urge UK to consider distancing itself from 'mercurial' Trump on Middle East policy

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN: Number of Malnourished Children in Somalia Rising

 

Belgium urged diplomats to vote for Saudi Arabia in UN women’s rights commission – leaked emails

 

US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

 

Regulators link hoverboard to deadly Pennsylvania fire

 

VATICAN

 

Confusion caused by Amoris Laetitia is ‘unprecedented,’ even ‘apocalyptic’: Scholar

 

On the 'Invasion' of 'Libertarianism,' Pope Francis' Ignorance Is Showing

 

Pope Francis: Europe Is in Danger of ‘Falling Apart’

 

Pope Francis’s Communist Mentor

 
VENEZUELA 

 

U.S. May Consider New Sanctions on Venezuela

 

Russia's Support For The Venezuelan Regime – An Update

 

Venezuela Is Heading for a Soviet-Style Collapse

 

Maduro decrees Venezuelans will write new constitution

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Donald Trump: ‘We’re Very Happy with’ Republican Budget Agreement

 

This 100 Days Thing Is Rubbish

 

Access to Obama White House Brought Companies Better Stock Performance, Study Shows

 

Trump’s Approval Slips Slightly in April

 

Trump rally altercations could add to legal woes  (The rough treatment of protesters by Bikers for Trump at the President's rally Saturday could provide fodder for lawsuits by people who had similar experiences during the campaign.)

 

The President’s Secret Air Force  (Air Force One is just the public face of a fleet that keeps the President safe and secure.)

 

Ivanka Is the Business-Savvy Feminist We Need in the White House

We Had a Historian Fact Check Trump’s Civil War Remarks

 

Trump’s Degradation of the Language

 

Trump’s praise for strongmen alarms human rights advocates

 

Trump embraces yet another strongman

 

Exclusive: Trump blasts Russia dossier and Democrats’ use of it

 

On the Power of Being Awful  (Trump supporters will never admit they were wrong.)

 

Trump’s totally bizarre claim about avoiding the Civil War

 

Analysis: In willingness to meet with dictators, a Trump doctrine emerges

 

Trump’s 100th -day speech may have been the most hate-filled in modern history

 

Note to President Trump: Andrew Jackson wasn't alive for the Civil War

 

100 days of Trump, two lonely accomplishments

 

Michael Moore Brags His New Broadway Show Could End Trump’s Presidency

 

The past 100 days have been a disaster — for Democrats

 

White House Clearance Process Increasingly Politicized

 

Pence suggests Trump's leadership key in China responding to N. Korea  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Spicer: Trump 'stands by' description of Obama as evil  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

White House defends Trump’s praise for Kim Jong Un  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

‘Alt-Left’ Strategist Bannon Isn't Going Anywhere, Trump Says

 

Trump doubles down on Civil War, Andrew Jackson comments

 

Trump camp has spent $274K on Trump Tower rent: report

 

Untold Successes of President Trump's First 100 Days

 

Rogue journalist stuns White House reporters with surprise grilling

 

 

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