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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Thaddeus was almost aborted because of a rare disorder. His parents chose life, and saw a miracle

 

Abortion Activists Trash President Donald Trump for All These Pro-life Things He’s Done

 

Watch: Pro-Abortion Politicians Mislead Women About Planned Parenthood's Services

 

Wendy Davis: You Can’t be a Feminist if You Don’t Support Abortion

 

Abortion Opening the Floodgate for Euthanizing the Mentally Ill

 

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Abortion at Planned Parenthood Gala, Slams Pro-Lifers as “Groups of Men”

 

Pelosi on Democrats and abortion: 'This is not a rubber-stamp party'   (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Nancy Pelosi Blames Clinton’s Loss on Pro-Lifers: “Anti-Choicers. That’s How Trump Got to be President”

 

Democrats' realignment on abortion

 

Planned Parenthood reopens Texas clinic

 

Trump: Planned Parenthood Funding to Be Gone at 'Appropriate Time'

 

Twilight Actress Kristen Stewart Promotes Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in New Video

 

Pelosi: Democratic candidates should not be forced to toe party line on abortion  

 

Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Scarlett Johansson Attend Planned Parenthood Abortion Gala to Honor Hillary Clinton

 

The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade

 

Vice President Mike Pence to Headline National Gala for Pro-Life Women’s Group

 

Bill Nye used to teach kids about science, but now he wishes there weren’t so many ‘extras’

 

Alaska lawmakers mull measure calling abortion 'child abuse'

 

Senate Committee Tells FBI to Investigate Planned Parenthood for Criminally Selling Aborted Baby Parts

 

Clinton brings up ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ in Planned Parenthood speech

 

Mobile Pregnancy Center Offers Free Ultrasounds in Front of New Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

 

New Soldiers for Trump’s Anti-Abortion Army

 

Ohio Pro-Life Bill Stops Abortion Clinics From Making Money Selling Aborted Baby Parts

 

Does Health and Human Services Appointee Charmaine Yoest Believe Abortion Causes Breast Cancer?

 

Alaska Committee Passes Amendment Calling Abortion “The Ultimate Form of Child Abuse”

 

Kentucky could become first state without a single abortion clinic

 

Planned Parenthood Said My Baby Was “Just Tissue,” But Now “I Cry Every Day Because I Killed One of My Babies”

 

Missouri House eyeing 1st -in-nation parental consent abortion provision

 

Woman Laughs Ahead of Her 9th Abortion and Then Sees Her Aborted Baby

 

Anti-Abortion Lawmakers (Almost All Men) Are Worried Time is Running Out on Their Bills (Texas)

 

3 Women On What You Need To Know About Abortion In America Right Now

 

Davidson refuses to comment on rape clause abortion fears  (Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has refused to comment on fears that the so-called Rape Clause could lead to higher numbers of women considering terminating their pregnancies.)

 

Biased Irish Citizens’ Assembly Followed the Lead of British Abortion Businesses

 

HIV-positive woman gets SC's support over abortion  (India)

 
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

Scientists completely eliminate HIV in living animals for the first time ever using 'cut and paste' gene-editing

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Attack on convoy kills 8 Afghans, wounds 3 US soldiers

 

Weeks After Massive US Bomb, IS Still on Air in Afghanistan

 

Team Trump is leaning toward a new Afghan surge

 

AFRICA

 

A desperate plea for help as four African nations near a famine crisis  

   

Nigerian President Misses Cabinet Meeting Amid Health Fears

 

 

AGRICULTURE

 

The Unholy Alliance Between Big Biz And Big Alarmism

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Anti-Semitic Harassment Incidents Increased 127 Percent in First Quarter of 2017

 
ARAB WORLD

 

Poll shows sharp divisions among Arab youth over education, employment

 
AUSTRALIA

 

'Get off the bank bandwagon': ASX slams into reverse

 

Australian dollar reversal sinks below the April lows

 

House prices 'set to fall up to 7 per cent in 18 months'

 

Abbott claims 'cultural cowardice' at heart of voter discontent

 

Australian network hired Sharia-promoting broadcaster because she’s Muslim

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Under Fire: White House Staff Claims See-Through Fence, Levee Flood Protection System Is a ‘Border Wall’

 

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Denver archbishop: Gender-confused girls, gay leaders can’t be part of our Boy Scout troops

 

 

CANADA

 

Toronto markets close with moderate fall, loonie gains slightly

 

Quebec flooding submerges Île Mercier​ in Montreal

 

Toronto doctor gladly gets rid of his ‘FENTANYL’ vanity licence plate

 

US high school cancels trip over fears students might not be let back in

 

Trudeau tells world media alternative facts (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Torrid Toronto housing market finally takes a breather

 

Ontario high school teachers are in line for up to $3,000 each and extra paid day off

 

2016 census: Canada's seniors outnumber its children

 

‘The war is on.’ Hamilton mobster gunned down in driveway of suburban home

 

Clark’s proposed tax on thermal coal would hurt Alberta, U.S.

 

College says doctor who showed porn to patient should lose licence

 

Niagara catholic schools cancel touring play on gender identity

 

Climber trapped 3,000 metres up on Canada’s highest peak after two earthquakes strike Yukon

 

More Toronto residents in apartments than detached houses, census finds

 

Cancer nation: Where you live could determine your odds of getting cancer or dying from it

 

Earthquake strands solo climber on Canada's highest mountain

 

Over-treating may be doing more harm than good: Why we need a new war on cancer

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

The Mistake Christians Made in Defending Bill O’Reilly

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

'Don't move or I'll shoot' - China teaching Korean to soldiers on N. Korean border

 

China's military pact with N.Korea looks shaky

 

China issued 'last warning' to N. Korea over nukes: Chinese social media

 

Sudden Shifts Characterize Trump's China Policy

 

Those who think Canada’s Defense Minister will resign are living in the past

 

Xi Jinping Pushes Out Factionalists in the Provinces  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

 China Craves Foreign Goods. Students in Australia Deliver

 

Oil Traders Idled as China Refiner Stars Fall Foul of Smog Fight

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Activity resumes at North Korea nuclear test site: monitor

 

'N. Korea nuclear test could cause volcanic eruption on Mt. Baekdu': experts

 

North Korea threat: WH official says Kim could use nuclear weapons as 'blackmail'

 

China record suggests Trump look elsewhere for handling Pyongyang

 

North Korea confirms it detained an American professor at airport

 

How Should the US Deal with North Korea?

 

North Korean Defectors Say Kim Jong Un’s Chokehold on Information Access Is Weakening (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

A Disappointing Budget Bill

 

9 Vital Principles for Obamacare Repeal

 

The Bipartisan Push to Increase Spending and the National Debt

 

Republicans Abandon Conservatism

With This Budget Deal, The Swamp Wins

 

Pence: Budget deal 'no small accomplishment' for administration  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Democrats are doubling down on failure

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

CBO: CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare Subsidies Top $1 Trillion

 

CBO: Federal Employees Earn Far More Than Private-Sector Employees

 

COURTS

 

Digital Privacy Group Challenges "Hacking" Warrant in Child Porn Case

 

Giuliani, Mukasey Seen as 'Disingenuous' by Sanctions Case Judge  (Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani (R) and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey were described by a US judge as "surprisingly disingenuous" for downplaying Iran’s alleged role in the indictment of a Turkish businessman charged with sanctions violations.)

 

Court makes ruling on gay couple's suit against Ky. clerk

 

Ex-science teacher pleads guilty to making meth

 

Funeral home in Mississippi refused to cremate gay man, lawsuit alleges

 

Judge strikes down city's approval of a Hollywood Target — again

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Police Investigate Murder-Suicide At North Lake College In Irving

 

Apparent murder-suicide at Texas college: Cops

 

2 dead at North Lake College in apparent murder-suicide near Dallas

 

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Learned the Wrong Lessons 25 Years After the L.A. Riots

 

2 Chicago officers shot in 'targeted' attack; manhunt underway

 

Cop who fatally shot teen identified by police

 

How Expecting Police To Be All Things To All People Can Fuel Violence

 

'Manhunt underway' after 2 Chicago Police officers shot

 

'We Will Get Them': Manhunt Underway After 2 Chicago Police Officers Shot: CPD

 

UT-Austin stabbing suspect reportedly suffered from mental health issues: Police

 

Police officer fired after fatally shooting unarmed teen

 

Woman dies after man fondles, punches her: cops

 

Trump admin. freezes $10 million to fight violent extremism

 

Another black boy was killed by police. It’s time for more than hashtags.

 

Police panel calls for more LAPD reforms to address racial bias, discipline and community policing

 

Miami lawyer used high-tech tools to harass ex: cops

 

Sandy Hook father Lenny Pozner on death threats

 

The heroin-ravaged city fighting back    (A city in West Virginia is targeting the drugs companies that it blames for its epidemic.)

 

 

CRONY CAPITALISM

 

Crony Capitalism, American Style

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Gunshot, not Lethal Injections, Is Most Humane

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Quiet on Vice Chair’s Full-Throated Defense of Anti-Israel Activist

 

DNC: We rigged primaries. So what?

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

How big was influence of Huma Abedin's family?

 

Ex-DNC chair: Obama's $400K speaking fee 'none of your business'

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS Secretary: ‘This Is Our Government’s Largest Investment in Border Security in 10 Years’  (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Justice Dept. mum on appeal in sanctuary cities case

 

DOJ Report: Nearly 46K Foreign-born Criminals in Fed Prisons

 

AG Sessions Puts Long Island Gang Violence High on Agenda  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

DOJ not expected to file charges in Alton Sterling case

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

GOP Urges Acosta to Block Obama Retirement Rule  (Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta)

 

DISNEY

 

Apple has the means — and the motive — to buy the Walt Disney Co.

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market ends little changed as Fed stands pat on rates

 

Wall Street slips as Fed holds on rates; financials rise

 

U.S. Stocks Slip in Copper Rout, Fed Boosts Dollar: Markets Wrap

 

Asia stocks ride global momentum, dollar up on June Fed rate hike bets

 

Aussie Stocks Drop, Taiwan Bucks Poor Apple Result: Markets Wrap

 

Bernanke: Trump's pledge to revive U.S. manufacturing is "not realistic"  (Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S Bernanke)

 

Dollar ticks higher as Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

 

Stephen Moore: All You Need Is Growth

 

Gold logs lowest finish in a month—adds to drop as Fed points to rate hikes

 

EDUCATION

 

UCLA Student President Displayed A Gang Sign In A Photograph Years Ago. Left Goes Nuts.

 

K-12: 'Alien Covenant'

 

How Trump’s Executive Order Can Fix Ronald Reagan’s Education Failure

 

Left-fascist Gettysburg College President Janet Riggs calls for boycott of Robert Spencer lecture

 

Americans See Free Speech on Campuses as a Thing of the Past

 

Left-fascist alumni of Gettysburg College threaten to cut donations if Robert Spencer speaks

 

Coulter’s Non-Speech Cost Berkeley $500k to Pay Cops

 

Yale’s ‘Starving’ Grad Students, Stuffed with Nonsense

CUNY Mainstreams Jew-Hatred -- Again  (A terrorist-supporter's planned commencement address.)

 

‘A Perfect Mess’  (Author discusses his new book about American higher education, which suggests it may be better off today than people realize … because it has always faced so many problems and has always been a “hustler’s paradise.”)

 

Campus High Jinks and the First Amendment

 

LSU Sues Elsevier  (Louisiana State University takes Elsevier to court in an attempt to settle a disagreement with the publisher about its $1.64 million contract.)

 

J Street Shot Down for Pushing Anti-Israel, Pro-Boycott Exhibit on Campus

 

J-Schools Dump Accreditor (Northwestern’s journalism school drops its accreditor, shortly after Berkeley did the same, echoing broader questions about the value of the process and whether it impedes innovation.)

 

University Locks Down Campus Over ‘Gunman’ Armed With Hot Glue Gun

 

Race, Safety, Anger (At Colgate, students are furious over a security alert issued over a black student who was carrying a glue gun. At St. Olaf, students protest amid sense that threats against black students have not been taken seriously.)

 

NYC Council bill would create sex education task force

 

Democrats Upset Over the Repeal of Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Rules

 

School Vouchers Aren’t Working, but Choice Is

 

UC President Janet Napolitano defends university finances against audit as chorus grows to cancel tuition increase

 

Frat bros no match for high school kids crashing their party

 

John Flanagan stands up for New York City's kids  (Kudos to state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan for standing up for every child’s right to a first-class education. Flanagan says he won’t extend mayoral control of the city’s regular... )

 

Making the Second Time the Charm  (The second chance for year-round Pell Grants also means a new opportunity for the U.S. Department of Education to get implementation right this go-round.)

 

 

EGYPT

 

4,000 year old model garden found outside Egypt tomb

 

UN Report: 70% of Egyptian Men Approve of Female Genital Mutilation

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Ex-House intel chair: Russian meddling into 2016 election was 'wildly successful'

 

Clinton blames Russian hackers, Comey for loss: ‘If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president’

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Michael Moore Wants The Democrats To Run 'The Rock' For President In 2020

 

Biden balks, Kirsten walks but 2020 Democratic field taking shape

 

ENERGY

 

Oil tilts up by the finish as U.S. crude supplies fall a 4th  week

 

Energy Prices

 

The Renewable Rip-Off

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

It was a perfect California beach day...except for all the plastic pollution

 

EUROPE

 

Georgia Refuses Entry To Pro-Putin 'Night Wolves' Biker Gang  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower, retreating from 20-month high ahead of Fed

 

More Than Half of Young Europeans Say They Would Join an “Uprising” Against the Elite

 

Sweden ends ID checks on 'The Bridge' with Denmark

 

American PhD student, 26, living in Ireland dies in a house fire 'caused by a faulty cellphone charger'

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Catholic Hospital Will Allow Patients to be Euthanized Despite Opposition From Catholic Leader  (Brussels, Belgium)

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Chief Faces New Questions About His Role in 2016 Election    (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Axelrod: Comey 'didn’t tell Hillary Clinton not to campaign in Wisconsin'

 

Comey: I Wouldn't Change My Decision to Announce Reopening of Clinton Investigation Days Before The Election

 

Did AG Lynch Give Hillary Clinton 'Political Cover'? FBI Director Says, 'Subject Is Classified

 

Muhammad Ali's dark side revealed in new FBI files

 

Trump: Comey 'the best thing' that happened to Clinton

 

Comey: 'Makes Me Mildly Nauseous' To Think We Might Have Impacted Election

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT


Debt Insanity: Does Anyone In Washington Even Care That We Are 20 Trillion Dollars In Debt?

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed holds interest rates steady, downplays economic weakness

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA May Make Too Many Pizza Toppings a Crime

 

Trump Administration Delays Obamacare Calorie Rule

 

FRANCE

 

Marine Le Pen offering French voters a softer, gentler message

 

Muslims Chant “Allahu Akbar!” – Pelt Paris Police with Bottles at May Day Riots (Video)

 

'What is France?': How Le Pen and Macron see their country very differently

 

French Universities Email Students – Tell Them to Vote Against Marine Le Pen

 

Le Pen Says Best Placed to Face ‘New World’ of Trump, Putin

 

 

GERMANY

 

German defence minister scraps US trip over soldier scandal

 

Police probe whether woman was stabbed to death for converting to Christianity

 

German scientists to identify Nazi disabled victim remains

 

Angela Merkel urges Vladimir Putin to protect Chechnya gay rights (German Chancellor Angela Merkel/Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Merkel says Europe should not simply push Turkey away

 

 

GIRL SCOUTS

 

Kansas archdiocese cuts ties with Girl Scouts and ends cookie sales

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

White House leaning toward exiting Paris climate pact

 

Answering Your Climate Questions

 

 

GREECE

 

Greece Nation will avoid default after bailout deal – but faces more austerity

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Another  Obamacare Insurer Drops Out, Killing Obamacare In Iowa

 

 Insurers Threaten Higher Premiums, Exchange Exits if Obamacare Payments Are Not Made

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Failing the Mentally Ill

 

Top health officials to simulate disease outbreak response

 

NY triplets get same surgery for rare skull condition

 

Shakeup at Molina, CEO and CFO, sons of founder are out

 

Overcoming Opioids: When pills are a hospital's last resort

 

Enough with the outrage: we live in an age of miracles

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Johnny Depp was 'fed lines through an ear piece so he didn't have to learn them', former managers claim

 

They avoided a strike, but negotiations between writers and studios were a true Hollywood thriller

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Passes Spending Bill That Omits Most Trump Priorities

 

GOP Struggles to Find Last Few Votes to Pass Obamacare Repeal

 

Spending bill headed for House vote

 

Does GOP health bill cover pre-existing conditions?

 

Laura Ingraham on Paul Ryan: “Why Is He There?… If You Can’t Put Points on the Board You Can’t be Quarterback” (Video) (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

House conservatives won’t pass Omnibust without a fight

 

Democrat gets head start in South Carolina special election

 

Wow! Paul Ryan’s Spending Bill Forbids Funding for Trump Wall – But Allows Funding for Border Security in Middle East 

 

It’s Time Republicans Abandoned the AHCA

 

The lie that could kill the GOP health-care bill

 

House Republicans just voted to change overtime rules for workers

 

Female cadets testify at House hearing about their assaults at West Point

 

As Health Bill Lingers, Trump and Ryan Are Put on the Spot (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Intel on 'imminent threat' drove airline electronics ban, top lawmaker says   (US Representative of Texas Michael McCaul (R)

 

Despite majority, House Republicans struggle to govern

 

SC primary: GOP heads to runoff, Goldman Sachs adviser wins for Dems

 

Crowley Slams White House Invite of Duterte: Are He and Trump Going on a ‘Joyride’ With M16s? (US Representative of New York Michael Joe Crowley (D)

 

What do Republican centrists want from Obamacare repeal?

 

They Have Medical Conditions, and Fear the New Health Bill

 

GOP health bill on shaky ground as concerns grow about preexisting conditions

 

As airlines abuse passengers, Washington weighs a crackdown — on passengers

 

 

INDIA

 

Hindus accused of murdering Muslim over interfaith marriage

 

Suspected ISI agent held in UP, another picked up from Mumbai

 

Body Parts Of Soldiers Taken To Other Side, Says Furious India

 

Blood trail proves Pak army killed jawans: India

 

African victims of racism in India share their stories

 

Students clash with security forces in Kashmir’s Budgam district

 

Soldiers' beheading: Pak denial has no credibility, says Jaitley 

 

Maoists attack armoured vehicle of police personnel in Maharashtra, 15 injured

 

Why are India's top judges doubting each others' sanity?

 

Terrorists on 'mission loot' in Kashmir Valley

 

India summons Pakistan envoy over 'killing of soldiers'

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Labor rumbles, quiet talks underlie Freeport standoff

 

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

Russian Election Hacking 'Wildly Successful' At Sowing Discord, U.S. Intelligence Figures Say

 

INTERNET 

 

These YouTube parents pulled disturbing ‘pranks’ on their kids. Now they’ve lost custody.

 

IRAN

 

Iran's shadow wars eclipse its nuclear threat, says expert

 

Iran Using U.S. Cash to Fund Unprecedented, Massive Military Buildup

 

Iran’s crown prince: Khomeini’s revolution was a big trick

 

Female Iranian footballer kicked off national team for playing without hijab in Switzerland

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq's Challenging Path to Reconciliation

 

ISIS Sex Slavers Attack Iraqi Christian Woman And Steal Her 6-Year-Old Daughter Right Off Her Shoulders For Refusing To Convert To Islam

 

US firm in Iraq ignores smuggling, security risks for F-16s

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, May 3, 2017)

 

Trump raised issue of terrorist payments with Abbas  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

In Trump Abbas-meet, hope springs eternal as peace prospects run dry

 

Watch: President Trump Gives a Joint Statement with President Abbas

 

Hamas rejects Abbas peace proposal outline to Trump

 

Abbas hails Trump's 'wisdom' in DC press conference with the US leader

 

Trump, Abbas link renewed peace talks to countering Islamic State

 

Transcript of President Trump and Chairman Abbas Meeting on May 3, 2017

 

Saying deal not as hard as thought, Trump tells Abbas: We will get peace done

 

Netanyahu is breaking the truth  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Trump’s welcome for Abbas is so warm he might have been hosting an Israeli leader

 

Netanyahu Slashes $1 Million from UN Contribution over UNESCO Resolution

 

After Trump meet, Israeli right says Abbas doesn’t truly want peace

 

50 Palestinian political leaders to join mass prisoner hunger strike in Israeli custody

 

Netanyahu denies he allowed Palestinian payments to prisoners

 

Report: Civil Rights Group Instructed Arabs on Entrapping Security Forces

 

Archbishop of Canterbury prays at Western Wall with UK chief rabbi

 

'We Believe You're Willing': Trump Declares Abbas Partner in Peace

 

Controversial Likud backbencher Hazan endorses Le Pen

 

UNESCO vote denying Israeli ties to Jerusalem 'meaningless,' says minister

 

Israeli FM Rebukes Swedish Ambassador over UNESCO Vote

 

Israeli minister calls to shut UNESCO’s Jerusalem office after contentious vote

 

Israeli forces suppress World Press Freedom Day march, detain 2 Palestinian journalists

 

Netanyahu: I told Putin we either coordinate or clash  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Human Rights Watch: Hamas’ Detention of 2 Israelis Violates International Law

 

Trump says he will launch new Middle East peace process

 

Amid crisis, Berlin and Jerusalem urged to allow dual citizenship

 

Several Palestinians injured in Hebron, Qalqiliya-area clashes with Israeli forces

 

Analysis: Trump’s honey moon with Israeli-Palestinian peace-making

 

Abbas stops funding Gaza electricity to pressure Hamas

 

Red Cross to Israel: Allow visits to Palestinians on strike

 

Watch: Police Thugs Brutalizing Jewish Bystanders

 

Judges block Hebron shooter’s bid to consider other soldiers who killed attackers

 

'There are snakes in the Kirya and cobras in the cabinet'

 

Rights group blasts Hamas for holding 2 ‘mentally ill’ Israelis

 

Women sue Western Wall rabbi and police over 'shameful' physical searches

 

As Trump Prepares to Meet Abbas, Peace Deal Seems Far Off  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

End Abbas’s ‘Pay for Slay’: Pass the Taylor Force Act

 

United Nations Fabricated Arab Narrative Deceives Academics

 

Donald Trump, Middle East Messiah?

 

Fatah: Paying terrorists promotes peace

 

Do Palestinian Arabs Want a Peaceful State Alongside Israel?

 

Pushing for ‘peace now’ is the wrong next step for Israelis and Palestinians

 

Mike Pence: WH Still Giving 'Serious Consideration' to Jerusalem Embassy Move (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump must show Palestinian president that US has Israel's back

 

 

 

JORDAN

 

Jordanian Journalists: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Young Jordanians Support ISIS – And The Authorities Aren't Dealing With It

 

LIBERALISM

 

Darkness at the Heart of Liberal Progressivism

 

New Orleans Destroys Confederate Monuments -- But Partners with Murderous, Racist Regime  (The Left's romance with blood-soaked tyranny ensues.)

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Trump transition staffers head to K Street despite ban

 

MEDIA 

 

Media Freedom Largely Stable Worldwide in 2016

 

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough calls Hillary Clinton’s election excuses ‘pathetic’

 

Maddow: Trump ‘Wants to Kill Us’ – ‘It’s a Dangerous Time for the First Amendment’

 

Follow the Lies (For journalists, that’s the very hard part, despite what Carl Bernstein would have you think.)

 

Poll Confirms Media's Bias: Is 'Fake News' The New Norm?

 

'Stop this madness': Women of Fox News suddenly hiding their legs?

 

Don Imus’ ranch in New Mexico headed for the auction block

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Iran is seeking 'to control Islamic world', says Saudi Arabian prince

 

'One in four' Mid East men back equality

 

 

MILITARY

 

US successfully launches second Minuteman III ballistic missile in 7 days (Photos, Video)

 

US Commandos Set to Counter North Korean Nuclear Sites

 

US Air Force conducts second long-range missile test

 

Top US commander in Europe signals need for more troops to counter Russia

 

Director of VA Hospital Fired for Misconduct After Wait-Time Scandal

 

Lawmakers again trying to reduce time that veterans wait for benefits

 

Trump Warms to China, and Navy Steers Clear of Reefs

 

Top AFRICOM commanders make rare visit to Mogadishu in bid to improve security

 

 

MYANMAR

 

Islamophobia redux in Myanmar

 

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN Rohingya probe

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA photo shows dark streak across Arabian Sea

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

US sought names of 1,934 Americans in intelligence reports

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Utah Air Force base members participate in NATO exercise in Spain

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

 

Next Agency To Be Put On A Leash: OSHA

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB)

 

Mulvaney responds to Jimmy Kimmel's health care plea  (Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney)

 

PAKISTAN

 

Deadly Militant Attack Strains Fragile Pakistan-Iran Ties

 

Girl, 14, Rescued from Muslim in Pakistan Accused of Forcibly Converting Her

 

Reform Of Colonial-Era Laws Aims To Bring Pakistan's 'Black Hole' Into The Light

 

Pakistan Executes Four Militants Convicted By Military Courts

 

Pakistan Says Three Militants Killed In Clash On Afghan Border

 

Economy is progressing as government focusing on it: Nawaz Sharif

 

Pak Army still main destabilising force in S Asia

 

Pak ISI Chief visited Kabul

 

WhatsApp reported down in Pakistan and across the world

 

India proposal for bilateral dialogue with Pakistan is no longer credible: Sartaj Aziz

 

PHILIPPINES

 

While in White House, Trumps remained selling points for ‘very special’ Philippines project

 

Philippine President Duterte is a self-professed killer. Why did Trump invite him to a cozy White House schmooze?

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

Hillary Clinton to Launch New PAC

 

 

POLITICS

 

The Collapse of American Identity  (We’re losing a shared consensus of who we are to diverging political narratives.)

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

College Professor Calls Images of Fetal Development “Child Pornography”

 

Porn Star James Deen: 8-Year-Olds Being Exposed to Porn Is 'Not Okay'

 

Teacher kept ‘meticulous’ kiddie porn collection in class: cops

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh grills Pence on budget: ‘What is the point of voting Republican?’ (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Rips CNN for Banning Trump's '100 Days' Ad

 

RUSSIA

 

Alexei Navalny Is Now Russia's Outlaw Presidential Candidate

 

Trump Sends Envoy to Russia-sponsored Syrian Cease-Fire Talks

 

Why Russia Won't Cave to Western Demands (Op-ed) 

 

Court Upholds Embezzlement Sentence for Russian Opposition Figure

 

Putin Tells Erdogan Bilateral Relations Being Restored 'In Full Format'   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Russian Military Adviser Reported Killed In Syria, Second In A Month

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Bill Nye, the Eugenics Guy

 

Astrophysicist: Ancient Life in Our Solar System Not Ruled Out

 

 

SECOND CIVIL WAR

 

Dennis Prager: Will the Second Civil War Turn Violent?

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Firearms industry scrambles to adapt to change in demand under pro-gun president

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

What Secret Service spent on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s Whistler trip

 

 

SENATE

 

First on CNN: Rice declines Senate request to testify on Russian hacking

 

McConnell and Schumer Praise Spending Bill as Example of Bipartisanship (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)/Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Trump stirs pot with talk of blowing up Senate rules

 

Alaska Sen. Sullivan proposes bill to break up the 9th  Circuit Court of Appeals

 

Chuck Schumer: Trump ‘Did Not Play Much of a Role’ in Budget Negotiations  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

US Senators Seek Sanctions, Other Ways to Address Venezuela Crisis

 

Clayton confirmed as Trump's SEC chief

 

Senators to Trump: Tell Abbas, Palestinians Payments to Terrorists Must Stop  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Former acting AG Sally Yates to testify about Michael Flynn

 

Castro Decides Against Challenging Cruz in 2018 (US Representative of Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro (D)/US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

McConnell shoots down Trump's call to end the filibuster  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

14-year-old girl held against her will, sold for sex: police

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook to hire 3K to review videos of crime, suicide

 

Facebook: Leaks about gender bias damage our 'recruiting brand'

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Ex-presidential aide freed in Brazil

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Can President Trump Cut a Deal for Peace on the Korean Peninsula?

 

Moon extends lead in race

 

Donald Trump 'more reasonable than perceived': South Korean candidate backs US president's stance on Kim Jong-un

 

Can Moon be defeated? A look at 3 variables

 

Academic Background Counts for Less in Hiring

 

Is THAAD part of global US missile defense?

 

Foreigners neglected in election

 

Voters Can Post Selfies with Preferred Candidates on Election Day

 

More Teenage Prostitutes Meet Clients Online

 

US push for missile shield embarrasses Korea

 

Korea lags behind in Fourth Industrial Revolution

 

Presidential contenders vow to reform education

 

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

Judge Roy Moore on SPLC: 'They Hate God and They Hate Anything About God and Christianity'

 

SPORTS

 

Ex-NFL players push a new weapon to fight pain: Medical marijuana

 

One-armed middle school catcher is incredible to watch

 

Baltimore’s Adam Jones gets an ovation in Boston after suffering racial taunts in previous game

 

Orioles' Adam Jones has already made a difference by speaking out

 

Jeb Bush 'confident' he will win bid for MLB team  (Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush(R)

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

 

North Dakota Demands U.S. Taxpayers Pay for Pipeline Protest Cleanup

 

Black lawmakers set boycott over Confederate emblem on flag

 

Deadly house explosion in Colorado traced to uncapped pipe from gas well

 

Good Samaritans race to save kids from raging flood

 

California Confederate flag ban excludes individuals, state says

 

Nevada lawmaker strips refund provision from insulin bill

 

New details about shark attack that left mom fighting for her life  (California)

 

‘The water just took them away’: Arkansas toddler still missing after floodwaters swept through rural town

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal 29 Previously Undisclosed Clinton Emails With Classified Information

 

Tillerson headed to Alaska for Arctic Council meeting  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Neil Gorsuch Starts Off His Supreme Court Tenure With A Huge Power Move

 

SYRIA

 

Aid convoy enters Syrian town of Douma, first time since October

 

Syrian Opposition Suspends Participation In Talks, Questions Safe Zone Plan

 

Car bomb kills at least five in Syrian border town of Azaz

 

Interventionism, Non-interventionism, and Syria

 

Syrian opposition suspends participation in Astana peace talks

 

In phone call, Trump and Putin agree Syrian suffering has gone on "far too long"  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

IS kills many in attack on Syrian camp

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan president tweets in Japanese about WHA

 

Taiwan to gate-crash WHA: minister

 

Tsai orders closer look at Taiwan-China policies of French candidates  (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Eviction of Taiwanese delegates panned

 

Espionage trial for Taiwan-born Navy officer set to begin

 

Prickly questions loom for Taipei over ties with North Korea

 

China Bullied Australia Into Ejecting Taiwan: Next Time Show China The Door

 

Chinese diamond talks delegates 'hijack mic' in Taiwan protest

 

Taiwan’s labour conditions making headway: president

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Apple needs the ‘iPhone 8’ to succeed more than ever

 

 

TELEVISION

 

#FireColbert Twitter campaign gains steam after Stephen Colbert's profane Donald Trump takedown

 

 

THINK TANKS

 

A Grateful Yet Regretful Farewell To Heritage’s Jim DeMint

 

DeMint officially ousted as Heritage Foundation president

 

Heritage Foundation statement on DeMint resignation

 

Jim DeMint Remains Defiant After Heritage Foundation Ouster

 

 

TRADE

 

Despite the Rhetoric, US Trade Deficit With China Is Not a Big Problem. Here’s Why.

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish, Azerbaijani Joint Military Drills Draw Protest From Nagorno-Karabakh

 

Turkey's Erdogan Destroys His Nation's Liberty As His Popularity Wanes  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey, EU leaders to meet during NATO summit: minister

 

Putin and Erdogan discuss S-400 missile system deliveries to Turkey  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Erdoğan, Putin back safe zones in Syria

 

EU imposes no preconditions before Turkey-EU meet in Brussels

 

Turkey marks Int’l Press Freedom Day amid rising concerns for press freedom

 

Turkey, Russia steps ‘may influence Middle East’

 

Info given on strikes in Iraq, Syria: Turkish military

 

Turkey’s annual inflation hits nearly nine-year high of 12 pct in April

 

Erdogan’s engagement with India

 

Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund ‘signs’ Islamic mortgage deal with IDB

 

Police shoots, wounds suspected Gülenist former police chief

 

Greece rules against extradition of three more Turkish coup soldiers

 

Amnesty International projects names of jailed journalists onto Turkish embassy in The

 

Moody’s maintains negative outlook on Turkish banking system amid challenging operating conditions

 

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Miners, Sainsbury’s push FTSE 100 to a close in the red

 

The British Ambassador to Egypt is a Major Supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood: Exposed and Embarrassed but hidden By Our Pathetic Media

 

British-American Trade Is Crucial in the Era of Brexit & Trump

 

Britain’s Tories Enjoy Big Poll Leads, Some Worry About Impact on Democracy

 

Scots military cadets told not to wear uniforms in public for fear of jihadis

 

Hong Kong buyers propel London to world No1 property market

 

New Project Fear: Germany 'attempting to interfere in General Election to undermine Theresa May'

 

Dead UK killer whale contained extreme levels of toxic pollutants

 

8 years later: No. 1 author, radio host still banned in Britain  (Michael Savage launches petition urging Trump to act.)

 

Asthma death in school Nurse admits 'oversight' over boy's allergy care plan

 

Revealed: How Jean-Claude Juncker's 'monster' is plotting to punish Britain for Brexit (European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker)

 

Courts Cardiff terrorist who hid extremist data on Bond-style cufflink is jailed

 

Scottish OAP admits threat to kill Theresa May

 

Air pollution UK government agrees to publish strategy next week

 

Four hundred NHS patients offered HIV tests after being operated on by infected surgeon

 

Six on trial over topless photos of Duchess of Cambridge

 

UK food sector faces enormous challenges post-Brexit, say peers

 

Parties trade blows on tax plans

 

Brexit divorce bill 'could reach £84bn' while Theresa May 'will be barred from negotiating with leaders'

 

 UK's best and worst 4G cities revealed

 

Man who campaigned against cut in widowed parent's allowance dies

 

Voters wooed before local elections

 

Army officer accuses Iraq War lawyers of aggravating trauma he and his men suffered

 

Police get more time in terror inquiry

 

Energy Nuclear industry warns UK must avoid 'cliff edge' over Brexit

 

Anorexic teen's care plan 'inadequate'

 

Brit Spy Behind Trump Dossier Admits Some Was 'Unverified'

 

Shipping could cause 'seal hearing loss'

 

Cannabis Study looks at how compound could help fight children's cancer

 

Pesticide 'hits queen bee egg development'

 

George Osborne's Evening Standard editorial says PM's election campaign 'amounts to no more than a slogan'

 

Rosemary 'could help students' memories'

 

Annual donations to UK universities pass £1bn mark for first time

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

US exploring options at UN to pressure N. Korea

 

Belgium sought Saudi Arabia’s favor in voting to UN women’s rights commission

 

The United Nations’ campaign against business in Israel makes no sense

 

UNITED STATES

 

‘Why was there the Civil War?’ Here’s your answer.

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Washington's Hands Are Tied in Venezuela

 

Plan to rewrite constitution branded a coup by former regional allies

 

Venezuela protesters set up roadblocks

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump Slams Clinton’s Excuses for Why She Lost the Election

 

Trump meets with key GOPers as new health care deal floated

 

Trump making another push for health care bill amid last-minute tweaks

 

At Pence’s urging, Trump to sign executive order restoring religious freedom  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Voters Are Less Sure Trump Will Undo Obama’s Accomplishments

 

Two Stories Signal Trump’s No Longer Running the Show

 

Was Trump Right on the Civil War and Andrew Jackson?

 

Trump Doesn’t Understand the GOP Health Care Bill. That’s a Barrier to Good Policy.

 

Trump's Safe Republican Congress  (If the President finds it difficult to work with fellow Republicans in Congress, he should think hard about how the joys of dealing with a Democrat majority.)

 

Trump's "Big Agenda"  (David Horowitz's new best-seller unveils the president's plan to save America.)

 

Trump and the NFL Draft (Grading them at this point makes no sense.)

 

Trump's takeover of the GOP, one year later

 

Budget fight: White House blasts Dem victory dance on spending bill

 

Email: Trump "directly involved" in hunt for rogue tweeter

 

Spicer leaves White House briefing without taking questions  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)


Girls Who Code founder to Ivanka Trump: Don't use my story

 

Trump set to sign religious liberty order: report

 

Trump is right. America needs to talk to bad guys — but carefully.

 

White House: Trump and Putin Had ‘Very Good’ Conversation on Syria (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Trump, with little progress on legislative goals, sees a ‘shutdown’ as a way forward

 

Trump’s comments on N. Korea sow confusion, but that may be the point

 

One day, Trump is a tough hombre. The next, he’s purring like a kitten.

 

Trump's Shutdown Threat Is Silly and Pointless

 

Has Melania been hacked? First Lady's personal Twitter account 'likes' a post that mocks her marriage to Donald Trump backed up with infamous Inauguration clip

 

Melania’s Twitter account liked tweet about ‘wall’ between her and Donald

 

Conway rips Clinton's election loss explanation

 

Why Trump is reaching out and even praising dictators: It's strategy

 

I have a soft spot for Reagan. Will my kids have one for Trump?

 

It’s open war between Trump and CBS

 

 

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