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Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood and ACLU Sue to Keep Aborting Babies After 20 Weeks in Iowa

 

Obamacare Bill Temporarily Reduces Funding for Planned Parenthood

 

Kentucky Pregnancy Center Raises Over $100K to Fuel Mobile Ultrasound, New Location

 

Planned Parenthood in 1952: “Abortion Kills Life”

 

Nebraska Deletes Budget Provision to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Hillary Clinton Claims Planned Parenthood Holds Morality's 'Higher Ground'

 

House Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Woman Who Had Nine Abortions Sees Last Baby: "She was absolutely hysterical"

 

President Trump Signs Religious Freedom Order Protecting Little Sisters of the Poor From Obama Abortion Mandate

 

Dems creating divide with constituents ... over abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Clinic Stops Abortions Because It Can’t Find Anyone to Kill Babies in Abortions

 

More proof that abortion *is* what Democrats mean by ‘the economy’

 

Irony: Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Says “I Don’t Think Abortion Should be Politicized”

 

Pelosi Widens Gap With Perez on Pro-Life Democrats: ‘You Think I’m Kicking Them Out?’  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

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

 

Why won’t Democrats let antiabortion progressives under their tent?

 

Ohio Bill Would Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

 

Groups Sues to Block Iowa Abortion Measure Set to Be Enacted

 

Why I Won't Stop Talking About My Abortion

 

Tennessee, Iowa close to banning abortions after 20 weeks

 

Watch Dr. Willie Parker Destroy The Myth That Abortion Is Dangerous

 

What It’s Like Being an Abortion Provider in California

 

Abortion clinics in Texas haven’t reopened, and it’s causing real damage to real women

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan’s ex-president calls Islamic State group ‘US product’

 

Can This Provincial Warlord Scale in Kabul?

 

Hekmatyar Urges Taliban 'Brothers' To End War, Offers To Mediate Talks   (Notorious former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has called on his Taliban "brothers" to end their insurgency and offered to mediate talks between the militant group and with the government.)

 

At Least 14 Media Workers Killed In Afghanistan Since 2016, Watchdog Says

 

 

AFRICA

 

‘Hit them with a stick’: Algeria PM tells wives to make their husbands vote

 

UN rights chief warns of 50K at risk in South Sudan

 

EU Force Maintains Pirate Watch Off Somalia

 

A Different Face Of Libya

 

Has China Become Africa’s New Colonial Overlord?

 

Breakthrough Libya talks appear to yield deal between rival factions

 

Inequality, drought and the deadly fight for precious grazing land in Kenya

 

AIRLINES

 

American Airlines to squeeze seats closer together on new planes

 

California family booted from Delta Air Lines flight after refusing to give up son's seat

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX sinks on metals meltdown

 

Australian dollar taken to the cleaners

 

Sick: Business Creates Jewelry From Human Embryos Left Over From IVF

 

What type of reception should Malcolm Turnbull expect when he meets Donald Trump?  (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)

 

Australia wins landmark WTO tobacco packaging case, reports

 

Teacher at prestigious private school on child porn charges after upskirting discovery

 

Young Ballarat woman dies suddenly from meningococcal disease

 

Australian nurses on the frontline at Mosul

 

Trump to meet Australian prime minister in NYC

 

Mother 'not responsible' for killing eight children in Australia

 

Australia’s Immoral Preference for Christian Refugees

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford beats out VW for first time in years as Europe’s top car

 

Demonized: Automotive News Doesn’t Like Deplorables

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

New York City collects nearly a billion in fines last year  

 

The Grass Gets Greener: New Data Tells Old Story of Public-Employee Greed  (California)

 

CANADA

 

Toronto stock market sheds 146 points as oil prices drop to a five-month low

 

Landlord violated Muslim tenants’ rights for not respecting prayer time: Human rights tribunal

 

Canada recalls gin after alcohol level found to be 77 percent

 

Ontario teacher admits she put legs behind her head in front of students: 'I'm not ashamed'

 

Canada must look beyond U.S. in face of Trump’s trade threats, Poloz says

 

Why Canada may have missed the boat on building a viable LNG industry

 

Toronto island residents brace themselves to weather the storm

 

'I'm a racist?'; Ont. landlord deemed human rights violato

 

Ottawa urged to give charities more freedom to speak out

 

Central and Eastern Canada brace for rain and flooding

 

Ontario vows to act on solitary confinement limits in new report

 

Tenant of Cdn slain in Belize in custody: Report

 

As lifespans increase, Canadians need to learn self-sufficiency

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Museum of the Bible prepares for DC opening

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico declares bankruptcy. Here's how it's going to unfold 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Two detained after couple found strangled to death in Belize

 

 

CHARITIES

 

Jimmy Kimmel’s Moving Story Shows Why Private Charity Trumps Government

 

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

 

MLK handwritten speech nets $382K in auction

 

COMEDY

 

Colbert reuniting with ‘Daily Show’ pals amid war with Trump

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China, North Korea in talks over 'compensation package' to dump nuke, missile programs: report

 

Beijing reacts after North Korea blasts 'ego-driven' China

 

Communist China Using Interpol to Hunt Down Its Enemies Abroad

 

 Chinese supercomputers threaten U.S. security

 

China Xi Jinping must calm Hong Kong fears, says former governor   (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Dust storm blows across north China

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Report Finds North Korean Elites Increasingly Oppose Kim’s Rule  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

N. Korea issues criticism on China amid nuke dispute

 

Cornered: Communist North Korea plays the Moscow card ... and the Seoul card

 

N. Korea nuclear test site shows continued activity

 

North Korea defector hails Trump's tough stance on hostile country

 

North Korea is building mysterious artificial islands that would be perfect for missile launches

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Repeal Obamacare in the House and force Senate Democrats to defend it

 

Congress to Trump Admin: Recognize Jerusalem as Being Part of Israel

 

Why Conservatives Are Unhappy With the Final Spending Bill

 

Congress to Pass Fresh Sanctions on North Korea as Nuke Threat Hits Critical Stage

 

Spending bill 'does not reflect Republican values'

 

This tax plan would throw Democrats into chaos

 

Two Last Obama-Era Rules Worth Saving From the G.O.P.

 

The 1 reason Obamacare's not gone already (GOP tug-of-war over disastrous health-care takeover.)

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

'Mandatory' Federal Health Care Spending Now Tops $1,000,000,000,000

 

COURTS

 

Family of boy killed on world's tallest water slide will get $20 million

 

Trial to expose radical Islamic agents embedded in U.S.

 

Cops: MS-13 gang members charged in machete attack

 

Seven bounty hunters charged with murder after they opened fire on the WRONG car in a Walmart parking lot - killing an innocent father and injuring another three 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Patron kills man accused of shooting bar employee

 

Sexy Instagram model accused of robbing banks

 

Obsessed admirer yelled 'you know who I am' at 20-year-old 'who he had never even dated' and then shot her dead at Texas college before killing himself as terrified witnesses fled for their lives

 

Teacher accused of having sex with student, buying gun for robberies

 

2 Fatal Police Shootings Yield 2 Different Results

 

NYC transit worker, mother of 6, shot dead in street

 

Woman Calling Herself ‘Hillary Clinton’ Arrested for Driving Under the Influence, Eluding Police

 

Woman drove around with newborn's corpse, police say

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

New Evidence Bolsters Probability that Hillary Clinton Was Hacked

 

Why Wasn't Huma Abedin Charged for Verifiable, Criminal Mishandling of Classified Material?

 

New Biography: Obama Dumped White Girlfriend Because Her Race Was a Political Liability

 

Obama's $400K speech could prompt law change

 

Dem Billionaire Warren Buffett Urged to Disclose Company’s Political Spending

 

Now we know: Bill Clinton cost his wife the presidency

 

De Blasio may be the first mayor to defend public corruption (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Report: Poor DHS Tech Causes HUGE Visa Backlog, May Threaten National Security

 

DHS Uncovered More Than 60 Cross-Border Tunnels along Mexican Border Used for Smuggling

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

HUD Watchdog Hid 14 Fraud Reports From Public=>Rapists and Murderers Illegally Living in HUD-Funded Homes

 

Don’t Make Housing for the Poor Too Cozy, Carson Warns  (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

One-in-Three Think Feds Own Too Much Land

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ Clears Baton Rouge Officers in Alton Sterling Shooting Death

 

Woman found guilty and faces year in jail for laughing at Jeff Sessions (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

If the U.S. government won't fight to end police shootings, who will?

 

Family of Alton Sterling speaks out after feds close probe into cops

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street ends flat as health bill passes; energy slammed

 

Stocks end little changed as oil drop, health-care vote make for choppy market

 

Oil Rout Damps Stock Gains as Bonds, Dollar Slip: Markets Wrap

 

Asian stocks retreat, dollar holds gains on hawkish Fed statement

 

Aussie and China Shares Drop, S. Korea Bucks Trend: Markets Wrap

 

Euro jumps as U.S. data disappoint, ‘Frexit’ worries fade

 

Apple to invest $1B in U.S. manufacturing fund

 

State Farm to Displace 4,200 Workers, Exit 11 Locations

 

US unemployment benefits drop 19,000 to 238,000  

 

The Class of 2017 is finally back to 2007 wages

 

A Cautionary Tale From Texas About How Cities Hide Debt And Deflate The Economy

 

Gold sinks to a 7-week low

 

Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

 

Even as stocks climb, bonds haven’t priced in global growth and inflation

 

EDUCATION

 

Biracial UT pageant winner slammed as 'not black enough' on Twitter

 

American flag flap forces Virginia high school students to show their patriotism

 

Brooklyn Principal Is Under Investigation For Pushing Communism

 

Who Cares About Janet Napolitano’s Worthless Apology To CA Legislators?

 

How College Students Are Being Misled About ‘Sustainable’ Agriculture

 

Cornell University Offers Trump Bashing 101 To Students

 

Potemkin Universities

 

Hostility on Campus  (A heads-up to parents of college-bound kids.)

 

Pushing Public Higher Ed Boundaries (Purdue’s deal for Kaplan U trades a long-term business relationship for low up-front costs while raising worries -- especially among faculty groups -- about blurred lines between public and private higher ed.)

 

White supremacist activity on the rise on college campuses

 

‘Running Out the Clock’ on Grad Unions? (Graduate student union bids at private institutions have succeeded, flopped and been challenged since a major NLRB decision last summer -- but none thus far has resulted in a contract for student workers.)

 

As Promised: YAF Sues Berkeley for Free Speech Violations  (Students at Berkeley have the right to hear diverse viewpoints.)

 

De Blasio checks the bathroom box  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio (D) is creating a new “safe space” for city students — by installing single-stall bathrooms in every public school. Still missing is any real word on how much... )

 

College offers anti-Trump class with 'strategies for resistance'

 

‘Universities and Their Cities’ (Author discusses new book about the relationship between higher education and the localities where institutions live.)

 

Why New York kids will soon look a lot smarter

 

A Student Paper Under Fire  (Hutchinson Community College student journalists say they are being squelched. The journalism professor who advises the paper has been suspended.)

 

13 reasons why a conversation about rape culture is as important as one about suicide

 

Building ‘Harvard of Africa’  (Founder discusses his plans for a transcontinental university.)

 

Ann Coulter and campus outrage

 

Painting once relegated to a Milwaukee school's storage room sells for $516,500

 

High school girl has best response to fat-shaming bullies

 

EGYPT

 

Trump’s Blank Check to Sisi  (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

ISIS Sinai And Its Relations With The Local Population – Part II: Establishing ISIS Rule In Sinai – Enforcing Islamic Law

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Hillary’s Defeat Tour Will Never End

 

David Axelrod fires back at Hillary Clinton: ‘Comey didn’t tell her not to campaign in Wisconsin’

 

FactCheck: Clinton Falsely Claims That Trump Was Not Asked Debate Questions About Job Creation In 2016

 

No, Hillary -- the main reason you lost is... you

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

2020 plans? Hillary goes to war (again) with Trump

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices drop 5% as Libyan output risks ease

 

Energy Prices

 

Donald Trump’s Very Good Idea: Raise the Gas Tax

 

Exxon Mobil's outdated equipment and procedures led to Torrance explosion, agency says

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Flint families risk losing homes after refusing to pay for dirty water

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine Tries Ex-President Yanukovych In Absentia For Treason

 

Ukraine: Inquiry into 94-year-old Jewish veteran over nationalist's death in 1952

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end at almost 21-month high after earnings deluge

 

George Soros is a ‘large-bodied predator:’ Hungary’s Prime Minister won’t surrender

 

EU Seeks to Ward Off New Refugee Crisis

 

Thousands In Romania Protest New Move To Pardon Acts Of Corruption

 

Hungary: Group calls for closure of state homes for disabled

 

Italy's vaccine debate heats up as scandal, politics collide

 

Cancer girl receives more than 33,000 cards from strangers  (Netherlands)

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Catholic Leader Shocked and Devastated That Catholic Hospital Will Euthanize Patients (Brussels, Belgium)

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Biden on cancer research, "bizarre" Trump budget cuts  (Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Report: FBI Investigating Bernie Sanders' Wife

 

Obama Era Propaganda Program to Expand According to Comey Testimony (FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI Chief to Face More Questions on Russia's Activities During Election

 

Faux Outrage and Melodrama over Comey’s Pre-Election Letter

 

FBI Director Comey Defends Handling of Clinton Investigation  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

No regrets: Comey defends timing of disclosures of FBI investigations into Clinton, Russia 

 

Comey: Lynch meeting Bill Clinton on tarmac tainted probe

 

Jim Comey calls out his pro-Hillary critics

 

James Comey Is ‘Mildly Nauseous’ About the Election. It’s Not Enough.

 

FBI translator who married ISIS terrorist refuses to talk about tryst

 

FBI Found Classified Emails on Weiner's Laptop

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC Chair Ajit Pai: We Will Investigate Colbert’s Vulgar Comments If We Get Complaints (Video)

 

Restoring internet freedom

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

BofA's Moynihan Says Breaking Up Banks Would Hurt U.S. Interests

 

FRANCE

 

Le Pen’s father slams her performance in French debate

 

Jihadis Call For Attacks In France Ahead Of Final Round Of Presidential Elections – A Review

 

Obama Endorses French Presidential Candidate Emmanuel Macron

 

The 5 sharpest insults from Wednesday night's French election debate

 

What happens now: French presidential election race enters crunch time

 

France rejects rule forcing foreign builders to speak French

 

French prosecutors open probe after Le Pen's 'Bahamas bank account' slur against Macron

 

Could Marine Le Pen beat the odds and win the French election?

 

French election: Macron 'most convincing' in final debate

 

Presidential Debate in France Quickly Turns Vicious

 

France’s stopgap election

 

France’s presidential front-runner is 39; his wife is 64. French women say it’s about time.

 

GENETICALLY  MODIFIED ORGANISM (GMO)

 

GMO 2.0: A New Kind of Modified Food Escapes Regulation

 

GERMANY

 

German Intelligence Agency Expects More Cyberattacks Before Election

 

Germany: Muslim migrant murders convert from Islam to Christianity in front of her children

 

Holocaust memorial stones at last allowed in Bavarian city

 

Amazon brings online supermarket to Germany, stirring up worries for competition

 

How Far to the Right Is Alice Weidel? (The lead candidate for the Alternative for Germany in this fall's parliamentary elections doesn't have a resume typical of a right-wing populist.)

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Trump hears multiple reasons to leave Paris climate accord, few to remain

 

Fasten your seat belts: Climate change will make turbulence worse

 

Trump wants to leave the Paris agreement. That would be a huge mistake.

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Docs warning: There's a phishing scam going around

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

How many Americans does Obamacare kill each day?

 

Aetna Faces Obamacare Profitability Headwinds, Hints At Exiting More Exchanges in 2018

 

Iowa Obamacare program on verge of collapse as congressional uncertainty takes its toll

 

Jimmy Kimmel’s obscene lies about kids & medical care

 

How Jimmy Kimmel transformed the health-care debate

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Measles outbreak sickens dozens of Minnesota Somalis

 

Survey: Doctors get money, gifts from drugmakers

 

Georgia losing patience with drug treatment tourists

 

"Superbug" fungus strikes hospitals in several states

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

ObamaCare replacement bill approved in House

 

House passes Obamacare replacement bill

 

Nuts: Republicans Pass American Health Care Act, Democrats Say They'll Be Responsible For Murdering Americans

 

Rep. Gowdy Says Congress May Subpoena Susan Rice (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

U.S. House Intelligence Committee has 'successful' Russia hearing

 

Republican health care bill: What's in it?

 

How the Republican bill would change Obamacare

 

Congressman's Profanity-Laced Rant Against GOP's Health Care Process

 

Gingrich: House Voting on a 'Better Bill' After Negotiations

 

Republicans’ health-care bill could be in danger ... again

 

House Republicans to vote on Obamacare repeal and replace plan

 

Maxine Waters: Trump is 'a disgusting, poor excuse of a man'  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Maxine Waters putting her 'career on the line' to resist Trump

 

California's House Republicans are crucial to the healthcare vote. More than half are undecided

 

Chaffetz signals he will target Obama's pension (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Ossoff sought US Chamber endorsement for Georgia special election, risking left-wing support

 

House approves roughly $1.1 trillion spending bill, paving the way for Senate to meet deadline

 

House approves spending bill, rejects Trump budget cuts

 

Former Clinton, Obama Policy Adviser Launches Congressional Campaign

 

Why key Republican holdouts are now flipping to ‘yes’ on health care

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

The Left’s Parallel Justice System (Selective prosecution to protect criminal aliens from deportation.)

 

INDIA

 

ISRO countdown begins, PM Modi’s South Asia satellite dream set for launch from Sriharikota today

 

Four robberies in three days: Why ‘militants’ are targeting banks in Kashmir

 

Crop fires reduced, Delhi air quality better this year

 

Action first, talk later: Army chief hints at revenge for beheading of Indian s...

 

J&K: Anti-terrorists drive involved 4000 troops

 

Four Maoists 'responsible for' Sukma attack fall in security net

 

India’s growth must reflect in Army upgrade: Army chief

 

Iran delay in oilfield contract leads to cracks in Tehran-Delhi ties

 

At United Nations, India says it’s a secular country with no state religion

 

My Biz: India goes for gold and bucks global trend to record 15% rise

 

U.S., Germany slam India for new funding norms

 

IRAN

 

Analysis: The Iranian regime’s unstoppable path to nuclear weapons

 

Hopes Fade As Iran Mine Explosion Death Toll Climbs To 35

 

Iran Denounces Saudi Refusal To Engage In Dialogue As 'Destructive'

 

Iran attempted missile launch from submarine, US officials say

 

Iran miners killed trying to save trapped colleagues

 

 

IRAQ

 

Three Out Of Four Christians Have Fled Iraq For Their Lives And That Number Continues To Grow

 

Rev. Graham: Iranian Militias In Iraq Say, 'After We Kill Isis, We're Going to Kill Americans'

 

Iraq, US in talks to keep troop presence after ISIS

 

Spokesman: Iraqi Forces Launch New Push in Mosul's West

 

ISLAM

 

Did Farrakhan get his wish? Police 'ambushes' soar across U.S.

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, May 4, 2017)

 

'Abbas Tells Trump 'We Are Raising Our Youth, Our Children, Our Grandchildren On A Culture Of Peace' – But The Facts On The Ground Are That PA Is Educating Children To Violence Against Israel (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Trump: I’ll visit Israel, after meeting Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia

 

The Travelogue Continues: Abbas, Putin to Meet May 11  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Why Bernie Sanders defending Israel on Al-Jazeera is a big deal (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Israeli Prison Service continues to transfer, coerce prisoners to end strike

 

PA official rejects ‘insane’ demand to stop paying terrorists

 

PM Denies Existence of Terrorist Salary Agreement with PA  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

PM pans Abbas for falsely telling Trump ‘Palestinians teach peace’

 

Embassy move nixed - or just delayed?  (US officials say Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will be working from Tel Aviv, at least initially, but living in Jerusalem.)

 

Trump removes tweet saying it was ‘honor’ to host Abbas

 

Texas, Israel, to Cooperate in Developing Water Technology

 

In the Palestinian hunger strike, politics is only half the story

 

Palestinians and the ‘battle of empty stomachs’

 

IDF: Terrorists stashed M-16 in child’s ‘Dora the Explorer’ bed

 

Report: Nabil Shaath Equates Terrorist Prisoners with IDF Soldiers (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Netanyahu warns Israel not bound by 2015 Iranian nuke deal

 

Israeli forces injure journalists during Bethlehem solidarity march

 

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

 

Netanyahu: Looking Forward to Talking Peace with Trump

 

Abbas: I wanted to meet Netanyahu in Moscow, but he ‘didn’t show up’

 

Netanyahu prosecutor criticizes PM’s ‘friends’

 

Nearly half of US states oppose BDS – thanks to Bal Harbour?  (Minnesota became 19th  state to ban BDS, with 3 more on the way. Florida village Bal Harbour was the first town to oppose BDS, 18 months ago.)

 

Mr. Abbas goes to Washington... and gets a boost

 

Police: Palestinian attempts to stab officer in Hebron, is shot

 

Paradigm shift on a two-state solution

 

Egypt to open Rafah crossing with Gaza in one direction for 3 days

 

German president decides not to meet with Breaking the Silence

 

One Wounded in Gush Etzion Stoning

 

Arab Israeli city rocked by wave of violence

 

Israeli forces fire tear gas, bullets at Palestinian hospital in Ramallah 

 

Former minister: If Trump deal fails, we need to block one-state scenario

 

Mahmoud Abbas is personally responsible for the high salaries to terrorists (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Putin & Trump discuss Iranians on Israel’s border (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Why the U.S. should not back ‘Palestine’

 

Why opening the White House doors to Mahmoud Abbas is a losing proposition for Mideast peace  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Dem NYC Councilman Defends Palestinian Terrorist: She Was ‘Fighting for Their Freedom’

 

Two Obama Vets Explain Just How Anti-Israel Their Peace Process Was

 

 

LIBERALISM

 

This Is How Insane the Left is Becoming

 

MEDIA 

 

Trump’s Tweets Don’t Excuse Media Ignoring Obama Surveillance Story

 

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Are Engaged

 

In Conservative Prime Time, It’s Now Fox and Enemies

 

Fox’s Unfamiliar but Powerful Television Rival

 

MEDICAID

 

My Medicaid, My Life

 

MEXICO

 

Fears of Trump spur near-record cash transfers from US to Mexico

 

Mexico’s Drug Violence Spikes Again

 

Nobody can find El Chapo’s fortune

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Al-Qaeda Claims It Is Fighting Alongside U.S.-backed Coalition in Yemen

 

Trilateral UAE-Saudi-Yemen committee holds first meeting

 

Yemen hunger crisis leaves refugee chief 'shocked to the bones'

 

 

MILITARY

 

Navy Sub's Overheating Motor First Glitch in $126 Billion System

 

U.S. Military: ‘Fewer Than a Thousand Fighters Left’ in Mosul

 

Information Assurance: The U.S. Military's Growing Need for What Commercial SATCOM Providers Offer

 

Russian bombers, fighter jets fly near Alaska, prompting Air Force escort

 

Pentagon Pulls Security Clearance of Trump White House Aide

 

Veterans Affairs' Shulkin considering closing over 1,100 facilities

 

Pentagon: Terrorists Threatening To Control 40% Of Afghanistan

 

Why Stars & Stripes lives on           

 

Marine recruit needed skin grafts to treat chemical burns, documents reveal

 

Budget Deal Includes $18 Million to ‘Battle Misogyny’ in Marine Corps

 

Embattled Army secretary nominee's supporters say he's being targeted because of his faith

 

More online scammers stealing servicemember identities to lure women

 

Lt. Col. Thorsness, Medal of Honor recipient in Vietnam, dies at 85

 

Delving into the bloody history of Harpers Ferry

 

U.S. Navy ships operate in the Sea of Japan

 

EC-130H focuses on electronic warfare against Islamic State

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

America Needs Modernized Missile Defense to Counter Serious North Korea Threat

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

New video shows Cassini's first Saturn Grand Finale dive

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

Did Obama give government agencies the power to harass the unredacted?

 

 

NUTRITION

 

Enjoy rainbow coloured produce, consume A LOT of fish oil and focus on good fats: The best foods to eat to ensure beautiful, glowing skin

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani Hospital Forces Christian Employees To Blaspheme Christ Every Day Or Be Fired

 

Boy, 10, killed in attempted blasphemy lynching in Pakistan

 

Pakistan urged Iran to join hands with Pakistan

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

China's Xi hails ties with Philippines as Duterte cools on US (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping/(President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Trump’s Invitation to Rodrigo Duterte Makes Sense 

 

POLITICS

 

Political talk is causing problems at work

 

PRISONS

 

Man convicted in plot to murder LAPD detective is granted parole, will be released in days 

 

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

 

The bolder attacks on religious freedom

 

RUSSIA

 

The Economic Plan for Putin's Next Term Is Already Set  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Poll: Number Of Russians Who Would Vote For Putin Slips Below 50 Percent

 

Spokesman: Iraqi Forces Launch New Push in Mosul's West

 

Half of Russians Consider Themselves To Be Poor, Study Finds

 

Trump warms to taking Putin help in Syria

 

Russian City Under Fire Over Paper's Homophobic Slur, Blames Hackers For 'False' Apology

 

New Russian airliner set to take on Airbus and Boeing

 

Putin Has a New Secret Weapon in Syria: Chechens

 

Russian Defense Ministry's Sixth Conference on International Security– Part I

 

Russia ready to extend oil production cut agreement with OPEC — minister


Russia In The World – Russia-Latin America Relations

 

 

SENATE

 

Report: Trumpcare Dead On Arrival In The Senate

 

Senate passes government funding bill

 

Senate Republicans Will NOT Vote on House Bill, Plans To Draft Their Own

 

Two GOP Legislators Propose American Replacement Bill, Plus Amnesty  (US Senator of Wisconsin Ron Johnson (R)

 

Senate Republicans brace for leadership scramble

 

 Manchin: Trump voters will know Republicans took their health coverage away (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Dianne Feinstein Says She Has Not Seen Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion [Video] (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

House healthcare bill faces Senate makeover

 

Susan Rice refuses to testify in Senate probe of Russian influence on 2016 election  

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein urges Susan Rice to reconsider rejecting invitation to testify  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Democrats push law to limit Trump’s use of nuclear weapons

 

The Senate filibuster may trigger a constitutional crisis

 

Elizabeth Warren: 'I wonder if America will ever be ready for a male president again'  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Almost 6 in 10 Teens Take a Break from Social Media

 

Facebook Live: Zuckerberg adds 3,000 more moderators in wake of murders

 

Hero Georgia deputies save teen as he tries to kill himself on Facebook Live after viewers call 911

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

SSA Paid Widow’s Benefits to Wife Who Killed Husband

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Video from Brazil: Muslim migrants throw homemade bomb at anti-Migration Law protesters

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

S. Korea's likely next president warns US not to meddle in election

 

Kospi closes record-high, offsets strong dollar

 

TV Debates Sway Voter Support

 

Ahn kicks off nationwide rallies to boost sluggish popularity

 

Hottest May Temperatures in 85 Years

 

[From the scene] Koreans flock to early voting booths

 

No renegotiations on THAAD expenses: Acting President Hwang

 

 

SPAIN

 

Explosions rock Madrid: Blasts at hazardous waste plant leave at least 15 injured in Spain

 

Fire and explosions rock chemical factory in Spain

 

 

SPORTS

 

Red Sox ban fan for racial slur at another fan in Fenway Park

 

An unsigned Colin Kaepernick is a bad sign for NFL

 

Wilmer Flores thought it was a mosquito bite — then it got scary

 

Raiders' stadium in Las Vegas has deep ties to gambling industry

 

Billionaire’s interest in Marlins ‘bad news’ for Jeter and Jeb

 

LeBron upset with brewery over viral beer photo

 

Cowboys VP says NFL needs new marijuana policy

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

 

16 children in hospital, motorist dead, after school bus crash in Las Vegas

 

Historic flooding affects multiple states

 

Colorado animal sanctuary sparks outrage after euthanizing all of its animals

 

Locals, Conservatives Protest ‘Racist’ Voting Districts in Southern California

 

"Sanctuary city" ban passes Texas Legislature

 

Busted Ex-ACORN Employee Fighting NH Voter Registration Reform  (New Hampshire politicians are pushing to reform the state's same-day voter registration.)

 

Family says officer was sent by God after pulling 4-year-old from pond  (Kansas)

 

Multiple dead after SUV speeds through crowded auto auction  (Massachusetts)

 

More rain hits Missouri after deadly weekend flooding

 

Massive fireball after dramatic small plane crash caught on video  (California)

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

The State Department Deserves Better

 

Tillerson: Pushing human rights abroad 'creates obstacles' to US interests  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson 'Emphatic' About Need to Halt South China Sea Buildup

 

Tillerson plans big changes for State Department

 

 

SUICIDES

 

Girl who suffered from anorexia leaves devastating suicide notes

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Rumors surround Justice Kennedy exit

 

 

SYRIA

 

PKK, sorry YPG, is part of Syrian Democratic Forces: US commander

 

Russia, Iran, Turkey sign Syria 'de-escalation zones'

 

 

TAIWAN

Prickly questions loom for Taipei over N. Korea ties

 

Authorities launch probes of cram school teacher

 

Committee approves pension reforms

 

DPP touts economy in Tsai’s first year (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Ministry tracks Chinese warships in Pacific Ocean

 

FDA finds drug ingredients in cosmetic, care products

 

 

TAXATION

 

Santa Fe Voters Reject Michael Bloomberg’s Soda Tax

 

Political spending on Santa Fe soda tax exceeds other cities

 

 

TELEVISION

 

Colbert responds to backlash over Trump jokes

 

Shut up, Jimmy Kimmel, you elitist creep

 

 

THAILAND

 

Thai rights lawyer faces up to 150 years in prison for royal insult

 

 

TURKEY

 

Russia, Turkey agree on everything except tomatoes

 

Syrian woman named ‘Turkey’ names son after President Erdoğan

 

Turkey will see single-digit inflation by end of 2017: Deputy PM

 

Greece blocks extradition of all eight Turkish coup soldiers for second time

 

Turkey hits PKK targets in northern Iraq

 

Arrested Turks linked to ISIL, Malaysian police claims

 

Participation in PKK down by 90 pct: Interior ministry

 

Two children killed after police vehicle crashes into house in Turkey’s southeast

 

Nearly 3,900 Gülenist ‘imams’ in Turkish police, new list shows

 

Deadly ISIL bomb attack suspect threatens families of victims in hearing in Ankara

 

 

UNIONS

 

SEIU Pulls Out of GWU  (Cancels unionization bid on eve of vote.)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher; HSBC jumps after earnings

 

As Church of England prepares to accept gay ‘marriage,’ conservative group offers another option

 

Prince Philip to retire from public life

 

The Vault holds the cards as Gibraltar weighs Brexit

 

‘Praise God it’s not Russia this time!’ Embassy trolls May over Brussels election meddling claim

 

What mandate for Theresa May?  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Queen Elizabeth's entire staff is called to a 'highly unusual' emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace - but mystery surrounds the reason why

 

May goes ‘full Donald Trump’ with attack on EU officials  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

British leader accuses E.U. officials of meddling in upcoming election

 

Scotland ‘could have stayed in EU and UK’ post-Brexit

 

Toddler locks himself in car, thinks being rescued is hilarious

 

Edinburgh ranked second in the world for quality of life

 

Voters to head for local election polls

 

London Police urge schools to install metal detectors to help stop knife crime

 

Man held in Cambodia child abuse probe

 

NHS Hospital waiting lists 'will rise above 5 million' as targets slide

 

Woman lay dead under car for days

 

Alcohol Baby boomers warned over intake as hospital admissions soar

 

Are Britons falling out of love with booze?

 

Buy a home, get a car free Offers galore as London estate agents struggle to sell

 

Violent crime 'moving into homes'

 

Parents appeal against high court ruling to end baby’s life support

 

Student guilty of planting Tube bomb

 

Brexit EU immigration 'likely to continue for some years'

 

More time to quiz Westminster suspect

 

Tyneside 'Cultish' neighbours tortured and killed man, jury told

 

Four people arrested over murder of insurance boss shot dead at £1m home in 'botched burglary'

 

Bionic hand 'sees and grabs' objects

 

Dorset Two men and a woman arrested over businessman's death

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN expert seeks urgent review of Saudi terrorism law 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Plaque on New York City street honors French Nazi collaborator

 

In Democratic NYC, at least some cops are on the Trump train

 

VATICAN

 

The Unholy Alliance Between George Soros and Pope Francis

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela Is Turning into Libya

 

Tear gas, flames and 35 dead as Venezuela crisis flares

 

Lewandowski’s firm quietly inked deal with Venezuela-owned company

 

Armored Car Hits Crowd as Venezuela Riots Leave 300 Injured

 

Chaos Looms Over Venezuela

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Wonderful! President Trump Invites Persecuted Nuns to Stage During Speech on Religious Freedom!

 

'Clinton Cash' Author Sounds The Alarm Over Jared Kushner's Ties To George Soros

 

Trump calls out Rice for refusal to testify to Congress

 

Do Voters Miss Obama?

 

Trump attacks 'fake news' media while congratulating Fox News

 

Here's what Trump's "religious liberties" executive order will do

 

Trump to visit the Vatican on first foreign trip as president

 

Bannon’s Whiteboard: WH Populist Nationalist Agenda

 

Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican


Trump to Relax Tax Rules for Churches Active in Politics

 

Trump to sign executive order making it easier for churches to support political candidates

 

Is the Trump Presidency Getting More Normal?

 

Pulling the administrative state off autopilot

 

Stephen King: Trump's nuclear ability 'worse than any horror story I ever wrote'

 

WH defends new amendment to GOP health care bill

 

Trump has a dangerous disability

 

Trump: Crazy Like a Fox, or Just Crazy?

 

Introducing the Trump Rule: Ignore every proposal he makes

 

White House responds to Jimmy Kimmel's health care monologue

 

 

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