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Friday, May 4, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Yes, Ohio Republican Mike DeWine Is Pro-Life

 

Vice President Mike Pence Responds to Michelle Wolf’s Abortion Jokes About Him in an Amazing Way

 

Iowa governor signs restrictive abortion ban known as 'heartbeat bill'

 

Iowa Governor Signs Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

 

Democrats Kill South Carolina Bill to Ban All Abortions, Declare Unborn Babies People Under Law

 

Violent, Extreme Views on Abortion Don't Deserve a Platform

 

State defends law on abortion doctors' hospital privileges(Louisiana)

 

The Iowa Legislature Has Passed the Country’s Most Severe Abortion Restriction

 

Trump Admin Cuts $2 Million in Taxpayer Funding for Clinic That Refuses to Stop Doing Abortions

 

The Latest: Senators OK Rare Friday Session Over Abortion(South Carolina)

 

US foreign aid agency chief defends Trump policy defunding abortions abroad

 

Amazon Kicks Pro-Life Organization Out of AmazonSmile Program

 

Abortion Activist Caught on Video Assaulting Pro-Lifer, But YouTube Removes Video

 

New Device Lets Pregnant Moms Take Ultrasound Pictures of Their Baby on Their Phone

 

Asked Which Historical Figure She Identifies With the Most, Cecile Richards Says: “The Witches of Salem”

 

Planned Parenthood is Nothing More Than an Abortion Factory. Here’s the Proof

 

Abortion Activists Say You’re Racist if You Oppose Sex-Selection Abortions

 

What Do Steve Jobs, Tim Tebow, Celine Dion, and Pope John Paul II Have in Common?

 

Meet the Miracle Baby Who is Destroying Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Narrative

 

British Abortion Activists Lie About Pro-Life People Who Help Women Outside Abortion Clinics

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Kidnapped Sex Slaves Help Islamic State Gain Turf in Afghanistan

 

Afghanistan's first female military pilot granted asylum in US after fleeing Taliban death threats

 

Trump's Afghanistan strategy stymied by vetting of local troops

 

AFRICA 

 

See What’s Left of Benghazi, 6 Years After the Consulate Siege

 

Kenya: 246 schools close, 917 non-Muslim teachers flee because of jihad attacks

 

ASIA

 

Behind the lobbyists that drew Trump to Vietnam

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Swiss Assisted Suicide Clinics Making a Killing, Make Thousands From Every Person Killed

 

Doctors Prescribing Opioids for Pain Under Attack, Docs Prescribing for Assisted Suicide Given a Pass

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX posts best weekly advance in more than a year

 

Australian dollar to keep falling as US dollar rally powers up

 

Australia: Islamic State recruiter refuses to stand for judge, she “only stands for Allah”

 

Will tax cuts boost the economy? Yes and no

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford And The Folly Of Federal Fuel Economy Mandates

 

CANADA

 

TSX surges more than 100 points on boost from financial and industrials sectors

 

One dead, more than 160,000 without power due to high winds, extreme weather in GTA

 

Victory For Christian Couple Barred By Canadian Government For Adopting A Child Because The Oppose The LGBT, Courts Rule In Favor Of The Couple

 

Fisherman's last stand: No one could save the captain who refused to abandon his boat

 

N.B. flooding 'far from over' as water levels expected to rise

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Convicted teacher lured boy, 14, with watch, acne meds

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

How California’s LGBT Therapy Ban Could Ban Christianity Itself

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Elderly man puts himself up for adoption over fear of dying alone

 

These are China's laser weapons that have reportedly been targeting US planes in 'an act just short of war'

 

China Denies Firing Lasers at US Planes in Djibouti

 

How China has targeted U.S. industries

 

China appears to have put missiles on man-made islands, US says

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

What Are N.Korea's Nuclear Facilities?

 

Trump Turns Tragedy into Triumph in Korea

 

Team Trump is on the right track with North Korea negotiations

 

Otto Warmbier's mom now speaking out to embarrass North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Islamists with Ties to Terror Lobby Congress

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Will Amazon lose customers by raising Prime prices? Netflix and McDonald’s may hold the answer.

 

COURTS

 

Whoa: Judge goes off on Mueller staff prosecutor, says he’s only prosecuting Manafort for bank(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

South Carolina woman who kidnapped newborn and raised her as her own to be sentenced next month

 

US judge says Mueller should not have 'unfettered power' in Russia probe  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Horse sues former owner for negligence, wants $100K

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Arrest of Golden State Killer suspect could unlock other cold case mysteries

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Illegal immigration surges 230 percent in April on southwest border

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

California Rep. Tony Cardenas denies uncorroborated allegations of molesting teenage girl

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos lost millions in embattled start-up: report (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump Administration Ends Protected Status for Thousands of Hondurans

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Ben Carson: Overhauling HUD rents 'just as effective as building more housing' (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Trump and Mueller Are Headed for a Major Showdown (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Don’t Be Mueller’s Fly, Mr. President

 

Are Mueller, Rosenstein et al now Trying to Cover up their own Crimes? (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

DOJ official's testimony postponed, amid new leads in Clinton case review

 

Mueller’s Perjury Traps Widen  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Robert Mueller files request for 70 blank subpoenas

 

Rod Rosenstein has let Mueller go far too far(Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

How a presidential president would stand up for the Justice Department

 

Rudy Giuliani: '50/50' chance Trump gets subpoenaed by Mueller

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow gains 332 points, books best day in 3 weeks as Apple stock surges to record

 

Wall St. rallies as inflation fears ebb; Apple hits record high

 

Stocks jump, with Buffett helping Apple to new highs

 

Nine Days, One Signal: U.S. Economy Is Doing Fine If Not Great

 

Bitcoin rally faces key test as it nears $10,000

 

Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9%, a Rare Low, as Job Market Becomes More Competitive

 

Stock Investors Don't Care About 24% Earnings Growth

 

Global Debt: The Next Great Financial Crisis?

 

Dollar springs higher as traders look past mixed April jobs report

 

Gold suffers slips, logs 3rd straight weekly loss after jobs report

 

Asia stocks fall, yen firm as markets await U.S. payrolls

 

All quiet in Asian markets ahead of U.S. jobs report

 

High housing costs are driving out lower-income Californians, reports say

 

California now has the world's 5th  largest economy

 

EDUCATION

 

K-12: Let the Peasants Eat Popcorn

 

Conservative Voices Welcome at Brown

 

A Viral Video Featuring the N-Word Sparks Calls for More Black Campus Hires

 

The Pulse: The Future of Education

 

Republicans have introduced 25 measures to arm teachers in schools. Only one has succeeded.

 

Private Lenders Eye Graduate Loan Market

 

Two New Jersey Teachers’ Union Presidents Suspended After Publishing of Undercover Videos

 

Ministry boycotts California amid state threats to Bible

 

De Blasio is trying to kill NYC’s charter schools(Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil back at 3-year highs on Venezuela output worries, Iran sanctions uncertainty

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Pruitt's problematic security had a playbook  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

Pruitt Secretly Bought a House With a Lobbyist  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

Pruitt planned foreign trips with significant help from influential outsiders

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close higher as market finds as euro slumps after U.S. jobs report

 

FRANCE

 

Emmanuel Macron, the So-Called 'Leader of the Free World'(French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Air France head resigns after staff reject pay deal

 

GENETICALLY  MODIFIED ORGANISM (GMO)

 

Are you anti-GMO? Then you’re anti-science, too.

 

GERMANY

  

Migrant deportations often hit the wrong people, Merkel ally warns  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel) 

Germany: 200 migrants attack police cars sent to deport one migrant, force police to fleeUS President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron at t

 

New US Ambassador to Germany calls on companies to end Iran trade

 

HEALTH CARE

 

What Really Drives U.S. Health Care Spending?

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Dem Candidate Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations: Dem Opponent Is ‘Pushing This Falsehood’

 

Dem Candidate to Vote Against Pelosi for House Speaker if Democrats Win, Despite Receiving $14,000 From Her PAC, Campaign  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Rep. Swalwell calls for mandatory buyback of all ‘military-style semiautomatic’ weapons

 

Tariff Impact Colorsa Key House Race in Boeing Country

 

Ryan Allows House Chaplain to Stay After Priest Rescinds Resignation  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Congress blasts CIA's politics in Russia probe

 

House resolution tells Robert Mueller: Show evidence of Trump-Russia collusion or end the investigation

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Meet the first undocumented person appointed to a state post in California

 

A Broken Immigration System

 

Crab crisis: Md. seafood industry loses 40 percent of workforce in visa lottery

 

INDIA

 

India Reforms Its Anti-Rape Laws — To Mixed Reaction

 

Why were India's dust storms so deadly?

 

Woman who went to India to treat her depression is drugged and ...

 

IRAN

 

John Kerry meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister to sabotage Trump’s efforts to scrap the Iran nuke deal

 

Russia Starts Advanced Construction on New Iranian Nuke Plant

 

The Iran deal is dead -- Iran killed it

 

Iran’s dangerous game

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq poll turmoil as top cleric withdraws backing

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, May 4, 2018)

 

Career Anti-Semite ‘Apologizes’ for Latest Bit of Anti-Semitism(“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

TV: Israel may be keeping Iran nuke program chief alive, to track his activities

 

Recent Reports on Trump’s Peace Plan – Fake News

 

On 6th  Friday of protests in Gaza, over 40 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces

 

220 Airstrikes on Palestinians; World Yawns

 

Palestinian youths set Gaza’s own gas line on fire at weekly fence protests

 

Attempted antiquities looting at site linked to blood money of Judas Iscariot

 

Watch: Gaza rioters set fire to border crossing

 

Israeli forces break arm of Palestinian woman as she attempts to prevent arrest of son

 

Government panel looks to legalize thousands of ‘wildcat’ settlement homes

 

Kerem Shalom crossing set ablaze on Palestinian side by protesters

 

Israel withdraws from Security Council race

 

Palestinian teenager succumbs to wounds in Gaza, 2 others injured

 

Thousands take part in Tel Aviv SlutWalk against sexual violence

 

Ukraine, the place Golda Meir fled from, now embraces her as a hero

 

Ashrawi slams Israeli passage of 'Nation-State' bill

 

‘The rabbi directs sun and moon, he means everything to us’

 

U.S. asks Security Council to condemn Abbas

 

US fails to win UN backing for statement criticizing Abbas

 

YouTube Censors MEMRI, Removes – For 'Harmful Or Dangerous Content' – MEMRI TV Translated Clip Exposing Statements By Anti-Semitic Gaza Religious Scholar At 'Return March': 'The Sword Of Jihad... Is Brandished' Against The Jews; 'I Call Upon Every Muslim: Do Not... Let Those Jews Spread Corruption... You Must Carry Out Glorious Deeds Against Them'

 

In Gaza, women protest among the burning tires and smoke

 

It's time for a new Palestinian prez

 

US Muslim Brotherhood Op Who Called for Trump ‘Execution’ Says Israel will be ‘Obliterated’

 

JAPAN

 

A Reality Check for Those Who Deplore the Nuking of Japan

 

LEBANON

 

Beirut will not be fourth capital of Iran: Friday sermon in Lebanon

 

Hezbollah set to tighten grip in Lebanon vote

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Kanye West Threat: Why Liberals Are So Freaked About Him

 

Liberals target GOP on anniversary of Obamacare repeal vote

 

MEDIA 

 

The Media Is Killing the Democratic Party

 

Republican S.C. Gubernatorial Candidate Was Not Fired, Paper Pushes Story Anyway

 

Fox News host Neil Cavuto rips Trump for ‘muddying the waters’ of the ‘swamp’

 

MEDICAID

 

North Carolina Medicaid Scandal Broadens on Dem. Gov. Cooper’s Watch

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

From Beirut to Baghdad: Elections, Iran and the Future of the Middle East

 

‘Freedom’: Will Saudi women on motorcycles signal a new road ahead for the kingdom?

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon: ‘NYT Story Is False,’ Trump Has Not Asked for Plan to Reduce Troop Numbers in South Korea

 

US reactivates 2nd  fleet to rival Russia in North Atlantic ‘great power competition’

 

Trump: ‘NBC News Is Wrong Again’, Just As Bad As Fake News CNN

 

Trump Orders Options for Reducing Troops in South Korea

 

Former CIA director says Russians spread misinformation on Jade Helm military exercise

 

U.S. accuses China of directing blinding lasers at American military aircraft in Djibouti

 

General retires 6 months after IG chastised his behavior toward congressional staffer

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Lockheed tapped for additional THAAD interceptors

 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

 

National Day of Prayer seeks to unify U.S., but some say it sows discord and division

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

NIH director on new DNA collection program, protecting data

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

NTSB report reveals what shattered window of deadly Southwest flight

 

PAKISTAN

 

No prisoner swap for bin Laden hunt doctor, says Pakistan

 

Four alleged terrorists associated with banned outfit apprehended in Karachi: CTD

 

In glistening new airport, Pakistan sees ticket to reviving the country’s prestige

 

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Utz recalls some tortilla chips over possible milk allergen

 

RADIO

 

Detroit radio station bans Kanye’s music in a desperate bid to inadvertently prove Kanye’s point

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Launching Campaign to Pressure Democrats to Confirm Gina Haspel as CIA Director

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia to Honor Iran Nuclear Deal So Long as Others Do – Report

 

Popular Putin prepares for Cold War 2.0

 

French historian explains why Putin despises the West

 

Russia’s Obesity Rate Up Almost 50% in 5 Years, Health Ministry Says  

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

NRA members grow impatient as GOP fails to deliver

 

Vista Outdoor Says Decision to Phase Out Firearms Manufacturing Business-Related, Remains Committed to Second Amendment

 

SENATE

 

West Virginia candidate for Senate says McConnell created jobs for ‘China people’(Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Senate critics use Gina Haspel’s ‘black site’ work in attempt to defeat her CIA nomination

 

Exclusive Audio: In New Memoir, Sen. John McCain Rests His Case(US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Cracks in the FARC peace deal: Violence, cocaine production surge in Colombia

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

[Exclusive] US, China in talks over THAAD withdrawal (AVIPP COMMENTARY: This should not be an option.  THAAD should remain in South Korea.)

 

Seoul dismisses possible reduction of US troops in S. Korea

 

Can South Korea’s Leader Achieve Peace With the North?

 

Why are foreign carmakers manipulating emissions test documents in Korea?

 

Moon, Trump to hold summit in Washington on May 22  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Leaders of S. Korea, China vow close coordination in pushing for formal end to Korean War

 

Saudi Arabia, South Korea expand mutual cooperation 

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

Amazon uses 'discredited' SPLC to eject ADF from Smile program

 

SPORTS

 

NFL's New Cheerleader Scandal Seen Exposing League to Legal Risk

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

2 homes destroyed; 3 lava vents open in Puna subdivision, more likely(Hawaii)

 

Hawaii county issues evacuation order for subdivision due to volcano activity

 

Missouri lawmakers set to call special session on impeaching governor

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Mike Pompeo brings his reset button to the State Department  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SYRIA

 

New Syrian land law raises red flags for rights groups, lawyers 

 

TAIWAN

 

China wants to dictate how foreign airlines refer to Taiwan and the US is having none of it — this is how every major airline is responding

 

Pacific reset: Taiwan losing out to China's deep pockets

 

TERRORISM

 

L.A. Antifa Group Hangs Trump in Effigy, Calls for 'Revolutionary Violence' Against 'the Capitalist State'

 

Texas Muslim Wanted to Please Allah by Attacking Mall

 

TRADE

 

China’s schooling Trump on the art of the delay

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Treasury Secretary says having good trade talks in China

 

TURKEY

 

Former teacher stands against Turkey’s President Erdogan

 

UNIONS

 

Union Protects Teacher Who Had Sex With Teen

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

Miners, weaker pound drive FTSE 100 to 0.9% weekly gain

 

Livingstone repeats claims on Hitler and Zionism  (Former London mayor claims Jewish voters misunderstood when he asserted that Hitler supported Zionism, but claims the two collaborated.)

 

Caitlyn Jenner Will Lecture On Diversity At Britain's House Of Commons

 

Angry at Corbyn, Jewish voters 'slammed doors' on Labour

 

If We Measure Society By How It Treats Its Weakest, Society Gets an F for Killing Alfie Evans

 

VATICAN

 

Without Weapons the West Disappears

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

 Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

President Trump speaks at NRA convention

 

'Stay tuned!': Trump and advisers treat fate of North Korea prisoners as a cliffhanger

 

Pigs fly, hell freezes over, and Trump heralds a CNN report

 

Giuliani tries to clarify comments on Trump's reimbursement of payment to porn star Stormy Daniels

 

Pence's doctor resigns after reports of concerns about Jackson's conduct (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Watch: NRA Convention Speech Highlights From Trump And Pence

 

Terms of Entrapment: Trump Should Demand Hillary's Deal

 

Trump and the Koreas: A Nobel Cause?

 

How Trump Inspires

 

Rudy Giuliani Knows Exactly What He’s Doing

 

Trump Tells NRA Crowd He Remains Committed to Protecting Gun Rights

 

Trump: ‘NBC News Is Wrong Again’, Just As Bad As Fake News CNN

 

Giuliani May Have Exposed Trump to New Legal Threats

 

Rudy Giuliani’s media blitz provides ammunition for Trump foes

 

Kelly Finds Himself Eyeing the Exits at the White House  (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

Too Bad Rudy Doesn’t Lie as Well as Trump

 

Black male support for Trump doubles after Kanye tweets, poll finds

 

Does Giuliani Have a Plan, or Is This Just a Freakout?

 

Why Are American Troops in the Yemen War?

 

Analysts say Giuliani’s media blitz gave investigators new leads, evidence

 

Rudy Giuliani throws Trump's legal team into disarray

 

Rudy Giuliani goes from ‘America’s Mayor’ to Trump’s chump

 

A sour smell of panic in the White House as the law closes in

 

Memo to Trump: Defy Mueller at every turn

 

Giuliani's 'spectacularly bad' media tour leaves attorneys baffled, White House aides fuming

 

There's a clear method to Rudy's 'mad' Trump defense

 

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