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Monday, May 7, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Abortionist May Lose His Medical License After He Goes Into the Marijuana Business

 

Iowa bill banning abortion after six weeks becomes law

 

YouTube Shuts Down Pro-Life Group’s Account, Calls Its Videos “Harmful” and “Dangerous”

 

With Sights On Roe V. Wade, Anti-Abortion Lawmakers Invite Legal Challenges

 

Snopes Defends Planned Parenthood, Claims Abortion Business is Just a “Nonprofit Organization”

 

CNN Claims “Supporting Abortion is a Pro-Life Position”

 

Putnam: I would sign abortion 'heartbeat bill'(Florida)

 

Florida governor candidate vows to sign heartbeat bill, oppose transgender bathrooms

 

Abortion Activist Amanda Marcotte Claims Unborn Babies Don’t Feel Pain Until “Around 29 Weeks”

 

U2 Tweet On Ireland Abortion Referendum Draws Fire From Pro-Life Fans

 

“Handmaid’s Tale” is Back and It Still Hates Men and Loves Abortion

 

Actor Liam Neeson Pushes Ireland to Legalize Abortion: “We Must Stand for What’s Right”

 

ADOPTION

 

Public School Throws Me Under the Bus for Delivering School-Approved Speech About Adoption

 

3 attorneys general sue feds over race-based adoption law

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Russia Learned Nothing in Afghanistan. Neither Did America.

 

Afghan media vigorously cover war despite threats

 

17 Dead in Afghanistan Mosque Blast

 

 

AFRICA

 

For Better or Worse: Bride gets married days after crocodile bit off her arm in Zimbabwe

 

The Legacy of Winnie Mandela: Seeking a Balanced Appraisal

 

At least 45 people killed after bandits attack Nigerian village

 

 

AIRLINES

 

Woman saved by doctor midflight after severe allergic reaction on plane

 

Plane diverted over Florida after windshield cracks during flight

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Armenian anti-Semitism rears its ugly head

 

Anti-Semitism controversy exposes fault lines of Nation's Capital, a Dem stronghold

 

Anti-Semitism controversy exposes D.C.’s fault lines — and a leadership vacuum

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Can Artificial Intelligence create a new system of morality?

 

ASIA

 

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees are fleeing to Bangladesh

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

104-Year-Old Man Will Travel to Switzerland to Kill Himself in Assisted Suicide

 

American Medical Association Says No to Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Positive, and cautious start to the week for equity investors

 

Australian dollar free fall has only just begun

 

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

The Pilgrims Arrive at the Border

 

CANADA 

 

Energy stocks help boost Toronto market as price of oil moves higher

 

More than half of Canadians think couples don't need to marry to spend their lives together: new poll

 

No evidence of Saudi human-rights violations with Canadian arms: federal report

 

After court challenge, Alberta Child Services lets Christian couple adopt children

 

Chris Selley: How much more abuse can Canadian social conservatives take?

 

Ontario woman arrested, jailed in U.S. for driving with a Canadian licence

 

New RCMP commissioner is asked how 'a lady' can 'tell the guys to behave'

 

B.C. man charged with killing newlywed on his wedding day

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Storms, Missteps and an Ailing Grid Left Puerto Rico in the Dark

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Gina Haspel, nominee to head CIA, sought to withdraw over questions about her role in agency interrogation program

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

How the Church Is Being Undermined from Within (No good can come of Christians taking an accommodationist stance toward Islam. Yet here we are.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

US Formally Files Complaint About Chinese Pointing Lasers

 

Communism, China, and the ‘Quit the Party’ Movement

 

What China wants from North Korea

 

In Silicon Valley, a gathering urges Washington to rethink view of China

 

Here's Who is Really Guiding China's Foreign Policy

 

In Silicon Valley, a gathering urges Washington to rethink view of China

 

How to counter China's abuses

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Singapore likely venue for Trump-Kim summit: sources

 

North Korea says denuclearization pledge not result of U.S.-led sanctions [Video]  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

The End of a Nuclear North Korea Will Be Difficult to Verify

 

North Korea calls US claims about upcoming summit "misleading"

 

North Korea to US: Don't Ruin Mood of Detente

 

CONGRESS

 

Blue Wave? Top Democratic Pollster Warns Party Over 'Stalled' Momentum

 

Dan Bongino Blasts Democrats For Hating On ‘In God We Trust’

 

Democrats are running left on economics. Here are their 5 most brazen proposals

 

Congress lining up behind indefinite detention, for Americans

 

COURTS

 

Trump is transforming the judiciary, but he has yet to take aim at the court that annoys him the most

 

DACA Ruling: Judicial Travesty Obstructs Presidential Authority

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Accused Waffle House shooter will undergo mental health evaluation before new court date

 

2 people injured in sniper-style attack

 

Broward Officials Now Admit Stoneman Douglas Shooter Had Connection to Controversial Disciplinary Program

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Michelle Obama, Oracle for the ‘United State of Women’  (Michelle Obama’s idea of fostering female empowerment includes criticizing women who dare to be independent thinkers.)

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

We Hear You: Betsy DeVos ‘Headed in Right Direction’ at Education Department (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Monumental: The Naked Truth About Robert Mueller  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Outrageous Redactions to the Russia Report  (The FBI and DOJ have been burying the investigators’ questionable judgments and information helpful to Flynn.)

 

Why Paul Manafort Will Lose In Court—And So Will Robert Mueller  

 

Flynn, Manafort and Russian bots developments may signal cracks in special counsel’s probe

 

Trump suggests legal action coming against Mueller's team

 

Time to Shut Mueller Down 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

Did Elaine Chao’s DOT interviews help her family’s business?  (Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao)

 

DISNEY

 

Disney World ends annual Christian music festival after 34 years

 

ECONOMY

 

Apple leads Wall Street higher; energy rally fades

 

Are We Trapped in a Debt Spiral?

 

Stocks end higher, but cuts gain after Trump says Iran decision imminent

 

What's Worse than Lower Prices?

 

Dollar marches to 4-month high as oil rally points to higher inflation

 

Bitcoin retreats from $10,000, comes under fire from Berkshire’s Buffett and Munger

 

An inverted yield curve is a recession indicator, but only in the U.S.

 

Gold marks modest loss on dollar strength, oil-price surge

 

Asia shares lag Wall Street amid dollar strength

 

Asian Stocks Mixed at Open; Dollar Pares Gains: Markets Wrap

 

U.S. government bond yields inch higher as traders look ahead to inflation data, auctions

 

EDUCATION

 

New York Times Tells Every Lie That Ever Existed About Abstinence Education

 

Nearly 40 percent of top liberal arts colleges have no Republican professors

 

Dancing college grads dragged off stage, school apologizes for being 'inappropriately aggressive'

 

My Take on the Teacher of the Year Award

 

Opioid Epidemic Largely Skips Campuses

 

Professor Tells A Harmless Lingerie Joke On Elevator. Unfortunately, There's A Gender Studies Professor Aboard. You Can Guess What Happened Next.

 

From Diversity Chief to College President

 

Illegal Anti-Semitic Disruptions at the University of California

 

After Native American bias incident, college says those against diversity can go ‘elsewhere’

 

Is There Hope For the Liberal Arts?

 

Never Solved, a College Dorm Fire Has Become One Man’s Obsession

 

Don't blame parents for NYC's failing schools

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt refers 555 to military court on terror-related charges

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Gun rights activists shrug off theory that NRA funneled Russian money to Trump campaign  

 

ELECTION 2018

 

America Should Get Ready for Another Republican Surprise

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends above $70 for first time since 2014, then retreats ahead of Trump’s Iran decision

 

Energy Prices

 

Oil prices have surged above $70 — here are 4 key reasons behind the rally

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA ‘Whistleblower’ Had Run-Ins With Law Enforcement, Other Background-Check Red Flags

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks climb to 3-month high, boosted by Nestlé after Starbucks deal

 

Hungary’s Prime Minister Vows to Preserve Christian Culture

 

Sweden: Police refuse to publish description of three men who raped ten-year-old girl

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

Will O’Donnell's campaign violations earn her the D’Souza treatment?

 

Rosie O’Donnell’s campaign donations to Dems went over legal limit 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Is the Fed's New Policy Going to Increase Inflation?

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Trump’s GOP ‘warriors’ lead charge against Mueller(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

 

FRANCE

 

‘Islam is the problem!’ French mayor says government plan to tackle poverty ignores root of crisis

 

French female jihadists bigger threat than just housewives: Justice Ministry

 

GERMANY

 

Why Putin’s swearing-in ceremony showed Germany’s key role in Russia relations  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

'Nazi grandma' arrested in Germany after skipping jail

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Court Deals Another Blow to NY AG Schneiderman in Open Records Case

GOP

 

California Republicans can't agree on a candidate for governor at state party convention

 

Neo-Nazi candidate kicked out of GOP convention

 

GREECE

 

Greece: EU should reject Syrian law hindering refugee return

 

HEALTH CARE

 

'Miracle' Boy, 13, Who Was Apparently Brain Dead Wakes After Parents Sign Organ Donation Papers

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Celebrities Endorse Lowering Voting Age to 16

 

Former TV star's role in sex cult latest in long line of sordid, salacious celebrity-linked groups

 

Desperate to stay relevant, Michael Moore wishes Karl Marx a happy birthday—compares him to Jesus

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

McCarthy: Dems Want to ‘Capture This Government to Try to Impeach’ Trump  (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

 

Trump’s GOP ‘warriors’ lead charge against Mueller(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Navy SEAL Competing in Texas GOP Runoff Lauds Trump’s Korea Strategy

 

Rep. Kevin McCarthy: How we're cutting spending with President Trump 

 

Once-safe GOP lawmakers are struggling for a survival strategy

 

Rep. Devin Nunes says he’ll push to hold Jeff Sessions in contempt  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)/ US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

American Citizens Organize To Fight The Caravan Of Illegals Surging Into Our Country

 

Members of Migrant Caravan Admit They Want to Enter America For Money

 

INDIA 

 

10 Killed in Indian Kashmir As Violence Flares for Second Day

 

Data Sheet—Why India Is the New Battleground Between Walmart and Amazon

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Trump Says He Got Rid of Obamacare; I.R.S. Doesn’t Agree

 

IRAN

 

 

John Kerry's Spokesperson Just Admitted He Is Actively Violating The Logan Act

 

Where’s the Outrage over Kerry’s Collusion with Iran?

 

Why Hasn’t John Kerry Been Arrested? He Has Leftist Privilege

 

Arrest Kerry for Collusion With Islamic Terror States

 

Don’t Scuttle the Iran Nuclear Deal

 

Insights Following Exposure Of Iran's Military Nuclear Program – Part I: The Leadership Of Iran's Religious Regime Lies About Essential Islamic Matters, Manipulates Religion To Justify Its Grip On Power, Regional Expansion

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi Writers Warn: ISIS Not Really Defeated; It Is Present On The Ground And In Politics, Its Representatives May Wind Up In Parliament

 

Iraq’s prime minister is making electoral history in the former jewel of the Islamic State

 

ISLAM

 

The Humanitarian Hoax of the Muslim Brotherhood

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Monday, May 7, 2018)

 

Abbas honors mother of 5 terrorists, including 2 murderers  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israel girds for Tehran’s revenge as the price of getting Iran out of Syria

 

Flaming balloons from Gaza said to spark fires in southern Israel

 

No Free Lunch: Israel Bracing To ‘Pay Price’ For U.S. Embassy Relocation

 

White House confirms Trump to skip Jerusalem embassy opening

 

Israeli forces open fire at Gazan youths near border, killing 2

 

Women’s March leader blames Trump Muslim ban, Mexican border wall on Israeli PM  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

MK’s grandson caught at Ben Gurion Airport smuggling cocaine

 

70 years on, IDF finds remains of female fighter killed in Independence War

 

Nine Palestinians killed in Gaza over the weekend

 

Netanyahu says Jewish Home ‘burying’ Supreme Court override bill

 

Eco-Terrorism Sets Southern Israeli Farmland Ablaze, Damage Estimates Skyrocketing

 

Knesset advances bill freezing PA funding over terror payouts

 

Officials in north urge calm amid rising Iran tensions

 

Netanyahu puts Israel's enemies on notice ahead of Trump announcement

 

Israeli teen admits to urinating on Auschwitz memorial

 

Agriculture terror in the Gaza envelope leaves farmers 'helpless'

 

On Iran: Don’t Let Bibi Sell Us Another War 

 

Abbas's Anti-Semitism Exposed

 

Defense officials warn of impending Iranian missile strike on northern Israel 

 

Take a peek inside Hamas' Gaza Strip

 

Netanyahu steps up calls to end Iran nuclear deal 

 

 Israel on peak alert for Iranian missile strike as Lebanese vote ends

 

JAPAN

 

North Korea criticizes Japan for 'free riding' on peace efforts

 

LEBANON

 

Riots and Fighting in Beirut Following Hezbollah Election Victory

 

Vote-rigging claims mar Hezbollah win in Lebanese election

 

Hezbollah in shock election win, to control parliament in Lebanon

 

MEDIA 

 

Rising Again From the Swamp Valerie Jarrett Pal Van Jones

 

MEXICO

 

Exclusive: How Mexican Cartels Exploit Open Borders

 

College football player, 21, who died in Mexico was murdered, family says

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

The First Saudi-Iranian War Will Be an Even Fight

 

Saudi-led coalition confirms it targeted the presidential office in Yemen rebel-held capital

 

Russia and the Kurds Could push the Middle East toward a Wider War

 

MILITARY

 

Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

 

U.S. trains troops for front line in "hybrid war" with Russia

 

Families of sailors who died in Navy collisions hope for answers in court

 

Iwakuni air show featuring F-35B draws record crowd

 

US, S. Korea plan summit, dismiss talk of US troop withdrawal

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA on verge of discovering life beyond Earth?

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan's Interior Minister Survives Suspected Assassination Attempt : The Two-Way

 

Attack on Ahsan Iqbal result of appeasing Faizabad protesters, says Nawaz

 

Pakistan Pours Millions Into Military-Civilian Satellites, Space Program

 

Military May Help Ex-Cricket Star’s Bid to Lead Pakistan

 

PENSIONS

 

California's most powerful voice on Wall Street? Its pensions

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin emphasizes Russia's domestic challenges as he launches another, and perhaps final, term  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Who Is Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's Permanent Prime Minister?

 

Anti-Putin Protests: He Is Not Our Tsar

 

Winter Is Coming

 

RT host Schultz defends Putin, Russia in podcast interview

 

23 Journalists Detained or Beaten at Anti-Putin Rallies Before Inauguration — Union

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Oliver North Tapped for NRA President

 

Joe Mantegna says Second Amendment ‘makes perfect sense today’

 

 

SENATE

 

Rubio Questions D.C. Panel on China Influence   (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

Exclusive: NY Senatorial Candidate: Iran Deal Supporters ‘Should Be Held Accountable’

 

How the West Virginia AG Is Trying to Get Blankenship Out of the Primary

 

Republicans kick off campaign to save the Senate

 

National security officials preparing contingency plans if Haspel's nomination fails

 

Michael Flynn cancels campaign appearance for Republican Montana candidate

 

Fauxcahontas Speaks With Forked Tongue About Opioid Crisis  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Test of Trumpiness: Republicans competing in Senate primaries emulate impudent style of president

 

John McCain unspools a self-help manual for America (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

The pathetic push to torpedo Gina Haspel(CIA Director-designate Gina Haspel)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook to oversee investigation of itself for anti-conservative bias: report

 

Facebook accused of introducing jihadis to one another via ‘suggested friends’ feature 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Seoul, Beijing resume military talks

 

Pet Market Grows Explosively

 

South Koreans praise Trump for peace efforts

 

Moon-Trump meeting to facilitate US-NK summit  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Will NK recognize NLL after decades of opposition?

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

5 Reasons The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Hate-Mongering Scam

 

 

SPORTS

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

New York's Attorney General Is Accused of Abusing 4 Women

 

Here’s The Biggest Legal Flaw In California’s Sexual Orientation Therapy Ban

 

Hawaii volcano: Aerial views show disaster unfold as lava envelops homes

 

Temperatures skyrocket over 100 in Southwest

 

Monday hearing could have big implications in Missouri Gov. Greitens' case

 

Number of homes destroyed by Hawaii volcano doubles as single mom of 2 loses almost everything

 

As gentrification escalates in California, people wonder: Where can the homeless go?

 

Ships Unearthed in Virginia Offer Glimpse of Colonial Era 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Rumor mill once again in overdrive over Anthony Kennedy's future  

 

SYRIA

 

Elusive ISIS leader al-Baghdadi believed hiding out in Syrian frontier

 

TAIWAN

 

China slams US criticism of its ‘Orwellian’ Taiwan demand

 

China says Taiwan not invited to U.N. health meeting

 

China tells airlines not to refer to Taiwan as its own country

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Platform, or Publisher? (If Big Tech firms want to retain valuable government protections, then they need to get out of the censorship business.)

 

TELEVISION

 

Upcoming Roseanne Episode to Feature Muslim Neighbors

 

TERRORISM

 

ISIS Claims Killing Of Dozens In Multiple Attacks On Voting Centers, Rallies In Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Vows To Target Elected Officials, Voters, Democratic Institutions

 

Justice for a Jersey terrorist

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Former trans-woman: I dumped my dresses, hair, makeup to follow Jesus

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey Campaign Heats Up, Erdogan Allies Target Opposition Candidate  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey's elections: A closer look at Erdogan's manifesto

 

The Armenian and Greek Genocides: What the Turkish government is covering up

 

Swedish government falsely claims that Swedish meatballs are actually Turkish

 

Turkey Resists Western Plans to Create Crisis, Instability on Balkans – Erdogan

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Boris Johnson: "I think we can meet the president's challenge" on Iran  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

She kept the world informed about Alfie Evans. Online haters are now trying to take her down

 

Thousands march for life in London one week after passing of Alfie Evans

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

The UN celebrates press freedom with censorship

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuelan Soldiers Desert in Droves With Presidential Election Ahead

 

Creditors Gathering to Plan Seizures Following Venezuela’s Defaults

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Reuters Poll Shows Climbing Trump Approval Numbers

 

On 'Russian Collusion,' Trump Will Win...Big Time  (Conservatives, take heart! The left cannot possibly win this one.)

 

Rudy versus Mueller: Round One  (Rudy is one of the first against Mueller to understand that offense is the best defense. Good thing Trump hired him.)

 

White House Counters China’s ‘Orwellian’ Disinformation Aimed at Americans

 

In the Trump Era, Politics and Pews Don't Mix

 

Trump Urges Republicans In West Virginia Not to Vote for Blankenship: Remember Alabama

 

Voters Say Trump In Charge of D.C. But Who's Next?

 

Trump Criticizes Investigators, Citing 'Unrevealed Conflicts of Interest'

 

Trump blasts Kerry for trying to preserve Iran deal with secret huddle

 

Melania's big moment: First Lady to unveil platform focused on 'well-being of children' from White House

 

Must-See Moments: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Withering Response to Mainstream Media  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Fantastic! — Melania Trump Has Enormous Jump In Popularity

 

Trump defends CIA nominee, says she is 'tough on terror'

 

Trump Plans Iran Decision on Tuesday, Allies Urge Him to Keep Deal

 

Trump inclined to scrap Iran deal, say officials

 

How Trump can counter Iran: Withdrawal from the deal isn't the answer

 

Trump wouldn't 'have to' obey a Mueller subpoena, Giuliani says

 

Giuliani pleased with his media tour: 'Everybody's reacting to us now'

 

Trump could plead Fifth in Mueller probe, Rudy Giuliani says

 

Kellyanne Conway tries to clarify Trump’s denial of Stormy Daniels payment knowledge

 

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