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Thursday, May 10, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

Masters of Universe Censor Anti-Abortion Ads

 

Abortionists Robert Rho and Kermit Gosnell Killed Women in Botched Abortions, That’s Not All They Have in Common

 

Bill calls for banning abortions after 20 weeks, asserts fetuses can feel pain  (A bill introduced by Delaware legislators Tuesday would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, asserting that by then fetuses can both feel pain and survive outside the womb.)

 

Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, May Finally Go to Prison

 

Finally, the accurate TV depiction of abortion we’ve all been waiting for

 

Abortion Activist Rachel Maddow Only Cares About Babies If They’re Children of Illegal Immigrants

 

Bill Nye the Abortion Guy Pushes Population Control at Planned Parenthood Event

 

Free abortions are not a solution

 

I’m Pro-Life But I Have a Lot in Common With Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards

 

Why Abortion Access Organizations Are Suing Anti-Choice Internet Trolls 

 

Abortion Clinics Experiencing Surge in Death Threats, Harassment Under Trump, Study Finds

 

More Than Half of Babies With Down Syndrome are Already Killed in Abortions in Ireland

 

Breaking: Pro-abortion activists attempt to block Canada March for Life

 

‘Spiritualist’ charged with sexual assault, abortion after walking on pregnant woman's stomach

 

Google Ban on Pro-Life Ads Ahead of Ireland Vote is “Attempt to Rig Election” Pro-Lifers Say

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

No, the war in Afghanistan isn't a hopeless stalemate

 

AFRICA

 

Kenya dam bursts, killing at least 41 and sweeping away houses in 'sea of water'

 

Risk of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak spreading 'very low'

 

AIRLINES

 

Southwest pilots used hand signals to communicate after deadly explosion 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Jewish Anti-Semitism Isn’t Merely Durham’s Problem, But America’s

 

ARAB WORLD

 

Reports In Arab Media On Iranian Bases In Syria

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

104-Year-Old Man Kills Himself in Assisted Suicide at Swiss Euthanasia Clinic

 

Government Policies Against Pain Medications for Patients are Promoting Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Market Advances

 

Australian dollar rout pauses as global stocks roar

 

Child protection worker sues state government over 'unsustainable' workload

 

Largest wave ever recorded beneath Australia

 

Stop dreaming, Australia: Google is staying in Sydney

 

It's time to stop pretending Australia is doing well with new ideas

 

Australia shoots for space market stars

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford suspends F-150 production

 

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

 

David Hogg calls on 782,000 followers to flood ATF site with pro-gun control comments

 

 

CANADA

 

Materials sector helps lift TSX in late-morning trading

 

More than 3,000 people affected by evacuation order as waters rise in B.C.'s Kootenay-Boundary region

 

After a Liberal minister was told to remove his turban at a U.S. airport, the Canadian government registered its displeasure

 

Vivian Bercovici: Iran's missiles strike in Israel but they can't pierce Trudeau's naiveté   (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

This mental health facility is so crowded, patients sleep in meeting rooms

 

What will rising oil prices mean for Canada? — not what they used to

 

Toronto hairstylist gets 5 years in prison for killing N.B. woman on sidewalk

 

Doug Ford plans to cut taxes for anyone making less than $86,000 a year

 

Elementary teachers throw support behind Horwath in upcoming election

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Ex-CIA officer indicted as Chinese spy

 

Like Obama, CIA nominee Haspel wants to 'look forward' on torture questions

 

'We are less safe': Former CIA chief Hayden

 

COMMUNIST CHINA  

 

It’s Not Sci-Fi: China Is Developing Tech That Can Mold U.S. Kids’ Minds

 

With China, Trump's Team Should Focus on Realistic Objectives

 

China's ZTE Ceases Major Operations After U.S. Trade Ban

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Analysis: On North Korea, Trump Must Avoid Falling Into Obama's 'Legacy' Trap

 

The safe choice? Singapore to host first-ever North Korea-US summit

 

NKorean Media: Kim Gave ‘Warm Greetings,’ ‘Sincere Congratulations’ to Pompeo(US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Freed U.S. Captives in North Korea: Thanks Trump, Pompeo ‘For Bringing Us Home’

 

China, Japan poles apart over NK

 

N. Korea says 'satisfactory consensus' reached with the US

 

North Korea, China strengthen aviation cooperation

 

How America and North Korea Can Make the Most of the Summit

 

Pyongyang’s Prisoner Release Is a Positive Step—but Only a First Step

 

Trump Frees Three American Captives From North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

This Is a Bad Look: In Current Farm Bill, Conservatives Prop Up Rich Farmers

 

COURTS

 

Federal Appeals Court Tosses Union ID Reqs

 

Nurse charged in death of ex-Trump aide's father  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

Teacher pleads guilty to sex with teen boy student after meeting at Chick-fil-A

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Cop charged with assault after video shows him kicking suspect in head

 

Teen faces charges after recording student sex in school bathroom

 

Georgia mom admits letting men, including 78-year-old, rape daughters, 5 and 6, for money

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Obama Legacy Deserves To Be Destroyed

 

Embattled N.Y. AG let Clinton Foundation skip naming foreign donors

 

Bill Clinton's tax reform insight is only a couple months late

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos to Review Restrictions on Religious Institutions  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

Education Dept to relax rules restricting faith-based institutions from getting federal aid

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Coast Guard Academy Cadets Design New Rescue Basket for Helicopters

 

DHS Reissues Bulletin Warning of Potential Terror Attacks

 

DHS requesting more troops for border security

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

DEA Brings in Nearly One Million Pounds of Drugs for 15th Take Back Day

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow posts 6th  straight gain as tech extends rally; Apple closes at record

 

Stocks Jump, Dollar Weakens on Tame Inflation

 

Wall Street rallies and Apple approaches $1 trillion value

 

Gold snaps 4-day losing streak after tame inflation data

 

Asia Stocks Rise, Oil Extends Gains; Dollar Drifts: Markets Wrap

 

Asia stocks rise as crude oil extends rally on Iran worries

 

Dollar heads for 2nd  day of losses after subdued inflation data

 

Volatility's Back, But UBS Urges Investors to Stick With Stocks

 

Here’s why the stock market has its swagger back — at least for now

 

How Redistributing Wealth To Promote The American Dream Has Actually Undermined It

 

EDUCATION

 

With Political Motives in Question, Teacher Protest Leader Unfollows Socialist Groups on Twitter

 

A Vice President, the N-Word, a Coffee Shop and Culture

 

Trump-lovin' student threatened for exposing leftist attackers

 

Political Pressure in Nebraska

 

O'Keefe shows video teachers union tried to conceal

 

'I paid tuition like everybody else!' White Yale University graduate student calls the POLICE on a black student after finding her napping in their dorm common room 

 

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

 

Democrat states lead charge to dump Electoral College, back popular vote

 

EL NIÑO

 

La Nina Is Dead, But Watch Out for El Nino

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends higher as market digests U.S. decision on Iran

 

Energy Prices

 

U.S. gasoline prices could top $3 this summer thanks to Iran and Venezuela

 

Addicted to Edicts: The Latest Solar Insanity(California)

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

California’s air quality chief: If Trump’s EPA gets its way, we’ll be 'fumigated' again by pollution

 

EUROPE

 

Europe Faces Massive Wave of Freed Terror Convicts…

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Italian stocks lead Europe lower as populist parties seek to form government

 

Amsterdam kosher eatery to close shop because of assaults

 

Sweden: “Jihad” scrawled on church wall, church spokesman says “it’s a common doodle”

 

A truck filled with tons of chocolate spilled on a Polish highway. Here’s what that looked like.

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Judicial Watch: Emails Show FBI Advised Comey to Consult With Mueller Before Senate Testimony  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller/ Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI raids home of California mayor, city hall and marijuana dispensary in connection with corruption probe

 

One year since dismissal, Comey and Trump spar  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Net neutrality rules passed in 2015 to be rolled back on June 11

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

The Obamacare Food Cops Are Here

 

FDA declares EpiPen shortage

 

FDA seeks injunction to stop two stem cell companies after patients blinded

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Why Trump Is Winning on Foreign Policy

 

Are We Waking Up from the Diplomacy Delusion?

 

FRANCE

 

Macron urges 'de-escalation' between Israel, Iran  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Macron Eyes a French “Transformation”

 

Macron urges Germany to step up at 'historic moment' for EU

 

 

GERMANY

 

Latest Mideast escalation is matter of 'war and peace': Merkel   (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany expels suspect in Tunisia Bardo museum attack

 

Lagerfeld may drop German citizenship over migrant welcome

 

 

GREECE

 

Greece Submits To Islam, Asks President Erdogan Of Turkey To Conquer Them And Enslave Their Population

 

HEALTH CARE

 

 

Around 50 Children Sickened at NXVIM Retreat, Report on Cult’s Doctor Reveals

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

LGBT Activists Falsely Smear Those Protecting Children in Need

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Ryan’s Final Push for Amnesty Dubbed ‘Lunacy’ or ‘Fakery’ (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Congressional Black Caucus PAC Spends Lavishly on Hotels, Event Tickets  

 

Nancy Pelosi Knew About Enhanced Interrogation Before Gina Haspel  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) 

 

Pelosi Dodges Question on Whether She Would Make Middle Class Tax Cuts Permanent  

 

Renegades in GOP challenge Ryan with move to force immigration votes (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Nunes, Gowdy invited to DOJ for classified briefing after document demands

 

House panel approves increases in military pay and troop levels in defense policy bill

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Immigration court backlog soars as Trump cleans up after Obama

 

INDIA

 

Intel agencies say ‘unilateral’ ceasefire in J&K is an idea worth pursuing

 

Sluggish exports leave India needing to curry favour with investors

 

IRAN

 

US slaps sanctions on Revolutionary Guards after Iran nuke deal pullout

 

The ayatollahs now fear the collapse of the Iranian economy

 

Rouhani: We don't want new tensions in the region  (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Khamenei on Trump: “This man’s corpse will be worm food while the Islamic Republic of Iran stands strong”

 

Trump's Warning to Iran Brings Up Question: Is It Possible to "Start" a Nuclear Program if Iran Already Has One?  

 

Susan Rice's Tears For the Disastrous Iran Deal(Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Families of Americans detained by Iran urge Trump to bring them home, too

 

Angered Iran population wants regime 'change,' says expert

 

Panicked over the Iran deal’s end? Remember Reykjavik 

 

IRAQ 

 

Five ISIS Leaders Caught After Three Month Long Intelligence Operation

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Thursday, May 10, 2018)

 

Despite global vows of support, Israel is alone against Iran in Syria

 

Video: Israeli Missile Destroys Russian-Made Missile Defense System

 

‘Operation House of Cards,’ the IAF mission to cripple Iran’s presence in Syria(Israeli Air Force)

 

Netanyahu: Iran rocket fire ‘crossed a red line and we reacted accordingly’  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Overnight clashes show Shiite ‘monster’ in Syria is limited, for now

 

Israel Shows America How to Deal with Iran

 

Trump scolds Schumer for Iran deal pullout criticism

 

IDF Spokesman: We Baited the Iranians to Attack So We Could Destroy Everything  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Russia seeks mediator role between Israel and Iran

 

Israel has the upper hand over Iran in Syria, but the ayatollahs won’t give up

 

Paul McCartney says he can’t come to Israel to receive Wolf Prize

 

With Iran and Israel on the brink of war, military stats show Jewish state well prepared

 

Google set to acquire Israeli cloud migration startup Velostrata

 

Constant flow of Iranian missiles replenishes arms destroyed by Israel, including new Fateh 313

 

Liberman: Israel destroyed ‘nearly all’ Iranian military sites in Syria (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

'Syria bombing was like finding a needle in a haystack'

 

Israeli PM: Israeli army will retaliate against any military action from Syria

 

UN Disengagement Observer Force Evacuating Golan Heights

 

Palestinians call for mass protests against US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

 

Bahrain Joins US Supporting Israel’s Right to Self-Defense

 

Abbas reiterates commitment to two-state solution in meeting with Chilean president  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

In War Of Messages, Israel Speaks Louder Than Iran—For Now

 

Palestinian government condemns early release of Elor Azaria

 

Poll: 97% of east J’lem residents oppose Israeli control over entire city

 

Danon demands UNSC condemn ‘Iranian aggression’ following Golan attack

 

Netanyahu says Iran crossed red line, warns Assad against helping Tehran

 

Watch: Israel strikes Syrian SA22 air defense battery

 

‘America Is Back’: U.S., Israeli Right Plan Next Move

 

Palestinian brothers and mother detained by Israeli forces in predawn raids

 

A slippery slope to autocracy and fascism

 

After alleged Iranian barrage, Israel launches massive counterattack in Syria

 

Israel Retaliates 30-Rocket Barrage with 4-Hour Raid on Dozens of Iranian Military Targets in Syria

 

IDF attacks dozens of Iranian targets in Syria  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israel targets Iranian forces in Syria after rocket attack on Golan Heights

 

Apology? Abbas again mocks the Holocaust  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia Opposition, Led by 92-Year-Old, Wins Upset

 

MARIJUANA

 

Marijuana taxes grow but only small part of state revenue

 

MEDIA 

 

Cry Wolf Backlash: CNN’s May Ratings Already Collapsing by 20+ Percent

 

Despite the Media, Trump Pulling Down Wins for We the People

 

CNN knows Trump’s scandals are great for ratings

 

MEXICO

 

This Mexico City restaurant is rescuing deportees with jobs and Texas barbecue

 

MICROSOFT

 

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Sets, clipboard, dark theme, Notepad, and search improvements

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi tests siren after Iran backed Houthi militia fire new missiles

 

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon: A series of failures turned an ill-advised ambush into a tragedy

 

U.S. falls behind Russia and China in race to develop hypersonic weapons

 

Army hospital ear transplant surgery reportedly done with ear ‘grown’ in soldier’s arm

 

Rapping former Marine assists anti-base movement on Okinawa

 

Sergeant who sent 3 Humvees plummeting from plane found guilty

 

‘Huge coincidence’ allows sailor to help with great-grandfather’s sea burial

 

Air Force colonel faces multiple charges, including raping sleeping woman

 

Rebel U.S. soldier punished for cutting chutes as Humvees drop from plane

 

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

NTSB probing Tesla crash, fire that killed 2 teens

 

PAKISTAN

 

America Cannot Afford to Lose Pakistan to China

 

Pakistan police arrest two in suspected 'honor killing' of Italian woman

 

Pashtun people power is jolting the military establishment in Pakistan

 

US approves appointment of Pakistan's new ambassador

 

What Will India-Pakistan Peace Take?

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

Soros Sole Funder of PAC Targeting Infrequent Voters in Battleground States

 

RACISM

 

Horowitz Video: How Progressives Use Race As A Weapon Against Our Nation

 

REPUBLIC

 

The end of the American republic?

 

RUSSIA 

 

Who Will Lead Russia after Putin?  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia Vows to Deepen Ties With Iran Despite U.S. Sanctions

 

Russian company indicted pleads not guilty

 

Russia Overtakes France as Europe’s Biggest Market for Movie Tickets

 

28 Israeli jets fired about 60 rockets in overnight strikes on Syria – Russian MoD

 

The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio

 

Russian gas sales to EU hit record high despite the Skripals, election meddling & all that jazz

 

Germany, Russian Foreign Ministers Call for Iran Deal to Be Upheld

 

Russian Reactions On Trump's Decision To Exit The Nuclear Deal

 

Russia Downplays New U.S. Sanctions as Revenge for 'Failed' Syria Strikes   

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Gun Industry Group Kicked Out Dick’s Sporting Goods Over “Unconstitutional” New Policies, Gun-Control Lobbying Effort

 

 

SENATE

 

Sarah Palin Responds To John McCain Saying He Regrets Choosing Her As VP  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Why the Democrats just lost the Senate

 

GOP Opponent Presses Sen. Joe Donnelly on Gina Haspel Confirmation Vote

 

Sanders Introduces Legislation to End State ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Conservative Senators Must Oppose Gina Haspel For CIA Director

 

Left Wing Sideshow: MSNBC Rips Apart Dem Senator For Opposing Trump's Nominee For CIA Director

 

Lee Calls $1.3 Trillion Spending Agreement 'Collusion Masquerading as Bipartisanship'  (US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)

 

Trump drops bomb on 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer' for Iran deal flip-flop (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Both California senators will oppose Gina Haspel for CIA director

 

McCain calls on Senate to reject Haspel

 

GOP eager for Trump intervention in contested Senate primaries

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

The sex-crime bombshell lurking in the tax act

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Nuns arrested for torturing 65 children ...

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

66% of South Koreans support ratification of inter-Korean agreement

 

Korean gov't to inject $7.1 billion into GM Korea

 

Seoul expects North Korea to release its citizens as well

 

SPACE

 

SpaceX’s Latest Upgrade Aims to Make Rockets Even More Reusable

 

SPORTS

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Lava threatens flammable liquids in power plant

 

Throw Momma From the Nursing Home(Louisiana’s Democrat governor John Bel Edwards is dragging the state into the muck in an all-out effort to create a blue-state tax burden.)

 

Risk of explosions in coming weeks from Kilauea volcano's summit, scientists warn

 

Schneiderman Falls. Trump Allies Gloat. Democrats Seethe. (New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo puts State back in the Middle East mix (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Unions Could Lose 726,000 Members if Mark Janus Wins His Supreme Court Case

 

SYRIA

 

Israeli airstrikes have minimal impact, says Syrian monitoring group

 

TAIWAN

 

Taipei archbishop says will invite pope to visit Taiwan

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

No, We Can’t Compromise On Transgenderism

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through April; Still Run $385.4B Deficit

 

TURKEY

 

After 15 years, is  Turkey saying 'enough' to Erdogan? (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey holds military drills

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 rises, pound slides after Bank of England cuts growth outlook

 

Alfie Evans Will be Buried Next Week in Private Funeral, Died After Hospital Yanked His Life Support Without Consent

 

European commissioner Oettinger says Britain's May is 'weak'  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Premature Baby Was Accidentally Decapitated Inside His Mother’s Womb

 

…‘I’ve Done Nothing Wrong’: Londonistan Khan Dismisses Crime Wave(Mayor of London Sadiq Khan)

 

Satellite row tests UK's post-Brexit security plans

 

UK: Muslim sisters and their mothers plotted jihad massacres in London

 

UK makes it harder for officials to get patient data

 

UNITED STATES

 

CNN finds 57% say U.S. going well today

 

Crews search for teen in Florida pond

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump-Kim summit set for June 12 in Singapore, Trump tweets  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Under Trump, Republicans Have Become the Party of No Ideas

 

AT&T Paid Cohen Up to $600,000 for Trump Insights

 

White House Examining Plan to Help Iranian People Oppose Regime

 

White House Condemns Iranian Attacks Against Israel

 

Iran Violated Nuclear Deal, Bolton Says  (National Security Adviser John Bolton)

 

Trump dabbles in made-for-TV diplomacy

 

Trump Poised to Name Long-Awaited Hostage Czar

 

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner house-hunting in Washington

 

Trump Slams NY Times for Criticizing Pompeo’s Absence During Iran Deal Withdrawal Announcement(US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Iranians Praise Trump on Twitter for Withdrawing From Iran Deal: #ThankYouTrump

 

We Asked Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Who Is Paying Him. Here's What He Said

 

Trump signs Holocaust property law that has angered Poland

 

Trump, Pence offer hero's welcome to three Americans freed by North Korea as plane lands outside Washington

 

Trump gears up for late-night welcome of 3 US citizens freed from North Korean nightmare

 

IBD/TIPP Poll: Americans Support Tough Trump Stance On Iran Nuclear Deal

 

Giuliani Says Trump Was ‘Unaware’ of Cohen’s Consulting Income

 

Sarah Sanders battles reporter over Trump’s media diss  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Regime change in Iran is goal of Trump’s sanctions, tough U.S. terms, analysts say

 

As domestic scandals grow, Trump seizes a chance to alter his image

 

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