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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

  

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Vetoes Bill Allowing Women to See Ultrasound of Baby Before Abortion

 

Texas Has the Most Cities More than 100 Miles from an Abortion Clinic, Study Finds

 

20 States Want to Force Taxpayers to Fund the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

 

In these American cities, women must travel more than 100 miles for an abortion

 

Abortionist Who’s So Bad He’s Had 13 Malpractice Suits Sets Up Shop in California

 

Groups File Lawsuit To Block Iowa's New 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law

 

Abortionist Killed 40,000 Babies in Abortions, Then He Killed This Woman

 

Iowa’s New Abortion Law Is Just One of Many Intended to Render Roe Meaningless

 

Planned Parenthood: Abortions Must Remain Legal Because Killing Babies is Part of Basic “Health Care”

 

Where Anti-Choice Lawmakers Are Elected, 'Abortion Deserts' Persist

 

Louisiana House Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks

 

These Pro-Choice Warriors Saved Texas' Abortion Clinics Once. Now ...

 

Maine Supreme Court To Take Up State Medicaid Abortion Ban

 

Iowa Attorney General Refuses to Defend Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Beating Hearts

 

Louisiana House votes overwhelmingly to ban abortion after 15 weeks

 

Obstetrician of the Year Urges Ireland to Vote No on Legalizing Abortion

 

Some Irish believe lives were saved by country's prohibition on abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

America's Exit Strategy for Afghanistan is Flawed

 

AFRICA

 

The Great Somali Welfare Rip-Off

 

In Chad, the Elephants (So Many Elephants) Are Back

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

California Used Dirty Tricks to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Now a Judge is Holding It Accountable

 

Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

Australian Market Rises

 

Australian dollar slammed with emerging markets

 

Australian millennials' faith in politics and big business collapsing, poll finds

 

Couple holds Australia’s first same-sex Jewish wedding

 

Marriage equality wasn't the end of the fight for equality for LGBTI Australians

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Cartels make $500 million a year from smuggling illegal immigrants across U.S. border

 

CANADA

 

Commodity stocks help TSX close higher as loonie moves upward

 

Ontario PC candidate resigns after private 407 freeway confirms ‘internal theft' of data on 60,000 customers

 

Canada slams ‘inexcusable’ use of live fire at Gaza border, says citizen injured

 

Watch: B.C. woman poops then hurls feces at Tim Hortons staff

 

Canadian manufacturing sales point to growth in overall economy, analysts say

 

Ottawa to cover Trans Mountain losses due to B.C. obstruction

 

Study says Toronto second likeliest spot for Amazon’s new HQ — but that doesn't count tax breaks

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

This conservative Christian guide to the nation’s capital vows to tell you what other tours won’t

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

FBI Search Of CIA Leak Suspect Turned Up Photos Of Sex Assault On Unconscious Friend

 

John Brennan’s ‘Exceptionally Sensitive’ Issue  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)

 

U.S. identifies suspect in major leak of CIA hacking tools

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Starbucks to open new China store every 15 hours until 2022

 

On Trade, the US and China Consider the Unthinkable: Breaking Up

 

How Trump's ZTE deal could undercut his foreign policy

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Meet Tesla's new bondholder: Billionaire George Soros

 

COURTS

 

Catholic marriage counselor fired because of her religious beliefs

 

Michael Cohen battles Stormy Daniels' lawyer over publishing his bank information

 

Glendale cop tied to Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime, federal officials say

 

‘Institutional bait and switch’ — Organization files lawsuit to block Obama library construction

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Illinois police officer shoots former student who opened fire in Dixon High School

 

Video shows brazen police ambush, underscores risks cops take every day

 

Armed male shot at police officer at Dixon High School, city says

 

Elementary school teacher, 32, caught with boy student shot dead in driveway

 

Second transgender woman found dead in Dallas area within a week, police say

 

Drunken mom goes on wild rampage after disrupting school play: cops

 

Worst co-worker ever served laxative-laced brownies: cops

 

Woman killed in 'suspicious' explosion at Aliso Viejo office building; authorities say blast appears intentional  (California)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Dems Pour Cash Into California Races to Avoid ‘Nightmare’ Shutouts

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Trump officials faulted climate panel for having only ‘one member from industry’

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

US Agency Seeks New Authority to Disable Threatening Drones

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

 

Trump team ready to ‘pressure’ Mueller at probe’s one-year mark  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks stage rebound as traders shake off rising bond yields

 

Wall St. gains as small-cap Russell 2000 hits record

 

Job Openings Hit Record 6.6 Million, One for Every Unemployed

 

Bonds, stocks and gold all falling at the same time meant there was almost nowhere to hide

 

Asian shares fall as North Korea suspends talks, U.S. yields climb

 

Asian Stocks Fall With U.S. Treasury Above 3%: Markets Wrap

 

Dollar index hits 2018 high, havens yen and Swiss also rise

 

EDUCATION

 

DASHCAM: School official calls top cop 'skinhead,' demands special treatment

 

Thousands of NC teachers marching through downtown Raleigh toward legislature

 

Walking a Tightrope on Controversial Speakers

 

Disgraced Parkland school cop starts pocketing hefty pension

 

Overreacting to College Student Suicide?

 

North Carolina teachers set to walk out of class

 

Pioneering College for Adults Struggles in Middle Age

 

U.S.C. Admits Fault After Years of Reports Against Doctor

 

Alumni Allege Rampant Sexual Harassment

 

Hiram Floats Interdisciplinary Redesign

 

EGYPT

 

Suspected drug ring nabbed by security forces at Egypt border

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Qatari investor confirms he attended Trump Tower meetings in 2016

 

Qatari diplomat dismisses Avenatti's allegations

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Pennsylvania Primary Election Results

 

Idaho Primary Election Results

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Commentary: Four scenarios for the 2020 Democratic primary

 

The Memo: Elizabeth Warren steals show at 2020 audition  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Resurrection of Marx: Likely Democratic 2020 presidential contenders dip left on jobs, economy

 

ENERGY

 

Oil climbs on Middle East unrest, with Brent notching another multiyear high

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Tesla Crash May Have Triggered Battery Fire: Swiss Firefighters 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks rise to more-than-3-month high as euro crumbles under Italian worries

 

Europe to ditch US dollar in payments for Iranian oil – source

 

Armed male shot at police officer at Dixon High School, city says

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

DOJ responds to request for info on Comey's law professor friend(Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA Tells Scientist to Stop Making Three-Parent Unborn Babies

 

Farm linked to massive egg recall, salmonella outbreak had 'ongoing rodent infestation:' report

 

FRANCE

 

Suburban Paris synagogue nixes chief rabbi event amid fear of violence over Gaza

 

Europa League final: French police on high alert over fears of violence

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel reveals plan for dealing with AfD in crucial budget debate(German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

‘Germany’s foreign population - it’s time to make your voice heard!’

 

'Insurance against forgetting': Auschwitz trial files classed Unesco heritage

 

‘Germany’s foreign population - it’s time to make your voice heard!’

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Here's why Congress and think tanks think a carbon tax would be disastrous

 

Alaska, Feeling the Thaw, Prepares to Fight Climate Change

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Texas doctor accused in $240 million health care fraud case

 

Deadly new pig virus could pose threat to humans

 

HOLOCAUST

 

'Insurance against forgetting': Auschwitz trial files classed Unesco heritage

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Maryland GOP governor signs law banning gay conversion therapy

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Women sweep to victory in House primaries 

 

Judge: Ballots in disputed Wasserman Schultz race were illegally destroyed (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Where the Democrats' fight to retake the House started last night

 

House to Probe China Threat

 

DCCC Hit With Ethics Complaint After Secret Recording Released

 

Democratic Hispanic Caucus Chair Has to Use Joe Kennedy for Ads in Spanish

 

House Republicans' plan to entice Trump voters to the polls

 

William Bennett is wrong to attack George Will for (wrongly) attacking Mike Pence

 

Women Win Big in House Primary Races in Pennsylvania

 

Progressive pick Wild wins Dem primary for Pa. House seat

 

Trump huddles with House GOP leaders on immigration

 

Freedom Caucus weighs option to derail forced vote on immigration

 

INDIA

 

India suspends battle with Kashmir rebels for Ramadan

 

INTERNET 

 

Democrats have suddenly embraced Internet price controls

 

'Christian Internet' vows to make users 'safe, strong and blessed'

IRAN

 

Iran in Panic Mode, Scrambles to Save Nuclear Deal

 

The Iran Deal Didn't Change Tehran's Behavior

 

Iran in Panic Mode, Scrambles to Save Nuclear Deal

 

The Iran Deal Didn't Change Tehran's Behavior

 

Iran: Trump Would Not Allow History to Repeat Itself  (Just as Munich gave Hitler more time to build up his Panzers, the Geneva Agreement gave the mullahs ten years to build the bomb.)

 

The New Axis of Evil   (When Iran, Russia and Turkey collude.)

 

IRAQ

 

Muqtada al-Sadr: An American ally?

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

 

The Palestinians' self-made Nakba

 

Netanyahu Warns of ‘Warlike Move by Hamas’ at Gaza Border  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

‘F*ck Turkey’: Netanyahu’s son posts controversial Instagram image

 

'Minority Report' targeted killings of terrorists by 2025 - ex-IDF chief

 

Hamas official: 50 of the 62 Gazans killed in border violence were our members

 

Hamas: Down to the last Gazan

 

IDF Retaliates for Gaza Attack on Sderot  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

IDF planes strike Hamas ‘terror targets’ in northern Gaza Strip

 

U.S. Embassy Inauguration Exposes Core Elements Of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Video)

 

Parents sue Shin Bet, claiming agency failed to stop informant son from suicide

 

What caused the Palestinian refugee problem? 13 important stories told by refugees from 1948

 

Trump drowns, Israel comes to an end, because "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine" - in Fatah animation

 

State Department says it didn’t invite contentious pastor to US embassy opening

 

Offspring Of Pregnant Women Exposed To Terrorism More Likely To Develop Schizophrenia

 

Guatemala opens Jerusalem embassy, two days after US

 

Gaza activists prevent entry of medications sent by Israel

 

Dianne Feinstein blasts Nikki Haley for blocking UN Gaza investigation

 

Two Palestinians shot, killed by Israeli forces in Gaza's al-Bureij

 

Gaza death toll rises to 61, 8-month-old baby girl dies from tear-gas suffocation

 

Gaza Health Ministry releases names of 42 slain Palestinians

 

Harsh Anti-U.S. Rhetoric By The Palestinian Authority And Its Daily Newspaper: Throughout History, U.S. Policy Has Been Based On Aggression, Mass Extermination; U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem Is 'Den Of Settlers'

 

A baby girl dies in the haze of Gaza

 

Trump, Truman and Israel

 

Media Bias: How Media Turn U.S., Israel Into Villains By Misreporting Gaza 'Protesters' Violence

 

Jerusalem embassy issue 'excuse' to riot, kill

 

Support and Sorrow Mix as Israelis Think About Deaths in Gaza

 

JAPAN

 

Japan's economy shrinks in first quarter, ends 2-year run of growth

 

LEBANON

 

US, Gulf Arab states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

 

LIBERALISM

 

Let's Stop Calling It Liberalism

 

MALAYSIA

 

Four Swordsmen Attack Police in Indonesia Amid a Siege of Violence

 

Malaysia's Reformist Icon Anwar Freed, Given Royal Pardon

 

MEDIA 

 

Why We Don’t Read Newspapers

 

CNN’s Chris Cillizza under fire for posting image of Trump in crosshairs

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Trump's Plan for Selling Weapons to the Middle East

 

America Should See Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen for the Horror It Really Is

 

MILITARY

 

Commander in Fitzgerald collision accuses Navy of litigating criminal case in public

 

Doctor helping sex-assault victims at Travis charged with raping patients

 

Bride-to-be didn’t let sudden Iraq deployment spoil her wedding

 

Marine Corps announces sweeping changes to ground-combat forces

 

PAKISTAN

 

Family rapes, kills Christian teen slave girl

 

Uproar over diplomat's car crash strains ties between US and Pakistan

 

Pakistan: Will general elections be held on time?

 

Pakistan faces dual threat of institutional crisis and diplomatic isolation

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

6 US states accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin Says Russian Frigates With Cruise Missiles 'on Permanent Standby' Over Syria Threat (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

A Russian View on America’s Withdrawal from the Iran Deal

 

Only 14% of Russian Airstrikes in Syria Hit Islamic State Targets, Report Says

 

The Russian-German Relationship Is in Free Fall

 

Bridge' in Inaugural Drive

 

Russia's Lavrov Says 'Deeply Alarmed' by Violence During Gaza Clashes   (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russian Bikers Cross 'Putin's Bridge' in Inaugural Drive

 

 

SENATE

 

Campaign robocall refers to Sen. Dianne Feinstein as ‘traitorous’ Jew  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

GOP-led Senate panel backs Obama intel officials’ report on Russia meddling

 

Senate panel votes to endorse Gina Haspel as first female CIA director

 

Thousands of pages of congressional testimony shed light on 2016 Trump Tower meeting

 

Oy: Haspel mouthing the torture-regret script in order to win Democrat confirmation votes

 

Gillibrand Introduces Bill to Make ICE, CBP Report Immigration Stops   (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Trump’s C.I.A. Pick Appears Likely to Be Confirmed

 

Barletta, Trump backer, wins GOP nod to take on Sen. Casey

 

The Memo: Elizabeth Warren steals show at 2020 audition  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Senate Republicans petition McConnell to work through August on confirmations, spending bills (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

GOP senators don't raise McCain in meeting with Trump  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Official: South Korea Working to Determine ‘True’ Reason for Cancelled Inter-Korean Dialogue

 

North Korea warns US as it suspends South Korea talks over military drills

 

SPORTS

 

Victims of monster gymnastics coach reach $500M settlement with Michigan State

 

PGA golfer's wife arrested for allegedly attacking him, his mom after bad round

 

Prep football star drowns off Florida beach days before graduation

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Hundreds of Roads Impassable, Schools Closed, 90000 Without Power After Deadly Storm Hits Connecticut

 

Is Your State Restricting Your Ability to Support Candidates?

 

Girl killed by tree as storms batter Northeast

 

Hawaii volcano eruption intensifies, triggering 'red' warning

 

Oregon governor to face state rep in November

 

How not to blow California's $8.8-billion windfall

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo reminds State Dept staff of America’s ‘essential rightness’ in world affairs (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SYRIA

 

US weapons meant for Syrian rebels wind up in hands of Al Qaeda

 

TAIWAN

 

China Says War Drills Show There Is 'No Way Out' for Taiwan

 

Taiwan slams global brands for siding with China

 

TAXATION

 

Seattle Makes Amazon, Starbucks Pay For Its Own Housing Blunders

 

TELEVISION

 

NBC cancels 'extremely liberal' show that mocked Christians

 

TRADE

 

No NAFTA deal will be reached by Thursday’s U.S. deadline, Canada and Mexico say

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Transactional Transgenderism

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan abuses Israel as a distraction from the plummeting Turkish lira (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Row with Turkey over Gaza gets ugly

 

 Erdogan: Turkey will not allow Israel to steal Jerusalem from

 

EU warns of new surge in asylum seekers from Turkey

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks end at 4-month high as Burberry, Paddy Power rally

 

UNITED STATES

 

‘Indoor generation’: A quarter of Americans spend all day inside, survey finds

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Poll: Voters more confident in Trump on North Korea

 

'Damage done:' Leading Democrat says Americans 'angry and scared' because of what Trump has done to democracy

 

White House eliminates cybersecurity coordinator position

 

Huckabee Sanders: White House leakers ‘should be fired’  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Watch: Millennials say they would rather date a convicted felon than a Trump supporter

 

Larry Kudlow Defying Critics, Cleaning House(Kudlow is so far demonstrating extraordinary leadership in being able to reconcile the disparate factions within the Trump administration.)

 

Rudy Giuliani's confusing media statements may hurt his business

 

Trump allies fear leak crackdown impossible without hitting senior staff

 

Trump misses Hope Hicks as White House communications shop struggles to contain leaks

 

William Bennett is wrong to attack George Will for (wrongly) attacking Mike Pence

 

Trump move would make it easier for U.S. gun manufacturers to export firearms

 

Trump gives GOP midterm pep talk

 

Trump’s pick to run Labor’s pension agency: Sen. McConnell’s brother-in-law

 

This Guy Avenatti

 

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