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Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome Can be Aborted Up to 24 Weeks, This Must be Stopped

 

Surgical abortions to resume at Toledo clinic following health department licensure

 

President Donald Trump Can Defund Planned Parenthood Even More, Here’s How

 

Iowa AG refuses to defend 'heartbeat' abortion law

 

This City of Over 324,000 People is the Largest Abortion Free City in the U.S.

 

Toledo abortion clinic granted new license

 

Toledo Ohio Was Abortion Free, Now Clinic That Broke Law Will Resume Killing Babies

 

A Guide to the Most Restrictive Abortion Laws Passed This Year

 

Pro-Life Victories Recorded in Pennsylvania During Tuesday’s Primary Election

 

ACLU, state spar in court over using Medicaid to pay for abortions

 

Lead for Irish abortion reform narrows with eight days to go

 

Young Immigrants Fed Abortion Lies

 

Support for Legalizing Abortion in Ireland Collapses, Less Than Half Want to Overturn 8th Amendment

 

Legal abortions continue to decline despite rise in population(Israel)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

UK may double troops in Afghanistan after Donald Trump request

 

 

AFRICA

 

Sudan: Woman lashed 75 times for marrying without her father’s consent

 

Congo's Ebola outbreak reports 1st  confirmed urban case

 

Experimental vaccine arrives in Congo amid new Ebola outbreak

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Court Tosses Assisted Suicide in California

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Climate change an 'existential security risk' to Australia, Senate inquiry says

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Crash data show Tesla driver had hands off wheel 

 

CANADA

 

Canada: Muslim migrant couple threatens their daughter with honor killing, won’t be deported

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

 

Romaine lettuce outbreak has spread to 32 states

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Momentum builds for US and China to strike deal

 

Trump’s top trade officials had a profane shouting match in Beijing — and the feud could play to China’s advantage

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Regime Change Woes: Why Washington Can't Win In North Korea

 

President Trump’s Strategy and Style Better for North Korea Than Iran

 

Regime Change Woes: Why Washington Can't Win In North Korea

 

President Trump’s Strategy and Style Better for North Korea Than Iran 

 

Call Kim Jong Un’s bluff  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea Threatens to Cancel Trump-Kim Summit

 

Buying time? North Korea threat to cancel U.S. summit calculated to hide nukes, intel officials say

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Trump’s Rescissions Would Shrink Deficit by Less Than $1.3 Billion Over 11 Years

 

COURTS

 

Bumble Bee Foods CEO indicted for price fixing

 

Man pleads guilty to killing 4 as cousin stuns court by rejecting plea deal

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Smiling mom stabbed 'devil' child up to 60 times with a pickaxe, Oklahoma cops say

 

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock ranted about FEMA camps, Waco before concert massacre, witnesses say

 

Ex-president of Temple frat charged in rape case

 

Dramatic video shows shooting in Delaware

 

Cops shut down white woman who called 911 on black real estate investor

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

 

Feds make decision on request for Seth Rich records (DNC staffer's murder remains mystery.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Democrats' Kanye Problem(The electoral disaster the Left sees on the horizon.)

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Commerce Secretary: ‘Trade Tit-for-Tat’ with China Won’t be ‘Life Threatening’ to U.S.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 

 

Senate Dems Have It Both Ways on Education Department Staffing Issues

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

What we've learned in 12 months of Mueller's probe (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

  

Special counsel team of liberal donors under fire from Trump as probe hits one-year mark (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Giuliani pushes special counsel to end yearlong Russia probe in Fox News interview  

 

Mueller’s Russia probe: What the special counsel is investigating

 

Mueller's team told Trump's lawyers the special counsel cannot indict a sitting president(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Mueller moves to muscle out Manafort’s lawyers from grilling prosecutors

 

Meet special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecution team

 

Mueller Wouldn’t Seek to Indict Trump, Giuliani Says

 

Divisions deepen as Mueller probe hits one year

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks slump as Cisco leads retreat by tech shares; Russell 2000 books back-to-back records

 

Asia Stocks Drift; U.S. 10-Year Yield Through 3.1%: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares steady; euro hampered by Italian political risk

 

Harvard’s Reinhart Says Emerging Markets Are in Tougher Spot Than During ‘08 Crisis

 

30-year U.S. government bond yield hits nearly 3-year high

 

Gold settles at the year’s low as Treasury yields hold near 2011 high

 

Bitcoin may fall below $8,000 as crypto confab fails to stoke buying, analyst says

 

Dollar index hovers near 2018 high as euro weakens, Treasury rates retain buoyancy

 

EDUCATION

 

Female Teachers Having Affairs With Young Boys — Now a Weekly Occurrence

 

Buy One, Get One Tuition-Free

 

CAIR Enraged by ROTC Exercise Featuring Jihadis as Enemies

 

Why Not Celebrate the Gulags, Too?  (Twenty-two California Democrats actually voted to let public schools celebrate International Workers Day, despite its Marxist connotations.)

 

Political Homogeneity in Academia(Nearly 40 percent of colleges have no Republicans as faculty.)

 

Conservative student's parting shot at college's anti-gun policies goes viral

 

Don’t mess with the test for the city’s top high schools — fix the real problem

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Alec Baldwin: I would 'without a doubt' beat Trump in 2020

 

ENERGY

 

Brent oil prices end on calmer note after surge past $80 for first time since 2014

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

 

Dems slam Pruitt on 24/7 security  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

Crank up the siren. Scott Pruitt has an emergency.

 

EUROPE

 

Norway: Christian Student Union proposes giving “extra” Christian holidays to Muslims

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks hit nearly 4-month high, buoyed by energy firms and Ocado

 

EU to Trump: Stop threatening us with tariffs

 

Ireland: Homeowners asked to house Muslim migrants in the spare rooms of their homes for up to a year

 

Sweden: Police to grant Islamic group right to broadcast call to prayer, refuse to consult the public on the matter

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI head warns against Trump deal with ZTE

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

   

Nonopioid drug approved by FDA for opioid withdrawal symptons

 

FRANCE

 

Paris: Muslim screams “Allahu akbar” and “you kill children” outside Jewish school, is taken to psychiatric institution

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Female imam who preaches gender equality needs 16 guards to protect her

 

Germany: Gang of six men lift woman’s skirt and stroke her leg on subway train, record the sexual assault on video

 

GLOBAL COOLING

 

Don't Tell Anyone, But We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

 

GOP

 

Republicans Want a Party That’s More Trump, Less McCain

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Dems in denial on why ObamaCare premiums are through the roof

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

4-H LGBT coup challenged by Christian law firm

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

GOP builds massive shadow army in fight for the House

 

Jihadi cult member running for Congress as Democrat from Alaska

 

We Need Leaders With Purpose, Not Political Power(House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Pennsylvania Democratic Congressional Candidate’s Fund Has Donated Hundreds of Thousands to Pro-BDS Groups

 

Ryan Under Pressure From Both Sides of GOP Over Immigration  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

House approves plan to increase private-sector care for veterans, fix VA funding crisis

 

GOP split on immigration is a crisis for Ryan’s team

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Sanctuary battle now pits states against their own cities and counties

 

Koch brothers fund political ads praising Dems on immigration

 

INDIA

 

‘Irreparable harm’: Google bemoans India’s attack on its ‘dominant position’

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Ramadan begins in Indonesia as Muslims with swords attack police, one dead, three injured

 

IRAN

 

The Iran Deal Isn’t Dead—Yet

 

Here Is One of the Biggest Lessons from Trump's Withdrawal from the Iran Deal

 

U.S. Hostage Held by Iran in 'Constant Pain,' 'Losing Hope,' Says Wife

 

Return of the Sanctions: Banks Should Steer Clear of the Central Bank of Iran

 

IRAQ

 

The Way Forward in Iraq

 

ISLAM

 

Hamas-linked CAIR rep admits: Muslim groups that claim Islam sanctions their violence “contribute to Islamophobia”

 

Hugh Fitzgerald: No, Thomas Jefferson did not host the first Ramadan iftar dinner at the White House

 

Muslim Candidate for Governor Comes Unhinged Over Sharia  (Michigan; Says to GOP opponent: 'You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!')

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Thursday, May 17, 2018)

 

Hamas' domestic interests are behind huge death toll in Gaza

 

Attacking Israel for $100, Defending it for $13

 

The Things Going On at the Gaza Border

 

Gaza’s Miseries Have Palestinian Authors

 

Captured terrorist reveals Hamas forces civilians to riot

 

For Gaza’s suffering, blame Hamas

 

MARIJUANA

 

Cy Vance’s reefer madness

 

MEDICAID

 

The GOP is quietly crafting work requirement waivers — for white people

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

Judge to decide Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana

 

MEXICO

 

We were kidnapped while on vacation in Mexico

 

MILITARY

 

Ex-Navy SEAL Wounded in Bergdahl Search Mission Contemplated Suicide

 

Don’t Let Defense Contract Losers Block Options for Taxpayers

 

Drug blamed in US soldier's Afghan massacre

 

Pentagon video reveals new details of deadly Niger ambush

 

Mattis on strategy  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

The Army has 8,000 surplus M1911 .45 pistols: How you can get one

 

Marines make changes after data of 164,000 people lost on Okinawa

 

A soldier wants custody of the baby his wife told him died at birth. She tried to give the newborn away, police say.

 

Pentagon taps Central Command deputy to lead Pacific Air Forces

 

US watchdog on Afghanistan releases corrected Afghan troop numbers

 

Commander in Fitzgerald collision asserts innocence, attacks Navy’s claims

 

MYANMAR

 

Peace is war in Myanmar

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan is building a fence along border with Afghanistan

 

Why Indian phone works in this Pakistan Army ops room and sanitised zone

 

PRISONS

 

Prison workers explain how inmates scam the system

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

NY man to people speaking Spanish at restaurant: 'My next call is to ICE'

 

RUSSIA

 

Assad Meets Putin in a Surprise Visit to Russia  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad/(Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia and Israel: Friends with benefits

 

Is Russia About To Abandon The OPEC Deal? 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

City council passes sweeping anti-gun bill; pro-gun group vows fight

 

 

SENATE

 

Rand Paul's Plan to Balance the Budget by 2023 Will Get a Senate Vote This Week(US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

John McCain: It 'Wasn’t Incorrect' to Say Rand Paul Was 'Working for Vladimir Putin  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/ Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Senate passes measure to repeal changes to net neutrality rules

 

The revolution is real, but it’s unclear whether Bernie Sanders will lead it (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Trump makes Manchin top target for midterms (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

With Friends Like Facebook, Who Needs Enemies?

 

Steve Bannon sought to use data mined by Cambridge Analytica for 'culture war,' whistleblower says

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea asks: Who is that mystery man with Pompeo and Kim?  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo/ Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea won't hold talks with 'ignorant and incompetent' South unless differences settled

 

A Top Adviser to the South Korean President Wants to 'Get Rid Of' the U.S. Alliance

 

SPORTS

 

The Ban on Sports Wagering Is Over

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES 

 

2 Louisiana lawmakers reportedly have bar brawl over legislation dispute

 

Ash cloud from volcano prompts red alert in Hawaii

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

In Rebuke of Trump, Tillerson Says Lies Are a Threat to Democracy(Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court Hits One Out of the Park

 

SURGEON GENERAL

 

US surgeon general helps sick passenger on flight

 

TAIWAN

 

Does China Have a 'Blacklist' of Taiwan 'Separatists?'

 

Taiwan Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Its New Missile-Toting Stealthy Catamarans

 

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

 

TELEVISION

 

‘Murphy Brown’ reboot pits character against conservative son’s Fox News-like show

 

TERRORISM

 

Day-care terror scheme: Millions in cash packed in carry-ons (Suitcases stuffed with welfare money leaving through 1 US airport.)

 

No ISIS-related charges in months as terror recruitment dries up in U.S.

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

T.S.A. Watch List Targets Misbehavior at Airport Security

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan urges Muslims to 'move as 1' against Israel  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

FTSE 100 logs record; U.K. government said to remain in customs union post-Brexit

 

Suspected Spy Stefan Halper & Obama Got BBC Velvet Glove Treatment

 

Meghan Markle breaks her silence on tabloid drama: ‘Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding’

 

UNITED STATES

 

US satisfaction level at highest point since before 2016 election

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Blackouts, hyperinflation, hunger: Maduro faces reelection as Venezuela deteriorates

 

Utah man begs for help from inside Venezuelan prison

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

 Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

President Trump Should Ignore the DACA Ruling

 

Trump draws rebuke for 'animal' remark

 

Donald Trump, the Courts, and the 'Travel Ban'

 

Trump Eyes Wide Open On North Korea

 

The First Pro-Israel Administration

 

Critics fear Trump’s desire for a legacy-making deal eclipses substance on N. Korea

 

In new disclosure, Trump reports apparent payment through Cohen to Stormy Daniels

 

Trump refers to some undocumented immigrants as ‘animals’ at roundtable

 

Giuliani says he revealed Trump's Stormy Daniels repayment to get ahead of financial disclosure

 

Trump-bashing won't pay off, voters confirm

 

Bolton Emerges as Potential Wrecking Ball for Trump's Kim Summit(National Security Adviser John Bolton)

 

Is North Korea trying to get John Bolton fired?

 

Democrats aren’t as obsessed with Trump as you think

 

Harry Kazianis: Trump must have courage to walk away from summit

 

Democrats fear war authorization update could give Trump green light for Iran attacks

 

'We’ll see': Trump responds to N. Korea's threats

 

North Korea’s bluff should be a White House wake-up call

 

Filing Shows Trump Paid Cohen, Who Paid Stormy Daniels

 

Poll: Just 13 percent of Americans consider Trump honest and trustworthy

 

 

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