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Friday, May 18, 2018






In Today’s Issue: 




Huckabee Defends Unborn Lives, and Trump Administration Announces New Pro-Life Move


President Donald Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding


Trump Administration Will Deny Federal Funds to Clinics That Discuss Abortion


Pro-Life Groups Praise President Trump for Defunding Planned Parenthood Again


Trump Administration to Propose New Curbs on Abortion


19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood


Revolting: 'Millionaire Abortionist' Calls Her Life A 'Dream'


Abortionist Admits She Loves Killing Babies: “This is My Dream”


A Patient's Reasons for Seeking Abortion Should Not Determine Their Access to Care


Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem “Excited” for New Play About Herself


9th Circuit refuses to toss Planned Parenthood lawsuit against undercover videos


Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Given 'Human Rights' Award


Pro-lifers avoid jail after being found guilty of trespassing inside abortion center


ACLU Argues Taxpayers in Maine Should be Forced to Fund Abortions


Trump Administration to Tie Health Facilities' Funding to Abortion Restrictions


Vietnam Faces Massive Infertility Crisis Because It Has the Highest Abortion Rates in the World


Rural v urban: Ireland's abortion divide?


Ireland Must Vote No on Legalizing Abortion Because “Unborn Babies are Human Beings”




Taliban pledge not to target Afghan security forces




Sentence Upheld for Pastor in Algeria Stopped for Carrying Christian Literature


WHO Says Congo Faces ‘Very High’ Risk From Ebola Outbreak


New Ebola cases prompt fears virus is spreading




ASX close: Australian share market closes week lower with banks, BHP and Rio down, but CSL share price jumps higher


Morgan Stanley: Australian dollar to fall right through 2018


How seriously should Australia take Beijing's attacks in Chinese state media?


Melbourne's first directly-elected female mayor named


Red-tape protest: China's tactical trade payback




“Evil” GE foods and “eco-friendly” organics





TSX and Canadian dollar down


Attorney Says Canada’s Assisted Suicide Law is Unconstitutional, Wants All Suicides Stopped


Lyme disease cases hit record highs across Canada as tick populations expand


Canada: Trudeau calls for independent investigation into Israel’s “excessive force” against civilians(Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


Canada: Trudeau’s “dishonest” speech to NYU blasts nationalism, draws ridicule


Police arrest comedian Mike Bullard and lay 3 new charges against him


Canadian firm with ties to Qatar in talks to bail out troubled Kushner building


Rex Murphy: Trudeau's desire for global praise comes at the price of Canadian jobs, and Canadian unity




Tainted romaine lettuce likely out of circulation, CDC says





Sharing Faith Is Increasingly Optional to Christians




Has China Compromised Int'l Sanctions Against N.Korea?


How China Will Benefit from a Trade War with America


Chinese Bank Offered Clients Chance to Dine With Trump for $150,000


China Offered Trump $200 Billion Cut in U.S. Trade Deficit


China ‘Dream’ Is Global Hegemony


Did China Just Bribe Trump to Undermine National Security?




Plane crash in Havana, Cuba




North Korea refuses Punggyri-bound reporters' roster


How Trump Can Deal with North Korea's Pre-Summit Outburst


Marc Thiessen: Kim balking because president has him in a box (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


Here’s our chance to ditch talks with North Korea




A key post-crisis banking rule faces big changes, thanks to Congress and Trump


Democrat Tsunami Looking More Like Ripple


Congress to Consider Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights


Congress takes food from 2 million poor people — and doesn’t even save money


Future Lawmakers, Not Mueller, May Decide Trump’s Fate




Calls for an Article V Convention Miss the Point Entirely




Trenchcoat Worn By Santa Fe School Shooter Shows Both Communist and Nazi Symbols


Breaking: Santa Fe Shooter Identified as 17-Year-Old Student Dimitrios Pagourtzis


Possible Explosive Devices Found at Texas School and off Campus


Texas school district confirms injuries in high school shooting - live updates


Man arrested after exchanging fire with cops at Trump resort


Suspect in custody after shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School


 Teacher arrested for allegedly giving student drugs, STD


Florida woman smiles in mugshot after DUI crash that killed mother, officials say


Father attacked outside Memphis restaurant while holding 1-year-old daughter


Will every cop-killer in New York now go free?


2 'complete' IEDs found in home of blast victim's ex-boyfriend, authorities say(California)




Charlotte city councilwoman under fire for comparing police officers to terrorists


Democrats test how far to the Left they can go


Democrats' Turn To Socialism Is Ominous Sign For The Party — And For The Country


Dem mayor resigns after allegedly soliciting 'police informant' for sex


Khizr Khan emerges as star attraction, voice of opposition for Democrats




Betsy DeVos visits two ultra-Orthodox schools on NY trip (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)




DOJ Frets About Source Outing While Deliberately Outing Source



The Witch Hunt Turns One(Bogus Mueller probe begins second year -- empty-handed.)


Lawyer suing for Mueller's media contacts: Produce documents now (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


Jeff Sessions ends Obama-era ‘de facto’ court amnesty for illegal immigrants (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)


Paul Manafort's ex-son-in-law reportedly cuts plea deal


Mueller 'standards' should put Podestas 'before grand jury'


Rudy reveals ‘hopeful communication’ with special counsel after long silence


Giuliani Says Mueller Willing to Limit Scope of Trump Interview


Report: IG refers FBI, Justice officials for criminal prosecution




Stocks inch down, post weekly losses with trade talks, yields in the spotlight


S&P 500 falls as trade worries weigh; banks, chip stocks drop


U.S. Stocks Retreat, Treasuries Rise With Dollar: Markets Wrap


Asian Stocks Mixed as Treasury Yield Extends Rise: Markets Wrap  


Asia stocks edge higher, investors cautious on U.S.-China trade talks


Gold ekes out a daily gain, but suffers worst weekly drop of 2018


Bitcoin briefly slips under $8,000, near one-month low with 2nd weekly drop in sight




U.S. Catholic university opens segregated Muslim ‘prayer space’ on campus


The Plague of 'Theory' in Educational Discourse


West Virginia middle school instructs children to write out their submission to Allah


Anti-Israel Activists Try to Shout Down Lebanese Christian at UCLA


Tenured Jihadist Professor at Kent State Fired and Charged For Lying


Making the Case for Pell


2 dead, some critically hurt after school bus full of 5th -graders slams off highway


Oregon's Marylhurst University to Close


'Come and take it': Grad with AR-10 rifle on campus refuses to apologize


Closing the Pay Gap


USC's aggressive recruiting of Chinese students faces challenge amid gynecologist scandal


New Questions on Racial Disparity and Student Debt




Study: Voters Worried About Political Correctness Flocked to Candidate Trump




Oil falls for the session, but U.S. benchmark logs 3rd weekly gain in a row


Energy Prices


Bad news for green energy lovers: US oil & gas are booming





Trump may have finally picked someone to run the EPA in California. But will he show up for work?




Guernsey Parliament Defeats Proposal to Legalize Assisted Suicide




Italian stocks end sharply lower as country’s political drama weighs on Europe’s market


Europe & Iran now have the perfect excuse to drop the US dollar – Max Keiser


Migrant In ‘Bad Mood’ Murders Girl, Dumps Body In Trash  (Austria)


Netherlands: Muslim politician threatens to murder non-Muslims who eat in public during Ramadan


The EU’s Magical Thinking on the Israeli-Arab Conflict




Clapper: It’s ‘A Good Thing’ FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)


Crossfire Hurricane: Category Five Political Espionage


‘Bigger than Watergate’: Trump joins push to expose an FBI source


FBI working to soften potential blow if top-secret informant exposed: report





FCC commissioner: Dropping net neutrality will help consumers




FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines




Debunking the Intellectual Lethargy of Foreign Policy Elites




France says it foiled suspected chemical terror attack


Reality strikes: Total oil cancels $2 billion Iran project


French farmers furious over plans to release more bears in the Pyrenees


Opinion: France shows its 'irrational collective hysteria' towards Muslim veil once again


Why France has become so gripped with 'Le Royal Wedding' frenzy


France: Attack foiled, two Egyptian brothers arrested


Paris: Muslim migrant arrested, had gunpowder, bomb-making tutorials, and video on how to use ricin




Merkel arrives in Russia for talks with Putin about Iran, Ukraine and energy  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Putin, Merkel discuss defense against Trump’s sanctions drive





Democrats’ dark money and the climate industrial complex




Google Now Deindexing Some Web Pages Based on FDA's Administrative Agency Findings




Trump’s Iran Move May Swamp Greece




How Public Policy Is Failing the Severely Mentally Ill


The Health Profession Falls Prey to Emotionalism and Eco-Bullying


Report faults response to San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak





Video: An Exclusive Interview With Speaker Ryan  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Farm bill goes down as Freedom Caucus votes against it


Democratic House Candidate Amended Website Bio, Opponent Claims He Inflated Resume


GOP leaders face internal uprising over DACA, border wall votes – with farm bill at risk


Jordan Slam Possibility Of FBI Spy In Trump Campaign: 'That's As Wrong As It Gets'  (US Representative of Ohio Jim Jordan (R)


The new Republican group that just entered the battle for the House


Rep. Erik Paulsen: How tax reform brings opportunity to poor neighborhoods


GOP congressman suggests silt or rocks are making sea levels rise


Pelosi defends MS-13 'animals' from Trump: 'We're all God's children'(House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)


White House and House GOP leaders reopen negotiations on immigration


Immigration fight threatens GOP farm bill


Dem introduces bill to prohibit lawmakers from sleeping in their offices


GOP seeks immigration deal within next 24 hours





U.S. Resettling More Refugees Than the Population of Philadelphia




How a child rape revealed the problems facing modern India


The Indian lawmakers being guarded in 'secret locations'




Radical Muslim Suicide Bombers Attack Churches, Police In Indonesia




Iraq: Between An American Rock And An Iranian Hard Place




China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal




To Know Muhammad Is to Know Islam




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, May 18, 2018)


Israel says it won’t cooperate with UN human rights council probe of Gaza deaths


Lebanese Political Analyst: Abbas's Antisemitic Speech Harmed Palestinian Cause, Played Into Netanyahu's Hands(“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Liberman suggests Muslim ad money causes CNN, BBC, France 24 bias against Israel  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)


PA to kids: Remain Refugees


Legal Questions Begin To Swirl Over Gaza Violence


After issuing video, Sanders won’t say if he backs Palestinian ‘right of return’   (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)


Israel's sucker's game on the Gaza border


US readies Mideast peace plan rollout next month, but threatens Palestinian aid


The 'Great Return March' Campaign: An Initiative Sponsored By Hamas, Whose Goal Was To Breach The Border Fence, Penetrate Israeli Territory


Palestinian Authority Mufti: “Go after” everyone found eating in public during Ramadan


Hamas Leader In Gaza Yahya Sinwar: Our People Took Off Their Military Uniforms And Joined The Marches; They Have Imposed Their Agenda Upon The Whole World; We Decided To Turn The Bodies Of Our Women And Children Into A Dam Blocking Arab Collapse


1,000 protest on Gaza border as Hamas chief vows to lead new demonstrations


Trump team still debating timing of Mideast peace plan release


I'm no fan of President Trump. But he's not responsible for the Gaza bloodshed


Legal Questions Begin To Swirl Over Gaza Violence (with Video)


Not all Israelis unified on IDF's response to Gaza violence


Netanyahu: Israel thwarted terror attacks in more than 30 countries


Why do the media always fall into the Hamas trap?


Netanyahu: UNHRC backed terrorism with its war crimes probe against Israel


Some Israelis Voice Opposition To IDF Actions Along Gaza Strip Border (with Video)


UNHRC calls for investigation into Israel's deadly use of force against Gaza protesters


8 Kosovo Albanians jailed for foiled attack on Israeli soccer team


Egypt to open Rafah crossing for entire month of Ramadan


Police say they foiled Jerusalem Day stabbing attack


Israeli bulldozers raze lands near Gaza protest camps


Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) raids


Iranian retaliatory strike put on hold, for now  


Arab League demands probe into Israel’s ‘blatant crimes’ against Palestinians


UN Palestinian refugee agency ‘part of the problem’: Swiss minister




After Defending MS-13 Murderers, Left Blames NRA For Santa Fe School Shooting




U.S. gun lobby takes aim at 'gun-hating' banks Citi, BofA




Minutes After Deadly Texas School Shooting, CNN Already Starts Spreading Fake News


Fox Anchor Asks Kellyanne Conway Point-Blank: Are You The Leaker?


Busted: CNN’s Ana Navarro Called Trump ‘Animal’


Rep. Swalwell Says They Have Proof Of Collusion, Bill Hemmer Smacks Him Down


Media Buzz: Strange, stunning correction buried in FBI-Trump story


Our response to Russia's threats against our journalists


N.Y. Times confirms Obama spied on Trump


Bret Baier: Fox News not a ‘mouthpiece’ for Trump, but Hannity’s ties cause problems


Two Media Titans Locked in Fight Over CBS and Viacom




Trump's Strategy for the Middle East Is Working




No plans to cut back US-South Korea drills: Pentagon


Smart 'Blockchain Battleships' Are Right Around the Corner


Aquilino takes command of Pacific Fleet as Swift readies to retire


VA inks $10 billion contract with Cerner for new electronic health record


Newly released Niger ambush video: American survivors sent final messages to loved ones


VA mails new veteran ID cards with Office Depot logo


Trump donates 1st  quarter salary to VA caregivers program




Feds Spend $333,210 Studying Bars Along Mexico Border




Rallies across Pakistan condemn Israel’s brutalities against Palestinians


Pakistan Still Struggles To Eradicate Polio


Pakistan says three children among four civilians killed in Indian shelling


9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border




The Homeless Hole That Ate Los Angeles




How Race Relations Have Changed In Trump’s America So Far




Dems did 'more damage' to democracy than Russians 'ever contemplated' (Rush Limbaugh indicts Comey, Clinton, Obama, others.)




Shavuot (Pentecost): Guide for the Perplexed, 2018




Rev. Graham Slams Episcopal Church on 'Marriage' Change: 'Caving to the Gay Agenda'




Lawyer who threatened to call ICE about deli employees speaking Spanish is now target of complaint




All the ways you can mess up your 401(k) — even if you max out your contributions




Putin Favors Status Quo With New Government Lineup  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


12 signs of imminent war between the West and Russia


Russian Journalist Injured in Shelling of Separatists in Eastern Ukraine


Why Putin should say nothing when USA and Germany fight over Russian natural gas


Moscow Mayor Promises 100% Shift to Electric Buses by 2021 in bid for Re-election


 Sanctioned Russian oligarch Vekselberg cuts Swiss stakes





Senators Need to Stop Asking Judicial Nominees Their Personal Views


The Six Hottest Senate Races For Conservatives


Marco Rubio: US diplomat is ‘undermining’ Trump’s North Korea plan   (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)


Love him or hate him, Mitch McConnell biggest factor in battle for Senate control(Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA dIrector


Voters say Sen. McCain's work is finished(US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)


Senators Who Voted Against Confirming Pompeo Beg For His Ear on Gaza




What Has Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Wrought?




The Russia-Facebook election ‘scandal’ is a whole lot of nothing




Peso plunge: Collapse of currency dredges up old frustrations, threatens Argentina’s president




N.Korea Blames 'Incompetent' South for Halt of Cross-Border Talks


Trump's fresh approach for North Korea denuke: 'South Korean model'




Nashville Predators Raise Eyebrows Over ‘Team’ Endorsement of Progressive Mayoral Candidate


MLB Scoreboard


NHL Scoreboard




Kilauea opens new fissure, spews more lava and toxic gas


Summit of Kilauea volcano erupts


Bharara’s Trump feud means he shouldn’t be Attorney General(New York)


Ballooning budget gaps spell trouble for New York




State Department: North Korea Not Getting U.S. Tax Dollars to Rebuild





Woman, 7-year-old boy jump to death from NYC hotel




Explosions at arms, fuel depots – some Iranian – near Hama military airport in Syria


11 said killed, dozens hurt in blasts at Syria’s Hama air base, cause unclear


Russian heavy Golan-1000 rocket launchers for Assad, Kalibr cruise missiles off shore  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)


The Price for Peace in Syria Is Cooperation with Assad 




China to use Taiwan as base to isolate India, Japan: US lawmaker


How Taiwan Would Defend Itself from a Decapitation Strike (By China)


Taiwan's Military Is Training (Right Now) for the Ultimate Nightmare: A Chinese Invasion





Robots Are Now Replacing Chefs




Lighthizer says NAFTA countries are 'nowhere' near reaching a deal





TSA reveals it's keeping a list of unruly passengers




Probe of leaked banking records related to Michael Cohen grows after New Yorker report





 Erdogan Unhinged(Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Muslims must unite to stop countries from moving embassies to Jerusalem – Turkish FM


Turkey to respond to US over steel, aluminum tariffs: Economy Ministry sources


Erdogan: No difference between Nazis' actions and Israel's


Turkey recalling ambassador not to diminish relations: US State Department spokesperson




U.K. stocks fall from record as AstraZeneca, mining stocks decline


British Muslims denounce anti-Semitism in full page newspaper ad


Alfie Evans not alone: Hundreds of patients starved to death in UK every year


Russian Ex-spy Sergei Skripal Discharged From UK Hospital




Draft UN text backs ‘international protection mission’ for Gaza




2 buses collide in Lincoln Tunnel; dozens injured


Philadelphia cuts lifeline for kids needing foster care




Circuit breaker still in use despite safety concerns




'I Need Help... My Life Is Threatened,' Mormon Missionary Begs from Captivity in Venezuela


Long-Shot Candidate Thinks He Can Beat a Dictator in Venezuela




Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Trump: Why isn't McCabe being investigated? (Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)


Trump blasts ‘Fake News’ for twisting ‘animals’ comment, DHS secretary says Dems owe apology


Trump says mass shootings have been 'going on too long in our country'


Don’t claim Trump’s doing nothing: He’s destroying the federal government


Trump taps Wilkie as next Veterans Affairs secretary


President Trump Should Call Out Bill Gates for Portraying Him as his Daughter’s Scary Stalker


Trump pushes for prison reform bill that divides Democrats


Andrew Cuomo Uses Daughters To Demand Trump 'DO SOMETHING' On Guns  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


Trump offers 'strong' protections if North Korea gives up nukes, warns US will act if Kim backs off


Trump's delay in reporting payment raises red flags


Bill Gates: I had to explain to Trump the difference between HIV, HPV


Why is Melania Trump still in the hospital?


Bill Gates: Trump left event so he could make 'grand entrance' in helicopter


Trump: "I tend to doubt" trade talks with "spoiled" China will succeed


Laurence Tribe Was Against Impeachment Before He Was For It


Trump Defends His ‘Animals’ Remark as Referring to MS-13


Trump’s foreign policy is sound, but the economy gets shorted


White House staff brace for personnel moves after leak


Is the Trump Tower meeting really proof of collusion?


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