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Friday, May 18, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

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”

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban pledge not to target Afghan security forces

 

AFRICA

 

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

 

AUSTRALIA

 

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

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY

 

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

 

 

CANADA

 

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

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Tainted romaine lettuce likely out of circulation, CDC says

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Sharing Faith Is Increasingly Optional to Christians

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

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?

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Plane crash in Havana, Cuba

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

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

 

 CONGRESS

 

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

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Calls for an Article V Convention Miss the Point Entirely

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

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)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

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

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

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

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

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

 

ECONOMY

 

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

 

EDUCATION

 

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

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Study: Voters Worried About Political Correctness Flocked to Candidate Trump

 

ENERGY

 

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

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

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

 

EUROPE

 

Guernsey Parliament Defeats Proposal to Legalize Assisted Suicide

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

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

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

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

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC commissioner: Dropping net neutrality will help consumers

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA approves preventative treatment for migraines

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Debunking the Intellectual Lethargy of Foreign Policy Elites

 

FRANCE

 

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

 

GERMANY

 

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

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Democrats’ dark money and the climate industrial complex

 

GOOGLE

 


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

 

GREECE

 

Trump’s Iran Move May Swamp Greece

 

HEALTH CARE

 

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

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

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

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

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

 

INDIA

 

How a child rape revealed the problems facing modern India

 

The Indian lawmakers being guarded in 'secret locations'

 

INDONESIA

 

Radical Muslim Suicide Bombers Attack Churches, Police In Indonesia

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq: Between An American Rock And An Iranian Hard Place

 

IRAN

 

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

 

ISLAM

 

To Know Muhammad Is to Know Islam

 

ISRAEL

 

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

 

LIBERALISM

 

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

 

LOBBYISTS

 

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

 

MEDIA 

 

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

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Trump's Strategy for the Middle East Is Working

 

MILITARY

 

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

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

Feds Spend $333,210 Studying Bars Along Mexico Border

 

PAKISTAN

 

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

 

POVERTY

 

The Homeless Hole That Ate Los Angeles

 

RACE RELATIONS

 

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

 

RADIO

 

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

 

RELIGION

 

Shavuot (Pentecost): Guide for the Perplexed, 2018

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

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

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

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

 

RETIREMENT

 

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

 

RUSSIA

 

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

 

 

SENATE

 

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

 

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

 

What Has Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Wrought?

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

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

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

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

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

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

 

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

 

SPORTS

 

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

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

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

 

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

 

 

SUICIDES

 

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

 

SYRIA

 

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 

 

TAIWAN

 

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

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Robots Are Now Replacing Chefs

 

TRADE

 

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

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

TSA reveals it's keeping a list of unruly passengers

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

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

 

 

TURKEY

 

 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

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

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

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Draft UN text backs ‘international protection mission’ for Gaza

 

UNITED STATES

 

2 buses collide in Lincoln Tunnel; dozens injured

 

Philadelphia cuts lifeline for kids needing foster care

 

US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

 

Circuit breaker still in use despite safety concerns

 

VENEZUELA 

 

'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

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

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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