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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Will Shut Down Its Only Clinic in Wyoming

 

‘Safe’ medical abortion study debunked by critics as unscientific, puts women at risk

 

Gloria Steinem Complains: Quit Calling Me “Pro-Abortion” Even Though I Totally Support Abortion

 

Bishop praises pro-life prayer warriors after abortion center shuts down

 

One-Pound Premature Baby Could Have Been Aborted, But He Set a World Record Instead

 

‘Internet abortions’ may be safe option where procedure is restricted, study suggests

 

High School Discriminates Against Pro-Life Students, Denies Application for Students for Life Club

 

How One Pro-Life Group Is Seeking Out Abortion-Determined Women

 

Pope John Paul II’s Mother Rejected Doctor’s Abortion Suggestion

 

The Health 202: Abortion is now an issue with no middle ground

 

12 Catholic Colleges Allow Abortion Activists to Give Commencement Address

 

How to Counter the Economic Argument for Abortion

 

Abortionist Claims Killing Babies in Abortions is “God’s Work”

 

House committee releases bill protecting abortion rights

 

CBS Show “Madam Secretary” Delights Viewers With Pro-Life Message

 

Abortion Fan Calls for More “Intersectionality” Between Abortion, Childbirth

 

“Batgirl” Director Joss Whedon Creates Video Celebrating Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

“Pro-Life” Democrat Joe Manchin Meets With David Daleiden But Still Supports Funding Planned Parenthood   (Pro-lifers and abortion activists both are watching U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin closely as he considers how to vote on bills about abortion and Planned.)

 

Forget Gender Reveal Parties, Moms are Now Sharing the Sex of Their Unborn Babies on Their Manicures  (Expecting moms keep coming up with interesting new ways to celebrate the life growing inside them. )

 

Flawed Study Hides How the Abortion Pill Puts Women’s Lives and Health at Risk

 

Missouri Legislature Approves Budget Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron Declares Himself Pro-Abortion  (United Kingdom)

 

As Catholic influence in Ireland wanes, some hope abortion will be legalized

 

Raped 10-Year-Old Girl Aborts Her 20-Week-Old Baby  (India)

 

Indian court approves abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

 

Dangerous Abortion Pill Touted as Safe for Women Because it Successfully Kills Unborn Babies (A new survey reported in the British Medical Journal tries to make the dubious point that the abortion pill is safe for women to take.)

 

 Thieves Ransack Pro-Life Group’s Office, Stealing Thousands in Equipment and Baby Supplies  (Kitwe, Zambia)

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Suicide Bombers Storm TV Station in  Afghanistan

 

US: Improve Civilian Protection in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Obasanjo vows to resist coup in Cote d’Ivoire, other Africa countries

 

Is Africa facing a new wave of piracy?

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Teen Arrested in Lower East Side Synagogue Arson Investigation

 

Jewish headstones vandalized in Philadelphia

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX savaged as investors flunk confidence test

 

Chart: The Australian dollar is the worst performing major currency this quarter

 

Austrian parliament bans full facial veils in public

 

Australia: Pool gets swim screen for Muslim women

 

Shots fired near Crown: Gunman on loose, roads closed

 

Gas surge after Hazelwood closure sends electricity prices skyward

 

Malcolm Turnbull dealt a triple blow of bad economic news  (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)

 

Turnbull government backs Taiwan in spat with China

 

Higher energy prices have little to do with 'gas shortages', researchers say

 

Australian rejected jihadist doctrine before Bulgaria arrest

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford to cut 1,400 white-collar jobs, shares tumble

 

U.S. Prepares Lawsuit Over Fiat Chrysler Diesel Emissions  

 

BIOENGINEERING

 

Bioengineering: The Next Terror Threat

 

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Franklin Graham: Christians ‘should pull out of the Boy Scouts completely’

 

CANADA

 

TSX suffers biggest loss of the year over Trump uncertainty

 

Sex assault law training now mandated for new Ontario judges

 

'Hard-to-beat' distracted driving tickets shock drivers who think they're safe at a stop

 

CBC reassigns 'The National' editor over 'offensive' tweets

 

Canadian man and partner reportedly killed in homophobic attack in Honduras

 

CRTC licence renewals threaten Canadian programs, say critics

 

Judge’s comments prompt Ontario’s top court to order new murder trial in rare move

 

Trudeau leaves trans flight rule reform up in air  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Winnipeg police charge three men in killing of Tina Fontaine’s cousin

 

Toronto city councillor helps subdue agitated man on Air Canada flight

 

Opioid prescriptions increasing in Ontario, despite crisis

 

Trudeau's Senate is a Frankenstein's monster, and it's out for revenge on its creator

 

Canadian drillers, oilfield services step up mergers after downturn in oil prices

 

Workers at Toronto marijuana dispensary join Unifor union

 

Woman who woke during operation and felt surgeons 'rip her apart' wins malpractice suit

 

Canada backs idea of Russia sanctions over human rights abuses

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

In N. Korea, Israeli photographer aims his lens beyond the facade

 

N. Korea takes leap with missile test: analysts

 

Why Only Trump Can Win in North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress to Rename Street in Front of Russian Embassy After Murdered Anti-Putin Dissident

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Health Care: In Government We Trust?  (In the health care reform debate, there are many arguments over details.  The real argument, however, should be whether such a law is constitutional at all.)

 

Our Constitutional Crisis Has Nothing to Do with James Comey (FBI Director James Comey)

 

COURTS

 

Geologist’s lawsuit claims discrimination at Grand Canyon over biblical beliefs

 

West Virginia court excludes ‘sexual orientation’ from anti-discrimination laws

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

MS-13 gang targeted in predawn sweep across LA

 

D.C. Police Chief Says Diplomatic Immunity Could Hinder Pursuit of Turkish Officials Involved in Attack on Protesters

 

Watch: Texas cop uses stun gun on handcuffed man

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

The Fallout from WannaCry

 

Copycat Hackers Planning to Join Global Ransomware Heist

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Most Say It’s Impossible to Totally Protect U.S. Computer Network

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Slain DNC official contacted WikiLeaks?

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Virginia Dems Promise to Support Unions

 

De Blasio Press Office Spreads False Rumor, Tweets Immigration Officials Going After 4th  Grader  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Biometrics: A Different Kind of Border Wall  (As long as Homeland Security gets its act together and puts biometric requirements into place, there’s no need to bemoan the suspension of the border wall. )

 

Sheriff Clarke to take DHS job

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Special counsel appointed to lead Russia investigation

 

Obama’s Justice Department refused to hire military veterans for jobs: probe

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow, S&P 500 suffer worst day in 8 months as Trump worries rattle Wall Street

 

Dow Falls 370 Points, Bonds Rally on Trump Turmoil

 

Wall Street tumbles as reform hopes fade with Trump crisis

 

Nasdaq suffers biggest daily drop in nearly a year, as fear gauge soars on Trump worries

 

World's 500 Richest People Lose $35 Billion From Trump Turmoil

 

Analysts revisit bullish dollar outlooks after monthslong slump

 

Recession Unleashed America’s Entrepreneurial Energy

 

Gold rallies to May high as Trump worries spark haven bid

 

Wall Street Wonders What’s Next After Trump Jolts Markets

 

Dollar falls as Trump worries grow; yen spikes 1.5%

 

EDUCATION

 

Missouri school superintendent apologizes after commencement prayer spurs backlash

 

Education: When the Dare's on to Build a New Social Order

 

Late comedy legend Robin Williams honored with academic chair at USC School of Cinematic Arts

 

Trouble From the Grave  (Burlington College closed last year, but controversy still swirls over reports of a federal investigation into land deal by a former president, Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie -- an investigation allegedly sparked by a prominent Republican.)

 

Social-Justice Math Class: ‘Math Has Been Used as a Dehumanizing Tool’

 

‘Financial Emergency’ at Mills  (College announces layoffs (likely including tenured professors) and plans for curricular reform -- amid a deficit that has grown to $9 million.)

 

Students Without Good Options  (Former officials raise concerns over whether for-profit law school's response to loss of federal aid funds denies students options while protecting parent institution from liability.)

 

NYT columnist urges students to leave ‘safe spaces’ during commencement speech

 

Nobel Laureate's Talk Called Off Over His Racist Comments  (University of Illinois research institute agreed to host James Watson. But it called off the event after faculty members cited his comments on race, intelligence and geography.)

 

From Title IX ‘Witch Hunt’ to Suit  (Graduate student who is subject of Title IX critic Laura Kipnis's new book sues for defamation and invasion of privacy.)

 

Bipartisan Push on Career Education  (Support for vocational education is crossing the partisan divide, with growing calls for a policy focus on apprenticeships and education programs that don't feature the four-year degree.)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends near 3-week high as EIA reports 6th straight weekly inventory drop

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine’s Jews walk narrow line between murderous past and uncertain future

 

Icelandic Leftist Poisons Robert Spencer

 

Medical report published, confirms that Robert Spencer was poisoned in Iceland

 

‘Europe Will Become Muslim in 30 Years, Russia In 50 Years’ Russian Archpriest Warns Christian Apathy Is Fueling The Islamic Conquest Of Europe

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks drop the most in about 9 months as Trump worries rattle

 

Irish prime minister Enda Kenny to resign

 

EU-sponsored propaganda video shows fairy godmother bringing migrants to Europe on flying carpet

 

Swedish government registers Israeli ambassador, opposition politicians and journalists as “disseminators of online hatred”

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Oops! If Comey Memo Is Real and He Held It and Did Not Turn It Over – He May Be Prosecuted (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Jonathan Turley: This Comey memo is pretty thin soup for all the impeachment talk

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Report: Net Neutrality Leads to Higher prices, Less Innovation

 

More Than 300,000 'Pro-Net Neutrality' Comments On FCC's Public Forum Likely Fakes

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump eyes reset with ambitious foreign diplomatic tour

 

FRANCE

 

Macron appoints women to half his cabinet positions (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GAMBLING

 

Gambling websites raise the odds of Trump impeachment amid Comey scandal

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Muslim migrant who “never demonstrated any signs of remorse” gets 11 years for raping two students

 

Germany warns it could pull its NATO troops out of Turkey base

 

GOP

 

John Kasich: Hate to say ‘I told you so’ about Trump  (Governor of Ohio John Kasich)

 

Newt: ‘Totally rattled’ GOP better get behind Trump or hello Speaker Nancy Pelosi

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 Obamacare Helped Americans Detect Cancer Earlier

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Rep. Justin Amash (Michigan) First Republican to Raise Impeachment for President Trump

 

Paul Ryan: 'I do' have confidence in Trump (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Dems’ first bid to force independent Trump commission fails

 

Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

 

Court Records Flare Up in Montana House Race

 

House Democrat Introduces Trump Special Counsel Act

 

Speaker Ryan says ‘lot of politics being played’ over Trump accusations

 

House to Vote on New Sanctions Against the Syrian Regime

 

Chaffetz Invites Comey to Testify to Oversight Committee (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

PolitiFact Rates New DCCC Ad in Georgia as ‘Mostly False’

 

IMMIGRATION

 

US form used to screen immigrants doesn’t ask about ties to groups such as al-Qaeda or the Islamic State

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Immigration arrests up 38 percent under Trump

 

INDIA

 

Church Building, Pastor’s Home Burned Down in Tamil Nadu State, India, Sources Say

 

New rape cases in India see campaigners question efforts to combat sexual violence

 

Cabinet clears proposal to build 10 nuclear power plants

 

INDONESIA

 

Two men to receive 85 lashes for gay sex in Aceh

 

IRAQ

 

‘Convert To Islam Or Die, Infidels’ Muslim Cleric Gives Ultimatum To Iraqi Christians

 

ISLAM

 

Leftists’ misguided love affair with Islam

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, May 17, 2017)

 

American Greatness And the PLO  (“Palestine” Liberation Organization (PLO)

 

Palestinian children’s show: “To war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist’s soul”

 

"To war that will smash the oppressor and destroy the Zionist's soul"

 

Iraqi officers land in Syria, stir Israeli concern

 

Abbas Appointee: Jews control the money, the press, and the resources  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Palestinian Authority President 'Abbas: Palestinian Nakba Continues To This Day – And Its Source Is The Balfour Declaration; The Palestinians' Strategic Choice Is Peace Provided That It Includes Right Of Return, Compensation In Accordance With Resolution 194

 

Report: Embassy won't move to Jerusalem right away

 

The last thing the Middle East needs is Trump swaggering around Jerusalem. Here he comes

 

Netanyahu asks Denmark to stop funding BDS  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Committee: IPS moves all hunger strikers to prisons with field hospitals

 

Netanyahu to unveil economic incentives for Palestinians on eve of Trump visit

 

Statistics Bureau On Eve of Jerusalem Day: More Haredim, Fewer Residents

 

PM said looking to replace communications minister

 

Hundreds march in funeral of 16 year-old Palestinian girl killed by Israeli forces

 

Former Israeli spymasters rip into Trump, say Israel must reassess intel sharing

 

Economic Relations with Germany Flourishing as Israeli Exports Reached $1.6 Billion in 2016

 

Barghouti is forcing Israel to decide between bad and worse (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)

 

3 Palestinians shot, injured during Israeli raids in which 48 were detained

 

European Union names new ambassador to Israel

 

Police Arrest Jews Who Shot Their Way Out of 20-Arab Ambush

 

Labor MK says he was ‘moved’ by meeting with King Abdullah

 

Israel sentences Palestinian writer Ahmad Qatamish to administrative detention

 

Soldier who shot disarmed Palestinian stabber is ‘a liar,‘ court hears

 

Elbit Introduces Latest Autonomous Mortar System for Lightweight Combat Vehicles

 

Freedom of speech and the march of radicalization

 

Did You Know? Nixon Visited Israel Just Before Resigning in 1974

 

Watch: new Israeli naval launcher: '8 concomitant rockets to a range of 150 kilometers'

 

100 Bereaved Families to Trump: Stop PA Payments to Terrorists

 

Teen behind JCC threats has attempted suicide 5 times in jail, lawyer says

 

IDF Forces Combat Rioting Palestinians in Silwad (Israel Defense Forces)

 

ABC: Trump Risked Life of Israeli Agent inside ISIS

 

Trump in the Holy Land

 

JORDAN

 

Jordanian Writer: Before Arabs Condemn Trump's Racism, They Must Deal With Widespread Racism In Their Midst

 

LEBANON

 

Hezbollah’s Anti-Israel Rhetoric Reaches Fever Pitch

 

LIBERALISM

 

George Soros Surprise Coming

 

MARIJUANA

 

Legalized marijuana turns Colorado resort town into homeless magnet

 

MEDIA 

 

Marc Thiessen: The incredible media hypocrisy over Trump's Russia leak

 

Video=>CNN Host Kate Bolduan Berates Carl Higbie for Questioning Anonymous Sources in Trump Hit Pieces

 

Naive or guiling? New York Times hypes Trump intel ‘breach’ as harming U.S-Israel relationship

 

Tips For Reading Washington Post Stories About Trump Based On Anonymous Leaks

 

MICROSOFT

 

Microsoft Blames NSA for ‘WannaCry’ Cyber Extortion

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Writer For Official Saudi Daily: The Jews Have An Eternal Plot To Destroy Mankind

 

MILITARY

 

Chelsea Manning freed from military jail after WikiLeaks breach

 

In Honor of Chelsea Manning’s Release, Here’s a List of Prisoners Whose Sentences Obama Commuted

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Clapper’s Intel ‘Reforms’ Helped Susan Rice Unmask Without Digital Paper Trail Leading Back to Her (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

McMaster Debunks Post Story on Trump Leaking Secrets  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster on Tuesday denied a Washington Post report alleging President Trump had compromised sensitive foreign intelligence secrets to Russia.)

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Is NATO Still Relevant?

 

PAKISTAN

 

China takes ‘project of the century’ to Pakistan

 

Canadian High Commissioner called on Imran Khan

 

Blast near Manghopir damages gas pipeline

 

PM firm believer of political empowerment of people through economic development

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippines' Duterte open to South China Sea deals  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

RADIO

 

Rush Was Close, But…

 

RUSSIA

 

Vladimir Putin says Trump did not give Russia secrets  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia To Become Second-Largest Foreign Owner Of U.S. Domestic Refineries, If Venezuela Defaults

 

 

SENATE

 

Panel advances polygraph waiver for Border Patrol, could speed hiring for thousands of agents

 

John McCain wildly proclaims ‘Watergate’ at Trump’s door (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Comey gets the call: Senate intelligence panel requests ousted FBI boss testify

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea says ‘high possibility’ of conflict with North

 

Seoul says it wants to reopen communication with North

 

Leaders of China, South Korea could meet as early as July at G20 meeting - South Korea envoy

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

12 Ways The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Scam To Profit From Hate-Mongering

 

STATES

 

What I Learned When The Nazis Came To Charlottesville

 

Georgia crash site photo brings comfort to grieving family

 

Governor Moonbeam=>Jerry Brown Calls California Taxpayers ‘Freeloaders’  (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Did The Russian Bug The Oval Office? Tillerson Answers (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

SYRIA

 

Israel TV: Intel allegedly leaked by Trump came directly from Islamic State ‘capital’ in Syria

 

US and Russia Renew Air Agreement on Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

China Continues to Block Taiwan in the International Arena

 

With Chinese Tourism Down, Taiwan Looks to Lure Visitors From Southeast Asia

 

TAXATION

 

Liberal Donor to Group Pushing Okla. Tax Hike Avoided Millions in Taxes

 

TERRORISM

 

Obama Holdovers Successfully Sabotaging Trump's War Against ISIS

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Trump Admin Sanctions Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

 

TURKEY

 

Trump Looks On as Erdogan Maligns Exiled Opponent, Kurdish Rebels (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Erdoğan went to White House with ‘armored official car brought from Turkey’

 

EU warns Turkey after it violates Greek airspace 141 times in one day

 

Turkey cannot be left out of Syria plans: Erdoğan

 

Fethullah Gulen: The Turkey I no longer know

 

Germany to vote on withdrawal from İncirlik in two weeks’ time

 

Over 300 Afghans and Syrians evacuated from Istanbul neighborhood after killing of local

 

Turkey and US to ‘fight terror’ together despite rift over YPG

 

Erdoğan in US urges for more investments in Turkey

 

PKK militant killed for allegedly planning attack on security point in Turkey’s Tunceli

 

One in every three young Turkish person hopeless about future: Study

 

Istanbul students receive top youth enterprise award for mobile physical therapy app

 

Turkish businesses FDI outflow rises 10 times in 15 years: Index

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

  

FTSE 100 retreats from record as Trump concerns flare up

 

U.K. reaper drone interrupts ISIL public execution in Syria, opening fire on militants

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley Believes Kotel ‘Part of Israel’ (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UN envoy Haley to travel to Jordan, Turkey in first overseas trip

 

US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley

 

UN Agency Helps North Korean Chemical Weapons Program

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican bishop predicts Pope will convert Trump…on climate change

 
VENEZUELA 

 

Victims of Communism Memorial Group Tells Networks to Stop Whitewashing Crimes of Socialist Venezuela

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

The Media Elite Is Indulging Dangerous Fantasies About Removing Trump From Office


Flynn never spoke to Trump about ending investigations, sources close to former adviser say

 

Get Ready for the Pillorying of Pence   (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Establishment Conservatives Plot to Remove President Trump from Office

 

Under the Obama Precedent, No Trump Obstruction of Justice

 

Trump presses more countries take back U.S. deportees in immigration success

 

White House rebuts Comey memo that asks FBI to end Flynn investigation

 

Trump to Interview Joe Lieberman, 3 Others for FBI Director Post

 

Impeachment Fever

 

Only Trump Derangement Syndrome Can Explain Calls For Impeachment

 

Non-stop intel leaks targeting a sitting president called threat to U.S. national security

 

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