The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy

America’s Website For Policy and News Information

If it is not posted here, it's not news!
Joel P. Rutkowski, Ph.D., President

 

E-NEWSBRIEFING

Friday, May 19, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM 

 

 

In Today’s Issue:  

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Closes Two Clinics in Colorado

 

Abortion poses hurdle for Senate healthcare bill

 

Abortion Advocates Say “Women and Children Will Die” Because Trump Defunded Intl Planned Parenthood

 

The Ripple Effect Of Cuts To U.S. Funds For Overseas Abortion Services

 

Planned Parenthood Just Told Girls To “Slay” In a Sick Show of Irony

 

10 Most Ironic Things Abortion Activists Have Said or Done

 

The Real “War on Women” is Christian Women Who are Tortured for Their Faith, Not Laws to Stop Abortion

 

Gloria Steinem Brags About Her Abortion, But She Won’t Let You Call Her “Pro-Abortion”

 

Orthodox Church to Russian gov’t: ‘Abortion must be made equal to murder’

 

Media Pushes Commercial Surrogacy: “Carrying Someone Else’s Child Should be Celebrated, and Paid”

 

Inmate Who Sued Prison for $1.5 Million Because She Couldn’t Abort Her Baby Loses Her Case

 

High school bans pro-life club, allows gay club

 

Alaska Legislator Introduces Bill to Define Unborn Baby as a Person and Ban Abortions

 

Grim poll: Conservatives are losing catastrophically on every single issue…except this one

 

Texas Advances New Abortion Limits Despite Court Defeats

 

‘Sacrilege’: Archbishop of Montreal gives Communion to pro-abortion Justin Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Raped 10-Year-Old Girl Who Aborted Her 20-Week-Old Baby Now Undergoing Counseling (India)

 

Missouri Appeals Judge's Blocking of Abortion Restrictions

 

Pope Francis: No Research Justifies Killing Human Embryos, Unborn Babies “Precious in the Eyes of God”

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

 

Vice-president leaves Afghanistan amid torture and rape claims

 

The US Plan to Give Afghanistan a Fleet of Black Hawks Is Deeply Flawed

 

AFRICA

 

Christian Killed in Islamic Extremist Attack in Northeastern Kenya

 

Nigeria: Muslim group blocks UN efforts to aid two million people on brink of famine

 

Mali: Unmarried couple stoned to death for violating Islamic law

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Norway Jewish leader: Trade union boycott is anti-Semitic

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Geopolitics drag ASX into the red

 

3 signs the Aussie dollar is set to depreciate

 

Cyber war games to test public service hacking prowess

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Fiat Chrysler to modify 104,000 U.S. diesel vehicles: company

 

U.S. regulators approve VW diesel fix for 84,000 vehicles

 

CANADA

 

TSX rises, Canadian dollar strengthens as oil breaks $50 barrier

 

Canadian Doctors Will Leave if Forced to Participate in Assisted Suicides

 

High-speed rail in Ontario, finally? Not so fast

 

Canadian in 'very critical' condition after deadly Times Square crash

 

Here’s how little baby Miles died after an error at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto

 

N.B. island cut off from mainland due to thunderstorm

 

RCMP agrees to reinstate former Mountie discharged over Mayerthorpe trauma

 

COURTS

 

'Clock Boy' lawsuit thrown out in federal court

 

Weiner Cries as He Pleads Guilty: ‘I Have a Sickness’ (Former US Representative of New York Anthony Weiner(D)

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Update: Times Square Ramming Driver Was High on ‘K2’

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Huma Abedin seeks divorce from Weiner after guilty plea

 

Dem Cincinnati Mayor Apologizes for Proclamation Honoring Slain Cop Killer

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Rosenstein: Firing Comey Was ‘Appropriate’ (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Sessions and Rosenstein discussed firing Comey last winter (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Kerik: Mueller Could Become the Democrats' Worst Nightmare

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market closes higher, but books weekly loss amid White House drama

 

Wall St. ends off session highs after fresh Russia probe reports

 

Stocks Rise, Dollar Slumps as Trump Woes Intensify: Markets Wrap

 

Treasury yields suffer largest weekly fall in a month, as stocks stage a rebound

 

Unemployment Falls to 28-Year Low

 

Gold books its best trading stretch in 5 weeks

 

Asia-Pacific stocks stabilize after uneasy week of trading

 

Dollar extends slide to November lows; pound recovers from mini ‘flash crash’

 

EDUCATION

 

The First Women's College To Admit Transgender Dudes Has Now Declared A Financial Emergency

 

White House Would Slash Student Aid and NSF  (Details leaked about forthcoming budget include large cuts to college aid programs and end Public Service Loan Forgiveness and subsidized loan programs. Other leaks point to new proposals to cut science.)

 

‘Hypatia’ Disavows the ‘Hypatia’ Disavowal  (Journal’s board offers its support for editor’s decision to publish article comparing transracial and transgender identities.)

 

UC Berkeley Pits Liberalism Against ‘Islamophobia’

 

Yale's Notorious Yelp Reviewer Is Now on Leave  (What started as a controversy about two posts escalated as more of her comments materialized.)

 

Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown promotes “religious discrimination” against Jews

 

College Instead of Crime  (Boston-area nonprofit will pay gang members who want to go to college and get off the street, with a goal of improving communities.)

 

International Graduates Winning Right to Work in U.S.  (Study shows approvals have gone up for "optional practical training" of up to three years. Students from Communist China and India account for more than half of those winning the prized approvals.)

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Joe Biden rattles 2020 sabre: ‘I never thought she was a great candidate.’ ...‘I was.’ (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends above $50 for the first time in a month

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end higher as investors dig out of Trump-inspired rout

 

Fertility Doctor Used His Own Sperm to Get Patients Pregnant  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

 

Swedish diplomats move national holiday to avoid clash with Ramadan

 

Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Should Comey Be Prosecuted? (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Report: Russia Probe Names Current White House Official as ‘Significant Person of Interest’

 

Don't Do It Donald  (Speaking to reporters while meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump said he is "very close" to choosing a new FBI director to replace James Comey. And asked if former Senator Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent senator from Connecticut was a top candidate, Trump said yes.)

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC apologizes for its treatment of a reporter

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Wells Fargo suffers slump in muni bond underwriting

 

FRANCE

 

Protest over “no-go zone for women” in Paris immigrant district

 

Macron riles French media with reporter ban  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

Right-wing protesters try to storm justice ministry over 'hate speech law'

 

Woman who sawed lover to death during sex escapes murder conviction

 

Man dies after setting himself on fire in Munich's central square

 

German police missed chance to arrest Berlin truck jihadi months before his jihad massacre

 

Syrian man convicted of helping plan unrealized attack in Berlin

 

GREECE

 

Unaccompanied Migrant Boys in Greece Turn to Prostitution

 

Patriarch Gregory III Laham, who called Melkite Catholic Church “Church of Islam,” resigns under pressure

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Mueller Going to Uncover 'Things Beyond Scope' That Neither Party Wants, Issa Predicts After Briefing (US Representative of California Darrell E Issa (R)

 

Itching for Answers: Rob Quist Took Taxpayer Money in Same Year He Stiffed State on Property Taxes

 

INDIA

 

Murdered Male blogger’s dad seeks Delhi aid to fight radicals

 

India: Six killed over child kidnap rumours

 

India’s nuclear chase back at 2009 mark

 

INDONESIA

 

Trump Administration Deports Christian Man Back To Islamic Indonesia Where Muslims Want To Actually Persecute And Kill Christians

 

IRAN

 

Polls close in Iranian elections amid high turnout

 

Iranian Regime Agents Operating Polling Stations Across United States

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, May 19, 2017)

 

Trump and the Western Wall  (The US acknowledges that the Western Wall belongs to Israel.  So why all the second-guessing?)

 

Bethlehem; The Capital of Palestine

 

Trump Admin Regrets Erasing Israeli Territory From U.S. Maps

 

Classified documents found in Olmert's cell   (Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert)

 

Ultra-Orthodox protesters compare top IDF official to Hitler, army service to Auschwitz  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

White House Deletes Half of Israel Off the Map

 

Israeli filmmaker chronicles parents’ failed attempt to hijack a Soviet plane

 

Israeli forces detain, injure Palestinians in clashes across West Bank (Judea and Samaria), Gaza

 

Report: Israeli intel officials 'furious' over Trump leak to Russians

 

Hundreds of Palestinians riot in West Bank (Judea and Samaria), Gaza

 

Israel's defense ties with India booming like never before

 

Red Crescent Ambulance Driver Arrested for Blocking Israeli Car During Huwara Lynch

 

Army nabs ambulance driver who allegedly blocked Israeli’s escape from riot

 

Israeli settlers set fire to tractor, spray racist graffiti in Nablus-area village

 

Israel pulls out all the stops for Trump visit

 

Pro-Israel US right starting to feel unease with Trump

 

Statement of the Hebrew University Regarding Playing the Anthem at Academic Ceremonies

 

'Death is the only thing that will stop this': Prisoners enter 33rd day of hunger strike

 

Museums, missiles and motorcades: Israel’s previous US presidential visitors

 

Israeli forces close roads in Nablus area amid settler protest

 

To be a free people in our own land—and free from fear

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanese Daily: Hizbullah Has Stationed Its Elite Unit In Shab'a Farms Area In South Lebanon, On High Alert And With Special Gear

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Left Needs Operation Trump-Russia

 

MEDIA 

 

With Fox News’s Ratings in Free Fall, the Future Looks Bleak

 

CNN’s Cuomo Wants ‘Proof’ of No Trump-Russia Collusion

 

Harvard study: Extraordinary media bias against Trump

 

Washington Post Blind Item: FBI Russia Probe Expands to WH Adviser ‘Close to the President’

 

Fox News Fires On-Air Personality Over ‘Insensitive Remark’ to African-American Employee

 

‘Nut Job’: New York Times Collaborates with Deep State to Smear Trump Again

 

CNN Reporter Completely Botches A Segment

 

MEXICO

 

Courageous Woman Exposes Mexican Drug Cartels, Narcos Open Fire On Her House And Shoot Her To Death

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

U.S.-Saudi Arabia Ink ‘Largest Single Arms Deal in American History’

 

Seeking a new narrative, Trump heads to Saudi Arabia on first leg of his first foreign trip

 

Report: Iranian-Backed Rebels Launch Missile at Saudi Capital Prior to Trump’s Arrival

 

Top Saudi cleric ‘blesses’ Trump-Muslim summit

 

Saudi Arabia blacklists Hezbollah supporter

 

MILITARY

 

Mattis: Shift in Counter-ISIS Campaign Will Ultimately ‘Annihilate’ Terrorist Group   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

MacArthur's Spies: The Heroes of the Philippines

 

Inside the Ring: U.S. Military Satellites in Crisis

 

Dunford tapped for another term as Joint Chiefs chairman   (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F Dunford Jr)

 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP Expected to Vote to Oust Current President 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Doc who helped get Bin Laden on Trump's radar ahead of meeting with Pakistani PM

 

Muslim Attempts Suicide Attack On Church On Easter Sunday, She Is Arrested, The Police Release Her And Say ‘She Is Too Smart For Prison’

 

RUSSIA

 

Hot Air, Cold War: How Russia Spooks Its Arctic Neighbors

 

 

SENATE

 

Read McCain’s Lips, Mr. President!  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Breaking=>Lindsey Graham: I Have Reason to Believe Clinton Camp and DOJ Colluded on Hillary Email Investigation (Video) (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Korea's Suicide Rate Still World's 4th  Highest

 

25 Koreans arrested in Philippines over alleged fraud, illegal gambling

 

S.Korea, Japan to Resume Shuttle Diplomacy

 

Moon pledges to revise Constitution  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Moon Attends Memorial for Gwangju Democratic Uprising 

 

STATES

 

Illinois House Committee Moves Strict New Gun-Dealer Regulations Forward

 

More Than 7 Million Voter Registrations Are Duplicated in Multiple States

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. Adds Hezbollah Commander to U.S. Terrorist List

 

Trump to nominate McFarland ambassador to Singapore

 

US will not seek North Korea regime change: Tillerson  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

TAIWAN

 

Clock is ticking for WHO decision over Taiwan

 

With the Presidency in Turmoil, Congress Will Have to Guide U.S. Taiwan Policy

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Donovan dropping out as Trump's nominee for deputy Treasury secretary

 

TURKEY

 

Afghan Vice President Flies to Turkey Amid Torture and Rape Allegations

 

One stabbed, five injured in brawl between Olympiacos fans, locals in Istanbul

 

Erdoğan to take chairman’s seat at ruling party congress

 

13 reasons why Turkey’s youth is unhappy

 

One in three youngsters not in school as of 2015: University report

 

Turkey working on new project to establish real estate stock exchange: Deputy PM

 

Sexual assault cases increased over last 10 years in Turkey: Ministry

 

12 foreign, 5 Turkish ISIL suspects captured in Istanbul

 

UNIONS

 

About 37,000 AT&T workers go on three-day strike

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

U.K. stocks break 2-day losing streak after pound’s mini ‘flash crash’

 

UNITED STATES

 

Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump said to favor move that could destabilize Obamacare

 

Trump reportedly told Russians Comey is 'nut job,' said firing relieved 'pressure' (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Trump told aides firing Flynn was a mistake

 

Here’s how to let the president know you have his back

 

Trump hit by twin Russia bombshells

 

If the President Is Not the Subject of a Criminal Investigation, Then Say So

 

‘People here think Trump is a laughingstock’

 

White House expected to reassign economic adviser amid internal tension

 

Trump calls for unity in fight against radicalism in draft of Saudi Arabia address

 

Dershowitz: I Voted for Hillary But Trump Faces 'Kangaroo Court'

 

It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump

 

We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D’etat 

 

 

Back to the American Voice Institute of Public Policy Home Page