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Thursday, May 31, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Starbucks CEO Denies Knowing About Company’s Donations to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Abortion does not cause depression, new study finds

 

Equal Rights Amendment That Could Overturn Every Pro-Life State Law Nationwide Ratified in Another State

 

Planned Parenthood cancels abortions in Arkansas after restrictive law is reinstated

 

Pro-Abortion Couple Complains to Bishop After Priest Says They May Not Get Married in Catholic Church

 

Police Seize Abortion Robot Attempting to Break Pro-Life Law, Distribute Dangerous Abortion Pills

 

Choosing Life With Down Syndrome

 

After Legalizing Abortion, Ireland Now Wants to Ban Praying Outside Abortion Clinics

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

U.S. Sees ‘Tremendous Potential’ for Peace Talks Between Afghanistan, Taliban

 

 

AFRICA

 

Migration in Africa plays growing development role, report reveals

 

Africa's hotel industry is booming—but only in a small number of markets

 

South Africa outrage over 'naked' school choir performance

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Judge Rejects Bid to Vacate Assisted Suicide Ruling (California) 

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Market Advances

 

Australian Dollar to US Dollar (AUD/USD) Exchange Rate Rises on Supportive OECD Forecasts

 

Minimum wage increased by 3.5% to $18.93 an hour

 

Amazon Rankles Australian Customers by Pushing Them to a Local Site

 

CANADA

 

TSX rises 0.08 percent with financials leading

 

Retaliatory tariffs: Get ready to pay more for these items

 

Pace of economic growth slowed in first quarter: Statistics Canada

 

Chris Selley: In search of Ontario's second NDP finance minister

 

Hamilton steelmakers brace for impact of U.S. tariffs

 

Inflatable boats, felt pens and beer kegs: Here's what Canada targeted with tariffs, and why

 

Hours after an 18-year-old student died in a Scarborough house fire, a landlord tells tenants to leave other houses — now

Loonie dips as Trump imposes metal tariffs on Canada

 

Canada to hit U.S. with retaliatory tariffs in response to Trump’s steel tariffs

 

8.5 years in prison for Toronto pastor who sexually assaulted church member

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China in race to overtake the US in AI warfare

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

NK leader Kim stresses he is committed to denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

 

Pompeo meets with top North Korea official to talk summit plans (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Kim Jong Un decries U.S. "hegemonism" amid summit plans (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un) 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Manhunt after deputy shot, killed in Tennessee 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Border agents find illegal immigrant hidden in shipment of wood shavings

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Harvey Weinstein And the Clinton Protection Racket

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow ends 252 points lower as U.S. tariffs reignite trade-war fears

 

Wall St. slips on renewed trade-war worries but posts monthly gains

 

Asia Stocks Rebound as Italy Woes Abate; Yen Gains: Markets Wrap

 

Asia stocks bounce, euro pulls off lows as Italy anxiety ebbs

 

Gold futures end lower, suffer second straight monthly loss

 

Policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield sees largest monthly fall since Brexit

 

Dollar locks 2nd decline in a row on renewed trade war fears, resolution of Italian gridlock

 

EDUCATION

 

Most Parents Oppose Pulling Kids Out of School for Gun Protests

 

Report: Parkland Cops Wouldn't Let Paramedics Enter School

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Obama's right-hand man says Trump beat Hillary with their own playbook 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Why Democrats are worried about Tuesday's California primaries

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil benchmark ends lower, posts first monthly loss since February

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Staff Emails Undermine Congressman’s Claim of Being ‘Blocked’ From EPA Summit

 

Pruitt: ‘We’re Going to Be Energy Dominant and Energy Independent’  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine criticized for journalist death ploy

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Slide in German, Spanish stocks push European benchmark to monthly loss

 

EU Braces for Trump Broadside as Steel Tariff Deadline Looms

 

Polls Show Most Italians Want to Stay in Euro

 

Denmark bans Islamic face veils

 

Italy’s Euroskeptic coalition forms new cabinet after president’s ‘undemocratic’ veto

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Ex-FBI No. 2 Andrew McCabe wrote memo on Comey firing - AP source 

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminist says rape is 'insensitive,' not violent: 'Man can’t kill you with his penis'

 

FRANCE

 

French-Muslim activist denies tweet of famous Jews is ‘hit list’

 

Six ways the French government will enforce secularism in schools

 

Macron Tells Trump US Tariffs Are 'Illegal', EU Will Respond (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

 

GERMANY

 

German spies can keep monitoring internet hubs, court rules

 

GOOGLE

 

Google lists California Republicans as ‘Nazis,’ blames Wikipedia ‘vandals’

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

'Waltons' star still feels regret over controversial nude Playboy spread

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

California Dems in danger of being shut out in upcoming House races  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

WaPo Endorses State Senator Jennifer Wexton in VA Dem Primary

 

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Transgender caravan migrant dies in ICE custody  

 

INDIA

 

India's economic growth jumps to 7.7%

 

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

 

India: guiltless children in prison

 

 

INTERNET

 

Pew Study: Teens Spend Half Their Waking Hours Online

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq close to securing coalition to limit Iranian influence 

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Thursday, May 31, 2018)

 

Top IDF officer: Iran may use Gaza terrorists again to distract from Syria  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Netanyahu asked Shin Bet to tap phones of IDF, Mossad heads — report  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

An Israeli success in Gaza? Not exactly

 

US says it will veto Kuwaiti Security Council measure on Gaza violence

 

PA Mufti echoes Hamas: Transferring land to "enemies" is "treason," a sin, and forbidden

 

No risk, no reward, says fearless Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir

 

Saudi Writer: The Arab League Summits Are Completely Pointless; Palestinian Leaders – First And Foremost Jerusalem Mufti Al-Husseini And PLO Leader Arafat – Damaged The Palestinian Cause The Most

 

Israel said in ‘advanced talks’ with Russia on Iranian pullout from Syria border

 

Israel to Build New Gaza Belt Town After Hamas Aggression

 

Sara Netanyahu slams ‘media lies’ after claims she tried to attack PMO director

 

Ahead of Lieberman’s Moscow talks, Hizballah troops positioned at Israeli border disguised in Syrian uniforms (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

EU blasts new West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  settlement homes, upcoming demolition of Bedouin village

 

Liberman, in Moscow, Thanks Russia for ‘Understanding’ Israel Security Needs  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Israel urges Ireland to cancel speech by Palestinian terrorist

 

Ambassador David Friedman: Republicans support Israel more than Democrats

 

Liberman, after visit, says Russia understands Israel's security concerns

 

Ze’ev Elkin announces he’ll run as Likud candidate for Jerusalem mayor

 

Four Takeaways From The Latest Round Of Gaza Clashes

 

LEBANON

 

Saudi Press Decries Hizbullah Gains In Lebanese Elections, Welcomes Imposition Of New Sanctions On Hizbullah, Saying: Lebanon Has Surrendered Itself To A Terror Organization; Hizbullah In Response: Saudi Arabia Is The Real Source Of Terror

 

MEDIA 

 

Tucker: Decade-old Joy Reid blog posts rip migrant workers, praise Lou Dobbs

 

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Also Spread 9/11 Conspiracies on Blog 

 

MILITARY

 

Fourteen F-22 Raptor fighter jets deployed in Japan

 

Countering China’s Blue Water Navy

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Expert: NASA’s Cybersecurity Flaws Leave Agency Exposed to International Threats

 

PAKISTAN

 

Ex-intelligence chief barred from leaving Pakistan over explosive book

 

Minister: Pakistan Could Block US Supply Lines to Afghanistan

 

Pakistan investigates Bahria College exam groping allegations

 

 

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia is celebrating a thaw with the West prematurely

 

Lavrov Meets Kim Jong Un in North Korea, Invites Him to Moscow   (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov/Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Now Russia wants Zuckerberg to testify for them, too

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

American Medical Association President Cheers Group’s Jump into Gun Control Advocacy

 

 

SENATE

 

Democrat Obstruction in the Senate Is Hurting Our Courts

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

CNN’s Acosta steps on social media rake by blasting Trump-Kardashian chat 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Two Koreas begin high-level talks at DMZ

 

S. Korea economy grows revised 1% in Q1: BOK

 

Two Koreas may hold joint event to mark June 15 Declaration

 

Gov't nabs 8,300 illegal working migrants in big crackdown

 

STATES

 

3 people swept away in floodwaters remain missing amid heavy rain in Virginia

 

SYRIA 

 

US warns Assad against attacking Kurdish-led forces in Syria  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

U.S. and Russia Military Came ‘Close’ to Fighting Each Other in Syria, Assad Says

 

US ‘losing its cards’ in Syria: Highlights of RT’s interview with Bashar Assad

 

US warns against attacking its troops after Assad says they’ll leave Syria ‘one way or another'

 

TAIWAN

 

Panel: Taiwan Defense Spending Doesn't Back Up Taipei's Rhetoric

 

Taiwan event creates headaches for Trump amid North Korea talks

 

Taiwan manufacturing growth slips to 11-month low

 

Taiwan Loses 2 More Allies To China And Scrambles Jets To Track ...

 

Taiwan sends top military officials to US Pacific Command ceremony ...

 

TRADE

 

Trump's Tariff Assault Risks Sideswiping His Strongest Allies

 

TURKEY

 

As good as gold: Turkey uses bullion to stabilise its economy

 

Kurds Criticizes Turkey's Plan to Move Ballot Boxes 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower as European woes deepen, but locks in monthly win

 

British Muslim group calls for Islamophobia inquiry inside governing party

 

Tommy Robinson, Political Prisoner(A corrupt British court system silences a righteous whistleblower.)

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Unveils New Campaign Claiming People Don’t Have “Human Rights” Before Birth

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump says North Korean delegation will likely hand-deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Trump’s sudden clemency blitz to clear D’Souza, Martha, Blago

 

Mexico and the EU announce plans to retaliate against Trump's tariffs

 

Liberal TBS star launches shockingly vile ‘c-word’ attack on Ivanka Trump

 

White House Responds to Samantha Bee’s Remarks About Ivanka Trump

 

Child battling muscular dystrophy tries 3 times to hug Trump

 

Trump tweets about meeting with Kim Kardashian West at the White House

 

Giuliani: No Trump-Mueller interview if we don't get to see docs on FBI informant  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

 

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