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Saturday, July 8, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

The Constitutional Rights of the Unborn

 

Planned Parenthood branch won't escape lawsuit by closing down

 

New bill expands already-liberal abortion laws in Oregon

 

Democrats and Republicans hold dramatically different views on abortion which increase over time

 

The New England Journal of Medicine Misses the Mark Again


Missouri bill targets ambulance calls to abortion clinics

 

On abortion, persistent divides between – and within – the two parties

 

Abortion rate continues to drop in Indiana

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

No Justice, ‘No Value’ for Women in a Lawless Afghan Province

 

Afghanistan told to establish writ on its territory

 

AIRLINES

 

Delta passenger charged with assaulting attendant

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Personal Health

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

'It plays into deep-seated anti-Semitic stereotypes': Jewish group outraged over Jay-Z lyric about 'Jews owning all the property' while his friends push back insisting that he was paying a compliment 

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Predator in camouflage 'Ghillie suit' attacks young girls in Australia

 

Marriage equality: Liberal senator drafts private member's bill in defiance of party

 

CANADA

 

'God forbid we get more lightning': B.C. crews call for reinforcements as wildfires rage

 

B.C. state of emergency as wildfires spread out of control

 

What happens to loonie after Bank of Canada hikes rates?

 

Trudeau says Khadr settlement, apology all about 'rights'  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Trudeau defends apology, $10.5-million settlement to Khadr  

 

If U.S. Army medics hadn't saved Khadr's life...

 

WatchFormer PM Stephen Harper blasts Liberals for ‘secret deal’ with Omar Khadr

 

After 8-month journey, El Salvador woman arrives in Canada — and launches challenge to refugee agreement

 

Family confirms death of Ontario teen on grad trip to Cuba

 

Jasper businesses beg for workers as tourists flood into mountain paradise

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Georgia health commissioner named CDC director in Atlanta

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

El Salvador: Deadly blaze in tower block

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Man accused of selling info to China linked to CIA

 

L. Brent Bozell: FX Show Spreads Debunked CIA Drug Smear

 

CIVIL WAR

 

Why the South Deserved to Lose the Civil War

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Trump to China President Xi: N Korea nuclear threat will end 'one way or another'

 

 Everyone in China has the American Dream’ — and a popular path to it may disappear

 

Trump tweets, tactics put China off-balance

 

If Trump wants China to 'solve the North Korea problem,' he has to cater to Beijing's interests

 

Chinese authorities deny friends access to dying Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Crisis Averted: How to Deter North Korea's Nuclear Objectives

 

Time to shoot down a North Korean missile, former top US general says

 

US bombers conduct exercise over Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea intercontinental missile launch

 

CONGRESS

 

War Powers and the Constitution in Our Body Politic


Why These Members of Congress Want to Cancel the August Recess

 

How to Make Congress Bipartisan

 

To my colleagues in Congress: I have MS. Don’t make my insurance unaffordable.

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

The CEO-Pay-Gap Rule Is Worse Than Useless, But Could Be Impossible To Stop

 

COURTS

 

Ohio: Muslim pleads guilty to attempt to join the Islamic State, “conduct violent jihad”

 

Rioter at Trump Inauguration Sentenced to Four Months in Prison

 

Trump urges dismissal of former ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s lawsuit

 

Hawaii loses appeal to narrow scope of Trump's travel ban

 

Milo Yiannopoulos sues over scrapped book deal

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

NYPD: Man carrying a gun arrested near Brooklyn mall

 

7 arrested for banner at Chicago's Trump Tower

 

Trump Supporter Bloodied, Hit in the Face With Beer Bottle For Wearing MAGA Hat in NYC Bar

 

Dad who claimed daughter’s death was suicide arrested for her murder

 

Man claiming to have bomb in bank dies after police standoff 

 

Sheriff won't let deputies carry Narcan, citing safety

 

One year after Dallas, NYPD ambush again sends ‘a chill across the policing world’

 

Wife of 76-year-old former California state treasurer who hit headlines over her 'meth-fueled affair with man she met in rehab' is arrested for abusing him

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Hackers are trying to breach nuclear power plants in the US. How much damage can they do?

 

US officials aware of possible hacking at nuclear facilities

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Trump, Putin Agree to Tackle Cybersecurity Together

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Ohio preparing for 1st  execution in more than 3 years

 

 

DEMOCRACY

 

Erickson: Democracy Dies Due To Journalists' Lies

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Comrade de Blasio doesn’t care about New York  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Mom snaps adorable pics of Obama carrying her baby

 

De Blasio’s right: New Yorkers don’t need him here

 

How John Podesta's road trip to Utah was crashed by Trump from Germany

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos’s Hard Line on New Education Law Surprises States (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Listen To Trump's Energy Secretary Slap Down New York Times Reporter On Coal (Energy Secretary Rick Perry)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

After Lengthy Fight, DOJ Clears Texas' Voter ID Law

 

Lynch refutes reports she spoke with Clinton campaign about FBI probe  (Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

Special counsel submits his proposed budget, but won’t make it public  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Dem warns DOJ not to politicize AT&T-Time Warner review

 

ECONOMY

 

Jobs Report Stronger Than Expected, but More Must Be Done to Boost the Economy

 

U.S. Job Growth Picks Up Pace, but Wages Lag Behind

 

Forget robots — the goats are coming for our jobs

 

Don't let the goats get your job

 

At mid-year, is the US economy a zombie, or just sleepwalking?

 

EDUCATION

 

Meet the Colorado Woman Training Teachers to Use Guns to Stop School Violence

 

University retreats on discrimination against Christians

 

College improv instructor coerced students into sex, probe finds

 

Evergreen State College Provost Requests ‘Lenient’ Grading for Anti-White Protesters

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Trump Asks Putin About Meddling in U.S. Election (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Trump, Putin discuss election interference — but talks yield contrasting takes

 

How 'Conservatism Inc.' was blind-sided by 2016 vote

 

John Bolton: Putin Lied to Trump on Hacking

 

ELECTION 2018

 

State election officials worry about 2018 security

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA asks court to let it delay Obama air pollution rule

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Sweden: 86% of Muslim migrant “children” are actually adults

 

Video reveals widespread rebellion against EU, Muslim invasion

 

Why keep EU? Parliamentarian says votes don't mean anything

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI arrests man who threatened Senate Republican  (US Senator of Iowa Joni Ernst (R)

 

Report: Bobby Knight investigated by FBI for groping women

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminism Is Leaving A Wake Of Unhappy, Unmarried, And Childless Women In Its Path

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA approves first new drug in 20 years for sickle cell

 

Painkiller pulled from the market at FDA request

 

FOREST SERVICE

 

Fiery rhetoric from California to the feds over $18 million debt

 

FRANCE

 

France: Muslim police officer charged with helping Muslims join the Islamic State

 

French police charge suspect linked to 2015 kosher supermarket attack

 

French PM tells Macron party: Don't stop  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France: Muslim who planned to “smoke some Jews” at Grand Synagogue of Marseille gets two years prison

 

 

GERMANY

 

Angela Merkel: "I deplore" U.S. leaving climate accord  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Merkel praises peaceful G20 protests for 'putting pressure' on world leaders

 

Who is to blame for the riots that hit Hamburg during the G20?

 

12 hours in Hamburg chasing down G20 protests

 

After riots, Merkel takes flak for decision to hold G20 in Hamburg

 

G20 Summit Embarrassment: Germany’s Merkel Bows To Saudi Arabian State Minister

 

Angela Merkel rolls her eyes during exchange with Vladimir Putin at the G20  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

German Intelligence Reveals Iran Still Trying to Illegally Obtain Nuclear Weapons Technology

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

G20 summit ends with Trump at odds over climate change

 

GOP

 

Sarah Palin Baselessly Accused of Being a Neo-Nazi After Trump Speech Tweet  (Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin )

 

 

GROUP OF TWENTY FINANCE MINISTERS AND CENTRAL BANK GOVERNORS (G-20)

 

 

In Pictures: G20 summit protests in Hamburg

 

Lonely US role at the G20 summit is consistent with President's 'America first' foreign policy

 

This Is How the G-20 Summit Helped Trump and Putin Claim Victories

 

Putin and Trump stage-manage a win-win meeting

 

The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps

 

Ivanka Trump sits in for President Trump at G-20 meeting

 

Report: Trump Said G-20 Leaders Responsible for Trade Deficit

 

G20: Final day of 'difficult' talks

 

Kremlin and White House disagree over remarks from Trump-Putin meeting

 

Growing U.S. isolation on display at G-20 as world aligns against Trump policies

 

Once Dominant, the U.S. Finds Itself Isolated

 

14 lessons for stupid people

 

Trump soars in Warsaw — but gets suckered in Hamburg

 

Body language experts see reserve, deference, power plays in Trump-Putin meeting

 

 

GREECE

 

Recent college grad allegedly beaten to death during bar brawl in Greece

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Trump officials signal intent to begin refilling Guantanamo

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Woman contracts flesh-eating bacteria while fishing with her husband

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Shia LaBeouf arrested for public drunkenness

 

Nelsan Ellis, star of HBO's "True Blood," dead at 39  

       

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

2 House Members to Introduce Legislation to Help Charlie Gard

 

California Rep.-Elect Gomez to Be Sworn in Tuesday After Months-Long Delay

 

Defense bill amendments seek to curb support for Saudis

 

Dems push back against anti-Pelosi insurgents   (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Maxine Waters Goes After Trump and Goes Viral (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Rep. Jim Jordan offers way out of GOP stalemate in Congress (US Representative of Ohio Jim Jordan (R)

 

Intel Dem asks Trump to refute Russian version of Putin meeting

 

The Speaker's Lobby dress code is not sexist; nor is it new

 

GOP must spend rest of its recess finding courage

 

 

INDIA

 

Picture Speaks More Than A Thousand Words: India On PM Modi-Xi Hamburg Photo

 

 

IRAQ

 

Mosul woman with baby photographed moments before detonating bomb

 

ISIS Traps Civilians in Commandeered Homes to Lure U.S. Airstrikes Amid Mosul Offensive

 

‘Victory’ over Islamic State in Mosul imminent – Iraqi military

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, July 8, 2017)

 

Resolutions and condemnations: The history of UNESCO against Israel

 

Abbas arrives in Cairo ahead of meeting with Egyptian president  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Dahlan’s grand plans for Gaza’s revival threaten to sideline Abbas

 

Egypt Cuts Gaza Fuel Deliveries by Half While Abbas Visits Cairo

 

Family of fallen soldier held in Gaza has ‘no info’ on possible swap

 

Gaza power authority: Egypt curbs fuel delivery after PA freezes bank transfers

 

Heat wave threatens extreme temperatures

 

Gafni puts the brakes on 'United Jerusalem' bill

 

Jordan Valley farmers hit back at BDS

 

 Rwanda’s Kagame to arrive for two-day visit to Israel

 

Palestinian journalists protest outside prime minister's office in Ramallah

 

IDF unveils autonomous armored vehicles  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israel envoy urges Hungary to halt anti-Soros campaign

 

Ex-Hamas members took part in deadly IS Sinai attack, Israeli general says

 

18-month-old Palestinian dies after being injured with Israeli tear gas 2 months ago

 

160 rabbis, including top US Orthodox leaders, on Israel's Rabbinate ‘blacklist’ 

 

On the brink of a Hamas-Israel exchange deal?

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese flooding death toll rises to 15 

 

LIBERALISM

 

Video: Far Left Activists Applaud Speech Comprised Entirely of Hitler Quotes

 

MEDIA 

 

With one tweet, CNN’s Chris Cillizza exposes the media as that table full of a**holes in your school

 

CNN Caught In Giant, New Russia Lie

 

More #FAKENEWS: NYT Uses Deep State Tip to Reveal Trump Insiders Met with Russian Lawyer… To Discuss Adoptions

 

Trump's visit to Poland and the incoherent media

 

The Intercept: Maddow’s ‘Carefully Forged’ Document Came From a Public Source

 

Sheriff exposes liberal columnist's traffic stop tale for the lie that it is

 

Journalists need to stop taking Trump's bait

 

The media fundamentally misunderstands conservatives on health care

 

Progressive media out themselves as opponents of the West

 

Fox Business host Charles Payne vows to fight sexual harassment allegations 'like a lion'

 

9 new GIFs depicting CNN vs Trump following the president's controversial bodyslamming tweet

 

MILITARY

 

U.S. bombers join Japan, South Korea in training mission

 

U.S. Army on how to defuse nuclear, chemical threats

 

VA employee disciplinary actions are now public information

 

On target: The making of an airstrike against ISIS aboard the USS Bush

 

5-year-old brain cancer patient made honorary pilot for the day at RAF Mildenhall

 

Soldier gives his Medal of Honor to the brigade he says earned it

 

New Zealand navy frigate subs for damaged Fitzgerald during drills

 

Small Air Force detachment playing pivotal role in new ‘center of gravity’ Poland

 

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

A Minimum Of Sanity

 

Good Intentions And Bad News: Minimum Wage Edition

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

US to Test Missile Defense System in Alaska after North Korea’s July 4 Missile Test: Report

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Pence cracks jokes after touching NASA hardware labeled "do not touch"  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS

 

Surprise Us, Mr. Trump: Name an Ethics Watchdog With Teeth

 

Outgoing ethics director: Ethics program 'a very serious disappointment in the WH'

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan orders Shell subsidiary to pay £1.9 million for tanker blast

 

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)

 

Feminist Outraged After PETA Sends Bikini-Clad Women to Protest Wimbledon (Video)

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin Says Trump 'Asked A Lot Of Questions' About Election Hacking  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin reveals new details of Trump G-20 meeting

 

Russian court frees two over fatal Total boss jet crash

 

Trump’s son, son-in-law met with Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016

 

Lavrov gives Moscow's version of Trump-Putin talks  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Vladimir Putin charms another US president  

 

Does Trump have what it takes to stand up to Putin?

 

 

SENATE

 

Answering Conservative Objections on Health Care

 

Democrats find Trump's Russia rebuke too little, too late

 

McConnell, Paul talk health care _ just not with each other  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)/ US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

ObamaCare problems deepen, as Senate bill sidelined

 

White House 'surprised' by McConnell's talk of bipartisan health care approach

 

G.O.P. Support for Senate Health Bill Erodes During Break

 

Cruz backs ‘clean’ ObamaCare repeal if GOP can’t pass replacement  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Alaska lawmaker: ‘Good nucleus of people’ in Senate working on healthcare bill

 

Time for Republicans to Start From Scratch on Health Care

 

Hatch intends to run again but wife's unease gives some 'pause'  (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)

 

Conservative warns McConnell to not give up on ObamaCare repeal

 

Senate sanctions bill will target North Korea and its 'enablers'

 

Schumer rips Tillerson remarks as 'disgraceful' (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Andrew MacLeod :There's no chance of reunification for North and South Korea

 

 

SPORTS

 

Yankees' Judge breaks DiMaggio's rookie HR record

 

Venus Williams did not break the law in fatal car crash, police say

 

 MLB Scoreboard

 

SRI LANKA

 

Sri Lankan businessmen on trial for keeping illegally-captured elephants may get  animals back 

 

STATES

 

 

Hundreds of voters un-register after Trump voter fraud panel demands info

 

KKK march held in Virginia; hundreds at counter-protest

 

A bear that broke in to a Colorado home and rummaged through the fridge was euthanized

 

Fire Destroys California Homes as Crews Battle Hot Weather

 

Arkansas is only state to submit voter data to Trump election panel: reports

 

It's going to hit 120 degrees in the Southwest again

 

While parts of the state battle fires, Southern California finds different ways to get through the heat wave

 

Pit bull mauls 7-year-old boy in front of his house

 

Fast-moving Santa Barbara County fire explodes to 3,000 acres; evacuations ordered  (California)

 

KKK protesters ‘will be armed’ when they protest in support of Confederate statue

 

The world's most isolated family: How the Atchleys fled the modern world and now live 200 miles by snowmobile from the nearest Alaskan town... with bears and wolves for local neighbors

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Syria cease-fire a 'first step,' State Department says

 

SUICIDES

 

Plane crash that killed soulmates is ruled a suicide

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Chief Justice Appears To Take Shot Across Gorsuch's Bow

 

SYRIA

 

South Syria truce seeks to allay Israel, Jordan fears about Iran

 

Deal Reached for Partial Cease-Fire in Syria

 

Battle for Raqqa: Fighters begin offensive to push Isis out of city

 

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan's president is now less popular than Trump. Here's why

 

White House mistakenly calls China, not Taiwan, 'the Republic of China'

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey: Muslim buys 15-year-old girl to “marry”

 

March for Turkey's jailed judges highlights purge on dissidents

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Britain's May optimistic on Trump visit, trade deal  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK: Muslim neighbor of Manchester Arena jihad mass murderer arrested in connection with that attack

 

Prince Harry visits ill 5-year-old's house

 

UK: Muslim preacher who likened Jews to fleas to speak in government building

 

UK: Elementary school cafeteria worker suspended for attending UK Against Hate anti-terror rally

 

Gulf between Theresa May and her chancellor over Brexit widens as he demands 'closest possible' ties with EU while she uses G20 to woo US and China  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK: Heathrow Airport fires sister of London Bridge jihad murderer and her husband over security concerns

 

Cancer eats half of man’s face

 

Theresa May says she will stay Prime Minister for whole Brexit talks

 

Manchester Arena bombing: Man arrested at Liverpool airport over attack

 

Theresa May UK prime minister claims she has 'no regrets' about election

 

Scottish Government accused of meddling with Audit Scotland report

 

Acid attacks Surge in crimes in England leads to calls to restrict sales

 

May and Trump in post-Brexit trade talks

 

Teenage girl dies after minibus collides with bin lorry on school trip in Birmingham

 

Mental health trust apology over suicide

 

Exclusive Low-paid workers need better job satisfaction, No 10 review to say

 

Police officer accused of three rapes

 

Exclusive: Islamist preacher who compared Jews to 'fleas' to speak at Palestine Expo event in government building

 

Crash helicopter type cleared to fly

 

Foreign aid Theresa May to spend money on insurance against disasters in Africa

 

Motor insurance premiums 'at record high'

 

Watch: HMS Queen Elizabeth salutes cruise liner MS Queen Elizabeth

 

Grenfell crews 'hampered by equipment'   (Firefighters describe low water pressure, radio problems and a 30-minute wait for a high ladder.)

 

Malala marks last day of school by joining Twitter and reminding world of girls who can't complete their education

 

Police complain about use-of-force form

 

18 things you’ll remember if you went to a Scottish primary school

 

Thousands to join Pride parade in London

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley on consequences for Russian meddling: "Ask the president"  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UN health agency's new chief says he will check travel costs

 

The UN's latest, lowest slap at Israel

 

UNITED STATES

 

Bus hits war memorial cannon in Pittsburgh

 

Greenpeace hangs 'resist, defend' banner on Trump Tower in Chicago

 

VATICAN

 

Al-Azhar Grand Imam thanks Pope Francis for his “defense of Islam against the accusation of violence and terrorism”

 

Pope Francis Says USA Has Distorted Vision of the World 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader moved to house arrest

 

WELFARE STATE

 

How I helped let a seven-week-old baby die

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump: ‘Era of Economic Surrender Is Over’

 

Trump Colludes with Poland

 

Never Trump Critics Look Foolish Today

 

Dems concerned about WH interference in AT&T/Time Warner deal

 

Limbaugh: The Ongoing Frustration of Trump's Conservative Critics

 

Trump’s media-bashing keeps base happy but small: Daniel Dale

 

Woman Arrested Second Consecutive Year for Attempting to Trespass White House on July 4

 

So, could Trump pardon himself?

 

Trump will appoint new judge to hear federal agency challenges: reports

 

Podesta’s response to Trump’s error-filled tweet: ‘Get a grip man’

 

Trump defends the West -- and the Left screams foul


Why is Trump tweeting about me when he should be doing his job?

 

Top voting officials meet amid controversy over Trump's election commission

 

Meeting Putin was necessary — but hardly ‘an honor’  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

 

 

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