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Saturday, July 28, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Poll: 58% Want Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed, Essentially Want Roe Overturned

 

Who chooses abortion? More women than you might think

 

Massachusetts Gov Charlie Baker: “It’s a Great Day” for Abortion, Signs Bill Keeping Abortions Legal Post-Roe

 

Trump abortion 'gag rule' hurts AIDS fight, advocates say

 

Woman Complains About Having to Drive 8 Minutes to Kill Her Baby in an Abortion

 

Trusting women to make abortion decisions is a Christian norm

 

Abortionist Opposes Brett Kavanaugh: “I’m Pretty Confident” He Will Overturn Roe v. Wade(Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Oregonians to decide if state funding of abortion permitted

 

Oregon Voters Will Decide if Residents Should be Forced to Fund Abortions

 

Potential for new abortion clinic in New Orleans East receives mixed reaction

 

“Catholic” Nevada Governor Candidate Steve Sisolak Runs Vows to “Protect Abortion.” Calls Pro-Lifers “Shameful”

 

Hawaii health clinics fear federal funding loss amidst abortion access battle

 

Abortion is #FakeHealth Not Health Care

 

Washington 'threats' spur Mass. to roll back old abortion laws

 

Much-Needed Pro-Life Law Protects Unborn Babies Created by In-Vitro Fertilization

 

The continuing ramifications for PA's landmark SCOTUS abortion ruling

 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is Trying to Become the Most Pro-Abortion Governor in America

 

Federal court rules it’s unconstitutional to make abortionists show women ultrasounds

 

House Avoids Abortion-Related ACA Premium Subsidy Fight

 

Born With Anencephaly, Her Son John Paul Only Lived 17 Minutes, But She Never Could Have Aborted Him(Dublin, Ireland)

 

Priest cancels Netflix over ‘hateful and blasphemous’ pro-abortion show

 

How should the legality of abortion be determined?

 

Twitter CEO Defends Censoring Pro-Life Conservatives as Promoting “Healthy Conversation”

 

Utah Democrat insists he’s just as anti-abortion as his conservative opponent

 

Police Officer Stabbed and Three People Injured as Abortion Activists Violently Protest  (Santiago, Chile)

 

Massachusetts 1st  to repeal long-dormant ban on abortion

 

Ireland Voted To Make Abortion Legal. Here’s How It Happened

 

ADOPTION

 

The Left's War on Christian Adoption Agencies

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban official says group spoke with US official

 

AFRICA

 

Russia will light up Africa – Putin   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

ARAB WORLD

 

US working to set up ‘Arab NATO’ as bulwark against Iran

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Assisted suicide can take up to 4 days, involves ‘nausea, vomiting, and gasping,’ doctors warn

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Myanmar's meth crisis reaches as far as Australia

 

Australia's government loses by-elections, denting re-election prospects

 

CANADA

 

Canada is using ancestry DNA websites to help it deport people

 

Paul Joseph Watson Video: Toronto Shooting - What They're Not Telling You

 

Canada Is Raging Against Gun Violence—But Not Like America

 

Canada to meet top auto-manufacturing nations, plot response to Trump tariff treats

 

Commentary: Canada’s becoming less competitive — and we need to change that, fast

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Attkisson: Brennan responsible for 'witch hunt' against journalists  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)

 

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

 

Civil rights: A century-long fight with Democrats

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Andy Puzder: Beijing started the trade war, Trump is just trying to end it

 

From a Space Station in Argentina, China Expands Its Reach

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

When Cuban-Americans Visit the Mother Country

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Officials say North Korea returning remains shows improved relations

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress urges U.S. to be more aggressive in cyber fight

 

COURTS

 

Joe Biden’s Niece, Sentenced in $110,000 Credit Card Case  (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

Judge: Opioid distribution data not for public consumption

 

Chicago beats Trump in sanctuary-city challenge

 

Citizen gets sued for asking about city's spy cameras

 

Trial court to take up Planet Fitness secret 'open showers' policy

 

Grand jury report on 300 ‘predator priests’ can go public, court says

 

Judge says government "gets credit" for reuniting immigrant families, but warns better system needed

 

Courthouse arrests may scare off immigrant victims

 

 Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver gets 7 years for corruption

 

Too much mercy for Sheldon Silver

 

Judge casts doubt on ex-Trump lawyer's request for a gag order to stifle Michael Avenatti

 

Three transgender Puerto Ricans win suit to change gender markers

 

Judge in migrant reunification case says government at fault for ‘losing several hundred parents’

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Trinitarios don't have MS-13's notoriety, but despite years in the shadows, they are just as vicious

 

Ex-Florida cop admits to framing 2 black men as false arrest probe expands

 

Concert to honor five Capital Gazette employees killed in newsroom attack

 

Man accused in nurse's grisly murder makes disturbing confession: police

 

Florida police officer, 29, dies from injuries in gas station shooting

 

Bodies of missing kids found in home

 

Officials say no shooter, but attempted robbery at Texas mall

 

Marijuana worth roughly $12M seized from chicken farm

 

Trouble started after sheriff, deputy began having affair, reports say

 

New footage shows ex-Obama adviser following woman around DC metro and taking upskirt photos

 

2 Massachusetts police officers shot in Cape Cod

 

5 dead in apparent murder-suicide at house, nursing home in south Texas

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Trump’s farm bailout is burning bridges in blue states

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Affordable Housing Crisis Grows, and HUD Sits on Sidelines

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

'Low energy' Republicans ought to be demanding Rosenstein's cooperation, lawmaker says (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Mueller releases list of 35 potential witnesses for Manafort's Virginia trial  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

  

Manafort Trial Witness List Includes Rick Gates and Former Bernie Strategist Devine

 

Michael Cohen, the Rabbit in Robert Mueller’s Hat 

 

The baseless, shameful campaign to discredit Rod Rosenstein

 

ECONOMY

 

Trump's Supply-Side Tax Cuts, Deregulation Vindicated By Big GDP Jump

 

Flashback: Dems warned Trump would tank economy

 

San Francisco Learns That There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

 

Illinois town hails Trump for return of steel jobs

 

GDP boom: It sure looks like Trumponomics is doing what Obamanomics couldn’t

 

Rural America is ripe with potential, starving for capital

 

EDUCATION

 

Michigan schools get OK to ban guns

 

Superintendent accused of defecating daily on high school football field resigns

 

Cellphones in classrooms contribute to failing grades: Study

 

How a proactive, preventive approach can stem the tide of school shootings

 

How the city is failing my special-education students  (New York City)

 

Springtime for Snowflakes

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt sentences 75 to death, including Muslim Brotherhood leaders

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The Contradictions of the Russian Interference Claim

 

Was the 2016 election legitimate? It's now definitely worth asking the question

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Midterms likely to be most expensive ever as TV ads pass billion-dollar mark

 

ENERGY

 

Iowa's only nuclear plant to cease operations in 2020

 

Russian Hackers Appear to Shift Focus to U.S. Power Grid

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

EU Continues To Fund Anti-Semitic Groups With Links To Terror

 

Copenhagen Imam Mundhir Abdallah: 'Jihad Necessitates The Conquest Of Europe' By 'Destroying The Capitalist And Secular Order'; The Jews Are 'Hastening Their Own Annihilation' With Their 'Filth And Vileness' – Archival

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Elderly Woman Resisted Being Euthanized When She Saw the Needle, So Her Family Held Her Down

 

Belgium Euthanizes Three Children Aged 17, 11 and 9 Years-Old

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

GOP lawmaker wants answers on FBI's alleged Southern Poverty Law Center ties

Pig farm searched for missing Iowa student; FBI gets new tip

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Chairman Powell, the Fed, may be victims of their own success  (Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai)

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

A black woman says Wells Fargo didn’t want to cash her check. She’s suing for discrimination.

 

FRANCE

 

The psychic at the center of a $200 million fraud

 

'I don't want EU led by France': Hungary PM

 

French gangster who escaped prison in helicopter is spotted near Paris

 

French workers the most taxed in the EU - but have reason to celebrate today

 

GLOBAL WARMING

Record-breaking heat and fires are worsened by climate change, scientists say 

Justin Haskins - US cuts carbon emissions more than their critics

 

GREECE

 

The Fires in Greece

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

HHS official who spread conspiracy theories resigns

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Anne Hathaway pens ‘white people’ rant after Nia Wilson murder: ‘How decent are we really?’

 

Trump fans, foes break out in brawl on Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Chick-fil-A’s expansion sparks pro-LGBTQ protests, calls for boycott

 

200 rabbis call out LGBT movement for using ‘terror’ tactics to promote lifestyle contrary to Torah

 

HOTEL INDUSTRY

 

Massive fire kills woman, five young children from same family, officials say

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Watch: Ocasio-Cortez supporters stumped on how her Democratic Socialism will be funded (Democrat candidate US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Socialist)

 

Churches, nonprofits balk at elimination of tax break; some lawmakers seek repeal

 

It's going to be a tough road to Speaker of the House for Jim Jordan. Here's why.

 

'Intimidated' GOP opens borders to 'everyone'

 

House GOP starts summer break on a note of friction

 

Restoring religious liberty  (By House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

Marijuana bill protects jobs of federal employees caught smoking pot

 

Ocasio-Cortez hits the campaign trail for other Dems (Democrat candidate US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Socialist)

 

Paul Ryan backs Rep. Jason Lewis amid a drumbeat of revelations from his past(Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Ocasio-Cortez Channels FALN on Puerto Rico

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Flight attendants save apparent human trafficking victims

 

IMMIGRATION

 

A New Look at the Immigration Debate


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Occupy ICE Camp Shut Down in Oregon

 

INDIA

 

An 11-Year-Old Girl Is Gang Raped in India and Blamed for It, Too

 

INDONESIA

 

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits Indonesia

 

IRAN

 

Iranian Sources: Obama Administration Granted Green Cards, U.S. Citizenship To Senior Iranian Regime Officials

 

Christians in Iran Seized from Homes, including Violent Imprisonment of Pastor

 

Iranian general answers Trump’s all-caps tweet: ‘We are ready’ 

 

ISLAM

  

1,400 years of uninterrupted conflict laid on Islam's doorstep

 

ISRAEL 

 

UN envoy condemns ‘shocking and tragic’ death of 12-year-old in Gaza clashes

 

Palestinian youth on a stabbing rampage murders an Israeli man, injures two

 

IDF said to raid West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  town of terrorist who carried out Adam stabbing(Israel Defense Forces)

 

Druze bereaved parents furious over Nationality Law

 

Police enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, clash with worshipers in Temple Mount riots

 

Palestinian Clerics Warn Of Israeli Plot To Cause Artificial Earthquake To Topple Al-Aqsa

 

Here’s how Birthright guides talk about the Palestinians

 

Palestinian Authority TV Lauds President Abbas' Holocaust Denial PhD Thesis, Terror Attacks Launched From Lebanon

 

LIBERALISM  

 

If You're Going To San Francisco...Think Again

 

Liberal enclaves embrace noncitizen voting: ‘I think this is another good step forward’

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Lies of the Soros-Backed Immigration Lobby

 

MARRIAGE

 

Where Do the Libertarians Stand on Marriage?

 

MEDIA 

 

Sharyl Attkisson: I Don't Think I Was the Only Reporter the Government Surveilled

 

Media Are Obsessed With Trump’s Downfall

 

New Yorker investigation alleges sexual misconduct by CEO of CBS

 

Making sport calling out ‘them lyin’ newspapers

 

MEDICAID

 

Judge orders Wisconsin to pay for 2 transgender surgeries under Medicaid

 

MEDICARE

 

Medicare Slashes Star Ratings for Staffing at 1 in 11 Nursing Homes

 

 

MILITARY

 

Military Crews Take Part in ‘Pitch Black,’ Asia-Pacific’s Largest Air Force Exercise

 

Air Force combat controller to receive Medal of Honor posthumously, service’s 1st  since Vietnam

 

Two years after Trump promised a White House veterans hotline, it’s open – in West Virginia

 

DNA to X-ray: Military has variety of tools to ID returned remains

 

Military raises drinking age for DOD personnel in Bahrain from 18 to 21

 

Pentagon identifies Tuskegee Airman missing from World War II

 

Trump in Space

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

How NATO enlargement becomes a security liability

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

 

OSHA to reduce Obama-era injury report requirements for large companies

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan: Is Imran Khan up to the prime minister's job?

 

Imran Khan: Pakistan's Trump?

 

Can Imran Khan transform Pakistan?

 

UAE welcomes Pakistan's successful general elections

 

POLITICS

 

Why political debates still matter

 

Ridicule, Not Reasoned Debate, Is the Best Medicine for Political Cults

 

The Politicization of Everything Makes Everyone a Politician

 

POLLS

 

Is America’s birth rate about to start booming?

 

PRISONS

 

Many rooting for inmates after credit bug exposed on devices

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin: Christianity is the foundation of Russia  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Remembrance of Russia’s Past Meddling

 

Russia In The World – Russia-Greece Relations: Diplomatic Tit-For-Tat

 

SCIENCE

 

Rare 'Viking' discovery made in Italy 

 

Amelia Earhart case "closed" after analysis of distress signals, researcher says

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Parkland survivor emerges as conservative role model

 

 

SENATE

 

Brett Kavanaugh likely to be confirmed by fall: Mike Pence(Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh/ Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Senator wants 'stand your ground' parking lot death probed  (US Senator of Florida Bill Nelson (D)

 

Grassley requests some but not all of Kavanaugh papers at Bush White House  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)/ Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

GOP sets deadline for Kavanaugh documents; Dems say they’re being cut out

 

Schumer asks George W. Bush for help as Democrats try to derail court nominee  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Schumer plays long game, avoids hardball with centrist Democrats over Supreme Court pick

 

Russians Unsuccessfully Tried To Hack Computers Of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill   (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

Whether you love or loathe Claire McCaskill, Russia’s attempted hack is an outrage

 

SOCIALISM

 

Why today's 'democratic socialism' is a myth

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Shadowbanning: Twitter's Revenge on Trump

 

Conservatives skeptical of Twitter’s latest shadow-banning denial

 

How 'Social Media' Became 'Anti-Social Media': Twitter's And Facebook's Reckoning

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

South Korea to reduce length of mandatory military service

 

Japan scrambles fighter jets to intercept Chinese spy plane

 

SPAIN

 

Catalan Separatist Ex-Leader Returns to Belgium After Extradition Bid Fails

 

Spain rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from the sea

 

SPORTS

 

Cowboys QB: Protesting during national anthem isn't the 'time or the venue to do so'

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Inside Alaska's battles over land, sea and life

 

Deadly Calif. wildfire 'taking down everything in its path,' spawning 'firenadoes'

 

Years of preparation helped prevent a fire disaster in Idyllwild(California)

 

No relief expected for hot, dry conditions in West

 

Recordings show change in weather before tourist boat sank (Missouri)

 

 Right to Work in Peril in the Show-Me State(Missouri)

 

In Georgia Race, a Defining Moment for a Southern State

 

Year-Round Wildfires Are Called the New Normal in California

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Lott: Here's the real reason Dems are so scared of Kavanaugh joining SCOTUS

 

TAIWAN

 

US Support Of Taiwan, Challenges China

 

TELEVISION

 

Julie Chen on Les Moonves allegations: ‘I fully support my husband’

 

TERRORISM

 

Obama gave $200,000 to al-Qaida affiliate

 

TRADE

 

Trump bucks GOP orthodoxy on trade

 

Trump’s war on trade injustice

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

CVS fires pharmacist who refused to fill transgender hormone prescription

 

 

TURKEY

 

Israel Cooperated to Secure Trump’s Prisoners Deal with Erdogan, But the Turks Cheated  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkish president’s spokesman: US needs to take Turkey’s security concerns 'seriously

 

Turkey will apply international arbitration if F-35 jet sales blocked, Erdogan says: Haberturk TV

 

Turkey stops over 14000 from reaching Europe illegally

 

Turkey and Zambia sign agreements to boost bilateral ties

 

UBER

 

Woman allegedly threatens Uber driver with gun

 

Where are all the Uber drivers? Not in these government statistics

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Killing spree in London causes music ban

 

Tech Firms Should Be Made Liable for ‘Fake News’ on Sites, Say UK Lawmakers

 

UK—National Archives Release Prime Ministerial 1993 Papers, Withhold Lockerbie File

 

Britain: Land of Lost Hope and Faded Glory?

 

Brexit on Agenda for September EU Leaders’ Meeting in Austria

 

UK Labour Party suspends councilor for Facebook post saying Jews drink blood

 

British parliament: Facebook not doing enough to be transparent

 

Judge in migrant reunification case says government at fault for ‘losing several hundred parents’

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN warns members of looming financial crisis amid late payments, Trump threats

 

UNITED STATES

 

Boy, 8, sets up lemonade stand to benefit local police officers

 

VATICAN

 

Pope accepts Bishop McCarrick's resignation amid child abuse allegations 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

As Venezuela crumbles, its fleeing citizens are becoming Latin America’s new underclass   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: This is Americas future if the democratic socialists get their way.)

 

Venezuela’s inflation will hit 1 million percent. Thanks, socialism.

 

VIDEO GAMES

 

The video game that ate my kids

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump's lawyer Giuliani says expert analysis shows 'someone messed' with Cohen tape

 

As pressure mounts, Trump's ex-attorney turns aggressive

 

Trump's ex-lawyer: Giuliani hurt Trump's case by flip-flopping on Cohen

 

Trump tries a victory lap, but probes encroach

 

Chris Wallace says latest Michael Cohen story ‘a long way’ from collusion: ‘So what?’

 

Trump holds election-security meeting ahead of midterms

 

The framers worried about corruption. Their words may now haunt the president.

 

Trump’s high-octane growth wows ‘low-energy’ Jeb: ‘Credit to @POTUS’s economic policies’

 

Trump Claims Credit as the Economy Hits a High Note

 

Our socialist president

 

Trump Says He’ll Campaign ‘Hard’ for Republicans at Risk

 

Giuliani said Cohen has no credibility. What about the president?

 

White House defends Trump’s approach to media after banning reporter

 

Five Reasons Why Trump Is the ‘Jobs President’

 

 

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