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Thursday, July 12, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Kavanaugh Slammed Roe v. Wade in 2017 Speech: Was a “Freewheeling Judicial Creation of Unenumerated Rights”

 

The Left’s Sick Celebration of Abortion

 

New Planned Parenthood Ad: “Oppose Kavanaugh and Protect Our Constitutional Right to Abortion”

 

In major abortion ruling, Kavanaugh offers clues of how he might handle divisive issue on the Supreme Court

 

18 Year-Old Dies After Botched Legal Abortion, Found Face Down Foaming at the Mouth

 

Andrew Cuomo draws chuckles with threat to sue Supreme Court over Roe v. Wade: ‘Whom would he sue?’  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Illinois State-Funded Abortions Increase Nearly 300% in 2018

 

If Roe v. Wade is Overturned, 22 States Would Protect Unborn Babies From Abortions

 

How a new Supreme Court justice could impact abortion rights

 

Court Nomination is Wonderful News for the Pro-Life Movement. Here’s Why

 

Why US residents seek abortion medication online

 

HuffPo: Kavanaugh’s Image as Father of Two Girls a “Shameless” Distraction From “Anti-Woman” Abortion Views

 

It’s Legal for Crisis Pregnancy Centers in California to Lie to You About Abortion

 

Pro-Abortion Women are Stocking Up on Abortion Drugs in Case Roe v. Wade is Overturned

 

Few U.S. women have serious complications after abortions

 

More Black Babies in New York City are Killed in Abortions Than Born Alive

 

New D.C. Law Could Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Hire Abortion Practitioners

 

Roe v. Wade Allows Abortion Throughout Pregnancy and Only 12% of Americans Support That

 

Cynthia Nixon Shares Story of Mother's Illegal Abortion While Holding Up a Wire Hanger

 

Universities Block Filming of New Movie Telling the Truth About Roe v. Wade

 

Meghan Markle Is Being Drawn Into the Irish Abortion Debate. Here's Why That's a Big Deal

 

Where the real fight over abortion will take place

 

It’s Roe V. Wade the movie versus The Daily Beast

 

Christian Mom Raises Thousands to Challenge Law Banning Prayer Outside Abortion Clinics  (United Kingdom)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Landslide Kills At Least 10, Destroys Nearly 300 Homes In Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Sudan Returns Church Building Closed Four Years Ago

 

Russia moving into Libya

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Black farmers say they were deliberately sold defective soybean seeds because of their race

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

Australian Market Extends Gains

 

The Australian dollar has gone from the doghouse to the penthouse

 

How did the massive 'salty' crocodile captured in Australia get so big?

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China: U.S.’s trade actions make it an ‘enemy to all’

 

How China plans to push back against Trump in ‘economic cold war’

 

China Throws the Recycling Scam in the Trash

 

China, U.S. Hint at Chance for Talks After Trump's Tariff Threat

 

It’s clear China is behind North Korea’s latest flip

 

Key Minerals Mined in China Could Be Crucial in Trade War

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim’s Latest Antics Beg The Question: Was The Singapore Summit A Total Failure?  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea Survivor Tells Of Starvation, Torture: ‘You Cannot Imagine What Life Without Freedom Is Like’

 

North Korea puts off meeting with US on returning soldier remains

 

Trump releases translated letter from Kim Jong Un

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Liberals view Kavanaugh as existential threat to consumer bureau

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Papa John’s founder resigns as chairman amid n-word scandal

 

COURTS

 

Judge orders Manafort be moved from jail giving him ‘VIP’ treatment

 

'Santa' sues state over speech restrictions

 

Teacher pleads not guilty to feeding puppy to turtle in class

 

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith snubs mediation, sends anti-Trump dossier lawsuit to trial

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Breaking Charges against Stormy Daniels dismissed after strip club arrest

 

Stormy Daniels arrested while performing in Ohio, her lawyer says

 

Family killed in alleged murder-suicide: 'I never thought this would happen'

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Border Patrol agents rescue abandoned 3-year-old girl in Texas

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Beyond corporate cybersecurity

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC panel votes to move forward with superdelegate reform

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Obama Returns to Boost Eric Holder-Led Group Targeting Republicans in 12 States  (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

Does Bill de Blasio care about his job anymore?  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

#WalkAway's Threat to Democrats’ Base

 

San Francisco's new mayor confronts crime, homelessness, lost business

 

Democrats in power always overplay their hand(California)

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Commerce Secretary Ross to Sell All Stocks After Ethics Office Warning

 

Space Is an Important Priority — But Via Commerce Department?

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Jason Chaffetz: Lisa Page snubs Hill subpoena thanks to attorney general

 

The DOJ Has Turned The Russia Investigation Into A Puzzle Designed Never To Be Solved

 

Federal prosecutors to assist in reviewing Brett Kavanaugh docs

 

US to turn away far more asylum seekers at the border

 

Bang! Justice Dept pulls trigger on gun plans

 

Mueller Wants Manafort Jury to Hear of Lobbying Decades Ago  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump says Mueller’s appointment was unconstitutional. Is he right?

 

DOJ letter listing subpoenaed reporters did not name NYT journalist

 

ECONOMY

 

Tech rally pushes Nasdaq to record as stocks rebound broadly

 

Wall Street bounces back; technology, industrials lead

 

Asian Stocks Edge Higher; Oil Steadies After Slump: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares gain as markets attempt to shrug off trade war jitters

 

Stocks, commodities consolidate after latest trade war jolt

 

Stock market finally reflects negatively to Trump's trade war talk

 

Gold notches a gain after back-to-back session declines

 

Dollar-yen at 6-month high despite trade tensions

 

The stock market’s next step could be its most pivotal in bull-bear tussle

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Kansas removes altered U.S. flag over ‘public safety concerns’

 

An 'Easy' SAT and Terrible Scores

 

Revolt grows over Islamization of U.S. schools

 

Access Woes Persist for Students of Lesser Means

 

Crushing Student Debt for $400, Alex?

 

Whose Medieval Studies?

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil holds ground at a more than 2-week low, but global prices rebound

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS

 

Trump Cracks Down on Disability Skimming

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Acting EPA chief looks to reassure staff after Pruitt’s resignation

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks rebound to end firmly higher, a day after trade-driven selloff

 

GERMANY

 

German Minister Under Pressure To Resign After Suicide Of Afghan Deportee

 

As Trump Insults NATO, Merkel Hesitates to Take Him On Alone  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Hannity: Germany could 'cripple Russia's economy' by heeding Trump's warning

 

Trump’s relationship with Merkel sinks even lower

 

GOP

 

Can California GOP Reignite a Tax Revolt?

 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

‘There have to be limits’: Attorneys challenge lifetime imprisonment at Guantanamo without charge

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Children Under Five Reunited, Admin. Announces

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Gohmert blasts 'smirking' Strzok, asks about infidelity at explosive hearing (US Representative of Texas Louie Gohmert (R)

 

African-American Leaders on Capitol Hill Blast Maxine Waters, Defend Trump Admin and Constitution  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Crowley of Waging Third Party Campaign Against Her  (Democrat candidate US Representative of New York  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Socialist)

 

Breaking: Goodlatte Says FBI's Peter Strzok Will Be Recalled for Contempt  (US Representative of Virginia Bob Goodlatte (R)

 

Amendment to Protect Religious Freedom of Adoption Providers Attached to Appropriations Bill in House  

 

Angry exchanges as FBI agent testifies about anti-Trump texts: Live Updates

 

Hearing erupts as defiant FBI agent battles with lawmakers questioning anti-Trump texts

 

FBI agent Peter Strzok passionately defends himself at fiery House hearing 

 

FBI’s Strzok Lashes Out at GOP During Hearing

 

US Marshals served subpoena on FBI lawyer Page, Goodlatte says, threatening to hold her in contempt

 

House panel moves to protect 'religious conviction' of adoption agencies

 

14 former OSU wrestlers defend Jim Jordan  (US Representative of Ohio Jim Jordan (R)

 

FBI agent set for public House grilling

 

Fifth-ranking House Dem doubles down, says it’s time to overhaul leadership

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Illegal immigration foes move to bypass liberal legislatures, take anti-sanctuary measures to voters


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Bartiromo debates Dem on abolishing ICE: 'Who's going to protect the border?'

 

Contra Costa County cuts ties with ICE, ending contract for jailing immigrant detainees(California)

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Income Tax Revenues Are Up 9% This Year — Is Trump Tax Cut Paying For Itself?

 

IRAN

 

Trump and the Iranian Revolution

 

ISLAM

  

Woman unleashes anti-Muslim tirade on NYC bus

 

ISRAEL

 

Boycott Israel Founder Confirms Movement Is About Ending the Jewish State

 

As Israeli bulldozers circle, a tiny village takes center stage

 

LIBERALISM

 

Explaining American Leftists: Part I

 

Fake History That Inspires Today’s Progressives

 

MEDIA 

 

Conservative Columnist Resigns From Business Insider After It Removed Her Column Defending Scarlett Johansson

 

Joy Reid Sees 20-Percent Ratings Drop After Fallout From Unverified Hacking Claims

 

 

MILITARY

 

US Navy dedicates destroyer to Sen. John McCain

 

Broken coffee cups set military back $32,000

 

Navy to allow ponytails, dreadlocks and other hairstyles for female sailors

 

Air Force rescue specialist details 'once in a lifetime' Thai cave rescue

 

Navy to promote petty officers who take 'hard jobs in hard locations'

 

Lightning Forge kicks off in Hawaii with Indiana National Guard

 

Wife of White House official said sexual harassment in the military should be no surprise

 

Pentagon estimates canceled ‘war games’ with South Korea would have cost $14 million

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO Is Sick, And Trump Is The Best Doctor It’s Likely To Get

 

Watch US-Led NATO Forces Prepare to Defend Eastern Europe From Russia

 

NATO summit turns to Afghanistan

 

President Trump Confronts NATO Free Riders

 

Trump's attacks leave NATO allies in disbelief

 

Trump: NATO allies should double their defense spending goals

 

PRISONS

 

Paul Manafort's VIP jail treatment: A private phone line, a laptop and his own shower

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh: Only 1 thing standing in left's way

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Survey: 2/3 of churchgoers invited someone to church

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service announced guidance to stop shooters

 

SENATE

 

Poll: McCaskill Trails GOP Opponent, as SCOTUS Attacks Sharpen  (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

The Senate can demand answers from Brett Kavanaugh. If he isn't honest, he shouldn't be confirmed

 

Democrats Zero In on Nominee’s View of Presidential Power

 

Senate rebuffs Trump’s trade wars in symbolic vote for congressional authority on tariffs

 

O'Rourke's Senate bid raises whopping $10.4M in second fundraising quarter

 

 

SPORTS

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

The Role Kavanaugh Played in the Starr Investigation of Clinton

 

SCOTUS 9: Guides or Guardians?

 

Why Democrats are right to worry about potential Kavanaugh appointment

 

Brett Kavanaugh piled up huge debt buying baseball tickets

 

Losing the Supreme Court can teach Democrats same valuable lessons

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Smaller cities trump metropolises in attracting tech workers, firms

 

Technology linking patients at home to doctors in offices gains popularity

 

TELECOMMUNICATION

 

T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Could Yield 5G Boom

 

TELEVISION

 

The Government Now Requires TV Stations Air Programs for Kids. That Could Be About to Change.

 

The Five: Joy Behar 'leans into hysterics and hyperbole' in bashing Kavanaugh, Trump

 

THAILAND

 

New video of Thai cave rescue shows just how close divers came to disaster

 

TRADE

 

China-U.S. Trade Grew in First Half as Tariff Standoff Worsened

 

Trump tariffs prompt rising fear, anger from GOP, business

 

How Trump’s Tariff List Went From 18 Products to 10,000

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

In their own words – What transgender activists have in store for your children

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin rejects fears that U.S. waging ‘trade war’  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks log fifth win in past 6 sessions as Brexit blueprint takes focus

 

Trump slams British PM over Brexit plan, warns US trade deal 'probably' dead in the water

 

May: Trump-Putin Summit Should Reduce Risk Of NATO-Russia Conflict   (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Couple Blasts Doctors Who Said “I’m So Sorry” When a Twin Baby Had Down Syndrome. “We’re Not Sorry”

 

Some Britons welcome Trump, renewal of ‘special relationship’ amid Brexit jitters

 

Paul Joseph Watson Video: What They're Not Telling You About the Brexit Sellout

 

Comcast raises bid for Sky to $34 billion, tops Fox's offer

 

Government-data watchdog slaps Facebook on wrist

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

After Trump's pardon, Oregon ranchers catch a ride home on Pence ally's private jet

 

Trump should tread carefully when criticizing our allies

 

Trump remaking the global trade order without significant political resistance or penalty

 

‘Not exactly rolling out the red carpet’: Trump’s visit to Turnberry resort spotlights challenge facing his brand

 

Trade wars and the education of Donald Trump

 

Trump Heads to Britain Next. Here’s What Is at Stake.

 

What body-language experts saw in aides’ reactions to Trump’s comments

 

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