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Tuesday, August 31, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 In Today’s Issue:  

 

ABORTION

 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Threatens to Sue President Trump, Who Will Soon Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Gov. Cuomo (D-NewYork)threatens lawsuit over federal abortion changes

 

Side effects to abortion? Uh, keep that under wraps

 

Abortion Groups Erupt Over Trump's 'Domestic Gag Rule'

 

Coalition forms against anti-abortion amendment(West Virginia)

 

Democrats Love Abortion: New Poll Shows 68% of Democrats Favor Abortion on Demand

 

Three Children, Two Abortions

 

Abortion Activist: Do Your “Patriotic Duty” to Fight the Trump “Cult”

 

Magazine Coaches Women on How to 'Relax' During an Abortion

 

Black Pastor Slams “Black Genocide” of Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies are Aborted Every Day

 

People Are Calling For Equal Access To Abortion After A Woman Was Fired Over A Tweet

 

Abortion takes away the right to life

 

Twitter Suspends Pro-Life Blogger for For Bogus ‘Hateful Conduct,” Allows Tweets Calling Her a “C—“

 

Women Are Illegally Taking Abortion Pills Bought Online And Something Needs To Change  (England)

 

Couple Furious After Doctor Said Their Baby Died and Suggested Abortion, Daughter Was Born Healthy   (England)

 

Women 'illegally taking abortion pill at home'  (England)

 

How Trump's abortion gag rule policy impacts the global AIDS crisis

 

Brazil: Decriminalize Abortion

 

Three women stabbed by masked group at anti-abortion protest in Chile

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghan forces struggling to reclaim lost territory, watchdog says

 

Gun battle, hostages reportedly held after blast in Afghan city

 

AIRLINES

 

Alaska Airlines: Gay couple separated, seats given to straight couple

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Anti-Semitism in Hitler’s Birthplace and the College Campus

ASIA

 

ISIS claims attack on cyclists in Tajikistan, releases video of purported cell

 

 

CANADA

 

Does Canada Need Better Gun Control?

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Persecution of Christians and the Left's Willful Blindness

 

COMEDY

 

Colbert on Moonves: 'Accountability is meaningless, unless it's for everybody'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

The Chinese view: Ten truths about U.S.-China trade

 

China Rips Off America

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim's North Korea appears to be constructing new ICBMs: report  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

 

After Trump Tax Cuts, Workers' Benefits Boom — So Why Not Make Cuts Permanent?

 

The Congressional GOP Is Suicidal

 

Trump’s border wall shutdown threat bucks Republican spending agreement

COURTS

 

President Is Putting a Conservative Stamp on the Judiciary

 

Ex-Trump campaign chief's trial doubles as major hurdle for Russia probe team

 

The Manafort trial is Mueller's biggest test yet  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Prosecutors advise witnesses in Manafort trial: Avoid saying 'Trump'

 

Manafort’s Trial Isn’t About Russia, but It Will Loom Large

 

Ex-Trump campaign chief's trial doubles as major hurdle for Russia probe team

 

States sue Trump administration to try to block 3D-printed guns

 

Court OKs civil rights argument for minimum wage hike in Birmingham, Alabama

 

Canada Dry sued over lack of ginger in ginger ale

 

Deadly duck boat sinking prompts $100 million suit

 

Grandson of ex-Virginia governor dodges prison in rape case

 

Appeals court rules Manafort must remain jailed ahead of trial

 

Ex-Penn State fraternity member sentenced to house arrest, probation in pledge's death

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Texas: Muslim immigrant kills Christian son-in-law

 

Young horn shark stolen from Texas aquarium is safely returned

 

Family of man fatally shot while fleeing Chicago police sues

 

Man caught on video setting fire at NYC gas station

 

4 people, including child, fatally shot in New York City, police say

 

Young boy, 3 adults killed in apartment shooting

Town's police services halted after chief arrested

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Democrat Future Isn’t Socialist, It’s Crazy

 

Obama Blasts “Strongman Politics”— While Hyping Man Who Worshiped Castro

 

Obama, Biden spotted at bakery in D.C.

 

Linda Tripp defends whistleblowing against Clinton

 

The bold second act of Linda Tripp

 

Nevada Democrat Struggles to Explain Incurring $185,000 in Unpaid Income Taxes

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Education Dept.'s Deregulation Push Gets Mixed Reviews

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Trump Admin Creates Religious Liberty Task Force to Protect Pro-Life Christians

 

Cohen may have the smoking gun

 

Giuliani: It's time for Mueller to put up or shut up  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

DOJ deal to post 3D printer gun plans online in crosshairs

 

Whatever happened to Obama's 'unmasking' probe?

 

No end in sight: Russia dossier investigation enters third year

 

ECONOMY

 

Asian Markets Mostly Lower In Cautious Trade

 

Asian markets mixed ahead of Bank of Japan policy statement

 

Nikkei ends flat after BOJ's policy tweaks, bank shares fall

 

The Ugly Side of Poland’s Booming Economy

 

Which tech companies have the most workers who feel overpaid?

 

More Americans are forced to "reside" in their vehicles

 

Layoffs from Trump tariffs are piling up. So are calls for more bailouts.

 

EDUCATION

 

UVa professors resign over hiring of Trump ‘foot soldier’ Marc Short

 

School district has plan to get rid of snow days

 

B-Schools That Don't Boast About Billionaire Alumni

 

Prof demands white editors quit 'positions of power'

 

The Common Messages in Our Commencement Speeches

 

Resignations at Virginia Over Appointment for Trump Official

 

Missing college student is one of dozens to disappear this month

 

Minimal Writing? No Problem

 

Let’s hope de Blasio has a school-speeding Plan B  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

New York's leaders need to grow up and OK the school-zone speed cams

 

‘Trigger warnings’ may undermine ‘emotional resilience,’ Harvard study finds

 

ELECTION 2018

 

In Florida Primary, Trump Tests His Kingmaking Power

 

A winning theme for Democrats? Kids.

 

Blue Wave Balderdash

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Bernie Sanders' ex-campaign manager: Dems need to embrace a progressive in 2020  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

The noisy clashing dreams of 2020

 

Kamala Harris' challenge in a 2020 presidential bid? Defining herself before her (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

For Italian Town, a Past in Ceramics, and a Future in Space

 

The Brussels bureaucracy’s obfuscation

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI still has relationship with discredited SPLC

 

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

 FEMA official being investigated for sexual misconduct

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate change alarmists burned by studies showing destructive wildfires in decline

 

GOP

 

UGA Journalism Professor Apologizes for Calling GOP Candidate Brian Kemp a ‘Nice Guy’ in Tweet

 

GROCERY INDUSTRY

 

Publix: No dogs in shopping carts, including service animals 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Man, 48, loses 4 limbs from dog licks that led to rare infection

 

Girl, 3, contracts bacterial infection after trip to Florida beach, mom says

 

 

HISTORY

 

The Worst Drug Crisis in American History

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

It hits the fan: James Woods unloads on Democrat 'sh**holes'

 

Hollywood star tells Joy Behar where to go

 

Another fight breaks out at Trump’s Walk of Fame star

 

‘M.A.S.H.’ star Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House approves bill allowing deployed troops to cancel cable, Internet contracts

 

"Bigfoot erotica" becoming issue in pivotal congressional race

 

Dems Expand Push to Blacklist Businesses Working on Trump’s Border Wall

 

Liberal Dems lay groundwork to push Medicare for All

 

Why Maxine Waters is out of touch with most Americans  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

House prepared to hold Rosenstein in contempt  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

They speak English. Their co-workers don’t. At a rural chicken plant, whites struggle to fit in.

 

Migrant Boy Rejoins His Mother, but He’s Not the Same

 

How an Agency Built a Large Business in Migrant Children


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

NYC Enlists Shop Keepers, Not ICE, To Combat Transnational Gangs

 

Mayor accused of creating 'zone of terror and lawlessness' by supporting 'Abolish ICE' protesters

 

INDIA 

 

The City of My Birth in India Is Becoming a Climate Casualty

 

IRAN

 

Iran says no direct talks with Trump unless he rejoins nuclear deal

 

Iran: Trump needs to rejoin nuclear deal if he wants to talk

 

America vs. Iran: Has Trump Fallen Into a Comfortable Trap?

 

Iran Sues U.S. to Stop Imposition of Trump’s New Sanctions

 

ISRAEL

 

The Legitimacy of Israel's Nationality Law

 

Israel Doesn’t Want to Be My State

 

American student found dead in Israeli waters

 

Syria proclaims control of borders with Israel = Iranian/Hizballah forces now face IDF Golan positions (Israel Defense Forces)

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Bloomberg-Backed Soda Tax Group Cited for Lobbying Violations  (Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg (D)

 

MALAYSIA

 

Civil aviation chief resigns in wake of latest MH370 report

 

MEDIA 

 

'60 Minutes' honcho's reported attempt to shut down sex misconduct story shows 'hypocrisy,' experts say

 

‘He doesn’t like bullies’: The story of the 37-year-old who took over the New York Times and is taking on Trump

 

MEDICARE

 

'Medicare For All' Would Cost $32.6 Trillion, And That's Not Even The Worst Of It

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico had more homicides in 2017 than previously thought

 

 

MILITARY

 

Fighting for the Bible, one air force base at a time

 

Contractor settles for $9.1 million after providing defective earplugs for servicemembers

 

Georgian soldiers accused of stealing from Bagram base store

 

$20,000 reward offered in slaying on Georgia military base

 

Army resort workers worry about jobs impacted by Hawaii eruption

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

Feds Spend $402,236 Comparing ‘Gender Variant’ Youth With ‘Cisgender Youth’

 

POLITICS

 

The Third-Party Option

 

Political Détente? Not Likely

 

RACISM

 

Inside the World of Racist Science Fiction

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Jersey Shore restaurant at odds with customer after video shows worm crawling in dinner

 

RUSSIA

 

When Progressives Colluded With the Kremlin in a Presidential Election

 

Russia dumped 84% of its US debt. Here's what that means

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Hundreds in Florida ordered to give up guns under new law: report

 

SENATE

 

Senator Smackdown Gets the Nod for November  (California Dems endorse Kevin de León over Dianne Feinstein, and illegal votes will be crucial.)

 

Disgraced Democrat Al Franken refuses to rule out another run

 

Senator Rand Paul Will Support Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Lawmakers question Trump officials on separating migrant families, struggle to reunite them

 

American student found dead in Israeli waters

 

Russia dumped 84% of its US debt. Here's what that means

 

Facebook has found evidence of influence campaigns targeting U.S. midterms

 

Disgraced Democrat Al Franken refuses to rule out another run  (Former US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Senate Democrats Are Fighting Some Brutal Trends in the Midterms

 

Dems admit to buying web addresses implying US senators were ‘for sale’

 

SOCIALISM

 

Like it or not, America is now seriously debating socialism

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Social media giant’s campaign to combat bias includes panel of anti-Trump academics

 

 

SPORTS

 

Oakland A’s Struggle to Get Government Handout

 

‘What the f–k’: Tom Brady exploded over Patriots’ Deflategate cave

 

More athletes apologize for offensive comments

 

NFL concussion claims hit $500M in less than 2 years

 

NBA megastar accuses president of using sports to divide the nation

 

Tomi Lahren: Cowboys' star QB 'scores touchdown' against anthem kneelers

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

The common thread in the state's wildfires: heat like California has never seen

 

Girl gives out burritos to firefighters battling deadly Carr Fire  (California)

 

Carr Fire in N. California burns over 100K acres

 

Eight people have died this year in California wildfires. Here are some of their stories

 

Summer heat persists in fire-prone West

 

Even more evidence of Cuomo pay-to-play corruption  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Fight Over Cross Honoring WWI Veterans Could Have Broad Impact on Memorials Nationwide

 

Pro-Abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hopes to Stay on Supreme Court 5 More Years

 

A ridiculous dig for dirt on Kavanaugh's wife(Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

SYRIA

 

Prisoner Exchange Talks Between Syrian Government, Islamic State Fail

 

Iran’s long game in Syria

 

TAX CUTS

 

Trump administration considers new tax cut for the wealthy

 

Trump administration weighs tax cut for the rich but approach could bring legal challenge

 

TERRORISM

 

Obama's Payout To Terror Financiers

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

Lawmakers seek answers from TSA about "Quiet Skies" program

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Administration Mulls Unilateral Tax Cut for the Wealthy

 

UBER

 

City Council's rush to punish Uber will hurt minorities (New York City)

 

UNIONS

 

SEIU Will Pay Dissenter

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Brexit Plans Raise Fears Over Food Shortages and Ports

 

British Supreme Court Rules Patients Can be Starved to Death Without Consent, Without a Court Hearing

 

VATICAN

 

As rumors of sexual misdeeds swirled, Cardinal McCarrick became a powerful fundraiser for the Vatican

 

VIDEO GAMES

 

New video game: Shoot the unborn baby

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump pledges to look into 3D guns the day before blueprints are publicly released

 

Trump Again Threatens to Shut Down Government

 

Bob Woodward writing inside account of Trump White House

 

Trump sides with conservatives on shutdown messaging

 

Coulter: Trump's numbers 'through the roof' if he does 1 thing

 

Trump’s shutdown threat upends congressional GOP plan to fund government

 

Conway: Manafort trial has 'nothing to do with' Trump campaign

 

Republicans need Trump to focus on the excellent economy

 

Kim Kardashian West: ‘I have nothing bad to say about the president’

 

The secret Trump and Giuliani know about the Mueller probe (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump asked Kelly to stay as chief of staff until 2020

 

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