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Thursday, August 3, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Human Life is No Less Sacred Before Birth Than After

 

Planned Parenthood President: Oppose Any Politician Who Does Not Favor Abortion

 

Professor: “Just Because [an Unborn Baby] is Alive and Human Does Not Give It Moral Rights”

 

New York Times Op-Ed: ‘Abortion Is Liberty’!

 

Planned Parenthood Pushes for Unlimited “Right” to Abortion in Tennessee

 

John McCain Explains Why He Voted Against the Bill to Repeal Obamacare and Defund Planned Parenthood (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Expected to Sign Bill for Free Abortions for All, Including Illegal Aliens

 

David Daleiden Asks Supreme Court to Protect His Free Speech Right to Expose Planned Parenthood

 

Bizarre: Late-Term Abortionist Sneaks Down Ladder Into Window Well to Enter Abortion Facility

 

Abortionist Jane Hodgson: “Pregnancy is a Disease” and Abortion is the Cure

 

Vatican to host another population control conference with pro-abortion speakers

 

Nevada Abortion Activists Surprisingly Endorse Jacky Rosen for Senate

 

Mother shares pictures of ‘perfectly and wonderfully formed’ baby miscarried at 14 weeks

 

Luther Strange Picks Up Pro-Life Group’s Endorsement for Alabama Senate Special Election

 

Charged anti-abortion protester launches legal challenge (Australia)

 

Leaked: George Soros’ Plan to Turn Pro-Life Ireland Into a Pro-Abortion Nation

 

His Mother Almost Aborted Him, But God Intervened  (Nigeria; Dr Oluomo Oluleye praises God for giving his mother the courage to reject abortion.)

 

Ontario to cover cost of abortion pill starting Aug. 10  (Canada)

 

Cecile Richards: You Can’t be a Democrat if You Don’t Support Abortion. “It’s Non-Negotiable”

 

Gillibrand pushes back on anti-abortion Democratic candidates  (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Judge nixes Alabama law putting pregnant girls through trial

 

More than half of women who got an abortion last year were using contraception

 

9-Year-Old Girl’s Powerful Message to Women Outside an Abortion Clinic Goes Viral

 

Can Democrats Be Pro-Life?

 

Of Course Abortion Should Be a Litmus Test for Democrats

 

Planned Parenthood Has Bigger Share of Abortion Industry Than Samsung, Southwest and GM Have of Theirs

 

How abortion on television has changed in the past 55 years

 

Feminist Writer: “Abortion is Liberty.” Abortion Celebrates “People’s Fundamental Humanity”

 

Fate of Tennessee abortion measure Amendment 1 now up to appeals court

 

Mother of 9 Leads Pregnancy Center Helping Save Babies From Abortion

 

Missouri Abortion Special Session Cost $92,000

 

Woman Goes Into Seizure After Botched Abortion at Unlicensed Planned Parenthood Clinic

 

Obamacare repeal failure was a setback for abortion opponents, but they see momentum on their side

 

Quit Pretending the Democrat Party Doesn’t Have a Pro-Abortion Litmus Test

 

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Urges Pro-Life People to Contact Legislators to Back Pro-Life Bills

 

Confirmed: 100,000 People Alive Today Because Northern Ireland Bans Abortions

 

Parents of Man Who Raped a 17-Year-Old: She and Her Unborn Baby are Welcome in Our Family (India)

 

Why is Canada Spending $97 Million Funding Abortions in Africa?

 

AFGHANISTAN 

 

Father of girl on Afghan robotics team killed in ISIS bombing

 

Gunmen storm Iraqi embassy in Kabul, 2 guards reported killed

 

 

AFRICA

 

Haftar orders navy to confront ships entering Libyan waters

 

How to Gut a Democracy in Two Years (Zambia went from a free and stable country to a dictatorship overnight. I covered it for the country’s only independent newspaper — until the government shut it down.)

 

Even Critics of Rwanda’s Government Are Helping Paul Kagame Stay in Power (For every problem highlighted by local journalists, Rwanda’s strongman can present himself as the solution.)

 

Ethiopia: Muslims attack Christian with machetes for proselytizing

 

Rwanda’s Forever President

 

Car mules: South Africa smugglers use donkeys to bring stolen Mercedes into Zimbabwe 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU to Spend Millions in Florida to Reenfranchise Felons

 

ASIA

 

Asian Man Becomes A Christian, His Parents Kidnap Him, Tie His Hands Behind His Back And Beat Him All Day And All Night Demanding He Renounce Christ

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX drops as Rio cash splash falls flat

 

Australian dollar strength a 'phantom menace'

 

Sydney terrorist plot: Bid to smuggle bomb through airport thwarted at check-in

 

Leaked call transcript reveals Trump told Turnbull 'you are worse than I am' on refugees  (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)

 

Bishop to push for tougher sanctions against North Korea at security forum (Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop)

 

Is Australia Caving to Terrorism?

 

Australia: Synagogue construction blocked because Islamic jihadists would target it

 

Australia Opens an Inquiry Into the Illegal Organ Trade

 

Australian jailed for Cambodia surrogacy

 

Racist messages hit Australia universities 

 

CANADA

 

TSX falls amid multi-sector decline, loonie sees little change

 

Teacher decertified after asking for pics of student's toes

 

Feds, province confident they can handle influx of asylum seekers in Quebec

 

Circle the Wagons organizers vow 'offensive' name change

 

Leaked Trump phone call: 'Don't worry about Canada,' says he's happy with trade

 

Average Toronto home price drops $173,000 since April

 

The Government Of Canada Tells Doctors To Kill People Who Want To Commit Suicide, The Doctors Refuse, So They Then Tell Them: ‘We Will Pay You Extra Money For Each Patient You Kill, And We Will Also Take Their Organs.’

 

Activists sue Environment Minister Catherine McKenna over Volkswagen diesel scandal

 

Canadian Nun Weds Couple With Vatican's Blessing

 

Most Canadians oppose Tories criticizing Khadr payout in U.S. media: poll

 

Traditional family households shrink to new low in Canada

 

Quebec dealing with 150 asylum requests a day: immigration minister

 

Air Canada pilots averted catastrophe in near miss

 

Ontario woman told she can't donate blood because of intellectual disability fights back

 

Canada asylum seekers housed at Montreal's Olympic Stadium

 

Why Canada would be directly in the way of a North Korean nuclear war

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Capitol Police Responded to Wrong Site in Scalise Shooting

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

 

How the CIA came to doubt the official story of JFK’s murder

 

Under Trump, New Syria Force Quickly Lost C.I.A. Backing

 

 

COMMUNISM

 

Why Is The New York Times Trying To Rehabilitate Communism?

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Bolton: NKorea Strike Unavoidable Unless China Agrees to Regime Change

 

Why China’s defense stocks are flat despite PLA’s growing might

 

China welcomes US assurances to North Korea

 

China backs Venezuela vote despite massive manipulation claim

 

China raps India over Doklam standoff, but dogs are on leash

 

China-India border spat casts long shadow

 

China helps search for missing US sailor

 

China Carries Out Flight Test of Anti-Satellite Missile

 

Chinese Artificial Intelligence Robot Calls Communist Party ‘Incompetent’

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

US law targets NK oil, labor trade

 

North Korea threatens US with more 'unexpected gift packages' after missile test

 

The Trump administration sends mixed messages on North Korea

 

North Korea can hit most of United States - U.S. officials

 

North Korean ICBM appears to have broken up during re-entry, think tank says

 

US Bans Travel to NKorea, Says Americans Should Leave

 

UN's Uselessness With North Korea

 

 

CONGRESS

 

GOP clash looms over raising the debt ceiling  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) are planning to push for a hike without accompanying spending cuts — a position at odds with GOP orthodoxy.

 

Congress Backs Buying Planes That Russia Abandoned to Use as Future Air Force Ones

 

This Congressional Bill Could Corrode America's Relationship with China

 

Conservative Leader Says Congress Must Make Good on ‘Bold’ Tax Reform

 

An immigration bill Congress should work on

 

Investigators want phone records on Trump Jr.-Russia meeting

 

The myth of Republican disunity

 

The prognosis for repeal of Obamacare

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Costco’s Legendary Co-founder Dies at 74 

 

COURTS

 

Grand jury said to issue subpoenas related to June 2016 Trump Tower meeting

 

Woman who sent texts urging suicide gets 15 months in jail

 

'Top Chef' producer: Padma Lakshmi was threatened, called racist names by Teamsters

 

Ohio: Muslim threatens judge with “punishment of Allah…either by himself or through the hands of the Muslims”

 

New Jersey: Court forbids residents to mention “Islam” or “Muslim” at public hearing on mosque construction

 

Seattle Spent More Defending Gun-Tax Lawsuit Than It Collected in Revenue From Tax, Gun Group Claims

 

Elderly doctor gets 10 years in opioid pill mill conspiracy

 

Arpaio plans to appeal criminal contempt conviction over detention of illegal immigrants

 

Man ‘marries’ his laptop, sues for state recognition and a wedding cake

 

Female teacher, 28, at a school for 'troubled youths' pleads guilty to having an affair with a 16-year-old student she called her 'girlfriend'

 

Teacher groomed student, sexually assaulted her: suit

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Illegal ivory worth millions pulverized

 

Teacher Has Sex With 16-Year-Old Male Student In Airplane Bathroom On School Trip For Charity

 

Chick-fil-Rage? Women trash fast food joint over order spat  (Florida)

 

Seven MORE Baltimore cops are caught on body cameras 'planting drugs in a car' days after another video surfaced 'showing an officer placing evidence'

 

Guitar teacher charged with sex crimes with minor

 

Obama 'dreamer', 23, 'brutally raped and tore off teenager's ear while she was working out at her apartment's gym'

 

Northwestern professor, 42, and Oxford University employee, 56, are wanted for murder after a Chicago hair stylist, 26, was found dead with 'multiple stab wounds' inside a luxury apartment

 

Pervy pharmacist ordered customer to strip before giving prescription: cops

 

Georgia grandmother charged with murder after her two pit bulls 'brutally mauled' her toddler grandson to death 

 

Trump vs. MS-13

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Audit blasts Trump plan to hire 15,000 new immigration agents

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Hacker Who Helped Stop Wannacry Attack Arrested in U.S.

 

Virgin America Computer Systems Hacked

 

Why Ukraine deserves cyberattack help from the West

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Abedin Emails Reveal Classified Info, 91 Previously Undisclosed Clinton Exchanges

 

New batch of Hillary emails show abuse of classified info, donor favors

 

Emails Show Hillary Clinton Wanted to Visit Kim Jung Il and Hugo Chavez

 

New Clinton’s Chief of Staff Emails Show Transmission of Classified Info

 

Favor factory? Huma emails reveal Clinton allies seeking jobs, meetings

 

De Blasio's pathetic pattern of 'fake news' denials (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Trump's pick for USDA chief scientist called progressives 'race traders'

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Coast Guard Commandant Defies Trump Ban on Transgenders in Military

 

Feds Building Prototype in San Diego for the Wall

 

Homeland Security Dept cannot prove need for Trump’s promised officer surge

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe, WSJ reports (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Report: Justice Dept. under Trump blacks out talking points on Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton tarmac meeting

 

Judicial Watch clashes with DOJ over 'talking points' from Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting

 

Senators push bill to protect Mueller (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

DOJ threatens anti-crime aid to 4 sanctuary cities

 

The DOJ Targets The Root Of Campus Insanity

 

Mueller to FBI Officials: You Could Be Witnesses in a Trump Obstruction Case

 

New Calls for Criminal Investigation of Obama Aides in ‘Unmasking’ Scandal

 

Justice Department calls for review of race-based college admissions, alarming civil rights groups

 

Sessions announces new DOJ opioid fraud and abuse detection unit  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Attorney general’s move to take on affirmative action energizes the president’s base

 

Trump Administration at Center of Fight Against MS-13 Gang Violence

 

Justice Dept. pushes back on NYT's 'race-based discrimination' report

 

Report: Kelly called Sessions to assure him job is safe  

 

Federal prosecutors subpoena Kushner Companies over use of immigration visa program

 

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

Feds: Nearly 40 pounds of fentanyl seized in massive New York bust

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow bags 7th straight record, but energy slump weighs on broader stock market

 

U.S. Stocks Fall on WSJ Report of Mueller Impaneling Grand Jury

 

S&P, Nasdaq fall while Dow hits another record

 

U.S. labor market tightening; services sector growth slowing

 

Dollar remains under pressure; pound slides as BOE strikes dovish note

 

What's immigration's real impact on U.S. wages?

 

Gold posts back-to-back loss as jobs report looms

 

The weak link in America's robust labor market

 

Here's how Wall Street is breaking records, explained through pizza stocks

 

Asian shares slide as tech shares crumble after Dow hits 22,000

 

Asia Stocks Decline as Stellar Run Is Assessed: Markets Wrap

 

Trump seeks credit as stock market soars, economy strengthens

 

Trump Says Foxconn Could Triple U.S. Investment to $30 Billion

 

No Bubble in Stocks But Look Out When Bonds Pop, Greenspan Says

 

U.S. Says It Will Fight ‘Distortions’ Caused by China's Economy

 

What’s behind the Dow’s stunning rise to 22,000

 

‘I just need a job’: Thousands line up to work for Amazon

 

EDUCATION

 

Challenging Race-based Admissions  (The Department of Justice might be ready to take on affirmative action.)

 

Rutgers Orders Freshmen to Add Microaggression to Their Course Lists

 

White Privilege — and White Fragility — Take No Summer Holiday  (Back to school is going to get ugly this year.)

 

Time to Reset Tuition? (Deep cuts in tuition rates are a hot topic for private college administrators worried that their high sticker prices are scaring away students, but experts warn against gimmicky strategies.)

 

Harvard Admissions Quotas Hurt Asian- Americans, Suit Says

 

Preparing for Scrutiny (University of Texas prevailed in affirmative action case in large part because of its research. Will other colleges be able to match that analysis? And will legal and political battles change if focus is on rejected Asian-American applicants?)

 

Can administration really block affirmative action in schools?

 

Elsevier Expands Footprint in Scholarly Workflow (Elsevier’s acquisition of Bepress’s institutional repository platform is heralded as a smart move for the publisher, but not all of Bepress’s customers are impressed.)

 

Who benefits from discriminatory college admissions policies? White males

 

Opposition to Trump-Backed Immigration Bill (Bill would seek to slash legal immigration levels in half. And while graduates of US universities would get an edge in obtaining employment-based green cards, the number of green cards available would not increase.)

 

Women’s studies professor wants Trump shot

 

UC Irvine to reinstate all 290 students whose admission offers were withdrawn for transcript problems

 

Here's how de Blasio's school safety data falls short  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

10-acre wildfire burning near UC Berkeley triggers voluntary campus evacuations

 

LSU Conference Forces Engineers to Take 'Microaggression' Workshop

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Former Clinton Campaign Chair: I Lose Sleep Every Night Over Clinton Losing

 

Zakaria: Trump Victory Was ‘Class Rebellion’ Against ‘People Like Us’

 

 

ELECTION 2017

 

Half of Detroit’s Current Mayoral Candidates Are Felons

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices end lower as hedge-fund closure, OPEC unknowns add to bearish view

 

Energy Prices

 

Al Gore’s Nashville estate expends 21 times more energy a year than typical U.S. home, study says  (Former US Vice President Al Gore (D)

 

Tesla Batteries May Back Up Massachusetts Offshore Wind Farm

 

Why coal is Number One

 

For Sale: Two Half-Finished Nuclear Reactors (Never Used)

 

Wasteful subsidies for me and thee, not for that fossil guy behind the tree

 

As Venezuela Spirals, U.S. Oil Confronts a $10 Billion Threat

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

US to Reject Biofuel Program Tweak in Snub to Icahn

 

EPA chief reverses decision to delay rules on emissions

 

Scientific Integrity Committee Clears Pruitt Against Sierra Club’s ‘Climate Denier’ Charge  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EPA may lack oxygen to challenge Obama’s greenhouse-gas endangerment finding

 

EUROPE

 

Report: Teenagers Partook in a Quarter of All Terrorist Plots Across Europe

 

Norway: Anti-immigrant group ridiculed for mistaking bus seats for burqas

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end with gains, powered by Next, UniCredit

 

Denmark: Rapes Soared 196 PERCENT Since Liberal Government Took Power, Invited Refugees

 

Portugal: Two sunbathers killed as light plane lands on beach - reports

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Euthanasia used for 4.5 percent of deaths in the Netherlands

 

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

It's Time To Reduce Spending — Unfortunately, GOP Budgets Don't Actually Do So

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Wray officially sworn in as FBI director  (FBI Director Christopher Wray)

 

James Comey signs book deal  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Duy: Why These Job Numbers Matter to the Fed

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Inside Washington's Soft-Power Sanctions War

 

 

FRANCE

 

Rescuers find missing South Korean climber dead on Mont Blanc

 

Trump names the next US ambassador to France

 

Heatwave warnings extended as southeastern France continues to sizzle

 

 

GERMANY

 

'Toxic eggs' surfacing in ever more German states, officials say

 

Kidnapping makes Vietnam persona non grata in Germany

 

Russia-Government Funded Think Tank: The Hidden Target Of The New Round Of U.S. Sanctions Is To Undermine The German Economy

 

German-born Nepalese girl makes emotional return after deportation

 

Germany's Martin Schulz Says Trump 'Far Worse' Than Expected (Martin Schulz, the rival who wants to unseat Angela Merkel as chancellor in September, made headlines before the election with his criticism of Donald Trump.)

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Air pollution deaths expected to rise due to climate change

 

Millions May Face Protein Deficiency as a Result of Human-Caused Carbon Dioxide Emissions

 

Global warming to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

 

GOP

 

West Virginia's Democratic Governor to Announce He's Becoming a Republican

 

Republican incumbents in swing districts try to find right distance from Trump

 

GOVERNMENT

 

When Americans stopped trusting the government

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Cancer-afflicted rabbi fights for her life — and for Obamacare

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Health Insurers in Idaho Request Premium Rate Hikes As High As 81%

 

Skyrocketing Medical Costs Evoke Pre-Reagan Taxman’s Weight on the American People

 

The healthcare problems of 2009 have not been fixed

 

How Obamacare Is Eroding Private Insurance With Skyrocketing Premiums and Closures

 

Anthem Exiting Obamacare Exchanges in 16 Regions in California

 

California health premiums to rise an average 12.5 percent

 

Another way opioids are taking lives

 

Health insurer files for rate decrease for Alaska market

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Amazon’s Hollywood spending soars, returns unclear

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

American Muslims 'more accepting of homosexuality than evangelicals

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Top Lawmaker Pushes Trump Admin to Freeze Pakistani Assets Tied to IT Breach Scandal

 

Threat of Homegrown Extremism Grew Modestly in Past Three Months

 

Anti-Trump Resistance Group Has a Trojan Horse in Utah Special Election

 

Ellison's Cuba Healthcare Romance (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)

 

Gerrymandering Is Crucial to G.O.P.’s Hold on House

 

Congressional Investigation Into Wasserman Schultz IT Scandal Moves Forward  (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Dem Rep. Alcee Hastings (Florida) Has Paid Convicted Money-Launderer $75K for ‘Part-time’ Work in District Office  

 

House Freedom Caucus narrows down debt ceiling demands

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Study: Illegals Cost 6 Times More to Support Than Deport

 

Time to End DACA

Oregon governor under pressure to veto sanctuary-state bill after high-profile arrest


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Immigration agents showed up at labor dispute proceedings. California wants to kick them out

 

He went to ICE to tell agents he had gotten into college. Now he and his brother have been deported.

 

INDIA

 

America Should Not Cheer on an India-China Fight 

 

Wildlife officials in India are using ex-poachers to fight against poaching

 

Dialogue with Pakistan can start the day it stops terror, says Sushma Swaraj

 

Two terrorists killed in encounter in Kulgam

 

Police Disingenuous in Hindu Extremist Assault on Pastors in Tamil Nadu, India, Sources Say

 

War not a solution, issue can be resolved through talks: Sushma on Doklam standoff with China

 

11 more women claim hair ‘mysteriously’ chopped off, doctors blame mass hysteria

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Has Bullet Train Been Hoisted on Its Own Petard?  (California)

 

IRAN

 

Iran Frees Former Muslim Turned Christian After Four Years In Prison

 

North Korea Renews Threat to US With ‘Unexpected Gift Packages’ as Pyongyang Officials Arrive in Iran

 

Iran’s claim it investigated attack on Saudi embassy slammed as untrue

 

The Iran Deal Is Not Perfect—but Its the Only Option We Have

 

It's time to take on the Iran-North Korea nuke alliance

 

Iranian general boasts of Quds Force killing U.S. troops in Iraq

 

Iran’s Killing Fields

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi Journalist To Young Muslims Contemplating Joining ISIS: Suicide Attacks And Murders Were Not The Way Of The Prophet Muhammad

 

Lawmakers Press Trump Administration to Accelerate Aid to Religious Minorities in Iraq

 

ISLAM

 

More On Imam Ammar Shahin And Islamic Center Of Davis, California: Teaching Wahhabi Islam, Hosting Sheikh Who Supports Death Penalty For Homosexuality

 

American imams apologize after videos verify jihadi rhetoric against Jews

 

Atheists in Muslim world: Silent, resentful and growing in number

 

Alabama: Hamas-linked CAIR calls for investigation over bacon in Muslim family’s sandwiches

 

Preaching violence from the pulpit  (A California imam’s hate speech and incitement attract remarkably little mainstream media attention.)

 

New Jersey: Muslim author creates children’s book and plush toy to fight “Islamophobia”

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, August 3, 2017)

 

Jaffa riots erupt after brother of man killed by cops arrested

 

Hundreds of Arab rioters clash with police in Jaffa

 

Riots break out in Jaffa after police killing of suspect fleeing shooting scene

 

Hamas to dissolve administrative committee if PA halts all punitive measures in Gaza

 

Arab party MK seeks AG probe into police killing of Jaffa suspect

 

International Marathon Association dumps Israeli Bible Marathon

 

Father of Jaffa chase suspect killed by police says son was innocent

 

Palestinian Power Struggle Over Future of Gaza

 

In first, police say cases against PM involve bribery, fraud  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

The great juggler of Israeli discourse   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Mother arrested for throwing baby out of moving car

 

Netanyahu: No government has done more for settlers than mine

 

Israeli army places Yatta village under complete lockdown following attack

 

Trump used Netanyahu to sell Mexican president on border wall

 

Risking Wide Condemnation, MK Glick Supports Ascending to Temple Mount Even without Mikvah

 

10 Gaza soccer players barred from West Bank (Judea and Samaria) final, club says

 

Disabled protestors block Highway 2

 

Holy Pride! Jerusalem Holds Annual LGBT Parade

 

As victim’s condition stabilizes, IDF raids Yavneh terrorist’s hometown (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Ignorant of Tradition, On 9 B’Av Police Tase Man Who Tore Garment on Temple Mount

 

The Temple Mount crisis ended Trump-PA honeymoon. Kushner tape made things worse

 

In leaked audio, Jared Kushner calls Israeli measures at Al-Aqsa 'reasonable'

 

Top PLO official to 'Post': Kushner cannot broker peace with Israel   (“Palestine” Liberation Organization (PLO)

 

A Glimpse Inside The Peace Process: Despair In Washington?

 

Terrorist who plotted attack on Israel soccer game killed in Syria

 

Israeli forces detain 15 more Palestinians for involvement in Al-Aqsa protests

 

Senate panel okays bill cutting PA funding over terrorist salaries

 

Freedom of the Press? Israel Moves to Shutter Al Jazeera

 

In first-ever statement, Hebron shooter says he will go to jail with head held high

 

Israeli Appeals Court Upholds Manslaughter Conviction For Israeli Soldier Who Fatally Shot Palestinian

 

Jordanian king to make rare visit to Ramallah Monday 

 

Watch: Israeli-made system aims to make the IED threat history

 

Abbas' Presidential Guard: "Water freedom with blood of Palestine`s sons" (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Fatah summer camp named after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi

 

The Third Lebanon War: Not A Matter Of 'If,' But 'When'  (Israel reflects on history and weighs its options.)

 

Muslim who murdered Jewish girlfriend says “I’m going to kill every Jew. One isn’t enough for me.”

 

Report: Terror Attacks by Palestinian Children on the Rise, Despite U.N. Coverup

 

Video: Palestinian Ambassador to UN refuses to condemn jihad slaughter of Jewish family at Shabbat dinner

 

Israel: Muslim murders Jewish girlfriend to “free Palestinian prisoners”

 

 

JAPAN

 

Air France flight to Tokyo in near-miss with North Korean missile test

 

Tokyo firefighters battle blaze at world's biggest fish market

 

Tourist leaves eerie note before disappearing in Japan 

 

JORDAN

 

Jordan’s repeal of marry-the-rapist law highlights barbaric reality of Islamic laws

 

LIBERALISM

 

Conflicting Visions  (What will it take to get the left to give up its bankrupt economic agenda?)

 

MEDIA 

 

MSM Agrees With Trump: US Losing Afghan War

 

Con-Fusion GPS and the Art of Fake News

 

MEDICAID

 

Per Capita Caps Can Solve the Medicaid-Expansion Dilemma

 

MEDICARE

 

Average Medicare drug premium expected to dip next year

 

MEXICO

 

Call transcript: Trump urged Mexican president to stop criticizing wall

 

Mexico denies calling Trump to compliment his immigration policies

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Senior Columnist Raghida Dergham In Saudi Daily: 'Is Trump Endorsing Obama's Policy In Iraq And Syria?'

 

UAE mother loses custody of her children for leaving Islam

 

MILITARY

 

US airman casualty in Kuwait identified as Tech. Sgt. David Board

 

Western Countries on High Alert for ISIS Infiltrators in Armed Forces

 

U.S. Military Infiltrated By Alien Recruits?

 

Retired generals, admirals thank Trump for announcing ban on transgender troops

 

Trump’s ‘transgender’ ban could stop military from wasting almost $2 billion

 

Removed submarine commander faces adultery, conduct unbecoming charges

 

US tests unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile amid North Korea tensions

 

Report: Trump fumed about Afghanistan in tense meeting

 

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

 

Jihadis in the U.S. military? “Security risks” found in Obama’s military recruitment of foreigners

 

Trump wants Afghan commander fired because he's 'losing': report

 

Vietnam veterans group files suit accusing DOD of exposing private information through website

 

Russian missile deal with Turkey raises concern inside Pentagon

 

12 Wisconsin-based fighter jets, 200 airmen heading to South Korea

 

Vietnam War medic receives Medal of Honor 48 years after saving 10 men in brutal battle

 

Transforming the military, one tweet at a time

 

Close-knit military community feels pain of deaths in wars the nation has forgotten

 

Special-ops troops’ drug, alcohol abuse prompts call for congressional review of ‘culture’

 

Air Force grants potential reprieve to some airmen facing separation

 

How is WWII veteran Charles Carroll still working at 104 years old?

 

The Vietnam War is finally uniting America

 

 

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (MSHA)

 

Coal mine deaths surge, putting feds and miners at odds

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Seattle Mayor Ordered Rushed, Biased Report to “Prove” $15 Minimum-wage Success

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP issues travel advisory for entire state of Missouri

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Wanted: NASA seeks Earth Protectors to defend humanity

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

In Abusing NSA Intelligence, Did Obama White House Commit A Crime?

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

McMaster, On ‘Warpath,’ Purges Key Trump Allies From White House NSC  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

NSC Purge: McMaster ‘Deeply Hostile to Israel and to Trump’

 

McMaster ousts another National Security Council aide  


NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Report: McMaster Believes Rice Did Nothing Wrong in Unmasking  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

NTSB to investigate deadly school explosion

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand Parliamentary Health Select Committee Rejects Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

 

PAKISTAN

 

CPEC may be hit by political changes in Pakistan, says Chinese expert

 

Muslims Enslave Christian Man, Beat Him And Force Him To Work In Extremely Grueling Labor. The Christian Man Asks For His Freedom And The Muslims Tell Him: “Your Life Is Ours. You Will Clean Our Excrement Every Day Of Your life From Now On Or You And Your Family Will Die.” The Christian Is Then Poisoned To Death

 

While you were paying attention to North Korea, another Asian nuclear power was destabilizing

 

Islamic Suicide Bombing Slaughters Three Christians

 

Pakistan govt website hacked, Indian national anthem posted

 

Muslim Man Rapes 12 Year Old Girl. For Revenge, Other Muslim Guys Take His Sister And Will Be Gang Raping Her As Punishment Against Her Brother

 

Pakistan,India agreed to meet again next month: WB

 

Pakistani Taliban launches women’s magazine, urges them to take up jihad

 

PHILIPPINES

 

 North Korea's Kim a 'maniac': Philippines' Duterte

 

POLLS

 

Poll: More Americans Consider Islamic State a Major Threat (74%) Than Climate Change (56%)

 

PRISONS

 

Health Care Costs for Prison Inmates Up 37% Since 2009

 

Chicago giving departing inmates overdose-reversing drug

 

 

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Liquid glitter iPhone cases recalled over burns

 

 

RADIO

 

Conservatives Praise Rush Limbaugh as He Starts 30th Year on National Radio

 

Levin: Purpose of Immigration Is to Benefit American Citizenry -- Not the Alien Foreigner

 

Michael Savage: We're no longer in 'age of Statue of Liberty'

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin Unmasked  (No, Russian President Vladimir V Putin is not buddies with Donald Trump.  And conservatives need to stop treating the Russian president as a friend.)

 

48 Russian children found in Iraqi Mosul

 

Court extends detention for members of St. Petersburg Church of Scientology

Russia PM predicts establishment will ‘remove’ Trump from power

 

US sanctions are 'trade war' on Russia, says PM Medvedev

 

Russia accuses Trump of 'total weakness' for signing sanctions legislation

 

Company That Built Trump–Russia Conspiracy Was Working for Russia

 

Russia slaps the U.S., but Trump won't slap back. Sad

 

Russian Foreign Ministry Tweets Out Video of Festival in Protest of Sanctions

 

Russian 6th -generation fighter will employ powerful lasers to burn enemy missile seeker heads

 

Russia’s Military Drills Near NATO Border Raise Fears of Aggression

 

Moldova-Russia row escalates over ban 

 

SCIENCE

 

Scientists Study Greenland's Role in Sea Level Rises

 

Scientists identify tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

 

A Breakthrough in Gene Editing in Human Embryos

 

Global blindness set to 'triple by 2050'

 

 

SENATE

 

$15 billion border bill wouldn't fund a wall

 

Sen. Corker Blasts WH Leakers: Fire All of Them, ‘They Are Disloyal to Our Government!’   (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Senate approves 'right-to-try' drug bill

 

GOP Sen. Lee: 'Terminate, 'Prosecute' WH Leakers (US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)

 

Everything You Need To Know About The RAISE Act Without Reading It

 

RAISE Act Is First Serious Attempt to Reduce Immigration In Generations

 

GOP senator calls for "hybrid" system of immigration reform  (US Senator of South Carolina Tim Scott (R)

 

…Feinstein: Trump’s Immigration Legislation Will Not Pass Senate  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Cornyn: Many of Our Colleagues Still Don't Accept That Trump Won the Election  (US Senator of Texas John Cornyn (R)

 

Healthy Competition Among Missouri Republicans to Unseat McCaskill   (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

John McCain: The Democratic Party's Favorite Republican (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

President Trump can and should cancel the Senate's recess

 

New Parental Rights Amendment Would Prevent a Baby Like Charlie Gard Dying in the U.S.

 

Healthcare Bernie Sanders pushes universal plan in wake of repeal failure  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

John Cornyn to introduce border and immigration security bill  (Senate Majority Whip US Senator of Texas John Cornyn (R)

 

Senate Confirms Second GOP Board Member to NLRB

 

Did Sen. McCain ‘collude’ with Russia?  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Senate Republicans not sure about Trump-backed immigration bill

 

McCain Says He Expects to Return to Senate Next Month

 

Smoking-gun email proves McCain wrong to defend Huma

 

After health vote, governor calls Maine senators 'dangerous'

 

GOP shows signs of reaching out to Democrats on health care

 

Clinton confidant Blumenthal back under microscope amid Trump scrutiny

 

James Lankford   confronts ABC over ‘hate group’ tag: Disagreement ‘isn’t the same as hate’  (US Senator of Oklahoma James Lankford(R)

 

Matt Drudge nails it: John McCain is face of 'corruption' (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Senator seeks answers after watchdog finds VA made $5.5 billion in improper payments

 

About face: Leftists who once despised McCain cheer him as hero for vote to preserve Obamacare

 

Senate sends ‘Forever GI Bill’ to Trump’s desk

 

'Conservative' Sen. Jeff Flake blasted as 'just part of left' (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Sen. Capito's West Virginia office vandalized

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter Users Offer Democrats Suggestions for a New 2018 Slogan

 

Facebook’s fight against hateful posts often fails those it wants to protect, critics say

 

Dinesh D'Souza's Facebook page hijacked after 'Big Lie' release

 

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE

 

Socialized Medicine Kills

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil's Temer Escapes Corruption Trial to Focus on Economy

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

China Warns of Retaliation Over THAAD Deployment

 

War in Korea unlikely: NSC chief

 

[Interview] S. Korea likely to be sidelined on N. Korea issues

 

Low birthrate threatens teaching jobs in Korea

 

SPAIN

 

Spanish border enclaves under violent siege as increasing hordes of African migrants storm barriers

 

SPORTS

 

NFL star sees injustice as Kaepernick saga drags on

 

The Olympics could be a boon for Los Angeles, but it's foolish to think we can't lose

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

New Hampshire leaders rebuke Trump for calling state 'drug-infested den'

 

3 rescued from California bungee jump ride

 

Fearful Gov. Greg Abbott is ringing false alarms in Texas   (Governor of Texas Greg Abbott (R)

 

6 children in serious condition after chemical leak at YMCA pool (North Carolina)

 

1 dead, 1 missing after school building collapse in Minneapolis

 

Trump’s right, Cuomo wrong about the woes of Upstate  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Power outage in North Carolina’s Outer Banks may keep tourists out for two weeks

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department Officials Quitting Over “Complete and Utter Disdain for our Expertise”

 

Funds to counter Russia, extremists gather dust at State Department

 

SUICIDES

 

Another sheriff’s deputy commits suicide. His boss wants people to talk about it this time.

 

Resources for suicide prevention and helping parents cope

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Gingrich: Gorsuch Appointment 'May Have Justified the Whole Presidential Campaign'

 

SYRIA

 

Syrian opposition group unveils details of deal on de-escalation zones in Syria's Homs


Syrian refugees, fighters return from Lebanon after Hezbollah swap

 

First on CNN: Russia and Syria regime recruiting US-backed rebels

 

Russia flies 2,000 mercenary troops into Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

FDA moving to limit codeine use

 

15 iced drinks in Taipei test positive for harmful bacteria

 

I-Mei Foods begins operation of radiation laboratory, a first for Taiwan’s private sector

 

Taiwan’s annual medical expense for treating HIV/AIDS estimated to exceed NT$6 billion in 2021

 

Pork moves back to the frontline of Taiwan-U.S. trade talks

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Tesla's Longtime Battery Technology Director Leaves Company

 

Transgender 'curriculum' launched to help tech firms with diversity problem

 

TERRORISM

 

How terrorists use foreign aid to fund terror

 

TRADE

 

NAFTA talks could hinge on Mexico’s disproportionate share of auto investment, jobs

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Another Transgender "Man" Gives Birth to Baby

 

How one conservative stood up to transgender bullies… and won

 

A transgender candidate takes on Virginia’s ‘minister of private parts’

 

TURKEY

 

US fully transparent to Turkey about weapons delivered to YPG: Embassy

 

Heartbreaking story behind photos of Syrian boy cuddling, sleeping with stray dog in Istanbul

 

Siemens and Turkish partners win billion-dollar wind energy tender

 

EU membership talks with Turkey should not be halted, Juncker says  (European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker)

 

Government welcomes further fall in Turkey's inflation rate

 

Turkish FM cements security ties with China

 

French man arrested on ‘terror’ charges in Turkey's Şırnak

 

Turkish firms’ plastics exports exceed $2 bln

 

72 percent of Turkish citizens see US as security threat

 

Turkey replaces land, air, naval forces commanders: official

 

Inside Turkey’s NGO Purge (The Turkish government is targeting aid workers with intimidation tactics, inane red tape, and senseless deportations.)

 

 

UNIONS

 

Mississippi Nissan plant vote a crucial test for unions

 

Racially Charged Nissan Vote Tests U.A.W. in the South

 

AFP Foundation Touts Right to Work Benefits in MO Amid Union-Funded Ballot Drive

 

Why autoworkers must say 'no thank you' to unions

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 jumps, but pound slides as Bank of England cuts growth outlook

 

Did International Law Kill Charlie Gard?

 

UK Muslim Shop Owner Stops And Captures Muslim Gang Attacking Christian Man In The Street For His Faith

 

Muslim Women Joke about Hiding Bomb under Burqa in Pro-Islamic BBC Video

 

Major British Ethicist Warns: They Are Editing Human Embryos To Create A Super Race Of People Who Will Be The Elites And Who Will Oppress Everyone Else

 

UK: Leaving a bacon sandwich outside a mosque is worse than sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl

 

'Honour killing victim' had throat cut before being stuffed in freezer

 

Poorest pupils 'two years behind at GCSE'

 

Prince Philip retires: Duke of Edinburgh meets Royal Marines at final public event

 

East London GP charged with 118 sexual offences

 

Army 'could be needed' in UK prisons

 

UK: Christian woman prosecuted for talking about Christianity to a Muslim colleague

 

Roads could be covered with 'tunnels' to absorb pollution

 

Teenager's discovery of Roman treasure trove delights experts

 

The 'sharenting' divide: half UK parents do not post children's pictures

 

UK: Muslim from pro-Sharia, pro-caliphate group gives keynote speech at Universities UK HQ

 

Government cuts 'leave sexual health services at tipping point'

 

Pro-Life Leader Under Fire for Comparing Charlie Gard’s Death to Nazi Campaign to Kill Disabled People

 

'Three musketeers' convicted of plotting terrorist attack

 

UK Muslim who tried to smuggle bomb onto flight was let go: cops didn’t realize it was a working explosive

 

Grenfell Tower fire Cladding system in 111 buildings fails latest round of tests

 

Scotland facing ageing population timebomb

 

Top bosses' pay falls 17% in a year

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Former U.N. Amb. Power Unmasked ‘Hundreds’ In Final Year Of Obama Admin  (Former US United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power)

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Pacific Northwest could feel record-crushing heat

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican Targets Bannon for His 'Apocalyptic Geopolitics'

 

The Vatican’s America Problem

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

The World Must Turn Back Venezuela’s Growing Dictatorship

 

5 reasons why we should care about the crisis in Venezuela

 

As Maduro takes Venezuela into uncharted waters, the opposition has few options

 

Poll turnout figures ‘manipulated by at least 1m votes’

 

Venezuela’s socialist fast-track to the apocalypse

 

Venezuela 40 countries protest new assembly amid fraud accusations

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Mega-Leak: Transcripts of Trump's foreign leader phone calls emerge  

 

Trump aide dismisses Statue of Liberty "huddled masses" poem

 

Trump slams Congress for bringing Russia relations to 'dangerous low'

 

President Trump's Latest Approval Rating Is Worse Than Obama's Ever Was

 

Why Doesn’t Trump Just Unmask the Unmasking?

 

Dangerous: White House Leakers Spill Transcripts of Trump Phone Calls To Mexico, Australia

 

Spicer savors his last days in the White House  (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

WH: NYT Story Was ‘Leaked’ from Internal Personnel Who Violated DOJ Policy

 

Trump Signed Russia Sanctions into Law. Now What?

 

Bill Signed by Trump Targets Iran’s IRGC For Terrorism – For The First Time

 

Why Trump Is Right about Immigration

 

What Donald Trump Can Learn from Dunkirk

 

US airman casualty in Kuwait identified as Tech. Sgt. David Board

 

Trump goes big on immigration

 

Trump endorses new immigration bill to cut green-card limits, favor English speakers

 

Sanders forced to revise Trump's claim about conversations with heads of Boy Scouts, Mexico (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

There’s more to the Trump-Kelly relationship than meets the eye

 

'Turn our back' on history: Lawmakers blast Trump's immigration plan

 

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill he blasts as 'clearly unconstitutional'

 

Trump adviser fired over memo warning of globalist-Islamist 'deep state'

 

Trump aide, CNN reporter spar over immigration plan

 

Spicer to Stick With Plan to Leave Trump Administration  (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

With fifth judge confirmed, Trump outpaces Obama and Bush

 

Will Kellyanne Conway replace Scaramucci?

 

Scaramucci fired from White House role as Kelly flexes muscle as chief of staff


With dismissal of Scaramucci, Kelly shows who’s in charge at White House

 

Conservatives challenge Trump to revoke Obamacare subsidy for members of Congress

 

Trump dictated son’s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer

 

A grown-up finally takes command  (It’s early yet, and first impressions are sometimes misleading. But not often. John Kelly looks like the best appointment President Trump has made since he named Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court.)

 

Kelly Cracks Down on White House Turmoil, Access to Trump

 

How Trump could lose his base

 

White House trolled in fake ad for comms director

 

White House press briefings: Ask a reasonable question, get a stupid answer

 

White House opioid commission to Trump: ‘Declare a national emergency’

 

Trump doesn’t care about affirmative action. So why restart the war?

 

 Trump says he never called the White House a 'dump'

 

Trump’s attack on legal immigration would cripple the economy

 

As Allies Stray, Trump Keeps Those on the Right Close

 

Stephen Miller vs. Jim Acosta sent the daily briefing totally off the rails  (The White House adviser seemed more determined to expose CNN's alleged bias than to make the case for Trump's latest policy proposal.)

 

Trump to Generals: US 'Losing' War in Afghanistan

 

8 things the Trump team denied, and then later confirmed

 

Anthony Scaramucci Memo reveals his plan to 'professionalize' press office before firing

 

 

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