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Friday, August 4, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Knights of Columbus Sets Goal of Saving 1 Million Unborn Babies

 

Supremes asked to overturn judge's gag order protecting abortionists

 

Federal Court Forces Pregnancy Center to Obey Obamacare Mandate, Pay for Abortions

 

Democrats' disastrous mistake on abortion

 

Young Abortion Activists Hate Pro-Lifers: “These Dinosaurs Will Eventually Die Out”

 

Center for Medical Progress Asks Supreme Court to Lift Gag Order

 

David Daleiden Fights Judge’s Order Stopping Release of More Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood

 

APNewsBreak: Both Sides Seek to Drop Alaska Abortion Lawsuit

 

Democratic Party Won’t Fund Pro-Life Democrat Politicians Because Almost None Exist

 

Texas House approves more abortion reporting requirements

 

Watch: Top Democrat Can’t Say if Pro-Life Democrats are Welcome in the Party

 

This Is How Hard It Is To Get An Abortion In Your State

 

West Virginia’s Pro-Life Democratic Gov. Jim Justice Switches Parties, Becomes a Republican

 

Planned Parenthood sends woman to hospital after illegal abortion goes wrong

 

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

 

Chile Congress OKs bill to legalize abortion in some cases

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Why 'America First' Is Also Kabul First

 

NATO soldier killed, 6 other personnel wounded in Kabul bombing

 

 

AFRICA

 

Government Of Somalia Forces Church To Stay Closed, Says ‘The People Don’t Want Christ And We Don’t Want You Either’

 

U.S. confirms airstrike kills al-Shabab commander in Somalia

 

Is fake news a problem in Kenya's election?

 

‘We are treated like sporting slaves:’ Ethiopian lifts lid on trade in athletes

 

Rwanda's President Kagame eyes third term

 

AIRPORTS

 

Sewage water contaminates up to 200 bags at Nashville airport

 

ASIA

 

Plans to form East Timorese government thrown into disarray

 

Powerplay: Why America Must Capitalize On Its Alliances in the Asia-Pacific Region

 

Turkmenistan dictator's macho video mocked: other ridiculous videos of world leaders in action

 
AUSTRALIA

 

CBA weighs, but ASX ends week higher

 

Dollar rebounds against greenback

 

Australian municipality: Don’t blame us for banning synagogue on terror grounds

 

Swapping Singapore for Dandenong to learn Bitcoin secrets

 

Workers reveal security flaws at two Aussie airports

 

Voters in key Liberal seats back same-sex marriage, poll shows

 

The Liberal marriage deal to avert an ugly divorce

 

'We need help': Ill Australian baby stranded in Asia

 

Australia terror probe: Plane suspects 'made two plots'

 

Australian Police Say Two Men Charged Over Airplane Bomb Plot

 

Australians are working harder but going backwards

 

Daesh behind Australian men’s foiled Etihad bomb plot — police

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Toyota, Mazda invite U.S. states to compete for a rich prize

 

Volkswagen executive pleads guilty in U.S. emissions cheating case

 

Toyota to build $1.6 billion U.S. plant with rival Mazda: source

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX ends week on high note, boosted by jobs data

 

Canada's immigration minister discourages 'irregular' border crossings by asylum seekers

 

Warmington: Dad of dead soldier wants sit-down with PM (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Many in Atlantic Canada lose cell, Internet service in major outage

 

Politicians call for resignations, investigation into Niagara River sewage dump

 

City of Calgary tries to explain why they spent $500,000 on four rusty-looking tall thingies - and mounds dirt

 

Disgruntled conservatives break away to form new party in Ontario

 

Quebec's resources wear thin as wave of asylum seekers swells

 

Should Toronto decriminalize all drugs? The city’s medical health officer is ready to consider it

 

Canada declares emergency as 'extraordinary' wildfires spread

 

No decision on second trial in York University sex assault allegations

 

Canada’s unemployment rate falls to lowest in nearly nine years

 

Rex Murphy: Canada so ripe with green activism old-fashioned employment has gone out of fashion

 

Muslim cemetery to be built in Quebec City

 

Man pretending to be Catholic priest re-arrested on more child exploitation charges

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Trump, Hill Republicans go separate ways for the summer amid brewing

 

Their relationship at a low, Trump and Congress cast blame on each other heading into break

 

With no big wins, Republicans leave Capitol Hill counting small steps toward government reform

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Operator wanted for world's largest telescope in China

 

Trump and China: Getting Beyond North Korea

 

Emergency Meeting in Beijing Signals Growing Intensity of Xi’s Political Campaign (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Chinese workers forced to drink toilet water

 

Why China wants North Korea to be a nuclear threat

 

RoboMaster armies go to battle in China

 

China demands India remove troops from disputed region

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

What is behind NK's ICBM tests?

 

Editorial: Ready to Talk to Korea or Not? (It briefly looked like the Trump administration had a strategy on North Korea.)

 

Let’s Face It: North Korean Nuclear Weapons Can Hit the U.S.

 

Defusing North Korea's nuclear threat

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Hunt for Trump dossier author inflames Russia probe

 

Here's Some Big Ticket Items Congress Didn't Get Done Before Going on August Recess

 

There’s No ‘Bipartisan’ Solution to Fix Obamacare

 

Recess just started for Congress, and it’s not going to be much fun for Republicans

 

A Bold Way to Revive Obamacare Repeal

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

CFPB report: Bank overdraft fees used as expensive form of credit

 

COURTS

 

Court gives CNN win in labor dispute

 

Republican donor from Virginia Beach sues GOP, accusing the party of fraud over failed Obamacare repeal

 

Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli is convicted of fraud

 

Shkreli Decries ‘Witch Hunt’ After Convicted of Securities Fraud

 

Muslim to U.S. judge: 'Allah will reward me, punish you'

 

Killer who disemboweled girlfriend for yelling another man’s name gets life

 

Amanda Knox: Michelle Carter deserves sympathy and help, not prison

 

Mom goes to war to stop minor child's gender change

 

Schoolgirl's bid to share boys' shower now circling the drain

 

Nebraska State Trooper and married mother-of-two files lawsuit claiming female recruits for years have been forced to submit to unnecessary 'sexually invasive' pelvic exams before they can be hired

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

"She led the way": Security video clears USC student of rape

 

Former Bishop of Phoenix accused of repeatedly molesting boy

 

Officials came to check on a family’s welfare. A woman and kids ran out and said they were held for 2 years. (A Virginia man was arrested and charged with abduction and felony assault and battery. He frequented a homeless center in 2012 and “had a temper,” officials at the center said.)

 

Dallas man viciously attacked on train after asking teens to stop smoking pot

 

Naked Man Breaks into Home, Offers Diamonds, Scared Off by Armed Homeowner

 

Scumbag violently robs an 81-year-old woman, but she gets her revenge

 

Murder-suicide after wife asks for divorce: cops

 

Plane passenger spots man texting about molesting kids: cops

 

Married special-ed teacher, 31, 'had sex with at least FOUR of her students after complaining that her husband wasn't satisfying her'

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

  

Bombshell dropped on Seth Rich murder mystery (Stunning revelation in case of DNC staffer killed during Presidential campaign.)

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Elderly Harlem Woman Snaps at de Blasio at Town Hall Meeting  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Emails Supply New Evidence of Hillary Clinton Pay-to-Play Scheme, Watchdog Argues

 

Obama's Been Living the Good Life Since Leaving Office

 

Hillary Clinton, face of 'Scandals Filed, But Not Forgotten'

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

At the Department of Energy, taxpayer funds held hostage

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Natural selection? Critics say Zinke’s national monument review resembles a reality TV show  (Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke)

 

Interior watchdog launches ‘preliminary investigation’ into Zinke calls

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to sue Trump administration over funding threats to sanctuary cities

 

Wells Fargo to Pay US Govt $108 Million Over Military Veterans' Loans

 

Judge Jeanine Concerned Russia Probe Is a 'Phishing Expedition'

 

Sessions announces hunt for leakers, says cases have 'exploded' (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Exclusive: Sessions Orders Look into Obama-Holder ‘DOJ Slush Fund’ Payments to Leftist Activist Orgs

 

Media Freak Out After Sessions Suggests He'll Subpoena Reporters

 

One year into the FBI's Russia investigation, Mueller is on the Trump money trail (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Justice Dept., Under Siege From Trump, Plows Ahead  (Even as the department has been the subject of President Trump’s rage, Jeff Sessions and Rod J Rosenstein are quietly at work.)

 

Mueller Issues Grand Jury Subpoenas in Russia Inquiry  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Attorney general threatens to punish Stockton, San Bernardino and other 'sanctuary cities'

 

Mueller’s grand jury can compel testimony of Trump son’s meeting with Russian lawyer

 

Why Mueller’s use of a grand jury confirms what we already knew

 

Court orders Justice Department to release files about the FBI's 'purge of gay and lesbian federal employees' in the 1950s under J. Edgar Hoover 

 

Newt Gingrich: Mueller probe 'most deadly' threat to Trump's agenda

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

OCC Investigates After Multiple Earthquakes Rattle Oklahoma

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow ends at record for 8th  straight day, powered by jobs report

 

Dollar Rallies, Treasuries Falter on Strong Hiring: Markets Wrap

 

Dow chalks up eighth record close in a row

 

Dollar rallies after strong jobs report, snaps 3-week skid

 

The Trump economy isn’t creating scores of ‘male’ jobs

 

What the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will mean for stocks

 

Milestone for Trump: 1 million new jobs in six months

 

Gold ends day, week lower as dollar climbs on hiring strength

 

Solid hiring in July cuts unemployment rate

 

How the bond industry changed, 15 years after the first fixed-income ETF

 

Another U.S. hiring burst, but wage growth remains sluggish

 

153,513,000: Record Number of Americans Employed in July

 

Beneath the glow of stock-market records, darkly bearish trends are lurking

 

Against all odds, BRICS nations get their act together

 

Strong Jobs Report for July Gives Trump Momentum for Tax Reform

 

Record 153,513,000 Employed in July; 62.9% Labor Force Participation

 

Immigration Reform and the Economy

 

Black Unemployment Rate Nearly Lowest It's Been Since 2000

 

9 U.S. counties with the strongest economic growth

 

Asia tentative, dollar languishes on U.S. politics, mixed data

 

Russia Probe in Focus Ahead of Jobs as Bonds Climb: Markets Wrap

 

The economy’s continuing lethargy

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Harvard’s incoming class is majority minority

 

Harvard biased against Indians, Asians? US to probe complaint

 

It’s High Time Columbia’s Mattress Girl Was Discredited

 

North Carolina to Stop Schools from Barring Speakers Based on Ideology

 

The DOJ Takes on Campus Discrimination

 

University of Dallas Ranks No. 1 for Most Conservative Student Body

 

You Can Always Tell a Harvard Man… (White affirmative action privilege thrives in Cambridge.)

 

A College Admits a Big Mistake. Imagine That.  (The University of California, Irvine, effectively expelled 499 incoming students to reduce enrollment. On Wednesday, it reinstated most of them.)

 

Asian Americans are divided after the Trump administration's move on affirmative action

 

Online Assessment Could Improve Math Marks of Deaf Learners

 

What’s Next on Title IX  (Universities and advocates instead hope the regulation-averse Trump administration releases new language clarifying existing guidelines. Education Department says it is weighing numerous proposals before shifting federal policy.)

 

Cal State will no longer require placement exams and remedial classes for freshmen

 

A Key (State) to Completion (California’s public colleges are partnering more with foundations to achieve completion goals, and while resistance among faculty members remains, the previously rocky relationship appears to have improved.)

 

Don’t Weaken Campus Sex Assault Policies

 

Reluctance to Teach in English (European universities are adding English-language programs, especially at the master’s level, but many faculty members object.)

 

 

ELECTION 2017

 

So...Half of Detroit's Eight Mayoral Candidates Are Felons

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil books 1.1% gain, but logs slight weekly drop, as OPEC meeting looms

 

Energy Prices 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Delingpole: ‘But Climate Change…’ Wails EPA Official In Resignation Letter

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close with best daily gain in 3 weeks after U.S. jobs report

 

Italy seizes NGO boat suspected of aiding people smuggling

 

Will Europe Rebel Against U.S. Sanctions?

 

Throughout 50 years of marriage, Denmark's prince held a grudge

 

'Lucifer' heat wave holds Italy, eastern Europe in fiery grip

 

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Accounted for 5% of All Deaths in Netherlands Last Year

 

The EU Must Not Threaten the Sovereignty of Poland

 

EU says contaminated egg scare now under control

 

Austria: Women with leak-prone breast implants compensated

 

Six million Poles slaughtered by the Nazis. Cities flattened. A population reduced to slaves. As old hatreds shatter EU harmony... no wonder Poland's demanding billions from Germany

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

James Comey gets book deal to spill the beans on Donald Trump  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Job Growth Won't Change the Fed's Mind on Rates

 

FEMINISM

 

Radical Pro-Abortion Feminist Jill Filipovic Can’t Figure Out Why Nobody Likes Feminists

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA OKs new drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

The Top Five Foreign-Policy Blunders Trump Hasn’t Made Yet  (But still might.)

 

FRANCE

 

Macron's popularity slips, says poll (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Mummified body discovered near salt water pool in southern France

 

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces criminal probe over claims he took bribes to help Qatar land 2022 World Cup 

 

Scientists uncover secrets of 12 Christian relics in Paris

 

France wants UN to slap new sanctions on N. Korea in coming days

 

GERMANY

 

'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

 

Merkel's SPD rivals suffer fresh blow ahead of September election (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany: New study shows that Islam plays greater role in “radicalization” than previously realized

 

Two suspects arrested after explosion in shisha bar

 

European Court stops Germany from deporting “dangerous” Muslim who said he was ready to commit jihad massacre

 

Lower Saxony set to ban Islamic face veils in schools

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Are Climate Warriors Giving Up?

 

Sources: Trump administration to deliver notice it intends to withdraw from Paris climate deal

 

Al Gore's Climate Change Hypocrisy Is As Big As His Energy-Sucking Mansion

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Is Working on a News Product to Compete With Snapchat

 

GOP

 

West Virginia Governor Latest Loss for Democratic Party

 

Praising Trump, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice turns to GOP: 'Democrats walked away from me'

 

West Virginia’s governor is switching back to the GOP. And Democrats hit a new low.

 

Why West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is switching parties

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

It's Failing: Repeal May Have Stalled, But Obamacare Is Still Falling Apart

 

What Obamacare turmoil means for employer-based coverage

 

 Molina Healthcare Exits Obamacare Exchanges in Two States, Experiences $230 Million Loss  

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Dunkirk ignores the bravery of black and Muslim soldiers

 

Dukes of Hazzard star Tom Wopat denies groping woman

 

Tension and Grief in Wyoming (Texas screenwriter Taylor Sheridan debuts as a director with a tight and compelling neo-western / murder mystery, “Wind River.”)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Top lawmaker pushes Trump admin to freeze Pakistani assets tied to IT breach scandal

 

Wasserman Schultz Defends Keeping Staffer on Payroll While Under Federal Investigation (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Wasserman Schultz Says Laptop She Sought To Keep From Police Was Awan's, Not Hers

 

Maxine Waters: After Impeaching Trump, Go After Pence  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Stunning: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Now Says Computer She Threatened DC Police Over …. IS IMRAN AWAN’S!

 

Why Do Republicans Want to Kill Horses?

 

Survey of 20 House Dem Candidates Finds Only One Willing to Vote for Pelosi to Remain Leader (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

'Unmasking' Investigation Leading Straight To Obama White House  (Ben Rhodes and Samantha Power added to House Intelligence Committee’s investigation list.)

 

Pelosi told 'prison time is coming'

 

 

HURRICANES 

 

Report: Major Hurricanes More Likely This Season

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Stephen Miller Has a Point, You Cosmopolitans (Liberals need to understand that immigration isn’t necessarily always good for America.)

 

Exploiting The Statue Of Liberty To Support Open Borders

 

Keeping Score: How Points Work in Trump’s Canada-inspired US Immigration Overhaul

 

Ana Navarro snaps during CNN immigration debate: ‘It must be so nice to be a white male’

 

 

INDIA

 

China Tells India That It Won’t Back Down in Border Dispute

 

Rahul Gandhi attacked in flood-hit Gujarat, says he ‘won’t step back because of Modi slogans’, CM Rupani orders inquiry

 

A checklist for progress as India marks 70 years of freedom

 

Coordinating with Bhutan on Doklam: India

 

Israel's 'fire and forget' missile to boost Army

 

Hafiz Saeed trying to hide his blood-stained hands behind ballot ink: India

 

Manmohan Singh condemns attack on Rahul Gandhi, says political violence has no place in democracy

 

Watch a rhino charge cars on an Indian road while passengers calmly narrate the chaos

 

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Suspicious package at IRS building leaves 10 sick

 

Obama’s IRS ‘misled’ Obamacare customers: Audit

 

IRAN

 

Iran’s President Shows Signs of Yielding to Hard-Liners

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqis Returning Home to Mosul Encounter Explosives Left Behind by ISIS

 

Charities Cautiously Optimistic Christians Will Return to ISIS-Cleared Areas of Iraq

 

ISLAM

 

“Atheist Muslim” says “The left is wrong on Islam. The right is wrong on Muslims.”

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, August 4, 2017)

 

Israel is going to miss Mahmoud Abbas  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Police to examine Jordan shooting (Israel Police to conduct an "examination" into fatal shooting of two Jordanians by Israeli embassy guard.)

 

Palestinians pelt 70 tourists with rocks in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Preparing for the next missile onslaught

 

Police to open preliminary probe into Amman embassy incident

 

Police said to recommend charges against PM in two graft probes  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israel arrests Hamas parliamentarian over terror

 

Netanyahu dismisses corruption probes against him as ‘background noise’

 

The legacy of Israel’s first Arab Supreme Court judge

 

Report: Israeli Police Collaborated with PA Agents in Interrogating Arab Who Sold Hebron Building to Jews

 

Iran condemns its soccer players for match with Israeli team 

 

Major German university students: 'BDS a continuation of Nazi boycotts'

 

State Department Continues To Whitewash Arab Terrorism

 

Hebrew video calling for attacks on Israelis hits Palestinian social media

 

Israel releases at least 3 Palestinian corpses for burial in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

  

Editor's Notes: It's time people realize there are alternatives to Netanyahu

 

Researcher gives seal of approval to 53 biblical characters’ existence

 

Israeli forces injure 2 Palestinians in Kafr Qaddum clashes, detain activist in Hebron

 

High Court says it’s in favor of surrogacy for same-sex couples

 

Israeli forces suppress protest against construction of Israeli watchtower in Hebron

 

Two Muslim-majority Africa states to send first-ever envoys to Israel

 

Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians as thousands pray at Al-Aqsa

 

IDF unlikely to seek death penalty for Halamish terrorist  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Mysterious Trump murals appear on Palestinian wall

 

Israel said weighing barrier to block IS tunnels from Sinai

 

At ruins of evacuated settlement, hundreds demand return

 

Losing and winning the Temple Mount

 

How to sell a suicide-bomber subsidy to Congress (The “Palestinian” representative to the US defends "martyr" payments.)

 

Video from Israel: Muslim stabs, critically wounds Israeli supermarket employee

 

 

JAPAN

 

Fukushima Nuclear Waste Could Be Dumped in Pacific Ocean

 

MARIJUANA

 

Banks don't like risks associated with legal pot business

 

Cannabis Grower Buys California Town to Build Pot-Friendly Outpost

 

MEDIA 

 

Chuck Todd Intends to Ignore Any DOJ Subpoena in Leak Probe

 

Trump's Unintended Consequences: Driving the Media You-Know-What Insane

 

New effort to destroy Hannity with O’Reilly-type advertiser boycott

 

Acosta Pulls the Media’s Mask Off

 

CNN insider rips Jim Acosta's antics as 'auditions' for his own show

 

Chris Matthews Gets Thrill Up His Leg Over Republican Book Criticizing Trump (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Sean Spicer signs with top TV lawyer after meetings with networks (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

NYT imagines a Trump assault on ‘anti-white bias’

 

MEXICO

 

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox drops f-bomb about Trump's wall, again

 

Mexican Firms Paid $89.5M in Bribes in 2016; Sweeping Anti-Corruption Law Now Targets Officials and Businesses

 

Mexicans Criticize Pena Nieto's 'Submissive' Tone With Trump

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemeni troops launch major operation against Al-Qaeda after suicide blast that killed 6

 

Atomic program to contribute to Vision 2030: Energy minister (Saudi Arabia)

 

Dubai fire: Flames rip through one of the world's tallest residential towers

 

Dad smiles as monster who raped and killed his daughter is ‘pumped full of bullets’  (Yemen)

 

In seeking regional influence, United Arab Emirates tests its military alliance with the United States

 

MILITARY

 

Air Force signs contract to convert abandoned aircraft for Air Force One mission

 

Army Releases Names of Two Paratroopers Killed in Afghanistan

 

CFPB report: Bank overdraft fees used as expensive form of credit

 

Report: Mattis had to intervene in dispute between McMaster and Bannon   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

US troops in Yemen not needed, nation's US ambassador says

 

Stymied in Afghanistan

 

A battered World War II hero of Bastogne gets a new home, museum built around it

 

Airman killed in Kuwait incident identified

 

Bomb threats continue to plague Navy facilities for 2nd  day

 

2 US soldiers killed, 4 wounded in Afghanistan suicide bombing

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Body of missing mom found in Grand Canyon National Park 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

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

 

What if some spies are bad guys?

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Report: McMaster Under Pressure… ‘Increasingly Volatile,’ ‘Frequently Blows His Top’ (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

Time for Trump to Get Rid of McMaster

 

Exclusive: Former NSC Officials Decry McMaster's Subversion Of Trump's Foreign Policy

 

H.R. McMaster Is Proof The Deep State Exists

 

Report: Letter From McMaster Said Susan Rice Could Keep Her Top-Secret Security Clearance  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster/Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Michael Flynn files amended disclosure report showing additional payments  (Former White House National Security Adviser General Michael T Flynn)

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

 

McMaster’s NSC Coup Against Trump Purges Critics of Islam and Obama  (The National Security Council is becoming a national security threat.)

 

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

NTSB: Air Canada Near Miss Within 100 Feet of SF Disaster

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO says Russia ties most ‘difficult’ since Cold War

 

NUTRITION

 

Diet not working? Maybe it's not your type

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani Taliban launches magazine for women

 

Pakistan constructing 6 dams in PoK with China's assistance: Government

 

46 members of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi cabinet took oath

 

Pakistan to take measures to control Daesh threats from Afghanistan: FO

 

Army Chief condemned Taliban attack on US troops in Afghanistan 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Catholic Priest Caught Taking 13 Year Old Girl To Have Sex With Her

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

McConnell's super PAC accused of 'defaming' Roy Moore (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

POLITICS

 

American Conservatism, 1945-2017

 

POLLS

 

Voters in Swing States Support the RAISE Act

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

Cake Wars And The Coming Conflict Over Religious Liberty

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

Three more RNC staffers set to exit

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian Lawyer Tells State TV She Met Trump Jr. to Ask for 'Help'

 

Russian, US experts suggest launching satellite and balloons as part of Venus space probe

 

Russia Reacts To The New Round Of U.S. Sanctions – Part II

 

Trump’s Popularity in Russia Takes Sharp Hit After U.S. Sanctions

 

Putin goes quadricycling, rafting, and spearfishing on two-day Siberian adventure vacation   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

EU blacklists 3 Russian nationals, 3 companies over Siemens turbines to Crimea

 

Kremlin agrees with Trump that Russia-US ties at ‘very dangerous low’

 

‘Vast stupidity’: Oliver Stone slams ‘dumb’ US sanctions against Russia

 

Cut the Americans off from space? Here’s how Russia might respond to new US sanctions

 

Oh, Wait. Maybe It Was Collusion.   (Russian intelligence may have been trying to recruit allies within the Trump campaign to influence the election — and our government.)

 

Putin’s grants to ‘foreign agents’ signal shift away from hard-line domestic policies

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service booted from Trump Tower over lease dispute

 

 

SENATE

 

McCain: Say, Let’s Do Amnesty! (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

US Senate set to call for China to release Liu Xiaobo's widow

 

Bernie Sanders Joins UAW in Mississippi Push for Nissan Union Vote   (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Jeff Flake's in Denial about Jeff Flake (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Rand Paul: Trump May Take Executive Action to Improve Health Insurance  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments over break

 

Graham, Corker: Gen. Nicholson Is Not the Problem in Afghanistan, Commitment Is  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)/ US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Sen. Ron Johnson to Newsmax: Media, Dems Are Sabotaging Trump Administration  (US Senator of Wisconsin Ron Johnson (R)

 

Can RAISE Make Immigration Work For America Again?

 

Warner, Ranking Senate Intel Dem: Congress Ought to Investigate Leaked Trump Transcripts (US Senator of Virginia Mark Warner (D)

 

Senate passes legislation to ensure no halt in FDA reviews

 

Senate confirms retired colonel as Shulkin’s No. 2 at the VA

 

Democrats Forgo Stall Tactics, Senate Confirms 65 Trump Nominees

 

Secret behind Sen. Murkowski's Obamacare flip-flop (US Senator of Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R)

 

McCain aims to revive immigration reform  

 

McCain on merit-based immigration bill: 'I wouldn't do it'

 

Woody Johnson, the New York Jets owner, confirmed by Senate as UK ambassador

 

Republican's criticism of Trump's tweets may cost him his Senate seat

 

Nissan dispute could go down as most vicious anti-union crusade in decades  

 

SMALL BUSINESS

 

Deregulation and Tax Reform Driving Small Business Optimism

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Brand New Film On Youtube Teaches Little Children To Sodomize Each Other

 

Zuckerberg Hires Dem Pollster Who Worked as Clinton’s Chief Strategist in 2016

 

YouTube moves to block videos with “controversial religious or supremacist content”

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Is US beef safe? Gov't flip-flops over mad cow disease

 

Army general to face probe for abuse of ‘housekeeping soldiers’

 

South Gyeongsang issues alert on powerful Typhoon Noru

 

[Eye Interview] Education reformer aims to tackle elitism in schools

 

19 Korean troupes head to Edinburgh

 

Remembering the brothers who fought for Korean independence

 

Teachers' college students demand job security

 

Korea-Japan ties unlikely to thaw

 

China renews THAAD retaliation

 

[Student Corner] Giving freedom to high school students with new education plan

 

South Korean spy agency admits voter manipulation

 

SPAIN

 

Trump goes to war against Spanish olives

 

SPORTS

 

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: Colin Kaepernick isn't being blackballed

 

Colin Kaepernick sees NFL rejection, but the NBA would embrace him

 

Police release new sketch in hopes of finding abductor of Cal Ripken’s mom

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Oregon Officials Blow Off Press Inquiries Regarding Illegal Alien Rapist In Portland

 

Andrew Cuomo Facing Multiple Primary Challengers (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Cuomo Forced to Comply With Trump Election Commission Request

 

Flash flooding traps drivers in California

 

Car with family of three dangles off power line during Connecticut storm

 

Report: "Sex and the City" actress mulls run for New York governor

 

After 7 Dark Days, Power Is Restored on Outer Banks

 

Pilot killed after small plane crashes into backyard in Sacramento County, officials say   (California)

 

Legislature, don't mess with California's water umpire

 

California:  Vegan activists force butcher to hang animal rights sign in window

 

Death Valley breaks 100-year-old record for hottest month ever in July

 

Seattle sweats it out: Dangerous Pacific north-west heat wave pushes temperatures to record highs and prompts thousands to buy air-conditioning units - because they never thought they'd need them

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Why Has Rex Tillerson Belly-Flopped as Secretary of State?

 

Actually, it's fine for the State Department to drop 'democracy promotion'

 

Anti-Israel rhetoric from the State Department

State Department: 'It's just reality' -- Soft power will force Bashar Assad to leave  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

 

SYRIA

 

Heaviest clashes for months hit Syria’s Hama province — monitor

 

TAIWAN

 

5.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Taiwan

 

Taiwan to ban all cosmetics containing microbeads

 

Delegation visits US base to see staff support system

 

Students to discuss dark past in S Korea

 

Ten 7-Eleven stores open in Zhejiang

 

Taiwan-born scientist says mushrooms can save the world

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Robots and artificial intelligence are not the end of work

 

TRADE

 

Trump delays announcement of trade action against China

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Jill Duggar’s husband slammed for calling transgenderism ‘a myth’

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

More than 1 in 5 US travellers carry prohibited items onto aircraft, survey finds

 

TURKEY

 

I wish I had died, says Turkish coup suspect general

 

Australian ‘terror bomb package mailed from Turkey’

 

Istanbul musician says she was beaten by police officers after argument over cello case

 

Gov’t determined to raise generations acquainted with religion: President Erdoğan

 

Gülenist suspects to wear ‘single-type’ brown uniforms in Turkish courts

 

Turkey, Qatar to hold joint naval exercise

 

Turkish family minister says authority to register civil marriages shouldn’t be given to imams

 

Government will prioritize economy after summer: PM Yıldırım

 

150,000 cars awaiting insurance money after heavy Istanbul hailstorm

 

Russian ban on Turkish tomatoes bears domestic fruit

 

Media groups call for immediate release of French journalist arrested in Turkey

 

Overseas demand for Turkey-made anti-drone weapon rises

 

Previously banned ‘dangerous’ online video game allegedly causes suicide of Turkish boy

 

500 critically injured, killed each year in Turkey after diving headfirst into shallow waters

 

46 PKK militants 'neutralized' last week, Turkish military says

 

Turkish families launch campaign amid claims over closure of schools for hearing impaired

 

Turkish FM pledges to 'eliminate' anti-China forces

 

UBER

 

Uber knowingly rented recalled cars to drivers in Singapore: report

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks propelled to 6-week high as RBS rises, pound falls

 

Today would have been Charlie Gard’s first birthday

 

Saudi Embassy issues warning over London acid attacks

 

Woman finds out husband raped her from videos on his phone

 

UK’s leading universities demand Brexit clarifications

 

UK cops release decision-making game ending with “right-wing extremists” beating Muslim to death

 

Police officer 'embedded' in prison

 

Michael Gove sparks storm over post-Brexit fishing access  (UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove)

 

Bid to trace drivers after girl raped

 

Walking tourism boosts Scots economy by £1.3bn

 

NHS Health service must put its house in order before seeking more cash, says internal audit

 

Suicidal girl's care 'utterly shaming'

 

Brexit End squabbles and focus on transitional deal, IoD urges ministers

 

Scotland is a ‘space hub’ for Europe

 

Health UK pledges £100m to global efforts to eradicate polio

 

US charges Briton who stalled NHS ransomware

 

US police 'closing in' on Oxford University murder suspect

 

Pub bombings inquests 'could be resumed'  (There was only one opening hearing after five people died in the 1974 Guildford pub bombings.)

 

US pedophile who was a strip club waitress and had been a dominatrix said she was 'excited' about meeting 'attractive' Brit couple who livestreamed them abusing a child 

 

UNITED STATES

 

We All Need To Admit That America Has A Tattoo Problem

 

Girl dies after dare to drink boiling water through straw

 

VATICAN

 

US Catholics accused of pro-Trump 'alliances of hate' by Pope's allies

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela's new legislative superbody opens despite criticism

 

Cold reality: Venezuela now a Russian puppet state

 

Venezuela court asked to stall assembly

 

Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis caused by Chávez's failure to kill oligarchs

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

White House blames Elizabeth Warren for blocking top economic nominee (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Trump keeps social media on-message during Kelly's first week

 

Trump applauds Toyota and Mazda for plans to build new U.S. plant

 

CNBC’s John Harwood Calls on White House Staffer to Illegally Leak Trump/Putin Call

 

Trump praises West Virginia Dem governor who switches to Republican Party

 

Trump’s generals are trying to save the world. Starting with the White House.

 

Trump: States can count on feds in emergencies

 

GOP lawmakers square off against Trump

 

On Immigration, Trump Is Not Racist – He's Right

 

Grading Trump: Week 28

 

Trump isn't going quiet on Russia. He's getting louder.

 

Are the polls a call for a White House reset?

 

Atheists ‘appalled’ by White House Bible study

 

'Totally made up Russia story': Trump maintains Dems are stoking Russian allegations at Huntington rally where governor of West Virginia confirms he is switching sides to become Republican

 

Donald Trump’s Weak Polling Numbers and Those Who Would Exploit Them

 

Krauthammer: Impeachment would be 'a catastrophic mistake'

 

Stephen Miller’s immigration facts trump Jim Acosta’s fantasy

 

Trump tells West Virginia rally: ‘We didn’t win because of Russia. We won because of you’

 

Three Days In, Kelly Imposing Military Rigor at White House

 

Ivanka and Jared, move back to New York

 

Kushner Firm Said to Be Under Inquiry Over Visa Program

 

On Russia sanctions, Trump has a point

 

Trump to take 17-day vacation at his New Jersey golf resort

 

Trump is right in saying Americans need to move where the jobs are

 

The White House is drawn into a conspiracy theory

 

White people should be more afraid of other whites than they are of people of color

 

If Trump were an immigrant, he’d probably be deported

 

Kushner asks large tech firms to help upgrade federal agencies: report

 

Trump, McMaster meet amid purge of national security staffers

 

Leon Panetta: How long can John Kelly survive?

 

US officials 'increasingly deciding to ignore' Donald Trump

 

'I don't take vacations' Donald Trump takes vacation  

 

Double rainbow appears above Trump's White House

 

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