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Sunday, August 6, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

  

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Democratic Campaign Chief Suggests Party Back Anti-Abortion Candidates

 

Analysis: Rulings deepen fight over Arkansas abortion laws

 

One weird trick Democrats could use to stop stumbling over Pelosi and abortion questions  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

As Democrats Look To 2018, Abortion Emerges Divisive

 

If infanticide is wrong, is abortion wrong?

 

Abortion-referral law on hold in Illinois after Rockford federal judge’s ruling

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Iran Gains Ground in Afghanistan as U.S. Presence Wanes

 

With U.S. general under fire, Afghans fear being abandoned by Trump

 

AFRICA

 

Tensions rise as Kenya’s election could be decided on a digital battlefield

 

Suicide bomber kills seven in northern Cameroon

 

Djibouti military base highlights China’s African ambitions

 

US military launches inquiry into torture allegations at Cameroon base

 

Video from Nigeria: Over 50 Christians massacred in church during Sunday service

 

As Kenyan vote nears, electorate divided by tribes

 

South Africa :Have Zuma’s political foes found the means to topple him?  

 

Democratic Republic of Congo 250 killed in ‘ethnic’ massacres, says UN

 

Rwanda Paul Kagame re-elected president with 99% of vote

 

 

AIRLINES

 

American Airlines flight encounters 'severe turbulence shortly before landing' that hospitalizes three passengers and seven crew members

 

AMERICA

 

Signs in sky reveal America as 'Covenant' nation

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australia tightens restrictions after terror plot is foiled

 

Why this Sydney suburb banned construction of a synagogue

 

Australia: Muslims enraged that cops called jihad mass murder plot “Islamic-inspired terrorism”

 

Australian police release man arrested in plot to bomb plane

 

Search ends for 3 Marines missing after aircraft 'mishap' off Australia

 

School playgrounds declared 'no-Jesus' zones

 

Australia: Muslims planned jihad massacre on airplane with IED disguised as meat grinder

 

CANADA

 

Sharia Canada: Ryerson University cancels speech by “moderate” Tarek Fatah, refuses to explain why

 

Watch: Woman appears to abuse dog on Toronto subway

 

Average rent for a Toronto retirement residence is now $4,700/month

 

The BC Liberals look to a future after Christy Clark

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Former top CIA spy warns Trump not to ‘politicize’ Iran intel

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Stop Calling Jesus a Socialist

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China calls on North Korea to halt missile and nuclear tests

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

He Fled North Korea. Now He’s Begging to Return.

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress faces daunting agenda after August break

 

After six months of accomplishing nothing, can Congress pivot?

 

COURTS

 

Three accusers say Usher exposed them to STD  

 

Ex-teacher sentenced to 10 years for 'upskirt' videos of students

 

Time magazine Top journalist sues for sex and age discrimination

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

School board allegedly ignored teacher's sexual romps

 

Cop points gun at man for nearly nine minutes

 

2 killed in Baltimore during 3-day “cease-fire”

 

'There is too much anger out there.' Bombing of a Minnesota mosque leaves Muslims concerned

 

Amid calls for a cease-fire, gunshots ring out once again in Baltimore

 

Nationwide manhunt is underway for rape suspect who overpowered a guard and stole his gun before making daring escape 

 

Deputies fatally shoot man they were trying to evict from apartment in San Diego  (California)

 

Iowa man attempts to deposit fake million-dollar bill and promptly gets busted for meth

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Jeh Johnson worries U.S. still “vulnerable” to election meddling  (Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Obama's army takes on Trump  (Organizing for Action, a hub of the Democrat protest movement, is learning to live without the former President.)

 

CA Gov Brown: Voters ‘Definitely’ Swinging Back ‘Toward a Non-GOP Kind of Future’

 

Dance like no one's watching! Bizarre moment Malia Obama, 19, rolls around on the ground and wildly pounds the earth as she listens to The Killers at Chicago music festival

 

The future of the Democratic Party could be written in upcoming gubernatorial races

 

Obama Center stokes the ire of bird enthusiasts: Report

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Rosenstein: Trump has not ordered investigation of 'particular people' (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Mueller and the US “Corruptocracy” (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Mueller asks White House for documents on Flynn  (Former White House National Security Adviser General Michael T Flynn)

 

Jeff Sessions is finally on Trump’s good side  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Bobby Sticks It to Trump (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Trump Immigration Crackdown Leads to Higher Construction Wages…

 

Is Trump’s Turmoil Slowing Economic Growth?

 

When Will the Tech Bubble Burst?

 

EDUCATION

 

NJ Father Spends $5,000 to Reprint HS Yearbooks That Censored Trump Shirts

 

Burly bikers come to aid of bullied school pupil 

 

Colleges in Pursuit of Diversity Pick Different Paths to It

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

2018: GOP Targets Dems Who Support Single-Payer Health Care…

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Pence slams Times story about 2020 bid as 'disgraceful and offensive' (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Pence aide: Report on 2020 run 'nothing more than wishful thinking'  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

As Chaos Swirls Around Trump, Some in G.O.P. Look to 2020

 

Warren: 'I am not running for president, I’m doing my work' (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

EUROPE

 

How Isis is recruiting European women with promise of 'empowerment'

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Sweden: 550% Rise in Grenade Attacks

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali blasts the party of Geert Wilders  (In recent congressional testimony, the courageous former Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali took aim at the similarly courageous current Dutch MP Geert Wilders.)

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI investigating explosion at Minnesota mosque

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

How Trump's FCC aided Sinclair's expansion

 

FRANCE

 

271 jihadis have returned to France from the Islamic State, only some are in custody

 

Eiffel Tower evacuated as knife-wielding Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” is arrested

 

French President Macron's popularity sinks

 

Woman awarded €1m payout after cream canister injury

 

 

GERMANY

 

Belgium admits it kept quiet about 'tainted' eggs recalled in Germany

 

Hamburg police tried to recruit supermarket jihad murderer as informant

 

Poll shows that more Germans fear climate change than jihad terrorism

 

Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salutes outside Reichstag

 

Pakistani governor tells Hindus that Islam gives equal rights to all communities

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Maher to Gore on climate change: ‘Who would know better about losing Florida?’

 

GOOGLE

Google engineer's anti-diversity manifesto goes viral

 

GOP

 

Christie: Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer in June of last year was ill-advised  (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

When a candidate conspired with a foreign power to win an election (It took decades to unravel Nixon’s sabotage of Vietnam peace talks. Now, the full story can be told.)

 

Why the next black president could be a Republican

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Government needs 'to be downsized,' says senator (Former US Senator of Oklahoma Tom Coburn (R)

 

HEALTH CARE 

 

Hickenlooper, Kasich push bipartisan effort on health care  (Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Ohio Governor John Kasich say the next step toward changing the Affordable Care Act -- after lawmakers failed to follow through on health care reform -- should now include a bipartisan effort.)

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Poll shows foul language curbs movie revenue

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Texas rep open to becoming House Intel chairman (US Representative of Texas Mike Conaway (R)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

The real history of American immigration

 

Gov. Brown wants to prevent 'abuse of federal power' on immigration, but expresses concerns about 'sanctuary state' bill  (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

Why shouldn’t US immigration law be good for the US?

 

Trump's new immigration rule would have kept his grandfather out

 

INDIA

 

Doklam row: India reasonably sure China does not want war despite angry rhetoric

 

Heroin haul probe trail leads to Pakistan, Iran, UAE

 

How battle-ready is India for a war against China or Pakistan?

 

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

Eli Lake: Leakers are assuming undue influence on American politics

 

IRAN

 

War Of Words: Rouhani Hits Back At Trump Over Nuclear Deal (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Kissinger: End of Islamic State Could Lead To ‘Iranian Radical Empire’

 

Iranian soldier opens fire at air base, wounds 10

 

ISLAM

 

California imam who called for “annihilation” of Jews denounced democracy and Constitution as “idols” in 2016

 

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” adds Muslim superhero named “Isis” as rebuke to Trump

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, August 6, 2017)

 

The Lost Home of Jesus' Apostles Has Just Been Found, Archaeologists Say

 

PA minister defends payments deemed incentives to murder by US senators

 

Hamas Visits Tehran, Joins Iran’s ‘Axis of Resistance’ With Hezbollah

 

Majority of Israelis believe Prime Minister guilty (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

66% of Israelis say Netanyahu should quit if indicted – poll

 

Israeli Security Vehicle Firebombed, Terrorists Stoning Vehicles in Jerusalem

 

More Likud support emerges for Netanyahu, but key allies mum

 

It’s about revenge’: Court revokes Israeli citizenship of alleged Palestinian attacker

 

Bennett says he hopes Netanyahu won’t be indicted (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Court Revokes Citizenship of Israeli Arab Who Rammed and Stabbed 4 Jews

 

Knesset committee to vote Monday on watered down binary options bill

 

Watch: Undercover operation nabs Arab terrorist in Ramallah

 

US Army forbids use of Chinese-made drones also flown by IDF  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Palestinian family lose their home to Israeli settlers

 

Hamas said to accept Egyptian plan for Palestinian unity, Fatah holding out

 

Fatah denies reports that Abbas ‘thwarted’ Egyptian initiative to end dispute with Hamas  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Teva slide could draw vultures but it won’t be easy prey

 

Jordan’s King Abdullah To Make Rare Visit In Support Of Abbas

 

In blow to Kahlon, High Court strikes down third apartment tax

 

Three arrested near Temple Mount after clash with police

 

Israel opens investigation into deadly shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman

 

Netanyahu angry Likud ministers slow to back him

 

Jordan said to launch diplomatic offensive over Israeli Embassy shooting

 

Israel detains 4 Palestinians for alleged drive-by shooting at illegal settlement

 

Baby lightly injured in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) rock-throwing attack

 

Netanyahu, it’s time for a leave of absence

 

Abbas vows to keep up financial pressure on Hamas

 

IDF to start drafting students during military prep

 

In US wilderness, Palestinian and Israeli girls camp for coexistence 

 

Netanyahu meets with families due to lose homes in Netiv Ha’avot

 

The 'Al-Aqsa Mosque Is in Danger' Gambit

 

Claim that Israeli government officials back McMaster unmasked as fake news (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

Palestinians’ Music Video Urges Muslims to ‘Tear’Jews Apart…

 

Unconditional Christian Love for Israel

 

…Hamas Summer Camp Teaches Children to Murder ‘Zionist Pigs’

 

Israel says it plans to ban Al-Jazeera

 

Arabs marginalize the Palestinian issue

 

Netanyahu won't have to resign if indicted, justice minister says   

 

'Fake news' blamed for triggering Temple Mount faceoff

 

Pressure mounts on Israel’s prime minister as aide agrees to testify

 

JAPAN

 

Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

 

LEBANON

 

Despite Trump claim, Lebanon fighting alongside, not against, Hezbollah

 

MEDIA 

 

The Plot Thickens: Conservative Host Eric Bolling is Suspended by Fox News

 

Reporters for NYT, WaPo Tried to Spin Lynch/Clinton Tarmac Meeting

 

Fox News anchor Eric Bolling suspended after allegations of sending lewd image to female coworkers

 

The media needs Trump more than he needs them

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

UAE’s hunt for its enemies is challenging alliance with US

 

MILITARY

 

Navy identifies Stethem sailor who went missing in South China Sea

 

Plans developed to defend against drone attacks (Researchers investigating 'neutralization approaches' to protect US military targets.)

 

American Army base opens doors to thousands of Germans

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Study: One Of Richest U.S. Counties Would Lose 47,000 Jobs If Minimum Wage Raised to $15

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani governor tells Hindus that Islam gives equal rights to all communities

 

Trump wants Pakistan’s ‘paradoxical’ policies to change: NSA

 

RADIO

 

Is America on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown or Civil War? (Michael Savage: “You have not yet seen mob violence in this country.")

 

RUSSIA

 

Rex Tillerson meets for ‘lengthy’ talks with Russia's Sergey Lavrov amid diplomatic crisis (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson/ Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) 

 

Russian miner rescued from flooded diamond mine

 

 

SENATE

 

Tillis says bill to protect Mueller is response to Trump, about Justice Dept. (US Senator of North Carolina Thom Tillis (R)

 

Flake: 'Not at all' thinking of leaving GOP  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

McConnell says he would consider continuing insurer payments   (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

McConnell on healthcare failure: 'Feel better, Hillary Clinton could be president'  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Sen. Jeff Flake’s flame-throwing polemic takes aim at Trump  

 

Despite Criticism, Sen. Flake Says Not Thinking of Quitting GOP

 

Bernie Sanders writing teen guide to political revolution   (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

 

SOCIALISM

 

The New Royal Family Of Socialism

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook deletes 288,000 “hate speech” posts monthly, including counter-jihad posts, Hamas-linked CAIR still plays victim

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Seoul, Washington agree on early revision of missile guidelines

 

Remember 'comfort women' with bracelets

 

Heatwaves kill six, sicken 1,000

 

Warmer climate causes 29% rise in cockroach infestations

 

SPORTS

 

New York Giants player shows Jewish pride on and off the field

 

A 2nd  LT in the Hall of Fame: RB Tomlinson inducted

 

Bolt beaten by rival Gatlin in men's 100m final at World Championships

 

Lochte fifth in 100 back in return from suspension

 

CTE fears linger for NFL legends at Hall of Fame  

 

Easley in HOF speech: 'Black lives do matter'

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Apparent tornado leaves destruction in Tulsa; 13 injured

 

'Sugardaddy,' 73, seeking 'sugarbaby' banned from Florida beaches

 

Brush fire near Lake Isabella prompts mandatory evacuations   (California)

 

Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Make 'Barack Obama Day' a State Holiday

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson doubles down as China takes new hard line on North Korea  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson Skips Gala Attended by NKorean Envoy

 

SYRIA

 

US-led coalition used banned white phosphorus on civilians in Syria – Damascus to UN

 

Syrian army advances against Islamic State near Deir Ezzor

 

Syrian army takes last town held by Islamic State in Homs

 

2,000 Isis fighters using civilians as human shields in Raqqa

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan urges Pyongyang to stop tests

 

Taiwanese police arrest 3 drug ring suspects after high-speed chase

 

3 dead and 7 injured after a hit and run accident in Pingtung

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

What jobs will be left in a robotic nation?

 

Technology in place for Bible's 'mark of the beast'

 

The newest hires at a Wisconsin factory in search of reliable workers: Robot 1 and Robot 2

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Minnesota Governor Calls Mosque Bombing 'Act of Terrorism'

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Welcome to the country's first free summer camp for transgender kids and teens

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey’s main opposition rules out report on warning to Germans

 

Court orders two life sentences for ISIL militant who murdered Syrian journalist in Turkey’s southeast

 

Heartwarming story behind photo of Syrian migrant baby rescued by Turkish coast guards

 

More than 850,000 refugees in Turkey to get debit cards for aid

 

Flood and wildfires hit Turkey

 

President criticizes Turkey’s top religious body for ‘being late’ in struggle against Gülenists  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Police officer killed in clash with PKK in Turkey’s Hakkari

 

 

UNIONS

 

Union-backed bill would tie counties' hands on contract workers  (California)

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Britain issues new guidelines to protect smart cars

 

UK ‘ready to pay up to 40 bln euros to leave EU’

 

UK: Duke of Marlborough says he became a Muslim behind bars to get more food

 

UK cyber expert sold bank harvest code, says US

 

British model kidnapped in Milan as captor 'tried get $300,000 ransom before auctioning her online'

 

Italy Polish man arrested after British model is kidnapped for six days

 

EU nationals could hold key to Yes victory in indyref2 (European migrants could change the outcome of any future referendum on Scottish independence if its held before Brexit, say experts.)

 

Stop children bingeing on social media in holidays, parents are urged

 

Michael Moore on Brexit: 'Enjoy your miserable life'

 

Tax wealth or lose election, ex-May aide warns Tories  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Charlie Gard lived for 12 minutes after life support was removed

 

Failure to reach deal ‘suicide’ for UK, says former EU chief

 

The Queen pays surprise visit to Aboyne Highland Games

 

First same-sex wedding deepens church divide

 

Review into energy costs launched

 

Hospital sent cancer patient adverts for private clinic

 

Man left with injuries in 'acid attack'

 

National Trust reverses decision enforcing use of gay pride badges

 

NI same-sex marriage 'only matter of time'

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

U.N. imposes new sanctions on North Korea following missile tests

 

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: 'We're prepared to do whatever it takes' on North Korea  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Migrant deaths at US-Mexico border increase 17% in 2017, say UN

 

China and Russia slam US while backing new North Korea sanctions imposed by UN

 

UNITED STATES

 

US T-shirt company sells Nazi swastika design as “symbol of love and peace”

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

‘There Is No Hunger in Venezuela’: Maduro’s Socialists Begin Coup in Congress

 

Venezuela says it repelled paramilitary attack on army base

 

Venezuela is imploding. These citizens were desperate to escape.

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Why is Trump still supporting McMaster? (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

The Secret History of Hiroshima Supports Trump on Nuclear Weapons

 

A Consequential President in the Time of Pygmies

 

Conway: Trump approval rating 'needs to go up'

 

Time to Reset the White House-Media Relationship

 

Conway: 'Zero concern' about Pence 2020 campaign  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump applauds UN for new sanctions against North Korea

 

Trump defends trip to Bedminster: 'This is not a vacation'

 

Who should be voted off next from the White House reality show

 

Federal employees step up defiance of Trump

 

6 things you didn’t know about Trump’s Bedminster vacation spot

 

Can Trump truly get away during his 17-day ‘working vacation’ at his N.J. golf club?

 

Trump mingles with wedding guests at New Jersey golf course

 

Trump adviser Stephen Miller could expand White House role, but talks remain informal

 

McCain: Republicans 'see weakness' in Trump (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Kellyanne Conway was right when she said it’s relatively easy to find leakers

 

Here's why 'conservatives' still fight President Trump

 

Right-wing figures skeptical whether Trump really signed-off on statement praising H.R. McMaster

 

When Trump sticks to his agenda, he wins -- and the media lose  

 

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