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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Pro-life Democrats Feel Unwelcome in Missouri

 

Chelsea Clinton: 'Pro-Choice Is Pro-Life,' Reproductive Rights Are About Economic Rights

 

Chelsea Clinton Claims Aborting Babies is a Good Thing Because “Pro-Choice is Pro-Life”

 

Chelsea Clinton Makes a Terrible Argument for Abortion

 

Heartbroken Pastor Laments: “52% of All African-American Pregnancies End in Abortion”

 

Man disputes abortion protester's claim he pointed rifle

 

Pro-Abortion Media Will Launch Massive Attack on President Trump Tomorrow

 

Planned Parenthood Spends Hundreds of Thousands to Pressure Collins and Murkowski to Reject Kavanaugh

 

Nashville abortion clinic closes, leaving area with one operating clinic

 

Could this constitutional amendment make abortion illegal in NC?

 

Three states to vote on pro-life measures in midterm elections

 

Voters in Alabama and West Virginia Have a Chance to Vote Against Abortion. Here’s How

 

Professor: It’s Not “Playing God” to Abort One Identical Twin If the Baby is Not as Healthy

 

Woman Defends Having Abortion at 8 Months, Ending the Life of Her 32-Week-Old Baby

 

Abortion Activist Threatens Pro-Lifer: “I’m Going to Rape Your Daughter and Kill Your Family”

 

Judge Allows Scotland’s Plan for Do-It-Yourself Abortions Killing Babies at Home to Go Forward   (Scotland)

 

Abortion activists panic over pro-life billboard pointing out Canada has no abortion law

 

Teen’s Family Asks Court to OK Killing Her 24-Week-Old Unborn Baby in an Abortion  (India)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Dozens killed as bomber hits college students in Afghan capital

 

30 Afghan soldiers killed in latest battlefield reversal

 

 

AFRICA

 

Libya condemns 45 to death for killings at 2011 protest: Ministry

 

AIRLINES

 

Southwest bans exotic emotional support animals

 

 

AMERICA

 

The Battle for Houston

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Norway's Favorite Anti-Semitic Cartoonist Strikes Again

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Markets Live: ASX gains as Wesfarmers, CSL rise while IAG, CBA sag

 

Australian Dollar Becomes No. 1 Whipping Boy in Trade War

 

Australian Lawmaker Refers To 'Final Solution' In Push For Muslim Immigration Ban

 

Australian dollar's fall may be good news for consumers and jobs

 

CANADA

 

TSX posts triple-digit decline, Canadian dollar falls

 

‘Transgender’ child fights repeal of Ontario sex-ed at human rights court

 

New federal holiday will honour residential school survivors

 

Toronto police launch investigation into attack on photojournalist at anti-hate rally

 

Toronto overdose deaths highlight need for prevention sites, advocacy group says

 

Watch: This is how each province is tackling recreational marijuana sales

 

Ontario freezes broader public sector executive pay

 

Montreal set to press Ottawa for national handgun ban

 

Canadian home sales tick higher in July led by Greater Toronto Area market

 

Canada’s lenders strong enough to handle adverse shock: Moody’s

 

B.C. government declares state of emergency as wildfire crisis rages on

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

The Divisive Consequences of the Census Bureau’s Committee on Race

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

New Estimates Show Record Number of Overdose Deaths 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

 

Brennan, the Spooks, and Russian Collusion  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)

 

Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Tim Tebow Releases New Feature Film “Run the Race” Celebrating Life and Faith 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

 

China denies transforming Xinjiang province into 'no rights zone

 

In Religious Crackdown, China Interns Millions for Re-Education

 

Beijing Rejects UN's Criticism of Its ‘Re-Education’ Camps for Muslim Uighurs

 

CONGRESS

 

Pelosi ‘Pinocchioed’ by Washington Post for Accusing McConnell of Racist Remark   (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)/Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

CNN Poll: Democratic advantage grows in race for Congress

 

Democrats are making Congress look more like America. Republicans are fighting this. 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Harley-Davidson CEO sent out employee memo to fight ‘misinformation’

 

COURTS

 

Manafort attorney says defense put on no evidence because case wasn’t ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’

 

Christian baker vindicated by SCOTUS back in court for not baking a gender transitioning cake

 

Prosecutors brand Manafort liar in closing as cranky judge tells jury to ignore his rants

 

Uproar after judge OK's freeing most New Mexico compound defendants

 

Meet the Native-Hawaiian Army Veteran Who Just Won a Major Gun-Carry Case

 

Is Trump finally ready to turn his sights to remaking the 9th  Circuit Court?

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

New York Teacher Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

 

Survivors react to 'predator priests' report

 

More than 20 ill from suspected drug overdoses at Connecticut park

 

Dad beats to death man who followed daughter into bathroom stall: police

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Reviewing ‘Disturbing’ Allegations of Keith Ellison’s Domestic Abuse (Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Majority of Democrats More Positive On Socialism Than Capitalism

 

Massachusetts Mayor Says He'll Boycott Local Brewery Because Founder Thanked Trump for Tax Cut

 

Ellison Wins Attorney General Primary, Continues to Deny Abuse Allegations(US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)

 

Cuomo only agrees to debate when cards are stacked in his favor(Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Obama Shunned Orban, but He Has a Friend in Trump(Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban)

 

Joe Biden skips political rally ‘under doctor’s orders’  (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Why Won’t Betsy DeVos Defend Civil Rights?(Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

 

HUD wants to revise anti-housing segregation rule

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks close lower as Turkey, trade worries continue to weigh

 

Stocks Tumble as Tech, Commodities Trigger Fears: Markets Wrap

 

Wall St. ends lower on escalating trade worries

 

The Dow just registered its longest stint in correction territory in nearly 60 years

 

U.S. retail sales, manufacturing data bolster third-quarter economic outlook

 

Asian markets retreat, weighed by sinking tech stocks

 

Asian shares stumble as markets shrug off Wall Street relief bump; Shanghai down 2.1%

 

America's highest-paying jobs

 

U.S. Treasury yield curve flattest since 2007

 

Inflation is back. Will it kill the economy?

 

New York City’s booming economy is bad news for the far left

 

Gold settles at lowest level in more than 1 ½ years in broad metals-sector rout

 

EDUCATION

 

A Teacher's Lament, Then and Now

 

Go ahead, fornicate: Christian college drops morality code

 

Stepping Back From Graduate Programs

 

Three Days on the Road With the Parkland Activists

 

More Pressure on Accreditors in Changing Higher Ed Landscape

 

Why Won’t Betsy DeVos Defend Civil Rights?

 

Anti-Intellectualism and ‘How Fascism Works’

 

Seeking a Middle Ground Between Publishers and OER

 

Turning Day-Care Workers Into Degreed Early-Ed Teachers

 

EGYPT

 

Suicide Bomb Attack On Christians Thwarted Just Meters From Church

 

21 kids die on way to school as boat sinks in the Nile

 

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Bernie: Establishment Dems Winning Primaries But Progressives Winning 'Ideological Struggle'

 

Democrats Continue March Left While Pawlenty Loss Shows Trump Owns GOP

 

Ohio vote count drags on and on, but state defends tally

 

Vermont nominates transgender candidate, Ellison earns Minnesota AG nod in primaries

 

Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

 

 Big wins for progressives in Tuesday's primaries

 

ENERGY

 

Oil falls sharply, ends at 10-week low after unexpected rise in U.S. crude inventories

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Energy Conferees Shut Down Fuel Economy Mandates as Costly to Consumers

 

On fuel economy plan, Trump administration ignored its own EPA scientists

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks drop 1%, with commodity shares among largest decliners

 

Sweden is Burning

 

Italy bridge collapse death toll rises to 39

 

Italy Bridge Troubles Were Known Long Before Collapse

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Why Are People Giving Peter Strzok Their Money?

 

How Bruce Ohr Could Implicate High-Ranking Obama Officials In Spygate

 

 

FOREIGN AID

 

Appointed leader resigns from foreign aid agency used to give jobs to Trump supporters

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Immigration experts: U.N. handling key parts of U.S. foreign policy

 

 

FRANCE

 

Aristocrat sues France for €350m over claim to Monaco throne

 

GERMANY

 

Green party seek to cement CO2 reduction in constitution

 

Heatwave set for last hurrah on Thursday

 

GOP

 

Just how big of a deal has Trump been in GOP primaries anyway? Ask Tim Pawlenty.

 

Reagan Library Shows America at Its Best

 

Candidate accused of lying about her diploma quits Florida race

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. That's dangerous

 

How Trump Averted An American Health Care Debacle

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Before her suicide, Dutch Holocaust scholar saw deep threats to her life’s work

 

 

HONG KONG

 

Activist Calls for Hong Kong Independence at Asia Press Club Event

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

Pelosi Wants to Be House Speaker Again to Provide ‘Check and Balance on the President’… (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Media Conspiracy Theories About Devin Nunes Are Getting Out Of Control(US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

McCarthy stares down immigration protesters (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

 

Democrats Try a Risky Strategy in Bid to Win House Control

 

Trump wishes 'leader of the Democrat Party' Maxine Waters a happy birthday(US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Feds say restarting DACA will delay benefits for legal immigrants

 

INDIA

 

Worst flood in a century kills 67 in India's Kerala

 

Narendra Modi Says India Will Send a Manned Flight Into Space by 2022  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

IRAN

 

Iran supreme leader admits ‘mistake’ allowing nuke deal negotiations

 

Iran Is Throwing a Tantrum but Wants a Deal

 

Can Sanctions Bring Down The Mullahs?

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, August 15, 2018)

 

US warns no one will be ‘fully pleased’ by Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

 

Israeli Defense Budget Set for Massive Increase

 

Israel says Gaza calm brokered with Hamas, but no ‘real’ deal without captives

 

The scale of the Israel-Hamas deal

 

Michigan candidate backs 1-state solution, slashing military aid to Israel

 

IDF Closes Probe Into ‘Black Friday’ Battle During 2014 Gaza War (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Health Ministry urges calm as more Golan waterways said contaminated

 

'Peace can only succeed if it is based on reality'

 

Shin Bet says prominent author’s claim of border interrogation is not true

 

Former Jordanian Culture Minister Salah Jarrar Proposes Alternative To Trump's ME Peace Plan: The Jews Will Return To Their Countries Of Origin

 

Israel arrests Belgian national suspected of belonging to PFLP terror group

 

Youth coach suspected of molesting dozens of girls online

 

Why the Druze should continue supporting Israel

 

Tumors to meet a frozen end at private Haifa hospital

 

White House: Palestinian Authority’s Stamp Of Approval No Longer Necessary

 

Abbas: We will thwart Trump's plan, Nation-State Law   (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israeli forces arrest Palestinian man who filmed IDF troops, citing ‘incitement’

 

Bennett lashes Lauder over ‘preposterous’ criticism of nation-state law

 

JORDAN

                                                                                                                                                  

5 charged with terror after raid, shoot-out in Jordan

 

Jordan weighs up Russian offer for voluntary return of Syrian refugees

 

LIBERALISM

 

Why Leftism Can Never Truly Support The Concept Of Free Speech

 

When Progressives Colluded With the Kremlin in a Presidential Election

 

MARIJUANA

 

Corona Beer Giant Puts $3.8 Billion Bet on U.S. Love of Cannabis

 

MEDIA 

 

The Washington Post Crosses a Very Dangerous Line

 

US defense bill could force Al Jazeera to register as foreign agent

 

Omarosa’s Failed Fake Book and the Media’s Fake News

 

MEDICAID

 

Arkansas Medicaid work requirements could cost thousands coverage, data shows

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico, U.S. may be heading toward NAFTA deal amid Trump’s global trade war

 

 

MILITARY

 

Militant Atheist Group Calls for Removal of Edwards AFB Commander over Public Professions of Faith

 

Lockheed Martin to Build Infrared Spacecraft for US Air Force

 

US defense chief woos Brazil as Chinese influence grows

 

US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

 

U.S. Still Several Years Away From Standing Up Space Force

 

PT belt — much like the kind mocked in the military — sold for $30 at Urban Outfitters

 

Iceland hotel offers US military barracks theme experience to travelers

 

USS Ronald Reagan sailor found guilty of attempting to sexually assault children

 

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan dreamed of joining Special Forces 

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

James Clapper Whines About Trump Revoking Security Clearances  (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying property

 

 

NUTRITION

 

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

 

PAKISTAN 

 

The minority women taking on Pakistan's political elite to campaign for better health

 

Justin Trudeau underscores importance of Pakistan-Canada relations  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

PHILIPPINES

  

Philippines' Duterte slams China over island-building    (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

POSTAL SERVICE

 

Trump-Amazon feud shadows critical Postal Service report

 

PRISONS

 

‘Abolish prisons’ is the new ‘abolish ICE’

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

The Catholic Church’s Rotherham

 

‘He’s a priest. I trusted him’: One of the 1,000 victims of alleged Pa. clergy abuse tells his story

 

The scale of the Catholic Church’s criminality still shocks

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

Administration gains high marks on religious liberty

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia offers 2.5 million-acre land to soybean-hungry China

 

Putin Calls for More Positivity on Social Media   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia expands assets and naval horizons across Indo-Pacific

 

Fake intercept? Russian MoD dismisses UK claims of chasing off six Su-24 bombers over Black Sea

 

U.S. Says Small Russian Satellite A Space Weapon

 

Russian cosmonauts conduct spacewalk outside ISS

 

Defense Ministry refutes reports on Russian bombers being intercepted over Black Sea

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

S.E.C., Prompted by Musk’s Tweet, Is Said to Subpoena Tesla

 

 

SENATE

 

Virginia Senator Ups the Ante with Big Tech Regulation Proposals  (US Senator of Virginia Mark Warner (D)

 

Elizabeth Warren Plans To Destroy Capitalism By Pretending To ‘Save’ It  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Schumer called illegal immigration 'wrong,' said 'aliens' should not be treated same as legal immigrants  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Bernie Sanders slams GOP as being "bankrupt intellectually" (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Hatch 'not comfortable' with Trump calling Omarosa a 'dog'  (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)

 

Vukmir Plans to Make Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) Pay for Medicare for All Support

 

A Pearl Jam poster depicting a dead President Trump draws controversy in Sen. Tester’s bid for reelection

 

Leah Vukmir Wins Wisconsin GOP Primary to Challenge Tammy Baldwin

 

Clearinghouse for Kavanaugh documents is Bush White House lawyer, angering Senate Democrats (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

These TSA Reject Dogs Are Too Good for the Government Anyway

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter muzzles Alex Jones for a week

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Social Security and Fiscal Doomsday

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Seoul offers 'goodwill gesture' to Tokyo

 

S. Korea gears up for family reunions

 

You can get away with distributing nude selfies, says university group

 

Seoul endures tropical nights for record 25 days

 

Moon says Pyongyang summit to be 'bold step' towards ending war  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

SPORTS

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar compares national anthem to songs of slavery

 

Dan Marino’s son arrested for DUI, had ‘slurred’ speech: cops

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

 

Colorado Defies the Supreme Court, Renews Persecution of a Christian Baker

 

Andrew Cuomo Was Never That Great  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Cuomo says America ‘was never that great’

 

Don't split up California — make it even bigger

 

A community devastated by a wildfire sends messages to the couple whose trailer started it  (California)

 

East to get more rain by end of week

 

Worker killed falling into vat of oil near Disney World

 

West Virginia’s efforts to impeach the state’s Supreme Court are just the latest in a worrisome trend

 

How California became the most secretive state on police misconduct

 

SYRIA

 

In Syria’s Golan, Russia seeks handover to UN peacekeepers

 

 

TAIWAN

 

China accused of pressuring Taiwanese bakery as it bows to mainland backlash over gift bag for Taiwanese president

 

How to Make Sure Taiwan Is Safe from China: New F-35s and F-16s

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Feminist-Celebrated Imam’s Son Ran Terrorist Camp For School Shooters

 

The Trial of the Blind Sheikh Ties In to a New Mexico Child-Abuse Case

 

Islamic State’s Push For A New Caliphate

 

New Mexico Child-Terrorist Training Camp Leaders Go Free

 

D'Souza: Antifa the 'real' brownshirts

 

TRADE

 

An Easy Way to Lower the Trade Deficit

 

TURKEY

 

Qatar defies Trump, bails out Turkey with $15bn investment pledge

 

Turkey raises tariffs on U.S. products as dispute escalates

 

Turkey favors switching from dollars to national currencies in trade with Russia & China

 

Turkish Court Rejects Appeal For The Release Of American Christian Pastor

 

U.S.-Turkey Rift Widens

 

Turkey’s Crisis Exposes the Perils of Strongman Rule

 

Turkey hikes tariffs on US products amid escalating tensions

 

UBER

 

Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

 

Actor Rowan Atkinson Defends MP Joke Comparing Burkas To Mailboxes

 

Car Terrorist in Britain Was Sudanese Muslim Immigrant

 

U.K. stocks notch longest losing streak since February

 

Lay Off Boris Johnson — and Us for That Matter  (Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

London considering car-free zone near attack site

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, White House press secretary says

 

Trump slams fed probe into Russia collusion as a ‘scam’ in latest attack

 

Black Americans aren't buying Omarosa on Trump

 

'Bittersweet day' as Parkland students return 6 months after shooting

 

White House admits error on African-American jobs claim

 

White House criticized over incorrect African American employment numbers

 

More and more, Trump’s own spokesmen refuse to vouch for him

 

George Conway, husband of Kellyanne, tweets on Trump’s ‘false and misleading’ statements

 

Things in the Paul Manafort trial that should scare Trump

 

Oh dear: Now Omarosa wants to tell us about Trump’s ‘Coke habit’

 

The new GOP litmus test: Defending Trump at his absolute worst

 

Omarosa and the secret taping game

 

I read 6 sycophantic pro-Trump books, then I read Omarosa’s. Talk about a plot twist.

 

 

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