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Friday, August 18, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

35-Week-Old Unborn Child Was Supposed to Be Killed in an Abortion, But the Baby Survived

 

Are Pro-Lifers Winning the Abortion War? The Answer May Surprise You

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Business May Open Clinic at Local High School

 

Abortion Advocates Come Unhinged When They Learn Abortions Can be Reversed

 

How to Turn the Tables on Four Pro-Choice Arguments

 

Abortion group compares pro-lifers to white supremacists… and gets slammed for it

 

Nearly 100 Percent of Icelandic Mothers Abort Down Syndrome Babies

 

Shame on CBS for Applauding Iceland for “Eliminating” Down Syndrome By Aborting Babies Who Have It

 

Vatican may excommunicate mafia members. Why not abortion supporters too?

 

Woman’s Violent and Abusive Husband Forced Her to Have an Abortion: “I Wanted to Keep My Baby” (Ireland)

 

Want to Stop White Supremacy? Start With the 266 Black Babies Planned Parenthood Aborts Every Day

 

Oregon Governor Signs Bill Requiring Free Abortions for All

 

Mike Huckabee: If They Tear Down Memorials They Find Offensive Can We Tear Down Abortion Clinics?

 

Texas banned taxpayer funding of abortion and liberals are freaking out

 

Woman Celebrates Her Abortion in a New Play Called “Mission Abort”

 

Pro-Life Victory: After two-year legal fight, another state defunds Planned Parenthood

 

Pro-Life Investment Plan Hits $1 Billion in Assets By Rejecting Pro-Abortion Companies

 

Conservatives slam story on ‘eliminating’ people with Down syndrome through abortion

 

California Board of Nursing Sanctions Unproven Abortion ‘Reversal’ (Updated)

 

Pro-Abortion Groups Say Christian Medical Professionals Should be Forced to Participate in Abortions

 

Pro-life activist facing 18 months prison for helping women inside abortion facility

 

Abortion Activists Falsely Claim Pro-Life Groups are Linked to White Supremacists

 

Eat Tacos, Drink Beer, Fund Abortion

 

Activists want Charlotte to crack down harder on abortion clinic harassment

 

Democrat Bob Casey Claims to be Pro-Life. Here’s His Chance to Prove It  (US Senator of Pennsylvania Robert Casey(D)

 

Trump set to end Obama’s rule requiring employers to pay for abortion: report

 

Raped 10-Year-Old Gives Birth After Law Protects Baby From Abortion (India)

 

Thrust Into Chile’s Abortion Fight, Woman Who Urged Change May See It

 

Chinese Authorities Shut Down Nursery Run by Monk Who Saves Babies From Abortion

 

 

ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court's mercy

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

5 Rules for Sending Contractors to War in Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Muslim Terrorists Ambush Three Innocent People And Decapitate All Of Them (Kenya)

 

Sierra Leone mudslides death toll now above 400

 

Bonded by spilt blood, South Sudanese refugees in Uganda reach million mark

 

Tanzania Leading elephant conservationist shot dead

 

The Somali Shuffle

 

Kenyan opposition leader to challenge election result in court

 

War crimes court orders Mali radical to pay €2.7m for Timbuktu rampage

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Avocado shortage hits California following heat and drought sending Millennials into a panic

 

AIRLINES

 

Teen groped on United flight while asleep says airline didn’t do enough

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

Tech Companies Begin Blacklisting Alt-Right Sites, Purging Them from the Internet

 

Beware: Trump may use the alt-right to turn himself into the center

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU Will No Longer Automatically Defend Groups With Firearms

 

The A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free Speech

 

ACLU blames McAuliffe, police for Charlottesville

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

Fox CEO rips Trump, donates $1M to Anti-Defamation League

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

I talked to the ‘anti-Semitic’ Swiss hotel owner and it’s complicated

 

Windows smashed at Northern California synagogue

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

New York Times is a Staunch Defender of Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Sharemarket claws into the black for the week 

 

$A gets helping hand from Trump's latest crisis

 

Citizenship crisis: Bombshell crossbench decision leaves survival of the Turnbull government in doubt

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Automakers have asked hackers to help them make cars safer

 

CANADA

 

Toronto Stock Exchange's main index falls, loonie continues to strengthen

 

Teaching youth to code is more than just a ‘fad’

 

State of emergency extended until Sept. 1 as B.C. wildfire crisis continues

 

Truck crashes into Ont. mallCourt gives Liberals until Christmas to fix Indian Act

 

Man Smothered His Wife to Death With a Pillow Because He Was Tired of Caring for Her

 

U.S. dairy divided over Canada’s supply management system in NAFTA

 

Calgary woman caught in Barcelona terror chaos

 

National Post View: Canada's facing an immigration fiasco. Why was Ottawa not better prepared?

 

Fleeing to Canada, asylum seekers’ old lives revealed in the scraps found along New York’s Roxham Rd.

 

Number of asylum seekers to Canada up four fold in August

 

Canadian inflation picks up for the first time since January, hits 1.2% in July

 

Yazidi boy reunited with family after being rescued from IS

 

Quebecers at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville identified

 

Here’s why everybody is so interested in Canada’s inflation data today

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

 Capitol’s Confederate cleansing poses difficult decisions for Democrats

 

CHARITIES

 

Charities cancel Mar-a-Lago fundraisers

 

CIVIL WAR

 

America's 2nd  Civil War

 

COMMUNISM

 

Tech investor: Time to dump Lenin statue in Seattle

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

How China reclaimed its title as largest holder of Treasurys

 

 Major Publisher Censors Chinese Academic Journal at Request of Government

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

  

U.S. Hiding Key Details of Mystery Attacks on American Diplomats in Cuba

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

 

N.Korea's Satellite Pic of Guam Was 6 Years Old

 

North Korea speeds development of next-generation US artillery shells

 

N.Korea Still Selling Seafood to China

 

Mattis, Tillerson say U.S. policy on North Korea is focused on diplomatic, economic pressure (Secretary of Defense James Mattis/ US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Contradictory U.S. Statements Muddle North Korea Policy

 

How the U.S. created the North Korea crisis

 

North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

 

CONGRESS

 

How Congress Abets Seaway Robbery

 

Congress Takes Aim At Cronyism-By-Licensing

 

22 GOP lawmakers targeted in Trump-impeachment plot

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Hate speech is loathsome, but trying to silence it is dangerous

 

COURTS

 

Ex-Vanderbilt football player sentenced to 15 years in rape

 

Homeschoolers ramp up 4th Amendment battle

 

Georgia judge resigns under pressure: said “nut cases tearing down monuments equivalent to ISIS destroying history”

 

Churches Still Free to Hire, Fire Church Leaders

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Who is Jason Kessler? Reports say ‘hate rally’ staged and its organizer an Obama supporter

 

COPS Program Has Spent Billions Since 1994 Portraying Criminals as Victims and Police as Criminals

 

Arrest after body found in shopping cart on NYC street

 

Charlottesville, Selective Outrage, and Demonization of White, American Men

 

Neighbor Claims Robbers May Have Killed Laci Peterson and Her Unborn Son, Not Scott Peterson

 

2 journalists allegedly assaulted by Charlottesville counter-protesters

 

Mainstream conservative groups alarmed to be found on ‘hate map’

 

Earth science teacher, 38, arrested on 'multiple sex charges' with her underage student

 

White supremacist is caught on camera removing his white polo shirt and cap to escape anti-fascist protester in Charlottesville before claiming it's 'kind of a fun idea'

 

Confederate monument in Arizona tarred, feathered

 

MS-13 gang members hacked teen to death to boost ‘stature’: cops

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Congressman: WikiLeaks' Assange 'has info of dramatic importance to U.S.'

 

DNC Increased Fundraising Staff Tenfold, but Results Yet to Be Achieved

 

Perez to Romney McDaniel: Disavow and Unite Against White Supremacist Enablers, Including Trump  (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez/Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel)

 

The DNC 'hack' might have been an inside job

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Dems Back State Senator Wishing Trump Assassination

 

Pressure mounts on lawmaker who posted Trump assassination comment

 

Missouri State Senator Shares Holocaust-Themed Tweet in Reference to Jewish Gov. Greitens

 

Former San Antonio Mayor Filed for Unemployment Benefits After Losing Runoff

 

Chelsea Clinton on Confederate Statues: Christians Don’t Memorialize the Devil for His Rebellion

 

Cuomo and De Blasio Ignore Klan Ally FDR (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo/ Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Missouri Democrat lawmaker apologizes, deletes post saying, ‘I hope Trump is assassinated’

 

Maryland Gov. Candidate Ben Jealous Arrested Outside White House

 

Weiner asks judge to delay sentencing for sexting scandal (Former US Representative of New York Anthony Weiner)

 

Democrats Should Think Carefully Before Casting the First Stone

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Pro-Life HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s Home Vandalized With Anti-Trump Graffiti (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges

 

DOJ in 'advanced stage' of AT&T-Time Warner merger review: report

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street ends down after White House shakeup

 

Stocks end lower; Dow, S&P 500 book 2nd  weekly loss in a row and Nasdaq logs 4th

 

Summer rumblings could herald a stormy fall for U.S. stocks

 

Unemployment is down, but millions of Americans remain sidelined

 

Gold fails to hold above key $1,300 level, posts daily, weekly losses

 

Seven signs that the stock market is ready to run smack into a wall

 

Breakdown between Dow, S&P 500 and GE sends an ominous stock-market signal

 

Treasury yields bounce back after reports of Bannon departure from White House

 

Asia Stocks Drop on Spain Attack, Trump Turmoil: Markets Wrap

 

Investors sell stocks, dollar on fears Trump agenda is foundering

 

Dow Jones plummets over fears Trump’s economic adviser will quit

 

EDUCATION

 

Conservative student transfers out of BU because of death threats

 

Purdue Tackles Job Training (University touts new deal to train for IT outsourcing firm’s U.S. hiring push, but faculty balk at lack of control over curriculum.)

 

Inside the Ring: China’s $360 Million Gift to Harvard

 

Not So Open Doors  (Elite colleges need to change policies to recruit, admit and graduate talented low-income students, report says. It calls out some by name.)

 

More colleges turn down Richard Spencer, reports say

 

Wrong Call on Harassment?  (Professor found guilty of sexual harassment will return to San Jose State this month to teach trauma counseling. Students plan to protest.)

 

Teen Dies Whose School Said it Couldn’t Just Let Him Die if His Heart Stopped Beating

 

Teachers push to let kids see eclipse

 

Yale University Director Says Gender a Determining Factor in Value of Student’s Degree

 

How Women Select Majors

 

Trump campaign's N.Y. co-chair kicked off school board

 

Berkeley's timid bid to bring back free speech

 

#YouAreWelcomeHere (Eastern Michigan University displays banners of 108 of its international students on campus as part of a national campaign to convey “You Are Welcome Here.”) 

 

ELECTIONS

 

U.S. Has 3.5 Million More Registered Voters Than Live Adults — A Red Flag For Electoral Fraud

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Russia’s election meddling backfired — big-time

 

ELECTION 2017

 

Gun Groups Issue Dueling Endorsements in Virginia Governor’s Race

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Obama 2.0 in 2020

 

David Brock-Linked Democratic Group Preparing to Run Against Mike Pence in 2020 (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends sharply higher, with U.S. prices down a third week in a row

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

What Europe Should Be Doing to Prevent Another Terrorist Attack Like Barcelona

 

Switzerland bans new Porsche SUVs over emissions cheating

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks sell off after deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

 

Finland attack: 2 killed in Turku stabbing spree

 

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

 

Corporations, Democrats Join Forces to Block Trump Nominee to Run Export-Import Bank

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Stability concerns focus at Fed ahead of Yellen speech  (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia

 

 

FRANCE

 

French government publishes first list of products linked to contaminated eggs

 

Update: 28 French injured in Barcelona attack

 

GERMANY

 

1 killed in stabbing in Germany

 

Erdogan Urges German Turks To Vote Against 'Enemies,' Including Angela Merkel  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan/ German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

Morgan Stanley: Tesla Not as Green as You Think

 

GOP

 

It’s jelly-knees Mitt Romney, not President Trump who should apologize to the American people

 

The Republicans who want to legalize running over protesters

 

New Hampshire GOP Headquarters Vandalized With Word ‘Nazis’

 

GOP fears damage to brand from Charlottesville

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

Obamacare Enrollment Program Signed Up a Fraction of Those Who Canceled Coverage in 2017

 

ObamaCare, Not Trump, Is Causing ObamaCare's Massive Rate Hikes

 

HONG KONG

 

Hong Kong Democracy campaigners jailed over anti-China protests

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

3 representatives want to censure Trump

 

Media Ignores Indictment Of Debbie Wassermann Schultz's IT Aide  (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Pelosi calls on Paul Ryan to remove all Confederate statues from Capitol - but they weren’t a proble (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)/ Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Democrat introduces articles of impeachment against Trump for Charlottesville comments

 

Wasserman Schultz Aide Indicted on Bank Fraud, Other Charges (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Putrid Waters (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Rep. Peter King: Trump Should Fire Bannon  (US Representative of New York Peter T King (R)

 

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) will consult Trump before giving public Julian Assange information

 

The Democrats’ Dangerous Dolchstosslegende

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Six bogus arguments against Trump's immigration reform bill

 

INDIA

 

Indian video mocks Xi Jinping after Chinese state media posts 'racist' clip (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Govt confirms Ladakh incident, says will continue to engage with China for Doklam solution

 

On A Move That Will Anger China, Vietnam Says Yes, India Denies

 

Bihar flood toll hits 153; Army help sought in UP

 

Indians decry 'racist' Chinese video on Bhutan border standoff

 

MoD junks machine guns order for foot soldiers

 

India: Muslim clerics sleep with divorced women so they can return to their husbands under Islamic law

 

Gandhi Won’t Leave India

 

Nine more children die in Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College, toll at 105

 

200 cows die of starvation at a shelter run by BJP leader in Chhattisgarh

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons

 

INTERNET 

 

YouTube’s Soft Censorship

 

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

 


IMF’s China debt warnings are eerily familiar

 

IRAN

 

Discussion Of Iranian Violations Of JCPOA Is Futile; The Inspection Procedure Designed By The Obama Administration Precludes Actual Inspection And Proof Of Violations

 

Iran opposition leader begins hunger strike to demand public trial

 

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim cleric: “The Prophet Muhammad foretold that we would kill the Jews”

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, August 18, 2017)

 

Hamas camp trains children for 'liberation of Palestine'

 

Palestinian Authority demands two-state commitment from US

 

Israeli court suspends eviction of Shamasna family in East Jerusalem

 

Palestinian terrorist loses US citizenship, will be deported

 

Their cup of tea vs. ours   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Is the US administration pro-Israel?

 

High Court freezes controversial outpost legalization law

 

Egypt closes Rafah crossing after 4 day opening

 

Israeli company offers ‘anti-terrorism’ adventure to tourists

 

Home Demolitions: Terror Deterrent or Rights Violation?

 

Israeli forces ban Palestinian journalist from Jerusalem after hours of detention

 

The Next War With Hamas: If Not Now, When?

 

Israeli forces suppress weekly march in Kafr Qaddum

 

Greenblatt Welcomes Gazan Youths Partaking in US Civilizing Program for Muslims

 

Israeli Officials Hesitant To Criticize President Trump

 

The Palestinians’ “Creativity for Hate”

 

Tel Aviv City Hall lights up in solidarity with Spain 

 

Middle Israel: Who moved my statue?

 

Arab League lies: Israel does medical experiments on prisoners and murders them

 

Iran player breaks silence over ban for playing Israelis

 

Israel Stands With People of Barcelona, ‘Terror Will Never Prevail’

 

More Gazans now allowed to travel abroad via Israel, but there’s a catch

 

Accused of 'hostility' toward Israel, McMaster dines with leadership  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

Buyer Beware: “Kids 4 Peace” May Want Israel In Pieces

 

 

JAPAN

 

Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US

 

Mattis, Tillerson pledge closer military bond with Japan in face of North Korean threat (Secretary of Defense James Mattis/ US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Left’s Exploitation of Charlottesville Tragedy Continues  (CNN and Black Lives Matter go off the rails.)

 

 When Liberals  Club People, It’s  With Love In Their Hearts

 

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia: Police top dog warns atheists not to upset “Muslims who oppose those who have no religion”

 

MEDIA 

 

Conrad Black: The media misconstrues the situation in North Korea, Charlottesville

 

Provocateur Journalism (CNN uncritically publishes a list of “hate groups” compiled by the discredited Southern Poverty Law Center.)

 

MSNBC Finishes Atop Cable Ratings for Entire Day on Wednesday, a First for the Network

 

Media working overtime to prove Trump is a racist

 

CNN under fire for linking Barcelona terrorist attack to Charlottesville

 

Mags take on Trump and hate

 

CNN: Wolf Blitzer speculates Barcelona is “copycat” of Charlottesville

 

Lemon calls out Trump's past flag criticism

 

Liberals Attack Fox News for Excluding Charlottesville From List of European Terror Attacks

 

NY Times Floats Appeasement Advice From Center for American Progress on North Korea

 

Fox CEO James Murdoch Criticizes Trump: 'There Are No Good Nazis'

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi forces deployed in Yemen’s port of Aden amid friction

 

Saudi Arabia to open border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend hajj

 

MILITARY

 

Trump Boosts U.S. Cyber Command's Status in Military Chain

 

Former Navy SEALS commander: Transgenders have ‘no right to serve’

 

General Pershing, pigs, Philippines, and Islamic terrorism

 

Navy to relieve senior USS Fitzgerald leaders of duty, punish others in fatal crash

 

Confederate Memorial in Arlington: Honoring rebel soldiers and slavery on the nation’s sacred ground

 

5 treated after Marine plane loses pressurize in flight

 

Top two officers and other sailors to be disciplined following deadly collision at sea

 

Family identifies US soldier killed in booby-trapped building in eastern Afghanistan

 

Pentagon eyes bitcoin blockchain technology as cybersecurity shield

 

Sailors who died in Fitzgerald collision receive posthumous promotions

 

Mattis: Camp David meeting will move Trump toward Afghanistan war decision (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Top general: 'No place for racism and bigotry' in military

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

A billionaire-owned restaurant charged a ‘minimum wage’ fee. Outrage ensued.

 

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

Feds Spend $438,699 Studying If ‘Gender Norms’ Make LGBTQ People Get Drunk

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA jets will chase solar eclipse at 50,000 feet

 

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

 

July ranks as second hottest month on record

 

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

National Park Service: Confederate Statues at Gettysburg Not Going Anywhere

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Judge in Pakistan Urges Parliament to Prosecute Blasphemy Cases under Terrorism Laws

 

China’s plans to rule the seas hit trouble in Pakistan

 

Pak Army committed to a safe,secure and stable Pakistan: Qamar Bajwa

 

Mainstream political party brazenly lays out goal for ‘real Islamic state’ in Pakistan

 

Pakistan considered USA as an important partner: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

 

PARENTING

 

How the Redefinition of Motherhood Is Making Our Lives Worse

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Dual face tactics jettison China-Philippine detente

 

Human rights group slams Philippines president Duterte's threat to kill them

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Charlottesville says it provided protection to synagogue, refuting initial account

 

RUSSIA

 

Almost 50 Percent of Russians Consider Geopolitical Dominance Top Priority

 

Nord Stream 2 project will be implemented despite sanctions — energy minister  (New US sanctions allow fining European companies for participation in joint energy projects with Russia, particularly in Nord Stream - 2 and Turkish Stream.)

 

Billionaire Ally of Putin Socialized With Kushner, Ivanka Trump  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Turkey and Thailand buy Russia's bestselling helicopters

 

Putin, Medvedev honor memory of Sevastopol defenders (Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev)

 

Russian Emigres in New York Unfazed by Sanctions Fallout

 

Russian airstrikes hit ISIS vehicles on retreat in Aqerbat, Syria – MoD (Video)

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service probes posts by lawmaker

 

Secret Service says it is 'looking into' Facebook post where Missouri legislator said she hoped Trump would be assassinated

 

SENATE

 

Manchin Says He Won’t Join Trump’s Cabinet as Energy Secretary  (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Flake Admits His Family Hired An Illegal Alien  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Moderate Democrats Push Back Against Warren’s Claim That Progressives are ‘Heart and Soul’ of Party  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Sen. Corker: Trump has not demonstrated the ‘stability’ or ‘competence’ to lead effectively (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Trump cheers on Kelli Ward, primary challenger to ‘toxic’ Sen. Jeff Flake (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Cruz Opposes Efforts to ‘Sanitize History’ by Removing Confederate Monuments (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Southwest Rises as the Battleground in 2018 Senate Races

 

Most Republicans Now View Mitch McConnell Unfavorably  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Video: Robert Spencer on Facebook’s censorship of criticism of Islam

 

Virginia’s Shak Hill ‘Likes’ Hardcore Porn on Twitter

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE

 

Still need a pair of solar eclipse glasses? Here’s where you might find them.

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

US-South Korea Move Ahead With Missile Shield, China Seethes

 

Moon Warns N.Korea Is Nearing 'Red Line' (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Egg inspections complete, but safety concerns remain

 

Egg scandal draws attention to the way poultry is raised

 

1 soldier killed, 6 injured in explosion during army drill

 

Trump aide's remarks confuse Seoul over N. Korea

 

Korea, US to begin FTA talks Tuesday

 

Securing powerful weapons is Moon's primary goal

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

CNN parrots SPLC 'hate-group' list used by terrorist

 

SPAIN

 

The ISIS special Al-Kharsha Brigade hits Spain

 

Hero Spanish cop killed 4 Cambrils terror attack suspects, official says

 

7-year-old boy missing after Barcelona terror attack

 

Vehicular Jihad Comes to Barcelona

 

Five jihadis 'in suicide belts' killed and seven people injured as gunfire erupts in beach resort south of Barcelona in SECOND terror outrage hours after 13 died in van attack on Las Ramblas 

 

Tourists from around the globe killed in Barcelona terror attack

 

Police kill 5 suspects, thwart second attack connected to Barcelona violence

 

Terrorist in van turns sunny Spanish afternoon into horrific bloodbath

 

Barcelona: Many injured after truck plows into pedestrians at tourist hotspot

 

How the horror unfolded: Graphic shows how terrorists in a white van ploughed into tourists on one of Barcelona's most popular streets 

 

Spain: Police say Barcelona truck crash is “terrorist attack”

 

Police link explosion south of Barcelona yesterday that completely destroyed a house 'full of butane gas canisters' and killed one person to terror attack 

 

Barcelona: 13 dead in vehicular jihad, “Spanish identity card with Arabic name” found inside attack van

 

Teenage Barcelona van terror suspect 'is 18-year-old who stole his brother's identity and talked about killing infidels on social media'

 

Islamic State jihadis celebrate Barcelona vehicular jihad attack

 

Mown down as they shopped: Elderly couple run over in 'ISIS' van attack on Barcelona that killed THIRTEEN and injured more than 80 before at least one fleeing suspect is shot dead as he drove into police at roadblock 

 

Barcelona: Muslim who rented van used in jihad massacre identified, arrested

 

Videos reveal the terrifying aftermath of the Barcelona terror attack with bodies strewn on the ground and armed police hunting the driver 

 

Barcelona: Two cops run over at jihad attack roadblock, driver shot dead

 

Fight breaks out in a Barcelona bar as customers 'refuse to open the shutters to allow people in to hide' from terror attack

 

Barcelona jihad murderer posted Jew-hating video on Facebook

 

CIA warned Spanish police that Las Ramblas was a likely terror attack target TWO MONTHS ago

 

Spain: Massive explosion at house linked to Barcelona jihad massacre

 

Spaniards flood Twitter with cute cat images to dilute gruesome videos and pictures of the Barcelona terror attack 'so the killers can't enjoy the blood spilled and pain caused'

 

Barcelona: Hostages held at restaurant near site of vehicular jihad attack

 

Terror strikes in Barcelona

 

Timeline of terror: How the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks unfolded

 

 

SPORTS

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

Raiders CB arrested, charged with felony assault

 

Red Sox want to ditch iconic Fenway feature over racist past

 

STATES

 

Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

 

Durham Filled With Protestors After Rumors of KKK Rally Spread

 

New Texas Law Stops Doctors From Issuing DNR Without a Patient’s Consent

 

John S. Mosby, anti-slavery Confederate, throws wrench into monument narrative

 

Texas about to legalize open-carry of big knives and swords

 

Virginia State Police Say They Didn’t Find Weapons Caches in Charlottesville Despite McAuliffe Claim

 

 

STEM CELL RESEARCH

 

Woman Will Use Stem Cells From Her Baby’s Umbilical Cord To Save Her Brother, Who Has a Brain Tumor

 

SYRIA

 

Syrian Chemical Attacks Continue

 

TAIWAN

 

Presidential guard cut in sword attack

 

Taiwan President offers condolences to victims of Barcelona attack

 

Minimum wage increased 4.72%

 

Reporters’ Notebook: Taiwan must confront its own right-wing extremists

 

Tensions over N Korea could affect Taiwan: forum

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Satellites are indispensable to US security, but disabling them can be disturbingly easy

 

TERRORISM

 

Virginia: Muslim screamed “Allahu akbar” at news he’d helped buy rocket-propelled grenade for ISIS

 

TRADE

 

NAFTA negotiators hone in on origin rules, dispute settlement

 

NAFTA Renegotiation Begins

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

The Trans Juggernaut Wants Your Kids, And Public Schools Are Just The Beginning

 

 

TURKEY

 

The Military Alliance Between Turkey And Iran Has Just Been Established And Ezekiel 38 Is Getting Closer To Be Fulfilled

 

Kindergarten closed after death of three-year-old boy in shuttle bus in Turkey’s west

 

Gezi Park Revisited

 

Two earthquakes with magnitudes over 4 shake Turkey’s Gökova Bay

 

Internet usage rises to 66.8 percent in Turkey

 

Russian minister calls Turkey ‘crucial’ trade partner

 

Three hectares of forest reduced to ash in fire near touristic Ayvalık in western Turkey

 

Turkish contractors rank second in world for foreign projects for 10th straight year

 

Security forces killed 58 PKK militants last week: Turkish military

 

US drone crashes in southern Turkey

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 drops as travel shares rattled after terrorists attack in Spain

 

Victory: Gay ‘marriage’ is not a right, can be banned, N. Ireland court rules

 

Brits who joined YPG pose threat to country: British think tank

 

Nigel Farage: West European Leaders 'In Denial' on 'Islamic Extremism'

 

May condemns 'terrible' Barcelona attack  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Barcelona attack: Nicola Sturgeon expresses support for victims (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

A-levels: Results show first rise in top grades in six years

 

Calories in popular foods 'must be cut'

 

GP created fake patient called M Mouse to fill up schedule

 

Brexit: Time for trade talks may be cut to just 10 months

 

Nicola Sturgeon to make history with Glasgow Pride speech

 

Salmon sales help food exports hit record

 

Newcastle: Hospitals chief sacked for gross misconduct

 

Where pensioners should go to be happy

 

Brexit Leaving EU without deal would not be a disaster, says thinktank

 

Northern Ireland: Judge rejects two challenges to same-sex marriage ban

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Following outcry, NY Museum reinstates Israeli UN event

 

Nikki Haley Increasing Scrutiny of Iran Amid Nuclear Deal Review   (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UNITED STATES

 

Why We Should Keep The Confederate Monuments Right Where They Are  (Tearing down Confederate statues, or any monuments from our history, will not change the past. But it will make for a poorer, less enlightened future.)

 

Civil Rights Icon Argues for Confederate Monuments to Remain in Place

 

NYC Subway to Change Tiles That Resemble Confederate Flag

 

It’s time for a full and fair reckoning with Confederate statues

 

Chicago bishop wants George Washington's name taken off park in black neighborhood

 

Ky. city approves plan to move Confederate monuments

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican liturgy chief calls for ‘revolt’ to defend traditional family values

 

Spanish cardinal: ‘Never in history’ has Church faced such ‘severe test’ as today

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Exporting Chaos to Venezuela

 

Trump's 'Military Option' for Venezuela Enrages Latin Leftists

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Bannon Out: Prepare For War

 

White House Prepares Arpaio Pardon for Trump’s Signature

 

Steve Bannon out at the White House, source says

 

Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon fired

 

Report: Steve Bannon out of White House, Submitted Resignation August 7

 

Trump's Evangelical Panel Sticks by Him After Others Flee

 

Poll Shows Nearly Half Of Americans Agree With Trump About Charlottesville

 

Heyer's Angry Mom: 'I Will Not' Speak to President Trump

 

Newt Sounds The Alarm: Trump Won’t Have ‘Stable’ Presidency Without ‘Serious Changes’ [Video]

 

Voices From the Midwest on Trump’s Presidency

 

Trump’s Strong Words to North Korea Reflect the Stance of Strong Presidents

 

Division in America: Don't Blame Donald Trump

 

Never Trump Drives a Former Communist Back To His Roots

 

Charlottesville, Race, and Republican Virtue-Signaling  (Why Trump’s condemnation of “all sides” was scorned.)

 

And Yet President Trump, in His Classically Inartful Way, Was Absolutely Right

 

After Trump's Charlottesville failure, the only choices aren't racism or liberalism

 

Gary Cohn stays put — for now — following Trump’s comments on Charlottesville

 

Most GOP Voters Say Trump Will Never Make the Media Happy

 

Trump fans the flames with Confederate defense

 

Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues

 

Pence: Barcelona terror attack images 'sicken us all'  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump is Sarah Palin but better at it

 

Schwarzenegger goes after Trump in video on Charlottesville violence

 

Trump laments removal of ‘beautiful’ Confederate monuments, ‘sad’ to see U.S. culture ‘ripped apart’

 

How Mike Pence loyally 'translates' Trump for the world

 

There is a shriveled emptiness where Trump’s soul once resided

 

I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.

 

J.K. Rowling jokes Trump united Middle East with Charlottesville remarks

 

Remarks on North Korea Highlight Bannon’s Dovish Side

 

Bannon’s white nationalist comments puzzle detractors

 

Ex-Clinton spokesman calls out Ivanka Trump: 'This is what it looks like to break from your father'

 

Now you can see what Trump sees every time he opens Twitter

 

On Politics Magazine covers link Trump to KKK over Charlottesville

 

Defiant Trump Returns to Nativist Themes of Campaign

 

Kevin Durant says he’ll skip White House visit and Warriors teammates ‘all agree’

 

Trump tweet apparently cites debunked pig's blood military tactic

 

Purge of Trump loyalists in administration coming

 

Welcome to the ‘Breitbart White House’

 

As he coddles neo-Nazis, Trump’s political isolation increases Trump says 'that f--king Steve Bannon taking credit for my election': Report

 

 

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