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Tuesday, August 21, 2018






In Today’s Issue: 





Collins: Kavanaugh sees Roe v. Wade as 'settled law'  (US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)/ Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; AVIPP COMMENTARY: The murder of unborn babies is not settled law.   The US Constitution protects the unborn.)


Singer Cardi B Rejected Having Abortion to Save Her Career: “I Had a Baby and I’m Still Winning”


Schumer after meeting with Kavanaugh: Roe v. Wade is in jeopardy  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Motion Filed to Lift Gag Order Barring the Release of "Damning" Abortion-industry Videos


Planned Parenthood and the Confederate Flag Have Something in Common


A jaw-dropping defense of abortion: mo' money


Chelsea Handler Ironically Pushes Abortion: “Fight for the Rights of Our Daughters”


New Abortion-Themed Ice Cream Flavor Is Truly Tasteless


New Ad Exposes How “Pro-Life” Democrat Joe Manchin Supports Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz  (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)


Mississippi's Clarion Ledger explains the deceptive nature of anti-abortion fake health clinics


Snopes Falsely Claims Chelsea Clinton Never Said Aborting 60 Million Babies Was Good for the Economy


Paul seeks to cut off Planned Parenthood funds via massive spending bill  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)


Senator Rand Paul Files Amendment to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz


Courts Shutting Down Journalist with ‘Most Damning’ Videos of Abortion Clinics, Planned Parenthood


Liberal Media Ignore Sick Joke From Pro-Abortion Congressman Wishing President Trump Would Die


Appeals court protects bishops' talks about doctrine  (Refuses to re-hear arguments after abortionists demand internal communications.)


Former Senate candidate meets with women who had abortions to better understand issue, effects


Brett Kavanaugh’s disturbing abortion history: He ruled against women who were forced to abort  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)


Marin woman claims pastor impregnated her, convinced her to have abortion and caused her to lose job


This British overseas territory has some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe - welcome to Gibraltar


Medical Board Protects Unborn Baby, Says 15-Year-Old Girl May Not Abort Her 6-Month-Old Baby  (New Delhi, India)




Stuck on stalemate: Trump’s Afghanistan strategy turns one year old




Morocco moves toward return of military service


South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms in land redistribution program


Ethiopia and Eritrea beyond warfare





Post Malone aboard plane attempting to make emergency landing after blowing tires: report




The Pros and Cons of a Korean War Peace Treaty


Emotional reunions for North and South Korean families split by war




Australia Wilts From Climate Change. Why Can’t Its Politicians Act?


Australian dollar rises


US-China trade war: Australian economy risks getting caught in crossfire


Australia has a lot to lose in the US-China trade war


Markets Live: ASX closes at lowest in a week




The Other Shoe Has Dropped in the VW Diesel Wars





Energy stocks help boost Toronto market, U.S. stocks climb higher


Trans ‘woman’ files human rights complaint after province wouldn’t pay for breast implants


Toronto is more diverse than ever, but downtown is falling behind


Freeland ‘extremely concerned’ as Saudi Arabia seeks death sentence for female activist


Watch: Record opposition among Canadians to taking in more immigrants, but pollster says it’s too soon to call it a trend


B.C. Premier John Horgan says wildfires prompted unprecedented second state of emergency 


Brock University strips ex-prof’s emeritus status after ‘abhorrent’ posts on John A. Macdonald statue


Quebec man dies after mixing four cans of Four Loko, a Smirnoff cooler and two acetaminophen pills


Growing number of professionals face job insecurity, study find


Millionaire who bought B.C. ghost town — complete with 302 empty homes — under investigation for money laundering in Belgium




Want More Power To The People? Choose Capitalism




The opioid epidemic is a cultural problem, it requires cultural solutions





In the Feud Between Donald Trump and John Brennan, It’s a Shame They Can’t Both Lose(Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)


Brennan loses by trying to play Trump’s game  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)


It's Not Just CIA's Brennan: No Former Spy Should Have Access To Nation's Secrets  


Giuliani calls Brennan a 'blowhard' for threat to sue over security clearances


Almost 250 officials have spoken out against Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s clearance. Here’s a list.




'Bible ban' closer to law for Californians




Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars


Silicon Valley idealism at odds with China market


Another attempt, another failure of suppression of faith


China Ratchets Up Its U.S. Spying Programs




Bolton Insists Kim Jong-un Pledged to Denuclearize 'in a Year' (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un/US National Security Adviser John Bolton)


War-separated families hold private meetings on 2nd  day





What to Expect if Democrats Win the Midterms


Pollster: GOP needs to step up pace on Trump agenda




Former MI6 official wins defamation case over Russia dossier


Cohen says he paid hush money at candidate Trump’s direction


Lesbian couple sues Christian retirement community for denying housing application


Cohen Tells Court He Committed Campaign Finance Violations at Candidate's Direction


Appellate Court Ordered CA Governor to Return “Unlawfully Diverted” Subprime Crisis Funds


Judge declares mistrial on remaining 10 counts in Manafort trial


Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts


Jury announces guilty verdict on some charges in Manafort trial; mistrial declared on other counts


Cohen in the courtroom after surrendering to FBI


Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen agrees to plea deal including 3-5 years behind bars


Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan avoids jail time after attorneys complain about Trump


Colorado father appears in court to face charges in family's slaying


Manafort jury note signals problems reaching consensus


Judge tells Manafort jury to keep deliberating after it asks about impact of not reaching verdict on one count


Indiana Man Sentenced for Planning Terror Attack Using Explosives, Poisons


Affidavit: Police confirm Christopher Watts was having affair with co-worker




Suspect in Death of Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Is Illegal Immigrant, Police Say


Ex-beauty queen accused of hiring hit man to kill wealthy husband


Chicago’s top cop says judges, prosecutors to blame for violence


Nashville police identify 2 men being questioned in multiple slayings


Missing college student Mollie Tibbetts found dead after monthlong hunt, her father tells Fox News


Warrant confirms man detained while on way to hospital with pregnant wife is wanted for murder in Mexico


Man claims he killed pregnant wife after she strangled their kids


Horrified neighbors try to stop lunatic father from fatally stabbing his toddler


Punish Californians for the crimes they've committed, not for murders they didn't do


Man accused of wanting to eat child sex slave gets probation


Teen shot dead on birthday posted he was glad he ‘made it to see 17’




Mom of cruise line CEO says passenger who plunged off ship jumped, was 'stupid woman'





The Trump Administration Just Threw Out America’s Rules for Cyberweapons




Why Morality Demands the Death Penalty




Democrat Strategy? Rage, Smear, Lie, and Cheat




Antifa Assaults Progressive Protester for Carrying American Flag


David Hogg turns on ‘older’ Dems; they ‘won’t move the f— off the plate and let us take control’




Let there be light bulbs! Trump looks to flip switch on Obama ban




Trump’s former personal attorney, reaches tentative plea deal: Sources


'Russia Hoax' author: Mueller pursuing obstruction case, has 'given up' on collusion  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


Two Iranian-Americans Charged With Spying on Jewish, Israeli Facilities




Stocks end higher as S&P 500 touches all-time high


S&P touches record high, equals longest-ever bull run


S&P 500 Index Rises to Record as Trade Angst Ebbs: Markets Wrap


America's rich are moving to the coasts, while the poor go inland


Gold settles at a 1-week high of $1,200 as Trump comments hurt the dollar


Asian stocks mixed; Nikkei down slightly as dollar sags


Asian stocks up on hopes trade tensions may ease, Trump comments weigh on dollar


This bull market may soon silence all the naysayers


The Godzilla Wrecking the American Economy


Bitcoin futures volumes fall for third day running, down 69% from one week ago


George Will Is Wrong about the Economy




Rewarding Colleges for Cooking the Books Won’t Help


Houston Has a School Spending Problem, and ‘Free’ Lunches Won’t Fix It


Chinese influence on campus raises national security concerns


Tough Choices Ahead  (Berkeley and UCLA might be able to maintain their quality and reputation without a major shift to the funding paradigm, a new report says. For the rest of the University of California, no easy model exists.)


Protesters topple, pour dirt on ‘Silent Sam’ at University of North Carolina


Going to War With Fraternities(West Virginia University President E Gordon Gee warns parents against fraternity chapters that say they will disaffiliate from the institution after new rules on Greek life.)


College kids aren't 'supercilious snowflakes'


States Attempt Closing Racial Gaps to Improve Graduation


Make every U.S. student attend a citizenship ceremony


This Town's Not Big Enough for the Both of Us(Texas A&M and Texas Tech are both vying to open new veterinary-medicine programs in the same northwest Texas town -- and neither is happy about the other's plans.)




US points at China, not Russia, on election meddling


Why This Year’s Midterms Are Key For Trump’s Success And Republicans’ Future


Alaska and Wyoming Primary Election Results


Alaska and Wyoming Have Primaries Today. Here’s What to Watch.


Forget The GOP: It’s Up To Conservatives To Nationalize The 2018 Midterm Election




Primary challenge to Trump? It could help him in 2020




Oil scores 4th  straight gain as investors watch Iranian sanctions


Energy Prices


Don’t subsidize coal; just stop trying to kill it off





Trump’s EPA Says More Americans Will Die Under Its Power-Plant Rollback


EPA's plan would ease restrictions on coal plants


Trump administration's rewrite of Clean Power Plan will be a boon to the coal industry


Pruitt made one outgoing call from his $43,000 booth, records through June 20 show  (Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)




Painting at Empire’s End  (The work of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele shows us what art looked like in Central Europe before the lights went out.)




European stocks end higher, led by banks and pharma sectors


Eyewitness to the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia




Belgium is Now Euthanizing Children to Supposedly Alleviate Their Suffering




In Papers Saying Papadopoulos Lied, FBI Reveals It’s Either Lying Or Incompetent


The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes.’s Founders Speak for the First Time.


Chinese man kidnapped after business meeting in LA: FBI


U.S. charges two men with monitoring Americans and a Jewish center as agents of Iran




Exclusive: Trump demands Fed help on economy, complains about interest rate rises




New Evidence Shows How France Is Involved In The Plan To Destabilize Europe


Macron's rentrée: Six post-holiday challenges for the French president




Germany’s Infamous “Church Tax” Will Soon Cease To Exist, And It Is Going To Be A Wonderful Thing When It Happens


Ditching coal energy: ecological necessity or economic nightmare?


'First taste of autumn' as cold front hits Germany at the weekend


Swift turn: German FM says Europe needs bank transactions system independent from US




The G.O.P.’s Climate of Paranoia


Sea level rise is already costing property owners on the coast



Sheldon Adelson gives $25 million to Republican-aligned group


In four swing states, Republican governors sound unenthused about their party’s nominees




Dear Democrats and Republicans, Please Keep Tearing Down Your Government




Doctor Shortages Explode Thanks To ObamaCare — Who Could Have Predicted That?  




University System Plans ‘Full Criminal Investigation’ After Confederate Statue Toppled


Protesters Tear Down Silent Sam (Officials of UNC Chapel Hill said they lacked authority to remove Confederate statue. Protesters toppled it.)


Leftists Tear Down Another Confederate Statue


Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina





Asia Argento denies sex assault claim, says Bourdain paid off accuser


Trump’s Hollywood Star Must Go — But They Get a Pass?





Breaking: GOP Congressman, Wife Indicted For Multiple Campaign Violence Violations (US Representative of California Duncan Hunter (R)


Ocasio-Cortez Visits Restaurant Closed by Her Policies  (Democrat candidate US Representative of New York  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Socialist)


Ocasio-Cortez dubs visit to park, eating sandwich new brand of activism


Ocasio-Cortez: No More Being “Polite” to Racists  


Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada) Violates Own Call to Stop Using Taxpayer Funds for Reelection


She has never been to Alaska, but she may become the state’s first female congresswoman




Hurricane Lane threatening Hawaii  



U.S. Immigration Officials Deport Nazi Collaborator Who Was Living in New York for Decades




India’s small renewables firms fighting consolidation wave


Jewish community in India mostly unaffected by deadly floods


Is Ganga on the verge of drying?




Indonesian woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise


Indonesia: Buddhist woman gets one and a half years prison for complaining about mosque loudspeakers




Watch: These Censored Videos As Chicom Internet Control Hits America


Plans for 3D-printed guns explode across internet amid court battle to repress them




Iran says US doesn’t dare to attack Iran


Defense experts deride Iran’s ‘new fighter jet’


Iran nuclear deal: developments since US walkout




Christians Saved From Death At Hands Of ISIS By Jewish Donations




Muslims chant 'Allahu akbar' at Vikings stadium


U.S. Bank Stadium: No, a Muslim prayer service will not feature the slaughter of animals




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, August 21, 2018)


Is one-state support the future of the Democratic party?


Fatah And Palestinian Authority Headed By Mahmoud 'Abbas Praise Terrorists And Their Families, Provide Housing For Families Of Martyrs  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)


Security minister says police ‘failed’ in allowing terrorist’s funeral


The bluff of a Gaza sea port in Cyprus


Downplaying sporadic attacks, Liberman says Gaza calm holding  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)


The true location of the Temple Mount revealed


IDF said planning to slash 2 months off men’s compulsory service(Israel Defense Forces)


US Republicans like Netanyahu; Democrats, not so much (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Erdan Calls for Probe into Return of Jerusalem Terrorist’s Body to Family


How Gaza truce parley got tangled in Trump-Erdogan spat (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Another Tamimi Sent to Jail for Attacking Israeli Officer


Israeli Company ‘Reinvents The Wheel,’ Drives Off With $25 Million Investment


Haniyeh: Gaza Siege Almost Over – At No Cost to Hamas  (Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh)


Israeli Products: Necessity Or Choice For Palestinians?


Palestinian diplomat rebuffs UK media allegations that he’s a Holocaust-denier


Brother of Palestinian teen Tamimi sentenced for stone-throwing


How SodaStream went from bubbles to splash with PepsiCo deal


NGOs demand IDF prosecute its own for destroying Gaza building


Official PA media is a propaganda machine


Israel mocks Iran’s ‘indigenous’ fighter jet as copy of obsolete F-5


American Jews Viewed with Suspicion at Israeli Border, Highlighting Growing Rift


Episcopal bishop sorry for making up Israeli atrocities


Yes, Israel Is a Liberal Democracy.


Corbyn met with Hamas boosters in UK parliament in 2015 — report




Progressive Delusions


Explaining the Left: Part II




Mahathir resets the terms for dealing with China  (Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad)


$250 Billion in Debt, Malaysia Balks at Chinese Investments




NBC, MSNBC Interviews With Omarosa Last Week Worth Nearly $28 Million in Free Publicity




Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight




Army to test body armor made from spider silk


America Cannot Keep Hoping the Military Will Solve Everything


New Air Force light attack plane moves quickly toward combat


Watchdog sues Pentagon on behalf of analyst who lost clearance after Stefan Halper complaints


Trump using U.S. troop levels as leverage, analysts say


Sex-abuse case involving airman, S. Korean orphans led to new Kunsan guidelines


Okinawa-based Marines’ ‘USA’ dance video goes viral in Japan


Search underway for missing San Diego sailor


World War II paratrooper, turning 100 this week, plans to jump again


American servicemember killed in Iraq helicopter crash after raid on ISIS


Pentagon says Trump wasn’t given parade cost estimate before cancellation


Pearl Harbor survivor who led quest to identify USS Oklahoma ‘unknowns’ dies




China Spy Ship Monitored US Missile Defense Test




Pakistan's new foreign minister calls for dialogue with India


Pakistan's new PM proposes dialogue with India


The rise of the new cleric in Pakistan


Pakistan, India foreign ministers likely to meet in September?


India, Pakistan must resolve differences through dialogue: Imran Khan (Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan)





Finally: PETA frees animal crackers from the cages on their box—yes, really





 Is Duterte dying?(President Rodrigo Duterte)




Limbaugh: Brennan admits monetizing security clearance  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)




Cardinal Wuerl the target of rising anger after grand jury report on abuse by priests in Pa.


Tear down the protections for pedophile priests




Invisible army? Rostec unveils chameleon camouflage for combat vehicles, uniforms


Naked blonde video leads to judge’s resignation in Southern Russia - reports


Kremlin Welcomes Trump's Willingness to Consider Lifting Sanctions for Cooperation on Syria, Ukraine


Moscow to draw conclusions following Microsoft’s allegations about US elections meddling


US hits Russian individuals and companies with sanctions over North Korean ties


Philippines eyeing Russian helicopters and small arms


U.S. Imposes Fresh Sanctions for Russian Cyber-Related Activity


Moscow Accuses U.K. of Trying to Dictate Russia Policy to the EU and U.S.  


Trump Officials Say Russia Hit Hard by Sanctions, Threaten ‘More Economic Pain’  




Corporate Gun Control Might Be the Worst Threat to Gun Rights




Heidi Heitkamp Is Her Own Worst Enemy  (US Senator of North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp (D)


Brennan met Reid shortly before request for collusion investigation was leaked to NY Times  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan/ Former Senate Minority Leader Harry (Criminal) Reid (D-Nevada)


Outsiders vs. Insiders: AWOL GOP senators could sink the party’s midterm chances early


Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule(US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)


Schumer: Judiciary Committee must share all confidential Kavanaugh records with Senate  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Collins, seen as possible swing vote, set to meet with Kavanaugh  (US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)/ Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)


Trump-backer Barletta battling midterm odds against ‘Sleeping Bob’ Casey in Pennsylvania (US Senator of Pennsylvania Robert Casey(D)


15 senators miss votes despite McConnell's criticism of absentees  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


Warner proposes forbidding presidents from revoking security clearances for ‘political reasons’  (US Senator of Virginia Mark Warner (D)


Senate ramps up Russia sanctions threat with dual hearings





 Former slave sees God's answer to his prayers




Context Is Key in Evaluating Nordic ‘Socialism’




Facebook reverses ‘hate speech’ suspension of conservative Christian mom, apologizes


Don’t crucify Twitter’s CEO for telling the truth


Memo reveals Soros-funded social-media censorship plan


Social Media Corporations Step Up Attacks on Conservatives




With military in charge of security, Rio erupts in violence, leaving 13 dead




Record Number of 1-Man Businesses Close Down


9 killed in electronics factory fire


Minimum Wage Hike Boosts Self-Service Convenience Stores


Koreas to shut down some border guard posts: Seoul




SPLC, ‘Color of Change’ played role smearing Robert Spencer as “white supremacist” for Mastercard blacklisting




MLB Scoreboard




Andrew Cuomo’s Contempt for America Is Normal On the Left  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


Cuomo’s all-too-telling corruption defense 


Effort to end cash bail in California clears major hurdle in Legislature


Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths


California's largest wildfire brings new dangers for firefighters on front lines




The New Yorker Cites ‘Expert’ Claiming Kavanaugh’s Sports Reporting Shows Support for ‘Unlimited Presidential Power’  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)





Taiwan Says China ‘Out of Control’ As It Loses El Salvador to Beijing


China, El Salvador establish ties in fresh defeat for Taiwan




Russian Hackers Now Targeting Conservative Think Tanks




Trump vows 'no concessions' to Turkey over US pastor


Turkey’s Losing Economic War


Turkey's been a poor excuse for a US ally for a long time now


In latest strain on US-Turkey ties, Russia to deliver S-400 to Ankara by 2019





FTSE 100 snaps 3-day winning streak, dragged down by BHP


Searching for common ground: Katie Hopkins in conversation with a Muslim in Bradford


‘Potentially thousands’ of child slaves forced to work on illegal London cannabis farms


Video from UK: Convert from Islam to Christianity goes public, “I know they’re looking for me”


British Airways suspends flight attendant over racy video of her stripping off tights, smelling them




Priest says he warned Vatican about Cardinal McCarrick in 2000


Pope to meet victims of sexual abuse in Ireland




Strong quake rocks northern Venezuela coast; buildings evacuated in capital


Venezuela Takes More Desperate but Futile Steps to Save Socialism


Venezuela Braces for the Devaluation Storm





Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Trump is powerless as his legal fate spins out of control


Navarro: First Lady’s Cyberbullying Campaign Shows ‘Lack of Self-Awareness’


Trump to discuss NAFTA with union leaders


…POTUS Surge of Campaign Rallies for Republicans


Trump’s Character and Trump’s Presidency


Trump says DOJ official should be fired over role in Russia probe


Trump warns of ‘terror, bloodshed and suffering’ in Abolish ICE movement


Trump tweets raise questions about why Manafort jury isn't sequestered


Trump: 'Very dangerous' to trust Facebook, Twitter


Omarosa says she'll speak out against Trump for duration of midterms


Trump praises Hispanic border guard for speaking ‘perfect English’


Man wanted for threatening to shoot Trump spotted in Maryland


Attorney: McGahn did not incriminate Trump in special counsel interviews


Trump faces mounting legal pressure on three fronts

One easy trick for Melania Trump to reduce cyberbullying


Trump makes immigration top midterm campaign issue, hoping to put Dems on ICE


Trump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN


Why Omarosa’s antics will fail to undermine Trump’s progress for black Americans



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