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Friday, August 31, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Court dismisses Satanists’ case against pro-life laws

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May Pledges £200 Million to Promote Abortion Worldwide

 

Abortion Activist Sarah Silverman Slams “Motherf***er’ Christians.” “Don’t Tell Me How I’m Disrespecting God”

 

MSNBC Hosts Call Pro-Life Voters “Selfish” for Voting For Themselves and Not Others

 

Doctors Told Couple Their Son Was Terminal and to Have Abortion. After His Birth They Were Proven Wrong

 

Study Finds Google Pushes Pro-Abortion News Outlets in Top 5 Search Suggestions

 

Woman’s Husband Drugs Her and Aborts Her Baby in Their Bedroom Because The Baby’s a Girl(Nigeria)

 

Catholic Archbishop: “Without a Guaranteed Right to Life, All Other Rights are Legal Fictions”

 

17 States Defend Laws Allowing Women to See Ultrasound of Baby Before Abortion

 

UN Pushes Abortion Globally, Nurses Ask It to Consider Abortion Alternatives

 

Netflix Mocks Christianity With Teen Girls Singing Sexual Hymn “Sweet Jesus Inside Me”

 

Colorado Governor Candidate Jared Polis Supports Abortion Up to Birth: “It’s a Woman’s Decision”

 

Congressional Candidate Compares Abortion to “a Medical Procedure Like Gallbladder Surgery”

 

Abortionist Keeps His Medical License Despite Dismembering 25-Week-Old Baby

 

South Carolina Gov Slams Judge Who Blocked Planned Parenthood Defunding: “Abortion is What PP Does”

 

Lawyer for illegal immigrant abortions to testify against Brett Kavanaugh(Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

New Billboard Campaign Markets Abortions to Black Women as “Self-Care.” Like a Day at the Spa

 

Republican Susan Collins Defends Vote to Fund Planned Parenthood: “That Demonstrates” My Abortion Support

 

Democrat Running for Congress Vows to Impeach Pro-Life Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

 

Legislator’s Resolution Calls Unborn Baby a Human Being, Planned Parenthood Comes Unhinged

 

Pro-Life Leaders Blast United Way for Donating $2.7 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Abortionist Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Gets His Medical License Back

 

After 25 Years of Leading Priests for Life My Goal is the Same: End Abortion

 

Woman Defends Using Abortion as Birth Control: “As Soon as the Test Showed Positive I Knew”

 

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Was Almost an Abortion Victim, Now She’s a Pro-Life Champion

 

China Denies Plan to End Its Two-Child Population Control Policy

 

UK is Destroying Free Speech for Pro-Life People

 

ADOPTION

 

State Shuts Down Catholic Adoption Agency Because It Won’t Compromise Its Catholic Values

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Military Believes Trump’s Afghan War Plan Is Working, but Spy Agencies Are Pessimistic

 

 

AFRICA

 

Nigeria: Muslims burn alive Christian pastor, his wife, and three of their children

 

Flights suspended from Libyan capital Tripoli’s only working airport: AFP

 

China Moves Anti-Aircraft Missiles Into Zimbabwe In Show Of Military Force, Or Vietnam 3.0 And Why The British Gave Up Control Over Hong Kong In 1997

 

 

AIRLINES

 

United Airlines: Baggage fees will jump to $30, matching JetBlue

 

Woman says United paid her to keep quiet about creep

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Tombstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in New Jersey

 
AUSTRALIA 

 

Australian dollar tumbles as US, Canada fail to reach trade deal

 

Australian shares fall on fear US-China trade fight to worsen; NZ down

 

Australia: Muslim on student visa arrested for jihad plots against former PM, “symbolic” locations

 

Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford Cancels Plans to Import SUV Model From China in Wake of Tariffs

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Gov't Spends $18 Billion On Jobs Programs, But Can't Tell If They Work

 

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE FAMILY

 

Grandparents raising grandkids amid opioid epidemic 

 

CANADA

 

Energy sector weighs on Toronto stock market, while U.S. stocks edge higher

 

Ontario to include Tesla in rebate program after court decision

 

Donald Trump confirms Star story on his secret bombshell remarks about Canada

 

NP View: Canada's NAFTA hand is weak and the Liberals have overplayed it

 

What does Alberta pulling out of the federal climate plan mean for the environment?

 

Andrew Coyne: The Trudeau Liberals fall to earth, crushed by pipelines and carbon taxes (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Leaders from both parties mourn McCain at Capitol (The late US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

 

STDs Reach Record Highs Despite Planned Parenthood and Its Taxpayer-Funded Sex-Ed Programs

 

Data: Americans Contracting More STDs

 

COMMUNIST CHINA  

 

Hog prices poised to soar as deadly swine disease emerges in China

 

Trump to Back $200 Billion China Tariffs as Early as Next Week

 

Why ‘divorcing China’ may be the right way to go

China claims Trump ‘distorting the facts’ on North Korea influence  (Read: Xi and PLA could join North Korea’s national day parade  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping) 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Why We Need a Convention of the States

 

Legalizing the Constitution

 

COURTS

 

 Manafort associate pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with Mueller  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Founder hits Papa John's with second lawsuit

 

Obama-era DACA program likely illegal: Judge

 

Oops: Net Neutrality Advocates Just Made The Case For Regulating Google And Facebook

 

Three Suspects Connected With New Mexico ‘Extremist Muslim’ Compound Released After Judge Drops Charges

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Violent road rage incident involving a car jack caught on camera

 

Shock study: U.S. had far fewer mass shootings than previously reported

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Cuomo said to have frozen Weinstein probe following campaign donation (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo)

 

Mich. Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Declines to Oppose Israel Boycotts

 

Prominent Kentucky Democrat Indicted for Illegal Campaign Contributions

 

Dem Socialist Candidate’s Brother and Mother Say She’s Lied About Her Upbringing

 

De Blasio: Progressive Wave Is Just Dems 'Acting Like Real Democrats'  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Radicalized Democrats: Destroying the Country and Their Own Party

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants

 

Russia had Trump ‘over a barrel,’ DOJ official tells lawmakers: Report

 

The truth will set us all free  (Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was star-crossed from the start. His friend and successor as FBI director, James Comey, by his own admission prompted the investigation — with the deliberate leaking of classified memos about his conversations with President Donald Trump to the press.)

 

Justice Department Backs Suit on Harvard Admissions

 

Justice Department Joins Discrimination Suit Against Harvard

 

U.S. Soldier Pleads Guilty to Trying to Support ISIS

 

Two lawyers leave special counsel's office

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks end mostly higher; S&P 500 and Dow book best August gains since 2014

 

Word on more China tariffs sends Asian stocks lower

 

Asia stocks: Nikkei flirts with 23000 but can't hang on

 

Wall Street mixed as U.S.-Canada trade talks end

 

Vacation Is Over and Stocks Keep Playing Havoc With Predictions

 

Dollar index clings to monthly gain as traders focus on emerging-markets turmoil

 

Gold ends higher, but suffers longest stretch of monthly declines in more than 5 years

 

The Coming Global Middle-Class Majority: Thank Capitalism, Not Socialism, For The Boom

 

Why the stock market rally is smarter than the experts

 

Household Income Jumps To All-Time Highs Under Trump — Why Isn't This Big News?

 

The last time Wall Street’s ‘fear index’ and stocks traded this closely it didn’t end well

 

Argentina Peso Crashes as Central Bank Raises Key Rate to 60%

 

A break of the tight trading range could see bitcoin fall to $3,000, says analyst

 

EDUCATION

 

Video: Exposing The March For Our Lives(How public schools are using your tax dollars to train students to be anti-Second Amendment activists. )

 

Suspended for Using N-Word

 

The Permeation of Propaganda in the College Student Brain

 

Stanford Won't Boast About Applications or Admit Rates Any More

 

Prestigious New York Jewish school apologizes for ignoring molestation reports

 

Feds Impose Aid Restrictions on Howard

 

Professors and Students as Roommates?

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt: Muslim mobs force closure of 8 Christian churches seeking official recognition

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Polis: Women Will Die if Republican Wins Gubernatorial Election(Colorado)

 

Pastors protest DeSantis' 'monkey this up' comment  (GOP Candidate for Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis)

 

Calif. Road Workers Accused of Stopping Traffic to Pass Out Anti-Gas Tax Repeal Flyers

 

David Brock Seeks $2 Million for New Anti-Trump Project Before Midterms

 

Dem Gubernatorial Candidate’s PAC Receives $1 Million From Dark Money Group  (Florida Democratic Socialist Andrew Gillum previously said he would not be 'accountable to corporate money and special interests.')

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Kerry Doesn’t Rule out 2020 Presidential Campaign(Former US Secretary of State John Kerry(D)

 

Deval Patrick Launches New PAC as 2020 Speculation Mounts (Former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick(D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices end lower, but score solid gains for the month

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks tumble as trade uncertainty spikes again

 

EU aims to scrap turning the clocks back for winter

 

Geert Wilders cancels “Draw Muhammad” contest amid massive protests, threats of violence

 

Poland computes it lost over 5 million people, $54 billion under Nazi occupation

 

Amsterdam police study possible terror motive for stabbings

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Belgium Euthanized 2,309 Patients Last Year, 8 Patients Had Their Organs Harvested

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI arrests 5 New Mexico compound suspects after earlier charges dropped

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

Dangerous genital infection linked to common diabetes meds, FDA warns

 

FDA warns against consuming liquid nitrogen-prepared foods

 

FRANCE

 

Lebanese Singer And U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Majida El Roumi: Global Zionism Is Implementing 'Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion,' Behind France Bombings – Archival

 

Scallop wars: France tells UK fishermen to keep out of contested waters

 

French President Macron: “No such thing as a true Dane, true Frenchman”

 

GERMANY

 

Rise of extreme nationalist groups in Germany brings a return of anti-Semitic acts

 

10 year sentence given to man who bombed Dresden mosque

 

'We aren't all Nazis': Chemnitz on edge after anti-migrant violence

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Is It Worth Cutting Global Warming By Tenths Of A Degree If It Means Millions Starve?

 

GOOGLE

 

Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales

 

GOP

 

Steve Bannon’s open revolt against GOP establishment sputters

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Neil Armstrong Movie Draws Scorn for Decision to Omit Planting of American Flag on Moon: ‘Total Lunacy’

 

Tim Conway's daughter and wife at odds over ailing star's care

 

Operation Finale

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Victory: California Dem withdraws bill banning help for unwanted gay attraction

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Sanders’ Son Won’t Support Pelosi if He’s Elected to Congress  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)/House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

 Democratic Rep Warns Immigration Officials Following ‘Illegal’ Orders: ‘You Will Not Be Safe’  (US Representative of Arizona Ruben Gallego (D) warned Trump immigration officials they “will not be safe” in the future for having followed “illegal” deportation orders.)

 

Dem congressional nominee: Trump, bin Laden ‘have a tremendous amount in common’ 

 

INDIA 

 

Hindu Extremists Suspected in False Charges against Pastor in India, Sources Say

 

India economy accelerates as rupee declines

 

India's World-Beating Growth Not Enough to End Deep Jobs Drought

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

California rail project blows through budget, on track to cost more than $100B

 

INTERNET 

 

Internet Giants: Not as Smart as They Think They Are

 

IRAN

 

Iran rejects French call for talks on missiles, regional interference

 

Iran Needs a Whiff of Grapeshot

 

Iran Arrests Dozens Of ‘Spies’ Working In Government Bodies

 

Iran and Syria Tout A Defense & Reconstruction Deal

 

 

IRAQ

 

Fears over Iranian proxies’ Iraq missile factories

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, August 31, 2018)

 

Fabricating history, according to Abbas  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Lana Del Rey cancels Israel gig, cites inability to perform for Palestinian fans

 

Iran increases missile threat to Israel, linking Syria and Iraq

 

Israel bans entry of Sukkot-related plants over disease fears

 

Analysis: Is the world conspiring against Abbas?

 

Palestinians clash with IDF on Gaza border; 180 said wounded  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Iran launches anti-US-Israel front – from W. Iraq, with Tel Aviv in missile range, builds base facing Golan

 

Soldiers nab 3 Palestinians with pipe bombs in northern West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Report: UAE used Israeli spyware to track Qatari royals

 

Lawsuit lays bare use of Israel-made hacking tools in Mideast, Mexico

 

U.S. cuts millions in funding for UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees

 

Israeli Warships Get Missile Defense Boost

 

What`s the connection between the new PLO Head of Prisoners' Commission and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing?

 

Japan reaffirms commitment to solidarity with Palestine

 

Palestinian Refugees: In The Middle Of Nowhere

 

Israeli forces injure 3 Palestinians during Friday prayers

 

If UNWRA Folds, What Next?

 

Arab Israeli MKs said set to appeal to EU to oppose Jewish nation-state law

 

Administrative prisoners continue to boycott Israeli courts

 

Dovish US Jews warn UNRWA cuts endanger Israel’s security

 

Report: 4 children among 19 Palestinians killed in August

 

Muslim Doctors Without Borders nurse shoots at Israeli troops on Gaza border

 

Israeli schools largely avoid teaching evolution — report

 

LABOR DAY

 

Labor Day, the Holiday in Need of an Update

 

LIBERALISM

 

Smoking Gun Memo Laid Out Left’s Assault on Conservatives

 

MEDIA 

 

The Village Voice to shut down after 63 years

 

MSNBC: Voters ‘selfishly’ expect Second Amendment rights to ‘stay the same’

 

MILITARY

 

Marine accused of making 42 'enhanced' bombs

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Presidents, pop stars join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul

 

NUTRITION

 

Diets that involve shrinking your plate size don’t work, Israeli study says

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan stands by Iran on nuclear deal issue

 

Pakistan rally ends after Dutch cartoon contest is canceled

 

Pakistan closes its consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

 

Talks with Pakistan? Out of the question

 

Pakistan, Iran connected by inseparable bonds: Imran Khan  (Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan)

 

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)

 

PETA Wants to Memorialize Lobsters Who Died in Maine Truck Accident

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Mom of abused son rebukes bishop for making pro-gay priest ‘spiritual guide’ for abuse victims

 

Progressivism Takes Its Place among the Major Religions

 

Sexual Libertinism Won’t Save the Church

 

No need for Reform Jews to demand other 'fix' their religion

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Restaurants are banning customers from using mobile phones

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Plans To Hold Largest War Games In 4 Decades

 

Russia to STOP sending US astronauts to International Space Station unless new deal agreed

 

Russia encroaches on US war industry in Middle East

 

Blast Kills Leader of Russia-Backed Separatist Region in Eastern Ukraine

 

How Russia stole the night: Inside the illegal market for American night-vision technology

 

Iran, Russia prepare to battle each other over control of post-war Syria

 

SENATE

 

O’Rourke Media Profiles Didn’t Report on Serious Details of 1998 DWI Arrest  (Democrat candidate for Texas Beto O’Rourke)

 

Police Reports Reveal O’Rourke’s 1998 DWI Arrest Was More Serious Than Previously Reported

 

Brett Kavanaugh to face questions on executive power, sexual harassment  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

A meticulous legal mind: Democrats’ hunt for dirt on Kavanaugh backfires

 

Amid Criticism of Firm, Hatch Wants Google Investigated  (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)

 

Leader of Arizona’s #RedforEd Movement ‘Not Sorry’ John McCain Died  (The late US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

What We Can Learn about Partisanship from John McCain

 

McConnell: McCain either ‘staunchest ally’ or ‘most stubborn opponent’(Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Trump to campaign for former rival Ted Cruz (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

John McCain memorialized as hero, fighter and wiseacre  (The late US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Jacky Rosen Hedges on Support for Minimum Wage Increase, Suggests Different ‘Threshold’ for Small Businesses(US Representative of Nevada Rosen, the Democrat nominee in the 2018 Senate race in Nevada, has long advocated a $15 minimum wage but said Wednesday that there should be a different “threshold” for small businesses that cannot afford it.)

 

Senate cancels postal service hearing; Trump's Amazon crusade delayed

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Enough with the Victimhood: Millionaire Athletes and Their Lost Cause

 

Social media has made Elon Musk more famous than ever ... and maybe more dangerous

 

Banned From Twitterstan

 

Media Elite Mock ‘Crazy’ President Trump and Conservative “Paranoia” Over Social Media Censorship

 

Conservative Revolt at – Facebook?

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Korea to carry out intensive tests on fire-prone BMW cars

 

Age of criminal responsibility to be lowered from 14 to 13

 

Working Mothers Often Quit Jobs Once Kids Start Schooling

 

Korea's university closure 'domino' fear

 

Libyan head of state due in Seoul for talks with Moon  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

[Breaking] Moon's special envoy to visit Pyongyang on Wednesday

 

SPORTS

 

Not fans: Most voters call NFL anthem protests ‘inappropriate’ as season looms

 

Todd Starnes: Cheerleaders score win for freedom of religious expression

 

Enough with the Victimhood: Millionaire Athletes and Their Lost Cause

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Pregnant bus crash survivor had twins hours later

 

Severe Midwest storms as Labor Day rain expected

 

7 dead, dozens injured in New Mexico bus crash

 

Truck driver in deadly New Mexico crash thought he was "going to die"

 

Missouri attorney general alleges duck boat company put profits over safety

 

California’s storied bail bondsmen left with no jobs after state ends cash bail for criminal suspects

 

Report: Political Interests ‘Commandeered’ State AGs for Environmental Agenda

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Probe Clears State Dept of Wrongdoing in Cuba Sonic Attacks

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

16 states ask Supreme Court to reverse addition of gender confusion to ‘sex discrimination’

 

SYRIA

 

New images show Iranian surface-to-surface missile facility in Syria

 

Iran, Russia prepare to battle each other over control of post-war Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan Is Not a Bargaining Chip With China

 

China Says ‘No Way’ to United Airlines’ Workaround Reference for Taiwan

 

Taiwan executes man by firing squad for killing his ex-wife, daughter

 

Taiwan de facto envoy to Hong Kong still lacks visa, two months on

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Wisconsin to cover state employees’ transgender treatments, board votes

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan: Turkey needs Russia's S-400 missile defence system    (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Lira rallies after Turkey's latest move to shore up currency

 

Turkey must free prisoners to mend ties with EU, Germany says

 

Turkey working with Russia, Iran to prevent another Aleppo disaster in Idlib: Erdoğan

 

US pastor held in Turkey prepared to go to European court: lawyer

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks close at 4-month low on Brexit and trade uncertainty

 

UK: Father of two jihadis killed in Syria threatens to have his wife shot if she gave evidence against him

 

 UK minister to discuss Iran’s destabilizing activities in Syria, Yemen

 

Aretha Franklin honored by military band at Buckingham Palace

 

A Diversity of Acid Attacks, Witchcraft Abuse, Genital Mutilation and Terror

 

UK: Man converts to Islam, encourages jihad terrorism on Facebook

 

Islamic State follower jailed for at least 30 years for plot to kill Theresa May  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

The UN Must Have No Say On U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

 

VATICAN

 

Church Militant claims Cdl. Wuerl fleeing to Rome to avoid U.S. arrest for abuse cover-up

 

Rush Limbaugh blasts Pope for putting climate change ahead of sex abuse scandal

 

 WHITE HOUSE 

Trump Full-Month Approval Up in August

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trouble for Trump: Disapproval at a high, 63% back Mueller, half favor impeachment (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

What Comes After Trump's Federal Pay Freeze: Why Not Equal Pay For Equal Work?

 

Trump Cancels Automatic Pay Raises for Federal Workers in 2019

 

EU Offer for No Auto Tariffs Is ‘Not Good Enough,’ Trump Says

 

More clearance revocations coming  (The White House is expected to announce a second round of security clearance revocations for former government officials in the near future.)

 

Trump Taps Controversial Obama Holdover for 5-Year Term (The Trump administration is seeking to reappoint a controversial Obama holdover to the federal government’s top labor arbiter, sparking criticism from a former Trump nominee.)

 

How Trump Survives

 

Trump responds to leak of off-the-record comments in Bloomberg News interview

 

Trump threatens to intervene in the Justice Department: ‘People are angry’

 

Bette Midler mocks Trump over reported liberal violence comment

 

Trump calls court ruling on N.C. redistricting ‘very unfair’

 

Reality Winner, convicted NSA leaker, wants pardon from Trump: Report

 

Trump won’t wait for Canada, new NAFTA sent to Congress

 

Who Really Started the Trump-McCain Feud?

 

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZTION (WTO)

 

Trump Threatens to Pull U.S. Out of WTO If It Doesn’t ‘Shape Up’

 

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