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Thursday, September 13, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

New Planned Parenthood Prez: I’m Running America’s Biggest Abortion Business “Because I’m a Mother”

 

…Chelsea Clinton: ‘Unchristian’ to Return to Time Before Legal Abortion (AVIPP COMMENTARY: One of God’s commandments is thou shall not murder.)

 

Kavanaugh Doesn’t Think Birth Control Is Abortion. In Fact, He Thinks Government Has An Interest In Providing It(Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Will Planned Parenthood Continue Selling Aborted Baby Parts Under New President Leana Wen?

 

New Mexico Late-Term Abortion Facility Sued After Mother Dies Along With Her Baby

 

FDA is Custom-Ordering Body Parts From Babies Planned Parenthood Kills in Late-Term Abortions

 

Kavanaugh says 'abortion-inducing drugs' quote was summarizing plaintiffs in case  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Group Defends Billboards Telling Black Women Abortion is “Self-Care:” It’s a Response to “White Supremacy”

 

An appeals court says Missouri can enforce tough abortion laws

 

New Group Offers to Hold Mother’s Hand as Her Baby Dies in an Abortion

 

Teens Are Speaking Up About Their Abortions Through Youth Testify

 

UN Human Rights Panel Says Killing Babies in Abortions a “Prerequisite for Safeguarding Women’s Human Rights”

 

Louisiana abortion clinic wants regulatory rewrite nullified

 

Brett Kavanaugh Explains Why He Said “Abortion-Inducing Drugs” And Makes it Clear Kamala Harris Lied

 

Family sues clinic, UNM for botched abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Launches Six-Figure Ad Buy to Pressure Susan Collins to Oppose Brett Kavanaugh

 

Kavanaugh is a threat to constitutional right to abortion and birth control

 

MSNBC Ignores Poll Showing Americans are Pro-Life, Oppose Roe v. Wade

 

Christian Woman in Hiding, Under Police Watch, Amid Death, Rape Threats for Anti-Abortion Tweet

 

CW Show “Burden of Truth” Tries to Normalize Killing Babies in Abortions: “It’s Just One of Those Things”

 

British Government Rejects Legislation to Deny Pro-Life People Free Speech Rights

 

‘Outdated’ UK abortion laws hampering care for women, doctors say

 

Where Australia stands on abortion

 

New Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen is Chinese But Refuses to Condemn Sex-Selection Abortions in China

 

Victory in UK: Home Secretary refuses to ban pro-life speech outside abortion centers

 

Aborted Baby Was Born Alive and Died in His Mother’s Arms After Failed Abortion(United Kingdom)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

America’s Forever War In Afghanistan Has Engulfed A New Generation

 

AFRICA

 

South Africa close to a ‘war zone’ with surge in murder rate

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Showing 'Signs of Recovery' - Slashdot

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Volkswagen to end production of the Beetle next year

 

GM recalls over 1M pickups, SUVs

 

CANADA

 

TSX slips after Dollarama reports dismal quarterly results

 

CBC says Muslims “fear scapegoating” after Muslim migrant murders Canadian girl

 

Potential poisoning of Canadian Pussy Riot member concerning, Trudeau says   (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canadians who smoke marijuana legally, or work or invest in the industry, will be barred from U.S., border official says

 

Quebec election: Sparks fly during first of three leaders' debates

 

Spuds become latest trade irritant as U.S. senator calls for probe of alleged Canadian potato dumping

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Trump says he did great after Maria. In a survey, Puerto Ricans say otherwise.

 

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

U.S. Has Highest Share of Foreign-Born Since 1910

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

 

COMEDY

 

Why you should care what Norm Macdonald thinks

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

How the Chinese Government Is Suppressing Religious Groups

 

China promotes anti-Trump book

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

US, Cuba to Meet on Mystery ‘Health Attacks’ in Havana

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

U.S. sanctions Russian, Chinese tech firms over funds for North Korea

 

Trump Is Right to Talk to Kim  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

COURTS

 

California Ban on Handgun Advertising Ruled Unconstitutional in Federal Court

 

Federal grand jury indicts New Mexico compound jihadis, alleges they planned terror attacks

 

Judge strikes down California ban on storefront handgun ads

 

Couple accused of sex with dog pleads guilty to animal cruelty

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Somali Muslim Cop Who Shot Woman Was Hired AFTER Being Found ‘Unable to Handle Stress’ of Job

 

Six dead, including gunman, in Bakersfield shooting rampage

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Illegal immigrant families exploit ‘catch-and-release’ loopholes, surge over border at record levels

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Obama Attacks Trump

 

Meh: New Poll Shows Voters Aren't Thrilled Obama is Back

 

Michelle Obama’s 10-city book tour will take her to major arenas

 

Stakes high for Andrew Cuomo in N.Y. primary — even if he holds off Cynthia Nixon

 

No one is buying Cuomo’s story about the anti-Nixon dirty trick

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Judge rules against DeVos rollback of Obama-era student loan regulations  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

US takes a stand against anti-Semitism that Obama didn’t

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sean Hannity expects Trump to fire Robert Mueller after Hurricane Florence(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Report: Manafort Reaches Tentative Plea Deal with Mueller

 

As Manafort weighs a plea deal, experts say cooperation could offer each side a small win

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow ends above 26,000 for first time in September amid hope of easing U.S.-China trade woes

 

Wall Street rises with Apple, easing trade concerns

 

S&P 500 stretches winning streak to 4 days as tech stocks rebound, trade jitters ease

 

Asian Stocks Snap Losing Run; Dollar Holds Losses: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares rebound on hopes of fresh U.S.-China trade talks

 

Gold prices settle lower in pullback from 2-week high

 

The economic data don't show it, but many U.S. firms at home and in China are feeling the pain of tariffs

 

This economy is definitely not Obama's recovery

 

Treasury yields see muted moves after inflation report

 

Sears' same-store sales losses narrow but warns it may go out of business

 

Cryptos surge off lows, but don’t expect gains to last, says analyst

 

Reince Preibus on Democrats taking credit for economy  (Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

EDUCATION

 

Texas biology teacher on leave for allegedly bullying pro-Trump student

 

Video: Diversity and the Apocalypse Lessons in Public Schools

 

The cult of fragility on college campuses

 

1 school, of thousands, drops company providing porn to kids

 

Yale’s endangered species: Fewer freshmen identify as conservative than LGBTQ

 

California school board member apologizes for Hitler remark

 

Texas education board retreats on stripping ‘heroic’ Alamo defenders from curriculum

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian Daily: According To The Egyptian Interior Ministry, Muhammad 'Atta, One Of The Perpetrators Of The September 11, 2001 Attacks, Died In 2008

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Cuomo heads off Nixon challenge on a night otherwise good for progressives

 

Trump Derangement Syndrome Reaching Epidemic Levels as We Head Toward Midterms

 

Tensions over race and gender shape midterms, reflecting schism in Trump era

 

Gov. Gina Raimondo dispatches more-liberal Democratic challenger(Rhode Island)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends sharply lower as IEA pegs global supplies at a record and Hurricane Florence weakens

 

Energy Prices

 

Fracking helped make the US the world's oil king

 

EURASIA

 

Advancing democracy in Armenia

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower as central banks grab spotlight

 

Denmark: Masked Muslim mob wielding baseball bats destroys pizzeria

 

EU Parliament Votes to Censure Orban’s Hungary

 

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

FEMA official defends agency over water bottles left in Puerto Rico

 

Report: FEMA chief investigated for misuse of government cars

 

FEMA's Brock Long mistakes Hurricane Florence for Hurricane Floyd in briefing

 

Hurricane Presents Test for FEMA and Trump After Last Year’s Harsh Lessons

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA move on e-cigarettes means new risks for Fidelity funds

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Task Force: Russian, Chinese Influence Fuels Extremism, Undermines U.S.

 

FRANCE

 

More creches and €1 school lunches: Here's Macron's plan to fight poverty in France (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France admits for first time it used torture during Algeria war

 

GERMANY

 

Germany's spy chief accused of sharing information with AfD

 

Turkish teenager who plotted to blow up gay club in Frankfurt arrested

 

German forest activists brace for eviction in anti-coal fight

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate change wrought this freak of nature

 

Can climate-friendly cuisine help save the planet? Welcome to Zero Foodprint week

 

California Gov. Brown's (D) 'Climate Resistance' Will Devastate The Once-Golden State  

 

Even without the Trump administration, the U.S. is upholding its commitment to the Paris climate agreement

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Executives Held Staff Meeting to Process Trump’s Election

 

The Leaked Video That Shows The World What Google Is


Google Founder: Trump Election 'Deeply Offensive'

 

GOP

 

Attacks On Republicans: Hatemongers On The Left Spur Increased Violence

 

 

HEALTH CARE 

 

29 Million Still Uninsured

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

 

Michael Moore doubles down on claim that Trump could be America's last president

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

US response to 9/11 was 'moment of hypocrisy,' former Obama official running for Congress wrote

 

"Strange Bedfellows" group in Congress aims to weed out nonviolent marijuana records

 

House bans eating of cats, dogs

 

Dem Candidate Questions Opponent’s Patriotism for Releasing Ad on 9/11, Despite Running Ad 11 Times on Same Day

 

Dem says he'll investigate Trump money laundering allegations if House flips

 

Fiscal responsibility? Pffft. The House GOP tees up another tax-cut vote

 

The demonization of Nunes is a window into our times (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

HURRICANES 

The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

Almost 160,000 without power as Hurricane Florence lashes North Carolina coast

Dems Work Overtime to Politicize Florence, Blame Trump

 

INDIA

 

Renowned professor dies mid-sentence during live TV broadcast

 

India’s pulled at least 170 million people out of poverty since 1990

 

India: Muslim woman murdered by her father and brother for relationship with Hindu man

 

IRAN

 

Iranian tankers stranded by threat of US sanctions

 

Iran's Shaky Foundations

 

'Shameful' John Kerry slammed for holding unsanctioned policy meetings with Iran officials(Former US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

Kerry: I met Zarif 'three or four times'  (Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif)

 

 

IRAQ

 

Rival Iraqi factions make coalition deal and end Al-Abadi’s prime minister hopes

 

 

ISRAEL

 

 

Kushner says punitive measures against Palestinians will help peace chances

 

Man of the year in Israeli politics? Trump

 

'Israel seeks peace, but will invest in defense'

 

IDF Ends Operation ‘Good Neighbor’ on Golan Heights  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Pipe bomb thrown at IDF troops on Gaza fence; soldiers respond with fire

 

Israeli National Security Adviser Tells Russian Counterpart Iran Must Leave Syria

 

IDF says it detonated large bomb placed on Gaza fence, foiling attack

 

Israel denies report that Saudi Arabia purchased Iron Dome

 

Israeli Festival Shines Spotlight On Technological Innovation (with Video)

 

As war nears end, IDF shutters ‘Good Neighbor’ Syrian aid program

 

Former Hamas Political Bureau Head Khaled Mash'al: We Agree To A State Within The Pre-1967 Borders, But Without Ceding The Rest Of Palestine And Without Recognizing Israel

 

Israel reopens sole Gaza crossing for people after punitive closure

 

On Visit To North Korea, Palestinian Foreign Minister Conveys Greetings, Messages Of Solidarity From Palestinian President Mahmoud 'Abbas To NK Leader Kim Jong-un; NK Official To Al-Maliki: The U.S. Is The Enemy Of Peace

 

Only Trump Could End Palestine

 

Oslo Turns 25: Is Jordan the Palestinian Future?

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese destroyer intercepts ballistic missile in Hawaii-based test

 

MARXISM

 

Read A Pile Of Top Nazis Talking About How They Love Leftist Marxism

 

MEDIA 

 

Nothing To See Here: Networks Silent On Attempted Stabbing of GOP Candidate By Anti-Trump Attacker

 

MEDICAID

 

Arkansas scraps Medicaid coverage for thousands of individuals

 

MEXICO

 

President Trump is planning to pay Mexico $20 million to deport unauthorized immigrants there

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Club Middle East: The Region’s Super-rich Are On The Rise

 

Arab coalition member state officials review efforts to ease Yemeni suffering caused by Houthis

 

Saudi Arabia: Man arrested for having breakfast with a woman

 

Saudi Arabian defence forces destroy Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Najran

 

MILITARY

 

First US F-35 planes deployed to Gulf & Red Sea. Marines drill unblocking Hormuz and Mandeb

 

The Army is using animals as blueprints to design the drones of the future

 

Russian Bear Bombers Near Alaska Intercepted Again

 

Female infantry Marine booted for fraternization: ‘I really want to move on’

 

Wasp strike group first to help after typhoon damages Northern Marianas

 

Russian bombers flew near Alaska, intercepted by Air Force jets, US military says

 

Pompeo allows US military aid to Saudi coalition in Yemen to continue  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

PAKISTAN

 

What Pakistan’s new government means for science

 

Pakistan awaits official response from India on talks: Foreign Office - Times of India

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

He wanted to be a priest. He says Archbishop McCarrick used that to abuse him. 

 

California needs to take another look at its Catholic Church sexual abuse cases

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Chinese restaurant chain loses $190 million after pregnant woman claims to find rat in soup

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia may be telling 'true lies' about its 'unprecedented' war games with China — and it wouldn't...

 

Putin watches Russia's biggest ever war games; China taking part  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia demonstrates power of its deadly missiles in military drills

 

Political weapon: Advanced Russian missile defense system drives wedge between U.S., key allies

 

Putin pauses his crackdown on online ‘extremism’  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

SCIENCE

 

Journals, Universities Deep-Six Study For Noticing Men And Women Are Different 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

NRA depicts children's show characters in KKK hoods to criticize cast diversity

 

 

SENATE

 

…Reports: Feinstein Held Mystery Letter Throughout Kavanaugh Hearings…(US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Senate Democrats Just Referred Brett Kavanaugh to the FBI, Here’s the Ridiculous Reason Why

 

The Brett Kavanaugh Charade

 

Cruz: Chinese Want Mexico Radio for Propaganda   (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

GOP Candidate Criticizes Baldwin’s Handling of VA Controversy  (US Senator of Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin (D)

 

Gillibrand: Call to Abolish, ‘Get Rid of’ ICE Taken out of Context  (US Senator of New York Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 45%, Scott (R) 44%

 

Even liberal media rips Kamala Harris for deceptive edit of Kavanaugh comment (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Brett Kavanaugh — and Susan Collins — better watch these seeds of a grass-roots revolt  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh/ US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)

 

Democrats Force Committee to Postpone Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Until Next Week

 

Senate passes bipartisan spending package as lawmakers maneuver to avoid shutdown

 

Poll: Sinema narrowly leads McSally in Arizona Senate race

 

Sen. Graham: I Wish McCain Had Spent More Time With Trump (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)/The late US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Conservatives Concerned About Anti-Kavanaugh Violence to Block Senate Vote

 

Rubio praises anthem-kneeling NFL player's community service   (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

Clarence Thomas takes jab at Cory Booker over 'Spartacus' comment  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

Brett Kavanaugh responds to 1,287 written questions from senators, nearly all from  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

A history lesson from Judge Kavanaugh

 

$1.2 million anti-Kavanaugh crowdfunding campaign tests federal bribery laws  (US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)

 

Kavanaugh offers details on purchases of Nationals tickets that led to thousands in debt

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter Rejects Ads Using the Words ‘Illegal Alien’ and ‘Criminal Alien,’ Calling That ‘Hate Speech’

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

In landmark move, Seoul opens liaison office in North Korea

 

U.S. approves possible military sales worth $2.6 billion to South Korea

 

 

SPORTS

 

Mayor rescinds controversial Nike ban that ‘divided city’

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

39 locations of fire, explosions after suspected gas leak in Massachusetts

Dirtbag Caught Urinating on American Flags at World War II Memorial in Massachusetts

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Critics fire back at Pompeo's Yemen claims   (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Mike Pompeo: U.S. sticking with Saudis in brutal Yemen war despite mounting civilian casualties (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Resistance Hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams ‘Highly Partisan’ Kavanaugh Hearings

 

SYRIA

 

Syria war has killed more than 360,000: monitor

 

Syria: Muslims murder 10 Christians, injure 20 in assault on Christian town

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan Courts Security Ties With Bigger Friends as Beijing Snatches Allies

 

Pentagon turns down request to send US Marines to Taiwan 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Tech Giants Are Obviously Biased

 

TRADE

 

Major U.S. trade groups link up in anti-tariff coalition

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey succumbed to reality and jacked up interest rates to 24%

 

Turkey central bank’s next move is anyone’s guess — and that leaves lira vulnerable

 

Turkey takes bitter medicine as emerging market crisis spreads

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE edges lower before BoE; Morrisons falls as retailers suffer

 

‘No-Deal’ Brexit? Britain Sets out the Damage for Consumers and Business

 

Head of UK Union of Jewish Students quits Labour Party

 

Video from UK: Convert from Islam to Christianity Dares To Go Public

 

If Britain Opts for Corbyn, Then the New Prime Minister Will Clash with Trump Over Israel

 

UK: Jihad preacher Anjem Choudary to be freed from jail despite remaining “highly dangerous”

 

U.K. Police Urge Citizens To Report Neighbors For ‘Offensive Or Insulting’ Speech

 

Dutch Labor Party ‘worried’ by British counterpart’s anti-Semitism scandals

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

A Suggestion for Nikki Haley (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Why the BUILD Act Can’t and Won’t Achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

 
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

 

2.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits South Carolina: USGS

 
VATICAN

 

Pope Francis OKs probe of bishop accused of sex harassment

 

 

WHITE HOUSE 

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Breaking: Trump falsely claims nearly 3,000 Americans in Puerto Rico 'did not die'

 

Trump states Puerto Rico hurricane death count was plot by Dems to make him look bad

 

Trump Voters and the Bitter Elites

 

Dozens of Military Heroes Celebrated at White House

 

Trump Should Worry About "Human Sources" Inside the U.S. Government

 

Eric Trump said flap over his use of anti-Semitic dog whistle is ‘nonsense.’ Others beg to differ.

 

5 Times Trump People Were Trapped Into Creating Russiagate Narratives

 

Trump Aims to Clarify Rules for Protecting Endangered Species

 

Eric Trump: Woodward wrote book to ‘make three extra shekels’

 

Donald Trump and the rule of law

 

Joy Behar walks back Trump joke: ‘I don’t wish the president ill’

 

‘Never give an inch’: Trump keeps touting perceived failures as successes

 

WHITE PRIVILEGE

 

Under White Privilege Theory, Progressives Won’t Be Happy Until You Hate Your Kids

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

WHO Estimates 9.6 Million Cancer Deaths in 2018

 

 

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