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Saturday, September 16, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

U.S. defunding of family planning driving up demand for abortions in poorest countries, advocates say

 

15 days left to end Obamacare's war on unborn

 

Catholic leaders call out cardinal, bishops for being soft on abortion

 

The power of sharing your abortion story

 

Federal appeals ruling stalls abortion expansion in Missouri

 

Anti-Abortion Protesters Storm The Waiting Rooms Of At Least 2 Clinics

 

Abortion-clinic arrests spark ‘abortion terrorism' debate

 

Hillcrest abortion clinic closes its doors for good (Pennsylvania)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

U.S., NATO still trying to map out Afghanistan strategy

 

Samim Bigzad: Afghan asylum seeker to be returned to UK from Kabul after Home Office loses court battle

 

 

AFRICA 

 

36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN

 

The Libyan Chessboard

 

Nigeria boat sinking leaves 33 dead - emergency services

 

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Personal Health

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Florida ‘hot cop’ probed for anti-Semitic remarks, joking about Hitler

 
AUSTRALIA

 

The injury that one in four Australians over 50 die from within a year

 

Hospital workers attacked and abused over smoking ban

 

CANADA

 

'Fear is the greatest factor:' Survey finds Canadians worry about rise of racism against Muslims

 

Canada: No charges against imams who called for the deaths of Jews

 

Body of missing filmmaker Twyla Roscovich found on Vancouver Island

 

Why the rich should revolt — and it's not for the reasons they think

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Trump supporters descend on National Mall Saturday

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Paradise Lost: Devastation on the U.S. Virgin Islands

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

C.I.A. Pushing to Loosen Restraints on Secret Drone Strikes

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

 

Boston ban on Christian flag 'unconstitutional'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

How China’s economy could turn radioactive

 

 US must stop threats, says China, as Kim Jong-un aims for military 'equilibrium'  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Secret State A journey into the heart of North Korea

 

Tough talk from Kim Jong Un, but expert says it may signal an 'opening' (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea says it’s seeking military ‘equilibrium’ with US

 

NK releases photos purportedly of latest launch

 

N. Korea shows advance in missile tech, and sanctions won't stop it

 

We'll defy the world for a 'thousand years' says North Korean official after missile test

 

 

CONGRESS

 

As congressional Republicans see influence slipping, they’re not sure what to do about it

 

Trump Turnaround Raises Odds Of Big Tax Cut

 

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Trump wanted to hurt the Obamacare markets. He's succeeded CBO says

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Are We Too Ignorant To Save Our Constitutional Republic?

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

CFPB Deal Could Mean Relief From Wall Street's Worst Student Loans

 

 

COURTS

 

Jerry Sandusky's pedophile son pleads guilty to 14 counts of child sex abuse

 

Chefs react angrily as federal appeals court upholds California ban on foie gras

 

Lawsuit: Psychiatric hospital negligence led to teen's rape

 

US judge rejects effort to dismiss 'El Chapo' indictment

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Man stabbed by girlfriend, charged with rape after he assaulted her daughter, police say

 

St Louis Simmers on the Edge of Violence After Cop Acquitted in Murder Case

 

Substitute teacher arrested for inappropriate contact with students in NC, reports say

 

St. Louis Protests Manifestation of Hegelian Dialectic

 

Protests erupt after ex-cop Jason Stockley found not guilty in black man's death

 

St. Louis protests turn violent after white cop's acquittal leaves city on edge

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Equifax's chief information officer and chief security officer are out

 

Equifax messed up. And yet we have to clean up the mess

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

She Doesn’t Understand How Bad She Was, And Still Won’t Go Away  (Review: 'What Happened' by Hillary Clinton)

 

Clinton: Trump 'has given a lot of encouragement' to racists

 

Chelsea Clinton Spreads False Story Claiming Michigan Passed Bill Allowing EMTs to Deny Gay Patients Treatment

 

Chicago mayor hails judge’s ruling blocking Trump sanctuary cities rules  (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Administration works to remove legal hurdles to drilling in Arctic refuge

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

NYT Publishes Anonymously-Sourced Story Targeting Jeff Sessions as He Ramps Up War Against Leakers (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

New Hillary Emails Warrant Special Prosecutor

 

On Criminal Justice, Sessions Is Returning DOJ to the Rule of Law

 

Federal judge slaps down Sessions and rules the Justice Department can't cut off grant funding to 'sanctuary cities' that protect illegal immigrants

 

Justice Dept. overhauls program to tackle violent crime rather than police use-of-force concerns

 

ECONOMY

 

Middle class distress skews American data downward

 

EDUCATION

 

Why Jewish day schools are trying to be more like summer camp

 

Professor Put On Administrative Leave For 'Dead Cops' Tweet Shifts The Blame

 

NY police leaders outraged over John Jay College professor's tweet on teaching 'future dead cops'

 

A virulent cop-hater has no right to be teaching future cops

 

Pity the poor progressives for their self-inflicted angst

 

UC Berkeley Faculty Calls for Campus-Wide Boycott of Class

 

Enrollment drops at schools known for ‘social justice warfare’

 

Our endless legal debate about campus rape misses the point

 

Berkeley allows free speech — by going on lockdown

 

LA Unified's settlement with Rafe Esquith leaves the mystery intact

 

Harvard Starts Unintended Debate With Manning Invite

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian court upholds life sentence against Morsi (Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi)

 

Two Coptic churches re-open; two meetings held: Are they related?

 

ELECTIONS

 

Maryland city won’t allow non-citizens to vote in local elections after all

 

'Slippery Slope'? Cities across the country allowing non-citizens to vote

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Chaos in Iceland after prime minister’s father tries to clear pedophile’s name

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Hungary Builds a Wall, Cuts Illegal Immigration by Over 99 Per Cent

 

Ireland: Muslims operating active recruitment network for the Islamic State

 

Polish President: “No doubt the growing wave of terrorism is linked to migration”

 

Swedish police seize explosives-laden vehicle

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

 FCC asks Sinclair for more information on Tribune deal

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

 

FRANCE

 

France slams Silicon Valley for skirting tax in Europe

 

Macron urges lifting of Qatar embargo (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Muslim migrants viciously attack Christian for wearing cross

 

As Germany ages, 'grey vote' has younger generations worried

 

German prosecutor reviewing claim of illegal arms shipment to Syria through Ramstein Air Base

 

Germany's 'enraged' hope to shout down Merkel (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German study casts doubt on 'plastic digesting' caterpillars

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

U.S. will not seek Paris Accord revamp amid 34 countries' call to action on climate change

 

Thinking the Unthinkable about Hurricanes

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Best government: Top-down or bottom-up?

 

HEALTH CARE

 

UCLA pharmacy closed after state finds it sent out drugs with expired, potentially dangerous ingredients

 

Hospital cited after staffers take photos of patient’s genital injury

 

Democrats want to cancel the health policies of 180 million Americans

 

Stop dumping the mental-health crises on cops

 

HISTORY

 

Empires End in the Dustbin of History

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Actress Busy Philipps Freaks Out After Getting Mistaken for Huckabee Sanders

 

Harry Dean Stanton, famed for roles in Alien and The Godfather II, dies 'peacefully' at 91  

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

DACA supporters linked to communists, jihadists (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)/ US Representative of Illinois Luis Gutierrez (D)

 

Waters Takes Shot at Sessions After Report of Being ‘Humiliated’ by Trump (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)/

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

GOP rep proposed Assange pardon deal: report

 

Michael Barone: House Republicans' Frustrations May Doom Their Majority 

 

Ryan: Dems will have 'to stomach' Trump win on immigration  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: Someone leaked my 'very important' call with John Kelly on WikiLeaks

 

HURRICANES

 

Hurricane Jose may threaten US coast

 

Fla. nursing home where eight died after Irma defends actions and says it called governor for help

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Dealing with Democrats? Protecting 'Dreamers'? Here in Arizona that's just fine with these Trump supporters

 

As floodwaters rose, a mother grabbed her immigrant family’s potential lifeline: Papers

 

INDIA

 

As US dithers, India-Japan reviewing South China Sea position?

 

India's ill-starred bullet train project exposes misplaced priorities

 

India mourns first and only five-star officer of IAF

 

India: 14 live bombs found in Muslim’s shop after he was injured in explosion

 

India for multi-dimensional approach to Rohingya issue

 

Indian Health Service sets standards for patient wait times

 

IRAN

 

Iran turns The Art of the Deal upside down

 

Iran-deal backers finally start to admit its gaping flaws

 

ISLAM

 

Islamists, leftists, gang up against 'Muslim Mafia' investigators

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, September 16, 2017)

 

PLO marks 35th  anniversary of Palestinian refugee camp massacre in Lebanon

 

‘Netanyahu to present Trump with specific plan to nix or fix Iran nuke deal’ (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

MADA denounces Gaza sentencing of female Palestinian journalist battling cancer

 

Labor head: Shaked-Bennett proposal will ‘destroy independence of judiciary’

 

Israeli forces raid Hebron area, detain 2 Palestinians, fire tear gas at homes

 

Bereaved mother: 'terrorists don't deserve burial'

 

In New York, Netanyahu says Israel will not tolerate Iranians on northern border

 

Israeli forces clash with Palestinian youth near border of northern Gaza

 

Needy families in Israel: 'We have no food for the holidays'

 

Palestinian all-girl soccer team breaks cultural barriers  

 

'Saudis should lead delegation to Israel,' former US Mideast envoy says

 

Shariah judge rages at America for its 'satanic urge'  (Americans in general, and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in particular, are motivated in their stance on Israel by “satanic urges,” according to a top “Palestinian” official.)

 

MALAYSIA

 

7 suspects arrested for deadly boarding school fire in Malaysia

 

MEDIA 

 

Getting It Wrong on Russia and RT

 

Exclusive: 'He was a partier but didn't intentionally kill himself.' Friend of disgraced Fox News host Eric Bolling's son claims night before his death Eric Jr was on 'cocaine, weed, Xanax and once dabbled in heroin'

 

CNN's Brooke Baldwin blasts Fox Sports Radio host after derailed segment

 

MEXICO

 

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Producer Murdered in Mexico

 

Republicans question Mexico's stability in border security push

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi government, people proud to create partnerships with Muslims all over the word: Islamic minister

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon allows transgender troops to re-enlist

 

The text messages with a younger, married woman that threaten to send an Army general’s career off the rails

 

Trump honors resolve of the nation's Air Force

 

U.S. Army kills contracts for hundreds of immigrant recruits, with some facing deportation

 

Retired Marine is awarded the Navy Cross for courageous actions in Iraq in 2004

 

Army punishes officer who halted lesbians' public 'make-out'

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

The Cassini mission embodies the best of humanity

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

'I've got what it takes' Will Jacinda Ardern be New Zealand's next prime minister?

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan: Christian gets death penalty for ‘un-Islamic’ WhatsApp text

 

Islamic Republic of Pakistan fueling unrest against Buddhists in Myanmar

 

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

Who Says Breakthrough Drugs Cost 'Too Much?'

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin's proposals on peacekeepers not grounds for easing sanctions, says Merkel  (Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel finds Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposals on deploying UN peacekeepers in Donbass to be interesting, yet she thinks it does not create the grounds for easing the sanctions against Russia.)

 

SENATE

 

Durbin: Repealing DACA ‘Never About Putting America First’ or Protecting Workers (US Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin (D)

 

Surprise! New Jersey Voters Sour on Sen. Robert Menendez, on Trial for Corruption (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

McCain backs bill to block transgender troops ban  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook under fire over Russian ads in election

 

Facebook gave more info to Robert Mueller than Congress on Russian Facebook ads: Report

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea's creating a special military unit to assassinate Kim Jong Un  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Nuclear tensions loom over upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea

 

SPAIN

 

Spain: Alicante Museum whitewashes Islamic conquest, calls indigenous Spaniards “settlers”

 

 

SPORTS

 

Sliding NFL ratings could throw networks for a loss

 

Did Jemele Hill ‘cross the line?’ ESPN controversy reveals the news media’s enduring struggle with race.

 

Indians can’t make more history, win streak snapped at 22

 

ESPN prez calls for employees’ help in awkward Jemele Hill memo

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

College Football Scoreboard (Men)

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Protesters, counter-protesters converge at Confederate statue rally in Richmond, Virginia

 

US coast growth continues despite storms' lessons

 

Rising river threatens Florida residents in Irma's wake

 

California approves "sanctuary state" bill

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Hillary Clinton slams Rex Tillerson's 'largely invisible' presence at State Department  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

SUICIDES

 

Rosie O'Donnell's ex-wife Michelle Rounds commits suicide aged 46, leaving behind couple's adopted 4-year-old daughter Dakota

 

SYRIA

 

Russia shows off captured ISIS 'suicide tanks' in Syrian desert

 

Syrian/Hizballah troops cross Euphrates to east

 

Jets Strike US-Backed Forces in Syrian Border Zone

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan urged to boost military power

 

 

TROPICAL STORMS

 

Tropical Storm Lee forms in Atlantic as Jose swirls off coast

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Treasury inspector general looking into Steven Mnuchin's request for a military jet for his honeymoon  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey says northern Iraqi referendum an issue of national security

 

Turkey summons German envoy over 'terror' rally in Cologne

 

Merkel vows to restrict trade with Turkey over arrests  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

London subway attack: police raid home of couple who took in young Syrian refugees

 

 Man, 18, arrested in London Underground attack

 

London bombing shows danger of Islamification in Britain and Europe. Is the US next?

 

UK experts say London bomb didn’t detonate properly, could’ve left dozens dead

 

May scolds Trump for speculating on terror attack  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Far right group Scottish Dawn faces ban under UK terror laws

 

Isis claims London tube attack as UK Government raises threat level to 'critical' and deploys army on streets

 

UK exporters ‘hoarded’ gains from fall in sterling – ONS

 

Trump’s Tweets About London Bombing Anger British Leaders

 

Poll: SNP set to lose pro-independence majority

 

Tory review calls for new youth wing to counter Corbyn's appeal

 

Crude Bomb Strikes London Subway, Injuring Commuters

 

Exclusive: Boris Johnson - Yes, we WILL take back £350m from EU for NHS (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Former headteacher jailed for 10 years for sex attacks on 35 girls

 

Almost 400,000 Britons hit by data breach

 

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was right: Terror has become part of everyday life

 

Parsons Green: UK terror threat increased to critical after Tube bomb

 

British police dismiss Trump terror suspect claim as 'pure speculation

 

Cat police probe 'UK animal killer' link

 

Parsons Green explosion: UK terror threat level at 'critical' as Isil claim responsibility for Tube bucket bomber - latest news

 

Five areas to trial voter ID checks

 

UK Government may keep new powers to alter laws for years after Brexit

 

Pound hits highest since Brexit vote

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Busted: Susan Rice Caught Lying About Unmasking Trump Team (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Trump to visit Alabama in support of Strange

 

President Donald J. Trump's Weekly Address

 

Trump endorses Michigan attorney general for governor

 

President Trump is killing me. Really.

 

Trump moves to dismiss congressional Emoluments Clause lawsuit

 

How Democrats won the presidency

 

Trump Declines to Release Full List of Mar-a-Lago Visitors

 

President criticized for lacking passion about his movement

 

Melania Trump as first lady: More Bess Truman than Jackie Kennedy

 

Morality Is Negotiable for Mr. Trump

 

Trump making 1 troubling mistake 16 years after 9/11

 

 

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