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Thursday, October 4, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Judge Strikes Down Law Making St. Louis a “Sanctuary City” for Abortion

 

Judge Connected to Planned Parenthood Blocks More Videos Exposing Its Aborted Baby Part Sales

 

1 Abortion Clinic Remains Open In Missouri, Following New State Requirements

 

Planned Parenthood Threatens Republican Senators After FBI Probe Clears Kavanaugh

 

6 things you can do to make abortion more accessible for low-income women

 

Polling Shows Pro-Abortion Democrats in Big Trouble After Trashing Brett Kavanaugh

 

Missouri Is Now Back to Just One Abortion Clinic. Here's Why

 

Mexican State Passes Amendment Protecting Babies From Abortion From Conception

 

California Was About To Set A Major Precedent In Abortion Laws. It Fell Short.

 

Mexico archbishop criticizes pro-abortion presentation at Catholic university

 

Snap: Anti-abortion movie premieres at Hollywood theater of Clinton donor

 

Abortion legislation introduced into Ireland´s parliament

 

Abortion rights: Supreme Court considers overruling several lesser precedents. Could Roe v. Wade be affected?

 

Stand up for abortion rights

 

Ireland Bill Legalizes Abortion, Forces Doctors to Facilitate Abortions or Lose Their Jobs

 

Justin Trudeau refuses to directly condemn attack on pro-life woman  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Irish anti-abortion doctors in conscientious objection row

 

Woman who was roundhouse kicked at Toronto pro-life rally speaks ...

 

Police Looking for Abortion Activist Who Assaulted Pro-Life Woman  (Canada)

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan forcefully rejects proposal to replace US troops with mercenaries

 

Officials: Separate bomb blasts kill 5 in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

As Tripoli Fighting Intensifies, Many Libyans See Leaving As Their Only Option

 

Remember South Sudan? Washington Would Prefer Not to

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Bavaria returns to anti-Semitism

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For Chinese Influence

 

Australia warned China against 'intimidation' in the South China Sea after a tense standoff with a US destroyer

 

Australia expects resource exports to hit record $182 bln in 2018-2019

 

CANADA

 

TSX Drifts Lower On Weak Commodities, Rising Bond Yields

 

USMCA leaves in place the Canadian dairy tariffs Trump said ‘we’re not going to stand for’

 

Watch: Ted Morton: Canada's powerful 'Court Party' insists we won't get any pipelines. Period

 

East York school principal charged with assaulting Grade 5 student

 

Quebec Liberal leader Philippe Couillard retires from politics after election defeat

 

Toronto cop guilty of misconduct after sending ‘inappropriate’ texts to victim of domestic call

 

Watch: Andrew Coyne: Quebec situation is too serious for Trudeau to stay out of notwithstanding debate  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Calgary one of three cities remaining in bid race to host 2026 Winter Olympics

 

Do you smoke pot and drive? A poll shows half of Ontario cannabis users do

 

COMMUNISM

 

A Short, Communist History of ‘McCarthyism’

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Strategic Force Gears Up for Space and Cyber War

 

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

 

China halts all oil imports from US amid escalating trade war

 

China’s Influence Operations Are Pinpointing America’s Weaknesses

 

Is the Trade War About to Become a Currency War?

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N.Korean Hackers Steal Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

 

DEMOCRACY

 

An Ideology That Is Racist, Sexist and Anti-Christian Threatens Our Democracy

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary Clinton calls Trump “Islamophobic,” “racist,” appealing to “constricted” Americans

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Missed Deadline Stalls DeVos Agenda  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

7 Russians charged with hacking US facilities

 

The Fake Perjury Claims Against Kavanaugh Show Why Trump Won’t Talk To Mueller(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market closes firmly lower as surge in bond yields sparks equity revaluation

 

Stocks Slide Deepens on Treasury Yield Worries

 

Wall St. ends down as bond yields rise further

 

Gold settles lower for a second straight session

 

Dollar win streak in jeopardy as global yields move higher

 

Asian shares turn lower after strong day on Wall Street

 

Asian Markets Mostly Lower

 

Why So Many Americans Still Work Multiple Jobs in Strong Market

 

U.S. weekly jobless claims near 49-year low; factory orders surge

 

EDUCATION

 

Harvard Law students file complaints to keep Kavanaugh off campus as FBI finds no evidence

 

Professor Who Said White Republican Men Should Be Castrated Defends Comment as an “Experiment”

 

Unanswered Questions on a President

 

Student dies, 3 more hurt in school bus crash

 

Maximizing Success for First-Gen Students

 

An Immodest Proposal

 

Publishers Escalate Legal Battle Against ResearchGate

 

Student who stabbed roommate to death free after short sentence

 

Our Education System Flunks The Citizenship Test

 

Old Testament's viability for preaching underscored

 

EGYPT

 

Amidst Slaughter of Christians, Sisi Boasts of Egypt's Human Rights Record  (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Latest Election Polls

 

John Fund: Dems may have unleashed red wave in Kavanaugh hearings

 

Voters Say FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation Won’t Satisfy Anyone

 

NPR: Dem Voter Enthusiasm Gap Lead Has ‘Evaporated’ After Kavanaugh Hit Job

 

GOP needed a miracle. Could Kavanaugh be it?

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil drops nearly 3% on domestic stockpile surge, talk of efforts to raise output

 

Energy Prices

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks log worst day in 7 weeks as rising bond yields buffet equity benchmarks

 

EU declares intention to end “national sovereignty,” “kill off populist politics”

 

Swedish far-right party submits motion calling for circumcision ban

 

FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC

 

US 30-year Mortgage Rates Edge Down: Freddie Mac

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Investigation Reportedly Finds No Evidence Kavanaugh Allegations are True, Senate to Vote Saturday (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

FBI Investigation Exonerates Brett Kavanaugh, Nothing Corroborates Christine Ford’s Claims

 

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

New Yorkers Sue Trump After Being Triggered By FEMA Text Message

 

FRANCE

 

Why Parisians need to stop worrying and learn to love the rats

 

French language police ban 'fake news' in favour of Gallic term

 

France’s most-wanted fugitive evaded police by wearing a burqa

 

 

GERMANY

 

'Anglo-German relations will change': UK Ambassador talks Brexit and no-deal scenarios

 

Can Germans Think Strategically? 

 

HISTORY

 

Americans Have Almost Entirely Forgotten Their History

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Outsourced mass murder: How Topf & Sons engineered genocide from its boardroom

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

2001 video shows Obama admitting being a 'thug,' fighting, drinking, drugging in high school

 

Cold Water: GOP in Deep Trouble in California House Races…

 

INDIA

 

India deports Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

 

India, Russia likely to sign arms deal during Putin's visit

 

INDONESIA

 

Authorities Seal Shut Three Church Buildings in Indonesia

 

IRAN

 

John Bolton: ‘Iran has been world’s central banker for terrorism since 1979’  (National Security Adviser John Bolton)

 

International Court of Justice Unjustly Sides with Iran

 

 

IRAQ

 

KDP ahead in Iraqi Kurdistan election, electoral commission says

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Judea and Samaria IDF Commander: We Can Retake Joseph’s Tomb  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Palestinian family left homeless as Israel demolishes Negev home

 

Khan Al-Ahmar’s Drawn-out Demolition Highlights Deep Political Impasse

 

Former IAF Senior Officer: ‘As Soon As the S-300 System Decides to Attack, We Will Destroy It  (Israeli Air Force)

 

Merkel: 'Germany is making efforts to advance Israel-Gaza deal'  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Top Israeli ex-officials warn US Jews that Israel on ‘reckless’ path to 1 state

 

In Jerusalem, Merkel says Palestinians must accept Israel as Jewish state

 

Israeli media: Palestinian child attempts to stab soldier

 

Inside Nir Barkat's plan to remove UNRWA from Jerusalem

 

In video - Israeli settlers steal olive harvest in Nablus

 

Moscow Hopes Israel Will ‘Exercise Good Judgment’ When Facing S-300 Air Defense Systems

 

Sinwar's lying gun

 

Terrorist's children's book to launch in Israeli-Arab town

 

Fantasists outraged as Bolton states the fact that “Palestine” is “not a state”   (National Security Adviser John Bolton)

 

Israeli disaster aid team to head to quake-hit Indonesia

 

Is Hamas sending a message it's ready for war to Israel?

 

Defense minister orders IDF on high alert at Gaza border

 

Analysis: IDF, Hamas one miscalculation away from another Gaza war

 

Arab MK accuses terror victim Fuld of ‘executing’ his killer; Likud MK protests

 

Oren extends 'invitation' for British Jews to make Aliyah if Corbyn PM

 

PA prevents Gaza from receiving Qatari fuel aid, increasing danger of violence

 

French government suspends demand for West Bank product labeling

 

LATIN AMERICA

 

Losing Latin America

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanon’s Hariri expects new cabinet in 7-10 days — TV interview

 

LIBERALISM

 

Video: Christine Williams Exposes the Left's Tactics to Silence Dissent

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysian Prime Minister: Jews are “hook-nosed…in the Holocaust it was not six million”

 

6 Rescue Divers Drown While Searching For Malaysian Teen

 

MARIJUANA

 

Cannabis Causes Long-Term Damage to Teen Brains: Study

 

Soros, Pot, and New Mexico

 

MEDIA 

 

Time magazine puts Christine Blasey Ford on its cover

 

NBC Owes Brett Kavanaugh A Retraction And Apology For ‘Perjury’ Claims Based On Ramirez Texts

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE to sign $10 billion Bahrain aid deal — report

 

Saudi Arabia state defense company seeks wide-ranging deals with South African arms firms

 

MILITARY

 

The US military is planning a serious showdown with China, a significant show of force on tense tides involving American warships and aircraft

 

Top US general: Russia’s S-300 deployment in Syria a ‘needless escalation’

 

Trump Considers Ousting Air Force Head Over Space Force Pushback

 

As Congress Rebuilds the Military, Tracking Progress Is Vital

 

US service member killed in action in Afghanistan

 

Pentagon Accuses China of Dumping Products to Undermine U.S. Security

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Amazon's Minimum Wage Hike: Heartfelt Activism, Or Crass Political Opportunism?

 

3 Reasons to Celebrate Amazon’s $15 Minimum Wage, and 3 Reasons to Fear a $15 Federal Minimum Wage

 

 

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

 

U.S. plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA's Pluto explorer adjusts course as next icy world, Ultima Thule, looms

 

 

NOBLE PRIZE

 

Nobel winner's evolution claims stir response

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan's Musharraf warns of proxy war in Afghanistan if US departs

 

Pakistan urges restraint by new US envoy for Afghan peace

 

Pakistan's Ahmadis fearful as leaders bow to extremists

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

The End of the Jewish World as We Know It

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia and China Aren't Full Allies—Yet

 

US & allies hit Russia with coordinated avalanche of hacking accusations. Here are the allegations.

 

Exclusive: Russian Man Identified in Dutch Hacking Probe Played in 'Spy Football Team' — Source

 

Russian spacecraft with ISS crew lands in Kazakh steppe

 

Russia: Accusations of Spies Behind Cyber Attacks Are 'Diabolical' Cocktail

 

Russian spacecraft with ISS crew lands in Kazakh steppe

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

The Government Of Arizona Tries To Force Christians With Jail Time To Create Invitations For A Homosexual Wedding

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Science Shows People Regularly Remember Things That Didn’t Happen

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

Judge orders Tesla's Musk, SEC to justify fraud settlement

 

 

SENATE

 

The Standard of Evidence Is Whatever the Democrats Say It Is

 

Key Democrat Heidi Heitkamp a "no" on Brett Kavanaugh confirmation - live updates  (US Senator of North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp (D)/ Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Kavanaugh latest: Sen. Collins, a key GOP vote, says FBI investigation appears 'very thorough'  (US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)

 

Progressive Critics Hounded Bredesen’s CoverTN Program

 

Kavanaugh Probe by FBI Found ‘No Hint of Misconduct,’ Grassley Says (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Grassley: Since The Summer, I've Been Dealing With Chuck Schumer's Demolition Derby

 

GOP confident Kavanaugh is cleared (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Key GOP senators indicate possible support for Kavanaugh after viewing FBI report

 

2 undecided Republican senators suggest satisfaction with FBI report on Kavanaugh

 

GOP senator said he urged Trump to pick someone other than Kavanaugh

 

Democrat Staffer Arrested Who Published GOP Senators’ Personal Info Online as Kavanaugh Retaliation

 

Joe Manchin Exploits Kavanaugh Vote for Political Gain: Won’t be 50th Vote, Okay if He’s 51st  or 52nd   (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Protocols would have prevented Blasey Ford’s public humiliation; Democrats knowingly blew them up

 

Obama's America on Display at Kavanaugh Hearings

 

It’s Not About Kavanaugh: It’s About the Presumption of Innocence

 

Investigate the Senate Democrat Wrecking Machine

 

Peripheral Thoughts on the Impending Confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh

 

Not All Women: Understanding Female Support for Brett Kavanaugh

 

Campus Chaos Has Come to Congress

 

Dem Sen. Chris Coons: Kavanaugh Will Be 'Narrowly' Confirmed

 

Jittery Beto O'Rourke To Obama: Stay Out Of Texas  (Democrat candidate for Texas Beto O’Rourke)

 

To Protest Kavanaugh, Feminist Group Playing Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape On Repeat Outside Capitol

 

Capitol Police Begin Arresting 300 Protesters Staging Senate Sit-In -- Including Comedian Amy Schumer  

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Part-Time Jobs Dwindle After Minimum-Wage Hike

 

Strong typhoon moving toward Jeju

 

Unification Ministry Suffers Spike in Cyberattacks

 

28 dating violence cases a day: police data

 

N.Korean Hackers Steal Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

 

World's 2nd-biggest NAND flash plant opens in Cheongju

 

USFK soldiers smuggle illegal drugs, firearms

 

Why 5,800 PyeongChang Olympic tourists didn't leave Korea

 

S. Korean delegation visit Pyongyang for 11th  anniversary of 2007 summit

 

10,000 'visible' fire extinguishers to be installed on Seoul streets

 

Moon calls on government to play supporting role in job creation

 

SPORTS

 

A Rather Blustery Tailgate

 

 

STATES

 

Powerful storm moving from Rockies into Midwest

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Visit Beijing Amid Tension

 

SYRIA

 

Defeated Opposition Fighters In Syria Are Sent By Regime To Northern Syria To Fight Their Former Brothers In Arms

 

 

TAIWAN

 

 Taiwan issues travel alert after case of Zika imported into country

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Study: More than 250 killed while snapping selfies since 2011

 

 

THAILAND

 

Thailand Takes Advantage of China's Arms Market

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Five-Year-Old Allegedly Sexually Assaulted In School Bathroom Because Of Secret Transgender Policy

 

 

TURKEY

 

The Turkish Air Force Is Now Bombing Christian Villages

 

Erdogan: 'Turkey won't leave Syria until Syrian people have an election'   (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey summoned Saudi envoy over disappearance of journalist

 

Turkey's currency slides as inflation spikes to its highest level in 15 years

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE posts biggest drop since August as yields weigh By Reuters

 

Greg Gutfeld on campus absurdity

 

UK Accuses Russian Military Intelligence of Orchestrating Global Cyber Attacks

 

Jeremy Corbyn Calls For an Arms Embargo on Israel

 

Thousands of Pregnancy Tests Recalled After Giving False Results

 

UK: Muslim drug dealer jailed for enslaving children and forcing them to run a crack den and sell drugs

 

Theresa May’s Government Is Steering Britain Toward an Iceberg

 

VATICAN

 

‘LGBT’ should not be in Vatican documents: Archbishop Chaput tells Youth Synod

 

 

WELFARE STATE

 

Real Welfare Reform

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Melania Trump arrives in Malawi, 2nd  stop on tour   (First Lady Melania Trump)

 

White House Asserts Sovereignty, Rejects Overreach by International Court

 

It Is Time to Update the President's Nuclear Command Authority

 

 

 

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