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Monday, October 9, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Twitter Censors Pro-Life Congresswoman’s Ad Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

 

Abortion clearly a 'difficult issue' for Alabama Democrats as Doug Jones pushes pro-choice stance

 

Actress Kathleen Turner: Pro-Lifers “Attack Women’s Rights Without Any Regard to Science”

 

Trump Is Filling Court Seats With Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Abortion Judges

 

Catholic Archbishop Condemns Abortion: “It’s Tantamount to Genocide of Life in the Womb”

 

Episcopal Church Priest: Women Need Abortions and a Right to Abortion is “Necessary”

 

40 Days for Life Pro-Life Prayer Campaign Saves 112 Babies From Abortion, So Far

 

Supreme Court refuses to hear case of surrogate mom who refused abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Spends Almost 10X More Money Buying Political Influence Than the NRA

 

Satanist Takes Lawsuit to State Supreme Court Saying Pro-life Laws Violate Her Religious Views

 

One of the Most Compelling Bible Verses That Ought to Prompt Christians to Oppose Abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Puts Making Money From Abortions Ahead of Women’s Lives. Here’s How

 

Patricia’s Boyfriend Was Pressuring Her to Have a Abortion, She Chose Life After Her Friends Suggested This

 

Washington Post Fact Check Confirms: U.S. One of Just 7 Nations Allowing Late-Term Abortions

 

Women in This Former Soviet State Have 2-3 Abortions a Year, Including Sex-Selection Abortions

 

Mom Who Refused to Abort Her Baby With Down Syndrome Dropped From TV Debate on Abortion  (London, England)

 

Court Allows Woman to Abort Her 31-Week-Old Unborn Baby Who Has Kidney Problems  (New Delhi, India)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Red Cross 'drastically reduces' presence in Afghanistan

 

Trump's Military Dropped 751 Bombs on Afghanistan in September, Highest Number in Seven Years

 

US must depart Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Trial for 1,670 suspected of Boko Haram links to start in Nigeria

 

In Morocco, ex-defense chief called ‘war criminal’ by Islamist MP

 

ASIA

 

Rohingya crisis: Two die as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

 

22 Rohingya Muslims posing as refugees arrested in Bangladesh for alleged role in massacre of Hindus

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Assisted Suicide is No Peaceful Death. Some Patients Regurgitate, Have Seizures, or Wake Up Days Later

 

‘Every single day is a gift:’ Marine thankful he wasn’t offered euthanasia (A veteran who had brain tumor is now cancer free and tells others to reject assisted suicide.)

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Markets Live: Banks power ASX gains

 

Australian dollar in trouble

 

Ten excerpts from Abbott's climate change speech  (Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott )

 

 

CANADA

 

Canada Euthanizes 2,149 Patients During the First Year of Legalized Assisted Suicide

 

'It's the perfect place for us': Millennials flock to rural Newfoundland

 

Canada should OK 'three-parent babies': Commentary argues for lifting of ban on controversial technique

 

Manslaughter charges against alleged fentanyl dealers mount across Canada

 

After Refusing to Join a US Missile Defense Program, Canada Might Be Changing Its Mind

 

Medically unfit for deployment? We'll try to employ you elsewhere, says Canada's top general

 

Canada: Mosque links to website calling for Islamic jihad against Jews, “people of treachery”

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

US Virgin Islands American citizens battered by Maria – and forgotten

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

New CDC Report Shows Growth in STDs Among Americans

 

COLUMBUS DAY

 

Why Columbus Still Deserves His Day

 

It’s Columbus Day Today, and His Statue Is Covered in Los Angeles

 

On Columbus Day, remember: We owe the discovery of America to Islam and Muslims

 

The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

Don’t mess with Christopher Columbus

 

COMEDY

 

'Saturday Night Live' slams 'delicate snowflakes' as it tackles gun control

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Dissident Reveals Secret Chinese Intelligence Plans Targeting U.S.

 

China congress: Military facelift a sign of bigger changes

 

Xi Jinping Slept Here. Pilgrims Flock to Chinese Village. (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

'He wants to rule forever' China heralds Xi Jinping leader with ecstatic exhibition

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea could use Oct. 10 holiday as excuse to provoke US, experts say

 

‘Kim Jong-un takes situation seriously’  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Kim Jong Un promotes sister to North Korea's ruling politburo, reports say

 

North Korea Admits Sanctions Are Having an Impact

 

 

CONGRESS

 

California Sheriffs Call on Congress to Stop Their ‘Sanctuary’ State

 

Schumer, Pelosi blast Trump's new immigration principles (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Commission Seeks to Shine Spotlight on Deteriorating Human Rights in China

 

'Bump stocks' just one chip in Congress' partisan gamble on gun control

 

A narrow gun bill that could pass is better than an expansive one that won't

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Court Documents: Vegas Shooter Slept During Day, Gambled All Night

 

Las Vegas killer shot guard 6 minutes before firing into concert crowd

 

Vegas gunman's note contained figures for wind, trajectory and distance: Officials

 

Casino magnate says Vegas gunman seemed like ‘a rational man’

 

Vegas cops describe 12 minutes of hell in gunman's sniper lair

 

Hair-raising questions about Vegas mystery killer

 

A ‘long bad dream’: A family waits and worries after the Las Vegas massacre

 

Vegas gunman liked ‘violent’ rape fantasies, prostitute says

 

Florida man arrested in sexual assault of 2-year-old in Chick-fil-A bathroom

 

Virginia teacher, 31, admits to sex romp with teen boy student, 15

 

Pennsylvania mayor attacked by her son at campaign office, police say

 

Video of deadly Utah police shooting sparks outcry

 

Why horrors like Vegas massacre are occurring more often

 

University of Pittsburgh student found dead in homicide at off-campus home

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary Clinton thinks the news media was unfair to her. She’s right.

 

Man jailed for mishandling secrets unleashes on Hillary

 

Hillary Clinton ‘gets an award for hypocrisy’ after gun control comments, NRA leader says

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Homeland Security Uncovers Massive Immigration Failures

 

DHS is not extending Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks close lower in thinly traded session; GE has biggest drop since June 2016

 

U.S. Stocks Slip, Dollar Mixed as Gold Advances: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street recedes from highs as quarterly reports loom

 

Gold prices extend gains on renewed U.S.-North Korea anxiety

 

Shares inch ahead in Asia, Turkish lira takes a dive

 

Lira Tumbles on Political Risk; China to Gain: Markets Wrap

 

Turkish lira falls against dollar on diplomatic row, while pound stabilizes

 

EDUCATION

 

The Zionists are Coming! Panic at San Francisco State U.

 

Law School Revokes Event Sponsorship Because Hearing ‘Conservative Viewpoint’ Might Be ‘Painful’

 

Bystander rape-prevention programs face questions

 

EGYPT

 

LGBT people targeted in wave of arrests and violence

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends higher as OPEC hints at extended output curbs

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Ohio mayor asks Trump for help combating Lake Erie algae

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA Chief Calls for Ending Wind Tax Credits to Help Coal Survive

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Spanish stocks stage a comeback, help drive Europe higher

 

Sweden: 2,875 “serious incidents” as Muslim migrants threaten to rape and assault employees, burn offices of migration board

 

Poland: Thousands pray on border against Islamization

 

Brexit: Denmark dismisses EU’s wrangling over divorce bill as 'a game'

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Baffled Police, FBI Seek Public's Help in Finding Motive Behind Las Vegas Massacre

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

 FEMA boss Brock Long says agency has 'filtered out' San Juan mayor

 

 

FRANCE

 

France to introduce new tax on supercars and luxury yachts

 

UK border guard held in France over drugs and gun smuggling

 

Asylum: up to 400 refugee children stuck in country, lawyers say

 

France's public sector strike: How it will affect you

 

Actor Jean Rochefort, a French national treasure dies aged 87

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel 'agrees migrant deal' in talks   (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Will Merkel’s concession on a refugee cap help her form a new government?

 

64% increase in violent jihadis in Germany in one year, now over 1,800

 

Robber uses 11-year-old son as lookout in Cologne bank heist

 

GOP

 

Pence to stump for Gillespie in Virginia

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Health Insurers in Florida Request Premium Rate Hikes as High as 71%

 

The birth control mandate has been stalled. Now let's kill it

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Health officials watching mosquitoes in Texas after Harvey

 

 

HISTORY

 

New litmus test for historical figures finds them wanting

 

Dueling Union and Confederate monuments reflect an ongoing war

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Did Tina Fey know? Joke from a 2012 episode of 30 Rock alluded to Harvey Weinstein taking advantage of actresses

 

Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Harassment Allegations

 

'This is the girl that was hurt by a monster': Rose McGowan posts picture of herself in her 20s and slams Hollywood for 'shaming her with silence' over her claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her

 

Bob Weinstein told Lisa Bloom that his brother Harvey 'should get professional help for a problem that really exists', according to a leaked email

 

Fall of the movie mogul they once called 'God': Harvey Weinstein is FIRED from company HE founded over mounting sexual harassment claims yet STILL Hollywood refuses to call him

 

Exclusive: It's a New York thing! SNL creator Lorne Michaels reveals the show gave Harvey Weinstein a pass because the shamed movie mogul is from his city (but so is Trump...)

 

He's not taking a bow! James Woods says property listing announcing his retirement from acting was a MISTAKE

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Pro-LGBT ‘conservatives’ are not conservative. They are the worst sort of opportunists

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Congressman injured in shooting says gun control would be 'dangerous'    (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

 

HURRICANES

 

A Hurricane Hits, and the Gulf Coast Counts Its Blessings

 

INDIA

 

Why does Indian PM Narendra Modi follow trolls on Twitter?  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Indian Army troops on UN mission thwart rebels in Congo post

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Majority of Households Paying Obamacare Penalty Are Low and Middle-Income

 

IRAN

 

Iran Threatens ‘Crushing’ Response if US Designates Guards a Terrorist Group

 

Facing the Iranian Challenge in the Middle East

 

Iran complying with nuclear deal, says IAEA chief 

 

How Iran cheats on nuclear deal, with no flat accusation from Trump or IAEA

 

Islamic Republic of Iran threatens missile strikes on US bases

 

Iran: US bases at risk if sanctions pass

 

False Assumptions About the Iran Nuclear Deal

 

IRAQ

Rumor of Iraq village’s death left U.S. veterans searching for answers

Baghdad threatens Kurds with more sanctions following referendum

 

ISLAM

 

AP: Praying the Rosary is “Islamophobic”

 

The CATO Institute’s Libertarian for Sharia

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, October 9, 2017)

 

The American Jewish Historical Society Hosts Destroy Israel Event

 

Israel asks US to plumb real motive behind Sisi-sponsored Palestinian talks   (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

Another PMW success as Belgium freezes funding of PA schools

 

A rocket from Gaza explodes in Eshkol region

 

Peace Now Warns: 172,000 Settlers Live Outside the ‘Blocks’

 

Two Palestinians suspects detained in Reuven Shmerling murder

 

Israel Issues Permits for Close to 4,000 Housing Starts in Settlement Blocs, Isolated Settlements, Hebron

 

In UK report, Israel praised as ‘underrated’ travel destination

 

Police detain 5 knife-wielding Ashkelon teens searching for ‘scary clowns’

 

Hamas demands full rights for its public employees hired since national split

 

Israelis Have Guns, but Gun Culture is Controlled

 

Israeli police detain dozens in ‘horror clown’ craze

 

Hundreds of right-wing Israelis continue visits to Al-Aqsa Mosque for Jewish holiday

 

Blaming social media, Netanyahu says politicians are ‘overly connected’

 

UK’s May tells Netanyahu her country is sticking with Iran deal   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Thousands of visitors throng Gush Etzion

 

The right to protest: Determination is the name of the game

 

Fatah, Hamas delegations set off to Cairo for reconciliation talks

 

Saudi royal, former Mossad chief to talk two states in a NY synagogue

 

Israeli forces open fire at 2 Palestinian women at Qalandiya, no injuries

 

Israel bemoans emerging Arab victory in UNESCO leadership vote

 

150 rescued near Dead Sea as first rain hits Israel

 

'Count down days to death' in Israel

 

Trump: Will Not Move US Embassy to Jerusalem for Now

 

LEBANON

 

Shiite Lebanese Activists Gather in Beirut to Voice Opposition to Hezbollah

 

LOBBYISTS

 

AIPAC partners to redefine debate on Iran agreement

 

MEDICARE

 

DCCC Releases New Spanish-Language Ad on Medicare

 

MEXICO

 

Lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved, engineers say

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

More Than 1,000 ISIS Fighters Surrender

 

MILITARY

 

Gen. Mattis Says U.S. Military Should ‘Be Ready’ Amid North Korea Tensions  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

US Military Delivers Goods Directly in Puerto Rico as Local Government Falls Short

 

U.S. military to become 'giant armed nervous system'

 

War Analysis: US vs China

 

U.S. deaths in Niger highlight Africa military mission creep

 

Bergdahl's guilty pleas won't end the scandalous tale

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

US security watchmen failing to watch themselves

 

PAKISTAN

 

US's desire to inject India in Afghanistan would be detrimental: Pakistan PM

 

Pakistan's Former UN Envoy Munir Akram: Pakistan Should Act Like North Korea; Without Its Nuclear And Missile Capabilities, 'Pakistan Would Have Been Attacked Like Iraq Or Sanctioned Like Iran'

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian lawyer in Trump Jr. meeting did not mention Clinton dirt, new email shows

 

The Vladimir Putin birthday burger that never existed   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Reactions To Saudi King's Visit To Moscow – RIA: Putin Is The 'New Lord Of The Middle East'

 

Russians in Silicon Valley Can’t Shake Hacking’s Shadow

 

Russian Media Outlet Topwar.ru: 'Saudi Arabia's King Flew To Moscow To Surrender To The Mercy Of The Winner'

 

Russia warns it may restrain US journalism within its borders

 

U.S., Russia fight over ‘brain’ of bitcoin crime suspect Vinnik

 

Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail : source 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Mouth Control, Not More Gun Control, Is What We Need         

 

SENATE

 

Mitch McConnell responds to question about Corker tweet that WH is "adult day care center"  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Cotton: Tillerson, Mattis Should Quit If Can't Stand With Trump  (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

Corker Fires Back After Trump Tweets He 'Didn't Have the Guts to Run'  (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Trump Risks Inciting ‘World War III,’ G.O.P. Senator Says  (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Feinstein, poised for another Senate run, says she's 'ready for a good fight'  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Feinstein’s Reelection Bid Faces Opposition From the Left

 

Bannon Plans to Back Challengers to Most GOP Senators

 

No law could have stopped Las Vegas shooter, Sen. Feinstein says 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Investigations of Russian meddling prompt new scrutiny of Facebook’s advertising business

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Seoul Aims for Blackout Bomb Targeting N.Korea's Power Grid

 

Life in a South Korea border town

 

Retailers shifting to ASEAN from China

 

SPAIN

 

Spain To Kurdistan: Some Independence Movements Are More Equal Than Others

 

Hundreds of thousands rally against Catalonia secession plans

 

Catalonia independence movement is the latest EU shock wave

 

SPORTS

 

ESPN suspends anti-Trump anchor for attacking president, Dallas Cowboys

 

NFL Players Association affirms support of peaceful protests after Pence walkout (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Kaepernick’s girlfriend: He won’t be standing for anthem

 

Indianapolis sports columnist: Pence used Colts to stage political stunt

 

Baseball star unloads on millennials

 

49ers safety on Pence's Colts walkout: 'This is what systemic oppression looks like'

 

Minnesota airport protests Super Bowl flights over NFL players kneeling during national anthem

 

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: We Can't Tolerate 'Disrespecting the Flag'

 

Colin Kaepernick says he's ready to play in NFL

 

Majority of veterans think NFL players have right to protest, but 40 percent won't watch because of those protests

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

STATES 

 

Cuomo: NYC's Columbus Statue Will Stay 'As Long as I Am Governor' (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Wildfires tear through California wine country; 3 dead, 20,000 evacuated

 

 

SYRIA

 

As U.S.-backed forces close in ISIS capital Raqqa, stench of death is everywhere

 

Hizballah is fighting ISIS in Mayadin with ultra-powerful TOS-1A rocket launchers

 

Trapped in Syria’s Raqqa, civilians become human shields for Islamic State

 

U.S.-backed Syrian forces say victory in ISIS capital Raqqa is days away

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan warned choice of pro-independence premier will see relations with mainland China worsen over next three years

 

Taiwan Soon to Have a 3rd  Major Airline Entering the Competitive Asian Skies

 

 

TERRORISM

 

“Next 9/11” Terrorist Plot Foiled

 

Vegas shooting proves we have much to learn about domestic terrorism

 

TURKEY

 

U.S. Signals Turkey Crisis Could Drag on Over Detained Employee

 

Erdogan blames “the Jew” for Kurdistan “treasonous” referendum; threatens war (Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkish lira isn’t done underperforming, analyst says

 

U.S., Turkey Suspend Visitor Visas as Arrest Tiff Escalates

 

 

UNIONS

 

Union Could Picket Clinton Event at Northeastern University

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks fall from 2-month high as pound regains strength

 

Defending UK 'digital homeland' from cyber attack as important as spying and counter terrorism, says new GCHQ director

 

UK government report finds that Pakistani women are “shockingly badly integrated” into UK life

 

May 'resilient' amid Tory infighting  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK: Muslim rape gangs still abusing girls across the country, authorities anxious to show it’s not an Islamic problem

 

Prince Harry to help tackle mental health in the Armed Forces

 

Scotland won’t follow Catalan civil unrest, says Nicola Sturgeon  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

UK: New national police hub to crack down on “hate crime online”

 

Tory turmoil Brexiters turn fire on Treasury

 

Dubai :Briton appears in court for touching man's hip in bar

 

Housing UK rents fall amid property glut in south-east England

 

Boeing helped finance bailout of Monarch Airlines in 2016: FT

 

NHS GPs losing sleep over patient safety fears, says head of profession

 

Child-on-child sex offences increasing

 

Universities urged to block essay-mill sites in plagiarism crackdown

 

Prince Charles praises jihadi pirates for scaring off fishermen: “fantastic explosion for bigger and better fish”

 

Grenfell Tower Survivor reunited with cat she lost on night of blaze

 

Essay cheat companies face university ban

 

TUC raises alarm over retirement poverty facing hospitality staff

 

UK: Rich, Porsche-driving Muslim barrister gives it all up to join the Islamic State in Syria

 

Illegal tongue splitting procedures exposed

 

Female converts to Islam recruiting other convert women for jihad attacks UK

 

Gene test 'narrows down breast cancer risk'

 

Retailers 'need EU workers after Brexit'

 

London Jewish school principal ordained as priest

 

UNITED STATES

 

Ad that shows a black woman turning herself white sparks consumer backlash

 

 

US CHAMBER OF COMMMERCE

 

US Chamber of Commerce Sounds Alarm About a NAFTA Pullout

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

White House spokesman: ‘freedom to practice one’s faith is a fundamental right in this country’

 

Melania Responds After Ivana Trump Refers to Herself as ‘First Lady’

 

Seinfeld: Trump’s happy face is ‘the scariest face of all time’

 

Exclusive: Trump unveils new strict 70-point immigration enforcement plan

 

White House Lays Out Immigration Demands, Including Wall Funding

 

Trump ‘proud’ of Pence for walking out of NFL game over 49ers’ anthem protests

 

White House releases immigration demands that could threaten deal on ‘dreamers’

 

Trump wants aggressive border security in exchange for DACA deal

 

Trump says he asked Pence to leave NFL game if players protested during anthem

 

VP Pence Leaves NFL Game After Players Protest During Anthem

 

Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

 

Trump touts response to Puerto Rico: 'Nobody could have done what I've done ... with so little appreciation'

 

 

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