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Thursday, October 19, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Abortion Rate Drops 25% Over Last 6 Years as More Babies Saved From Abortions

 

UN Slams President Trump for Cutting $31 Million From Its Abortion Agenda

 

Abortionist: “I Painstakingly Removed a Fetus Part By Part at 23 Weeks” With “Boundless Compassion”

 

Labor Unions Give $2 Million to Planned Parenthood and Pro-Abortion Groups

 

Late-Term Abortion Clinic Kills Baby in Abortion Then Harvests Baby’s Body Parts for Research

 

Former Planned Parenthood President: Abortion is About “Liberation for Women and Expressing Our Sexuality”

 

Woman Defends Aborting Her Baby: “I Don’t Feel Guilty I Had an Abortion, I Feel Guilty I Got Pregnant”

 

Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Really Speak for Most Women. Here’s Why

 

There are So Many Abortion Clinics in the U.S. the Average Woman Lives Just 10 Miles From One

 

If Abortion is “Safe” Why Have 51 Ambulances Rushed to Abortion Clinics After Botched Abortions This Year?

 

Two Abortion Clinic Staffers Have a Change of Heart and Quit Their Jobs

 

Women’s Blog Reveals the 20 Best Cities to Kill Your Baby in an Abortion

 

Poland Prime Minister: Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome. “I Oppose Eugenic Abortion”

 

Biased Oireachtas Committee Votes to Not to Retain Ireland’s 8th  Amendment Protecting Babies From Abortion

 

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant’s Abortion

 

Federal judge rules illegal-immigrant minor has right to abortion

 

After Pro-Life Advocates Pray at New Abortion Clinic, It Cancels Every Abortion Appointment

 

Democrats are the real abortion extremists

 

Catholic Bishop: You Can’t be Catholic and Support Abortion

 

U of Wisconsin medical school administrators: proposed bill limiting abortion training 'would cost the school its OB/GYN accreditation'

 

Pro-Abortion Students at a Catholic University Vandalize Display of Crosses to Remember Aborted Babies

 

This Internal White House Document Is Amazing and Appalling

 

Activist Defends Women Having Multiple Abortions: OK to Get Rid of “Pregnancies They Don’t Want”

 

Former abortion clinic owner pleads guilty to drug charges

 

 My Wife Was Pregnant After a Brutal Rape and Encouraged to Abort, Here’s How We Responded

 

B-N Planned Parenthood clinic offering medication abortions

 

Will The Alexander-Murray Health Care “Deal” to Salvage Obamacare Also Fund Abortions?

 

George Soros’ Daughter Donates $500,000 to Planned Parenthood’s Political Group

 

Satanic Temple Co-Founder: We Fight Pro-Life Laws to Promote Separation of Church and State

 

Studies Show Birth Control and Contraception Don’t Reduce Unintended Pregnancies

 

Liberals Exploit Illegal Immigrant to Push Free Abortions for Non-Citizens

 

Oregon Residents Forced to Send $20 Million to Planned Parenthood and $500,000 For Abortions There

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

The next proxy battleground with Iran and Russia: Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

 Togo: Imam calls on Muslims to kill soldiers, Muslims riot after he is arrested

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX stretches rally into tenth day

 

The Aussie dollar is soaring against the Kiwi, logging its largest gain in over 2 years

 

Historic euthanasia laws pass after marathon sitting

 

Is there still time to save the Great Barrier Reef?

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford to Recall 1.34 Million Trucks in North America for Door Latch Fix

 

The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal And The Bureaucratic Pursuit Of Power

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

First look at 8 prototypes of Trump's 'big, beautiful' border wall

 

 

CANADA 

 

TSX gets lift from gold sector, financial stocks; Canadian dollar strengthens

 

Ontario minor league hockey coaches forced to take ‘gender identity’ training

 

Quebec Passes Law Obliging Citizens to Uncover Faces

 

New data show 69% of illegal border-crossers are being granted asylum

 

CARIBBEAN

 

‘Shrinking, shrinking, shrinking’: Puerto Rico faces a demographic disaster

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA corrects director's Russian election meddling claim

 

CIA Director Wrongly Says U.S. Found Russia Didn’t Affect Election Result

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Xi shares vision of total control at opening of Communist Party congress (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China's Xi spreads state control over all aspects of people's lives

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

NK warns US could face 'unimaginable' strike

 

North Korean woman, 26, describes astounding journey from Kim’s gulags to US (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress, End the Health Care Chaos. You Have 9 Million Kids to Protect.

 

COURTS

 

States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump

 

Judge signals ruling next week on states' lawsuit against Trump over Obamacare insurer subsidies

 

Boston: Muslim found guilty of plot to behead Pamela Geller

 

Second judge issues halt to Trump’s travel ban, rules on ‘extreme vetting’

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of Ellen'    

 

Undercover sex sting operation leads to 277 arrests

 

Man wanted in Maryland killing spree nabbed across state line

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC resolution pressures Sanders to join Democrats (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Lobbyist sues Hillary, DNC for access to hacked server

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Allies Slam ‘Subtle Racism’ of Black Candidate Being Removed From Virginia Democratic Fliers

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

The Next Solyndra: DOE Proposing Massive Energy Subsidies

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

ISIS fanatics 'plotting new 9/11': Homeland Security chief says jihadists are working on a 'big explosion' and want to bring down planes to inflict mass civilian casualties

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions: Justice Will Review Concerns About Russian Payments to Clintons Before Uranium Deal with Putin  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions tells lawmakers he will not discuss conversations with Trump on Comey firing

 

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Caught Having Sex With ‘Numerous’ Women at the Office

 

Sessions says DACA illegal because of high approval rate

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. Stocks Climb With Treasuries as Dollar Slides: Markets Wrap

 

Dow claws back loss to eke out record finish on Black Monday anniversary

 

Dow, S&P 500 eke out record highs, turn up after Fed Powell report

 

Dollar slips after report that Trump favors Powell for Fed chairman

 

Asia stocks approach 10-year peak, unfazed by China GDP, dollar rises

 

Profits Lift Asian Stocks as Dollar, Bonds Steady: Markets Wrap

 

U.S. jobless claims hit 44-1/2-year low; mid-Atlantic factories humming

 

Gold prices mark first gain in four sessions

 

EDUCATION

 

White nationalist Richard Spencer to noisy Florida protesters: You didn't shut me down

 

Richard Spencer is not an emergency

 

Spencer Gets to Speak

 

Former USC medical school dean saw patients after using meth, investigators allege

 

A Late Condemnation of Homophobia  (The president of Cleveland State University has been harshly criticized for defending free expression without speaking out against a flier that called for homosexual people to kill themselves.)

 

‘I can’t breathe’: School bus driver brawls with boy in video

 

MIT Introduces Digital Diplomas

 

Massachusetts public high school assignment had kids simulate pilgrimage to Mecca

 

Muslim Boston University prof: Robert Spencer is “Grand pooh-bah of the legion of American Islamophobes”

 

Stanford Israel Association Cancels Speech by Israelis From Minority Backgrounds

 

Jefferson Davis school in Mississippi to be renamed after Barack Obama

 

This school just canceled Halloween

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends lower after 4-session climb sends prices to highest levels in weeks

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks dragged to 3-week low by Catalonia, China concerns

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Push is on to disbar James Comey after Clinton scandal (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

Trump to nominate DC antitrust attorney to lead FTC: report

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Cutting-edge immunotherapy treatment approved for another deadly cancer

 

FRANCE

 

French TV pulls hit talent show after abuse claims against Canadian judge

 

French film legend and Nazi 'collaborator' Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100

 

GERMANY

 

Construction on bypass in Bavaria stopped to let hamster sleep

 

German far-right party finds a rocky road after electoral success

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate change at work? Weather Service calls for third straight mild winter.

 

GOOGLE


Google briefed Congress ahead of hearings on Russian influence: report

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Trump’s HHS Says Life Begins at Conception in Draft of 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

 

Health Insurers in Pennsylvania Request Average Premium Rate Hikes of 31%

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Nine-month-old boy undergoing chemotherapy for a brain tumor is REJECTED coverage by insurance company because they claim the treatment is 'unnecessary'

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Yes, Weinstein Accusers Are Brave -- So Were Jones, Willey and Broaddrick (Where were Hollywood's social justice warriors the last 30 years?)

 

It was Bob and Harvey Weinstein against the world. Then they turned on each other

 

Harvard rescinds medal awarded to Harvey Weinstein

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Tiberi's departure from Congress shows mounting challenge for Republicans

 

Reps Push Trump Admin to Bypass U.N. and Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis Directly

 

Trump’s former aides caught up in Russia election mess begin to fighting back

 

Report: Mike Pence’s Brother Files Documents to Begin Congressional Campaign

 

 

INDIA

 

US: Tillerson calls for India ties to counter China

 

4 contenders left in fray for India's mega submarine project after Japan, Spain opt out

 

INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)

 

IMF tells nations to 'repair roof' of global economy

 

IRAN

 

Iran threatens to 'shred' nuclear deal if US withdraws support

 

The Opportunities And Risks of Trump’s Iran Initiative

 

 

IRAQ

 

Russia's Rosneft to take control of Kurdish oil pipeline amid crisis

 

Iraq Will Remain United

 

Kurds face transformation of Iraq's political map as they lose territory to government forces

 

ISLAM

 

Miami: Muslim whips, handcuffs and scalds his wife with hot water

 

Truth emerges about 'staggering' Islamic link to Vikings

 

Muslim cleric: “Women instigate men to rape and assault them”

 

MEDIA 

 

Conservatives fear more left-leaning media with AT&T, Time Warner merger

 

Anti-Trump anchor Cuomo calls viewer a ‘lemming’ in nasty spat

 

Report: Major Media Networks Favor Gun Control 5 to 1 in Vegas Shooting Coverage

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican auto lobby rejects U.S. NAFTA proposal on rules of origin

 

Vincente Trash-Talker Fox  (Mexico’s anti-Trump troll plays a stunt double for Democrats.)

 

Teen girl’s suspected killer found dead in Mexico

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Losing Its Caliphate, ISIS May Return to Its Guerrilla Roots

 

MILITARY

 

Was a Marine’s Rage in an Iraqi Restaurant PTSD, or Hate?

 

Pentagon Chief Asks Congress Not to Hinder Cyber Defense

 

Slain soldier ensnared in Trump controversy was highly regarded by his military peers

 

Marine colonel caught in Florida prostitution sting

 

Work remains to address water contamination at military bases, report says

 

Behind the ISIS group that ambushed US forces in Niger

 

Air National Guard colonel convicted of soliciting sex from child

 

Baby born aboard USNS Comfort one of few Puerto Ricans treated on ship following hurricane

 

Fallen Sgt. La David Johnson, caught in Trump call controversy, was 'a family-oriented soldier'

 

Soldiers like new ‘pinks and greens’ but aren’t happy about growing wardrobe

 

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

 

2017 is second-warmest year on record, NOAA says

 

PAKISTAN

 

China eyes Pakistan port

 

What’s Really Keeping Pakistan’s Children Out of School?

 

Pakistan militant leader 'killed by drone' in Afghanistan

 

Nawaz Sharif, ousted Pakistani prime minister, indicted on corruption charges

 

Pakistan, Land of the Intolerant

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Lawyer who took on tobacco industry turns to opioids fight

 

POLLS

 

Latest Polls

 

Poll: Vast Majority of Racial Minorities Not Offended by ‘Microaggressions’

 

Poll: Voters Agree With Trump, Say Major News Orgs ‘Fabricate’ Stories About Him

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin talks like Russia’s next president but stays silent on whether he’ll run

 

Michael Flynn and Nicki Minaj tweeted links from this Tennessee GOP account. But it wasn’t real. It was Russian.

 

Russian Socialite to Challenge Putin in Presidential Race

 

Russian trolls sought to co-opt American activists

 

Hayden fears Russian meddling "narrative" is being lost 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Gun Rights Are Women's Rights

 

 

SENATE

 

Senators push for more online transparency in elections to block Russian influence

 

This Is An ObamaCare Bailout, Pure And Simple

 

Deal to Prop Up Obamacare Stalls After Trump’s Mixed Signals

 

24 hours later, Senate health deal all but completely dead

 

AG says he hasn't been interviewed in Russia probe

 

Bernie Sanders’s Senate Campaign Spent Nearly $40K on Private Jets Last Quarter  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Senate Republicans are doing their best to prove Steve Bannon right

 

John McCain reminds us how important—and how tenuous—American leadership is  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Sessions and Franken get heated at hearing (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions/ US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Alexander-Murray Bill Attempts to Stabilize Market and Lower Premiums

 

Women’s Convention Backtracks, Says Sanders Not a Headliner for First Night

 

Heitkamp Slams Wells Fargo Over Scandal Nine Days After Accepting Money From Company’s PAC (US Senator of North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp (D)

 

In tax debate, Ted Cruz aims to make Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren the face of Democrats

 

Lewandowski meets with Senate Intel investigators

 

Watch: Ted Cruz throws 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' zinger at Bernie Sanders

 

Schumer steers Dems away from gun votes  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

The problem with Obamacare subsidies

 

Bernie calls GOP tax plan a 'Robin Hood proposal in reverse'

 

Behind Schumer’s shocking switch on the Iran deal

 

Roy Moore claims kneeling during the national anthem is illegal

 

Senate Investigates Russia, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Uranium And Bribes — And It's About Time

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Members of Trump's family and campaign retweeted content from Russian 'troll farm' before the election

 

Veterans organization asks for more help combating ‘imposter’ Facebook page

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

BOK holds key rate steady at 1.25% in October

 

S. Korea clamps down on ivory smuggling

 

SPAIN

 

Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

 

Catalonia: Spain ultimatum looms over independence push

 

 

SPORTS

 

Aaron Hernandez's estate sues NFL helmet manufacturer for his 'horrendous existence' due to the rare form of CTE he suffered before taking his own life after murder conviction 

 

Kaepernick fires back at Roger Goodell without opening his mouth

 

NFL’s Goodell says ‘everyone’ should stand for the national anthem

 

Miami Heat will not hold annual golf tournament at Trump course: report

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

North Carolina governor signs order forcing businesses to allow men to enter women’s bathrooms

 

Santa Rosa ignored nature’s warning (California)

 

Cuomo's collapsing hi-tech upstate dreams (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

North Carolina G.O.P. Is Politicizing Courts, Critics Say 

 

California wildfires could leave behind toxic mess

 

Brown’s Few Vetoes: This Is as Good as It Gets (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

California Businesses Urge Amazon to Dodge LA

 

Fire crew shares video of what they faced battling Calif. blaze

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson says military leaders in Myanmar accountable for Rohingya crisis  (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

Tillerson Vows to Stay On Until He’s ‘No Longer Needed’ by Trump

 

Muslim Ban? Tillerson’s State Department STILL discriminates against Syrian Christian refugees

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Dershowitz: SCOTUS Will Uphold Trump's Latest Travel Ban

 

Elena Kagan: The Supreme Court Adopted Scalia’s Textualist Judicial Reasoning

 

 

SYRIA

 

After Raqqa, the US sees Russia, Assad looming over remaining Syrian battlefield (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

My trip through horror, confusion and contradictions in Syria

 

U.S.-Led Coalition Says Pockets of ISIS Fighters Remain in Raqqa Despite Reports of Victory

 

TAIWAN

War of the Words: Why Xi Jinping's Big Speech Means Little to Taiwan  (Communist Chines Dictator  Xi Jinping)

 

This Is What a War Between China and Taiwan Would Look Like

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

New York City needs to get ready for driverless cars

 

TERRORISM

 

Next on ISIS: a global rat-hunt

 

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Steve Mnuchin Threatens Stock Market Crash If Tax Reform Doesn’t Pass  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Fethullah Gulen, a pious Muslim or a radical Islamist?

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 gives up ground; Unilever falls after hurricanes hurt sales

 

Mother Shares Heartbreaking Photos of Her Stillborn Daughter Who Was Poisoned in the Womb

 

UK’s Channel 4 “producers painted a white woman brown to experience life as a Muslim”

 

Woman Kills Her 14-Month-Old Daughter Because She Wanted a Boy Instead

 

London cops to stop investigating shoplifting and vandalism; arrests for “offensive comments” up 53%

 

UK government: Manchester jihad massacre not a hate crime

 

'Being Trans is not an illness' Theresa May says, as she vows to make reforms (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

London police visit mosques to encourage reporting of “perceived hate crimes”

 

Government Bureaucrats Propose Banning Surgeries for Smokers and Overweight People

 

Black and Muslim prisoners suffer worse treatment, study finds

 

Memphis imam Yasir Qadhi called for killing of gays and blasphemers, to speak in London

 

PM offers more assurances to EU citizens

 

Universities told they 'must commit to free speech' under new plans

 

One in four 'trapped in low paid jobs'

 

Brexit chaos as UK Government shelves key bill over fear of vote humiliation

 

Hundreds of families block organ donation

 

Brexit EU leaders aim to let Theresa May down gently over trade talks

 

UK banks 'linked to money laundering'

 

'Top Gun' pilot who took on Taliban while flying upside down still waiting to bring American wife home

 

Self-harm rising among teenage girls

 

Brexit Jeremy Corbyn to meet top EU negotiator Michel Barnier

 

Explosion leaves man with serious burns

 

Ryanair sends emails to former pilots 'begging' them to come back

 

Child's injuries 'must be investigated'

 

'I'm frightened' Young Syrian reunited with family in UK faces deportation to Bulgaria

 

Girls and boys separated in English class

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley urges U.N. to adopt Trump's approach to Iran  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

 

After Ikea Dresser Recall, Another Toddler Reportedly Died In Tip-Over

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Without Saying 'Trump,' Bush and Obama Deliver Implicit Rebukes

 

Exclusive: Grieving aunt of slain US Special Forces hero who was killed in Niger ambush slams President Trump's 'heartless and disgusting' remarks to his widow

 

White House wavers on sending Trump to demilitarized zone along North Korean border

 

The Memo: Gold Star controversy consumes White House

 

The enablers of Trump’s dangerous presidency

 

Trump's 'I alone' approach jeopardizes U.S. security and prosperity

 

Bush ethics chief: Trump has ‘no understanding of human emotions’

 

Who's to blame if the ACA blows up? Trump, of course

 

The White House says free trade causes wife-beating. Why stop there?

 

Mother of Slain Soldier Says Trump Was Disrespectful

 

Trump trivializes the deaths of four soldiers

 

Hours after trashing Democrats on taxes, Trump tells them he wants their help on cuts

 

A Delicate Task for Any President Turns Clumsy for Trump

 

Betsy McCaughey: Free From ObamaCare, At Last!

 

Trump backs off from bipartisan Obamacare deal

 

Trump appears to back further away from bipartisan health-care push

 

Sanders slams Dem rep's criticism of Trump call to Army widow (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Trump didn't know fallen soldier's name, kept calling him 'your guy': Congresswoman

 

Trump gives $25K to father of fallen soldier

 

 

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