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Friday, October 27, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Mom Jailed for Not Vaccinating Her Son With Vaccine That Uses Cells From Aborted Babies

 

Texas Abortion Clinics Marred with Health, Safety Issues, Inspection Reveals

 

Abortion Activist Caught on Video Destroying Cross Display to Memorialize Abortion Victims

 

Amalgamated Bank Supports Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz With New Credit Card

 

Abortion Activists Celebrate Illegal Immigrant Killing Her Baby in an Abortion

 

High School Backs Down and Allows Students to Form Pro-Life Group After Facing Lawsuit

 

Frozen Bodies of Aborted Babies Found in Abortion Clinic Which Has Reopened as Pregnancy Center

 

Virginia’s 2017 Governor’s Race: Where Do Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam Stand on Abortion?

 

On campus: Dead babies, screaming socialists

 

Senate committee advances bill banning abortion training at University of Wisconsin

 

Sandra Day O'Connor's prescience on abortion

 

The Trump Officials Making Abortion an Issue at the U.S.’s Refugee Office

 

Facebook reacts after Indiana congresswoman seeks to stop new abortion clinic

 

Republicans Are Trying to Ban Abortion After 6 Weeks of Pregnancy

 

GOP bill would prohibit tax-free 'abortion bonds'

 

Federal judge strikes down two abortion restrictions in Alabama

 

DC Circuit Ruling Fuels Class Action Against HHS Abortion Policy for Immigrant Minors

 

Decade after dust-up, nun firm on abortion: ‘Choice is the woman’s’

 

“Little Shop of Horrors” Abortion Clinic Closed When Frozen Bodies of 35 Aborted Babies Were Found

 

Pro-life groups struggle against Planned Parenthood funding in Virginia politics

 

High School Backs Down and Allows Students to Form Pro-Life Group After Facing Lawsuit

 

Pro-Lifers Decry Illegal Immigrant Teen’s Abortion

 

Ohio Panel Passes Bill to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

Left Celebrates ‘Justice’ After 17-Year-Old Illegal Immigrant Has Abortion

 

Abortion Activist Defends Her Two Abortions: “My Body is My Body and Under My Rule”

 

Justices keep abortion waiting period on hold

 

Why Do Blacks and Hispanics Have More Abortions Than Other Women?

 

Pro-life group pressures Apple to restore app: launches petition

 

When are “Pro-Choice” People Really Just Pro-Abortion? When They Do This

 

Down syndrome abortion ban clears Ohio House committee

 

Pregnancy Center Director Meets Woman She Helped 17 Years Ago, The Rest of the Story is Priceless

 

'My sons still haven't forgiven me for having an abortion in 1961'

 

Abortion Clinic Paid Staff Less if Women Didn’t Have Abortions (United Kingdom)

 

Abortion laws 'punish sex-crime victims' (Northern Ireland)        

 

Jeremy Corbyn backs call for abortion clinic buffer zones  (United Kingdom)

 

Canada swiftly passes bill to protect abortion seekers, eager to set itself apart from the U.S.

 

Pro-life group ‘delighted’ UN committee opposes abortion based on disabilities

 

Women in Scotland allowed abortion pill at home

 

The Guardian view on 50 years of legal abortion: let’s finish the work

 

Caution urged over support for abortion

 

Canadian Province Makes It Illegal for Pro-Life People to Help Women Outside Abortion Clinics

 

Women in N. Ireland can now get free abortions thanks to new UK policy

 

Women in Scotland will be allowed to take pill at home

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

The man who thought he could fix Afghanistan

 

Red Cross To Scale Back In Afghanistan               

 

US orders more attack planes to boost Afghanistan’s air capability

 

 

AFRICA

 

48 Christians die in 9-day massacre by Fulani herdsmen  (Nigeria)

 

The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger

 

Kenya: Police and opposition supporters clash

 

Kenya: Two very different voter experiences

 

Nigeria: Muslims murder 48 Christians, destroy 249 homes in 13 Christian villages

 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU sues Trump administration

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Normalizing Anti-Semitism in Student Governments  (Purging Jewish students from the Israeli/Palestinian debate.)

 

Judo Gold Medalist Faces Anti-Semitic Backlash In Abu Dhabi (Competition officials refuse to play Israeli national anthem or raise Israeli flag.)

 

Mathematics is…Whiteness

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

The United States Can Be a World Leader in AI. Here's How.

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX falls 0.2pc on citizenship ruling, $A weakens

 

How Australian universities are helping to train China's military  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Why?  Training an enemy is very foolish.)

 

Child sex offender exits top school board

 

Australia's own 'birther controversy' may bring down the government

 

Australian Federal Police seize 33 kilograms of drugs in massive postal haul

 

Australia's deputy PM disqualified

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Are Trump's border wall prototypes all for nothing?

 

 

CANADA

 

Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite hits record high as energy stocks surge

 

Every $1 spent on early childhood education pays back $6 later, report finds

 

Electric cars, bike lanes among ways to reduce Toronto’s air pollution: new report

 

Canada: Muslim accused of beating daughter who refused to wear hijab

 

Province proposes new air pollution standards for sulphur dioxide

 

Canada: Muslim who slit woman’s throat and said Allah commanded him to kill her found “not criminally responsible”

 

Facebook to test new ad transparency features in Canada 4 hours ago October 27, 2017

 

Nearly 25% of T.O. 'holistic centres' offering sex services?

 

Health Canada approves supervised-injection site for Calgary

 

'He had killed a girl...and threw (burned body) in the lake'

 

Canadian International Council warned about speaker from National Council of Canadian Muslims it featured at event

 

Senior Montreal police officer suspended after investigators raid headquarters

 

A Walk on the “New Dark Side” of Windsor, Ontario

 

Conrad Black: Ottawa has made a mess of Indigenous policy in this country

 

Alberta gov’t: ‘Unacceptable’ for Catholic schools to uphold Biblical sexuality

 

Quebec man accused of 'honour-based' assault on daughter because she removed hijab in public

 

McGill Student Society Removes Pro-Israel Students From Student Government Board

 

‘Unprecedented’: Ontario law society forces members to support ‘diversity’

 

Can you really just ignore the constitution if you feel like it? Canada's notwithstanding clause explained

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Elon Musk's Tesla delivers solar power to Puerto Rico children's hospital after hurricane left it in dark

 

Tide of plastic discovered floating off coast of Caribbean island

 

Hurricane Maria disrupted production of medical supplies

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

 The U.S. and Mexico want to slow migration from Central America. Will mass deportations help?

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Mike Pompeo Could Stop Robert Mueller in His Tracks  (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo/ Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Reaganomics moment needs an asterisk

 

Trump Congratulates Xi on 'Extraordinary Elevation' (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China’s new emperor faces burden of near absolute power

 

Washington Has a Bad Case of China ADHD

 

BRI in party manifesto may heighten tensions with India

 

China Tightens Control on Foreign Companies with Party Apparatus

 

China's slow economic transition may hold back its dominance over US

 

China's president completes remarkable power grab

 

With Rhythm and Flow, China Embraces Hip-Hop

 

Chinese Dissident: China Has ‘Conspicuously Intensified Its Control and Suppression of Religious Faith’

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

New report reveals North Korea's prison camps [Photos]

 

Kim Jong Un’s Siblings: Government Leader, Assassination Victim, Eric Clapton Fan, Mystery    (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea CIVIL WAR: Kim scrambles to avoid uprising as family monuments targeted

 

N Korea to free fishing boat from South

 

CONGRESS

 

GOP Needs This Tax Cut More Than America

 

Abolishing the State Tax Deduction Is Not Conservative

 

Did Podesta, Wasserman Schultz perjure themselves to Congress?

 

Washington jockeys for Clinton uranium-scandal testimony

 

Washington’s continuing slow boil

 

Democrats lead Trump's Republicans by 15 points in Fox News poll

 

Millions in middle class will feel it if GOP kills tax break

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

CBO Confirms ‘Stability’ Bill Provides A Multi-Billion-Dollar Insurer Bailout

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Why CVS would want to buy Aetna

 

WSJ: CVS in Talks to Buy Aetna for $66 Billion

 

COURTS

 

Teens sexually assaulted middle schooler in shower hazing ritual: suit

 

Drug company founder indicted in US-wide opioid conspiracy

 

Court: Ohio can require people with HIV to tell sex partners

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Married substitute teacher, 26, 'seduced teen student on Snapchat then lured him to her house for sex and greeted him at the door in a robe'

 

Vegas Gunman’s Brother Reportedly ‘Terrorized’ Auto Shop

 

Michigan teens accused in rock tossing death threw objects from overpass before, cops say

 

Louisiana shooting: Suspect arrested after deadly US campus attack

 

Las Vegas shooting investigators find gunman's search history

 

New video of "person of interest" in 3 Florida killings

 

Drug company founder arrested for alleged opioid scheme

           

Cops: Husband's suicide note leads to missing teacher's body

 

Elementary school counselor arrested for relationship with student

 

Day care owner convicted of murder following death of infant

 

Tampa cops show more video of person of interest

 

Long Island man accused of sex with multiple horses

 

Man arrested for letting his 11-year-old nephew be his designated driver: report

 

Iowa couple charged with murder after 4-month-old son found dead and infested with maggots

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes Unveiled

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Obama CIA Director: Intel Committee Needs to Look at Clinton, DNC Dossier

 

Fusion GPS hiring murky by design, gives key Democrats dossier deniability

 

Why It Matters That The Clinton Campaign And DNC Funded The Dossier

 

Tom Perez: Expect ‘Double-Digit’ Democratic Field in 2020 Presidential Primary (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

Tom Perez Says ‘Electoral College Is Not a Creation of the Constitution’ (It Is.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Rex Murphy: There is a Clinton angle to every great scandal

 

New Kennedy assassination files don’t solve two main riddles

 

What The Hillary-Russia Collusion Scandal Does – And Doesn’t – Mean

 

The Coming Russia Bombshells

 

Panetta Wonders if Clinton Campaign Lawyer Let Podesta Lie to Congress

 

The three most interesting new JFK records

 

New JFK Files Reveal FBI Warning on Oswald, Mafia Plots

 

JFK assassination files show Hoover's frustration over Oswald's death, USSR reaction

 

The big JFK reveal that wasn't

 

Hillary Clinton 'Sex Tape' Was Made By Russian Trolls

 

De Blasio Donor Testifies, Reveals Multiple Instances of NYC Corruption (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

The Roots of the Dem’s Russia Obsession

 

Hillary’s very own Russian collusion connection

 

CIA, FBI among agencies lobbying to delay release of some JFK files

 

America showers Hillary with side-splitting birthday wishes

 

Mark Steyn on Fusion GPS dossier: 'Everyone is colluding with Russia except Trump'

 

Biden? REALLY? HA! WATCH Uncle Joe and Lady Gaga join forces in PSA against sexual assault

 

Dossier wielded by Democrats proves only Clinton campaign collusion with Russians

 

Trump Backtracks, Holds Off Releasing All JFK Assassination Files

 

2,800 JFK assassination records to be released tonight, others under further review

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Trump-Russia Collusion Is Fake News — Fire Mueller, And End This Bogus Investigation (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

DOJ lifts gag order; former FBI informant can tell Congress about 2010 uranium deal

 

Justice Department Lifts Gag Order on FBI Informant in Uranium One, Russia Bribery Case

 

Sessions Slams Federal Judges for Overreach  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions: 'Federal Laws Clearly Are in Effect' in States Where Marijuana is Legal

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall St. powered higher by tech, Amazon results

 

Inventories, trade shield U.S. economy from hurricane headwinds

 

Nasdaq books biggest blowout victory against the Dow in 15 years

 

Jeff Bezos Passes Bill Gates to Become the World’s Richest Person

 

US Economy Grew at 3% Rate in 3rd  Quarter, Despite Storms

 

Treasury yields dip after news report says Trump favors Powell as next Fed chief

 

Cutting Corporate Tax Rate to 20% Projected to Create 587,000 Jobs, Lift Wages and GDP

 

Gold ends higher, but suffers a weekly loss                     

 

Asian shares gain after upbeat earnings from U.S. tech titans

 

Stock Gains Extend to Asia on Profit, U.S. Tax: Markets Wrap

 

Why Trump’s bull market is not done yet

 

Dollar enjoys best weekly gain of 2017

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Why Megan McArdle Shouldn’t Lose Faith In School Choice Just Yet

 

Education Mayor? (The Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D) record is mixed, at best.)

 

I’m a Conservative at Princeton. Why My Fellow Student Is Wrong to Make War on Free Speech.

 

Yale sidelines English poets after complaints of ‘colonialism’

 

UC Berkeley Student Paper Retracts Anti-Semitic Alan Dershowitz Cartoon

 

Falling Behind  (Even though colleges have increased production of computer science bachelor’s degrees, it’s not enough to fill the jobs available in the field, according to a new report.)

 

‘Anti-Racist’: ‘I Will Always Call on My Black Women Students First’


Another Joy Karega at Rutgers?
(Recalling a case at Oberlin College, Rutgers investigates a professor for anti-Semitic Facebook comments he says he can't be sure he made.)

 

Brown enrolling Univ. of Puerto Rico students tuition-free

 

Congress Rallies Around Campus Free Speech  (Senate committee hearing largely affirms free speech efforts underway at colleges but is wary of continuing instances of students shutting down speeches.)

 

The Costumes Are Coming (Colleges are pilloried each October by conservative media for being overly concerned about students offended by Halloween costumes. But do those stories miss the hands-off approach colleges often take?)

 

Mathematics is…Whiteness

 

Black Clemson VP is IMPEACHED by students after sitting through pledge of allegiance in support of NFL protest

 

Feds to community college: Let the students talk

           

Alan Dershowitz: Berkeley quiet over anti-Semitic caricature of me

 

Columbia Students Under Investigation for Disruption of Conservative Event Banned From Future Events

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt kills 13 militants in raid on western desert farm

 

Why Is the Egyptian Government Afraid of a Rainbow Flag?

 

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

 

Top Democrat Wrongly Asserts Electoral College Isn’t in Constitution

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Mark Cuban: ‘The Russians Had No Effect on the Election’

 

ELECTION 2020

           

Christie Says He's Not Sure Trump Will Seek Second Term in 2020

 

ENERGY

 

Oil rally sends Brent crude above $60 for first time in more than 2 years

 

Energy Prices

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA: Michigan should boost water safety in Flint, statewide

 

EUROPE 

 

Lithuania buys Norwegian air defence system amid Russia fears

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Spanish stocks end sharply lower as Catalonia moves to declare independence

 

EUTHANASIA

 

AP Exclusive: Doctors clash over euthanasia for mentally ill

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI to turn over anti-Trump dossier documents to Congress next week

 

FBI Informant's Lawyer -- Obama Admin 'Threatened' My Client And His Career

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

 FEMA disavows Puerto Rico power contract

 

FRANCE

 

'How Much Will the Germans Have to Pay?' (French President Emmanuel Macron represents an opportunity for Europe, one the Germans would be wise to take advantage of. It is doubtful, though, whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be able to act on the French president's bold vision.)

 

France: Mother of jihadist child-murderer says, “The prophet permits the killing of Jewish children”

 

 

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS (GMO)

 

How these Silicon Valley companies are disrupting the meat industry with their 'meatless meat'

 

 

GERMANY

 

Why are shops in Germany closed on Sundays?                   

 

Germans still soul-searching on 500th   anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation

 

Germany's AfD Struggling to Find Staffers in Berlin                               

 

Man jailed in Frankfurt for fighting with Somali Islamists

 

Coalition Talks Hit Finance Ministry Snag

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate change might be worse than we thought

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Preaches 'Net Neutrality,' Then Censors Conservative Videos?

 

GOP

 

Some Republicans label Bannon a white supremacist, angering Jewish conservatives

 

David Limbaugh: There Is No GOP Civil War

 

Ed Gillespie, Running Hard

 

Voters should see virtue in Virginia's Ed Gillespie

 

Former Clinton Spokesman Compares Ed Gillespie to Neo-Nazis        

 

Gillespie Gets Pence and CHQ Nod in VA Governor Race

 

Another woman comes forward claiming George H.W. Bush sexually assaulted her

 

GOP establishment declares 'open warfare' on Bannon

 

 

GREECE

 

Orthodox leader blasts Greek transgender law as a ‘crime before God’

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Obama’s No-Exception HHS Mandate: An Unnecessary Fight that Backfired

 

Why the Department of Health and Human Services should stop saying life begins at conception

 

‘No man’s land’: What it’s like to look for health insurance now that Trump has tried to undermine Obamacare

 

Study: Premiums for popular ACA plan up by 34 percent            

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Increasing breathlessness leaves woman searching for answers

 

Fact Check: Do Drug Overdoses Kill More Americans Than Gun Homicides and Motor Vehicles?

 

 1-year-old dies after ingesting powerful synthetic opioid

 

Flesh-eating bacteria from Harvey debris kills Texas man

 

Walgreens stocking anti-opioid nasal spray Narcan

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Flash: Breitbart News Releases Part 2 of Hollywood Insider Exposé

 

Weinstein Made Plans to Buy Rolling Stone Before Sexual Harassment Scandal

 

Hollywood under pressure to crack down on child sex abuse

 

Embedded in Hollywood: Breitbart Releases Exposé from Deep Inside Entertainment Industry Bubble

 

Report: Lisa Bloom Offered to Share ‘Sexual History’ of Weinstein Accuser as Opposition Research

 

Ashley Judd says she feared Weinstein would rape her so she made a 'deal' with him

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Disney Channel Show Introduces First Ever Gay Storyline                                                                                                                       

                                                                

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

California congresswoman alleges sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

 

423-2: House Passes Bill Targeting Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program

 

Rep. Joe Kennedy III: Too Early to Call for Trump's Impeachment

 

Here's Why Several New York Republicans Voted Against the Budget Resolution

 

Pennsylvania House Candidate May Have Skirted Campaign Finance Laws in Announcement Ad

 

Rep. Adam Schiff floats new probe over Trump's involvement in lifting FBI informant's gag order  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Maxine Waters says she was targeted by Russian Twitter bots in effort to oust her from office  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

House lawmakers urge VA secretary to research medical marijuana                                

 

Paul Ryan doesn't rule out changes to 401(k) plans    (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

After blasting Trump for call to Gold Star widow, lawmaker avoids D.C. as she faces ‘racist and rude’ threats (US Representative of Florida Frederica S Wilson (D)

 

House Republicans growing impatient with Russia probe

 

Car drives into immigration protesters outside Rep. Ed Royce's office

 

House panels investigating $300M Puerto Rico power grid contract

 

House Passes 2018 Budget in Effort to Move Tax Reform Forward

 

House Republicans narrowly pass budget

 

Here Are The 20 House Republicans Who Voted Against The GOP Budget

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

The Virginia Governor’s Race Has Exposed A Big Immigration Problem For Democrats

 

INDIA

 

Torture of Pastor in India Ruins Livelihood, Hearing – but Not His Faith

 

'Black day' in Kashmir marks 1947 Indian army arrival

 

India wary as Japan, US seek quadrilateral with Australia

 

Swiss couple allegedly beaten near the Taj Mahal

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia fireworks factory explosions kill at least 47 people

 

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

Deep State “Intelligence” Threatens Trump, Self-Government

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Conservatives Targeted by IRS Celebrate Settlement

 

Trump Picks Replacement For Embattled IRS Chief John Koskinen

 

INTERNET 

 

Here's how misguided internet witch hunts are ruining people's lives

 

IRAN

 

The Iran Deal Is Dead. Long Live the Iran Deal.

 

U.S. is on a collision course with Iran

 

 

IRAQ

 

Al-Abadi halts military action against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq

 

Denied Again: Kirkuk and the Dream of an Independent Kurdistan

 

Iraq orders truce with Kurds to allow peaceful deployment at border crossings

 

Iraq Is Driving Out ISIS. But Can It End Sunni Alienation?

 

 

ISLAM

 

Michigan: Muslim mother who forced daughter to undergo FGM wants her ankle monitor removed, irritates her skin

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, October 27, 2017)

 

Senior Hamas official survives assassination attempt

 

World judo must honor its own ethics code, stop UAE’s anti-Israel discrimination

 

Palestinian teen accused of attempted stabbing attack released from detention

 

Israel, Palestinians said back to full West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  security cooperation

 

Lib Jews and that inconvenient Israeli consensus

 

Ex-staffer says Sara Netanyahu made her use outside bathroom  (Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israeli settlers attack Palestinians picking olives near Hebron

 

Dutch government ‘obsessed’ with Israel, Simon Wiesenthal Center says

 

New Low: French Consulate in Jerusalem Awards ‘Human Rights’ Prize to Terrorist’s Proud Father

 

Firefighters battle massive day-old blaze west of Jerusalem

 

Head of Gaza security forces injured in explosion reportedly targeting his vehicle

 

Hamas leader blames Israel for assassination attempt on security commander

 

East & West Palestine or Hamastan vs. Fatahland

 

Wisconsin becomes latest state to pass anti-boycott Israel law

 

Israeli forces detain 5 Palestinians in overnight West Bank (Judea and Samaria raids

 

Politics: Prime ministering under pressure from probes

 

UN Launching $5 Billion Plan to ‘End Occupation,’ Blame Israel

 

The warped bias of anti-Israel boycotts                      

 

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Shock Data: Bloomberg’s $50M/Year Gun Control Lobby

 

MARRIAGE

 

15 secrets that will make your marriage last FOREVER

 

MEDIA 

 

Washington Free Beacon funded original Fusion GPS anti-Trump opposition effort

 

Hannity Hammers MSNBC, NBC Over Censorship of Uranium One Scandal

 

'He treated me like a dog!' Kathy Griffin brands Andy Cohen a 'misogynist' after her CNN NYE replacement pretends not to know who she is

 

How Team Hillary played the press for fools on Russia

 

Sean Hannity produces faith-based film starring Kevin Sorbo

 

Can the media survive on this path?

 

Revealed: Son of disgraced Fox News host Eric Bolling died of accidental overdose of drug cocktail including cocaine and deadly opioid fentanyl

 

Hey CNN, You Should Probably Pull This Post About The Trump Dossier

 

San Francisco Columnist Writes Justification for Death Threats to Trump Cabinet Official

 

Don Lemon Files Police Report After Receiving Death Threats: ‘Can’t Wait to Stab Your Neck’

 

Chris Matthews Wonders ‘Who’s Hiding What’ on JFK Assassination?

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Is America Losing Its Credibility with the Middle East?

 

Calls In Saudi Arabia To Fight Hizbullah As Part Of War On Terror, For It Is 'More Dangerous Than ISIS And Al-Qaeda Put Together'  

 

 

MILITARY

 

James Mattis Walks Out Onto Kim Jong Un’s Doorstep. Here’s His Message.  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Mattis: North Korea tries to "threaten others with catastrophe" 

 

Navy saves 2 mariners lost in Pacific Ocean for 5 months; women express 'pure relief'

 

Pentagon acknowledges a second team was on the ground in Niger

 

Pentagon chief in South Korea amid North Korea nuke threats

 

Soldier testifies in Bergdahl trial: 'I thought I was going to definitely die'

 

Niger hearing signals increased cooperation between Hill, Pentagon

 

Graphic testimony heard in Bergdahl sentencing hearing

 

Federal judge bars Pentagon from blocking citizenship applications by immigrant recruits

 

Air Force retracts tweets claiming that Santa Claus isn’t real

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Uh Oh: Labor Union's Minimum Wage Fight Hamstrung By Sexual Harassment Claims

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

 

Weather Service 'on Brink of Failure' With Hundreds of Vacant Jobs

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

Election Hacker and American Spy-Master Revealed

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO challenges Russia on military drill numbers

 

PAKISTAN

 

Muslim Men Kidnap 12-Year-Old Christian Girl, Take Turns Raping Her, Then Tie Her Up And Burn Her With Cigarette Butts And The Police Refuse To Do Anything

 

Article By Former Afghan Intelligence Chief Amrullah Saleh Examines The Toxic Nature Of U.S.-Pakistan Relationship, Says Pakistan 'Does Strange Things, To The Extent Of Even Hurting Itself Sometimes'

 

Pakistan opposes supply of US armed drones to India

 

“Butcher of Pakistan” killed 70 people, then started trafficking Muslim migrants into Europe

 

Act on terror, or we’ll do it our way, US tells Pakistan

 

'If Pakistan fails to act against terrorists, US will get it done in a different way'

 

At Anti-Ahmadi Conferences In Pakistan, Islamic Clerics Declare: '[Ahmadi Muslims Are] Brokers Of The Zionist And Imperial powers, And Agents Of Israel'; '[They] Should Be Removed From All Important Positions [In The Military And Government Of Pakistan]'

           

Pakistan military claims to have shot Indian quadcopter

 

POLLS

 

Latest Polls

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Massive kiddie porn ring busted

 

RADIO

 

Levin: US ‘May Not Survive’ When Our Institutions Are 'Rotting from Within’

 

RUSSIA

 

Vladimir Putin Launches Four Ballistic Missiles in Nuclear Forces Drill Across Russia (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin Helped Who? Give Me a Break

 

Russian Scholar Dmitry Trenin: Moscow's 'New Grand Strategy' For The International Order 'Is Still In Gestation'

 

Kalashnikov Among Russian Firms Under Threat of U.S. Sanctions

 

Russia at War? Putin Says Moscow Foiled 30 Foreign Spies in One Year

 

Majority of Russians Ready to Hand Putin Fourth Term

 

Russia buys more gold, intensifies activities in Asia to bury the US dollar

 

The Oligarchs Are Next: Russian Businessmen Prepare for U.S. Sanctions

 

Russia may set up maintenance center for MC-21 aircraft in Uzbekistan

He’s a maniac who’s going to get us NUKED: Newly released JFK files reveal how the Soviets feared they were going to get blamed for putting Lee Harvey Oswald up to assassinating Kennedy

 

Islamic State releases poster of soccer star weeping blood in threat to Russia World Cup 2018

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Illinois lawmakers reject gun "bump stock" ban

 

ICYMI: Gun Control Advocates Are About To Get More In Our Faces

 

 

SENATE

 

Senate demands Twitter disclose WikiLeaks direct messages

 

Feinstein sends Russia inquiries to White House, Facebook, Twitter  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Hatch denies he's decided to retire to make way for Romney

 

Orrin Hatch Tells Friends He Plans to Retire (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)

 

Senate Democrats warned against double standard for female judicial nominees

 

Schumer blocking two Trump trade nominees  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

 Feinstein blasts 'immoral travesty' after immigration agents detain girl with cerebral palsy  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Sasse Hits GOP Senate Candidate: ‘The Constitution Is Pretty Dang Clear About Not Having a Religious Litmus Test’ (US Senator of Nebraska Ben Sasse(R)

 

Winning: Mitch Floats Senate Working Through Thanksgiving Break (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

McCain Marks 50-Year Anniversary of His Capture in Vietnam (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Exclusive — Jerry Falwell Jr. Endorses Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate

 

John McCain blames Niger killings on budget cuts: 'We should be embarrassed'

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Capitol Hill’s sexual harassment policy ‘toothless,’ ‘a joke’

 

After Criticism, Mika Offers Stronger Rebuke of Halperin's Behavior

 

HBO Cancels Miniseries Affiliated With Mark Halperin

 

Rhode Island official quits Democratic Party after dismissing lawmaker's sexual harassment claims

 

‘I don’t want to sit on your lap,’ she thought. But, she alleges, Mark Halperin insisted.

 

MSNBC Halts Ties With Halperin After Harassment Claims 

 

Former ABC colleagues knew of Mark Halperin sex harassment accusations

 

SOCIALISM

 

Socialism’s Big Lie

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter urged firms to delete data during 2016 campaign

 

American Social Media Silence Chinese Dissident

 

SOCIAL SECURITY               

 

This is why you shouldn’t count on Social Security

 

Combined Social Security Spending for 2017 Tops $1 Trillion for First time

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Former Argentina president denies bombing cover-up plot in court

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Some Chinese Travel Agencies Resume Package Tours to Korea

 

'Our goal is not war': South Korea, US defense chiefs                  

 

iPhone 8 preorders begin in Korea amid weak global sales record

 

Toxic chemicals found near US base in Bupyeong                 

 

U.S. Hits Korean Steelmakers with Anti-Dumping Duties

 

Koreans Hold 3rd  'Most Powerful' Passport in the World

 

SPACE

 

Mysterious object from deep space enters solar system

 

Report: Trump Must Team up With Private Business to Preserve U.S. Edge in Space

 

SPAIN

 

Breaking neutrality, Spanish Jews come out against Catalan independence

 

Spain to impose direct rule over Catalonia after region declares independence

 

Analysis: Catalonia's vote and Spain's rigidity

 

Catalonia: Crisis deepens as region's president rules out snap election

 

 

SPORTS

 

Tiger Woods pleads guilty in DUI case

 

Breaking News: Tiger Woods sentenced to 12 months probation and mandatory drug treatment after pleading guilty to reckless driving following DUI arrest

 

Disney’s ESPN readies new round of layoffs amid subscriber slide

 

Poll: Number of voters who consider kneeling during anthem appropriate ticks up

 

League's popularity takes major hit amid national anthem protests, Fox News poll shows

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Two dead as snow, ice make for treacherous driving around Minnesota

 

Massachusetts is considering leaving the Eastern Time Zone

 

Texas Speaker’s Exit Relieves Longtime Roadblock To Conservative Policies

 

Battle Brews Over Bid to Rewrite New York Constitution

 

Gillespie’s ads are poisonous to Virginia and the nation

 

Maryland governor fights against removal of 92-year-old ‘Peace Cross’

 

Heavy rain and wind forecast to hammer East Coast

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

OOPS: State Department Employees Were Preparing A Party For Hillary On Election Night

 

Report: State Department Closes Office Overseeing Sanctions Policy

 

Rex Tillerson Takes On South Asia  (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

Scott Brown: more complaints surface over behaviour of US ambassador to New Zealand

 

SYRIA

 

“They killed children and women with knives”: Islamic State jihadis slaughter scores of civilians in Christian village

 

TAIWAN

 

Ahead of Trump trip, China urges U.S. not to allow Taiwan president in

 

Foreign offices express support for Taiwan gay pride parade

 

Taiwan president making state visits amid China stalemate

 

Chinese Academic Explains What US-Taiwan Arms Deal May Lead to

 

 

TAX REFORM

 

Tax reform and the bottom line

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Meet the first-ever robot citizen — a humanoid named Sophia that once said it would 'destroy humans'

 

Robots will be 100 times smarter than humans in 30 years, tech exec says

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Almost all American ISIS fighters unaccounted for, sparking fears they could slip through cracks and return

 

 

THAILAND

 

Thailand: Crowds say farewell to father of the nation

 

TRADE

 

Why Trump Should Keep NAFTA’s Investment Protection Provisions

 

TURKEY

 

Close cooperation on Belt and Road to fuel Chinese investments in Turkey

 

Amnesty's Turkey chief Kilic denies terror links at trial     

 

UNIONS

 

Will Big Labor dare to listen to what its members want?

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 steps higher as British pound weakens

 

May urges sexual harassment victims in Parliament to speak out (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK says Russia undermining action against chemical weapon citing Syria “cover up”

 

Minister: North Korea Behind Cyber Ransom Attack on NHS

 

UK: Vicar bans Onward Christian Soldiers hymn from Remembrance Sunday service in case it offends non-Christians

 

UK: 12 Muslims charged with raping eight underage girls over five years

 

NHS must 'get its act together’ or suffer a bigger cyber attack, says National Audit Office 

 

Afternoon heart surgery has lower risk of complications, study suggests         

                                                                                                                                                  

Young people 'failed by mental health care'                

 

Scottish Government considering action on junk food to tackle obesity

 

Couple live streamed child abuse to US                                       

 

Prisons UK high-security jails lose one in four officers under Conservatives

 

Body clock 'affects surgery survival' 

 

Retail industry: Lloyds Pharmacy closes 190 stores, blaming government cuts

 

Youth crime disclosure rules 'must change'                                

 

Police arrest half as many people as they did a decade ago despite record levels of crime

 

Third of charity fraud involved volunteers

 

Retail industry: Alarm sounds over state of UK high street as sales crash

 

Voting opens in Scots Labour leader race

 

Theresa May earning £10,000 a year from central London flat (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Man charged over MP murder threat

 

Unfinished Mary, Queen of Scots portrait could be hidden behind 1589 painting

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN ‘shocked’ by images of ‘deliberately starved’ Syrian children

 

U.N. experts say Syria is responsible for April chemical attack

 

 

 

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (US AID)

 

Trump Directs State, USAID to Bypass United Nations, Deliver U.S. Aid More Directly to Christians, Yazidis In Iraq

 

 

VATICAN

 

Pope discusses life's biggest questions with International Space Station crew

 

Pope Encourages Young US Immigrants to Keep Dreaming

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump blasts 'wacky & totally unhinged' Tom Steyer after impeachment ad campaign

 

Trump wanted gag order lifted for FBI informant

 

Hillary colluded with Russia and I didn't: Trump tweets that it is now 'commonly agreed' that he is in the clear - but his rival wasn't

 

White House: Federal gov't had ‘nothing to do with’ Puerto Rico Whitefish contract

 

Trump’s opioid epidemic speech was ‘the best presentation of issue I’ve heard in over a decade’

 

Pence to U.S. troops on North Korea: 'Be ready' (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump knows there's no silver bullet for the opioid epidemic

 

It's Trump's party now

 

It’s all about the president now

 

Donald Trump recalls death of brother Fred from alcoholism, promotes abstinence campaign

 

Trump was an election surprise. Expect more. Trump was an election surprise. Expect more.

 

Words, Not Action, From Mr. Trump on Opioids

 

God bless all the anti-Trump Republicans

 

Krugman: Trump’s $700 Billion Gift to Wealthy Foreigners

 

White House mulls raising gas tax

 

To pass the tax cut, GOP leaders better listen to Trump

 

White House won't say if JFK assassination papers show whether Ted Cruz's father really WAS with Lee Harvey Oswald before the shooting

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump Announces Designation of Opioid Epidemic as Public Health Crisis

 

Critics say Trump's opioid announcement didn't go far enough

 

Trump to withhold some JFK records

 

 

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