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Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

‘I’m Pro-Life But Wouldn’t Outlaw Abortion’ Parallels Stephen Douglas’s Argument For Slavery

 

Facebook says Blackburn anti-abortion ad mistakenly removed

 

Anti-abortion protesters picket building bought by Planned Parenthood in Livonia  (Michigan)

 

A candidate’s position on abortion matters more than you think when you pull that lever

 

An Alabama Abortion Supreme Court Case Could Have Major Implications Across The Country

 

Abortion Still at Issue in Several Midterm Races

 

The Health 202: Three states to vote on measures to limit abortion rights in the midterms

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

US service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

 

Taliban vs. Taliban clash in Afghanistan’s west leaves 40 dead

 

How a Taliban Assassin Got Close Enough to Kill a General

 

AFRICA

 

Africa’s cities are no longer just stopovers on the way to a safari

 

South Africa’s invasive species guzzle precious water and cost US$450 million a year

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Obama Volunteer Arrested For Vandalizing NYC Synagogue With Anti-Semitic Statements, Police Say

 

Suspect Arrested in Anti-Semitic Vandalism at Synagogue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

 

NYC Synagogue Vandalism Suspect Is Former City Hall Anti-Hate Crime Intern

 

No, there's no Trump-fueled surge in anti-Semitism

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 Australia to Remove Child Refugees From Pacific Detention Centers Within Weeks - Diplomat

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Boy Scout leader faces child pornography charges

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Dems fighting for political lives tout support for border security

 

Photos: U.S. Troops Reinforce Border Bridge Ahead of Migrant Caravan

 

Border Wall Construction to Begin in Texas

 

CANADA

 

Toronto school principal axed after Shakespeare production dubbed ‘anti-Semitic’

 

Controversial debate featuring Steve Bannon interrupted by protesters in Canada

 

Canada is losing out on sports betting spoils

 

Body of missing Canadian man found in Montana

 

As protests rage outside, Steve Bannon puts on a show in Toronto debate against David Frum

 

Watch: New Trans Mountain pipeline review doomed to fail: Vancouver mayor-elect

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA Spy Massacre Proves How American Corporate Culture Is Deadly

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Evil Chinese Communist Party Arrests Catholic Priests, Forces Them To Study Communism For “Reeducation”

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Cuba First: Obama Says Florida Democrats Will Help Make Cuba Great Again…

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons program over sanctions

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Amazon in 'advanced talks' to put HQ2 in Northern Virginia: report

 

Where Bezos’s jet flies most — and what it might say about Amazon’s HQ2 winner

 

COURTS

 

Judge rules against Brian Kemp over Ga. voting restrictions days before gubernatorial election

 

Judge denies Trump request to stay emoluments suit, could allow plaintiffs to seek details on hotel’s foreign customers

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Florida teen kills mom after argument over bad grade

 

Watch: California music teacher arrested for punching student

 

Yoga studio shooter had been busted for grabbing women: records

 

Watch: South Carolina mom shoots home invader on her doorstep

 

2 victims and gunman identified in Tallahassee yoga studio shooting

 

Firefighters shared female colleague’s sex tape: complaint

 

How come Alec Baldwin always gets away with it?

 

LAPD assistant chief caught in sex act with subordinate officer before sudden retirement

 

As questions linger about the Pittsburgh mass-shooting suspect, details emerge from his early life

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

The caravans are coming – and Trump’s tactics won’t stop them

 

Migrant caravan: Friends watch each other's backs and ride their luck as they make perilous journey to US

 

“Caravan?” No such meaning. Invasion!

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

Gillum leaves campaign trail in wake of Tallahassee shooting  (Democrat Candidate for Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum)

 

Gillum intern arrested for throwing chocolate drink at college Republicans  

 

Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Fires Staffer Caught Calling White People 'Crackers'

 

Why Do Democrats Pretend Voter Fraud Doesn't Exist?   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Because they are behind it.)

 

Stacey Abrams embraces progressive politics. Even in her romance novels.

 

Obama met with screaming fans at taco shop in Florida

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS: 270 convicted criminals,20 nationalities in caravan

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Drama builds around Stone in Mueller probe

 

Whitey Bulger's prison transfer was like giving him a "death sentence," union boss says

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

DEA: Mexican Cartels Remain Greatest Criminal Drug Threat to U.S.

 

ECONOMY

 

The Deplorables' 'Yuuge' Jobs Win

 

Truly excellent jobs report another sign Trumponomics works

 

The job market is firing on all cylinders. These three key factors will determine how long that lasts.

 

Credit Supply-Side Trumponomics For Revived Wage, Productivity Growth

 

Days Before Election, Economic Snapshot Shows Labor Market’s Strength

 

EDUCATION

 

College freshman falls 10 stories to her death during Halloween party

 

EGYPT

 

Christians in Egypt prepare to bury dead a day after attack

 

ELECTION 2018

Latest Election Polls

Wave of veterans could win congressional seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections

‘Fired Up’ Voters in 22 States Are Outpacing 2014 Early Ballot Counts 

Voters are already streaming to polls in record numbers, with both sides seeking clues on outcome

Pennsylvania Flipped to Trump in 2016. Will It Flip Back?

 

G.O.P. Has Strong Economy to Tout, but Trump Rhetoric Muddies Message

 

Voter registration in California reaches all-time high before midterms

 

After GOP’s 2018 tax cut plans fell apart, immigration filled the campaign void

 

Levin: Midterms are about free press, defeating the 'many radicals' nominated by Dems

 

Major brands take political stances before Election Day

 

How the MyPillow guy became a midterm messenger

 

Counties Trump visits in midterms blitz don't reflect the nation as a whole

 

The 2018 race that could settle the Democrats’ civil war

 

Warning to those who haven’t yet voted: You’ve been Democrat Harvested

 

Harris and Newsom — onetime California rivals — join hands on the trail

 

Meet the swing voters: In the U.S. midterms, women are a potent force

 

Who wins 2018? Predictions for every House & Senate election

 

EUROPE 

 

US Iran sanctions move hits European companies

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Europe opens door to sanctions on Iran in wake of terror plots across continent

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

 

GIRL SCOUTS

 

3 Girl Scouts, 1 adult killed in Wisconsin hit-and-run

 

GOOGLE


Google accused of 'illegal contributions' to pro-amnesty campaigns

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Mom says CPS is forcing ‘toxic’ chemo on her son

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democrats barrel toward Election Day confident of House takeover  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Christians in America if they vote GOP can stop this!)

 

CNN Key Races: Six races move toward Democrats as battle for control of the House enters the home stretch

 

First black congresswoman revered on Capitol Hill 50 years after her election

 

Alex Rodriguez records robocall for Democrat in tight Florida House race

 

Jockeying already stepping up in House leadership fights

 

Curbelo explains reason he forgave man who tweeted death threat

 

Pence says Republicans will keep control of the House

 

Flake says he's rooting for Democrat running against Steve King

 

IMMIGRATION

 

President Trump is wrong: Immigration makes us a greater nation  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Legal immigration has made America great.)

 

INDIA 

 

India iPhone sales to fall for first time in four years: researchers

 

IRAN

 

Iran starts producing local fighter jet for its air force

 

GOT stars slam Trump for meme tweet promoting Iran sanctions

 

Terror in Tehran

 

Team Trump drops the sanctions hammer on Iran

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli settlers attack, injure Palestinian activist, son in Hebron

 

At Rabin rally, center-left leaders rail against ‘politics of hate, incitement’

 

Bennett: Rabin memorial a disgrace

 

Egypt pushing for Abbas to accept ‘graded reconciliation’ with Hamas — report

 

Israeli forces seal off Tulkarem in search of attack suspect

 

Netanyahu Thanks Trump as US Sanctions on Iran Set to ‘Snap Back’ in Full at Midnight Sunday(Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

PM praises Trump for Iran sanctions renewal: ‘We’re already seeing results’

 

40,000 Jews flood Hevron

 

Goldin family: IDF chief said body could be back in a week if gov’t willed it  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israeli forces prevent work on Nablus-area agricultural road

 

Jewish Home bill seeks to forcibly relocate terrorists’ relatives in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Abbas orders follow-up with Palestinian women held in Thailand (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Abbas, al-Sisi Meet to Discuss Alleged Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Deal  (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

A rude awakening for the Palestinian dream

 

Israel’s US ambassador slams Turkey, Qatar for attempting to ‘ruin’ Saudi-US relationship

 

Massive crowd at annual 'Shabbat Hevron' highlighting the Jewish people's ties to the ancient city.

 

The dream of turning Naharayim into an oasis of coexistenceEli Arazi from Ashdot

 

LIBERALISM

 

How George Soros became the target of both anti-Semites and right-wing Jews

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia Airlines introduces first female pilots

 

MEDIA 

 

NBC news airs Jewish mourner’s prayer in tribute to Pittsburgh victims

 

Media Bias? What Media Bias?

 

BC News reporter Palmeri: Alec Baldwin once told me 'I hope you choke to death'

 

MEXICO

 

Migrants' brief hopes of buses to Mexico's capital dashed

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Houthi militias hold 16 cargo ships in Yemeni ports

 

Trump administration appears in no hurry to judge Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi killing

 

Saudi Arabia hails UN peacekeeping efforts

 

Saudi Arabia condemns terror attack in Egypt

 

MILITARY

 

Burn pit vet's widower says memos show that grave illness didn't need to happen

 

U.S. military apologizes for offensive language after being called out on Hasan Minhaj's 'Patriot Act'

 

Air Force: Most missions at Tyndall to return to the base within three months

 

Higher-ranking female sailors say farewell to bucket caps

 

Plaque unveiled at Hawaii WWI monument honors centennial ‘doughboys,’ sailors

 

Trump's election-eve border mission puts the military in partisan crosshairs  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: A Democrat President Thomas Woodrow Wilson ordered a military operation conducted by the US Army against the paramilitary forces of Mexican revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa from March 14, 1916, to February 7, 1917, during the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920.)

 

Some veterans say Trump is politicizing the military by sending troops to the border days before midterm election

 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

Michelle Obama teams up with NAACP to increase black voter turnout

 

PAKISTAN

 

Thousands attend funeral of Pakistan’s pro-Taliban cleric

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Fighting hate with prayer, Pittsburgh’s Jews send defiant message of resilience

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia turns up uninvited to major NATO wargames

 

SCIENCE

 

Science Says Drinking Your Coffee This Way Means You’re More Likely to Be a Psychopath

 

SENATE

 

After Endorsing O'Rourke, Texas Newspaper Joins Ted Cruz In Calling For Beto To Answer Questions

 

Heitkamp Spreads False Claim Suggesting Hunters Could Lose License If They Vote

 

Trump’s immigration push lifts Senate GOP

 

Will Ferrell visits Alabama to support Doug Jones

 

How to win Florida

 

'America's Dad' campaigns for redemption (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

Jersey insiders’ big favor for ‘Spartacus’ Booker  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

What Happened to Lindsey Graham? He’s Become a Conservative ‘Rock Star’  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Senator Dianne Feinstein is a moderate Democrat in the heart of the liberal resistance. Why is she cruising to re-election?

 

Challenging Dianne Feinstein from the left, Kevin de León has struggled. But is he just ahead of his time?

 

Poll: Bredesen, Blackburn in dead heat in Tennessee senate race

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

2 dead after Amazon warehouse wall collapse, fire chief says

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

North and South Korea plan to have unified hockey team in future - Times of India

 

SPORTS

 

Nebraska Cornhuskers kickoff goes viral for the wrong reason

 

Chip Kelly makes his return to Oregon, with his struggling UCLA team in tow

 

The University of Maryland’s self-inflicted fiasco

 

ESPN apologizes for James Carville's comments suggesting a pro-Alabama SEC conspiracy

 

Despite angry meeting with Magic Johnson, Luke Walton's job is not in jeopardy

 

After Jordan McNair’s death, U-Md. football team grieves, plays and leads

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Football Scoreboard 

 

STATES

 

Thousands without power after severe storms tear through Florida's Tampa area

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court allows court challenge on census citizenship question to go forward

 

Supreme Court won’t block suit by young people seeking to force federal action on climate change

 

SYRIA

 

US-led coalition strikes kill 14 civilians in east Syria: monitor

 

TAIWAN

 

 Dominican Republic opens Beijing embassy after dropping Taiwan

 

TELEVISION

 

Whoopi Goldberg: There’s ‘no reason’ to speak to Jeanine Pirro

 

TRADE

 Is Trump trying to ‘juice’ the market with China trade deal ‘stunt?’

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey expects to know on Monday if it has waiver for Iran sanctions

 

Saudi Arabia still has many questions to answer about Jamal Khashoggi’s killing  (By Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

UK: National Crime Agency concludes that “organized crime” is a greater threat than jihad terror

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN chief Guterres hails ‘signs of hope’ in political solution to Yemeni conflict

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Rabbi told Trump that hate speech led to synagogue massacre

 

Trump challenges Dems after Kavanaugh accuser admits making false rape claims

 

Hypocritical Obama and liberal media's efforts to condemn Trump have backfired

 

'Her Story Was Totally Made Up' - Trump Rails Against Kavanaugh Accuser Who Admitted To Lying

 

Trump: People now admit my crowds top Obama's

 

President Trump Campaigns for Republicans in Montana

 

The Latest: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

 

Trump admits Republicans could lose the House during rally  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Not if Christians vote.)

 

Trump slams legacy of ‘Barack H. Obama’ on campaign trail

 

Donald Trump: Not a man of God, but God's man

 

Trump bolstered by strong jobs report ahead of Election Day

 

Obama slams Trump for ‘political stunt’ of sending troops to border

 

Trump says nothing in the face of Saudi Arabia’s outrageous lies

 

 

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