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Sunday, November 4, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue:  

 

ABORTION

 

Watch: Kellyanne Conway Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Queen Of Abortion’

 

Why Do Christian Women Continue to Have Abortions?

 

Abortion-seekers find support in New Mexico interfaith group

 

Blessing an abortion clinic is 'crazy faith' indeed

 

Ivanka Trump Campaigns For The Governor Who Signed America's Most Restrictive Abortion Ban

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Kabul Undecided About Afghan Peace Talks In Moscow

 

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan while on National Guard deployment

 

AFRICA

 

U.S. warns its citizens in Tanzania before anti-gay crackdown

 

Nigerian army's defense after shooting protesters? Trump's remarks on the migrant caravan

 

 

AMERICA

 

This man is the reason America grants birthright citizenship

 

How U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism

 

American Jews always believed the U.S. was exceptional. We were wrong.

 

Don’t forget to ‘fall back’; standard time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Conservatism and Anti-Semitism

 

The Pittsburgh shooter didn’t hate ‘religion,’ he hated Jews. We should say so.

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Is It Legal for Trump to Use the Army at the Border?

 

US troops lay down barbed wire along border ahead of caravan

 

U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by what they see as Trump’s call to arms

 

CANADA

 

Ontario Proud was instrumental in taking down Ontario Liberals. Now they're aiming for Trudeau  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

1 dead after mid-air small plane collision in Ottawa area

 

Canadian Tire tells wife of ailing customer to pay his $18,000 debt, despite credit card insurance

 

COMEDY

 

"SNL" criticized for mocking candidate who lost eye in Afghanistan

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA

 

Inside China’s campaign against the Uyghurs

 

CONGRESS

 

Republicans put in bind over preexisting conditions

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Amazon warehouse in Baltimore partially collapses in low-level tornado, killing two

 

Trump Administration Spares Corporate Wrongdoers Billions in Penalties

 

Amazon in advanced talks about putting second headquarters in Northern Virginia, those close to process say

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Honor killing in NYC? Circumstances of Saudi sisters’ deaths contradict NYPD’s “suicide” claim

 

Black Violence: The Terror That Dare Not Speak Its Name  (Black-on-white bias and hostility plus violence equals terror. We see it every day, no matter how often Don Lemon tries to tell us black violence is the terror that dare not speak its name.)

 

Woman who harassed two black women in a North Carolina parking lot turns herself in   

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Migrant caravans swell to more than 10,000, get some help along the way

 

Migrants in caravan respond to Trump calling them criminals: 'This is all propaganda'

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Qatar Likely Hacked American Rabbi, Others With Ties To GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson, Report Suggests

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

Former President Obama Campaigns for Democrats in Indiana (Video)

 

Abrams' foe Kemp announces probe into Georgia Democratic Party for 'possible cyber crimes' days before election

 

Democrats cry foul over Georgia hack claims

 

Watch: CNN's Tapper Grills Stacey Abrams On Gun Confiscation. She Struggles In Response.

 

Matalin: 'Racist Card' Not Working Anymore; Carville: 'Disastrous Night' for Dems if Nelson Loses to Scott

 

Democrats Complain Of 'PTSD,' 'Anxiety' Ahead Of Midterm Elections

 

Never Mind Congress: Do Democrats Have Enough to Turn Red Legislatures Blue?

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Stone’s messages to Mueller witness investigated for potential obstruction: Reports  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

EDUCATION

 

'Ya'll don't do that again,' principal tells praying students

 

Academia is a cult

 

EGYPT

 

Muslim-majority Egypt finally approving unlicensed churches

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Latest Election Polls

 

Midterm stakes high for Silicon Valley

 

Marking a shift, the race for Los Angeles County sheriff may be up for grabs

 

Top Trump official: Florida governor's race is 'so cotton-pickin' important'

 

Anxiety high in campaign’s final days as voters prepare to render judgment on Trumpism

 

Candidate’s own write-in vote will win him election

 

More than 4.5 million people vote early in Texas

 

 Pence Forecasts a GOP Midterms Sweep

 

G.O.P. Sees Trump’s Playbook as Best Hope in Some Tight Races

 

A Nation in Turmoil Prepares to Deliver a Verdict on Trump

 

Tuesday Will Tell: Blue Wave or Red Tsunami?  (As the 2018 race enters the last lap, the wheels are coming off for the Democrats.)

 

Matalin: 'Racist Card' Not Working Anymore; Carville: 'Disastrous Night' for Dems if Nelson Loses to Scott

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

A Bloomberg 2020 run would bring Democrats back to sanity

 

EUROPEAN UNION 

 

Netherlands: Massive increase in Muslim rape gang activity

 

Italy storms claim 12 more lives, raising death toll to 30

 

EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be created

 

FRANCE

 

French far-right overtakes Macron in EU parliament election poll

 

World Leaders Gather In France To Commemorate End Of WWI

 

GERMANY

 

Approaching a Horrific Anniversary in Jewish History: Kristallnacht

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

Global Warming and Fake Science

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Israeli Measles Outbreak Spreads to NY Jewish Community: Anti-Vaxxers ‘Not Welcome’!

 

Church barbecue cited as possible link for illness outbreak

 

They Were Addicted to Opioids. Now They’re Running a Marathon.

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Adolf Eichmann’s son lives near where Mossad captured Nazi mastermind – report

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

GOP push to flip seats in certain states could offer narrow path to hold House, deny Pelosi gavel

 

Democrats are still favored to win the House. But it's far from a sure thing.

 

Poll: Democrats lead in House preferences, but voters’ views on economy, border security may buoy GOP

 

NYT updates Steve King story to call his remarks ‘racist’

 

Will California flip the House? Here are the 10 key races to watch

 

Poll: Iowa voters favor Democrats for control of the House

 

Democrat running against Steve King raised over $900K in past week

 

Here’s what Trump can expect if the Democrats take the House

 

INDIA

 

Hindu Sex Fiend Demands 13-Year-Old Girl Sleep With Him Because He Is In A “Higher Caste”, She Says No, He Takes A Sickle And Slices Her Head Off

 

INTERNET 

 

WikiLeaks' pernicious legacy — empty lulz, bothsidesism and moral flexibility

 

IRAN

 

Iran rejects law banning terrorist financing

 

Iranians chant ‘Death to Israel’ on anniversary of US Embassy takeover

 

Trump sanctions on Iran already hurting rogue regime

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq Blasts U.S. For Statements On Iranian-Backed Militias

 

 

ISLAM

 

Florida: Imam says “Palestine in its entirety is Islamic land”

 

Dalia Mogahed: “They don’t need you to save them from Islam. They need your respect.” (Part Three)

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Fatah said to back Egypt’s bid for Israel-Gaza calm, but not a full ceasefire

 

Two dead in car explosion in southern Tel Aviv

 

Transport chief to visit Oman to push rail link plan between Israel and Gulf

 

Gazan succumbs to wounds sustained by Israeli live ammunition

 

Vaccination campaign launched in Orthodox neighborhoods amid measles outbreak

 

Greenblatt meets Netanyahu  (Jason Greenblatt, the US Special Representative for International Negotiations/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Jewish nurse who treated synagogue shooter calls for ‘love in the face of evil’

 

Israel orders stop-construction of Palestinian homes near Bethlehem

 

High-schoolers start 90-kilometer protest march from near Gaza border to Knesset

 

Jordan receives Israeli request to negotiate on land leases

 

Why was Jason Greenblatt in Pittsburgh?

 

Israel issues imprisonment sentence against Palestinian cancer patient

 

Netanyahu reportedly postpones elections until Rivlin's power is limited

 

Israel delivers stop-work order of Palestinian home in Beit Ummar

 

After 17 burials, what can prevent tragedy on Israel's 'Road of Death?'

 

Knesset Mulls Legislation That Could Bar Unvaccinated Children From Schools

 

Villain in a bottle: Rabin assassination conspiracy theories

 

6 killed, 5 hurt as minibus and truck collide in Jordan Valley

 

Israel’s US envoy says Turkey, Qatar attempting to ‘ruin’ Saudi-US relationship

 

JAPAN

 

A Japanese island quietly disappeared — and no one noticed until now

 

LEBANON

 

‘Hezbollah needs to be eliminated,’ UAE tycoon Al-Habtoor tells Arab-US policymakers conference

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Jewish left botched its response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia will not criminalize marital rape: “Islam has provided guidance on this matter” 

MEDIA 

 

Who is demonizing who?

 

Billionaire George Soros wants to go on Fox News. But they won't book him.

 

Both the media and Trump have a responsibility to tone it down

 

CNN, Trump Jr. Spar Over Controversial Campaign Ad

 

MEXICO

 

Migrant caravan continues north after Mexican governor abruptly pulls offer to provide buses

 

El Chapo’s sons are now running his drug empire

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemen’s Houthis ‘greatest threat on planet now,’ says UK arms sales board chief

 

Coalition forces 4km from Hodeidah in new drive to recapture port city

 

Yemeni tribal leader defects from Houthi militias as army advances in Hodeidah

 

Saudi leaders are on the defensive. Let's push them to bring the atrocious war in Yemen to an end

 

MILITARY

 

Military officials alarmed about shrinking military footprint in Middle East as administration pressures Iran

 

Successful test of automated flight system

 

PAKISTAN

 

Christian woman accused of blasphemy seeks asylum amid violent protests

 

Pakistan blasphemy case: Husband appeals to Trump, UK PM

 

New York Times refuses to repeat what Asia Bibi said “because repeating blasphemy is also blasphemy”

 

Pakistan arrests 150 over violence at blasphemy protests

 

POLITICS

 

Kelly McParland: A quick inventory of the billionaires running U.S. politics

 

POLLS

 

Incivility, negative rhetoric in politics has most Americans fearful of violence, terrorism: Poll

 

POVERTY

 

As communities tackle homelessness, tiny houses are catching on as a solution

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Rabbi’s horrifying task brought peace to Pittsburgh synagogue victims’ families

 

Worshipers gather in Pittsburgh for services after synagogue shooting nightmare

 

Anguished by ‘Spiral of Hate,’ Charleston Pastor and Pittsburgh Rabbi Grieve as One

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC chief defends Trump's controversial immigration ad

 

RUSSIA 

 

Moscow remembers Stalin’s atrocities — and Putin hates it  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia Says It Wasn't Part Of Venezuelan Graft Scheme

 

Russia aims its missile drills shoulder-to-shoulder with NATO's biggest war games in years 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

It’s Time To Talk About the N.R.A.

 

SENATE

 

'No evidence' to back Kavanaugh accusers' claims, Senate panel's report on FBI probe finds

 

Joe Manchin and the Fate of the Mountain State

 

Warner says Trump riding economic "sugar high," warns of "hangover" in 2019

 

McSally performs national anthem at ASU homecoming game

 

Corker declines to say whether he voted for Blackburn  (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Cruz: Video Claims O'Rourke Staffers Used Campaign Funds to Help Migrants (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Gregg Popovich endorses Beto O'Rourke in Texas senate race  (Democrat Senate candidate of Texas Beto O’Rourke)

 

Romney Hits Utah Campaign Trail, Differs From Trump on Media  (Utah GOP Senate candidate Mitt Romney)

 

GOP Senate candidate targeted with dirty tricks in Missouri

 

Flake: Obama has a better 'tone' than Trump   (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Trump-McConnell alliance pays political dividends for Republicans  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook keeps fumbling political ads

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

U.S., South Korea resume low-key military drills ahead of talks with North Korea

 

SPORTS

 

Air Force falcon severely injured prior to football game vs. Army: report

 

 Community sends support to severely injured high school football player

 

College Football winners and losers Week 10: Michigan’s mean

 

College Football Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Football Scoreboard 

 

STATES

 

Florida woman’s Nazi death camp-themed yard display angers neighbors

 

Plans for 'Turn California Red' rally raise concerns about counter-protest: report

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo defends Trump plan to send to troops to southern border    (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Watch: Fox News’ Chris Wallace Grills Secretary Of State Pompeo On Iran Sanctions ‘Exemptions’

 

SUPREME COURT 

Kavanaugh Accuser Admits She Fabricated Allegations as a ‘Ploy’ for ‘Attention’  (Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Civics lessons: Justices Sotomayor, Gorsuch on promoting education in citizenship

 

TAIWAN

 

 Tech Shares Likely To Weigh On Taiwan Stocks

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Trans activists now targeting shelter for battered women

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey: We can’t be excluded from Mediterranean resources

 

UBER

 

Uber driver charged with kidnapping passengers on Halloween

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Married Man Gets Drunk And High And Has Sex With Another Woman, Then Stabs His Wife 46 Times While Screaming “You’ve Got To Die,” His Wife Says She Will Visit Him Each Week In Jail And Will Start A Family With Him Once He Is Released

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

LGBTQs freak over proposed 'bold & brilliant' pick for U.N. ambassador

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald Trump Returning God to the Public Square

President Trump Campaigns for Republicans in Tennessee

President Trump Campaigns for Republicans in Georgia

Trump says Abrams will turn Georgia 'into Venezuela' at rally

 

Trump calls Gillum ‘not equipped’ to be Florida governor

 

Trump slams Donnelly over ads for Libertarian candidate

 

How evangelicals became so loyal to Trump

 

 Jimmy Buffett takes musical shots at Trump during concert

 

Trump: 'I Think We'll Make a Deal With China' on Trade

 

Trump didn’t invent American bigotry. But new books argue that he released it.

 

 

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