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Saturday, November 18, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Graphic Abortion Display Evokes Volatile Reactions, but God is at Work behind the Scenes

 

Ban on Abortion Because of Down Syndrome Clears Ohio Legislature

 

They Came To Clear Roy Moore’s Character. They Talked About Guns And Abortion.

 

The Case for Making the Abortion Pill More Accessible

 

Catholic priests, activists to stand trial for pro-life witness inside abortion facility

 

Abortion Clinic Protesters Sue City of Charlotte for Enforcing Zoning Laws

 

U.N. calls on El Salvador to stop jailing women for abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Trump's New Afghanistan Strategy Isn't Really a Strategy

 

 

AFRICA

 

Thousands in Zimbabwe protest: 'Mugabe must go'

 

After Coup, Even Mugabe's Own Party Is Dumping Him

 

Mugabe could have been a hero, like Mandela. Instead his legacy is violence and greed

 

Robert Mugabe attends graduation in cap and gown, in first appearance since Zimbabwe's military coup

 

Zimbabwe latest: Protesters to hold mass anti-Mugabe rally

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Jewish students at New Jersey university worry about rising anti-Semitism

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Amrou Al-Kadhi : We shouldn't celebrate Australia's legalisation of same-sex marriage

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans

 

 

CANADA

 

Bill to end Ontario college strike expected to pass Sunday

 

Canada army recruiters at transgender job fair 'racism'

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Head of Puerto Rico power authority quits amid row over restoration of electricity

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA not inviting reporters to annual holiday party: report

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

A year into Trump’s presidency, Christians are facing a spiritual reckoning

 

The Museum of the Bible reflects the discouraging state of Christianity

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China debunks theory Saudi Arabia wants regional war

 

China Home Prices Snap Three-Month Decline as Market Stabilizes

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Did Cuba just successfully invade Venezuela?

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

New Cold War? North Korea Strengthens Ties with Cuba After Threatening Nuclear Attack on US

 

 

CONGRESS

 

The Sway of the Nuclear Arms Industry Over Donald Trump and Congress Is Terrifying

 

Towns and cities fear trickle-down effects of federal tax plan

 

COURTS

 

City sued after officers beat driver over broken taillight

 

Law clerk by day, ghost hunter by night, now Trump’s judiciary nominee

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

'I will kill you': Neighbor recalls California shooter's threats

 

Married teacher and cheer coach, 23, busted for sex affair with teen student

 

White supremacist hate crimes surge in LA amid growing swastika graffi

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Nevada wants to use untried execution drugs that pose risks

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary's Boomerang

 

Dem candidate apologizes after post on 'hayloft' romp, sex with 50 women

 

Bill Clinton, the Media, and Sexual Harassment Armageddon

 

'Purple Nation': 25 years after Bill Clinton's election as president

 

Abuse allegations have revived scrutiny of Bill Clinton — and divided Democrats

 

Protege of Lyndon Johnson felled by influence-peddling scandal dies at 89

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

 

‘Any Russians?’: Sessions pokes fun at fervor over Kremlin-related dealings in convention speech  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

The Russia probe has entered Phase 2

 

ECONOMY

 

Here's Something To Be Thankful For This Year

 

The Anti-Innovation Peril Of Global Antitrust

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Student therapy dog can stay in sorority house amid dispute

 

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt tries to avoid a fight as allies escalate against Iran

 

ELECTION 2017

 

Man in a viral protest photo successfully runs for City Council in Charlotte

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval

 

EUROPE

 

Trump to be presented with $47M Ukraine arms deal

 

World's second youngest billionaire and Norway’s richest woman is fined £23,000 for drunk driving

 

FRANCE

 

Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron After Mysterious Saudi Stay (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany: 200 churches damaged and Christian symbols destroyed in just one region

 

GOP

 

Michael Barone: Will Political Setbacks Unite The Republican Party?

 

The Gillespie campaign’s real ‘malpractice’

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Horrific video captures nurses LAUGHING while 89-year-old World War 2 veteran died in front of them at a Georgia care home

 

HOLLYWOOD

  

David Cassidy suffering from organ failure, surrounded by family

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Dems: GOP tax plan a ‘disaster’

 

19 immigration protestors arrested outside Ryan's office (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Rep. Gianforte’s account to police of assault with reporter appears to contradict apology, records show

 

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

40 rescued from human trafficking operations

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Migration From Puerto Rico Is Set to Transform Orlando 

 

INDONESIA 

 

Indonesian millennials lean towards xenophobia

 

 

IRAN

 

The truth behind this Iranian child video

 

 

IRAQ

 

 

Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Witnesses ISIS Massacre

 

ISLAM

 

Tennessee: Imam claims Jews will destroy Kaaba, prays that Allah “inflict your revenge upon them”

 

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Saturday, November 18, 2017)

 

Netanyahu to be questioned a 6th time in graft probes on Sunday

 

US, Israel dismiss TV report claiming Trump ready to recognize Palestinian state

 

The great Arab retreat

 

3 detained for attacking police, Palestinians at protest over ramming attack

 

‘Trump peace deal won’t uproot Jews or Arabs’

 

Liberman urges Arab nations to make peace with Israel and confront Iran

 

Eyeing detailed peace plan, Trump team could invest years in effort

 

Palestinians Threaten To Suspend Talks If US Closes PLO Mission

 

Brother of Israeli in Gaza: ‘I really don’t know what Hamas wants

 

Israeli forces deliver evacuation notices to 300 Palestinians in Bedouin village

 

Israel to move checkpoint further into al-Walaja, cutting villagers off from spring

 

Palestinian teen shot, critically wounded after carrying out car ramming attack

 

Israeli forces suppress Friday protests in Kafr Qaddum

 

LEBANON

 

Hariri to officially resign after Lebanese Independence Day

 

Lebanon PM Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia

 

MARXISM

 

Resist Marxism 'Rally for the Republic' and counter protestors gather in Boston Saturday afternoon

 

MEDIA 

 

13 reasons Fox viewers want Shep Smith fired

 

'Fox is sexual harassment central': Joy Behar rips into Meghan McCain by trashing View co-host's former employer during argument about Al Franken's groping of Playboy model

 

MEDICARE

 

Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for many

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Why Saudi Arabia's Regional Power Plays Won't Lead to War

 

Amid carnage of Yemen's conflict civilians face consequences of the US war on terror

 

MILITARY

 

Top general says he would resist "illegal" nuke order from Trump

 

US Navy says a Japanese tugboat 'drifted into' a 7th  Fleet destroyer

 

Military Shouldn't Be Empowered to Draft People's Daughters – or Their Sons

 

VA's quiet plan to widen private care with TRICARE stirs ire

 

Pentagon releases sexual assault data for all its installations for the first time

 

Navy says genitalia air display was 'absolutely unacceptable'

 

Futenma relocation necessary for dealing with N. Korean threats, Hagerty says

 

David Shulkin: Fixing VA 'a matter of national security'

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

 A Smarter Minimum Wage

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

AC/DC guitarist and co-founder dead at 64

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand: Muslim migrant rapist not deported, soon to be back on the streets

 

RADIO

 

Rush Limbaugh: Al Franken’s groping scandal ‘screwing up’ Dems’ plans for Trump

 

RUSSIA

 

Top Russian Official Tried to Broker 'Backdoor' Meeting Between Trump and Putin  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

The Bolshevik Revolution: A Century Of Death And Destruction

 

 

SENATE

 

Franklin Graham: Moore Critics Are 'Guilty of Doing Much Worse'   (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Alabama Governor Plans To Vote For Roy Moore Despite Having ‘No Reason To Disbelieve’ The Women Accusing Him Of Crimes

 

'We dare defend our rights': Alabama Republicans standing by Moore reflect state's tradition of defiance

 

Al Franken Staying in the Senate Would Be a Gift to the Republican Party  

 

Jeff Flake: GOP is 'toast' if it becomes party of Trump, Moore  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Alabama Democrat Doug Jones denies being an 'ultra-liberal,' says he opposes Trump's border wall

 

For Slimy Senators, Our Conviction Should Be Expulsion

 

Senate bill would impose new privacy limits on accessing NSA’s data

 

Alabama Senate Race Aggravates Deep Divide in Republican Party

 

Senate panel probes Russians' request for meeting with Trump during campaign

 

Liberal views of Roy Moore's Democratic rival could pose pitfall amid scandal

 

Can Alabama's evangelicals carry Roy Moore to victory?

 

Feinstein: 'Disgusting' Trump even considering lifting elephant trophy ban (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

L. Brent Bozell: Al Franken, Groping 'Giant Of The Senate'  

 

So what should happen to Al Franken?

 

Judiciary Dems call on GOP to reconsider decision on blue slips

 

Ann Coulter: If Democrats were smart, they'd 'get rid' of Al Franken

 

Moore, Accused by Many Women, Is Defended by One

 

Al Franken gets a free pass from the media while Roy Moore gets the third degree

 

Hillary comes to defense of ‘accountable’ Al Franken

 

For Republicans in upscale Alabama suburbs, Roy Moore presents a conundrum

 

John James rises in Michigan Senate race after Fred Upton's exit

 

Ted Cruz: Democrats' Moore-Franken double standard 'more than a little rich'

 

'He's wrong': Kirsten Gillibrand responds to Clinton adviser who called her a 'hypocrite'

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Harassment claims shine light on California Capitol partying

 

Welcome to the year of the groper

 

A Fresh Debate Over the Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

 

#MeToo has lumped trivial in with legitimate sexual assault

 

For every Moore there's a Franken, for every Clinton there's a Trump

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Surgeons remove worms, other parasites from NKorean soldier

 

SPACE

 

The Leonids Meteor Shower and More Sky Brighteners

 

SPORTS

 

Cowboys' Jerry Jones apologizes for racial remark

 

Basketball fans furious after 'lone player' shoots hoops during anthem

 

Gabby Douglas under fire for 'shocking' response to sex abuse claims by teammate Aly Raisman

 

Verizon, NFL Are Close to Announcing Digital Streaming Deal

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Football Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

States ranked by claims for state and local tax deductions

 

Polar Vortex to return! Millions set for 'an extended period of severe winter weather' that will keep temperatures in the North East below average for months

 

Virginia Makes Every Voter Count

 

Alabama Had Its Share of Scandal Before Roy Moore

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department admits low morale, as it defends reorganization

 

State Department battles criticism of Tillerson's management  (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

Congressional critics slam State Department as rudderless

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

As Bribe Cases Fall Apart, Some Blame the Supreme Court

 

Trump adds five names to Supreme Court contenders list

 

DACA documents case could be headed for Supreme Court next

 

SYRIA

 

Damascus regime troops, allies retake most of last Daesh-held town

 

TAIWAN

 

Why China Can't Conquer Taiwan in a War

 

TERRORISM

 

Modern-day martyrs at the hands of ISIS

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump's Tax Cuts Are Likely to Increase Trade Deficit

 

 

TURKEY

 

EU slashes Turkey’s pre-accession funds by $124m

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK: Mother converts to Islam, is murdered by her Muslim husband for wearing Western clothes

 

Why is EU fighting US on Britain's behalf in Bombardier row - with UK about to leave?

 

Chancellor 'to target housing and NHS'

 

Aylesbury mid-air crash: Four dead as plane and helicopter wreckage lands near Rothschild manor house

 

Children in Need raises record £50.1m

 

Up to 75,000 benefit claimants were underpaid for years

 

UK seeks future cyber-security stars

 

Environment UK considers tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution

 

Benefits claimants underpaid millions

 

Revealed Monk who abused children on 'crime free' Caldey Island for decades

 

 Grammar school row head resigns

 

St Olave's Head of grammar school that forced out A-level students resigns

 

Pupil 'winked' before stabbing teacher

 

Brexit Ireland will block progress of Brexit talks without border guarantee

 

Dad guilty of murdering son and daughter

 

Crime Taxi driver convicted of murdering his two children

 

Divorce Parents could lose children if they try to turn them against partner

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Russia halts further chemical weapons inspectors in Syria

 

UN Command postpones plan to release footage of N. Korean defector’s dramatic escape

 

Small steps forward at UN climate talks

 

UNITED STATES

 

27 injured, others unaccounted for after massive fire at senior living center

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Clinton: Trump is still Putin's puppet (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Trump fires back that 'Crooked Hillary' good for GOP, urges her to run again

 

Poll: Trump job approval hits new low

 

Trump to keep ban on big game trophies for now

 

Roy Moore's wife: Trump 'owes us a thank you' for diverting attention from Russia

 

Trump to Pay His Own Legal Bills, Set Up Fund to Cover Staff

 

In Mocking Franken, Trump Ignores His Own History

 

Disaster Aid Pushes White House to Seek Big Cuts Elsewhere

 

Trump's millennial win: Saving college students from Chinese prison

 

Mystery surrounds sourcing for story about Chris Christie fetching McDonald’s for Trump

 

 

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