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Sunday, November 19, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

…Ignores Doug Jones’s Radical Pro-Abortion Views…

  

Full-Term Abortion Backer Doug Jones Now Aims to Fool Alabama Voters on Anti-Life Stance

 

Protests continue outside Charlotte abortion clinic amid lawsuit

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan looks to Canada for more training support

 

Special Forces Raid Taliban Prison in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

  

Mugabe defies resignation expectations in TV speech

 

Zimbabwe's ruling party dismisses Mugabe as its leader in another blow to his presidency

 

U.S. pursues quiet troop buildup in Somalia

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Is Anti-Semitism the Only Bigotry That’s Subject to Debate?

 
ARAB WORLD

 

Arab states stand united against ‘unacceptable Iranian aggression’

 

Five reasons the Arab League meeting in Cairo matters

 

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran and Hezbollah, but little action

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australia strikes a delicate US-China balance

 

 

CANADA

 

Former Mexican president warns Trudeau not to be 'Judas' in NAFTA talks   (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada: Trudeau government refers to returning jihadis as “foreign terrorist travelers”

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

American 'Christendom' staging 'rebellion against God'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Court Hearing For Officials Who Demanded Church’s Money

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Why Amnesty Should Not Be Part of Any ‘Deal’ on DACA

 

Republicans quietly introduce tax break for private jet owners

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

He was a rookie cop in a small Pennsylvania town. Now there's a massive manhunt for his killer.

 

Couple admit beating a female restaurant owner to the floor and punching her teenage daughter in the face because they were sold cold fried chicken

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st  woman mayor

 

 Donations to Clinton Foundation plunged along with Hillary’s election defeat

 

Michelle Obama on sexual misconduct allegations: I’m ‘sick’ (Former First Lady Michelle Obama)

 

Democratic donor's home was littered with drug paraphernalia after man died, coroner says

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump DHS nominee demands amnesty

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Robert Mueller Is the Cover-Up  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Deadline set for DOJ to release  Lynch-Clinton tarmac-meeting docs (Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Two earthquakes rattle Oklahoma town

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Feeding the need: Expanding school lunch programs

 

When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can’t Work

 

How to make sure your kid doesn't go to Snowflake U.

 

How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Hillary Clinton Does Complete 180 on Questioning 2016 Election's Legitimacy

 

 

ELECTION 2017

 

Socialists Saw 75 Percent Increase in U.S. Elected Officials on Nov. 7

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Moore harassment scandal spreads to midterms

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

Europe’s Merkel, Macron, May Less Popular Than Trump

 

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

 

Federal aid claims jump tenfold in 2017, costing billions of dollars in additional emergency funding

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Frustrated foreign leaders skip D.C. to seek out allies in blue states

 

FRANCE

 

French connection to Saudi de-escalation in Lebanon

 

French police find rocket launchers among massive weapons arsenal in drug raid

 

GERMANY

 

German coalition talks break down, raising prospect of new election

 

Knife attacks ravage German victims following migrant surge

 

Surveillance concerns Germany bans children's smartwatches

 

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Launches Colossal Censorship, Disinformation Campaign Under Cover of Night

 

GOP

 

Married anti-LGBT Republican lawmaker 'led a secret life as a gay man, fondled the 18-year-old son of a donor and sent lewd text messages to young men' 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Dumpster-diving, souvenir flag-making couple quit Guantanamo after arrest

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

How the rise of veganism could ruin America: Study warns if every person went meat-free there would be a public health disaster

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Let’s just cancel the Oscars

 

Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who played flirty divorcee Lana Shields on Three's Company, dies aged 83

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

102-year-old Holocaust survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

The House tax bill unleashes a dangerous avalanche of campaign cash

 

IRAN

 

Chabahar: Iran’s new ‘Indo-Pacific’ ace card

 

IRAQ

 

How to Avoid an ISIS 2.0 in Iraq

 

 

ISLAM

 

Quran sneaking into Christian settings

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Sunday, November 19, 2017)

 

Tensions Rising on Israel’s Northern Border with Syria

 

French President Macron Calls Up Netanyahu After Meeting with Lebanon’s Hariri (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israeli forces detain Palestinian high school students, 14-year-old during raids

 

Rivlin rejects pardon request from Hebron shooter  (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Israel to demolish Palestinian structures in Hebron Hills

 

Police interrogate Netanyahu for 4 hours in graft probes

 

Soldier lightly wounded by errant gunfire from Sinai  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Steinitz: We have ties with 'many' Arab states

 

Israeli forces deliver evacuation notices to 300 Palestinians in Bedouin village

 

Aussie rocker Nick Cave says he’s in Israel because of BDS

 

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

 

Mexico says it will henceforth vote with Israel in international bodies

 

French President Macron Calls Up Netanyahu After Meeting with Lebanon’s Hariri

 

IDF fires on Syrian targets near Golan Heights

 

It’s a new world — where Israel shares intelligence with the Saudis

 

New skeletal evidence could put decades-old debate over Qumran settlers to rest

 

IDF chief’s Saudi interview: A gesture from Riyadh

 

 

LEBANON

 

Arab League: Hezbollah is a terror group

 

Hariri lands in Paris: Watch the money trail to Riyadh and his business partner Prince Fahd

 

Lebanon now under ‘total control’ of Hezbollah, says Bahrain FM

 

MEDIA 

 

…Three Alabama Papers Instruct Voters to ‘Reject Roy Moore’ With Front-Page Editorial…

 

MSM Hype Notwithstanding, Clinton/Obama and Their Resistance Falling Apart

 

Alabama's largest news operation rejects Roy Moore, endorses Democrat Doug Jones

 

MSNBC host goes after pastor for defending Moore: 'Aren’t you a moral leader?'

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

 

 

MILITARY

 

Is America Prepared to Battle China in an Asymmetric War?

 

Navy is still searching for a plan to reach a 355-ship fleet

 

What were now-grounded Whidbey Island air crew members thinking?

 

16th  MP Brigade commander reinstated; 'no wrongdoing on his part'

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Country music singer Mel Tillis, whose career spanned 6 decades, was 85

 

NATIONAL ARCHIVES

 

Jack Ruby watched JFK get assassinated

 

Jack Ruby told an FBI informant to 'watch the fireworks' just hours before Kennedy's assassination, newly-released JFK Files reveal 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Please stop annoying this NASA scientist with your ridiculous Planet X doomsday theories

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB)

 

Mulvaney: White House ‘OK’ pulling individual mandate repeal from tax bill   (Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney)

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan rejection of China’s dam aimed at showing OBOR in line with global rules

 

Nepal and Pakistan pulling the plug on Belt and Road plans, casts spotlight on public tender issues

 

 

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Trader Joe's recalls salads with glass fragments

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia moving towards an increasingly automated arsenal, with new robots being tested

 

Russia’s Hybrid War Against the West Began on the Battlefields of Ukraine

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

U.S. Secret Service apprehends attempted WH fence jumper

 

SENATE

 

 

Al Franken Cut from PBS Letterman Special Following Groping Allegation  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Exclusive — Roy Moore: Mitch McConnell Afraid Because ‘I Will Not Be controlled’…   (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Collins: Moore's denials aren't convincing (US Senator of Maine Susan M. Collins (R)

 

Trump sexual misconduct allegations 'remain very disturbing': Republican senator  (US Senator of Maine Susan M. Collins (R)

 

Texas AG Paxton rejects Romney standard from Roy Moore case

 

Sen. Cotton says "every income group" will "see a tax cut" under Senate bill (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

In the Franken Scandal, Be Careful What You Wish For

 

Collins: Senate tax bill 'needs work'

 

Scott: 'Strong possibility' a new GOP candidate could win Alabama Senate race

 

Sen. Flake, Caught on Hot Mic, Says GOP Is 'Toast' if They're Defined by Moore, Trump  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Progressives call for replacing Al Franken with Keith Ellison as support for resignation builds (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

In defending Roy Moore, Alabama Republicans reflect state’s tradition of defiance

 

Feinstein predicts 2018 will be ‘Year of the Woman’  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Kushner attorney accuses Grassley, Feinstein of political theater with latest email request  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

I’m a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don’t want Al Franken to resign.

 

Roy Moore cashes in after he’s accused of chasing high school girls

 

Why a Believer in Tax Cuts Could Derail the Senate Bill

 

For Roy Moore, a History of Combat and Controversy

 

Roy Moore slams Gloria Allred and demands she turns over the 'fake' yearbook he is accused of signing for one of his accusers 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Shock sex harass claim: Cuomo turned blind eye to pervert under his nose  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

What’s the point of sexual harassment training? Often, to protect employers.

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

Former Oklahoma state senator pleads guilty to child sex trafficking charge: report

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

A cure for Twitter’s fake-account headaches

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Argentina: Missing navy submarine tried contacting bases

 

Missing Argentine submarine apparently sent 7 satellite messages, but none got through

 

Chileans to vote in presidential election

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korean Official Says Trump’s Visit Improved Relations

 

South Korea students forced to date as desperate government attempts to lift birth rate

 

SPAIN

 

Spain's attorney general dies at 66

 

 

SPORTS

 

Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch Sits for Star Spangled Banner in Mexico City, Stands for Mexican Anthem

 

Trump Blasts LaVar Ball: 'I Should Have Left Them in Jail!'

 

The National Boycott of the NFL Did Not Matter

 

A staggering number of sex abuse claims rocks the world of Olympic sports

 

'There's nobody telling me what I did wrong in the house': Tom Brady jokes that he likes being on the road to escape Gisele's nagging - but quickly catches himself adding, 'I didn't mean that babe'

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Football Scoreboard (Men)

 

SRI LANKA

 

Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Sri Lanka

 

STATES

 

In Democrat-led state capitals, GOP tax push scrambles plans

 

SYRIA

 

UN calls on Syria’s warring sides to stop targeting civilians

 

A wary return to ‘liberated’ Raqqa 

 

Syria At least 14 civilians killed in air strikes by government forces

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwanese have favorable view of Chinese president: poll

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Apple diversity chief thrown overboard for advocating diversity

 

TERRORISM

 

Lexington, Massachusetts: Rabbi solicits donations for Hamas-linked CAIR

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump administration updates demands as NAFTA talks continue

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Transgender people in US facing an 'epidemic of violence'

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish authorities ban LGBT events in capital

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK: Detective who exposed Muslim rape gangs was “threatened and bullied” by other cops for doing so

 

RT MPs defend fees of up to Ł1,000 to appear on ‘Kremlin propaganda’ channel  

 

Teen girl held captive and forced into sex with 20 men

 

Body found in missing Gaia Pope search

 

Internet Lords seek better online protection for children

 

New portrait marks Queen's 70th  anniversary

 

Gerry Adams Sinn Féin president steps down

 

Police confirm island sex abuse reports

 

Britain First Far-right group’s deputy arrested over speech at Belfast rally

 

 Thousands may lose universal credit at Christmas 

 

Refugees First child from Greek camps finally arrives in UK

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

At Climate Talks, Stakes Raised for Planet’s Future

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican investigating sex abuse claims against teen altar boy turned priest

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Frederica Wilson reignites feud, says Gen. Kelly owes US apology over remarks about Dem lawmaker  (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

White House: Trump would campaign for Moore if he didn't believe accusers

 

Trump and WikiLeaks: Five things to know

 

Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request

 

Trump faced public and private pressure to halt elephant hunting trophy imports

 

Yes, Trump with the nuclear codes is terrifying. But the threat of a first strike is a vital deterrent

 

Trump Foundation charitable grant details revealed

 

Ivanka Trump is mercilessly mocked in hilarious memes after suggesting a fancy 'DIY' centerpiece for Thanksgiving that features a giant CLAM stuffed with driftwood, moss and pine cones

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

World Economic Forum migration top dog: terrorism “homegrown issue” not linked to Muslim migrants

 

 

 

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