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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

States Sue to Overturn New Trump Rule and Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortion Drugs

 

Nuns Back in Court as State AGs Fight for Planned Parenthood

 

Video Catches Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts o f Aborted Babies Without Patient Permission

 

NARAL: ‘Repealing Net Neutrality Is a Direct Threat to Reproductive Freedom’

 

ACLU Sues Trump Admin to Force it to Facilitate Abortions for 43 Illegal Immigrants

 

‘Neither of the Above’ in Alabama? Doug Jones on Abortion Is a Zealot

 

Catholic Priests, Pro-Lifers Arrested for Providing Women Alternatives Inside Abortion Clinics Go Free

 

Lena Dunham's controversies, from wishing she had abortion to defending accused rapist

 

Mother of Twin With Down Syndrome Slams Doctors Who Repeatedly Asked if She Wanted an Abortion

 

Compelled Speech in California? Justices Will Hear Pro-Lifers’ Complaint

 

Meet the Trump Admin Official Who Helps Pregnant Illegal Immigrants Choose Life Instead of Abortion

 

Priests avoid jail time for abortion protest at Virginia clinic

 

Abortion Clinic Closes After Abortionist’s Bizarre Demonic Rant Saying He Loves Killing Babies

 

How Samantha Saved Her Baby with Abortion Pill Reversal

 

Why are Most People Uncomfortable With Abortion Yet We’ve Aborted 60 Million Babies?

 

Priest Compares Abortion To Brutal Mafia Killings

 

Pro-Life Attorneys File Federal Lawsuit to Stop City’s Silencing of Pro-Life Prayer and Counseling

 

Court Strikes Abortion Buffer Zone Law

 

Oregon Caught Breaking Law, Using $1.8 Million in Federal Tax Dollars to Pay for Abortions

 

Hundreds pack meeting on anti-abortion clinics in Hartford; mayor calls centers ‘deceptive’

 

Court Strikes Down New Jersey Abortion Buffer Zone Law That Silenced Pro-Life Advocates

 

Buzzfeed investigation uncovers ‘fake abortion’ clinics profiting off women who aren’t even pregnant

 

Swiss Planned Parenthood president invited to speak at Vatican

 

Pregnancy Center Director Tells UK Health Secretary: Don’t Silence Pro-Lifers Helping Women Find Abortion Alternatives

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

U.S. Hits Opium Labs as Taliban 'Take a Knee,' Fuel Terror with Drug Cash

 

Hague Court Seeks To Investigate Alleged War Crimes By Taliban, CIA In Afghanistan

 

Strikes on Taliban opium facilities first major use of new bombing authorities in Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

 

Zimbabwe erupts in celebration as Robert Mugabe quits  (Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe)

 

The rise and fall of Zimbabwe's longtime leader: Robert Mugabe

 

Ex-VP urges Mugabe to resign

 

Mugabe Stays Put, Putting Pressure on Parliament

 

Mugabe 'could lose presidency in days'

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Signs of life as ASX ends day higher

 

The Australian dollar is bouncing

 

Aussie students behind in science, maths - but excel with one vital skill

 

Australia backpacker exploitation 'endemic', study finds

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

How Trump is building a border wall that no one can see

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX sees gains in broad advance while U.S. markets set records; Canadian dollar up

 

Sally C. Pipes: Bernie, Stop Fibbing About Canada's Single-Payer Disaster

 

Trudeau to unveil new national housing strategy that will include housing benefit for low-income tenants  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Trudeau Liberals plan to give China $500 Million to build infrastructure in Asia

 

Canada 'prepared for the worst' amid squabbles over NAFTA, Freeland says

 

Alone, cold and forgotten: 4-year-old girl left on school bus, driver fired

 

John Ivison: Canada’s allies are killing their ISIL fighters, while we put our hope in counselling

 

Trudeau Liberals plan to give China $500 Million to build infrastructure in Asia

 

Forget Trump, Trudeau is now the biggest obstacle to Pacific trade deal

 

Ottawa outlines long-awaited rules for pot sales

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Devil worship comes to National Mall in D.C.

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Whitefish Halts Puerto Rico Work Early Over $83 Million Bill

 

The last straw: Puerto Rico's vulnerable — veterans, the elderly — outmatched by Maria

 

Microsoft attempts to provide internet in Puerto Rico with unused TV frequencies 

 

 

CHARITIES

 

Trump golf course reimbursed President Trump’s charity amid ongoing probe of the foundation

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Skull found in China could re-write story of human evolution

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Why Trump put North Korea back on the terror sponsor list

 

Women forced into N. Korea’s military face rape and snakes in the shower

 

U.S. slaps sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

 

Newly Declassified Documents Prove America's North Korea Strategy Has Failed

 

President Trump Returns North Korea to Terrorism State Sponsor List

 

Putting North Korea On U.S.' Terrorist List Was Long Overdue

 

Kim bans fun: North Korean dictator outlaws drinking and singing in bid to tighten grip on population 

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Democrats cling to dubious Russia dossier in scheme to bring Trump’s downfall

 

Time for Republicans to denounce this tax nonsense

 

 Krugman: Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Richard Cordray, now on his way out the CFPB door, struck a shady deal on student loan debt

 

COURTS

 

Second Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Ban On Trans Service Members

 

Federal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities 'unconstitutional on its face'

 

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

 

Trial to expose radical Islamic agents embedded in U.S.

 

Teacher indicted for sex romps with two students

 

Mandalay Bay and concert promoter sued by hundreds of Las Vegas massacre survivors

 

Jurors to weigh in on San Francisco pier shooting that left woman dead

 

'I finished her off, I strangled her. I got up and wiped off the blood. And she was calm': Family of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano break down in court as they watch her killer explain to police her last minutes

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Teen who fled to America as a refugee from Burma is shot dead while working a laundromat job he took to help his family pay the bills

 

New York City: Hub For The Deadly Drug Trade

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

A Border Patrol agent is dead in Texas, but the circumstances remain murky

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

TIME Magazine Names Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ Top Non-Fiction Book of 2017

 

Hillary Clinton: Bill ‘probably survived’ early battles because Fox News didn’t exist

 

Dems denounce Bill Clinton, but need to recapture his working-class appeal

 

Malia Obama is caught kissing a mystery man and smoking a cigarette at the Harvard-Yale football game

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

 

Confusion over Trump administration’s travel ban led agents to violate court order, watchdog finds

 

Trump administration to end temporary residence for 60,000 Haitians, giving them 18 months to leave

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

US investigator Mueller reportedly probing Kushner’s contacts with Israelis   (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Justice Department Vows to Overturn California Judge’s Ruling on Sanctuary Cities and States

 

Dept. of Justice moves to revoke US citizenship from five immigrant child sex abusers

 

Has Mueller Abandoned The Trump/Russia Collusion Investigation?  

 

Higher cable bills, less innovation: Justice Department says AT&T decision not Trump’s

 

Mueller to interview top-level White House officials

 

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stock indexes all close at records led by technology shares

 

Tech gains help propel Wall Street to record highs

 

Americans’ Worry About the Economy at Lowest Level in 18 Years

 

Asia stocks supported by global growth optimism, dollar strong

 

Asian Stocks Advance; Dollar, Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap

 

Gold regains some lost ground as dollar struggles

 

Trump’s unwise economic nationalism

 

Dollar weakness sticks, as trading thins ahead of Thanksgiving

 

The myth of growing income inequality

 

History suggests the stock market is poised for a big turkey bump

 

EDUCATION

 

 Four Penn State students charged in menorah vandalism

 

University apologizes after grilling student over ‘transphobic’ thought crimes

 

“By not allowing the examination of jihad on its own terms Stanford chose to enable it”

 

Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard

 

Franklin and Marshall College and Free Speech

 

Appeasing bigotry at Brooklyn College

 

Unaccountable Public Schools (California keeps changing the standards of measurement to obscure declining performance.)

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Los Angeles Mayor Sizes Up the Democratic Field for 2020

 

ENERGY

 

Oil logs a gain as traders look ahead to U.S. supply update, OPEC meeting

 

Energy Prices

 

Iraq Is Giving OPEC a Headache

 

 

EURASIA

 

Armenian Dissident Goes On Hunger Strike In Push For Constitutional Reform

 

EUROPE

 

The Backlash Against European Multiculturalism

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks ‘burst into life’ as Germany’s DAX ends at 2-week high

 

Soros waging ‘frontal assault’ on Hungary – ruling party deputy chairman

 

Amsterdam has been picked to host the European Medicines Agency after Britain leaves European Union.

 

Bill to make medical marijuana available in Malta proposed

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Investigating Democrat Congressman For Paying Primary Opponent To Quit, Lying To Authorities

 

Court docs: PA congressman a target in FBI campaign finance probe

 

FBI examining Border Patrol agent's death as a 'potential assault'

 

FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show

 

J. Edgar Hoover, not just Robert E. Lee, should go

 

Five new revelations in the Russian uranium case

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Report: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality

 

Dems to FCC: Force Sinclair to sell stations for merger approval

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

'The struggle is real down here': Many U.S. Virgin Islanders are still waiting for FEMA's help

 

FRANCE

 

Top French Socialist booted from party over anti-Semitic tweet

 

French “Free Thinkers” who denounced Christian cross now plead for Islamic mosque

 

GERMANY

 

500 German Police Arrest Six Syrian ISIS Fighters Suspected of Christmas Market Terror Plot

 

Germany: Muslim migrants destroy their free housing, repairs will cost $23,000

 

Merkel hints fresh elections preferable to minority government  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

GOOGLE

 

‘Google’s plan to isolate Russian media is an act of information warfare’

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

 

Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

America's last iron lungs: Incredible video shows Polio survivors whose life saving-equipment is repaired by car mechanics and engineers after health insurers and manufacturers stopped covering the devices 13 years ago

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

 

The Partridge Family's David Cassidy Dies at 67

 

David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol, has died at 67

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

 

Pelosi Calls for Investigation of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Conyers (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

The Latest: Conyers  acknowledges settling staffer complaint (US Representative of Michigan John Conyers (R)

 

Conyers scandal rocks House Democrats

 

It Begins: Another Woman Comes Forward Accusing Democrat John Conyers Of Sexual Misconduct

 

Conyers: Allow 'People Who are Incarcerated' to Vote

 

Conyers settled 2015 complaint for $27,000 over sexual misconduct: Report

 

Study says House tax plan would add to the deficit, challenging GOP claims that the bill would pay for itself

 

House Science panel requests new answers from Equifax

 

IMMIGRATION

 

MS-13 Gangs Are Murdering Illegal Immigrants In America Because They Know That The Illegals Are Afraid To Report To The Police In Fear That They Will Be Deported

 

INDIA

 

Trade deal with India bigger than ICJ: British media

 

IRAN

 

Iranian Hacker Charged in HBO Breach

 

Iranian Officials To Europe: Hands Off Our Ballistic Missiles – They're Not Aimed At You, And Can Even Serve Your Security Needs

 

Rouhani warns Mideast countries to not 'fall for Israel's trap'  (Iranian President Rouhani)

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi officials: Bombing in contested town kills 32 people

 

ISLAM

 

Minnesota: CAIR top dog refuses to denounce Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood

 

How Obama Brought Back Muslim Slavery of Black People

 

CAIR leader refuses to denounce Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, November 21, 2017)

 

PA Government, PA TV, and Fatah all present a world without Israel

 

Netanyahu and Putin discuss Syria ceasefire (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/ Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Lawmakers to Trump: Stop Stalling on Moving U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

 

State Department: Communication with PLO not frozen

 

Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas Freezes Contacts with Washington

 

Abbas adviser to Jpost: Contacts with US consulate, visiting American of

 

Hamas and Fatah meet in Cairo to continue reconciliation talks

 

Report: Israel Treats New Syrian Chemical Attack Victims

 

Israel Awaits Saudi Approval To Participate In Chess Championship

 

Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians, 5 women, in East Jerusalem raids

 

Stalling as Usual: Israel and the Palestinians

 

6 Palestinians detained by Israeli forces in overnight West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  raids

 

Indian-Israeli trade group warns nixing missile deal threatens relations

 

Save the Children: rights of Palestinian children being eroded in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

3 hurt, one seriously, in Shuafat refugee camp shooting

 

Israel's Greatest Fear: An Arms Race Sparked by the F-35

 

Reconciliation talks take place in Cairo

 

‘West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  lands mean liberation’: Post-Six Day War cabinet minutes released

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanese PM returns to Beirut

 

Hariri back in Lebanon for first time since quitting as Prime Minister

 

It’s not the Saudis destroying Lebanon — it’s Iran

 

LIBERALISM

 

Sex Scandals Reveal How The Left Uses Shame To Destroy Morality

 

Liberal Millionaires Group Seeks to ‘Fundamentally Reset’ America’s Ideology and Economy

 

MEDIA 

 

Charlie Rose fired from CBS amid sexual misconduct allegations

 

NY Times Columnist Who Called for Franken Resignation Now Having ‘Second Thoughts’

 

Chris Matthews rips Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama for looking down on ‘white working people’

 

Eight women say TV host Charlie Rose sexually harassed them — with nudity, groping, lewd calls

 

Sexual harassment scandals are blowing up the media

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican Drug Cartel Kidnaps Man, Strips Him Naked, Impales Him Through The Anus On A Stick, And Then Saws His Head Off

 

Bags Filled With Chopped Up Pieces Of Human Bodies Discovered In Mexico

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Iran, Hizballah Deny Accusations Of Destabilizing Middle East

 

MILITARY

 

Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger

 

DoD Agents Complained of Failure to Share Records with FBI Decades Ago, Were Ignored

 

Air Force pilot dead, another injured after T-38 Talon crashes in Texas

 

In the area where U.S. soldiers died in Niger, extremists have deep roots. Were they aware of the risk?

 

Navy SEALs remember Christian Lambertsen, humble beginnings of swimmer-commandos

 

1 killed, 1 injured in crash of Air Force training jet in Texas

 

Air Force aims for laser weapons on a fighter jet by 2021

 

PAKISTAN

 

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children

 

Pakistan refuses to allow free use of yuan for CPEC projects

 

PRISONS

 

Can we finally let Charles Manson die?

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive pollution

 

Putin summons Assad to Sochi, takes charge of shaping post-war Syria  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Kremlin Aide Vladislav Surkov: 'In The Rationalist Paradigm Of Western Civilization, Hypocrisy Is Inevitable'

 

 

SCIENCE

 

 Science edges closer to Bible account of Adam and Eve

 

Alien bugs may have been transported to Earth, scientists say

 

 

SENATE

 

Senate Releases Tax Bill Text in ‘Unusually Fast’ March to Vote

 

Liberal groups call for Al Franken to step down as new claims emerge (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

The Ultimate Argument for Roy Moore

 

Facing accusations by second woman, Franken shows no signs of plans to resign

 

Roy Moore accuser Corfman: He 'preyed' on me

 

Alabama election has GOP racing against the clock

 

The GOP readies itself to welcome Roy Moore

 

Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

 

Newly surfaced pics show Al Franken grabbing Arianna Huffington’s breasts and butt

 

Arianna Huffington denies Franken behaved inappropriately in response to new photos

 

Moore campaign disputes accuser's story of assault

 

Al Franken to be investigated by toothless Senate panel

 

How the Harvey Weinstein era brought out the GOP infighting over Roy Moore 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Disney exec on leave after report of misconduct

 

Democracy Alliance Says Sexual Misconduct May Exist ‘Throughout Progressive Community’

 

Melissa Gilbert accuses Oliver Stone of sexual harassment

 

Palin: I don't suffer sexual harassment because I pack a gun

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members maybe running low on oxygen

 

SPACE

 

Interstellar object confirmed to be from another solar system

 

SPORTS

 

Goodell vs. Jones: The Game Within the Game

 

Trump attacks NFL player for standing during Mexican national anthem

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

2 Minnesota lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct will resign

 

More than 30 injured, including firefighters, in cosmetics plant explosions

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

A Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Could Unite Bannon Loyalists and Neocons

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

The Supreme Court Is a Dangerous Conservative Obsession

 

White House asks US Supreme Court to allow full travel

 

Cops stop woman praying at home, case goes to Supremes

 

SYRIA

 

Assad and Putin Meet, as Russia Pushes to End Syrian War (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

‘Fight against terrorism in Syria nearing an end’: Putin & Assad meet, discuss political settlement  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Syrian opposition leader Riyad Hijab steps down

 

TAIWAN

 

Beijing warplanes resume ‘patrols’ over Taiwan airspace 

 

TERRORISM

 

New York terror attack suspect faces 22 charges

 

Minnesota: Muslims investigated for ISIS ties include theater student, father of four, and jujitsu instructor

 

SOCOM: Islamic State, Al Qaeda Weakened in Most Areas  

 

The Lie That Reelected Obama  (Al-Qaeda was not “on the run” while POTUS 44 was in office.)

 

Charles Manson and the Weather Underground 

 

TRADE

 

NAFTA talks hit wall as Mexico, Canada push back on U.S. demands 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey’s Post-Coup Victims Find No Relief in Human Rights Court

 

Turkey’s central bank takes action as lira hits record low

 

Turkish LGBTI activists condemn 'illegal' ban on events in Ankara

 

UBER

 

Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher, led by easyJet’s jump

 

UK: Muslim road rage driver who hadn’t eaten for 20 days during Ramadan has jail sentence cut

 

Christian Charity Defends Publishing Nativity Story That Refuses To Speak About The Bible, Says ‘We Are Trying To Be Inclusive’

 

Pregnant With Twins, She Went Into Labor at 23 Weeks. Amazingly Both Babies Survived

 

George Soros may be part of biggest ‘international political collusion in history’: UK politician

 

Why has a Cold War-era Soviet submarine surfaced in England’s River Medway? (Video)

 

UK withdraws judge from UN court of justice seat bid

 

May will offer to pay £40bn Brexit 'divorce bill' if trade talks start  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Diabetes 'decimating' men with one in ten now suffering from it 

 

UK 'ready to pay more for Brexit'

 

Number of toxic chemicals on supermarket vegetables has risen 17 fold since the 1960s

 

Armed police patrol Edinburgh’s Christmas market amid terror fears

 

British high streets are 'killing themselves' by failing to accommodate elderly shoppers 

 

MPs have voted against scientists to say animals don't feel pain

 

North of England hardest hit by cuts

 

Common NHS shoulder surgery no better than placebo at relieving pain

 

Budget 2017:Philip Hammond to target young voters with rail fare and student loan measures

 

Calls for Scottish students to have £8,100 yearly income

 

'Outsourced' workers seek better deal

 

Housing: One in seven councillors in English rental hotspots are landlords

 

Cancer tests in supermarket carparks in bid to boost detection rates  

 

US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 

 

Eighth child death from fallen IKEA dresser prompts recall reminder

 

 

VATICAN

 

Islamic State Releases Image of Pope Francis Beheaded

 

 

WELFARE STATE

 

Podcast: What Welfare Reforms Would Promote Happiness, Prosperity

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump privately doubted Moore's female accusers

 

“Kelly Has Clipped his Wings”: Jared Kushner's Horizons Are Collapsing within the West Wing (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

Trump on Roy Moore: 'We Don't Need a Liberal Person in There, a Democrat'

 

The Islamic State calls on Muslims to murder Barron Trump

 

White House: Trump Spoke With Putin for Over an Hour on Tuesday (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Trump Pardons Turkey, MSNBC Host Becomes Joyless

 

No one can prevent a president from using nuclear weapons, experts say

 

Trump is urged to OK sale of $50 million in weapons to Ukraine

 

There is something truly historic about Trump

 

Hunters are livid over Trump’s delaying of a decision to end the ban on elephant hunting trophies

 

Why Trump’s right on banning elephant trophies

 

Is Donald Trump, of All Presidents, Devolving Power Back to the Legislative Branch?

 

 

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