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Thursday, November 30, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

David Daleiden’s Battle to Release More Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood May Head to to Supreme Court

 

Why abortion — not sexual misconduct — is likely to decide the Alabama Senate race

 

NFL Player Killed His Pregnant Girlfriend Because She Refused to Have an Abortion

 

Even Supremes wonder why abortionists protected by gag order

 

Trump HHS Nominee Alex Azar: Don’t Force Christians to Fund Abortions

 

Abortion Clinic Caught Making Appointment for Abortion of Healthy 32-Week-Old Unborn Baby

 

Planned Parenthood Fights to Overturn Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

Dems set for abortion showdown in Illinois

 

Pro-Life Groups Sue to Stop New Illinois Law Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortions

 

Senate Advances GOP Tax Plan Recognizing Unborn Children are Human Beings From Conception

 

Undercover Call Catches Abortion Clinic Offering to Kill Baby at 26 Weeks: “Yes, We Can Do That Tomorrow”

 

How abortion could tip the scales in Alabama

 

“Murderer’s Row:” New Abortion Clinic Opens Up Next Door to Another One

 

Appeals Court Forces Louisiana to Fund Planned Parenthood Even After It Sold Aborted Baby Parts

 

Scientists Breathlessly Report Animals Have Emotions, But Babies Still Die in Abortions

 

Internal Emails Reveal How the Trump Administration Blocks Abortions for Migrant Teens

 

When Doctors Said Her Baby Would be Disabled She Had an Abortion, It Was “Less Traumatic for Me”

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Opposes Judicial Nominees Steven Grasz and Amy Barrett

 

Netflix Show “Lady Dynamite” Jokes About Incest, Abortion and a Satanic Feminist “Queen”

 

Netflix’s ‘Lady Dynamite’ Jokes About Incest, Abortion and Satanic Feminist 'Queen'

 

Planned Parenthood Denied Medical Leave to Employee Having Surgery for Cervical Cancer

 

Hartford Ordinance Would Restrict Advertising By Anti-Abortion Centers

 

Actress Sara Coates Excited to Buy Christmas Cards Supporting Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

UNSAFE: Report Reveals Horrific Safety Violations in American Abortion Clinics

 

Lydia Should Have Died in the Abortion, But the Abortion Pill Failed

 

Chance is Disabled Today Because His Father Shot His Mother for Refusing an Abortion

 

UK gov’t official proposes ban on prayer vigils outside abortion centers

 

These Parents Just Stopped Planned Parenthood. You Can, Too

 

Canadian gov’t slams Catholic college after it refused to show pro-abortion film

 

Abortion Activists Target One of the Few Pro-Life Democrats Left in Congress

 

‘God won’: Doctor fired for pro-life stance wins major court case in Norway

 

How Poland’s far-right government is pushing abortion underground

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Loses Huge Lawsuit Against Spain and Probably Over €400,000 in Taxpayer Funds

 

Brazil’s Abortion Battle

 

UN Human Rights Committee Pushes Abortion as a “Preventative Measure” to ”Avoid” Down Syndrome

 

Malawi Bishops challenge pro-abortion lobby to a referendum

 

Advocates make progress on access to safe abortion in humanitarian crises

 

Doctor Fired for Refusing to Do Abortions Wins Major Court Case (Norway)

 

ADOPTION

 

Faith-Based Adoption Agencies are Under Massive Attack, And It’s Only Hurting Children

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Watch: Donald Trump's US airstrikes OBLITERATE Taliban targets in Afghanistan

 

Fighting Between Taliban, IS Expands to New Afghan Territory

 

 

AFRICA

 

Islamic Fiqh Academy Conference In Mumbai: According To Shari'a, Adolescent Schoolboys, Schoolgirls Cannot Attend Classes In Same Building

 

Kidnappings, Threats of Massacre Terrorize Christians in Kano State, Nigeria

 

Radical Muslims Terrorize Nigerian Christians With Death Threats

 

As parts of Zambia beat back malaria, the nation sets a lofty goal: zero transmissions

 

Muslim extremists end religious peace in Mali after appointment of Cardinal Zerbo

 

Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell Libya migrant crisis with private police

 

Libya: Voluntary evacuation planned for migrants in detention camps

 

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX ends strong month with a whimper

 

Australia dollar lifted by upbeat economic news, NZ$ bruised

 

Australia bows to years of pressure, announces inquiry into finance sector

 

Australian teenagers with gender dysphoria able to have treatment without court approval

 

 

CANADA

 

Dow Jones surges past 24,000-mark for first time while TSX climbs higher

 

Canada: Jews most targeted for hate crimes, hate crimes against Muslims decrease

 

Canada: Hamilton, Ontario police holding recruiting event at mosque

 

Speaker gives Tory MP the boot from House for heckling

 

Canada to redact more than 5,000 records from questionnaire asking Muslim asylum seekers about religion

 

'We're doing the best we can': French immersion teacher shortage in Canada a chronic and stressful problem

 

French-Italian consortium offers Canada a deal on a new fleet of frigates that could save $32 billion

 

How your tax money is effectively paying these companies’ environmental fines

 

Canada Lobster found with Pepsi logo 'tattoo' fuels fears over ocean litter

 

Video shows confrontation involving boy, 12, allegedly slapped by Winnipeg police officer

 

Canada’s ranking on prosperity index dives to lowest level since 2007

 

Missing Toronto woman Tess Richey found dead

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Will China sever lifeline to North Korea?

 

US presses China to cut oil supply to North Korea

 

Trump urged to take ‘extreme caution’ before sanctioning Chinese banks for North Korea

 

Trump: China's envoy had 'no impact' on North Korea missile program

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

NKorean ICBM carried dummy nuclear warhead. A US intelligence flop

 

N.Korean Missile Entirely New Type

 

Trump Administration Stops Short of Calling for Regime Change in North Korea

 

N.Korea's Missile Launch Surprised Nobody

 

North Korea's new Hwasong-15 missile: What the photos show

 

North Korea's Next Move (That Could Start a War): An Atmospheric Nuclear Test?

 

North Korea's Latest ICBM Test Highlights America's Flawed Strategy

 

Washington Looks to a Cold War Strategy Against North Korea

 

Search is on for North Korean missile debris

 

North Korea has shown us its new missile, and it's scarier than we thought

 

North Korea: Russia accuses US of goading Kim Jong-un (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea's Nuclear Threat Is Here And It's Real — Kim Jong-un's Regime Must Go

 

Liberals are increasing the odds of a new Korean War

 

US urges world to sever N Korea ties 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress is caught up in the sexual misconduct scandals. Will it police its own?

 

Why we shouldn't repeal the rule on churches playing politics

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Liberal groups lend moral support, not cash, to Leandra English's battle to lead CFPB

 

GOP chairman demands answers on how Leandra English got job at CFPB

 

No More “Death Panels.” Push to Repeal Independent Payment Advisory Board Heats Up

 

It turns out Democrats love ‘dark money’

 

COURTS

 

‘Hooker’ says Spitzer liked sex toys, being walked on leash: court docs (Former Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer (D)

 

Man charged with murder after mysterious killings paralyzed a Tampa neighborhood

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Utah: Muslim migrant who raped two women when he was 14 spared adult prison despite pleas from victims

 

Fears grow for Texas girl, 15, who left a goodbye note to her parents and vanished with her passport after connecting with an older 'predator' from California on Snapchat

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Bulletproof Glass In Businesses Is Offensive – Dem Councilwoman’s Bill Would Ban Defensive Barrier

 

'Bill Clinton is a rapist and Hillary Clinton is his enabler'

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos on Trump ‘Pocahontas’ comment: We should ‘reflect on the things we say before we say them’   (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Cleaning up at Interior

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

 

Mueller's Prosecutors Are Said to Have Interviewed Jared Kushner on Russia Meeting (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Justice Department pans BuzzFeed’s ‘privilege’ claim in libel lawsuit on Trump-Russia dodgy dossier

 

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

The DEA and the Opioid Crisis

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street gains, Dow tops 24,000 as tax bill gains steam

 

U.S. Stocks Gain on Tax Outlook as Treasuries Drop: Markets Wrap

 

Dow tops 24,000 for first time as investors learn to love an aging bull market

 

Economy Meets Its Full Growth Potential For The First Time In 17 Years

 

Pound tops $1.35, as dollar looks at biggest monthly drop since July

 

Asian stocks fall as tech bellwethers hit by fear boom has peaked

 

Tech Stock Slide Spreads to Asia; Korean Won Drops: Markets Wrap

 

Bitcoin Mania Interrupted, for Now, After Outage Triggers Selloff

 

Kill The Death Tax To Grow The Economy

 

What if Everyone Benefited When Stocks Soared?

 

Billions in bitcoins have been lost or deleted

 

Gold ends at a more than 1-week low, but notches slight monthly gain

 

EDUCATION

 

A Call to Reform Undergraduate Education

 

24 Quality Christmas Books To Read Instead Of All The Smarmy Garbage

 

GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law

 

Nationwide Protest Against Tax on Grad Students

 

How the Tax Bills Would Hit Higher Ed

 

Federal College Aid Programs Are A $150 Billion Disaster — But There Is Hope

 

University demands people be warned about seeing a cross

 

EGYPT

 

Video: Raymond Ibrahim on Egyptian President Sisi and Coptic Christians (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

McAuliffe ‘seriously’ considering 2020 run  (Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffee (D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil notches a gain as OPEC extends output-cut pact to end of 2018

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Muslim population in parts of Europe could TRIPLE by 2050: New study predicts migration and birth rates will lead to dramatic rise in numbers across continent 

 

Man sets off grenades in Ukraine court

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower as oil shares slip

 

Italy: Town with seven inhabitants to receive 80 migrants

 

Swedish Government Report Says Putting the Word “Refugees” in Quotation Marks is “Hate”

 

Accepting Europe’s anti-immigration parties

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Who’s Really Censoring the Web? (Net neutrality advocates have it backwards.)

 

Repeal of Obama-era 'Net neutrality' means 'free, open Internet'

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Marvin Goodfriend Is Nominated to Be a Fed Governor

 

FOREIGN POLICY

Is Trump Really a Foreign-Policy Populist?

 

FRANCE

 

Barack Obama to meet Macron for 'private' lunch during weekend in Paris (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

German Jews stop wearing Kippot due to Muslim attacks

 

Miss Germany competition gets its first ever Jewish finalist

 

German judges agree to hear Peruvian farmer's climate case against RWE

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Industries that cheered Trump's climate regulation rollbacks now worry they'll go too far

 

GOP

 

'My candidacy was called offensive': Carly Fiorina says campaigning is harder for GOP women

 

GREECE

 

Pressure on Greece to scrap arms deal with Saudi Arabia

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Over half American kids will be obese by 35: Report reveals more than 57% of children are dangerously unhealthy

 

One-third of dieters looking for a 'quick fix' have risked organ failure and even death by buying illegal weight-loss pills online, study reveals

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

'Thank God for Trump': Former KKK leader David Duke praises the president for sharing anti-Muslim videos

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Politician tells teen raised by lesbians she has a right to a father: liberals furious

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Top Democrats call on Conyers to resign over sexual harassment allegations (US Representative of Michigan John Conyers (D)

 

Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign, citing 'very credible' sexual harassment allegations (US Representative of Michigan John Conyers (D)/House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Woman accuses Rep. John Conyers of 'violating my body'  (US Representative of Michigan John Conyers (D)

 

Totally Revamp the Ethics Committees and the Office of Compliance

 

Hard Drive Tied to Wasserman Schultz Is Central To Imran Awan Case  (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Breaking News: Rep John Conyers, 88, is hospitalized for 'stress-related illness' after his former staffer speaks out accusing him of sexual misconduct (US Representative of Michigan John Conyers (D)

 

House Democrat divisions erupt as sexual harassment issue heats up, threatens members

 

Conyers will not seek re-election, won’t resign: Reports

 

House votes to require anti-harassment training, faces pressure to cut off hush funds

 

Gun control Carry a concealed weapon in Times Square? House Republicans say bring it on

 

INDIA

 

India: Muslim family murders 14-year-old daughter and her Hindu boyfriend

 

Indian PM 'belittled position' by pandering to Ivanka Trump

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Bullet trains could save you from a monster commute. So why are critics saying it's time to bail?

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

 

UN tribunal seeks answers after stunned by courtroom suicide

 

IRAN

 

Trump administration halts taxpayer-funded purchases of Iranian nuclear materials

 

 

IRAQ

 

Christian Bishop In Iraq Asks President Trump ‘Please Help Us, We Have 100.000 People That Need Vital Assistance After The Genocide Caused By ISIS’

 

ISLAM

 

Islamic Educational Television

 

Islamic invasion leads to open season on police

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Thursday, November 30, 2017)

 

Soldier killed in terror attack in southern Israel

 

Youth stabbed to death in apparent terror attack was IDF soldier (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Mortar Shell Barrage from Gaza Strip, IDF Retaliates (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Renewed clashes between settlers, Palestinians following fatal shooting

 

Song on PA TV promises to attack Jews

 

IDF carries out fresh Gaza airstrikes, but says not looking for escalation

 

Arab Shot Dead as Mob Tries to Lynch Jewish Children Hiking in Samaria

 

Palestinian Reconciliation Sputters

 

Jerusalem ignores the UN’s forgotten partition plan of 2012 at its peril

 

Israeli settlers open fire on Palestinian farmers, killing 1, injuring another

 

Jordan says replacing Israeli envoy not enough to mend ties

 

Knesset to Empower Labor Minister to Consider Jewish Law in Permitting Shabbat Works

 

Israel says it stopped selling weapons to Myanmar months ago

 

Israel, Hamas exchange mortar fire across norther Gaza border

 

Italian bike race organizers apologize for ‘West Jerusalem’ wording

 

Armed Israeli settlers raid Palestinian village, throw rocks at locals

 

Twitter Clash: Saudis vs Palestinians On Palestinian Cause, Palestinian Resistance

 

PA signs trade agreement with China

 

American and Israeli officials downplay reports of imminent embassy

 

Balfour Declaration +100: Israel Perseveres and Prospers

 

JAPAN

 

8 signs Japan has become a 'demographic time bomb'

 

LIBERALISM

 

Why Liberals Have Such A Hard Time With ‘Monstrous Men’ And Their Art

 

MEDIA 

 

Calling Pence A Liar While Protecting Warren Is Why People Hate Media

 

Project Veritas: WaPo NatSec Reporter Admits 'No Evidence' of Trump-Russia Collusion So Far

 

Not All Stings Work: On the War James O'Keefe Is Winning  (When the media are patting themselves on the back for passing the most basic integrity test, you know that Project Veritas's undercover work is bearing fruit.)

 

Tucker Takes On Liberal Over New PC Acronym: ‘LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP’ [Video]

 

Americans are eager for a day when the news is real and relevant

 

NYT Openly Lobbies Against GOP Tax Bill in Tweet From Opinion Account

 

Exclusive: 'No one wanted Megyn here, she was forced upon us and today reinforced why she will NEVER be part of the Today family.' Staff are outraged at 'smug' Kelly and her insensitivity to colleagues over Matt Lauer firing

 

Project Veritas operative’s effort to infiltrate The Post dated back months, extended to other news outlets

 

NBC Faces High-Stakes Decision for Lauer's ‘Today’ Replacement

 

So, what about Joe Scarborough's dead intern ...

 

Trump suggested the 2001 death of a Joe Scarborough aide is an ‘unsolved mystery.’ It isn’t.

 

Scarborough: Trump allies told me he has dementia

 

Russia's RT loses Capitol Hill press credentials

 

Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough fight on the air over what they knew about Matt Lauer

 

Nazi sympathizer profiled by the New York Times says he lost his job and — soon — his home

 

Trump: New York Times a 'pipe organ for the Democratic Party'

 

Brezinski, Scarborough to Trump: We are not intimidated

 

Newsweek accuses Ivanka Trump of plagiarizing her own speech

 

Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough fight on the air over what they knew about Matt Lauer

 

MEDICARE

 

Nurse From Nigeria Scams Medicare For $17 Million

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudis intercept ballistic missile fired from Yemen

 

US-led coalition acknowledges killing 800+ civilians in Iraq & Syria airstrikes

 

Navigating the Middle East Mess Left by Obama and Bush

 

Fighting breaks out among Yemen rebels

 

Mideast funds positive on Saudi Arabia after corruption crackdown: Reuters poll

 

MILITARY

 

Marines to open first recruiting station outside US in Germany

 

USFJ relaxes alcohol restrictions imposed after fatal crash on Okinawa

 

Many TVs at Pacific bases go dark as AFN’s HD upgrades take effect

 

US troops get freeze-dried plasma for battlefield bloodshed

 

Air Force Thunderbirds commander removed over loss of confidence

 

USS Wasp sailors honor Navy veteran with burial-at-sea ceremony

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Jay-Z admits to cheating on Beyonce

 

MYANMAR

 

Will Myanmar’s Rohingya rebels respond?

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMAMITIES (NEH)

 

Near-death experience for the NEH

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan: Talks Under Way With US to Bridge Differences on Afghan War

 

Why is China helping Pakistan build bunkers along Gujarat, Rajasthan border?

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Trump says pharma gets away with murder. Alex Azar is the guy with the hatchet.

 

POLITICS

 

Millennials, unschooled in political truths, pine for third party

 

POVERTY

 

Anti-Poverty Community Development Block Grants Are A Total Failure — So Why Don't We Kill This Program?

  

RUSSIA

 

Russian Government Internet Portal: Russia And Egypt To Sign Pact Allowing Mutual Use Of Territorial Airspace And Military Bases

 

Russia's PM Medvedev Says U.S.-Russia Relations ‘Worst in Memory’

 

US should come clean if it’s looking for pretext to destroy N. Korea – Russian FM Lavrov

 

Russian State Firms Allowed to Hide Public Contracts as U.S. Sanctions Loom

 

Legendary female Soviet pilot and UFO hunter, Marina 'Madam MIG' Popovich, dies at 86

 

A Conspiracy Around the Romanovs’ Murder Has Alarmed Russian Jews

 

 

SCIENCE

 

 

  Apocalyptic volcanic super-eruption may be closer than first thought

 

 

SENATE

 

4 Ways the Senate Could Ruin Good Tax Reform

 

Here's who would be the winners and losers under the latest Senate Republican tax bill

 

Scrupulous Conservatives and the Moore Conundrum

 

Victims, Advocacy Groups Press Wyden to Lift Hold on Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill

 

McConnell Threatens to Sabotage Moore Once Elected (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)/ GOP Senate candidate Alabama Roy Moore)

 

Sen. John McCain Says He Supports Tax Reform Bill  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

GOP places risky bet on trickle-down tax cut

 

Senate GOP campaign arm stole donor data from House Republicans

 

Senators Cruz, Rubio demand justice for Air Force colonel fired for standing up for pro-family values

 

GOP leaders don't take Ron Johnson's tax reform threats seriously  (US Senator of Wisconsin Ron Johnson (R)

 

Republican Tax Plan Heads to the Senate Floor for Debate

 

Senate women: Rules on harassment must change

 

Army veteran accuses Franken of groping her during USO tour (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Senate hearing shows Fed chair nominee fits the part

 

Clinton sex accusers storm Al Franken's office

 

Three reasons Republican senators will end up without real tax reform

 

Senate GOP clears key hurdle on tax bill, moving closer to a final vote

 

These eight senators will decide tax reform. Here's what they are concerned about

 

Sex allegations suddenly 'not a factor' in Roy Moore race

 

Moore says lesbians, gays, socialists behind sexual misconduct allegations

 

Larry Elder: Dump Roy Moore

 

Deficit hawks propose economic ‘trigger’ linked to tax cuts

 

It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Alter American Life.               

 

GOP remains split on key details of tax bill as Senate is set to begin floor debate

 

The Senate Is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

 

Republican senator suggests Trump is strong-arming judicial nominees through Congress

 

Also Inside the Tax Bill: Arctic Drilling

 

Michael Barone: 'Hurtling' GOP tax bills are actually serious

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

With tweet, Geraldo Rivera revives claim he drugged, groped Bette Midler

 

Sickening Stories: Matt Lauer's egregious sexual misconduct

 

CNN fires senior producer on Jake Tapper's State of the Union show for 'sexually harassing three women'

 

Both Men and Women Can Be Sexual Predators

 

Matt Lauer scandal: There may be as many as 8 victims, Lauer breaks his silence

 

Matt Lauer apologizes for 'the pain I have caused'

 

Matt Lauer: Sacked US TV news anchor says he's 'truly sorry'

 

Multiple Dirty Hillary Clinton Dossiers Behind Sexual Harassment Accusations?

 

Congress’ Wild West approach to sexual harassment

  

The symbolic weight of women seizing the reins from ousted male anchors

 

Geraldo Rivera says women may be "criminalizing courtship" after Matt Lauer report

 

Matt Lauer on sexual misconduct allegations: "I am truly sorry"

 

NBC Receives at Least 2 New Complaints About Matt Lauer

 

Matt Lauer was the king of 'Today,' but his reign was not benevolent

 

Matt Lauer: An NBC News scandal built for the long haul

 

Matt Lauer accused of sexting NBC intern and staffers

 

‘Embarrassed and ashamed’: Matt Lauer apologizes, says some claims ‘mischaracterized’

 

How Matt Lauer rose to the top of ‘Today’ before shocking downfall

 

Men in the media are being held more accountable than politicians

 

A Failure of the Network News Star System

 

As corporate America fires alleged sexual harassers, Washington stumbles over how to punish its transgressors

 

Colbert: Lauer 'found a way to mansplain sexual harassment'

 

Radio Host Garrison Keillor Dropped Over Misconduct

 

Garrison Keillor after being fired: I think we should 'leave the past behind'

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook launches new guide for Muslims, telling them how to report “hate speech”

 

Meet the rogue Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Black Lives Matter's 'BlackXmas' only as non-racist as 'WhiteXmas'

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Argentina 'angel of death' gets life term

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

S.Korea Responds Immediately to N.Korea's Missile Launch

 

Moon, Trump agree to bring NK to dialogue table through sanctions, pressure (President Moon Jae-in)

 

US medic says he worried North Korean defector would die before flight landed

 

Korean economy grows 1.5% on-quarter in Q3: BOK

 

'Cyber Command attempted to influence 2012 election'

 

President Moon to meet JSA troops over defection of N. Korean soldier

 

 

SPORTS

 

Hey, Colin: Do Your Knees Hurt Yet?  (Do these kneeling football players know anything about truly oppressive regimes?)

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard 

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks  (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

Tillerson's Swan Song? Or Just Getting Started?

 

The State Department Drops The Ball  (Reversing course on closing the PLO mission sends a dangerous message.)

 

Obama IG guy flags 'strategic coordination' of State, Clinton on emails

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

George Will: On Sports Gambling, The Supreme Court Should Bet On Federalism

 

Supreme Court grapples with cellphone privacy in age of technology

 

TAIWAN

 

Molotov cocktail attack on goose restaurant leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

 

TELEVISION

 

Charlie Rose: One More Reason to Turn Off the Television

 

THAILAND

 

2 Americans who bared butts at Bangkok temples are arrested

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan pal goes against Turkey, agrees to cooperate with US  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Erdoğan knew of alleged Iranian scheme to evade sanctions via Turkey, court told

 

UNIONS

 

Restaurants Challenge de Blasio’s Union Handout  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends at 2-month low as pound rallies on Brexit hopes

 

Britain furious, Trump defiant as fallout swells from anti-Muslim videos

 

Nigel Farage slams Trump for retweeting videos depicting Muslims being violent

 

…Londonistan Mayor Calls for Trump Ban… Church of England Demands Apology

 

UK Border Force chief: “If you’re here illegally you can survive very well, chances of us catching you are very slim”

 

Sadiq Khan Bringing ‘Gender Neutral’ Toilets to London to ‘Reflect the Incredible Diversity of the City’

 

UK: Labour MP cites ban of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller in calling for Trump to be banned from the country

 

Islamic State threat to UK: “We will destroy your country”

 

Theresa May delivers stinging rebuke to Donald Trump over far-right retweets (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

May: Trump wrong to share far-right posts 

 

Scotland weather: snow closes schools and roads

 

Police helicopters miss thousands of incidents  (A report calls for urgent reform to the service and says some forces are already using drones instead.)

 

Snow falls in London as Met Office issues rush hour travel warning

 

Net migration falls after Brexit vote

 

Queen presented with posy of flowers on visit to charity - by a labrador

 

Terrorists 'certain' to get killer robots

 

Care homes are breaking the law by charging residents after death, says watchdog 

 

Shell reveals gender pay gap of 22%

 

May under pressure to cancel Trump's state visit over tweets

 

Kellogg's to cut sugar in kids' cereals

 

David Usborne: Trump's embrace of Britain First fully exposes just how racist his agenda truly is

 

Man sought over 25 sex assaults in year

 

UK ambassador conveys concerns over Trump retweet to White House

 

Drone aids Welsh fibre-broadband push

 

British man who went to fight Isis in Syria killed in Raqqa, sources say

 

London: Woman appeals for return of prosthetic limbs stolen from car

 

Trump's Twitter attack strains the UK-US relationship

 

Brexit Cost Rises as Britain Retreats on Divorce Demands

 

British PM on Trump retweets: We are not afraid to say when the US is wrong

 

Far-Right Group Says Trump ‘Shed Light’ on Its Cause

 

I don’t care about the royal engagement — and neither should you

 

'It's Christmas time and the British PM is standing up to the US president. It's #loveactually!': Twitter users call for Theresa May to 'do a Hugh Grant' and sever ties with Trump after his far-right tweets sparked a war of words 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley: North Korea missile launch ‘brings us closer to war’  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Of Presidents and Economies

 

Kellyanne Conway Tapped to Be Trump’s ‘Opioid Czar’

 

No, Kellyanne Conway Is Not The Opioid Czar

 

President’s retweets elevate a tiny fringe group of anti-Muslim activists

 

Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets are beyond the pale

 

Trump to announce reductions to two national monuments: Reports

 

Trump believes he can stir the pot without ever getting burned

 

Trump says Merry Christmas — and happy holidays, too

 

Trump veers past guardrails, feeling impervious to the uproar he causes

 

Trump Lashes Out at U.K. PM on Twitter (But Tweets Wrong Theresa May)

 

‘Pence rule’: How vice president steers clear of any sexual misconduct scandal

 

Trump says the tax bill will ‘cost me a fortune.’ That’s false.

 

Michelle Obama jabs Trump over Twitter habits (Former First Lady Michelle Obama)

 

Don't tweet your agenda away, Mr. President

 

Conway investigated by special counsel for allegedly breaking law

 

Trump bragged about 'first-rate p—-y' in quote removed from 2000 interview: Report

 

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