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Thursday, December 7, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION 

 

Here’s a “Christian” Abortionist’s Justification for Killing Babies in Abortions

 

Millions Miss Out on Joys of Grandparenting by Following Liberal Lies on Abortion

 

Abortion Activists Push to Overturn Trump Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood

 

Abortion rates hit new low as birthrates fall

 

Patricia Heaton: Abortion Doesn’t “Eliminate” Down Syndrome, “It’s Just Killing Everybody That Has It”

 

ACLU Denies Misleading DOJ on Timing of Illegal Immigrant's Abortion

 

Radicals Drop Lawsuit to Declare River a “Person” Even as Unborn Babies are Aborted

 

Why men do not belong in the abortion conversation

 

Archbishop Slams “Pro-Choice Catholics,” Calls on Priests to Preach More Pro-Life Homilies

 

Archbishop: Politicians who say they’re pro-abortion and a good Catholic must be admonished

 

Down syndrome abortion ban now one step from Kasich (Governor of Ohio John Kasich(R)

 

Public Funding of Abortion To Remain In Massachusetts

 

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Will Veto Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

 

Abortion Rates Fall to Historic Low Amid GOP Battle on Women's Rights

 

This Clinic Once Killed Babies in Abortions. Now It Provides Legitimate Health Care for Low Income People  (Virginia)

 

Abortion Access Is a Myth For Rural Women in Hawaii

 

Planned Parenthood President Calls Natural Family Planning “Insane”

 

5 arrested in anti-abortion protest in West Bloomfield (California)

 

Baby of 10-Year-Old Rape Victim Saved From Abortion, Adopted to Loving Family Instead  (India)

 

Mom of 3 Who Found Cancerous Moles While Pregnant Opens Up About Considering Abortion

 

Man Rapes His Daughter for Years, Forces Her to Have Four Abortions (India)

 

Tens of thousands expected to protest abortion in Netherlands this weekend

 

Bolivia lawmakers vote to ease right abortion restrictions

 

Denmark aborted all but 4 babies diagnosed with Down syndrome last year

 

UN Pushes Abortion Worldwide But These Countries are Fighting Back

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

America Can't Win the Drug War in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Swearing in unofficial president is "treason", Kenya attorney general says

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Watch: Anti-Israel Doesn't Mean Anti-Semitic? Right.

 
ARAB WORLD

 

Muslim Brotherhood Declares U.S. 'An Enemy of the Arab World' After Trump Embassy Announcement

 
ARMS CONTROL

 

Are Arms Control Agreements Losing Their Value?

 

The Death of the INF Treaty Could Signal a U.S.-Russia Missile Race

 

ASIA

 

So long, US ... howdy, Russia  (Cambodia)

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Buoyant banks boost ASX

 

$A knocked lower on razor-thin surplus

 

Aussie dollar could hit US90c in 2018, says HSBC

 

Australia's Parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage

 

China slams Australia amid growing foreign interference fears

 

Australia has taken on Facebook in a way that the world will notice

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Only 15 vehicles get top insurance industry safety mark for 2018

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Let’s Kill the CDBG (The overwrought response to President Trump’s proposal to end America’s worst social program shows why it’s so hard to shrink government.)

 

 

CANADA

 

Broad-based rally moves TSX higher, Canadian dollar loses ground

 

Andrew Coyne: The problem with military procurement in Canada is the military always comes last

 

Toronto music teacher sues after principal, VP call folk song racist

 

Canadian veterans 'significantly' more likely to commit suicide, study says

 

John Ivison: Trudeau can't seem to export 'progressive' trade values. Why keep insisting on it? (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Halifax police officer suspended with pay after being charged with voyeurism while on duty

 

Tim Harper: Liberal caution risks costing Canadian a voice in the Middle East

 

Kinder Morgan cleared to start work on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion despite Burnaby's objections

 

Parry Sound doctor accused of sexual harassment and making crude gestures with amputated toe

 

U.S. agency sides with lumber coalition, declares Canada’s softwood imports harm U.S. industry

 

Quebec teen suspended for rest of season after stick attack on hockey referee

 

'Smacks of desperation': Alberta issues ultimatum to Saskatchewan over licence plate ban

 

Median net worth of Canadian families up 14.7% from 2012, StatCan says

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Despite progress, cancer survival rates for blacks and whites still unequal: CDC

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA warns White House it has 3 months to stop North Korean nuclear blackmail

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Why is China so worried about Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital?

 

China Prepares for North Korean Nuclear Attack

 

China confirms test of powerful DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile

 

China Says India Invaded Airspace with Drone that Crash Landed

 

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks at Chinese Internet Conference, Praises Partners’ ‘Vision’ for ‘Openness’

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Brain anomalies found in embassy victims in Cuba

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N. Korea says it doesn’t want war -- but won’t avoid one

 

49 nations have violated NK sanctions: think tank

 

Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test

 

Airlines Weigh Risk From North Korea's Missile Tests

 

N. Korea warns war is inevitable as US, S. Korea wind down air drills

 

How to Spy on Kim Jong Un's Nuclear Plans From 6,000 Miles Away  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Astronomical loss of life in potential U.S. war with N. Korea

 

Experts Say Attack by North Korea’s Hwasong-15 Hard to Stop

 

CONGRESS

 

How Congress Can Boost Defense Spending Without Busting Budget Caps

 

7 Laws That Repudiate Pelosi’s Insistence GOP Tax Reform Is ‘The Worst Bill In History’ (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-California)

 

One of the Worst Bills in the History of the United States? Really? (If only the Trump tax bill were bolder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-California) hyperbole wouldn’t sound so empty.)

 

CBS News poll: Americans say tax plan helps wealthy, not middle class

 

Congress seems to be on track to avert government shutdown

 

G.O.P. Works to Fix Tax Bill Differences as Cost Fears Loom

 

Taxing Educational Benefits Is a Bad Idea

 

House And Senate Tax Plans Have Major Differences That Need to Be Reconciled

 

COURTS

 

Former South Carolina police officer who shot Walter Scott sentenced to 20 years

 

San Francisco Show Trial Sequel  (“Great Left Hope” lawyer for Kate Steinle’s killer now wants gun possession charge tossed.)

 

Pulse nightclub terrorist’s wife to stand trial in Orlando, judge rules

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Police: Suspect dead in shooting at New Mexico high school

 

At least 2 people injured, 'shooter down' after shooting at New Mexico school, reports say

 

2 toddlers hospitalized after ingesting opioids

 

America's Tragic Epidemic Of Cop-Killing

 

Texas cop shot dead in line of duty while serving warrant

 

Florida sheriff: Man planned mass shooting at Islamic center

 

Fund for Las Vegas shooting victims to stop taking donations

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Fertility clinic patient information hacked, ransom demanded

 

PayPal-owned company data breach impacted 1.6M users

 

CYBERCRIMES

 

7-time 'Jeopardy!' champ charged with computer crimes

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Ho ho oh no: How malware hijacks holiday shopping

 

 

DEMOCRACY

 

China, Russia Deploying ‘Sharp Power’ to Quietly Penetrate Democracies

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Report: Clinton Takeover of DNC Began Before Brazile’s Book Said

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Lies of Huma Abedin

 

Democratic nay-sayers on Trump's Jerusalem move are outright hypocrites

 

Obama Invokes Nazi Germany, Warns Against Voters Becoming ‘Complacent’

 

California assemblyman accused of forcing lobbyist into bathroom and masturbating

 

Should Jimmy Carter Be Indicted for Russia Collusion? (Former US President Jimmy Carter)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Who'da thunk? Vicious hooligans not a hate group

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Zinke booked government helicopters to attend D.C. events  (Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

 

'Over 10,000 texts' between ex-Mueller team officials found, after discovery of anti-Trump messages

 

GOP steps up criticism of Mueller, FBI as Russia probe intensifies (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Americans Want Special Counsel To Investigate Clinton Uranium Deal: IBD/TIPP Poll

 

Anti-Trump Mueller investigator, mistress, in contact during Russia probe

 

Bloomberg, WSJ Correct Inaccurate Reports That Mueller Subpoenaed Trump’s Bank Accounts

 

CBS News poll: Americans split on Russia investigation

 

U.S. urges judge to reject AT&T/Time Warner court date proposal

 

Mueller’s Russia probe cost $3.2M in first four months (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Enough: FBI and Justice Department Corruption Needs to End

 

Manafort worked with Russian intel-connected individual, special prosecutors allege

 

Deutsche Bank turns over Trump documents after Mueller subpoena: Report

 

ECONOMY

 

Global stocks, dollar rise with renewed risk appetite, oil rebounds

 

S&P 500 snaps four-day losing streak as investors await tax overhaul

 

Asian Stocks Rise as Rout Abates; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

 

Asia shares hover near two-month low as growth, U.S. policy risks sap sentiment

 

GE Plans 12000 Job Cuts as New CEO Revamps Power Unit

 

In year of chaos, Trump’s boost to economy can’t be denied

 

98,750,067,000,000 Reasons to Be Worried About 2018

 

Gold ends at a 4 1/2-month low as bitcoin soars, U.S. stocks climb

 

Flynn story gives glimpse into fragile state of stock market

 

Dollar gives back gains ahead of U.S. jobs data, sterling boosted by hopes for Brexit deal

 

Applications for Jobless Benefits Fall to 236,000 in 3rd  Weekly Drop

 

Treasury yields climb on investor relief that government shutdown may be avoided

 

‘Gold price will explode & dollar get wiped out’ – warns investor Peter Schiff

 

EDUCATION

 

Mike Pence Helps Pass Cruz Amendment Expanding 529 Plans

 

Time to Tear Down These Schools

 

More Action on Harassment

 

A golden opportunity for California students

 

Science Research Jobs, Open Only to Women

 

Teacher tries unusual move to slow drivers outside school

 

Serial Rapists (A lawsuit against Howard University claims that it knew of multiple reports of sexual assault against certain students but did not remove them from campus.)

 

Stop University Support For Terrorists: The Ten Worst Schools  (American campuses take marching orders from Hamas.)

 

Texas State Student President Will Not Resign After Condemning Campus Newspaper Article Calling for ‘White Death’

 

Berkeley OK with violent groups, but not liberty lovers

 

Cincinnati Student Government Appropriates Funds for ‘Comfort Kits’

 

Student Loan Debt Is Now As Big as the U.S. Junk Market

 

ENERGY

 

Oil Price Boom Keeps Lid On Natural Gas Prices

 

Energy Prices

 

Natural-gas ends at 6-week low as U.S. supplies rise

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Pruitt Pledges Review of EPA Regulations  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks seesaw into the close, but end slightly higher

 

Amsterdam: Man smashes windows of kosher restaurant (Man holding “Palestinian” Authority flag smashes windows of Amsterdam kosher restaurant.)

 

YouTube “quarantines” hard-hitting Polish government’s video about Europe’s migrant crisis

 

Swedish chief prosecutor: No-Go Zone Stockholm suburb Rinkeby is like a “war zone”

 

Europe to Weigh Whether U.S. Tax Cuts Violate Global Trade Rules

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

McDonald's bringing back famed "Dollar Menu"

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

How to Get the Strzok Texts ASAP

 

Firing of FBI Agent Calls Attention to Partisanship in High-Stakes Investigations

 

Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI

 

FBI still stumped over Border Patrol agent's death

 

Double-crossing FBI agent must be held accountable

 

Politicized Investigation Of Trump By Mueller, FBI Shows Why It Must Be Shut Down

 

Mueller's FBI Will Never Recover Its Good Name  (Former FBI Director Robert Mueller )

 

USA Today Misleads on FBI Gun Retrieval Requests

 

FBI agent removed from Russia probe played key role in controversial remarks on Hillary Clinton

 

FBI: Agent investigating threats against Jewish sites assaulted

 

Report: FBI ordered 4,000+ guns seized over background checks

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

Emergency FEMA Funding Went to Old Casino

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA approves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss

 

FRANCE

 

France's Nativity Ban Legally Flouted By Macron Rival  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

SPD leader Schulz calls for 'United States of Europe' by 2025

 

Germany's Social Democrats mull talks on backing Merkel govt. (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German Young Socialists Want the Government to Fund 'Feminist Porn' on TV

 

German paramedic convicted of raping women in research hoax

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Stanford professor’s defamation lawsuit puts chill in atmosphere of climate scientists

 

Study: Global Warming Likely to Be More Severe Than Expected

 

GOP

 

Bombshell Report: Political Persecution Of Scott Walker Swept Up High-Level GOP Officials   (Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker (R)

 

Utah Republicans rally for Romney after Bannon's attack on his Mormon faith

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Gov't report: US health care tab hit $3.3T in 2016

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Why is a dangerous paint stripper chemical still on the market?

 

What's Really Behind The CVS-Aetna Merger? (It's Not Amazon)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks expected to resign

 

Rep. Trent Franks to resign after discussing surrogacy with female staffers

 

House Passes Two-Week Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown This Week

 

Watch: Texas Democrat undeterred after House defeats his motion to impeach Trump

 

Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

A Conyers Civil War in Detroit’s Dirty Dynasty (US Representative of Texas Joe Barton (R)

 

Former Blackwater USA boss slams Obama for putting him under ‘illegal’ surveillance

 

House passes concealed carry reciprocity bill

 

Trump Jr. cites attorney-client privilege in not answering panel's questions about discussions with his father

 

Conyers volunteer alleges sexual harassment  (US Representative of Michigan John Conyers (D)

 

Conyers’ Son, Handpicked Successor Was Previously Arrested for Domestic Assault

 

John Conyers Will Leave Congress Amid Harassment Claims

 

House to Vote on National Gun-Carry Reciprocity, Background Check Fix Bill this Week

 

House conservatives almost topple tax vote

 

John Anderson, former Illinois congressman and 1980 presidential candidate, dead at 95

 

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R) says he'll repay taxpayers for harassment settlement

 

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)  

 

Black female ICE agent accuses police department of racial profiling after being pulled over three times

 

 

INDIA

 

State inactive as Chennai faces climate calamity

 

'We're choking to death': US oil refineries are exporting dirty fuel to India

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

After cutting taxes, Trump looks to localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

 

 

INTERNET 

 

Surging online orders slow Wal-Mart delivery network

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

 

‘I defeated ISIS’: Young scholar lived secret double life

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim cleric: “Offensive Jihad means attacking infidels in order to conquer their countries and bring them into the fold of Islam”

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Thursday, December 7, 2017)

 

How Trump fooled everyone with his Jerusalem declaration

 

Abbas lacks important Arab support against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem   (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Netanyahu likens Trump’s Jerusalem speech to Israel’s founding (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Europe, Arabs to unite against Israel at UN Security Council

 

IDF Arrests 20 Suspects in Lynch Attempt on Israeli Children  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Abbas must decide how far to let the demonstrations go

 

IDF bombs Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attacks

 

In mountains and cities of Cyprus, IDF special forces train for war

 

Israeli security forces brace for Palestinian ‘Day of Rage’

 

Ex-Yemeni Leader Saleh Was Assassinated In His Home

 

Trump peace team believes it can ride out Arab anger

 

Netanyahu: Israel winning over Arab world with social media

 

US to Israel after Jerusalem Declaration: Curb Your Enthusiasm

 

PA: VP Pence 'unwelcome' after J'lm recognition

 

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah backs call for new Palestinian intifada  (Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah)

 

Palestinians react to US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

 

Over 50 injured, 9 with live ammunition, in clashes across Palestinian territory

 

Israel to build 14,000 new housing units in Jerusalem

 

Palestinians observe general strike in protest of Trump decision on Jerusalem

 

Czech President hints: We could move embassy to Jerusalem

 

Palestinian Journalist: Moving The U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem Won't Harm Rights Of Palestinian People

 

In Photos: Palestinians take to the streets en masse in protest of Trump

 

Gaza Rocket Fire Fails to Reach Southern Israel, Salafis Claim Responsibility

 

Breaking with decades of US policy, Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

 

Hebrew U Arab Students Call to Expel Zionists from Israel

 

Palestinian Daily 'Al-Ayyam' Re-Publishes Article From 2012: Better To Respond With Ongoing Negotiations Along With Waging A 'Calm Intifada'

 

The Latest: Nobel laureate Tutu denounces Jerusalem move

 

Humiliation – the only path to peace for the Middle East

 

EU vows push to make Jerusalem capital for “Palestinians,” too

 

The Latest: Israel says rockets fired from Gaza fall short

 

President Trump Confirms Blooming of Fig Tree

 

The Middle East ‘Peace Process’ Meme: WHAT Peace Process?

 

Trump, Israel and the Art of the Giveaway

 

Trump’s Non-Radical Decision on Jerusalem

 

Politics, Not Diplomacy, Is Behind Trump’s Jerusalem Move

 

Trump made the right call recognizing Jerusalem

 

Another Trump Promise Kept: Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

 

Israeli general: 'We are not going to leave this area'

 

Trump made the right call recognizing Jerusalem

 

Trump Is Making a Huge Mistake on Jerusalem

 

Hamas calls for new Palestinian uprising against Israel

 

Trump's truth-telling on Jerusalem marks an all-new Middle East

 

Decision on Israeli Capital Spurs Palestinian Protests

 

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

 

Why Trump is Right on Jerusalem

 

IDF sends reinforcements to West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  as clashes escalate (Israel Defense Forces)

 

A Down Payment for Peace

 

Global Islamophobia Follows Trump’s Embassy Move

 

Media Buzz: Trump's Jerusalem move a continuation of his patented a half-step strategy

 

'This will be bad': Clashes break out in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) over Trump Jerusalem speech

 

The PLO Charter was never changed

 

Dozens of Palestinians injured while rioting against US Jerusalem move

 

PA promises bloodshed if Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

 

Netanyahu says more countries to follow Trump lead on Jerusalem (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

EU's Mogherini: US move risks 'sending us back to darker times'  (EU Diplomatic Chief: 'The most urgent priority now is to avoid further escalating tensions on the ground.')

 

Chris Matthews bashes ‘crazy’ Christians with ‘mythical’ beliefs about Jerusalem

 

A Credible Peace Plan, At Last  (But will the “Palestinians” agree to it?)

 

Trump Calls Jerusalem Plan Step Toward Peace, but It Puts Mideast on Edge

 

Jerusalem’s Old City Lit Up with American and Israeli Flags

 

State, Defense and CIA chiefs all opposed Jerusalem declaration, CNN says

 

 

JAPAN

 

Will Japan ‘rent’ nukes from US to counter North Korean threat?

 

‘Japan’s greatest fear is abandonment by the US’

 

North Korean ‘ghost ships’ are washing up on the shores of Japan, prompting questions about why now

 

 

LEBANON

 

The Latest: Hezbollah chief calls for protests against US (Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah)

 

MARIJUANA

 

LA becoming the largest U.S. city for legal pot sales

 

MEDIA 

 

MSNBC reverses course on firing contributor Seder after backlash

 

MSNBC benches former congressman amid misconduct probe

 

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Brought on as Interim Replacement for Charlie Rose on PBS

 

ABC News president excoriates staff over Brian Ross' Michael Flynn error

 

MEDICARE

 

Professor: Bad math led to $100 million Medicare fraud tally

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Da Vinci’s $450 million Jesus heads to Abu Dhabi after purchase by Saudi prince 

 

Ex-Yemeni Leader Saleh Was Assassinated In His Home

 

Saudi-led Arab coalition capture coastal area in Yemen from Houthis

 

Trump Urges Saudi Arabia to End Blockade of Goods into Yemen

 

Saudi Arabia’s Earth-Shaking Coup

 

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Strongman Who Helped Unite Yemen, and Divide It, Dies at 75

 

 

MILITARY

 

Trump administration seeks to delay order to accept transgender recruits

 

Why the Patriot Missile Might Fail America's Military 

 

Researchers share never-before-seen images of USS Ward

 

Report: Experiment shows US jets could help intercept N. Korean missiles

 

32 historical photos of the attack on Pearl Harbor

 

Pearl Harbor: The Shocking Loss That Led to a Great Victory

 

76 years later, 100 killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

 

Rumsfeld on Trump: US 'better off today than if we had Hillary' (Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld)

 

Defense: Airman charged with attempted murder at Aviano dorm didn’t aim to kill victim

 

US Air Force bombers needed to send message to North Korea come up short

 

US tankers train in remote area of Romania that’s gone to the dogs

 

Air Force secretary addresses reporting concerns

 

US aircraft moved due to weather, runway issues during war games in S. Korea

 

U.S. Navy Squandered $4 Billion Due to Congressional Failure to Pass Budget

 

Airmen tasked with getting bombs from bunker to jet during war games in S. Korea

 

Navy Doesn’t Have Enough Warships to Train Marines for Combat

 

Pentagon picks commander to lead naval forces on Korean Peninsula

 

VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump's commitment

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

After Trump's Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital, Pakistani Historian Mobarak Haidar Writes: 'Muslims Of The World... Have No Religious Basis To Rule Jerusalem'

 

Government of Pakistan Bows to Islamists on ‘Blasphemy’ Suspects, Critics Say

 

Pakistan air force chief order: Shoot down US drones

 

'Mullahs are pushing Pakistan to edge'                     

 

Pakistan shared proposals with Afghanistan for joint working groups 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Drugmaker paid doctors with bad records to promote its pill

 

 

POVERTY

 

U.S. homelessness up for first time in 7 years

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Transforms HQ into ‘Santa’s Workshop’ to Build Care Packages for Military

 

RNC dives back into Alabama Senate race

 

RUSSIA

 

 Major Russian Government Official Declares That All Of Syria Is Now Liberated From ISIS

 

Nuclear-capable Russian Tu-95 bombers in 1st-ever Pacific patrol from Indonesia (Video)

 

Russia’s upgraded MiG-29 fighter jets to test new aircraft armament in Syria

 

Putin says Russia will not boycott Winter Olympics  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin announces 2018 re-election bid

 

Syrian troops conduct mop-up operations in last liberated communities — Russian top brass

 

Why the United States and Russia Can Never Be Friends

 

Israeli ambassador congratulates Russia on defeating Islamic State in Syria

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Gay man denied marriage license by Kim Davis is running to take her seat  (Kentucky)

 

SCIENCE

 

Duck-dinosaur hybrid baffles scientists with mixed-up body

 

Cocaine kills blacks at the same rate opioids kill whites, study finds

 

SENATE

 

Senate clears spending bill, averts shutdown

 

Why Democrats had to dump Franken  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Trump's 22% Corporate Rate Talk Undercuts McConnell  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Al Franken announces he will resign from the Senate

 

Al Franken's political career began with an apology to women. It ended without one.

 

Schumer walks tightrope on shutdown, immigration fights  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Moore's Dem opponent tells voters in new ad: 'I'll never embarrass you'   (Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore)

 

Left-Wing Writers Attack Schumer After Jerusalem Embassy Move  

 

Female lieutenant governor expected to replace Franken

 

As millennial Republican women fret, ‘Bama boomers see nothing inappropriate from Moore (Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore)

 

In Senate race, Democrat Doug Jones tries firing up Alabama’s black voters by bringing in big names

 

FBI agent Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump texts demanded by Senate

 

Chuck Schumer Calls on Al Franken to Resign  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/ US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Gropers Like Al Franken Should Resign: IBD/TIPP Poll

 

Democrats turn on Al Franken

 

McConnell Names Senate Conference Negotiators for Tax Bill  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Al Franken denies report he has decided to resign

 

Sanders reveals why he changed his mind on Franken  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

What provoked Rand Paul’s neighbor to attack? An explanation is offered for this political mystery.  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Behind Al Franken's fall: the same old cynical politics

 

‘Enough Is Enough’: Gillibrand Leads Harassment Battle (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Kirsten Gillibrand’s moment has arrived

 

What's Missing From Reports on Alabama's Black Turnout

 

Chief Senate Tax Writers Prefer AMT Repeal

 

Congress Stalling Trump Ambassadors, Harming U.S. Effort to Combat N. Korea, Conduct Diplomacy

 

Josh Hawley Takes Aim at Al Franken’s Fundraiser for Missouri Democrats, McCaskill  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)/ US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

New Jersey Attorney Explores Democratic Primary Run Against Menendez  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

As election nears, GOP braces for Moore victory  

 

Report: Moore accuser steps forward with new evidence

 

Senate's ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ Hurts Tax Breaks for Tech, Others

 

Orrin Hatch Says Roy Moore Allegations Are From ‘Decades Ago’  (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Lauer just wants to 'play golf and stay in the Hamptons,' source says

 

Keillor ouster prompted by 'multiple allegations,' radio boss says

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook's Sandberg speaks out on sexual harassment

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Woman Drugs And Murders Pregnant Woman, And Then Rips The Baby Out From The Womb (Brazil)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea, U.S. Kick Off Large-Scale Air Exercise Amid North Korean Warnings

 

South Korea's Moon to visit China for talks on N. Korea (President Moon Jae-in)

 

S.Korea Could Build Its Own Nuke, Says Ex-U.S. Defense Chief

 

THAAD Row Affects Chinese Consumer Sentiment

 

Korea’s agricultural exports to China rebound amid THAAD row thaw

 

SPORTS

 

Lindsey Vonn says she'll represent U.S. at Olympics, not Trump

 

Ex-NFL player gets 40 years for running $10M fraud scheme

 

Warren Moon accused of sexual harassment by former assistant

 

NFL signs 5-year extension for commissioner Roger Goodell

 

Russia barred from competing in Winter Olympics

 

NFL bows to player protests, will dole out millions to Soros-linked social-justice groups

 

Colin Kaepernick a finalist for 'TIME' Person of Year

 

New York Giants fire head coach and GM

 

NFL suspends Gronk for late hit

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Rare snow possible in Deep South

 

200,000 Californians flee homes as wind whips wildfires closer to LA

 

Ban on bulletproof glass in Philly neighborhood shops sparks outrage

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. Stonewalls Border Patrol FOIA Request for 10 Years, Then Provides Nothing of Value

 

Justices Sharply Divided in Wedding Cake Case

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Trump administration opposes unions in key Supreme Court case

 

Supreme Court Restores Trump’s Travel Ban

 

Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect After Supreme Court Ruling

 

12 states ask Supreme Court to block California egg law

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan F-16s chase away Chinese bomber

 

Taiwan has statues of him everywhere. Now many want Chiang Kai-shek's image removed

 

Visa denials due to cooling China ties: academics

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

TSA Failed to Plan for PreCheck’s Popularity, Watchdog Says

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey's Erdogan calls for border treaty review in Greece visit (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Erdogan, on Landmark Visit to Greece, Sets Diplomacy Aside

 

UBER

 

Exclusive: Uber paid 20-year-old Florida man to keep data breach secret - sources

 

UNIONS

 

20 States Call for End of Forced Unionism

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 slammed as British pound advances on Brexit-deal hopes

 

Hospital Sues to Shut Off Baby’s Life Support Over His Parents’ Objections, Prohibits Transfer Elsewhere

 

Still Blind After All These Years  (The real lesson of Trump's retweet of Britain First videos.) 

 

Everyone Got What They Wanted from the Failure of Brexit Negotiations


UK foreign secretary skips passage in speech criticizing Trump on Jerusalem

 
UNITED NATIONS

 

North Korea threat makes U.S. Olympic participation an ‘open question,’ Nikki Haley says (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

8 countries call for UN meeting on Jerusalem

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

White House downplays Trump’s slurred speech

 

Donald Trump, keeper of promises

 

Team Obama attempted ‘stealth coup’ by undermining Trump

 

Ex-CIA: Trump should just pardon 'everyone'

 

White House: Jerusalem embassy move a 'recognition of reality'

 

Whoa! White House press secretary ripped as 'whore'  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

A bold new legal defense for Trump: Presidents cannot obstruct justice

 

Prosecutor: No evidence Trump knew Flynn lied to FBI

 

Billy Bush speaks out about "Access Hollywood" tape in interview with Colbert

 

Report: Trump May Urge Maine Gov. LePage to Make Senate Run

 

What Sally Yates said about Michael Flynn to White House counsel

 

Opposing views on Trump's move to shrink 2 national monuments

 

 

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