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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

South Carolina Bill Would Ban All Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

 

Where not to shop for Christmas: How consumers can align their dollars with their pro-life values

 

NIH Still Deciding Whether to Extend UCSF’s Contract to Humanize Mice With Aborted Baby Parts

 

Christian Wheaton College Smears Black Pro-Life Speaker for Talk on Race and Abortion

 

Idaho-based Planned Parenthood affiliate cutting down on non-abortion services

 

Catholic TV Station EWTN Defeats Obama Mandate, Won’t Have to Fund Abortion Drugs

 

As Abortion Restrictions Spread, 5,500 Women Traveled to Illinois for the Procedure

 

California Democrats eye mandating that state schools stock abortion pills

 

Proposal to require abortion pills at college health centers returns to California Legislature

 

Abortion rate in America reaches record low, report says

 

Dozens of Irish Doctors Storm Out of Meeting After They’re Told They Must Participate in Abortions

 

Another anti-abortion display vandalized on Miami campus

 

Here’s How We Can End Legal Abortion in Our Lifetime

 

New Oklahoma Bill Would Make Abortion Punishable By Life In Prison

 

Court Allows 16-Year-Old Girl to Abort Her 22-Week-Old Unborn Baby(India)

 

Michigan Senate OKs extension of abortion telemedicine ban

 

500 Nurses and Midwives Slam Irish Government After Learning They Must Assist in Abortions

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghan President Orders Investigation Into Abuse Of Female Athletes

 

Taliban Killed Police Chief In Northern Afghanistan Clash

 

AFRICA

 

Islamic State threat shutters US embassy in Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than a week

 

Sudan lawmakers back amendment to let Bashir stand again

 

Cameroon Prison Initiative Recycles Rubber Waste into Sandals

 

AIRLINES

 

Woman in wheelchair abandoned at O’Hare Airport after flight is canceled

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Anti-Semitism and Moral Responsibility

 

ASIA

 

Behold the rise of Cambodia’s political princelings

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Market Declines Ahead Of RBA Decision

 

FOREX-Dollar weakens as trade truce supports confidence, focus shifts to Fed

 

Horrified mom finds 5,500 maggot-filled, dead bats in her yard

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Texas Invasion: Agents Arrest 1,900 at Southern Border

 

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

 

A federal agent was the prime suspect in his girlfriend’s death. So why wasn’t he ever arrested?

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX drops on fall in healthcare shares, fading trade hopes

 

Security experts question political influence of Toronto developer with ties to Beijing

 

Canadian heiress Clare Bronfman paying legal fees for accused in NXIVM sex cult: Prosecutor

 

Second Toronto officer accused of eating pot edibles on duty ‘maintains her innocence,’ lawyer says

 

‘It opens up an underworld:' How a drug plea has exposed a Mafia network in Hamilton

 

Integrity watchdog urged to probe appointment of Ron Taverner as OPP commissioner. Taverner is a friend of the Ford family

 

Police use saliva tests for the first time with breath tests to follow

 

Workers’ compensation board denies over 90 per cent of chronic mental stress claims, audit shows

 

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

Study: 63% of Non-Citizen Households In 2014 Used Welfare

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Partially-buried body wrapped in plastic is found in Costa Rica during search for Florida woman who went missing from her 'sketchy' Airbnb a week ago

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) 

 

A new CIA leak adds to the evidence against MBS. Congress must act.

 

CIA chief briefs select senators on Khashoggi

 

 

CHARITIES

 

Al Sharpton's latest unseemly racket

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Exclusive: Pope Tawadros II warns against ‘emptying’ Middle East of Christians, sees hope in Saudi reforms

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

‘Game changer’: China agrees to crack down on fentanyl after pressure from Trump

 

Disengaging economically from China

 

Freeing China’s South Asian string of ‘little pearls’

 

Can anything hold back China’s economy?

 

Chinese Doctor Who Claimed to Have Edited Baby Genes Disappears

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Trump’s race against time, lack of bargaining chips in denuclearization talks

 

NK committed to denuclearization: unification minister

 

CONGRESS

 

Conservative Leaders Demand Congress Fund Border Wall for National Security

 

Sheriffs Call on Congress to Fund Border Wall System

 

Lawmakers buy more time for spending deal

 

COURTS

 

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein reaches last-minute settlement ahead of jury selection for civil trial, avoiding testimony from his sex assault victims

 

Federal appeals court rules against another immigration crackdown attempt

 

3 nonsensical suits that helped turn NYC into a ‘Judicial Hellhole’

 

Palm Beach trial could reveal details of billionaire’s alleged abuse of teen girls

 

Woman sues Hilton for $100 million, alleging employee filmed her in the shower

 

Asylum denials hit record-high in 2018 as Trump administration tightens immigration policy

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Chinese man arrested for taking pictures of Navy base in Florida: officials

 

The D.C. Swamp: Keep Your Eyes on Russia and Forget About Voter Fraud.

 

Prison escapee shot dead by homeowner, other jail-breaker captured, cops say

 

Woman stabbed to death while giving money to a homeless person

 

Dangerous inmate may be hiding in Maryland: Police

 

Man mistaken for mall gunman was shot from behind, attorney says 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION 

 

Suspected Human Smuggler Seen Dropping Small Children From 18-Foot Wall at US-Mexico Border

 

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Quora says 100 million users hit by 'malicious' data breach

 

Dem lawmaker: Marriott 'in the dark' about massive data breach

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Jihadist Beheader In Oklahoma Cleared For Execution

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Chair Perez: ‘Our DREAMers Are Every Bit American as My Three U.S.-Born Kids’

 

DNC plans top donor summit ahead of 2020

 

Now DNC's law firm records in bull's-eye

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Abrams Thinking About Run for Senate in Georgia, Doesn’t Rule Out Presidential Bid

 

Former SBC President Ed Young: Democrat Party is 'Some Kind of Religion ... Basically Godless'

 

On Immigration, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry Discover Their Inner Trump

 

Does Hillary have a future in cough syrup?

 

Why are taxypaters paying to promote Chir­lane McCray’s career?  (Wife of Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

More than 12M pounds of beef recalled amid salmonella outbreak

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Scaling Up the Swiss Model for Career Training

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Corsi goes to war: Prosecute Mueller, staff for 'criminal acts'

 

Manafort last year discussed brokering a deal with Ecuador to hand over Assange to US: report

 

Justice Department shuffles top spokeswomen after Sessions exit: report

 

Special counsel will make Manafort memo public by Friday, spokesman says

 

Michael Cohen claims his 'unique' cooperation in case 'centered on the extramarital affairs of a presidential candidate' means he should avoid jail and compares himself to celebrities like John Travolta who dodged jail over taxes

 

10 Reasons It’s Time To Fire Rod Rosenstein

 

Author: Russia-probe endangers national security

 

Mueller memo to new shed light in Russia investigation

 

'Something's up': Judge Nap doubts Mueller probe is nearing the end

 

Voters Still See Mueller Charges Against Trump As Unlikely

 

'Road map' to Mueller probe's next steps could come from new court filings

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Alaska hit by more than 1,000 aftershocks after powerful earthquake

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow closes down 800 points as U.S.-China trade, flattening yield curve spook investors

 

Tumbling Stocks Show You Can't Ignore the 'Harbinger of Doom'

 

Trump sends stock markets into freefall as he tweets 'I am a tariff man' after chaos over whether his trade war with China really will end in a deal - and the Dow tanks almost 800 points

 

Brace for a 15% plunge in S&P 500 next year if the Treasury yield curve fully inverts

 

Asia shares ease as doubts emerge over Sino-U.S. trade war truce

 

Stock Rally Stalls With Trade-Talk Outlook `Hazy': Markets Wrap

 

Ensuring that jobs are offered to American workers first

 

Bitcoin trades higher, but struggles to regain $4,000

 

Gold futures tally highest finish since July

 

America's Economic Health Has Improved

 

America's Job Growth Is Polarized, and Even More So in New York

 

This chart may be a key reason the stock market is plunging

 

Backfire: #MeToo Is Destroying Women On Wall Street

 

EDUCATION

 

Despite protests, UNC officials say Confederate statue must stay

 

Virginia middle school bans Christmas carols that mention Jesus

 

Why Teaching Engineering Costs More Than Teaching English

 

Columbia Students Kick SNL Comedian Nimesh Patel Off Stage after 'Rude' Jokes

 

Thousands of California students return to class for first time since wildfire

 

Pitzer College Professors Vote to End School’s Partnership With the University of Haifa

 

Gender, Pay and a 'Black Box'

 

Board members quit over college's 'drift' from Christian orthodoxy

 

New Campus Home for Silent Sam

 

Why shouldn’t the L.A. school system look for places to house homeless families?

 

Bribed to Sleep

 

Central European U Forced Out of Hungary

 

Springfield College Attempts To Ruin Professor’s Life For Teaching About Male Writers

 

SNL Writer Removed From Stage For ‘Offensive’ Jokes At Columbia University

 

‘In God We Trust’ Signs Returning to More and More Public Schools and Spaces

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt's Sisi opens first arms exhibition in Cairo

 

Uber announces new minibus service in traffic-mad Egypt

 

ELECTION 2016

 

6 'Deep Staters' tried to infiltrate Trump camp in 2016

 

ELECTION 2019

 

Not To Be(US Senator of Louisiana John Kennedy’s (R) Hamlet act comes to a close leaving Louisiana Republicans without a unifying candidate against John Bel Edwards for governor next fall.)

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Crock the Vote  (Grand theft election in California.)

 

North Carolina’s Election Turmoil: What We Know and Don’t Know

 

Stung by Midterm Losses, Republicans Seek to Neutralize Democrats

 

N.C. election-fraud investigation centers on operative who worked for GOP candidate

 

ELECTION 2020

 

It’s not hard to figure out Cuomo’s gameplan for 2020  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Little-known Democrats vie to be ‘breakout star’ in crowded 2020 field

 

Michael Avenatti touts 2 percent showing in 2020 poll: ‘Better than Trump polled in 2015’

 

Kamala Harris Likely To Run for President, Says “It’s Going To Be Ugly”

 

Joe Biden Gives His Biggest 2020 Signal To Date

 

Most Say Trump Reelection Likely in 2020

 

'Creepy Porn Lawyer' Out For 2020

 

Biden: ‘I Think I’m the Most Qualified Person in the Country to Be President’

 

Avenatti: My Family Won’t Let Me Run for President

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends modestly higher after recent rally in lead-up to expected Saudi-Russia output cut

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European markets down, as trade truce between U.S. and China questioned

 

‘They are undesirable & they must feel it’: Denmark to ship unwanted refugees to remote island

 

Political Turmoil Grips Sweden

 

Trump Admin Vows Penalties for European Countries Doing Business With Iran

 

Italy: School drops Jesus’ name from Christmas song to avoid offending Muslims, 10-year-old girl gets it restored 

 

Italy Police Arrest Mafia’s Alleged New Mob Boss in Sicily

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Happy Meal toys blasted for being 'gender-specific'

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Trump's interest rate feud seems to have the Fed backing down

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Wells Fargo computer glitch blamed as hundreds lose their homes 

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Dog food recalled over toxic levels of vitamin D, FDA says

 

FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Millennials might be killing canned tuna, but it's not because they hate can openers — it's because it's 'gross as hell'

 

FRANCE

 

Boiling Over in Paris

 

'Too little, too late': France's 'yellow vests' vow to push on with protests

 

France PM to announce suspension of fuel tax hikes

 

Here's why French high school students are also protesting

 

A State of Insurrection

 

'Yellow vests': Anarchists, butchers and finance workers in court over Paris riots

 

The 'yellow vest' protests in France aren't limited to Paris — they're tapping into deep anxiety nationwide

 

Deadly Paris protest becomes expression of French discontent, threatens to upend political system

 

France enables PA to reward terrorism

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel: German 'Mittelstand' mustn't get left behind in AI race  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Muslim Migrants Terrorize a Sleepy German College Town

 

'Beware, you're leaving the functioning part of Germany': Tübingen mayor on Berlin

 

Merkel tops Forbes’ list of most powerful women 8th year in a row

Germany: Muslims enraged over pork sausage served at event, although other food was available

 

Germany’s Merkel Urged EU Countries Not to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Nothing Like a Tree to Suck the Carbon Out of the Air...

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Paris Riots Scuttle Climate Accord?

 

‘Gender Equality’ Key to Combating 'Climate Crisis,' Hip-Hop Artist Tells Sen. Sanders’ Town Hall

 

Global Warming Is Setting Fire to American Leadership

 

Al Gore Kicks Off 24-Hour Climate Broadcast as Thousands Riot in Paris Over Carbon Taxes

 

For Climate Interventionists, New Taxes Are Only The Beginning

 

Law Firm Pitching Climate Suits Sought to Evade Detection by Open Records

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Refuses to Answer Questions About Censoring Conservative Content, Targeting President Trump

 

Memo to Trump: 'Stop Google before 2020'

 

GOP

 

Watch: Pence Delivers Beautiful Tribute To George H. W. Bush

 

How George H.W. Bush Became a Democrat

 

Is History Being Too Kind To George H.W. Bush?

 

Finding Words to Express a Lack of Feelings on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

 

GOP governor beaten by Democrat tries to strip power (Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker (R)

 

George H. W. Bush’s Final Words

 

George H.W. Bush was a steward of stability

 

Finding Words to Express a Lack of Feelings on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

 

The gracious toughness of my old boss, George H.W. Bush

 

A Tale of Two Presidents

 

Texas GOP says no to racist paranoia about Muslims

 

Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis says the nation should mourn the loss of George H.W. Bush and the 'loss of the presidency's dignity' 

 

Bush hailed for principles as lawmakers pay respects

 

'A steady hand, staying the course': George H.W. Bush is eulogized by Pence, McConnell and Ryan in somber Capitol Rotunda scenes as he lies in state, while Americans prepare to mourn his passing 

 

Bush family promised Trump that funeral would avoid criticizing him: report

 

Piers Morgan: Seven things Donald Trump could learn from ‘loser wimp’ George H.W. Bush – the most calm, decent, humble inclusive and thoughtful of Presidents

 

‘Here lies a great man’: Americans pay respects to Bush in nation’s ‘hallowed cathedral’

 

Slate belittles George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully: ‘Been with the president for six months’

 

No. 41, the real ‘man in full’

 

On Bush’s last journey to Washington, dignitaries and citizens pay respects

 

‘Everything’s on the table’: GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin, Michigan push to limit Democrats’ powers

 

United in grief, a who's who of one of America's great political dynasties: How the Bush blood created two presidents, two governors, TV stars, a fashion model and an NFL executive - but also produced their fair share of scandal 

 

Podcast: Houston Remembers George H.W. Bush

 

George H.W. Bush: A Man of Character

 

Watch: Bob Dole Salutes President Bush One Last Time

 

George H.W. Bush's service dog Sully visits his casket in the Capitol Rotunda - joining veterans, son Neil, the Emir of Kuwait, CIA leaders and others gathered to pay their respects

 

The George H.W. Bush Obituary You Won’t Read In The New York Times (Part Two)

 

How The Late George H.W. Bush Killed The Border Wall

 

Slate Writer Gets Ripped To Shreds After Attacking George H. W. Bush's Loyal Service Dog

 

GROUP OF TWENTY FINANCE MINISTERS AND CENTRAL BANK GOVERNORS (G-20)

 

Trump’s G-20 Win: World Trade Organization Reform

 

What Happens After the Trump-Xi G20 Summit?

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

ObamaCare Was A Massive Failure, IBD/TIPP Poll Shows

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Doctors urge parents to go old school this Christmas: ‘No evidence … that screen time is good’

 

HOLOCAUST

 

'Irresponsible, Attention Seeking Comments': Navy SEAL Veteran On People Comparing Border Crisis to Holocaust

 

Holocaust Survivors Gather Around The World To Commemorate Third Night Of Hanukkah

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Exclusive: Emails of top NRCC officials stolen in major 2018 hack

 

Ocasio-Cortez: Green Jobs Are the 'Mechanism Through Which We Can Deliver Justice' to Underserved Communities

 

Hoyer: House could refuse to seat N.C. Republican until fraud probe is settled

 

Rep. Scalise Explains to 'The View' Why His Position on Gun Control Hasn't Changed After Being Shot

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes aim at Mike Huckabee, daughter: ‘Leave the false statements to Sarah’

 

Legislation, not investigations, should be priority, freshman Democrats tell House leaders

 

George H.W. Bush’s life proves that, sometimes, things go gloriously right

 

Where does George Soros find the time?

 

The other way George H.W. Bush’s passing was the end of an era

 

Wisconsin Republicans are a danger to democracy

 

New House GOP campaign chairman lays out challenges for 2020

 

Ocasio-Cortez: Fighting climate change will be ‘the Civil Rights movement of our generation’

 

Woman says she was paid to collect absentee ballots in North Carolina House race

 

Ocasio-Cortez Issues New 'Living Wage' Demand For Congress; Critics Point Out A Few Problems

 

Congressional outcome unsure with absentee probe

 

North Carolina Congress outcome unsure with absentee probe

 

Washington Post Gives Ocasio-Cortez’s Pentagon Claim Four ‘Pinocchios’

 

Pro-BDS Tlaib Plans to Lead Congressional Delegation to West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

PolitiFact, WaPo Give Ocasio-Cortez False Rating for Attempt to Justify Medicare for All Spending

 

Swalwell on Whether Democrats Should Appear on Fox News: ‘You Have to Go Into That Arena’

 

‘Ballot Harvesting’ Helped Flip Seven US House Races in California After Election Day

 

Maxine Wants Revenge

 

IMMIGRATION

 

NJ Bill Will Make It Easier for Illegals to Obtain Driver’s Licenses


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Illegal Aliens in a Dismantled Identity Theft Ring

 

INDIA

 

India nabs 4 after deadly violence over cow slaughter rumors

 

INDONESIA

 

Rohingya migrant boat lands in Indonesia

 

IRAN

 

US can’t stop Iran oil exports, Persian Gulf will shut if they try – Rouhani  (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Rouhani threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if Iran can’t export oil

 

IRAQ

 

Angry clashes force Iraqi PM to cancel Cabinet vote

 

ISRAEL

 

Palestinian Authority Takes Aim At Lead American Peace Negotiator

 

At Tel Aviv rally, 30,000 protest rising violence against women

 

PM: Hezbollah sought to occupy parts of Galilee  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Watch: Netanyahu Says IDF Stymied Hezbollah’s Attempt to Conquer Galilee

 

IDF footage from attack tunnel shows alleged Hezbollah members still inside  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

As Israel Launches Operation To Destroy Hizbullah Cross-Border Tunnels, Netanyahu Warns Of Military Action In Lebanon

 

Bolton: US ‘strongly supports’ anti-tunnel operation in Israel’s north

 

IDF Operation Located Terror Tunnel Outside Metula

 

The Netanyahu paradox: Guarding Israel from enemies without, causing harm within

 

Hundreds light Hanukkah candles at Cave of the Patriarchs

 

Anti-tunnel operation in north kicks up coalition’s political dirt

 

Understanding the danger of Hezbollah on Israel's Lebanon border

 

Shin Bet thwarted 500 terror attacks in 2018 – PM

 

Spokesman: IDF May Expand Operation to Demolish Hezbollah Precision Missiles

 

Despite outrage, envoy to US hails Israeli-Polish Holocaust complicity statement

 

Enough is enough: domestic violence must end

 

Israeli scientists say they’ve created first fully personalized tissue implant

 

Hamas Official Mahmoud Al-Zahar Visits Mandela's Prison Cell And Says To Palestinian Prisoners: You Will Drive Out The Occupation And Rule Your Country Like Mandela Did

 

Hizballah will not be deterred – only gain self-assurance – from the IDF’s tunnel-blocking operation

 

Palestinian said killed in overnight West Bank (Judea and Samaria)clash with IDF

 

Israel military says to expose Hezbollah attack tunnels from Lebanon

 

Netanyahu’s Obsession With Image Could Be His Downfall  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Northern Shield reveals security 'secrets' hinted at by Netanyahu

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese prosecutors to arrest Ghosn on fresh claim, prolonging custody: Sankei

 

LEBANON

 

Beirut calls for calm as Israel targets ‘attack tunnels’

 

LIBERALISM

 

Going to take more than riding flagrant hatred of Trump for “liberal international order” to remain

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia: Special legislation proposed to criminalize “insulting Islam”

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN president Jeff Zucker 'interested' in run for office

 

MEDICAID

 

California Democrat Plans to Re-Introduce Bill Giving Illegals Medicaid

 

MEXICO

 

The migrant caravan is ruining Tijuana’s tourist industry

 

The children, the caravan and the contagions

 

Mexico's luxurious presidential plane is bound for California — without the country's new president

 

Mexico's President Stays Silent on Pledge to Scrap $13 Billion Airport

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Khashoggi slammed Saudi crown prince as a ‘beast’ before brutal murder

 

Can the United States Prevent Saudi Arabia from Getting Nuclear Weapons?

 

 

MILITARY

 

NK is urgent threat to US: Mattis   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

After losing court battle, Pentagon will begin sending green-card holders to recruit training 

 

Navy warned it might miss recruiting goals due to holds on green card applicants: report

 

Fourth servicemember dies of wounds from deadly Afghanistan bombing

 

Settlement reached in infamous 'Norfolk Four' case

 

The ‘Forgotten War’ finally gets a soundtrack: ‘Battleground Korea’

 

Navy's mission in Middle East gets new leader after admiral's sudden death

 

After losing court battle, Pentagon to send green-card holders to recruit training

 

VA says it reversed course on underpaid GI Bill recipients, though lawmakers remain skeptical

 

MYANMAR

 

2 key groups label Rohingya slaughter 'genocide'

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA scientist says we need to reopen the book on whether aliens visited Earth

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO chief refuses to compare Paris protests to Ukraine’s Maidan

NATO To Discuss Missile Treaty Impasse, Kerch Confrontation

 

U.S. Asserts Authority at NATO in Stinging Criticism

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan's aid group clampdown could hit 11 million people, diplomats say

 

Pakistan assures U.S. envoy of support for Afghan peace talks

 

POLLS

 

Survey Shows 1 in 5 Millennials Sees U.S. Flag as ‘Sign of Intolerance and Hatred’

 

POSTAL SERVICE

 

Post office will suspend most mail service Wednesday for Bush funeral

 

RACISM

 

Minneapolis police commander replaced after mayor calls precinct's Christmas tree racist

 

 

RELIGION

 

A Note to My Catholic Friends about Hanukkah

 

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

“Between 6,000 and 10,000 churches in the U.S. are dying each year” – and that means that over 100 will die this week

 

RUSSIA

 

Standoff Over INF Treaty Enters New Phase As U.S. Reveals Details Of Russian Missile

 

German philosopher Kant sparks tensions in Russian hometown

 

US fully aware that Russia abides by INF Treaty, says diplomat

 

U.S. Issues 60-Day Ultimatum for Russia to Comply With Nuclear Treaty

 

Russia Won't `Beg' for Meeting With Trump, Kremlin Aide Says

 

SCIENCE

 

Are statins overprescribed? Study warns the risks of the controversial drugs outweigh the benefits for millions of heart patients 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

N.Y. Lawmaker: Want a Gun? Give Us Your Social Media Accounts First!

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service agents reveal how George H.W. Bush would raid the kitchen with them at 3 a.m. for milk and cookies and stay in DC on Christmas Eve so they could spend it with their families - a far cry from haughty Hillary Clinton

 

SENATE

 

'There's not a smoking gun, there's a smoking saw': Republican senators say there's 'zero question' the Saudi crown prince ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi after briefing by CIA boss

 

Republicans rage at ‘guilty’ Saudi crown prince

 

McConnell: 'Complete fracture' with Saudi Arabia not in U.S. interest (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

The conservative case for criminal justice reform

 

Grassley Demands Answers From Wray Over Raid Of Whistleblower On Clinton Foundation

 

Grassley Accuses Fusion GPS Founder Of Giving 'Extremely Misleading' Testimony

 

Rand Paul Claims The Deep State Is Trying To Run Congress

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Former Employees: Facebook Poised for Exodus of Current Employees

 

Watch: Apple's CEO Suggests It's 'A Sin' To Not Ban People From Platforms

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil’s Trumpian Turn

 

Why The United States Should Make A Pivot Towards Brazil

 

Manafort says Ecuador's president asked him about Assange

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Koreans Strike More Than in Any Other Rich Country

 

Moon says timing of NK leader’s visit undecided(President Moon Jae-in)

 

Bundle up: Freezing cold to grip nation Wednesday

 

Army under fire for live-fire incident

 

Korean Self-Driving Car Starts Trial Deliveries in U.S.

 

Korean scientific satellite successfully launched into orbit

 

Kim Jong-un's Seoul visit will lead to successful NK-US summit

 

Hyundai Motor goes all-out in US marketing on signs of recovery

 

S. Korea, UAE to hold defense talks to build on ‘strategic partnership’

 

Young Koreans’ support for Moon plunges amid sluggish employment

 

Korean economy losing vitality

 

Gov't to reduce burden for rare disease patients

 

Greenpeace urges Korea to stop funding coal plants overseas

 

SPORTS

 

Urban Meyer to step down as Ohio State head coach after Rose Bowl

 

NHL approves expansion to Seattle with its owners to pay a $650 million fee

 

Redskins lose second QB for season in 28-13 defeat to Eagles, a major blow to playoff chances

 

The NFL is the fox in the henhouse of football-injury research

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NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men) 

 

STATES

 

Two state AGs to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS, raising specter President's tax returns may finally be released

 

Teenage soccer star freezes to death in Moscow

 

Proposed ballot measure would cut California's inherited property tax breaks

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

  

State Dep’t Scorns Iran’s Claim That Missile Tests Are Defensive

 

US claims China, Iran, Russia violated treaties

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Free-speech precedent gives new power to lawyers

 

Unions Defy Supreme Court on Mandatory Dues, Suit Says

 

Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling Could Help Paul Manafort Walk Free

 

SYRIA

 

Syrian Opposition Websites: Iran Consolidating Its Presence In Eastern Syria, West Of Euphrates, To Form Continuum From Iran, Through Iraq And Syria, To Mediterranean

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

3 Women Accused Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct. He Says Evidence Matters, and He’s Right.

 

 

TELEVISION

 

Meghan McCain snaps after Joy Behar bashes Trump in segment honoring Bush: ‘I don’t care!’

 

The Interactions Between Whoopi And Meghan McCain Are Getting More Uncomfortable By The Day 

 

THE WEST

 

For the West to Live, ‘Equality’ Must Die 

 

TRADE

 

 Uncertainty surrounds U.S. deals on trade with China, North America

 

This commodity will make or break the China trade war

 

Trump’s China Truce Calms Markets, but He Chooses a Hard-Liner for Talks

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Father Fighting to Save Six-year-old Son From “Gender Reassignment”

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey shares lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 1.15%

 

Turkey upholds sentencing of Kurdish politician Demirtas

 

3 migrants found frozen to death in Turkey

 

Turkey detains dozens nationwide over alleged Gulen links

 

Turkey detains dozens nationwide over alleged Gulen links

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks fall as Brexit headlines drive up sterling

 

UK: Muslims demand criminalization of “Islamophobic” “racism” that targets their “Muslimness”

 

Russian embassy blasts May’s claims of Kerch Strait 'aggression' as unacceptable (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Theresa May absorbed three sharp blows Tuesday as steward of U.K.’s Brexit process

 

May Suffers Parliament Defeats Ahead of Key Vote

 

Seven Year-Old Boy Misses His Dad So Much He Sends Him a Letter in Heaven

 

Briton extradited to India in alleged copter bribery scheme

 

UK Can Reverse Brexit Without European Union Agreement, Says Top EU Law Adviser

 

UK Brexit Chaos… Govt Forced to Publish Full Brexit Legal Docs

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

US urges UN Security Council to condemn Iran missile test

 

The UN Is Trying To Prime The World For More Carbon Tax Revolts

 

VATICAN

 

What Pope Francis may really be doing by saying he doesn’t want gays to become priests

 

Pope Francis: Homosexuals Should Not Be Priests

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela welcomes former Israeli chief rabbi in ‘peace diplomacy’ bid

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump to offer his private condolences to Bush family in Blair House visit

 

Trump: If No China Trade Deal Possible, ‘I Am a Tariff Man

 

New White House counsel to arrive as Democrats, Mueller close in

 

Trump hails Roger Stone's 'guts' at start of dangerous Russia week

 

Trump braces for a Bush love-fest, and the inevitably unflattering comparisons

 

Senior aides push back on Trump's claim that China agreed to cut auto tariffs

 

Eric Trump slams Kellyanne Conway’s husband for showing ‘utter disrespect’

 

Trump erupts at those who cooperate in the Russia investigation

 

Trump, first lady pay respects to Bush in Capitol

 

Trump’s latest tweets cross clear lines, experts say

 

White House revises transcript to indicate China trade ceasefire began Dec. 1

 

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