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Friday, December 7, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Gosnell movie ignored in abortionist’s hometown, Philadelphia journalist says

 

Abortion Clinics in Alabama are Totally Filthy, Failed to Report Statutory Rape to Authorities

 

Is Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion law 'plainly unconstitutional' or protective of the 'life of a child'? A judge will decide

 

Late-Term Abortionist James Pendergraft Loses Medical License After He’s Caught Doing In-Home Abortions

 

Obamacare 2019: Fewer options and more funding of abortion

 

Heartbeat abortion ban bill put on hold — for now(Ohio)

 

Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

 

Pregnancy Centers are Giving Women the Truth and the Abortion Industry Hates It

 

African Pro-Life Leader Exposes How World’s Biggest Abortion Business Breaks the Law

 

Ireland Wants Legalized Abortion Implemented Soon: “Unfair to Women” if They Can’t Kill Their

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan: Taliban threaten to murder 7-year-old boy over media coverage of his being a fan of soccer star

 

Trump administration presses for peace deal in Afghanistan by April, but prospects appear dim

 

US envoy for Afghanistan holds talks in Moscow with Russians

 

After tour of Afghanistan, Daines says U.S. withdrawal unwise

 

 

AFRICA

 

 Unimaginable Loss for Christians Displaced by Violence in Nigeria

 

Violence Continues All Throughout Cameroon As Christians Are Persecuted And Churches Turned Into Military Barracks

 

2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city, raising new challenges for containment

 

 

AMERICA

 

Netflix tells kids to ‘learn’ about sex from R-rated American Pie films

 

Is Pride in America Failing?

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Video Appears to Show Marc Lamont Hill Accusing Israel of Poisoning Palestinian Water

 

ASIA

 

Kazakh central bank cuts oil output forecast for 2018-19

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 

Big Brother Australia cracks open encrypted messaging

 

He Played Handball For Australia's Men's Team. Now Transgender, He's Dominating Women's Handball.

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Fiat Chrysler reportedly to open new Jeep plant in the Detroit area

 

Nissan recalling 150,000 vehicles over brakes, steering concerns

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX falls 0.95 percent

 

Conservative premiers accuse Trudeau of ‘moving the goalposts' on carbon emissions reduction plan   (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Watch:NP View: Let China fume. Canadian police were right to arrest Meng Wanzhou

 

Updated: Huawei CFO Accused of Fraud for Hiding Business Relations with Iran, Court Hears

 

Huawei CFO to Appear in Canada Court

 

Watch: NP View: Let China fume. Canadian police were right to arrest Meng Wanzhou


Edward Keenan: Ford's red tape bill sounds harmless. Until you read about what's actually being cut

 

Huawei CFO facing US fraud charges, seen as flight risk

 

NP View: The real problem with Canada signing the UN Global Migration Pact

 

Toronto appears to have hit a one-year high in pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. Over 40 per cent of those deaths happened in Scarborough

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

Census Bureau: 5 Richest U.S. Counties Are D.C. Suburbs; 10 of Nation's 20 Richest Counties in D.C. Area

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Huawei arrest stokes fears of China reprisals among America Inc executives

 

China set to launch spacecraft to moon's far, "dark" side

 

Searching for New Atlantis in China

 

China’s Iran oil imports to rebound in December as buyers use US waivers

 

China is Angry With Trump’s Trade ‘Antics'

 

CONGRESS

 

The New Farm Bill Is So Bad That Supporters Don’t Want Its Details Released

 

Say No to Defense Cuts

 

CONSTITUTION

 

How the Founders Protected the Natural Right of Religious Liberty

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on smoking pot, impulsive tweets

 

COURTS

 

Christian businessman goes to prison for helping child escape court-imposed lesbian ‘mother’

 

Man convicted of murder in death at Charlottesville protest

 

Yes, They ARE Coming For Your Guns

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

CNN headquarters evacuated due to bomb threat

 

Watch: Apparently Homeless Man Shoves Passerby Into Path Of Oncoming Truck

 

Tragedy: Sheriff Who Died In Borderline Shooting Was Killed By CHP Officer Returning Fire, Not Shooter

 

Miss Kentucky 2014 charged with sending nudes to boy 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

"Beats being on death row": Inmate's last words before execution 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

State Democratic Parties Revolt Against DNC Over Voter Data Plan

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Poll shows huge Democrat bias toward Muslims, against Christians

 

Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not

 

One possible reason Hillary Clinton looked distracted during funeral

 

The Real Beto O’Rourke

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Feds Spend $149,631 To Determine How Ranchers ‘Perceive and Communicate’ About Climate Change

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Watch Your Back: Liberal Feminist Supports Betsy DeVos Title IX Reforms  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

So, It Looks Like Michael Cohen Really Didn't Stab Trump In The Back (But He Could Have)

 

Mueller applauds Flynn as ‘exemplary’ after ruining his life

So, It Looks Like Michael Cohen Really Didn't Stab Trump In The Back (But He Could Have)

DiGenova: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein 'Deserves the Guillotine'

Prosecutors recommend 'substantial' prison sentence for ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Mueller: Manafort lied about 5 key things 

Dershowitz: Cohen memo is trailer for Mueller report

McCabe, Rosenstein opened obstruction probe after Trump fired Comey, before Mueller was hired: report

The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job 

Report: Andrew McCabe Launched Obstruction Probe into Trump Before Mueller Appointment

McCabe opened obstruction of justice probe into Trump before Mueller investigation: Report

The Mueller Bombshell That Wasn’t

 

Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration

 

SDNY Drops Sentencing Memo on Cohen. Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know.

 

Bombshell: Giuliani Says Mueller Investigation Thinks Trump Knew About Trump Tower Meeting

 

DISNEY

 

Go On and Kiss the Girl

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street tumbles, indexes post biggest weekly losses since March

 

Dow closes down 550 points as stocks post biggest weekly fall since March

 

Stocks’ Worst Week Since March Leaves Fund Managers No Room for Error

 

Hiring slower as employers add 155K jobs

 

Why the stock market is freaking out

 

Job market so tight, employers are turning to these struggling workers

 

Dow falls 400 points on trade confusion

 

Asian shares steady as Beijing calms US-China trade row

 

U.S. Job Growth Slows; Monthly Wage Gains Miss Expectations

 

How a yield-curve inversion can turn into a ‘self-fulfilling’ recession prophecy

 

Record 156,795,000 Employed in USA, 13th  Record-Breaker Under Trump

 

Hispanic Employment, Workforce Participation Rise in November

 

Manufacturing Jobs Up 27,000 in November; 456,000 Under Trump

 

Government Jobs -6,000 in November

 

Bitcoin falls 10% as bad news descends like ‘cockroaches coming out of a hole’

 

Capitalism in America, Up and Down

 

Treasury yields come off intraday highs after November jobs report

 

These stocks suffered the biggest losses of the week

 

Gold logs highest settlement since July, with biggest weekly gain since August

 

Consumer credit grows at fastest rate in 11 months in October

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Conservatives Triumph Over Free Speech-Hating UC Berkeley

 

UNC Teaching Assistants Strike Over Confederate Monument

 

Boy with autism dies after being restrained at school

 

At Williams, a Play in Part About Race Called Off Before Opening Night

 

UNC student won't apologize for being conservative

 

MIT Report Recommends Keeping Saudi Relationships

 

An Anti-Union (Liberal) College?

 

Report: Without Evidence, Hundreds Of Academics Denounce Young Scholar As Racist

 

Students Taking More Credit Courses and Introductory Math Faring Well

 

A New Model for Professors in the Netherlands

 

NYC Health Dept. Issues Mandatory Exclusions for Non-Vaccinated Students

 

ELECTIONS

 

Yes, Voter Fraud Is Real

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

These Swing Elections May Not Really Be Wave Elections

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Michael Bloomberg’s Potential 2020 Run Worries Bloomberg News Reporters

 

Can the Democrats Really Win 2020 with a New Green Deal?

 

Pro-Abortion Elizabeth Warren May Have Blown Presidential Chances With Embarrassing DNA Test

 

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Trump can avoid a ‘Day of Infamy’ on the economic front in 2020

 

Elizabeth Warren Is Tested and Found Wanting

 

Trump advisers fear 2020 nightmare: A recession

 

Democrats' 2020 Field Shaping Up to Be an Entertaining 'Old vs Young' Slugfest

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices rally as OPEC and Russia reach a deal to cut production

 

Energy Prices

 

Saudi Arabia Juggles Iran and U.S. Shale to Deliver OPEC Deal

 

U.S. Becomes Net Oil Exporter for First Time Since Truman Presidency  

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Here's How Trump Will Rein In EPA Bureaucrats

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Finland: Two attempts by “failed asylum seekers” to cause bus accidents; one tried to steer onto oncoming traffic

 

As signing of UN Migration Pact nears, EU proposal asks “migrant-averse” countries to show “solidarity” by paying up

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

McCabe, Rosenstein opened obstruction probe after Trump fired Comey, before Mueller was hired: report

 

The frantic scramble before Mueller got the job

 

Report: Andrew McCabe Launched Obstruction Probe into Trump Before Mueller Appointment

 

McCabe opened obstruction of justice probe into Trump before Mueller investigation: Report

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

Trump, on a Future Debt Crisis: 'Yeah, But I Won't Be Here'

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Three More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled Over

 

FRANCE

 

Irish Lecturer Slaughtered In France For 'Insulting Muhammad'

 

Yellow vest protest: Which parts of Paris should you avoid on Saturday?

 

The Riots In France Aren’t Just About Gas Taxes, But About The West’s Decline

 

Number of cultural sites to close in Paris on Saturday reaches 48

 

Eiffel Tower to close as Paris braces for violence

 

Latest: France in crisis as country braces for more violence

 

France: Muslim migrant says he stabbed university lecturer to death because he “insulted Muhammad”

 

French president goes AWOL as protests, violence plague Paris

 

Images of students’ arrests ‘shocking’, France in ‘exceptional violence’ – education minister

 

ICYMI: Yellow vests are all the rage on the sidewalks of Paris, as Macron slams into reverse (Video)

 

Against Backdrop Of 'Yellow Vest' Protests In France, Muslim Brotherhood Denies Involvement In Them – But Expresses Support For Protestors, Gloats Over Macron's Troubles

 

GERMANY

 

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Replaces Merkel as Germany’s CDU Party Leader

 

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: The women behind the 'mini-Merkel' headlines

 

Merkel to deliver Harvard commencement address(German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany: Man converts to Islam, joins the Islamic State because that’s “where Allah’s word cannot be changed”

 

Merkel 2.0? Chancellor’s ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected to lead Germany’s CDU party

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

Massachusetts Becomes Second State To Sue Exxon Over Climate Change

 

Climate Hoax: Global CO2 Emissions Spike, Despite Paris Climate Pledges

 

Saddam Hussein's Climate Experiment

 

Climate-Modeling Illusions Not Based on Reality

 

GOP

 

Conservative Republicans Must Have a Drastic Change in Strategy To Survive

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Woman who rinsed her sinuses with tap water using a neti pot dies from rare brain-eating amoeba

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Kevin Hart Steps Down From Hosting Oscars After Derogatory Tweets About Homosexuals Resurfaced

 

GLAAD CEO: Kevin Hart Should Not Have Quit as Oscars Host

 

'Murphy Brown' Star Candice Bergen Credits Trump for Golden Globe Nomination

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

25 years after release, ‘Schindler’s List’ returns as preeminent Holocaust film

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Jewish centrists are leading the fight to keep Nancy Pelosi in charge

 

Lawmakers fume as 'gleeful' ex-FBI boss is silenced by DOJ lawyer

 

House Republicans Expect to Learn More About Clinton Foundation Probe Next Week

 

Democrat Congresswoman Helps Illegals Into Country

 

Rashida Tlaib Misrepresented Soros Stipend in Financial Disclosures

 

A Giant List Of Questions The House Needs To Ask James Comey In His Deposition

 

House Republicans question James Comey

 

House Democrats Look To Limit Lawmakers' Gun Rights

 

Paul Ryan’s Legacy: The Destruction Of American Sovereignty

 

Comey speaks out after hearing

 

Comey to return for more questioning as Trump rips ex-FBI chief

 

Comey refuses to answer key questions behind closed doors

 

Watch: Comey Dodges Key Question About Using Dossier To Get FISA Warrant

 

Issa claims DOJ attorneys shut down key questions to Comey

 

CBC pans move that could help Pelosi in speakership battle

 

Ocasio-Cortez Threatens To Retaliate Against Trump Jr. Over Meme, Twitter Explodes With Accusations Of Ethics Violations

 

'Damaged goods': Alleged fraud has GOP bracing for loss of N.C. seat

 

Pelosi: The Border Wall Is ‘Immoral,’ But We Need To ‘Secure Our Borders’

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Undocumented workers say Trump golf club hired them despite immigration status

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Asylum-seeking caravan migrants dumped by ICE overwhelm city’s shelters

 

INDIA

 

One Hundred And Fifty Hindu Terrorists Attack Christians At Church, The Violence Is So Bad The Churches May Cancel Christmas

 

India’s ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

 

India's July-September current account gap hits four-year high on oil price rise

 

IRAN

 

U.S. Fears Iran Planning ‘Massive Regional War’ in Middle East

 

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim World League chief: Islam protects rights of minorities  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Read: Almost 300 million Christians persecuted worldwide, their religious freedom restricted in 22 Muslim countries .)

 

Chicago: Play company based in a church presents Muslim view of Jesus’ birth as a “love letter to the Muslims”

 

Houston Mayor honors Hamas-linked group, proclaims December 9 “CAIR-TEXAS, Houston Day”

 

Georgia: Muslim family claims that driver made obscene gestures and swerved into their lane because they were Muslim

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Sara Netanyahu questioned by police over alleged fraud in hiring ex-aide  (Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israel using ‘passive seismic’ technology to expose Hezbollah’s attack tunnels

 

Greenblatt blasts countries that worked to defeat UN vote

 

Trump praises Israel as ‘your country’ to American Jews

 

Former DM on Outgoing IDF Chief: He Is Like Peace Now  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Woman, baby killed, 3 injured in Highway 6 car accident

 

Palestinian Authority, Fatah Act To Thwart UN Resolution Condemning Hamas Rocket Attacks On Israel: 'We Will Not Allow Hamas To Be Labeled A Terror Organization'; 'We Will Serve As Its Body Armor'

 

Massachusetts police chief cancels Israel training trip

 

Fatah: If Hamas is a terrorist organization, so are we

 

Is Israel's system of government really democratic?

 

Are Israel’s Strikes on Hezbollah’s Tunnels a Precursor to a Bigger Operation?

 

Hizballah Puts Forces on Alert after Israel Tries Passing the Tunnel Buck to UNIFIL

 

Israel & Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Under-the-table Relationship

 

Hamas employees receive salaries thanks to Qatari cash

 

Lebanese View Israel’s Operation Targeting Hizbullah Tunnels As A Ploy

 

Temporarily Defused, The Gaza Powder Keg Cannot Be Ignored

 

Weakening Iran by targeting Hezbollah

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan Government to Halt Buying Huawei, ZTE

 

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

 

MARIJUANA

 

Marlboro maker enters marijuana business

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN Blames Bomb Threat on Trump Tweet Calling Out Its Liberal Bias as “Fake News”

 

Hannity, Malkin Gang Up On An Immigration Activist Who Refused To Answer Simple Question

 

CNN Anchor Baits Muslim Republican Into Bashing Trump — He Shuts It Down Entirely

 

Plop! The Sound of Tucker Carlson Landing on the Anti-Trump Boat

 

Fox News' Tucker Carlson Loses Patience With Donald Trump: 'I Don't Think He's Capable'

 

Sick: ABC News Reporters Fantasize, Joke About Planning Trump Funeral

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican President Peña Nieto Touts "Economic Integration" of North America

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

For First Time Ever, Christian Mass Held Openly In Saudi Arabia

 

Yemen military offensive ‘still open if Houthis reject Hodeida pullout’

 

Two Saudi-designed satellites launch into space

 

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon sends flight over Ukraine following Russian naval incident

 

Search on for missing Marine plane crews off Japan

 

Marines identify "dedicated leader" killed in crash off Japan coast

 

Air Force missed chances to stop church shooter from buying gun, watchdog says

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Passengers Will Pay for New NYC Wage Hike

 

New York's War On Uber, Lyft And Other Ride-Sharing Companies   

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA's InSight Mars Lander reveals stunningly clear pictures of the Red Planet

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani Government Stands Up For Persecuted Christians, Charges Asia Bibi Protestors With Terrorism And Subversion

 

Pakistan's Army Says It Backs U.S. Peace Talks With Afghan Taliban

 

Pakistan Ousts 18 Aid Agencies. Human Rights Minister Tweets 'They Must Leave'

 

'Do not want Pakistan treated like a hired gun': PM Khan on US ties

 

POLITICS

 

Impact Awards Honors Mark Levin, Ed Meese, and Other Conservatives

 

RUSSIA

 

Picture and video: See Putin’s daughter in rare TV appearance

 

Kremlin Shrugs off U.S. Call to Scrap Nuclear-Capable Missile

 

U.S. Envoy Says Russia Shows No Indication It Wants to Save INF

 

Russia to start reducing oil production as quickly as possible, says energy chief

 

Ex-Science Teachers Busted in Breaking Bad-Style Drug Lab in Russia

 

Trump Calls Putin's Bluff on INF Treaty

 

Russian State Channel Apologizes for Passing Belarussian as a Ukrainian Opponent of Maidan

 

US accuses Russia of lying on Syria attack to undermine truce

 

U.S. Security and Russia: Choices and Consequences

 

Russian official offered Trump campaign ‘political’ cooperation in 2015

 

SATANISM

 

Satanists Erect Sacrilegious Statue Inside State Legislature Next to Christmas Display

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Dick’s Sporting Goods Says Gun-Control Stance Hurt Business, May Close Field & Stream

 

SENATE

 

Saudis must pay for journalist's death: Senators

 

Pondering Punishment Over ‘Khashoggi Affair’

 

Sacramento Newspaper Slams Kamala Harris for Denying Knowledge of Harassment Lawsuit Against Top Aide

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook Censors Image of Santa Kneeling Before Jesus

 

Facebook is the villain, and now everyone knows

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

2 children among 12 killed in shootout between bank robbers, police in Brazil

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Seoul-Tokyo brawl could blow up into economic war

 

Investors rush to savings accounts riding on rate hike

 

U.S., S.Korea Cancel Another Large-Scale Military Drill

 

Koreas not decided on schedule of N.K. leader's visit

 

KTX train details, no causalities reported [Photos]

 

Kim Jong-un may prefer surprise visit to Seoul: experts

 

Cold wave sweeps through Korea, suspending all ferry services at Incheon port

 

South Korean diplomat to lead UN development agencies

 

SPORTS

 

Former MLB players Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car crash

 

STATES

 

Mudslides, flooding still feared after heavy rain in wildfire-scorched SoCal areas

 

Winter storm moving into South with flooding rain

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court takes up closely watched double jeopardy case

 

TAIWAN

 

Huawei: A Trojan Horse Inside Taiwan?

 

THINK TANKS

 

Can Opioid Addiction Be Treated With Heroin?

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

9 Transgender Patients Complain Of Mutilation, Botched Sex-Change Surgeries In Oregon 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey: Muslim columnist says he opposes education, sports, culture, and enlightenment

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

London stocks end higher, with house builders taking the lead

 

Will antisemitism drive British Jews to make aliyah to Israel?

 

Mandatory Implantation of Microchips in Employees? UK Gov’t Says it Would Likely be Illegal

 

UK: Petition against UN Migration Pact passes 100,000 signatures, requiring Parliament to respond

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Heather Nauert, Trump’s Pick to Succeed Haley at UN, Praised as ‘Capable,’ ‘Well-Informed’

 

Despite Majority, Effort to Condemn Hamas Fails at United Nations

 

Haley: No One Believes Me, I’m Not Even Thinking About Running for President

 

Pessimism Hangs Over Yemen Peace Talks As UN Tries To Avert Mass Famine

 

The Human Rights Declaration Turns 70

 

Outgoing UN envoy makes new appeal to Syria’s warring sides

 

Washington’s Move To Garner UN Condemnation Of Iranian Missile Test Highlights Ambiguity Of Issue

 

VATICAN 

 

Pope continues his outreach to Muslims with visit to the United Arab Emirates

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Team Trump taps massive rallies for volunteers to form 2020 re-election ground game

 

Tillerson just exposed Trump's greatest weakness

 

Trump confirms he'll pick Barr to return as AG, Nauert to follow Haley at UN

 

Sources: John Kelly likely out soon, no longer speaking to Trump

 

Exclusive: Mueller investigators questioned John Kelly in obstruction probe

 

Trump rants about Mueller investigation

 

Trump moving ahead with second Kim summit

 

Watch: Trump Addresses Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference

 

Sources: Kelly Has No Intention Of Resigning, Despite Trump Wanting Him To Leave

 

Trump upbeat on China talks; aides downplay Huawei arrest friction

 

Trump calls Tillerson 'lazy as hell' after ex-Secretary of State's criticism

 

Nick Ayers is Trump's next chief of staff — unless his enemies can stop him

 

A Major National Security Shakeup: Nauert In—and Kelly Out?

 

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