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Thursday, December 13, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

President Trump’s Decision to Defund Planned Parenthood of $50-60 Million Likely to Win in Court

 

Nashville's sole remaining abortion clinic suspends abortion provision

 

Barack Obama, The Abortion President, Receives Human Rights Award

 

Abortion opponents are starting to worry Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh isn't the ally they were expecting

 

Scientist Tells Congress: “We Do Not Need Body Parts From Aborted Babies to Treat Patients”

 

There's a New Push to Change New York's Outdated Abortion Law

 

Federal Court Forces Little Sisters of the Poor to Once Again Fund Abortions

 

Ohio Senate passes ban on aborting babies with heartbeats, ‘pro-life’ Kasich vows to veto

 

Planned Parenthood is in the Killing Business, Not Health Care

 

For Decades Science Has Confirmed Life Begins at Conception and a Fetus is a Baby

 

All I Want for Christmas is Planned Parenthood Defunded

 

Wisconsin Abortions Increase After New Abortion Facility Opened in Milwaukee

 

Michigan Legislature Passes Ban on Dangerous Webcam Abortions

 

Doug Jones (US Senator of Alabama (D) on Abortion: ‘I Am in Favor of a Woman’s Freedom to Choose’

 

Woman Writes Disturbing Death Note To Her Aborted Baby: “I Loved You But You Just Weren’t Meant to Be”

 

Heartbeat Abortion Bill Moves Forward in Ohio Legislature

 

Online Pharmacy Runs Half-Price Christmas Special on Morning After Pills That Can Abort Babies

 

Woman performs 'lullaby' that came to her before abortion

 

Celebrity Priest Father James Martin Endorses Online Store That Supports Abortion

 

How 'Shout Your Abortion' grew from a Seattle hashtag into a book

 

Abortion killed more British babies in 2017 than previously reported

 

Ireland Parliament Votes to Legalize Abortions Up to 6 Months, Overturn Legal Protections for Unborn Babies

 

ADOPTION

 

New York State Issues Ultimatum To Faith-Based Adoption Agency

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Official: Roadside bombing kills 3 civilians in Afghanistan

 

Should the U.S. still have troops in Afghanistan? Two veterans reflect on their service

 

Red gold: Afghanistan saffron production grows

 

Afghanistan: What’s in a Victory?

 

 

AFRICA

 

Watch: Bolton: New Africa Strategy Is Tough On China, Russia, U.N.

 

Two witch doctor cannibals jailed in grisly dismemberment murder  

 

 

AGRICULTURE

 

American Prices for Soybeans and Corn Are on the Mend

 

AIRLINES

 

Southwest Airlines flight turns around after crew members discover human heart onboard

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

The Women’s March Anti-Semites: A Cautionary, ‘Intersectional’ Tale

 

Planned Parenthood “Proud” to Stand With Women’s March Despite Its Widespread Anti-Semitism

 

Europe's Jew-Hating Virus

 

Women's March Taking Heat From All Sides -- With One Very Big Exception

 

Anti-Semitic video, fliers posted in wake of Hitler salute prom photo

 

Marc Lamont Hill keeps job after call to ‘free Palestine from river to sea’

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Dollar Down On China Data Misses, But Focused On Fed

 

Australian Market Declines

 

Australian prosecutor threatens US media for breaking publication ban on Cdl. Pell’s trial

 

A Vatican supremo was just convicted of sex abuse in Melbourne. But Australian media can't report it

 

Archaeologists uncover ring bearing seal of Roman governor who ordered Jesus’ death

 

Australia warns citizens ahead of expected Jerusalem move 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Lawyers of ex-Nissan boss: Carmaker could have planted evidence 

 

BIOETHICS

 

Making 'designer babies' without ethics is a recipe for disaster

 

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Strong Borders Is a Moral Category

 

A Secure America Requires A Secure Border Wall: So Build It

 

Video Shows Migrants Severely Injured After Climbing Border Wall

 

CANADA

 

TSX falls 0.22 percent, financials weigh

 

LGBT activists want to force Catholic schools in Canada to hire teachers in same-sex ‘marriage’

 

Toronto one of dozens of cities dealing with bomb threat hoaxes

 

Canada caught between a rock and a hard place in the case of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

 

Randall Denley: Ontario's deficit report shows cuts alone are not enough to restore fiscal sanity

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christians stage live nativity outside Supreme Court, US Capitol to show religious freedom is alive

 

COMEDY

 

Kevin Hart and the Politics of Comedy

 

COMMUNIST CHINA  

 

China Cracks Down on Unofficial Church, Arresting Pastor and 100 Members 

 

Chinese state media urges Canada to defy U.S., free Huawei executive

 

Physicist linked to China program

 

China confirms 2 missing Canadians being held

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

‘Sonic attacks’ against diplomats in Cuba remain a mystery 

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Impeachment-Obsessed Congress Still Hiding Its Sexual Harassers

 

Fox News Poll: Pelosi, McConnell face ratings in the tank heading into new term

 

Congress May Have Fallen for Facebook’s Trap but You Don’t Have to

 

 The left and its national security problem

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Apple to build second campus in Austin, TX

 

COURTS

 

The Federal Judge Overseeing Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Just Dropped A Major Bombshell

 

Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Trump $293,000

 

Nearly 70 Former Judges Call for ICE to Make Courthouses Sanctuary Spaces

 

Michael Cohen sentenced to three years as federal prosecutors zero in on Trump

 

THIS IS HUGE! Judge Sentencing General Flynn Demands to See FBI 302 Documents on Flynn Ambush Interview

 

Maria Butina admits to conspiracy against US

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Cop killed, K-9 critically wounded in traffic-stop shooting, officials say

 

Bomb threats emailed to multiple US locations

 

Teen at a middle school shoots at cops before killing himself, police say


Bomb threats made at Columbine High School, site of 1999 shooting

 

Ex-Miss Kentucky sent pix of bare breasts to boy, 15: ...

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Cybersecurity: The New Frontier in Human Rights

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hero to Zero: The Rise and Fall of Michael Avenatti

 

Double Standard: Only Obama Can Obliterate His Own Citizens

 

Whistleblowers: Clinton Foundation Operated Outside Bounds of Non-Profit – Brokered Money and Pharmaceuticals (Video)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Justice Dept IG blames tech trouble for missing Strzok-Page messages; some phones wiped

 

Gregg Jarrett’s ‘Russia Hoax’ Captures the Real Collusion

 

Cohen Attorney Lanny Davis: Cohen Will Work with Mueller for Next Three Months Finding a Trump Crime Before Heading to the Slammer

 

Report: Feds Investigating Trump Inauguration Spending

 

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to let transgender military ban take effect

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks close mostly lower as trade-fueled rally fizzles out

 

U.S. Stocks Drift on Trade Jitters; Dollar Climbs: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street ends flat as nervous investors flock to defensive shares

 

S&P 500 ends choppy session flat

 

Asian shares surge as US-China trade thaw seen, sterling wobbles

 

Gold declines as palladium retreats from a record settlement

 

U.S. Homebuilders Are Resorting to Price Cuts to Lure Buyers

 

10-year Treasury yield holds steady near 2.9

 

‘People are underinvested,’ and they’re going to miss out, warns Wall Street vet

 

Bitcoin slumps to fresh 15-month low as crypto rout continues

 

EDUCATION

 

Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara School District Over ‘Unconscious Bias’ Curriculum

 

Heavyweight Showdown Over Research Access

 

The Regents' farcical teacher-evaluation con

 

A Direct Contradiction

 

Encouraging More Women to Pursue Skilled Trades

 

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

 

The Riots In France Perfectly Illustrate Why We Need The Electoral College

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Republicans refuse to admit they got creamed in the midterms

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Democrats wary of ‘kids’ table’ spectacle in crowded 2020 debates

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends sharply higher as Saudis reportedly plan to cut crude exports to U.S. refiners

 

Energy Prices

 

OPEC output jumped last month, even as production cuts loom: IEA

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Italy stocks stand out in Europe, where ECB grabs the spotlight

 

EU Copyright Directive Goes Too Far

 

Reports: Leading Muslim Brotherhood Anti-Semitic, Jihad-Inciting Religious Leader Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Removed From Interpol's Wanted List

 

Vienna says still wants to give citizenship to descendants of Holocaust victims

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI misses deadline to provide docs to Grassley's panel investigating Clinton whistleblower raid

 

THE REAL COLLUSION: Obama’s FBI Paid More on Russian Dirt and Fake News in 2016 Election Than Russia Did

 

Comey Continues to Display His Lack of Credibility

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

U.S. Budget Deficit Hits Widest on Record for Month of November

 

No, The Deficit Isn't 'Soaring,' And Yes, Tax Revenues Are At Record Highs

 

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; Still Run $305.4B Deficit

 

U.S. Budget Deficit Hits Widest on Record for Month of November

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

U.S. recession risks jump, Fed rate hike expectations slump: Reuters poll 

 

FEMINISM

 

US bishop appoints ‘woman feminist’ to lead parish

 

The Jewish backstory of the radical gang from Chicago’s Women’s Liberation Union

 

FRANCE

 

French Riots Really Aren't About Global Warming — They're About Tax Heavy Socialism

 

Ford accused of 'treachery' in France over factory closure in south west

 

France shooting suspect Cherif Chekatt was radicalized while in jail: officials

 

Populist Revolt Against Climate Change

 

France and the Media During the Jihadist War

 

Strasbourg gunman Cherif Chekatt shot dead by French police

 

Jihad in Strasbourg

 

Strasbourg attacker killed by police

 

French Interior Minister says Strasbourg jihad murderer was being watched in a “relatively serious manner”

 

GERMANY

 

Germany opens probe against Strasbourg attack suspect

 

German court suspends trial of ex-Nazi death camp guard over health woes

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate crusaders need to fix their gaping 'democracy deficit'

 

10 YEARS AGO TODAY – Al Gore Predicted North Pole Would Be COMPLETELY ICE FREE in Five Years

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Report: Google Funds Establishment Conservatives to Fight Tech Regulation

 

GOP

 

Kansas GOP lawmaker defects to Democrats, says she ‘cannot be complicit in supporting’ Trump

 

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Shut the down government for real border control — not for the wall

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Holocaust survivor, who told his story to thousands, killed by car in Oregon

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Nancy Pelosi: ‘We Continue to Strive to Secure the Right to Life…’

 

The Democratic Party’s New Face: Congressional Muslims Who Ridicule Christians and More

 

Incoming Muslim Congresswomen Mock Pence’s Christian Faith

 

Pelosi Nears Speakership After Clinching Deal With Holdouts

 

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House - the Sequel (Worse Than the Original)

 

Ted Lieu admits tyrannical desires: ‘I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech’

 

Crackpot Democrat Ted Lieu: I Would “Love to Be Able to Regulate the Content of Speech” (Video)

 

Ocasio-Cortez Is a Pain in Pelosi’s Agenda

 

Rep. Lamar Smith: Google Will Have ‘Dramatic Impact’ on Elections

 

How Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explain Communism's 100 Million Dead?

 

Pelosi Mocks Trump for Insisting Mexico Will Pay for Wall

 

Border Wall Trump’s Manhood according to Pelosi


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

ICE Thwarts MS-13 Murder Plot; Gangbangers Collared

 

INDIA

 

India elections: Should Modi be worried?   (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

India's ruling party seeks to energize workers after state losses

 

IRAN

 

Obama’s War is Upon Us (How the ex-Radical-in-Chief created a security vacuum that Iran rushed to fill.)

 

Iran expert: Deterring Iran in Syria key, but still far from direct attack

 

IRAQ

 

New Iraqi government courts Russian embrace

 

ISLAM

 

 

Be Careful When Dealing With CAIR

 

ISRAEL

 

Fatah, Palestinian Authority Glorify Perpetrators Of Recent Terror Attacks, Calling Them 'Heroes' Who 'Traced The Map Of The Homeland In Their Pure Blood'; Fatah Calls To Escalate The Confrontation With Israel

 

United Nations, Egypt and Jordan could scuttle Trump’s peace plan

 

Vivian Bercovici: Israel catches Hezbollah in the act, and the UN looks away

 

Fatah “prays for the souls” of 2 murderers - “The heroes of the homeland”

 

Two soldiers dead, a third soldier and a civilian in critical condition from Palestinian shooting near Bethel

 

Stopping the wave of terror attacks, before the tsunami hits

 

Israel fills vacuum in terror fight as U.S. reduces troop levels

 

Hamas behind Ofra and Barkan terror, celebrates three “successful” months

 

Israeli Mom and Premature Infant Battle for Their Lives after Palestinian Attack

 

Former Mayor of Shiloh, Israel: Border Wall Cut Down Illegal Immigration to ZERO in 2017 (Video)

 

Crowd chants for Netanyahu to resign as 1,000 protest outside PM’s residence

 

Sharp Escalation in Stoning, Firebombing Terror Attacks in Judea & Samaria

 

AG green-lights legalization of 2,000 settler homes built on Palestinian land

 

Australia could recognize Jerusalem as soon as Saturday

 

Mahmoud Abbas Offers Faint Condemnation of ‘Violence’ While Hamas Calls for ‘Day of Rage’ in Palestinian Authority  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

U.S. Congress Targets Israel’s Enemies With Passing Of ‘Human Shields’ Act

 

Senior IDF commander signals a single Hamas cell behind both West Bank (Judea and Samaria) shootings

 

National Union threatens coalition

 

Soldiers killed in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) terror attack named as Yovel Mor Yosef, Yosef Cohen

 

Israel Sends Military Delegation To Moscow Amid Frayed Ties Over Syria

 

Mother who lost her infant in terror attack vows to have ‘many more babies’

 

The Palestinian bluff: The terror authority

 

Trudeau condemns West Bank (Judea and Samara) terror attack after baby of Israeli-Canadian dies

 

Terrorists On The Run: The Complexity Of Israeli Manhunts In Palestinian Territory

 

After Airbnb settlement snub, an all-Israel rental site goes live

 

IDF identifies soldiers killed: Yuval Mor Yosef, 20, and Yosef Cohen, 19   (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Poisoned Animals Caught In Palestinian Bureaucratic Net

 

Cancer is Israel’s biggest killer, though death rate is among lowest in world

 

Uri Ariel's party will not vote with the coalition as long as residents of Judea and Samaria aren't s

 

Former IDF Deputy Chief: Israel Should Be Wary Of Gulf States (with Video)

 

PA claims Israel responsible for upsurge of violence in West Bank(Judea and Samaria)

 

When Hamas Takes Center Stage In The Realm Of World Opinion

 

The Barghouti clan’s jihad against Israel

 

LEBANON

 

In Lebanon, Criticism Of Hizbullah's Tunnels Into Israel: Hizbullah May Drag Lebanon Into War; The Lebanese Government Must Demand That Hizbullah Stop Violating UNSC Resolution 1701

 

 

MEDIA 

 

Samantha Bee Says Americans Who Watch Fox News are Racist Nazis

 

Mika Brzezinski apologizes after calling Mike Pompeo 'a wannabe dictator's butt boy' on 'Morning Joe'

 

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano: N.Y. prosecutors think they can prove Trump felony

 

NRATV slams ‘dishonest’ media amid reports Dan Bongino dropped by network

 

Mark Levin rips media for ‘regurgitating’ SDNY’S ‘self-serving brief’ to hurt Trump

 

TIC-TOC… HANNITY SHOW: “Lots of Sealed Indictments” — “Big Announcements Coming Soon on Dossier, FISA Abuse and Uranium One Deal” (Video)

 

SICK! CNN Attacks First Lady Melania Trump After Complaining to Hannity – But Said Nothing When Michelle Obama Complained (Video)

 

MEDICARE

 

Americans Not Sold on Medicare For All

 

 

MEXICO

 

Accused ‘terrorist’ behind migrant caravan members demand of $50,000 apiece to go back home

 

Mexico announces crackdown on illegal immigration: ‘Get in line and you can enter our country’

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia & UAE To Launch Cross-Border Cryptocurrency

 

Saudis hold “International Conference on Islamic unity” and “perils of exclusion” in city where non-Muslims banned

 

MILITARY

 

Healing Wounded Warrior Project

 

Inside the secret US military mission that located the Titanic

 

Family, friends remember Marines killed in KC-130J crash off Japan coast

 

Welcome to the jungle: Marine engineers tackle tough terrain during Okinawa exercise

 

Bath Iron Works launches Navy’s final Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer

 

'We must do better' in wake of Marine deaths, lawmakers say

 

US troops in Europe told to check in after deadly Christmas market attack

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan, With Its Severe Blasphemy Laws, Says It’s ‘A Multi-Religious and Pluralistic Society’

 

Formation of body to probe cybercrime under way, Senate panel told

 

Trump administration places Pakistan on list of worst violators of religious freedom

 

Global outcry over INGOs’ closure in Pakistan

 

POLITICS

 

Here’s The Problem With PolitiFact’s ‘Lie Of The Year’

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Americans Think More Religion Would Make the Country a Better Place

 

RUSSIA 

 

Putin Makes Vladivostok the Capital of Russia’s Far East, Replacing Khabarovsk   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

EU summit prolongs economic sanctions against Russia for six months

 

Putin's Ratings in 2018, a Sign of Things to Come? An Interview With Alexei Levinson

 

 

SENATE

 

Claire McCaskill Blames Brett Kavanaugh for Her Defeat in Senate Farewell Speech

 

Behar suggests GOP sen. should ‘go to jail’ for not speaking out against Trump

 

Senate Republicans to Trump: Please, No Shutdown

 

Senate Democrats win first skirmish in fight to tighten campaign finances rules

 

Senate takes new steps to end U.S. military’s role in Yemen

 

Behar suggests GOP sen. should ‘go to jail’ for not speaking out against Trump

 

Senate rebukes Trump, condemns Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi murder

 

Schumer: If Mexico Paying for Wall, Then ‘Let’s Fund Government’

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Buffy actress Eliza Dushku reveals she was written off CBS series after reporting her co-star for sexual harassment - which the network tried to bury with a secret $9.5M settlement

 

SOCIALISM

 

Under Socialism, You Can’t Even Afford to Die

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

S. Korea orders 2nd Japan firm to compensate forced laborers

 

South Korea eyes $300-million deal to buy U.S. missiles for Aegis destroyers

 

Troops cross North-South Korea Demilitarized Zone in peace for 1st time ever

 

SPACE

 

Virgin Galactic test flight soars 50 miles high, opening space tourism era

 

SPORTS

 

Dear Parents: Resist the Madness of Organized Children’s Sports

 

STATES

 

Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires

 

In the Image of Joseph Stalin — Incoming NY AG Promises to Target and Destroy Trump and Family — Will Find a Crime Later!

 

No one is targeting the real corruption plaguing New York

 

SYRIA

 

Cracks Exposed: American Influence In Syria Peace Process Waning

 

TAIWAN

 

China Debt Scrutinized More by Taiwan Banks Eyeing Trade War

 

TRADE

 

How The New NAFTA Trade Deal Lets Big Tech Squelch Conservative Speech

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

The Transgender Movement Is Not Interested In Compromise

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey conducts airstrikes against PKK targets in Iraq

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

Attention returns to Brexit turmoil, leaving London stocks in the red

 

Theresa May Survives Leadership Challenge, but Brexit Plan Is Still in Peril  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Huawei $2 billion security pledge followed walkout by British official: sources

 

Theresa May and the Conservative Will to Power

 

EU to Step Up Plans for No-Deal Brexit as Bloc Plays Hardball With May

 

May Wins More Time, but Only After a Humbling Concession

 

Church of England Now Offers Baptism-Style Ceremony for Transgenders

 

UK government’s adoption of UN migration pact “all but violates” its pledge to cut immigration

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN's Guterres: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince contributed to reaching Yemen agreement

 

VATICAN

 

Pope cans cardinals named in sex abuse scandals from his cabinet

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Russian Strategic Bombers Fly Over Caribbean With Venezuelan Jets

 

In Venezuelan, families can't even afford to properly bury the dead

 

Maduro Claims Bolton Ready to Invade Venezuela

 

In Venezuelan, families can't even afford to properly bury the dead

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump says GM shift to electric vehicles is 'not going to work'

 

White House to Officially Delay China Tariff Hike to March, Sources Say

 

Melania blasts ‘opportunists,’ says media focuses too much on ‘nonsense’

 

As Trump Cries ‘No Collusion,’ Other Campaign Inquiries Close In

 

Trump's Comments on Huawei Extradition Could Help Meng's Case

 

Trump Gets Win as Xi Makes Good on Pledge to Buy U.S. Soybeans   (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Trump said to be considering son-in-law Kushner for chief of staff role

 

Trump is unmasked as third person at meeting with Michael Cohen and Enquirer's David Pecker where they hatched plan to buy-and-bury stories about his 'affairs' that BOTH other parties have admitted broke campaign laws

 

Melania Trump's poll numbers plummet

 

White House Cancels Christmas Party For Press

 

Trump was at the illegal hush money meeting, source says

 

Andrew McCarthy BLASTS Judge Napolitano’s Accusations of Trump Campaign Violations : “That’s Not What Happened at All!” (Video)

 

Donald Trump Jr.: My dad once ‘regifted’ me something I gave him

 

Trump Says He Would Intervene in Huawei Case to Get China Deal

 

Exclusive: Trump says Fed shouldn't hike rates, but calls Powell 'a good man'

 

Trump Predicts Public Would ‘Revolt' If Congress Impeaches Him

 

Exclusive: Trump says China 'back in the market' for U.S. soybeans

 

 

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