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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM   

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Woman Has an Abortion to Keep Having Casual Sex: “I Could Continue Doing What I’d Been Doing”

 

Senate Republicans Ready An Abortion Flip-Flop In Obamacare ‘Stability’ Bill

 

Pro-Life Group Wins PR Award for Pro-Life Billboard, Abortion Activists Go Totally Bonkers

 

Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban

 

49 Abortion Clinics Closed in 2017, 77% of All Abortion Clinics Open in 1991 Have Shut Down

 

Minnesota Senate Appointee Tina Smith Was a Planned Parenthood VP and “Leader in the Abortion Industry”

 

Abortion Activist: “I Can’t Stand Injustice, That’s Why I Fight for” Abortion

 

The Health 202: Extra Obamacare subsidies renew battle over taxpayer funding of abortion

 

Pro-Life Groups Say GOP Tax Bills Need Pro-Life Protections From Taxpayer Fundng of Abortions

 

Anti-abortion groups press for change to ObamaCare bills

 

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Veto of “Cruel” Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs

 

Groups urge Congress to include anti-abortion provisions in spending bill

 

Chicago Bears Owner Will Speak at March for Life to Condemn 45 Years of Legalized Abortion

 

Abortion doulas: The quiet foot soldiers in the fight for reproductive rights

 

Trump Admin to Supreme Court: Don’t Let ACLU Force Us to Facilitate Abortions for Illegal Immigrants

 

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to block abortion for immigrant teen

 

Judge Forces Trump Admin to Facilitate Abortions for Two Illegal Immigrants

 

Judge orders feds to help two more 17-year-old illegal immigrant girls get abortions

 

Rauner reminds abortion foes he's got deep pockets to help them (Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner (R)

 

Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner: Pro-Life People Should Vote for Me Even Though I Forced Them to Fund Abortions

 

HHS defends withholding comments critical of abortion, transgender policy

 

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

 

Abortion activists send Trump Admin ‘holiday’ condoms in lobbying for ‘reproductive rights’

 

Here’s A Timeline Of The Ongoing Lawsuit Against A Louisville Abortion Clinic

 

75-Year-Old Abortionist Faces Complaint After Woman Dies From Botched Abortion at His Clinic

 

Cardinal: Mexico earthquakes may be punishments for abortion and attacks on family

 

Dutch research institute chillingly tells man with Down Syndrome how much he costs society

 

Northern Ireland needs equal marriage and abortion rights – but no referendum

 

Tory MP blasts Canadian gov’t for requiring employers to support abortion for summer job funding

 

Canada Excludes Pro-Life Employers From Student Summer Job Funding

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Militants storm Kabul spy training centre

 

AFRICA

 

Danes stabbed in Gabon over US Jerusalem recognition had been stalked

 

Islamic Terrorists Slaughter One Hundred Christians, In A Very Short Amount Of Time  (Nigeria)

 

South Africa's Ramaphosa Has Hard Job Meeting Traders' Hopes

 

Muslim Fulani Kidnappers Ravage Village in Kaduna State, Nigeria

 

Kenya deserves a strong and credible opposition

 

AIRPORTS

 

Utility faces questions after power outage at Atlanta airport

 

AMTRAK

 

Washington train derailment 'could've been avoided,' local mayor says

 

At least 3 killed after Amtrak train derails in Washington state, spilling rail cars onto busy highway

 

Amtrak train was reportedly speeding before deadly derailment

 

Amtrak Train on New Route Hurtles Off Bridge in Fatal Crash

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

“Islamophobia” Gets the Headlines Despite Trailing Anti-Semitic Violence

 

ASIA

 

Terrorist Violence Escalates Across Afghanistan And Pakistan

 
AUSTRALIA

 

US tax joy, commodity lift kicks off ASX Santa rally

 

Australian dollar's rally to end

 

Roads chaos, shops flooded after massive storm hits

 

Huge landslide shuts key arterial road, 30,000 homes have no power

 

Anxiety and panic attacks: Study reveals small business takes toll on mental health

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

How a Culture of Harassment Persisted on Ford’s Factory Floors

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

At a remote Texas border crossing, pleas for 'No wall'

 

CANADA

 

TSX, Wall Street muted as investors anticipate U.S. Senate tax bill vote

 

Canadian synagogues targeted with ‘Jewry must perish’ hate mail

 

Canadian Government Mandates Employers Sign An Oath Of Loyalty In Support Of Homosexuality, Abortion, And Transgenderism Or Else Lose Funding

 

Are smart speakers spying on you? Privacy, security fears grow as devices get more popular

 

Justin Trudeau to visit India in 2018: Indian news report  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Montreal couple cleared of terror charges, boyfriend guilty of explosives-related offence

 

Rick Durst chose an assisted death — and wrote his own obituary

 

Nebraska regulators reject Keystone XL route reconsideration

 

Doctor wants to stop 'sticker shock' for patients picking up prescriptions

 

Super Bowl ads will remain on Canadian TV, appeals court rules

 

Canada and U.S. want meeting on North Korea but Japan not on board yet

 

Friends and kin deny Canadian billionaire and wife died in murder-suicide

 

Loblaw parent company alerted Competition Bureau after discovering bread price-fixing

 

N.L. premier provided key info to ID murder suspect in 2015 botched armed robbery

 

Foreign ownership below 5 per cent in Toronto, Vancouver housing markets

 

Unoccupied Alberta oilsands work camps leave providers leaning on luxury

 

Great Canadian Gaming wins bid for four Ontario gambling facilities

 

Boeing-Bombardier spat puts U.S.-Canadian trade deals in spotlight

 

Hamilton bakery crafts rainbow confection after couple requests ‘gayest cake ever’

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

In from the cold: CIA gesture indicates thawing US-Russia ties

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China's Warplanes Hold Drill near Japan, South Korea, Taiwan

 

Once taboo, China listens to US contingencies on N.Korea

 

Hawkish speech gets Bannon under Beijing’s skin

 

China needs to watch out for economic headwinds

 

‘Abandon Cold War mentality’: China hits back at Trump’s ‘selfish’ national strategy

 

China’s Flagship TV Network Hasn’t Registered as a Foreign Agent

 

Technion opens Israel’s first university campus in China

 

China left wondering what 'America First' foreign policy actually means

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korean official in charge of nuclear facilities reportedly executed

 

'Egypt's Orascom stops service in N. Korea'

 

What are the real purposes of Pyongyang’s new satellites?

 

US-North Korea tensions ratchet up over WannaCry attack

 

US declares North Korea carried out massive WannaCry cyberattack

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress paid out $115,000 in sexual harassment claims from 2008-2012

 

Republican Tax Bill Says Your 16-Year-Old Won’t Be Your Child Next Year

 

GOP tax bill vote in House, Senate on Tuesday

 

GOP tax bill: A short-term buzz that promises a killer hangover

 

Tax Cuts Benefit the Ultra Rich, but Not the Merely Rich

 

Final GOP tax bill has a bit more relief for middle class, but wealthy remain biggest winners

 

The Major Tax Changes in the Republican Bill

 

Amended Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Would Lift GDP by 1.7%, Wages by 1.5%, Add 339,000 Jobs to Economy

 

Congress proposes $81-billion disaster aid package, including funds for California wildfires 

 

Who Says The GOP Tax Cuts Are Unpopular?

 

A look at some of the biggest tax changes for Californians

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Is Your Cell Phone Protected by the Constitution?

 

COURTS

 

Muslim former D.C. area police officer found guilty of trying to back the Islamic State

 

Track Palin, son of Sarah Palin, charged with assaulting father  (Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin(R)

 

9th  Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski steps down after accusations of sexual misconduct

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Day care worker, 32, burned five toddlers with a hot glue gun while colleague laughed, officials say

 

Woman arrested after spitting in face of Houston police chief

 

Illegal Alien Charged With Killing 14-Year-Old Texas Girl

 

Man critically wounded by police officers inside Minneapolis City Hall

 

Attorney arrested for filming sex with inmate in women’s jail

 

Husband catches Christian school teacher in bed with teen: cops

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Sexual Harassment Allegations Roil California Democrats

 

Roger Stone: Dozens Of Democrats Are About To Be Outed For Their Perversions

 

What Were Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin Trying to Hide?

 

Now, this is presidential obstruction (Former US President Barack Obama)

 

Donald Trump Jr. declares war on Democrats trying to ensnare him in Russia probe

 

Colorado Democratic Party Changes Name of Annual Dinner to ‘Obama Dinner’

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Students stand, turn back on Betsy DeVos at University of Baltimore graduation speech  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Whistleblower: Federal Thug Behind Bundy Fiasco Had “Kill Book”

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Dershowitz Slams Mueller’s Capture of Trump Transition E-mails as Foolish  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

McCabe and Mr. Mueller (FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

More threats of violent unrest by Eric Holder if Mueller fired (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

The real reason Trump allies are attacking Mueller

 

Justice Department Deploys More Prosecutors to Fight Violent Crime Spike

 

Mueller’s Scorched-Earth Tactics . . . Again


Attorney for IT worker who took a hammer to Clinton cell phones is Mueller deputy

 

Trump team's meeting with Mueller's office poised to ratchet up tensions

 

It’s the perfect time to fire Robert Mueller

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market ends slightly lower; focus remains on tax package

 

Wall Street lower as traders see past tax revamp

 

Stocks, Treasuries Down as House Passes Tax Law: Markets Wrap

 

Why a dot-com-style collapse in bitcoin won’t kill blockchain

 

7 Amazing Facts About Trump’s Economy Media Don’t Want You to Know

 

U.S. dollar index falls after House passes tax bill

 

Trading suspended of red-hot bitcoin stock

 

Gold ends 4-day win streak as Treasury yields jump

 

Trader Turns $60 Million Profit in Sharpest Bond Selloff of 2017

 

Asia stocks up on U.S. tax-reform optimism, dollar treads water

 

Asian Stocks Hold Gains, Yen and Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

 

Black Unemployment Rate Lowest in 17 Years

 

10-year Treasury yield hits 9-month high, with tax package in focus

 

Struggling malls lure shoppers with upscale dining, entertainment options

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Conservative Snowflakes Get Protesting Nebraska Instructor Booted From Her Teaching Job

 

Legal Pot? Doesn’t Matter, Colleges Say

 

University Teaches Employees How To Handle 'Discomfort' Of Their 'Whiteness'

 

Gateway celebrates 69 winter graduates

 

Sweet Briar's Curriculum Comes at a Cost (Small private women's college is cutting more than 10 percent of its faculty as it overhauls curriculum.)

 

NOBTS graduation: God's call gives confidence

 

University presidents: We’ve been blindsided

 

University Of Minnesota Bans Christmas In The Name Of ‘Inclusivity,’ Tells Professors To “Report Inappropriate Religious Celebrations In Your Work Or Learning Environment”

 

College Presidents Shocked To Discover People View Their Institutions As Elitist

 

YAF Annual Report: Identity Politics Has Produced Courses With Leftist Slant

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Reddit was misinformation hotspot in 2016 election, study says

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

A Democratic ‘Blue Wave’ In 2018? Not So Fast

 

ELECTION 2020

 

New York Democrats Can Already Hear Iowa’s Siren Song

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices modestly higher as market waits for inventory data

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

 

EPA chief sweeps office for bugs

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower after German Ifo data disappoint

 

Sweden: Migrants Charged With “Ruthless” Gang Rape of Woman Walk Free

 

Sweden to raise retirement age to pay for Muslim migration

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Insane Clown Posse fans can’t rid gang tag in FBI report

 

FBI’s McCabe faces GOP calls for ouster, ahead of closed-door testimony  (FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe)

 

FBI involved with airport blackout probe

 

Neighbor of FBI agent gets jail time for harassing him

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

Clinton campaign, DNC accused of ‘corrupt’ money scheme in new FEC complaint

 

 

FEMINISM

 

How Feminism Kills Romance

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA approves gene therapy for rare form of blindness

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Donald Trump's National Security Speech Won't Change U.S. Foreign Policy

 

Trump's tough talk can't hide the incoherence of his foreign policy

 

FRANCE

 

French firefighters ambushed and pelted with stones after fake emergency call

 

France: Mayors Panic, Call on Macron to Help Them Deal with Tsunami of Migrants (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France: Mayors of seven major cities say they’re “backed up against a wall” by unending Muslim migrant influx

 

French government under fire for new crackdown on migrants

 

GERMANY

 

Citing his ‘right to life,’ ex-Auschwitz accountant fights jail sentence

 

Banned Video Shows Migrant Punch Out A German Senior Citizen

 

What Led Germany to Accept a Tsunami of Migrants?

 

‘Bureaucracy makes you feel like a lowly beggar’: surviving on the streets of Berlin

 

A year after Christmas market attack, Germany admits failings

 

Germany: Muslim women cause “havoc” at swimming pool, threaten employees

 

State didn't care for terror attack victims' families properly, Germany admits

 

Germany remembers victims of Berlin Christmas market attack

 

German defense minister backs longer Afghanistan mission

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Trump drops climate change from list of national-security threats

 

 

GOVERNMENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

 

With count complete, feds can start eliminating billions of dollars in wasted property

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Vaccine Damage Is Now A Global Pandemic

 

As New Rivals Steal Patients, Hospitals Try Joining Forces                 

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Hollywood Dons Angel Wings for Sexual Harassment Commission

 

Rob Lowe Cooks Spaghetti and Burgers for Firefighters Who Saved His Home

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House will have to vote for tax-cut bill again

 

House Passes Final Tax Bill; Senate Votes Next on Republican Plan

 

House passes final tax bill, edging GOP closer to win

 

House approves Trump's massive tax overhaul, Senate Republicans set to act tonight

 

Jordan: Evidence DOJ ‘Orchestrated Plan’ to Prevent Trump From Becoming President  (US Representative of Ohio Jim Jordan (R)

 

Rep. Roskam (R-Illinois): 'Low Expectations' on Tax Plan Will Work in Republicans' Favor

 

Female Kansas Democrat out of congressional race because of 2005 sexual harassment claim

 

Impeachment looms over Dem choice on Judiciary

 

GOP tax bill advances to House floor after clearing rules panel

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Refugee Resettlement: The High Cost of Good Intentions

 

Immigration System Must Finally Put Americans First

 

INDIA

 

In victory, BJP smells defeat, while Congress tastes an opportunity

 

Trump’s Ambassador to India: Another CFR-Trilateral Globalist

 

Hindu Terrorists Attack 30 Catholic Priests And Seminarians For Singing Christmas Carols And Burn Their Car, Then The Police Come And Arrest The Priests For ‘Preaching Christianity’

 

INDONESIA

 

Religio-political forces on rise in Indonesia, new paper argues

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Trump cites train derailment in tweet promoting infrastructure-spending plan

 

Trump Admin Slams NY-NJ Proposal to Fund Gateway Tunnel Project  ('Unserious' plan offers to pay state share entirely through federal loans.)

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Now Lois Lerner's secret comments targeted (Court asked to unseal explanation why IRS hassled conservatives.)

 

Demoralized I.R.S. Faces Monumental Task With New Bill

 

INTERNET 

 

$250 Cannabis Christmas Tree Pulled from Walmart Website; Ornaments Still Sold

 

IRAN

 

Obama admin. derailed efforts to stop Hezbollah drug, weapon, and money laundering schemes - in orde

 

Obama protected Hezbollah drug ring to avoid ‘rocking the boat’ on Iran deal: report

 

How Obama Appeased Iran by Turning a Blind Eye to Hezbollah's Crimes

 

How Trump can repair the damage from Obama's narcoterror fail (The Obama White House systematically dismantled a top-secret government initiative called Project Cassandra, which was designed to target Hezbollah’s $1 billion in annual drug proceeds. The gripping story, by Politico’s...)

 

IRAQ

 

Kurds reported killed as mass protests sweep Kurdistan region of Iraq 

 

Iraqi Kurds take to the streets for lack of funds

 

ISLAM

 

 

Linda Sarsour: A “Good Muslim” Can’t Sexual Assault

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)

 

Before Gaza turns into Somalia

 

Why aren’t Israelis told that Hamas High Command is behind the persistent rocket fire?

 

Defense Minister at Gaza Border: Zero Tolerance for Rocket ‘Drizzle’  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Netanyahu: If police recommend charges against me — so what?   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israel denies targeting Gazan amputee in riots amid UN outcry

 

Biased Mediators: The End of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks, and How It Happened

 

As far-right Austrian party attempts to shed Nazi past, a dilemma for Israel

 

Arab Girls Who Taunted Helpless IDF Soldiers Arrested, Soldiers Investigated  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Kenya Jewish leader denied entry to Israel, deported to Ethiopia

 

PA to US: “Give Israel the White House or Washington”

 

Teva rejects Netanyahu’s request to keep Jerusalem plants open

 

Nazareth mayor: Christmas events not canceled

 

Trump strategy paper has good and less good news for Israel, but may not matter

 

Fatah calls for violence: "Strap on your weapon"

 

Israel is not the cause of Middle East’s problems, US security strategy says

 

Mayor of Israeli Arab town: Down with USA

 

Palestinian teen and mother held in custody over goading of IDF soldiers

 

Video: Israeli forces detain 17-year-old Palestinian girl in overnight raid

 

East Jerusalem man sentenced to 15 years for 2016 terror attack

 

Houston, Texas Imam, In Sermon On 'Our Duties Towards Al-Quds [Jerusalem],' Denies Jewish Connection To Palestine, References Hadith About Killing Jews: On Judgment Day 'The Muslims Will Kill The Jews... The Stones And The Trees Will Say: Oh Muslim, Oh Servant Of Allah, There Is A Jew Hiding Behind Me, Come And Kill Him... This Is The Promise Of Allah'

 

Israeli forces arrest Palestinian mother hours after detaining her teenage daughter

 

The world unites in the siege against Jerusalem

 

Berkeley official says he was fired for refusing to support Israel boycott

 

Following Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, High Tension Between Saudi Arabia And Palestinians, Jordan

 

Palestinian teen remains in a coma after being shot in head by Israeli forces

 

Mother, 3 children killed in fire flown to Israel for burial

 

Israel looks to fend off further PA moves in international arena

 

Saudi Researcher Abdelhameed Hakeem: Jerusalem As Israeli Capital With Palestinian Management Of Islamic Holy Places Is A Framework For Peace; Arabs Must Change Anti-Jewish Mentality, We Need To Realize That Jerusalem Is A Religious Symbol For The Jews

 

Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian protesters in northern Gaza

 

Violent Incitement Against Trump On Fatah Social Media Accounts: Comparisons To Hitler, Execution In Effigy

 

Parched Sea of Galilee to be replenished with desalinated water

 

Columnist For Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood Daily: U.S. Must Be Reminded Of The Days Of The Sacrifice Operations, Which Are The Palestinians' Only Option 

Bennett, Shaked ‘counter-revolution against High Court activism' unveiled

 

 

JAPAN

 

‘Super-gigantic’ quake & tsunami could strike Japan in next 30yrs

 

Japan to beef up missile defence system against N. Korea

 

Lockheed Martin to support AEGIS system for Japanese self defense forces

 

Japan approves purchase of US missile defense system to counter North Korea threat

 

LIBERALISM

 

Liberals Wrote the Book on Sexual Immorality

 

 

Will the Liberal Order Destroy Itself?

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Former Podesta Group CEO Signs Ten Clients at Newly Launched Lobbying Firm

 

MARRIAGE

 

Next Up: Make Marriage Great Again

 

MEDIA 

 

Mika Brzezinski Went On TV And Straight Up Spit In America's Face Tuesday Morning

 

NYT Clings to Hope Leftist “Resistance” Will Bring Down Trump

 

Former Fox News contributor Tamara Holder says network ‘ruined people’s lives’

 

Fox News Tops CNN, MSNBC in Viewership Ratings

 

MEXICO

 

At least 11 dead, 7 Americans injured in bus crash in Mexico: officials

 

MICROSOFT

 

Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Harassment Claims

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Qatar Charities Support of Extreme Islamist Ideology

 

Saudi Arabia unveils largest budget in Kingdom’s history

 

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted ballistic missile fired from Yemen

 

Truth and Reality in the Middle East

 

 

MILITARY

 

US military imagines war without GPS

 

The Pentagon’s Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next

 

Lockheed Martin meets F-35 production target

 

NYT: Taxpayers paid to alter secret Las Vegas structures to house ‘recovered’ UFO parts?

 

Former Navy pilot describes UFO encounter studied by secret Pentagon program

 

Retirees and civilians hit by Aviano hospital downsizing

 

Mildenhall intruder made it to flight line, video shows

 

Trump administration accused in court of ‘extreme hostility’ to women in combat

 

Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter gets standing ovation at college graduation

 

Air Force pays pair of hackers over $10K for uncovering major website bug

 

After 15 years in Mexico, deported Marine veteran wins case to return to US

 

CNO: Bigger Navy, upgraded ships needed for ‘unprecedented’ N. Korean threat

 

US Marines protect the Winter Olympics in South Korea from Kim Jong-Un: Elite troops strip off to wrestle in minus 20F temperatures as part of drills to prepare for attack

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

 Analysis: A $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost California 400,000 Jobs

 

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Trump to Boost U.S. Missile Defense to Combat Iranian, N. Korean WMD Threats

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA image of X-plane shows shockwaves caused by aircraft

 

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

 

Feds Spend $3 Million Studying How to Make Americans Eat Less, Use Less Energy, For Climate Change

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

Republicans Push to Extend NSA Surveillance Expiring This Month

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan considers dumping dollar for yuan in trade with China

 

Pakistan: ISIS claims attack on church

 

Islamic State Gaining Strength In Pakistan

 

Muslim Terrorists Slaughter Nine Christians And Injure Fifty More Christians In Brutal Attack On Church

 

America urges Pakistan to prove responsible stewardship of nukes

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

This drug used to be free. Now it costs $109,500 a year.

 

 

PHILIPPINES 

 

Rodrigo Duterte, The President Of The Philippines, Declares: ‘I Want Homosexual Marriage For The Philippines. I Even Once Desired To Be A Homosexual And I Did Not Know If I Was A Guy Or A Girl.’

 

Trump asked Duterte if Philippines has death penalty, ambassador says

 

POLLS

 

Gallup: 20% Say 'Government' Is Top Problem; Health Care 2nd , 'Taxes' at Bottom of List

 

RUSSIA

 

Vladimir Putin’s Annual News Conference Part I: 'Nurturing Rivals Is Not What I Need To Do'  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia to respond to Tokyo's move to deploy Aegis Ashore systems in Japan

 

America declares economic war on Russia

 

Serbia hopes to reach agreement on supplies of Russian helicopters soon

 

Putin: Russia can handle all problems without any help from the outside

 

Why did Russian military observers leave Donbass?

 

FSB: Millions of cyber attacks against Russian government foiled annually

 

Russia’s FSB Arrests Norwegian Suspected of Espionage  

 

Kremlin slams Trump's 'imperialist' national security strategy

 

From Cockroaches to Weather: What Isn't Russia Weaponizing?

 

Russia To Grant Police Access to Bank Customers’ Biometric Data

 

Plane Crashes During Takeoff in Northern Russia, Killing 4

 

Trump says planned terror attack in Russia could have killed thousands  

 

SCIENCE 

 

Scientists seek to uncover music's healing power

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

No, Salon, the U.S. Was Not ‘Founded on Gun Control’

 

 

SENATE

 

Pro-Abortion Senator Al Franken May “Unresign” Despite Multiple Sexual Harassment Scandals  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Trump Nominee Concedes Saudi Siege of Yemen Could Be Violating U.S. Law

 

Sen. Bob Corker defends his 'yes' on tax bill (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Kaine's bid for Senate harassment data rejected (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

CNN poll McCain more popular among Democrats than Republicans (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Grassley Has Had It With Top FBI Official, Calls For Major Shake-Up  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Senate panel rejects Trump's nominee to lead Ex-Im Bank

 

Grassley Wants FBI Director Wray to Replace McCabe as Deputy  

 

Senate GOP wary of ending Russia probes, despite pressure

 

Senate Republicans deny buying votes, gain confidence in delivering tax reform

 

Trump judicial nominee Matthew Petersen pulls out after struggling to answer basic questions

 

Corker Says He Faced 'Tough' Decision in Supporting Republican Tax Bill  (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Manchin, Leahy say Franken shouldn't have had to resign before Ethics probe (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)/ US Senator of Vermont Patrick J. Leahy (D)/ US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Jill Stein campaign for possible ‘collusion with the Russians’

 

Cotton Applauds Trump’s National Security Strategy: It Is a ‘Clear-Eyed Assessment of the Threats We Face’  (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

Poor Vetting Sinks Trump’s Nominees for Federal Judge

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Liberal Media Taps Anita Hill to Lead Sexual Harassment Commission

 

PBS says Tavis Smiley should ‘get his story straight’ about sexual relationships with employees

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook Suspends User For Calling For “Sensible Migration Policies”

 

Why Facebook is headed for a terrible 2018

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

North Korea tensions: South urges US to delay military drills ahead of Olympics

 

Koreans Spend More on Leisure Activities on Weekdays

 

Working age population to dip by 2.2 million over decade

 

K-pop fans ‘devastated’ after lead singer of South Korean boy band dies in possible suicide

 

The full text of Jonghyun's death note

 

More Elderly People Suffer Falls

 

Musk's SpaceX rocket to launch Korea's lunar experimental orbiter

 

President Moon still hopeful NK will join Olympics

 

Having Siblings Reduces Risk of Depression Among Teens

 

Korean noodle exports slurp past $340 million

 

Over 10% of Workers Earn Less Than Minimum Wage

 

Beijing plays down South Korea's claims Chinese warplanes breached its air defence zone

 

Police raid hospital over suspicious deaths of four newborns

 

Autopsies Seek Cause of Mysterious Deaths of Newborns

 

 

SPORTS

 

NFL star suffers gruesome leg injury as players watch in shock

 

MBL Pitcher Donates $9.75M Home to Christian Camp Serving Special Needs Kids

 

ESPN President John Skipper resigns, capping a tumultuous year for network

 

Seattle Seahawk Players Account for More than Half of NFL’s Anthem Protesters in Week 15

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

2017 College Football Schedule: Bowl Week

 

 

STATES

 

One-vote recount win gives Democrats tie in Virginia state House

 

Essential California: Firefighters have never seen a wildfire like this one

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Clinton deal allowed removal of ‘physical files,’ logs, ‘Muslim engagement’ documents

 

Leaked memo schooled Tillerson on human rights (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

The State Department challenges Trump over moving an embassy

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Trump: WaPo Story About Neil Gorsuch ‘Fake News’

 

Trump talked about rescinding Gorsuch’s nomination

 

 

SYRIA

 

Syrian Opposition Website: Syrian Regime Deceived UN Inspectors, Transferred Chemical Agents To Secret Facility

 

Assad says France sponsors terrorism, cannot talk about peace (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Chinese companies poised to help rebuild war-torn Syria

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Four New Party members in spy probe

 

How Taiwan is going ‘halal’ to woo Middle East tourists

 

Economic growth expected to slow

 

Jets armed with missiles to respond if necessary

 

Taiwan, Japan hold maritime cooperation talks

 

Ministry drops military base training for mandatory recruits

 

80% of Taiwanese companies planning to give 4.7% raise in 2018

 

Reported flu-like cases trending up: CDC

 

New cold air mass hits Taiwan

 

TERRORISM

 

We Risk Returning to Pre-9/11 Status Quo If We Don’t Maintain Section 702

 

NY Times Examines Motivations of ‘Loving and Giving’ Bomb Suspect, Hails His ‘Mysterious Act of Mercy’

 

A Mysterious Act of Mercy by the Subway Bombing Suspect

 

 

THINK TANKS

 

Kay Coles James to Lead The Heritage Foundation as Next President

 

TRADE

 

4 Red Flags About Trade in Trump’s National Security Strategy

 

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

U.S. Treasury Sales Are About to Double 2018. Who's Buying?

 

 

 

TURKEY

 

Plenty of spice in New York trial Erdogan wishes would go away (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

German journalist conditionally released in Turkey

 

Turkey: ‘Terrorist’ Academics On Trial For Peace Declaration

 

Turkey denounces UAE over divisive 'propaganda' retweet

 

Turkey's president 'launches legal bid to remove cartoon showing him having sex with Twitter's blue bird mascot from social media'

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes at 6-week high, with U.S. tax vote on deck

 

Meet the British woman whose sense of smell can detect Parkinson's

 

4 men arrested on suspicion of plotting UK terror attack

 

Military Chief: Russia Could Cut Under Water Internet Cables, Crippling West

 

UK: Muslim “refugee” pocketed $52,000 in benefits after secretly returning to Somalia because he “missed the sunshine”

 

Brexit: Theresa May has a Christmas message for UK expats in Europe (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Islam has special privileges in the UK: Muslims have been bullying Britain and the leftists are their helpers

 

‘I Will Eat Mum On Christmas Day’- Crazy British Cannibal With Sanpaku Eyes Serves Dead Mother For Christmas Dinner

 

 UK Embassy Worker Found Dead in Beirut: Reports

 

Britain just betrayed America at the United Nations

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley ‘Spoke Like a Maccabee’ at UN Security Council (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Israeli diplomats gird for UN General Assembly vote on Jerusalem

 

After US veto, UN General Assembly to meet on Jerusalem status

 

U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution rescinding Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

 

U.S. declares North Korea carried out massive WannaCry cyber attack, urges nations to enforce U.N. sanctions

 

UNITED PARCEL POST

 

UPS reserves 125 Tesla semi-trucks, largest public pre-order yet

 

UNITED STATES

 

Atlanta Blackout and Amtrak Derailment Spark Fears

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela's a disaster. Yet socialism's more popular than ever

 

 

WHITE HOUSE 

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump’s first year is starting to look like a big win

 

New National Securty Strategy Focuses On Real Threats To American People

 

Trump Calls Out Russia, China in National Security Address

 

The Trump Success Story: Year One

 

Mark Steyn On Trump And Hope For The West

 

Trump Delivers a Mixed Message on His National Security Approach

 

Trump’s national security strategy emphasizes economic prosperity and border protection

 

Pence delays trip to Middle East (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

The good old days: Watergate nostalgia in vogue as left seeks to link Trump to Nixon

 

White House: ‘It’s Time to End Chain Migration’

 

White House ‘temporarily’ shuts down petition site

 

Mike Pence: it was an ‘honor’ to host Charlie Gard’s parents at the White House  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Full text of Trump's strategy: 'Confidence has returned . . . . four vital national interests'

 

How Trump's National Security Strategy Breaks with the Past

 

Rebuilding America First (President Trump lays out a strong national security vision, but it is shadowed by decay at home.)

 

Decoding Trump's New National Security Strategy

 

Conaway brushes off Democrats' complaints that House Russia probe is rushed

 

Trump offers a daring program to restore US dominance

 

Trump Unveils His New National Security Strategy

 

Leftists Obsess Over Trump Drinking Water AGAIN

 

Trump denies he considered revoking Gorsuch's nomination

 

Trump announces national security strategy: We’ll fight jihadists, not warm weather

 

Trump’s National Security Strategy: A Welcome Break From Obama And Bush

 

Trump Announces ‘America First’ National Strategy

 

Trump's never-ending search for loyalty — in all the wrong places

 

 

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