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Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

60,069,971 Abortions in America Since Roe v. Wade in 1973

 

Facebook blocks crowdfunding site for new movie on how abortion became legal in U.S.

 

Woman Celebrates Her Abortion: “It Put In Place My Reproductive Priorities”

 

Hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers backed by Trump to march for life in D.C.

 

Awesome Trump: Trump To Become First Sitting President To Address March For Life

 

Catholic Bishop: “Abortion is a Uniquely Intimate Form of Violence With Bitter Public Consequences”

 

Marching for Life

 

Give President Trump Credit for Protecting Pro-Life Doctors and Nurses From Abortion


Poll shows a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on abortion

 

President Trump Launches New HHS Division to Protect Doctors and Nurses Who Don’t Want To Do Abortions

 

New Poll: More Than Three-Quarters of Americans Support Significant Abortion Restrictions

 

Nurse Fired Because She Refused to Refer Women for Abortions and Help Them Obtain Abortion Pills

 

GOP demands probe of ‘abortion bonds’

 

Ignore the Scam: Planned Parenthood No Supporter of African-Americans

 

Did Planned Parenthood Exploit a Loophole to Get Taxpayer Funds to Build Its Huge New Headquarters?

 

3 Reasons Why Pro-Life Young Adults Like Me Are Dangerous

 

Saving every baby whose heart is beating

 

Sitting in the Planned Parenthood Waiting Room to Abort Her Baby, She Left When This Happened

 

The Health 202: Abortion foes showcase newfound momentum before March for Life

 

Planned Parenthood Opposes New Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

 

Our View: Doctors-only policy unneeded for abortion pill (A rural state like Maine should expand access to all health services.)

 

Study Finds Post-Abortion Ministries Successfully Bringing Women Back to Christ

 

Ohio Senate passes bill to require aborted fetuses be buried or cremated

 

Planned Parenthood Applauds Surgery on 24-Week-Old Unborn Baby But Aborts Babies the Same Age

 

Trump administration plans to protect health workers for refusing to handle abortions or treat transgender people

 

Why Doesn’t Ireland Help Women Getting Abortions in the UK Find Positive Alternatives?

 

Pro-life Canadians concerned by Trudeau's abortion ideology litmus test (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

 

Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Political Party’s Office After It Rejected Legalizing Abortion (Poland)

 

Irish minister reveals 26 county abortion figures

 

Head of “Catholic” Group Calls on Ireland to Legalize Abortions (Ireland)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

US Rejects Accusations It Gave Rise to IS in Afghanistan  

 

US Warns Afghans against Violence to End Rift over Ousted Governor

 

 

AFRICA

 

Kenya Flushes Out 'Criminals' in Forest Dispute After Sengwer Killing

 

Somali Army Reports Killing 7 al-Shabab Militants

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

UK’s Chelsea soccer club joins campaign to battle anti-Semitism

 

Puerto Rico’s largest newspaper removes anti-Semitic column from website

 

Senior Democratic Staffer: ‘We Do Not Care About Anti-Semitism’

 

ARCTIC

 

Arctic cold war? Coast Guard prepping to carry cruise missiles on icebreakers amid Russian buildup 

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX extends losing streak

 

'Scratching our heads': $A tops US80 cents to hit four-month high

 

Drone saves Australian teen swimmers in world's 1st  rescue mission with unmanned aircraft

 

Hottest day in 2 years: Mercury set to soar as state braces for scorcher

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX falls as energy, materials lose ground; Canadian dollar slides lower

 

Royal Canadian Mint sues Royal Australian Mint in row over poppy coin printing

 

Protests planned for 50 Tim Hortons locations across Canada

 

Keystone XL pipeline clears hurdle after TransCanada Corp. secures commercial interest

 

Toronto only Canadian city on short list for Amazon HQ2

 

Canadians pen letter of hope to Dutch woman scheduled for legal suicide over mental illness

 

Canadian Civil Liberties Activist: Public Owes An Apology To Muslim Girl Who Lied About Hijab Attack

 

 WatchAfter denying there's a serial killer targeting Toronto's LGBTQ community, police charge man in murders of two gay men

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Plane with 6 on board disappears from radar in the Bahamas

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

‘Make Trade, Not War’ is China’s daring plan in the Middle East

 

Chinese Regime Races For Naval Supremacy, Building 8 Cruisers While US Builds None

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Ryan, McConnell struggling to prevent government shutdown

 

Republicans aim to avert conservative rebellion, government shutdown

 

How the Republicans are blowing their blame game

 

Hungry for pork, Republicans and Democrats agree to link arms for return to earmarks

 

If the government shuts down, Trump and the GOP will fully own it

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Analyst: CFPB’s Legal Case Focuses on Trump Tweet, Ignores Obama’s Public Statements

 

Mick Mulvaney takes first step toward overhauling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Apple to Pay $38 Billion in Taxes on Overseas Cash, Invest Billions in US, and Give $2,500 in Stock to Employees

 

Tax bill lowered corporate rate, so why are some companies taking charges?

 

Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters

 

Verizon says new U.S. tax law to increase fourth-quarter earnings

 

COURTS

 

Parents accused of holding their 13 children captive to appear in court

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Did Baltimore’s Orthodox community turn a blind eye to child sex abuse?

 

1 US marshal reportedly dead, another injured nabbing fugitive in Pennsylvania

 

Man convicted of trying to eat human resurfaces in Nebraska   

 

Deputy shoots boy dead in Ohio courtroom

 

LGBTQ college student is stabbed 20 times in an 'act of rage,' but was it a hate crime?

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Conservative Lobbyist Who Offered Reward For Info On Seth Rich Murder Violently Attacked

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

DOE staffer loses job after making public photos of Rick Perry hugging coal baron   (Energy Secretary Rick Perry)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS to block Haitians from temporary visas

 

Democrats’ focus on ‘s–hole’ comment insults Border Patrol agents, DHS chief says

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall St. ends lower as industrial shares weigh

 

Stocks end lower as investors fret over potential shutdown

 

U.S. Stocks Can't Hold Gains After Hitting Records: Markets Wrap

 

Asian Equities Edge Higher Ahead of Chinese Data: Markets Wrap

 

Asia stocks near record highs after Wall St. surge, dollar edges back

 

Dollar slips after rally, as pound retakes $1.39

 

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama's economy

 

Here’s what repatriation means for the dollar and Treasurys

 

US housing starts fall; jobless claims hit 45-year low

 

Gold suffers biggest one-day decline in more than a month

 

The Dow At 26,000: What It Means For Working People

 

The soaring Dow shows the ‘new normal’ was never inevitable

 

10-year Treasury yield tops 2.6%, closes at more-than-3-year high

 

 IBM's revenue rises for the first time in nearly six years

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Professor rips institutional ‘manure,’ political correctness in U.S. universities

 

Having visited Brandeis once, man leaves school $8.4 million

 

Elon University Professor Partners with SPLC and Antifa to Dox 'Far-Right Extremists'

 

She recorded herself making racial slurs on MLK Day. Her college expelled her.

 

The city Department of Education is a cesspool of cronyism (New York City)

 

After the Perris nightmare, it's time to monitor home-schools more closely

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Judges need to stop trying to annul Trump's election

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Cuomo Raises $30 Million War Chest for Reelection Bid, Potential 2020 Run

 

Oprah's not alone: 16 potential Democratic 2020 candidates ask for advice

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices end flat with U.S. crude supplies down 9 weeks, but output near a record

 

Energy Prices

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks edge up as Chinese data, chip makers cheers traders

 

Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka wanted in Hungary — report

 

Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

 

Italy Breaks Up Chinese Crime Ring Involved in Drugs, Prostitution  

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Netherlands Physicians Support Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

This Defense Of FBI’s Handling Of The Steele Dossier Is One Of The Weakest Yet

 

The FBI and Collusion: An Inside View

 

The Smoking Gun II—Still Smoking

 

FEMINISM

 

The Feminist War on Common Sense

 

FRANCE

 

France may take more steps to curb lending in 2018

 

89 million tourists: Why France is still the most visited country on earth

 

France: Families of Islamic State captives jihadis sue to bring them back to Europe

 

Macron and May sign treaty to deal with migrants in Calais (Video)  (French President Emmanuel Macron/ British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

GERMANY

 

The moment pro-migrant politicians feared: Afghan boy kills ex-girlfriend, a German

 

German city uses taxpayer funds to promote wearing the burqa

 

Long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane

 

Jews seek to heal wounds of past with first ever Karneval float

 

Iranian spies in Germany targeted Israel embassy and Jewish kindergartens

 

Germany to Appoint Commissioner to Coordinate Gov’t Fight Against Anti-Semitism

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Earth’s Warming Continued in 2017, Without El Niño

 

 

GOP

 

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied VIP entry at Newark Airport

 

GOVERNMENT

 

The Latest on the Looming U.S. Government Shutdown

 

HAITI

 

Don’t Blame Haiti’s Problems on the United States

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

The Uninsured Rate Jumped Last Year — But Don't Blame The GOP

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Silicon Valley, Not Capitol Hill, Where Healthcare Reform Happening

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

How Hollywood Killed #MeToo

 

HONG KONG

 

Hong Kong Democracy Leader Joshua Wong Jailed a Second Time for 2014 Protest

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Panel Will Release Fusion GPS Founder's Testimony Transcript

 

If Democrats Take the House, They'll Impeach Trump

 

Bombed! Paul Ryan Does To Reporter What Trump's Been Doing To ISIS  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

GOP Congressman DeSantis Rips Democrats: 'They Care More About Illegal Immigrants Than They Do About Our American Military'

 

Top GOP Challenger to Dem Rep. Cheri Bustos Drops Out of Race

 

Ryan says White House supports short-term bill to avoid shutdown (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Lewandowski Declines to Answer Some House Panel Question

 

House Republican to bring Bill Nye to Trump's State of the Union

 

With Trump's Visit to Pennsylvania, GOP Scrambles to Save a House Seat

 

Dingell to bring deported Detroit man's wife to Trump's first State of the Union

 

Bannon interview with House intelligence panel postponed, despite subpoena

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Muslim diversity visa lottery winner offered to murder Obama for the Islamic State

 

The ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Case Should Make Courts Stop Issuing National Rules For Local Cases

 

Immigration Is Destroying the Welfare State

 

An Amnesty Here, an Amnesty There


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Accused neck stabber, illegal immigrant had been deported 7 times: ICE

 

Cops refuse to help out in upcoming immigration sweeps, report claims

 

INDIA 

 

India tests-fires Agni-V, a nuclear-capable ICBM

 

Child rescued from Mumbai Chabad massacre makes emotional return

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Plan Taking Shape

 

IRAN

 

Elderly American Held in Iran Rushed to Hospital for Fourth Time in a Year

 

ISLAM

 

L'Oreal Is Trying To Sell Hair Products By Featuring A Woman In A Hijab  

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Thursday, January 18, 2018)

 

Shin Bet’s secret activity in Israel’s Arab schools

 

Raleigh, NC Imam Abdullah Khadra Warns: 'If We Keep Sleeping,' The Zionists Will Destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque And 'Build Their Fictitious Temple'

 

‘We’re going to attack Iraq,’ Israel told the US, ‘move your planes’

 

Israeli forces kill 1 Palestinian in search of suspected killer of Israeli settler

 

Macron said to tell Abbas not to rule out Trump peace plan (French President Emmanuel Macron// “Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Female Palestinian students’ “role model” is terrorist who led murder of 37

 

Bibi pitches Bollywood to turn popcorn into plane tickets  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israeli court indefinitely extends detention of Ahed Tamimi and her mother

 

EU mum on Abbas speech because ‘we don’t comment on comments’

 

Palestinian “Martyr” actively sought his own death: “I have decided to die as a Martyr”

 

In the sand around Gaza, Israel and Hamas dig in a literal race to the bottom

 

21 Palestinians detained in overnight raids

 

Opposition MK, newspaper publisher grilled in Netanyahu corruption probe

 

Finance Ministry withholds Palestinian Authority funds

 

Confusion over who died in Jenin; Hamas says suspect in rabbi’s killing a martyr

 

Amb. Haley: No rewarding UNRWA, PA for bad behavior

 

Chief rabbi backs right-wing rabbi who called for firing IDF chief  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Abbas: US is no longer suitable mediator of peace process  

 

Sara Netanyahu may face no jail time even if convicted of an offense

 

When Saddam Hussein Bombed Tel Aviv

 

US ambassador to the UN says UNRWA must reform, PA must embrace peace if they are to continue receiving US aid.

 

What is India's de-hyphenation policy toward Israel and why does it matter?

 

State Department Hiding ‘Game Changer’ Report on Myth of Palestinian Refugees

 

Abbas just showed why he's never dared make peace (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Abbas Takes Off His Mask

 

JAPAN

 

Japan and Australia to ink defense pact as soon as possible

 

JORDAN

 

Embassy to Reopen in Jordan After Amman Claims Israel Apologized for Incident

 

Israel apologizes for killing of two Jordanians at embassy: Jordan FM

 

LEBANON

 

Hizbullah’s Reign Of Terror: From Beirut & Beyond

 

MEDIA 

 

MSNBC Host Forced To Apologize For Smearing Conservative Writer David French

 

Poll Shows Public Waking Up to Media Lies About GOP Tax Plan

 

Newsweek Insists Clinton Can Still Be Installed as President

 

MEDICAID

 

A Medicaid work requirement isn't cruel and other comments

 

MEXICO

 

Why the U.S. Considers Parts of Mexico as Dangerous as Syria, Somalia…

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

UAE Armed Forces destroy Houthi command center in Yemen

 

Qatar And The Emirates Lock Horns

 

NATO denies claims that Qatar has become an ally

 

Qatar, The Emirate That Fools Them All, And Its Enablers

 

MILITARY

 

US Pacific Military Chief Calls China a Disruptive Force

 

Pentagon Shadowing Russian Spy Ship

 

Nuclear review repudiates Obama policy

 

Paratroopers drop howitzers, live-fire during Germany exercise

 

Warrior-scholar Cavoli takes reins at USAREUR

 

Victim identified in Camp Pendleton Marine-on-Marine stabbing

 

Trump: 'Worst thing' about possible shutdown is effect on military

 

Navy looks at increasing tour lengths for sailors assigned to Japan

 

‘Big Red One’ deploying division headquarters for Europe mission

 

 VA has a tendency to manipulate science for its own benefit, not the veterans

 

PAKISTAN

 

US, Israel, India nexus major 'threat' to Muslim world: Pakistan Senate Chairman

 

Gunmen in Pakistan kill women on polio eradication mission

 

POLITICS

 

Ex-WWE star being pushed to get into politics by former Trump adviser: report

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Hawaiians celebrated false missile alert by watching lots of porn

 

POVERTY

 

More shelters for homeless are good but permanent housing is better

 

RACISM

 

The  Left’s Dirty LittleSecret  (The phony claims of "racism" that hurt black people.)

 

REGULATION

 

How Regulations Made California's Fires Worse

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia In The World – Russia And The Italian Elections

 

Russia's Status-6 'doomsday weapon' nullifies all of American military projects

 

Russia’s S-400 crews repel simulated enemy’s attack in drills

 

Wall of fire: Oil pipe leak sparks huge blaze in Russian village (Video)

 

USA to crush Russia's space industry in 2019

 

Increasingly anxious over Russian aggression, Sweden is preparing its citizens for war

 

Russia starts shipping S-400 air defence systems to China

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

 Gay couple sues printing company after receiving religious pamphlets instead of wedding programs

 

SCIENCE

 

Scientists call for lowering drunk driving threshold

 

 

SENATE

 

Senate Democrats Say They've Got the Votes to Block Stopgap Bill

 

Linda Sarsour Endorses Chelsea Manning for Senate in Maryland

 

Whip Count: Senate vote on shutdown looks to be tight

 

Showdown Over A Gov't Shutdown — It's The Dems' Fault

 

RNC blasts Cory Booker for ‘mansplaining’ double-standard, Kirstjen Nielsen rant (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

Cory Booker’s latest sad stunt

 

Presidential Run-Up Pushes Democrats in Senate Further Left

 

Powell gets second Senate committee approval for Federal Reserve chair after nomination expired

 

Trump's relationships with 2 Republican senators have evolved during presidency

 

 

SOCIALISM

 

CNN and Liberals Hail MLK as Socialist

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Exactly what kind of a spy machine is Facebook’s smart home device going to be?

 

The Big Tech chameleon

 

YouTube removing videos of people eating Tide Pods

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

50% of South Korea against unification flag at Olympics

 

'Pyongyang Olympics?' Backlash reveals changing attitudes in South Korea

 

Olympic charm offensive: US on sidelines as 2 Koreas move closer together

 

Apple to open 1st  retail store in Seoul on Jan. 27

 

Samsung, LG dismayed at Trump’s remarks despite overtures

 

N.Korea Uses Pyeongchang Olympics for Online Propaganda

 

Justice Ministry official depicts crypto coin founders as scammers

 

SPACE

 

The hidden fees of SpaceX

 

SPORTS

 

Social Justice Dividends: NFL Playoffs Have Lost 23 Million Viewers from 2016…

 

Study: Number of Women Involved in Certain Shooting Sports Increased Nearly 200 Percent Over Last Two Years

 

Gay Olympic skater slams Mike Pence selection to lead U.S. delegation (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

NBA star suffers horrifying injury after disastrous dunk

 

New England Patriots' star Tom Brady injures throwing hand before AFC title game against Jaguars

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Making California Mexico Again

 

Jerry Brown Heads Toward the Sunset (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson noncommittal on presiding at London embassy opening (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson) 

 

 

SYRIA

 

Syria vows to oust US troops from country

 

Studies By Arab Researchers Of Distribution Of Foreign Bases Across Syria

 

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

 

Syria: US military presence is an ‘aggression’ against sovereignty

 

TAIWAN

 

China is getting tougher on Taiwan

 

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattles Taipei

 

Mega Bank to pay fine to US regulators

 

University team designs wearable blood sugar meter

 

TELEVISION

 

Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' to Be Made into a TV Series

 

 

TERRORISM

 

New York City truck jihadi will admit to murdering eight people if he’s spared death penalty

 

Charges unsealed against man linked to bin Laden, Al-Qaeda

 

Will terrorists start using bitcoin? 

 

TURKEY

 

Analysis: Turkey preparing for war

 

Turkey starts lifting stricken Pegasus plane from cliff

 

Turkey targets Kurdish forces in Afrin: The short, medium and long story

 

U.S. backpedals on new Kurdish force as Turkey prepares for war

 

Afrin knot: How the battle for a small Kurdish enclave could be the death knell for US-Turkey ties

 

Russia, Iran open their arms as Turkey loses patience with U.S.

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 suffers 4th  straight loss as pound rises, Primark owner falls

 

Leadership Lessons from Trump’s Cancellation of His London Trip

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

The Soviet-Style Push To Paint Trump As Mentally Ill

 

Trump contradicts Kelly: I haven’t ‘evolved’ on border wall (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

The Doctor and the Impatients: Navy Rear Admiral Jackson Enters the Media Hellhole

 

Trump tweets create confusion for Republicans trying to avert government shutdown

 

Trump’s ‘Fake News’ award winners are …

 

Trump Denies Changing His Position on Border Wall

 

Porn star: During our affair, Trump said I reminded him of Ivanka

 

Larry Elder: Under The New Trump Standard, Why Wasn't Obama Impeached?

 

Obama’s doctor says Trump is in excellent health, killing the liberal dream of his ‘incapacity’

 

The myth of Trump’s ‘global retreat’

 

Trump Upsets G.O.P. Strategy to Avoid Shutdown

 

Souring World Views of Trump Open Way for China and Russia

 

Is Trump’s doctor okay?

 

Freedom of Information Act Suits Increase Sharply Under Trump  

 

 

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