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October 18, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Humanitarian-aid officials warned that as many as 700,000 of Mosul’s 1.2 million residents may flee the fighting after Iraq’s military, backed up by Kurdish forces, began a long-promised offensive to retake Islamic State’s last major stronghold in the country.

The cost of living in the U.S. rose at the fastest pace in five months on energy and shelter prices, a sign inflation is getting closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. The consumer-price index increased 0.3 percent in September from the previous month.

Americans are addicted to their jobs. U.S. workers not only put in more hours than workers do almost anywhere else. They’re also increasingly retiring later and taking fewer vacation days. A new study tries to measure precisely how much more Americans work than Europeans do overall. The answer: The average person in Europe works 19 percent less than the average person in the U.S. That’s about 258 fewer hours per year, or about an hour less each weekday. Another way to look at it: U.S. workers put in almost 25 percent more hours than Europeans.

Even as divorce rates for younger Americans have fallen, failed marriages among people over 50 doubled from 1990 to 2010.

The premature death of the 44-year-old founder of a prominent mobile health app startup has spurred a bout of soul searching in the Chinese tech community, where working long hours in the hope of making a quick fortune has become a way of life.

An Orbital ATK Inc. Antares rocket rumbled to life and then soared toward orbit Monday, returning to space for the first time since an earlier model blew up in a fireball almost two years ago. The spacecraft blasted off from a Wallops Island, Virginia, launch pad at about 6:45 p.m. laden with small satellites, supplies and science experiments for the International Space Station.

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Russian and Syrian forces will halt hostilities for eight hours in the eastern districts of Aleppo, Russia’s military announced, a day on which opposition activists said their airstrikes killed at least 36 people, including several children, in and around the divided city.

The UN cultural agency adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution on east Jerusalem which Israel has said ignores Jewish ties to a key holy site.

A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber blew himself up during an anti-terror raid in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Sunday, killing three police officers, officials said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shrugged off new U.S. threats to retaliate against alleged Russian hackers, saying such statements only confirmed that Washington used cyber attacks for political ends.

China’s space program took another small step towards parity with the Russian and American efforts, when the Chinese space agency launched two astronauts on the country’s longest mission yet-a month-long residency aboard a nascent space station.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi branded Pakistan a “mother-ship of terrorism” at a summit of the BRICS nations on Sunday, testing the cohesion of a group whose heavyweight member China is a close ally of India’s arch-rival.

Voters on Nov. 8 will decide ballot measures in five states (Arizona, Colorado, Maine, South Dakota and Washington) that could change the minimum wage.

Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria’s war.

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The European Union should be prepared for returning jihadists if the so-called Islamic State (IS) is driven out of its Iraqi stronghold, Mosul, the EU’s security commissioner warns.

At least 20 people have been killed in a fire at a hospital in eastern India. The fire began in the intensive care unit of the private SUM hospital in the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha state and spread to other areas.

Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers. The marsupial’s milk contains important peptides that appear to be able to kill hard-to-treat infections, including MRSA.

Peru’s environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a river in the south of the country.

A Russian aircraft-carrier and other warships have reached waters near Trondheim in Norway and will soon head towards the UK. The naval task force from Russia’s Northern Fleet is expected to sail through the English Channel, then down to Gibraltar, and through the Mediterranean Sea to the Syrian coast.

Iraq’s army has stormed the Christian town of Qaraqosh, sources say, as an offensive to retake the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State continues. Thousands of Christians fled Qaraqosh, eight miles south-east of Mosul, when jihadists seized it two years ago.

A 72-hour truce in conflict-ravaged Yemen is set to begin on Thursday.

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After years of broadcasting on the most popular cable-news channel in the nation, Shepard Smith of the Fox News Channel is now reportedly revealing that he is homosexual, joining the likes of other “gay” journalists who have come out of the closet, including Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon of CNN as well as Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.

Dr. James Dobson, the extraordinarily meek Christian psychologist and perhaps the most well-known family counselor in America, called Tuesday for civil disobedience by operators of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a California law that calls for them to promote abortion to woman they serve.

With the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, and sexually transmitted disease rates rebounding around the world, doctors are once again worrying about a threat that they haven’t had to face since pre-war times: untreatable gonorrhea.


Top News – 10/18/2016

Egyptian Military Kills 100 ISIS Fighters Following Sinai Terror Attack
Egypt led the operation targeting known ISIS hideouts including their outposts and weapons facilities throughout the Sinai.

PUTIN’S WARNING – Now Russia tells the US ‘if you want a war you will get one EVERYWHERE’
But Kremlin military chief Lt Gen Yevgeny Buzhinsky described the provocative action as “full-scale confrontation”

Islamic Messianic Dreams Shattered as ISIS Defeated in Dabiq
As ISIS-held Dabiq in Northern Syria fell to rebel forces on Sunday, the Islamic prophesy of Messiah in which all the infidels either convert to Islam or die, what they call Mahdi, seems to have slipped away. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Sunday that Dabiq was fully under control of Turkish-backed Syrian rebels.

‘Quid pro quo’: FBI files show top State official tried to ‘influence’ bureau on Clinton emails
A senior State Department official proposed a “quid pro quo” to convince the FBI to strip the classification on an email from Hillary Clinton’s server – and repeatedly tried to “influence” the bureau’s decision when his offer was denied, even taking his plea up the chain of command, according to newly released FBI documents.

FBI records show Clinton staffer asked to reduce email classification
Senior State Dept. official wanted to archive email about Benghazi attack from Clinton’s private server as part of bargain that would have allowed the FBI to deploy more agents in foreign countries; deal never came to pass; State Dept. deny such deal was on table.

Head of UNESCO receives death threats following Jerusalem resolution
Irina Bokova, chief of UNESCO, has been receiving “death threats” after she voiced opposition to Arab-backed resolutions ignoring Jewish ties to Jerusalem’s holy sites on Thursday, AFP reported.

‘Only China can help Philippines’: Duterte turns to Beijing as rift with US widens
Historically one of the staunchest US allies, the Philippines is pivoting to China, as President Rodrigo Duterte prepares for his first state visit to Beijing, and has proposed not just an economic, but a military partnership with the country’s giant neighbor.

Six men found alive but with hands severed in western Mexico
Six men were found alive with their hands cut off on Monday on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico’s second biggest city, while a seventh was pronounced dead at the scene, the state attorney general’s office said. The men were found in the Guadalajara suburb of Tlaquepaque in western Jalisco state, one of the regions most hotly contested by Mexican drug gangs.

Earthquake measuring 6.2 hits China’s quake-prone Qinghai province
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit northwestern China’s quake-prone Qinghai Province on Monday with its epicentre in a sparsely-populated area.

Rampant seismic activity could trigger huge earthquake or volcanic eruption in EUROPE
More smaller earthquakes have been felt across Europe – and what is worrying experts even further is that the seismic activity could trigger volcanic eruptions.

Israel to assist Egypt’s fragile economy
Israel is preparing for a series of large-scale projects with Egypt after many years of separation in economic cooperation between the two countries. The joint discussions on the projects reflect not only a rapprochement between the two countries, but also an urgent need for improved infrastructure in Egypt given the severe economic crisis that threatens the political stability of the country.

Two mysterious ‘secret chambers’ discovered inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid using cosmic rays and space particles
Two secret chambers have been discovered in Egypt’s 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza…using revolutionary radiography equipment. The Scan Pyramids project made the latest discovery after being able to demonstrate the efficiency of non-evasive Muons technology at the Bent Pyramid in Dahshour this May.

Border security slips as illegal immigration rises significantly over past year
Nearly 409,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed at the border in fiscal year 2016 — up from about 331,000 a year earlier — and Homeland Security officials say the increased arrests also mean an increase in the number that are sneaking by them. Worse yet, the number of illegal immigrants traveling as families…enticed by the promise of lax enforcement in the United States, reached a record high of 77,674.

Poll: Millennials desperately need to bone up on the history of communism
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism. Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%.

Peru investigates death of 10,000 Titicaca water frogs
Peru’s environmental agency is investigating the deaths of some 10,000 frogs whose bodies have been found in a river in the south of the country. A campaign group says pollution in the River Coata is to blame for the deaths. It says the government has ignored pleas for the construction of a sewage treatment plant in the area.

Mexico under fire at UNESCO for wanting new vote on Jerusalem resolution
Mexico is under fire at UNESCO for its plan to insist that the 58-member Executive Board must not immediately ratify a resolution that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. Instead it wants the Executive Board this afternoon to hold a new vote on the resolution, which was given preliminary approval last Thursday in a 24-6 vote.

N. Korea warns use of nukes on first strike
North Korea, angered by what it says are increasingly “aggressive” exercises in the South in conjunction with U.S. forces, said it will strike first with nuclear weapons if it feels threatened. North Korea also stated it will continue nuclear tests after its recent, 5th nuclear event and will continue ballistic missile testing. The North has launched over 20 ballistic missile shots in recent months as it strives to increase its ability to deliver payload on target.

China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills
China’s defense ministry said on Monday it was paying close attention to this week’s navy drills between the United States and South Korea, and urged them to exercise restraint and not exacerbate regional tensions.

Austria to tear down Hitler birth house
The house in Austria where Adolf Hitler was born is to be torn down to stop it from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine, the government said Monday, after years of bitter legal wrangling with the current owner.

Nyet: 1% Russians approve of Obama, global disapproval at 8 year high
Global disapproval of President Obama and U.S. leadership is at its highest ever driven by Russia’s nearly invisible 1 percent approval rating, according to a new world survey.


The Briefing 10-18-16

Time to desegregate the sexes? The conflicting absolutes of the gender revolution

Millennials against free speech? The disappearance of common ground in the public square

Support for the deadliest political ideology in human history is on the rise among millennials

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Top Headlines – 10/18/2016

  • Commodity stocks lift global shares, inflation in focus (Read More)
  • FBI Papers Show State Department Fought Clinton Email Classification (Read More)
  • Russia Declares Pause in Aleppo Bombing so Rebels, Civilians Can Flee (Read More)
  • Syria rebels reject Aleppo withdrawal after Russian statement (Read More)
  • UK lawmakers will ‘very likely’ have to ratify final Brexit deal: government lawyer (Read More)
  • U.K. Inflation Rate Surges to Highest in Almost Two Years (Read More)
  • Mosul campaign is a calculated risk for Obama (Read More)
  • UnitedHealth Boosts Forecast as It Puts Obamacare Woes in Past (Read More)
  • Norway’s oil fund urged to invest billions more in shares (Read More)
  • Why Americans Work So Much More Than Europeans (Read More)
  • Iraqi Forces Advance to Edges of ISIS-Held Mosul (Read More)
  • The Company Taking Over Breakfast in America (Read More)
  • 4-star general snagged for lying in Stuxnet leak probe (Read More)
  • How Apple Scaled Back Its Titanic Plan to Take on Detroit (Read More)
  • Goldman Sachs’s Asia Pacific Chairman to Retire (Read More)
  • At least two dead in explosion at German BASF chemical plant (Read More)
  • Visa CEO Charles Scharf Is Stepping Down (Read More)
  • Big Labor Unions Increase Spending on 2016 Election (Read More)
  • Ukraine’s Poroshenko not optimistic about meeting with Putin (Read More)

Israel Knows That Putin Is the Middle East’s New Sheriff

After Elections, will Obama betray Israel at UN?

US ‘troubled’ by attacks on Israeli rights group B’Tselem – State Department says Washington values watchdog’s information on West Bank, after NGO is blasted in Israel for appearing at UN

Arab bloc foils Israeli attempt to delay UNESCO motion on Jerusalem

UNESCO to hold new vote on Temple Mount resolution

After Mexico Changes Its Position, UNESCO to Hold New Vote on Contentious Jerusalem Resolution

UNESCO chief ‘received death threats’ for opposing Jerusalem motion

Victims of Israeli attack on Gaza flotilla fear legal case will be dropped

Gazan accused of spying for Israel sentenced to death

IDF probe: Israel was unready for Gaza tunnel threat in 2014

Israel to assist Egypt’s fragile economy

How Israel Became a Hub for Surveillance Technology

Israeli envoy told Clinton camp: Obama ‘tone deaf’ to threat from Iran

Iran holds air force drills to display defense capabilities

Why Mosul Is Critical in the Battle Against ISIS

Mosul is more than a potentially climactic military battle – Battle for Islamic State’s largest foothold in Iraq tests Obama administration’s strategy of relying on local forces

Pentagon: Some US forces on the outskirts of Mosul

Kurds lead advance on Mosul in decisive battle for Iraq’s second city

Isil ‘launches suicide attacks’ on Kurdish forces in Mosul as bloody battle to retake terror group’s Iraq stronghold begins

Kurds pause in Mosul offensive after securing handful of ISIS-held villages

‘Anyone who flees is shot dead’: Mosul locals trapped as Isis digs in for fight

US airstrikes against ISIS in Libya doubled in less than a month

War-weary Libyans miss life under Kadhafi

Iraqi Shiites demand Turkish pullout from Mosul

Kremlin urges other powers to back its initiative in Aleppo

Russia announces brief Aleppo truce as EU warns of ‘war crimes’

Syria war: Russia halts Aleppo bombing for humanitarian pause

Bomb Kills Pro-Russian Rebel Commander in Eastern Ukraine

‘Motorola’: Ukraine rebels accuse Kiev over commander’s death

Separatists Vow Revenge After Top Commander Killed In Eastern Ukraine

Taliban restart secret talks with Afghanistan in Qatar – report

Yemen’s president agrees to ceasefire, tweets foreign minister

South Sudan: at least 56 rebels and four SPLA soldiers killed in clashes

UN chief urges Ethiopia to protect rights during state of emergency

Iranian hard-liners release video showing detained American

Ankara bans public gatherings amid terror alert

Marine Le Pen proposes banning wearing all public ‘conspicuous’ religious items in France

Saudi Arabia: Give Us Your Money and Stop Asking About Oil

Dubai is trying to build the world’s tallest building-again

Hitler’s house of birth to be torn down to prevent it from becoming neo-Nazi shrine

Poll: Millennials desperately need to bone up on the history of communism

City mayors create ‘global parliament’ to manage urbanisation

UK lawsuit challenges British PM Theresa May on Brexit

‘Brexit’ May Hurt Britain Where It Thrives: Science and Research

Russian broadcaster RT says UK bank suspends its accounts

Vladimir Putin dismisses US hacking allegations as ‘playing the Russian card’

Ecuador cuts Julian Assange’s internet access – WikiLeaks

New FBI release on Clinton email probe refers to ‘Shadow Government’

Clinton emails: ‘Quid pro quo’ bid to bury Benghazi message

Hillary Clinton told staff not to use private email (but she could)

Pressure Cited Against Marking Clinton E-Mails Classified

Trump campaign slams Clinton over email ‘collusion’

FBI Agents Say Comey ‘Stood In The Way’ Of Clinton Email Investigation

Trump says FBI records on Clinton reveal ‘criminal act,’ State Dept. official should resign

GOP calls mount for Patrick Kennedy’s resignation after FBI revelations

Study of Journalist Donations for President Find More Than 96% Went to Hillary Clinton

FBI Docs: Hillary Was So Unpleasant Security Agents Didn’t Want To Protect Her

Poll: 41 percent of voters say election could be ‘stolen’ from Trump

Trump doubles down on ‘rigging’ claims, says his party is naive

Media rigging election? Press hits back hard at Trump’s rhetoric

Amid talk of ‘rigged’ election, experts say fraud is rare

Carson says ‘integrity’ of voting system should be looked at, hits media over WikiLeaks coverage

Pat Buchanan: Is the system rigged? You betcha – ‘Big Media is the power that sustains the forces of globalism’

There are way too many coincidences in assaults on Trump

Melania Trump on dredging up Bill Clinton’s infidelities: ‘They’re asking for it’

‘They’re Lies’: Melania Trump Rejects Women’s Claims That Husband Groped Them

NBC News fires Billy Bush over vulgar Trump tape

Donald Trump Reveals Evangelical Rifts That Could Shape Politics for Years

Nearly 40 Percent of Americans Report Tension With Family or Friends Over Election

John McCain backs off promise Republicans would block Clinton Supreme Court nominees

‘Pre-Hillary Sale’: Las Vegas gun store’s ad warns prices will ‘skyrocket’ if Clinton wins

Illegal immigration surged 23 percent over last year

With focus on Mexico border, criminals, terrorists may be entering via Canada, report says

China military urges restraint from U.S.-South Korea navy drills

North Korea warns UK to stay out of military drills

North Korea Warns It Would Use Nuclear Weapons First If Threatened

North Korea touts nuclear weapons on anti-imperialist anniversary

UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launch that failed

Despite failures, North Korea could field missile next year: U.S. expert

Drones will be crashed into passenger jets in mid-air to test safety after string of near misses near airports

Uber’s Ad-Toting Drones Are Heckling Drivers Stuck in Traffic

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Scotia Sea

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Carlsberg Ridge

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near San Isidro, Philippines

Colima volano in Mexico erupts to 23,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 20,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Why Isn’t the U.S. Better at Predicting Extreme Weather?

Vietnam braces for Typhoon Sarika as death toll rises to 31

Massive sinkhole appears in middle of Manchester street after ‘noises and grumbling’ are heard by local residents

Without urgent action, climate change will push millions into hunger: U.N

People’s tribunal accuses Monsanto of ‘ecocide’

Scientists create eggs from scratch that could allow infertile women to have children and solve the mysteries of life

Obama Cheers for Another 100 Years of Planned Parenthood

Woman kills pregnant teenager to steal unborn baby, police say

Prop. 60 puts condoms on porn actors, but critics say it’s a barrier to business

Ex-Judge Indicted For Allegedly Trading Lighter Sentences For Sexual Photos Of Defendants

Attorney General Jeff Landry can block LGBT workplace protections, court says

Suspect’s malfunctioning gun saved California police from assassination attempt, cops say

1,000 more people shot in Chicago compared with same time last year

Target removes clown masks after series of creepy clown sightings

Mum of UFO ‘expert’ suspects he was ‘sacrificed by Satanists’ in Poland

Church of England considers abandoning the legal requirement for struggling rural parishes

Woman forced to undergo exorcism to ‘cure’ her depression


October 18, 2016
Donald may not be old enough to be president
ALAN KEYES — In my column for the Daily Caller this week, I write about the significance of the lewd remarks Donald Trump made boasting about how his “star power” lets him have his way with women, invasively groping their private parts without their consent. Quick to apprehend the politically costly impression this particular brand of sexual prowess might have on Trump’s candidacy, his defenders conjure up a change of venue. They push the line that his remarks were just “locker room talk.”… (more)

October 17, 2016
MONA CHAREN — It’s been nearly a week since the Access Hollywood tape helped to persuade key parts of the nation that Donald Trump might have a character problem. “Would you vote for a sexual predator?” asked New York magazine. “Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton: Choose Your Sexual Predator” headlined The Federalist…. (more)

October 17, 2016
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER — Gov. Pat McCrory Sunday called the weekend firebombing of a North Carolina Republican headquarters “an attack on our democracy,” while one GOP official called it an act of “political terrorism.”… (more)

October 17, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hillary Clinton’s team anticipated that her health could become a liability months before the official launch of her campaign, emails published by WikiLeaks on Sunday show…. (more)

October 17, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Among all the recent WikiLeaks email dumps, perhaps the most important one of all has been overlooked by the mainstream media. In it, Neera Tanden, Hillary Clinton’s longtime political guru, warned campaign manager John Podesta not to raise the question of primary opponent Bernie Sanders’ health because it would draw unwanted attention to the hidden truth about Hillary’s health…. (more)

October 17, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Planned Parenthood’s 100th anniversary was a day of grieving for many in the pro-life movement, a harrowing reminder of the millions of nameless and faceless people who might be here today if not for the abortion giant’s inception a century ago…. (more)

October 17, 2016
FOX NEWS — Hillary Clinton’s aides and supporters expressed concern about public perception of the Clinton family’s charitable enterprise, with one left-leaning pundit writing that Clinton seemed unaware of the “danger” of her “money problem,” according to purported emails disclosed by Wikileaks on Sunday…. (more)

October 17, 2016

SLATE — There seems to be little question that Hillary Clinton is on top, but two new polls out Sunday have very different numbers about how big her advantage is in the final weeks of the presidential campaign. The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll says that while enthusiasm for Donald Trump has waned among his supporters, Clinton only holds a four-point lead among likely voters, a small increase from the two-point lead she enjoyed before the first presidential debate…. (more)


October 17, 2016
JAMES A. LYONS — There have been many articles written about “political correctness” and how it has effectively silenced any dissent from our military leaders. In a recent article in Foreign Affairs by Michael E. O’Hanlon and David H. Petraeus, titled “America’s Awesome Military,” the authors continue to promote political correctness and the Obama administration’s propaganda that “the United States has the best military in the world today, and have few, if any weaknesses.” They go on to argue that “no radical changes or major buildups are needed.”… (more)

October 17, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — A federal judge has ordered the IRS to finally clean up the tea party targeting mess, giving the tax agency less than a month to decide on a handful of applications that are still pending more than three years after officials first admitted they were targeting the conservative groups and subjecting them to intrusive scrutiny…. (more)

October 16, 2016

INQUISITR — When a September 22 Inquisitr article detailed how denying both Trump and Clinton even just one state’s electoral votes with an aggressive campaign to write in Bernie Sanders could throw a wrench in the entire election, it seemed almost unimaginable and highly implausible. Yet, it was not long before Berniecrats birthed multiple write-in campaign groups, armed with the understanding of the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and renewed hope…. (more)


October 16, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — With due respect, the estimable Charles Krauthammer is way off base in his weekly column, addressing Donald Trump’s “threat, if elected, to put Hillary Clinton in jail.” (The headline refers to this threat as a “promise,” but I don’t take that to be quite what Charles – – or, for that matter, Trump – – is saying.)… (more)

October 16, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Among the most noteworthy of the hacked e-mails from John Podesta’s accounts is an exchange in which Podesta consults Clinton consigliere Cheryl Mills about the private e-mail exchanges between President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…. (more)

October 16, 2016
NEWSMAX — After a brutal week for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton maintained a substantial projected advantage in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest results from the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project released on Saturday…. (more)

October 15, 2016
RICH LOWRY — Lanny Davis must be dizzy from the dejà vu. Davis was a stalwart defender of Bill Clinton during the scandals of the 1990s. Little did he know that the excuses and rationalizations made for Clinton then would be repurposed by some of Clinton’s harshest and most moralistic critics for a Republican presidential contender…. (more)

October 15, 2016

NEWSMAX — Donald Trump’s image has taken a nosedive this week over multiple allegations of sexual assault. The saga began Oct. 7 – – two days before the second presidential debate between Trump, a Republican, and Democrat Hillary Clinton – – when a 2005 tape of Trump making sexually aggressive comments was made public…. (more)


October 15, 2016
BREITBART — In a rare exclusive interview, Gennifer Flowers, who says she had a 12-year affair with Bill Clinton, opened up about what she described as the experience of having an abortion after she says she found out she was pregnant with Clinton’s child…. (more)

October 15, 2016
NEWSMAX — Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson – – optimistic there’s an “opportunity” for his White House bid – – says voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is like choosing “between a heart attack or cancer.”… (more)

October 15, 2016
GARTH KANT — One of the nation’s top legal minds, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, told WND the latest WIkileaks bombshell confirms his belief that Hillary Clinton wasn’t prosecuted for mishandling classified information because President Obama would have been implicated, too…. (more)

October 15, 2016

WASHINGTON TIMES — A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying federal law shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products…. (more)


October 14, 2016
TOM O’TOOLE — First, to my regular readers, I apologize for my inability to bring my writing to you lately, but the combination of working two jobs and the physical ailments that hit us all as we grow older, have left me unable to share my gift with you ’til now…. (more)

October 14, 2016

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Donald Trump has all but disappeared from the TV news sets and press conference stages he once seemed all too eager to dominate earlier in the election, and is making it clear to the thousands of people who attend his rallies that the press is now his enemy…. (more)


October 14, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — When video footage emerged last week of Donald Trump bragging of his sexual exploits and assaults, he tried to deflect by saying Bill Clinton has said and done worse…. (more)

October 14, 2016

NEWSMAX — Gov. John Kasich is urging GOP officials to “lead by example” in responding to a 2005 hot-mic tape of Donald Trump bragging his star status allowed him to be sexually aggressive with impunity…. (more)


October 14, 2016

NBC NEWS — Donald Trump’s campaign is “pulling out of Virginia,” a move that stunned staff in the battleground state, three sources with knowledge of the decision told NBC News…. (more)

Howard Stern won’t betray Donald Trump by re-airing radio clips

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 10:33 AM PDT

Howard Stern said he won’t air old interviews with Donald Trump that feature the now GOP presidential nominee discussing his sexual exploits. Though Stern has…

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Russian aircraft carrier and sub headed for British waters, UK prepares to intercept Russian warships in route to Syria

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 10:27 AM PDT

Pictures have emerged of Russian warships sailing towards Britain as they make their way to Syria. Norwegian Armed Forces captured images of a fleet of…

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New survey reveals, Millennials believe George W. Bush killed more people than Stalin

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 10:19 AM PDT

George W Bush has a lot of blood on his hands – at least in the eyes of younger generations. According to a new survey,…

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RUMORS OF WAR: Navy Officer Warns Alaskans To “Prepare For War”

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 10:14 AM PDT

An unnamed former Navy official has warned the residents of Alaska to prepare for an invasion in the event of war between the U.S. and…

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UPDATE: Church Apologizes, Asks Forgiveness for Banning Fat People From Worship Team

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 08:08 AM PDT

An Oregon church which came under fire in recent weeks for instituting a ban on fat people as part of a slew of mandatory guidelines…

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Transgender pupil, 18, Born boy wins the right to wear female clothes to school

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 08:05 AM PDT

A transgender pupil who was threatened with suspension when she turned up to school wearing the girls’ uniform has emerged triumphant after hiring a solicitor…

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More Than Four Out of Ten Evangelicals Rejecting Both Trump and Clinton

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 06:32 AM PDT

A recent Barna study shows that although many of those who identify as evangelical support the presidential candidacy of Republican nominee Donald Trump, more than…

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Australian High School Students to Be Re-Educated on Male Privilege

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 06:23 AM PDT

The cries of social justice sweep far and wide, reaching even the shores of Australia. Now, legions of Aussie youth will be indoctrinated on how…

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Youtube places pro-Israel videos on ‘restricted mode’

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 06:20 AM PDT

Youtube, owned by Google, has placed 21 videos of non-profit educational organization “Prager University,” run by conservative talk-show host Dennis Prager, on “restricted mode.” Among…

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RUMORS OF WAR: Kremlin Insider Warns ‘War Might Begin Even Before U.S. Elections’

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 06:09 AM PDT

A Kremlin insider has warned that war with the United States could break out “even before the November elections in the U.S.,” urging citizens to…

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Record 64.7 million non-English speakers now in America, Arabic Top Language

Posted: 18 Oct 2016 06:02 AM PDT

A new report shows explosive growth in the number of U.S. residents 5 years of age and older who speak a language other than English…

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RUMORS OF WAR: North Korea Warns Uk To Stay Out Of Military Drills

Posted: 17 Oct 2016 08:16 PM PDT

North Korea has said it is “close to the brink of war” with its southern neighbor – and Britain has been warned to stay out…

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DEVELOPING: Thousands of sailors and Marines deployed to Pacific and Middle East

Posted: 17 Oct 2016 07:56 PM PDT

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset, named after the Pennsylvania county where a United Airlines jet crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, began its maiden…

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The Great Falling Away – Atheist Pastors Remain In The Pulpit

Posted: 17 Oct 2016 07:36 PM PDT

The famously liberal United Church of Canada may have finally found the limit to its own philosophy of inclusion with atheist Reverend Gretta Vosper. Although…

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

 

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

Can you explain the gospel in 30 seconds? In one minute? In five minutes?Here’s one way I have found helpful. The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


Ready to start your new life with God?

Who do you think that I am?

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.


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RIGGED SYSTEM: Wikileaks Reveals List Of Over 38 Reporters And Journalists In The Bag For Crooked Hillary

Several top journalists and TV news anchors RSVPed “yes” to attend a private, off-the-record gathering at the New York home of Joel Benenson, the chief campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton, two days before she announced her candidacy in 2015, according to emails Wikileaks has published from John Podesta’s purported accounts.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Have you ever wondered why so many of the top news anchors, reporters and journalists are favorable to Crooked Hillary and nearly always hostile to Donald Trump? Well, wonder no more as the latest Wikileaks email dump shows some of the top names in liberal news reporting as very willing participants in the rigged system that desperately needs to elect Crooked Hillary at any cost. 

The guest list for an earlier event at the home of John Podesta was limited to reporters who were expected to cover Clinton on the campaign trail.

The email thread starts with Jesse Ferguson, the campaign’s Deputy National Press Secretary and Senior Spokesman, describing the venues and target audience of each gathering:

We wanted to make sure everyone on this email had the latest information on the two upcoming dinners with reporters. Both are off-the-record.

1) Thursday night, April 9th at 7:00p.m. Dinner at the Home of John Podesta… This will be with about 20 reporters who will closely cover the campaign (aka the bus).

2) Friday night, April 10th at 6:30p.m. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvre at the Home of Joel Benenson… This is with a broader universe of New York reporters.

The “broader universe of New York reporters” includes several top news anchors for network and cable channels, many of whom are listed as a “yes” for the appearance:

From ABC: Cecilia Vega, David Muir, Diane Sawyer (who could only stay for 30 minutes), and George Stephanopoulos.

From CBS News: Norah O’Donnell.

From CNN: Brianna Keilar, Gloria Borger, John Berman, and Kate Bolduan.

From MSNBC: Alex Wagner and Rachel Maddow (“TRYING”).

From NBC: Savannah Guthrie.

“Yes” respondent George Stephanopoulos worked for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign and was a Senior Adviser to the President during Clinton’s first White House term. Stephanopoulos does not disclose this fact when reporting on the 2016 Clinton campaign for ABC News.

The nascent Clinton campaign invited Jeff Zucker and Phil Griffin, the presidents of CNN and MSNBC, respectively. Zucker declined while Griffin RSVPed “yes.” Wikileaks’ release of emails from the Democratic National Committee showed then-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz scheduled or attempted to schedule private meetings with both executives.

Other “yes” RSVPs come from journalists who have been sighted in the Wikileaks Podesta emails, outing them as friendly or fawning towards Hillary’s campaign.

CNBC’s John Harwood, who was also a moderator for a 2015 presidential debate, emailed Podesta frequentlypractically begging for approval and access.

Politico’s Glenn Thrush also emailed Podesta periodically. On Monday, a newly-released email revealed a particularly humiliating incident where Thrush sent Podesta a passage from an upcoming article for his personal approval. “Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” Thrush wrote. “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this… Tell me if I fucked up anything.”

Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, Washington Bureau Chief at PEOPLE magazine, boasted two days after this confab that stories on Clinton’s campaign were generating “absolutely off the charts” traffic and asked for “color you can whisper on background” about what Hillary was up to.

The full RSVP list for Benenson’s gathering is shown in an attachment on a separate email:

This is an off-the-record cocktails with the key national reporters, especially (though not exclusively) those that are based in New York. Much of the group includes influential reporters, anchors and editors.

The goals of the dinner include:
(1) Give reporters their first thoughts from team HRC in advance of the announcement
(2) Setting expectations for the announcement and launch period
(3) Framing the HRC message and framing the race
(4) Enjoy a Frida night drink before working more

TIME/DATE: As a reminder, this is called for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10th .

There are several attendees – including Diane Sawyer – who will be there promptly at 6:30 p.m. but have to leave by 7 p.m.

FOOD: This will include cocktails and passed hours devours.

REPORTER RSVPs

YES
1. ABC – Cecilia Vega
2. ABC – David Muir
3. ABC – Diane Sawyer
4. ABC – George Stephanoplous [sic]
5. ABC – Jon Karl
6. Bloomberg – John Heillman [sic]
7. Bloomberg – Mark Halperin
8. CBS – Norah O’Donnell
9. CBS – Vicki Gordon
10. CNN – Brianna Keilar
11. CNN – David Chalian
12. CNN – Gloria Borger
13. CNN – Jeff Zeleny
14. CNN – John Berman
15. CNN – Kate Bouldan [sic]
16. CNN – Mark Preston
17. CNN – Sam Feist
18. Daily Beast – Jackie Kucinich
19. GPG – Mike Feldman
20. Huffington Post – Whitney Snyder
21. MORE – Betsy Fisher Martin
22. MSNBC – Alex Wagner
23. MSNBC – Beth Fouhy
24. MSNBC – Phil Griffin
25. MSNBC – Rachel Maddow (TBD)
26. MSNBC – Rachel Racusen
27. NBC – Savannah Gutherie [sic]
28. New Yorker – Ryan Liza [sic]
29. NYT – Amy Chozik [sic]
30. NYT – Gail Collins
31. NYT – Jonathan Martin
32. NYT – Maggie Haberman
33. NYT – Pat Healey [sic]
34. PEOPLE – Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
35. POLITICO – Glenn Thrush
36. POLITICO – Mike Allen
37. VICE – Alyssa Mastramonoco [sic]
38. VOX – Jon Allen

UNKNOWN
1. Bloomberg/MSNBC – Jonathan Alter
2. Buzzfeed – Ben Smith
3. CBS – Gayle King
4. CBS – John Dickerson
5. MSNBC – Ed Schultz
6. MSNBC – Joe Scarborough
7. New Yorker – David Remnick
8. Tina Brown
9. UNIVISION – Maria-Elena Salinas
10. YAHOO – Matt Bai

DECLINED
1. CNN – Jake Taper [sic]
2. CNN – Jeff Zucker
3. Huffington Post – Arianna Huffington
4. Huffington Post – Sam Stein
5. NBC – Chuck Todd
6. NYT – Carolyn Ryan
7. CNN – Erin Burnett
8. NPR – Mike Oreskes
9. MSNBC – Mika Brzezinski
10. MSNBC – Thomas Roberts
11. MSNBC – Andrea Mitchell
12. NY Post – Geofe Earl [sic]

HRC TEAM RSVP (14)
1. John Podesta
2. Robby Mook
3. Huma Abedin
4. Marlon Marshall
5. Amanda Renteria
6. Jennifer Palmieri
7. Kristina Schake
8. Jesse Ferguson
9. Nick Merrill
10. Karen Finney
11. Jim Margolis
12. Joel Benenson
13. John Anzalone
14. Mandy Grunwald

The RSVP list for the event at Podesta’s home reads:

Yes

ABC – Liz Kreutz

Yes

AP – Julie Pace

Yes

AP – Ken Thomas

Yes

AP – Lisa Lerer

AURN – April Ryan

Yes

Bloomberg – Jennifer Epstein

Yes

Buzzfeed – Ruby Cramer

Yes

CBS – Steve Chagaris [sic]

Yes

CNBC – John Harwood

Yes

CNN – Dan Merica

Yes

Huffington Post – Amanda Terkel

NO (Panama)

LAT – Mike Memoli

Yes

LAT – Evan Handler

Yes

McClatchy – Anita Kumar

Yes

MSNBC – Alex Seitz-Wald

Yes

National Journal – Emily Schultheis

Yes

NBC – Mark Murray

Yes

NPR – Tamara Keith

NYT – Amy Chozik [sic]

Yes

NYT – Maggie Haberman

Yes

Politico – Annie Karni

Politico – Gabe Debenedetti

Yes

Reuters – Amanda Becker

The Hill – Amie Parnes

Yes

Washington Post – Anne Gearan

Yes

WSJ – Laura Meckler

Yes

WSJ – Peter Nicholas

Yes

WSJ – Colleen McCain Nelson source

Source: RIGGED SYSTEM: Wikileaks Reveals List Of Over 38 Reporters And Journalists In The Bag For Crooked Hillary

Barna Study: “More Than Four Out of Ten Evangelicals” Rejecting Both Trump and Clinton

Christian News Network reports:

trump-and-clintonA recent Barna study shows that although many of those who identify as evangelical support the presidential candidacy of Republican nominee Donald Trump, more than four out of ten evangelicals currently reject both Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The organization surveyed 1,023 adults, including 627 likely voters, to conduct its study. Those expressing support for Trump included evangelicals (55 percent for Trump as opposed to 2 percent for Clinton), those who claim to have a biblical worldview (57 percent to 30 percent), and those who believe in absolute moral truth (48 percent to 37 percent).

Those supporting Clinton included those who profess to be Christians but are not born again (48 percent for Clinton to 36 percent for Trump), those who identify with other faiths ( 37 percent to 30 percent), atheists and agnostics (61 percent to 18 percent), and Roman Catholics (45 percent to 35 percent).

But Barna found that while some have selected a side, others have stated that they don’t feel comfortable with voting for either candidate.

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Barna Update | Voters Disagree on Which Candidate is More Presidential

Americans are struggling to muster enthusiasm about the presidential candidate they plan to vote for. A new survey from Barna not only reveals the numbers behind that lack of enthusiasm, but also identifies which candidate is seen as having more of the qualities expected of a president.

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Carl Lentz to Oprah Winfrey: You Don’t Have to be a Christian to Have a Relationship with God

Wolf 5Once again Carl Lentz of Hillsong NYC plays fast and loose with the truth.  As Jeff Maples of Pulpit & Pen points out, Lentz is a false teacher that preaches a false Gospel. “His gospel appeals to the masses, and people like Oprah, because it’s inclusive, and does not place Jesus Christ as the premise of the Gospel. It places man and his “choices” at the center of this false Gospel.”  Recently Oprah interviewed this wolf and, as always, he shared what is clearly a man-centered gospel.

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. – 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (ESV)

In a recent interview on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Carl Lentz explains that he hopes that churches like his will “transform the way people experience their relationship with God.” Oprah then asks Carl Lentz, “do you believe that only Christians can be in a relationship with God.” His reply,

No, I believe that when Jesus said that “I am the way, the truth, and the life,” the way I read that, Jesus said that he is the road marker, he is the map, so I think that God loves people so much, that whether they accept or reject him, he’s still gracious, and he’s still moving, and he’s still giving you massive red blinking lights, for chances to take a right turn when maybe you’d take a left, but I believe God loves people, and that’s what this whole gospel is based on, it’s love….

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Millennials desperately need to bone up on the history of communism

MarketWatch reports that when it comes to understanding communism, most millennials are ignorant. And only 42% view capitalism favorably:

CommunismThe Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism.

Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%.

Furthermore, almost half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 20 said they would vote for a socialist, while 21% would go so far as to back a communist.

 

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When liars defend liars: Dr Michael Brown whitewashes the heresies of Bill Johnson.

Bill Johnson is the notorious NAR cult leader at Bethel in Redding, CA. He was recently featured by Dr. Michael Brown (promoter of demonic doctrines, and New Apostolic Reformation teachings and their Apostles, in Brownsville). Brown used his program to not only defend Bethel’s false teachings & practices, but to also promote Johnson’s latest book, “God is Good: He’s Better Than You Think“.

Dr. Brown also took the opportunity to specifically target the very well-known and highly respected Todd Friel (TF), the host of Wretched Radio, a conservative, evangelical Christian radio show,  and Phil Johnson (PJ), who is the executive director of Grace to You, an elder at Grace Community Church and pastor of the GraceLife Fellowship.

As if offended by the following dialogue, Michael Brown plays these two clips for Bill Johnson to comment on, (the first at the 4 min 30 sec mark, the second at…

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Homosexual activist Matthew Vines wages war to make InterVarsity inclusive

Matthew Vines, Author of “God and the Gay Christian,” has been working hard to infiltrate churches across the United States to convince leaders to relax their biblical stance against the sin of homosexuality. Now Vines is personally waging war against one of the largest evangelical organizations on college campuses nationwide because of its stance against […]

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What makes a religion false?

Christians believe that Christianity is the only true religion; thus all other religions are false. What are the essential doctrines of the Christian faith found in the pages of Scripture?  In other words, what must an individual believe in to be saved?  There are 5 essentials.  Can you rattle them off? In this piece over […]

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Discernment Made Easy: A List of Celebrity Christians Who Declare The Bible Insufficient

Bud Ahlheim reveals several high-profile Christians who have endorsed the best-selling book Jesus Calling. The thing that’s most troubling about any Christian who touts the book is that doing so indicates a lack of spiritual discernment.  What makes me say that?  Because the author, Sarah Young, claims she hears directly from Jesus Christ and wrote down […]

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