March 2, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump’s latest trade salvo over steel and aluminum landed squarely in the middle of Nafta talks, overshadowing efforts by his own negotiators and those from his biggest export markets to update America’s most important free-trade agreement.

President Donald Trump found out how difficult it is to bridge the competing interests of ethanol producers and oil refiners as a third White House biofuel meeting in four days ended with no agreement on how to change U.S. policies.

The U.S. ambassador to Mexico, a career diplomat with more than 30 years of service, announced her intention to step down from the job, joining a wave of senior officers to leave the State Department under the Trump administration.

A proposed law requiring would-be presidents to make their tax returns public before appearing on Maryland’s ballot has advanced in the state Senate. The bill would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to release the preceding five years of their tax returns to appear on the ballot.

Vladimir Putin devoted over a third of his annual state-of-the-nation speech to revealing a series of new weapons — both nuclear and conventional — he said Russia is developing that will render U.S. missile defenses “ineffective.” Many of the systems had been announced in public before, though without the elaborate video displays Putin showed Thursday, according to analysts.

Four Wells Fargo board members, including its three longest-serving directors, plan to retire next month as pressure mounts for new oversight in the 18-month-old scandal.

On Thursday, the U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a $150 million contract to develop a high-powered laser system to integrate with a destroyer by 2020.

Consumer demand is falling to “new, lower levels,” according to the 166-year-old maker of Smith & Wesson firearms. The company, American Outdoor Brands Corp., is bracing for the downturn by cutting jobs and repaying debt. Rivals, including one in bankruptcy, are contending with the same slowdown.

AP Top Stories

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday dismissed a suggestion that Russian hackers were behind a cyber-attack in Germany, saying that Russia was now being blamed for any such attack and without any proof.

Puerto Rico’s power grid broke down again on Thursday, leaving some 800,000 customers without power, as the US Caribbean possession struggles to recover five months after Hurricane Maria slammed the island.

President Vladimir Putin made a new claim that Russia’s nuclear capabilities could reach the coast of Florida.

Russia has called off strategic talks with the US set for this month after a Washington delegation snubbed a meeting on cybersecurity, Moscow’s ambassador to the US told TASS news agency Friday.

Three aid workers were confirmed killed in a Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, the UN said on Friday, in the latest violence to underscore the jihadists’ enduring threat.

North Korea denied reports it had cooperated with Syria on chemical weapons, dismissing them as a fabrication by the United States to pressure the country, state media reported late Thursday.

A suicide car bomber struck on Friday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing one person and wounding 14 bystanders, officials said, but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The wife of a retired US Special Forces soldier had been facing possible deportation, as a result of Donald Trump’s tightening of immigration rules. The fate of Elia Crawford, the wife of Bob Crawford, who served with the 7th Special Forces Group and who still works with Pentagon as a civilian contractor, is to be decided by a court in Virginia. The Department of Homeland Security has offered to drop the proceedings.

Chinese media reports say the country is planning to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier capable of remaining at sea for long durations, in what would be a major upgrade for its increasingly formidable navy.

BBC

Gunmen have launched an attack in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, with the French embassy and a military HQ among the apparent targets. Burkina Faso’s government said four attackers had been killed at the embassy and at least two at the HQ. Seven members of the security forces have been killed, officials say, with another six people wounded.

On Saturday, Sydney’s famous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras marks its 40th anniversary – and its first celebration since Australia legalized same-sex marriage. Much has changed since violence marred the first parade.

A fire has killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation center in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, officials said.

WND

The fact remains that America is politically sorted by generations in a way it never has before. The oldest voters are the most conservative, white, and Republican, and the youngest voters the most liberal, racially diverse, and Democratic. There is absolutely no sign the dynamic is abating during the Trump years. If anything, it is accelerating.

“Hundreds” of crosses at war monuments and memorials across the nation now are at risk because a panel from the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals condemned the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial to destruction, and the full court refused to reconsider, says one of the judges.

Lending credence to rumors which surfaced a couple years ago, principals involved in the making of Disney’s Frozen 2 are keeping alive the possibility of Elsa coming out of the closet as a lesbian.


The Briefing — Friday, March 2, 2018

1) Is “perpetual peace” possible? How Vladimir Putin’s latest announcement further undermines the hope of the Enlightenment

NPR (Geoff Brumfiel) –
Experts Aghast At Russian Claim Of Nuclear-Powered Missile With Unlimited Range

The Atlantic (Julia Ioffe) –
What Putin Really Wants

2) Why one same-sex couple is surprised when the convictions of a Christian school turn out to be convictional

The Coast News (Aaron Burgin) –
Santa Fe Christian school discouraged same-sex couple from applying

3) There is a 40% chance that you’ve been exposed to 100% misleading statistics

Wall Street Journal (Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.) –
Good Climate News Isn’t Told

New York Times (Amanda Taub) –
Lies, Damned Lies, and One Very Misleading Statistic

Wall Street Journal (Rolfe Winkler and Justin Lahart) –
How Do Pundits Never Get It Wrong? Call a 40% Chance


YouTube Secretly Using SPLC To Police Videos

(The Daily Caller) The Southern Poverty Law Center is assisting YouTube in policing content on their platform, The Daily Caller has learned.

The left-wing nonprofit — which has more recently come under fire for labeling legitimate conservative organizations as “hate groups” — is one of the more than 100 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies in YouTube’s “Trusted Flaggers” program, a source with knowledge of the arrangement told TheDC. View article →


The Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls Another 420 Points As Investors Panic About A Potential Trade War

Many had been hoping that the financial shaking on Wall Street that we witnessed in February would subside in March, but so far that is definitely not the case.  On Thursday, the Dow fell another 420 points as investors fretted about the potential for a trade war.  Over the past month, we have seen many days when stock prices have been way down and other days when stock prices have been way up.  This is precisely the sort of wild volatility that we would expect to see if a major financial crisis was brewing, and the truth is that our financial system is far more vulnerable today than it was back in 2008. (Read More…)


RenewAmerica Newsletter

March 1, 2018
CLIFF KINCAID — Conservative activist Eugene Delgaudio tells a story of meeting Donald J. Trump and confronting him about his liberal past. Trump assured Delgaudio he has repudiated his past. But the old Trump was on display on Wednesday, when President Trump embraced Democratic Party gun control measures and insulted Republicans as tools of the NRA…. (more)

February 28, 2018
‘Will the mainstream media finally cover it?’
BOB UNRUH — Finally! Here’s proof that a campaign colluded with a foreign entity in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Officials for the Democratic presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, who was defeated by Hillary Clinton, apparently with the help of the Democratic National Committee, have paid a $14,500 civil penalty for accepting illegal foreign help…. (more)

February 28, 2018
BYRON YORK — Republicans from President Trump down often declare that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. So far, Democrats have not been able to prove otherwise. But the most compelling piece of evidence cited by the president’s opponents is the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., some key Trump campaign aides, and a group of Russians who came promising damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Much remains unknown about that meeting…. (more)

February 28, 2018

NEWSMAX — Thirteen Republican members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department…. (more)


February 28, 2018

FOX NEWS — White House communications director Hope Hicks, one of the president’s longest and most loyal advisers dating back to the beginning of his presidential campaign, said Wednesday she is resigning from the administration to explore new opportunities. “There are no words to adequately express my gratitude to President Trump,” Hicks said in a statement. “I wish the president and his administration the very best as he continues to lead our country.”… (more)


February 28, 2018
‘How many other government officials did this?’
BOB UNRUH — A prominent Washington watchdog is asking just how many Obama administration officials hid behind fake names while they worked for the U.S. government, after discovering that Loretta Lynch sometimes wasn’t Loretta Lynch – – for email purposes – – while she was attorney general. She was Elizabeth Carlisle…. (more)

February 28, 2018
CAIR New York director condemned ‘imperialist’ U.S.
ART MOORE — The deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was the keynote speaker for the annual fundraiser for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based front for Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, reported Conservative Review…. (more)

February 28, 2018
Accusations of drug trafficking, stalking, sexual battery, kidnapping, extortion, falsifying records
WORLDNETDAILY — Broward County Sheriff’s deputies and employees are the subjects of more than 66 investigations – ranging from drug trafficking and sexual battery to kidnapping – since 2012, according to a new report…. (more)

February 27, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — With unprecedented speed, the Trump administration has already implemented nearly two-thirds of the 334 agenda items called for by the Heritage Foundation, a pace faster than former President Reagan who embraced the conservative think tank’s legendary “Mandate for Leadership” blueprint…. (more)

February 27, 2018

THE HILL — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that the Justice Department will investigate potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). “Yes, it will be investigated,” Sessions told reporters at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which oversees FISA warrants, according to the Washington Examiner…. (more)


February 27, 2018
BYRON YORK — Recently President Trump tweeted, “I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the facts. Total Fake News!” The tweet was greeted with incredulity in some press circles. CNN called it “simply false.” “The facts suggest the opposite,” said the Washington Post. “Mostly false,” declared Politifact, noting the president’s statement “immediately drew guffaws among media commentators.”… (more)

February 27, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — A federal court cleared the way Tuesday for President Trump to build his border wall, ruling that the administration has the power to waive a series of environmental laws to speed up construction. The state of California and environmental groups had been counting on the lawsuit to derail the border wall and called the decision disappointing…. (more)

February 27, 2018

LEXINGTON HERALD LEADER — Teachers could soon be carrying concealed guns inside schools in Pike County under a proposal that was preliminarily approved Monday evening by the Pike County School Board. The unanimous decision came after the board heard concerns about school safety from teachers, parents and administrators during a town hall meeting at Pike County Central High School. The discussion was prompted by multiple school shootings in recent weeks, including one at Marshall County High School in Western Kentucky that left two dead and another in Florida that left 17 dead…. (more)


February 27, 2018
The Left doesn’t fight evil; it fights those who do.
DENNIS PRAGER — hy does the Left oppose allowing a small number of highly trained teachers and other adults who work at schools to arm themselves? When asked, their response is consistent: “It’s a crazy idea.” And “we need fewer guns, not more guns.” A New York Times editorial offered the following argument against having any armed teachers: “Nationwide statistics on police shooting accuracy are not to be found. But if New York is typical, analyses show that its officers hit their targets only one-third of the time. And during gunfights, when the adrenaline is really pumping, that accuracy can drop to as low as 13 percent.”… (more)

February 27, 2018
NEWSMAX — Cruz family service calls regarding the Florida school shooter or his brother numbered at least 45, according to sheriff’s office records obtained by CNN. That’s nearly double the number of calls Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has publicly acknowledged…. (more)

February 27, 2018
NEWSMAX — An Obama-era policy designed to compartmentalize school discipline may have hamstrung law enforcement’s efforts to prevent the Feb. 14 massacre of 17 students and faculty, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran told Breitbart News…. (more)

February 27, 2018
CAIR leader conducted weapons training at radical mosque
ART MOORE — A leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in South Florida also serves as a deputy for the Broward County Sheriff’s office, which is under fire for its handling of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in which 17 people were killed…. (more)

February 27, 2018
NEWSMAX — Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay labeled House Democrats’ memo about the ongoing Russia investigation as political and full of lies. “The Republican memo is nothing but a factual memo laying out what has been going on and what they know to date. The Democrat memo is a pack of lies,” DeLay told Newsmax TV host John Bachman on “Newsmax Now.”… (more)

February 27, 2018
BOB UNRUH — New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman boasts on his state website that he’s long advocated for abortion businesses and lately has opposed President Trump’s plan to ban visitors from certain terror-supporting nations. He cites the many targets of his campaigns: corrupt politicians, companies that rip off New Yorkers, big banks, consumer fraud, lying, illegal tracking technology, drug trafficking rings, discrimination, hatred, and opponents of carbon credits and sanctuary cities…. (more)

February 27, 2018
JOAN SWIRSKY — Imagine a guy in his mid-thirties walking on a beach in Hawaii and seeing an object that actually looked like the genie lamp he read about in his childhood – – the kind of lamp he could rub until a genie popped out and granted his most fervent wish. Being a pretty ordinary guy – – you know, the kind who hung out smoking pot, who slacked off in school, who didn’t get the girl and actually hated and was jealous of the guys who did – – he asked for power…. (more)

February 25, 2018
WORLDNETDAILY — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is blaming former President Obama for being in cahoots with Russia for eight years and setting the stage for orchestrating a conspiracy theory of collusion between Moscow and Donald Trump during the 2016 election…. (more)

February 25, 2018
NEWSMAX — Russia’s 2016 election meddling campaign was designed to “amplify” discord among Americans, their president, and with Congress, and their execution was “cheap and effective,” according to a former FBI special agent in N.Y.’s cyber division…. (more)

February 25, 2018

ROBERT KNIGHT — In 1953 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Rev. Billy Graham saw that his crusade audience was segregated in roped-off sections. He personally tore the barriers down. Over the next six decades, he preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to more than 200 million people in 185 countries. Without giving an inch of theological ground, he adjusted his message to the moment, for example, dropping the name “crusade” for his rallies so as not to offend Muslims that he was trying to reach for Christ…. (more)


February 25, 2018

NEWSMAX — Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said it was “outrageous” if reports were confirmed that four Broward County sheriff’s deputies failed to enter the Parkland, Florida, high school during a February 14 shooting that claimed 17 lives. “It’s outrageous. I’ve never heard anything like this before,” Kerik told Newsmax on Saturday…. (more)


February 25, 2018

WASHINGTON TIMES — The National Rifle Association on Sunday morning said the “headline” in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting is the failure of the FBI and local law enforcement to do something about alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz before he carried out his massacre…. (more)


News – 3/2/2018

Report: US Peace Plan to Include East Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital
A French diplomat told the Arabic-language daily that the Trump administration is expected to reveal its peace plan at an upcoming international conference in Cairo. The report says that under Trump’s peace plan, the United States will recognize an independent Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital on condition that the disputed old city, home to sites holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam, is administered by an international custodian.

Humming economy doesn’t fix broken culture
When it comes to morality, however, the national divide is really felt. A strong majority of all faith segments says we are morally bankrupt in America. “Our moral compass is broken. We’ve lost it,” Barna says of that finding.

Trump: “Trade Wars Are Good And Easy To Win”
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!

Snow storm Emma to turn into DOUBLE-STORM monster TODAY – weather systems collide & hit UK
SWATHES of Britain are on fresh alert for another snow deluge today driven by hurricane-force winds as Storm Emma rips through the country. Gusts of more than 80mph will be whipped up around the churning union putting most of Britain in the firing line for gales and heavy snow.

Mike Huckabee resigns from country music board, citing political and religious intolerance
An apparently frustrated Mike Huckabee resigned from the board of the Country Music Association Foundation after just one day Thursday, saying the music industry is intolerant to those with conservative, religious beliefs. But prominent music industry leaders swiftly criticized Huckabee’s appointment, including some who singled out his support for gun rights and traditional family values.

US General Reveals How Brutal War With North Korea Would Actually Be
“If the sanctions don’t work, we’ll have to go phase two,” President Donald Trump said recently. “Phase two may be a very rough thing, may be very, very unfortunate for the world.” The Trump administration asserts it desires a peaceful solution, yet the president and other senior officials have repeatedly stressed that all options remain on the table, including the application of military force. Evaluating the potential casualties, Milley reportedly remarked that the “brutality” of such a conflict “will be beyond the experience of any living soldier.”

Andrew McCabe Authorized Media Leaks, Misled Investigators
DOJ’s internal watchdog to criticize former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe authorized leaks to the media, according to new reports. The former deputy director also reportedly misled watchdog investigators about the media disclosures. McCabe stepped down from his position in January. The Department of Justice’s internal watchdog will criticize former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for authorizing leaks to the media and giving misleading statements to investigators about doing so, according to two new reports.

Israel developing cutting edge artificial intelligence crime-fighting tools
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Israel Police aim to develop advanced cyber, big-data and artificial intelligence tools that may eventually be able to predict and prevent crime. In a joint initiative with the police, the university launched the Center for Computational Criminology this week at BGU’s Advanced Technologies Park in the presence of Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Roni Alsheikh and BGU president Prof. Rivka Carmi.

Foreign Ministry: Ties with Poland important, Holocaust memory even more
Israel values its…ties with Warsaw, but preserving the memory of the Holocaust is even more important, Foreign Ministry director-general Yuval Rotem said…“Israel and Poland enjoy strong political bilateral ties, based on common values,” Rotem said. But, Rotem added, “preserving the memory of the Holocaust is a matter beyond the bilateral relationship between Israel and Poland. It is a core issue cutting to the essence of the Jewish people.”

Burkina Faso attack: Ouagadougou sees gunfire and explosion
Gunfire and an explosion have been heard near the army headquarters and the French embassy in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Witnesses have reported seeing armed men getting out of a car and opening fire. Pictures from the scene showed a cloud of black smoke rising into the sky. It is not yet clear who is behind the attack.

Insulting Egyptian security forces is high treason, says Sisi
Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said he considers any insult of its security forces to be “high treason”, in an apparent warning to the media. “If someone insults the army or police they’re defaming all Egyptians and that’s not freedom of opinion,” he said during a visit to the town of Alamein. Mr Sisi’s comments came after the government complained about recent foreign media coverage of the country.

Ireland shutdown as Europe severe weather continues
Severe weather continues to bring chaos to large parts of Europe, where at least 55 people have died amid sub-zero temperatures. Most transport and flights have been suspended in Ireland where strong winds brought by a storm left some 24,000 homes and businesses without power. Several other countries have faced disruptions caused by snow and ice.

Afrin offensive: Eight Turkish soldiers killed in Syria clashes
Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in fighting in the north Syrian region of Afrin, the military says. Another 13 were injured in the clashes on Thursday, with several said to be in a critical condition. It is one of the bloodiest days for Turkish troops since they began a major offensive against Kurdish fighters in Afrin in January.

Trump steel tariffs: Trading partners threaten retaliation
The main trading partners of the US have reacted angrily after President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Canada and the EU said they would bring forward their own countermeasures to the steep new tariffs. Mexico, China and Brazil have also said they are weighing up retaliatory steps.

Miami’s airport wants to read your face.
…On Tuesday, MIA celebrated its newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international travelers. One of its main features: passport screening via facial recognition technology to verify travelers’ identities by matching them to the documents they present.

Transgender surgeries are on the rise, says first study of its kind
In the first broad demographic study of trends in gender-affirming surgeries in the United States, researchers found that the number of operations increased fourfold from 2000 to 2014. Some of the significant rise, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery, may be related to an increase in insurance coverage for the procedures.

Sandbags and warnings as northeast U.S. braces for storm-driven flood
Businesses blocked doors with sandbags and officials warned residents of waterfront homes to be ready to evacuate as the northeastern United States braced for a powerful storm on Friday that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to North Carolina. Along Boston’s Long Wharf, near the Fanueil Hall tourist area, large piles of sandbags were in place around a subway station and a Marriott hotel, a spot that flooded with icy seawater during an early January storm.

Nearly 1 million U.S. evangelicals are Jewish
A new survey by LifeWay Research shows an estimated 871,000 American evangelical Christians have at least one Jewish parent or grandparent – almost three times the largest estimates previously assessed in past studies.

REJOICE AMERICA: Federal Court rules Trump can build border wall on Mexican border
A federal court cleared the way Tuesday for President Trump to build his border wall, ruling that the administration has the power to waive a series of environmental laws to speed up construction.

CBS Launches New Show Comedy ‘Living Biblically’ To Mock Christianity And Make Christians Look Like Idiots
…This season it is the CBS show ‘Living Biblically’ – a comedic take on the real life quest of a journalist to live his life “according to the Bible” for one year. From the preview scenes alone, it seems obvious that this show has no intention of representing the Bible accurately or bringing any actual serious discussion about the Christian faith. Instead it seeks cheap laughs and gags all the while mocking The Lord Jesus Christ and those who try their best to follow Him.

The Next “Bomb Cyclone” Is Set To Detonate Off The East Coast
“A strong area of low pressure will track off the New England coast Friday, leading to a potpourri of sensible weather impacts across the Northeast. A persistent east-northeast flow will lead to coastal flooding along east-facing shores of New England and the Mid-Atlantic, some of which could be moderate to major intensity particularly in New England.

Chaffetz: Fla. School Shooting Survivors Need ‘Belief in God’
The survivors of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting need “belief in God and Jesus Christ,” former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz said Thursday.

Transgender sex change ceremonies join birth, marriage and death as life landmark in UK
EXCLUSIVE: Transgender people who swap sexes can now take part in a celebratory ceremony once their transition is complete, regardless of religion. The new ceremony is set to join christenings, marriages and funerals as part of the right of passage ceremonies of British life.

YOU’RE WELCOME: Israel’s intelligence helped 30 countries thwart terror attacks in 2017
“30 countries got phone calls from Israel in 2017, in which Israel said to them: You need to know this and that, in this and that place, pay attention, there’s going to be an attack,” Minister Cohen revealed.

South Africa’s Parliament Passes Motion to Take White People’s Land ‘Without Compensation’
South Africa’s National Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation, fulfilling the wishes of radicals and black nationalists, but raising fears for the fate of the country’s white minority, as well as the future of its agricultural sector.

DNC deputy chairman keynotes ‘Muslim Mafia’ fundraiser
The deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was the keynote speaker for the annual fundraiser for the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based front for Hamas, the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, reported Conservative Review.

New Video Shows People, Dogs Eating Out of Trash in Venezuela 
A new video obtained exclusively by Infowars shows Venezuelans competing with dogs to eat from trash in the middle of the street.

Mid-Day Snapshot

Mar. 2, 2018

The Tariff Trump Card

Is a shot at China and Russia worth the high domestic economic price? The president seems to think so.

The Foundation

“Measures which serve to abridge the free competition of foreign Articles, have a tendency to occasion an enhancement of prices.” —Alexander Hamilton (1791)

ZeroHedge Frontrunning: March 2

  • ‘Trade wars are good, and easy to win’: Trump (Read More)
  • U.S. Allies Bristle at Trump Tariff Plan (Read More)
  • The Biggest Problem With Trump’s Tariffs (Read More)
  • Trump’s Tariff Folly (Read More)
  • Kushner’s Influence in West Wing Wanes After Key Allies Depart (Read More)
  • China’s latest conglomerate crackdown casts dealmaking shadow (Read More)
  • Bitcoin’s Plunge in Volume Stirs Questions About Its Popularity (Read More)
  • Israeli police question Netanyahu over telecom case (Read More)
  • News Corp. CEO Slams Facebook, Google for Not Sharing Enough Ad Revenue (Read More)
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s mission impossible – Oscar host in midst of #MeToo (Read More)
  • J.C. Penney profit forecast, same-store sales disappoint, shares dive (Read More)
  • Italy’s center-right leaders fret over 5-Star strength (Read More)
  • Delta subjected to retribution in Georgia for crossing NRA (Read More)
  • GM plants to cut 5,000 South Korean jobs, keep production at current level (Read More)
  • Venezuelans Are Paying a 100% Premium for Cash (Read More)
  • Scaramucci Says He Fears John Kelly Will Thwart SkyBridge Sale (Read More)

Headlines – 3/2/2018

ZOA: If Reports About Trump Administration’s “Peace Deal” are True, It’s a Disaster

Purim Parody: In bizarre rant, Trump challenges ‘gremlin’ Abbas to gun fight

PA Foreign Minister urges Brazil to play key role in peace process

Paris suburb rescinds symbolic recognition of ‘Palestine’

Americans in Israel warned to ‘keep a low profile’ after announcement on embassy’s move to Jerusalem

Prince William to make first official royal visit to Israel and Palestine after years of rejected invitations

President Rivlin on Prince William’s visit: ‘Present for Israel’s 70th Independence Day’

Netanyahu and wife set to face police in parallel interrogations

Likud warns coalition row over draft bill ‘could bring government down’

Poland’s Deputy PM: We All Must Stop Using the Holocaust for Political Games

Israeli, Polish delegations begin ‘open, candid’ dialogue on Holocaust law

1946 US report says ‘Poles persecuted the Jews as vigorously as did the Germans’

El Al seeks international help to access Saudi airspace – would mark a dramatic diplomatic shift

Will the Eastern Mediterranean become a world hub for the natural-gas trade?

Egypt’s Government Silences Media as Election Approaches

Insulting Egyptian security forces is high treason, says Sisi

Egyptian army kills 13 armed men on day 21 of ‘Sinai 2018’ operation

Israel feels US does not take Iranian expansion in Syria seriously, reports say

Iran’s Khamenei hails ‘resistance’ of Syria’s Assad

US calls Russia idea of Syria humanitarian corridors ‘a joke’

UN official: Pauses in Syria suburb unilateral, ‘not enough’

US hopes for UN vote on new Syria toxic gas inquiry next week

North Korea denies chemical weapons link with Syria

Pentagon: Mission in Yemen to fight terrorism, support Saudi Arabia

Alarming numbers for displaced Yemenis due to Houthis’ violations

Bangladesh accuses Myanmar of deploying troops at border

Suicide car bomber hits Afghan capital, at least four wounded

Angela Merkel admits that ‘no-go zones’ exist in Germany

Marine Le Pen has been charged for posting violent ISIS images on Twitter

France’s Favorite Crypto-Fascist Could Face Three Years in Prison for ISIS Tweets

Spurned by U.S. and Facing Danger Back Home, Iranian Christians Fear the Worst

AIPAC-backed US House bill seeks to broaden Iran sanctions

Europeans working to limit Iran’s Mideast aggression in bid to save nuclear deal

Boeing ordered to give details of $16b Iran deal to Israeli terror victims

Putin: Moscow would regard nuclear attack on allies as attack on Russia

Putin boasts of new Russian nuclear weapons that ‘can’t be intercepted’

Putin claims Russia has nuclear-tipped underwater drones and new supersonic weapon

‘Now you will listen’: Putin claims new nuclear weapons can bypass any missile defense system

Putin denies ‘new Cold War’ but says new nukes are on ‘combat duty’

Putin, before vote, unveils ‘invincible’ nuclear weapons to counter West

US accuses Russia of breaching treaties with ‘invincible’ weapons

New Russian nuke weapons aren’t new and may not be ready, say experts

Pentagon: ‘Fully prepared’ after Putin boasts of hypersonic missiles

Putin’s nuke boasts could spark new arms race with US

Trump nominee: Russia, China don’t expect ‘much’ U.S. response to cyber attacks

Nunes: FBI may have violated criminal statutes in FISA application to spy on Trump adviser Carter Page

More Than 30 Trump Aides Lose Top-Secret Clearance, Sources Say

FBI said to be investigating Ivanka Trump’s business ties

One of Ivanka Trump’s international business deals could spell trouble for her in the US

Trump to impose steep tariffs on steel, aluminum; stokes trade war fears

Dow plummets more than 500 points after Trump announces tariffs

Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities Rise to Record $18 Trillion

Venezuela’s woes spread to zoos as animals feed on each other

The disturbing acceptance of Google’s new ‘smart’ camera

Miami’s airport wants to read your face. You might be happy about that

Former Google exec: AI movie death scenarios ‘one to two decades away’

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Saumlaki, Indonesia

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Porgera, Papua New Guinea

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Yacuiba, Bolivia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Ishigaki, Japan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Porgera, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Yonakuni, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Porgera, Papua New Guinea

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Kadovar volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 13,000ft

Europe: Heavy snow continues, storms set to collide

Nor’easter to become bomb cyclone: Fierce winds, flooding, snow and coastal havoc on tap

‘We Expect To Lose Homes’ In Major Nor’easter, MEMA Chief Says

Beware of replicating sexism in AI, experts warn

Transgender surgeries are on the rise, says first study of its kind

Tulsa Opera makes history with transgender woman in principal role

Young adults spend more than six hours per day feeling ‘stressed out’, finds Mental Health study

Democrats demand bill with expanded background checks, gun confiscations

Republicans signal no quick moves on guns despite Trump push

Trump, Pence ‘don’t want gun control,’ NRA’s chief lobbyist says after meeting

Fox commentator: Parkland survivors need belief in Jesus Christ – at least 40% of students at school are Jewish

Mike Huckabee resigns from country music board, citing political and religious intolerance

Interest in Bible Translation Has ‘Gone Viral’ Says Leader of Wycliffe Associates

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