A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney’s fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws.
The U.S. government closed the 2018 fiscal year $779 billion in the red, its highest deficit in six years, as Republican-led tax cuts pinched revenues and expenses rose on a growing national debt, according to data released on Monday by the Treasury Department.
Rescue workers and volunteers searched for more than 1,000 people still missing in the Florida Panhandle and tens of thousands of residents remained without power on Tuesday after the area was devastated by Hurricane Michael last week.
Retiring U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday launched a whirlwind tour of a dozen states, where he aims to pump up the campaigns of 25 embattled Republican members of Congress as the party fights to keep control of Congress.
A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if it does not stop a caravan of people that is heading to the United States.
North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the United Nations Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace, South Korea’s defense ministry said.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
U.S. industrial production increased for a fourth straight month in September, boosted by gains in manufacturing and mining output, but momentum slowed sharply in the third quarter.
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed named Ahmed Shide his finance minister in sweeping changes to the Horn of Africa nation’s government that included appointing women to half of cabinet posts.
The Catholic archdiocese of Washington divulged on Monday the names of 31 former clergy involved in the abuse of minors over the past 70 years, days after archbishop Donald Wuerl resigned over the scandal.
Yemen is on the verge of the “worst famine in a century”, the United Nations has warned. As many as 13 million civilians are at risk of dying from the lack of food in the war-torn country in the next three months.
At least three million Afghans are in “urgent” need of food and could face famine if they do not get help, the United Nations warned Monday, as the war-torn country battles the worst drought in living memory.
Social Security recipients will get 2.8 percent bigger checks in 2019. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment is the largest since 2012. The average Social Security benefit for retired workers is expected to climb by $39 to $1,461 per month as a result of this change. Married couples where both spouses receive benefits will see an estimated $67 increase to an average payment of $2,448 per month in 2019.
Germany has deported a Moroccan man who acted as a “book-keeper” for the 9/11 terrorists, 17 years after the deadly attacks.
Nicaragua’s government on Monday freed 30 protesters who had been detained in a violent police intervention as they tried to march in Managua.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, said on Monday it is committed to meeting India’s rising oil demand as the Kingdom expects its oil production to rise next month from the current 10.7 million barrels per day, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday.
The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. The “vocational education” centers were proving effective in staving off terrorism. “Trainees” were grateful for the opportunity to change their ways and make their lives more “colorful”. China’s massive security crackdown in Xinjiang has sparked widespread alarm.
Australia will consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
The growing interest in astrology driven by millennials, as well as the popularity of crystals and tarot cards via the ballooning wellness industry, have brought mysticism from the fringes, and right into your Instagram feed. Though the data is sparse, what we do know is that the practice of witchcraft has seen major growth in recent decades. As the witch aesthetic has risen, so has the number of people who identify as witches.
It seems some students at the Savannah College of Art and Design wanted to make a post-Brett Kavanaugh confirmation “#MeToo” statement, and it went back in time 27 years to do it. Sage Lucero started a Change.org petition to remove Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s name from the school’s Center for Historic Preservation … because “a victim’s trauma should outweigh politics.”
Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realized. Huge numbers of bugs have been lost in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, the study found, and the forest’s insect-eating animals have gone missing, too.
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Witches Outnumber Presbyterians in the US; Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’
“It makes sense that witchcraft and the occult would rise as society becomes increasingly postmodern. The rejection of Christianity has left a void that people, as inherently spiritual beings, will seek to fill,” said author Julie Roys, formerly of Moody Radio, in comments emailed to The Christian Post Tuesday. “Plus, Wicca has effectively repackaged witchcraft for millennial consumption. No longer is witchcraft and paganism satanic and demonic,” she said, “it’s a ‘pre-Christian tradition’ that promotes ‘free thought’ and ‘understanding of earth and nature.’” Yet such repackaging is deceptive, Roys added, “but one that a generation with little or no biblical understanding is prone to accept.”
“Complete And Total Fraud”: Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren After DNA Test Debacle; Thanks Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation issued a statement on Monday, claiming that Warren’s announcement “makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, who ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is prove. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage.” President Trump jumped on that too, tweeting: “Thank you to the Cherokee Nation for revealing that Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, is a complete and total Fraud!”
GOP Steamrolls Dems Again, Confirms 15 More Judges
Republicans scored another set of victories this week when the Senate “reached a broad deal” Thursday to confirm 15 more judges appointed by President Donald Trump. In exchange, lawmakers were able to head home to campaign for reelection. The Senate will not return to session until after Election Day.
NASA’s asteroid defense program aiming for more impact
The Trump administration has proposed increasing the budget for NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office by three-fold — from some $60 million to $150 million — amid growing concerns that humanity is utterly unprepared for the unlikely but still unthinkable: an asteroid strike of calamitous proportions. The White House also recently issued a new National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan intended to energize a host of agencies who could contribute to potential ways to prevent such as a disaster.
Trump plan includes unification of Judea, Samaria with Gaza
The Trump administration’s ‘Deal of the Century’ to promote a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority includes plans to reunite the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with the Palestinian Authority, a senior White House official said Tuesday. “In contrast, our peace plan intends to bring them together. Make no mistake; we are in this to help all Palestinians, in both the West Bank and Gaza. The type of disinformation being spread by some parties who have not even seen the plan yet wish to be spoilers does nothing to benefit ordinary Palestinian lives.”
US designates Hezbollah a ‘transnational criminal organization’
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday designated five groups, including Hezbollah, as transnational criminal organizations to target with tougher investigations and prosecutions, Reuters reported. In addition to Hezbollah, Sessions also said he had designated MS-13, the Sinaloa Cartel, Clan de Golfo and Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion for a crackdown to be carried out by a special new task force.
Sessions vows ’emergency’ Supreme Court battles amid ‘outrageous’ discovery rulings by federal judges
Sessions specifically singled out New York district court judge Jesse M. Furman, who ruled that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross could be questioned in an ongoing lawsuit concerning the legality of the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The Left’s New Plantation — Intellectual Slavery
on CNN, I watched the “dumbest man on television” host a panel of two African American liberals. They were discussing Kanye West’s newfound political outspokenness in favor of President Donald Trump, and you’d think you were listening to southern Democrats from the 1960s. It got so bad, I was waiting for one of them to use the word “uppity.” In case you missed it, here are the highlights — all assertions by the African American guests: “this is what happens when negroes don’t read”; “black folks” are ready to “trade Kanye West in the racial draft”; West is an “attention whore”; he’s the “token negro of the Trump administration”; “ But it’s worth asking the question: Why? What has West done to merit such vitriol? The answer is frightening and simple: He is thinking for himself. He’s wearing a MAGA hat. And he has influence.
Papadopoulos to spill details to House committees
The Daily Signal said that unlike most witnesses in congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Papadopoulos has asked lawmakers to invite him to provide testimony.
The Supreme Court Recently Sided With Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers. The Ripple Effect Has Begun.
Pregnancy centers were victorious at the Supreme Court earlier this summer, and that win is having a major ripple effect. In NIFLA v. Becerra, the court ruled 5-4 that states cannot require pro-life pregnancy centers to post advertisements promoting abortion, holding that such laws would violate the free speech rights of those centers. The ruling struck down a 2015 California law that had done just that.
Liberman: Israeli operation against Hamas needed to halt Gaza violence
A harsh IDF military strike against Hamas is the only way to halt the continued Palestinian attacks against Israel, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Tuesday morning as he met in the south with some of his top military staff. “Now is the time for decisions. My position is very clear: We must deal a heavy blow against Hamas. This is the only way to return the situation to its previous state and to reduce the level of violence to nearly zero,” Liberman said.
White House ‘reviewing’ bipartisan bill promoting Palestinian fund
The Trump administration is “reviewing legislation” that would create an investment fund for the Palestinian economy… The bill, introduced by Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress last week, proposes the establishment of a Palestinian Partnership Fund that would “promote joint economic development and finance joint ventures between Palestinian entrepreneurs and companies in the United States, Israel and countries in the Middle East.”
Xinjiang top official praises Uighur ‘education camps’
The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the “vocational education” centres were proving effective in staving off terrorism. He said “trainees” were grateful for the opportunity to change their ways and make their lives more “colourful”.
Russian Orthodox Church severs links with Constantinople
In a major religious split, the Russian Orthodox Church has cut ties with the body seen as the spiritual authority of the world’s Orthodox Christians. The break came after the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople recognised the independence of the Ukrainian Church from Moscow. The row is being described as the greatest Orthodox split since the schism with Catholicism in 1054.
Mysterious cosmic radio signal spotted unusually close to Earth
A strange flash of radio waves that was recently detected in space has now been traced to its home galaxy – and appears to originate from relatively nearby. Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are blasts of radio waves that last for only a few milliseconds but can contain as much energy as our sun puts out in decades. Over 50 have been spotted in space since they were first discovered in 2007, however we still don’t know what causes them.
Livery driver beat man walking to synagogue in Brooklyn
Police say a livery driver beat a 62-year-old man as he walked to synagogue on Sunday morning in Brooklyn. Physically and emotionally scarred, Lipa Schwartz described the frightening moment he was attacked in broad daylight in the middle of the street in Borough Park. “All of a sudden, ‘boom,’” he said. “I tried to protect myself, run away. I fell. He come again on me.”
Trump’s envoy reveals plan to unite Gaza and West Bank
The White House’s peace plan entails intentions to unify the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, told Ynet on Tuesday. Palestinian media outlets claim that a key element of the yet-unreleased US peace plan is separating the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip from the Fatah-ruled Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.
IAF strikes Hamas post after explosive on border fence
An IAF aircraft fired at a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday afternoon after two terrorists planted an explosive device near the border fence. The explosive device went off inside the strip and caused damage to the fence. No IDF soldiers were hurt.
Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala
Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally. The crowd more than doubled in size from Saturday, when some 1,300 people set off from northern Honduras in what has been dubbed “March of the Migrant,” an organizer said.
Sweden cancels traditional Christmas concert and increases promotions for Islamic events
Sweden’s, and perhaps the world’s largest outdoor Christmas concert “Oh Holy Night”, which traditionally airs on Swedish national TV on Christmas Eve each year, has been cancelled, SVT news reports.
In Denmark, the world’s only happy Holocaust commemoration event
…the world’s only country where nearly all the members of the Jewish minority were rescued from the Holocaust by the local population in a grassroots operation that involved thousands of people. It culminated 75 years ago when 7,200 Jews from the Nazi-occupied Scandinavian land were ferried aboard small ships to neutral Sweden in a matter of just a few days.
Storm Callum: “Worst flooding in 30 years” hits Wales
At least two people are dead in Britain as Storm Callum brought heavy rain and flooding on Saturday. Wales suffering the “worst flooding in 30 years,” BBC News reports.
Study says over half of US citizens can be hunted down with a drop of their DNA
..Whatever the reasons for your decision, you handed over your DNA to a company, and if you chose to make that genetic information public in a searchable database you’re contributing to a DNA privacy crisis that is just beginning to take shape.
Assisted suicide plans for children unveiled at Toronto’s Sick Kids hospital
In a prestigious medical journal, doctors from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children have laid out policies and procedures for administering medically assisted death to children, including scenarios where the parents would not be informed until after the child dies.
Yemen Facing Worst Famine in 100 Years as Civil War Tears Country Apart
The humanitarian crisis was triggered three years ago when Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Yemen, leaving the country in the grip of an Iran-backed civil war since.According to the United Nations, there are now 13 million people who are on the brink of dying from starvation.
U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America (video)
U.S. government statistics reveal that the flu vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine in America
Police: Son stabs dad to death over orders to attend church
There are probably few teens or 20-somethings who have not argued at least once with their parents about going to church. But a case in Texas, police say, reveals that one young man took his dispute with his father about religious services way too far.
Christian Filmmakers Appeal to 8th Circuit to Make Films Celebrating Marriage Between One Man, One Woman
Two Christian filmmakers will appear before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul Tuesday to challenge Minnesota state law which they say illegally forces them to produce and create films expressing messages that contradict their core beliefs.
Progressivism Takes Its Place among the Major Religions
Progressives have great passion for their cause, and we have seen throughout history the way religion can incite the greatest passion, often leading to murders and wars. Perhaps if we look at Progressivism through the religious prism, we may better understand the actions of its minions.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledges $38 million to pro-jihad UNRWA
Earlier this year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was confronted by an injured ex-soldier about funding cuts for Canadian veterans. Trudeau’s response to the injured ex-soldier was that veterans were “asking for more than what the federal government can afford.” Most Canadians could not have imagined that a sitting Canadian Prime Minister would display such reprehensible conduct to a Canadian veteran.
Emails: Kyrsten Sinema summoned witches to her anti-war rally
Politicians talk about “witch hunts” so often that the occult has almost become cliche in American politics. But in Arizona, there’s at least one candidate on the ballot who takes sorcery very seriously.
Revealed: Secret Service Foiled ISIS Assassination Attempt On President Trump
Just one year into his term, President Donald Trump was the target of a credible assassination plot attributed to ISIS — but the U.S. Secret Service managed to foil the attempt, according to a report that will air on National Geographic channel on Sunday.
Dem Who Said, ‘I Stand for the Flag, I Kneel at the Cross’ Forced to Resign as Local Party Exec
Mark Salvas has, reportedly been forced to resign his position as Democratic Party Executive Director in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania because of social media posts sympathetic to God, country, and an accused police officer.
Christians Sentenced to Death Under Sharia Law
In speeches, and on paper, these words probably give the impression that Christians are not only welcome in Iran, but given equal rights and protections. However, the everyday experiences of Christians in Iran, tell a very different story.
Gates Foundation leading the way in eugenics depopulation plan to rid the world of humans
Software billionaire Bill Gates, the world’s wealthiest globalist, is funding research into male birth control through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
George Soros Urges Americans to Rise-Up Against ‘Hateful’ Trump
Billionaire globalist George Soros has an uncanny knack for projecting his own wrongdoings onto other leaders, especially President Donald Trump.
Voter Fraud Ring Caught Rigging Elections for Democrats in TexasFour members of a voter fraud ring have been arrested in Texas after they were caught rigging the votes for Democratic candidates ahead of the 2016 primary elections.
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