The U.S. Treasury will try to shield President Donald Trump from a congressional request to see his tax returns but its efforts to protect his privacy will be the same given any taxpayer, the Treasury secretary said on Thursday.
Beto O’Rourke, the youthful Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, on Thursday launched a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
The U.S. Senate was poised on Thursday to pass a proposal to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border, defying his threat to veto the measure and heavy lobbying of his fellow Republicans.
Congress plans to scrutinize why the United States waited so many days to ground all Boeing Co 737 MAX jets involved in Sunday’s crash in Ethiopia as other countries and airlines acted more quickly.
India and Pakistan agreed on Thursday to go forward with a new border crossing and route for Sikh pilgrims to visit a holy temple in Pakistan, a rare glimmer of cooperation after tension flared over the neighbors’ decades-old Kashmir dispute.
Russian oil company Rosneft spent a fortune on joint ventures in Venezuela even though it suspected it was losing out on millions of dollars. It continued investing because the Kremlin wanted to support its ally in South America.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market was slowing, but probably not to the extent implied by a near-stall in job growth in February. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 229,000 for the week ended March 9.
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Citing poor media freedoms, racism and “ideological prejudice”, China hit back on Thursday in unusually strong terms after the U.S. State Department slammed China’s rights record, including equating abuses on its Muslim minorities with the 1930s.
A leading researcher on China’s ethnic policies said on Wednesday that an estimated 1.5 million Uighurs and other Muslims could be held in so-called re-education centers in Xinjiang region, up from his earlier figure of 1 million.
A new chemical weapons investigation team with the power to assign blame for attacks such as those in Syria will start work in weeks, the head of the world’s toxic arms organisation said.
A senior Iranian security official on Wednesday accused regional powers of spending money on “suspicious nuclear projects”, and warned that such threats would force Tehran to revise its defense strategy.
California’s governor has signed a moratorium halting the use of the death penalty, saying he would be unable to sleep at night if he sent just one innocent person to their death. Citing a National Academy of Sciences report that estimated 1 out of every 25 people on death row was innocent, the governor said. “If that’s the case, that means if we move forward executing 737 people in California, we will have executed roughly 30 people that are innocent.”
International donors are gathering in Brussels hoping to drum up $9 billion to help Syrians uprooted by the country’s bloody civil war, as European countries warn the money must not prop up President Bashar al-Assad.
India’s biggest private oil refiner Reliance Industries has capped crude imports from sanction-hit Venezuela, the company said Thursday, following pressure from the United States.
Western-backed forces on Wednesday claimed Isil’s caliphate was in its “final moments” after thunderous shelling on its last patch of territory in eastern Syria prompted a wave of jihadists to surrender. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) estimated around 3,000 had walked out of the shrinking Baghuz pocket in the last 48 hours, most of whom fighters, suggesting a coordinated surrender.
The Navy between 2020 and 2024 wants to spend around $4 billion buying 10 large unmanned surface vessels and nine unmanned submarines.
The United States aims to test a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of about 620 miles in August, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday, after Washington announced last month it plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Greta Thunberg, 16, the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change, has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she received the prize.
The new Algerian prime minister, Noueddine Bedoui, has been setting out his objectives in response to mass protests that forced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to withdraw from seeking a fifth term. In his first news conference since being appointed, Mr Bedoui said that he would form a technocratic government that would include young Algerians who led the demonstrations.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s newly elected President Félix Tshisekedi has pardoned 700 political prisoners, in what is seen as a major gesture of reconciliation since he took office in the troubled nation in January.
A Bible said to have been signed by President Donald Trump sold this week on eBay for $325, according to the listing.
The video-hosting platform Vimeo canceled the account of a church that posted videos of a Bible conference that included teaching on homosexuality.
A new study finds that people who use e-cigarettes face a significantly higher risk of a heart attack, coronary artery disease, and depression compared to people who use no tobacco products. E-cigarettes, also known as “vapes” or “e-cigs,” are battery-operated, handheld devices that many believe is a “healthier” alternative to smoking or chewing traditional tobacco.
Mid-Day Snapshot · Mar. 14, 2019
|“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it. After discriminating, therefore, in theory, the several classes of power, as they may in their nature be legislative, executive, or judiciary, the next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each, against the invasion of the others.” —James Madison (1788)
Republicans are divided on Trump’s border barrier amid concerns over executive overreach.
O’Rourke jumps into an already crowded Democrat presidential field with his exuberant ego.
The new “Jexodus” movement aims to pull more Jews away from bondage to Democrats.
Obama’s former chief of staff warns Dems that it will be their fault if Trump is reelected.
Trump’s decision to keep American troops on the ground might be otherwise beneficial.
“The NRA has long been a boogeyman for me.”
“[The tribe] said, ‘Tell us what it would take to cover all of it.”
Former Greenpeace executive Patrick Moore takes on the ecofascists’ plan.
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Get ready to see lots of reporters throwing their panties, and I’m not just talking about the men from Vox. Robert Francis O’Rourke is running for President.” —Erick Erickson
News – 3/14/2019
Bringing Fruit Offerings to God on Temple Mount
Two groups of approximately 50 people each, braved a rainy but blessed morning, to ascend the Temple Mount. A call had gone out a day or two earlier for Jews to take part in Ha’aliyah Hamonit, a mass ascension to create a presence on the site of the two Temples. While there, the woman, who had somehow managed to bring dates with her, distributed them to those gathered. Each person made a blessing over the fruit prior to eating it and Rabbi Ariel said one when everyone had finished.
Palestinian Attempt to Conquer the Temple Mount With Corpses
While the world watches tensions grow on the Temple Mount a side aspect of the conflict is going unnoticed, a “war” for the Temple Mount that is being fought with dead bodies. On Tuesday, a Palestinian terrorist threw a firebomb into a police post next to the Dome of the Rock. A policeman was seriously wounded and riots ensued after police arrested the terrorist. The police responded by closing all entrances to the site and ordering everyone to leave.
House Republicans Urge Sending Cohen Case to Justice Department for Alleged Perjury
leading House Republicans are ramping up pressure on House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings to refer the case of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to the Justice Department because of allegations that he perjured himself during congressional testimony.
U.S. and India agree to establish six U.S. nuclear power plants in India
The United States and India on Wednesday agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six U.S. nuclear power plants in India, the two countries said in a joint statement.
PA organizations in the US reject ‘Deal of the Century’
Organizations representing Palestinian Arabs in the US on Wednesday announced their absolute opposition to participating in any political framework that seeks to promote economic peace with Israel as an alternative to the establishment of a Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.
Lisa Page admitted Obama DOJ ordered stand-down on Clinton email prosecution, GOP rep says
Lisa Page: Justice Department told agents not to charge Hillary Clinton. “the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information,” the congressman alleged in a social media post late Tuesday, citing a newly unearthed transcript of Page’s closed-door testimony.
10 Colorado Counties Declare Sanctuary Status Against Gun Confiscation Law
Ten Colorado counties have declared “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status against a gun confiscation law being pushed by state-level Democrats.
Satellite images show another Iranian missile site in Syria
Satellite images taken by Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International (ISI) on Wednesday appear to show a new missile factory being constructed in the Syria raising additional suspicion of Iranian involvement in missile production in the country. The images show a site surrounded by a fence, three hangers, a newly built water tower and buses and vans were detected in the site entrance within the securely fenced compound…
1,700-year-old inscription found at Negev Excavation
Archaeologists have uncovered a Greek inscription at the Haluza excavation in southern Israel indicating the name of the town. The name Haluza is mentioned in many historic sources, but this is the first archaeological evidence for the name of the city of Haluza found at the site itself. It is one of the two main possible locations for the Biblical city of Ziklag, mentioned in Genesis and I Samuel.
Israel issues complaint to U.N. over terrorists on Golan border
Israel issued a formal complaint to the United Nations Security Council over Hezbollah’s recently revealed “Golan Project,” which has positioned operatives along Israel’s northern border. Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon…wrote to council members stating that Israel “will not ignore the conversion of Syria and Lebanon to a military front against us and will act with force against the aggression from Tehran,” referring to Hezbollah’s Iranian backers.
Senate votes to end US support of Saudi-led Yemen war
The US Republican-led Senate has approved a bill to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen. The bipartisan vote was 54 to 46, and is a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s support of Saudi Arabia and its leader despite recent tensions. Mr Trump has vowed to veto the resolution should it pass through the Democrat-led House.
More than 1,000 drivers stranded in Colorado Springs area, Gov. Polis declares state of emergency as bomb cyclone paralyzes Front Range
Snow driven by winds approaching 100 mph shut down schools, highways, air travel and businesses in the Pikes Peak region Wednesday and left more than 1,000 stranded in their cars awaiting rescue. The rapidly intensifying storm — known as a bomb cyclone — caused whiteout conditions for drivers caught in its fury and prompted the governor to call out the National Guard and El Paso County to declare an emergency.
Parents Blame Elementary School’s Cell Tower After 4th Student Diagnosed With Cancer
A fourth child has been diagnosed with cancer at a San Joaquin County elementary school, and parents believe it’s because of radiation caused by a cell phone tower. The towers are spread throughout the community, but it’s this particular one that parents say needs to go. “We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” said Monica Ferrulli.
Polish newspaper’s front page teaches ‘how to recognize a Jew’
A right-wing newspaper with national distribution in Poland ran on its front page an article that instructs readers on “how to recognize a Jew.” The Polish-language weekly, Tylko Polska, or “Only Poland,” lists on its front page “Names, anthropological features, expressions, appearances, character traits, methods of operation” and “disinformation activities.” The text also reads: “How to defeat them? This cannot go on!”
‘IDF will shoot African infiltrators,’ Israeli official tells shocked activists
A United Nations plan to resolve the issue of African migrants in Israel has been secretly revived by the government… The renewal of the plan was leaked by activists from South Tel Aviv who are furious at the prospect of around half of the almost 40,000 migrants being allowed to remain in the country. Even more shocking…is a call by the head of Israel’s Immigration Authority for the IDF to open fire on any Africans who…sail to Israel seeking asylum.
US drops ‘occupied’ from description of West Bank, Golan Heights
The US State Department changed its usual description of the Golan Heights from “Israeli-occupied” to “Israeli-controlled” in an annual global human rights report released by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday. A separate section on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, areas that Israel captured along with the Golan Heights in the 1967 Six-Day War, also did not refer to those territories as being “occupied” or under “occupation.”
Syria’s Assad struggles to reap spoils after military gains
Eight years since Syria began its descent into war, many of President Bashar al-Assad’s enemies have been defeated and the bulk of the country is back under his control. But he isn’t celebrating. “We must not wrongly think, as happened in the last year, that the war is over. I say this not just to citizens but also to officials,” Assad told supporters in a speech last month.
CUT OFF: Trump is requesting ZERO dollars for the ‘Palestinians’ in the new budget
The difference between Trump and the Democrats could not be clearer. Unlike the Democrats, Trump believes that incitement, terrorism, and anti-Semitism should not be rewarded with financial aid from American taxpayers. Thank god this man was elected President. Any Jewish American who votes against President Trump is mad.
Georgia: Jewish parents furious over map of terror state ‘Palestine’ replacing Israel featured at middle school multicultural night
From Barack Obama to Bernie Sanders to Rashida Tlaib to Ilhan Omar, American Jews turned a blind eye to the anti-Semitism from the left. As a result, anti-Semitism is now normalized in the United States.
Top Catholic Cardinal Pell sentenced to six years for choirboy abuse
Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was on Wednesday sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing two choirboys, in what the judge lambasted as a “brazen” attack and “grave” abuse of power.
Dick’s Throws in the Towel: Pulling Guns from 125 Stores
Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Tuesday it will pull guns from 125 stores around the country.
THE NEW WORLD ORDER
It has been several years since the term “New World Order was widely used. It almost seems as if it faded from the world scene after George Bush (father) popularized the term in the 1990’s. His use of the term didn’t set too well with conservative voters. After a glorious victory over Iraq, he became a one-term president. Politicians learned not to use the cliché around voters. But across the pond, in stodgy old Europe, the New World Order is as popular as ever.
Swedish Government Pushes New ‘Gender Swap’ Program for Teens | Neon Nettle
Authorities in Sweden are steering male teenagers who apply for summer jobs towards “traditionally female professions” and females to males jobs in a bid to “break” traditional gender roles, according to reports.
The Pope Is Creating a One-World Religion to Complement the Coming One-World Government
The Fall of Rome has commenced. The Pope is holding private meetings in an effort to create a one world religion which will complement the coming one-world government that the UN has publicly stated that they will install by 2030. Here is the story.
$2M in Soros, Feinstein-Linked Dark Money Connects to Trump Dossier Creators
A dark money group, with ties to liberal billionaire George Soros and senior Democrat Dianne Feinstein, gave $2 million to an organization that contracted Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to investigate the president and create the now-infamous Trump-Russia dossier, it has been revealed.
BOOM! President Trump Warns Obama Deep State – a “Broken and Corrupt Machine” – Justice Will Be Served, More to Come!
For over two years the Deep State FBI-DOJ and their liberal media has been investigating and harassing the Trump administration over a made-up Russia conspiracy.
They have found nothing. Yet they continue to abuse their power.
NY Aggressively Auditing Residents Fleeing State, Tracking Social Media, Phone Records
New York is aggressively auditing its wealthy residents attempting to flee the high-tax state for Florida, going so far as to monitor cell phone records, social media use and visits to the veterinarian or dentist, according to CNBC.
Headlines – 3/14/2019
US alters Golan Heights designation from ‘Israeli-occupied’ to ‘Israeli-controlled’
Abbas aide blasts US report that drops references to Israeli ‘occupation’
US assures ‘no change’ in its policy on the status of Palestinian territories
One-state solution gains ground as Palestinians battle for equal rights
Selling Jerusalem: Middlemen sell Jerusalemite homes to settlers
Israeli group honors Nikki Haley with coin
Israel opens criminal probe into 11 deaths in Gaza violence
Erdogan Accuses Netanyahu of Being ‘Child-killing Tyrant’
Exxon said considering gas, oil exploration in Israel
Syrian flag placed opposite Knesset as gesture of goodwill
IDF: Hezbollah head of Golan operations murdered U.S. troops in Iraq
After Hezbollah cell in Syria exposed, PM says it’s the ‘tip of the iceberg’
Israel petitions UN Security Council to act on uncovered Hezbollah cell
Intel firm: Satellite images back report of new Iranian missile plant in Syria
Up to 3,000 Isis children living in ‘extremely dire conditions’
Russian and Syrian air strikes intensify on last rebel bastion
Syria’s Kurds Defeated ISIS and Were Abandoned by Trump. Now They Must Look to Russia
Syria: Chemical weapons probe team to start in ‘weeks’
Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric tells Rouhani ties must respect sovereignty
US sees room to be more aggressive on sanctions and take Iran oil exports to zero
Iran Threatens Defense Overhaul to Counter ‘Suspicious Nuclear Projects’
Georgia detains two for trying to sell radioactive uranium
EU parliament calls for freeze on Turkey’s membership talks
Portland Trail Blazers star Enes Kanter, fearing Turkish retaliation, won’t go anywhere alone except bathroom
Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen war
Navy Wants 10-Ship Unmanned ‘Ghost Fleet’ to Supplement Manned Force
India and Pakistan to Hold First Meeting Since Kashmir Escalation
U.S. says China’s treatment of Muslim minority worst abuses ‘since the 1930s’
Niger says it killed 33 Boko Haram ‘terrorists’
10 dead, including 6 kids, in ‘unspeakably brutal’ Brazil shooting; 17 hurt
Venezuela’s water turns black as local say it is contaminated with oil
Power has finally been restored to Venezuela, minister says
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says power recovery will come ‘little by little’
British parliament votes for ruling out no-deal Brexit in any scenario
UK lawmakers vote against no-deal Brexit, now aim for delay
British pound surges the most in nearly two years after UK lawmakers vote to reject a no-deal Brexit
Boeing 737 Max grounded after investigators find similarities between crashes
Boeing faces crisis with worldwide grounding of 737 MAX jetliners
Trump appreciates Pelosi’s ‘statement against impeachment’
Not so fast: Mueller still investigating pivotal Russia probe issues
Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, just sentenced to federal prison, faces new charges in N.Y. indictment
Manafort’s bad day underscores the peril in sprawling Trump probes, some beyond the president’s control
Bader Ginsburg poster vandalized in Brooklyn with ‘Die, Jew b****,’ swastika
Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation
Users worldwide report Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram outages
Facebook says outage not due to DDoS attack
Want to turn off the internet? It could happen if a solar storm hits the Earth
Physicists Just Reversed Time on The Smallest Scale by Using a Quantum Computer
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Anan, Japan
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 26,000ft
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft
Tenggar Caldera volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft
Mayon volcano in the Philippines erupts to 12,000ft
A Rare Giant Cyclone Is Set to Make Landfall in Mozambique, Threatening Dangerous Floods
Historic blizzard blasts 100mph winds across central US, turns deadly
Denver airport closes all runways after canceling over 1,300 flights amid severe weather
Gov. Polis activates Colorado National Guard, declares emergency in response to blizzard
‘Bomb cyclone’ blasts Colorado and leaves hundreds stranded in cars
Rare ‘bomb cyclone’ hits Colorado. Here’s what that means
Dire UN climate change report reveals it’s not too late to save planet
Virtual Blood Vessels and 3D Printed Organs: The Israeli Technology Training Doctors
Group of World’s Top Researchers Call For an Urgent Moratorium on Gene-Edited Babies
US warship quarantined at sea due to virus outbreak
Parents Blame Elementary School’s Cell Tower After 4th Student Diagnosed With Cancer
With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy
America’s doctors warn Google, Twitter, and Facebook: Anti-vaxxers are weaponizing tech platforms, prompting outbreaks that can ‘debilitate and kill’
Parents Question State’s Right to Mandate Vaccines
Italy Implements ‘No Vaccine, No School’ Policy In Preschools
Whooping cough vaccine less effective because the bacteria is mutating, study suggests
Iowa Supreme Court: Medicaid Must Provide Coverage for Sex-Change Surgery
High schooler who posted Bible verses in response to pride flags suspended for ‘targeting’ Gay-Straight Alliance club
Most evangelicals favor LGBT nondiscrimination protections: poll
More than a Third of Catholics Consider Leaving the Church Amid Abuse Scandal
Spiritual leader of alleged New York sex cult hit with child porn charges
Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual
Jordan Standridge – Farewell Francis
Gary DeMar – Grinding Out More bad Prophecy Books
Former Estero youth pastor’s bond revoked after police report no-contact order violation
Court Lets Ohio Defund Planned Parenthood in Major Pro-Life Victory
Kenyan pastor who ministers to ex-Muslims beaten with clubs, hospitalized