November 15, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)


President Donald Trump will travel to Britain for the meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from Dec. 2 to 4, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

President Trump made his final appeal to Louisiana voters on Thursday to wrest power from the Deep South’s only Democratic governor in an election later this week, seeking to showcase the power of his support in local races.

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. The witness was Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.

Turkey sent an American citizen Islamic State suspect to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week as Ankara begun to repatriate militants.

Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high profile espionage cases to a close.

Police investigating a high school shooting in California said on Friday they still did not what motivated the suspect, who killed two classmates and wounded three others before shooting himself in the head and collapsing.

U.S.-China trade talks are set to continue with a telephone call on Friday as both sides seek to hammer out a phase one trade pact, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, adding that progress was being made on the agreement’s details.

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler. “It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism,” Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law.

U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season.

U.S. industrial production fell 0.8%, faster than expected in October, as output for the manufacturing, mining and utilities sectors all fell.

AP Top Stories

The Democratic National Committee on Thursday announced the 10 candidates who will participate in the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta on Wednesday. They are: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang.

Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of mental health issues.

Exceptionally high tidal waters surged through Venice again on Friday, prompting the mayor to close St. Mark’s Square and call for more donations for repairs just three days after the Italian lagoon city suffered its worst flooding in 50 years.

A man has been executed in the state of Georgia despite a request from his lawyers for DNA evidence which they claimed would clear him of murder.

Iran introduced gasoline rationing and price hikes on Friday with an official saying that the revenue would be used for subsidies for 18 million needy families, state television reported.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is coming under pressure from her own party to impose an outright ban on Chinese equipment supplier Huawei Technologies Co. from the country’s 5G network.

On a day another deadly shooting took place at a school across the country, Jesse Osborne, the teenager responsible for a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school in 2016, was sentenced to life in prison. Osborne was 14 at the time and is 17 now. He has 10 days to appeal his sentence.

A shadowy new missile soon could arm some of the oldest, and some of the newest, ships in the Russian fleet. The Kremlin has announced it plans to add the Zircon hypersonic anti-ship missile to at least six vessels in the Northern and Pacific Fleets.


Chile has announced it will hold a referendum on the country’s constitution following weeks of anti-government protests. Protesters are demanding social reforms and a change to the constitution which dates back to the pre-democracy era of the military leader, Augusto Pinochet. The vote will take place in April. At least 20 people have died and about 1,000 have been injured in protests that started over a hike in subway fares.

China’s largest dump is already full – 25 years ahead of schedule. The Jiangcungou landfill in Shaanxi Province, which is the size of around 100 football fields, was designed to take 2,500 tons of rubbish per day. But instead it received 10,000 tons of waste per day – the most of any landfill site in China.


In a unanimous decision, the Lake County Board of Commissioners, of central Florida, passed a resolution declaring itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” this month.

A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor’s degree at the tender age of nine. He is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE). He then plans to embark on a PhD program in electrical engineering while also studying for a medicine degree.

Mid-Day Snapshot · Nov. 15, 2019

The Foundation

“Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” —Alexander Hamilton (1787)

‘Schiff Show’ Roundup: Pelosi, Clinton, and Yovanovitch

Cloaking impeachment in the Constitution is farcical. Plus, Bill Clinton’s advice.

Rewriting Disney’s ‘Woke’ Wrongs

Disney+ includes warnings before older movies about “outdated cultural depictions.”

Public Schools & ‘LGBTQ’ Propaganda

Curriculum changes sweeping the country mean kids are being further indoctrinated.

Pop Singer, Rainbow Mafia Lose to Salvation Army

The singer threatened to pull out of Thanksgiving Day NFL halftime show.

Two More Dems Under Ethics Investigations

Democrat who blasted Trump as “lawless” ironically finds herself under scrutiny.

Impeachment Triumphant!

The Left has finally brought us to the pinnacle of anticipation in the crusade to impeach Donald Trump.

Video: Don Cherry Fired but Justin Trudeau … Hired?

Cherry: “Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honor our fallen soldiers.”

Video: Why the Impeachment Hearings Aren’t a Big Deal

Ben Shapiro explains what the House Impeachment Hearings all come down to.

Today’s Opinion

David Limbaugh
The Democrats’ Election Interference Projection
David Harsanyi
The Trump Manchurian Candidate Theory Will Never Die
Erick Erickson
Let the Voters Decide
Jeff Jacoby
The Counterproductive Cruelties of Occupational Licensing
Tony Perkins
In Order to Form an SPLC Union…
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Friday Top News Executive Summary

High Court tax-return scuffle, Rashida Tlaib investigated, trade progress, and more.

Friday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Steve Scalise, and more.

Today’s Meme

For more of today’s memes, visit the Memesters Union.

Today’s Cartoon

For more of today’s cartoons, visit the Cartoons archive.

Headlines – 11/15/2019

Tenuous Truce In Gaza After 34 Palestinians Killed, Dozens Of Israelis Wounded

Fresh rockets target south but shaky Gaza ceasefire appears to hold

As rocket drizzle persists, some fume over ‘indecisive’ end to Gaza fighting

Flareup bequeaths new ‘alliance,’ as Hamas, Israel keep from fighting each other

As fighting fades, Islamic Jihad’s losses seen as less than catastrophic

Palestinians Claim Israel Misidentified Gaza Jihadist, Killing a Family of Eight

Southern Israelis wake to uncertainty as violence persists, schools shuttered

Gaza flare-up fails to ground five-nation air force drill in south

Unity talks stalled over Netanyahu immunity demand

6 days before deadline, Gantz’s chances of forming coalition seen as fading away

Cyprus signs $9 Billion gas exploitation deal with Israeli firm, energy majors

‘Dangerous’ Lebanon Crisis Evokes Start of Civil War, Defense Minister Says

As Protests Refuse to Abate, Lebanon Is on the Verge of a Financial Abyss. Here’s How It Got There

UN aid chief: Over 11 million Syrians need humanitarian aid

Syrian President al-Assad says ‘resistance’ will force US troops out

Russia establishes new foothold in Syria amid spike in violence

‘We Will be Violent Against the Unbelievers’: Erdogan Hints Syria Invasion Really Islamic Holy War

Erdogan vows to protect Christians in Syria, says their churches will be rebuilt

Worst Moments From a Trump-Erdogan Press Conference That Went Off the Rails

Turkish media paints White House visit as Erdogan triumph over Trump

Return to sender: Turkish President Erdogan says he gave back Trump’s ‘don’t be a tough guy’ letter

Turkey’s Erdogan says US proposal to drop Russian defenses not right: Report

U.S. Senate foreign relations chairman wants to hold off on Turkey sanctions bills

Turkey: Seventeen hurt in explosions at ammunition depot

Four Iraqi Protesters Killed, Dozens Wounded in Clashes With Security Forces

While You Weren’t Paying Attention, Iran Was Ratcheting Up Tensions in the Persian Gulf

IRGC commander: Iran will ‘never’ hold any talks over its missile program

Iran should stop honoring nuclear deal, powerful hard-liner says

Egyptian woman arrested for denouncing Sissi and his wife

Commentary: The US and Britain face no existential threat. So why do their wars go on?

How Chilean Protesters Took Down a Drone With Standard Laser Pointers

North Korea calls Biden a ‘rabid dog’ who should be ‘beaten to death with a stick’

North Korea say US offered to resume nuclear talks in December

SKorea, US defense chiefs reaffirm commitment to defend against NKorea

Trump hikes price tag for US forces in Korea almost 500% as Seoul questions alliance

Morales warns Bolivian leaders not to ‘stain themselves with blood’ as protesters take to the streets

Fox Business Guest: Soros ‘Controls Large Part’ of State Department and FBI

Jerusalem Embassy Move, Exit From Iran Deal Fueled Defiance Within Trump Cabinet, Nikki Haley Writes

Nikki Haley: Rudy Giuliani should’ve been named special envoy to Ukraine

Love him or hate him, voters say impeachment hearings will not change their views on Trump

Bill Clinton offers Trump advice on impeachment

AOC: Impeachment ‘About Preventing a Potentially Disastrous Outcome from Occurring Next Year’

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

New York Fed Pumps In $104.293 Billion in Temporary Liquidity

70% of Americans say they are struggling financially

EU citizens warned over missing Brexit residency deadline

Brazil Deepens China Ties in About-Face – President Bolsonaro reaches out as domestic economy sputters

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: Americans struggle to ID true facts

Biggest California earthquake in decades ruptured on at least 24 faults

Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami warning after 7.4-magnitude quake hits near Malaku islands

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kota Ternate, Indonesia

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Bitung, Indonesia

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Kota Ternate, Indonesia

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Bitung, Indonesia

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Kota Ternate, Indonesia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Kota Ternate, Indonesia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Bitung, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Bitung, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kota Ternate, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Ashkasham, Afghanistan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Bitung, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kota Ternate, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Sabang, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Perue erupts to 25,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 12,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 10,000ft

Nor-easter: Strong winds, possibly dangerous storm surge and heavy rain expected

Venice faces more floods as state of emergency declared

Flooded Venice had tourists taking selfies, residents in tears

Venice flooding shocks couple hoping for romantic getaway; tourists say water ‘had risen within 15 or 20 minutes’

More drought coming? Most of California once again ‘abnormally dry,’ monitor shows

Wildfire threat darkens California dream, residents say

Dutch government slashes highway speed limit to tackle climate change

Medicines pose global environmental risk, experts warn

CBP chief warns Mexican ‘super labs’ flooding US with meth, as seizures nearly double

Antibiotic-resistant infections killing twice as many Americans as once thought

I wish I’d never been born: the rise of the anti-natalists

Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

Japan emperor performs secretive $25m dollar ritual ‘where he sleeps with goddess’ – Officials deny sexual aspect to ancient religious ceremony

Apostasy Watch

Mike Ratliff – God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness

Chip Brogden – The Most High Rules

Gary DeMar – The Bible and Judgments Coming

Rick Wiles Is Taking His Ball and Going Home

More on Wiles Here

Audio: FBC Naples Members Speak Out to Pulpit & Pen

Oklahoma Southern Baptists Are First to Adopt Resolution Calling For Complete Abortion Abolition

Drag queens sponsor Planned Parenthood fundraiser with performances attacking local pastors…

Planned Parenthood Unveils New ‘Abortion Care Finder’ Tool Online

Face and fingerprint scanning installed in churches as China increases surveillance

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