December 2, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump leaves on Monday for a NATO summit in London and he
is under pressure from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resist the
temptation to wade into the British election campaign coming up later in
December.

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold
its first impeachment hearing on Dec. 4, starting a new phase of the
inquiry that could lead to formal charges against President Donald Trump
within weeks.

A legal fight over a New York City handgun ordinance that could give the
U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority a chance to expand gun rights
goes before the nine justices on Monday in one of the most closely watched
cases of their current term.

Russia is to set up a new online site for its national encyclopedia after
President Vladimir Putin said Wikipedia was unreliable and should be
replaced.

London held a vigil on Monday for two people killed near London Bridge by a
convicted terrorist who had been released early from prison, an incident
that thrust criminal justice to the center of a campaign 10 days before a
national election.

Global reinsurers are stepping up their warnings to life insurer clients
about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to
charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them
altogether.

U.S. retailers kicked off Cyber Monday by launching a slew of deals earlier
than usual over the weekend, seeking to sustain the momentum of a record
$11.6 billion in online sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese
telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile phone
services, a move the government says is aimed at cracking down on fraud.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on
Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will transport
natural gas from Siberia to northeast China, an economic and political
boost to ties between Moscow and Beijing.

AP Top Stories

A powerful typhoon drew closer to the Philippines on Monday, forcing tens
of thousands of villagers to flee to safety, knocking out power in entire
provinces and prompting authorities to plan the closure of Manila’s
international airport.

Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed
cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and
staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll
at 20.

Chinese police clashed with protesters in a southern province near Hong
Kong over the weekend, in a rare case of public dissent that saw hundreds
demonstrate against the building of a crematorium.

At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern
Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, the government said.

Since the summer, London has been working to protect any of its cargo ships
from capture or harassment by Tehran. The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan
has arrived in the Persian Gulf, temporarily doubling the number of British
warships in the Persian Gulf following repeated Iranian attacks on British
ships. The brief increase in British warships in the region, from one to
two, underscores just how few ships the Royal Navy can deploy even in an
emergency. More help likely won’t be coming.

Holiday travelers returning to California from the Las Vegas area caused a
severe backup lasting for more than 20 miles.

Albania’s prime minister said Sunday he has called on the international
community financial aid and expert assistance to help the country recover
from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 persons and left thousands
homeless.

Another five years of fighting in Yemen would cost as much as $29 billion
just to sustain the current level of humanitarian aid, an international
relief group said Monday, a sum that amounts to more than the entire annual
humanitarian budget globally.

An Australian lecturer held hostage by the Taliban has said some of his
guards were “lovely people” as he disclosed American Special Forces
launched six unsuccessful rescue bids to free him. Timothy Weeks spent more
than three years locked up, often in the dark and underground, after he and
his colleague Kevin King were seized in Kabul.

Samoa’s government said Monday that another five children had died within
the past day from a measles outbreak, bringing the death toll from the
epidemic to more than 50 as authorities race to vaccinate the entire
population.

BBC

Waves of white foam blanketed Marina Beach in Chennai, India over the
weekend, attracting local children who were seen playing in the froth. But
local reports say the foam is toxic, caused by pollutants in sewage mixing
with sea water and frothed up by waves.

Artificial intelligence (AI) cameras capable of detecting drivers who are
using their mobiles illegally have been activated in Australia.

Tanzanian mothers who were thrown out of school for getting pregnant have
graduated this weekend thanks to a retired teacher.

Nigerian first lady Aisha Buhari’s call for social media regulation has
caused an uproar online.

WND

A new survey out of England is illustrating just how much the workforce and
job culture has changed over the past few decades. The average millennial
has already worked as many jobs as most people in their 50s have over the
course of their entire career.

A university organization in the United Kingdom announced students will be
allowed to choose their ethnicity.


Mid-Day Snapshot · Dec. 2, 2019

The Foundation

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” —Cesare Beccaria

SCOTUS Takes Up Case on Right to Bear Arms

Anti-Second Amendment activists cry foul over Court’s decision to hear NYC case.


‘Schiff Show’ Roundup: Passing the Baton to Nadler

The House Judiciary Committee begins hearings this week on inevitable impeachment.


A ‘Sanctuary’ Nation Is No Nation at All

“Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility.” —Eric Holder


‘Educational Equity’ — Fairness to Students or Bureaucracy?

Leftists have coined a new term to justify their federal meddling in public schools.


Starbucks Barista Writes ‘Pig’ on Cop’s Coffee Order

Police Chief Johnny O’Mara called out the “absolute and total disrespect for a police officer.”


Video: Black Support for Trump at 34%

His approval is rising among black registered voters. Democrats should be worried.


Video: Trump Steps Into SEAL-Trident Controversy

Bill Whittle does something you almost never see in the mainstream media.



Today’s Opinion

Todd Starnes
Chick-fil-A Funded Anti-Christian Group Tied to Attack on Family Research Council
Ken Blackwell
Venezuela: U.S. National Security and the Threats of Russia and China
Hans von Spakovsky
Attorney General Barr Outrages the Left by Standing Up for the Constitution and Our Republic
David Harsanyi
Is Impeachment Backfiring on the Democrats?
Burt Prelutsky
What Is Income Inequality?
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Monday Top News Executive Summary

Mexico gunbattle too close to home, Trump to Afghanistan, retail numbers, and more.


Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Colin Kaepernick, Julian Castro, John Kerry, 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 – 12/2/2019

Rivlin to Ask Attorney General if Netanyahu Can Form a Government After Indictment

Relations with Israel are at a ‘dead end,’ Abbas tells UN representative

IDF hails new siren system as success after Gaza flareup, plans further upgrades

Eyeing economic benefits, Hamas wants deal with Israel, IDF believes

Work begins to triple size of Jewish enclave in East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood

Israel planning new settlement in flashpoint city of Hebron

Jordan to reopen Tomb of Aaron to Israelis

Report: Pompeo, Netanyahu ‘Likely’ to Meet on Sidelines of NATO Summit in London

Report: Netanyahu to corner world leaders about Iran on NATO sidelines in London

Netanyahu slams European ‘rush to appease Iran’ by sidestepping sanctions

Six European countries join Iran sanctions-busting mechanism

Trump and Netanyahu discuss ‘threat from Iran’ in second call in weeks

New head takes reins of UN nuclear watchdog as Iran crisis deepens

Iranian general: Our missiles are aimed at 21 US bases in the region

During protests, Iran Guards said to massacre up to 100 people hiding in marsh

Iraqi Parliament Approves PM’s Resignation Amid Ongoing Anti-gov’t Protests

Pope condemns Iraq’s ‘harsh’ crackdown on protesters

Nearly 70 dead in Syria regime clashes with Idlib armed groups

Syrian govt denounces ‘US interference’, its role in Constitutional Committee

Greece to ask for NATO’s help in maritime dispute with Turkey

Failure to end civil war in Yemen now could cost $29bn

Lebanon army separates protests near Aoun’s palace

14 killed in Burkina Faso church attack: Regional govt

Malta’s PM says he will step down amid crisis over murdered journalist probe

Polish protesters take to streets to back embattled judges

Spy chiefs on alert for London Bridge copycats

China to suspend US Navy visits to Hong Kong over bill

Protests Have Turned Hong Kong Disneyland Into a ‘Ghost Town’

Protests in India after woman gang raped and burned to death

Mexico gunbattle near Texas border between suspected cartel members, police leaves at least 21 dead

White House, in fiery letter, declares Trump won’t participate in House Judiciary impeachment hearing

‘Unsavory,’ not impeachable: Democratic lawmaker explains why he opposes removing Trump

Ilhan Omar GOP challenger banned from Twitter after saying she should be “tried for treason and hanged”

Trillion-dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, and hardly a voice of caution to be heard

NBC’s latest gamble depends on the idea that you’ll want to shop while you watch TV

‘World first’ cell phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia

Flight from Tel Aviv causes London panic as scrambled jets set off sonic boom

Sonic boom as jets intercept aircraft with lost radio contact

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Amatignak Island, Alaska

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft

Nevados De Chillan volcano in Chile erupts to 13,000ft

Thousands evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri threatens the Philippines

Storm Brings Delays on Hectic Day for U.S. Air Travel

Winter storms trigger travel headaches in 30 states; plane slides off taxiway in Buffalo

Catholic diocese denies gay Michigan judge communion

Belief in Trump as chosen by God part of growing evangelical power movement

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, pope condemns ‘virus’ of consumerism


Apostasy Watch

Marvin Olasky – How Christianity Remade the World

Video – Parham’s Folly: Part 1, The Shiloh Cult

Kris Vallotton Spirit Guide Article Review — Deceptive, Yet Revealing

YWAM goes to court against former vice-president over missing money

Hillsong Phoenix Hosting Roman Catholic Speaker in January 2020 along With Francis Chan

Neighbours and employer turn on pastor who said pride marches were anti-Christian

Boy, 9, dies after sect ‘gagged and lashed him in exorcism to drive out demons’

ABC Broadcasts Pop Music From Hell

Hallmark Channel Under Assault by Race Hustlers and LGBTQ Cult, ‘Too White’

Pete Buttigieg Nods as Pastor Says Mexican Illegal Aliens are Just Reclaiming Stolen Land

Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg Want Abortion Drugs Killing Babies Sold Over the Counter

US sees further drop in number of abortions: CDC

Chinese Christians Submit to Face and Fingerprint Scanning as Persecution Intensifies


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