01/18/2019 05:11 CDT


MINUTES BEFORE TAKEOFF, TRUMP GROUNDS MILITARY PLANE SET TO TAKE PELOSI AND OTHERS OVERSEAS; PENCE PUSHES BACK AGAINST ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIGOTRY; FACEBOOK USERS SURPRISED BY PRIVACY INVASION


TODAY’S TOP TEN

TRUMP GROUNDS AIR PELOSI

TRUMP PULLS PLUG ON PELOSI’S MILITARY PLANE minutes before international junket. Politico.

  • A picture of the suddenly unneeded luggage. Free Beacon.
  • Pelosi’s petulance is wearing thin. Mike Howell.
  • Trump also cancels Davos delegation. ZeroHedge.

FEDERAL APPEALS COURT DEALS BLOW TO Planned Parenthood, debunks liberal claims that undercover video was “deceptively edited.” Texas Tribune.

TOP OBAMA WHITE HOUSE LAWYER MADE FALSE statements to the DOJ about Manafort-related work. Chuck Ross.

MIKE PENCE PUSHES BACK ON “DEEPLY OFFENSIVE” criticism of wife’s Christian school job. TheBlaze.

IMMIGRATION GROUP FILES FEDERAL RICO LAWSUIT against Southern Poverty Law Center, demanding removal of “hate” label. Washington Times.

MOST FACEBOOK USERS SURPRISED BY LEVEL of personal information collected by social media giant. Pew Research Center.

CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST UTILITY IS FACING BANKRUPTCY and may invoke the “climate change” defense. Michael Bastasch.

FORMER PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINIC DIRECTOR: Witnessing an abortion made me pro-life. Breitbart.

FORMER BETO O’ROURKE POLITICAL DIRECTOR accused of rape. Free Beacon.

FEMALE VIRGINIA STATE SENATOR WEARS HANDGUN to podium to present bills in committee. Richmond Times-Dispatch.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Victor Davis Hanson: Progressive get a blank check to be racist. Real Clear Politics.
  • CNN anchors not happy with Trump postponing Pelosi’s trip. NewsBusters.
  • Omar defends anti-Israel tweet: “I don’t know how my comments could be offensive to Jewish Americans.” Free Beacon.

OFFBEAT BEAT

  • University in Texas seeks English prof familiar with feminism, social justice and “queer rhetoric.” Legal Insurrection.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@tan123) 97% of warmist climate scientists think it’s OK to lie about the climate for the alleged “greater good”. Tweet.
  • (@marklindesr) “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” -CS Lewis. Tweet.

DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • DELUSION NOT COLLUSION Drudge.