“No, No America” – Mass Protests Erupt In Baghdad Demanding U.S. Troops Withdraw 

“No, No America” – Mass Protests Erupt In Baghdad Demanding U.S. Troops Withdraw 

Al Jazeera English is reporting that thousands of Iraqi protesters have hit the street in Baghdad after the influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for a “million-strong” march to demand the withdraw of U.S. coalition forces from the country. 

NBC News Tehran Bureau Chief & correspondent Ali Arouzi said hundreds of thousands of protesters marched across Baghdad on Friday, demanding U.S. troops leave the country and close all military bases and embassies.   read more

Professors Donate To Democrats Over Republicans By A 95:1 Ratio, New Study Finds

Professors Donate To Democrats Over Republicans By A 95:1 Ratio, New Study Finds

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

Diversity in hiring is the top priority of most colleges and universities. However, the effort to hire more women, minorities, and LGBT individuals notably lacks one group: ideological diversity.

It is well-known that most faculty are composed of an overwhelming majority of liberal and democratic members. However, this view, while generally accepted, is largely anecdotal. Now a new study by Heterodox Academy Director of Research Sean Stevens and Brooklyn College Professor Mitchell Langbert claims to have put hard numbers on that lack of diversity. read more

Asia Panics: Virus Masks Sell Out As Prices Skyrocket Amid Coronavirus Fears

Asia Panics: Virus Masks Sell Out As Prices Skyrocket Amid Coronavirus Fears

We mentioned on Thursday how worldwide internet search volumes for “virus mask” had erupted this week as the spread of coronavirus becomes uncontrollable across Asia. The World Health Organization (WHO) has yet to declare an international virus alarm as the evolution of the epidemic broadens.

New reports suggest virus masks and hand sanitizers are in short supply in some regions of Asia, reported the South China Morning Post.

Pharmacies across Hong Kong on Friday afternoon sold out of masks that prevent the wearer from contracting the deadly virus. read more

Irish Court Approves Extradition Over Vietnamese Truck Deaths

DUBLIN—An Irish court on Jan.24 approved the extradition of one of the two Northern Irish men charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year.

British authorities are seeking Eamonn Harrison, 23, on charges of human trafficking and immigration offenses, as well as the 39 crimes of manslaughter in a case that has shone a light on the illicit human smuggling trade.

Judge Donald Binchy deferred ordering Harrison’s handover to Britain until Feb. 4. Binchy said the lengthy judgment would not be available until early next week and granted a request from Harrison’s lawyer for more time to consider it. read more

Trump Tells Mayors ‘We’re All on the Same Team’

In a speech delivered from the White House President Donald Trump asked the nation’s mayors for cooperation.

“We are here today to strengthen the bond of cooperation between the federal and local governments so that we can deliver great jobs, excellent schools, affordable healthcare, and safe communities for all of our people,” said Trump.

As part of the United States Conference of Mayors 88th winter meeting in Washington Trump spoke to a gathering of mayors on Jan. 24 in a crowded East Room. read more

Trump Becomes First President to Attend ‘March for Life’ Pro-Life Rally

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump made a speech at the March for Life pro-life rally in Washington on Friday. He was the first president to do so.

The 13-minute speech focused on Trump’s support for the pro-life movement and the religious community more broadly. He also highlighted his administration’s actions in this regard, including cutting some federal funding to abortion providers.

“When we see the image of a baby in the womb we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation,” Trump said. read more

Is Beijing Hiding the Severity of the Coronavirus Threat?

Commentary

According to official statistics, which are being updated several times per day, 41 people have died and over 800 are under observation or have fallen ill from the Wuhan coronavirus. That’s more than double the number of fatalities and three times the number of infected people reported from the day before.

As it stands, these figures would put the fatality rate at two-to-three percent. Compared to the nearly 10 percent overall fatality rate of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2002-2003, the lethality level of this new virus looks relatively tame. That’s the story out of Beijing’s official news outlets. read more

Republicans Impeach Joe Biden as Senate Trial Implicates Hunter Rather than President Trump

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Guggenheim: 10 Macro Themes To Watch In 2020

Guggenheim: 10 Macro Themes To Watch In 2020

Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global CIO, and Guggenheim’s Macroeconomic and Investment Research Group analyze the 10 macroeconomic trends likely to shape monetary policy and investment performance this year.

Among their major themes:

1. Household net worth gains will continue to support consumption, the main driver of growth for the U.S. economy, even with business investment contracting and the manufacturing sector experiencing a recession. read more

Lindsey Graham Attacks, Then Protects Bidens – Will Oppose Any Attempts To Call As Impeachment Witnesses

Lindsey Graham Attacks, Then Protects Bidens – Will Oppose Any Attempts To Call As Impeachment Witnesses

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spent a good portion of Thursday and Friday theatrically railing against the Bidens and their relationships in Ukraine – only to staunchly oppose any efforts to call them as impeachment witnesses during the ongoing Senate trial of President Trump, stating “this needs to end.”

I don’t want to call Hunter Biden. I don’t want to call Joe Biden. I want someone to look at this when this is done,” said Graham, adding “To my Republican friends, you may be upset about what happened in the Ukraine with the Bidens but this is not the venue to litigate that. read more