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Friday, May 5, 2017

Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG): U.S. House repeals Obamacare; bill faces higher hurdles in Senate

News Updates from CLG
04 May 2017
Previous edition: US Marines return to Afghanistan's Helmand province for first time since 2014
U.S. House repeals Obamacare; bill faces higher hurdles in Senate | 04 May 2017 | The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill to repeal Obamacare on Thursday, handing Republican President Donald Trump a victory that could prove short-lived as the healthcare legislation heads into a likely tough battle in the Senate. The vote to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement, which enabled 20 million more Americans to get health insurance, was Trump's biggest legislative win since he took office in January, putting him on a path to fulfilling one of his key campaign promises as well as a seven-year quest by Republican lawmakers. With the 217-213 vote, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the House, sending it to the Senate for consideration.
US troops could remain in Iraq after ISIS defeated - govt officials | 04 May 2017 | US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi are discussing keeping American troops in the country even after Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL [but still I-CIA-SIS]) is defeated, according to officials from Washington and Baghdad. The officials told AP, however, that discussions were ongoing and that nothing had been finalized...What the long-term deployment would look like is still in the early stages, but it is believed US forces in Iraq would be stationed inside existing Iraqi bases in at least five locations in the Mosul area and along Iraq's border with Syria.
Russia proposes four de-escalation zones in Syria to restart stalled peace process | 03 May 2017 | At the new round of Syria peace talks in Astana, Russia has proposed the establishment of four de-escalation zones in the war-ravaged country. The plan aims to break the years-long deadlock over separating extremist groups from the moderate opposition. "As you know, the Russian Federation is making intensive efforts to promote the Syrian peace settlement and is developing various schemes to strengthen the ceasefire agreement and make this agreement more effective," Russia’s special presidential envoy for Syria, Aleksandr Lavrentiev, said at a press briefing summarizing the first day of the peace talks in Astana. Lavrentiev lamented that the [alleged] efforts undertaken by the former US administration for the last one and a half years to separate the so-called moderate opposition from Al-Nusra terrorists have brought no fruit.
US national security adviser says 'be prepared for military action against North Korea' | 01 May 2017 | America's National Security Adviser has said America should be "prepared" to take military action against North Korea. Lieutenant General HR McMaster called on other world powers to prevent the rebellious government from developing a nuclear arsenal, saying the state was acting in "open defiance of the international community". Although he said the Trump administration would prefer to "work with others" to resolve the issue "short of military action", he said the US must be prepared for its armed forces to intervene. 
North Korea says U.S. bomber flights push peninsula to brink of nuclear war | 01 May 2017 | North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic U.S. bombers flew over the area in a training [to start WWIII] drill with the South Korean air force. The two supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers were deployed amid rising tensions over North Korea's pursuit of its nuclear and missile programs [just as the US has] in defiance of United Nations sanctions and pressure from the United States. The flight of the two bombers on Monday came as U.S. President Donald Trump said he was open to meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the appropriate circumstances, even though Pyongyang suggested it would continue with its nuclear tests.
U.S. issues travel alert for Europe, citing threat of terrorist attacks | 01 May 2017 | The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, saying U.S. citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent. In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Islamic State and al Qaeda "have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe." The State Department's previous travel alert for Europe, issued ahead of the winter holiday season, expired in February.
German soldier posing as a Syrian refugee arrested for planning 'false flag' terror attack | 27 April 2017 | A German soldier found posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested for allegedly planning a "false flag" shooting attack that would be blamed on asylum seekers. The unidentified soldier was detained when he went to retrieve a loaded pistol he had hidden in a bathroom at Vienna International Airport. The public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old is suspected of planning a serious "state-threatening act of violence", fraud and violating firearms laws. More than 90 German police officers have worked alongside Austrian and French security forces to search 16 locations across three countries on Wednesday, when a suspected accomplice was arrested in Bavaria.
Kabul bomb attack targeting Nato convoy kills eight | 03 May 2017 | A suicide attack on a convoy belonging to the Nato mission in Afghanistan has killed at least eight people in Kabul, officials say. The victims were all civilians, a government spokesman said. About 25 other people were injured, including three US service members. The attack on the group of military vehicles happened next to the US embassy during the morning rush hour. So-called Islamic State (IS) said it was behind the attack.
Suicide blast in Afghan capital targets NATO vehicles - witnesses | 03 May 2017 | An apparent suicide bombing near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Wednesday appeared to target a convoy of armored personnel carriers used by the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, witnesses and security officials said. The blast, which security officials at the scene said was a suicide attack, also destroyed or badly damaged a number of civilian vehicles nearby.
Friendly fire investigation launched in deaths of 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan | 28 April 2017 | Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight, the Pentagon said Friday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the U.S. military is investigating to see if they were accidentally killed by ground fire from Afghan commandos or other American forces. He said the deaths did not appear deliberate.
Nuclear oversight needs 'urgent' action, MPs say | 01 May 2017 | Ministers must act "as urgently as possible" to clarify how the nuclear industry will be regulated after Brexit, MPs have warned. The Commons energy committee, which has been investigating the impact of Brexit on energy policy, urged the UK to delay leaving Europe's nuclear regulator...Ministers had told the committee that guaranteeing the UK's supply of nuclear fuel was a "high priority".
French police arrest five suspects in anti-terrorism raids | 02 May 2017 | Five men have been arrested and multiple weapons seized in anti-terrorist raids carried out in France, according to the Paris prosecutor's office. The suspects, who ranged in age from 18 to 24, were rounded up Tuesday near the Normandy city of Rouen, in Villeneuve d'Ascq near Lille in northern France, and in Roanne in central France. The arrests follow a previous round last week in which ten people were taken into custody for their connection to the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, according to UPI.
Terrorism looms large in first ad of Virginia lieutenant governor's race | 03 May 2017 | State Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) launched the first TV ad of the Virginia lieutenant governor’s race on Wednesday with an ominous, 30-second spot focused on terrorism. The commercial shows a scene of suburban bliss...interrupted as two guys in camouflage jackets, heads shrouded by black scarves, bolt out of a nearby house with big, black bags in their hands. "This is the America Obama left behind," Reeves says in the voice-over. "Terrorists living here. FBI investigating ISIS nationwide. Frightening families." ...Reeves is in a three-way race for the GOP nomination against state Sen. Jill Vogel (Fauquier) and Del. Glenn R. Davis (Virginia Beach).
Aaron Hernandez 'drew Illuminati symbols on prison cell wall with his blood' before hanging himself | 30 April 2017 | Aaron Hernandez scrawled Illuminati symbols on the wall of his prison cell in his own blood before he hanged himself, it has been claimed. The disgraced NFL star was found dead at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Massachusetts on April 19...When prison guards found him in the early hours of the morning, they also found symbols and the word ILLUMINATI written in block capitals on the wall, WCVB reports. Hernandez had begun to draw a pyramid, a common symbol among followers of the enlightenment group, but did not finish it, the network reports. [Why would someone hang himself before finishing the drawing?]
House Republicans to Vote on Health Care on Thursday | 03 May 2017 | House Republican leaders announced Wednesday that there will be a vote on their health care bill Thursday, sending the strongest signal yet that leadership has corralled enough votes to pass it. Asked whether they had the votes needed to pass the bill, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California said, "Yes, we do." In the new version of the bill, states would be able to opt out of the requirement that insurers cover benefits such as maternity care, mental health care and hospitalizationAnd states that obtain waivers could charge those with pre-existing conditions much more.
Trump signs order letting tax-exempt churches be active in politics | 04 May 2017 | U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that allows tax-exempt places of worship to participate actively in politics and could free religious organizations to deny their employees insurance coverage for birth-control pills. The order partially fulfills an oft-repeated campaign promise by Trump, who appealed to religious conservatives in his 2016 run for the White House, although he would need an act of Congress to rescind the underlying law that he has opposed, known as the Johnson Amendment.
Trump order to ease ban on political activity by churches | 03 May 2017 | President Donald Trump will take executive action on Thursday to ease a ban on political activity by churches and other tax-exempt institutions as part of an order on religious liberties, a senior White House official said on Wednesday. Trump's executive order to mark the National Day of Prayer will also mandate regulatory relief to religious employers that object to contraception, such as Little Sisters of the Poor, the official said in a briefing.
The world of political correctness isn't perfect | 03 April 2017 | ...Dennis Prager, the nationally syndicated deep-thinker of the radio waves, calls the hysteria generated by political correctness "one of the most dangerous and destructive attitudes in America." ...He was joined in the discussion by NYU professor [CLG Founder and Chair] Michael Rectenwald, who ventured deep into enemy territory when he launched an attack against political correctness at the radically liberal university. As a result, he faced a wave of discontent from other staff members for his "incivility" and claimed, "They are literally pushing me out the door for having a different perspective." In a major upset, after asserting his First Amendment rights, Rectenwald was reinstated and actually promoted from assistant professor status to full professor.
#FireColbert Twitter campaign gains steam after Stephen Colbert's profane Donald Trump takedown | 03 May 2017 | Talk show host Stephen Colbert is taking serious heat on social media for a vulgar joke he made about President Donald Trump that many fans are calling "homophobic." The "Late Show" star sounded off on Trump during his opening monologue Monday night, criticizing Trump for abruptly ending an interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson. "You have more people marching against you than cancer," Colbert said during his profanity-laced rant, which was bleeped during the telecast. "In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c--k holster."
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