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News and Headlines, 3/22/17

Unfortunately this day starts out with a terrorist attack in the UK.

UK Parliament terror attack: 4 people killed, including cop and alleged assailant; 20 injured

Westminster attack: Two dead as others suffer ‘catastrophic’ injuries

Live updates: Four dead in Westminster terror attack

UK Parliament attack: ISIS sympathizers celebrating on social media

UK Parliament attack: NYPD, others increase security following ‘terrorist incident’

WATCH: Witnesses Describe Westminster Bridge Terror Attack in London

AP Top News The Latest: Police says 5 people died in London attack

Immigration:

“The rape of a 14-year-old girl inside a Maryland high school, allegedly by at least one much older illegal immigrant, is stoking anger but having little effect on local politicians committed to so-called “sanctuary” policies.” Read more here. Parents’ emotions raw in wake of rape at Maryland high school

“Parents of students at Rockville High School and other concerned Montgomery County, Md., community members finally got their chance to have some of their questions answered by school administrators at a PTA meeting held Tuesday night, five days after police say a 14-year-old girl was raped by two other students inside a school bathroom.

Before the meeting, anti-illegal immigration protesters were seen outside of the school holding signs in opposition of being a sanctuary county or state.” Read more here. Rockville High School parents demand answers in rape case

Maryland school rape puts spotlight on immigration policies

“The Democratic-controlled Maryland legislature voted in favor of a bill to make their state the first “sanctuary state” in the country. If the bill becomes law, it would protect illegal immigrants like 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian, who was arrested last week along with 17-year-old Jose Montano.” Read more here. An Undocumented Man Allegedly Raped A 14-Year-Old, Now Democrats Want To Protect Him From Deportation

“President Donald Trump released his “Big List” exposing dozens of sanctuary cities all over the United States that have refused to comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in its effort to deport illegal alien criminals to their countries of origin.” Read more here.Trump exposes sanctuary cities with ‘Big List’

In other news:

Trump team communications captured by intelligence community surveillance, Nunes says

House Intel Chair: Surveillance was collected about Trump Transition team. @johnrobertsFox reports. #TheFive

“President Donald Trump said he felt “somewhat” vindicated on his wiretapping claims against former President Barack Obama after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said he had seen evidence that members of the Trump transition teams were surveilled following November’s election.” Read more here. Trump: I feel ‘somewhat’ vindicated on wiretap claim after Nunes’ statement

“How did an ostensibly ‘technical’ amendment end up withdrawing refundable tax credits from up to seven million veterans?” Read more here. This Last-Minute Obamacare Amendment Could Hurt Millions of Veterans’ Health Coverage

White House sets the record straight on Manafort

Defying Trump, Freedom Caucus insists it’ll oppose GOP ObamaCare replacement

White House moves to tweak health care bill to win over conservatives

Partisan tensions flare in final stretch of Gorsuch hearings

Labor Nominee Alexander Acosta Breezes Through Confirmation Hearing

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

Opinion:

“This type of ‘pass-it-to-find-out-what’s-in-it’ mentality birthed Obamacare, and is the reason the conservative base increasingly despises their party.”

“Speaker Paul Ryan has scheduled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) for a vote in the full House on Thursday. Passing the bill through the House will be difficult, and through the Senate even more so.

The AHCA does not repeal Obamacare, which Congress voted to do only 14 months ago and Republicans spent the last seven years promising. The present bill, offered a mere two weeks ago and hustled through committees without time to fully consider its implications, is typical of the top-down, take-it-or-leave-it legislative blackmail characteristic of so many ill-considered attempts at lawmaking. In the unlikely event it is signed into law, it may well become a new “read-my-lips” broken pledge, an anchor around the president’s and Congress’s hold on power.” Read more here. The GOP Bill Signs Adoption Papers For Obamacare

“One of the most absurd efforts involved money for refrigerators in Philadelphia bodegas based on the idea that the low-income customers don’t have access to fruits and vegetables.

A CDC article about that effort can be read here.

“They have refrigerators in just about all of them, as they often sell beer,” Stier says. “But the idea that If we only bought refrigerators, then people would eat more fruits and vegetables shows that they don’t understand not only economics but public health either.”

Stier adds that money also went for things such as adding pavement at parks.” read more here. GOP cuts could endanger bodega bananas

Yes, It Was The ‘Affordable’ Care Act That Increased Premiums

“In our current political environment, a whiff of scandal – regardless if it’s true – pervades nearly everything. The result is that conspiracy theorists gain ground while honesty loses. It’s a recipe for political breakdown.” Read more here. Why does it feel like everything’s a scandal?

Economy: 

“A nationally renowned economics expert is confident that President Donald Trump’s promise to drain the swamp of detrimental policies and personnel left over from the Obama administration will be delivered through his newly proposed budget.” Read more here. Economist applauds Trump’s budget increases, cuts

The Economy Is Changing And So Is The American Dream

LOL News:

Pelosi Stumped When Asked Who Leader Of Democratic Party Is, Picks Obama And Clinton

Of All People: Susan Rice Pens Op-ed on Importance of White House ‘Credibility’

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

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