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WASHINGTON — “The Metropolitan Police Special Tactics Branch was activated Saturday night after a fatigued Secretary of Defense James Mattis took eight lives during a casual walk through the downtown area.
“As a police officer, especially in 2017, we’ve obviously trained extensively for this kind of mass casualty situation,” Runyon said, “luckily for just about everyone involved, it was Secretary Mattis and not some loose cannon that we had to take out.”
At least 20 additional officers had their guns drawn and were ready to apprehend the suspect before realizing his identity. One probationary officer still in field training, however, was unfamiliar with Mattis and attempted to subdue him. He was subsequently disemboweled without incident.” More here.> Mattis clears head during evening stroll, 8 killed
Keysville, VA — “A militia-patriot group announced that it will petition the government to replace the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor with a giant monument of Robert E. Lee, the Confederate General who commanded the Northern part of Virginia during the Civil War. The group APART or Armed Patriots Against Radical Terrorists, is led by outspoken Trump supporter Rob Remus who has recently raids on suspected Islamic terrorist training camps and “Mexican insurgents” along the border of the United States.” More here.> Patriot Group to Replace Lady Liberty with Robert E. Lee
Redding, CA — “At the recent appearance at the “Waking Universe-Open Mind” alternative wellness festival at the Red Lion Inn in Redding, California, spiritual medium and ‘ET’ [Extraterrestrial] Channeler Darryl Anka was repeatedly interrupted by a series of loud farts from his channeled ‘guest’ Bashar. According to Mr. Anka, he had no control of over his gassy situation once Bashar took control of the conversation.” LMAO, Video and More here.> Chemtrail Channeling Session Interrupted with Constant Farting
In The News:
“Vice President Pence demanded Congress “step up” and “do their job” by taking action to replace ObamaCare after the collapse of Republicans’ latest health care bill, stepping up pressure on his former congressional colleagues to deliver on a campaign promise.
The vice president has maintained ties on Capitol Hill, where he once served as a House member, but made clear Tuesday morning that the administration’s patience is wearing thin.
“Inaction is not an option. Congress needs to step up. Congress needs to do their job and Congress needs to do their job now,” he said, during an address to a National Retail Federation summit in Washington.” More here.> Pence demands Congress ‘do their job’ after health bill collapse
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Republicans in Congress unveiled a fiscal 2018 budget plan as a first step to major U.S. tax reform on Tuesday, only to face the same divisions between conservatives and moderates that helped killed their efforts to replace Obamacare.
The $4 trillion spending blueprint, released by the House of Representatives budget committee, could become a new flashpoint for Republican in-fighting because it links future tax cuts for businesses and individuals with $203 billion in mandatory spending cuts that would reduce benefits for the poor.” More here.> After healthcare failure, Republicans face similar divisions on tax reform
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — “A man convicted of killing his stepdaughter and having sex with her corpse is contesting the terms of a divorce from her mother.
Appearing in court via video feed from his Pennsylvania prison cell, 55-year-old Gregory Graf said Monday that he never agreed to terms that would give him 25 percent of the assets shared with his longtime wife.” More here.> MAN WHO KILLED STEPDAUGHTER, ABUSED CORPSE WON’T OK DIVORCE
Government Corruption / Russian Collusion:
“Former Obama official Samantha Power, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has agreed to testify before the House intelligence committee as part of its Russia probe, Fox News has learned.
Power will join the roster of former Obama administration officials in testifying before the congressional panel as part of their probe into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign officials in the 2016 presidential election.” More here.> Obama official Samantha Power agrees to testify before House intel panel
“A previously unknown eighth participant in Donald Trump Jr.’s controversial campaign-season meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya has been identified as Ike Kaveladze, Fox News confirmed Tuesday.
Kaveladze’s attorney, Scott Balber, confirmed his identity.
Balber also told Fox News that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is now seeking information on Kaveladze.” More here.> Eighth participant in Trump Tower meeting identified
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new proposal to simply repeal Obamacare appears to be dead less than 24 hours after he dropped his replacement plan for lack of support among fellow Republicans.
GOP Senators Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito and Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday they’ll oppose a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. McConnell said late Monday the Senate would vote on a repeal with a two-year delay to give Congress time to agree on a replacement, but he could afford to lose no more than two Republican votes to advance the measure.” More here.> McConnell’s New Obamacare Repeal Lacks GOP Votes to Pass
“A California family is blaming hospital staff for their 15-year-old daughter’s death after they claim her complaints of severe chest pain were dismissed as a minor illness. Yunique Morris, of Stockton, was eventually diagnosed with multiple blood clots in her chest on Thursday, but died just hours later, Fox 40 reported.
Her family claims that she initially sought help two weeks ago at San Joaquin General Hospital for ongoing chest pain, but was diagnosed with general chest wall pain and given pain medication and antibiotics.” More here.> Family blames teen’s death on hospital negligence
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Now what?
“Senate Republicans were scrambling to pick up the pieces Tuesday after their attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed a second time.
After working for months on a new health package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that the Senate would vote to simply repeal Obama’s health care law “sometime in the near future.”
But even that effort is failing. At least three GOP senators came out against plan, which would deny McConnell the votes needed to even debate a bill.
McConnell noted that a Republican-led Congress voted to repeal the law in 2015. But President Barack Obama was in the White House at the time, so Republicans knew he would he would veto the measure.
This time, with Republican President Donald Trump in the White House, the vote would count.
“If you voted in 2015 for it and now you’re going to vote against it, you’ve got some explaining to do,” said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
A look at what could come next:” More here.> What’s next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop
“President Trump said Tuesday he’s prepared “let ObamaCare fail” after the collapse of Senate Republicans’ latest health care bill, indicating he’s willing to move on to tax reform and other issues – and deal with an Affordable Care Act fix down the road.
“I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll just let ObamaCare fail,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let ObamaCare fail, and then the Democrats are going to come to us.” More here.> Trump says time to ‘let ObamaCare fail’ after health bill stalls
LONDON (AP) — “British authorities say major flash flooding has hit a coastal village in the English county of Cornwall, prompting a rescue operation.
The coast guard says six people were trapped in a house and one of its helicopters has rescued two of them. No injuries have been reported and no further details given.” More here.> Flash flooding hits UK coastal village in Cornwall
July 18 (UPI) — “North Korea condemned the recent relocation of the U.S. 8th Army in South Korea, calling the move a provocation that is also a sign of U.S. cowardice, or an “evacuation.”
Pyongyang’s Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun claimed Tuesday the purpose of the U.S. military move from Yongsan in Seoul to Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, was to prepare a strike against North Korea.” More here.> North Korea condemns U.S. army relocation as ‘evacuation’