CBO Report on the American Health Care Act of 2017

25 May 2017

2017/05/24 – H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017 – Congressional Budget Office

The Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have completed an estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, as passed by the House of Representatives. CBO and JCT estimate that enacting that version of H.R. 1628 would reduce the cumulative federal deficit over the 2017-2026 period by $119 billion.


Trump Sticks It To NATO Members As They Watch

25 May 2017

Say what you want about President Trump… he’s going to lay out what he thinks regardless of who is present. Here he is in a speech, suggesting other NATO members pay their fair share as they watch in the background.


Rep. Cummings Has Minor Heart Surgery

25 May 2017

2017/05/25 – Elijah Cummings recuperating after heart surgery – Washington Examiner

He’s scheduled to spend the next few days in Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had a surgery known as a transarterial aortic valve replacement. The procedure is meant to treat aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the aortic valve.


Trump Gives Israeli Cancer Patient Dream Meeting

25 May 2017

2017/05/24 – Trump In Israel Gave ‘Rachashei Lev’ Pediatric Cancer Patient Her Dream – Yeshiva World News

During his recent visit to Israel, President Donald Trump made a 14-year old girl’s dream come true. Emilee Imbar has been battling cancer for the last seven years, and has dreamed of meeting with the U.S. President.


Montana GOP Candidate Body Slams Reporter

25 May 2017

2017/05/25 – Audio records GOP House candidate from Montana yelling at reporter as he ‘body slams’ him – Business Insider

On the eve of a competitive special election for an open House of Representatives seat in Montana, the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with assaulting a reporter at a campaign event on Wednesday.


Jacobs had his recorder on when he asked the question and, according to audio The Guardian posted online, Gianforte declined to answer the question, telling Jacobs he should speak with his spokesman. But after Jacobs pressed him on the question, the candidate lost his composure and reportedly “body-slammed” Jacobs, throwing him to the ground and breaking his glasses.

Gianforte can be heard yelling amid the crash, “I’m sick and tired of you guys! The last time you came here you did the same thing. Get the hell out of here. Get the hell out of here.”


Eric Clanton Arrested

25 May 2017

Eric Clanton is a college professor who is among those who run around with masks and protest and cause damage. He had been evading police for awhile.

2017/05/24 – Berkeley: College professor arrested as assault suspect – East Bay Times

Eric Clanton, 28, was being held on $200,000 bail after he was booked into Berkeley City Jail Wednesday evening. He was arrested on suspicion of use of a firearm during a felony with an enhancement clause and assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon.

Clanton faces a 9 a.m. Friday arraignment hearing at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel courthouse.

Here’s why he has been arrested.

2017/05/24 – Police arrest Eric Clanton after bike lock assaults during Berkeley protests – Berkeleyside

Eric Clanton, a former teacher at Diablo Valley College, was arrested by Berkeley police on Wednesday on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon identified as a U-lock bike lock, and one of those assaults is alleged to have caused a significant injury.


Chicago The Only Major City To Decline in Population

25 May 2017

2017/05/25 – Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016 – Chicago Tribune

Chicago was the only city among the nation’s 20 largest to lose population in 2016 — and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


Black residents have been among those leaving in search of safe neighborhoods and prosperity, with many heading to the suburbs and warm-weather states. Chicago lost 181,000 black residents between 2000 and 2010, according to census data.


More than any other city, Chicago has depended on Mexican immigrants to balance the slow growth of its native-born population.