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Today's The Day The House Repeals Obamacare ... Or Not!
- March 25, 2017

This is a bad day for them. They knew that Obama would veto any measure so Republicans didn't have to worry about any policy, cost or coverage issues involved in a replacement plan. Still, Mr. Trump said he does not blame the members of the Freedom Caucus. Shortly after 4 p.m., Ryan appeared before reporters to officially announce that the vote had been canceled. (more...)
Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians reportedly killed Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians reportedly killed
- March 25, 2017

The Associated Press says its reporters saw at least 50 bodies recovered from the wreckage of buildings following recent airstrikes. Instead of delivering help, the coalition delivered death from above on a staggering scale. Almost two hundred bodies have so far been retrieved from the rubble after the coalition air strike last Friday in the Iraqi city of Mosul. "I don't think any of us at Airwars expected to see allegations against the coalition running so high - even with the predicted high ... (more...)
Ukrainian Partiality in Former-Deputy Assassination Case Denounced Ukrainian Partiality in Former-Deputy Assassination Case Denounced
- March 25, 2017

His bodyguard, a Ukranian security agent, was also shot and remains in the hospital but managed to return fire and fatally wound the gunman, who has not yet been identified. Since, he had been sharply critical of the Putin regime and its policy in Ukraine, which began with annexing Crimea and has continued with a campaign by Russian-backed rebels in the eastern part of the country. (more...)
Air Raids Kill Hundreds of ISIS Hostages in Mosul Air Raids Kill Hundreds of ISIS Hostages in Mosul
- March 25, 2017

The Iraqi Civil Defence claimed they pulled 136 bodies from the rubble in the New Mosul district of the city. Almost two hundred bodies have so far been retrieved from the rubble after the coalition air strike last Friday in the Iraqi city of Mosul. (more...)
Hamas blames Israel for senior member assassination, threatens 'to act'
- March 25, 2017

A senior Hamas leader was shot dead near his home in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the group said , blaming Israel for the killing. According Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza spokesman Iyad al-Bezem, policemen found the body of Fuqaha with four bullets in his head. (more...)
Reports on Flynn's Alleged Talks With Turkey About Removal of Gulen False
- March 25, 2017

Woolsey and those who were briefed. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn discussed removing a controversial Muslim cleric from U.S. Former head of the Central Intelligence Agency James Woolsey , July 20, 2004. From August through mid-November, the Flynn Intel Group received $530,000 from a Dutch consulting firm run by a Turkish businessman, according to the disclosure forms. (more...)
Flynn discussed how to 'whisk' away cleric wanted by Turkey
- March 25, 2017

Those present included Mr Flynn, then an adviser on national security to the Trump election campaign, the son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, according to the WSJ (paywall). (more...)
The Democrats Must Filibuster Neil Gorsuch
- March 25, 2017

Would a filibuster of Gorsuch be a smart move for Democrats? Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Gorsuch during the week over his prior rulings and originalist philosophy, but, in the words of NBC anchor Lester Holt, he proved "very tough for Democrats to rattle". (more...)
Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine Former Russian lawmaker and Moscow critic gunned down in Ukraine
- March 25, 2017

A former Russian MP-turned-Kremlin-critic was shot dead in broad daylight in the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, with Kiev pointing the finger at Moscow over "state terrorism". Voronenkov is hardly the first Putin or Kremlin critic to meet an untimely demise. Ukrainian officials say it was likely a contract hit ordered by Russian Federation. (more...)
London attack: PC Keith Palmer to be honoured on memorial London attack: PC Keith Palmer to be honoured on memorial
- March 25, 2017

Back at the hotel later in the day, Martin saw the news about the attack and was wondering if the officer she took a photo in was safe. "I walked up to him and said "do you mind if I take a picture?' He said 'no problem", he was really nice". (more...)
Woman lied about boy in stolen auto, according to Memphis police Woman lied about boy in stolen auto, according to Memphis police
- March 25, 2017

The auto has been found, but the child was not inside. Police said the mother dropped her son off at a relative's home Wednesday night. It's still uncertain why she told police her son was in the stolen vehicle, police said, but this is not the first time that's happened in Memphis. (more...)
Twitter gleefully reacts to GOP's Trumpcare failure with hysterical memes
- March 25, 2017

Not 210. Not 215", Ryan said at Friday's press conference. The optimism may be displaced since the backlash against, what some have termed Obamacare-light, is unfounded. They were able to win some concessions in bargaining with their party's leadership and the White House, but not enough to swing their support for the bill. (more...)
Coalition air strikes 'kill 100 civilians in one building' in Mosul Coalition air strikes 'kill 100 civilians in one building' in Mosul
- March 25, 2017

It continues, as Iraqi forces fight militants in the western part of the city, after already retaking the east. It was unclear who carried out the airstrikes, but on Friday the USA -led coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria said it was investigating the allegations. (more...)
Defiant British vow not to yield to terror Defiant British vow not to yield to terror
- March 25, 2017

British people have shown terrorists they "will not defeat us" by carrying on with their lives as normal after the "sickening" Westminster attack, Theresa May told the House of Commons yesterday. "It is still our belief. that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by worldwide terrorism". Mr Rowley corrected earlier statements that three civilians had died, saying the two killed, other than the assailant and the officer, were of mixed nationalities and were a woman in her 40s and a man ... (more...)
US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines
- March 25, 2017

The Pentagon confirmed that USA warplanes targeting Islamic State militants were active in the area, but said reports of civilian deaths were still under investigation. Securing the dam, Scrocca explained, "is critical for the isolation of Raqqa and the next step toward an annihilation of ISIS in Syria". It added that SDF fighters are marching under airstrike and artillery cover from the USA -led coalition. (more...)
School photo emerges of London terror attacker Adrian Ajao School photo emerges of London terror attacker Adrian Ajao
- March 25, 2017

Raids were carried out Thursday in four areas of Britain - Sussex, London , Wales, and the West Midlands - as police hunted for potential accomplices of the terrorist. 'I think Jane was very glad to get out of the relationship. "But nothing could have prepared me for hearing his name on the radio". Pc Keith Palmer was killed in the attack, along with two members of the public - college worker Aysha Frade and tourist Kurt Cochran. (more...)
Florida beats Wisconsin, 84-83, with buzzer-beating three-pointer in overtime
- March 25, 2017

Both Florida and SC, which defeated Baylor in the earlier game Friday night, have to look at what remains of the brackets and think to themselves: Why not u