Freedom: President Obama Commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, originally known as Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who handed over a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks. She will be released this May rather than in 2045.
Nation: The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter has been arrested on charges of obstructing justice. Noor Salman, whose husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people and wounded dozens last June, was also charged with aiding and abetting by providing material support, authorities said. Investigators believe Salman lied when she told
A White House official said, “The president’s concern was rooted in the fact that the sentence handed down is longer than sentences given to other individuals who committed comparable crimes.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan called the pardon “outrageous.” He said, “President Obama now leaves in place a dangerous precedent that those who compromise our national security won’t be held accountable for their crimes.”Read more
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Promises and Protests: President-Elect Donald Trump told the Washington Post in a telephone interview that he is close to have a healthcare plan that will replace Obamacare. Trump declined to give specifics, but promised “lower numbers, much lower deductibles.” Trump …Read more
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It's Been Said
"And so the Boy President heads for Washington to be sworn into office, pumping his fist, mooning the media, giving the stinky finger to whomever irks him, doing his end-zone dance, promising to build the wall, cut taxes, create jobs, provide great health insurance for EVERYONE and send his son-in-law to the Middle East to solve that little problem, and the rest of us will sit in a barn and keep ourselves warm and hide our heads under our wings, poor things. Discouraging."
-Garrison Keillor writing in The Washington Post