News Roundup 1/18/17

by | Jan 18, 2017

  • 20 million people will not lose their healthcare if Obamacare is repealed. This article breaks down the real numbers behind those who have enrolled in Obamacare and who is at risk of losing insurance. [Link]
  • A young man was entrapped by police into buying and selling drugs to an undercover cop. The police used a dating website to get the young man to believe he was talking to a girl that wanted to hook up with him. He sold the girl three morphine pills, and she left. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. [Link]
  • Obama granted pardons to 64 people on Tuesday and granted clemency to 209 others. Most of those who received clemency were low-level drug offenders. [Link]
  • Obama commutes Chelsea Mannings prison sentence. Manning was given 35 years in prison for leaking details of US war crimes in Iraq along with other information to Wikileaks. Manning has already served seven years of her sentence and will be released May 17. [Link]
  • This article details some of the important information that American citizens know because of Chelsea Manning. [Link]
  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright. General Cartwright pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI after he disclosed classified information to reporters. [Link]
  • Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity have sent a memorandum to Obama asking for evidence that Russia hacked the US election. [Link]
  • NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Denis Mercier made statements echoing Trump’s statement that parts of NATO are obsolete. [Link]
  • The Nigerian Air Force bombed and killed over 100 civilians and 20 aid workers. The Nigerian military reports they acted on bad information and believed that insurgents were gathering where they dropped the bombs. [Link]
  • The US is supporting Turkish operations in Syria with airstrikes against the city of al-Bab. Turkey has been fighting for over a month to take the city from ISIS. [Link]
  • In an interview with Scott Horton, Yemeni reporter Nasser Arrabyee says between 60,000-70,000 people have been killed in the war in Yemen. [Link]

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

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