News Roundup 1/5/17

  • The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump is looking to cut the national intelligence agencies. Trump believes the intelligence agencies have become too politicized. [Link] Trump Fyle
  • Glenn Greenwald explains why the Washington Post continues to publish fake news stories, how the paper lacks journalistic integrity, and the papers insufficient efforts to inform its readers that it got the story wrong. [Link]
  • The US government’s debt increased over $1 trillion in 2016. The national debt is now nearly $20 trillion. [Link] Wasteful Spending Fyle
  • Philadelphia’s new drink tax is shocking citizens. The tax amounts to 1.5% per oz. Some shoppers are finding the tax comes to over 50%. [Link] Regulations Fyle
  • Senator Rand Paul and Reparative Thomas Massie introduce Audit the FED bills in both Houses of Congress. [Link] FED Fyle
  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has announced he will lead a Congressional delegation to Russia sometime in February. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • An Israeli soldier who killed a dying man in the street was convicted of manslaughter. The man had attacked Israeli soldiers but was wounded, unarmed, and laying on the ground at the time he was executed by the soldier. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • After the conviction of the Israeli soldier was announced, protests broke out in Israel. The protesters were upset the soldier was convicted. [Link] Israel Fyle
  • An Iraqi general says that Iraqi forces have taken 65%-70% of Eastern Mosul from ISIS. He expects the Eastern half of the city to be liberated in the coming days. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The US announced that it has doubled the number of advisors embedded with the Iraqi forces working to retake Mosul. There are now 450 American advisors embedded with the Iraqi troops. [Link] ISIS War Fyle

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