Todays News 10/6/16

  • US farmers will receive $7 billion in subsidies in 2016. That is roughly 10% of the total income for US farmers. [Link] US Economy Fyle
  • Obamacare is failing in Tennessee, as Bluecross Blueshield is pulling out of the major markets. Most people in Tennessee will only have one health insurance provider on their exchanges and premiums will increase by 56%. [Link] Health Care Fyle
  • Former top CIA officials are being forced to testify at a trail involving the CIA torture program. The ACLU is currently suing the two psychologists, who made $80 million designing the torture program, on behalf of three detainees who were tortured. [Link]
  • The Justice Department moves to dismiss charges against Marc Turi, a weapons dealer. Turi was charged with selling weapons to Libyan fighters, who turned out to be jihadists. Turi claimed that both Hillary Clinton and President Obama knew that the weapons were going to Libyan terrorists, as they wanted the weapons to assist in regime change in Libya. The charges were likely dropped to prevent this information from coming out at trial. [Link] Foreign Policy Fyle
  • The Obama Administration condemns Israeli plans to build a new settlement in the West Bank. [Link] Israel Fyle 
  • The US Coalition fighting in Iraq accidentally killed 21 Sunni militant fighters aligned with the Iraqi government.  The Sunni militants were fighting ISIS in a town outside of Mosul. [Link] Iraq Fyle
  • Two high ranking members of the North Korean regime defect in China. One of the defectors was the man who over saw Kim Jung-un’s health care. [Link] North Korea Fyle
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has pushed off elections for two years. The government claims that it needs more time to register up to 10 million votes. Many citizens see this as a way for President Kabila to keep power. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • An Amnesty International report finds that US and its allies have supported Syrian rebel groups that commit war crimes. The crimes include executions, targeting minority groups, abducting journalists, and torturing. [Link] Syria Fyle

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