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Morning Briefing: 10 things you need to know this morning – May 25th 2017

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10 things you need to know this morning – May 25th 2017

1. Donald Trump Meets With Pope Francis For The First Time At The Vatican

Donald Trump met Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican Wednesday morning, where the two men exchanged gifts and pleasantries inside the Apostolic Palace after meeting privately for nearly half an hour.

2. McConnell: ‘I Don’t Know How We Get To 50’ Votes On AHCA

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky hinted Wednesday that House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare could to get shot down in the Senate.

3. CBO Score: AHCA Could Lower Premiums

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) unveiled its revised score of the House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare Wednesday afternoon.

4. Did ‘Fake Intel’ Trick Comey Into Ending The Clinton Email Probe Early?

The FBI received a purported Russian intelligence report that may have convinced former FBI Director James Comey to prematurely shut down an investigation into whether Hillary Clinton intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server.

5. Snowflake Liberal Reporter Claims He Was ‘Body Slammed’ By GOP Candidate

Guardian political reporter Ben Jacobs claims Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana’s special congressional election, body slammed him during an interview in Bozeman, Mont., Wednesday.

6. Mattis Personally Requests More Bombs To Kill ISIS Terrorists

Secretary of Defense James Mattis personally requested more bombs for combat operations against the Islamic State, a top Department of Defense official revealed Tuesday.

7. Family Of Seth Rich Demands That Police Release Information To The Public

The family of deceased Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich is calling on local police to publicize details of the murder investigation, according to the Daily Mail.

8. Congressional Republicans Take Major Step To Fulfill Trump’s Immigration Agenda

A bill that would fulfill many of President Trump’s campaign pledges on illegal immigration will move to the House floor after receiving approval Wednesday from the House Judiciary Committee.

9. Denver Decriminalizes DOMESTIC VIOLENCE To Protect Criminal Immigrants

The Denver City Council agreed Monday to change to local sentencing guidelines in order to shield legal immigrants convicted of domestic violence from deportation proceedings.

10. Awan Brothers: Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes (VIDEO)

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite.

 

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