BIPP Weekly Roundup

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Domestic News

The Paul Ryan Story: From Flimflam to Fascism

Paul Ryan rejected the Simpson Bowles commision proposal because the passage of the bill would not enable the republicans to repeal Obamacare.

Comey Attacks Trump’s Integrity, questions his marriage in a new book

Comey accused the Trump administration as being unloyal to the American people and compared his years of serving the administration as fighting a legal battle against the Mob.

International News

Another Strike on Syria Could Be Coming

In Douma, a rebel-controlled region of Syria, a chemical weapons attack killed dozens.  The Syrian government, led by Bashar Al-Assad denied involvement, but this did nothing to soothe the rage of President Trump, who fired off several threatening tweets.

Another power outage hits Puerto Rico, leaving about 840,000 in the dark, officials say

A power outage in Puerto Rico last Thursday left over 840,000 people without electricity.  This is the latest in a series of blackouts following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The power failure puts increasing pressure on Whitefish Energy, the contractors responsible for fixing the Puerto Rican electrical grid.

Weekly Opinion

BIPP: New census question draws controversy over citizenship and response rates

A potential new census question puts undocumented immigrants between a rock and a hard place.

 

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