House of Representatives Passes ObamaCare Repeal and Sends it to President … VETO Expected

The House of Representatives passes legislation yesterday that would repeal much of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year. The bill passed by a vote of 240 to 181 margin and was sent to Barack Obama, who is most certainly going to veto it. The GOP does not appear to have enough votes override a veto. It makes one wonder then, why did the Republicans bend over to Obama and provide him with a budget just recently that funded all of Obamacare, Planned Parenthood and the rest of his liberal agenda? Is anyone in Washington, DC looking out for “We the People”? It is the first time in 5 years that the GOP has put a bill forward on the desk of Obama that repeals Obamacare.

The House on Wednesday passed legislation that would repeal much of ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood for one year, sending the measure to President Obama’s desk.

The bill passed by a vote of 240 to 181. Rep. Collin Peterson (Minn.), who opposes abortion, was the only Democrat to vote for the measure. Reps. Bob Dold (Ill.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.), who all hail from swing districts, were the only Republicans to vote against it.

Obama is certain to veto the measure, but Republicans touted the vote as important step toward reversing the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of government it created.

“We are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth: ObamaCare doesn’t work,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Wednesday.

Republicans were able to get the repeal bill through the Senate, where Democrats had filibustered previous efforts, by using a fast-track process known as reconciliation that allows the bill to pass with a simple majority.

Democrats denounced the measure on the House floor, repeatedly invoking the roughly 16 million people enrolled in ObamaCare programs.

The GOP better do a lot more than just put bills in front of the President. They best come up with alternatives and provide a choice for Americans.

5 Year Old Jayliel Vega Batista Missing Since 12/31/15 (Wandered Away from New Year’s Eve Party) in Allentown, PA

5 year old Jayliel Vega Batista has been missing since December 31, 21015, when he wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The search continues for the missing boy who has autism that is reported to have left his home without shoes or a coat at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jayliel Vega

Police on Saturday recanvassed an eastern Pennsylvania neighborhood where a 5-year-old boy with autism wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party without shoes or a coat.

Allentown police Capt. Glen Dorney said 20 search-and-rescue dog teams were looking for Jayliel Vega Batista.

The boy was downstairs playing with a toy with some other children when he left the home at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said his 16-year-old sister, Tayritza Molina. The boy was visiting his great-aunt’s home for the holiday, and left barefoot and without any kind of outerwear, police said.

Police were going door to door in the boy’s neighborhood again on Saturday because efforts to track him into some nearby woods were unsuccessful. But they said a glut of volunteer searchers was complicating efforts to find the boy.

“We’re proud of them for stepping up in the force that they’ve done,” Dorney said, but there were so many volunteers in the woods and elsewhere, it was compromising the ability of the dogs and others to locate the boy.

Instead, police asked people who live in the area to thoroughly search their own property and parked cars periodically, in case the boy comes wandering in search of shelter. Police checked out a home at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after someone thought they saw the boy’s face in an upstairs window but said the boy wasn’t there.

UPDATE I: Search for autistic boy continues as night turns frigid.

A bloodhound that Allentown police were using to find Jayliel Vega Batista tracked a scent Friday from the Keck Park neighborhood, across the Hamilton Street Bridge to Front and Chew streets, police Chief Keith Morris said.

Police couldn’t say for sure if the scent was that of Jayliel, who was last seen running on the 200 block of East Union Street about 11 p.m. Thursday. Several bloodhounds were pulled into the search Friday afternoon, Morris said.

A Philadelphia Police Department helicopter hovered over the East Side as darkness fell Friday and worry turned to fear.

UPDATE II: Coroner at scene where missing Allentown boy’s tablet may have been found.

The Lehigh County coroner has arrived at Canal Park in east Allentown, where an electronic tablet that 5-year-old Jayliel Vega Batista was carrying when he went missing Thursday night may have been found, according to eyewitnesses at the scene.

A red and white tablet was fished from the water at Canal Park shortly before 1 p.m. by Thurman Clark, 25, of Northampton.

Clark, who just joined the search, said he spotted something red or orange in the water and waded in to check it out.

“I really hope it’s not his, ” he said.

Police have not confirmed the finding or commented on it. But they did send divers to the canal after the tablet was found.

12 Year Old Aracely Acevedo Missing Since12/23/15 in Philadelphia, PA

12 year old Aracely Acevedo has been missing since Wednesday, December 23, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aracely Acevedo was last seen getting onto the Northbound 56 bus on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street. According to the authorities she suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.

Aracely-Acevedo

She was last seen getting onto the Northbound 56 bus on the 2000 block of Wakeling Street.

Police say she suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity.

Aracely is 5’2?, 115 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a red shirt and black school pants.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Aracely Acevedo, please contact Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153, or call 911.

Silver Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Corriana Rose Tharrington Missing Since 11/19/15 in Cary, NC

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for 15 year old Corriana Rose Tharrington. She has been missing since Thursday, November 11, 2015 from  Cary, NC. Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Corriana Rose Marie Tharrington, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Corriana Rose Marie Tharrington

WRAL: Cary police searching for missing 15-year-old girl.

Cary police were searching Thursday for a missing 15-year-old girl who is believed to be cognitively impaired.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Corriana Rose Tharrington at about 10:30 a.m. after she went missing from 131 Westview Cove Lane.

Tharrington is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. She has long brown hair and brown eyes. When she went missing, Tharrington was wearing red plaid shorts and a red T-shirt.

Anyone with information on Tharrington’s whereabouts should call the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012

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Actor Charlie Sheen Is HIV-Positive

SO MUCH FOR WINNING

According to TMZ.com, actor Charlie Sheen is going to disclose publicly on The Today Show that he is HIV-positive.  Sources connected to NBC’s “Today” tell TMZ … Sheen will sit down with Matt Lauer on Tuesday morning to make the announcement. The 50 year old actor has long struggled with substance abuse and has admitted to soliciting prostitutes in the past.

People:

Charlie Sheen is going on the Today show to discuss being HIV-positive, sources tell PEOPLE.

According to top Hollywood publicist and crisis manager Howard Bragman, he was approached by people close to Sheen six months ago to deal with the crisis, but never dealt with him directly. “The interview could open up a lot of sympathy for him, but he has to be concerned about a fear of litigation from former sexual partners. You don’t take that lightly.”

Bragman says he was informed that Sheen “is getting treatment, and a lot of people in his life know about it.”

“It’s been going on for quite awhile. He’s not necessarily comfortable talking about it. It was very hard to get up the courage for him to talk about it.”

UPDATE I: TMZ – Charlie Sheen Threats of Lawsuits Unraveled HIV Secret.

We’re told things changed when Charlie confided in several friends he thought were confidants … it turned out they weren’t, and spread the word he was HIV positive.

That led to several of Charlie’s former partners contacting him and threatening a lawsuit because they were unaware of his status when they had interaction with him. Our sources say Charlie settled several of the cases and, in return for money, got confidentiality agreements.

We’re told one of the settlements occurred late last month.

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