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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cheat Sheet - Exclusive: Obama Cuts Off Syrian Rebels’ Cash

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January 27, 2015
Lost Cause?
Jamie Dettmer and Tim Mak report that the secular militias groomed by the United States to fight ISIS have seen their funding cut in half. It's leading rebels to believe President Obama is about to sell them out and cut a deal with Bashar al-Assad.

While the blizzard was a bust for the New York metropolitan area, the National Weather Service is predicting that the Northeast could get an additional 24 inches of snow on Tuesday. The storm has affected roughly 20 percent of American households, with millions of workers and students homebound, thousands of flights canceled, and governors from various states banning non-essential driving. While sustained winds are expected to hit 40 mph, in Nantucket gusts as high as 78 mph were recorded. Thousands are without power in Massachusetts, and New England is expected to bear the brunt of Tuesday's impact. Coastal flooding and thundersnow has also been reported in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Red Squares
Moscow's answer to James Bond they ain't. A team of alleged Russian agents, busted by the FBI, had trouble even getting the ladies to talk to them. Shane Harris and M.L. Nestel report.

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner announced plans Monday to dissolve the nation's intelligence service, in the wake of a prosecutor who was found dead at his apartment just hours before he was to testify against her. In a broadcast message, Kirchner said she was drafting a law to disband the Intelligence Secretariat and create a "Federal Intelligence Agency," in which she will appoint the leader who must then seek Senate approval. Kirchner said she will send her intelligence system overhaul bill to Congress before her trip to China next week as well as schedule a special congressional session to discuss the measure. Kirchner has come under fire after 51-year-old Alberto Nisman, a special prosecutor, was found in his Buenos Aires home with a gunshot to the head on Jan. 18. Nisman's body was found the night before he was scheduled to go before a congressional hearing and accuse Kirchner of obstructing his investigation into the 1994 bombing at a Jewish charity federation office. Kirchner has denied the claims and points to Nisman's death as a plot to discredit her. 


The cost of the Affordable Care Act will fall 20 percent over the next decade, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office. Through 2019, Obamacare's insurance provisions will cost around $571 billion—that's $139 billion less than original estimates—thanks to dropping health-care inflation. Still, the CBO also estimates that 31 million people will not have health insurance by 2025. The Supreme Court is taking up a case that may strike down federal subsidies in the act.

Ex-CIA Agent Convicted Over NYT Story
Gave James Risen secrets.
Fidel Castro Breaks His Silence
On U.S.-Cuba relations.
U.S. Exonerations at Record High
Most in 25 years.
Facebook Suffers Global Outage
Instagram and Tinder, too.
Kraft: NFL Owes Pats an Apology
"Patriots did nothing wrong."

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