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Peace Officers Memorial Day is May 15th annually.

On October 1st, 1961 President John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law recognizing that May 15th from then forward would be observed as Peace Officer Memorial Day and the week surrounding the day would be called Police Week.

The News Blender would like to extend our thoughts and best wishes to the families of those Police officers who have died in the line of duty.

The opinion piece in the Washington Examiner, written by Steve Cortes, a CNN political Commentator, who also served as a Trump 2016 campaign adviser plus he was on the Hispanic Advisory Council:

If President Donald Trump has more win streaks like his present one, he might well become known as the “Wizard of Washington.” From the economy to important victories across the vast Asian continent, America is winning under Trump’s leadership.


On Tuesday @The News Blender reported on Primary races that took place in four states. The winners from each state primaries will face off in the general election November 6th, 2018.

Rep Lou Barletta (R-Pennsylvania) will square off against Democrat incumbent Bob Casey.

Barletta: 429,637 63.1%

Casey *unopposed*

Senator Deb Fisher (R-Nebraska) seeking her second term in office will face Democrat Jane Raybould a Lincoln City Councilwoman.

Fisher: 127,083 75.8%

Raybould: 57,654 63.7%

The election result numbers @ New York Times


*End flashback*

Trade talks between China’s Vice Premier Liu and U.S Treasury Secretary Steve Munchin started Tuesday in Washington D.C. and are expected to last until Saturday.

Military.Com has an overview of the bill and the hurdles facing the leaderless VA.

Summary of the proposed purpose of the bill:

To establish a permanent community care program for veterans, to establish a commission for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the modernization or realignment of facilities of the Veterans Health Administration, to improve construction of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Full text available here: Congress.gov, H.R. 5674 “VA Mission Act of 2018”

GovTrack.Us has the bills odds of passing the house at 45%. The bill was sent to the House on May 8th, 2018.

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