10 things you need to know today: January 5, 2017


Headlines for today … here they are!!

The Fifth Column

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THE WEEK

1. Obama urges Democrats to fight GOP effort to scrap ObamaCare
President Obama went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge his fellow Democrats to “stay strong” in the face of Republican efforts to repeal his signature health care reform law. Obama, making a final push to protect central components of his legacy less than three weeks before he leaves office, told Democratic lawmakers they did not have to “rescue” Republicans by helping them replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. His visit came as Republicans, controlling both houses of the new Congress and soon the White House, began debate on dismantling the law. Vice President-elect Mike Pence joined House Republicans in the Capitol basement to discuss how to dismantle the law. President-elect Donald Trump fired off several tweets warning his fellow Republicans to “be careful” because Democrats “own” the law and it…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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