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MANNING CONVICTED OF ESPIONAGE

Could Face Over 100 Years in Prison
By Harold Hutchison

Bradley Manning was convicted by a military judge on five counts of espionage, among other charges, and could face over a 100 years in prison. Manning was acquitted on charges of aiding the enemy.

Manning had earlier plead guilty to 10 counts of misusing classified data, which would have lead to a prison sentence of as much as 20 years. He claimed he had “wanted to start a debate” about American foreign policy by handing hundreds of thousands of documents to Wikileaks.

PENTAGON HARASSED CHARITY

“Operation Bedsheet” Pulls Plug
By Harold Hutchison

A charity that was sending care packages, including clean bedsheets, to the troops was reportedly harassed by the Pentagon until it shut down. Operation Bedsheet started when RoxAnne Christley heard about the need for clean bedsheets to a deployed hospital unit.

Christley’s efforts received coverage from Fox News. Rather than thanking her, however, the Obama Administration instead insisted the charity cease operations. The charity eventually shut down its website after what Christley called “harassment.”

Fox and Friends at 0820 EST Sunday

Jill Stephenson and Michael Yon will be guests on Fox and Friends tomorrow morning.

Jill is the courageous and inspirational mother of Benjamin Kopp, the hero who literally was killed but did not die.  Army Rangers are hard to stop.

WIMPIER AMMO FOR THE TROOPS?

“Green” Ammo Less Capable Than Good Old Lead
By Harold Hutchison

Troops still fighting in Afghanistan may be saddled with less-effective ammo – all in the name of protecting the environment. The round in question is the new 5.56mm round being issued, the M855, called the Enhanced Performance Round.

However, past reports have indicated that officials have known for years that the new rounds, which use copper instead of lead, have “not been providing the ‘stopping power’ the user would like at engagement ranges less than 150 yards.”

Air Force's Censorship of Chaplain's Essay Latest Incident of Religious Hostility

Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins expressed serious concerns today after learning that the Air Force had censored a chaplain's inspirational website post, entitled "No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave it All in World War II." The phrase, which President Eisenhower made famous in 1954, dates back to the Japanese attack at Corregidor during World War II.

Roll Call Vote on the Amash Amendment


FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 412


(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

NSA DEFUNDING DEFEATED

Amash Amendment Defeated on 217-205 Vote
By Harold Hutchison

An amendment to curtail some NSA surveillance programs was defeated by a 217-205 vote. Sponsored by Representatives Justin Amash (R-MI), the amendment would have halted some of the NSA’s collection of telephone metadata. The vote came on the Defense Appropriations bill for the upcoming fiscal year, which passed by a 319-105 vote.

The vote on the amendment was split on both sides – 134 Republicans voted against the amendment along with 83 Democrats, while 111 Democrats and 94 Republicans voted for the Amendment.

EGYPTIAN FIGHTER SALE DELAYED

Obama Administration Halts F-16 Delivery
By Harold Hutchison

The Obama Administration is delaying the delivery of F-16C Fighting Falcons to Egypt as violence in that country continues in the wake of Mohammed Morsi’s removal from power. However, a major exercise may proceed as scheduled.

The four fighters were part of a previous sale to Egypt, which receives about $1.3 billion in aid from the United States annually. There is still a debate as to whether the removal of Morsi three weeks ago was technically a coup.

DEADLY CLASH NEAR CAIRO UNIVERSITY

Nine Killed in Violent Protests
By Harold Hutchison

Nine people were killed during violent clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters of ousted Egyptian President and opponents of the Islamist organization, with six dying near Cairo University. This puts the death toll at 14 over the last two days.

The clashes occurred near a camp where supporters of Morsi had been staying since the former Egyptian leader was ousted. The Muslim Brotherhood is now urging its supporters to lay siege to the American Embassy.