The House appears ready to vote today on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. One of the few changes include an amendment to help patients with pre-existing conditions pay for higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. They now believe they have the votes to pass the bill, but the high-stakes it could be a down-to-the-wire when the vote takes place today.
President Trump looks set to fulfill a controversial campaign promise today and sign a religious freedom executive order. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Campaign have already said that they plan to immediately file legal challenges against the order if it is as broad as a draft that leaked earlier this year.
Folks in the flooded Midwest will see more unwelcome wet weather today, which is the last thing they need with rivers in states such as Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas at or near all-time record levels. Forecasters expect 2 inches of rain or more in parts of the same hard-hit areas by this evening. Missouri has seen the worst of it so far: Five people have lost their lives in flooding in Missouri, and several towns have sustained widespread damage.
Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide– Facebook has been criticized recently for not doing enough to prevent videos such as a murder in Cleveland and a killing of a baby in Thailand from spreading on its service.
There is a phishing scam going around in the form of a Google doc. It looks like it’s coming from a legitimate Gmail account and says it’s also being sent to an address with several h’s in a row followed by @mailinator.com.