CBO Report Says Obamacare Repeal Will Leave Millions Without Health Insurance

A Congressional Budget Office report says the GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will leave 18 million people without health insurance and that number would increase to 32 million in 2026.

The CBO report says premiums will go up by 20-25 percent in the first year. and double by 2026 after Republicans eliminate the Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies.

The report also says the CBO expect insurers in some areas to leave individual markets and roughly 10 percent of the population would be living in an area that has no insurer participation.

The document was prepared after a request from the Senate Minority Leader. The report does say the estimates made in the report are "uncertain."

Putin Says People Behind Trump Report "Worse Than Prostitutes"

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the people who ordered the incriminating memos on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump are "worse than prostitutes."

Fox News reports Putin says the report released last week by BuzzFeed was a last-ditch effort by the Obama administration to "undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect." The intelligence memos alleged Russian officials had supported Trump for years -- and had compromising information on the President-elect that they attempted to blackmail him with.

Sputnik News reports Putin says the people who ordered the information "have no moral limits" and the "claims are an obvious fake."

British PM Theresa May Lays Out Plans For Hard Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May finally released her plans for what has widely become known as "Brexit."

Reuters reports May confirmed Britain will leave the European Single Market. She said the UK will work to establish its own free trade deals with other countries and limit immigration. The Birmingham Mail reports May said Britain will "get control of the number of people coming to Britain from the EU."

According to the BBC some of the other priorities for Brexit negotiations are: maintaining the common travel area between the UK and the Irish Republic, tariff-free trade with the EU and a customs agreement with the EU.

CNN reports May revealed for the first time that British government will make the final Brexit deal vote, which means parliament could block it.

Wife of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Arrested and Charged

The wife of Orlando nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen, was arrested and charged. Noor Salman, who is 30, faces charges of aiding and abetting.

The Washington Post reports she was arrested at her home in Rodeo, California.

She is scheduled to appear in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday.

The New York Times reports investigators say Salman obstructed the investigation of the massacre and provided Mateen with material support.

As you may remember, in June of last year, Mateen killed 49 people and injured dozens of others at an Orlando gay nightclub called Pulse.

CBS News reports during the shooting, Mateen talked to Salman through text messages and bought ammunition with her husband and drove him when he cased out the nightclub.

The Washington Post reports Salman's lawyer, Linda Moreno, did not have enough knowledge nor could she predict what Mateen planned to do.

Donald Trump Meets Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Son

President-elect Donald Trump met with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. oldest son in observance of the civil rights leader's holiday. The met at Trump Tower.
 

CNN reports Martin Luther King III said his meeting with Trump was very constructive.
When asked about the argument between Trump and Congressman John Lewis -- King said in the heat of emotion a lot of things get said on both sides.

Trump transition leaders originally said Trump would visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., but ABC News reports plans changed because of scheduling issues.