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Why read bad news when you can read the good stuff first? The flowers on the balcony are beautiful this morning. The sky is blue and it is not too hot yet. A gentle breeze blows and all is right with this little speck of the world because we feel healthy and comfortable knowing that healthcare is affordable and just around the corner when we need it. Aren’t you glad that both parties are discussing the little kids and mom stuck in Texas at the border? It is heartening to see that the Senate wants to increase aid to Central America to begin to address the core problem. They need jobs and an improved economy down there. And, with all of that talk about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, President Obama announced that the good guys have nabbed one of the bad guys. That is all good news.

List of good news

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1. Americans are satisfied with the healthcare system.

2. Senate chops aid to Egypt and shifts resources to Central America

3. Special Operations captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected Benghazi ringleader.

1. Americans are satisfied with the healthcare system.
1. Americans are satisfied with the healthcare system. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

1. Americans are satisfied with the healthcare system.

“Most Americans Remain Satisfied With Healthcare System

Little change in satisfaction since mid-March
by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ -- Sixty-six percent of Americans in the first half of June are satisfied with the way the healthcare system is working for them, in line with attitudes since mid-March. Gallup's seven-day rolling average on this measure shows confidence during that time has varied only slightly, increasing to 70% in mid-April, just after the enrollment period ended for purchasing insurance under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. That modest increase was short-lived; satisfaction has averaged about 65% since mid-May.”

http://www.gallup.com/poll/171680/americans-remain-satisfied-healthcare-system.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=Healthcare

2. Senate chops aid to Egypt and shifts resources to Central America
2. Senate chops aid to Egypt and shifts resources to Central America Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

2. Senate chops aid to Egypt and shifts resources to Central America

After harping about the backup of illegal women and children at the border in Texas, the Senate is making more foreign aid available to Central America by punishing Egypt for misbehavior and shifting the aid budget. That just shows that some Senators are beginning to understand the Central American immigration problem.

“Senate chops aid to Egypt

'We expect them to move forward toward democracy,' Graham says. | AP Photo

By DAVID ROGERS | 6/17/14 6:18 PM EDT Updated: 6/17/14 11:16 PM EDT

U.S. aid to Egypt would be cut by $400 million under a Senate foreign aid bill, which shifts at least $100 million toward Central America to try to address the violent crime and economic ills that have been driving the wave of child migrants crossing the southwest border into Texas.
The $48.3 billion Senate measure, introduced Tuesday, is significantly more aggressive than the House thus far on the Egypt question, and the proposed cut amounts to a 26 percent reduction when compared with current funding.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/senate-chops-aid-to-egypt-107965.html#ixzz34zB6iLgG

3. Special Operations captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected Benghazi ringleader.
3. Special Operations captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected Benghazi ringleader. AFP/Getty Images

3. Special Operations captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected Benghazi ringleader.

He is being kept in a secure location, and John Boehner applauds and approves the capture. Now, steps must be taken to prosecute him. Will he go to Gitmo, or will he land in the US court system for prosecution?

“US special forces nab suspected Benghazi ringleader in secret raid

U.S. special forces have captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks in a secret raid Sunday in Libya.

The capture marks the first time the U.S. has apprehended a suspect in the terror attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, and would deliver a significant national security victory for the White House.

Ahmed Abu Khattala was taken into custody by U.S. troops after a military operation near Benghazi, according to the Pentagon."

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/209610-us-captures-key-suspect-in-benghazi-attack

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