Saturday, February 3, 2018

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, February 3, 2018


The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, February 3, 2018

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Text of the Memo

Text of the Memo

The House Intelligence Committee has released the FISA memo documenting FBI and NSA abuses. President Trump cleared the release of the memo, which was previously classified, on Thursday.

> > > To read the text of the Memo, go here.
(Source: Washington Examiner)

A Prayer over the Memo

Father God, we thank You that it is written that You are the governor of the nations (Psalm 22:28) and that our nation was dedicated to You from its earliest beginnings.

We thank You, too, that You are a God of justice and of truth, which You ordain over all affairs that govern our nation.

Holy God, we bring this moment and this memo to You, knowing that we have now arrived at a critical time in our nation's history. We leave the outcome of all future judicial inquiries in Your most capable hands, asking only as our Lord Jesus prayed, that Your will shall be done on earth, as it is in heaven. In Your name, Abba, we offer this prayer, amen and amen.

A Verse to Decree:

"Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
(Matthew 6:10)

The Memo: the Big Picture

The FISA Memo: Released with no Redactions.

Puzzle Pieces Now Fit Together.

The infamous "Fisa memo" was released on Friday with no redactions. Names were left in the document over the objections of the DOJ, FBI, Democrats, and anyone else who felt the need to complain. The memo was declassified by the President prior to release. But when you read the memo, numerous pieces of the political puzzle have now become clearer.

The FISA requests were based upon the document of a known Trump hater who lied. The investigation into President Trump was conducted by extremely biased people who used improper evidence and requests to subvert a Presidential election. The author of the dossier, Christopher Steele went so far as to meet with several media outlets - to leak information, and lied about that to the FBI.

There are plenty of names in the memo, names familiar to all of us from recent revelations.

Remember when Trump originally said that there was a clandestine surveillance of himself and his team? HE WAS RIGHT.

The memo described inordinate bias against then-candidate Trump by the players involved, and serious attempts to take down the man we elected. It's a disgrace to not just the FBI and DOJ, but all Washington politicians. The DNC and Hillary's campaign paid for the Trump Dossier, with hopes that it would derail his campaign. It failed miserably, which is why all the angst on the part of Democrats. They LOST in spite of themselves.

"Steele admitted to Ohr his feelings against then Candidate Trump, in September of 2016, when Steele told Ohr, that he Steele 'was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.'" (From the memo)

The memo also named the names of several officials who signed FISA requests without having vetted the dossier fully. The FISA requests are supposed to be renewed every 90 days, with each separate findings requiring probable cause. James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Sally Yates, Dana Boente, and Rod Rosenstein each signed "one or more" FISA requests on behalf of the DOJ. And the dossier still had not been properly vetted. Or as one FBI official put it, "the vetting was still in its infancy." And Comey himself called it "salacious and unverified" when he spoke to Trump in early 2017.

The memo also states that Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page met with Andrew McCabe to discuss the "insurance policy" against Trump. Where's our insurance policy against them?

If you put all the pieces together here's what you get:

The DNC rigs the Democratic Primary Election against Bernie Sanders so Hillary can win the nomination. The Obama administration starts to request surveillance on Trump, his family, his transition team, and anyone associated with him, beginning with Carter Page.

Donna Brazil gives Hillary the questions to a debate. The DNC pays Christopher Steele to come up with a smear dossier about Trump. The mainstream media releases a taped conversation about Trump talking about grabbing women's parts.

After all this, Trump still wins the General Election.

Obama orders an investigation into Russia meddling in our elections. Obama changes Executive Order 12333 to allow more agencies to have access to surveillance data. The Democratic Party comes up with a scandal that Trump Colluded with Russia to win the election with no evidence or proof. This wild claim is backed up by the mainstream media.

Obama holdovers start unmasking Trump's transition team and staff members over so-called "collusion" that didn't exist, then released the classified information to the mainstream media. Why? Because the DNC and the Obama administration colluded with the intelligence community to thwart Trump's campaign efforts to get him elected president.

All this Russia collusion is an attempt to cover up the fact that the Obama administration's FBI and DOJ, the intelligence community, the DNC, Hillary's Campaign, along with the mainstream media used our nation's surveillance as a political tool to try to get Hillary elected President. "This makes Watergate look like a kindergarten play. Let that sink in . . ." Jeff Cook- social media post

The truth is now out there. The fact that Donald J. Trump was able to win the Presidency in spite of the efforts to derail him is spectacular.
(Submitted by: Pastor Faye Higbee, editor, The Daily Brief)


In light of all the criminal actions that have been revealed in this memo, we speak to these criminals the words which our Lord Jesus Christ would speak to each one:


And our Lord would add:

"Now, go and sin no more." (John 8:11c)

Officials React to the Memo

Officials React to the Memo

1. President Trump on Memo: 'A lot of people should be ashamed' -

President Trump spoke about the controversial FISA memo during a press briefing Friday, saying he authorized its declassification and that "a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves."

"It's terrible, You wanna know the truth? I think it's a disgrace You wanna know what's going on in this country, I think it's a disgrace.

"The memo was sent to Congress, it was declassified; Congress will do whatever they're going to do, but I think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country.

"And when you look at that and you see that and so many things, what's going on, a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves, and much worse than that.

"So I sent it over to Congress, they will do what they're going to do, whatever they do is fine. It was declassified, and let's see what happens but a lot of people should be ashamed." (Read more)

2. Paul Ryan: Nunes memo lays out a 'specific, legitimate' worry about surveillance - Washington Examiner

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Friday that the memo released by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., lays out a "specific, legitimate" concern of abuses of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department when it decided to surveil Carter Page, a former advisor to the Trump campaign.

"The matter of concern outlined in this memo is a specific, legitimate one," Ryan said. "Our FISA system is critical to keeping America safe from real and evolving threats. It is a unique system with broad discretion and a real impact on Americans' civil liberties."

"Unlike most judicial proceedings, the FISA system depends not on an adversarial process, but instead on the government providing a complete presentation of the facts and circumstances underlying its warrant applications," Ryan said. "It is clear from this memo that didn't happen in this case, and as a consequence an American's civil liberties may have been violated." (Read more)

3. Republicans open to releasing Democrats' countermemo - The Hill

Facing mounting political pressure, Republicans are signaling increasing openness to releasing a Democratic rebuttal to a controversial GOP memo made public Friday by the House Intelligence Committee.

Republican lawmakers said Friday evening and Saturday morning that they would be willing to consider releasing a memo by Intelligence Committee Democrats, which is still classified after the Republicans on the committee made public a four-page document alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI and Justice Department. (Read more)

4. Pelosi: Nunes Memo Could Lead to 'Constitutional Crisis' - Newsmax

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned the release of a previously classified Republican memo that alleges abuse by the FBI and Justice Department could lead to a "constitutional crisis," CBS Chicago reported Friday.

"It's appalling. It's a misrepresentation. It isn't even a release of intelligence material. It's a release of a distortion of it. Its purpose is, of course, to thwart the Mueller investigation," Pelosi said Friday. "If the president uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [deputy attorney general Rod] Rosenstein or [special counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis." (Read more)

5. Rep. Pete King Calls for Public Hearings on Nunes Memo - Newsmax

Public hearings should be held about the allegations in House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' memo that the FBI abused surveillance practices during the 2016 presidential election, Rep. Pete King, a fellow committee member, said Friday.

"I think now that these findings are out, there should be public hearings," the New York Republican told Fox News' Martha MacCallum on "The Story."

"I would think the Judiciary Committee should certainly hold hearings. I think that [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein should be required to explain why he extended the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] application, why he signed off of on that."

He also thinks it's important to learn, now that the memo is out, about what the Justice Department and FBI knew about a salacious dossier compiled by British spy Christopher Steele, which the memo claims was central to a FISA court allowing a surveillance warrant against Carter Page, a campaign aide for then-candidate Donald Trump.

"That's a key issue here," said King. "How could they have gone into a secret court, a FISA court knowing how weak and how potentially false this information was?" (Read more)

Prayer on Immigration

Prayer on Immigration

With the US federal government funded only through Thursday, February 8, as has happened so many times in the last couple years, the news cycle will shift from the hottest political story of the moment to what can be perceived to be the next impending crisis.

When the issue of temporary government funding was last decided in January, the operative issue was immigration. Action was promised, timetables were set, and now those times approach.

With the issue far from settled and a new moment of decision arriving this week, we turn to the Father on behalf of this nation with which He has so richly blessed us.

Our Prayer:

Father, we know that immigration can be and has become a complicated thorny issue in this nation. We know that proposals can come forward and get intertwined with other ideas that create unusual intersection and crossover of political and policy lines.

Father, we ask that You would help us as a nation remain first and foremost loyal to You, your Word, and the foundations you've given us as a country. Please give our leaders and those that influence them wisdom to be able to clearly think through implications over time of these decisions as it affects Americans, those who want to be Americans, and anyone who yearns to be free in this land.

Father, we ask that these things be discussed and talked about in love, in a way that honors You and your purposes for this nation still to come. We thank You for that work You want to do in this nation, in Jesus' name.

A Verse to Decree:

"One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD." (Numbers 15:15)

Recent Floor Activity

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

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Congress Last Week

National Security

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John Thune signals immigration deal may be narrower than Trump expects
Donald Trump demands Senate vote on his immigration plan
Trump Warns Republicans Against Labeling Young Immigrants as 'Dreamers'

Tax Reform

Some 2017 Tax Filers May Lose Key Tax Breaks

Federal Spending

Conservatives may demand infrastructure money in next spending bill
Trump stuns Congress with infrastructure price tag
Debt Ceiling Crisis Booted to March, Treasury Says
Ryan says progress on spending talks, sees another stopgap measure


Senate confirms Donald Trump's 13th Circuit Court judge, disregards 'blue slip' protest
Republicans aim to speed Trump judges' confirmations

Health Care Policy

Republicans and CBO clash over Obamacare estimates


Can the filibuster long survive?
Train carrying GOP lawmakers collides with truck

Pending Activity

Committee Activity

House panel studying harassment plans a report this year
House committee votes to release classified memo on Russia probe
FBI and DOJ are being formally investigated by House Intel Committee, top House Democrat announces
Key US Senate panel expands FBI text probe
Controversial Republican memo alleging anti-Trump bias at the FBI released
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Anti-Trump Politics in FBI Drove Russia Probe, Memo Suggests
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Trump and Republicans Hail Release of Classified Memo on Russia Probe
Judge responds to Justice Department over Nunes memo
Thanks for the memo. Now release everything else

Floor Outlook

Shuster Hopes to Move FAA Funding Before Infrastructure Bill
House planning vote to keep government open until March 22
House sets Tuesday vote on bill to avoid government shutdown

Senate Floor
Senate Floor Schedule
Program for Monday: The Senate returns Monday at 3:00 p.m. with a vote on the nomination of Andrei Iancu to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office at 5:30 p.m.

Senate Committees
Senate Committee Meetings Schedule
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Hearings to examine virtual currencies, focusing on the oversight role of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Hearings to examine
S. 2182, to provide for the resettlement and relocation of the people of Bikini, and
S. 2325, to incentivize the hiring of United States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Hearings to examine the Administration's South Asia strategy on Afghanistan.
Hearings to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on improving college affordability.
Hearings to examine beneficial ownership, focusing on fighting illicit international financial networks through transparency.
To receive a closed briefing on the National Defense Strategy.
Hearings to examine the cost to taxpayers of spending uncertainty caused by governing through continuing resolutions, giant omnibus spending bills, and shutdown crises.
Hearings to examine the "Gig Economy" and the future of retirement savings.
Hearings to examine data security and bug bounty programs, focusing on lessons learned from the Uber breach and security researchers.
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Hearings to examine
S. 414 and H.R. 1107, bills to promote conservation, improve public land management, and provide for sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada,
S. 441, to designate the Organ Mountains and other public land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in the State of New Mexico,
S. 507, to sustain economic development and recreational use of National Forest System land in the State of Montana, to add certain land to the National Wilderness Preservation System, to designate new areas for recreation,
S. 612 and H.R. 1547, bills to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City,
S. 1046, to facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, and to fully implement the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act,
S. 1219 and H.R. 3392, bills to provide for stability of title to certain land in the State of Louisiana,
S. 1222, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona,
S. 1481, to make technical corrections to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act,
S. 1665 and H.R. 2582, bills to authorize the State of Utah to select certain lands that are available for disposal under the Pony Express Resource Management Plan to be used for the support and benefit of State institutions,
S. 2062, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey at market value certain National Forest System land in the State of Arizona,
S. 2206, to release certain wilderness study areas in the State of Montana,
S. 2218, to provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire station,
S. 2249, to permanently reauthorize the Rio Puerco Management Committee and the Rio Puerco Watershed Management Program,
H.R. 995, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to modernize terms in certain regulations, and
H.R. 1404, to provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona.
Hearings to examine reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security, focusing on positioning DHS to address new and emerging threats to the Homeland.
Hearings to examine Army modernization.
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Hearings to examine the opioid crisis, focusing on the impact on children and families.

House Floor
House Floor Schedule
On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 4547 – Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee)
2) H.R. 2371 – Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar / Natural Resources Committee)
3) H.R. 2888 – Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Establishment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Smith / Natural Resources Committee)
4) S. 1438 – Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act (Sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt / Natural Resources Committee)
5) H.R. 2504 – To ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms (Sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree / Natural Resources Committee)
6) H.R. 219 – Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee)
7) H.R. 2646 – United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)
8) H.R. 1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brendan Boyle / Foreign Affairs Committee)
9) H.R. 3851 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx / Foreign Affairs Committee)
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.
H.R. 772Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers / Energy and Commerce Committee)
H.R. 1153Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)
Consideration of Legislation Making Further Appropriations for FY 18
Additional Legislative Items are Possible

Text of Bills for the Week of Jan. 29, 2018

House Committees
House Committee Meetings ScheduleWeek of February 4 - 10, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018

H.R. 4771 — Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018 (Rules Committee Print 115-57 — Showing the text of H.R. 4771 as ordered reported by the Committee on Financial Services); H.R. 1153 — Mortgage Choice Act of 2017; H.R. 772 — Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2017

H.Res.___, a resolution requiring each employing office of the House of Representatives to adopt an anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy for the offices workplace, establishing the Office of Employee Advocacy to provide legal assistance and consultation to employees of the House regarding procedures and proceedings under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, and for other purposes. H.R.___, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The State of the Rural Economy

Legislative hearing on the following bills:

  • H.R. 835 (Rep. Doug Lamborn), To update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
  • H.R. 857 (Rep. Paul Cook), To provide for conservation and enhanced recreation activities in the California Desert Conservation Area, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 4895 (Rep. Bennie Thompson), To establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes. Medgar Evers National Monument Act
  • H.R. 1339 (Duncan-TN), Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 4887 (Foxx), Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act of 2018;
  • H.R. ____ (Russell), IG Subpoena Authority Act;
  • H.R. 3076 (Graves), Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services (CASES) for Constituents Act of 2017;
  • H.R. 3398 (Young-AK), REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act;
  • H.R. 4631 (Quigley), Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act;
  • H.R. 4446 (Plaskett), To amend the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act to extend the expiration date of the Commission, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3183 (Garrett), To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office;
  • H.R. 3184 (Garrett), To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the Captain Humayun Khan Post Office;
  • H.R. 4188 (Jenkins), To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 621 Kansas Avenue in Atchison, Kansas, as the Amelia Earhart Post Office Building;
  • H.R. 4405 (Espaillat), To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4558 Broadway in New York, New York, as the Stanley Michaels Post Office Building;
  • H.R. 4406 (Espaillat), To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York, as the Tuskegee Airman Post Office Building;
  • H.R. 4463 (Velazquez), To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Doyers Street in New York, New York, as the Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office;
  • H.R. 4646 (Palmer), To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1900 Corporate Drive in Birmingham, Alabama, as the Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Post Office Building; and
  • H.R. 4685 (Cicilline), To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ensuring Social Security Serves Americas Veterans

Senior Leader Misconduct: Prevention and Accountability

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Prayer Guide

UN Prayer Watch

UN Prayer Watch

January 2018

Dear Friends,

Greetings from New York.

With a 128-9 vote and 35 abstenssions did the General Assembly in December not only stand up against Israel, but also against God's city - Jerusalem. One month later the outrcy is big against the US, freezing 5% of UNRAW's total annual budget of 1,2 billion. The UN must prepare herself for being held more and more responsible on how they spend their money and the willingness for reforms, a situation that the UN is not used to.

Read About the Following Topics in this Newsletter:

- US Freezes Aid to the UNRWA for Palestinian Refugees

- International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration on January 31st, 2018

- UN General Assembly Rejects US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli Capital by 128-9

- Will you Help us Reach our Goal for $10.000 Additional Funding for this Prayer Ministry?

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Super Bowl and Human Trafficking

Prayer to Expose and End Human Trafficking

Gracious Father, we come in the Name of Your Precious Son and our mighty Redeemer and King, Jesus Christ - Who came to set the captives free . . . And we ask for the souls and the lives of all who are caught in the evil web of human trafficking.

We ask that you would stir every heart throughout the Body of Christ into action to combat modern slavery in all of its forms. Give law enforcement officers and under- cover agents supernatural revelation to uncover the hiding places and sex houses. Mobilize teams of intercessors and rescue workers to bring hope and shelter to trafficked victims.

And may the God of Hope fill all victims of abuse with the joy and peace in believing in Him - that they may even abound in Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

It is a shameful fact, that in America, while the rest of the world is partying on Super Bowl Sunday, countless thousands are being sold as sexual slaves at the mercy of the lusts of evil men. Father, first of all, forgive us for embracing a culture that would allow this to happen. And forgive us for desecrating Your day with this abominable activity. Have mercy on us for turning our eyes away from this problem because it may not directly touch our personal lives.

From the perpetrators to the victims, many are caught in this evil web of destruction. It is written that the goodness of God leads men to repent and turn from their wicked ways. So we call down the goodness of God over our nation on this day. May the liberating presence and goodness of Almighty God invade the strongholds of darkness to expose the hidden places of abuse, and cause men to abandon their evil plans. We declare that no money will change hands in the abuse of women and children on Super Bowl Sunday this year. We call forth the angelic hosts of heaven to direct rescue teams and law enforcement officers to the location of the captives and set them free.

We stand positioned with Christ in the heavenly realms - and from that place of victory - we declare a massive unraveling of the sex trafficking industry which will roll like a tsunami wave across our nation and around the world.

In the name of Jesus Christ Who came to set the captives free. AMEN!

(Submitted by: Barbara L. Potts, Kingdom Rising Ministries)

"Asteroid Alert"

"Asteroid Alert"

Fast-moving asteroid will buzz us Super Bowl Sunday

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is relatively massive, and it moves fast. It'll be closest to Earth on February 4, 2018 at about 10 times the moon's distance. This post tells you how to watch online.

Asteroids are chunks of rock or metal - most likely debris left over from the formation of our solar system - and they sweep past Earth all the time. Little ones enter our atmosphere fairly frequently. But fast-moving asteroid 2002 AJ129 - which will pass close to Earth this Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2018 - is making a bigger stir than some because it's a relatively big one, somewhere between 0.3 miles (0.5 km) and 0.75 miles (1.2 km) across. Its closest approach to Earth will be at 21:30 UTC (4:30 p.m. EST) on February 4; translate to your time zone. For sure, the Super Bowl will make a bigger splash than asteroid 2002 AJ129, however. At its closest, the asteroid will be no closer than 10 times the moon's distance (about 2.6 million miles, or 4.2 million km).
Want to watch online? Visit Virtual Telescope Project's livefeed page for the February 4, 2018 pass of asteroid 2002 AJ129.
This asteroid is a particularly fast-moving one. Its velocity at the time of closest approach will be 76,000 mph (34 km per second), higher than the majority of near-Earth objects during an Earth flyby. NASA said the high flyby velocity is a result of the asteroid's orbit, which approaches very close to the sun - 11 million miles (18 million km). ( Read more here.

Prayers and Presidents

Prayers and Presidents:
Our Fifth President: John Quincy Adams

[Each week, we will publish one prayer that was spoken by each of our presidents, in chronological order. Today's prayer was written by our fifth president, John Quincy Adams.]

As John Quincy Adams aged and grew feeble, he prayerfully consoled himself with these words from Psalm 71:18:

"Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come."

Then he made this pious confession:
"For I believe there is a God who heareth prayers and that honest prayers to him will not be in vain."

(Source: Prayers of the Presidents, by Dr. Larry Keefauver, editor, page 31.)

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