Region: Pax Americana

The Federal Republic of American Reformed States

Massacre in Idaho, Patriot Militia pledge retaliation

BOISE - The conflict between UAR forces and Patriot militia just north of Cour d'Alene, Idaho came to a violent end today when American forces stormed the Patriot compound, leading to the deaths of all 39 Patriot militants on the property, including two minors under the age of 18. A total of three UAR soldiers were killed, while an additional 7 were injured in the final attack. The Patriot militia attempted to set fire to the compound as UAR forces breached the complex, but this was extinguished shortly after the fighting ceased.

President Romney commended the soldiers that fell in combat in a short press release, calling them 'Heroes in the face of fascism.' The Idaho Congressional delegation has already begun plans to propose a bill to allow the three killed soldiers to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. By contrast, Patriot militia leaders issued a condemnation of the 'communist' forces that killed their fellow terrorists, promising 'God's holy retribution' against the UAR for the attack.

White House Re-Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for January 6, 2032
WASHINGTON, DC - Eleven years after the first domestic attack on American democracy, President Romney and other government officials have announced that the White House Re-Dedication Ceremony will take place on the anniversary of the 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol by Patriot forces. The White House was destroyed in an aerial strike that killed former President Donald Trump at the closing of the Second Civil War nearly two-and-a-half years ago, and President Romney has been residing at the Blair House since then while the famous structure has been rebuilt.

The Reconstruction Committee has attempted to rebuild the White House's main building as close to the original 1791 design as possible, although steel and concrete largely replaced the wood and masonry of the original structure. The remains of the former building, as well as the West Wing which was also destroyed, have been used to create a veneer for the new building. Additional structures are being built alongside the rebuilt portions, including an add-on to the East Wing that survived the destruction as well as an expanded rebuilt West Wing.

As of the beginning of December, the new White House was approximately 50% completed, with final completion scheduled for August of next year. President Romney has indicated he would like to move into the building by April to assist in the final construction process, joking that 'the Blair House is nice, but it definitely feels like [former President] Truman wants me out.'