U.S. military commanders are stepping up their fight against Islamist extremism as President Donald Trump’s administration urges them to make more battlefield decisions on their own.
The House Ways and Means Committee voted Tuesday against a resolution led by Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., to access ten years of Trump’s tax returns. Pascrell’s resolution is one of several similar resolutions Democrats have brought to the committee for review. The committee isn’t expected to grant any of the requests.
For all the Republican discord, it’s the Democrats who are incapable of actual governing.
An Obama-era decree continues to make public schools lawless.
President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, U.S. officials said, changing the Obama administration’s policy of limiting the spy agency’s paramilitary role and reopening a turf war between the agency and the Pentagon.
It is challenging for important Republicans on Capitol Hill now. They are leading their party at a time when it is changing and the country has changed.
In his Tuesday speech to a joint session of Congress, President Trump offered optimism and hope.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) secretly traveled to northern Syria last weekend to speak with American military officials and Kurdish fighters at the forefront of the push to drive Islamic State out of their de facto capital of Raqqa, according to U.S. off…
The Pentagon hasn’t found any documents indicating that Mike Flynn received authorization to accept money from a foreign government before traveling to Moscow in 2015 for a paid Russian state TV event, according to a letter from the acting Secretary of the Army.
The Trump administration is exploring ways to break Russia’s military and diplomatic alliance with Iran in a bid to both end the Syrian conflict and bolster the fight against Islamic State, said senior administration, European and Arab officials involved in the policy discussions.