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Trump's military options in Afghanistan
President Trump on Friday will huddle with his national security team at Camp David in Maryland to discuss the country's strategy in Afghanistan. The president is being presented with a variety of options, including withdrawing all American troops or adding 3,900 more to the current 8,400 total.
The Note: Kushner’s rising profile
TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS with ABC’s RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 75 THE BIG STORY: Jared Kushner is having his moment in the staff spotlight but he, of course, is no ordinary staffer. President Trump ’s son-in-law is in Iraq , adding another piece to a portfolio that includes brokering
76 'Rogue' Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Arrested After Refusing to Vacate Camp
About 76 "rogue" protesters were arrested Wednesday near the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, authorities said. According to the Morton County Sheriff's Department, "a rogue group of protesters" were illegally setting up camp on private property south of Blackwater Bridge. Officers met twice
Meet Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Advisers
Even though Donald Trump has previously cited himself as his top adviser on foreign policy issues, he has now released a list of some other experts that he leans on. The Republican presidential front-runner said during a "Morning Joe" interview last week that he consults with himself on foreign
With Country In Turmoil, Iraq War Veterans Become Humanitarians
Jonathan Webb was sitting in the chapel of the U.S. Embassy in Iraq when he heard a message that would alter the course of his life. An Iraqi pastor recalled to the crowd the moment when American soldiers arrived in his country in 2003. The pastor said he was happy because it meant his congregation
Alleged Church Ponzi Schemer Arrested on Federal Fraud Charges
Ephren Taylor , once a financial adviser to congregants from some of the most prominent mega-churches in the country, was arrested today on federal fraud charges. The Department of Justice announced in a news release that Taylor, 31, was arrested on a federal indictment charging him and his
What Is Greystone, Firm Accused of Disguising 'Mercenaries' as Ukrainians?
Russian Foreign Ministry Claims 150 ‘Mercenaries’ From Blackwater-Associated Firm in Ukraine; Company and US Officials Deny
Pay Day In Washington
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE: It’s Equal Pay Day at the White House, ABC’s DEVIN DWYER reports. This morning, President Obama signs two executive orders targeting “pay secrecy.” One forces federal contractors to allow workers to discuss their pay with...
Blackwater Named in State Department Probe, Spent $$ on Pricey Airfare, Deep Fat Fryer
The controversial private security firm formerly known as Blackwater received $1 billion in funds that the State Department did not properly keep track of, a department inspector general report found. While Blackwater was providing personal protection for State Department officials in Iraq in 2006
US, Russia Trade Accusations of Provoking Turmoil in Ukraine
The Kremlin and the White House appear to be living in alternate universes, at least according to their public statements. Both sides accuse the other of meddling in Ukraine and stirring up trouble in the east, where pro-Russian crowds have stormed government buildings and demanded Crimea-like