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The Note: Will Trump and Republicans' gamble on tax plan prove a winning hand?
The TAKE with Rick Klein Is the dealmaker in a gambling mood ? Republicans are barreling ahead with their tax cut, trading away transparency and legislative popularity in pursuit of a victory that has to happen fast. Alabama's warning? Sirens about deficits? Hefty benefits for the rich and special
Critics see State Department in disarray despite Tillerson's defense
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered a forceful defense against reports that he is gutting the State Department , saying he was "offended" by them. He challenged the numbers, accused some reporters of sounding "like the sky was falling," and argued the agency was "functioning very well from my
How Trump's Middle East trip may have alienated a key counterterror ally
President Trump said Thursday that his first trip overseas has given him “renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism , a common threat to all of humanity.” But his time in the Middle East may have done more to deepen one of the region's main religious divides and
Gen. David Petraeus on Whether He Voted for Trump: 'I Don't Vote'
Former CIA Director David Petraeus sits down with George Stephanopoulos on "This Week."
America's 'Ultimate Failure' in Afghanistan: Corruption By the Billions
A blistering new report blasts the U.S. government's pouring of billions of dollars into projects in Afghanistan with inadequate oversight that in many cases fueled corruption on unprecedented levels and ultimately undermined America's mission there. The 164-page report, published online today by
Fear the Flood: Americans to Prepare for Possible Iraq Dam Collapse
Amid fears the “most dangerous dam in the world” could collapse unexpectedly, the U.S. government is urging Americans in Iraq to have a plan in place to escape the deluge that could drown Mosul and reach all the way to Baghdad . The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued a “ security message ” Monday
Battle Rages for Mosul Dam, Fate Uncertain for Millions Downstream
If Dam Breaks, US Estimates 65-Foot Wall of Water Could Drown Mosul, Eventually Flood US Embassy in Baghdad
Iraq’s Most Dangerous Dam Still Operating, Under ISIS Control
Workers at the Dam Still Producing Electricity, Grouting Dam, Mitigating Breach Risk
US ‘Extremely Concerned’ About Jihadi Takeover of Iraq’s Most Dangerous Dam
Experts: Terror Group Will Have to Work to Keep Dam From Busting, Flooding Millions
Why Control of a Terrifying Dam in Iraq Is Life or Death for Half Million People
‘Catastrophic’ Worst Case Scenario: 65-Foot Wall of Water Inundates Whole City