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Reopen Government And Then Engage In Trump Plan, Sen. Kaine Says

Jan 22, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Reopen Government And Then Engage In Trump Plan, Sen. Kaine Says

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about whether his party considers the president’s proposal to end the shutdown a serious offer. NPR’s Mara Liasson weighs in on the issue.

Rebranded Trade Deal Gives Member Countries An Edge Over The U.S.

Jan 22, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Rebranded Trade Deal Gives Member Countries An Edge Over The U.S.

Shortly after he took office, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is moving forward, and the remaining members stand to gain economically.

Mexico’s President Vows To Crack Down On Thieves Stealing Gasoline

Jan 21, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Mexico’s President Vows To Crack Down On Thieves Stealing Gasoline

Gasoline thefts are rampant in Mexico. One small town, which sits near two major pipelines, lives off the illegal activity, and illustrates the tough road ahead for the government.

Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy

Jan 21, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at Vote For Justice: An Evening of Empowerment with activists and artists at the Newseum in May 2018.

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at Vote For Justice: An Evening of Empowerment with activists and artists at the Newseum in May 2018.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday morning.

Sen. Kamala Harris Considers 'A Collection Of Factors' Related To Possible 2020 Bid

The 54-year-old Harris has been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party even before she won a Senate seat in 2016. She received national attention as San Francisco District Attorney before being elected California Attorney General in 2010.

Her campaign is highlighting that career, citing her experience on issues like sexual assault, housing and college affordability. Some of her proposals include middle class tax cuts, rent relief, immigration and criminal justice overhauls, and Medicare for all.

Harris is biracial — her parents were immigrants from Jamaica and India — making her only the the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator ever to serve in the Senate. One of just three black lawmakers currently serving in the Senate, Harris plans on embracing that background in what will likely be a large and diverse Democratic primary field.

Announcing her run on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Harris’ campaign says that is intended to highlight “a reminder of the aspirational fight for progress that marked Harris’ upbringing and that guides her today.” She’s modeled her campaign logo on graphics used by the late Rep. Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president.

Kamala Harris' 'The Truths We Hold' Demonstrates What's Wrong With Campaign Books

After arriving in the Senate in 2017, Harris quickly leveraged her seat on two high-profile Senate committees to become a national figure. Tapping into her prosecutorial background, Harris grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in nationally-televised intelligence committee hearings in 2017, then did the same last fall when the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

A recent NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll found that a majority of Americans, 54 percent, have not yet formed an opinion of Harris. But those who have a positive opinion of the California Democrat outnumbered those with a negative opinion by more than three to one.

Harris’s announcement comes about a week after New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand kicked off her own presidential campaign, and three weeks after Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the first high-profile Democrat to launch a 2020 White House run. Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro formally declared a presidential run last week, as well, and several other Democrats have announced or indicated they’ll run, too.

Unlike Warren, Gillibrand, or Castro, Harris is not initially forming a presidential exploratory committee, but instead immediately launching a full-scale presidential campaign.

Poll: Trump Approval Down, Slips With Base

Harris has done little to hide her presidential ambitions. She traveled extensively for candidates during the 2018 midterm elections and has made frequent stop in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. In the weeks leading up to her announcement, Harris made multiple high-profile media appearances promoting a recently-released memoir.

“There’s an incredible amount of change that has happened in a relatively short period of time, and it has understandably had a lot of people feeling displaced, wondering and asking a question about where do they fit in, their relevance, are they obsolete,” said Harris in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition earlier this month. “And [Trump] read it accurately. And then he took it to the lowest common denominator. [He said] it is us versus them instead of what real leadership would be about — which is to read it and say, “Hey everybody, We’re all in this together.”

Harris will hold her first campaign rally next weekend in Oakland, Calif. — the city where she was born and held her first job as a prosecutor. Despite that connection, Harris will actually headquarter her campaign in Baltimore, Maryland — a location that will allow her staff to be better positioned to travel to early primary states, as well as work on a news cycle driven by the eastern time zone. (The campaign will maintain a second office in Oakland, as well.)

Progress Report: President Trump’s Campaign Promises, 2 Years Later

Jan 20, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Progress Report: President Trump’s Campaign Promises, 2 Years Later

President Trump, pictured delivering his first prime-time address from the Oval Office on Jan. 8, hits the two-year mark of his presidency on Sunday.

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President Trump, pictured delivering his first prime-time address from the Oval Office on Jan. 8, hits the two-year mark of his presidency on Sunday.

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Sunday marks the second anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. At the midpoint of his four-year term, Trump has already delivered on some of his campaign promises, such as boosting funding for the military. Other pledges have been all but ignored, like his promise to lead a $1 trillion infrastructure push.

With many of Trump’s promises, however, the record is somewhere in between — not exactly “mission accomplished,” but not “mission forgotten” either.

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Here’s a progress report on the president’s first two years:

Border wall

Two years into his presidency, Trump has not built a wall along the Southern border. And Mexico certainly hasn’t paid for it. But the president continues to lobby for a wall, even going so far as to shut down part of the government in an effort to win funding for a 234-mile stretch of border barrier. The president has also pursued other get-tough measures against both legal and illegal immigration.

Once A Fence, Later Slats, Almost Always A Wall: Trump's Border Wall Contradictions

“We’ve never had a president who has focused so much attention on immigration policy,” said Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute, “and so uniformly in the direction of trying to reduce the number of people coming here and removing those who are here illegally.”

Trump has slashed the number of refugees entering the country, tried to end Obama-era protections for young immigrants living in the country illegally, and after a few rewrites, he ultimately won Supreme Court approval for his travel ban.

Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought

Trade

Trump has delivered on his promises to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a big Asian trade deal. The new NAFTA, which Trump calls the USMCA, still needs approval from Congress. And 11 other countries in the TPP are moving ahead with their own agreement, putting U.S. exporters at a competitive disadvantage.

Trump stopped short of labeling China a “currency manipulator” as he promised. But he has imposed tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese exports. Trade talks with China are ongoing.

U.S.-China Trade Talks Wrap Up After Extending To 3rd Day

The president has also imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and threatened to impose tariffs on imported cars.

“These are all things that President Trump promised to do during the campaign — for better or for worse — and in my view he’s very much followed through with a lot of them,” said Chad Bown, a senior fellow at the pro-trade Peterson Institute for International Economics.

John Bolton: U.S. Won't 'Turn A Blind Eye' To China's Trade Practices

Trading partners, including traditional allies, have retaliated with tariffs of their own on a variety of U.S. exports. The U.S. trade deficit, which Trump often complains about, has widened over the last two years.

Tax cut

The GOP-controlled Congress passed a big tax cut just over a year ago, and that’s contributed to a surge in economic growth. The White House argues that higher growth rates will continue for the next decade. But many other forecasters believe this is a short-term “sugar high” that will fade in the next year or two.

Attempts To Make Shutdown 'Painless' May Stretch Limits Of Federal Law

There’s no debate about the effect on federal revenues. The tax cut has reduced government revenues and contributed to a ballooning federal deficit, expected to reach $1 trillion this year.

“We heard some people claim these tax cuts are going to pay for themselves,” said Marc Goldwein, senior vice president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “Certainly, they haven’t to date, and there’s no evidence they will in the future.”

Despite Strong Economy, Federal Deficit Soars

Energy

Trump promised to promote fossil fuels, and last year the U.S. became the world’s largest oil producer. Natural gas production is also booming, thanks to the same “fracking” revolution.

While these trends began during the Obama administration, Trump has definitely encouraged them, said Daniel Yergin, energy historian and vice chairman of IHS Markit.

“Sometimes it seems that the world’s No. 1 natural gas/[liquefied natural gas] salesman is Donald Trump,” Yergin said.

Despite Shutdown, Trump Administration Continued Effort To Expand Alaska Oil Drilling

Trump has championed oil and gas drilling both offshore and on public lands.

His support has not sparked a similar boom in the coal fields, however. Coal continues to lose market share for electricity generation in the U.S., partly because of competition from cheap natural gas and increasingly affordable wind and solar power.

Affordable Care Act

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While the president keeps chipping away at the Affordable Care Act, Trump has yet to deliver on his promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare.”

“The core of the ACA is still standing,” said Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation. “It’s still there. And politically the law is more popular than it has been.”

Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion has now been extended to 37 states, including several additional red states where voters opted into the program last year.

Democrats' Health Care Ambitions Meet The Reality Of Divided Government

Enrollment in the federally run insurance marketplaces dipped less than 5 percent this year, even though there’s no longer a tax penalty for people who go without insurance, and the administration has fostered a variety of skimpy coverage alternatives.

Democrats made preservation of Obamacare’s protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions a centerpiece of their midterm campaign.

“As a result of the repeal and replace effort, Democrats are on offense now on health care and Republicans are on defense,” Altman said.

Deregulation

Trump boasted about his efforts to cut red tape this month in a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation, telling farmers he’d delivered “the biggest cuts in regulations in the history of our country, and we’re going further.”

The president, along with a GOP Congress, has moved aggressively to unwind regulations, including rules governing carbon emissions, fuel economy, water pollution and payday lending. (Two big Obama-era rules — on overtime and investment advice — were also blocked by the courts.)

Republicans Are Using An Obscure Law To Repeal Some Obama-Era Regulations

“He certainly has tried to do what he said he was going to do,” said Peter Van Doren, senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.

Van Doren cautioned, however, that much of Trump’s push for deregulation could be stymied in court, unless the administration can establish a factual rationale for the proposed changes.

“You can’t just say you want to change this rule because we won the election,” Van Doren said. “The law doesn’t allow that.”

Judges

President Trump applauds as Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch delivers remarks after taking the judicial oath in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden in April 2017. Getting a justice appointed to the court was a key campaign promise for Trump.

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With the help of a GOP-controlled Senate, Trump continues to put his stamp on the federal bench, seating a second Supreme Court justice in 2018, and bringing his total of confirmed appellate court judges to 30 — more than any other president at this point in his term. (By contrast, Trump lags former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in his pace of seating district court judges.)

As with the Supreme Court, most of Trump’s appellate court picks have replaced judges who were also nominated by Republicans. So Trump’s accomplishment is not so much creating a conservative court as locking one in that was already there.

White House Lawyer Quits After Helping Trump Put His Mark On The Federal Bench

“Now, obviously if you replace a 70-year-old, slightly to the right appellate judge with a 45-year-old, fire-brand conservative, you’re not trading apples for apples,” said Russell Wheeler, who tracks judicial nominees at the Brookings Institution.

Wheeler suspects Trump will not have as many appeals court vacancies to fill in the second half of his term. But the judicial appointments he’s already made will be delivering on the president’s promises, long after Trump leaves office.

Draining the swamp

Trump promised to weed out corruption in Washington by establishing new limits on lobbying by former administration officials. But watchdogs say in some cases, the new limits are less restrictive than ones already in place.

“I think the revolving door is operating much as it always has and maybe a little faster and more vigorously than it did prior to President Trump coming in,” said Walter Shaub, former director of the Office of Government Ethics.

Exiting Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Calls Trump White House 'A Disappointment'

Conflicts abound within the administration, including many officials who now regulate the industries they used to work in.

What’s more, three of Trump’s Cabinet officials resigned in 2018 under ethical clouds.

“I think he’s been filling the swamp with more alligators, rather than draining it,” said Shaub, who’s now a senior adviser for the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

‘Unmarriageable’ Sets ‘Pride And Prejudice’ In Pakistan

Jan 20, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on ‘Unmarriageable’ Sets ‘Pride And Prejudice’ In Pakistan


Unmarriageable

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been retold endlessly by now, from the numerous film, TV, and YouTube adaptations of the original novel to the many, many books that use its structure, characters, and story arc to do something different. PP has been adapted into a zombie story (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith), a mystery (Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James), a tale of a contemporary 30-something English spinster (Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding). Not to mention the gender-swaps (Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz), the queer retellings (Gay Pride and Prejudice by Kate Christie), and the young adult versions (Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw). The point is, there’s a lot of them. So why read another?

Well. Soniah Kamal’s new novel, Unmarriageable, is billed as “Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan” and it is that, certainly. Here Elizabeth Bennet becomes Alysba Binat and Fitzwilliam Darcy becomes Valentine Darsee, which Kamal finds a neat explanation for: “The Darsees descended, Mrs. Binat announced, from darzees—tailors—and at some point their tradesmen surname of Darzee had morphed into Darsee, or else, she suggested, squinting, an ancestor must have deliberately changed Darzee into Darsee on official certificates.” This glimpse into the ways names are changed over time in order to elevate social status away from menial labor is especially relevant, since so much of the prejudice that occurs in the book is based on familial ties and class: Slander follows Mrs. Binat about her grandmother being a low-class sex worker; Darsee, of course, is made to seem like a monster who cut Wickaam out of the will.

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In general, the plot of the novel is pretty much the same as Austen’s, with the addition of Pakistani traditions and the bells and whistles of the new millennium, so you know what’s going to happen. In this way, Unmarriagable seems at first glance like a par-for-the-course retelling, and for readers simply looking for a fun twist on the classic English novel, it’s entirely possible to read it that way and enjoy the sumptuous descriptions of clothing and food as well as the will-they-won’t-they love affairs.

But if you’re tempted to look further, as I was, you’ll find a cheeky undercurrent that echoes Austen’s novels’ ability to work on two levels. As with Austen, whose books could be read as fun and simple romances or acerbic examinations of class and women’s choices (and lack thereof), Kamal’s Unmarriageable succeeds in being both a deliciously readable romantic comedy and a commentary on class in post-colonial, post-partition Pakistan, where the effects of the British Empire still reverberate. At times, the commentary is veiled, as when Alys first meets her next-door neighbor friend, Sherry, who tells Alys disapprovingly that her Urdu is very poor (Alys can’t read Urdu, and relies on translations), or when Kamal opens a chapter with this witty remark: “The clinic was an excellent facility, as all facilities that cater to excellent people tend to be, because excellent people demand excellence, unlike those who are grateful for what they receive.”

At other points, however, the commentary is clear, occasionally voiced by the characters themselves — as when Alys tells Darsee that “a book and an author can belong to more than one country or culture. English came with the colonizers, but its literature is part of our heritage too, as in pre-partition writing.” A little later, when Alys is talking to the charming though duplicitous Wickaam, she says: “I wrestle with how to incorporate history. Can any amount of good ever merit the interference of empire? Do we never speak English again? Not read the literature? Erasing history is not the answer, so how does a country put the lasting effects of empire in proper context? Not deny it, but not unnecessarily celebrate it.”

By writing this novel, Kamal seems to be trying to answer this question; she clearly loves Austen, and sees her class-based dramas mirrored in Pakistani culture. In Unmarriageable, she enriches those dramas for readers with lavish descriptions of the bounty and beauty of local clothing fashions, meals, and landscapes. While at times the dialogue is heavy-handed, ultimately Unmarriageable manages to be both a fun, page-turning romp and a thought-provoking look at the class-obsessed strata of Pakistani society.

Ilana Masad is an Israeli-American fiction writer, book critic, essayist, and editor for hire.

Opinion: Leaving Syria Is Far Less Risky Than Staying

Jan 19, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Opinion: Leaving Syria Is Far Less Risky Than Staying

In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. soldiers gather for a brief during a combined joint patrol rehearsal in Manbij, Syria.

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In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Army, U.S. soldiers gather for a brief during a combined joint patrol rehearsal in Manbij, Syria.

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Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2), a vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former State Department adviser and Middle East negotiator, is the author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President.

Richard Sokolsky, a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was a member of the secretary of state’s Office of Policy Planning from 2005-2015.

The reported ISIS suicide attack last week that claimed the lives of four Americans clearly shows that the Islamic State — contrary to the exaggerated claims of President Trump and other administration officials — is far from defeated. The attack has also prompted many in Congress and the foreign policy community to express outrage and to call on the president to reverse his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. They are pressuring the administration to remain in the country until ISIS is permanently crushed.

That would be a mistake. The decision to leave Syria is the right one, and the withdrawal should proceed in a safe, orderly and coordinated fashion. Leaving 2,000 troops there without clear and coherent objectives, and the means to achieve them, is a prescription for continued trouble — and for more unnecessary American casualties.

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By the sound and fury of the political reaction in Washington, you might think Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria was akin to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Nazi Germany. Sen. Marco Rubio described the withdrawal as “a major mistake” that would “haunt the administration.” Sen. Ben Sasse opined that Trump’s generals “believe the high-fiving winners today are Iran, ISIS and Hezbollah.” Sen. Lindsey Graham all but linked Trump’s decision to this week’s ISIS suicide attack. All three congressmen are members of the president’s Republican Party. Just about everyone in the foreign policy establishment accused the president of betraying the Kurds who had been doing most of the fighting against ISIS.

There are risks in departing Syria, but there are far greater ones in staying. That’s particularly true if the U.S. cannot achieve the goals it has set publicly, and if Russia, Iran and Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime continue to have their way. Paradoxically, staying in Syria under these circumstances can make America look weak, too.

The U.S. can’t defeat ISIS

The Trump administration — like its predecessor — talks loosely about defeating or destroying the Islamic State. By intensifying the anti-ISIS campaign of the Obama administration, the Trump administration has indeed decimated the proto terror state that considers itself a caliphate, leaving it with less than 1 percent of the area it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. ISIS isn’t Germany or Japan, where the U.S. and its allies broke those regimes’ will to fight, destroyed all their war-making capacity, eradicated their fascist state ideologies and helped reshape a new environment for two democratic countries. For the U.S. to achieve that goal in Syria is mission impossible. Indeed, only Syrians can ultimately defeat ISIS and the al-Qaida-linked groups that feed on the sectarian grievances, corruption and poor governance that continue to power the jihadis. This would require a new Syrian state, which is clearly beyond America’s capacity to produce, particularly as the Alawite Assad regime and its Iranian and Russian backers continue to alienate Sunni Arabs. Defeating ISIS is by and large a political, governance issue. Keeping U.S. forces in Syria with the expectation of crushing the ISIS insurgency makes little sense.

Supporting Kurdish forces in Syria means trouble

The agenda of Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria — controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG — is no mystery: They wish to establish an autonomous enclave where they can run their affairs without outside interference. This aspiration pits them against the Turkish government, which views the Kurdish forces in Syria as close allies of a Kurdish separatist movement in Turkey and considers both as terrorist organizations; the Assad regime, which seeks to reassert its control of the resource-rich areas under Kurdish control; and Iran, which also faces Kurdish separatists at home and fears that Kurdish autonomy in neighboring Syria might embolden these forces to seek independence.

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The relationship between U.S. troops and the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria was always a transactional and tactical marriage of convenience. America had no other reliable local partners to destroy ISIS and has used Kurdish fighters for this purpose. The Kurds were using U.S. military and diplomatic support to strengthen their self-defense capabilities against their foes and to gain leverage over the Assad regime to secure a more favorable position. The U.S. has never committed to help the Kurds establish an autonomous zone in northeastern Syria. This contested area is a witch’s brew of Syrian, Turkish, Iranian, local Arab tribes and the remnants of ISIS. The longer the U.S. maintains its military cooperation with the Kurds, the greater the risk that U.S. forces get sucked into these feuds and potentially come to blows with NATO ally Turkey.

We can’t compete with Russia or Iran

The U.S. military likes to talk about shaping the battlefield to achieve a victory. Yet the Syrian battlefield is not at all level. The U.S. lacks the interest, the will, the capacity and resolve to even the odds with Russia and Iran with a major U.S. commitment of military assets and economic resources there. Syria’s future means far more to these two other countries than it does to the United States. They both have major allies and assets on the ground that outmatch what the U.S. would deploy there, and Moscow and Tehran are willing to absorb much higher costs to achieve their preferred outcomes. The influence, interests and their decades-long relationships with the Assad family give them skin in the game. Add Turkey, which shares a contiguous border with Syria and an existential stake in controlling the Kurds, and you can see why Washington is the junior partner in the game of influence in Syria.

Syria isn’t a vital U.S. interest

One reality is obvious after surveying the wreckage of a decade of U.S. policy in Syria. The Obama and Trump administrations, Congress and the American public, particularly in the wake of endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have not seen fit to elevate Syria to the level of a vital national interest worth expending the lives and resources commensurate with that kind of commitment, on part with Russia and Iran.

Faced with a powerful humanitarian and security disaster as the Syrian civil war hemorrhaged refugees and terrorists, Washington could not sit still, so it adopted half measures that exceeded its capacity to deliver. These included humanitarian assistance, support for a United Nations political process, modest troop deployments and air and drone strikes, and bravado — such as Assad must go, expel every last Iranian boot, ISIS will be defeated.

With no political support at home, outmaneuvered by Iran and Russia, and no real will to make a major commitment, Washington stood little chance of altering the political or battlefield balance. What seems to have finally dawned on an already risk-averse Trump administration is the painful but necessary realization that the standard for success in Syria has never been could we win, but when could we leave.

Rams-Saints, Patriots-Chiefs Will Set Super Bowl LIII

Jan 19, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on Rams-Saints, Patriots-Chiefs Will Set Super Bowl LIII

Scott Simon speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NFL conference championship games on Sunday, and how concussions are limiting insurance options in the league.

African Leaders Want Congo To Delay Its Presidential Inauguration

Jan 18, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on African Leaders Want Congo To Delay Its Presidential Inauguration

The African Union is calling on the Democratic Republic of the Congo to hold off declaring final results of the disputed presidential election. African leaders have “serious doubts” about the results.

It’s Getting Harder For Migrants To Win Asylum Cases, Lawyers Say

Jan 18, 2019   //   by Administrator   //   World News  //  Comments Off on It’s Getting Harder For Migrants To Win Asylum Cases, Lawyers Say

Immigration lawyers say judges are rejecting more claims based on domestic abuse and gang violence. We have the story of one woman who fled Nicaragua with her infant son.

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