President Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine for information he could use against political rivals came as he was being urged to adopt a view of that country as hopelessly corrupt by its regional adversaries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, U.S. officials said.
“I don’t think it’s necessary, other than we secure the oil,” President Trump said of a U.S. military presence. It was the second time this year that he announced a complete withdrawal, only to walk it back under heavy bipartisan criticism.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are expected to hold more seats than Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives after Monday's federal election, but they will be dependent on smaller parties to help them advance their agenda.
They have served as an opportunity for the president to invite in the press to boast of his own accomplishments, lash out at his critics and to hear the praise flow forth from advisers seated around the table.
The south side of Syracuse, N.Y., was devastated when a highway section went up. Now that there’s talk of taking it down, residents think they should be protected — and compensated for the damage the highway inflicted on the community.