The move would remove the entire U.S. force of more than 2,000 troops from Syria and end the extended American ground campaign against the Islamic State, a defense official said. In a tweet, President Trump said the United States had “defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”
The measure would keep the government open until early February, but would deny President Trump the money he wants for a border wall. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Trump has indicated he is supportive of the bill.
Supporters of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn and the president had hoped the jurist, who has a history of ferreting out prosecutorial misconduct, would reveal overreach by the special counsel and FBI.
The Wisconsin Republican often spoke of the imperative of fiscal discipline, but the nation’s red ink has grown since Ryan became speaker. Meanwhile, his brand of aspirational conservatism has shown little currency in the face of President Trump’s brash populism.
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As Democratic candidates seek out strategists and volunteers, party leaders ponder allowing absentee ballots or proxy votes for the caucus process.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell faces the biggest test of his young tenure as he tries to reassure the nation that the U.S. central bank has a firm grip on the state of the economy — and won’t do anything to up the odds of a recession in the next year or two.
During the campaign, Letitia James, a Democrat, said she intends to aggressively investigate President Trump’s businesses and finances. On the night of her victory, she all but declared a war against Trump.
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Sometimes playing hockey, a sport known for brutality, isn’t enough for Jared, left, and Grey, right, to impress their male peers.
Sometimes playing hockey, a sport known for brutality, isn’t enough for Jared, left, and Grey, right, to impress their male peers.
Grey Lehrhaupt, left, and Jared Garber are at their local ice rink multiple times a week.
Grey Lehrhaupt, left, and Jared Garber are at their local ice rink multiple times a week.
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