Jeff Sessions, DOJ move toward showdown with ‘sanctuary cities’

The Trump administration on Friday pushed closer to a showdown with cities and counties that have enacted policies prohibiting law enforcement personnel from cooperating with federal immigration authorities about people in the country illegally. The Justice Department sent letters to nine jurisdictions, often referred to as “sanctuary cities,” escalating warnings that federal law enforcement grants…

Trump is ordering airstrikes at 5 times the pace Obama did

US airstrikes in eastern Yemen over the weekend targeted Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, continuing the effort to disrupt “a terror organization that presents a very significant threat to the” US, a Navy spokesman said on Monday. The weekend strikes, reportedly about 20 in total and mostly unmanned, brings the total against AQAP since…

Tetris may be the key to ending PTSD

Mar 28th 2017 3:13PM BYLINE: Nathan Rousseau Smith Video games get a bit of a bad rap, especially from parents. New research from Europe shows that at least one particular game can do some real good, Tetris. Turns out it may actually help treat people with post-traumatic stress disorder. That’s according to a new study…

US senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran

  Mar 23rd 2017 5:22PM WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – Iran would face tighter U.S. sanctions over its ballistic missile launches and other non-nuclear activities under a bill introduced on Thursday by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators including senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill, which has 14 Democratic and Republican…

Ivanka Trump to get West Wing office

  Mar 20th 2017 7:20PM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, is getting an office in the White House West Wing, stepping up her highly visible role in helping advise her father. A White House official on Monday confirmed reports that Trump’s 35-year-old daughter would be getting her own West Wing space,…

Senate approves Mattis to lead Pentagon, first Trump Cabinet member

Jan 20th 2017 6:36PM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve retired Marine General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security on Friday, making him the second confirmed member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet just hours after Trump took the oath of office. Eighty-eight senators approved Kelly and just 11 opposed him.…