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Keeping Government Open

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued a statement on Monday announcing that he has once again introduced a bill to prevent government shutdowns.

US: Turkey Gave About 20 Minutes Notice Before Syria Strikes

Turkey gave coalition forces about 20 minutes notice before launching airstrikes on Kurdish troops in Syria this week, potentially putting American forces in the region at risk, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Police Militarization in America: A Negative or Positive Trend?

There is a long-standing tradition in the U.S. of separating police and military powers. But, is there a valid case for police militarization?

Washington’s VA hospital is sick. What about the rest of the country?

It did not take long for the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs to figure out there was something seriously wrong with conditions at the VA medical center in the District.

China protests U.S. sanctions on Iran, but sees ‘clouds of war’ dispersing over South China Sea

China said Monday it had lodged a formal protest with the United States over a decision to impose new sanctions targeting Iran, which affected a handful of Chinese companies and individuals.

The media botched this Trump story last week — and that’s bad for everyone

The Trump administration has launched a raft of ill-considered, reckless and wrongheaded foreign policy initiatives in its first two weeks, from banning entry by citizens of a country that is its partner in war (Iraq) to needlessly alienating the leaders of two of the closest U.S. allies (Mexico and Australia).