Jim Mattis

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY US DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS STEPPED DOWN Jim Mattis resigned after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America’s role in the world. 2. TRUMP’S DEMAND FOR WALL PUSHES GOV’T CLOSER TO SHUTDOWN The federal government was careening toward […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US-MEXICO BORDER MOBILIZATION FIGURES CHANGE AT DIZZYING PACE Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Pentagon doesn’t “do stunts” when asked if his department is being politicized by Trump’s ever-increasing troop deployment numbers. 2. PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE MASSACRE SUSPECT DUE IN COURT Robert Bowers faces arraignment in federal court on charges including murder, hate crimes, obstructing […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO INSPIRED WOMEN TO GET “RESPECT” Aretha Franklin didn’t see herself as a feminist heroine, but many women felt empowered by the message in some of her most famous anthems. 2. WHO IS REBUKING TRUMP FOR YANKING SECURITY CLEARANCES Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump, admonishing him for yanking […]