NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is urging the allies to step up defense spending on the eve of a first meeting between new U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his 27 counterparts in Brussels.
The Senate confirmed David Shulkin on Monday night as President Trump’s new secretary of veterans affairs, putting the first non-veteran ever in charge of the agency with a $182 billion budget and chronic unresolved challenges from the Obama administration in providing health care for veterans.
The White House said Thursday that presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway has been “counseled,” after urging viewers in a TV interview to buy products from the clothing line of presidential daughter Ivanka Trump.
President Trump often criticized President Obama for playing golf, but Mr. Trump will fly to Florida at taxpayer expense Friday to play for the second time in his 3-week-old presidency, this one involving some tee-to-green diplomacy with Japan’s prime minister.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday it will review a whistle-blower’s allegations that the agency manipulated climate data in order to eliminate the global-warming “pause” for political reasons.
More than half of IRS employees found to have intentionally cheated on their taxes last year were allowed to keep their jobs, according to numbers released by the inspector general that suggest the agency is still reluctant to punish its own staffers for breaking tax laws.
Burning teepees, floating buffalo and zombies: Dakota Access pipeline protest plagued by ‘fake news’
The photo was startling, showing teepees engulfed in flames with a caption condemning police for setting a Dakota Access protest camp on fire.
A Pentagon investigation into allegations that U.S. Central Command “cooked the books” in battlefield intelligence has concluded that no senior officials falsified reports or deliberately distorted them to make war progress against the Islamic State look better than it was.
A rodent problem might be understood, since Alfred Kiger Savoy Elementary School in the District sits hard by the Anacostia River. Bedbugs, not so much. What’s truly troublesome is that school officials were aware of the infestation last year, which means they had the whole Christmas break to clear out classrooms, treat the problem, and return or buy classroom materials.
Metro announced Thursday that 15 more employees have been fired after an investigation of the July derailment of an Orange Line train revealed falsified track inspection records.