Defense

O’Brien takes indirect shot at Milley over Afghanistan drawdown

“It’s not my practice to speculate,” O’Brien said. “Other people can interpret that what I say is a speculation, but I wasn’t speculating. … When I’m speaking, I’m speaking for the president and I think that’s what the Pentagon is moving out and doing.” The remarks were the latest in an unusually public back-and-forth between […]

Congress

Pelosi and Mnuchin keep Covid talks alive even as deal remains elusive

It’s another sign that the two sides are gradually whittling down their list of disputes, offering at least some hope for an eleventh-hour deal that could deliver trillions to American families and businesses battered by the pandemic. Still, most Democrats and Republicans admit that it would be next to impossible to draft and pass a […]