Defense

Trump orders troop withdrawal from Somalia

A troop reduction in the East African country had been anticipated in recent weeks. The move is likely to draw criticism on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have opposed Pentagon efforts to reduce U.S. troops levels for the already modestly resourced U.S. Africa Command. The Pentagon said some troops may be reassigned outside East Africa, while […]

Congress

Pelosi eyes combining Covid aid with mammoth spending deal

Pelosi said the $908 billion proposal released this week by a centrist group of Senate and House members helped restart the stimulus talks, which fell apart just before the election after months of dragging on with little real movement. “There is momentum — there is momentum with the action that the senators and House members […]

Congress

House votes to legalize weed

Friday’s vote reflects the shift in American and global views on marijuana over the past decade: Polls show support for legalization has increased 20 percentage points, to 68 percent, since Colorado and Washington state legalized weed in 2012. One in 3 Americans now lives in a state where marijuana is legal for adults to use. […]