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Will Racke
Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter

Haley And Abbas Trade Barbs In Dueling UN Addresses

2:18 PM 02/20/2018

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley again defended the Trump administration's stance on Jerusalem on Tuesday, telling Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that the U.S. is "ready to talk" about a peace deal.

5 Times Trump Has Slapped Down Russia

12:00 PM 02/20/2018

On the heels of special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump is under increasing pressure to retaliate against Moscow.

After Pressure From Trump, Honduras Seeks To Ramp Up Its Fight Against MS-13

5:25 PM 02/19/2018
  • Earlier this month, President Donald Trump suggested he would cut foreign aid to countries that don't do enough to stem the flow of illegal drugs and gang members to the U.S.
  • Some observers worried the harsh rhetoric would alienate friendly countries
  • Trump's remarks have had the opposite effect in Honduras, which is pledging to deepen security cooperation with the U.S.

A Central American country convulsed by gang violence is pledging to work closely with the U.S. to contain the spread of MS-13, two weeks after President Donald Trump suggested cutting foreign aid to governments in the region.

Syria Surprise: Now Assad’s Troops Are Helping US-Backed Kurds Fight Off Turkey

10:29 AM 02/19/2018
  • Turkey is currently attacking U.S.-backed Kurdish militia
  • Syria is deploying forces to support the Kurdish militia in Syria
  • The seven year Syrian war has seen unlikely allies as Pro-Assad forces are supporting U.S.-backed Kurds

Syria is deploying pro-regime forces to help Kurdish militia fend off Turkey's incursion into Syrian territory, the latest twist in a confounding civil war that has former enemies teaming up against a common foe.

CIA Argues The Public Can’t See Classified Information It Has Already Given To Favored Reporters

4:36 PM 02/15/2018

DHS Unloads On ‘Common Sense’ DACA Proposal: ‘End Of Immigration Enforcement In America’

11:03 AM 02/15/2018
  • The so-called Common Sense Coalition, led by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, released its DACA proposal on Wednesday night
  • DHS blasted the amendment as a "mass amnesty" that would encourage further illegal immigration
  • The proposal falls well short of the White House framework for DACA legislation

The Trump administration ripped a bipartisan immigration reform proposal from a group of senators led by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine just hours after it was unveiled, calling it a "mass amnesty" that would undermine border security.

FBI: No Evidence Of Terror Links In NSA Shooting

3:29 PM 02/14/2018

There are no apparent links to terrorism in an incident Wednesday morning when an SUV tried to ram a security gate at the military base where the National Security Agency is headquartered, FBI officials said.

Tillerson Tries To Keep Focus On ISIS As Syria Meltdown Continues

4:49 PM 02/13/2018
  • During his first stop on a five-day Mideast tour, Rex Tillerson told the coalition to defeat ISIS the fight is far from over
  • Tillerson pledged $200 million for post-ISIS stabilization in Syria and asked coalition partners for rebuilding funds for Iraq
  • Tillerson's call for a renewed focus on ISIS comes as the Syrian civil war is breaking into multiple proxy battles, with potential U.S. enemies on multiple fronts

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday urged international partners to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State, warning that the terror group remains a threat despite its loss of territory in its former Mideast strongholds.