For the third time since October, an American military "advisor" was killed in Iraq today. He was a Navy Seal serving 20 miles north of Mosul, a city held by the so-called Islamic State. William Hennigan, Pentagon correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, returned from Iraq just two weeks ago.
Hillary Clinton would be America's first woman president, and Donald Trump isn't hesitating to use that against her. He's told voters, "To be frank, if Hillary were a man I don't think she'd get 5% of the vote. All she has is playing the woman's card. And the beautiful thing is – women don't like her, OK?" The Clinton campaign says, bring it on — believing the so-called "Woman's Card" can only work in her favor. "If supporting healthcare for women, and equal pay… is playing the 'woman's card' then deal me in!" But research shows that playing the "Man's Card" could mean votes for Donald Trump. Do insults to women just come off the top of his head, or are they part of a calculated campaign strategy?
Malia Obama is putting a spotlight on the "gap year," routine in Europe but still a luxury in this country.
Malia Obama's parents both went to Harvard, so it's no surprise that she will be going there, too… with one exception. She'll be taking a year off after graduating from the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. It turns out that more and more US colleges are encouraging what's called the "gap year." So, what's it good for, and who can afford it? Jeffrey Selingo is author of There Is Life after College. He says more high school seniors need to take a gap year.