FROM Richard Norton-Taylor
Britain Plans Troop Reduction in Iraq British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Parliament today he'll pull 1600 troops out of southern Iraq in the next few months, and reduce the force to 5,000 by the end of this summer. Vice President Cheney calls this evidence that "in parts of Iraq... things are going pretty well." Secretary of State Rice says, " The coalition remains intact ." Richard Norton-Taylor is Security Affairs Editor for The Guardian in London.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?