FROM Rick Klein
Bush to Detail Iraq Plan, Admit Mistakes in Tonight's Speech The White House said today that "a vast majority of the American people are not satisfied with the progress in Iraq" and that "President Bush is in their camp." In tonight's speech , President Bush will commit 21,000 new troops to Iraq, contingent on its government meeting "benchmarks" and "milestones." He'll also admit strategic mistakes and say that US operations have been "handcuffed by political interference" from the Iraqi government. We get a preview of tonight's speech from Yochi Dreazen of the Wall Street Journal and Rick Klein of the Boston Globe.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."