FROM Ron Nixon
Political Food Fight: Pizza as a Vegetable in School Lunches Ronald Reagan failed to have ketchup defined as a vegetable for the federal school lunch program, but pizza and French fries are on the menu. With 17 percent of Americans aged two to 19 obese, the Obama Administration wants overhaul nutrition rules for federal school lunch programs. But Republicans in Congress complain about what they call "overly burdensome and costly regulations." Ron Nixon is Washington correspondent for the New York Times .
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.