What Mattis’ resignation means for Trump’s ‘America First’ vision

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Defense Secretary James Mattis looks at President Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting with Medal of Honor recipients in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, March 24, 2017. Photo credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is resigning -- apparently over Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan. Mattis was often described as “the grown up in the room.” Meanwhile, lawmakers have until tonight to pass a bill to keep the government running.