FROM Carrie Budoff Brown
Gay Rights Push Threatens Immigration Deal The bipartisan Gang of Eight has produced a Senate bill on immigration reform that could make history by passing both houses. Gay rights advocates are insisting that reform allow gay and lesbian Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners for green cards. Some Senate Democrats say they're all right with that, but for Republicans it's another matter. What would a gay-rights amendment do to the bill's chances? Carrie Budoff Brown is White House reporter for Politico .
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?