FROM Frank James
Obama Warns Mayors on Misuse of Stimulus Funds President Obama today told the nation's mayors they have a friend in the White House. But he also said he would use the “full power” of the White House to crack down if economic stimulus money is misused or misspent. Frank James reports from Washington the Chicago Tribune and blogs for the paper at The Swamp .
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?
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?