FROM Julie Johnsson
United's 'Friendly Skies' Aren't Looking So Friendly United Airlines, the world's second largest carrier, today announced cost-cutting measures due to rising oil prices. United said it will shut " Ted ," it's low-fare airline, ground seventy planes and cut as many as eleven hundred jobs. Julie Johnsson reports on the airline and aerospace industry for the Chicago Tribune.
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.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
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.