FROM Mark Giannotto
The US Plays Its First Game in the Women's World Cup It's been 12 years since the US team won the Women's World Cup. Germany won the next two, and it's both the favorite and the host team in this year's competition, which is comprised of 336 female soccer players in games being televised to 200 nations from a host country that knows how to throw a party. Today, the US just completed its first game, defeating North Korea 2-to-0. Mark Giannotto writes about soccer for the Washington Post .
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.
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?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?