Trump’s 2021 budget includes money to prosecute medical marijuana users in states where it is legal. [Link]
Intelligence officials are sowing discord in the 2020 election by claiming Russia is backing Trump and Bernie. [Link]
Three senior Democrat Senators write a letter to the administration demanding it sanctions Russia for meddling in the 2020 election. [Link]
Trump said India agreed to buy $2.6 billion in Lockheed-made helicopters and missiles. [Link]
Off-duty Haitian police officers clashed with the Haitian Army outside of the presidential palace. At least three police officers were wounded. [Link]
US officials say the US wants Afghanistan’s president to hold off on being ingratiated for his second term. [Link]
Afghanistan has seen a reduction in violence since the US and Taliban pact has started. In a Taliban attack on an Afghan government checkpoint, at least six Afghan soldiers were killed. [Link]
The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction says the Trump admin lacks a policy for dealing with Afghan opium. [Link]
Netanyahu says his government is pushing ahead with the E-1 settlement plan. The plan will build 3,500 settler homes in an area of the West Bank that will cause the Palestinian areas of the West Bank to be bisected. [Link]
Saudi, Egypt, and Bahrain will resume postal service to Qatar. [Link]
The Libyan National Army will not attend UN hosted ceasefire talks. [Link]
US News The US will allow the sailors on the USS T Roosevelt to quarantine sick sailors in Guam. The Captain of the aircraft carrier wrote a letter warning about a catastrophic situation on the ship as he was unable to stop the spread of coronavirus. [Link] Trump...
US News The Department of Justice Inspector General found that every FBI FISA warrant had several problems and abuses. The average warrant had 20 problems, with one having as many as 65. [Link] The Pentagon wants to make its 5-year spending plan classified. [Link]...
Coronavirus The coronavirus is spreading the US prison system. Nearly 350 Guards and inmates have tested positive. Prisoners report having no way to protect themselves from the virus.[Link] The first federal inmate dies from the coronavirus. [Link] The Pentagon...
US News The New York Police Department is using drones to monitor if people in parks are social distancing. [Link] Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to force GM to make ventilators. [Link] Rhode Island police are pulling over and questioning people with New...
US News A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment this week. The Department of Homeland Security is requesting an additional 1,500 soldiers to be deployed to the borders to prevent the spread of coronavirus. [Link] Trump signs a new law that calls for the...
US News A Congressional audit finds that the two newest aircraft carriers have $130 billion in underestimated maintenance costs. The maintenance costs include septic problems that force the use of chemicals to prevent clogging. The chemicals add up to total $400,000 a...