Wiltshire, England police confirmed that two individuals exhibiting Novichok-like symptoms were taken to a local hospital Sunday afternoon. According to reports, the couple began to exhibit what a witness called “the same symptoms” as Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
The former senator and secretary of state says he still speaks to the Iranian foreign minister, hoping to improve situations in the Middle East. Predictably, political opponents are using an obscure and outdated law to criticize him.
Appearing on MSNBC Tuesday night, Sen. Merkley (D-OR) announced that DHS had taken $9.8 million away from FEMA and given it to ICE. But as is usually the case in Washington, the details are more mundane than the headline suggests.
On Thursday, a mistrial was declared in the case of Nicholas Slatten, former Blackwater contractor. Lawyers will meet this week to discuss the way forward, but Blackwater’s vocal founder is poisoning the well.
In one of his darker moods, the president threatened to pull all U.S. forces out of Syria, even though the U.S.-led coalition had Islamic State fighters on the run and was trying to finish the job. That no longer appears to be the case.
Perhaps Haqqani’s death can pave the way for this new Pakistani leader to stand out from his predecessors and take a strong stance against the ISI’s continued support for the Taliban. I won’t be holding my breath, though.