Iraq Veterans

Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she’s asking for …

Denver

Stop Beating the Drums For A “Preventive” War with North Korea

Make no mistake, it will be another war.

North Korea

Why Democrats Fall So Hard for Military Candidates

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>And why it probably won't help them win back the House this time, either.<p>Democrats anxious about the white working-class vote found fresh hope last week in the gangbusters …

Politics

You Don't Have To Run For President To Experience The Viciousness Of The Internet

David French weighed a presidential bid. Before he even made a decision, he got a heavy dose of racist vitriol from internet trolls.<p>When National Review writer David French was considering a long-shot run for president as an alternative to Donald Trump, he had little baggage to worry about. He had …

News (U.S.)

Iraq War veteran and PTSD service dog form instant bond

Nearly a decade after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, John Gerula is still struggling to fit back into his hometown of …

Veterans

Iraq veteran facing deportation speaks out from jail: 'I would feel utterly alone'

Exclusive: In his first interview, Chong Kim describes the crushing prospect of being deported to South Korea, a country he hasn’t lived in since the age of five<p>Chong Kim gathered paperwork demonstrating his recent accomplishments and headed to a federal building in Portland to meet an immigration …

Immigration

Lawyers: Government seeking to deport Iraq War veteran

SEATTLE (AP) — An immigrant rights group is asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to release an Iraq War veteran who has been detained for more than three months while waiting to learn whether he'll be deported.<p>Chong Kim, a South Korean immigrant and green card holder from Portland, …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Iraq veteran who grew up in Portland arrested by ICE

An Iraq war veteran who grew up in Portland is being held by federal immigration agents in a Tacoma detention center and could be deported to South …

Crime

Senate GOP candidate problems: The rundown

Florida<p>Bill Nelson<p>Nelson, a Florida institution, has been in elected or appointed office since 1973. He’s the only remaining elected statewide Democrat in Florida, but has carved out a moderate image.<p>Republican recruits<p>Scott, the state’s two-term governor, is essentially the sole focus of GOP …

U.S. Congress

Tensions rise between Iraqi forces and civilians in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq — "Don't stop!" the Iraqi special forces lieutenant yelled as a wave of fleeing civilians trudged past his position in Mosul's Old City …

Veterans

Flights & Fancy: Brooders vs. Extroverts

<i>The thing is, helicopters are different from airplanes. An airplane by its nature wants to fly and, if not interfered with too strongly by unusual</i> …

Aviation

Trump under the mistaken impression that the economy will save him

Donald Trump has taken a look at his presidency, and he’s convinced he’s doing a great job. Before his cabinet meeting last week, in which members of …

Donald Trump

Wenstrup: Baseball aside, we're all playing for the same team

<b>(CNN) —</b> I never expected a baseball field in America to feel like being back in a combat zone, but Wednesday morning it did.<p>For months, a group of my colleagues and I have been heading to Alexandria early in the morning before work to practice for the charity baseball game that Democrats and …

Justice

Exclusive: Inside the rarely-acknowledged missions of two Navy SEALs killed in action

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hollywood films and thrilling novels have been written for years about America's special operations forces, for example, following the the SEAL Team Six mission that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.<p>However, the reality of the risks these troops take in the field is rarely …

Justice

Pets Are Shown to Relieve Anxiety and Anger

The growing field of emotional contagions is helping us understand how pets help relieve anxiety and anger in their owners.<br>Read More

Cats

Trump's Shameful Silence on Portland

Donald Trump's tweets offer a window into his mind; they tell us, in real time, what occupies his consciousness (at least between the hours of 5 and …

Donald Trump

Perez: Honor the fallen by helping veterans

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez said in his Memorial Day message that “remembrance is not enough” for repaying U.S. military …

Tom Perez

Iraq War veteran who saved MAX stabbing victim: 'I did what anyone should do'

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>Two people died after a horrific stabbing attack near Portland’s Hollywood Transit Center Friday, but a third victim survived …

Crime

Iraq War veteran secretly filmed himself massaging female clients

A masseur is facing jail for secretly filming female customers with a camera hidden inside a clock.<p>Matthew Yates, 38, who served in the RAF during …

Iraq War

The 43 people who might run against Trump in 2020

The 2020 presidential election could feature the most crowded Democratic primary in decades, with scores of Democrats rumored as potential …

Kirsten Gillibrand

This week’s must-read books

(Grand Central Publishing)<p>You’ve heard Jane Eyre’s side of the story — now it’s time for Mr. Rochester’s version of events. The much misunderstood, …

Simon & Schuster

US combat troops won't stay in Iraq after ISIS defeat, Iraq PM says

BAGHDAD — U.S. combat troops will not stay on in Iraq after the fight against the Islamic State group is over, Iraq's prime minister said Friday — a …

Veterans

Democrats Use Trumpcare Vote as 2018 Call to Arms

Progressive groups are working feverishly to make it clear that though the bill cleared the House, it is so politically toxic that it has to go down.<p>As the American Health Care Act squeaked by in the House of Representatives on Thursday, some Democrats began singing “Na-na na-na, na-na na-na, hey, …

ObamaCare

NYC Promises: ‘We’ll Drown Out Trump’

Thousands expected to gather for the first time the President returns to his home city.<p>President Donald Trump is returning to New York City on Thursday for the first time since his inauguration. Thousands are expected to gather across the city to give him a piece of their minds.<p>“Trump’s values are …

Politics

U.S. service member killed near Mosul, Iraq

BAGHDAD - U.S. service member was killed in an explosive device blast outside of Mosul, Iraq, on Saturday, according to a release from Combined Joint …

Veterans

List: The Rest of Nordstrom’s Manual-Labor-Chic Summer Lineup

<i>This week Nordstrom debuted their new clothing line for entitled rich people who enjoy working-people cosplay. Here’s a sneak peek at other items the</i> …

Humor

Iraq War veteran's dog saved from euthanasia by Michigan court

An Iraq War veteran's dogs were taken off death row Monday after a Michigan judge ruled there was not enough evidence to prove the canines had killed three goats in July 2016.<p>The pit bull mixes, named Mario and Luigi, were released from an Ionia County animal shelter Tuesday morning, according to …

Veterans

Meet 7 Millennials of Color Making a Difference with The Peoples Climate Movement

The Peoples Climate March is a march for climate, jobs and justice. It’s about intersectional movement building, intergenerational struggle, and the …

Climate

Antiwar Activists Challenge Army's Domestic Spying Apparatus in Ninth Circuit

With the militarization of police on the rise, the necessarily stark line between the military and domestic law enforcement is becoming increasingly blurred. And it’s not entirely surprising—given ongoing revelations around mass surveillance—that the military would abuse its authority and spy on …

Surveillance

Trump's Austerity Budget Increases Military Recruiters' Power to Prey on Youth

Rory Fanning speaks in Japan on a Veterans for Peace trip in 2016. (Photo: Yoshiaki Kawakami)<p><i>Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have</i> …