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A Pentagon-led preliminary plan to defeat Islamic State has been delivered to the White House and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief senior administration officials later on Monday, a Defense Department spokesman told reporters. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters that it was the framework for a broader plan and looked at Islamic State around the world, not just Iraq and Syria. Davis said the plan would define what defeating Islamic State meant and was one that would rapidly defeat the militant group.
Speaking before the National Governors Association at the White House on Monday, President Trump said his administration had come up with an alternative to Obamacare and made the claim that "nobody knew health care could be so complicated."
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating possible ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government downplayed claims on Monday that the White House had tried to influence reporting on the matter and insisted there was no need for a special prosecutor. “What are we going to appoint a special prosecutor to do, exactly?” Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, asked at a news conference. Potential contact between Trump’s campaign and Russia, and possible Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election, are politically charged issues that have left Democrats calling for a select committee or special prosecutor to carry out a full investigation.
At heated closed Likud meeting, prime minister describes Trump presidency as ‘historic opportunity,’ but says Israel should know its limits.
Sohail Ahmed of London reveals why he came close to perpetrating terrorist attack in his birthplace.
MK Oren Hazan attacks former Defense Minister: ‘No need to read report to understand Defense Minister Ya’alon worst in Israel’s history.’
Eight JCCs evacuated in 5th mass bomb threat in two months. Several JCCs evacuated multiple times.