Politics

Insider Attack in Afghanistan Exposes Risks for Advisers at Center of Trump Strategy

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon investigation into the death of an American soldier in Afghanistan is looking at whether an Army brigade that is at the center of the Trump administration’s new war strategy had followed proper security procedures designed to protect United States troops from insider attacks by Afghan forces they train. Cpl. Joseph Maciel, who was killed on July ...

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Kirstjen Nielsen Again Says She’s Seen No Evidence Russia’s Meddling Was Aimed at Helping Trump

Fact Check of the Day The comments by the homeland security secretary contradicted the assessment by the American intelligence community. She has made similar comments before — and has backtracked. Updated July 20, 2018, with a response from the Department of Homeland Security. what was said “I haven’t seen any evidence that the attempts to interfere in our election infrastructure ...

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Trump Nominee Is Mastermind of Anti-Union Legal Campaign

Even before the Supreme Court struck down mandatory union fees for government workers last month, the next phase of the conservative legal campaign against public-sector unions was underway. In March, with the decision looming, lawyers representing government workers in Washington State asked a federal court to order one of the state’s largest public-employee unions “to disgorge and refund” fees that ...

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Bowing to Trump, Novartis Joins Pfizer in Freezing Drug Prices

Novartis, the Swiss drugmaker, said Wednesday that it would not raise prices on its products in the United States for the rest of 2018, joining Pfizer, which delayed its increases last week after President Trump singled out the company for criticism. Novartis’s chief executive, Vas Narasimhan, said during an earnings call with investors that the company had made the decision ...

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