PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Pittsburgh’s Jewish community was gathering on Tuesday to bury the first victims of the deadliest attack on the U.S. Jewish community as critics prepared to protest President Donald Trump’s visit to the city.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said he won’t meet with President Donald Trump who is heading to Pittsburgh in the wake of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre.
President Trump early Friday morning lashed out at the media, accusing them of “blaming” him for the series of bombs and suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats.
Warning of increasing adversarial threats to the nation’s satellites and other space capabilities, U.S. vice president Mike Pence reiterated on Tuesday that the Trump administration hopes to establish a Space Force as a sixth branch of the nation’s military by 2020. In addition, the National Space Council, which Pence chairs, on Tuesday approved a series of recommendations that provide a road map for establishing such a Space Force.
As a new monument is set to be dedicated to the military service of women in New York on Saturday, veteran advocacy groups accuse the Trump administration and the current leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs of stonewalling a change to the agency’s “outdated and sexist” mission statement.
President Trump rejected, for now at least, a fresh round of sanctions set to be imposed against Russia on Monday, a course change that underscored the schism between the president and his national security team.
The Obama administration’s historic decision to open military combat jobs to women, a process well underway for nearly a year, could be reviewed or even reversed as President-elect Donald Trump and his Republican Party take control of Washington in January.