{FD} 100 lawmakers urge US army not to award Bergdahl possible $300G in back pay

One hundred members of Congress have signed a letter urging the U.S. Army not to award Private Bowe Bergdahl a possible $300,000 in back pay after he was given a dishonorable discharge and demoted for deserting his base in Afghanistan in 2009.

{FD} Women’s Convention speakers raise eyebrows over past remarks

The first national Women’s Convention in 40 years set to commence on Friday features speakers who could not condemn female genital mutilation, called white women “awful”, and said they are more afraid of Israel supporters than “the mentally ill young people the FBI recruits to join ISIS.”

{FD} Hillary Clinton defends kneeling NFL players, says ‘that’s not against our anthem or flag’

Hillary Clinton has defended NFL players who knelt during the national them, saying kneeling is a “reverent” position that is not against “our anthem or our flag” and urged Democrats to use the issue to slam the President.

{FD} ‘Calm before the storm’: Trump remark sparks foreign policy speculation

President Donald Trump said Thursday it was “the calm before the storm” as he met with senior military leaders amid increasing tensions around the globe and speculation of changes in foreign policy.

{FD} Black Lives Matter shouts down ACLU: ‘You protect Hitler, too!’

Black Lives Matter protesters shut down an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) event on free speech last week at William & Mary College after swarming the stage and shouting “liberalism is white supremacy” and “ACLU, you protect Hitler, too.”

{FD} US relaxes rules of engagement to help troops in Afghanistan defeat Taliban

The U.S. military has overturned a requirement for its troops to be in contact with enemy forces in Afghanistan before opening fire in a bid to relax the rules of engagement and defeat the Taliban.