Secy. of Defense praises dept. for progress on top priorities

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper celebrated his one-year anniversary as head of the Pentagon this week and praised the department for their progress on the administration’s efforts. Among the top priorities are updated strategies for China and Russia. One America’s Christina Bobb has more from Washington.

Russians protest voter fraud extending Putin’s reign

Anti-government protests continue across Russia amid claims of rampant voter fraud in the recent constitutional referendum. Thousands of residents took to the streets of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities on Wednesday to denounce the extension of Vladimir Putin’s rule until 2036.

President Trump: No one in the White House briefed on bounties in Afghanistan

According to President Trump, his top officials were not told about alleged bounties placed on U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan.

On Twitter, the president stated “nobody briefed or told me, Vice President Mike Pence or Chief of Staff Mark Meadow about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan as reported through an anonymous source by the fake news New York Times.”