Panetta: Reconciliation Must Be Afghan Led

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Wednesday that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent statement indicating three-way talks between the Taliban, the U.S. and Afghanistan shows that his country is taking a lead role in reintegrating Taliban forces into Afghan society.

About TRNS Washington Desk

View all posts by TRNS Washington Desk
TRNS Washington Desk
News updates from on and around Capitol Hill.

Boehner: “We Will Not Stand Idle” On Obama’s Immigration Order

Boehner said that the President’s plan encourages more immigration and “punishes” those who are trying to immigrate legally.

Nixon Gives Back Okinawa, Judah Benjamin Joins The Confederacy, And North Carolina Becomes A State

Plus, Rebecca Fenton is Senator for a day, the U.S. embassy in Islamabad is attacked and Gen. Westmoreland is optimistic over the Vietnam War.

Click here for: Friday, November 21

● FOIA update advances in Senate

● Death row inmate freed after 39 years

● PAC complaint targets Harvard professor

● Walmart artfully dodges $1 billion tax bill

● High expectations for post-turkey shopping

● 3.7 million parents in line for deportation relief

Obama On Immigration: ‘Come Out Of The Shadows’

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 6.12.46 PM

“Our immigration system is broken, and everyone knows it,” Obama said.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – November 21, 2014

The Day Ahead Logo

President Obama touts immigration reform in Las Vegas, Joe Biden pledges new assistance during a visit to Ukraine and the Japanese parliament is dissolved.

Pentagon: Sequestration Would Require “Drastic”, “Arbitrary” Cuts

The Department of Defense isn’t taking federal sequestration lying down.