Mike Ludwig of Truthout: As lobbyists swarm Congress, the government is facing a possible shutdown over the wall.
Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, now openly allege that Russia is arming the Taliban.
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David DeGraw is the editor of AmpedStatus.com. His long-awaited book, The Road Through 2012, will finally be released on September 28th. He can be emailed at [email protected]