Subscribe: Christian Science Monitor | USA
http://www.csmonitor.com/rss/usa.rss&author=CS%20Monitor&title=USA
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
bergdahl  bowe bergdahl  defense  donald trump  donald  elect  new  party  president elect  president  report  secretary  trump  veterans 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Christian Science Monitor | USA

Christian Science Monitor | USA



Stay up to date with the latest USA news; subscribe to the Monitor's RSS feeds!



 



Florida voters challenge for recount: A call to address election issues?

Three Florida voters have sued for a recount of all paper ballots in Florida, adding to growing pressure for change before the 2018 election.

(image)



Why Trump says he wants to ditch plans for new Air Force One

Donald Trump tweeted that Boeing’s contract to build the next Air Force One should be canceled due to its high price tag.

(image)



Republican elector refuses to vote for Trump

Christopher Suprun has appealed to his fellow elector's constitutional duty 'vote their conscience.'

(image)



Why a top Democrat is open to Trump's pick for Pentagon

Congress would need to issue a waiver to allow Gen. James Mattis to serve as secretary of Defense, a civilian position.

(image)



Who should foot the bill for security at Trump Tower?

Mayor Bill de Blasio is reportedly sending a $35 million invoice to the White House for the cost of securing Trump Tower up through inauguration day.

(image)



US teens fall behind in global math scores. Is that a good benchmark?

The US ranked 35th in math on an international exam given to 15-year-olds in 2015. But some experts warn the American education system is too varied to make sweeping comparisons to other nations. 

(image)



Did the Pentagon waste $125 billion of taxpayer money?

The Pentagon is reported to have buried a report detailing $125 billion of wasteful bureaucratic spending.

(image)



Democrats celebrate rare win after N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory concedes loss

North Carolina's governor-elect may nudge the right-drifting state back toward the center, but he faces a Republican-controlled legislature.

(image)



Boston high-schoolers stage anti-Trump walkout. A lesson in democracy?

Concerned about their future under a Trump administration, high school students walked out of classes Monday afternoon and marched to the doorsteps of their elected officials.

(image)



Mistrial in Walter Scott police shooting sends strong message

Walter Scott's death had been seen as a clear-cut case of police using fatal force unnecessarily. But the mistrial shows how deferential jurors are to police judgment.

(image)



Turning schools around, at high speeds

If securing resources for the neediest students is a puzzle, new Topeka, Kan., Superintendent Tiffany Anderson does more than fit the pieces together. She creates pieces where none exist.

(image)



Joe Biden in 2020. Really?

At a public appearance Monday, Joe Biden made a joke – or dropped a hint – about a 2020 presidential run.

(image)



Is Dylann Roof trying to sabotage his own trial?

Dylann Roof has elected to represent himself during the sentencing face of his federal trial related to the Charleston church shooting. Is he angling for life in prison or the death penalty?

(image)



Among black men, a spark of support for Donald Trump

Donald Trump won a tiny fraction of the black vote, but his economic message resonates among some black working-class men. 

(image)



What could US cities expect from Ben Carson as HUD secretary?

Ben Carson's lack of political experience makes him hard to predict. But as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, he would have the power to shape – and likely shrink – the government's role in housing assistance.

(image)



Defense secretary: US, allies must remain in Iraq after ISIS defeat

In a speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, Calif., Defense Secretary Ashton Carter stressed the need for US and allied forces to ensure that the Islamic State does not reemerge.

(image)



First Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor: Why now?

Shinzo Abe's trip to Hawaii comes six months after President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima.

(image)



Who should take responsibility for 'Ghost Ship' fire in Oakland?

In the weeks leading up to the warehouse fire that killed dozens at the so-called Oakland Ghost Ship, city officials had fielded complaints about clutter inside and outside the illegal residence.

(image)



Gunman at Comet Ping Pong sought to 'self-investigate' fake Clinton report

A man who fired a semiautomatic rifle inside a Washington, D.C., pizza shop on Sunday said that he was investigating a fake news report that Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief had been running a child sex ring out of the restaurant.

(image)



Why are Americans more tolerant of torture than other nations?

Americans are more open to torture than several of its allies and enemies, according to a new report. What does that say about how the US sees global conflict?

(image)



Did Petraeus and Clinton risk spilling bigger secrets than Snowden?

The president-elect has called for one prosecution, one execution, and one promotion.

(image)



How Bowe Bergdahl's lawyers are preparing for a Trump presidency

If President Obama does not grant Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's clemency request before leaving office, Sgt. Bergdahl's attorneys say they will attempt to get the charges of desertion and misbehavior dismissed. 

(image)



Standing Rock: Veterans say they are there to help

The leader of the 'Veterans Stand for Standing Rock' group met with tribal elders, who asked veterans to help out protesters but not directly engage with law enforcement.

(image)



As DC prepares for inauguration, Trump opponents prepare too

The inauguration will draw a range of supporters for the new President, but marches in opposition are also planned.

(image)



Toll rising as crews dig through Oakland warehouse fire

At least twenty-four have died when a fire broke out at an electronic dance music party in a converted warehouse, known to locals as the "Ghost Ship."

(image)



The recount war: why Stein, Trump supporters are fighting out it in court

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein announced late Saturday she will ask a federal court to force a recount in Pennsylvania, while president-elect Donald Trump and his allies battle vote audits in Wisconsin and Michigan. 

(image)



Why several neighbors in Washington, D.C. are raising rainbow flags

Several of Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s new neighbors are flying gay pride flags on their property to show solidarity with the LGBT community and their opposition to Mr. Pence’s policies surrounding gay marriage and rights.

(image)



NFL Week 13 picks: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers face a must-win this Sunday as they host one of the NFL’s hottest teams in the New York Giants.

(image)



What Louisiana's Senate seat means for Democrats across the country

Celebrities, Democratic heavyweights, and people from across the United States have donated to Democrat Foster Campbell's Senate campaign, in the hope that the party can close the 2016 election season with a runoff victory next week.

(image)



Merriam-Webster's plea: It's not too late to block 'fascism' as word of the year

The Merriam-Webster dictionary Tweeted earlier this week that 'fascism' is the most looked-up word so far in 2016, making it likely to become the word of the year.

(image)



Will President Obama pardon Bowe Bergdahl?

US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 to draw attention to what he saw as leadership problems.

(image)



Vladimir Putin sees Trump as key to eased sanctions: Why that's important

President-elect Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he looked forward to 'a strong and enduring relationship.'

(image)



The cavalry arrives: Veterans bring 'symbolic value' and support to Standing Rock

Veterans are pouring into North Dakota just days before the Monday deadline to vacate.

(image)



Suspension of flag-stomping teacher upheld: Is teacher speech protected?

The North Carolina teacher who stepped on a flag as part of a lesson on the First Amendment has said his action is protected under the Constitution. But campus speech codes often limit educators' speech. 

(image)



Why a Virginia school considers banning two American classics

The racial slurs in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" are reopening debate about the value of uncomfortable conversations in the classroom.

(image)



Is Keith Ellison the future of the DNC?

While elected officials have chaired the DNC in the past, but many party members, including the Obama Administration, have expressed concerns that leading the party against Donald Trump will be a full-time job.

(image)



'The Daily Show' attempts to pop the 'news bubble' with a conservative guest

Trevor Noah sat down with conservative commentator Tomi Lahren to explore Black Lives Matter, the KKK, national anthem protests, Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about women, among other hot-button topics, in a civil discussion.

(image)



Creating a college behind bars

How inmates in Washington State are trying to improve their lives so they can cope better after they're released from prison.

(image)



Heroes: Utah parents disarm son, prevent potential school shooting

The incident may turn debate back toward parents' roles in keeping their kids from committing acts of gun violence.

(image)



Enter the generals: Why Trump's cabinet picks give Pentagon pause

President-elect Trump's pick for secretary of Defense, retired Gen. James Mattis, is widely respected among military analysts. But he will need a congressional waiver to serve.

(image)



Does Obama administration support for female draft hold any weight?

The White House support for the inclusion of women in the Selective Service comes as many female service members are bracing for the possibility that President-elect Trump could close off inroads for women in the military.

(image)



All US public housing to be smoke-free, HUD announces

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a smoking ban in public housing on Wednesday, igniting a variety of responses.

(image)



Ivanka the environmentalist? Maybe, maybe not.

A report suggesting Ivanka Trump is mulling taking up climate change as a signature issue during her father's presidency is gathering steam among liberals who have called on her to help temper some of President-elect Trump's more rigid policy stances.

(image)



Trump's long journey to rally America – not just his base

The president-elect made the first stop of his 'thank-you' tour Thursday night in Ohio.

(image)



House Science Committee's Breitbart tweet sets off alarm bells for liberals

The tweet highlighted government opposition to climate efforts and raised concerns about the rise of the the conservative, white nationalist 'alt-right' movement.

(image)



How Democrats could rebound after 2016

When Republicans lost big in 2008, they rebuilt by sweeping nearly a dozen governors' races. With 38 governorships up for grabs in the next two years, Democrats could follow suit.

(image)



Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon

Mattis is a Marine Corps general who retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command.

(image)



San Bernardino anniversary: How a city countered hate in the wake of tragedy

A national surge in hate crimes against Muslims followed the terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif., on Dec. 2, 2015. But residents say that rather than dividing the community, the tragedy brought them closer together. 

(image)



Why Iran's nuclear program is back on US agenda

Overwhelming votes in Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act, and indications Trump's cabinet will include several foes of the Iran nuclear deal, signal it could be a burning issue once again.

(image)



Serena Williams letter: are female athletes achieving parity? (+video)

Although female participation in sports at all levels is still less than that in boy's and men's sports, observers say that things are improving for young girls. 

(image)