icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

News With Ed -- January 18, 2017

Trump’s HHS pick ‘wants to make sure the safety net is shredded’ – Nurses union leader

At Wednesday’s confirmation hearing of Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia), the physician offered very few details on his plans but was grilled at length about personal investments. Michael Lighty, director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, joins RT America’s Ed Schultz to offer his insight into what to expect from HHS under Trump.

Turkey and Russia join forces against Islamic State

Russia and Turkey have launched their first coordinated strikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. US coalition pressure on the Iraqi city of Mosul has forced ISIS forces eastward, according to Russian military sources. RT correspondent Lizzie Phelan has the details.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.