Washington, D.C. – “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defense and commercial ties in an attempt to balance the weight of China in the region,” Steve Holland and Aftab Ahmed report for Reuters.
Today, President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat down for one-on-one talks. President Trump said that there is momentum toward a massive trade deal. Click here to read more.
“U.S. first lady Melania Trump visited on Tuesday a government school in the Indian capital of New Delhi that teaches a special ‘happiness curriculum’, rooted in mindfulness practices.” The First Lady said that “it is very inspiring to me that the students here begin each day (with) mindfulness,” Sunil Kataria reports for Reuters.
“After several resounding judicial victories,” the Trump Administration this week can begin implementing its new immigration rule, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds. “Not only does this final rule enforce an Act of Congress, but it also reaffirms core American values, such as hard work, self-sufficiency, and perseverance,” Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli writes in The Hill.
School choice, a top priority for President Trump, can help save students from politicized classrooms. In Seattle, a new proposed “math ethnic studies” framework would organize its curriculum around themes such as “Power and Oppression” and “History of Resistance and Liberation.” If that sounds far-fetched, “it has become far more common in K–12 schools,” Matt Beienburg of the Goldwater Institute writes for National Review.