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Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 01:16 PM PDT

NATO, the World's Biggest Military Alliance, Explained

NATO, the World's Biggest Military Alliance, Explained

It sounds strange to characterize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a huge gun club, but the comparison can be useful in understanding the world's biggest military alliance. Like many gun clubs, NATO...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 08:27 AM PDT

Montana’s Special Election Underway After Bizarre Scuff

Montana’s Special Election Underway After Bizarre Scuff

Scott McGrew explains why many Montanans won’t be able to change their minds at the ballot box.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 04:07 AM PDT

Ben Carson Calls Poverty 'State of Mind'

Ben Carson Calls Poverty 'State of Mind'

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, is facing criticism after calling poverty a "state of mind," NBC News reported. Carson was asked in a SiriusXM radio interview with Armstrong Williams...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 03:39 PM PDT

Trump Chastises NATO, Vows Crackdown on Leaks

Trump Chastises NATO, Vows Crackdown on Leaks

With long-standing European alliances facing new strain, President Donald Trump chastised NATO member nations for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing pact and declined to explicitly endorse...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 07:14 PM PDT

Foreign Meetings Omitted From Sessions' Security Clearance

Foreign Meetings Omitted From Sessions' Security Clearance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose contacts with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador, on a security clearance form he submitted as a United States senator last year, the Justice...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:45 PM PDT

Santa Clara County Slams President Trump's Proposed Budget

Santa Clara County Slams President Trump's Proposed Budget

The bitter political and legal fight between Santa Clara County and President Donald Trump is escalating.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 08:40 AM PDT

GOP Candidate Charged With Assault on Eve of Election

GOP Candidate Charged With Assault on Eve of Election

Thursday's nationally-watched election for Montana's sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 03:25 PM PDT

Russia Hoped to Sway Trump Via Advisers: Report

Russia Hoped to Sway Trump Via Advisers: Report

A new report says U.S. intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campaign...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 02:42 PM PDT

Lawsuit: VA Contracting Changes Could Cut Jobs for the Blind

Lawsuit: VA Contracting Changes Could Cut Jobs for the Blind

An advocacy group for the blind on Wednesday sued the Department of Veterans Affairs in federal court, alleging the agency ignored a long-standing law when it changed contracting rules that have been used for...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 04:35 PM PDT

Throwing Chaos Aside, Trump Aims for Caution on Big Trip

Throwing Chaos Aside, Trump Aims for Caution on Big Trip

In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos. The early morning Twitter rants that so often rattle Washington have disappeared as Trump...

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