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Friday, May 26, 2017 at 08:41 AM PDT

Fact Checking Claims About “Late Payments” to NATO

Fact Checking Claims About “Late Payments” to NATO

The President claims about NATO allies are not accurate. How do we know? We asked NATO. Scott McGrew reports.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 04:30 PM PDT

Watch: Trump Appears to Push Aside Montenegro PM

Watch: Trump Appears to Push Aside Montenegro PM

President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media — but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. At...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 05:17 PM PDT

Trump Travel Ban Blocked; Fight Headed for Supreme Court

Trump Travel Ban Blocked; Fight Headed for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:05 AM PDT

Joe Lieberman Withdraws Name From FBI Director Search

Joe Lieberman Withdraws Name From FBI Director Search

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman has withdrawn his name from the running for FBI director. The confirmation comes after reports that President Donald Trump is expected to retain Marc Kasowitz as a...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 09:25 PM PDT

GOP House Hopeful Keeps Low Profile After Assault Charge

GOP House Hopeful Keeps Low Profile After Assault Charge

A last-minute assault charge against a congressional candidate jolted many people in the nation who were viewing the election Thursday as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration. Now, it's...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10:08 AM PDT

Trump Handshake Showdown: France's Macron Just Won't Let Go

Trump Handshake Showdown: France's Macron Just Won't Let Go

U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. At their first meeting, ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked...

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...

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