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Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 09:11 AM PST

Germany's Merkel to US: Bolster Groups Like EU, NATO, UN

Germany's Merkel to US: Bolster Groups Like EU, NATO, UN

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:31 PM PST

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet. It's not. Trump faces skeptical Democrats whose support...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 11:37 AM PST

In Europe, Pence Says US Will Hold Russia Accountable

In Europe, Pence Says US Will Hold Russia Accountable

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 01:35 AM PST

Here’s How Congress Is Handling Russia Investigations

Here’s How Congress Is Handling Russia Investigations

At the end of a week's worth of new revelations and a resignation, FBI Director James Comey held a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday, NBC News reports. Members who emerged...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 04:30 PM PST

Trump Rallies Supporters, Tears Into 'Dishonest Media'

Trump Rallies Supporters, Tears Into 'Dishonest Media'

Trump held a campaign rally at an airport hangar in central Florida on Saturday afternoon. The event in Melbourne came as he seeks to regain his footing following a series of crises that have threatened his...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:18 PM PST

House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood

House Overturns Rule Protecting Planned Parenthood

The Republican-led House this week overturned a regulation then-President Barack Obama put in place to protect Title X funding, prompting criticism from Democrats and others over the move's impact on women's...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 01:01 PM PST

Massive Outdoor Trade Show to Leave Utah in Protest

Massive Outdoor Trade Show to Leave Utah in Protest

A lucrative outdoor trade show that's been staged in Salt Lake City for two decades announced Thursday it will be leaving Utah over the latest disagreement with state leaders about their stance on public lands....

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:44 PM PST

Trump Emphasizes Military Spending at Boeing

Trump Emphasizes Military Spending at Boeing

 President Donald Trump reiterated his emphasis on rebuilding the military in a Friday visit to Boeing in South Carolina, a day after he made the same promises in a White House news conference. "We are looking seriously at a big order," he said.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:19 AM PST

McConnell Intends to Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

McConnell Intends to Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help. In the past, McConnell has condemned Democrats for passing "Obamacare"...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 05:01 PM PST

Scott Pruitt Sworn in as EPA Administrator

Scott Pruitt Sworn in as EPA Administrator

Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, giving President Donald Trump an eager partner to fulfill his campaign...

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