National Politics

Trump scolds NATO allies over defense spending

President Donald Trump on Thursday chided NATO member countries directly for not meeting their financial commitments to the alliance and declined to reiterate US commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pledge.

How US intelligence leaks upset two allies in one week

With multiple high-profile intelligence leaks in recent weeks, the US has now managed to upset two of its closest allies by allowing the disclosure of sensitive information -- a trend that is raising concerns around potentially jeopardizing the trust of key information-sharing partners.

Trump's first foreign trip as president

President Donald Trump is abroad for the first time as commander in chief, undertaking an ambitious agenda of diplomacy in a nine-day, five-country trip. Here are some highlights so far.

Pence tax lobbying sparks Hill backlash

Vice President Mike Pence's attempt to peel away House Republicans to support the White House's tax plan spurred a backlash among a critical bloc of conservative lawmakers Wednesday, Hill sources said.

6 things to watch in the Montana special election

A race for an open House seat in Montana took a jaw-dropping twist when a reporter alleged that Republican candidate Greg Gianforte "body slammed" him and broke his glasses on the eve of Election Day.

Who is Greg Gianforte?

Until now, Greg Gianforte, a candidate in Thursday's special congressional election in Montana, was known as a multimillionaire tech entrepreneur who once ran for governor.

Trump at NATO: What to watch

President Donald Trump on Thursday will attend his first NATO summit alongside the 27 other members of the military alliance and join in the opening ceremony of the group's new headquarters in Brussels.

Trump's Russia probe lawyer has ties to Russia

The prominent New York lawyer expected to represent President Donald Trump in the widening Russia probes has professional connections of his own to Moscow, which could create yet another public-relations problem for the White House.

Chaffetz describes delay in Comey testimony

House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Wednesday he had a "one-on-one" conversation with ousted FBI Director James Comey earlier this week, in which they discussed Comey's looming public testimony.

Hannity's conspiracy theory pressures Fox News

Sean Hannity's decision to promote a baseless conspiracy theory about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich has brought new public pressure on Fox News, just as it was beginning to emerge from a year of high-profile scandals.

Caroline Kennedy on JFK: I miss him every day

Had he lived, John F. Kennedy would turn 100 years old on May 29. To commemorate his birth, Kennedy's daughter and grandchildren put together a video message honoring the former President.