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'That's How Dictators Get Started': McCain Defends Press

'That's How Dictators Get Started': McCain Defends Press

Sen. John McCain says a free press is vital "to preserve democracy as we know it." And he cautions about efforts to muzzle a free press, saying "that's how dictators get started." The Arizona senator was asked...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 01:22 PM PST

Bill Would Allow Hunters to Target Bears, Wolves in Alaska

Bill Would Allow Hunters to Target Bears, Wolves in Alaska

Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval, NBC News...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 09:05 PM PST

‘I Am a Muslim Too’: Russell Simmons Headlines Unity March

‘I Am a Muslim Too’: Russell Simmons Headlines Unity March

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is feeling "zen" about a multifaith and multiethnic unity rally he's headlining Sunday — organized in response to the uncertainty and anxiety that was created by President Donald...

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 08:55 AM PST

DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison

DNC Race Shakeup: Ray Buckley to Exit, Endorse Keith Ellison

In the biggest shakeup of the Democratic leadership race in months, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley plans to drop his bid to be the party's national chairman and throw his support behind...

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...

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