FROM Michelle Kaske
Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Grows Larger Yesterday, in a ten-minute televised speech, the Governor of Puerto Rico said the commonwealth will default on a $422 million bond payment. Alejandro García Padilla said "essential services" for 3.5 million people had to come first. Michelle Kaske covers Puerto Rico for Bloomberg News .
Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Deepens with Missed Payment Puerto Rico has "taken the first move to commit financial suicide." That's according to a credit analyst in Florida after Governor Alejandro García Padilla suspended deposits into a fund that pays general-obligation bonds. Michelle Kaske covers the Commonwealth for Bloomberg News .
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?