FROM Nikos Chrysoloras
Greece Ready to Reject Deal, as 'Grexit' Looms Greece faces a payment to the International Monetary Fund at the end of this month; $1.8 billion is due on total debts of $242.8 billion. Today, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras quoted a familiar passage from Dante’s Inferno, saying he was prepared to declare the "Great No" to creditors. Nikos Chrysoloras is Athens bureau chief 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.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.