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In deference to President Trump, NATO leaders agreed not to focus on Russia during this week's summit.

Trump declines to endorse NATO's Article 5

In deference to President Trump, NATO leaders agreed not to focus on Russia during this week's summit.

from To the Point

Rebel forces in Syria won a rare victory this month by getting some food to 300,000 starving citizens trapped by constant bombing in the city of Aleppo.

The battle over Aleppo brings new pleas for intervention

Rebel forces in Syria won a rare victory this month by getting some food to 300,000 starving citizens trapped by constant bombing in the city of Aleppo.

from To the Point

Last week, President Obama was taking heat for saying he did not yet have a “strategy” for dealing with the Islamic State.

The Fight Against ISIS Creates Strange Bedfellows

Last week, President Obama was taking heat for saying he did not yet have a “strategy” for dealing with the Islamic State.

from To the Point

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We speak with California Congressman Adam Schiff about Trump’s State of the Union and what Schiff is investigating next.

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President Trump decides he’s done waiting for Congress to fund his border wall. He’s doing it himself, or at least trying to, anyway.

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Ambassador Wendy Sherman admits she “lost it,” and broke down in “tears of anger and frustration” as lead negotiator for the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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More than 800,000 federal employees continue to go without pay in what could soon be the longest government shutdown yet.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind."

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Politically, Trump’s great wall may not be worth the government shutdown. But it appeals to his base, including evangelical Christians.

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