WHY IT MATTERS: Executive Authority
WHY IT MATTERS: Making policy by executive action raises questions, rooted in revolutionary history, about an imperial presidency
Where They Stand: Trump, Clinton Clash on Islamic Extremism
Bombings in the New York region and a stabbing attack in Minnesota have thrust such attacks into the forefront of the 2016 election, and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offer dramatically different visions of how to fight it
6 Times Donald Trump Says He's Been 'Sarcastic' or 'Misinterpreted'
Donald Trump ’s claims that he was being sarcastic when talking about President Obama being the “founder of ISIS,” but it isn’t the first time during this campaign when he’s claimed that he was being "sarcastic" or said he’s been misinterpreted. Trump regularly blasts the media for distorting his
Ret. Gen. John Allen Says Donald Trump Could Cause 'Civil Military Crisis'
Retired Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Allen said that if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president and follows through on some of the things he’s said on the campaign trail, the U.S. could face a “civil military crisis, the like of which we’ve not seen in this country.” "When we swear an
Fact-Checking Donald Trump's First Remarks as Republican Nominee
On the heels of accepting his party’s nomination, Donald Trump today held his first post-convention news conference. ABC News decided to fact-check the newly-minted Republican presidential nominee's opening remarks of the general election race. Here are some of the claims and how they stack up:
In First Joint Interview, Mike Pence Aims to Be Trump-Interpreter
In their first joint interview on the eve of the Republican National Convention , presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and his vice-presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, tested the waters of their new-formed alliance in an interview on CBS News' "60 Minutes." Pence had the more
Travel Fears Amplified Amid Attacks Against ISIS
Co-hosts discuss the possibility of an attack in the United States and anxiety while traveling.
Trump, Clinton Urge End to Terrorism After Istanbul Attack
The two presumptive presidential nominees weighed in on the terrorist attack at the main international airport in Istanbul, Turkey, that claimed the lives of at least 41 people and injured 147 more.
What Newly Released CIA Documents Reveal About 'Torture' in Its Former Detention Program
The Central Intelligence Agency has released some 50 documents on its former "Detention and Interrogation" program in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The now-declassified documents highlight some of the methods used in what critics have