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Afghan Peace Process 'Dead.' Bolton Fired. As Dust Settles In D.C., What Now?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A foreign policy and national security whirlwind in Washington has scrambled the outlook for U.S. policy on Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Russia and more.


Trump Fires John Bolton In Final Break After Months Of Internal Policy Division

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The national security adviser caught the president's attention for his aggressive stance as a Fox News commentator but strayed from favor after pushing too hard against Trump's wishes.


Will A Massive Effort To Secure The 2020 Vote End Up Superfluous Or Not Enough?

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Officials at every level say they're changing their approaches to election security as the presidential race comes into view. One challenge, though, is not knowing exactly how to prepare.


Facebook, Google And More Meet With Feds To Confer About 2020 Election Security

Thursday, September 05, 2019

The California conference with the FBI, as well as U.S. intelligence and security officials, reflected a new consensus about the need to prepare against attacks aimed at the next election.


What You Need To Know About Fake Video, Audio And The 2020 Election

Monday, September 02, 2019

While "deepfakes" or other manipulated digital material could appear to show events that never happened, their existence also gives politicians the opportunity to cast doubt on reality.


What You Need To Know About Foreign Interference And The 2020 Election

Sunday, September 01, 2019

The threat from cyberattacks and social media agitation isn't going away, security officials warn — but there could be new twists as President Trump battles Democrats for the White House.


What You Need To Know About U.S. Election Security And Voting Machines

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Because most elections truly are local, it would be nearly impossible for a foreign adversary to touch them all with a single effort. But that diversity also comes with security challenges.


DOJ: Comey Violated Policy On His Trump Memos — But Won't Be Prosecuted

Thursday, August 29, 2019

An inspector general investigation concluded that former FBI Director James Comey broke rules governing the handling of documents that described his now-famous exchanges with President Trump.


FACT CHECK: Did Harry Truman Really Try To Buy Greenland Back In The Day?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Truman administration saw huge strategic value in the island as a geographic bulwark against the Soviet Union. Ultimately, the U.S. got access to Greenland without needing to purchase it.


Trump Abruptly Drops John Ratcliffe As DNI Nominee Amid Political Headwinds

Friday, August 02, 2019

The president's Republican allies in the Senate never appeared to warm up to the Texas congressman, and news reports suggested he had overstated his terrorism-fighting qualifications.


Rule Proposed To FEC Would Further Constrain Foreign Election Contributions

Thursday, August 01, 2019

The Federal Election Commission is considering new language to tighten restrictions on foreign involvement as lawmakers continue pushing for new legislation.


Key Senators So Far Silent On John Ratcliffe, Trump's Pick For New Top Spy

Monday, July 29, 2019

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is a former member of Congress and remained popular on Capitol Hill. John Ratcliffe, the president's new pick, is a comparative newcomer.


In A Bitterly Divided Nation, Will Robert Mueller's Testimony Change Any Minds?

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Democrats reeled in their white whale at last, but he fought against being the prize they wanted.


Key Takeaways From Mueller's Testimony Before The House Intelligence Committee

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

What did former special counsel Robert Mueller reveal on Wednesday about intelligence perils for the United States and ongoing threats to election security?


Mueller On Russian Election Interference: 'They're Doing It As We Sit Here'

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Former special counsel Robert Mueller didn't want to appear in Wednesday's hearings, but lawmakers insisted that he tell his story in public to the House judiciary and intelligence committees.


6 Questions Congress May Ask Robert Mueller During His Testimony

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

In two separate hearings on Wednesday, Democrats want Americans who haven't read Mueller's findings to see and hear them instead. Republicans want to take the former special counsel down a peg.


Will Robert Mueller's Testimony Shift The Prevailing Winds In Washington?

Monday, July 22, 2019

All eyes in the capital — and many more in the nation — will be on the former special counsel this week in Congress. Whatever takes place, the political stakes are high.


Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Appoints New Election Security Czar

Friday, July 19, 2019

Spy world veteran Shelby Pierson will attempt to centralize election security efforts across the intelligence community with soon-to-be-designated agency leads.


FACT CHECK: Foreign Interference And 'Opposition Research' Are Not The Same

Thursday, June 13, 2019

President Trump says he might be open to taking information from a foreign government in a future election, calling it a part of politics. But the law draws a distinction when foreigners are involved.


A Closer Look At Trump's Remarks About Taking Information On A 2020 Rival

Thursday, June 13, 2019

President Trump said Wednesday that he would accept a foreign government's dirt on a 2020 rival. A look at foreign election interference — the focus of the Mueller report — and opposition research.