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  • AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other governments across Europe facing a wave of nationalism. Rutte declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said' stop'...

  • Travel ban: 'No constitutional way to do an unconstitutional thing'

    Joel Sandaluk of Mamann Sandaluk & Kingwell says the courts continue to regard religious discrimination as the real purpose of the order.

  • Conservatives have plenty to like in the White House plan, with its 10 percent increase in military spending next year and beefed-up funding to help deport more illegal immigrants and build a wall on the border with Mexico. But the gaze into Trump's priorities for the next four years proved too savage for many Republicans' taste, foreshadowing an intense battle...

  • Trump's plan, submitted to Congress on Thursday and showcasing his administration's economic priorities, is just the first volley in what will likely be an intense battle over spending in coming months. Although Trump's fellow Republicans control both the Senate and House of Representatives, Congress holds the federal purse strings and seldom approves...

  • Donald Trump

    Trump's top executive orders remain on ice — and his top legislative priority is also likely in trouble, writes Vox's Andrew Prokop.

  • Although both the Senate and House of Representatives are controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, Congress holds the federal purse strings and seldom approves presidents' budget plans. Trump's plan took a big swipe at some federal institutions, envisaging a more than 31 percent cut, or $2.6 billion, for the Environmental Protection Agency and a 28 percent...

  • *France and Germany still to face test of rising populism. AMSTERDAM, March 16- EU leaders lined up on Thursday to congratulate Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on beating far-rightist Geert Wilders in the first of a series of European elections this year in which populist insurgent parties are hoping to rock the establishment. Rutte, whose win helped boost the...

  • Rudy Giuliani

    TV appearances by Trump allies wound up working against him in Judge Derrick K. Watson's restraining order, Vox reports.

  • President Donald Trump

    First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

  • Cuban and US flags are seen on balconies in Havana

    U.S. airlines Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines have become the latest to bow out of Cuba, posing new questions about diplomatic ties.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. It is the first volley in what is expected to be an intense battle over spending in coming months in Congress,...

  • Amazon could be $3T company in 10 years: Social Capital founder

    Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital founder talks about Amazon's tremendous growth prospect and says it is close to a monopoly in two very important markets - retail and its AWS business. Also Palihapitiya talks about Microsoft's near monopoly and Snapchat's value.

  • AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism. He declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said'...

  • President Donald Trump

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports President Trump's travel ban has been blocked by a federal judge, citing the new order issued... "to disfavor a particular religion, among other reasons.

  • Demonstrators yell slogans during protest against the travel ban imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order, at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 29, 2017.

    The tech giants deciding not to put their weight behind a lawsuit seeking to block the second version of Donald Trump's travel ban.

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the American Center for Mobility, a test facility for driverless car technology for American Manufactured Vehicles in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, March 15, 2017.

    Donald Trump has pledged to appeal against a federal judge's order placing an immediate halt on his revised travel ban.

  • *France and Germany still to face test of rising populism. AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism. Political analysts said Rutte won on a mix...

  • *France and Germany still to face test of rising populism. AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism. Political analysts said Rutte won on a mix...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other governments across Europe facing a wave of nationalism. Rutte declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said' stop'...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. It is the first volley in what is expected to be an intense battle over spending in coming months in Congress,...