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DC Daily: President Trump's overseas trip continues in Belgium for NATO meeting

Posted: 8:27 AM, May 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-25 15:38:10Z

What's happening in the political world:

Trump joins other world leaders at NATO summit
-- President Trump is in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday to meet with several European leaders at NATO headquarters.

Trump is due to face British Prime Minister Theresa May for the first time since this week's suicide attack in Manchester. British officials are fuming that information about the attack surfaced in U.S. media after it was shared with their American counterparts. May plans to "make clear" to Trump that information shared between the two countries must remain secure.

"The British police have been very clear that they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity, the element of surprise," Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd told BBC Radio 4's "Today" program. "So it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I have been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again."

The president is scheduled to leave Brussels Thursday evening local time and head to Italy for the final stop on his overseas trip.

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Dept. of Justice: Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials
-- Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday.

Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, didn't note those interactions on the form, which requires him to list "any contact" he or his family had with a "foreign government" or its "representatives" over the past seven years, officials said.

The new information from the Justice Department is the latest example of Sessions failing to disclose contacts he had with Russian officials. He has come under withering criticism from Democrats following revelations that he did not disclose the same contacts with Kislyak during his Senate confirmation hearings earlier this year.

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CBO says GOP health care bill would leave 23 million without insurance
-- The Congressional Budget Office said that the House Republican health care bill would leave 23 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare.

The CBO also found the bill would reduce deficits by $119 billion compared with Obamacare.

The new CBO report will serve as an important report card for Senate Republicans as they deliberate over their own version of the health care bill.

The report also shed some light into how the House GOP bill, titled the American Health Care Act, would change the nation's individual health insurance market.

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HUD secretary Ben Carson: Poverty is largely 'a state of mind'
-- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson raised eyebrows Wednesday by saying in an interview that having "the wrong mindset" contributes to poverty.

"I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind," the retired neurosurgeon said during an interview with SiriusXM Radio released on Wednesday evening. "You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they'll be right back up there. And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you could give them everything in the world, they'll work their way right back down to the bottom."

The former 2016 presidential candidate, who was appointed by President Donald Trump and confirmed to his Cabinet post in March, argued parents can help prevent their kids from developing the "wrong mindset."

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CNN contributed to this report