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'Back on Track': Sally Yates to Testify Publicly in House Russia Probe
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been invited to testify publicly before Congress on the investigation into alleged Russian election meddling. The hearing is expected to take place after May 2. Former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper...
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Exxon Waiver to Drill in Russia Rejected by Treasury Department
Exxon has not been granted a waiver to bypass U.S. sanctions and partner with a Russian oil company to drill in the Baltic Sea. In a one-page statement Friday, the Treasury Department announced that the decision was made in consultation with President Donald Trump. "We will remain vigilant to make...
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The Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Have a Huge Stake in Blaming Russia
After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six months ago, her most powerful Democratic allies feared losing control of the party. Efforts to lip-synch economic populism while remaining closely tied to Wall Street had led to a catastrophic defeat. In the aftermath, the party’s progressive base...
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'Payout Time': Exxon Seeks Waiver From U.S. Sanctions to Drill in Russia
Exxon is applying for a waiver from the U.S. Treasury Department to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia and resume offshore drilling in the Black Sea with the Russian oil company Rosneft, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Among those charged with deciding to grant the permit is Secretary...
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Why Hillary Clinton Really Lost
An early insider account of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, entitled Shattered , reveals a paranoid presidential candidate who couldn’t articulate why she wanted to be President and who oversaw an overconfident and dysfunctional operation that failed to project a positive message or appeal...
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The Real Madman
“Putin is the real world version of the person Trump pretends to be on television,” historian Timothy Snyder wrote in this space during the presidential campaign. A year after Snyder made that observation, the tables are turned: Trump has become the real version of the man Putin plays on television...
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Int'l Spy Agencies First to Spot 'Suspicious Interactions' Between Russia, Trump Team
The ongoing probe into ties between Russia and affiliates of President Donald Trump was reportedly first spurred by international spy agencies that picked up "suspicious interactions," which they began sharing with the FBI, the Guardian reported on Thursday. Speaking to a number of unidentified...
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US-Russia Tensions Rise as Rex Tillerson Talks of "Low Point" in Nations' Relations
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations between the U.S. and Russia had hit "a low point," while Russia vetoed a western-backed United Nations resolution that would have forced the Syrian government to comply with an investigation into the recent alleged chemical attack. The...
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Cable TV President Launches Cable TV War—and the Reviews are Boffo!
Sometimes in America, the rocket's red glare is all the proof through the night that you really need. The folks over at the Pentagon understand that well, which is why — even as the flames from 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles that struck a Syrian airstrip were still smoldering on Thursday night — the...
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Trump Should Rethink Syria Escalation
MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)* SUBJECT: Syria: Was It Really “A Chemical Weapons Attack”? 1 – We write to give you an unambiguous warning of the threat of armed hostilities with Russia – with the risk of escalation to nuclear war. The...
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