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Friday, June 23, 2017
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Putin, Russian Hacks, Russia

Putin: ‘Patriotic’ Hackers May Have Targeted The West

After multiple claims from Western officials that Russia has interfered in national elections, Putin conceded that some “patriotic” people may have been pushed to “fight against those who speak badly about Russia.”

June 2, 2017

Fox News Can’t Get Republicans To Defend Trump

His show, Special Report, was struggling to book guests. Tuesday’s episode centered around allegations in a memo that U.S. President Donald Trump had asked former FBI director James Comey to close his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn over Russia links.

May 17, 2017

FBI Used Trump-Russia Dossier To Get FISA Warrant

According to CNN, the FBI used information from the “dirty dossier”—a 35-page document alleging deep ties between Trump and the Russian government first published by BuzzFeed—to help convince the FISC that Page merited surveillance. The FBI is monitoring Page as part of its ongoing investigation into alleged Trump campaign links to Russia and whether Moscow interfered in the U.S. presidential election.

April 19, 2017
Trump, Obamacare, Congress

Trump’s Contentious ‘Skinny Budget’ Is Unlikely To Pass Congress

Get out your calendars and mark a circle around March 16. That’s the date when Congress expects President Donald Trump to present his “skinny budget” outline for the upcoming fiscal year.

March 13, 2017
Jon Huntsman, Russian Ambassador

Trump’s New Russian Ambassador Isn’t His Biggest Fan

In many ways, Jon Huntsman marks a departure from Donald Trump’s usual appointments. Different from the likes of Jeff Sessions and Mike Pence, he is a moderate, who, despite his Republican credentials, served under President Barack Obama as ambassador to China.

March 9, 2017
Trump, Putin, CIA

Trump Is Learning The Cost Of Business In Russia

When dealing with high-level Russian business associates, you are bound to encounter intelligence officials. The question is: If Russian intelligence officers approached other members of team Trump, who may have also conducted business in Russia, or with Russian associates, would they have known who they were really be dealing with?

February 16, 2017
Trump rally press

Trump’s Threat To Press Freedom: Why It Matters

A free press is one of several entities that gives voice to the voiceless. If a Trump administration restricts and limits it, the effects will reverberate far beyond the news organizations.

November 13, 2016
Gary Johnson

Did Libertarian And Green Voters Help To Elect Trump?

In several swing states – including Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – votes cast for Gary Johnson exceeded the gap between Clinton and Trump.

November 9, 2016
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session before a vote of tax and pension reforms in Athens, Greece, May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greek Parliament Pushes Through Austerity Measures

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been forced once again to defend a decision by the country’s parliament to approve pension and tax reforms — necessary changes to unlock more bailout funds from the country’s international creditors.

May 9, 2016
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a banquet for contributors of the recent rocket launch, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on February 15, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA

North Korea Cracks Down On Western Clothing, Piercings

Groups of teenagers who are loyal to the communist state are on the lookout for people violating the dress code.

April 18, 2016
Pope Francis speaks during the Easter vigil mass in Saint Peter's basilica at the Vatican, March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis To Publish Document On Marriage and Family

Pope Francis is due to publish a document detailing his views on family, marriage, contraception and raising children.

April 8, 2016