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The Gripping Story Behind The Case For Trump-Putin Collusion

While the Washington press corps and the rest of the world was distracted last week by the antics of the Mooch, Spicey, and the Donald, Bill Browder, an American-born British banker, was relegated to the side stage of C-SPAN3. For the Senate Judiciary Committee and the hard-core cable audience, Browder laid out what NPR called “a terrifying and complex picture of Putin’s Russia.”

August 3, 2017
Russia

How Putin And Russia Use Powerful U.S. PR Firms To Shape American Opinion

The Russian attempt to influence the 2016 American presidential election, using what intelligence agencies call “active measures,” has dominated U.S. headlines. There is, however, a second front in Russia’s effort to shape the hearts and minds of American citizens, and it’s received almost no attention in mainstream U.S. media outlets since the election.

July 3, 2017
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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
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After A Boom, Are Putin’s Election Chances Slipping?

If Russia’s presidential election, which is scheduled for next year took place this week, Putin’s chances of beating all rivals in one fell swoop as he has in all three of his previous presidential bids, would be slim. Only 48 percent of Russians say they would cast a ballot for their current president if the elections were held now, a drop of five points since the last time Lavada carried out the poll in January 2016.

May 4, 2017
Tillerson

Senate Confirms Tillerson As Secretary Of State In Contentious Vote

In the vote, 56 senators backed Tillerson, and 43 voted no. Senate Democrats had tried, but failed, to delay the vote because of Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven mostly Muslim countries and temporarily halting the entry of refugees. They said they wanted to ask Tillerson more questions about the issue after Trump signed the order.

February 1, 2017
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Danziger: That Sly Putin

Danziger takes us inside the Kremlin, where Vladimir Putin conceives the most devious retaliation against American diplomats in Russia.

December 30, 2016
Danziger hears echoes of 1939 in Austrian far right alliance with Russia

Danziger: Echoes Of 1939

Danziger hears echoes of 1939’s Molotov-Ribbentrop pact in the new agreement between the Austrian far right party and the Putin regime in Moscow.

December 21, 2016
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Officials Believe Putin Supervised U.S. Election Hacks

“This began merely as an effort to show that American democracy is no more credible than Putin’s version is,” one of the officials said.

December 15, 2016
Cartoon: Full Service For Putin

Cartoon: Full Service For Mr. Putin

Donald Trump and his new associate Rex Tillerson making sure that Mr. Putin gets full service at ExxonMobil.

December 15, 2016
Cartoon: Russians React to Putin hacking of US election

Cartoon: Russians React

Oppressed Russian citizens react to news that the CIA believes Putin interfered in America’s presidential election to help Donald Trump.

December 11, 2016
K.T. McFarland

K.T. McFarland: An Anti-Muslim Putin Fan Who Supports Torture

Meet K.T. McFarland, Trump’s pick for deputy national security adviser. She has advocated for war with Iran and misled about its nuclear program, expressed support for torture, and has made bizarre and incendiary statements about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

November 30, 2016
Trump's foreign policy almost the same as Putin's

Trump’s Foreign Policy Approach Almost The Same As Putin’s

The Kremlin said on Thursday U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy approach was “phenomenally close” to that of President Vladimir Putin.

November 10, 2016
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Putin: ‘U.S. Hysteria Over Russia An Election Ploy’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday American politicians were whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat in the U.S. presidential campaign as a ploy to distract voters from their own failings.

October 27, 2016
Russian President Putin attends forum and answers media's questions

Trump Takes A Page From The Kremlin’s Media Playbook

The parallels between the Kremlin’s strategy for spreading disinformation and Trump’s use of conservative media to spread lies are striking.

October 13, 2016
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Trump Cannot Be President While Praising Putin: Former CIA Director

Michael Morrell, former acting CIA director, along with Michael Vickers, former undersecretary of defense, wrote in an open letter to Donald Trump in The Washington Post Saturday that he cannot “credibly credibly serve as commander in chief” if he embraces Russian President Vladimir Putin.

September 12, 2016
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GOP Pushes Back Against Trump’s Growing Embrace Of Putin

“If you are running to be leader of the free world and you find admiration for Putin, well, then, you’re losing me,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham.

September 9, 2016
Will Putin's Russia hack America's election?

Putin Says He Doesn’t Know Who Hacked DNC, But Russia Did Not: Bloomberg

“Does it even matter who hacked this data?” Putin said. “The important thing is the content that was given to the public.”

September 2, 2016
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Cartoon: Your Coach, V Putin

Russia is trying out an aggressive new strategy for the Rio Olympics.

July 25, 2016
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Obama Still Beats Trump And Cruz

Can anybody doubt that Obama would defeat either leading Republican candidate—the Sideshow Barker and the Snake Charmer alike—in a landslide? Doubtless his increased popularity derives partly from the contrast.

March 30, 2016

World’s Largest Polluters To Meet On First Day Of Climate Talks

President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of China and India on the opening day of talks in Paris to reach an international climate agreement.

November 25, 2015

Cartoon: Putin Enters Syria

“To the quagmire!”

October 7, 2015
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Diplomat John Tefft Navigates Sticky US-Russia Relations

Although he’s seen years of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, ambassador John Tefft finds the current relation competitive, and difficult.

March 25, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The New Cold War’

Inside the quandary of modern Russia and how we’ve entered a ‘New Cold War’

February 21, 2015

Ukraine Wants Talks With Russia But With U.S. Participation

Russia rejects an initiative by Ukraine to open up a Geneva-style dialogue for negotiations between the two countries.

November 18, 2014

Putin Resists Western Offensive As Testy G20 Closes

Tension toward Putin flared at the international G20 summit.

November 17, 2014