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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Russian hacks
Trump, Headline, Twitter, Tweet

Commander-In-Tweet: America’s Dangerous Experiment Of Government By Twitter

From November 11 through January 12, Trump sent out 315 tweets, including retweets. By any measure, the largest number of tweets—63—were whining. Using Trump-speak, Reagan gave the public the equivalent of about 114 tweets, almost all on policy. And not once did he didn’t whine, insult or brag.

January 13, 2017
CNN, Trump, Presser

Trump Punishes CNN For Challenging Him, Rewards Breitbart For Sucking Up

The lesson from Trump is that he won’t accept the sort of adversarial journalism CNN has engaged in here, which is necessary and vital for a modern, functioning democracy. But if you suck up like Breitbart did (and has done), you will be perfectly fine.

January 11, 2017
Tillerson

Tillerson Faces Tough Questions On Russian Ties At Confirmation Hearing

The central question facing Tillerson, 64, the former chairman of Exxon Mobil, is how effectively he can transform himself from a Big Oil “dealmaker” to being America’s top diplomat with little government experience.

January 11, 2017
Putin, Russian Hacks, Russia

U.S. Intel Report: Putin Directed Cyber Campaign To Help Trump

Russia’s objectives were to undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process, denigrate former secretary of state Clinton, make it harder for her to win and harm her presidency if she did, an unclassified report released by the top U.S. intelligence agency said.

January 6, 2017
Biden, Trump

Joe Biden Tells Donald Trump To ‘Grow Up’

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and “be an adult” during a television interview Thursday. Biden, who has previously criticized the incoming president, told PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff that Trump’s attacks on the U.S. intelligence community were “absolutely mindless.”

January 6, 2017
Obama, Putin, Russia

Russia Accuses Obama Of ‘Personal Hatred’

Moscow has accused U.S. President Barack Obama of “personal hatred” for Russia after the U.S. introduced new sanctions in light of allegations that Russian hackers interfered in the U.S. presidential election.

December 29, 2016
Putin, Obama, Russia, Sanctions

Obama Sanctions Russia, Expels 35 Diplomats For Meddling In 2016 Election

The move against the diplomats from the Russian embassy in Washington and consulate in San Francisco is part of a series of actions announced on Thursday to punish Russia for a campaign of intimidation of American diplomats in Moscow and interference in the U.S. election.

December 29, 2016
Trump, Russian Sanctions, Hacking

Asked About Russian Sanctions, Trump Says ‘We Ought To Get On With Our Lives’

Asked by reporters if the U.S. should sanction Russia, Trump replied: “I think we ought to get on with our lives. I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on.”

December 28, 2016
Trump, Nuclear Tweets, Russisa

Mutually Assured Destruction: Trump Wishes Us All A Happy Thermonuclear New Year

A new nuclear arms race! Was this what Trump meant by making America great again? A return to those halcyon days of schoolchildren hiding under their desks, building fallout shelters in the yard, stockpiling canned goods and arguing about the ethics of shooting desperate neighbors who’d failed to construct their own hideaways?

December 28, 2016
Political shape-shifting of the Trump interim

It’s Officially Political Shape-Shifting Season

These whiplash-inducing ideological switcheroos are an underappreciated source of entertainment in the loamy interims between major-party handovers of the White House. On issues such as Putin and privacy, federalism and free trade, the teams are swapping core issues like jerseys.

December 23, 2016
Putin, Trump's First 100 Days

Terrorism: A Dire Prediction For Trump’s First 100 Days

If Trump is sworn in as president, there could be a terrorist attack on U.S. soil within his first 100 days. Why? Because it’s happened before.

December 16, 2016
Right-wing news, russia, Putin

How The Right-Wing Media Helped Trump Voters Warm Up To Putin

The right-wing media has spent years holding Putin up as a “better leader” than Obama, which set the stage for Republican opinions to shift in the autocrat’s favor, leading to a nearly 50-point swing in support from conservatives in just over two years.

December 15, 2016