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    Trump Twitter rages at anyone who would question his Putin love
    Mar21

    Trump Twitter rages at anyone who would question his Putin love

    Donald Trump is upset. He’s upset that his sieve-like White House spilled that he ran over his own advisers in his haste to pass his congratulations to Vladimir Putin. And he’s upset that Americans don’t immediately agree with him that it’s only right to give Putin some sugar at this particular moment. xI called President...

    The Strange Tale of Trump’s Phone Call to Putin
    Mar21

    The Strange Tale of Trump’s Phone Call to Putin

    “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.”That was the instruction that President Donald Trump received on briefing materials before he called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss Putin’s victory in a reelection widely regarded as corrupt.But Trump did congratulate Putin, and he also declined to bring up the recent poisoning of an ex-Russian...

    White House in uproar over Trump-Putin call leaks
    Mar21

    White House in uproar over Trump-Putin call leaks

    By Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The tempest over President Donald Trump’s congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing. The...

    From Hero To Terrorist? Ukraine’s Savchenko Refutes Terror Charges, But Admits To ‘Absurd Plans’
    Mar21

    From Hero To Terrorist? Ukraine’s Savchenko Refutes Terror Charges, But Admits To ‘Absurd Plans’

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko, a national heroine as a prisoner of war in Russia, told RFE/RL in an interview that charges of organizing an armed attack on parliament are “absurd.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Rejects Tatar Businessman’s Asylum Request
    Mar21

    Ukraine Rejects Tatar Businessman’s Asylum Request

    A businessman from Russia’s Tatarstan region says Ukraine has rejected his petition for political asylum. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained
    Mar21

    Cambridge Analytica and its many scandals, explained

    The firm has close ties to Steve Bannon, worked for the Trump campaign — and is now in some hot water. Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm that did digital work for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and has close ties to Steve Bannon and GOP megadonor Robert Mercer, is in hot water after several recent reports have...

    Ukraine to commemorate Reform synagogue destroyed by Nazis in Lviv
    Mar21

    Ukraine to commemorate Reform synagogue destroyed by Nazis in Lviv

    (JTA) — Municipal authorities in the city of Lviv in Ukraine are designing a commemorative monument atop a square where one of the region’s first Reform synagogues once stood before the Nazis destroyed it. A preliminary design for the project features the use of paint or red-tinted bricks that would trace the contours of the Temple...

    The Morning Vertical, March 21, 2018
    Mar21

    The Morning Vertical, March 21, 2018

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The leak over Trump’s Putin phone call has the White House peeved
    Mar21

    The leak over Trump’s Putin phone call has the White House peeved

    (Credit: Getty/Win McNamee) President Donald Trump’s controversial congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin, which was made despite the objections of his advisers, is causing considerable internal drama in the White House itself. Trump is reportedly furious that the contents of his advisers’ warning was leaked, given that only a...

    That Putin phone call: Once again Trump acts like a man held captive
    Mar21

    That Putin phone call: Once again Trump acts like a man held captive

    Vladmir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Whenever an autocrat or a dictator “wins” an election it’s always a diplomatic challenge for more democratic countries to figure out how to respond. In order for nations to have open channels of communication there has to be some basic acknowledgment of the legitimacy of the...