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    The Atlantic  Politics & Policy Daily: The Manafortress Crumbles
    Aug20

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Manafortress Crumbles

    Today in 5 LinesPaul Manafort resigned as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Florida Governor Rick Scott confirmed that Miami Beach has local transmission of the Zika virus, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its Zika travel warning to the area. The White House announced President Obama will travel to Baton Rouge,...

    Inside the fall of Paul Manafort
    Aug20

    Inside the fall of Paul Manafort

    Earlier this month, Paul Manafort met with Donald Trump and suggested that they put in place a succession plan for the upper ranks of the Republican nominee’s flailing presidential campaign, according to three campaign sources with direct knowledge of the events that led to Manafort’s resignation on Friday morning as campaign...

    Putin Visits Crimea After Ukraine Warns of ‘Full-Scale Russian Invasion’
    Aug19

    Putin Visits Crimea After Ukraine Warns of ‘Full-Scale Russian Invasion’

    Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea is sure to inflame tensions with Ukraine even further and comes on the heels of stark warnings from Kiev. …read more Source: Foreign...

    What If Trump Got Hacked Too?
    Aug19

    What If Trump Got Hacked Too?

    The story seemed so neatly self-contained: Someone hacked the Democratic National Convention. Those hackers were connected to the Russian government, according to U.S. intelligence and outside experts alike. And then someone leaked a tranche of DNC emails just as the Democrats were gathering for their convention in Philadelphia—an optimally...

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign
    Aug19

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine’s pro-Russian political leaders, including his firm’s role directing a covert Washington lobbying operation that would have required him under federal law to disclose...

    Lewandowski On Manafort Resigning: Trump Camp Didn’t Want ‘Distraction’
    Aug19

    Lewandowski On Manafort Resigning: Trump Camp Didn’t Want ‘Distraction’

    Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, on Friday suggested that Paul Manafort left the Trump campaign due to recent reports on his ties to Ukraine, citing comments Eric Trump made earlier in the day. “I think Eric said it very clearly, his father does not want the distraction or potential distraction of more...

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign
    Aug19

    Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

    The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine’s pro-Russian political leaders, including his firm’s role directing a covert Washington lobbying operation that would have required him under federal law to disclose his efforts to the...

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
    Aug19

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned on Friday in the wake of campaign shake-up and revelations about his work in Ukraine. In a statement issued as he arrived in Louisiana to tour the flood-ravaged state, Trump said Manafort offered his resignation Friday morning. The billionaire called Manafort “a true...

    Putin Visits Crimea Amid Heightened Russia-Ukraine Tensions And Military Exercises
    Aug19

    Putin Visits Crimea Amid Heightened Russia-Ukraine Tensions And Military Exercises

    At a moment of heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Crimea Friday as military logistics exercises are underway. …read more Source: International Business...

    Have Assault Rifle (Replica), Will Travel: Kalashnikov Opens Shop At Moscow Airport
    Aug19

    Have Assault Rifle (Replica), Will Travel: Kalashnikov Opens Shop At Moscow Airport

    Forget duty-free vodka and “matryoshka” dolls: Travelers looking for a last-minute souvenir of Russia can now pick up an assault rifle — well, a plastic replica — before heading for flights out of Moscow’s main airport. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...