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    Putin Cracks Joke That Comey Could Get Political Asylum In Russia
    Jun15

    Putin Cracks Joke That Comey Could Get Political Asylum In Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a sarcastic outburst, President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at former FBI director James Comey’s disclosure of his conversations with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying the move has made Comey eligible for political asylum in Russia.Putin, speaking in a live call-in show with the Russian nation, likened Comey to NSA...

    Russia’s Putin Says Bridge to Crimea Is on Schedule
    Jun15

    Russia’s Putin Says Bridge to Crimea Is on Schedule

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Construction of a bridge to connect mainland Russia with Crimea is on schedule, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on… …read more Source: U.S....

    Vladimir Putin Calls James Comey’s Leaking of Donald Trump Conversations ‘Weird’
    Jun15

    Vladimir Putin Calls James Comey’s Leaking of Donald Trump Conversations ‘Weird’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin described former FBI Director James Comey’s leaking of conversations with President Donald Trump as “weird” and ironically offered him asylum in Russia. Speaking Thursday in live call-in show, Putin compared Comey’s move to that of NSA contractor Edward Snowden, adding on a sarcastic note that Russia...

    Senate sanctions bill targets Russia, presidential powers
    Jun15

    Senate sanctions bill targets Russia, presidential powers

    Senators voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to write stiff sanctions against Russia into law and to give Congress a say should President Trump try to lift them, making a bipartisan strike against the government of President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were intended to be a punishment for Russia’s meddling in Ukraine as … …read...

    Enabling a dangerous president: The Jared Kushner timeline
    Jun15

    Enabling a dangerous president: The Jared Kushner timeline

    Jared Kushner (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) Jared Kushner (J.D./M.B.A., New York University, ’07) has a law degree from one of the finest universities in the country. He understands the threat that Trump’s words and deeds pose to democracy and the rule of law, but he has been in close proximity to Trump scandals that threaten both. He is a...

    The Latest: Putin deplores US sanctions on Russia
    Jun15

    The Latest: Putin deplores US sanctions on Russia

    The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals who carried out cyberattacks. Putin, speaking Thursday during a live call-in show televised nationwide, deplored the Senate’s move...

    Putin: Russia has climbed out of recession
    Jun15

    Putin: Russia has climbed out of recession

    The Russian economy had plunged into recession under the impact of a drop in global oil prices and Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and support for pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine. Putin acknowledged that the Russian economy hasn’t yet shed its dependence on exports of raw...

    Manafort still doing international work
    Jun15

    Manafort still doing international work

    Paul Manafort is at the center of an FBI investigation into ties between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russians, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing business with international figures and companies, partly by claiming continued access to Trump, according to people familiar with his dealings.Manafort in recent weeks has...

    Ukraine Bars Top Russian Boxer From Championship Match Over Crimea Visit
    Jun15

    Ukraine Bars Top Russian Boxer From Championship Match Over Crimea Visit

    Ukraine has banned top Russian boxer Georgy Kushitashvili from entering the country for the European Boxing Championships because he had visited Crimea, Ukrainian and Russian officials said on June 14. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The ‘Global Order’ Myth
    Jun15

    The ‘Global Order’ Myth

    During the Age of Trump, Year One, a single word has emerged to capture the essence of the prevailing cultural mood: resistance. Words matter, and the prominence of this particular term illuminates the moment in which we find ourselves. All presidents, regardless of party or program, face criticism and opposition. Citizens disinclined to support...