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    Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Good morning, Vietnam
    Nov12

    Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Good morning, Vietnam

    For a while there it seemed that international travel was having a slight edifying effect on Donald Trump’s tone and language. However, after leaving South Korea, it turns out that the effect was better defined as “being in artillery range.” Now that Trump is having cool PJ parties with Putin and smiling over the miracle of visiting...

    How does an authoritarian regime celebrate a revolution?
    Nov12

    How does an authoritarian regime celebrate a revolution?

    Vladimir Putin (Credit: AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko) “And what, exactly, is there to be celebrating?” snapped Vladimir Putin’s press secretary on Oct. 25, a little more than a week before the 100th anniversary of what, in Soviet times, was lauded as the country’s greatest victory. On Nov. 7, 1917, Vladimir Lenin seized power in St....

    Hillary Chair's Lobby Closes Over Russian Investigation
    Nov12

    Hillary Chair's Lobby Closes Over Russian Investigation

    That investigation really is getting a little too close to Hillary. And the Podesta Group, that glittering jewel in the diadem of Democrat corruption, will soon be no more. One of Washington’s most prominent lobbying firms is on the verge of shuttering after becoming ensnared by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation....

    How NATO Could Accidentally Trigger a War with Russia
    Nov12

    How NATO Could Accidentally Trigger a War with Russia

    Andrew Radin Security, Europe An increased NATO presence in the Baltics could lead Moscow to feel a need to invade, even if the forces deployed there could not realistically challenge Russia’s military. After Russia seized Crimea and supported separatists in the Donbas region of Ukraine, U.S. and Western military analysts raised concerns...

    Trump Hails Russia Relations, Says China Vows Increased Sanctions On North Korea
    Nov12

    Trump Hails Russia Relations, Says China Vows Increased Sanctions On North Korea

    U.S. President Donald Trump, in a stream of Twitter postings, says having a positive relationship with Russia is “a good thing” and that Moscow can “greatly help” solve crises related to Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, and terrorism. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump blasts ‘haters and fools’ on Russia relations, ‘short and fat’ Kim Jong-Un
    Nov12

    Trump blasts ‘haters and fools’ on Russia relations, ‘short and fat’ Kim Jong-Un

    A day after igniting controversy with his off-the-cuff remarks to reporters on Russia and its president Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump on Sunday blasted “haters and fools” who he says are preventing good relations forming between the U.S. and Russia. “When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a...

    Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’
    Nov12

    Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’

    By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin | Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying he considers President Vladimir Putin’s denials sincere, dismissing former U.S. intelligence officials as “political...

    Report: The Podesta Group, which is under scrutiny in Mueller’s investigation, to shut down
    Nov12

    Report: The Podesta Group, which is under scrutiny in Mueller’s investigation, to shut down

    The Podesta group, a lobbying firm co-founded by Tony Podesta and John Podesta — Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman — will shutter its doors by the end of the year, according to a new report. What’s going on? After special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and staffer...

    Donald Trump: Putin’s Manchurian Idiot
    Nov11

    Donald Trump: Putin’s Manchurian Idiot

    President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit at the G20 Summit, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) “Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe when he tells me that he means it. “ On Air Force One on Saturday President Donald Trump spoke...

    The best reporting on Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and, of course, George Papadopoulos
    Nov11

    The best reporting on Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, and, of course, George Papadopoulos

    Paul Manafort (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke) Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his protégé Rick Gates and the less well-known Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos have all faced scrutiny before Monday. Here are our favorite stories on them. The Quiet American, Slate, April 28, 2016 “Manafort has spent a career working on...