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    Inside White House, a sense of both danger and relief in Mueller’s first moves
    Oct31

    Inside White House, a sense of both danger and relief in Mueller’s first moves

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first charges in his sprawling Russia investigation were a one-two blow that partially caught the White House off guard but also offered a measure of relief, according to several of President Donald Trump’s aides, advisers, lawyers and others close to the case. The indictments of former campaign...

    From here on in, it only gets harder for Donald Trump
    Oct31

    From here on in, it only gets harder for Donald Trump

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (C) leaves federal court, Oct. 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Keith Lane/Getty Images) Venomous spiders on a giant wispy web haunt the South Portico of the White House for Halloween, but there is no doubt now that the capital’s creepy-crawlies are slavering for meatier prey than the mere...

    Gunman Kills Woman Who Fought Russian-backed Rebels in Ukraine
    Oct31

    Gunman Kills Woman Who Fought Russian-backed Rebels in Ukraine

    A couple who survived an assassination attempt in June is attacked by a gunman spraying their car with bullets, killing the wife and injuring the husband. …read more Source: The New York...

    The sudden fall of Washington’s ultimate powerbroker
    Oct31

    The sudden fall of Washington’s ultimate powerbroker

    Tony Podesta has epitomized the height of Washington influence and wealth for two decades.He has a home in Washington a few doors down from Barack Obama, a villa in Italy, an apartment in New York and a multi-million-dollar art collection. He’s been a K Street rainmaker, holding fundraisers for the party’s top elected officials and...

    Mueller Investigation Claims Casualty in Clintonworld
    Oct31

    Mueller Investigation Claims Casualty in Clintonworld

    The Dems and their media allies had very effectively convinced themselves that the Russians only had eyes for Republicans. The problem with convincing yourself of something that’s completely untrue is that reality eventually begins catching up. Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the...

    The deep roots of Trump’s Manafort problem
    Oct31

    The deep roots of Trump’s Manafort problem

    It was clear from the beginning that Paul Manafort was problematic.When Donald Trump hired him in March 2016 to help him tamp down a delegate revolt at the Republican convention, Manafort’s distasteful associations were widely known in Washington. He hadn’t worked for an American political candidate since Bob Dole, in 1996, and he had...

    Trump Fumes As Mueller’s Investigation Enters New Phase With Charges
    Oct31

    Trump Fumes As Mueller’s Investigation Enters New Phase With Charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Muller’s charges Monday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and two other aides marked a new phase in his sprawling investigation into Russia and President Donald Trump, underscoring the ongoing threat Mueller poses to the president. Trump immediately sought to distance himself after...

    Finnish President Says Joining NATO Would Require Referendum
    Oct31

    Finnish President Says Joining NATO Would Require Referendum

    Any move by Finland to join NATO would need public approval via a referendum, President Sauli Niinisto told a panel debate on Monday ahead of elections in January. The Nordic country is a member of the European Union but has stayed outside the NATO military alliance in line with its tradition of avoiding confrontation with Russia, with which it...

    Wife of accused in plot to assassinate Putin killed in Kiev shooting
    Oct31

    Wife of accused in plot to assassinate Putin killed in Kiev shooting

    The Ukrainian wife of a Chechen man accused by Russia of plotting to kill President Vladimir Putin was shot dead outside Kiev on Monday in an attack that also wounded her husband, Ukrainian interior ministry officials said. …read more Source: Global...

    Vox Sentences: Documents, pompousness, incompetence, Papadopoulos
    Oct31

    Vox Sentences: Documents, pompousness, incompetence, Papadopoulos

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Robert Mueller hands down his first indictments; Kevin Spacey is in the middle of the latest...