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    Ted Cruz, from Mars, says Obama ‘facilitated Russian aggression’ and he’s ‘glad’ Trump isn’t
    Jul11

    Ted Cruz, from Mars, says Obama ‘facilitated Russian aggression’ and he’s ‘glad’ Trump isn’t

    GOP Sen. Ted Cruz full on jumped the shark Tuesday morning on Capitol Hill, trying to sell reporters what sounded like a Kremlin-approved list of talking points to deflect from the scandal now engulfing the very highest levels of the Trump administration. Cruz dismissed Washington’s Russia “obsession” as the “Democratic...

    The G20 Is Obsolete
    Jul11

    The G20 Is Obsolete

    The optics at the G20 summit in Hamburg were striking. On the one side, the United States. On the other, 18 nations and the European Union. While the dividing issue was climate change, for many, this symbolized something larger. In a video that instantly went viral, Chris Uhlmann of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation put it pithily: “The G20...

    Sebastian Gorka says Trump Jr.’s meeting isn’t a big deal: That’s “what political campaigns do”
    Jul11

    Sebastian Gorka says Trump Jr.’s meeting isn’t a big deal: That’s “what political campaigns do”

    Sebastian Gorka (Credit: Getty/Alex Wong) The deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka, argued on Tuesday that when Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer — who allegedly has connections to the Kremlin — in order to gather damaging information on political opponent Hillary Clinton, it’s just “what political campaigns...

    White House Trots Out Gorka To Defend Trump Jr. By Claiming DNC Collusion
    Jul11

    White House Trots Out Gorka To Defend Trump Jr. By Claiming DNC Collusion

    After weeks out of the spotlight, White House aide Sebastian Gorka was trotted out on Tuesday to defend Donald Trump, Jr. amid reports that he tried to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton that he had been told was part of a Russian government effort to help his father’s presidential campaign. He repeatedly alleged that the...

    ‘There is no clear direction’: Berlin worries Trump’s Russia problems are hampering policy
    Jul11

    ‘There is no clear direction’: Berlin worries Trump’s Russia problems are hampering policy

    Germany welcomes signs the United States is engaging with Russia on Ukraine and Syria, but worries it will struggle to play a constructive role. …read more Source: Business...

    OSCE Member States, Including Russia, Reach Deal to Fill Vacant Posts
    Jul11

    OSCE Member States, Including Russia, Reach Deal to Fill Vacant Posts

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitors the conflict in eastern Ukraine,… …read more Source: U.S....

    White House: New Economic Sanctions On Russia, Iran Constrains President’s Authority
    Jul11

    White House: New Economic Sanctions On Russia, Iran Constrains President’s Authority

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of economic sanctions on Russia and Iran unacceptably constrains the president’s authority, the White House says, as Democrats complain that the Trump administration is trying to weaken the penalties. The legislation sailed through the Senate nearly a month ago in response to Russia’s meddling in the...

    Foreign Ministers Meet on Europe’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’
    Jul11

    Foreign Ministers Meet on Europe’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’

    Austria’s foreign minister convened dozens of counterparts on Tuesday to overcome what he calls a “crisis of confidence” hobbling the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. A forum born of Cold War attempts to ease disputes through compromise, the OSCE must reach decisions by consensus. However,...

    Donald Trump’s fishy behavior on Russia is bigger than possible email collusion
    Jul11

    Donald Trump’s fishy behavior on Russia is bigger than possible email collusion

    He keeps pushing a Moscow-friendly policy that almost nobody supports On June 18, 2013, when he was already well-known in political circles for his birther attacks on then-President Barack Obama, Donald Trump made an exciting announcement. “The Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from MOSCOW, RUSSIA on November 9th,” he tweeted. “A big...

    The Trump Administration Has Forfeited the Right to be Trusted on Russia
    Jul11

    The Trump Administration Has Forfeited the Right to be Trusted on Russia

    In June, the Senate passed a bill codifying U.S. sanctions on Russia. The bill—based on a series of Obama-era executive orders retaliating for Russia’s de facto invasion of Ukraine and, later, its meddling in the U.S. elections—passed the Senate by an overwhelming margin: 98-2. The lopsidedness of that vote signified that there is...