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    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill
    Aug02

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a “seriously flawed” bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S....

    Trump signs Russian sanctions bill, calls it ‘seriously flawed’
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russian sanctions bill, calls it ‘seriously flawed’

    President Donald Trump signed legislation on Wednesday implementing sanctions against Russia that he called “seriously flawed.” The bill — the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” — places sanctions on Russia as punishment for its efforts to interfere in November’s presidential election, Moscow’s military...

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill
    Aug02

    Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed what he called a “seriously flawed” bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential...

    Glavin: If Trudeau is the free world’s best hope, we’re doomed
    Aug02

    Glavin: If Trudeau is the free world’s best hope, we’re doomed

    In all the eye-rolling and the uproar attending to the glamour treatment lavished upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone magazine, there’s one thing that has been conspicuously overlooked in each of the obsessively forensic deconstructions of the gushing 7,000-word profile that accompanies the...

    Trump Signs Congress-Backed Russia Sanctions Bill
    Aug02

    Trump Signs Congress-Backed Russia Sanctions Bill

    President Donald Trump has signed the Russia sanctions bill on Wednesday. Trump released a signing statement explaining his concerns over the bill, which he believes “encroaches on presidential authority and may hurt U.S. ability to work with allies,” according to Bloomberg: Trump’s concerns cover four areas: encroachment on...

    How Russia’s strongmen use homophobia to stay in power
    Aug02

    How Russia’s strongmen use homophobia to stay in power

    From the atrocities in Chechnya to the Kremlin’s anti-gay laws, “state-sponsored homophobia” is a weapon throughout the Russian Federation. Back in March, international news outlets reported on the devastating detention, torture, and murder of hundreds of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Now, the NGO Russian LGBT Network — along with...

    Report: Perry Floated To Replace Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary
    Aug02

    Report: Perry Floated To Replace Kelly As Homeland Security Secretary

    President Donald Trump is considering Secretary of Energy Rick Perry as a potential replacement for former Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, whom Trump installed as White House chief of staff Monday, according to a Bloomberg report. The White House is pondering others for the position as well, and though Perry “loves what he’s doing,”...

    President Ponders Saakashvili Regaining Georgian Citizenship
    Aug02

    President Ponders Saakashvili Regaining Georgian Citizenship

    Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili said his predecessor Mikheil Saakashvili needs to decide whether he wants to become a Georgian again. Saakashvili, who was Georgian president in 2004-2013, was stripped of his citizenship in 2015 soon after becoming governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region. That post required him to take Ukrainian...

    Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill Into Law
    Aug02

    Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill Into Law

    U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions Wednesday on Russia, signing legislation with penalties aimed at Moscow for its interference in last year’s U.S. election designed to help him win the White House. Trump had objected to the measure because it gives Congress a 30-day review period during which it could block Trump from easing...

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill but says parts violate Constitution
    Aug02

    Trump signs Russia sanctions bill but says parts violate Constitution

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a bipartisan bill placing new sanctions on Russia, but in a statement he claimed multiple aspects of the legislation violate the Constitution.In one of two statements released almost simultaneously Wednesday morning by the White House, Trump said he supports the law’s efforts to crack down on the...