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    Obama’s Rhetorical Excess and U.S. Foreign Policy
    Jan10

    Obama’s Rhetorical Excess and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Damon Linker comes to a curious conclusion about Obama’s foreign policy: In foreign policy, Obama has had a very different problem. Far from being too straightforwardly aggressive, the president has combined extreme rhetorical restraint (that has often made him sound weak or passive when discussing national threats, including terrorism)...

    Senators To Unveil Bipartisan Bill To Impose New Sanctions On Russia
    Jan10

    Senators To Unveil Bipartisan Bill To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

    WASHINGTON ― In a rare showing of bipartisanship, 10 senators from both sides of the aisle will introduce legislation Tuesday to step up sanctions against Russia. Lawmakers, angered by Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. election process, have been discussing retaliatory action for weeks. But the legislation on sanctions that will be...

    McCain, Graham to unveil bipartisan Russia sanctions bill
    Jan10

    McCain, Graham to unveil bipartisan Russia sanctions bill

    Two of Donald Trump’s fiercest GOP critics on Tuesday will release a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia over its meddling in November’s presidential election.Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are set to unveil the measure at an afternoon press conference with Democratic Sen. Ben...

    The Daily Vertical: We’re All Russia’s Neighbors Now
    Jan10

    The Daily Vertical: We’re All Russia’s Neighbors Now

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, January 10, 2017
    Jan10

    The Morning Vertical, January 10, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Schiff ‘Frustrated’ With Obama Admin’s Lack of Assertive Response to Russian Hacks
    Jan10

    Schiff ‘Frustrated’ With Obama Admin’s Lack of Assertive Response to Russian Hacks

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday that he is “frustrated” with the Obama administration’s lack of assertive action in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Blitzer asked Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, if he is unhappy that the...

    Understanding the Right-Wing Media Alternate Universe and the Twisted ‘Truths’ They Report
    Jan10

    Understanding the Right-Wing Media Alternate Universe and the Twisted ‘Truths’ They Report

    Click here for reuse options! The media licensed the mountebank for Trump’s latest star turn. I spent most of 2016 doing my duty as citizen, writer and educator aghast at the favors done for the unprincipled, incoherent, vicious, dangerous ignoramus Donald Trump by the business known as “the media,” formerly known as “the press” — an...

    U.S. Senators Push For ‘Comprehensive’ Sanctions Over Russian Hacking
    Jan10

    U.S. Senators Push For ‘Comprehensive’ Sanctions Over Russian Hacking

    A top U.S. Senate Republican said he would join with Democrats in pushing for “comprehensive” sanctions on Russia because of its attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Iran Nuclear Deal: Alive or Dead?
    Jan10

    Iran Nuclear Deal: Alive or Dead?

    Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, “Tearing it up … is not going to happen,” says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Hopefully, the chairman speaks for the president-elect. During the campaign, Donald Trump indicated as much, saying that, though the U.S. got jobbed in the...

    Belarus to Allow Visa-free Entry for Short Trips for 80 Countries
    Jan10

    Belarus to Allow Visa-free Entry for Short Trips for 80 Countries

    Belarus will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, including the United States and members of the European Union, for visits of up to five days, according to a presidential decree signed on Monday. The decree comes as the former Soviet republic is seeking to improve its image in the West and rely less on ally Russia. The relaxed...