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    Rand Paul’s latest lonely fight incenses fellow senators
    Mar21

    Rand Paul’s latest lonely fight incenses fellow senators

    Rand Paul is at it again.It’s not enough for the Kentucky Republican to try to tank House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare repeal bill. He’s also driving his Senate colleagues crazy by holding up the one thing the Senate could do to quickly rebuke Russian President Vladimir Putin: pass a popular treaty ratifying Montenegro’s...

    Democrats Change Tune on Lethal Aid to Ukraine to Help Case Against Trump
    Mar21

    Democrats Change Tune on Lethal Aid to Ukraine to Help Case Against Trump

    Prominent members of the Democratic Party now seem to be in favor of supplying Ukraine with lethal military aid, despite the fact that the Obama administration refused to give weapons to the besieged country in its fight against pro-Russian separatists for years. What’s changed? The newfound support for lethal aid on the left helps...

    Trump's Nazis?
    Mar21

    Trump's Nazis?

    We got accustomed to it during the presidential election campaign: headlines in major media reminding us that there actually still exists something called the KKK. On November 1, only a few days before Americans went to the polls, the Washington Post found it worthwhile to devote an entire story to the fact that the KKK’s official newspaper...

    Today’s “Great Game” – Power Politics or Amateur Hour
    Mar21

    Today’s “Great Game” – Power Politics or Amateur Hour

    By Michael J. BrennerAssessing the interests and weaknesses of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East.The “Great Game” being played in the Middle East, with Syria and Iraq as the center rings, bears a superficial similarity to the power political maneuverings of the dominant European states in their African and Asian periphery...

    Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism
    Mar21

    Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism

    Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert J. Fluegel The November election of Donald Trump raised serious questions about the direction of US foreign policy. Would the president seek better diplomatic relations with Russia? Would he step up, or deescalate, conflict in the Middle East? How would he handle NATO, the military alliance...

    All eyes are on Paul Manafort
    Mar21

    All eyes are on Paul Manafort

    American and Ukrainian officials are pushing to question President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in separate investigations related to his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine once headed by that country’s disgraced former president Viktor Yanukovych. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) told POLITICO that...

    Spicer says Manafort played a ‘very limited role’ in the campaign
    Mar21

    Spicer says Manafort played a ‘very limited role’ in the campaign

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to downplay scrutiny into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia on Monday by describing Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, as someone “who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time” in the effort. Asked at Monday’s press briefing if...

    Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine
    Mar21

    Paul Manafort, Former Trump Campaign Chairman, Faces New Allegations in Ukraine

    An invoice seems to show a payment to him of $750,000, disguised as a sale of computers. A spokesman for Mr. Manafort dismissed it all as “baseless.” …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S.-Led NATO Battalion Deploying To Poland From April 1
    Mar21

    U.S.-Led NATO Battalion Deploying To Poland From April 1

    A U.S. military commander says a U.S.-led battalion of more than 1,100 NATO soldiers will be deployed in Poland from the start of April as the alliances sets up a new force in response to the Russian occupation and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    MSNBC Host Asks if Democrats Were ‘Naive’ About Russia in 2012, Cites Romney’s Comments at Time
    Mar20

    MSNBC Host Asks if Democrats Were ‘Naive’ About Russia in 2012, Cites Romney’s Comments at Time

    MSNBC host Steve Kornacki asked Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) on Monday if Democrats were “naive” in 2012 for mocking then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney when he called Russia the country’s top geopolitical threat. Kornacki asked the question after FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers told...