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    Republicans Are as Tainted by the Russia Scandal as Trump
    May18

    Republicans Are as Tainted by the Russia Scandal as Trump

    All politicians, even the most polished, say things they wish they hadn’t. In the jargon of Washington, the process of resolving these self-inflicted crises is usually called the walk back. Compelled to provide more context, politicians will—usually through their press aides—admit they they “misspoke” or “regret their remarks.”Donald Trump...

    Ryan and McCarthy want you to believe they were joking about Russia’s war on Western civilization
    May18

    Ryan and McCarthy want you to believe they were joking about Russia’s war on Western civilization

    A bunch more bombshells hit Washington, D.C. late Wednesday, but one hits hard in the heart of the Republican establishment: The Washington Post’s scoop of a recording in which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy “jokes” that Trump is on Putin’s payroll. When the Post approached Speaker Paul Ryan’s and McCarthy’s...

    The Self-Pitying President
    May18

    The Self-Pitying President

    When news that the Justice Department had appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel landed last night, the White House was reportedly as surprised as everyone else. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had only informed the president’s staff once the order was signed.Nonetheless, President Trump took the news in stride, aides...

    Ukraine Commemorates Deportation Of Crimean Tatars
    May18

    Ukraine Commemorates Deportation Of Crimean Tatars

    Ukraine is commemorating the victims of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s mass deportation of Tatars from Crimea in 1944. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ryan and McCarthy want you to believe they were joking about Russia’s war on Western civilization

    A bunch more bombshells hit Washington, D.C. late Wednesday, but one hits hard in the heart of the Republican establishment: The Washington Post’s scoop of a recording in which Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy “jokes” that Trump is on Putin’s payroll. When the Post approached Speaker Paul Ryan’s and McCarthy’s...

    The Republican Majority Leader’s ‘Joke’ About Trump’s Payments from Putin Points to Much Darker Questions
    May18

    The Republican Majority Leader’s ‘Joke’ About Trump’s Payments from Putin Points to Much Darker Questions

    What did the GOP know about the president’s ties to Russia and when did they know it? As happens almost every day, Wednesday featured a late-breaking bombshell Trump story. This one was the welcome news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had done his job and appointed a special counsel to take over the Russia investigation. He made...

    The Republican Majority Leader’s ‘Joke’ About Trump’s Payments from Putin Points to Much Darker Questions
    May18

    The Republican Majority Leader’s ‘Joke’ About Trump’s Payments from Putin Points to Much Darker Questions

    What did the GOP know about the president’s ties to Russia and when did they know it? As happens almost every day, Wednesday featured a late-breaking bombshell Trump story. This one was the welcome news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had done his job and appointed a special counsel to take over the Russia investigation. He made...

    Kevin McCarthy’s explosive “joke” points toward a darker questions: How long have leading Republicans known about Donald Trump’s Russia problem?
    May18

    Kevin McCarthy’s explosive “joke” points toward a darker questions: How long have leading Republicans known about Donald Trump’s Russia problem?

    Kevin McCarthy (Credit: Getty/Jim Watson) As happens almost every day, Wednesday featured a late-breaking bombshell Trump story. This one was the welcome news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had done his job and appointed a special counsel to take over the Russia investigation. He made a good choice by picking Robert Mueller, the...

    The Morning Vertical, May 18, 2017
    May18

    The Morning Vertical, May 18, 2017

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

    Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America
    May18

    Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America

    On March 2, a disturbing report hit the desks of U.S. counterintelligence officials in Washington. For months, American spy hunters had scrambled to uncover details of Russia’s influence operation against the 2016 presidential election. In offices in both D.C. and suburban Virginia, they had created massive wall charts to track the...