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    Congress Slaps Putin With More Sanctions. Does He Actually Care?
    Jul29

    Congress Slaps Putin With More Sanctions. Does He Actually Care?

    A Q&A with the Defense Department’s former Eastern Europe point person, Evelyn Farkas, on the Russian tyrant’s real goals in Ukraine, Syria and beyond. …read more Source:...

    Analysis: Trump gets a major bill, and it’s Russia sanctions
    Jul29

    Analysis: Trump gets a major bill, and it’s Russia sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most consequential piece of legislation that the Republican-led Congress has delivered to President Donald Trump after seven months is a new package of financial penalties against Russia that he didn’t want to sign into law. But he’s going to. He would have faced a political firestorm if he rejected the...

    Is There Method to Anthony Scaramucci’s Madness?
    Jul29

    Is There Method to Anthony Scaramucci’s Madness?

    New White House enforcer abuses Bannon and Priebus and meets with Sessions—it looks like a massive power play. I’m not sure how many more days like Thursday this country can take. The most important event was the defeat of the “skinny repeal” bill in the Senate — which actually happened in the wee hours of Friday morning — with Sen. John...

    White House Says Trump Will Sign Russian Sanctions Bill
    Jul29

    White House Says Trump Will Sign Russian Sanctions Bill

    The White House announced late on July 28 that U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to sign legislation strengthening sanctions against Russia over its alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump Agrees to Impose Further Sanctions on Russia
    Jul29

    Donald Trump Agrees to Impose Further Sanctions on Russia

    President Donald Trump has agreed to sign a bill that will impose further sanctions on Russia and gives Congress new powers to block him from easing sanctions against Moscow in the future, the White House has confirmed. “President Donald J. Trump read early drafts of the bill and negotiated regarding critical elements of it,” a statement from the...

    Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own
    Jul29

    Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own

    The White House says President Donald Trump approves of Congress’ new sanctions against Russia and he intends to sign the bill. In a statement Friday, the press secretary said the president has reviewed the final version of the bill that outlines additional sanctions against a wide range of Russia industries. The bill also gives Congress...

    Pence to Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro on NATO, Russia
    Jul29

    Pence to Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro on NATO, Russia

    Vice President Mike Pence visits three countries in Russia’s neighborhood beginning Monday to signal support for them and NATO while drawing a line against aggression. Pence’s trip to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro is viewed as a follow-up to President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe earlier this month. Then, Trump used stops in...

    Why Moscow’s retaliation for U.S. sanctions is a major escalation
    Jul29

    Why Moscow’s retaliation for U.S. sanctions is a major escalation

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The government of Russia announced today that the U.S. would need to drastically reduce the number of its officials working in Russia, and could no longer use two properties there. Hari Sreenivasan is in New York with more. HARI SREENIVASAN: The move follows two American actions, both related to the Russian interference in the 2016...

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his citizenship, leaving the hero of the Rose Revolution without a country
    Jul29

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his citizenship, leaving the hero of the Rose Revolution without a country

    There was a time when Mikheil Saakashvili was seen as the West’s great hope for reform in the former Soviet Union. But since Thursday, he has had a more pressing problem: He is a man without a country. He was in New York when he learned that Ukraine, his adoptive home, had stripped him of his citizenship…. …read more Source: Los...

    Pence To Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro To Signal Support
    Jul29

    Pence To Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro To Signal Support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visits three countries in Russia’s neighborhood beginning Monday to signal support for them and NATO while drawing a line against aggression. Pence’s trip to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro is viewed as a follow-up to President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe earlier this month. Then,...