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    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill Limiting Trump’s Power to Lift Sanctions on Russia
    Jul26

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bill Limiting Trump’s Power to Lift Sanctions on Russia

    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday limiting President Donald Trump’s power to lift sanctions on Russia should the relationship between the two countries improve. Just three Republicans, Reps. Justin Amash (MI), John Duncan Jr. (TN) and Thomas Massie (KY), voted against the measure which passed by 419-3,...

    House passes Russia sanctions bill curbing Trump’s power
    Jul26

    House passes Russia sanctions bill curbing Trump’s power

    WASHINGTON — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress. Lawmakers passed the legislation, 419-3, clearing the far-reaching measure for...

    State Actors Are Likely Behind Recent Ransomware Attacks
    Jul26

    State Actors Are Likely Behind Recent Ransomware Attacks

    Ransomware is a type of malware that locks computers until a ransom is paid. This form of cyberattack has become the weapon of choice for cybercriminals, and presumably nation-states. Whereas cybercriminals use ransomware to extract money, nation-states may be using ransomware as a means to test the United States’ cyber resiliency. In late...

    House overwhelmingly votes to punish Russia for election meddling, and limit Trump
    Jul26

    House overwhelmingly votes to punish Russia for election meddling, and limit Trump

    In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill intended to enforce more strict sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, and limit President Trump’s ability to ease those sanctions. JUST IN: U.S. House passes bill to impose sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea by a vote of 419 to 3....

    House passes Russia sanctions bill, setting up veto dilemma for Trump
    Jul26

    House passes Russia sanctions bill, setting up veto dilemma for Trump

    By Mike Debonis and Karoun Demirjian | Washington Post WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to advance new financial sanctions against key U.S. adversaries and deliver a foreign-policy brushback to President Donald Trump by limiting his ability to waive many of them. Related Articles Cooperation with Russia becomes central to...

    Russian State Pollster Finds Growing Affection for Stalin
    Jul25

    Russian State Pollster Finds Growing Affection for Stalin

    Historians generally agree that Josef Stalin was a dictator who killed and terrorized millions of people through a repressive police state. However among Russians, there are signs that people are starting to see him more as an “effective manager” and a symbol of Soviet-Russian power. According to a poll by the state-backed VTsIOM...

    All The Dots, Connected
    Jul25

    All The Dots, Connected

    Both Donald Trump, Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer with whom he met in June 2016, have tried to portray their meeting at Trump Tower as nothing more than a lobbying effort aimed at lifting a discrete set of sanctions known as the Magnitsky Act. The implication is that Veselnitskaya, as well as Rinat Akhmetshin (who was only...

    Trump’s Conduits For Capital From The Former Soviet Bloc Are Actually Old Pals
    Jul25

    Trump’s Conduits For Capital From The Former Soviet Bloc Are Actually Old Pals

    Two very different men have been instrumental in introducing financiers and clients from Russia and the former Soviet bloc to the Trump Organization’s real estate machine: Felix Sater, Donald Trump’s former business partner and a convicted felon, and Michael Cohen, Trump’s brash, longtime personal attorney. And TPM now has...

    Kremlin warns US against supporting Ukraine with weapons
    Jul25

    Kremlin warns US against supporting Ukraine with weapons

    MOSCOW – Any U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons would set back peace efforts and escalate tensions, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. The Kremlin was referring to an interview given by U.S. special envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, to Britain’s broadcaster BBC, in which he said that Washington was actively reviewing whether...

    Trump escalates shame campaign against Sessions
    Jul25

    Trump escalates shame campaign against Sessions

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday ramped up his public shame campaign against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even as conservatives and some White House advisers are cautioning Trump against seeking his ouster.“Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel...