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    Sean Spicer now argues Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, played a “very limited role” for a “limited time”
    Mar20

    Sean Spicer now argues Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, played a “very limited role” for a “limited time”

    Paul Manafort; Sean Spicer (Credit: AP/Matt Rourke/Andrew Harnik) After FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress that the bureau is actively investigating whether there are any links between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, the White House went to incredible lengths to distance the president from some of his closest allies during...

    Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn
    Mar20

    Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn

    Experts caution that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine could soon get a whole lot hotter as huge volumes of chlorine gas being stored near the fighting threaten a massive and deadly release of the toxic gas. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukroboronprom test fires Shkval, Stilet weapons
    Mar20

    Ukroboronprom test fires Shkval, Stilet weapons

    Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s state-owned defense manufacturer, test fired its Shkval and Stilet combat modules built for infantry fighting vehicles. …read more Source: United Press...

    Key moments from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia hearing
    Mar20

    Key moments from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia hearing

    The House Intelligence Committee on Monday held a much-anticipated hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey’s first Capitol Hill appearance since President Donald Trump’s bombshell allegations that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. The gathering was also the first public hearing in the Intelligence Committee’s ongoing...

    Giving the Military More Money Won’t Make It Win More
    Mar20

    Giving the Military More Money Won’t Make It Win More

    Donald Trump’s military policy is a win-win proposition: The United States will win, and then it will win some more. Last week, the White House released its proposed budget, which calls for $639 billion in defense spending—a $54 billion increase from 2017 levels—along with massive cuts for diplomacy and foreign aid. Congress is likely to...

    Roger Stone takes center stage as Congress lines up Russia probe witnesses
    Mar20

    Roger Stone takes center stage as Congress lines up Russia probe witnesses

    Pro-Trump provocateur Roger Stone repeatedly came up in Monday’s opening hearing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election — but leading lawmakers have indicated they’re still eager to hear from him directly. And Stone says he would be eager to comply.Already, Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said his panel has...

    Russia Deploys 2,500 Troops for Paratrooper Drill in Crimea
    Mar20

    Russia Deploys 2,500 Troops for Paratrooper Drill in Crimea

    Moscow has drafted members of three different airborne divisions to the region for the first time. …read more Source:...

    Can Social Media, Loud And Inclusive, Fix World Politics?
    Mar20

    Can Social Media, Loud And Inclusive, Fix World Politics?

    Rania Fakhoury, Université Libanaise The Conversation Global’s new series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. Privacy is no longer a social norm, said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010, as social media took a leap to bring more private information...

    New US-Led Force to Deter Russia in Poland From April
    Mar20

    New US-Led Force to Deter Russia in Poland From April

    BRUSSELS—A U.S.-led battalion of more than 1,100 soldiers will be deployed in Poland from the start of April, a U.S. commander said on Monday, as the alliance sets up a new force in response to Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. More than 900 U.S. soldiers, around 150 British personnel and some 120 Romanian troops will make up the...

    The FBI director just confirmed it’s investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia
    Mar20

    The FBI director just confirmed it’s investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia

    FBI Director James Comey has just dropped a bombshell — confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating links between Trump allies and Russia. “[The FBI is] investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign...