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    Will Trump Defy John McCain and Marco Rubio?
    Dec13

    Will Trump Defy John McCain and Marco Rubio?

    When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin’s Russia, was Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying.” Yet, Putin is...

    5 roadblocks that might trip up Tillerson
    Dec13

    5 roadblocks that might trip up Tillerson

    Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s ties to Russia represent only one of the obstacles that could block his path into Donald Trump’s Cabinet — and each of them offer Democrats a chance to inflict some political damage on the potential secretary of State.Tillerson would also face certain grilling in the Senate about the investigations...

    Tillerson boosters have Russia, Exxon business ties
    Dec13

    Tillerson boosters have Russia, Exxon business ties

    Former government officials are lining up to vouch for ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Donald Trump’s secretary of state and they all have something in common – a financial stake in the outcome.James Baker, the Reagan secretary of state who MSNBC reported advised Donald Trump to pick Tillerson, is a partner at a law firm that has...

    AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets
    Dec13

    AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets

    MOSCOW (AP) — As the Soviet Union was breaking up 25 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev expected the United States and its Western allies to provide vital aid. The former Soviet president thinks their failure to offer significant help wasted a chance to build a safer world and resulted from short-sighted gloating at a Cold War rival’s demise. In...

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking
    Dec13

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking

    President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania walk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Ky., after a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10, 2016. (Alex Brandon/AP/CP) WASHINGTON—Congress’s top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help...

    The ‘Slam Dunk’ That Isn’t – The CIA, Russia And The Hacking Of The 2016 Presidential Election
    Dec13

    The ‘Slam Dunk’ That Isn’t – The CIA, Russia And The Hacking Of The 2016 Presidential Election

    The American public has been presented with a spectacle the likes of which is unprecedented in the history of modern presidential elections – the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has (according to anonymous sources) authored a report that concludes that Russia actively intervened in the American electoral process for the purpose of influencing...

    Russia’s back, bigger and badder than ever
    Dec13

    Russia’s back, bigger and badder than ever

    Back in March 2014, with Russian-speaking forces patrolling the streets of Crimea, until then a part of the sovereign country of Ukraine, I wrote an article arguing that, “We have … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Staffing Will Be Key for Trump’s Russia Policy
    Dec13

    Staffing Will Be Key for Trump’s Russia Policy

    Paul J. Saunders Politics, Eurasia Trump needs a strategic plan in staffing key positions in his new administration. President-elect Donald Trump was remarkably courageous in consistently calling for “easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia—from a position of strength” despite widespread criticism among Washington’s foreign...

    To deny Russian involvement in the election is to deny fact, says Sen. Reed
    Dec13

    To deny Russian involvement in the election is to deny fact, says Sen. Reed

    JUDY WOODRUFF: And two developments in election recounts today. A federal judge refused to order one in Pennsylvania, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein wanted. And a new tally ended in Wisconsin, with little change. Donald Trump won both states. Among those voicing concern about Russia’s attempts to influence the presidential election, a...

    Why Angela Merkel Isn’t Ready to Be the ‘Leader of the Free World’
    Dec13

    Why Angela Merkel Isn’t Ready to Be the ‘Leader of the Free World’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel knows what it’s like to be underestimated. Her political party, the Christian Democratic Union, was a stodgy old boys’ club when she first joined in the early 1990s, and most of her rivals tended to dismiss or ignore her, the pastor’s daughter with the chemistry degree—even as she passed them on...