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    How Paul Manafort could put the FBI on trial
    Apr08

    How Paul Manafort could put the FBI on trial

    Paul Manafort’s legal team faces a critical choice as he heads to trial: how aggressively the former Trump campaign chairman should base his defense on alleged political bias and misconduct by federal investigators. Manafort, a criminal defendant fighting two separate cases, is uniquely positioned to try to dredge up information on bias or...

    We Hear You: Progressives’ Sour-Grapes Assault on the Electoral College
    Apr08

    We Hear You: Progressives’ Sour-Grapes Assault on the Electoral College

    Editor’s note: As usual, we’re playing catch-up on mail. This time we kick off with comments from The Daily Signal’s audience on liberals’ post-Trump storming of the Electoral College. Remember to write us at letters@dailysignal.com.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: Regarding Jarrett Stepman’s commentary, “Progressive...

    ‘Holy Fire’ Ceremony Helps Orthodox Christians Usher In Easter
    Apr08

    ‘Holy Fire’ Ceremony Helps Orthodox Christians Usher In Easter

    The “Holy Fire” ceremony in Jerusalem helped Eastern Orthodox Christians usher in Easter, one week after Christians in the West also celebrated the religion’s holiest day. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Manafort moves to suppress evidence found in storage unit
    Apr08

    Manafort moves to suppress evidence found in storage unit

    Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are arguing that what could be key evidence against him should be kept out of court because the FBI violated his Constitutional rights by illegally entering a storage locker belonging to Manafort’s firm.The FBI first got into the Alexandria, Va. storage unit last May with the...

    Hungary’s Election Campaign Ends in a Flurry of Dirty Tricks
    Apr08

    Hungary’s Election Campaign Ends in a Flurry of Dirty Tricks

    Reporting from Budapest this week, it was impossible not to notice that, in the run-up to Sunday’s election, the streets of the Hungarian capital have come to resemble a far-right Facebook page, crammed full of posters and billboards that use the crude visual language of internet memes to attack the enemies, real and imagined, of Prime...

    In Ukraine’s Language Battleground, Some Soldiers Switching Sides
    Apr07

    In Ukraine’s Language Battleground, Some Soldiers Switching Sides

    In Ukraine, some Russian-speakers are switching to Ukrainian in a gesture aimed at beating back decades of Kremlin dominance. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s Russia sanctions are just another shiny object on the long path to the truth
    Apr07

    Trump’s Russia sanctions are just another shiny object on the long path to the truth

    (Credit: Getty/Shutterstock/Salon) Don’t get too excited about the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Russian oligarchs yesterday. First of all, only seven of them were sanctioned, along with 17 “top government officials,” according to the New York Times. That’s really going to hurt them! Seven rich guys and a bunch of...

    The Threat Within NATO
    Apr07

    The Threat Within NATO

    Speaking days before an election most observers thought him sure to win, a long-serving Eurasian strongman railed against human rights, malevolent western powers, and rapacious “international speculators.” If delivered a fourth term in office, he vowed, vengeance against enemies of the state would be swift. His ruling party would achieve...

    Workshop Teaches Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs
    Apr07

    Workshop Teaches Ukrainian Art of Dyeing Easter Eggs

    The Catholic Easter custom of hunting brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies may be over now, but in the Orthodox world, Easter comes one week later. And it brings with it, its own unique traditions. One of them is the centuries-old practice of drawing elaborate patterns on Easter eggs decorated and painted using hot wax. Mariia Prus and...

    US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs
    Apr07

    US Raises the Stakes with Tough Sanctions on Russian Oligarchs

    The White House has announced sanctions against 38 Russian individuals and companies, saying it is standing up to ongoing “malign activity” by the Russian government against Western democracies in Crimea, Ukraine, Syria and around the world. Russia denies any wrongdoing. VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington...