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    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...

    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 hits Russia with new sanctions, curbs Trump’s authority to ease penalties
    Jul26

    House hits Russia with new sanctions, curbs Trump’s authority to ease penalties

    The Republican-led House has decisively approved legislation that hits Russia with additional financial sanctions. The new penalties are aimed at rebuking Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Lawmakers voted 419-3 to pass the bill, which prevents President Donald Trump from...

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions
    Jul26

    Former NATO Supreme Commander Backs New Russia Sanctions

    With U.S. lawmakers expected to finalize new sanctions on Russia this week, former NATO Supreme Commander James Stavridis told VOA that would be a positive move, since he believes President Donald Trump’s administration has taken too weak a stance on Russia. In an interview Tuesday with VOA’s Jela De Franceschi, Stavridis, now dean of...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Former Nazi interpreter stripped of citizenship for fourth time
    Jul25

    Former Nazi interpreter stripped of citizenship for fourth time

    The federal government has, for the fourth time, stripped a former Nazi interpreter of his Canadian citizenship – a decision Helmut Oberlander is set to contest again in Federal Court. A federal order-in-council issued June 20, 2017 that revoked Oberlander’s citizenship marks the government’s latest attempt in a 22-year-old legal...