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    Obama’s Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a box
    Dec30

    Obama’s Russia sanctions put Hill Republicans in a box

    President Barack Obama’s 11th-hour Russia sanctions present a big test for congressional Republicans, who are torn between decades-old GOP principles and their new standard bearer’s unorthodox embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin.Democrats are already seeking to exploit this rift, drafting legislation designed to make it harder...

    White House Dares Trump To Roll Back Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec30

    White House Dares Trump To Roll Back Sanctions Against Russia

    White House officials predicted Thursday that new sanctions being levied against Russia in retaliation for that country’s apparent hacking during the 2016 election would not be reversed by President-elect Donald Trump, despite Trump’s call for warmer relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.After he takes the oath of office in...

    Barack Obama Sanctions Russia Over Election Meddling
    Dec30

    Barack Obama Sanctions Russia Over Election Meddling

    President Barack Obama sanctioned Russian officials and entities on Thursday in response to Moscow’s reported hacking during the U.S. presidential election.“All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions,” the president said in a statement.In addition to hitting two Russian intelligence agencies, three companies and four...

    Russia says new US sanctions signal Obama’s ‘aggressive foreign policy’
    Dec30

    Russia says new US sanctions signal Obama’s ‘aggressive foreign policy’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The State Department also has kicked out 35 Russian diplomats from its embassy in Washington and...

    Obama retaliates against Russia for election hacking
    Dec30

    Obama retaliates against Russia for election hacking

    U.S. President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia expert: New US sanctions ‘clearly meant to throw a wrench into’ Trump’s dealings with Moscow
    Dec30

    Russia expert: New US sanctions ‘clearly meant to throw a wrench into’ Trump’s dealings with Moscow

    New US sanctions on Russia could complicate the Trump administration’s relations with the Kremlin. …read more Source: Business...

    Obama sanctions Russian intelligence agencies over election hacking
    Dec30

    Obama sanctions Russian intelligence agencies over election hacking

    President Obama on Thursday announced sanctions against Russian intelligence services in response to their alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election. The combination of offensive and defensive steps, Obama said in a statement, was a “necessary and appropriate response” to Russian attempts to harm American interests. Obama signed an...

    Russia, Iran And Turkey: The Real Power Brokers In Syria
    Dec30

    Russia, Iran And Turkey: The Real Power Brokers In Syria

    By entering into east Aleppo, it would seem that the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces have prevented their country from suffering Libya’s fate. But despite the government victory over the galaxy of Jihadist and “moderate rebels,” US Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, does not think control of Aleppo – the...

    The U.S. Retaliation Against Russian Hackers
    Dec29

    The U.S. Retaliation Against Russian Hackers

    President Obama announced sanctions Thursday on Russian intelligence officials and organizations he said were involved in efforts to undermine the U.S. elections. In a statement, he said 35 Russian intelligence officials in the U.S. were being expelled and two Russian compounds, one in Maryland and the other in New York, were being closed. The...

    Ryan calls new Russia sanctions ‘overdue,’ but fails to call for more aggressive investigations
    Dec29

    Ryan calls new Russia sanctions ‘overdue,’ but fails to call for more aggressive investigations

    House Speaker Paul Ryan was curiously quick to chastise President Obama for taking too long to sanction Russia for meddling in the 2016 elections. x.@SpeakerRyan: ” today’s action by the administration is overdue” pic.twitter.com/FhURqIyY3M— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 29, 2016 Fascinating, Obama’s actions are...