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    With Marco Rubio’s vote in the bag, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation is all but assured
    Jan23

    With Marco Rubio’s vote in the bag, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation is all but assured

    The last wall of opposition to former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as secretary of state has come tumbling down. Early on Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio, the lone Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who might plausibly have voted against Tillerson, posted a statement on Facebook saying he plans to vote for...

    Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties
    Jan23

    Dutch Elections Overtaken by Populist and Anti-Establishment Parties

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his right-liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy ran a full page newspaper advertisement Monday calling for people to “act normal or leave” the Netherlands if they do not like the country and its values. The message is seen by critics as targeted at Dutch citizens of a non-Western...

    Foolish GOP Warmongers want to Make Russia the Enemy: It isn’t the Soviet Union Reborn
    Jan23

    Foolish GOP Warmongers want to Make Russia the Enemy: It isn’t the Soviet Union Reborn

    No position taken by President-elect Donald Trump more upsets leading Republican legislators than his desire to reconcile with Russia. GOP propagandists routinely assert that 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney was right when he declared Russia “without question our No. 1 geopolitical foe.” Perhaps in Neoconservative nightmares. But...

    Creative Types Learn to Shoot Guns
    Jan23

    Creative Types Learn to Shoot Guns

    No. 20 West Twentieth Street looks like an ordinary office building, but go down to the basement and you’ll hear an unusual sound—gunshots, frequent and close. On a recent evening, a group of around a dozen creative types—funky jewelry, high-minded tote bags—arrived at Westside Rifle & Pistol Range and nervously milled about as they...

    Rubio’s Grandstanding on Tillerson
    Jan23

    Rubio’s Grandstanding on Tillerson

    Rubio is the last Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee whose final position on Tillerson still isn’t known. He was the senator doing the most grandstanding during the confirmation hearing earlier in the month: “In order to have moral clarity, we need clarity. We can’t achieve moral clarity with rhetorical ambiguity,” Rubio...

    Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution, Then And Now
    Jan23

    Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution, Then And Now

    Three years ago the streets of Ukraine’s capital were engulfed in protests as Euromaidan demonstrators demanded the resignation of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. January 22, 2014, marked a turning point when Berkut riot police cracked down violently on protesters. Twenty-year-old demonstrator Serhiy Nihoyan and 25-year-old Mikhail...

    Top Senate Democrat reveals plan to undermine Trump, claims Republicans will help him do it
    Jan23

    Top Senate Democrat reveals plan to undermine Trump, claims Republicans will help him do it

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) revealed legislation he’ll introduce to undermine President Trump’s agenda – and he claims that Republicans will help him do it. In a Sunday interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” Schumer said that he’ll be introducing a bill to make sure Trump cannot...

    Russia foreign ministry: Date for Trump-Putin call being finalized
    Jan23

    Russia foreign ministry: Date for Trump-Putin call being finalized

    A spokesman for Russia’s foreign ministry said Monday that his government expects to finalize a date soon for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first phone call with President Donald Trump since his inauguration last week.On a conference call with reporters that was reported by Reuters, Russian foreign ministry spokesman Dmitry...

    The Morning Vertical, January 23, 2017
    Jan23

    The Morning Vertical, January 23, 2017

    Your daily roundup …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s Foreign Policy Chaos
    Jan23

    Trump’s Foreign Policy Chaos

    In August 2014, Pope Francis warned a group of journalists that “we are in a world at war everywhere.” He recalled: “A man said to me, ‘Father, we are in World War III, but spread out in small pockets everywhere.’ He was right.” The pope’s conclusion was partly a reflection of the time. Because August 2014 marked one hundred years...