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    Racist Russians Insult Obama Hoping for Trump’s Approval
    Jan20

    Racist Russians Insult Obama Hoping for Trump’s Approval

    Barack Obama’s final press conference was marked by an interruption by a Russian reporter from the state-run TASS news agency, the outlet that symbolized Soviet propaganda for decades. Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo cited a number of tweets from journalists present at the presser pointing out that TASS bureau chief, Andrey Sitov,...

    While elites fiddle, Russia advances in East Europe
    Jan20

    While elites fiddle, Russia advances in East Europe

    Not many Americans can locate Moldova, a tiny former Soviet republic with a mostly ethnic Romanian population bordered by Ukraine and Romania, on a map. Even fewer could tell you that Moldova was once part of Romania and won its independence with the fall of the Soviet Union, only to … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Barack and Joe’s Secret Code
    Jan20

    Barack and Joe’s Secret Code

    When President Barack Obama last week wrapped Vice President Biden in a bear hug after his Farewell Address and followed up with surprise Presidential Medal of Freedom, anyone watching could tell the two men weren’t faking it. So ends the closest and longest-lasting partnership between a president and vice-president in American history—one...

    Putin will build a $48 million luxury hospital for elites as average Russians struggle for healthcare
    Jan20

    Putin will build a $48 million luxury hospital for elites as average Russians struggle for healthcare

    Vladimir Putin is backing a $48 million dollar health clinic dedicated to senior Kremlin officials and elites in the Russian president’s retinue, a Reuters investigation reported Thursday. The opulent health care clinic will open in Moscow at a time when Russian health care is in crisis and disparity in the quality of medical care between...

    ‘This is war’: Russia warns it could retaliate after RT reportedly blocked from Facebook
    Jan20

    ‘This is war’: Russia warns it could retaliate after RT reportedly blocked from Facebook

    Russian authorities warned that they could retaliate against U.S.-based media and social networks if state-backed Russian channel RT’s access to social networks is restricted, a threat that came amid what the network called a “war” targeting its digital reach. The January 19 warning from the state communications oversight...

    Car makers concerned about Trump, says Canadian innovation minister
    Jan20

    Car makers concerned about Trump, says Canadian innovation minister

    OTTAWA — A Liberal cabinet minister says he’s hearing concerns from auto makers about negative effects on their industry from a Donald Trump presidency. Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains says he’s had conversations with concerned automakers at the recent Detroit auto show and during his current visit to the World Economic...

    One Last Trip With Joe Biden
    Jan19

    One Last Trip With Joe Biden

    When I boarded Air Force Two for Vice President Joe Biden’s final overseas mission, he had four days left in office. His leverage was diminishing by the hour, with every new question at a Trump nominee confirmation hearing, with every new @RealDonaldTrump tweet.There was no chance of a miracle at that point, a few days away from Vice...

    Russian Business World Hopes for Relief From Trump
    Jan19

    Russian Business World Hopes for Relief From Trump

    Few people are more eager for Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia. Hacking scandals? They expect that to blow over. Conflict in Ukraine? An artificial problem invented by Barack Obama, they argue. Russian magnates and American investors alike are anticipating a Trump administration that removes...

    A Burger And A Beer: An ‘Obama’ Grub-And-Pub Crawl In Ukraine’s Capital
    Jan19

    A Burger And A Beer: An ‘Obama’ Grub-And-Pub Crawl In Ukraine’s Capital

    Something odd happened in Ukraine during Obama’s presidency: his name and likeness emerged as a marketing ploy to peddle consumables and other light fare. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Anderson Cooper Asks Van Jones Why Trump Doesn’t ‘Deserve’ Obama’s Silence
    Jan19

    Anderson Cooper Asks Van Jones Why Trump Doesn’t ‘Deserve’ Obama’s Silence

    CNN host Anderson Cooper said on his show Wednesday that President Obama may not be so silent about the Trump presidency when he leaves office, unlike George W. Bush when Obama entered the White House. Since Trump’s election in November, Obama has kept his opinion of the incoming Trump administration somewhat veiled, and said at his final...