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    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?
    Dec30

    Does Anyone Know What to Make of Obama’s Sanctions?

    What is a bewildered citizen to make of the sanctions that President Obama levied on Russian officials and the Russian government on Thursday? The confusion starts with the news coverage. The Associated Press, for example, blares that “President Barack Obama has slapped harsh sanctions on the Russian intelligence services.” Meanwhile the former...

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan
    Dec30

    Thirty years ago, Trump proposed allying with the USSR against France and Pakistan

    Way back in 1987, journalist Ron Rosembaum interviewed real estate developer and casino mogul Donald Trump on a somewhat unusual topic — nuclear weapons. Rosembaum has long been interested in the issue (he even wrote a book, How The End Begins: The Road to Nuclear World War III) but Trump at the time didn’t have much of a political profile....

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’
    Dec30

    Trump tweets praise of Putin: ‘I always knew he was very smart!’

    President-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, calling him “very smart” and lauding his “great move” not to retaliate against the U.S. over sanctions intended to punish the Kremlin for launching cyberattacks targeting the American electoral system. “Great move on delay (by V. Putin) – I always knew he was very...

    Bolton: Obama sanctions on Russia not enough
    Dec30

    Bolton: Obama sanctions on Russia not enough

    Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton says President Obama’s sanctions on Russia are not a sufficient response to Russia’s “attack on our constitutional system.”“I don’t think they will have much impact at all,” Bolton told “Fox & Friends… …read more Source: The...

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions
    Dec30

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions

    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has called for significantly tougher sanctions on Russia, beyond those imposed by President Barack Obama this week. During a visit to Kyiv on December 30, McCain joined Senate colleagues Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) in saying they expected Congress to act in the new year....

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions
    Dec30

    McCain Joins Colleagues In Calling For Tougher Russia Sanctions

    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has called for significantly tougher sanctions on Russia, beyond those imposed by President Barack Obama this week. During a visit to Kyiv on December 30, McCain joined Senate colleagues Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) in saying they expected Congress to act in the new year....

    Vladimir Putin Sent Seasons Greetings to America Amid Worsening Relations With President Obama
    Dec30

    Vladimir Putin Sent Seasons Greetings to America Amid Worsening Relations With President Obama

    Amid increasingly fraught cross-Atlantic relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a public New Year’s greeting to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump. In a post Friday on Russia’s official Twitter account, Putin sent a “New Year greeting to President Obama & his family, also to President-elect @RealDonaldTrump...

    McCain Vows No U.S. ‘Faustian Bargain’ With Putin
    Dec30

    McCain Vows No U.S. ‘Faustian Bargain’ With Putin

    U.S. Senator John McCain says that the United States will not strike a “Faustian bargain” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid speculation that President-elect Donald Trump could scrap sanctions in a bid to improve ties. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The 2016 culture war, as illustrated by the alt-right
    Dec30

    The 2016 culture war, as illustrated by the alt-right

    To Trump supporters, his win was a victory against corruption, political correctness, and conspiracies. The 2016 campaign trail was a long and rocky, but for members of the self-described alt-right — the noxious, meme-wielding, internet-based movement built on a foundation of white nationalism — it was a turbulent ride to an unexpected victory....

    Too little, too late: President Obama may have imposed sanctions on Russia, but should have listened to Mitt Romney’s warnings
    Dec30

    Too little, too late: President Obama may have imposed sanctions on Russia, but should have listened to Mitt Romney’s warnings

    Barack Obama; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Michael Klimentyev) President Obama’s sanctions against Russia in the wake of hacking allegations are a transparent political ploy that would be more meaningful if he’d spent his presidency standing up to Russian aggression on everything from Crimea to Syria and Israel. They...