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    Republicans support Donald Trump as he questions U.S. intelligence
    Jan06

    Republicans support Donald Trump as he questions U.S. intelligence

    (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times/Redux) WASHINGTON — A few years ago President Barack Obama came under conservative fire for choosing, at times, to read his daily intelligence briefings, rather than receive them in-person. Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was among those piling on. “I have a hard time comprehending that, because the primary job of...

    Putin and the Populists
    Jan06

    Putin and the Populists

    Donald Trump is practically alone in mainstream American politics in his consistent praise of Vladimir Putin and insistence that the United States would benefit from warmer relations with Russia. But that inclination to view Putin more as ally than adversary places Trump squarely in line with the racially infused, conservative-populist movements...

    Volunteer Medics Demand Ukraine Provide Front-Line Ambulances
    Jan06

    Volunteer Medics Demand Ukraine Provide Front-Line Ambulances

    After three years of conflict, volunteer medics are still evacuating the wounded in private cars — and are demanding the Ukrainian army provide more front-line ambulances. (Levko Stek, Maryan Kushnik, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Republicans are publicly taking Donald Trump’s side in his war against the intelligence community
    Jan06

    Republicans are publicly taking Donald Trump’s side in his war against the intelligence community

    In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. As President-elect Donald Trump questions U.S. spy agency conclusions about Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election and praises Russian President Vladimir Putin and appears to side with WikiLeaks founder Julian...

    Conway ‘disappointed’ in media leaks before intel briefing
    Jan06

    Conway ‘disappointed’ in media leaks before intel briefing

    A senior member of Donald Trump’s transition team expressed disappointment Friday that contents of the intelligence community’s report regarding Russia’s cyberattacks against American political targets were leaked to the media ahead of the president-elect’s scheduled briefing.That report, delivered to President Barack...

    Trump to get briefing on classified report on Russia, election hacking
    Jan06

    Trump to get briefing on classified report on Russia, election hacking

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top intelligence officials are making their most detailed and persuasive case yet to President-elect Donald Trump that Russia interfered in this year’s U.S. political process. The officials — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey — are...

    Biden: Trump’s belittling of U.S. intelligence agencies is ‘dangerous,’ ‘mindless’
    Jan06

    Biden: Trump’s belittling of U.S. intelligence agencies is ‘dangerous,’ ‘mindless’

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Mr. Vice President, thank you for talking with us. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I’m delighted to be here with you, Judy. I really am. JUDY WOODRUFF: Let me start with health care, the Affordable Care Act. The Republicans say they plan to repeal it this month and then figuring Democrats are going to help them come up with a...

    Classified report on Russia, election hacking going to Trump
    Jan06

    Classified report on Russia, election hacking going to Trump

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top intelligence officials are making their most detailed and persuasive case yet to President-elect Donald Trump that Russia interfered in this year’s U.S. political process. The officials — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey — are...

    Sviatoslav Karavansky,  prominent Soviet-era political prisoner, dies
    Jan06

    Sviatoslav Karavansky, prominent Soviet-era political prisoner, dies

    PHILADELPHIA – Sviatoslav Karavansky, a prominent Ukrainian anti-Soviet dissident, twice imprisoned in Soviet concentration camps for a total of 31 years, died at the age of 95 on December 17 at a hospital in Baltimore. He had been living in the U.S. since 1980, soon after being released with his wife, Dr. Nina Strokata, likewise […] …read...

    UCCA welcomes two organizations into its ranks
    Jan06

    UCCA welcomes two organizations into its ranks

    NEW YORK – The Executive Board of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Ukrainians in America, announced on December 10 that the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA), two longstanding organizations with a combined century plus of...