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    Tillerson for State: What we know and why some are concerned about his ties to Russia
    Dec14

    Tillerson for State: What we know and why some are concerned about his ties to Russia

    JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s a post first officially held by Thomas Jefferson. The secretary of state is America’s top diplomat. Today, President-elect Trump tapped the CEO of the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company for the job. So, who is Rex Tillerson, and what does the pick tell us about the Trump agenda? We’re...

    Trump invites Senate clash with Tillerson State nomination
    Dec14

    Trump invites Senate clash with Tillerson State nomination

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is inviting a clash in the narrowly divided Senate by choosing Rex Tillerson for secretary of State in the face of well-publicized concerns from several GOP senators over the oil executive’s ties to Russia. The likely confirmation fight could be an early test of Trump’s sway over Congress, and demonstrate how...

    Obama’s Deep Dive Into Putin’s Intent
    Dec14

    Obama’s Deep Dive Into Putin’s Intent

    President Barack Obama announced last week a “deep dive” into the question of whether the Russians hacked into Democratic Party officials’ emails in order to influence elections and help Donald Trump become president. A secret CIA report saying it has overwhelming evidence the Russians did it was then leaked, raising the...

    Obama’s Deep Dive Into Putin’s Intent
    Dec14

    Obama’s Deep Dive Into Putin’s Intent

    President Barack Obama announced last week a “deep dive” into the question of whether the Russians hacked into Democratic Party officials’ emails in order to influence elections and help Donald Trump become president. A secret CIA report saying it has overwhelming evidence the Russians did it was then leaked, raising the...

    Why Some People Think a Typo Cost Clinton the Election
    Dec14

    Why Some People Think a Typo Cost Clinton the Election

    On March 19, an IT employee at the Hillary Clinton campaign gave John Podesta, the campaign chairman, some computer-security advice. “John needs to change his password immediately,” he wrote in an email, “and ensure that two-factor authentication is turned on his account.”The helpdesk staffer was responding to a Google alert with a bright red...

    Fall of Aleppo poses first major test of Trump’s Russia posture
    Dec14

    Fall of Aleppo poses first major test of Trump’s Russia posture

    WASHINGTON — Aleppo’s fall to Syrian government forces is shaping up as the first major test of President-elect Donald Trump’s desire to cooperate with Russia, whose military support has proven pivotal in Syria’s civil war. The death and destruction in the city is only renewing Democratic and Republican concern with...

    Trump can wipe out Russia sanctions with stroke of the pen
    Dec14

    Trump can wipe out Russia sanctions with stroke of the pen

    Senate Democrats are powerless to stop Donald Trump from easing sanctions against Russia after he takes office. But they’re determined to make Trump and the GOP pay a political price if he does.Trump’s appetite for warmer relations with Russia is drawing partisan fire in the Senate, even as a top adviser said the president-elect is...

    Trudeau, Merkel affirm support for CETA
    Dec14

    Trudeau, Merkel affirm support for CETA

    Trudeau, Merkel affirm support for Canada-EU trade deal as Parliament votes …read more Source:...

    Trudeau, Merkel affirm support for Canada-EU trade deal as Parliament votes
    Dec13

    Trudeau, Merkel affirm support for Canada-EU trade deal as Parliament votes

    OTTAWA — The chair of the House of Commons trade committee says he hopes Parliament can ratify the Canada-EU free trade deal this week before rising for the holiday break. On Wednesday, the committee is set to begin clause-by-clause consideration of the bill that would implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, said...

    The United States of Exxon
    Dec13

    The United States of Exxon

    The biographical particulars of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who was nominated to serve as Donald Trump’s secretary of state on Tuesday, seem crafted from a Mad Libs sheet of Michael Moore’s grimmest nightmares. A “tall, strapping Texan” with “a twang to show for it” and “silver coiffure,” Tillerson is an Eagle...