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    Tillerson boosters have Russia, Exxon business ties
    Dec13

    Tillerson boosters have Russia, Exxon business ties

    Former government officials are lining up to vouch for ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Donald Trump’s secretary of state and they all have something in common – a financial stake in the outcome.James Baker, the Reagan secretary of state who MSNBC reported advised Donald Trump to pick Tillerson, is a partner at a law firm that has...

    AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets
    Dec13

    AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets

    MOSCOW (AP) — As the Soviet Union was breaking up 25 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev expected the United States and its Western allies to provide vital aid. The former Soviet president thinks their failure to offer significant help wasted a chance to build a safer world and resulted from short-sighted gloating at a Cold War rival’s demise. In...

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking
    Dec13

    Top GOP leaders back congressional probes of Russia hacking

    President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania walk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Ky., after a meeting on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10, 2016. (Alex Brandon/AP/CP) WASHINGTON—Congress’s top Republicans on Monday endorsed investigations into the CIA’s belief that Russia meddled in last month’s election to help...

    The ‘Slam Dunk’ That Isn’t – The CIA, Russia And The Hacking Of The 2016 Presidential Election
    Dec13

    The ‘Slam Dunk’ That Isn’t – The CIA, Russia And The Hacking Of The 2016 Presidential Election

    The American public has been presented with a spectacle the likes of which is unprecedented in the history of modern presidential elections – the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has (according to anonymous sources) authored a report that concludes that Russia actively intervened in the American electoral process for the purpose of influencing...

    Russia’s back, bigger and badder than ever
    Dec13

    Russia’s back, bigger and badder than ever

    Back in March 2014, with Russian-speaking forces patrolling the streets of Crimea, until then a part of the sovereign country of Ukraine, I wrote an article arguing that, “We have … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Staffing Will Be Key for Trump’s Russia Policy
    Dec13

    Staffing Will Be Key for Trump’s Russia Policy

    Paul J. Saunders Politics, Eurasia Trump needs a strategic plan in staffing key positions in his new administration. President-elect Donald Trump was remarkably courageous in consistently calling for “easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia—from a position of strength” despite widespread criticism among Washington’s foreign...

    To deny Russian involvement in the election is to deny fact, says Sen. Reed
    Dec13

    To deny Russian involvement in the election is to deny fact, says Sen. Reed

    JUDY WOODRUFF: And two developments in election recounts today. A federal judge refused to order one in Pennsylvania, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein wanted. And a new tally ended in Wisconsin, with little change. Donald Trump won both states. Among those voicing concern about Russia’s attempts to influence the presidential election, a...

    Why Angela Merkel Isn’t Ready to Be the ‘Leader of the Free World’
    Dec13

    Why Angela Merkel Isn’t Ready to Be the ‘Leader of the Free World’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel knows what it’s like to be underestimated. Her political party, the Christian Democratic Union, was a stodgy old boys’ club when she first joined in the early 1990s, and most of her rivals tended to dismiss or ignore her, the pastor’s daughter with the chemistry degree—even as she passed them on...

    Either Harry Reid has an explosive secret on Trump’s Russia ties or he’s just making things up
    Dec13

    Either Harry Reid has an explosive secret on Trump’s Russia ties or he’s just making things up

    Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid appeared to accuse Donald Trump’s campaign of working directly with the Russian government to undermine the US presidential election — an explosive charge for which he provided no evidence. In an interview with the Huffington Post published Monday, Reid said there had been a “deal” involving the Trump...

    Key Questions About Russia’s Alleged Hacking of the US Election
    Dec13

    Key Questions About Russia’s Alleged Hacking of the US Election

    A Central Intelligence Agency report that Russian operatives intervened in the U.S. election to help President-elect Donald Trump win has roiled Capitol Hill, producing a bipartisan call for congressional investigations. But there is skepticism within the U.S. government, particularly at the Federal Bureau of Intelligence, that the evidence...