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    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...

    Why Russia Is Excited About Donald Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State
    Dec13

    Why Russia Is Excited About Donald Trump’s Pick for Secretary of State

    Although Vladimir Putin has no shortage of energy executives on his payroll, the Russian President likes to negotiate oil and gas deals personally. He seems to get a kick out of it. He has been known to discuss the minutiae of drilling rigs and pipeline routes with foreign delegates until their eyes glaze over. Call it a hobby, or an obsession....

    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...

    Robert Reich: 6 Big Reasons Why It’s Hard to Believe Trump Was Fairly Elected
    Dec13

    Robert Reich: 6 Big Reasons Why It’s Hard to Believe Trump Was Fairly Elected

    Click here for reuse options! How can electors be expected to submit their ballots with this dark cloud hanging overhead? A dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over the pending presidency of Donald Trump. Consider:1. The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the election in order to help Trump become president. The secret CIA assessment found...

    Could Europe Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Trump?
    Dec13

    Could Europe Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Trump?

    Had Europeans been allowed to vote in the American presidential election on November 8, they would have handed Hillary Clinton a landslide victory, according to Gallup International, with margins as high as 50 points in Britain and 70 points in Germany and Scandinavia. (Trump would have won only in Russia.) Now, the angst-ridden of the Old...

    Meet Rex Tillerson, Vladimir Putin’s Pal and Donald Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of State
    Dec13

    Meet Rex Tillerson, Vladimir Putin’s Pal and Donald Trump’s Nominee for Secretary of State

    Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, personifies two major concerns about the incoming Trump administration: conflicts of interest and ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. As the long-serving CEO of U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil, Tillerson has a close personal relationship with Putin, according to the...