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    Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass
    Mar25

    Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass

    The Russian state-owned news website Sputnik has applied for a White House hard pass and is seeking membership in the White House Foreign Press Group in order to become a part of pool rotations. Sputnik, which Foreign Policy magazine described as the “BuzzFeed of propaganda,” would be part of a rotating group of roughly 22 overseas...

    Trump can’t escape Russia woes
    Mar21

    Trump can’t escape Russia woes

    President Donald Trump’s Russia headaches are far from behind him.One day after the top law enforcement official in the United States confirmed an active FBI investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials, lawmakers are already laying out plans to haul Michael Flynn, Carter Page, Paul Manafort and possibly...

    Rand Paul’s latest lonely fight incenses fellow senators
    Mar21

    Rand Paul’s latest lonely fight incenses fellow senators

    Rand Paul is at it again.It’s not enough for the Kentucky Republican to try to tank House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare repeal bill. He’s also driving his Senate colleagues crazy by holding up the one thing the Senate could do to quickly rebuke Russian President Vladimir Putin: pass a popular treaty ratifying Montenegro’s...

    All eyes are on Paul Manafort
    Mar21

    All eyes are on Paul Manafort

    American and Ukrainian officials are pushing to question President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in separate investigations related to his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine once headed by that country’s disgraced former president Viktor Yanukovych. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) told POLITICO that...

    Spicer says Manafort played a ‘very limited role’ in the campaign
    Mar21

    Spicer says Manafort played a ‘very limited role’ in the campaign

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to downplay scrutiny into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia on Monday by describing Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, as someone “who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time” in the effort. Asked at Monday’s press briefing if...

    Key moments from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia hearing
    Mar20

    Key moments from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia hearing

    The House Intelligence Committee on Monday held a much-anticipated hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey’s first Capitol Hill appearance since President Donald Trump’s bombshell allegations that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower. The gathering was also the first public hearing in the Intelligence Committee’s ongoing...

    Roger Stone takes center stage as Congress lines up Russia probe witnesses
    Mar20

    Roger Stone takes center stage as Congress lines up Russia probe witnesses

    Pro-Trump provocateur Roger Stone repeatedly came up in Monday’s opening hearing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election — but leading lawmakers have indicated they’re still eager to hear from him directly. And Stone says he would be eager to comply.Already, Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said his panel has...

    Trump: Everyone knows Russia allegations are ‘fake news’
    Mar20

    Trump: Everyone knows Russia allegations are ‘fake news’

    Hours before FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before Congress on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential elections, President Donald Trump renewed his attacks against those who have accused him of having ties to the Russian government. “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia,”...

    REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN — TRUMP infighting — TILLERSON’s warm words for China — BLOOMBERG’s warning to Dems on Gorsuch — SUNDAY BEST — PENCE visits Mar-A-Lago — B’DAY: Jill Abramson
    Mar19

    REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN — TRUMP infighting — TILLERSON’s warm words for China — BLOOMBERG’s warning to Dems on Gorsuch — SUNDAY BEST — PENCE visits Mar-A-Lago — B’DAY: Jill Abramson

    BULLETIN — REMEMBERING JIMMY BRESLIN – N.Y. Daily News’ Jason Silverstein: “Jimmy Breslin — the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Daily News’ columns championing ordinary New Yorkers — died Sunday morning, according to friends and family members. He was 86. The cause of death was not...

    Russia’s Plot Against the West
    Mar17

    Russia’s Plot Against the West

    When Angela Merkel meets with Donald Trump on Friday, she won’t just be representing Germany. She’ll be bringing all the hopes and anxieties of an anxious continent—one whose fears have been stoked by the fervor sweeping from Amsterdam to Rome, Paris to Berlin. It’s no exaggeration to say that this meeting between Trump and...

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