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    Remembering Stalin’s Hunger
    Dec02

    Remembering Stalin’s Hunger

    History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the effect of ideas. Scientific knowledge may progress by abandoning its old notions and even forgetting them. But political knowledge—the interplay of regimes and policies and personalities—advances only while we recall the political arrangements of the past and what came of them. In the...

    Remembering Stalin’s Hunger
    Dec02

    Remembering Stalin’s Hunger

    History is the only laboratory we have in which to test the effect of ideas. Scientific knowledge may progress by abandoning its old notions and even forgetting them. But political knowledge—the interplay of regimes and policies and personalities—advances only while we recall the political arrangements of the past and what came of them. In the...

    Congressional Radio-TV Gallery Pulls RT’s Accreditation After Network Registered as Foreign Agent
    Nov30

    Congressional Radio-TV Gallery Pulls RT’s Accreditation After Network Registered as Foreign Agent

    The Congressional Radio and TV Correspondents’ gallery announced Wednesday that it had voted to withdraw the news credentials for the Russian government-funded RT television network. Craig Caplan, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio and Television Correspondents’ Galleries, wrote in a letter that the...

    White House: Trump Spoke With Putin for Over an Hour on Tuesday
    Nov22

    White House: Trump Spoke With Putin for Over an Hour on Tuesday

    President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin for over an hour on Tuesday in a wide-ranging conversation that included discussions of the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs. Trump and Putin concurred on the need for peace in Syria and...

    NSA: Cyber Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated, Aggressive, and Disruptive
    Nov16

    NSA: Cyber Attacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated, Aggressive, and Disruptive

    Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government and private sector networks are increasing in both sophistication and scale, a senior National Security Agency official said Wednesday. Jonathan L. Darby, deputy chief of NSA’s cybersecurity operations group, said in a speech that recent cyber attacks against...

    Sessions Confronts Dem Rep Who Accused Him of Lying
    Nov14

    Sessions Confronts Dem Rep Who Accused Him of Lying

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions confronted Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday after Lieu accused him of lying about communicating with foreign officials. Sessions had stated on his security clearance form that he had not “had any contact with a foreign government, its establishment…or its...

    Trump Mocks Kim Jong Un: I Would Never Call Him ‘Short and Fat’
    Nov12

    Trump Mocks Kim Jong Un: I Would Never Call Him ‘Short and Fat’

    President Donald Trump fired back at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Twitter Sunday by sarcastically saying that he would never call him “short and fat” after the dictator said that Trump was an “old” person. Trump sent out the tweet after he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam....

    Tony Podesta Resignation Follows String of Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Violations
    Oct30

    Tony Podesta Resignation Follows String of Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Violations

    The resignation of high-powered Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta from the firm bearing his name follows a string of failures by him to disclose his advocacy for foreign entities that put him under the microscope of special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Podesta’s decision to leave the Podesta Group was announced to the firm on Monday morning,...

    Repeal and Replace In Farsi
    Oct13

    Repeal and Replace In Farsi

    President Trump is expected to announce today that he cannot certify Iran’s compliance with the terms of the agreement over its nuclear program that it entered into with the United States and five other nations in 2015. The president’s decision, according to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, will commence a 60-day...

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference
    Aug14

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference

    U.S. intelligence officials were frustrated with the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s cyber espionage and disinformation campaigns to disrupt Western democracies, arguing the administration’s reluctance to respond more forcefully stemmed from fear of Russian retaliation. More than a dozen current and former national...

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