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      Vladimir Putin’s first 100 days: How a questionable bombing helped give Putin legitimacy when he took office
      Dec27

      Vladimir Putin’s first 100 days: How a questionable bombing helped give Putin legitimacy when he took office

      FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures after signing a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. When Alexander Zemlianichenko started working as an AP photographer in Moscow, the Soviet Union was nearing its demise. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko,...

      Donald Trump, Republicans threaten to get back at UN for Israel resolution
      Dec27

      Donald Trump, Republicans threaten to get back at UN for Israel resolution

      (Credit: Pedro Portal/The Miami Herald via AP) President-elect Donald Trump is joining the cavalcade of Republicans who are denouncing the United Nations over its Friday resolution to stop Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Characteristically, Trump’s tweet focused on insulting the United Nations itself. The United...

      The Religious Right has an unholy crush on Vladimir Putin
      Dec23

      The Religious Right has an unholy crush on Vladimir Putin

      Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. Russia and Japan agreed Friday to hold talks on joint economic development on four islands at the center of a territorial dispute between the countries. (AP Photo/Alexander...

      Rex Tillerson’s corporate background: Is a CEO a good fit for secretary of state?
      Dec23

      Rex Tillerson’s corporate background: Is a CEO a good fit for secretary of state?

      (Credit: Reuters/Mike Stone) President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of ExxonMobil Chairman CEO Rex Tillerson to become the nation’s top diplomat is bringing together sides that would normally cast wary eyes at each other over the role corporate America plays in public service. Some key Senate Republicans – led by John McCain, Lindsey...

      Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick, once bragged about his “close relationship” with Putin
      Dec21

      Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick, once bragged about his “close relationship” with Putin

      FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Throughout the presidential campaign, the Bush family and many of its Republican allies turned their backs on Donald Trump. Now,...

      Donald Trump’s future NSA director met with Austrian party founded by Nazis
      Dec20

      Donald Trump’s future NSA director met with Austrian party founded by Nazis

      Traffic passes Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Credit: AP) The leader of Austria’s Nazi-founded Freedom Party has signed a cooperation agreement with Russia’s ruling party — only weeks after meeting with Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who will soon be national security adviser to President-elect...

      Trumped by Putin: Hillary Clinton lost for many reasons, but Russia’s involvement was the most disturbing
      Dec20

      Trumped by Putin: Hillary Clinton lost for many reasons, but Russia’s involvement was the most disturbing

      Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Drew Angerer/AP/Photo montage by Salon) Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated as president of the United States on Jan. 20, in no small part because of the direct intervention in and manipulation of the American electoral process by Vladimir Putin, Russia’s strongman who rose to power as a...

      Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson created a company with Russia using the Bahamas as a tax haven
      Dec19

      Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson created a company with Russia using the Bahamas as a tax haven

      (Credit: AP) Rex Tillerson, who if Donald Trump has his way will be America’s next secretary of state, was for a long time the director of an American-Russian oil firm located in the tax haven of the Bahamas. In 1998 Tillerson became the director of Exxon Neftegas, ExxonMobil’s Russian subsidiary, according to documents leaked to The...

      The worst Cabinet: Donald Trump made some horrible picks for his government
      Dec18

      The worst Cabinet: Donald Trump made some horrible picks for his government

      Gary Cohn; Rex Tillerson; Rick Perry (Credit: AP/Kathy Willens) President-elect Donald Trump continued to staff his upcoming administration with longtime residents of the very swamp he promised to drain. Let’s take a look at the three worst ones. Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state Perhaps one of Tillerson’s signature business...

      This Week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Divesting? Nah!
      Dec17

      This Week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Divesting? Nah!

      (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) Not a lot of new conflicts of interest emerged from the Donald Trump camp this week (although this isn’t to say that nothing came out), but plenty of news outlets were able to clarify the exact nature of these conflicts in important ways. Let’s begin. Donald Trump’s conflicts-of-interest press conference...