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      President Obama says the U.S. will retaliate against Vladimir Putin for Russian DNC email hack
      Dec16

      President Obama says the U.S. will retaliate against Vladimir Putin for Russian DNC email hack

      President Barack Obama speaks during a “My Brother’s Keeper” summit in South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (Credit: AP) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in...

      Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice drain Donald Trump’s swamp?
      Dec15

      Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice drain Donald Trump’s swamp?

      In this photo taken Nov. 17, 2016, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. speaks to media at Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump has picked Sessions for the job of attorney general. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Imagine (it’s easy if you try)… President Trump sues the General Services Administration for...

      Message for Rick Perry: The Department of Energy doesnt actually produce that much energy
      Dec15

      Message for Rick Perry: The Department of Energy doesnt actually produce that much energy

      FILE – In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, waves to the crowd as he steps to the podium to speak at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta. Perry has joined the board of a stem cell firm where he underwent experimental back surgery before running for president in 2011, a...

      What did Donald Trump know about Vladimir Putin’s attempt to hack the election — and when did he know it?
      Dec15

      What did Donald Trump know about Vladimir Putin’s attempt to hack the election — and when did he know it?

      (Credit: Getty/Gary Gershoff/Peter Muhly/Salon) One of the most memorable moments of the 2016 presidential campaign was the GOP debate in which the man who would later become our president-elect felt the need to reassure the American people about the size of his penis: This really happened. pic.twitter.com/i4041GT50Y #GOPDebate — Greg Bluestein...

      The Putin push: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorability among Republicans has grown over two years
      Dec14

      The Putin push: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s favorability among Republicans has grown over two years

      In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts at a meeting with Russian and foreign cultural figures in the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. At right, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky. At left back, Russia’s Vakhtangov theater director Kirill Krok. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin...

      Our foreign correspondent reports from Trumplandia: You won’t believe what happened when they held an election in America!
      Dec14

      Our foreign correspondent reports from Trumplandia: You won’t believe what happened when they held an election in America!

      (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci/Getty/Miguel Sayago/Salon) Tumult and confusion continues to surround the recent presidential election in the United States, the most populous nation in North America and the world’s largest military power. The winning candidate — a businessman and television celebrity named Donald Trump — received far fewer votes...

      Robert Reich: Dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over Donald Trump’s pending presidency
      Dec14

      Robert Reich: Dark cloud of illegitimacy hangs over Donald Trump’s pending presidency

      File – In this Jan. 23, 2016 file photo Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Trump’s boast on the campaign trail that he could “shoot somebody” and not lose any voters tops a Yale Law School librarian’s list of the most notable quotes of 2016. (AP...

      Donald Trump’s pick to head State Department recommended by lobbyist to Exxon, Russia
      Dec13

      Donald Trump’s pick to head State Department recommended by lobbyist to Exxon, Russia

      (Credit: AP/Jon Gambrell/Paul Sancya/Ben Margot) Late Monday, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team quietly announced that it was postponing his first post-election conference, meant to address potential conflicts of interests for the incoming commander-in-chief. Then early Tuesday, Trump announced his selection of Exxon CEO Rex...

      Mitch McConnell admits that “the Russians are not our friends,” but won’t discuss role in covering up their hacking
      Dec12

      Mitch McConnell admits that “the Russians are not our friends,” but won’t discuss role in covering up their hacking

      In this Nov. 9, 2016, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Credit: AP) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, held a press conference on Monday morning to address allegations that he helped squash intelligence reports on alleged Russian hacking in the...

      Donald Trump’s rumored secretary of state pick, Rex Tillerson, has very close ties to Russia
      Dec12

      Donald Trump’s rumored secretary of state pick, Rex Tillerson, has very close ties to Russia

      (Credit: AP) Donald Trump’s rumored pick to be secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, doesn’t have any governing experience. But the head of Exxon has something else President-elect Donald Trump may be looking for: close ties to Russia. During his 41-year career at Exxon, Tillerson has developed close business ties to Vladimir Putin, even...