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      Could the Cold War return with a vengeance?
      Apr09

      Could the Cold War return with a vengeance?

      (Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel. File) Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now. Who’s even paying attention, given the eternal changing of the guard at the White House, as well as the latest in tweets, sexual revelations, and investigations of every sort? And yet it increasingly looks as if, thanks to current...

      Trump’s Russia sanctions are just another shiny object on the long path to the truth
      Apr07

      Trump’s Russia sanctions are just another shiny object on the long path to the truth

      (Credit: Getty/Shutterstock/Salon) Don’t get too excited about the sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Russian oligarchs yesterday. First of all, only seven of them were sanctioned, along with 17 “top government officials,” according to the New York Times. That’s really going to hurt them! Seven rich guys and a bunch of...

      A Sinclair national correspondent frequently interviewed Alex Jones for Russian-funded TV
      Apr05

      A Sinclair national correspondent frequently interviewed Alex Jones for Russian-funded TV

      Alex Jones on “Infowars” (Credit: YouTube/The Alex Jones Channel) Before she became a national correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine Frazao worked for the Kremlin-backed network RT (formerly Russia Today), where she interviewed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on more than 20 occasions. During those friendly interviews,...

      Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, the GRU and the stealing of the presidency
      Apr05

      Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, the GRU and the stealing of the presidency

      Roger Stone, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort (Credit: Getty/AP/Salon) Right from the beginning of the Trump-Russia story, there were two big questions to be answered: If it was true that the Trump campaign and Russians got together,what were the goals of the two sides? And if they engaged in “collusion,” as it came to be called, how did it work? We...

      CNN host: Trump is nastier to Meryl Streep than Vladimir Putin
      Mar22

      CNN host: Trump is nastier to Meryl Streep than Vladimir Putin

      Donald Trump; Meryl Streep; Vladmir Putin (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) CNN host Jake Tapper just went on an eloquent rant about President Donald Trump’s misplaced priorities regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin. After describing how Trump is furious over the leaking of a story to the media involving his choice to disregard advice to not...

      The leak over Trump’s Putin phone call has the White House peeved
      Mar21

      The leak over Trump’s Putin phone call has the White House peeved

      (Credit: Getty/Win McNamee) President Donald Trump’s controversial congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin, which was made despite the objections of his advisers, is causing considerable internal drama in the White House itself. Trump is reportedly furious that the contents of his advisers’ warning was leaked, given that only a...

      That Putin phone call: Once again Trump acts like a man held captive
      Mar21

      That Putin phone call: Once again Trump acts like a man held captive

      Vladmir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Whenever an autocrat or a dictator “wins” an election it’s always a diplomatic challenge for more democratic countries to figure out how to respond. In order for nations to have open channels of communication there has to be some basic acknowledgment of the legitimacy of the...

      Undercover investigation claims Cambridge Analytica engages in illegal tactics
      Mar19

      Undercover investigation claims Cambridge Analytica engages in illegal tactics

      Cambridge Analytica’s chief executive officer Alexander Nix (Credit: Getty/Patricia De Melo) Cambridge Analytica, the data firm closely linked to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, reportedly secretly campaigns in many global elections and uses illegal tactics like bribes and sex workers to compromise politicians, ITN Channel 4 News...

      Trump is finally sanctioning Russia
      Mar15

      Trump is finally sanctioning Russia

      (Credit: AP/Alexei Nikolsky/Carolyn Kaster) More than a month after President Donald Trump missed a congressional deadline for implementing sanctions against Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 election, the punitive measures are now finally being put into place. The sanctions include measures taken against a Russian troll farm known as...

      Vladimir Putin suggests “Russian Jews” could have carried out election meddling
      Mar12

      Vladimir Putin suggests “Russian Jews” could have carried out election meddling

      Russian President Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Alexey Nikolsky) Denying any involvement with the 2016 U.S. election, Russian President Vladimir Putin has come under fire after suggesting any alleged meddling could have been carried out by Russian Jews. Putin claimed election interference could have come from anyone — even from people living...