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      Why Obama just endorsed Emmanuel Macron for president of France
      May04

      Why Obama just endorsed Emmanuel Macron for president of France

      Former President Barack Obama has endorsed his first candidate for office since leaving office — and it’s not a fellow Democrat. In fact, it’s not even an American. “I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward,” Obama said in English in a video addressed to the French people just days before Macron faces far-right candidate...

      Vox Sentences: Marine Le Pen lifted a speech … from another presidential candidate
      May03

      Vox Sentences: Marine Le Pen lifted a speech … from another presidential candidate

      Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dylan Matthews, Naomi Shavin, and Dara Lind. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. An unarmed black teenager killed by police; France’s...

      Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.
      May01

      Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.

      Director Kitty Green didn’t want to make just another docudrama about the sensational 1996 murder case. The thing to know going into Casting JonBenét is that you won’t get any answers. And according to director Kitty Green, that’s exactly the point. The sensational, decades-old case of the 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered...

      3 winners and 4 losers from Trump’s first 100 days
      Apr28

      3 winners and 4 losers from Trump’s first 100 days

      Trump’s first 100 days have seen him achieve a relatively small number of his stated goals. Sure, there have been some regulatory rollbacks, an immigration crackdown, and a Supreme Court confirmation. But otherwise Trump has endured court rulings frustrating his efforts to crack down on “sanctuary cities” and travel from Muslim countries,...

      Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.
      Apr28

      Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.

      Director Kitty Green didn’t want to make just another docudrama about the sensational 1996 murder case. The thing to know going into Casting JonBenét is that you won’t get any answers. And according to director Kitty Green, that’s exactly the point. The sensational, decades-old case of the 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered...

      After 100 days, Donald Trump’s new world order looks like the old one
      Apr28

      After 100 days, Donald Trump’s new world order looks like the old one

      On January 17, just three days before the inauguration, a reporter for Israel’s largest newspaper approached President-elect Donald Trump at a black-tie event to ask about his promise to break with decades of bipartisan foreign policy and move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. “Of course I remember what I said about Jerusalem,” Trump...

      Exxon asked for a waiver to resume drilling in Russia. Trump said no.
      Apr21

      Exxon asked for a waiver to resume drilling in Russia. Trump said no.

      They pushed the application after their former CEO joined the administration. The Trump administration rejected Exxon Mobil’s request to resume an oil drilling project in Russia that is currently blocked by US sanctions, a tangible reminder that American policy toward Moscow has yet to change as much as some observers in both countries had...

      Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow showed that the Trump-Russia lovefest is dead
      Apr12

      Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Moscow showed that the Trump-Russia lovefest is dead

      You might have expected the first press conference in Moscow featuring both a Trump administration official and a Russian official to be something of a victory lap. After all, Trump was Russia’s preferred candidate in the 2016 election; he had promised to realign US foreign policy to work with Moscow. He even picked Rex Tillerson, an oil...

      Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is now registering as a foreign agent
      Apr12

      Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is now registering as a foreign agent

      Manafort sits at the intersection of Russia and the Trump campaign Donald Trump’s second of three campaign chiefs, Paul Manafort, announced through a spokesperson today that he is planning to formally register as a foreign agent. Manafort has worked, in one capacity or other, for foreign politicians since at least his mid-1980s advocacy on...

      Obama’s anti-ISIS envoy on why Trump desperately needs a Syria strategy
      Apr10

      Obama’s anti-ISIS envoy on why Trump desperately needs a Syria strategy

      Gen. John Allen warns that “military force should not be an afterthought.” “Using military force without a broader strategy is a pretty empty gesture. It’s actually quite dangerous.” That’s the blunt assessment of retired Gen. John Allen, who led the Obama administration’s efforts to coordinate an international effort against...