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      The UK could seriously punish Russia for the spy attack. Here’s why it probably won’t.
      Mar16

      The UK could seriously punish Russia for the spy attack. Here’s why it probably won’t.

      London benefits too much from corrupt Russian money in the UK to crack down on it. The UK is firing back at Russia in retaliation for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on British soil — but it’s unclear if they’ll make use of the hardest-hitting weapon in their arsenal. During a speech in Parliament on Wednesday, British...

      Trump finally decided to get tough on Russia. But did he go far enough?
      Mar15

      Trump finally decided to get tough on Russia. But did he go far enough?

      Trump just accused Russia of a chemical weapons attack in the UK — and finally hit Moscow for its election meddling. Donald Trump is one of the most Russia-friendly presidents in modern history. But in less than an hour on Thursday, he rebuked Russia harder than he has throughout his entire time in the White House. Around 9:40 am, the White House...

      Trump may finally punish Russia for meddling in the election
      Mar06

      Trump may finally punish Russia for meddling in the election

      Trump has been soft on Russia. That may be changing. President Donald Trump may soon place sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, a surprising move given that Trump continues to deny that Russia actually meddled in the campaign. That’s according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told lawmakers during...

      Bumbling Trump campaign staffers like Sam Nunberg are haunting the Trump presidency
      Mar06

      Bumbling Trump campaign staffers like Sam Nunberg are haunting the Trump presidency

      Trump didn’t hire the best people. He got mired in the Russia scandal as a result. Starting Monday afternoon and going well into the evening, America watched a man melt down on live national television. Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg repeatedly called into national television stations, most notably CNN and MSNBC, to vent about a...

      The Steele dossier, explained
      Jan05

      The Steele dossier, explained

      Republican senators want the author of the “pee tape” document arrested. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made the first criminal referral from congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Friday in a surprising way. They requested charges not against anyone involved in the underlying crimes...

      2017, as seen through President Trump’s tweets
      Jan01

      2017, as seen through President Trump’s tweets

      It might be hard to remember now, but presidential Twitter accounts used to be anodyne things, serving up inoffensive sentiments only occasionally written by the chief executive himself. Then came 2017, the year Americans started to wake up wondering what the president would do on Twitter that day. Rail against his defeated opponent? Muse about...

      Mueller: Paul Manafort has been trying to “violate a court order” while under house arrest
      Dec05

      Mueller: Paul Manafort has been trying to “violate a court order” while under house arrest

      It looks like he was writing an op-ed with someone connected to Russia’s intelligence service. Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign chair, was drafting an English-language op-ed on Ukraine with a Russian who has ties to the Kremlin’s intelligence service as late as last Thursday, more than four weeks...

      Mueller: Paul Manafort has been trying to “violate a court order” while under house arrest
      Dec05

      Mueller: Paul Manafort has been trying to “violate a court order” while under house arrest

      It looks like he was writing an op-ed with someone connected to Russia’s intelligence service. Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign chair, was drafting an English-language op-ed on Ukraine with a Russian who has ties to the Kremlin’s intelligence service as late as last Thursday, more than four weeks...

      Joe Biden almost ran for president in 2016, and he’s not ruling out 2020
      Nov15

      Joe Biden almost ran for president in 2016, and he’s not ruling out 2020

      Biden’s new book shows how close he came to running, and how the death of his son made him reconsider. In 2015, former Vice President Joe Biden had everything lined up to jump into the Democratic primary for president. He had been laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign since 2013, retaining strategists from the Obama campaign,...

      Trump’s latest tweetstorm called Kim Jong Un “short and fat”
      Nov12

      Trump’s latest tweetstorm called Kim Jong Un “short and fat”

      He also defended better ties with Russia. President Donald Trump has mostly stayed on message during his nearly two-week trip to Asia, focusing on trade and the North Korean nuclear threat. But this weekend, from Hanoi, Vietnam, Trump took to his favorite platform — Twitter — to return to some familiar, petulant themes: defending Russia and...