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Putin critic Navalny jailed after protests across Russia

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was handed a 15-day jail sentence on Monday for his part in a big anti-government protest in Moscow which buoyed the liberal opposition’s morale a year before a presidential election. Sunday’s protest and others like it across Russia were estimated to be the largest since 2012 and foreshadow a presidential election

SAD McCain: Rand Paul Is ‘Working for Vladimir Putin’ #JohnMcCain Get Help!

Ian Hanchett, HIT THE ROAD JACK! Time to Get Some Help! John McCain embarrassing himself. During a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) stated that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is “achieving the objectives of” and “working for” Vladimir Putin after Paul objected to a unanimous consent motion to advance a

Russia Provokes US, Deploys Cruise Missiles In Direct Violation of Reagan-Era Arms Treaty

Joshua Yasmeh, As the White House scrambles to contain the fallout from national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation, Russia, the country at the center of the scandal, has chosen to deliberately violate a seminal arms treaty with the United States by deploying intermediate-range missiles on land. It’s unclear how President Trump will respond to the

Trump blasts Australian leader over refugee deal

President Trump reportedly had a fiery conversation over the weekend with Australia’s prime minister over a refugee deal agreed upon under the Obama administration. Trump reportedly blasted the agreement as “the worst deal ever” and accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of seeking to export “the next Boston bombers.” The call went so badly, Trump told

Russia’s Probe in Ukraine Targets the Trump Administration

Austin Bay, It’s mid-winter, with temperatures plunging to five degrees Fahrenheit, but Russia’s creeping war of aggression in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region is heating up once again as Kremlin-supplied rebels attack Ukrainians defending the town of Avdiivka. Despite the Minsk Protocol ceasefire of September 2014, the Kremlin’s Ukraine war has never ceased. It began in

How Americans See Putin

Joel Rosenberg, During the campaign, candidate Donald J. Trump rightly warned that America’s friends “are beginning to think they can’t depend on us” while “our rivals no longer respect us … [and] think they can get away with anything.” In his inaugural speech, President Trump wisely vowed to “reinforce old alliances and form new ones”

World leaders react to inauguration: Russia aims to fix relations that ‘fell apart’

Russia says relations with the United States “completely fell apart” during President Obama’s second term — but Moscow is confident that “reason will prevail” as Donald Trump takes office Friday. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was one of the world leaders weighing in on America’s transfer of power Friday. He promised in a Facebook message, “We are

After hinting support, McCain says he’s undecided on Trump’s pick for Secretary of State

Sen.  John McCain said in an interview Wednesday that he is undecided about supporting President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. “I am very concerned about someone who took a friendship award from Vladimir Putin, who’s a butcher,” McCain told CBS. McCain called Putin a KGB agent and said “I’ve had concerns

Not much legitimate about more Dems bashing Trump

Adriana Cohen, Since Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, Democrats have been trying to delegitimize his historic upset. U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who sent shock waves through the media echo chamber this weekend when he said in an NBC interview, “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in helping

John McCain says he’s leaning toward supporting Rex Tillerson

‘First 100 Days’ Exclusive: Will McCain Support Tillerson Despite Russia Concerns? Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Martha MacCallum on the premiere of “The First 100 Days” that he is leaning toward voting to confirm Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. McCain has previously voiced his reservations about

Undermining Trust in Our Institutions

Linda Chavez, President-elect Donald Trump conceded this week that he thinks Russia was responsible for hacking the emails of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, though he couldn’t help but add the caveat that it “could have been others also.” Trump’s reluctance to accept the conclusions of the intelligence community on this