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  1. world view
    Trump’s Response to Russia-Ukraine Crisis Will Only Encourage Putin’s AggressionThe recent naval clash warranted a strong response from the U.S. Trump canceling a scheduled meeting with Putin via tweet wasn’t it.
  2. foreign policy
    Putin Violated an Arms Treaty. Trump Ditching It Makes the Nuclear Threat Worse.Trump thinks if Russia does it, the U.S. should ignore the INF Treaty, too. But helping erode a treaty that curbed the arms race isn’t the answer.
  3. what's past is prologue
    The Ghosts of the ’68 Election Still Haunt Our PoliticsThe “backlash” politics of crime and race, an unpopular war, a divided Democratic Party — they are all still with us.
  4. 2018 midterms
    Is Trump Preparing to Blame GOP Midterm Losses on Chinese Meddling?Trump accused China of seeking to help Democrats in November as retaliation for his trade policies. It’s possible, but he offered no real evidence.
  5. foreign policy
    The President Treats the U.N. to a Good Old-Fashioned Trump RallyThe president’s nationalist speech was a list of things that the United States does and doesn’t see as threatening.
  6. donald trump
    Report: Putin Is Stoking Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Fever Dream“It’s not us. We get it,” Putin has reportedly told Trump.
  7. international intrigue
    Accused Russian Hit Men: We Were in Salisbury for Sightseeing, Not Poisoning“Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town.”
  8. power
    Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Didn’t Trade Sex for Power, Prosecutors Now SayProsecutors say they misinterpreted a joking text between accused Russian spy Maria Butina and a friend.
  9. foreign policy
    After Promising Quick Syria Exit, Trump Is Said to Approve of Indefinite StayA U.S. official claimed Trump is “on board,” but this only bolsters claims that administration officials ignore the president’s orders.
  10. cyber security
    Inside the Midterm Campaigns’ Fight to Stop Cyber Attacks — Before It’s Too LateEven if campaigns internalize 2016’s lessons — and have yet to be targeted — it’s likely they’re still behind on preempting the next round of threats.
  11. Mueller Wants Papadopoulos to Go to Jail, Says He Harmed Russia InvestigationProsecutors say the Trump campaign aide’s lies did significant damage to the Russia investigation in its critical early stages.
  12. breaking out
    Pussy Riot Member Smuggled Herself Out of Russia to Perform at a FestivalMaria Alyokhina drove hundreds of miles to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
  13. Trump Administration Sanctions Russia for Spy Attack, After Rebuke From CongressIf Russia doesn’t make changes in 90 days, which is unlikely, U.S. law requires a second, harsher wave of penalties, which would end diplomatic ties.
  14. Trump Acknowledges Son Sought Clinton Dirt From RussiansThe president says that meeting Russian officials to obtain damaging information about a political opponent is “done all the time.”
  15. russia
    Russia Names Steven Seagal Special Humanitarian Envoy to the United StatesThe actor was granted Russian citizenship back in 2016.
  16. Alleged Russian Agent’s Contacts Also Included Trump Campaign AideFormer Trump campaign national security director and transition team member J.D. Gordon met with Maria Butina right before the 2016 election.
  17. spies who get caught
    A Suspected Russian Spy Was Working Inside U.S. Embassy for Ten YearsA woman working for the U.S. Secret Service in Moscow was accused of having “frequent meetings” with a Russian intelligence agency.
  18. Putin Invites Trump to Moscow for a One-on-One MeetingThe White House said Trump is open to visiting once he gets a “formal invitation.”
  19. Like Everyone Else, Mueller Is Obsessing Over Trump’s TweetsUnlike the rest of us, the special counsel is using Trump’s favorite mode of communication to build an obstruction of justice case.
  20. 5 Takeaways and One Surprise From Mike Pompeo’s Congressional TestimonyThe secretary of State appeared before Congress to answer questions for the first time since the NATO and Helsinki summits.
  21. select all
    Homeland Security Says Russian Hackers Could Have Caused BlackoutsHackers working for Russia breached hundreds of U.S. targets, including power companies.
  22. After Disastrous Russia Summit, Trump’s Approval Hits an All-Time HighHe has almost unprecedented levels of approval among Republicans in a new NBC–Wall Street Journal poll.
  23. power
    All About Maria Butina, the Gun-Loving Russian Woman Accused of Being a SpyButina, 29, is facing charges of being an unregistered foreign agent.
  24. DNI Coats Swears He Meant No Disrespect to TrumpHe insists that his bewildered reaction to Trump’s White House invitation to Putin has been misunderstood.
  25. espionage
    What Is Going on With Maria Butina’s Tragic Food Instagrams?A cottage-cheese casserole and some very, very sad omelettes.
  26. Spy Chief Dan Coats Goes ‘Rogue’ by Not Validating Trump’s Russia ContradictionsAfter standing by U.S. intelligence officials’ Russia assessments and chuckling about Putin’s White House invite, Coats might face the Trump’s wrath.
  27. Putin Touts Summit ‘Agreements,’ U.S. Can’t Say What They AreThe U.S. military is reportedly “scrambling” to detail agreements made between Trump and Putin.
  28. Trump Saw Evidence of Putin’s Meddling, Decided Eyes Must Be Deceiving HimAs Trump tries to convince us that he’s been “very strong” in his interactions with Putin, he’s also been gaslighting himself.
  29. Timing of Mueller’s Russia Indictments Wasn’t Trolling – Trump Approved ItTrump’s allies, and Russia, said Mueller was just trying to derail the Putin summit. But the White House wanted the release to come before Helsinki.
  30. power
    It Seems Like Donald Trump Can’t Spell ‘Collusion’A giant, handwritten comment on his prepared notes about his highly criticized Russia comments reads, “THERE WAS NO COLUSION”.
  31. 5 Tense Moments From Putin’s Fox News GrillingChris Wallace went where Trump would not, pressing Putin on U.S. election hacking, Trump kompromat, and why so many of his opponents wind up dead.
  32. Trump’s Disastrous Putin Summit Could Have Been Even WorseWhile Helsinki was a victory for Putin, he didn’t score any concrete U.S. policy concessions — and there may be a limit to what Trump can give him.
  33. Trump on Hannity: We Know There’s No Russia Collusion, Because Putin Said SoTrump suggested we should take Putin’s word on the Mueller probe, and lamented that Manafort is being unfairly targeted, just like gangster Al Capone.
  34. GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Gets Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, Vladimir PutinThe very vulnerable California Republican has a knack for toxic media appearances.
  35. Pussy Riot Protester Who Crashed the World Cup Sentenced to 15 Days in JailThe other three will be sentenced later this afternoon.
  36. Trump Says U.S.-Russia Ties Have ‘Never Been Worse,’ Blames American ‘Stupidity’Remember: Kim Jong-un is good now, Europe is our “foe,” and everything was cool between the U.S. and Russia until Mueller came along.
  37. select all
    Why Russia’s ‘Independent Internet’ Has Some Experts WorriedSecurity experts warn that Russia’s new DNS alternative could increase the odds of a large-scale cyberattack.
  38. Trump Ends NATO Summit by Announcing Diplomatic Breakthrough That Did Not HappenTrump took “total credit” for convincing NATO nations to raise military spending to unprecedented heights. They agreed to no such thing.
  39. What Does Russia Look Like, Now?Putin, as bad as he is, is well within the mainstream of Russian politics. Whereas Trump is a radical fringe figure.
  40. Trump at NATO Summit: Germany Is ‘Captive to Russia’The president kicked off the summit by deriding America’s European allies as “delinquent,” and berating Germany for relying on Russian fuel sources.
  41. British Woman Dies After Being Exposed to Nerve Agent Used on Former Russian SpyPolice believe Dawn Sturgess, who fell ill a week ago along with her boyfriend, was an unintended victim of the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
  42. russia scandal
    What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.
  43. russia investigation
    Trump: Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling“If Russia is, in fact, looking to sow discord or chaos, they’ve got to be saying, ‘This is the greatest thing we’ve ever done.’ ”
  44. In Trump’s Russia Summit, Putin Holds All the CardsTrump is already fulfilling many of Putin’s wishes, and doesn’t seem to know what he wants in return. Now he’s poised to give away even more.
  45. Trump to Meet Putin in Helsinki for Summit Next MonthThe White House does not expect any “specific outcomes” from the meeting, beyond warmer relations between Washington and Moscow.
  46. Giuliani: Trump Might Need to ‘Clean Up’ Mueller Probe With PardonsHours after Paul Manafort went to jail — and reports that Michael Cohen might flip went public — Trump’s lawyer suggests loyalty will be rewarded.
  47. select all
    Russian Cybersecurity Firm Severs Ties With Europol Over ‘Malicious’ ActivityThe alleged Russian conspirators have found themselves at odds with the European Union.
  48. nuclear war
    This Is What a Nuclear Attack in New York City Would Look LikeIf America is attacked, the strike probably won’t come from North Korea. And it will be even scarier than we imagine.
  49. Top Brexit Backer Passed Trump Transition Team Info to RussiansA trove of leaked emails have exposed the extensive Russian ties of two top Brexit supporters in the U.K. who later threw their weight behind Trump.
  50. Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western AlliancePresident Trump’s trade war has enraged America’s allies and delighted Vladimir Putin.
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