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Vladimir Putin

  1. politics
    Rex Tillerson Is ‘Dumb As a Rock,’ Says the Guy Who Made Him Secretary of StateThe former secretary reportedly told Congress this week that Putin outmaneuvered Trump in their first meeting.
  2. austria
    Austrian Government Actually Sees Consequences for a Russia ScandalThe political crisis in Austria shows what happens when a party is willing to reckon with Russian interference, even if it ends up losing power.
  3. the national interest
    President Trump Opposes Trump Administration Foreign PolicyAppointing policymakers you disagree with because they look good on TV turns out to be a problematic strategy.
  4. donald trump
    Russia Claims Trump Reached Out to Putin for Lengthy Friday CallIn which foreign-policy expert Donald Trump takes the advice of traditional American ally Vladimir Putin on North Korea and Venezuela.
  5. interesting times
    Sullivan: There Was No Russia Conspiracy. But Trump Is More Dangerous Than Ever.The Mueller report reveals a man who is a constant threat to the rule of law. Impeachment is the only answer.
  6. the national interest
    Trump Beat the Rap, but Mueller Uncovered a Historic ScandalThe special prosecutor finds few new crimes, lots of misconduct, and a president acting like a mob boss to cover it all up.
  7. the national interest
    I Wrote an Article Suggesting Trump Was Compromised by Russia. I Was Right.Last year I argued that Russia probably had hidden leverage over Trump. It’s now a proven fact.
  8. the national interest
    I Wrote an Article Suggesting Trump Was Compromised by Russia. I Was Right.Last year I argued that Russia probably had hidden leverage over Trump. It’s now a proven fact.
  9. vision 2020
    Klobuchar’s Alleged Staff Abuse Won’t Scare Vladimir PutinThe senator tried to put a positive spin reports that she’s “tough” on staff, but that doesn’t have much to do with competence on the world stage.
  10. politics
    Report: Trump Had Second Private Meeting With Putin in 2018The president reportedly spoke with Putin in private during the G20 conference in November, and may have discussed setting up an official summit.
  11. the national interest
    Trump Didn’t Have Secret Contact With Russia — It Was Done in Plain SightHis private meetings with Putin are an apt metaphor for their entire bizarre relationship.
  12. world view
    With Mattis Gone, Trump Is Already Sowing More Global ChaosIn just a few weeks, we’ve seen a serious uptick in odd U.S. foreign policy moves and anonymous leaking, and that isn’t good for anyone except Putin.
  13. russia investigation
    Trump Reportedly Told Cohen to Lie to Congress About Trump Tower MoscowSources say Trump signed off on a plan to visit Vladimir Putin in Russia during the 2016 campaign, but told Cohen not to share that with Congress.
  14. the national interest
    Robert Mueller Is Investigating President Trump as a Russian AssetWhat it means that the FBI needs to find out if the president is “working on behalf of Russia against American interests.”
  15. world view
    Trump Ended 2018 by Rewarding Putin for Another Year of Bad BehaviorIn many ways, this administration has been a disappointment to Russia — but with his recent foreign policy moves, Trump might make it up to Putin.
  16. voter suppression
    What Russia Learned About Black Voters From AmericaA new report on Russian interference in the 2016 election shows that Putin’s meddlers used tactics not unfamiliar to modern-day Republicans.
  17. foreign policy
    Why Nuclear Weapons Are Shaping Up As a Big 2020 Campaign IssueLast time that happened, George H.W. Bush wasn’t just alive, he was a candidate.
  18. 2018 midterms
    Kevin McCarthy Rises to Power at Expense of His Defeated California ColleaguesThe new House GOP leader led his California colleagues to a slaughter in the midterms through his loyalty to Trump and his agenda.
  19. 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.
  20. 2018 midterms
    Putin Loses His Best Friend in Congress As California’s Rohrabacher Goes DownAfter 30 years, the former Reagan speechwriter and great friend of Russia’s latest regime loses his Orange County district to Democrat Harley Rouda.
  21. polls
    Poll: The World Trusts Putin More Than Trump27 percent of those surveyed are confident Trump will do the right thing, while 30 percent trust the former KGB agent.
  22. donald trump
    Report: Putin Is Stoking Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Fever Dream“It’s not us. We get it,” Putin has reportedly told Trump.
  23. 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.”
  24. the national interest
    The Media Keeps Giving Trump the Benefit of the Doubt on CollusionReporters keep digging up awful facts about the president, but interpreting those facts in the friendliest possible light.
  25. Rand Paul, Trump’s Ally on Russia, Is Taking a Trip to MoscowThe Kentucky senator has said his trip is meant to “prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions.”
  26. 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.”
  27. the national interest
    After Trump-Putin Summit, Freaked-out Republicans Are Supporting Mueller ProbeThe party’s appetite to help Trump fire Mueller has suddenly dissipated.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. The Double Down From Hell: Trump Invites Putin to D.C. for Second MeetingAt a time when Trump needs to be focused on SCOTUS and the midterms, he may instead be entertaining his toxic twin Vladimir Putin.
  31. Why We Should Bury the Illusion of a Republican Revolt Against TrumpAgain and again, scattered GOP elites have called for abandoning Trump, and the rank and file have refused.
  32. the national interest
    Trump: Russia Is a Friend, Journalists Are the EnemyPresident Trump doubles down on Russia summit in most literal way possible
  33. Polls: GOP Voters Think Trump’s Putin Summit Went GreatA large majority of Democrats and independents thought it was bad for the president to side with the Kremlin over the FBI. But Republicans disagreed.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. the national interest
    Trump Weighing Putin’s Bonkers Plan to Let Russia Interrogate U.S. DiplomatPutin proposed in Finland to interrogate an American he hates. The Trump administration hasn’t ruled it out.
  37. Russian Spy Suspect Was Infiltrating Christian Right As Well As Gun GroupsThe story of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina and her live-in boyfriend Paul Erickson is quite the spy novel.
  38. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Plot Against AmericaThe more we’ve seen of him, the clearer it’s become that he does have a consistent ideology — and that it aligns with Putin’s.
  39. the national interest
    How Trump Turned the Right’s Biggest Russia Hawk Into a DoveWall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins used to compare Putin to Hitler. Now he credits Trump with wisely averting war.
  40. 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.
  41. the national interest
    Trump Is Fighting the Entire Republican Party to Defend PutinIf loving Russia is wrong, Donald Trump doesn’t want to be right.
  42. Trump Made an Absurd Attempt to Walk Back His Comments From the Putin PresserTrump is trying to make us forget his pathetic Helsinki press conference, but those supine images of him with Putin are well-nigh indelible.
  43. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Calls Trump–Putin Meeting ‘Treason’ and More From Late Night“That was beyond all reason / And pretty close to treason.”
  44. Trump Cites Rand Paul Defense Day After Widely Panned Putin SummitThe president clings to one of his few defenders in the wake of a miserable performance.
  45. 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.
  46. foreign policy
    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.
  47. 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.
  48. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Teaches Us What a Royal Eclipse IsIt’s like a regular eclipse but more embarrassing for all of us.
  49. GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Gets Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, Vladimir PutinThe very vulnerable California Republican has a knack for toxic media appearances.
  50. foreign policy
    7 Takeaways From Trump’s Catastrophic Meeting With PutinIt was a very, very, very good day for the far right and the Kremlin.
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