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Vladimir Putin

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. donald trump
    Report: Putin Is Stoking Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Fever Dream“It’s not us. We get it,” Putin has reportedly told Trump.
  4. 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.”
  5. 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.
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.”
  8. After Trump-Putin Summit, Freaked-out Republicans Are Supporting Mueller ProbeThe party’s appetite to help Trump fire Mueller has suddenly dissipated.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Trump: Russia Is a Friend, Journalists Are the EnemyPresident Trump doubles down on Russia summit in most literal way possible
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Trump Is Fighting the Entire Republican Party to Defend PutinIf loving Russia is wrong, Donald Trump doesn’t want to be right.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.”
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Gets Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, Vladimir PutinThe very vulnerable California Republican has a knack for toxic media appearances.
  31. Daily Intelligencer Politics Chat: Fiasco in FinlandFour Daily Intelligencer staffers try to make sense of President Trump’s strange press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
  32. 7 Takeaways From Trump’s Catastrophic Meeting With PutinIt was a very, very, very good day for the far right and the Kremlin.
  33. Trump’s Sad, Weak Encounter With PutinSubstance aside, the optics of Trump’s joint appearance with Vladimir Putin were disastrous for a would-be bully-boy.
  34. Trump Betrays His Country for Russia in Plain SightAt the summit in Finland, President Trump and Vladimir Putin engaged in collusion in front of the entire world.
  35. the beautiful game
    Trump Throws Soccer Ball to Melania During Press ConferenceGoooaaal?
  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. Trump Says He Hadn’t Thought of Asking Putin to Extradite HackersBut maybe he’ll bring it up, now that you mention …
  38. Trump Says European Union Is America’s Biggest ‘Foe’The president already seems to be aligned with Vladimir Putin ahead of their big meeting.
  39. What to Watch For at the Trump-Putin SummitIn the worst-case scenario, Trump could endorse Russian aggression that undermines the Western alliance.
  40. Trump Is Training His Base to Hate NATO and Like PutinHeading into the NATO summit, Trump is making an agreement with his allies impossible, and ramping up pro-Putin talk.
  41. What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.
  42. Trump Insists No Other Americans Allowed Into His Putin MeetingBecause there’s definitely no pee tape he might be discussing.
  43. 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. Trump Could Accidentally Help Save Angela Merkel’s JobTrump’s attacks on Merkel might backfire. Maybe he should embrace those foreign leaders he would destroy.
  47. Trump vs. the WestBlowing up the G7 summit is a new low point for Trumpian foreign policy — and a gift to Vladimir Putin.
  48. Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western AlliancePresident Trump’s trade war has enraged America’s allies and delighted Vladimir Putin.
  49. Report: White House Planning Trump-Putin SummitThe last time they met, Trump was clearly impressed with Putin’s “very strong” denials regarding the Mueller investigation.
  50. Andrew Sullivan: Is the World Done With Liberal Democracy?Elites see the rise of “strongmen” like Trump as a detour, but Italy’s election is yet another sign that populist nationalism is here to stay.
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