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Vladimir Putin

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. politics
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. GOP Rep. Rohrabacher Gets Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, Vladimir PutinThe very vulnerable California Republican has a knack for toxic media appearances.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. the national interest
    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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Trump Says He Hadn’t Thought of Asking Putin to Extradite HackersBut maybe he’ll bring it up, now that you mention …
  22. foreign policy
    Trump Says European Union Is America’s Biggest ‘Foe’The president already seems to be aligned with Vladimir Putin ahead of their big meeting.
  23. What to Watch For at the Trump-Putin SummitIn the worst-case scenario, Trump could endorse Russian aggression that undermines the Western alliance.
  24. the national interest
    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.
  25. russia scandal
    What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.
  26. the national interest
    Trump Insists No Other Americans Allowed Into His Putin MeetingBecause there’s definitely no pee tape he might be discussing.
  27. 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.’ ”
  28. foreign policy
    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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Trump vs. the WestBlowing up the G7 summit is a new low point for Trumpian foreign policy — and a gift to Vladimir Putin.
  32. the national interest
    Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western AlliancePresident Trump’s trade war has enraged America’s allies and delighted Vladimir Putin.
  33. foreign policy
    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.
  34. interesting times
    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.
  35. Putin Scores 5 Goals in Exhibition Hockey Game With Former ProsThat’s down from his seven last year and eight in 2015.
  36. Trump Official: Haley at Fault for Announcing Wrong Russian PolicyIt’s tough when your boss isn’t on the same page as everyone else.
  37. Russia to Trump: ‘We Don’t Do Twitter Diplomacy’The Kremlin shot back at Trump after he tweeted about bombing Syria.
  38. The Moral High Ground on Syria Is EmptyEvery power that could help stop the killing has decided that their own interests outweigh dead innocents.
  39. Trump Attacks Putin by Name for First TimeAll it took was a horrifying chemical weapon attack.
  40. U.S. Slaps Putin’s Oligarch Allies With New SanctionsSeven oligarchs and 17 Russian government officials are targeted by the sanctions.
  41. Trump Floats Putin White House InvitationThis would be a spectacle.
  42. Russia Expels U.S. Diplomats, Asks to See Poisoned Spy’s DaughterPutin is outraged that anyone would accuse Russia, of all countries, of attacking an ex-Russian spy with a nerve agent that is made only in Russia.
  43. Trump Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over Nerve-Gas AttackIn response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, Trump has shuttered Moscow’s consulate in Seattle.
  44. the national interest
    Republicans Don’t Care About Russia Scandal, Just Want Trump to Lie Better“Trump constantly does things to make himself appear guilty.” Paging William of Occam.
  45. Trump Told Putin He’d Meet With Him Soon, Forgot to Inform White HouseAs with the Kim Jong-un summit, Trump reportedly set up a meeting without consulting with his advisers.
  46. Trump: Putin Can Help Solve America’s Problem With ‘Ukraine’Trump says he congratulated Putin for winning a sham election because Russia “can help solve problems” with “Ukraine” and “the coming Arms Race.”
  47. 8 Reasons Why Trump Ignored His Advisers’ ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ Putin NoteMaybe it was about some nefarious ties to Russia, or perhaps he just doesn’t like to read.
  48. Vladimir Putin Wins Russian Election in Stunning UpsetNobody saw this one coming.
  49. Trump Admin Finally Sanctions Russia for Election MeddlingThe government also cited other Russian misdeeds, including an attempt to penetrate the U.S. energy grid.
  50. Putin Says Jews Might Be to Blame for 2016 Election HackingWhen in doubt, you gotta play the conspiracy-theory hits.
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