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Vladimir Putin

  1. coronavirus vaccine
    Russia Says Coronavirus Vaccine Is Ready, Thorough Clinical Trials Be DamnedIf it’s good enough for Putin’s daughter, maybe it’s good enough for you.
  2. international affairs
    Trump Admits He’s Never Talked to Putin About Bounties for Killing U.S. TroopsHe also excused Russia for allegedly supplying weapons to the Taliban, saying, “We did that, too.”
  3. strongmen
    Putin Graciously Backs Plan Allowing Him Another 12 Years in PowerThe Russian president backed changes to the country’s constitution that could see him remain in office until 2036.
  4. ukraine scandal
    Trump Won’t Say Whether Putin Swayed His View on Ukraine Interference in 2016Trump deflected and moved on to another topic when asked if Putin influenced his thinking on nonexistent Ukrainian interference in U.S. elections.
  5. the national interest
    Trump Believed Ukraine Conspiracy Because ‘Putin Told Me’Meanwhile, Trump is still listening to Ukraine theories from Russian-financed crooks.
  6. the national interest
    Vladimir Putin, Director of Influential Pro-Trump Super-PAC, Endorses ReelectionAn important but unsurprising statement by a key Trump supporter.
  7. ukraine scandal
    Trump Attitude Toward Ukraine Influenced by Putin and Orbán: ReportTrump’s early opinion of Ukraine’s President Zelensky was reportedly influenced by negative recommendations from the two autocrats.
  8. the national interest
    U.S. Intelligence Had to Pull Spy From Russia Because Trump Is a Security RiskIt’s kind of bad when the president is suspected of outing your own spy.
  9. the national interest
    Trump Went to the Mat for Putin at the G-7 Summit“The consequence is the same as if one of the participants is a dictator,” a source reported of a G-7 meeting.
  10. russia
    It Appears Russia Is Covering Up a Nuclear Accident AgainReports of high radiation after a nuclear blast in the apparent quest for a “doomsday weapon” are fueling speculation of a smaller, second Chernobyl.
  11. foreign interests
    Trump’s G20 Trip Was a Victory for DictatorsAt the summit, President Trump cemented his friendships with authoritarian leaders like Putin and Kim, while giving short shrift to democratic allies.
  12. russia
    Pentagon: U.S. Is Falling Behind Russia in Global InfluenceThe white paper doesn’t directly blame the president, but its conclusions might as well.
  13. the national interest
    Trump Thinks Putin’s Attack on ‘Western-Style Liberalism’ Was About CaliforniaOur authoritarian president hates liberalism but does not understand what it means.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.”
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. donald trump
    Report: Putin Is Stoking Trump’s ‘Deep State’ Fever Dream“It’s not us. We get it,” Putin has reportedly told Trump.
  35. 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.”
  36. 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.
  37. 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.”
  38. 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.”
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. the national interest
    Trump: Russia Is a Friend, Journalists Are the EnemyPresident Trump doubles down on Russia summit in most literal way possible
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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