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White House official offers a bumbling excuse about why Trump has yet to sign...

Last week the House and the Senate voted nearly unanimously on a bill imposing stricter sanctions on Russia for their meddling in the U.S. election. On Friday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Donald Trump had reviewed the text...
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Latest Trump team talking point is that they were too incompetent to collude with...

This is really dumb spin, which is why some in the media consider it plausible. It’s nice that they’re acknowledging their own incompetence, but the argument fails at face value. Here’s all it would have taken to collude...
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DEFCON attendees hack US voting machines in minutes, exploit multiple vulnerabilities

From The Hill comes one of those “we were always afraid it could be this bad” kind of stories … Hackers at a competition in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S. voting machines in just 90 minutes on Friday,...
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Russia investigation could uncover how much money Trump is still getting from Moscow

When thinking about Donald Trump’s monetary dealings with Russia, it’s easy to think of them as being part of his past. Sure, he sold a Florida home to an oligarch for $100 million—well over twice its value. And, when his business was essentially...
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Powerful testimony on exactly what Vladimir Putin wanted from Trump and why

William Browder, CEO of Hermitage Management Capital, knows Vladimir Putin and his political machine very intimately. It was Mr. Browder’s former Russian lawyer—Sergei Magnitsky, killed by the Russian State apparatus under Putin’s control in 2009—that...
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Russian sanction bill isn’t just a punishment for Russia, it’s a rebuke of Donald...

Donald Trump is waking up on Friday to find he has a bill to sign. However, his usual joy in making his seismographic squiggle of a signature might be a bit hard to locate this time. Because what the Senate has sent him isn’t his much-desired...
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Russia sanctions heads to Trump’s desk after Senate approval, putting him in a bind

The Senate put their stamp of approval Thursday on a sweeping sanctions bill that will now go straight to the desk of Donald Trump. The New York Times writes: The Senate vote, 98-2, followed the passage of a House bill earlier this week to punish...
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Sen. Graham: ‘Any effort to go after Mueller could be beginning of the end...

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) gave an interview to CNN’s Manu Raju and Graham did hold not hold any punches. You can see the full interview below, but his is a particular highlight of the interview. Graham not only says there will be “holy hell to pay” if...
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Watergate prosecutor: ‘Everything this president has done cries out guilt’

Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman and Georgetown Law School professor Paul Butler joined Brian Williams for a segment on MSNBC discussing Trump’s behavior and his hints he may fireAttorey General Jeff Sessions and/or special counsel Robert Mueller....
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Trump’s meltdown moment on Russia: How could he have made this day any worse?

It's pretty unimaginable to think how Donald Trump could have made his own Russia predicament any worse, but we never like to underestimate the numbnut in chief. Here's a quick rundown of Trump's no good, incredibly bad day...

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