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Trump’s explosive comments with Putin reportedly angered his closest aides so much that Republicans were given permission to speak out

As the fallout from President Donald Trump's controversial joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin spread on Capitol Hill, Trump's closest advisers were reportedly conflicted and scrambled to control the backlash.<p>Shortly after refusing to condemn Putin and back the US …

Donald Trump

One Country, Two Radically Different Narratives

A new poll by The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institutefinds that Democrats and Republicans have wildly divergent views on core democratic issues, including Russian election interference.<p>The United States is one country, but Americans are living in two separate worlds.<p>In one version …

Political Science

Donald Trump is a danger to us all. Congress, do something

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is a danger to us all. If there were any doubt, his disturbing press conference with Vladimir Putin confirmed it. It's time for leaders of both parties to respond, not just with words but with action.<p>To that end, we have a suggestion. Why don't those who are tweeting statements …

Donald Trump

Trump, seeking to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.<p>Trump stunned the world on Monday by shying …

Donald Trump

How the Former Billionaire Known as 'Catwoman' Went Bankrupt With $0 in Her Bank Account

She now lives on $900 from Social Security.<p>New York City socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein was once worth billions — but now her fortune has …

Corruption

There’s No Defending Trump Anymore

The spectacle in Helsinki is over. Now it’s time for Congress—and the American people—to act.<p>Whether President Trump is a Manchurian candidate—cultivated for leadership here by an enemy nation to damage our country—or simply feckless is almost irrelevant at this point. It would be satisfying to …

Donald Trump

Indictments Against Russian Spies Aren't Enough

The recent indictment from Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, naming 12 officers from …

Russia

How Trump’s Disastrous Putin Press Conference Is Playing on Fox News

On Monday, Donald Trump learned the hard way that openly conspiring with an adversary on live television is not a good look for the president of the …

Donald Trump

Trump's Treason by Father Complex

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday that “the only possible explanation” for U.S. President Donald Trump’s lavish endorsement of Russian …

Donald Trump

Trump's Remarkable Attempt to Walk Back His Russia Comments

A day after dismissing Russian interference in the 2016 election, the president said on Tuesday that he accepts the American intelligence community’s conclusion.<p><i>Updated at 4:01 p.m. ET</i><p>Facing one of the biggest controversies of his tumultuous presidency, Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to clean up his …

Donald Trump

White House: Trump Isn’t a Traitor, Just an Egotistical Idiot

On Monday in Helsinki, Donald Trump said he didn’t “see any reason” to believe the American security state’s assessment that Russia was behind the …

Donald Trump

Danger and Duty in Helsinki

Today’s meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin was scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. in Helsinki, Finland—6:00 a.m. …

Russia

Trump’s Russia Gamble

Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Mike Warren and reporter Andrew Egger discuss a wild weekend of international news, capped off by …

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Trump Blames America First

No matter what comes out of Monday’s summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has already lost. That’s thanks to a tweet the …

Russia

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is well-known for its criticisms of Russian President Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian …

Russia

I Resigned 3 Months After Receiving the Biggest Promotion of My Career, and It Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Despite a huge raise, what I really wanted was something my CEO could never give me: to be my own boss.<p>Three years ago, I received the biggest promotion of my career. After spending 10 years selling Oracle's enterprise software--and working my way up from inside sales to sales director--I had …

Entrepreneurship

Trump-Putin ‘Summit’ Is More Like a Meeting of Two Mob Bosses

Let’s not grant this thing the dignity of calling it a summit. Trump is aligning the U.S. with Putin and against democracy, and it’s a day that …

Donald Trump

Germany: We can no longer fully rely on U.S. White House

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Monday Europe could not rely on Donald Trump and needed to close ranks after the U.S. president called the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.<p>"We can no longer completely rely on the White House," Heiko Maas told the Funke newspaper …

Donald Trump

Does the Trump-Putin Summit Mark the End of the American Dream?

It has become a longstanding riddle in Washington: is Trump weakening America or merely manifesting America’s long-simmering, insidious weaknesses in the 21st century? Finally, the Putin summit reveals the answers.<p>When even <b>Donald Trump</b> has to apologize—as he confessed was the case after an episode …

Geopolitics

Trump resists Mueller interview, leaving difficult decision on subpoena before fall elections

After months of negotiations failed to secure an interview with President Trump, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III warned the president’s lawyers during a contentious meeting this spring that he could use a grand jury subpoena if necessary to compel his testimony.<p>That prompted a furious …

Donald Trump

Exclusive: “Under Trump, the government is worse than it has been before,” Jimmy Carter says

<b>Jimmy Carter (Getty Images/Salon)</b><p>Exactly 39 years ago, President Jimmy Carter delivered a speech that foresaw many of the problems America faces now<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>July 15, 2018 1:00pm (UTC)<p>When speaking with Salon about his famous "Crisis of Confidence" speech, former President Jimmy Carter had this …

Political Science

Donald Trump ‘Owned’ By Russia ‘For Many Years,’ Says ‘Art Of Deal’ Ghostwriter, Calls Trump ‘America’s Enemy’

Tony Schwartz, who wrote Donald Trump's 1987 bestseller, 'The Art of the Deal,' with him, says that Trump has likely been an 'asset' of the Russian …

Donald Trump

A congressional candidate requested the help of Russian intelligence agents during the 2016 election

The latest indictment by Robert Mueller's office revealed far more information than was previously disclosed.<p>On Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod …

Donald Trump

The Ginsburg Rule: False Advertising By The GOP

With President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, GOP senators are singing a constant refrain in anticipation of confirmation hearings. They point to something they call "the Ginsburg rule," contending that at her confirmation hearing, liberal nominee Ruth Bader …

Brown v. Board of Education

'Rudeness Upon Rudeness:' Even Theresa May's Opponents Are Taken Aback By Trump's Brexit Attack

U.S. President Donald Trump kicked off his visit to the U.K. by knifing his host, Prime Minister Theresa May, in the front. Metaphorically, of course.<p>…

Donald Trump

After NATO chaos, Trump met by protest, pomp in Britain

BLENHEIM PALACE, England — President Donald Trump traded one hot spot for another Thursday, leaving behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels …

Donald Trump

Trump Wistfully Yearns That 'Hopefully, Someday, Maybe' Vladimir Putin Will Be His Friend

Now that Donald Trump has concluded his meeting with NATO, he will be spending a couple of days at his golf resort in Scotland, and then it's off to …

Donald Trump

Trump hails Boris Johnson as future PM and attacks Sadiq Khan

Donald Trump hailed Boris Johnson as a future prime minister, accused the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, of doing “a bad job” on terrorism and said there had been too much immigration in Europe in an incendiary interview that raised questions about the decision to invite him to Britain.<p>A day before the …

Donald Trump

Trump and His Russian "Business Associates": Partners in Crime

Donald Trump has always looked for new avenues for real estate investment. He has long been interested in Russia as a venue for his shady deals and …

Donald Trump

Trump Ends NATO Summit by Announcing Diplomatic Breakthrough That Did Not Happen

By now, it is beyond cliché to say that Donald Trump approaches his presidency (and/or entire existence) as though it were a reality-television show. …

Geopolitics