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The stench from Trump’s execrable performance grows ever more putrid

As with a rotting fish, the stench from President Trump’s execrable performance in Helsinki only grows more putrid with the passage of time. The leader of the sole superpower was simpering and submissive in the face of a murderous dictator’s “strong and powerful” lies.<p>It is ludicrous to pretend …

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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre ‘shaking in his boots waiting for Mueller to come knocking’: Ex-DOJ official

Two former top Department of Justice officials predicted that Maria Butina was not the only Russian operative to penetrate conservative political …

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How the National Prayer Breakfast plays into the indictment of an alleged Russian spy

Journalist and author Jeff Sharlet on the National Prayer Breakfast, Maria Butina, and the group that calls itself “the Family.”<p>Last week, under the guidance of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the …

National Prayer Breakfast

BuzzFeed launches a new website for its real journalism

It’s not news at this point that BuzzFeed has a serious news organization — one whose reporting on Russia made it a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize this year.<p>But it’s also a news organization whose stories are published alongside the social media friendly quizzes and lists that BuzzFeed remains known …

Social Media

Brett Kavanaugh Is Polling Like Robert Bork And Harriet Miers

But it’s probably not his fault.<p>Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s new nominee to the Supreme Court, has been on the national stage for all of …

Political Science

Trump's Helsinki performance puts translator in the spotlight

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The continuing furor over President Donald Trump's Helsinki press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin is focusing a spotlight on a figure meant to be invisible in high-stakes diplomacy: the translator.<p>Growing numbers of lawmakers are calling for Marina Gross, the …

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White House, State at odds over Putin's interview proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.<p>Even as the White House said the …

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Immigrant children describe detention conditions

Santa Ana, Calif.<p>Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the …

Immigration

Tale of sex, deception emerges about suspected Russian agent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday, accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections.<p>The woman, Maria …

Corruption

Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Scandal Lawsuit

In the two weeks since former Ohio State wrestlers began to make public allegations about being repeatedly molested and assaulted by team doctor …

Crime

Did You Feel Betrayed by Trump’s Press Conference with Putin? That’s a Taste of How Black People Feel Every Day.

It was not the first time I’d seen a government official stare right into the camera and say that up was down, left was right, and one plus one no …

Justice

Guy uses mountain bike to jump over Tour de France bikers

July 17 (UPI) -- A man riding a mountain bike jumped over a group of Tour de France competitors on Tuesday during a 98-mile stage.<p>The group was …

Tour de France

Russia-NRA Arrest: This Is as Close as It Gets to Collusion

For all the indictments, arrests, and guilty pleas in the far-flung investigation into Russian influence, none has come close to alleging collusion. …

Russia

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

Remote-access software and modems on election equipment 'is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.'<p>The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on …

University of Iowa

Quadrillion tons of diamond discovered deep within the Earth

In case you weren't already sure that diamonds aren't as unique or valuable as advertisers want us to believe, the next blow to Big Diamond might …

Universe

Trump’s astounding ignorance about history

“Our relationship has never been worse than it is now,” President Trump said in a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.<p>I was the assigned duty officer at Fort Niagara in Youngstown, N.Y., on Oct. 22, 1962, when President John F. Kennedy addressed the nation …

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'Something Close' to the Pee Tape Is Out There, US Senator Says

"It's a standard strategy of Russia," Democratic senator Jeff Merkley said.<p>While President Trump met with Russian president Vladimir Putin Monday—culminating in a bizarre press conference where Trump said he didn't believe Russia meddled in the 2016 election—Democratic senator Jeff Merkley went on …

Russia

Hogan wants to expand tuition-free college program

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) wants to expand a new scholarship program that will allow some students to go to community college tuition-free.<p>On Monday, he said graduates of the College Promise program should be able to also attend four-year public state colleges at no cost.<p>Maryland would become …

College & University

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker met during his presidential bid with woman now arrested in Russian plot

MADISON – A Siberian woman charged Monday as part of an alleged Russian plot to interfere with U.S. politics was at Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign launch and said she did not see him as being hostile toward Russia.<p>The woman, Mariia Butina, attempted to establish lines of communication …

Scott Walker

Warriors Season Review: Damian Jones is poised to take the next step

The third-year center has a chance to crack the rotation.Damian Jones has been patient. And in all likelihood, his patience will be rewarded. When …

Basketball

Senator: ‘Something Close’ to the Pee Tape Exists

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said that “something close” to the long-rumored “pee tape” exists, saying he “think[s] it’s likely” that Vladimir Putin has …

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Donald Trump sold out the US to Russia, Vladimir Putin at #TreasonSummit: Today's talker

'The president’s disgraceful performance today — refusing to confront Putin even as he criticized American intelligence agencies — only underscores the dangers we're facing.'<p><i>President Donald Trump Monday appeared to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of interfering in the 2016 U.S.</i> …

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US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.<p>…

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Kim Jong Un Upset to Learn That Trump Is Seeing Other Dictators

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, is reportedly “upset” and “hurt” that Donald J. Trump is seeing other dictators, sources in Pyongyang have confirmed.<p>According to an aide close to the North Korean leader, Kim was “devastated” to see images of Trump warmly …

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump nearly alone in Russia meddling doubts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he sees no reason why Russia would have interfered in the 2016 election. Minutes earlier, on the same platform, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a reason, even while denying Moscow ever meddled: He wanted Trump to win.<p>A look at a sampling …

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Analysis: After more than two decades covering Russia, I’ve never seen anything quite like today

I’ve been watching Russian American relations for more than a quarter century and Russian President Vladimir Putin and his meetings with world …

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GOP Leaders Move Goalposts On Opposing Trump To Him Being Filmed Masturbating On U.S. Flag In Arlington Cemetery

WASHINGTON—Promising citizens that they would finally take action if the President crossed this new red line, GOP leaders announced Monday that they …

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Trump's Helsinki humiliation

President Trump's press conference with Vladimir Putin was a disaster. And that was the assessment of many of his GOP allies. Why it matters: Trump …

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Trump and Putin: what we know is damning

In Helsinki, Trump’s true message to Putin will be: “Thank you.” And we have no idea what to do about it.<p>On July 27, 2016, Donald Trump mounted a podium in Doral, Florida, and issued a plea. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.”<p>Trump was …

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Depth Of Russian Politician's Cultivation Of NRA Ties Revealed

<b>Updated at 10:25 p.m. ET</b><p>A prominent Kremlin-linked Russian politician has methodically cultivated ties with leaders of the National Rifle Association and documented efforts in real time over six years to leverage those connections and gain deeper access into American politics, NPR has …

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