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What Russia really wants

US-Russia relations weren’t always like this. Back in 2000, Russian president Vladimir Putin was doing his utmost to charm the West.<p>Immediately after winning the election, Putin made his first trip as president-elect to London, where British prime minister Tony Blair fended off criticism of Putin’s …

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Donald Trump, would-be peace-broker, fundamentally misunderstands the history of Islam

This weekend, US president Donald Trump is traveling to the Middle East to deliver a speech about Islam. My bet is that within the first half of that speech—written by the Muslim-baiting Stephen Miller—he’ll brag about his <i>yuge</i> election victory, possibly leak some intelligence, and offend the entire …

Trump objects after House GOP votes to gut ethics office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans Tuesday for making one of their first acts a vote to gut the independent …

Putin says Russia planning ‘countermeasures’ to NATO expansion

By David Filipov<p>David Filipov<p>Reporter covering Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union<p>Email Bio Follow<p>MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning that his forces could target NATO sites if his country feels threatened.<p>But it’s not so much the warning that’s important; it’s the …

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The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton

Why support a candidate who rejects your preferences and offends your opinions? Don’t do it for her—do it for the republic, and the Constitution.<p>If the polls are correct, many disaffected Republicans are making their peace with Donald Trump in the final hours of the 2016 campaign. The usual term …

Donald Trump’s New Conspiracy Theory for How Clinton Will Steal the Election

“They’re letting people pour into the country so they can go and vote.”<p><b>Donald Trump</b> is once again down in the polls, and like clockwork, the Republican nominee has resumed warning his supporters that “Crooked Hillary” and her allies will steal the election. His latest theory as to how the vast …

Nine states shorten deadline for voter registration

By Sari Horwitz<p>Sari Horwitz<p>Reporter covering the Justice Department and criminal justice issues for The Washington Post's national security team<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Nine states have shortened the time still allowed for voters to register for the November election, in some cases designating as the last …

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APNewsBreak: UN criticism of Trump draws Russian complaint

GENEVA (AP) — Russia lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official's condemnations of Donald Trump and some …

A convicted felon whose record exempted him from washing dishes at Uno Pizzeria is about to open a college

That landed him in jail for the first time.<p>Throughout his teenage years, Geiter continued to commit similar crimes of fraud and theft, with intermittent periods of time behind bars. Such was the pattern for the next 17 years of Geiter's life.<p>One day, however, he decided he was done living a life of …

Donald Trump Would Push Debt To Highest Level In U.S. History, Report Says

Making America great again -- by running up huge IOUs.<p>Donald Trump’s policy agenda would quickly push the national debt to its highest level in history, according to a new report.<p>The analysis, which the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget published Sunday evening, represents one …

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Why Demographic Trends Spell Trouble For China And Russia -- And Prosperity For US

Looking at population trends 20 years into the future, which countries and regions are best positioned to prosper economically?<p>Anyone who says he can predict what the world will look like in 2035 risks being viewed as either a “lunatic or a charlatan,” conceded the American Enterprise Institute’s …

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Michelle Obama: 'In America we don't build walls to keep people out'

First lady delivers withering attack on Trump, without mentioning him by name, in soaring final commencement speech as first lady to City College of New York<p>Michelle Obama has delivered a withering attack on Donald Trump, warning a graduating class of New York students, and through them America, …

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