Foreign Agents Registration Act

‘Our New President’ Reveals Russia’s Bizarre, Cult-Like Obsession With Donald Trump

Filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin’s new documentary, premiering at Sundance, provides a terrifying look at the American election—and beyond—through the …

Michelle Obama

Containing Russia, Again: An Adversary Attacked the United States—It’s Time to Respond

The United States must respond to Russia's interference in the 2016 elections by pursuing a strategy of containment. Without a comprehensive …

Russia

Lobbyists panic after Mueller team digs into foreign agent databases as part of Trump-Russia probe

Lobbyists scrambled to file paperwork after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted a pair of top Trump campaign officials with violating a rarely …

Liberal View

Tensions between the US and China are spreading to news. Or is it fake news?

The US and China already appear on track for deeper tensions this year surrounding trade and technology. Now Beijing and Washington look set to also spar over information and news media.<p>On Jan. 16, a bipartisan group of senators led by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Patrick Leahy wrote a letter …

China

Sheila Jackson Lee Tries, Fails, to Name Foreign Agents Bill After Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn

Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is no stranger to attention-grabbing behavior in Congress.<p>Typically known for lining the aisles of State of …

Conservative View

House panel approves bill to tighten oversight of foreign lobbying

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would tighten oversight of lobbyists who work for foreign governments or companies.<p>The law received renewed attention when Paul Manafort, a Republican operative who briefly served as …

Law

House Judiciary Advances Foreign Lobby Overhaul

Panel Democrats say GOP is moving too quickly on the bill<p>House Republicans took a significant step Wednesday in an effort to overhaul the nation’s …

Government

More clarity needed on deals involving Russian news network, Tory MP says

The Conservative Party's foreign affairs critic is calling for greater transparency around the deals struck by RT – a Kremlin-controlled news channel that has been identified by U.S. intelligence authorities as part of Russia's "propaganda machine" – to pay Canadian TV providers for guaranteed …

Veterans Affairs (Canada)

House Panel to Consider Stronger Foreign Lobbying Rules

Some lobbyists caution against unintended consequences of bipartisan bill<p>The House Judiciary Committee plans to take up a bill on Wednesday that …

Politics

Turkish Exporters Assembly turns to Ketchum

NEW YORK: The Turkish Exporters Assembly, Turkey’s main exporting trade body, has brought on Ketchum for PR support.<p>The firm is working on media …

Public Relations

Senators Press Justice Department on Chinese State Media Outlets Registering as Foreign Agents

A bipartisan group of senators is pressing the Justice Department to examine why Chinese state media outlets operating in the United States have not …

Government

Beware the FARA side

Compliance teams everywhere can celebrate. While the Trump administration might appear determined to roll back regulations for business, the ongoing …

Walmart

Michael Flynn's lawyer tweeted something curious

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Attorney Robert Kelner leave the federal court following Flynn's plea hearing in Washington …

Liberal View

Russian parliament approves 1st reading of bill to curb "foreign agent" media

Russian parliament approves 1st reading of bill to curb "foreign agent" media<p>This file photo taken on November 01, 2017 shows a man trying on a VR …

News (China)

RT Sends CNN Moscow Bureau a Foreign Agent Gift Package

CNN’s Moscow correspondent <b>Matthew Chance</b> tweeted out this picture of a gift package he received from RT, the Kremlin-financed international news …

Russia

Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier calls on judge in defamation case to recuse himself over past volunteer work for Trump

• <b>The opposition research firm Fusion GPS said in a court filing Monday that the judge presiding over a defamation case in which Fusion is a third party should recuse himself over his past work for President Donald Trump.</b>• <b><br>The judge, Trevor McFadden, did volunteer work for the Trump transition,</b> …

U.S. Politics

Fusion GPS Founder Hauled From the Shadows for the Russia Election Investigation

WASHINGTON — From the start, he was a central casting misfire — the dark artist slicing through the capital by electric scooter, a cloak-and-dagger digger better known to former colleagues for scratching his bare belly in plain office view.<p>In a past career, Glenn R. Simpson had been a reporter’s …

U.S. Politics

Roger Stone retroactively registers lobbying contract

His registration, which showed up in a federal lobbying disclosure database last week, says the work began on May 1 last year.<p>Stone is working for …

Donald Trump

Libraries Under Capitalism: The Enclosure of the Literary Commons

(Photo: HJL; Edited: LW / TO)<p><i>"One of the most subversive institutions in the United States is the public library." -- bell hooks</i><p>Our public libraries, …

Liberal View

Paul Manafort sues Robert Mueller, Justice Department over charges in Russia investigation

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and …

Corruption

Russia votes on bill to require journalists to register as foreign agents

Kiev, January 16, 2018--Russia's State Duma should dropa bill that would require some bloggers and journalists to register as foreign agents, the …

Russia

‘I’m not Paul Manafort’: On FARA registry, foreign agents come into the light

On Jan. 12, a woman from Kazakhstan wrote to a Russia-born lobbyist working out of President-elect Donald Trump’s building, 40 Wall Street, in Manhattan. Public records don’t show exactly what she wanted, but she thought the lobbyist could help her by talking to Jared Kushner, the president’s …

Abbe Lowell

China & Hollywood: After A Topsy-Turvy 2017, What’s In Store For The Year Ahead

In 2017, China and U.S. relations stumbled from a combination of a new administration in the White House and the Chinese government pulling back on …

China

The Year of the Personnel Blunder

With everything going on in the White House, the media must maintain relentless pressure on the Trump administration. Can you support Truthout in …

Government

Paul Manafort could face fresh indictment: Report

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort could face another indictment, according to a report.<p>Washington lawyers hold "a broad expectation" …

Paul Manafort

DOJ told RT to register as foreign agent partly because of alleged 2016 election interference

Justice Department official says scrutiny of Russian English-language channel followed U.S. intelligence agency report.<p>The Justice Department's decision to direct Russian-backed English-language news outlet RT to register as a foreign agent was triggered in part by an intelligence community report …

Politics

U.S. Justice Department Says Intelligence Report Spurred FARA Requirement For RT

The U.S. Justice Department says its decision to require RT to register as a foreign agent under a decades-old law was prompted in part by …

Russia

How America wrote the rule book on ‘foreign agents’

The US government, in an ominous move last month, required the RT (formerly Russia Today) news network to register its American office as a “foreign …

News (China)

China’s Flagship TV Network Hasn’t Registered as a Foreign Agent

Ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have led to increased scrutiny of foreign outlets operating in …

China

China’s flagship TV network has not registered as a foreign agent in US

Ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in last year’s US presidential election have led to increased scrutiny of foreign outlets operating in …

News (China)