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This Lincoln Project ad congratulating "Comrade Trump" is all in Russian

Voiced by a Russian actor, "Fellow Traveler" is a Lincoln Project anti-Trump ad that is narrated in Russian. "The most important endorsement Donald Trump received in 2016 was not from your Senate leader, Mitch McConnell," starts the ad. "And not from your Congressman, Paul Ryan...No, Donald Trump received the most important endorsement in 2016 from our great leader Vladimir Putin." "Our special services worked overtime to elect Comrade Trump," it continues. "We manipulated your voters to sp...
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Putin could rule Russia until 2036. He's already one of the world's longest-serving leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin is already one of the world's longest-serving leaders, and on Wednesday, voters paved the way for him to rule the country until 2036.
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Vladimir Putin could rule Russia until 2036. He's already one of the world's longest-serving leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin is already one of the world's longest-serving leaders, and on Wednesday, voters paved the way for him to rule the country until 2036.
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Russian officials: 78% of voters back extending Putin's rule

Almost 78% of voters in Russia have approved amendments to the country's constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, Russian election officials said Thursday after all the votes were counted. Kremlin critics said the vote was rigged. In the week-long balloting that concluded on Wednesday, 77.9% voted for the changes, and 21.3% voted against, with 100% of the precincts counted by Thursday morning, Russia's Central Election Commission said.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Kremlin, Central Election Commission


Russian voters overwhelmingly back a ploy by President Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036

The referendum paves the way for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for two decades, to remain in power until 2036.
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Putin's ploy to extend rule backed by Russians: live updates

Russians back constitutional amendments in referendum that will pave the way for Russian President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 as questions about its legitimacy linger.
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California closes bars and indoor dining across state as Covid-19 cases surge – as it happened

Trump says plan to paint Fifth Avenue will ‘denigrate’ itCuomo urges Trump to ‘admit you were wrong’US reports record one-day increase in cases as Trump stays silentSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.47am BST 12.17am BST The heads of four big tech firms – Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook – have agreed to participate in a House judiciary committee hearing in late July. The House judiciary antitrust subcommittee has been investigating whether the market power of these tech giants ...
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California closes bars and indoor dining across state as Covid-19 cases surge – live

Trump says plan to paint Fifth Avenue will ‘denigrate’ itCuomo urges Trump to ‘admit you were wrong’US reports record one-day increase in cases as Trump stays silentSign up to our First Thing newsletter 10.21pm BST Hi there, it’s Maanvi Singh, writing from the West Coast. Michigan’s governor Gretchen Whitmer has asked bars to cease serving customers indoors in parts of the state, including in the college town where about 140 infections were traced back to a single pub. 10.04pm BST It’s ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Vladimir Putin, California, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Maanvi Singh, Gretchen Whitmer


Pompeo Bristles As Reporters Press Him On Russia’s Alleged US Soldier Bounties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got testy with reporters who pressed him for answers on allegations that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for murdered American and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan.  The question of whether President Donald Trump knew about the bounties — and if not, why he didn’t know — has roiled the White House in recent days. Many, especially in the Democratic party, have speculated that the President prioritized his coziness with Russian President Vladimi...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, House, New York Times, Gru, Republican Party


Trump attacks plan to paint 'Black Lives Matter' outside his New York City home – live

Trump says plan to paint Fifth Avenue will ‘denigrate’ itCuomo urges Trump to ‘admit you were wrong’US reports record one-day increase in cases as Trump stays silentLA sheriff’s department faces reckoning after police shootingVirginia joins states banning hair discriminationSign up to our First Thing newsletter 8.09pm BST Arizona recorded more coronavirus deaths, infections, hospitalizations and emergency-room visits in a single day than ever before in a crisis, in a day across the Sunbelt t...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Vladimir Putin, Russia, New York City, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Arizona, Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, US Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb


Russian voters overwhelmingly back a ploy by President Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036

The referendum paves the way for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for two decades, to remain in power until 2036.
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Cnn


Trump called May and Merkel 'losers' after their political setbacks, ex-officials say

Witnesses to Trump’s calls say he has a weakness for leaders with absolute power and contempt for allies seeking favors Donald Trump described Theresa May and Angela Merkel as “losers” after they suffered political setbacks, and was repeatedly rude to them, without any of the deference he showed to authoritarian rulers, according to former officials and diplomats.Those who have witnessed the president’s phone calls and meetings with foreign leaders said he had a weakness for monarchs and leaders...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, World news, US news, Xi Jinping, Theresa May, Merkel, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Trump, Catch Trump


Trump claims 'Russian bounty' story is hoax as pressure for answers grows – live updates

Trump faces demand for answers over his relationship with PutinCovid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants in US being kept quietLos Angeles sheriff’s department faces reckoning after police shootingVirginia joins states banning hair discriminationSign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.32pm BST CDC officials and the Trump administration are sending a stern warning to young people that their quest for bars and beaches is putting their lives at risk. Coronavirus task force leader Mike Pence ...
Tags: Vladimir Putin, Cdc, White House, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Afghanistan, Britain, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Mike Pence, O'Brien


Putin's ploy to extend rule backed by Russians: live updates

Russians back constitutional amendments in referendum that will pave the way for Russian President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 as questions about its legitimacy linger.
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Cnn


This July Fourth, deaths of three Marines haunt Donald Trump on Russian bounty to Taliban

President Donald Trump has been briefed that Vladimir Putin might have paid for dead U.S. troops, and he owes the American people answers: Our view         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump's New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

The intelligence finding that Russia was most likely paying a bounty for the lives of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan has evoked a strange silence from President Donald Trump and his top national security officials.He insists he never saw the intelligence, though it was part of the President's Daily Brief just days before a peace deal was signed with the Taliban in February.The White House says it was not even appropriate for him to be briefed because the president only sees "verified" intellig...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Nato, Alaska, New York Times


Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote, initial results show

Russians appeared to have paved the way for Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for a package of constitutional changes which will also boost pensions, initial results of a nationwide vote showed on Wednesday. The Central Election Commission said just over 70% of votes counted across the world's largest country had supported changing the constitution. Russians have been encouraged to vote with prize draws offering flats and an ad campaign highlighting other cons...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Central Election Commission


Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale. Official results published on Thursday, after 99.9% of ballots had been counted, showed that the former KGB officer who has ruled Russia for more than two decades as president or prime minister had easily won the right to run for two more six-year terms a...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, KGB, Central Election Commission


Russians hit the reset button for Putin, but questions of legitimacy linger over his long-term rule

On Wednesday, voters across Russia will have a chance to hit the reset button for Vladimir Putin: A national referendum will decide whether to approve a raft of constitutional amendments that will allow the Russian president to run for two more terms in office, potentially extending his tenure until 2036.
Tags: Europe, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia


Why hasn't Boris Johnson released the Russia report? – podcast

Parliament’s intelligence and security committee produced a report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics. It was supposed to be published before December’s election, but the UK prime minister withheld its release. Now, six months later it still hasn’t seen the light of day. The Guardian’s Luke Harding investigates what could be in it and says witness testimony from an ex-MI6 agent makes uncomfortable reading for the governmentA report by parliament’s intelligence and security committe...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Vladimir Putin, Gchq, Russia, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, MI5, MI6, Parliament, Donald Trump, Brexit


GOP Deny, Downplay Questions About Russian Bounty Scandal

One of the few remaining areas of broad bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill has been a tough policy toward Russia—a topic that frequently creates a stark contrast with President Trump, who has maintained personally warm ties to its leader, Vladimir Putin, and has generally followed behind Congress on Russia countermeasures.But the cognitive dissonance between those things proved increasingly difficult to square on Tuesday for members of the GOP after The New York Times reported that Trump was b...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, House, New York Times, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Johnson, Times


Trump views US troops as disposable – the Russian bounty scandal makes that clear | Simon Tisdall

Time and again, the president has failed to protect military personnel. For Trump, he always comes first, no matter who diesDonald Trump likes to suggest he has got the back of US soldiers battling America’s foes around the world. It was a big theme of his 2016 campaign and his West Point speech earlier this month. So great was his boundless care for America’s fighting men and women, he said, that he would halt the endless, costly foreign wars prosecuted by his predecessors – and bring them home...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, West Point, Russia, US, America, World news, US news, Afghanistan, South and Central Asia, US military, Donald Trump, Trump, Simon Tisdall


Russians hit the reset button for Putin, but questions of legitimacy linger over his long-term rule

On Wednesday, voters across Russia will have a chance to hit the reset button for Vladimir Putin: A national referendum will decide whether to approve a raft of constitutional amendments that will allow the Russian president to run for two more terms in office, potentially extending his tenure until 2036.
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Cnn


Trump's ties to Putin under fresh scrutiny in wake of Russia bounty reports

Russia allegedly paid bounties for deaths of US soldiersDemocrats ask: what did the president know – and when?US politics – live coverageDonald Trump is facing renewed questions over his relationship with Vladimir Putin after reports that he was briefed in writing in February that Russia paid bounties for the deaths of US soldiers in Afghanistan. Related: 'Russian bounties' intelligence was in Trump written daily briefing – reports Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Trump


Schiff: Trump ‘Affinity’ For Russia Amid Bounty Scheme Poses National Security Threat

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Tuesday that President Trump’s claims that he was not briefed on the Russian scheme to target and kill American and coalition forces in Afghanistan are inexcusable. Schiff added that Trump’s “affinity” for Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to pose a national security threat. SCHIFF: "I find it inexplicable in light of these public allegations that POTUS hasn't come before the country & assured people that he'll ge...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Kremlin, Trump, Adam Schiff, Schiff, John Nicholson, President Trump


Intel Proves ‘Russian Bounties’ Were No Hoax, House Dems Say

A group of House Democrats left a classified briefing at the White House Tuesday morning, on  reports that Russia paid Taliban fighters bounties on U.S. soldiers, with complaints that Trump administration officials were not more forthcoming about the intelligence. And they also left with lots of questions about why the president—who has dismissed the story as another “Russia hoax”—is not being more forthcoming with criticism for Russian president Vladimir Putin.“The president called this a hoax,...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Banks, White House, Russia, Intel, Gop, Taliban, House, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee, Harry Truman, Adam Smith


Intel Officials Informed White House Of Russia-Taliban Plot In Early 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials. Then-national security adviser John Bolton al...
Tags: New York, News, Nbc, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, White House, Russia, Ap, Afghanistan, Taliban, Moscow, Pentagon, Associated Press, National Security Council, Intelligence Community


Putin unveils monument to fallen Red Army WWII soldiers

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his counterpart from Belarus on Tuesday unveiled a monument honoring the fallen Red Army soldiers who fought in one of the most bloody battles of World War II. Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko traveled to the village of Khoroshevo, just outside Rzhev, about 200 kilometers (about 125 miles) northwest of Moscow for a somber ceremony that involved goose-stepping troops laying wreaths to the towering figure of a soldier. The battle of Rzhev, ...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Moscow, Belarus, Red Army, Alexander Lukashenko, Khoroshevo, Rzhev


Putin appeals to Russians to vote to allow him to stay in office until 2036

President plays patriotism card on eve of vote on constitutional changesVladimir Putin has exhorted fellow Russians to vote for a slew of constitutional amendments that would also let him stay in office until 2036.Standing before a new statue commemorating the efforts of Soviet soldiers during the second world war on the day before voting ends, Putin appealed to ordinary Russians’ patriotism and their desire for stability without mentioning the stark political implications the vote would have by...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news


‘Like two guys in a steam bath’: Trump consistently sought approval from Putin during calls and was 'outplayed' by Russian leader

Private calls between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have the tone of "two guys in a steam bath" according to an aide's account of the conversations described to CNN. The US president is often ousmarted by his Russian counterart, according to the aide's summary. It comes amid concerns that the Trump administration did not act on reports that Russia planned on paying Taliban bounties to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. Mr Trump dismissed those claims as “another fabricated Russia H...
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