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Trump sidesteps question about poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny: 'We'll talk about that at another time'

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny pays respect to founder of Russia’s oldest human rights group and Sakharov Prize winner Lyudmila Alexeyeva in Moscow, Russia December 11, 2018. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters President Donald Trump dodged a White House reporter's question on the poisoning of Russian President Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny, saying "we'll talk about that at another time." Navalny, an anti-corruption activist and prominent critic of Putin, was poisoned on a flight from ...
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Former Mueller prosecutor says the special counsel let down the public and describes Trump as 'an animal' in new book

Former Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller arrives to testify before Congress on July 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. AFP/Saul Loeb via Getty Images Andrew Weissmann, a former prosecutor on the special counsel Robert Mueller's team, offered a scathing review of Mueller's handling of the probe and the actions of President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr in an upcoming tell-all. Trump is "like an animal, clawing at the world with no concept of right and wrong," Weissmann wrote in h...
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Biden would push for less US reliance on nukes for defense

By ROBERT BURNS | AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden leaves little doubt that if elected he would try to scale back President Donald Trump’s buildup in nuclear weapons spending. And although the former vice president has not fully detailed his nuclear priorities, he says he would make the U.S. less reliant on the world’s deadliest weapons. The two candidates’ views on nuclear weapons policy and strategy carry unusual significance in this election because the United State...
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Whether the GOP or Democrats win the battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, America will lose

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in October 2019. Erin Clark for The Boston Globe via Getty The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sets up an epic fight over her replacement. The GOP holds almost all of the cards in the fight, but Democrats have some moves to pull. But regardless of who wins the battle over the next Supreme Court nominee, it will tear the country apart and hurt America. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Russia, America, Trends, Democrats, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Leaked files contain more evidence of Kremlin links to one of the biggest donors to Boris Johnson's Conservative party

Stefan Rousseau-Pool/Getty Images The husband of a major donor to Boris Johnson's Conservative party has allegedly been secretly funded by a Russian oligarch with close links to Vladimir Putin, according to leaked files. Lubov Chernukhin, the party's biggest female donor, has paid to spend time with each of the last three prime ministers, having played a tennis match with Boris Johnson. Leaked financial documents shared with the BBC and other news organisations show that her husband Vladi...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Conservative, Bbc, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Kremlin, British Virgin Islands, BBC Newsnight

As Facebook struggles to fight misinformation ahead of the 2020 elections, Google is escaping the spotlight

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, during Google's annual developer conference in 2013. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images As tech companies gear up to fight misinformation ahead of the 2020 elections, Facebook has received the most scrutiny amid a steady flow of reporting that highlights its missteps. Meanwhile, researchers say Google has been "getting a pass on transparency" by hiding behind Facebook and being less willing to share data about its own products, specifically aroun...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at 87 after serving as a Supreme Court Justice for 27 years. Here's a look at the trailblazer's life and career.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020 due to complications from cancer. She was 87. She was a left-leaning Associate Justice on the Supreme Court and a pop culture icon. She has been on the Supreme Court for more than 27 years. Here's how she went from the daughter of an immigrant without a high school degree to one of the most important legal influences of her time.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Notorious RBG. Allison Shelley/Getty...
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer who fought for gender equality as a lawyer and became a beloved hero of the progressive movement as a justice, died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. When she was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a reserved and relatively unknown court of appeals judge, but during the course of her 27 years on the court she became an improbable pop-culture icon, inspiring everything from an Oscar-nominated documentary film to her own action ...
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Trump Claims To Know More Than Experts ‘In Many Cases’ After Clashes With Officials

President Donald asserted that he often knows more about issues than his own government experts on Friday afternoon, after publicly pushing undermining FBI Director Christopher Wray and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Director (CDC) Robert Redford’s testimonies on Russian election interference and the COVID-19 vaccine, respectively. During a White House press briefing, a reporter brought up Trump’s tweets from Thursday night that chastised Wray for warning Congress about Russia’s ef...
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US sending armored vehicles into Syria as Trump says 'we are out'

The US military announced Friday that it is deploying armored vehicles and other military assets to Syria to protect US troops fighting ISIS amid tensions with Russia as President Donald Trump told a White House news conference that "we are out of Syria," saying the remaining US forces are there exclusively "guarding the oil."
Tags: Isis, White House, Russia, US, Syria, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump

Why has the U.S. COVID-19 response been so bad? Jared Kushner, Vanity Fair suggests.

President Trump and his White House say they've done a great job responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but by most metrics, including cases and deaths, the U.S. resembles a failed state. Vanity Fair's Katherine Eban "wanted to better understand how the U.S., with its advanced medical systems, unmatched epidemiological know-how, and vaunted regulatory and public health institutions, could have fumbled the crisis so disastrously," she wrote in an article published Thursday. Her pen ended up...
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Biden promises Russia will 'pay a price' for election meddling while Trump rails against his own FBI director

FBI director Christopher Wray testifies during a hearing about 'worldwide threats to the homeland' in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. John McDonnell/Reuters Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Russia will "pay a price" for attempted election interference at a CNN town hall. On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to Congress that Russia is currently attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential elec...
Tags: Politics, Congress, China, Russia, US, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Washington Dc, Anderson Cooper, Capitol Hill, Biden

FBI Director Christopher Wray says Russia is meddling in the 2020 election to 'denigrate' Joe Biden

FBI director Christopher Wray testifies during a hearing about 'worldwide threats to the homeland' in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. John McDonnell/Reuters FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday told House lawmakers that the intelligence community assesses Russia is "very active" in its efforts to influence the 2020 election.  Wray said Russia is seeking to "both sow divisiveness and discord and...to denigrate Vice Presid...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Obama Administration, White House, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Beijing

James Comey will testify before Senate one month before election, because 2020 wasn't 2016 enough already

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 30, which is just about one month before the presidential election. The GOP keeps trying to gin up the lie that Comey and the FBI under his direction conspired against Donald Trump in 2016. From the Associated Press: Comey, whom Trump fired in May 2017, will be a featured witness in Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham's investigation into the origins of the Justice Dep...
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Alexei Navalny posted a video showing bottles of water that he says were tainted with poison to try and kill him

A still from a video showing water bottles that Alexei Navalny says were tainted with poison in his hotel room in Tomsk, Siberia. Alexei Navalny/Instagram Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has posted a video of what Navalny says are the poisoned water bottles that were used to try and kill him last month. Navalny fell ill on a flight from Tomsk, Siberia, to Moscow on August 20, and was hospitalized. Doctors in Germany have since confirmed that he was p...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, Trends, News UK, Moscow, Alexei Navalny, Berlin Germany, Tomsk, Xander, Alexei, Omsk, Navalny, Georgy Alburov

Russian Media Is Rooting for Civil War in America: ‘The Worse, the Better’

There is no shortage of local topics that interest the Kremlin—from the poisoning of an inconvenient dissident, to the events in neighboring Belarus and the ongoing battle against the coronavirus. In the thick of it all, America remains front and center of the Russian state media’s steely focus. In Putin’s Russia, U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s rallies, events and press comments are viewed and reported with maniacal obsession.Russian state media happily poked fun at the Trump campaign’s use of...
Tags: Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, America, Joe Biden, United States, Sputnik, Moscow, Belarus, Kremlin, Biden, Trump, Sean Hannity

A pro-Trump youth activist group paid teenagers to push conservative talking points on social media, including misleading claims and disinformation

President Donald Trump speaks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 21, 2019. Eva Marie Uzcategui T./Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Turning Point Action, an affiliate of pro-Trump youth organization Turning Point USA, paid teenagers — some minors — in Arizona to push conservative talking points over social media, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Twitter and Facebook banned multiple accounts as...
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Trump is less trusted than Putin and Xi and the US is hitting historic lows of approval from its closest allies

President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and other world leaders take part in a family photo on the first day of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The United States' image has soured within the international community, hitting all-time lows among key allies since Pew started polling two decades ago.  Among the 13-countries surveyed...
Tags: Japan, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Australia, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, US, International, Barack Obama, Trends, Canada, United States

Trump to approve Oracle Tiktok deal Tuesday: CNBC

The arranged deal in which Donald Trump's political ally and campaign donor Larry Ellison and his company Oracle become the sole U.S. technology provider to Tiktok, from China's ByteDance, is reportedly getting Trump's approval today. The Oracle-Tiktok deal will be announced by the White House on Tuesday afternoon, CNBC reported on Tuesday morning, citing sources. More at CNBC, and Reuters. Larry Ellison's Oracle wants to acquire TikTok: Report TikTok admits secretly b...
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Trump blames California — again — for fires, blames Democrats for protests and street violence

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump reiterated Tuesday that California is responsible for its raging fires. He said in the course of a wide-ranging 47-minute telephone interview on Fox & Friends that there are forests throughout the world, some abutting cities, with even more “explosive” trees than California’s dead trees, “but no fires.” The president has said in the past that California should do a better job sweeping leaves off forest floors as a fire-prevention strategy. He then broached Th...
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The Trump campaign ran a 'Support Our Troops' ad with a stock photo of Russian fighter jets

An advert from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee showing US soldiers and Russian MiG-29 fighter jets. Google Transparency Report/ Trump Make America Great Again Committee An advert from President Donald Trump's campaign, which urges Americans to "Support Our Troops," used a stock photo of Russian fighter jets. In the advert, five soldiers are seen marching, while three Russian Air Force MiG-29 jets fly overhead, Politico reported. That photo is available for download on the stoc...
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Trump shares tweet saying he is 'fanboying for dictators' after praising Putin and Kim as more mentally fit than Biden

Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump bizarrely shared a tweet describing him as "fanboying for dictators" on Monday. "I didn't even know there would be a question about this!" Trump tweeted in response to the columnist talking about his comments on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin being more mentally fit than Democratic nominee Joe Biden. "Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Un doesn't know about the problems that Joe has. We need very sha...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Kim Jong Un, Nevada, Kim, Biden, Donald Trump, Joe, Trump

U.S. Afghanistan Commander Says Intel Has Not Confirmed Russian Bounties on American Troops

The U.S. commander of troops in Afghanistan said that American intelligence officials have not been able to confirm the existence of a Russian bounty program offering Taliban militants rewards for targeting U.S. troops in Afghanistan."It just has not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me," General Frank McKenzie, commander of the U.S. Central Command, told NBC News."We continue to look for that evidence. I just haven't seen it yet," the general said, adding, "it's not a c...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Nbc News, Intel, Intelligence, Afghanistan, Taliban, National Security Agency, Trump, State, U S Central Command, McKenzie, House Armed Services Committee, Frank McKenzie

Impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says Trump is a 'useful idiot' for Putin and wants to 'please' him

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman testifies before a House Intelligence Committee hearing Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a retired US Army officer and key impeachment witness, told The Atlantic that President Donald Trump is a "useful idiot" for Russian President Vladimir Putin. "They may or may not have dirt on him, but they don't have to use it. They have more effective and less risky ways to employ him," Vindman said. He added that Trump "has aspirations to be the kind o...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Atlantic, House Of Representatives, Army

Surprise resignation of federal prosecutor ups concerns Barr is leaning on Durham investigation

The Justice Department confirmed the Friday departure of Nora Dannehy, a top prosecutor working on U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Trump campaign–Russia investigation. Attorney General William Barr assigned Durham to lead his investigation of the investigation in 2019, and Durham persuaded Dannehy, a well-regarded career prosecutor who had worked with him for decades, to return to the Justice Department to act as his lead investigator.Dannehy has n...
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Former FBI agent says it's 'clear' that 'Donald Trump is compromised by the Russians'

Reuters Former FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the Mueller investigation after sending negative texts against President Donald Trump, said "it's clear" that the president "is compromised by the Russians." "They hold leverage over him that makes him incapable of placing the national interest, the national security, ahead of his own," Strzok said Sunday. Strzok was at the center of the investigation into Donald Trump's ties to Russia and authored a newly released book called "C...
Tags: Politics, Nbc, Putin, White House, Russia, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Donald J Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration, Peter Strzok

Trump suggests he would 'negotiate' a 3rd term as president because he is 'probably entitled' to it

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the Minden-Tahoe airport in Minden, Nevada, on Saturday. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Saturday once more suggested he might spend three terms — 12 years — in office, saying he was "probably entitled" to it.  Trump at times throughout his presidency has suggested he'd spend more than two terms in office. The Constitution's 22nd Amendment, which was ratified in 1951, established that a president may not serve ...
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President Trump baselessly accuses Biden of taking performance-enhancing drugs during primary debates

President Donald Trump speaks to Fox News' Jeanine Pirro at the White House, in an interview aired on September 12, 2020. Fox News President Trump baselessly accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of taking performance-enhancing drugs during the primary debates. Speaking to Fox News' host Jeanine Pirro in an interview that aired on Saturday night, Trump said: "I think there's probably – possibly – drugs involved." It is the second time the president has said he believes Bi...
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Trump appointees sought to alter CDC scientific reports so they don't contradict or undermine the president

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shown Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Atlanta. AP Photo/John Bazemore An email obtained by Politico shows a Trump political appointee accusing career scientists at the CDC of undermining the president's messaging on COVID-19. "CDC to me appears to be writing hit pieces on the administration," Dr. Paul Alexander, a scientific advisor to agency spokesperson Michael Caputo, wrote in the Aug. 8 email. Caputo and Alexander appear to have successfully...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, White House, Politico, Russia, Trends, Atlanta, Ukraine, Oxford, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Alexander, Woodward, The Food and Drug Administration

House Intel Expands DHS Probe After Whistleblower Allegations About Disinfo, ‘Antifa’

The House Intelligence Committee is expanding an existing investigation into the Department of Homeland Security to address a whistleblower’s allegations that top officials politicized intelligence to aid President Donald Trump. The whistleblower complaint, written by the department’s former top intelligence official, alleges that Trump administration higher-ups pressured him and others to distort intelligence products on Russia, white supremacists and “antifa” in order to reflect Trump’s pri...
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