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First Trump, now Biden: Ukraine feels jilted by its American ally

The White House said it has invited Ukraine’s president for a visit in August — later than Kyiv had hoped.
Tags: White House, Ukraine, Biden, First Trump


Ukraine's President Finally Gets Date for White House Visit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose hopes for a White House meeting played a central part in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment, will finally get his chance for an Oval Office sit down late next month.
Tags: White House, Ukraine, Donald Trump, Volodymyr Zelenskyy


Giuliani was intentionally given the wrong time for a debate-prep session after clashing with other Trump advisors, book says

Rudy Giuliani. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File Giuliani was given the wrong time for a debate-prep session, an upcoming book says. He wanted Trump to use a more personal strategy in attacking Hunter Biden in a debate, it says. Aides tricked Giuliani by giving him a 2 p.m. meeting time instead of noon, the book says. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. In September, then-President Donald Trump sat down for the first in a series of prep sessions for the upcoming debates w...
Tags: Politics, Chris Christie, Washington Post, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, New Jersey, Fox News, Biden, Cleveland, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Leaked documents appear to confirm a Russian plot to support Trump in 2016, Guardian report says

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Russian approved a plan to help Trump win the 2016 election, The Guardian reported Thursday. It cited papers said to be leaked from the Kremlin, which experts said appear genuine. They lay out the chaos officials expected to follow a Trump win, weakening Russia's greatest rival. See more stories on Insider's business page. Docu...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Russia, US, Dnc, Trends, Ukraine, News UK, Crimea, The Guardian, Guardian, Republican Party, Kremlin, Donald Trump


Biden and Merkel warn Russia cannot use Nord Stream gas pipeline as weapon against Ukraine

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered remarks at the White House on Thursday in what is likely to be her...
Tags: White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Merkel, Biden


Romney 'felt a pit in his stomach' at 'surprisingly good' early Trump election night numbers, book says

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Russell Building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Mitt Romney predicted a Trump election win early on election night, per a new book. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, took note of Biden's less robust performance in Florida. Romney did not cast a ballot for Trump in either of the Republican's presidential campaigns. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Politics, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, Mitt Romney, Republican Party, Biden, North Carolina, ANN


Trump raged that whoever leaked that he hid in the White House bunker during anti-racism protests should be 'charged with treason' and 'executed,' book says

Former President Donald J. Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump was furious after someone leaked that he hid in the White House bunker during George Floyd protests. He raged that the leaker should be "charged with treason" and "executed," a new book says. He became "obsessed" with finding out who leaked that information, according to CNN, which obtained an excerpt. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-President Donald Trump was furious after the...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Trends, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, James Comey, Trump


Trump raged that whoever leaked that he'd hidden in the White House bunker during anti-racism protests should be 'charged with treason' and 'executed,' book says

Former President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump was furious after someone leaked that he'd hidden in the White House bunker during protests. He said the leaker should be "charged with treason" and "executed," a new book says. He became "obsessed" with finding out who leaked that information, it says, according to CNN. See more stories on Insider's business page. Then-President Donald Trump was furious after reports said he and his family had...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Trends, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Fox, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, James Comey


Don't Count the Constitution Out of the Deep State Battle Yet

For the Balkinization Symposium on Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn and, Desmond King, Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and The Unitary Executive (Oxford University Press, 2021). Paul Gowder Skowronek, Deaborn and King carefully and insightfully describe the history and present of a conflict that can read, variously, either as between "good government," represented by administrative stability and expertise, and democratic legitimacy, represented by the plebiscitary presid...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Ukraine, United States, SEC, Epa, Biden, Doj, Phantom, Branding, Guest Blogger, Trump, Northwestern University


“A Shining City on a Hill”: The Unitary Executive and the Deep State

For the Balkinization Symposium on Stephen Skowronek, John A. Dearborn and, Desmond King, Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic: The Deep State and The Unitary Executive (Oxford University Press, 2021). Steven Gow Calabresi I respectfully disagree with the title Phantoms of a Beleaguered Republic:  The Deep State and the Unitary Executive, just as I disagreed with the title eleven years ago of Bruce Ackerman’s book: The Decline and Fall of the American Republic (2010).  Both titles are just plai...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, America, European Union, Ukraine, Taiwan, Canada, United States, Ronald Reagan


The Latest: Small cluster linked to Southern Baptist meeting

By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Health officials in Tennessee have linked a small coronavirus cluster to a meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention last month. It was Nashville’s first large-scale conference after lifting restrictions on gatherings. The Tennessean reports that Metro Public Health Department epidemiologist Leslie Waller said eight to 10 infections have been detected among attendees, but the cluster is almost certainly larger. Waller said it’s difficult to know how ma...
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The Latest: Russia hits another daily record of virus cases

By The Associated Press MOSCOW — Coronavirus deaths in Russia have hit another daily record, with authorities reporting 752 more fatalities amid a continuing surge in infections. Russia’s coronavirus task force on Saturday reported 25,082 new coronavirus cases. The daily tally of confirmed infections has soared from around 9,000 in early June to over 23,000 in early July. Officials have attributed a steady rise in infections and an increase in mortality to the spread of the delta variant. Despit...
Tags: Europe, Japan, New York, Indonesia, California, Washington, Mexico, France, White House, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, Barcelona


Nancy Pelosi's office calls Trump a 'twice-impeached Florida retiree'

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered a range of questions including comments on a recent flap with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more progressive members of the House Democratic caucus. Win McNamee/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in a statement called Trump a "twice-impeached Florida retiree." The top Democrat said Tru...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Ukraine, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump


Inside the FBI, Russia, and Ukraine’s failed cybercrime investigation

The American cops took the slower, cheaper train from Kyiv to Donetsk.  After repeatedly traveling between Ukraine and the United States, there were more comfortable ways to make this final, 400-mile journey. But the five FBI agents felt like luxury tourists compared to most travelers onboard. They could afford spacious private rooms while locals were sleeping 10 to a cabin. The train moved haltingly, past empty country and villages that, to the Americans at least, looked as if they’d been fr...
Tags: Europe, England, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, US, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Intel, Fbi, Chicago, Fox


Rep. Eric Swalwell says that Trump 'achieved brilliant success' in getting smart people 'to overthink how to handle him'

Representative Eric Swalwell of California. JACQUELYN MARTIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Swalwell said that Trump was great at getting smart people to "overthink how to handle him." In his new book, Swalwell says that Trump's political acumen allowed him to distract the public. "The Ukraine shakedown scheme pierced through the fog," the congressman wrote. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, who served as a House impeac...
Tags: Politics, Obama, California, Russia, Barack Obama, Trends, Ukraine, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Jacquelyn Martin, Eric Swalwell, Swalwell, Before Trump, Trump Impeachment, Lauren Boebert


Allies of Rudy Giuliani have created a 'Freedom Fund' to aid the former Trump lawyer with legal issues

Rudy Giuliani. AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File Allies of Rudy Giuliani have created a "Freedom Fund" to assist the former Trump lawyer. Bernard Kerik said that the fund would help Giuliani "defend himself from frivolous lawsuits." On Thursday, Giuliani was suspended from practicing law in New York State pending further review. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Allies of Rudy Giuliani on Saturday announced that they have formed a defense fund to aid the ex-lawyer for forme...
Tags: Politics, New York, Legal, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, United States, Manhattan, Biden, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Rudy Giuliani says he was suspended from practicing law in New York because he was so effective at arguing Trump's election-fraud claims

Rudy Giuliani. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Rudy Giuliani appeared on Newsmax Thursday to discuss the suspension of his New York legal license. He was it came because he was so effective at arguing for Trump's bogus election-fraud claims. Those claims have been defeated in a series of court cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rudy Giuliani has claimed that the suspension of his license to practice law in New York was part of a plot to silence him because he ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, News UK, Biden


Rudy Giuliani says he was suspended from practising law in New York because he was so effective at arguing Trump's election-fraud claims

Rudy Giuliani. BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Rudy Giuliani appeared on Newsmax Thursday to discuss the suspension of his New York legal license. He was it came because he was so effective at arguing for Trump's bogus election-fraud claims. Those claims have been defeated in a series of court cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rudy Giuliani has claimed that the suspension of his license to practise law in New York was part of a plot to silence him because he ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, News UK, Biden


EU members bordering Russia reject plan to meet with Putin

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries bordering Russia rejected a Franco-German plan to resume official meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with one leader likening the move to an attempt to talk a bear out of stealing honey. In a statement in the early hours of Friday morning, EU leaders said only that they “will explore formats and conditionalities of dialogue with Russia.” There was no mention of any high-level meetings or plans for a summit with Putin. The Europe...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Joe Biden, Iran


Britain acknowledges surprise at speed of Russian reaction to warship

Kremlin summons UK ambassador as Boris Johnson says HMS Defender’s deployment ‘wholly appropriate’British officials acknowledged they were taken by surprise by the speed of the Russian reaction to HMS Defender’s 36-minute passage through Crimean waters on Wednesday as the British ambassador to Moscow was summoned to the Kremlin.Although a Russian response to the Royal Navy warship’s passage within the 12-mile territorial limit was anticipated, the UK Ministry of Defence did not expect the Kremli...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Britain, Military, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, Royal Navy, Water transport, Moscow, Boris Johnson


Russia to summon UK ambassador over Black Sea naval dispute

Diplomatic row escalates as minister says British warships might enter Crimean waters againRussia has said it will summon the British ambassador to the foreign ministry in a political escalation after an unexpected diplomatic and military clash in the Black Sea on Wednesday.A Russian foreign ministry spokesperson said the UK ambassador, Deborah Bronnert, would receive a “severe démarche” on Thursday after HMS Defender sailed in the waters near the Crimean peninsula. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Military, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Royal Navy, Water transport, Black Sea, Deborah Bronnert, Crimean peninsula Continue


British warships might enter Crimean waters again, says minister

After incident between UK and Russia, George Eustice denies reports HMS Defender ‘harrassed’UK warships would again be prepared to pass through disputed waters around Crimea, a cabinet minister has said, after Wednesday’s unexpected diplomatic and military clash with Russia in the Black Sea.George Eustice, the environment secretary, reiterated the denial from the Ministry of Defence that no warning shots had been fired at HMS Defender by Russian vessels. Instead a “gunnery exercise” was taking p...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, Georgia, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Bbc, Military, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, Crimea, Royal Navy, Water transport


UK-Russian naval dispute: both sides will claim victory

Analysis: Royal Navy ship sailing near Crimea may also be test of Beijing reaction to territorial reachBritish ministers will have been under no illusions that the decision to sail HMS Defender into disputed waters off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea would provoke a reaction from the Kremlin.A dispute about whether warning shots were fired or not is beside the point – although if they were, they were miles out of range. Because even if the west considers Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014, to...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Beijing, Military, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Ministry Of Defence, Crimea, Royal Navy, Moscow, Kremlin


Chris Christie says 'not much was accomplished' during Biden's trip to Europe, but 'no damage was done'

Former Gov. Chris Christie speaks onstage during the Concordia Annual Summit in September 2019. Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit Chris Christie says that "not much was accomplished, but no damage was done" during Biden's trip. The G-7, NATO, and Geneva summits were Biden's first international meetings since taking office. While in Geneva, Biden had a long-awaited meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. Fo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Chris Christie, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Abc, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Gop, Nato, Washington Dc


The most memorable and bizarre lines from Putin's whirlwind press conference after meeting with Biden

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin held a lengthy press conference after his historic summit with Biden. The Russian president downplayed the Kremlin's crackdown on dissent and got philosophical at times. Putin called the talks "quite constructive," though there were evident disagreements. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Wednesday met with longtime Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Geneva Summit for the fi...
Tags: Politics, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, United States, Moscow, Kremlin, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Alexei Navalny


‘Pure business’ at Biden-Putin summit: No hugs, no brickbats

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and AAMER MADHANI GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. But the two leaders offered starkly different views on difficult simmering issues including cyber and ransomware attacks...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Turkey, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Ap


Putin savored the global spotlight after his direct but largely fruitless meeting with Biden

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Metzel/Getty Images Biden and Putin's meeting ended up pretty much as expected. In typical Putin fashion, the Russian leader held a lengthy, rambling press conference. Biden sounded cautiously optimistic about improving relations, but made clear many challenges remain. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian President Vladimir Putin held a lengthy, rambling press conference after ...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Analysis, United States, Crimea, Moscow, Kremlin


Images of Biden's meeting with Putin show a cool but cordial dynamic as the US president seeks a reset after Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Images showed the cool atmosphere as Biden and Putin met in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden's stance toward Russia marks a major shift from Trump. Trump's 2018 summit with Putin in Helsinki was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva on Wednesda...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin


Images of Biden's meeting with Putin show a cool but cordial dynamic as the president seeks a reset after Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Images show the cool atmosphere as Biden and Putin met in Geneva on Wednesday. Biden's stance toward Russia marks a major shift from Trump. Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin was one of the most infamous moments of his presidency. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednes...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Syria, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Geneva, Kremlin


Biden, Putin conclude summit between ‘two great powers’

By AAMER MADHANI, JONATHAN LEMIRE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit meeting Wednesday between what the American leader called “two great powers,” wrapping up more quickly than expected. The pair’s second sit-down, with aides present on both sides, lasted about 65 minutes. That session was to be divided into two parts with a break in between, but concluded without a second part. The two sides had said they ex...
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