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Putin’s Russia makes gains in Europe, as Merkel’s Refugee Policy isolates Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 8:30am 1/5/2017 at 8:30am
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Russian leader Vladimir Putin has gained influence in Europe as Chancellor Merkel further isolates Germany with her open borders policy. According to British newspaper Daily Express, “Angela Merkel is losing her grip on power as European leaders openly side with Vladimir Putin.”

Despite months of back-channel European diplomacy, Merkel and top E.U....

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Princeton Prof ‘Struck’ by People Questioning Obama’s Russia Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11:30am 1/2/2017 at 11:30am

Whatever happened to those ‘Question Authority’ and ‘Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism’ bumper stickers that flourished on liberals’ cars during the dark days of George W.’s administration?

Now, in the waning days of a Dem presidency, a touching trust in the judgment of the president is in evidence on the...

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Russia Hacked Vermont’s Power Grid . . . Or Not . . .

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 4:30pm 12/31/2016 at 4:30pm

For crying out loud. More fake news by the media. First outlets claim that Russia hacked the election and now they say that Russian hackers penetrated a Vermont power grid.

Look at this Washington Post headline:

Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say.

NO. That is...

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Why Didn’t Obama Act Against Russia Sooner?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 30, 2016 at 7:00pm 12/30/2016 at 7:00pm

On Thursday, President Barack Obama passed sanction against Russia for allegedly interfering with our presidential election. This includes expelling 35 diplomats and closing down two compounds.

Two weeks ago, Politifact ran an article to call President-elect Donald Trump a liar about his doubts on...

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Putin Pushes His Own Reset Button On American Relations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 30, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/30/2016 at 1:00pm

Oh, Russia. President Vladimir Putin remains the biggest troll in the world. Of course the Kremlin promised retaliation against America after President Barack Obama slammed them with new sanctions for allegedly trying to interfere with our presidential election. The sanctions included expelling 35 diplomats and their families and closing down two...

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Obama Sanctions Russia Over Alleged “Hacking”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 8:30pm 12/29/2016 at 8:30pm

President Barack Obama has placed more sanctions against Russia and expelled intelligence operatives from America for allegedly interfering with our 2016 election. The sanctions include expelling 35 Russian intelligence officers and closing two Russian compounds.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security found some information that Russians may have phished into the Democratic...

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Senators Promise NATO Nations America Will Not Abandon Them

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/28/2016 at 7:30pm

U.S. senators have traveled to NATO nations to perform their typical lip service, promising America stands behind the organization and the nations involved. NATO nations have grown concerned over America’s role since Donald Trump won the election in November:

“I am convinced and certain that our relations, and the American relationship with...

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Russian Plane Crashed Into Black Sea, Killing 92

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 7:00pm 12/25/2016 at 7:00pm

A Russian military plane crashed into the Black Sea, killing all 92 people, shortly after takeoff from Sochi. Officials have started an investigation and have not ruled out any causes, including terrorism:

All 84 passengers and eight crew members on board the Soviet-built Tu-154 plane operated by the Russian military are believed...

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Trump to Mika: ‘Let It Be an Arms Race: We Will Outlast, Outmatch them All’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 23, 2016 at 8:30am 12/23/2016 at 8:30am

It was the strangest of settings for some very serious breaking news. There was Mika Brzezinski, cuddled up in her flannels on Morning Joe‘s special Christmas set. In the previous segment, Joe Scarborough had grilled Sean Spicer, whom President-elect Trump yesterday named as his White House spokesman, over Trump’s tweet of...

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California secession organizers open an embassy — in Moscow!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 11:30am 12/22/2016 at 11:30am
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I recently blogged that the Yes, Californa secession campaign is being run by a 30-year-old American who lives and works in a city on the edge of Siberia.

Now, even before all the required signatures for the ballot measure have been collected, the chief secessionist says that a California embassy has opened in...

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Russia “May Respond” to New “Destructive” U.S. Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/21/2016 at 1:00pm

The U.S. Treasury Department released more sanctions against Russians and Russian companies for Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea in March 2014. The Kremlin has lashed out against these new sanctions, saying the government may respond:

“We regret that Washington is continuing on this destructive path,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told...

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Russia Blames NATO, Turkey Blames Exiled Cleric for Ambassador Assassination

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/20/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish special forces police officer Meviut Mert Alintas, 22, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Monday during the opening of a gallery in Ankara. He shouted things about Aleppo, Syria, before cops took him down. Motives immediately swirled around, but I remained interested in who Russia and Turkey blamed. Once...

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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 19, 2016 at 12:30pm 12/19/2016 at 12:30pm

A gunman shot Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, in Ankara on Monday at a gallery opening. Reuters has tweeted that Karlov passed away:

Hurriyet Daily News reported:

Hürriyet Ankara representatvice Deniz Zeyrek said...

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Henry Kissinger On Russia: “I hope we’re hacking them back”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:20pm 12/18/2016 at 7:20pm
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As DNC chair Donna Brazile contradicts Obama on Russian hacking and John McCain asserts that Obama has no idea what to do about the serious problem of Russian hacking that could “undermine our democracy,” Henry Kissinger offers some much-needed perspective.

ABC News reports on Brazile undercutting Obama’s public statements:

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#CalExit Run by American Living in Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 2:30pm 12/18/2016 at 2:30pm

Legal Insurrection readers will recall the #CalExit secession movement in which adherents are endeavoring to get a state secession plan on our ballot.

It turns out that that the leader of Yes California (the organized, supposedly San Diego-based effort for this movement) is an American who lives in Russia and runs the...

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I’m so old, I remember when Democrats blamed Hillary’s loss on James Comey, not Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/17/2016 at 7:30pm

We live in very dangerous times, with Democrats trying to flip the Electoral College against Trump through cajoling, and when that fails, threats and intimidation.

It still seems unlikely that Democrats will pull it off by Monday, December 19, 2016, when the Electoral College votes. I shudder to think what will happen...

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CIA Not Providing Congress With Info on Russian Hacking

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 12:30pm 12/17/2016 at 12:30pm

The House and Senate have become agitated with the CIA as the agency has continued to deny both sectors with briefings or information on claims that Russia hacked into America’s election, but passed information to the mainstream media.

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) told a radio station in his home...

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