If Russia tried to influence the U.S. election, things aren’t going as planned – The Washington Post

MOSCOW — A funny thing happened in Russia this past week: President Trump’s face, once ubiquitous on the talk shows and evening news programs that tack closely to the Kremlin’s political agenda, was suddenly absent. Gone. “Like they flipped a switch,” said Alexey Kovalev, a journalist at the Moscow Times who covers Russian state media.  It’s not […]

Exclusive: In call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty – sources | Reuters

WASHINGTON In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced a treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads as a bad deal for the United States, according to two U.S. officials and one former U.S. official with knowledge of the call.   When Putin raised the possibility […]

Kremlin demands apology from Fox for Bill O’Reilly calling Vladimir Putin “a killer” – Salon.com

The Kremlin wants an apology from Fox after the network’s host called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a killer” minutes before the most-watched TV event of the year. Bill O’Reilly made the comment during an interview with President Donald Trump that aired just before kickoff of the Super Bowl. “But he’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer,” O’Reilly […]

Thanks to Trump, the Doomsday Clock Advances Toward Midnight – The New York Times

Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times It is now two and one-half minutes to midnight. Our organization, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is marking the 70th anniversary of its Doomsday Clock on Thursday by moving it 30 seconds closer to midnight. In 2016, the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to […]

Sam Bee’s Interview with Journalist Masha Gessen Is Absolutely Terrifying

For our physical and mental health, it feels important to create some sort of remove between ourselves and what is happening with the advent of the Trump administration. But to fight autocracy, Russian journalist Masha Gessen recommends that everyone keep panicking. On Wednesday’s episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Gessen destroys every one of […]

How Vladimir Putin won Republicans’ approval – YouTube

https://youtu.be/URCz2uc4t20 He’s an authoritarian strongman, and he’s never been more popular with GOP voters. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. […]