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Donald Trump gave Russia an early holiday gift that smells like a payoff.

  Donald Trump gave Russia an early holiday gift that smells like a payoff. It’s rather easy to connect the dots. Russia meddled in the U.S. election in order to benefit Trump, and now he’s repaying Vladimir Putin by nominating ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Tillerson obtained drilling rights in the Russian Arctic thanks to a deal that allowed Russia’s state-owned…

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The three most important lines from The Times story on Russia’s election hacking

“The Trump campaign knew in advance about WikiLeaks’ plans.” “Every major publication, including The Times, published multiple stories citing the D.N.C. and Podesta emails posted by WikiLeaks, becoming a de facto instrument of Russian intelligence.” “Ms. Brazile even reached out to Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, urging him twice in private conversations and in a letter to join…

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Trump’s Big Oil Spill in the Swamp

It’s official: President-elect Donald Trump has tapped ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, demonstrating once again that he has no intentions of actually draining the swamp. While Trump’s pick is a clear victory for the Kremlin, Republicans and Democrats are raising red flags about Tillerson’s cozy relationship with Vladimir Putin and his far-reaching conflicts of interest that could…

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Another Putin-Puppet for the Swamp

Another Putin-Puppet for the Swamp Donald Trump’s reported choice of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State demonstrates once again that he lied to voters about draining the swamp. It’s a victory for Vladimir Putin, who interfered in our election to help elect Trump and now has a close ally with no foreign policy experience serving as America’s top diplomat. Tillerson…

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Last Night’s Debate: Trump’s Aversion to the Facts

It was another long night for fact checkers after the last debate, and once again many of Donald Trump’s assertions were found to be false or inaccurate. Job Growth On CNN, Christine Romans showed that Donald Trump’s claims about last month’s jobs report were incorrect. She noted we’ve seen the “72nd month in a row that the economy has gained jobs,” and the…

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The Putin-Trump Ticket

Mike Pence tried to talk tough on Russia tonight, but the song-and-dance he did on the issue can’t change the fact that Donald Trump called Putin a strong leader. @svdate: Pence is talking awfully tough about Russia right now. Wonder how the guy at the top of the ticket feels about that… @lrozen: Kaine pretty good at making mincemeat of Trump…

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Trump’s Shady Ties to Russia

A recent investigation by ABC News shed light on the extent of Trump’s business ties to Russia, raising serious question about his fitness for the Oval Office. This morning, ABC’s Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross said, “Despite what Donald Trump has said. . . his real estate fortunes have benefitted greatly from Russian investors and their millions, potentially putting a…

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The Buzz: Trump’s Dangerous Embrace of Putin

The Buzz: Trump’s Dangerous Embrace of Putin Americans agree that Donald Trump’s national security policies are irresponsible, dangerous, and divisive. Last week he faced severe criticism for suggesting Vladimir Putin is a better leader than the president of the United States, despite Putin’s dictatorial and undemocratic actions that have led many to call him a strongman. Trump’s kind words for…

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Reviews Are In: Trump Flunked

Republicans and Democrats agree that Donald Trump’s comments about national security at last night’s Commander-in-Chief Forum were irresponsible, dangerous, and divisive. This morning on CNN’s New Day, Republican Congressman Sean Duffy slammed Trump for his comments that Vladmir Putin is a better leader than the President of the United States. When asked if he agrees with Trump, Congressman Duffy said,…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Today, the DNC released its latest video, “Unreleased Tax Returns,” examining this election’s greatest unsolved mystery: Donald Trump’s refusal to show the American people his returns. For 40 years, presidential nominees from both parties have released their tax returns. Before Trump entered the race, he argued that if a candidate doesn’t release his or her returns, “you would think there is…

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