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Microsoft discloses first known hacking attempts in midterm elections

Friday  02:01,   20 july 2018
thehill

The hackers used a similar strategy to make their way into Democratic National Committee servers in 2016. Burt did not specify if Microsoft believed the hackers were Russian. He did, however, say that analysts had reported fewer instances of Russian [...]
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Russia-friendly Rep. Rohrabacher doubts hacking indictment, plans to consult outside ‘experts’

Friday  01:26,   20 july 2018
msn

"There are experts that will be able to judge whether it’s accurate," said the California Republican.“I went to Julian Assange of course to talk to him personally, the guy who of course disclosed all of these emails, and he adamantly said[...]

Senate moves to install VA nominee following reports of staff targeting by acting secretary

Friday  01:21,   20 july 2018
msn

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote on Robert Wilkie’s confirmation for Monday.The rapidly scheduled vote was announced after Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, called Thursday for[...]

Trump executive order encourages new job training programs

Friday  01:15,   20 july 2018
cnn

A group of business leaders have committed to train 3.8 million workers with in-demand job skills over the next five years under an executive order on job creation signed by President Donald Trump Thursday. FedEX, General Motors, Home Depot, IBM,[...]

Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia

Thursday  23:57,   19 july 2018
thehill

<p>Leading House Democrats on Thursday introduced a slate of proposals designed to thwart Russian election meddling and other acts of aggression aimed at the United States and its allies.</p>The legislation, an omnibus of nearly 20 bills aimed [...]

Poll: GOP Backs Trump's Putin Press Conference

Thursday  21:58,   19 july 2018
newsweek

Despite condemnation from top GOP lawmakers, the president's Republican base stood by his handling of Vladimir Putin.Trump’s approval among Republicans has remained strong since he entered office and the Axios and Survey Monkey poll indicated[...]

Sales jump for book by former US ambassador to Russia

Thursday  21:22,   19 july 2018
msn

A memoir by the former U.S. ambassador whom Russian officials say they want to interview is in the top 10 on Amazon.com.&nbsp;Michael McFaul's "From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia" was No. 6 as of midday[...]

Nielsen: 'Foolish' to think Russia isn't still meddling in U.S. elections

Thursday  20:36,   19 july 2018
nbcnews

President Trump said he doesn't believe Russia is still targeting U.S. election systems, but his DHS Secretary said otherwise."I haven't seen any evidence that the attempts to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor a particular[...]

Trump says he'll have another meeting with Putin, again calls media 'enemy of the people'

Thursday  19:41,   19 july 2018
cnn

President Donald Trump said Thursday he is "looking forward" to meeting again with Russian President Vladimir Putin to "begin implementing" issues they discussed during their summit earlier this week. Trump, who touched off a[...]

The Story Behind TIME's Trump and Putin 'Summit Crisis' Cover

Thursday  18:07,   19 july 2018
time

The Story Behind TIME's Trump and Putin 'Summit Crisis' CoverThe composite image, by visual artist Nancy Burson, is meant to represent this particular moment in U.S. foreign policy, following the pair’s recent meeting in Helsinki,[...]

Trump says he looks forward to second Putin meeting

Thursday  17:45,   19 july 2018
reuters

<p>President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin blamed forces within the United States for marring what they called the success of their first summit.</p>Supporters of President Trump cheer as the motorcade passes by in Helsinki, Finland on July[...]

Outrage erupts over Trump-Putin ‘conversation’ about letting Russia interrogate ex-U.S. diplomat Michael McFaul

Thursday  15:41,   19 july 2018
msn

The willingness of the White House to even consider turning over a former U.S. ambassador for interrogation by the Kremlin drew ire and astonishment.One of those U.S. officials is former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, a nemesis of the[...]

Trump rips 'Fake News Media': Many of the stories are 'total fiction'

Thursday  15:33,   19 july 2018
thehill

"The Fake News Media is going Crazy! They make up stories without any backup, sources or proof," the president tweeted."The Fake News Media is going Crazy! They make up stories without any backup, sources or proof. Many of the stories[...]

Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership

Thursday  13:57,   19 july 2018
thehill

Two members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, a group that has earned a reputation for being a thorn in the side of GOP leadership, are now vying for a chance to sit at the leadership table themselves. Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) told[...]

White House says Trump to discuss allowing Russia to question US citizens

Thursday  05:50,   19 july 2018
thehill

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that President Trump will discuss allowing Russian investigators to come to the United States to question U.S. citizens, including a former American ambassador to Russia.Sanders said[...]