Articles of Interest
January 12, 2017, 2:06pm

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President Obama’s farewell address came as Washington obsessed over a sketchy intelligence report alleging that Donald Trump is being blackmailed by Moscow with a tape of perverted sex acts. Somehow, it was fitting.

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January 12, 2017, 2:04pm

 – Washington Post.

Sen. Ben Cardin used one of the oldest saws in politics to lay out an imperative for the coming Trump era. “It cannot be business as usual,” Cardin said.

He was talking … Read more »

January 12, 2017, 2:02pm

 GOLDMAN – The New York Times.

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department inspector general’s office said Thursday it would open an investigation into the decision in October by James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, to inform … Read more »

January 10, 2017, 5:02pm

By Eugene Robinson – The New York Times.

Seriously? Is President-elect Donald Trump so thin-skinned that even criticism from Meryl Streep triggers a nasty, over-the-top response? What kind of crybaby have Americans elected as their leader?

“One of the most … Read more »

January 09, 2017, 2:38pm

By Charles M. Blow – The New York Times.

The more we learn about Russia’s hacking and the release of its electronic loot during our presidential election, the more it becomes clear that Donald Trump’s victory and his imminent presidency

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January 07, 2017, 5:59pm

By Aaron Blake – The Washington Post.

The big, overarching reason that President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t want to accept the conclusions of the intelligence community about Russia’s alleged hacking is pretty simple: It would call into question whether he would … Read more »

January 07, 2017, 5:58pm

By Ed O’Keefe and Sean Sullivan – The Washington Post.

A top ethics official has warned that plans to confirm Donald Trump’s top Cabinet choices before background examinations are complete are unprecedented and have overwhelmed government investigators responsible for the … Read more »

January 07, 2017, 5:56pm

By Aaron Blake – The Washington Post.

Report on Russian hacking released after Trump briefing

The U.S. intelligence community released an unclassified report on Russia’s alleged effort to influence the 2016 election on Friday afternoon, shortly after briefing a skeptical Read more »

January 06, 2017, 5:22pm

By Fareed Zakaria – The New York Times.

Put his campaign rhetoric, tweets and appointments all together, and we’re getting a sense of U.S. foreign policy under Donald Trump. The president-elect has consistently signaled that he wants to be accommodating … Read more »

January 06, 2017, 5:21pm


WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition staff has issued a blanket edict requiring politically appointed ambassadors to leave their overseas posts by Inauguration Day, according to several American diplomats

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