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Russia Is Teaching the World to Spy

Easy-to-use technology straight from Moscow for any aspiring strongman — at a low price. By Alina Polyakova Dr. Polyakova is the director of the project on global democracy and emerging technology at the Brookings Institution. Credit…Brittanie Gaja Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company and the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, …

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Trump impeachment: Three law experts tell committee he should be removed

Courtesy of BBC There is no doubt that President Donald Trump’s actions require him to be removed from office, three scholars of US constitutional law have testified. The three experts described Mr Trump’s efforts to solicit help from a foreign nation as a crime and accused him of obstructing justice. …

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The sudden Democratic shift in favor of impeaching Trump, explained

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just announced an official impeachment inquiry. Here’s how we got here. By Andrew Prokop Courtesy of Vox All of a sudden, President Donald Trump’s impeachment is looking likelier than ever. Grappling with the latest revelations that Trump tried to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s family, …

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TRUMP’S HOSTILITY TO ELECTION SECURITY PREPAREDNESS

Courtesy – Brookings Brief Editor’s Note:  This post is part of “Cybersecurity and Election Interference,” a Brookings series that explores digital threats to American democracy, cybersecurity risks in elections, and ways to mitigate possible problems. From the very beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has denied or downplayed Russian interference in …

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THE SENATE VOTE ON THE WALL BROUGHT TRUMP CLOSER TO IMPEACHMENT

Editor’s Note: Following the Senate’s resolution of disapproval of the emergency declaration to build a southern border wall, Brookings scholars had differing opinions on what it will mean for President Trump. The overturning President Trump’s emergency declaration brings him closer to impeachment. Twelve Republicans joined every Democrat in standing up …

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WHY MANAFORT IS STILL TALKING ABOUT COLLUSION

At his sentencing, his lawyers seemed to be appealing as much to Trump as they were to Judge Amy Berman Jackson—but she seemed to have a message for the president, too. By David A. Graham 1:53 PM ET JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS Karma has a sense of irony. In 2012 …

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HOW TO SHUT DOWN FUTURE SHUTDOWNS

By William. G. Gale As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its 13th day, the stakes are rising.  Shutdowns have numerous negative economic and political effects, but they can be avoided through a simple mechanism, even if the government does not enact a budget. There are two types …

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MITT ROMNEY: THE PRESIDENT SHAPES THE PUBLIC CHARACTER OF THE NATION. TRUMP’S CHARACTER FALLS SHORT.

By Mitt Romney January 1 at 8:00 PM Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah and the party’s 2012 nominee for president, will be sworn into the U.S. Senate on Thursday. UNMASKING TRUMP The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House …

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REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN TELLS TRUMP TO USE “HIS OWN FUNDS” FOR A WALL

GOP Rep. Walter Jones suggests “wealthy” President Donald Trump pay for part of his own wall SOPHIA TESFAYE DECEMBER 31, 2018 11:09PM (UTC) Retiring Republican Rep. Walter Jones recently suggested that President Trump contribute his own money to fund his border wall at the U.S. – Mexico border in order …

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