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Trump Won Putin’s Focus Group — A record number of Americans tuned to watch the debate on Monday night, but someone else was watching, too: the Kremlin media machine. It was the middle of the night in Russia, but the tweets kept coming, making it clear, as always, whose side the Kremlin is on in this election.

The Mystery of Trump’s Man in Moscow — In March, in a bold "Oh yeah?" moment during an interview with the Washington Post's editorial board, Donald Trump took the paper's dare and revealed, then and there, his very short list of foreign policy advisors. There were just five, though he said, "I have quite a few more."

Bernie’s Gambit in Ohio — KENT, OHIO-A lonely Hillary supporter stood with a sign outside the rec center at Kent State University on Saturday, a gray and muggy afternoon for a rally. "INSECURE, SMALL PENISED WHITE GUYS FOR TRUMP!!!" his sign read. Near him, grizzled men in fatigues and sunglasses and a fraternity brother held pro-Trump signs.

Garage Mechanics — On a windy, sun-soaked afternoon in June, Dasha Zhukova stood on the terrace of the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, an arts venue she founded in Moscow two years ago. Such are the demands on her time that it was the first opportunity she'd had to see the terrace.

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The Russians at the DNC — She was just off a flight from London, just in time for the last night of the Democratic convention and a strategy meeting for Democratic Party bundlers. She snapchatted a video of campaign manager John Podesta singing "Happy Birthday" to longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin among the artwork hanging on the clean, well-lighted walls of the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts.

Hillary's 'Black Lives' Generation Gap — As the mothers who have lost sons to police spoke on stage, big red flowers pinned to their chests, Evette Simmons, a delegate from Florida and a black woman, sat watching. "What she's done by bringing these women together," she trailed off into an emotional pause.

Life Among the Berned — "I hope you realize the irony of what she's doing," Paul Czisny, a Wisconsin delegate for Bernie, said, nodding his head backward at a young woman standing in the stands, a piece of white tape across her mouth that said in stark black letters SILENCED.

Why Putin hates Hillary — Behind the allegations of a Russian hack of the Democrats is the Kremlin leader's fury at Clinton for challenging the fairness of Russian elections. When mass protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin erupted in Moscow in December 2011, Putin made clear who he thought was really behind them: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Is Trump a Russian Stooge? — That blinding flash of light you saw this weekend? That was the byproduct of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the American media's two greatest obsessions, fusing into a single intoxicating storyline after the Democratic National Committee's internal emails were hacked and made public with the apparent assistance of Russian hackers, and to the apparent glee of the Republican nominee.
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Sep 28, 2016

Russia tries to nurture American separatists, though expressing those sentiments in Russia can get you 5 yrs in jail 

Sep 28, 2016

It's easy for Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain to be so viciously funny about Putin and Kerry. If only they could do it about Trump.

Sep 28, 2016

As Putin reorganizes security services & gives more power to FSB, FSB says it expects more terrorism in N. Caucasus. 

Sep 28, 2016

I should add that the parliamentarian is a woman, and one of the people responsible for the anti-gay laws. 

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