Former CIA Official compares Trump’s Boy Scout speech to Hugo Chavez

Former CIA Official compares Trump’s Boy Scout speech to Hugo Chavez http://www.businessinsider.com/cia-official-trumps-boy-scout-speechz-2017-7 President DonaldTrump, front left, gestures as former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, watch at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean,W. Va., Monday, July 24, 2017.Steve Helber/AP Former Acting CIA Director John […] more…

To Punish Putin, Economic Sanctions Are Unlikely to Do the Trick – NYTimes.com

To Punish Putin, Economic Sanctions Are Unlikely to Do the Trick – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/business/economy/economic-sanctions-russia-congress.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage July 25, 2017 President Trump met with Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, during the Group of 20 summit meeting this month in Hamburg, Germany. Stephen Crowley / The New York Times Kim Jong-un was still in college in 2006 when the […] more…

“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal – Vox

“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal – Vox https://www.vox.com/2017/7/18/15983910/donald-trump-russia-putin-natalia-veselnitskaya-collusion Why the collusion story begins with money, not politics. Sean IllingJul 18, 2017, 12:20pm EDT MAY 10, 2017: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US President Donald Trump, and Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak (L-R) […] more…

Election Hacking: The Plan to Stop Vladimir Putin’s Plot | Time.com

Election Hacking: The Plan to Stop Vladimir Putin’s Plot | Time.com http://time.com/4865982/secret-plan-stop-vladimir-putin-election-plot/ Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin was at his desk on June 7, 2016, when the calls started coming in. It was the day of the California presidential primary, and upset voters wanted the county’s top prosecutor to know that they had been […] more…

Excerpts From The Times’s Interview With Trump

STEPHEN CROWLEY/THE NEW YORK TIMES By THE NEW YORK TIMES JULY 19, 2017 President Trump spoke on Wednesday with three New York Times reporters — Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman — in an exclusive interview in the Oval Office. Also in attendance was Hope Hicks, a White House spokeswoman. At one point, […] more…

‘In Some Respects, We’re A Nation in Crisis Right Now,’ Former CIA Director Says

Leaving federal government service after decades can be, well, liberating. Just ask James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, and John Brennan, the former leader of the Central Intelligence Agency. They unloaded on President Trump and the “baffling” way he has embraced Russia while criticizing his own intelligence apparatus during a session at the […] more…

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow – The Washington Post

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-ends-covert-cia-program-to-arm-anti-assad-rebels-in-syria-a-move-sought-by-moscow/2017/07/19/b6821a62-6beb-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.8dbe65a22175 President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials. The […] more…

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G-20 summit – The Washington Post

Trump had undisclosed hour-long meeting with Putin at G-20 summit – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-had-undisclosed-hour-long-meeting-with-putin-at-g20-summit/2017/07/18/39c18dd4-6bd0-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.8269e588388e After his much-publicized two-and-a-quarter-hour meeting early this month with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Trump chatted informally with the Russian leader for up to an additional hour later the same day. The […] more…

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

People prefer to click, comment, and share the things that make them feel good — and stories that confirm beliefs feel good. How It’s Changing Us When perceived threats become “realities” Engagement optimization has distorted our perception of threats. For most of our species’ history, available information tended to be really helpful for our survival. If you heard […] more…

You Don’t Have to be College-Bound to Take a Gap Year – NYTimes.com

You Don’t Have to be College-Bound to Take a Gap Year – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/your-money/you-dont-have-to-be-college-bound-to-take-a-gap-year.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage July 14, 2017 Kathy Thomas, who retired from a bank, has had several gap experiences, including a stint at an elephant sanctuary run by a nonprofit in Thailand. Peggy Martin-McGuire Retiring By MARK MILLER Dr. Dennis Sinar remembers when it dawned […] more…
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