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Russia Steps Up a Covert Sabotage Campaign Aimed at Europe

Russian military intelligence, the G.R.U., is behind arson attacks aimed at undermining support for Ukraine’s war effort, security officials say.

      nytimes.com  2024-05-26 09:03:02

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Current Status: Even as Violent Crime Drops, Lawlessness Rises as an Election Issue Even as Violent Crime Drops, Lawlessness Rises as an Election Issue – In most cities, rates of homicide and violent assault are down significantly from pandemic-era highs. But property crimes have risen, fueling voter anxiety.

      nytimes.com 2024-05-26 09:01:08

Current Status: Hillary Clinton Has Some Tough Words for Democrats, and for Women Hillary Clinton Has Some Tough Words for Democrats, and for Women – In an interview for a forthcoming book, Mrs. Clinton also suggested that if Donald Trump won in November “we may never have another actual election.”

    nytimes.com 2024-05-25 09:03:25

Current Status: Special counsel asks judge for gag order in Trump classified documents case Special counsel asks judge for gag order in Trump classified documents case – Special counsel’s office prosecutors have asked a federal judge in Florida to place a gag order on Donald Trump that would limit his ability to comment about law enforcement that searched his Mar-a…

   cnn.com 2024-05-25 01:15:18

Current Status: Senate Democrats Open Inquiry Into Trump’s $1 Billion Request of Oil Industry Senate Democrats Open Inquiry Into Trump’s $1 Billion Request of Oil Industry – Two committees are seeking information from oil executives about a dinner where, the lawmakers say, the former president proposed a quid pro quo.

   nytimes.com 2024-05-23 14:07:22

Current Status: ‘No wannabe dictators!’: Donald Trump booed at Libertarian convention ‘No wannabe dictators!’: Donald Trump booed at Libertarian convention – Jeers suggest Republican presidential candidate faces a challenge in broadening his appeal

   theguardian.com 2024-05-26 04:16:01

Current Status: He Threw ‘Spaghetti at the Wall’ for Trump. Now He’s After a Top Job. He Threw ‘Spaghetti at the Wall’ for Trump. Now He’s After a Top Job. – If Donald Trump wins the presidency, Richard Grenell hopes to be secretary of state. But his work raises questions, even from his former boss.

   nytimes.com 2024-05-25 09:00:13

Current Status: Blackstone’s Chief, a G.O.P. Megadonor, Says He Will Again Back Trump Blackstone’s Chief, a G.O.P. Megadonor, Says He Will Again Back Trump – Stephen A. Schwarzman, the billionaire co-founder and chief executive of the investment group, had previously called for a “new generation of leaders.”

   nytimes.com 2024-05-24 22:08:58

Current Status: Trump Tells Libertarians to Nominate Him, and Mocks Them When They Boo Trump Tells Libertarians to Nominate Him, and Mocks Them When They Boo – Former President Donald J. Trump’s appearance before the Libertarian Party on Saturday was without modern precedent: the presumptive nominee of one party addressing the convention of another.

    nytimes.com 2024-05-25 22:19:50

Current Status: GOP Officials Are Outsourcing Their Lawsuits to a Far-Right Christian Group GOP Officials Are Outsourcing Their Lawsuits to a Far-Right Christian Group – Conservative public officials are hiring the Alliance Defending Freedom to lead their culture war lawsuits — and handle their public statements

  rollingstone.com 2024-05-25 14:00:00

Current Status: How Donald Trump Still Lives in the 1980s How Donald Trump Still Lives in the 1980s – The greed-is-good era was the last time his preferred public image was intact, and he’s been returning there in ways large and small as he sits through his criminal trial in Manhattan.

  nytimes.com 2024-05-25 09:04:30

Current Status: Texas Republicans confab hints at how GOP breakup with corporate America could play out Texas Republicans confab hints at how GOP breakup with corporate America could play out – Donald Trump's Republican Party is seeing a split with corporations across the country, including in the key state of Texas where business is booming.

  cnbc.com 2024-05-24 23:32:54

Current Status: The Anti-Trump Republicans Worried About the Biden Campaign The Anti-Trump Republicans Worried About the Biden Campaign – Some G.O.P. Trump opponents want to hear more from the Biden campaign. It says it’s on it.

  nytimes.com 2024-05-24 22:54:09

Current Status: Kennedy and Trump Go to Battle Over Libertarians Kennedy and Trump Go to Battle Over Libertarians – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made his case to the Libertarian Party convention on Friday, jumping into a fight over right-leaning, independent-minded voters.

  nytimes.com 2024-05-24 22:53:44

Current Status: Justice Sotomayor Describes Frustration With Being a Liberal on the Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Describes Frustration With Being a Liberal on the Supreme Court – In a conversation at Harvard, the justice spoke of her despair at some of the court’s decisions, but she urged optimism and a focus on future generations.

  nytimes.com 2024-05-24 21:31:25

Current Status: As 'The Apprentice' Seeks Cannes Sale, Trump Team Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Block Film's Release (EXCLUSIVE) As 'The Apprentice' Seeks Cannes Sale, Trump Team Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Block Film's Release (EXCLUSIVE) – Trump's team is trying to block the sale of 'The Apprentice,' and has sent a cease and desist letter to the filmmakers behind the biopic

  variety.com 2024-05-24 18:48:03