Archive | russia

MEMBERS ONLY: Putin’s Favorite Congressman, Julian Assange, and a Conspiracy of Fools

The Banter Long Read: A few months ago, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on tape joking, “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump.” Although McCarthy apologized for the remarks later on, he wasn’t entirely wrong…. (Word Count: 1592)To continue reading this …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

MEMBERS ONLY: Icarus – A Look into Russia’s Crimes of the Heart

The Banter Long Read: Icarus, Bryan Fogel’s new documentary out on Netflix, is a compelling look inside an aspect of Putin’s Russia that’s gotten a bit lost in the shuffle amidst all the news coming out about their election meddling: their history of using Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) in …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

Trump Insults US Diplomats By Thanking Putin For Expelling Them From Russia

You have to wonder whether Donald Trump is actively trying to get himself impeached. He clearly desperately wants out of the job he hates, and is doing everything in his power to isolate himself from his party and the entire US government. In response to a question about Vladimir Putin expelling US …Continue reading Continue […]

Continue Reading

What Is a Grand Jury and How Does It Impact the Russia Investigation?

According to The Wall Street Journal, Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller convened a grand jury for Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. This jury would let Mueller seek subpoenas—forcing people to testify in court and to produce documents for the investigation.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

Continue Reading

MEMBERS ONLY: The Fascism of Stephen Miller

Benjamin Zuskin couldn’t sleep. The year was 1952, and as a former member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in Moscow, he knew that Stalin could come for him at any moment…To continue reading this article, please go here. A Banter Membership gets you access to the magazine and all our Members …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

Continue Reading

Glass Hamlet – Dialectics

Promising New York City recording artist Glass Hamlet is a boiling hot right now thanks to his previously released, ‘Authors Preface’. After gradually establishing a buzzworthy fanbase, the Moscow, Russian-born wordsmith is ready to breakout into the mainstream with his new debut single, “Dialectics”. Produced by Austin Fig, “Dialectics” shows a catchy variety of versatility, […]

Continue Reading

The GOP’s Latest Hillary Distraction Takes Political Retribution Into Dangerous Waters

Earlier this year, political activist Alexei Navalny was found guilty by a Russian court of embezzling 16 million rubles worth of timber. The charges were clearly fabricated and the verdict a sham. But, coincidentally, the guilty verdict makes Navalny ineligible to run against Russian president …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

Robert Mueller Just Called Trump’s Bluff

On Wednesday, Donald Trump openly threatened special counsel Robert Mueller during an interview with The New York Times, bringing us to death’s door as a country of laws:When asked if Robert Mueller would be crossing a “red line” by investigating Trump’s personal finances, the President adamantly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

It’s Time We Admitted That Rex Tillerson is Working for Russia

On Tuesday, word came down that Christopher Painter was pushed out of his job at the State Department. You’d be forgiven for not knowing who Painter is since his job, while critically important, was a bit too abstract for the general public to care about:Painter, the coordinator for cyber …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

I Refuse to Write About Obama “Entrapping” Donald Trump Jr.

Why are you even reading this? I already told you: I am not going to write about the latest tinfoil hat nonsense from Fox News, AM Hate Radio and The Drudge Report/Breitbart. I absolutely refuse to talk about the conspiracy theory the right has latched onto that Obama allowed Natalia …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

Faced With Indisputable Proof of Trump’s Guilt, the Right Abandons the Rule of Law

You. Yes, you over there with the anti-Trump t-shirt: Put down the champagne and turn off the celebration music. I know you’re excited that Donald Trump Jr. was stupid enough to save an email explicitly detailing criminal activity. I know this proves the Trump campaign did, in fact, collude with …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

Continue Reading

Another Ransomware Attack Is Rapidly Spreading Across Europe

Hackers hit Ukraine’s national bank, the state power provider, an airport, and a number of other agencies and companies with a ransomware attack on Tuesday. This left top-ranking Ukrainian officials unable to access computers and an untold number of citizens unable to access their money. The scariest part? The United…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

Jill Stein Doesn’t Care About Republicans Stealing Your Healthcare

Take a few minutes to look over Jill Stein’s Facebook wall and Twitter feed. If this was your primary source of information, you would literally have no idea that Republicans are on the brink of taking healthcare away from 24 million Americans to pay for a one Trillion dollar tax cut for the rich. …Continue […]

Continue Reading

Obama Authorized Cyberstrikes Against Russia Through Secret Program That Continues Under Trump

Following the Kremlin-directed cyberattacks that upended the Democratic Party last summer, then-President Barack Obama reportedly approved the use of cyberweapons targeting sensitive Russian computer systems, according to a new report from the Washington Post—one of the most comprehensive so far to describe the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

The Russia Hack Truther Has Logged On

After weeks of working in secret, Senate Republicans finally unveiled their bill to repeal much of Obamacare on Thursday, legislation that would likely leave tens of millions of Americans uninsured. President Trump, however, attended to more pressing matters on Twitter—namely, his persistent, inexplicable belief that…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

The Russia Hack Truther Has Logged On

After weeks of working in secret, Senate Republicans finally unveiled their bill to repeal much of Obamacare on Thursday, legislation that would likely leave tens of millions of Americans uninsured. President Trump, however, attended to more pressing matters on Twitter—namely, his persistent, inexplicable belief that…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

Continue Reading

Mike Pence Just Lawyered Up, Which is Pretty Damn Huge

I think about Mike Pence a lot.Mostly because I think a lot about how the hell this gelatinous, orange death train our country is currently riding will come to a stop. Will it catastrophically derail? Find itself being dragged back to the station? Non-ceremoniously switch conductors and keep right …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

Jeff Sessions Essentially Hinted That The Trump Campaign Is Tied To Russia

In theory, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee thanks to allegations made by former FBI Director James Comey while recalling his experience being fired, admittedly by Trump, in an effort to end the investigation into …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

Continue Reading

Russia’s Attack on the US Election Was Apparently Much Worse Than We Thought

If you had any doubt that Russian hackers attempted to meddle with the United States electoral system, a new report from Bloomberg is here to scare the shit out of you. Not only did Russia go after a voting software supplier in one state (as previously reported by The Intercept), Putin’s cyber army reportedly targeted…Read […]

Continue Reading

Designed by OhhWord Media