Rex Tillerson and the Russia File

by Hannah Gais Donald Trump may have finally abandoned his enthusiastic denialism surrounding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. But if the events of the past week are any indication, the president-elect and his cabinet have quite the uphill battle… Continue Reading  

Has Trump Become Adelson’s “Perfect Little Puppet”?

by Jim Lobe and Eli Clifton Amid continuing controversy over whether and how much Donald Trump owes his election to Vladimir Putin, it seems pertinent to ask whether he has other IOUs outstanding. Although his consistent praise of the Russian… Continue Reading  

Adelsons Distancing From Trump, Boosting Rubio

by Eli Clifton From most outward appearances, Sheldon Adelson is losing patience with Donald Trump, whose candidacy he supported with $10-$25 million (depending on the source). The GOP megadonor is now shifting his attention down ballot in an effort to… Continue Reading  

For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading  

Will Trump Listen to Adelson on VP Pick?

by Eli Clifton One of the hallmarks of Donald Trump’s takeover of the Republican Party has been his refusal to pander to the party’s donor class. He mocked his opponents in the primaries for soliciting funding from wealthy GOP donors.… Continue Reading