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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General’s latest Congressional testimony.

(Left to right) Subcommittee ranking member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) speaks as Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) looks on during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing titled 'Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online' on Capitol Hill, Oct. 31, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Where’s the 9/11 Commission for Russia’s Election Attack?

It’s about far more than tech companies and targeted ads. A whole of government response is needed to make sure this never happens again.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets US President Donald Trump  prior to the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7.
Leaders of the world's top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / IAN LANGSDON        (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)

Staring Down the Barrel of Russia’s Big Guns

The massive Zapad 2017 military exercise proves once again that Putin never does anything small. But what’s he really after here?

Russian T-90 tanks take position before firing in Kubinka Patriot Park outside Moscow on August 22, 2017 during the first day of the "Army 2017" International Military-Technical Forum. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Russia Practicing a Dry Run for an Invasion of Belarus?

With tensions worsening between the two countries, Russia’s massive military exercise is firing a couple thousand warning shots at a reluctant ally.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev looks through a microscope during a visit to the Kurchatov scientific research institute in Moscow on September 30, 2009. Medvedev made a working visit to the research center.                 AFP PHOTO / POOL / MAXIM SHIPENKOV (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The World’s Largest Free Scientific Resource Is Now Blocked in Russia

A feud within Russia's scientific community could have major repercussions.

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Washington Just Punished Russia — and Helped Putin

The Trump administration just made it harder for Russians to enter the United States ... and gave the Kremlin an easy win.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JULY 08: The Ku Klux Klan protests on July 8, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The KKK is protesting the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, and calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Can Make Friends With Russians or Nazis but Not Both

Russia has piled onto the latest Trump-bashing bandwagon — but there's more to it this time than sheer cynicism.

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Russian Hackers Can’t Beat German Democracy

Of course the Kremlin is going to try to hack Germany’s upcoming election. But it’s not going to succeed.

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If Putin Wanted to Step Up His Fight With America, You’d Know It

The Russian president’s decision to cull 755 U.S. Embassy employees was not the act of a man ready to give up on relations with the United States.

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Who Will Win the Battle for the Bolshoi?

The cancellation of a controversial ballet at Russia’s premiere theater holds dark clues as to where the country could be headed after Putin.

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Why Did Russia Send Sergei Gorkov to Meet With Jared Kushner?

The laid-back head of a Russian state bank was an unusual choice of emissary -- and brought an unusual present. What was he after?

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The Magnitsky Affair and Russia’s Original Sin

Sergei Magnitsky's death at the hand of the state exposed the rot at the heart of Moscow. Its ripple effects have shaped Russian foreign and domestic policy ever since.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets US President Donald Trump  prior to the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7.
Leaders of the world's top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / IAN LANGSDON        (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)

Rational Security on the E.R.: The “Wray of Sunshine” Edition

Can the president’s nominee for FBI director be heard over the noise that surrounds him?

US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Seven Circles of Donald Trump’s Russia Inferno

We now know that the president wasn’t ignorant of his campaign’s contacts with Moscow’s intelligence agents. But, on a scale, how complicit was he?

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