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Rick Perry dances toward the exits – POLITICO

The energy secretary and “Three Amigos” member is leaving his post under a Ukraine-sized cloud. But what has he accomplished? He didn’t resign under fire for making sweetheart apartment deals with lobbyists, engaging in dodgy real estate development plans or racking up more than $1 million in taxpayer-funded flights. So by …

The revenge of the State Department – POLITICO

As U.S. diplomats defy the president and the secretary of State to testify before impeachment investigators, they’re being hailed as heroes by colleagues who’ve long felt abused. They’ve been derided as a “deep state,” slurred as “Obama holdovers,” threatened with draconian budget cuts and told President Donald Trump doesn’t even …

Putin’s star is fading – POLITICO

With Moscow city council vote, Russia’s liberal opposition scored a major victory. For democracy activists in Russia, the real victory this week isn’t that Vladimir Putin’s party performed so poorly in Sunday’s Moscow city council election. That’s just a consequence of a far more important change in the country: the shattering …

Ukraine president’s party set for big win in parliamentary polls | Ukraine News | Al Jazeera

Comic-turned-president Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s party took a commanding lead in Sunday’s snap election, exit polls showed. Ukrainians gave their comic-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky a mandate to reboot the country’s politics on Sunday by handing his party a record score in parliamentary elections, exit polls showed. Zelensky’s Servant of the People party – …

Ukraine president takes political stage in dramatic fashion

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s new president, a comedian before he turned to statecraft, made a dramatic entrance to the political stage Monday by disbanding parliament minutes after his inauguration. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won 73% of the vote last month, justified his contentious decision on the grounds that the legislature, …