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Foreign Lobbyists Funnel Millions To Lawmakers

This report is being co-published with MapLight. Since Donald Trump won the presidency, concerns about whether Russia played a hidden role in the 2016 election have simmered, and lawmakers have warned about the prospect of stealth foreign influence over American politics. But data compiled by International Business Times and MapLight show that foreign influence is [...]...

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Politics Is Stranger than Fiction

I wrote a novel entitled “The iCandidate” where a former Green Beret turned teacher runs for Congress with the help of his students. While there was certainly a quality about that requiring suspension of disbelief, I received reviews labeling it as everything from “far―fetched” to “unrealistic. Maybe they are right, but if the American people [...]...

A Crisis Made in Taiwan?

Trump’s phone call with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday generated headlines screaming that Trump had broken with decades-old One China policy. It was the first known contact between a U.S. president (or, in this case, president-elect) and a Taiwanese leader since 1979 during the Carter Administration. Some publications argued that it forced the [...]...

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