I'm in medical research, not polisci, so let me know if I need to GTFO :) I like reading this site though.
Curious about people's thoughts on 2 things: today's Trump press conference and, related, the Russia story.
Personally, I think he won the press conference. He had 2 goals: a) show the administration wasn't in chaos/had plans, and b) address the Russia/Flynn story. He was helped in his attacks on the media by blunders like a demand for a "yes or no" answer to Russian contacts during the campaign, when he had already said no, and absurd questions like "how can we trust you on X when you were wrong about Y?".
I wonder what the left/media hopes to gain by pushing this Russia story so hard. It makes them look hypocritical when only a few months back they were outraged about Trump not agreeing to necessarily accept election results.
And of course the most likely scenario is that Russia is pro-Trump and maybe had light contact with the campaign, but that he is not a "Manchurian candidate". Russia is just doing it because Trump will be better for their interests and the public will respond with a yawn.