Russian official Alexander Torshin, appearing in Moscow in 2016, was sanctioned by the U.S. government in April, suspending years of travel back to 2009 during which he cultivated ties with American conservatives.
Sarah Palin's suit centered on an editorial that drew a connection between the 2011 shooting that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a map passed around by Palin's political action committee in 2010.
Sarah Palin, shown at Politicon 2016 last June in Pasadena, Calif., has accused The New York Times of publishing a statement about her that it "knew to be false."
Sen. Rand Paul takes the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday. For the second consecutive year, Paul won the event's straw poll.
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Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate speaks at a "Patriots in the Park" Tea Party rally at the Wayne County, Mich., fairgrounds in July.
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