The Most Talked About Stories This Week on

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP File Photos)
Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. (AP File Photos)

Here are the stories generating the most comments this week on, along with a sampling of responses edited for clarity:

US Slaps Sanctions on Russia, Expels 35 Diplomats

  • "Putin totally owned Obama when he said he would not reciprocate but would wait until Trump is in office in three weeks before responding. The cost of electing a weak [leader] is that nobody takes our nation seriously anymore. We are out of the Syria peace process now and Russia is grabbing territory. -- 5750855
  • "Closing down the compounds that were used for spying is ridiculous?" -- LDH2O

Trump's Praise of Putin Could Signal a New Day for US Policy

  • "Everyone with common sense knows why Trump is supporting, defending and praising Putin everyday no matter how much clear evidence the U.S. has against him: Money money and more damn money, plain and simple." -- Reginald Hubbert
  • "Or trying to use Russia to hit China. It will be clear soon enough." -- J Y

Trump Says He'll Tell All on Hacking

  • "Wow. I've been reading these comments. What seems to have escaped the 'dialogue' is that every 'leaked/ hacked' e-mail (John Podesta's emails) is TRUE." -- Ron Johnson
  • "What seems to have escaped you is that true, false or a combination of the above, they were stolen. By a foreign power. And given to an alleged international criminal and sexual deviant for publication. The content is immaterial. I'd recalibrate that ethical compass." -- IronV

The Gabby: Navy to Commission USS Gabrielle Giffords

  • "I mean no disrespect for Giffords but I don't think she did anything to rate having a ship, even an LCS, named for her." -- Shipfixr
  • "Where's the USS Leo Ryan? He was a US congressman killed in the line of duty." -- ajmacdonaldjr

Marine Corps Squadron Commander Relieved of Duties

  • "Took command less than a year ago, a highly decorated combat pilot, no misconduct took place, and the general general has him fired two in weeks? Sounds like the problem may be the general … " -- james
  • "Sounds like we just don't know what happened. Too weird. Guy had the right tickets. Strange." -- Projob

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