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Street names, apparently, are not immune to the diplomatic tit-for-tat between Moscow and Washington.

Moscow’s city government announced Monday that it will consider a request from a Russian parliament member to change the postal address of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to 1 North American Dead-end.

The name change request seems to be retaliation for Washington’s announcement last month that it would name part of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the Russian Embassy Nemtsov Plaza after slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Billboard in Cairo shows President Abdel Fattah Sisi
Billboard in Cairo shows President Abdel Fattah Sisi (AFP / Getty Images)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson started a Middle East tour Monday in Cairo, where he declined to publicly criticize Egyptian officials who have arrested or disqualified several opposition candidates for elections scheduled in March.

“We have always advocated for free and fair elections, transparent elections, not just for Egypt but in any country,” Tillerson told reporters after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry.

He ignored a second question about whether the United States would consider withholding military aid if the presidential elections do not meet standards for fairness and transparency.

Donald Trump long thought the phrase "Drain the Swamp" was a little hokey, he has confessed to crowds. Yet it stayed. If Frank Sinatra had to croon "My Way," even when he tired of it, Trump reasoned aloud, Trump could belt out his crowd-pleasing catchphrase.

More than a year into his presidency, Trump mouths the words a little less often. But rather than completely kill off a slogan that once rivaled "Build the Wall" in the Trump repertoire, he has done something more subversive: He has drained it of its meaning.

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President Trump appeared to question the #MeToo movement on Saturday, writing on Twitter that “lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.”

The tweet came a day after Trump had expressed support and sympathy for Rob Porter, his former aide accused of spousal abuse, and twice mentioned that Porter says he’s innocent.

Trump himself has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than a dozen women. He denies the allegations.