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That means Kremlin operatives have the green light to pursue some of those goals — like knocking off a political rival — while officially keeping Putin out the loop.

From Vox

The lead lobbyist for the Canadian company was David Urban, a Republican political operative credited with delivering the traditionally Democratic state of Pennsylvania to the president in the 2016 election.

GOP operatives said they are hoping for a leveling of the field once early in-person voting kicks in widely and then on Election Day.

They painted us as cartel operatives, as benefiting from illegal activity and called me a human trafficker, to deliberately advance their fundraising goals.

His best option is probably to use his intelligence service, which is very close to the intelligence service in Belarus, which still calls itself the KGB, and is probably totally penetrated by Putin’s intelligence operatives.

From Ozy

“It seems to me that the operative questions are political and strategic, not legal,” said the former administration official.

“That was a good sign,” said one operative helping to lay the groundwork for a Hillary run.

Make way not for ducklings but for relentless darkness: so the operative mantra goes.

However, one prominent Iowa Democratic operative was left shaking his head at the mailer.

On the fashion shoot beforehand, he was puppyish energy and charm—no diva-ishness, just fast, funny, and co-operative.

The conception of the relation of this institution with them as co-operative makes headway slowly.

This system, as already stated, became operative in most districts during June, 1915.

Still another kind of war credit bank was created on the co-operative plan to assist the middle and lower classes.

Democracy, let us grant it, is the best system of government as yet operative in this world of sin.

And I have had a unique opportunity of watching the effect of some co-operative effort in Champaran.


On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to operative, such as: operational, usable, current, dynamic, employable, and indicative.

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