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Why David Jolly’s Florida win should be a warning to Democrats in 2014 and beyond

Tuesday was a dark day for the Democrats.
In the midst of crumbling foreign policy endeavors in Ukraine, Syria and Iran and an ever-growing backlash over President Obama’s unpopular health care policy, the Democrats lost Florida’s 13th Congressional district in… Continue reading

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New Crimean Parliament Votes In Favor Of Leaving Ukraine While U.S. Imposes Sanctions

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It seemed that the situation in embattled Ukraine couldn’t get any more complicated, but it has.
Today, Crimea’s new pro-Russian regional government voted in favor of leaving the country for Russia and will put it to a regional vote in… Continue reading

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Putin Blames The US For Ukrainian Unrest And Reserves Right To Military Action

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Though Putin has had his hand in the events of the last week in Ukraine, he actually hadn’t made any formal comments – until today.
In an hour long, unscripted press conference in Moscow, Putin called the events in Ukraine… Continue reading

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Could the next stop for Putin be Kiev?

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The last few days have rocked Ukraine. What started as peaceful protests in November against a corrupt Ukrainian government has evolved in the span of 72 hours into a full-blown Russian military occupation in Crimea.
To be sure, Putin moved… Continue reading

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Prepare For A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

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It has become clear that Russian President Putin took President Obama’s words at his press conference yesterday for exactly what they were: rhetoric.
This morning, Putin requested – and received – authorization from the Russian Senate to use military force… Continue reading

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A Bold and Distinctive Voice From Ukraine

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I am taking the liberty of sharing a blog post that I have received from a friend and associate who divides her time between Kiev and New York–and who recently returned from Ukraine.
Ms Shvachuk’s views are her own and… Continue reading

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An Up And Down Week For ObamaCare

More than 1.1 million people signed up for healthcare through the federal and state exchanges last month, according to data released by the government.
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, said, “These encouraging trends show that more… Continue reading

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The Economy Is What Matters To Americans, So Why Don’t We Hear More About It?

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If you were to walk up to almost any American, in any part of the country, and ask them what they thought the most important problem facing the nation today is you are likely to hear the same two words… Continue reading