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President Obama Starts The New Term Off On The Wrong Foot

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Earlier today members of the 114th Congress were sworn in and took their oath of office for the new term.
There has been a lot of talk about the promise for a more bipartisan, conciliatory Congress. This has been coming… Continue reading

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After Two NYPD Officers Are Assassinated, Reconciliation And Bipartisanship Is The Only Solution To Divisiveness

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There’s plenty of blame to go around here.
Mayor de Blasio’s initial comments that were perceived, and rightly so, to be sympathetic to protestors certainly precipitated the disproportionate reaction from the police when they turned their backs on the mayor… Continue reading

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Ukraine Moves Towards Aligned Status And Maybe Even NATO Membership

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Change may be afoot in Ukraine.
A vote of 303 to eight in the Ukrainian parliament today showed overwhelming support for the country to renounce their non-aligned status, a position they’ve held since 2010 when Viktor Yanukovych was president. The… Continue reading

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House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

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The latest battle between Republicans and Democrats over the spending bill was anticlimactic in comparison to the past.
For starters, the drama really only lasted a week – a far shorter period of time than we’ve seen legislators go at… Continue reading

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President Obama To Move Ahead With Immigration Reform By Executive Order

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Public opinion be damned.
Tomorrow night in a prime time speech, the President will unveil his plan to shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. By expanding the Dreamers program to adults –a move that the President said… Continue reading

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Russian Forces Moving Into Ukraine

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Earlier this week, I relayed an account from a colleague about the situation in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in Western Ukraine that is now feeling the effects of the violence between Ukrainians and pro-Russian separatists that had, until recently, been largely… Continue reading

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An Opportunity For More Clarity On Healthcare — And Better Policy

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The Democrats were ready for defeat last Tuesday, no matter what their fundraising emails said. But they weren’t prepared for the wipeout they suffered not only in the Senate, but also on the state level.
Republicans took three statehouses on… Continue reading