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State Of The Union Speech Emphasizes Economic Successes, Misses The Mark On Foreign Policy

President Obama did his best tonight to make Americans forget what happened just a few months ago at the November midterm election.
He sounded like the man at the head of the party that just won control of the House… Continue reading

President Starts New Term Off On The Wrong Foot

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

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

War Continues In Eastern Ukraine And Makes It To Western Ukraine

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For weeks now, our country’s focus has been on every issue besides Ukraine.
Ebola, ISIS and the midterm elections have taken over our newspapers and our television sets. And not without due cause – each of these issues certainly deserves… Continue reading

The Fate Of Obamacare Under Republican Leadership

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The dust is settling after the Democrats’ epic rout on Tuesday.
The blame for the Democrats’ shortfall at the ballot box falls squarely on President Obama’s shoulders. And he knows it.
Republicans won at least seven Senate seats and have… Continue reading

New U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Go Further Than Ever Before

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“We have emphasized our preference to resolve this issue diplomatically, but we have to see concrete actions and not just words…So far, Russia has failed to take any of the steps that I have mentioned. In fact, Russia’s support for… Continue reading

Putin Is Undermining Ukraine’s Democracy — And Obama Is Letting Him

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Vladimir Putin’s disdain for democracy is no secret.
He has quashed dissent at home, and the passage on Tuesday of a new “Blogger Law” is only the latest move by the Kremlin to control media and police the internet. As… Continue reading