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With The Annexation Of Crimea, Putin Is Testing Us Again — Will The US Rise To The Challenge?

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The United States and the European Union is facing one of their greatest foreign policy challenges in decades.
By passing the referendum yesterday and calling for the annexation of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, the voters of Crimea have sent… Continue reading

With Takeover Of Natural Gas Station, Russia Ratchets Up Tension With Ukraine

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Since the protests in Kiev turned bloody weeks ago, there has been one question on my mind: when will Russia invade Ukraine?
And now we know the answer: yesterday.
On the eve of the secession referendum in Crimea, Putin used… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

A Step In The Right Direction For Congress, But Only A Small One

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Since the announcement last night that House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a short-term budget deal, which raises military and domestic spending over the next two years, commentators have been asking: Does Congress work?
The answer is two fold.… Continue reading

President Obama Launches The ObamaCare Campaign

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Campaign season is in the air and I’m not talking about the 2014 midterms.
President Obama kicked of a 20-day press offensive yesterday to sell the Affordable Care Act. After the last two months, which have been disastrous for the… Continue reading