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  • Walker’s in, the left fires first, and the War for Wisconsin is on

    04/16/2014 8:00:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-16-14 | M. D. Kittle
    Literally minutes after Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch officially announced their re-election campaign Tuesday, a Hillary Clinton front group rolled out its attack machine against the Republican governor and potential 2016 presidential hopeful. American Bridge, backed by big-money liberal donor George Soros, “welcomed” Walker and his “failed job creation promise to the Wisconsin governor’s race.” The liberal “research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words” by employing liberal spin, made its first sortie an all-out assault on Walker’s jobs record, criticizing the governor’s failure to date to hit his ambitious pledge that the...
  • International Renaissance Foundation/ Open Society Foundations (OSF) [Ukraine] (George Soros...

    04/15/2014 1:35:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    The International Renaissance Foundation's mission is to foster an open, participatory, plaurlist society based on democratic values in Ukraine...
  • Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far

    04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 82 replies
    A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect. So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to...
  • Cliven Bundy's Cattle Battle: Harry Reid, China and Agenda 21

    04/15/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Land Management: A Chinese solar farm that fries birds is OK, as is redrawing tortoise habitat boundaries to benefit political donors. But an American rancher grazing his cattle brings feds with sniper rifles. It appears Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has, at least temporarily, wonhis "range war" with the paramilitary wing of the Bureau of Land Management. Fearing another Waco, BLM has announced it will no longer enforce a court order and stop stealing Bundy's cows, called "trespass cattle" by the feds, accused of grazing free on part of the 84% of Nevada that is federal property.
  • I Served My Country. I got a box of drugs. Then It Kicked Me Out.

    04/13/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | Howard Dean Bailey
    I was deejaying at a restaurant when Judith came to meet me for the first time. We were finally able to put faces to the voices we had been hearing on the radio, and I asked her out on our first date. She met me at the radio station and we drove to IHOP, where we laughed and talked all night. I loved everything about her, but especially her smile. I knew at that point that I didn’t want any other woman; she was it for me. We dated for a while and then I moved in with her. We...
  • 34 States Call for Constitutional Convention - and Possible Rewrite

    04/13/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 11, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    Even with Michigan recently becoming the 34th state to call for a Constitutional Convention, it's not at all certain that a rewrite of the nation's founding document is close at hand... Unless called to deal with a specific issue, some legal experts warn a "runaway" convention could create chaos. "Let's assume that we get Congress to call for a convention, and we are deliberating about one item. Maybe that would stick. But how can you be confident that once you open the door to a constitutional convention, even if for one narrow amendment, that it won't just become a runaway...
  • Just Who is George Soros & How Does He Affect American Politics?

    04/11/2014 11:27:11 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | March 29, 2014 | Leon Puissegur
  • Sen. Sessions: 'Deliberate Plan by President' to Collapse U.S. Law Enforcement System

    04/11/2014 9:27:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/11/14 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said today that Americans need to stand up to "a deliberate plan by the president of the United States" to collapse the nation's law enforcement system regarding illegal immigration.
  • Scheme to neutralize 36 states' votes advances

    04/10/2014 12:49:47 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    WND ^ | Apr 9, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution. Now 10 jurisdictions possessing 136 electoral votes are part of the plan, just over half of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring the National Popular Vote interstate compact into effect. The NVP effort is fully partnered with a George Soros-funded election group, as WND was first to report. The group, the Center for Voting and Democracy, received original seed money in 1997 from the...
  • Will Marco Rubio Be the Last Establishment Man Standing?

    04/09/2014 10:55:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 9, 2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    The prospective Republican presidential primary field can be broken down into three tiers: There’s the tea-party wing, where Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are already competing for the most conservative voters. There’s the gubernatorial wing, where lesser-known Republicans like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be looking to parlay their executive experience into a spot on the national stage. But most important to the process is the establishment wing, the candidate whom party leaders and donors gravitate toward, usually early on. Despite rumors of their demise, GOP insiders have always played a critical role in...
  • Russia Claims American Mercenaries Are in Eastern Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/8/2014
    Russia claimed Tuesday that 150 specialists from an American private military group are in eastern Ukraine, the region where pro-Russia protesters are clashing with government forces. A woman who identified herself as an employee of the group, the security contracting company Greystone, declined comment. She also declined to provide her name. Greystone, on its website, identifies itself as a “provider of aviation and protective support services and training” formerly part of Xe Services, the security contracting company once known as Blackwater. A statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the Americans were wearing the uniforms of Sokol, a Ukrainian...
  • It's not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine

    04/08/2014 2:26:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 4-7-2014 | Sergri Lavrov
    The profound and pervasive crisis in Ukraine is a matter of grave concern for Russia. We understand perfectly well the position of a country which became independent just over 20 years ago and still faces complex tasks in constructing a sovereign state. Among them is the search for a balance of interests among its various regions, the peoples of which have different historical and cultural roots, speak different languages and have different perspectives on their past and present, and their country's future place in the world. Given these circumstances, the role of external forces should have been to help Ukrainians...
  • JEB BUSH: CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY AN 'ACT OF LOVE'

    04/06/2014 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 305 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush discussing immigration reform on Fox News this Sunday: "I'm going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their...
  • American Commentator: Israel Behind Malaysian Plane Mystery (Kevin Barrett)

    04/03/2014 10:55:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 4/4/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    An American commentator who appeared on state-owned Iranian Press TV suggested that Israel was responsible for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. The comments by the commentator, Dr. Kevin Barrett, were made during an interview which aired on March 30. They were posted to YouTube by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). […] “Obviously there was some kind of a set-up to try to blame this on Iran,” he continued. “Precisely what that is we don’t know, but the Israelis have been using their assets, including the head of El-Al security, who...
  • Glenn Beck says he prayed to God for Vladmir Putin to die

    03/27/2014 6:14:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 102 replies
    upi ^ | March 26, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    During a rant on his radio show Tuesday, Glenn Beck told his audience that he prayed to God that Russian President Vladimir Putin would die. It sounds harsh, but Beck seems to believe that what Putin is doing in Russia essentially amounts to starting World War III. As part of his outburst, Beck also mentioned that the unrest in Russia would soon spread to Europe. “I’ve never prayed for the Lord to take anybody before, but I have started praying with my family last night that the Lord calls Mr. Putin home soon,” Beck said. One of the ways that...
  • Ted Cruz Blocks Senate From Giving $68 Billion As Gift To IMF…… And Guess What Harry Reid Backs Down

    03/26/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    video at link
  • Ukraine to hike domestic gas prices by 50%

    03/26/2014 1:42:03 PM PDT · by Count of Monte Fisto · 14 replies
    Ukraine is raising the price of gas for domestic consumers by more than 50 per cent from May 1 and will implement further rises under a fixed timetable until 2018, an official of state energy company Naftogaz said on Wednesday. The step, which will be widely unpopular with ordinary Ukrainians who have grown used to subsidized gas prices from the Soviet era, were taken in response to demands by the International Monetary Fund.
  • WH: Sending U.S. Troops, Military Aircraft to Uganda Doesn't Change U.S. Advisory Role

    03/24/2014 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/24/14 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony. A senior U.S. military official confirmed Monday that the U.S. is sending at least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft about about 150 more Air Force special operations members and airmen to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. The official confirmed the plans, first reported by The Washington Post, on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss them on the record.
  • Ted Cruz Leads GOP's Fight Against IMF Expansion in Ukraine Aid Package

    03/24/2014 1:43:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Heritage "The Foundry" ^ | March 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Rob Bluey
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–Nev.) is facing a revolt among Republicans for adding controversial language to an aid package for Ukraine.The Senate is expected to vote on the Ukraine measure next week. The controversial provisions, which have support of the Obama administration and liberals from both parties, would increase U.S. financial support to the International Monetary Fund.A growing number of Republicans warn that attaching the IMF language would reduce U.S. power while expanding Russia’s influence on the global stage in the wake of its annexation of Crimea.>>> Q&A: Why Do Conservatives Oppose the IMF Reform Package?Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • We're being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog (and I don't mean President Putin)

    03/23/2014 3:35:36 PM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 34 replies
    MailOnline ^ | March 22, 2014 | Peter Hitchens
    Stupidity and ignorance rule the world. The trouble is that the stupid and the ignorant think that they are clever and well-informed. Take Mrs Hillary Clinton, next President of the United States and former chief of American foreign policy. She has directly compared Russia’s Vladimir Putin to Hitler. And she has compared events in Crimea to the Czech crisis of 1938. Dozens of other politicians and grandiose journalists are currently doing the same. It’s the one thing they think they know about history – that Britain’s pathetic Neville Chamberlain didn’t stand up to evil Adolf Hitler in 1938 at Munich...
  • Clinton wants 'mass movement' on climate change

    03/23/2014 2:38:25 PM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 23, 2014 | KEN THOMAS
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat of (climate change) and that she hopes there will be a mass movement that demands political change. The potential 2016 presidential candidate says at a Clinton Global Initiative University panel that young people are much more committed to doing something to address climate change. Clinton says it isn't "just some ancillary issue" but will determine the quality of life for many people. The former secretary of state cited global warming as a major issue that students could face in the future.
  • Deflating Russia Can Be Done

    03/23/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Maarch 23, 2014 | Larry Kudlow
    resident Obama has ramped up his second round of economic and financial sanctions on Russia, and on Vladimir Putin in particular. Some of this is already working. But if anybody believes it will be easy to financially deflate Russia, they better think again. Russia holds $132 billion of U.S. Treasury securities. That's a big number, and it could be sold in the event of financial warfare. That won't kill the United States. But it will undoubtedly cause interest rates to rise. Would Putin spend it all? Who knows? His central bank just spent $50 billion to defend a sinking ruble,...
  • Does Russia or Iran pose greater danger to world peace?

    03/23/2014 8:30:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Sat Mar 22 2014 | Tony Burman
    While Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea are worthy of international censure, a more imminent threat to world peace is impasse over Iran. There has been a sense in recent days that this was no ordinary week in the life of the planet. Our already bloodstained 21st-century history — unfolding once again in uncertain and threatening ways — seemed to be opening a new chapter. Two events last Tuesday in world capitals more than 2,000 kilometres apart best symbolized this. But which of these events do you think poses the greatest potential danger to world peace? In Moscow, a preening, self-satisfied...
  • Ukraine: Globalists Hijack Crisis for More Money, Power for IMF

    03/22/2014 7:13:30 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 March 2014 | William F. Jasper
    Ukraine: Globalists Hijack Crisis for More Money, Power for IMF 22 March 2014 here already are enough controversial issues involved in the Ukraine-Russia crisis that make any U.S. involvement in the matter questionable at best. And, as we have reported, multiple polls consistently have shown that Americans do not support further U.S. entanglement in the imbroglio. But the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation that not only supports the $1 billion aid package to Ukraine pledged by President Obama, but also hijacks the Ukraine crisis to sneak in “reforms” to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) backed by...
  • Ron Paul on Crimea: Why does US Care ?

    03/18/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 189 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Former Rep. Ron Paul says that America’s reaction to Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine should be,“so what?” “Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?” the Texas Republican and libertarian icon wrote in a USA Today op-ed Monday. ...Over the weekend, Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia,which the Russian government has moved to approve. American politicians have called the vote a sham and the administration has said it does not recognize the results of the vote,placing sanctions on some Russian officials in response. Ron...
  • Ukraine to sign political aspects of EU pact on Friday

    03/19/2014 12:30:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Mar 17, 2014 | reuters
    Ukraine will sign an agreement on closer political cooperation with the European Union on Friday, leaving the signature of a more far-reaching trade accord for later, the EU said on Monday. EU foreign ministers said in a statement after meeting in Brussels that they looked forward to the signing of the political provisions of the so-called association agreement that Ukraine had negotiated with the 28-nation EU, on March 21.
  • New head of anti-Obamacare doctor group lives with George Soros’ progressive ex-wife

    03/18/2014 7:00:12 PM PDT · by mgist · 18 replies
    Daily ^ | 3/17/14 | Howley
    The new president-elect of one of the country’s top conservative anti-Obamacare medical organizations lives with billionaire George Soros’ progressive ex-wife in a $55 million estate purchased by Soros. Richard Amerling was recently elected to the presidency of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), which has filed litigation to stop Obamacare as part of its advocacy efforts against President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Amerling resides with Susan Weber Soros, former executive director of her ex-husband’s Open Society Foundations, and the pair jointly pay for private
  • Putin’s global ambitions could destabilize Europe

    03/18/2014 5:46:36 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/18/2014 | Molly K. McKew and Gregory A. Maniatis
    Since then, Putin increasingly has referred to Russia as distinct from the West. He promotes an “orthodox morality” that rejects Western notions of tolerance and inclusive societies — seen domestically in the imprisonment of Pussy Riot, new “anti-propaganda” laws targeting gays and a crackdown on any media deviating from the Kremlin line. The West discounted much of this exceptionalist narrative until it was used in Crimea. Putin’s soldiers-of-no-nation are branded “local self-defense forces” to underscore native pro-Russian support. The relentless information war propagates perceptions of ethnic-religious divisions and Western “hypocrisy.” Financial weapons underscore Putin’s reliance on oligarch-princes to revitalize orthodoxy...
  • Opinion: Obama can't have it both ways on Crimea

    03/18/2014 11:23:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | March 18, 2014 | By Simon Tisdall
    London (CNN) -- Whatever U.S. and European leaders may say, it seems clear a majority of the residents of Crimea were only too happy to abandon Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. The referendum held there on Sunday was illegal according to Ukrainian constitutional law and took place under duress, following the large-scale incursion of "pro-Russian forces" -- and voters did not have the choice to say "no" to severing ties with Kiev. But these failings aside, it appears plain that most of Crimea's population, with the exception of the Tatar minority and some ethnic Ukrainians, was content to return...
  • Obama and Kerry’s Middle East Racism

    03/18/2014 10:27:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 3/18/2014 | Roger L. Simon
    .....and here’s the irony in Obama’s case — have the traditional white man’s view of that same Arab world — to wit, Arabs are crazy and primitive. (Yes, this is racist. And, in Obama’s case, undoubtedly leavened with a soupçon of anti-imperialist payback.) Ergo, pressure can only be put on Israel. This is not unique to the Obama administration. As was reported in the Jerusalem Post Monday:
  • Pushing back on Russia, Biden vows more sanctions

    03/18/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    boston.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN / Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denouncing Russia’s actions in Crimea as ‘‘nothing more than a land grab,’’ Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow moved to annex part of Ukraine. With limited options, the United States was seeking ways to show it won’t stand idly by as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty for the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea to join Russia. So far, Putin has been undeterred by sanctions and visa bans levied by the U.S. and the European Union, and there’s no U.S. appetite for military...
  • Pat Buchanan Asks: Is Putin the Irrational One?

    03/18/2014 8:53:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/18/2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is "in another world." "I agree with what Angela Merkel said ... that he is in another world," said Madeleine Albright, "It doesn't make any sense." John Kerry made his contribution to the bonkers theory by implying that Putin was channeling Napoleon: "You don't just, in the 21st century, behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on a completely trumped-up pretext." Now that Putin has taken Crimea without firing a shot, and 95 percent of a...
  • Merkel: Crimea grab ‘against international law’

    03/18/2014 8:45:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Mar 2014 15:35 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Russia’s absorption of Ukraine’s Crimea region after a secession referendum and declaration of independence there violated international law. […] Merkel stressed that international organizations including the United Nations, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe shared that view. …
  • Dutch Welfare Recipient and Jihadi Poses With Five Severed Heads in Syria

    03/18/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 18,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Dutch jihadi Maar de teksten die K., alias Abudurahman, posed with five severed heads in a recent YouTube video. Tundra Tabloids reported: Abdurahman, apparently a Dutch jihadi from Almere, can be seen on You Tube with a bloody knife behind five cut-off heads. He is originally from Iraq, and has lived more than ten years in The Netherlands. He lived there off of social security as he was found unfit to work and used drugs against claustrophobia and schizophrenia. In 2012 an AFP picture emerged on which Abdurahman could be seen next to a dead body, while he was reading...
  • Cruz Calls For Missiles In Eastern Europe

    03/18/2014 7:12:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 57 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 17 Mar 2014 06:24 PM | Jason Devaney
    Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for the Obama administration to place missile installations in Eastern Europe in the wake of Russia’s moves in Ukraine. The Washington Post reports the Texas Republican made the comments during an interview Monday. "Beyond sanctions and aid to Ukraine, the most important thing we could be doing right now, with respect to Russia, is installing anti-ballistic missiles in Eastern Europe," Cruz said. "Appeasement has not worked. After more than five years of being unwilling to stand up to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and Russian aggression, it is time for the United States to honor our...
  • Westboro Baptist Church To Protest Fred Phelps' Funeral, Says Daughter

    03/17/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 182 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3/17/2014 | Maria Vultaggio
    After finding out Rev. Fred Phelps Sr. was on the verge of death many quipped the Westboro Baptist Church, the very organization he founded, would picket his funeral like they have so many others in the past. It might sound like a joke but apparently it’s the real deal: the WBC will hold a demonstration at the funeral of their former pastor.Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, was reportedly excommunicated from the group.Phelps Sr., 84, began to make headlines over the weekend after his estranged son Nathan posted a note to Facebook where he said...
  • Obama imposes sanctions on Russian officials, ousted Ukrainian president

    03/17/2014 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 17, 2014
    KIEV, Ukraine— Obama on Monday imposed sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials blamed for Russia's military incursion into Crimea, including two top aides to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The sanctions were the most visible sign of U.S. anger at Russia's attempt to absorb the Crimea region of southern Ukraine, reflecting the deepest plunge in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War. The sanctions came in an executive order signed by Obama a day after a Crimea referendum on Sunday aimed at allowing Russia to annex the autonomous region, a vote that the United States says was illegal and would never...
  • McCain Blasts Obama For 'Timid' Response to Russia

    03/17/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17th 2014 | Carrie Dann
    Sen. John McCain blasted the "timidity" of the Obama administration’s sanctions on Russian officials Monday, saying that the White House needs a "fundamental reassessment" of the relationship between the United States and Russian President Vladimir Putin. "This president’s response – I don’t know how it could have been weaker, besides doing nothing," McCain said during an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. The Arizona Republican said that Putin is likely "encouraged by the absolute timidity" of the U.S. reaction to Russia's incursion into Crimea. "I don’t know when the president and his advisers are going to wake up to what...
  • George Soros Predicts Ukraine Could Ruin The EU

    03/17/2014 7:09:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 14, 2014 | Nico Hines
    George Soros, one of the world’s leading investors, has warned that the European Union is in danger of falling apart if it fails to confront Vladimir Putin’s naked aggression in Ukraine.
  • Crisis in Ukraine: Propaganda war heats up in Russia

    03/15/2014 1:52:26 PM PDT · by McGruff · 4 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 15, 2014 | Peter Leonard
    This is Ukraine today, at least as seen by most Russian news media: the government is run by anti-Semitic fascists, people killed in protests were shot by opposition snipers and the West is behind it all. With Crimea set to hold a referendum Sunday on whether to merge with Russia, the push to demonize Ukraine's leadership has reached fever pitch. Authorities in Ukraine have responded by blocking Russian TV channels. Lev Gudkov, head of a respected independent Moscow-based polling agency, says the propagandist tone of Russian state television has reached new levels. "For intensity, comprehensiveness and aggressiveness, this is like...
  • Obama to Putin: U.S. Will Punish Russia for Ukraine Vote

    03/16/2014 10:27:17 PM PDT · by South40 · 41 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/16/2014
    President Obama warned Vladimir Putin of "additional costs" for Russia after a weekend referendum to separate Crimea from the Ukraine went forward. In a phone call between the leaders on Sunday, Obama told the Russian president that the U.S. and its allies were "prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions." And the U.S. signaled it could act as soon as Monday to impose sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Crimea, and for conducting the referendum while occupying troops were in place. The referendum to break Crimea away from Ukraine and make it a part of Russia...
  • McCain: 'Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country'

    03/17/2014 12:46:18 AM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-16-14 | Dylan Stableford
    Sen. John McCain returned from a trip to Ukraine on Sunday, calling for "a fundamental re-assessment" of the United States' relationship with Russian Vladimir Putin. “No more reset buttons," McCain told Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union." “No more reset buttons, no more ‘Tell Vladimir I’ll be more flexible.’ Treat him for what he is. That does not mean re-ignition of the Cold War. But it does mean treating him in the way that we understand an individual who believes in restoring the old Russian empire.” McCain, who has been critical of the Obama administration's response to the...
  • U.S. warns Russia against annexing Crimea

    03/16/2014 9:10:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Karen DeYoung
    Having failed to prevent a Russian-sponsored referendum in Crimea, the Obama administration and its European allies refocused their efforts Sunday on keeping Moscow from annexing the autonomous Ukrainian region and expanding its military moves into other parts of Ukraine. In a telephone call to Russian President Vladi­mir Putin — his third in two weeks — President Obama said that the referendum “would never be recognized by the United States and the international community” and that “we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions,” the White House said.
  • George Soros Predicts Ukraine Could Ruin The EU

    03/16/2014 6:28:21 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/14/2014 | Nico Hines
    George Soros, one of the world’s leading investors, has warned that the European Union is in danger of falling apart if it fails to confront Vladimir Putin’s naked aggression in Ukraine. ...
  • America’s ambassador to the UN berates her Russian counterpart (take a look)

    03/16/2014 6:41:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 76 replies
    .dailymail. ^ | 15 March 2014
    Russia defied the world yesterday as it vetoed a UN resolution that declared today’s referendum on the status of Crimea invalid. Samantha Power, America’s ambassador to the UN, berated her Russian counterpart, Vitaly Churkin, at an emergency meeting of the Security Council in New York, saying his country stood alone and its actions were wrong. Thirteen countries voted in favour of the resolution. Russia voted against the motion, while China abstained. US v Russia in clash of diplomats: America’s ambassador to the UN berates her Russian counterpart saying his country stood alone and its actions were wrong 13 countries voted...
  • AFT boss Randi Weingarten ripped for Ukraine trip

    03/14/2014 8:43:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/14 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The boss of the American Federation of Teachers is on a field trip — all the way to the Ukraine — on a visit paid in part by dues-paying rank and file members of her union. Randi Weingarten told FoxNews.com she arrived in Kiev on Thursday as part of a delegation of teacher union leaders from five nations, including the United Kingdom, Poland, Denmark and Bulgaria, as an act of solidarity and to “promote democratic values.” The tab for the trip was split by AFT’s 1.5 million members and the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (STESU),...
  • George Soros' Giant Globalist Footprint in Ukraine's Turmoil

    03/14/2014 3:46:43 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 14 March 2014 | William F. Jasper
    George Soros' Giant Globalist Footprint in Ukraine's Turmoil 14 March 2014 Soros' activist funding aids the CFR one-world agenda to subvert genuine Ukrainian independence aspirations and trap Ukraine in socialist EU/IMF perpetual debt trap....
  • John Kerry To Explain Where The New Red Line Is - Live Feed

    03/14/2014 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Errant · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 14 March
    On the heels of yet another multi-hour meeting with Russian foreign minister Lavrov, John Kerry takes to the podium to explain next steps... Live feed at link...
  • Kremlin website hit by 'powerful' cyber attack

    03/14/2014 9:11:44 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 14 2014 | Tatyana Ustinova
    Hackers knocked out the Russian presidency's website several times on Friday and brought down the central bank website, the Kremlin press service said. "A powerful cyber attack is under way on the (Kremlin) site," a Kremlin spokeswoman said, adding that the attack was continuing and security experts were trying to prevent further disruptions.
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...