Biden follows through with vow to level sanctions on Russia for actions against Ukraine: live updates

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Vladimir Putin asked parliament to authorize use of troops outside of Russia. The US has called his action so far an invasion of Ukraine.     

Iowa governor to deliver GOP response to Biden’s State of the Union

This post was originally published on this siteIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will deliver the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address.

Former US attorney launches Senate bid in Vermont

This post was originally published on this siteFormer U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan on Tuesday launched a campaign for Senate in Vermont, running as a Republican.”I’m running for Senate because we need leadership that will unify the country. Leadership that will work across the aisle…

Does Democrat Exodus from the House Spell Doom for the Party During Midterm Elections?

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On Monday, Ted Deutch (D-FL) announced that he won’t be seeking reelection, making him the 31st Democrat to call it quits in the House —the most in three decades, when 41 House Democrats retired in 1992. And the drop-outs are coming as Democrats already face an uphill battle in holding onto their majorities in the […]

How U.S. sanctions against Russia work

This post was originally published on this siteThey’re essentially an economic alternative to using military force to try to compel a country to do (or not do) something.

It’s time to admit it: Mitt Romney was right about Russia

This post was originally published on this siteA decade ago, Mitt Romney went on CNN and made a statement that was widely perceived as a major mistake.

Supreme Court to decide whether website designer may decline same-sex weddings

This post was originally published on this siteThe Supreme Court has faced lawsuits involving florists, bakers and other wedding service providers that object to same-sex marriage.     

Oil prices have risen to nearly $ 100 a barrel after Putin ordered troops to enter Ukraine

This post was originally published on this site Oil has risen to its highest level since 2014, after Russia ordered the entry of two fugitive regions in eastern Ukraine, adding to prices approaching $ 100 a barrel. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, the U.S. benchmark, jumped more than 3 percent and hit a seven-year […]

Stocks waver, oil prices swell after Russia orders troops into Ukraine

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The breakaway Ukrainian territories at center of Russia’s focus

This post was originally published on this siteBreakaway territories in eastern Ukraine are emerging as ground zero in what is expected to be a larger conflict with Russia, triggering sanctions and raising fears that efforts at diplomacy have failed to avoid a large-scale invasion. …

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