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Jan 26 2022
News coverage across the political spectrum is pointing out how Germany isn't joining the U.S. and its European allies in opposition to Russia's military buildup on the Ukrainian border.
The U.S. and other nations from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and European Union are preparing troops and sending weapons to Ukraine in response to Russia's possible invasion of theForeign Policy NBC News (Online) National Review
Sep 09 2022
Following months of stalemates and grueling battles of attrition, Ukrainian forces appear to have turned the tide. A recently initiated counter-offensive campaign has erased gains made by invading Kremlin forces in the eastern region of the country and fractured the Russian frontline.
Since it became clear early in the war that Russia underestimated the Ukrainians’ military capabilitiesNBC News (Online) New York Post (News) Reuters
Jun 30 2022
Could Democrats change Senate rules in order to codify Roe v. Wade?
After the Supreme Court overturned the landmark abortion ruling last Friday, Democrats have put all options on the table. President Joe Biden said Thursday that he supports an exception to the Senate filibuster — which requires 60 votes to pass most legislation instead of simple majority — if it led to passing a lawAxios HuffPost Newsmax (News)
Jun 17 2022
Ukraine just took its biggest step yet toward joining the European Union.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said Friday that Ukraine should be granted candidate status for the EU. "Ukraine has clearly shown commitment to live up to European values and standards," said von der Leyen. "Ukrainians are ready to die for the European perspective. We want them to liveFox News (Online News) Reuters CNN (Online News)
Feb 11 2022
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that Russia could invade Ukraine “at any time,” including during the Beijing Olympics.
Blinken has made similar statements before, however. National security adviser Jake Sullivan later clarified that current U.S. intelligence did not suggest Russian President Vladimir Putin had decided to invade, but that “he very well may give the finalWashington Post Foreign Policy New York Post (News)
Mar 02 2022
President Joe Biden gave his first State of the Union address Tuesday night amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, high inflation, and low public approval ratings ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Biden concentrated on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and said his administration is banning Russia from American airspace. He said U.S. troops would not engage in a conflict with Russian forces,Fox News (Online News) Axios CNN (Online News)
Feb 24 2022
Russia launched a "special military operation" in Ukraine Thursday, sending Russian troops and tanks flowing into the country as explosions were reported across major Ukrainian cities.
Multiple Russian missile strikes have been reported in Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv, as well as in other cities such as Dnipro, Kharkiv and Mariupol. Ukraine's government called it "full-scale war," and theThe Epoch Times Associated Press CNN (Online News)
Jan 21 2022
As key diplomats from the U.S. and Russia meet Friday, fears are growing about a potential Russian invasion or attack on Ukraine.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday aimed at curbing a potential invasion. Blinken said the U.S. would mount a "united, swift and severe response" if Russia attacks Ukraine; roughly 100,000Associated Press ABC News (Online) New York Post (News)
Jan 16 2022
U.S. intelligence officials are suggesting that Russian operatives are planning a "false-flag" operation that would allow Moscow to rationalize an invasion of Ukraine.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday that Russia was going to accuse Ukraine of planning a preeminent attack by having Russian operatives stage a series of fabricated "sabotage attacks." RussiaBBC News NBC News (Online) New York Post (News)
Jan 10 2020
President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday morning, saying the U.S. "is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it," after a series of missile strikes in the Middle East seemingly brought tensions between the U.S. and Iran to a head.
A U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani last Thursday was answered by Iranian missile strikes on joint Iraqi-U.S.Henry A. Brechter