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Opinion: It’s the 1970s all over again, and Joe Biden is the new Jimmy Carter

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/14/biden-gas-prices-jimmy-carter/ Want proof that the Biden administration is really the second incarnation of the Carter administration? We have runaway inflation, Americans trapped overseas, a member of the first family who tried to do business with Libya and a president begging the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC Plus) to increase oil production. It’s like the 1970s all over again. Gas prices have risen $1 a

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Report: EU Mulls Ukrainian Military Training Mission

The European Union is considering a training mission for Ukrainian officers due to the “ongoing military activities” of Russia, according to an internal EU document. With tensions between Kyiv and Moscow running high, some members of the bloc want Brussels to set up an independent training program called the EU Military Advisory and Training Mission Ukraine (EUATM), Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper

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Only new leadership can correct Biden, Pelosi’s massive mistakes

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/aug/30/only-new-leadership-can-correct-biden-pelosis-mass/ ANALYSIS/OPINION: Historically, a special session of Congress is called to deal with national emergencies that require immediate attention.  But incredibly, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi convened a special session of Congress last week, she ignored the searing images on television of Afghanistan in chaos in favor of Senator Bernie Sanders’ socialist wish list.   Just one day before 13 heroic members of

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Ukraine celebrates 30 years of independence amid tensions with Russia

Ukraine is celebrating 30 years of independence from the Soviet Union, amid tense relations with Russia. Ukrainian Independence Day is celebrated on 24 August each year, the date in 1991 that Ukrainian politicians declared independence days after a communist coup against Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev failed. More than 90% of Ukrainians approved the decision in a referendum that December, when

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China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

China has pounced on the United States’ botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using it to threaten the island of Taiwan. The Taliban has swept aside the US-backed government in Afghanistan, and now controls the capital, Kabul, along with most major provincial cities. The past 24 hours have been marked by disturbing scenes at Kabul International Airport, where thousands of Afghans have swarmed

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Opinion: Did Biden just commit an impeachable offense in Ukraine?

Remember when House Democrats impeached President Donald Trump for twisting the arm of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, allegedly conditioning a White House visit on his willingness to investigate Hunter Biden? Well, guess what: Axios reports that the Biden administration may have twisted Zelensky’s arm to accept a deal President Biden just cut with Germany to allow it to move forward with its Nord

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Will Zelenskyy target all Ukrainian oligarchs equally?

Seasoned Ukraine watchers raised a sceptical eyebrow two years ago when Volodymyr Zelenskyy swept to a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. Despite pitching himself as the ultimate outsider intent on breaking the power of the country’s corrupt oligarchic elite, Zelenskyy’s campaign depended heavily on the backing of Ihor Kolomoisky, arguably Ukraine’s most controversial oligarch of all. During the campaign, Zelenskyy

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Washington promises to continue supplying weapons to Ukraine under existing agreements

The U.S. administration is ready to supply some types of weapons to Ukraine in the future within the framework of existing agreements, Interfax-Ukraine quotes U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan as saying. “We are ready to act within the existing framework. In the past, we have organized deliveries to Ukraine. And we will be ready in the future to consider its requests

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Russia’s decriminalising of domestic violence means women continue to die

She was living elsewhere and had found somebody new. When the grey metal door in a dingy corridor on Kemerovo’s Leningradsky Proskpekt shut behind her, she would not leave the flat again alive. This week the case against her ex-boyfriend, Vladislav Kanyus, also 23, was sent back to the prosecutor’s office so that it could be resubmitted on charges of

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From Twitter to CNN, the left is coming for your speech

The crackdown on civil liberties is here, it is unprecedented, and it will have consequences Days after Donald Trump called for breaking up the Big Tech monopolies in order to preserve democracy, they have silenced him. Friday evening, Twitter announced that the sitting president had been banned from the platform that is his primary means of public communication. Of course,

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