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The High Price of Crimea

The High Price of Crimea

By Vboqorad 09/04/2014 17:24

How much will Crimea cost Russia? The costs of annexation are only gradually becoming clear, and it is impossible to determine a specific figure yet. This alone shows that the whole idea of annexing Crimea was an impromptu response to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's unexpected ouster rather than the implementation of a carefully prepared plan.

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Getting Russia Wrong

Getting Russia Wrong

By Vboqorad 09/04/2014 16:58

A lead article in the March 7 New York Times argued that the U.S. failure to predict Putin's actions in Crimea is due in part to a dearth of experts in Russian politics. Since the end of the Cold War, political scientists have deserted Russian studies, and a new generation of specialists has not emerged to replace their Cold War predecessors.

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Republicans agree to small fix to Obamacare; outrage ensues

Republicans agree to small fix to Obamacare; outrage ensues

By Glenn McCoy 08/04/2014 11:14

By now you may have heard that John Boehner’s office rushed to reassure conservatives today that the House GOP goal remains the full repeal of Obamacare, after it was reported that Republicans committed the apostasy of agreeing to support a mere “fix” to the law.

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DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS SPREADS

DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS SPREADS

By Osvaldo Gutierrez Gomez 08/04/2014 10:57

Defying efforts at containment, the Ebola outbreak that began in Guinea and has caused 90 dead in Guinea and Liberia has now spread further across West Africa into Mali in what Doctors without Borders is calling an “unprecedented” outbreak.

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EU foreign ministers slam Turkey Internet ban

EU foreign ministers slam Turkey Internet ban

By Makhmud Eshonkulov 08/04/2014 10:55

European Union foreign ministers say that Turkey’s recent ban on Twitter and YouTube was “unacceptable,” calling on Ankara to respect freedom of expression in view of its bid to join the bloc.

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EU deal on bank failures risks unravelling

EU deal on bank failures risks unravelling

By Makhmud Eshonkulov 08/04/2014 10:51

A landmark EU agreement on a common rulebook for handling bank failures is in danger of unravelling over the fine print restricting when a state can intervene to rescue a struggling bank.

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The White House’s faulty math on exporting gas to Europe

The White House’s faulty math on exporting gas to Europe

By 08/04/2014 10:49

As US President Barack Obama and his administration officials continue to assure their European allies that they will receive as much natural gas from the US as they need, a Foreign Policy report shows the White House’s comforting messages do not add up mathematically.

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Obama’s new healthcare dilemma

Obama’s new healthcare dilemma

By 08/04/2014 10:43

Democrats are battling the White House over proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage, creating a new divide on healthcare just as the party had begun to rally around ObamaCare’s 7.1 million enrollees.

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‘Billions’ spent on attacking Obamacare?

‘Billions’ spent on attacking Obamacare?

By Steve Kelley 07/04/2014 10:39

A reader asked us about this comment during the president’s victory lap on the Affordable Care Act. Were there really “billions” of dollars worth of commercials opposing the law?Our initial reaction was that this was just a bit of presidential hyperbole. On the other hand, the president did make this assertion in a major speech. So let’s see what the data say.

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Bill Nye Responds to 7 Real Arguments Made by Climate Change Deniers

Bill Nye Responds to 7 Real Arguments Made by Climate Change Deniers

By Paul Fell 07/04/2014 10:26

It's been cold this winter. We've learned to wrap up, layer and double-scarf. The South even learned to drive in an icy mess (kind of). Unfortunately the cold brought out more than heavy jackets. Climate change deniers got on their soapboxes and made comments that would make Bill Nye cringe.

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