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As Crimea falls, Obama takes Key Largo golf vacation, Biden hits Virgin Islands
While Russia beefed up its forces in Ukraine and the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up slightly, President Obama was criticized for spending the weekend on vacation with his family at…
Rep. Peter King: Paul’s scare tactics appeal to the lowest common denominator
Rep. Peter King (N.Y.), a senior Republican member on the House Homeland Security Committee, blasted…
Jack Abramoff Exclusive: Harry Reid Liars
We don’t live in interesting times. We live in astonishing times. Our nation is being led by a president who has less foreign policy sense…
OTHER NEWS From Around The Country
Alan Grayson Will Not Face Charges in Marital Spat
Rep. Alan Grayson will not face charges after a marital spat devolved into accusations of domestic abuse earlier this month.
The Florida Democrat was accused by his wife, Lolita Grayson, of shoving her during an argument at her home. Grayson denied the allegation and cast doubt on his wife’s mental state.
On Friday, the Orange County Police Department announced it…
Florida lawmakers move to wipe corrupt ‘Boss Hogg’ town from map
One town in Florida is reportedly so corrupt — with one police officer for every 25 people and a long…
‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
The attorney for one Ohio local government body — the Cuyahoga Falls City Council — said the Freedom From Religion…
McConnell backs Ky. bill aimed to help Paul run for both Senate, WH
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been lobbying behind the scenes for a Kentucky bill that would allow a candidate to run for two federal offices at the same time, according to a state…
Tea Party in Texas Sees Silver Linings in G.O.P. Primaries
McALLEN, Tex. — There was no Ted Cruz, coming out of nowhere in a blaze of Tea Party fervor, to upend the establishment in a marquee race when Texas Republicans went to the polls Tuesday…
FreedomWorks head: Neb. GOP primary a ‘win’
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe doesn’t seem to mind whether the group’s endorsed candidate makes it through the Nebraska Senate Republican primary.
The group has endorsed former state Treasurer Shane Osborn in the competitive GOP primary…
De Blasio’s wife irks former mansion chef with ‘servant’ remark
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife has enraged a former Gracie Mansion chef by referring to him as a “servant” in a recent interview.
First lady Chirlane McCray, while talking to a reporter…
NEWS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
Chinese leader urges restraint on Ukraine in call with Obama
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged all parties to exercise retraint in the unfolding Ukraine crisis during a Sunday night call wiht President Obama.
The Xinhua news service reported that Xi told Obama that it is…
In Ukraine, nationalists gain influence – and scrutiny
KIEV/WASHINGTON | When protest leaders in Ukraine helped oust a president widely seen as corrupt, they became heroes of the barricades. But as they take places in the country’s new government, some are facing uncomfortable…
Crimea votes to join Russia, Obama orders sanctions
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/BRUSSELS | Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum in 10 days’ time in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that drew…
China’s Xi ramps up military spending in face of worried region
BEIJING/HONG KONG | China announced its biggest rise in military spending in three years on Wednesday, a strong signal from President Xi Jinping that Beijing is not about to back away from its growing assertiveness…