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Putin rewrote Ukraine’s history. Ohio Republicans are rewriting American history

BY: - March 16, 2022

Americans are united in denouncing Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, including how he has justified it with a warped view of Ukrainian history and has crushed Russian dissent. Meanwhile, in Ohio, Republicans recently held hearings on legislation promoting a warped view of American history while crushing potential dissent. Unlike Ukrainians, we’re not under deadly assault, […]

U.S., other democracies limit Russian trade benefits in reaction to war against Ukraine

BY: - March 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday announced a new round of sanctions on Russia by the United States, as well as countries within the European Union and the Group of Seven nations. The latest round of joint economic restrictions will revoke Russia’s status as a preferred trading partner and eliminate the country’s ability to borrow […]

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Partisan policies didn’t raise gas prices, and partisan sniping won’t lower them

BY: - March 14, 2022

In 2020 the price of oil crashed, even falling to less than zero one day. Traders actually had to pay buyers to get them to take oil contracts off their hands. Oil companies would prefer not to sell oil unless they can make money off it. Oil companies are just funny that way. So U.S. […]

U.S. Senate Republicans attack Biden on energy costs, regulations after new inflation report

BY: - March 11, 2022

Nebraska’s Deb Fischer and fellow U.S. Senate Republicans slammed President Joe Biden on Thursday for the sharp rise in consumer prices, calling for policy shifts to increase U.S. energy supply, roll back regulations and curb spending. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday the consumer price index rose nearly 8% in February over the same month in […]

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts Ohio’s gas prices

BY: - March 9, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Ohioans have seen it at the pumps, but they’ve definitely felt it […]

Biden declares U.S. ban on Russian oil, warns of gasoline price spikes

BY: and - March 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — The United States will no longer import Russian energy in an attempt to further cripple that nation’s economy as it wages war against Ukraine. President Joe Biden announced the newest sanctions Tuesday from the White House, saying that a ban on Russian oil and gas would target “the main artery of Russia’s economy.” […]

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Why is Ohio Secretary of State LaRose trolling Twitter on election fraud, the media, and inflation?

BY: - March 8, 2022

Curiouser and curiouser. What’s up with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose blasting polarizing snark on Twitter? Just asking, as Tucker Carlson likes to say with queries dripping in fascism, e.g., what did (mass killer) Putin ever do to you? Certainly, the partisan tweets by the state’s top election officer — whose job is to […]

White House allows Ukrainian nationals to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation

BY: - March 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is granting Temporary Protected Status that will shield Ukrainian nationals living in the United States from deportation, following pressure from members of Congress. “Russia’s premeditated and unprovoked attack on Ukraine has resulted in an ongoing war, senseless violence, and Ukrainians forced to seek refuge in other countries,” […]

White House wants $10 billion for Ukraine aid, $22.5 billion for more COVID help

BY: - March 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is asking Congress to provide $10 billion in assistance to Ukraine and $22.5 billion in COVID-19 funding on a fast timeline — within the next week. White House acting budget director Shalanda Young wrote in a letter to lawmakers that this likely won’t be the last emergency funding request for either Ukraine […]

Ohio pensions have $38 mil in Russian-owned gas company; $147 mil more in region

BY: - March 2, 2022

Two Ohio public employee pension programs currently have a combined $38 million invested a Russian state-owned natural gas company, while another pension program has $147 million invested in the region. The Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) has about $25.1 million invested in Gazprom in a combination of stocks and bonds, according to a spokesman. […]

Biden in State of the Union urges ‘unmistakable’ support for democracy in Ukraine

BY: and - March 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden used his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night to reassert America as a leading global voice for democracy and condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for starting an “unprovoked” war in Ukraine. “Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for […]

Biden OKs release of 30 million barrels of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

BY: - March 2, 2022

President Joe Biden authorized on Tuesday the release of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, part of an international boost to the global oil supply that has been disrupted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The reserve is a complex of four sites with deep underground storage caverns in salt domes along the […]