Vladimir Putin

COMMENTARY

Putin and Russia are fascist – a political scientist shows how they meet the textbook definition

BY: - March 31, 2022

When Vladimir Putin unleashed an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, the Ukrainian media, public and policymakers almost unanimously began calling the Russian president and the state he leads “rashyst.” The term is a hybrid of a derogatory moniker for Russia – “rasha” – and “fascist.” Ukrainians did so for two reasons. First, […]

Zelenskyy reminds Congress of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in pleading for U.S. help for Ukraine

BY: and - March 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday invoked the Pearl Harbor attacks ahead of World War II and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while urging the United States to do more to stop the Russian war against his country. During the speech, delivered virtually to members of Congress in an auditorium on Capitol Hill, Zelenskyy drew a […]

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 […]

White House builds on Russia sanctions, OKs more military aid for Ukraine

BY: - March 2, 2022

Tensions between the Biden administration and Russian leaders ratcheted up yet again Monday as Russia continued its unrelenting assault on Ukraine. President Joe Biden authorized an additional $350 million of security assistance to Ukraine over the weekend, bringing the total aid over the past year to $1 billion, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a […]

Billions in U.S. aid for Ukraine eyed in struggle against Russian invasion

BY: - March 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress is working quickly to determine how much military and humanitarian aid it should send to Ukraine as the war in that country continues to claim lives and send hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing as refugees. Lawmakers are working with the Biden administration to provide billions in funding at the same time […]

COMMENTARY

With support of Putin’s attack on Ukraine, Trump turns betrayal of America into an artform

BY: - March 1, 2022

This should be the final straw. A former American president genuflecting to a ruthless dictator invading a democratic ally of the United States. Can you imagine any other U.S. president publicly admiring a violent, unprovoked assault on a sovereign nation of democracy-defending citizens? Hell no. Yet, even as Russian President Vladimir Putin rained carnage on […]

U.S. sanctions Putin’s personal assets, readies forces for NATO deployment

BY: - February 28, 2022

President Joe Biden will sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin and his top diplomat personally, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday, escalating penalties on the Russian government for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The United States is also readying 10,000 to 12,000 U.S. troops to deploy to Europe as part of a NATO effort […]

GOP Senate candidates criticize Biden but offer the same response to Russian aggression

BY: - February 24, 2022

Russia has launched what President Joe Biden is calling an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” on Ukraine. After weeks of teetering on the verge of conflict, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a war was swiftly met with condemnation from international leaders. In a statement, Biden promised the world, “will hold Russia accountable.” “Russia alone […]

Before any U.S. troops are sent to Ukraine, some in Congress want a say

BY: - February 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, a Democrat, and Warren Davidson of Ohio, a Republican, are leading a broad, bipartisan coalition of lawmakers urging the president to not send U.S. troops into Ukraine, or declare war, before receiving authorization from Congress. President Joe Biden has not dispatched troops to Ukraine following Russia’s invasion […]

Members of Congress from both parties urge tough sanctions on Russia

BY: , and - February 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called on President Joe Biden to impose severe sanctions on Russia after the country declared a broad section of eastern Ukraine independent before sending troops into the region. Members of Congress appear unified, for the moment, that the most the United States should do is […]

Biden says Russia has begun invading Ukraine, announces initial sanctions

BY: - February 23, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Russia’s actions in eastern Ukraine amounted to “the beginning of a Russian invasion” of that country that could get much worse in the days ahead. Seeking to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from further military action, Biden said the United States would apply the “first tranche of […]

Biden warns of U.S. energy price spikes if Russia invades Ukraine

BY: and - February 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — American service members will not deploy to Ukraine in the event of a “distinctly possible” Russian invasion, but strong economic sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies could reverberate and prompt energy price spikes, President Joe Biden said in a live address from the White House Tuesday. Biden urged Russian President […]