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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Dazzles In Introduction To The Nation

President Biden's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made a strong impression at her White House introduction.

Steve Schmidt Explains Trump’s Contribution Ukraine Invasion

Steve Schmidt explains that Donald Trump laid the groundwork for Putin's invasion by obliterating the truth.

The real and imagined history of Ukraine

Vladimir Putin says Ukraine isn’t a country. Yale historian Timothy Synder explains why he’s wrong.

Is the cyberwar coming or is it already here?

Russia’s history of destructive cyberattacks in Ukraine is raising concerns about a cyberwar in the future.

Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson?

President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee is a conventionally qualified judge with a strong background in criminal justice reform.

How to think about the risk of nuclear war, according to 3 experts

The threat of nuclear weapons never went away. But Putin’s invasion of Ukraine makes it visible again.

Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution To Halt Ukraine Invasion

The 11-1 vote — with China, India and the United Arab Emirates abstaining — showed significant opposition to Russia's invasion.

Opinion | How Ukraine could (maybe) kick Russia off the Security Council

The Soviet Union died in 1991. Now Ukraine says Russia should give up the Soviet's Security Council seat.

Opinion | Why Republicans should support Biden's Supreme Court nominee

This nomination, and this nominee, couldn’t have come at a more important time. Hopefully, Republican senators agree.

Russia 'partially' restricts Facebook access amid Putin's Ukraine invasion, war on info

Russian authorities ordered Facebook to stop fact-checking its state-owned media companies. Facebook said no.

Russia’s Assault in Ukraine Slows After an Aggressive Start

The invading forces have faced stiff resistance, but President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia could quickly send in more troops, Pentagon officials said.

Scenes from Kharkiv: Battle wreckage, the boom of artillery, and people sheltering in the subway.

Ukrainian troops dug in around the nation’s second-largest city a day after a fight to push back advancing Russian forces.

In Video, a Defiant Zelensky Says, ‘We Are Here’

The 44-year-old president of Ukraine videotaped himself in Kyiv as Russian forces closed in on the capital, vowing to fight them to the end.

Biden Targets Russia With Strategy of Containment, Updated for a New Era

President Biden’s plan to counter Russia faces obstacles in an interconnected world. Russia also has a new, if not very enthusiastic, partner in standing up to the West: China.

Analysis | What to know about Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s pick for the Supreme Court

Why liberals really like her, what her major decisions as a judge have been and how some Republicans have praised her character in the past.

Analysis | 3 takeaways from Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination

Why Biden picked her, how the vote more go, and the significance of the moment.

Annexations, a rump state or puppet rulers. Here's what Putin may be planning for Ukraine | CNN

Putin has been very clear about his basic goals in invading: He wants to disarm Ukraine, sever its ties to the NATO military alliance and end the Ukrainian people's aspirations of joining the West. Guessing exactly how he plans to execute that plan is a different matter.

Live updates: Russia invades Ukraine and Vladimir Putin news

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine early Thursday. A battle is underway for control of Ukraine's capital, Kyiv. The US has warned Russia is seeking to encircle the city, and a Ukrainian official said it has been hit by missiles. Follow here for live news updates from the ground in Ukraine.

Kyiv on heightened alert as Russian forces close in on all sides

Ukrainian troops held on to the capital Kyiv for the third day on Saturday, despite Russia's stronger military power, after a night of fierce fighting that punctuated the city with sounds of explosions and gunfire.

White House asks Congress for extra $6.4B to help Ukraine

The Biden administration is seeking $3.5 billion in additional military funding, plus $2.9 billion for humanitarian and security assistance.

NATO deploys troops to eastern flank as Russian attack escalates in Ukraine

It is the first time the treaty's response force has been used for collective security, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Russian forces converge on Ukraine’s capital

Kyiv was under bombardment in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning, with Biden administration officials telling lawmakers the city was being encircled by Russian troops.

Russia restricts access to Facebook

The move is in response to limits placed by the social network on state media content.

Biden to order personal sanctions on Putin as Russian forces close in on Kyiv

As Russian forces advanced on the capital city Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on President Joe Biden and allies to do more to sanction Russia.

62 percent of voters say Putin wouldn't have invaded Ukraine if Trump were president: poll

A majority of American voters say that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have invaded Ukraine had former President Trump still been in office, according to a new survey released on Friday.

US employs unusual intel strategy to counter Putin

The White House has aggressively worked to rebut false narratives emanating from Russia about the crisis in Ukraine by proactively releasing intelligence information, a highly unusual strategy that experts and former off

White House to sanction Putin for invasion of Ukraine

The Biden administration will sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top officials in Moscow in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Friday. 

In Washington, a Ukraine Tragedy Foretold | RealClearPolitics

In Washington, a Ukraine Tragedy Foretold | RealClearPolitics

Ukrainian staff of US Embassy in Kyiv implore State Department for help

Ukrainian staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv are pleading for help from the State Department amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

'Rays of hope' for Ukraine if Kyiv defenders can survive weekend

Ukrainian regular military forces and armed civilians have braced for a desperate defense of the capital city of Kyiv as invading Russian troops try to complete a quick-strike overthrow of the central government.

White House asks Congress for $6.4 billion to help Ukraine

The White House asked Congress on Friday to provide $6.4 billion to help Ukraine in its fight against Russia's invasion, according to multiple reports.

Embarrassing Clip Resurfaces of Biden Comments on Trump and Ukraine in 2019

Political candidates should be careful what they say about opponents. They may find their words coming back to haunt them.

Kinzinger: United States, NATO Must Declare Ukraine No-Fly Zone and Enforce It

Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Friday on CNN's "The Situation Room" that "at the invitation of Ukraine" we should declare Ukraine a no-fly zone "enforced by NATO and the United States." | Clips

NATO Activates Response Force as 7K More U.S. Troops Head to Europe

NATO activated its Response Force, setting off a request for members to supply forces as the alliance seeks to deter a Russian attack.

Schumer: Donald Trump Is 'Despicable' for Praising 'Thug' Putin

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Friday on MSNBC's "The Last Word" that former President Donald Trump was "despicable" for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. | Clips

62 Percent Say Putin Would Not Invade Ukraine if Trump Were POTUS

A majority of Americans believe that Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Trump were still in office, according to a recent poll.

NATO Activates Its Response Force for First Time Ever - But Does Nothing for Ukraine Which Is Not a NATO Member

NATO announced today that it was activating its response force for the first time ever.  Unfortunately, this does nothing for Ukraine who is not a member.  American Military News reports: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) activated its response force for the first time ever on Friday. The response force is being activated as part…

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Steve Bannon Replies to Jan 6 Committee - Liz Cheney's Committee Is After Blood and Want Him Jailed on Bogus Charges

President Trump’s former top advisor responds to the unconstitutional Jan 6 committee. The utterly disgraceful committee is not seeking justice but is seeking punishment for anyone connected to President Trump.  Steve Bannon responded to the corrupt, biased, and unconstitutional Jan 6 Committee in a filing today sent to the committee.  In his response, Bannon begins…

This Could Be Huge: The FCC Is Investigating American Media And Other Companies For Russian Ownership Ties

The FCC is investigating American media, telecommunication, and infrastructure companies for potential Russian ownership ties.

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, explained

Putin declared a "special military operation" in Ukraine. Now, Europe is witnessing its first major war in decades.

Street Fighting Begins In Kyiv; People Urged To Seek Shelter

Kyiv officials are warning residents that street fighting is underway against Russian forces, and they are urging people to seek shelter.

Gen. McCaffrey: Trump, Pompeo's support of 'murderous thug' Putin endangers America

Former President Donald Trump and former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategy in Ukraine. Pompeo, in a February 18, 2022 interview, said Putin is "very shrewd, very capable. I have enormous respect for him" and referred to the Russian president as a "elegantly sophisticated counterpart." Trump referred to Putin's strategy in Ukraine as "genius," and wished Putin's "peacekeeper" forces could be used on the United States' Southern border. 

Ukrainian Fighters Battle to Hold Kyiv

The Ukrainian capital is transformed into a battle zone, and President Volodymyr Zelensky warns against false reports of his demise. NATO leaders said more troops would be deployed.

Ukrainians resist Russian onslaught as tanks and planes dig deeper toward Kyiv

Russia's invasion was fiercely resistance by Ukrainian nationals and the government, but President Volodymyr Zelensky warned the worst was still to come.

NATO rushing to resupply Ukraine by land; no-fly zone all but ruled out

The new overland option is something that “we’re prepared to do for weeks, for months, whatever it takes,” one diplomat from a NATO country told POLITICO.

Russian ally Kazakhstan denies request to join attack on Ukraine: Report

Kazakhstan, a neighbor and ally of Russia, has reportedly denied a request for its troops to join Russian forces in their invasion of Ukraine.

Joe Biden Leaves for Delaware as Russians Prepare to Take Kyiv

President Joe Biden left the White House on Friday to return home to Delaware, despite Russia's increasingly violent attack on Ukraine.

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