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LIVE Coverage: #Ukraine #Crimea crisis (UPDATES: Russia sends troops)

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:38pm 2/28/2014 at 6:38pm

UPDATE 3-1-2014: (LIVE Video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post)

It appears that Putin is getting set to, or already has, sent Russian troops to “protect” Russian-speaking populations in the Crimea after a “request” for help, and will use that pretext to send troops to other Russian speaking regions of Ukraine.

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Law prof: US is at “constitutional tipping point”

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:01pm 2/27/2014 at 7:01pm

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee on the topic of “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws.”

Turley expressed concern...

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LIVE Updates — #Ukraine #Russia #Crimea crisis

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:18am 2/27/2014 at 9:18am

There have been some developments in Ukraine since late yesterday.

In Crimea, armed gunmen seized the regional government headquarters and parliament buildings and raised the Russian flag, according to Reuters.

Armed men seized the regional government headquarters and parliament in Ukraine’s Crimea on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev’s new rulers,...

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Troops in western Russia placed on alert in drill

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:25pm 2/26/2014 at 7:25pm

Amid ongoing tension in Ukraine, Russia’s president ordered a military drill Wednesday, scheduled to continue until March 3rd.

From the NY Times:

President Vladimir V. Putin ordered a surprise exercise of ground and air forces on Ukraine’s doorstep Wednesday, intending to demonstrate his country’s military preparedness at a time of heightened tensions with...

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Ukraine parliament delays formation of new government

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:44pm 2/25/2014 at 5:44pm

The Ukrainian parliament delayed a Tuesday deadline to form a new government, postponing those efforts until Thursday.

From FOX News:

Ukraine’s interim leaders pushed back their self-imposed deadline to form a unity government...

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Ukraine’s acting government issues arrest warrant for Yanukovich

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:38pm 2/24/2014 at 4:38pm

As Ukraine tries to move forward in rebuilding its government, acting leaders have called for the arrest of ousted President Viktor Yanukovich.

From the Associated Press via ABC News:

Ukraine’s acting government issued an arrest warrant Monday for President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of mass crimes against the protesters who stood up for...

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Ukraine parliament names interim president

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Posted by    Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:38pm 2/23/2014 at 3:38pm

After voting Saturday to remove President Viktor Yanukovich from office, Ukraine’s Parliament on Sunday named its speaker to serve as acting President.

From Reuters:

The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, the closest confidante of freed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, was temporarily handed the role of president on Sunday following the ouster of...

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Venezuelans take part in rival rallies

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Posted by    Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:11pm 2/22/2014 at 6:11pm

Both opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets in Venezuela on Saturday to participate in competing rallies, after days of unrest.

From the Associated Press via ABC News:

Venezuelans on both sides of the nation’s political divide took to the streets on Saturday after nearly two weeks of mass...

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Ted Nugent: Sorry about the “subhuman mongrel” verbiage

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Posted by    Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:28pm 2/21/2014 at 5:28pm

Ted Nugent apologized – sort of – and acknowledged on Friday that he did cross the line when he used the phrase “subhuman mongrel” last month to describe President Obama.

In an interview with conservative radio talk show host and CNN commentator Ben Ferguson, Nugent first apologized “not necessarily to the President,...

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Ukrainian skier drops out of Olympics to protest violence

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Posted by    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:12pm 2/20/2014 at 6:12pm

A Ukrainian skier has dropped out of the Sochi Winter Olympics as an act of solidarity with protesters in Ukraine, amid escalated violence in Kiev this week.

From the Associated Press via ABC News:

A Ukrainian skier has withdrawn from the Olympics in response to the deaths of anti-government protesters in her country.

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“Truce” declared in Ukraine

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:06pm 2/19/2014 at 7:06pm

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said late Wednesday in a statement on his website that he and opposition leaders had agreed to a truce and will start negotiations in an effort to try and stabilize the situation in the country amid recent unrest.

From NBC News:

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Live Video: Clashes erupt again in #Ukraine #Euromaidan protests

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 3:08pm 2/18/2014 at 3:08pm

Violence again erupted in Ukraine on Tuesday.

From the NY Times:

Mayhem gripped the center of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday evening as riot police officers tried to drive two armored personnel carriers through stone-reinforced barriers in Independence Square, the focal point of more than two months of protests against President Viktor...

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Clapper: Gov’t should have been transparent about phone record collection

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00am 2/18/2014 at 10:00am

The Director of National Intelligence indicated Monday that the federal government probably should have been more transparent in the first place about its collection of phone records.

In an interview with the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake, James Clapper reflected on how the program may have been received differently had general information about...

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes

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Posted by    Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:00am 2/16/2014 at 11:00am

Business news outlet Forbes confirmed late Friday afternoon that it had been the target of a digital attack, one that appears to have been conducted by the Syrian Electronic Army.

The hackers reportedly gained access to the outlet’s publishing platform administration panel and defaced several pages on the Forbes website,...

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Biden can’t think of any reason he shouldn’t run for President

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Posted by    Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:06pm 2/7/2014 at 6:06pm

When asked to give a good reason (other than Corvettes) why he shouldn’t run for President, Vice President Joe Biden told CNN “New Day’s” Kate Bolduan in an interview, “I can’t.”

“There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason, for me, why I think I should not run,”...

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James Carville joins FOX News as contributor

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4:38pm 2/6/2014 at 4:38pm

James Carville has found a new home at FOX News.

From FOX News:

Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville has been hired as a Fox News contributor.

The former Bill Clinton adviser will join the network to provide political commentary. Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming, announced the move on Thursday.

“James’ successful and storied...

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Ukraine parliament to draft bill on constitutional amendments

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:28am 2/6/2014 at 9:28am

An early morning report from Reuters on Thursday indicated that Ukraine’s parliament has agreed to try and work on a joint bill on constitutional amendments.

The parties in Ukraine’s deadlocked parliament agreed on Thursday to try to draft a joint bill on constitutional amendments that could be put to a vote as...

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