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Obama admin’s toughest sanctions against Putin yet: Hashtag games

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http://twitter.com/#!/SaintRPh/status/449014547555180544 This is what U.S. foreign policy has been reduced to: Government flacks engaging in hashtag diplomacy: http://twitter.com/#!/statedeptspox/status/448944053741031424 Yes, that’s State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki lamely giving the thumbs up to Ukraine. http://twitter.com/#!/macon44/status/448885692811071488 http://twitter.com/#!/JohnKerry/status/448896522319458304 http://twitter.com/#!/AmbassadorPower/status/448975553127649280 At least Samantha Power couldn’t bring herself to tweet a photo with the hashtag impotently written on a card. We have a feeling Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

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‘The text does not limit it to Crimea’: Putin reportedly asks parliament to use military in all of Ukraine; Update: Parliament approves

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http://twitter.com/#!/shaunwalker7/status/439763628242530304 The Associated Press sent out an alert suggesting that Vladimir Putin was seeking permission to use the military in “Crimea.” http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/439759537739149312 Surprise! http://twitter.com/#!/BrianFaughnan/status/439766414942273537 Many are noting Putin’s “request” is for the use of Russian armed forces in all of Ukraine. http://twitter.com/#!/maxseddon/status/439761425922543616 http://twitter.com/#!/michaeldweiss/status/439763341754793984 AP’s follow-up to its initial tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/AP/status/439761429126991872 From the AP report: Putin […]

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Crimea votes to secede; Obama reiterates committment to diplomatic resolution

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http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/445320361107009536 As expected, the vote in Crimea went overwhelmingly in favor of secession. http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/445318653970776064 During a phone call at the request of the White House, President Obama told Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will not recognize the results as a referendum but remains committed to a diplomatic solution: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445328594349207553 “Additional costs”? Is the White House […]

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Russia captured an Estonian security officer

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http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/507900816616087552 As Joe Biden would say, “gird your loins,” Estonia: http://twitter.com/#!/DanHenninger/status/507924410179670018 And this about sums it up: http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/507929726124449792 But on the bright side, Vox is ‘splaining how this might cause WWIII, so, it’s doubtful anything bad will really happen: http://twitter.com/#!/voxdotcom/status/507934527298478080 Related: Reports: Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels agree to cease-fire Charles Krauthammer: President Obama has abandoned […]

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Putin arse-kissing by fawning hacks at NBC nutshelled with new ‘logo’ [pic]

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http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/432752318996439041 As Twitchy reported,  Garry Kasparov accused NBC Sports of pushing Putin ‘propaganda’ during its Sochi Olympics coverage. Twitter users noticed the suck-uppery and are continuing to point out the disgraceful Putin arse-kissing being performed by the fawning hacks at NBC. http://twitter.com/#!/jeff_poor/status/431982565072064512 http://twitter.com/#!/MichelleMTorma/status/432808907036459008 http://twitter.com/#!/schlockdaddy/status/432783104365703168 It really is. So much so that this Twitter user is proposing […]

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‘Got nothing’: Obama warns Russia not to be on ‘wrong side of history’

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http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/440571459518222336 In remarks delivered today during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama entered phase II of the effort to convince Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Ukraine: Lobbing clichés: http://twitter.com/#!/PeterAlexander/status/440569497410215936 Putin is likely to be unmoved by that statement. http://twitter.com/#!/PaulIzzo2/status/440576207780728832 http://twitter.com/#!/BrianFaughnan/status/440575487539036160 http://twitter.com/#!/Onelifetogive/status/440578156945092608 Obama: You are on the wrong side […]

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Kremlin tries to stop rumors that Putin has pancreatic cancer

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http://twitter.com/#!/RFERL/status/527439123725185024 Who knows if there’s any truth to this at all, but Tweeters are talking about it: Peskov denies reports on #Putin’s alleged cancer. 'Bite your tongue!' http://t.co/aCc3KqAW9z Why do they bother to respond? — Birgit Schmeitzner (@BSchmeitzner) October 29, 2014 Kremlin says everything is ok with Putin's health #Putin #Russia http://t.co/SOROYxoOi9 via @RFERL pic.twitter.com/qw3iDArnG8 […]

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WaPo writer finds similarities between Putin’s words and Hitler’s

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http://twitter.com/#!/DanaPerino/status/446104269977292800 Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most recent speech justifying his actions in Crimea have one journalist finding striking resemblances to Adolf Hitler’s excuses for doing some annexing and invading himself: http://twitter.com/#!/ChuckLane1/status/446095092320059392 http://twitter.com/#!/ChuckLane1/status/446095945735102465 This “mistake” by former Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin caused the starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933. http://twitter.com/#!/ChuckLane1/status/446097172258643968 http://twitter.com/#!/ChuckLane1/status/446099176875892736 http://twitter.com/#!/ChuckLane1/status/446100701190832130 http://twitter.com/#!/ChuckLane1/status/446102658227920896 http://twitter.com/#!/ChuckLane1/status/446104937622437888 […]

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NBC blasted for scrubbing Olympics anti-discrimination statement

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http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/432149036775510016 Because that’s how NBC rolls. Last night Twitchy told you about some of the idiocy that sent #NBCFail trending once again. But this one deserves its own post. An NBC exec said the network aired the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on tape-delay to give the event the “context” and “pageantry it […]

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NBC reporter super excited about being close to Putin [Pic. Repeatedly]

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http://twitter.com/#!/KevinNathanNBC/status/434360572671709186 As Twitchy reported, NBC hacks are shamelessly fawning over Vladimir Putin during the Sochi Olympics coverage. The suck-uppery has been disgraceful and Garry Kasparov called out the network for its Putin “propaganda.“ An NBC affiliate continued the arse-kissing. NBC Connecticut’s Kevin Nathan squeed madly over being super close to Putin. http://twitter.com/#!/KevinNathanNBC/status/434422753304002560 http://twitter.com/#!/KeithMorehouse/status/434532320260157440 Duh. He […]

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Obama and Putin have 6th phone call since start of Ukraine crisis

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http://twitter.com/#!/NoahWehrman/status/455851917940629504 President Obama and Vladimir Putin had another phone call today in regards to the situation in Ukraine. CBS News’ Mark Knoller has the details: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455851512275935232 http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455851999905710080 http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455853392624369664 Obama and Putin have spoken by phone a reported half dozen times since the start of the Ukraine crisis: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/455853830992044034 With that out of the way… http://twitter.com/#!/GlennCarswell/status/455852614966460416 […]

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Jeans diplomacy! WH releases baffling pic of Obama phone call

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http://twitter.com/#!/indiaknight/status/439909019030126592 The Guardian’s Paul Lewis and India Knight of The Sunday Times were both baffled by the White House’s release of a photo of President Obama’s phone call with Vladimir Putin. Why release it? Because, he’s super serious you guys! See, he’s totally on the case, even if only his empty chair attended the national […]

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Col. Ralph Peters: Putin has Obama’s number, and his number is zero

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Col Ralph Peters: Putin has already won. He has Obama’s number…and Obama’s number is Zero. — johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) March 4, 2014 Appearing with Martha MacCallum Monday night on “The Kelly File,” Lt. Col. Ralph Peters had some harsh words for President Obama, and saw very few options on the table when it comes to negotiating with […]

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