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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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‘MEANINGLESS!’ Ingraham blasts Obama’s Russia sanctions; Putin’s response?

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http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/460773112154714112 Well, here we go again. President Obama might not know what the Obama Doctrine is, but he knows there are sanctions and stuff! Shot: twitter.com/FoxNews/status… Chaser: twitter.com/AFP/status/460…— Matthew (@Matthops82) April 28, 2014 Yep, look here: http://twitter.com/#!/AFP/status/460688452452098048 But, sanctions! http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewStilesUSA/status/460777388939706368 Super powerful, guys! More from The Hill: “The goal here is not to go after […]

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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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Police abandon posts around Kiev; Protesters now in full control? [photos]

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http://twitter.com/#!/RichardEngel/status/437173537229774848 In the wake of a deal to end violence in Ukraine, demonstrators have taken control in much of Kiev, according to numerous eyewitness reports. Via AP: http://twitter.com/#!/RichardEngel/status/437179312631218176 http://twitter.com/#!/jamesmatesitv/status/437153611509153792 http://twitter.com/#!/jamesmatesitv/status/437168777911107584 http://twitter.com/#!/jamesmatesitv/status/437176923748585472 http://twitter.com/#!/bishopk/status/437165674486833153 http://twitter.com/#!/JamieNBCNews/status/437180947604054017 http://twitter.com/#!/MillerMENA/status/437177141122191360 Related: ‘They are fallin’: Monuments to Vladimir Lenin do forced faceplants in Ukraine  ‘Little too late, guys’: WH finally ‘outraged’ over […]

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Pentagon calls on Russia to remove vehicles from Ukraine ‘immediately’

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http://twitter.com/#!/ga_tobin/status/502868144483205120 The Pentagon has called on Russia to withdraw all vehicles that have crossed into Ukraine: http://twitter.com/#!/WSJ/status/502856888187641856 That news was followed by a relevant question: http://twitter.com/#!/Rand_Simberg/status/502861717060460544 http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/502864079652810753 http://twitter.com/#!/KevinBarwell/status/502854990680297474 http://twitter.com/#!/profitoverwages/status/502860695051173888 Or else what? There’s always this possibility for a response from the Obama administration: http://twitter.com/#!/Anewhomestar/status/502868197696372738 So far the Pentagon says Russia’s refusal to leave Ukraine will […]

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Ukrainians topple, smash statue of Vladimir Lenin in Kiev [pics]

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http://twitter.com/#!/KurtSchlichter/status/409727131803852800 A statue of Vladimir Lenin was taken down and smashed last night by Ukrainian citizens who are fed up with government. http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/409737723243536384 http://twitter.com/#!/PesentiAndre/status/409750496128147457 http://twitter.com/#!/Rawicz17/status/409750439459303424 Pictures of the Kiev, Ukraine statue going down were captured and put on social media. http://twitter.com/#!/NicoCanepuccia/status/409737484151836672 http://twitter.com/#!/HMarin8/status/409744528749629440 Some wonder why a statue of Lenin was still standing at all. http://twitter.com/#!/kvohwell/status/409756712455774208 http://twitter.com/#!/juliakite/status/409756423199789056 Of course, […]

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Reports: Russia tells Ukraine to surrender in Crimea or ‘face storm’

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http://twitter.com/#!/SLushCCool/status/440517750335627266 Several international news outlets are tweeting that Russia has issued an ultimatum to Ukraine: Surrender in Crimea by 3am GMT or face a “storm.” http://twitter.com/#!/julesmattsson/status/440516926994141184 http://twitter.com/#!/AutryWelch/status/440521452299616256 http://twitter.com/#!/BrainTurnedOff/status/440521907012521984 Bracing… http://twitter.com/#!/HistoryNeedsYou/status/440479693075402752 And here’s the current scene at the military base in Perevalne, scene of the standoff Twitchy told you about this weekend. http://twitter.com/#!/johnangier/status/440438938298503168 Previous Twitchy coverage […]

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Woman’s ‘powerful,’ ‘must-see’ message goes viral: ‘I am a Ukrainian’ [video]

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http://twitter.com/#!/instapundit/status/435968221347192832 As apocalyptic images of deadly Kiev violence circulate, this striking video of a Ukrainian woman explaining the struggle against corrupt government “barbarians” has gone viral. Her message about freedom in Ukraine has over 1 million views. “Please share it,” she says. “Speak to your friends, speak to your family, speak to your government, and […]

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ABC’s Terry Moran: ‘Say it. Russia has invaded Ukraine’ [photos]

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http://twitter.com/#!/lukegilmore_/status/504978079316738048 Hey, President Obama, this is happening: http://twitter.com/#!/BBCWorld/status/504959621518610433 More from BBC: Pro-Russian separatists have entered the port town of Novoazovsk in eastern Ukraine, an area which could be strategically vital. Ukrainian forces insist they are still in control there, but the mayor of Novoazovsk confirmed rebels had arrived. ABC’s Terry Moran is calling it like […]

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‘Bye, Vlad’: Protesters in Ukraine topple largest Lenin monument in Europe

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http://twitter.com/#!/Mikareport/status/516296179639148546 Protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, pulled down the massive statue of Vladimir Lenin there overnight. This photo shows the sparks flying as a protester saws off Lenin’s leg at the base. The crowd has come for the Lenin statue in central Kharkiv tonight… pic.twitter.com/dtXWARZIBE via Kateryna_Kruk and @MKochegura — Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) September […]

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Citizens correct ‘real journalists’ covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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http://twitter.com/#!/BradD_Parker/status/440511476621516800 CNN reporting that Russian “tanks” have entered Ukraine has prompted tweeters asking them to correct their information: http://twitter.com/#!/KurtSchlichter/status/440510295488753664 Come on, everybody. Don’t “real reporters” know better than everybody else? http://twitter.com/#!/PeterMoons/status/440511439909158912 http://twitter.com/#!/Geofutures/status/439555736314871808 Other news sources previously repeated CNN’s reporting: http://twitter.com/#!/JonathanNeerman/status/439555725153411072 This same story, Hillary-ized: http://twitter.com/#!/OleSwamp/status/440512034837233665 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/03/those-arent-tanks-citizens-correct-real-journalists-covering-russias-invasion-of-ukraine/

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President trolls GOP candidates over standing up to Russians

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While fundraising in New York Monday night, President Obama decided to try out some new material provided by his writers in the mainstream media. While GOP candidates try to work out alternatives to avoid another debacle like the CNBC debate, the president joked that if the candidates can’t handle a panel of moderators, they won’t […]

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Russia/Ukraine simmer; Obama and Biden find time to make ‘Let’s Move’ video

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http://twitter.com/#!/cayankee/status/439457108686553088 With Russian troops moving into Crimea and John Kerry having that situation completely in control, President Obama and trusty sidekick Joe Biden have found some time for “Let’s Move” training: [email protected]: "Mr. President, you ready to move?" POTUS: "Let's do this thing. #LetsMove." Watch → go.wh.gov/z8NYdQ— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 28, 2014 You’d […]

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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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‘He’s absolutely lost it’! Delusional Harry Reid links stalled Ukraine legislation to Koch Brothers

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http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/444154915100065792 Nope. Sadly, it’s all too real. Harry Reid plummeted to a new low with his creepy Koch obsession today: http://twitter.com/#!/ArletteSaenz/status/444146665768120320 Say wut? http://twitter.com/#!/alexis_levinson/status/444146315447259136 That’s “on message”? Good. Lord. http://twitter.com/#!/scottlincicome/status/444147937493254144 From The Hill: Reid tied the billionaire brothers who have bankrolled conservative causes to GOP demands that language delaying the Internal Revenue Service’s regulation of […]

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Russian propaganda about ‘675,000’ Ukrainian refugees debunked

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http://twitter.com/#!/RT_com/status/440117563809202176 Russia Today, Vladimir Putin’s state media arm, published a story today decrying the purported mass exodus of Ukrainians back to Russia. Twitter users and journalists on scene smacked down the propaganda. http://twitter.com/#!/BBCDanielS/status/440122079791566848 Last night, it was more than “140,000.” Now, it’s 675,000. http://twitter.com/#!/MaximEristavi/status/439777414667710464 Propaganda fail 101. http://twitter.com/#!/Diocletianae/status/440117860699242496 http://twitter.com/#!/MarQs__/status/440118002403782656 http://twitter.com/#!/elreystadesnudo/status/440131347617939456 http://twitter.com/#!/EastOfBrussels/status/440097738856747011 Zing. http://twitter.com/#!/hughster/status/440122082400014337 Read more: […]

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‘O is for Optics’: ‘Preschool president’ speaks live ‘from Biden’s playroom’? [pics]

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Today's the day Lefties drop all mention of "My Pet Goat." — Just Karl (@justkarl) March 4, 2014 President Obama’s had it pretty rough lately, what with nobody taking him seriously about dealing with Putin. That changes today: Obama "We believe the Ukrainian people should be able to decide their own future" pic.twitter.com/6hjnWe10th — Stephen […]

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Unidentified gunmen take control of airport in Crimea’s capital [photos]

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An soldier patrolling #Crimea Simferopol Airport. I asked his if he's Russian or Ukrainian. No answer #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/8GkWFLNkYH — James Mates (@jamesmatesitv) February 28, 2014 Tensions are escalating in Ukraine after armed men who may or may not be Russian took control of Simferopol International Airport in Crimea: Unidentified men in unmarked uniforms patrol Crimean airport […]

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‘Bravo!’: Angry mob tosses Ukrainian politician in the trash

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@NBCNews This is why no dumpsters near Capitol Hill. — MMc (@RieMcAz) September 16, 2014 An angry mob of Ukrainians had a no nonsense approach to dealing with sleazy politicians. Member of the Ukrainian Parliament Vitaly Zhuravsky was lucky tar and feathers weren’t handy. NBC News reports: Having a history of authorizing bills placing restrictions on anti-government […]

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CNN: Obama admin assesses Russia entering Ukraine as ‘uncontested arrival’

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Smart Power RT @SalenaZitoTrib: 2000 Russian troops land in your country, 2 airports taken over. WH calls it an "uncontested arrival". — Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) February 28, 2014 http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/439528701366378496 During brief remarks today regarding reports of Russian troops entering the Crimea region of Ukraine, President Obama said he was “deeply concerned” about the situation: US […]

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The Ghosts of Chernobyl Live In This Creepy Amusement Park. Can I Go??

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Pripyat Amusement Park was set to open on May Day of 1986. On April 26th, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster left Pripyat, Ukraine in the Zone of Alienation, an area unsafe for humans due to high levels of radiation. Despite not making it to opening day, the park operated on the 27th to cheer up the […]

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