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    THE OBAMACARE WARS break out across the country — PENCE: U.S. committed to Europe — THE JUICE: Russia looking for new K Street representation — B’DAY: James Hohmann
    Feb18

    THE OBAMACARE WARS break out across the country — PENCE: U.S. committed to Europe — THE JUICE: Russia looking for new K Street representation — B’DAY: James Hohmann

    Good Saturday morning. The Obamacare messaging war is on. PROTECT OUR CARE, a coalition aimed at boosting Obamacare, sent these talking points to Capitol Hill ahead of the President’s Day recess. http://politi.co/2lhdI1B– KATE ZERNIKE and ALEX BURNS on A1 of the NYT: “Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired Up Over Health Care Are...

    Thirty days of Donald Trump
    Feb18

    Thirty days of Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has now been President for 30 eventful days. So much has happened, so quickly, that it has been hard to keep track. Therefore, we have collected the most notable events in one easy to read chart. January 20 President Trump gives unusually dark Inaugural Address that is immediately labeled the “American Carnage Speech” U.S. President...

    Europe: A Warning from a Friend
    Feb18

    Europe: A Warning from a Friend

    Toward the end of my latest Q&A, I make an observation about Jean-François Revel: One of the reasons he wrote his books was to wake people up — to warn them, before it was too late. I believe there is something of that about James Kirchick’s new book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.Kirchick is my...

    Mike Pence Promises the World: We Will ‘Hold Russia Accountable’
    Feb18

    Mike Pence Promises the World: We Will ‘Hold Russia Accountable’

    (MUNICH) — Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency. Pence, in an address to the Munich Security Conference, also offered assurances to European allies that the U.S. “strongly supports”...

    Ukraine’s Euromaidan Protests Happened Here
    Feb18

    Ukraine’s Euromaidan Protests Happened Here

    It’s been three years since Ukraine’s Euromaidan protesters took the streets of Kyiv to demand the resignation of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service has returned to locations in the Ukrainian capital that saw some of the fiercest clashes. Between February 18 and 21, 2014, protests descended into...

    In Europe, Pence says U.S. will hold Russia accountable
    Feb18

    In Europe, Pence says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

    MUNICH — Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency. RELATED LINKSSen. Klobuchar wants to know why Trump administration is ‘eager’ for Russia connection Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

    Tillerson assured Ukraine of US solidarity, Poroshenko says
    Feb18

    Tillerson assured Ukraine of US solidarity, Poroshenko says

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    Pence pledges the US’ unwavering support for NATO and will stay ‘faithful’ to Europe
    Feb18

    Pence pledges the US’ unwavering support for NATO and will stay ‘faithful’ to Europe

    ReutersUS Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday sought to assure allies that the Trump administration will back NATO and stand with Europe even as it looks for new ways to cooperate with Russia. In the first major foreign policy address for the new administration of President Donald Trump, Pence warned allies that they must pay their fair share...

    Is NATO Good For US? Vice President Mike Pence Maintains Strong Support For Alliance, Urges Others To Pay Their Fair Share
    Feb18

    Is NATO Good For US? Vice President Mike Pence Maintains Strong Support For Alliance, Urges Others To Pay Their Fair Share

    UPDATE: 7 a.m. EST — Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov addressed the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, calling for a new world order to replace the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which he reportedly said was “an institution of the Cold War in its mind and its heart.” At the conference where world leaders like Angela Merkel...

    Lavrov Says Russia Wants Military Cooperation With NATO, ‘Pragmatic’ U.S. Ties
    Feb18

    Lavrov Says Russia Wants Military Cooperation With NATO, ‘Pragmatic’ U.S. Ties

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the “post-Cold War order” has come to an end but that Cold War thinking persists among some leaders in the West. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...