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McConnell Undermines Conservatives to Help Reid

Right Scoop Staff

Cruz, Lee, and Paul aimed to strip the IMF legislation out of the Ukraine aid package, which would double the US' IMF contribution while abating our influence on how the money is spent. McConnell pushed R's to vote for the bill so Reid got his 60 votes to prevent the Cruz-led filibuster.

Cruz & Paul Unite to Block Ukraine Aid Over IMF Changes

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul will work to block a $1 billion Ukraine aid package unless Harry Reid strips out a controversial measure funding the International Monetary Fund.

Has Foreign Policy Saved Lindsay Graham?

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Graham has used his criticism of Obama's foreign policy to squash the threat of a serious GOP challenge. But that doesn't change conservatives' disdain for his big government record.

Is the U.S. Ready to Engage in More Warfare?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If we severely sanction Russia, she could cut off oil and gas to Europe, cause a recession in the eurozone, and move closer to China. What our Greatest Generation presidents accomplished, our Baby Boomer presidents appear to have booted away.

LGraham Praise of Kerry=Evidence He's Got to Go

Joseph Farah, WND

Joseph Farah issues 'wake-up call' about so-called Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told John Kerry, “Hey John, good job. Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.”

A Tea Party of Rivals

Stephen F. Hayes, The Weekly Standard

What will come of the Ted Cruz-Rand Paul foreign policy split.

Is Putin the Irrational One?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

America and Russia are on a collision course today over a matter – whose flag will fly over what parts of Ukraine – no Cold War president, from Truman to Reagan, would have considered any of our business.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul Trade Barbs Over Foreign Policy

Fox News Latino Staff

Ted Cruz has attempted to smooth over tensions with fellow Tea Party favorite, Rand Paul, after the two quite publicly disagreed over the U.S.'s role in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. But apparently, Paul isn’t taking the peace offering.

Most Oppose Becoming Too Involved in Ukraine

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

A new Pew Research poll found 56% of people say the U.S. should not get too involved after Russian forces took over the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine. Another 29% think the U.S. needs to take a firm stand.

Blaming Putin on Conservatives

Aaron Goldstein, American Spectator

This liberal trio thinks conservatives actually love Putin.

Ukraine: Time for Europeans To Take Over Europe’s Defense

Putin is wrong, dangerously wrong.  But how to punish Moscow?  America’s direct stake in the controversy between Russia and Ukraine is essentially nil.

Obama and Putin On The Phone

Obama told former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell Vladimir Putin he'd have more flexibility after the 2012 election, but the Ukrainians had no idea just how flexible Obama could be. 

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If there is a Cold War II, or a U.S.-Russia war, historians of tomorrow will as surely point to the Bushes and Clintons who shoved NATO into Moscow’s face, as historians today point to the men of Paris who imposed the Versailles treaty upon a defeated Germany in 1919.

At CPAC, Trump Muses on Ukraine, Immigration and More

Carrie Dan, NBC News
Donald Trump said that the GOP should be wary of addressing the problem of undocumented immigrants because they would not vote for R's “no matter what.” “You better be smart, you better be tough, and they’re taking your jobs and you better be careful,” he said.

Ted Cruz's Ukraine Plan: Have the Market Handle It

Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico

Cruz criticized Obama for what he said was five years of showing weakness. He wouldn’t commit to voting for Ukrainian aid, but argued that neither this nor conservative calls for military exercises are the right approach.

Cruz: Lack of US Leadership Emboldened Putin

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggressive show in Ukraine is just one of many examples of the consequences of Obama's "abdication of global leadership," Sen. Ted Cruz says.

Tune Out the War Party

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If we push Russia out of the tent, to whom do we think Putin will turn, if not China? This is not a call to ignore what is going on, but to understand it and act in the long-term interests of the U.S.

Limbaugh: Convince Obama That Putin is Tea Party

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

"If they can somehow find a way to convince Obama that Putin is tea party, then he might toughen up a little," Limbaugh told millions of listeners. "But I mean how do you sic the IRS on Putin? Obama’s tools for this are limited."

Is Putin's Invasion of Ukraine All About Oil?

The oil and gas producing region of the Dnieper-Donets basin in Ukraine happens to coincide with the eastern region of the country that has a substantial Russian-speaking population. If the central government of Ukraine uses force against the Russian-speaking protesters occupying government buildings there Putin will have the excuse he needs to gain control of one of the few major oil producing areas of Europe not already inside Russia’s borders.

Finding a Way Back From the Brink in Ukraine

The only thing worse than a completely unnecessary conflict in Ukraine would be a completely unnecessary conflict involving America. Even in the worst case the U.S. has no cause for military intervention.  Who controls the Crimea ain’t worth a possible nuclear confrontation.