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Blinken Heads To Kyiv, Berlin As U.S. Official Warns Russia Could Attack Ukraine 'At Any Point'  

Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine “at any point,” the White House warned, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed to Kyiv and Berlin for urgent talks aimed at heading off a possible new war in Ukraine.

Joe Biden thinks Russia will attack Ukraine but will face a stiff price   -10%

US president alarms government in Kyiv by saying Nato was divided on how to respond to ‘minor incursion’

Joe Biden has said he thinks Russia will attack Ukraine, warning that Moscow would face a “stiff price”, but he admitted Nato was divided on how to respond if there is only a “minor incursion”.

The White House was forced to issue a hasty clarification to that last point, saying that any movement of Russian forces over the border would be treated as invasion.

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Winter of peril and impossibility: Biden faces hard truth at anniversary press conference   -13%

President touts accomplishments but acknowledges failure to foresee Trump’s grip on Republican party

Joe Biden spent decades in Washington, striving to reach the White House. When he achieved the goal a year ago on Thursday, at the age of 78, he spoke of a “winter of peril and possibility”, of cascading crises as an opportunity to think big and aim high.

It turns out the Washington he knows so well has proved more foe than friend, offering more peril than possibility. The 46th US president discovered that not being Donald Trump isn’t enough to get things done or make people love him.

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With his presidency in the balance, Biden must switch on Truman show  

After a year in the White House, Joe Biden’s presidential agenda has stalled and America’s democracy continues to fray. So, how does he regain control and guide the country back from the brink?

Russia moves more troops westward as Ukraine tensions soar  

The White House warned that Russia could attack its neighbour at “any point,” while the UK delivered a batch of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.

Russia moves more troops west, as US warns Ukraine attack could come at any point  

Russia is a sending an unspecified number of troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said on Tuesday, a deployment that will further beef up Russian military assets near Ukraine amid Western fears of a planned invasion.Amid the soaring tensions, the White House warned that Russia could attack its neighbour at “any point”, while the UK delivered a batch of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.Russia’s Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin said the joint drills with…

US refuses to be threatened by Iran after regime sanctions 50 Americans  

Washington said on Sunday it refused to be threatened by Iran’s weekend sanctioning of some 50 Americans including senior officials, warning that Tehran would face “severe consequences” if it attacked any US nationals.“Make no mistake: the United States of America will protect and defend its citizens,” White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement.“Should Iran attack any of our nationals, including any of the 52 people named yesterday, it will face severe consequences…

The case for nationalism, by the Israeli credited with shaping Trump's foreign policy   15%

Viktor Orban has hosted him, one of his books is de rigueur in the Trump White House. How Jerusalem-based Yoram Hazony, an archconservative theoretician, became the house intellectual of the world’s nationalistic circles

Biden predicts Russia will invade Ukraine, says Putin will regret it   8%

President Biden holds a news conference at the White House ahead of the first anniversary of his presidency, facing questions on his administration's handling of coronavirus pandemic, his stalled agenda in Congress and Russian aggression toward Ukraine.

Biden touts work on pandemic, calls it a job not yet finished  

It's the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history, a White House official said.

Biden faces delays in undoing Trumps war on efficient dishwashers, dryers and lightbulbs that made him look orange   2%

Nearly a year after Trump left the White House, his rules weakening energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs and other appliances live on. Delays, missed deadlines and a backlog of 33 overdue standards have hobbled the Biden administration's efforts to cut energy use and fight climate change.

Biden to highlight progress, ask for patience over setbacks   15%

Biden insisted that voters will come to embrace a more positive view of his tenure — and of his beleaguered party — in time.

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Headlines for January 14, 2022   -7%

Voting Rights Bills Appear Doomed in Senate as Sinema & Manchin Oppose Filibuster Change, Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccination-or-Test Mandate for 84 Million U.S. Workers, White House Orders Another Half-Billion Coronavirus Tests for U.S. Residents, New York Mayor Considering Virtual Learning Option as COVID-19 Cases Surge in Classrooms, Head of Oath Keepers Among 11 Charged with Seditious Conspiracy over Jan. 6 Insurrection, RNC May Try to Block Future Candidates from Presidential Debates, U.N. Calls for Urgent Funding to Avert Millions of Deaths in Afghanistan, Specter of War Remains After Talks Fail to Resolve Tensions on Russia-Ukraine Border, Prince Andrew Loses Military and Royal Titles as U.S. Sex Assault Case Proceeds, Australia Revokes Novak Djokovic's Visa for 2nd Time, Days Ahead of Australian Open, 2021 Was the 6th Hottest Year on Record, Protesters Call on Gov. Hochul, Lawmakers to Pass Sweeping New York Climate Bill, NJ Gov. Delays Power Plant Contract After Community Organizes to Protect Newark Neighborhood

A whirlwind dash through Biden's first year in office   12%

How did the US president do in his first 12 months in the White House?

Supreme Court clears the way for House to get Trump White House documents  

The Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the release of presidential records from the Trump White House to a congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.

'Extraordinary rebuke of the former President': Toobin weighs in on SCOTUS decision  

Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin and Maggie Haberman discuss the Supreme Court clearing the way for the release of presidential records from the Trump White House to a congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

CNN's Jeff Zeleny presses Biden on what he plans to do differently  

During a press conference, President Biden tells CNN's Jeff Zeleny what he plans to do differently in his second year in office, including soliciting more advice outside the White House.

Bidens first year: A tale of 2 presidencies  

Inside the White House, there is still optimism: “President Biden was elected to a four-year term, not a one-year term.”

It's Biden's Fed now   8%

The White House sent three highly anticipated Fed nominees to the Senate Thursday night.

In Rebuke to Trump, Supreme Court Allows Release of Jan. 6 Files  

The House committee investigating the riot received hundreds of pages of documents from the former president’s White House within hours of the ruling.