Vice News Simon Ostrovsky detained for 'bad activities'
Bad activity = Reporting the truth about what Russian insurgents are doing in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea
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"Obamacare on the roll-out was a disaster," he said of the Affordable Care Act and the initial online health care enrollment. "They say they got 7 million signed up. Well, I don't believe them, that they have 7 million. It was such a mess, I don't believe what they say anymore." Even if they have 7 million, that still leaves millions without health insurance, he said. (About 42 million are without health insurance this year, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.)
Republican Sen. John McCain intensified calls Tuesday for the U.S. to arm the Ukrainian military as Russian forces showed little sign of retreating from the Ukrainian border.
“Please give the Ukrainians defensive weapons,” Mr. McCain said in an interview Tuesday. “It is insane.”
If the Obama administration hopes to defuse the situation it will have to take a stronger approach to deter a further push from Russia into Ukraine, Mr. McCain said. “This administration, I never have seen anything like it in my life,” Mr. McCain said. “It’s passive.”
The Obama administration, wary of inflaming tensions with Russia, plans to send only nonlethal supplies including medical kits and clothing
Even another round of sanctions may not be enough to repel Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr. McCain said.
“Vladimir Putin understands peace through strength and nothing else. And so far we’ve made a lot of threats and done almost nothing,” Mr. McCain said. “There is no significant penalty anywhere on the horizon.”
The Arizona senator, who has taken to referring to Russia as a “gas station masquerading as a country,” acknowledged additional sanctions could be effective in damaging Russia’s economy. However, he said Mr. Putin’s popularity among the Russian people makes that approach more complicated
Austin, Tex. (CBS HOUSTON) – A Georgetown police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on video kicking, tripping and shoving high school students as they rushed the field to celebrate the soccer team’s first Texas state championship win.
The Georgetown Police Department is investigating the video that parents began emailing the department following Vandegrift High School’s win in the University Interscholastic League Championship game on Saturday, KXAN-TV reports. The department’s move to put Officer George Bermudez on leave stems from video taken from the game broadcast as well as from fans in attendance watching the post-game celebration.
The students were rushing the field following the win, as the uniformed officer can be seen sticking his leg out to trip multiple students as well as shoving people coming onto the field. One student can be seen limping off the field as the officer directs him to keep moving.