On Friday, tensions mounted in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Russian forces, already in control of much of Crimea, expanded their control of the region this week, prompting President Obama to issue idle threats to Russia. Obama warned that “the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.”
Last month, the Obama Administration announced the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, which would effectively ban the commercial sale of ivory in the United States. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has called upon its members to persuade their Congresspersons to kill the proposal.
In a rare Army court-martial last year, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was accused of forcible sodomy, adultery, and inappropriate communications with female officers, among other charges. Now Sinclair is fighting sexual assault charges that could put him in military prison for life, The Associated Press reports.
A new analysis by the Urban Institute reveals that wealthy Americans who are white and have private insurance are most likely to oppose the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The survey also found that people who have benefited from at least one provision of the law are still more likely to have a negative view of the law.
This week, Sam Seder and Bobby Kennedy discussed the dangerous disconnect that America’s super-rich have from reality. Notably, Exxon’s Rex Tillerson and venture capitalist Tom Perkins.