John McCain on Ukraine bill delay: ‘Reagan would never tolerate this’

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A Senate vote on a Ukraine aid bill likely won’t come to the floor until after next week’s Congressional recess. That fact sent Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on a bit of a rant Thursday afternoon.

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McCain tomorrow will visit Ukraine with seven other senators.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/13/sen-john-mccain-on-ukraine-bill-delay-reagan-would-never-tolerate-this/

‘Nails it’! Rob Lowe shatters Obama’s lame ‘wrong side of history’ remark about Russia

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Talk about an understatement.

As Twitchy reported, Barack Obama apparently thinks he can persuade Vladimir Putin to leave Ukraine alone by declaring that Russia’s “on the wrong side of history.” Count Rob Lowe among those thoroughly unimpressed by President Peacemaker’s finger-wagging:

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Oh, snap!

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Lowe understands that Putin isn’t suddenly going to grow a conscience. Putin won’t be guilted into changing his mind — or threatened into it, as Sen. Feinstein pointed out today:

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Even Dianne Feinstein knows Obama’s brand of diplomacy is getting nowhere. So what’s it gonna take for the president to wake up and smell reality?

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Related:

‘Like Putin cares’: President Cliché warns Russia not to be on ‘wrong side of history’

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/03/nails-it-rob-lowe-shatters-obamas-lame-wrong-side-of-history-remark-about-russia/

Julie Bishop Describes Serious Diplomatic Relationships With Emoji

Exclusive: World’s first political emoji interview.

Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, simply loves using emojis to make a point. In a BuzzFeed News exclusive, we sat down with her for the world’s first political emoji interview.

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1. We started off with a simple one to get the ball rolling.

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2. But it turns out that her emoji patronus is a monkey.

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3. When asked to hand out emoji spirit animals to others, she gave prime minister Tony Abbott the running man. Is he running to his right?

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4. And the man tipped to challenge Abbott for the top job got the iPhone. Is that because he loves working the phones?

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5. Meanwhile, she thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is embodied in the red-faced angry man.

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6. Bishop is famous for her morning running routine. Does she enjoy a dance also? Maybe.

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7. And when it comes to her downtime…

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8. …she’s just like us tbh.

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9. But what about some serious emoji-plomacy? Let’s put Australia’s relationships into perspective.

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10. Then there’s Australia’s biggest trading partner and Asian neighbour.

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11. Australia’s most intense relationship at the moment is with Indonesia, which is set to execute two Australians for drug smuggling. The presence of “pensive face” is telling here.

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12. Bishop’s position on marriage equality is “open hands”, which in this case could be interpreted as “jazz hands”.

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13. The other elephant in the room is Bishop’s soaring popularity, which comes as Abbott’s sinks. So does she want his job?

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14. And finally, we found out her secret weapon emoji.

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It’s the emoji mind of Australia’s forward-thinking foreign minister.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/emoji-plomacy