President Of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Addresses Congress

Not all Republicans feel ‘Ukraine fatigue,’ as GOP splits over continued aid

BY: - April 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — As some in the Republican Party call for halting aid to Ukraine, other GOP members of Congress are doubling down on supporting the war-torn nation and even criticizing the Biden administration for not doing enough. Several Republican members of the U.S. House traveled to Ukraine during a congressional recess in early April to […]


How Putin’s war and small islands are accelerating the global shift to clean energy, and what to watch for in 2023

BY: - December 28, 2022

The year 2022 was a tough one for the growing number of people living in food insecurity and energy poverty around the world, and the beginning of 2023 is looking bleak. Russia’s war on Ukraine, one of the world’s largest grain and fertilizer feedstock suppliers, tightened global food and energy supplies, which in turn helped […]

In attempt to curb gas prices, Biden will release oil from emergency reserve

BY: - October 19, 2022

President Joe Biden will authorize the release of 15 million barrels of oil from the nation’s reserves on Wednesday, part of an effort to lower gas prices as polling shows concerns over inflation are likely to hurt Democrats in congressional elections next month. The release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a four-site complex of deep […]

‘Winter is here’: Chess champion Kasparov warns that Ukraine war is a test for democracies

BY: - October 11, 2022

Kasparov follows in footsteps of Churchill with Fulton speech calling for hard line against Putin and dictators around the world FULTON, MO. — The invasion of Ukraine awakened free countries to the threat posed by Russia and Vladimir Putin, but whether they will sustain that resistance to dictators is an open question, former world chess […]

Endless nonsense about the high price of gasoline

BY: - July 27, 2022

What a lot of complaining I hear about gas prices. I’ve done some myself. I also see a lot of blaming, especially of President Joe Biden. “It’s all his fault.” Hmm, could Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have just a little bit to do with the latest surge in prices at our gasoline pumps? Oil is a dense fuel, moved around with relative ease across the globe.

Rev. Barber calls for humanitarian delegation to free Brittney Griner 

BY: - July 15, 2022

At a press conference today, national civil rights and anti-poverty activist Rev. William Barber II called for the establishment of an interfaith humanitarian delegation that would travel to Russia to bring home Brittney Griner.  Griner, a star WNBA basketball player who also plays for a team in Europe, was taken into custody in February after […]

Russia says ‘Nyet’ to any more visits from hundreds of members of Congress

BY: - May 28, 2022

Entire NC congressional delegation is banned, except for Sen. Richard Burr WASHINGTON — Hundreds of members of Congress are permanently banned from visiting Russia, in retaliation for passing economic sanctions on the country after it invaded Ukraine in late February. The list includes nearly 1,000 Americans, including President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, […]

Congress clears $40B in Ukraine aid for Biden’s signature, but some in GOP balk

BY: - May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday to send President Joe Biden a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine that will provide additional economic, humanitarian and military support to the country. The 86-11 vote marks the second time Congress cleared a multi-billion-dollar package since Russia invaded in late February. Negotiators opted both times to increase […]

War in Ukraine has made school buses expensive to operate

BY: - May 4, 2022

Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine has sent fuel prices through the roof. As a result, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is prepared to ask state lawmakers for an additional $32 million in the upcoming short session to ensure school districts have enough diesel to power buses next school year. The state’s two-year budget […]

U.S. to lend and lease military supplies to Ukraine under bill cleared by Congress

BY: - April 29, 2022

NC’s Dan Bishop joins Gaetz, Gosar, Taylor Greene in opposing bipartisan package WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to use the framework of a World War II-era program to allow the federal government to lend and lease military equipment to Ukraine as it resists Russian troops. The legislation, called the Ukraine Democracy Defense […]

Biden to ask Congress for more Ukraine aid after earlier U.S. funding runs dry

BY: - April 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is preparing to ask Congress for billions more in aid to Ukraine as the war shifts to the Eastern regions of the country, following Russia’s failure to take the capital city of Kyiv. “I’m asking the Defense Department to put together what they think we need,” Biden said this week. […]

New HPU Poll looks at NC views on largest problems, inflation, price increases

BY: - April 12, 2022

A new High Point University Poll released this week gives insight into how North Carolinians view inflation, rising prices on everything from food to gas and who they feel is most to blame. The poll, conducted March 18 – March 31, found inflation to be the issue respondents found most important, with 70 percent saying […]