Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a “unilateral diktat” on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. In a 40-minute diatribe against the West that was reminiscent of the Cold War and underlined the depth of the rift between Moscow and the West, Putin also denied trying to rebuild the Soviet empire at the expense of Russia’s neighbors. “We did not start this,” Putin told an informal group of experts on Russia that includes many Western specialists critical of him, warning that Washington was trying to “remake the whole world” based on its own interests. FULL ARTICLE
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Our fearless leader has seen his fair share of controversies throughout his tenure in the Oval Office.
Most recently, there was the tan suit fiasco, soon followed by “Lattegate,” and thenone or two more.
But he’s also committed some lesser-known atrocities — like being that guy who films something with an iPad. No one likes that guy, Mr. President. No one. Let’s take a moment to remember all these times Barack Obama was literally the worst:
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Federal deficit falls to $483B, a six-year low
By Rebecca Shabad
The federal budget deficit in fiscal 2014 fell to the lowest level since 2008, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday.
For fiscal 2014, which ended September 30, the shortfall was $483 billion, which is 2.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). Last year, the deficit was 4.1 percent of GDP.
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