The Monday Catchup

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were shocking your mom and/or soul clapping:

The lead story: The last few weeks have seen bitter partisan battles over negations with Iran led by President Obama. A deal was finally reached on Friday but the GOP has already announced plans to prevent the lifting of sanctions as per the deal.

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning folks! Here’s what was going on in the world while you were Fandangoing and watching the rain melt the snow.

The lead story: Senator Ted Cruz is calling on the US to arm the Ukrainian rebels in their fight against separatists supported by Russia. Meanwhile, European nations have called for a cease fire.

Coming up after the jump: Same-sex marriage in Alabama, Obama against domestic violence, Bruce Jenner involved in fatal car accident, Alibaba makes moves, and more…

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning folks! Here’s what you missed while the snow was piling up aside your work.

The lead story: Today President Obama will announce a $4 trillion budget that includes a measure for a one time, 14% tax on overseas profits to fund infrastructure projects. This tax would target companies like Apple, which avoid US taxes by storing money overseas.

Also, congratulations to the New England Patriots on their win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

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The Friday Ketchup

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Hey. Its about that time again. Condiment time. Its been a week so it’s here again. I missed seeing you guys, and I hope it was a good week full of great times. It’s the Friday Ketchup. (Not to be confused with the Monday Catchup. Clarity. The Thrill is about CLARITY.)

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The Monday Catchup

Obama Putin

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: The New York Times thinks President Obama is reviving the Cold War. Says the Times on Obama’s containment tactics:

The administration’s priority is to hold together an international consensus against Russia, including even China, its longtime supporter on the United Nations Security Council.

After The Jump: An alcohol breakthrough, the NBA mulls raising the minimum age for players, an update on the South Korean ferry crash, you can still sue your cereal company, science says eat more dark chocolate and a former reality star is having a baby.

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The Monday Catchup

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Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: Well, it’s official. After holding a referendum vote over the weekend Crimea has decided to rejoin Russia after becoming part of Ukraine when the Soviet Union collapsed. President Obama called President Putin over the weekend to promise more “costs” (i.e. sanctions), but Russia shows few signs of backing down. With Russian troops stacked along the border of eastern Ukraine, many fear that a mainland invasion is next.

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The Monday Catchup

Drone

US intelligence agencies have expressed concern over the impact of troop withdrawals on our drone program.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: The drone program, a defining feature of President Obama’s foreign policy approach, could face new difficulties taking on Al Qaeda and its affiliates if US troops are forced to withdraw from Afghanistan this year. Reports the New York Times:

If Mr. Obama ultimately withdrew all American troops from Afghanistan, the C.I.A.’s drone bases in the country would have to be closed, according to administration officials, because it could no longer be protected.

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