There are three reasons the United States is holding off on taking further actions in Ukraine, according to Wall Street Journal Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib. Firstly, the Administration wants to wait until a meeting happens on Thursday between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavro. Secondly, Europe is reluctant to take a stand and sanctions from the U.S. alone do little to dissuade Russia. Thirdly, the U.S. and the Europeans now worry that hostile acts toward Russia might incentivize Vladimir Putin to take even more aggressive actions in Ukraine.
The tax for choosing not to enroll in Obamacare begins at only $95 per person or one percent of an individual's income. However, this tax increases over the years, reaching $695 per person or 2.5 percent of an individual's income by 2016.
Ukraine sent military forces Tuesday to address the pro-Russian rioters in Eastern Ukraine. Armored vehicles with Russian flags entered the city of Slovyansk Wednesday morning.
Even recreational marijuana use can cause permanent damage, altering patterns in the brain's regions of motivation and emotion, a study collaborated between Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School found. "People think a little recreational use shouldn't cause a problem, if someone is doing OK with work or school," study co-author Hans Breiter explained, "our data directly says this is not the case."
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose the highest state taxes, The Wall Street Journal reports. Where should you move to avoid high income taxes? Wyoming. While the national state and local tax average is 9.8 percent, residents of the Cowboy state pay only 6.9 percent.
One year to the day after the Boston Marathon terror blasts, families of those killed attended a brief, quiet ceremony this morning at the bombing sites on Boylston Street.
Russia must deescalate and "ease the pressure" in the Ukraine, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday. He told Russia to pull back its troops from Ukraine's border and to clarify that it does not support the pro-Russia separatist riots.
Russia will obtain all of Edward Snowden's information, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) told TellDC Tuesday, "what that does is it diminishes our capacity to do the kind of investigation that will prevent people in this country from doing harm, like we saw in the Boston marathon."
"HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week in the wake of the Healthcare.gov debacle," Comedian Jodi Miller reported, "she wanted to resign last October but her word processor kept crashing."
Armed men and pro-russian protesters are still occupying the governmental building of the police and secret services in the East of Ukraine Monday despite the Ukrainian government's evacuation deadline.
"Left to fend for itself by the West, Ukraine looks like a loser to them," Matthew Kaminski wrote in the Wall Street Journal Monday, "Ukraine expects and deserves America's support by every other means that Washington has refused so far. Betrayal is an ugly word and an uglier deed. Europe and the U.S. will pay dearly for it in Ukraine."