Biden says G7 support for Ukraine will ‘continue well into the future’
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the G7 countries’ joint statement of support for Ukraine will “make it clear” that support for Kiev from the world’s largest democracies “will continue well into the future”.
At the Nato summit in Vilnius, following the inaugural session of the Nato-Ukraine Council, Mr Biden said Western nations are making long-term commitments to Ukraine’s security assistance while Ukraine continues a process that will soon lead to full membership of the Nato-Ukraine Council becomes. be a block of 31.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the outcome of the NATO summit was a “significant success for Ukraine,” adding that it brought with it new security opportunities.
Following the summit, Mr. Biden delivered a searing, groundbreaking speech at Vilnius University, in which he told the 10,000-strong crowd that the US and its allies will not back down in support of Ukraine, while simultaneously supporting Lithuania and the rest Baltic states for their own historic freedom struggles.
“The defense of liberty is not a day’s work or a year’s work. It is the calling of our life. Any times. We are armed for the battle ahead. Our unity will not falter, I promise you.”
What is stopping Ukraine from joining NATO?
While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has received support and vague assurances from NATO leaders in Vilnius this week, he ultimately returns home with no clear pledge that his country will join the club anytime soon.
Instead, the alliance leaders said they would remove obstacles in Ukraine’s path to accession so that it could join more quickly once the war with Russia was over.
For many, this argument provides the Russian president with an excuse to prolong the war that President Vladimir Putin is said to have started to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO.
But if Ukraine joins NATO in the middle of a war, then Russia is at war with the entire NATO alliance.
At the heart of this puzzle is Article 5 – NATO’s Common Defense Guarantee, which states that an attack on one member is an attack on all members.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 13, 2023 6:50 am
Trump suggests Hunter Biden should receive ‘a death sentence’
As a Georgia grand jury convened to consider possible criminal charges against him, and as a partisan inquiry into his political enemies seemed to have imploded, Donald Trump lashed out on his Truth Social with a series of off-kilter posts in which he: pointed out that President Joe Biden’s son should get him the death sentence and that a “crackhead” runs the White House.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 13, 2023 5:50 am
Rishi Sunak tells Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy: ‘You belong in NATO’
Rishi Sunak told Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelenskyy that he was part of NATO and assured him that “real progress” had been made in providing security guarantees for Kiev to fight against Russia.
The prime minister met the Ukrainian president on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Vilnius.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 13, 2023 4:50 am
The Fox News anchor has a unique reaction to reports of Biden’s alleged bad temper
A Fox News anchor has claimed that she was “turned on” by reports of Joe Biden’s alleged bad mood and foul words.
Lisa Kennedy said she enjoyed it a axios report that current and former advisers were reluctant to meet with the President because of his volatile moods.
Graeme Massie has the story.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 13, 2023 03:50
Biden plans to cut millions in student loan payments to $0, but will it be his next lawsuit?
The Biden administration calls it a “student loan safety net.” Opponents call it a backdoor attempt to make college free. And it could be the next battleground in the student loan easement litigation.
Starting this summer, millions of Americans with student loans can sign up for a new repayment plan that offers some of the mildest terms ever. As long as borrowers make regular payments, interest rates will not rise. Monthly payments will be reduced to $0 for millions of people. And in just 10 years, all remaining debts will be forgiven.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 13, 2023 2:50 am
Republicans slam Biden’s ‘whistleblower’ over espionage allegations
Four days after he claimed a “very credible witness” had emerged to provide the Justice Department with derogatory information about President Joe Biden and his family, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer questioned the timing of the indictment that the suspected whistleblowers were actually spying for the Chinese government and trying to broker illegal arms sales to Libya.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 13, 2023 1:50 am
What does Turkey get for supporting Sweden’s NATO entry?
Turkey made a surprise promise to end its opposition to Sweden’s NATO entry, paving the way for the Nordic country to join the western military alliance.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 13, 2023 00:50
Votes: Biden finally wins the election from a distance of 4,515 miles
Last week President Joe Biden was abroad, first in the UK and then in Lithuania for the NATO summit. But perhaps the biggest blessing he’s received comes at home on the home front, where he’s received a string of good economic news.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 13, 2023 00:20
Biden met with Belarusian opposition leader in Lithuania
Following his speech in Vilnius today, US President Joseph Biden met with Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte “to underline the strong bilateral ties” between the two countries and to express his gratitude to the Lithuanian people for hosting the NATO summit. He also stressed the continued US commitment to defending every inch of NATO territory.
The President also met with Democratic opposition leader Svyatlana Tikhanovskaya of Belarus to underscore the United States’ continued commitment to defending and promoting human rights, including freedom of expression, and free and fair elections in Belarus.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 12, 2023 11:50 p.m
With inflation rising just 0.2%, the White House welcomes bidenomics
President Joe Biden welcomed that inflation rose just 0.2 percent in June, posting the lowest 12-month rise in more than a year on Wednesday.
The consumer price index for all urban consumers showed that inflation rose 0.2 percent last month after rising just 0.1 percent in May, in a sign that inflation is easing. Meanwhile, the composite index rose 3 percent in the trailing 12 months to June, the lowest 12-month increase since March 2021.
“Good jobs and lower costs: This is Bidenomics in action,” Mr. Biden said in a statement.
Oliver O’ConnellJuly 12, 2023 11:20 p.m