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AP Poll: Only 20% of Americans think U.S. should play ‘Major’ role in Russia-Ukraine conflict

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The United States and the world are still recovering and trying to bounce back from two years of halted existence due to the global coronavirus pandemic, likely affecting positions on foreign affairs. As Russia pursues an invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden said Tuesday, “Defending freedom will have costs for us as well, here at home.”

According to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Americans may be hesitant to get involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. “Just 26% say the U.S. should have a major role in the conflict” according to the poll.

20% say the U.S. should have no involvement at all, and 52% say only a minor role should be played. The Associated Press notes that a December poll conducted by the same group showed Americans are primarily focused on economic issues such as inflation, and immigration.

According to the poll, Democrats are more likely than Republicans to think the U.S. should have a major role in the conflict, at 32% versus 22%. The poll also shows 43% of Americans now approve of Biden’s handling of the U.S. relationship with Russia, a downtick from 49% in June of last year.

Inflation is already at a record high and “oil prices jumped by more than $7 per barrel and futures for Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were off by more than 2.5%” reports the AP.

Biden’s administration has maintained that supporting Ukraine is also defending American values. AP reports:

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday noted that Americans may have different interpretations of a major U.S. role and reiterated that Biden would not send the U.S. military to Ukraine, though troops have deployed to nearby NATO member countries.

“We make national security decisions based on what’s best for our country’s national security, not on the latest polling,” she said.

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  1. Linda Tincher

    February 25, 2022 at 10:44 am

    No. I feel really bad for them but they’re not in NATO. President Trump was President this never would have happened. He had alot of sanctions on Russia. No wars or attacks happened under our rel President Trump! Trump’s the best President we’ve ever had and nobody better say a word to me about President Trump. He’s the best.

  2. Marianne Louise Garvens

    February 25, 2022 at 11:15 am

    I was hoping Biden would be reasonably capable of:
    – Maintaining relationships with our Allies;
    – Keeping America safe on the World stage;
    – Keeping inflation to a minimum;
    – Continuing growing our economy; et seq

  3. Perla Horn

    March 3, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    We should send our finest to remove Putin from office….

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Biden ‘allies’ concerned with Hollywood lawyer’s ‘aggressive public defense of Hunter Biden’

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Hunter Biden’s Hollywood attorney buddy Kevin Morris is reportedly upsetting President Joe Biden’s “allies” with his very public defense plan for Hunter. Among the defenses is a plan to question the validity of, and story behind, the New York Post’s exclusive 2020 story on Hunter’s laptop found at a Delaware repair shop.

Another issue of concern, according to a New York Times report, is that Morris gave Hunter a loan totaling over $2 million to pay off his tax debts and take care of his living expenses. “It potentially echoes the cash he received while serving on the board of a Ukrainian oligarch’s company and pursuing deals with a Chinese tycoon, the Times said.”

But President Biden’s supporters want his scandalous son to stay out of the public eye and avoid going to trial. Morris’ tactics, however, are making a big splash. For one, he was recently accused of “spying” on filmmakers who are making an independent movie “My Son Hunter.” The movie allegedly paints an unflattering portrait of the Biden family.

The Times said Morris may try to use footage he shot on the movie’s set located in Serbia to try and “undermine” the film and the laptop. Another potential issue for the Bidens is how Morris came to  be in possession of Hunter’s controversial artwork.

Morris is rumored to be an art collector, and according to one source, Morris might have received Hunter’s art as a gift. The Times cited two people familiar with the story.

Everything is exacerbating the scrutiny the White House has already been under, when it comes to Hunter’s scandals. Hunter and Morris met at a fundraiser for then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Nonbinary On Birth Certificates

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On Tuesday, Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill banning the use of nonbinary as a gender option on state birth certificates.

The new law, SB 1100, requires all birth certificates in the state to only allow male or female as gender options.

The law says that it “requires the biological sex designation on a birth certificate to be either male or female and prohibits a nonbinary or any symbol representing a nonbinary designation including the letter ‘X’ beginning on the effective date of this act. The measure declares an emergency.”

“People are free to believe whatever they want about their identity, but science has determined people are either biologically male or female at birth,” said Oklahoma Rep. Sheila Dills, the House sponsor of the bill, in a statement. “We want clarity and truth on official state documents. Information should be based on established medical fact and not an ever-changing social dialogue.”

“As the war on common sense continues, we must stand up and put a stop to this nonsense regarding biological sex,” said Michael Bergstrom, R-Adair, the principal author of the bill. “It’s not a complicated issue – biologically, you’re either a male or female. There should be no other option to choose from on a birth certificate. I’m thankful my colleagues in the House of Representatives also saw the need to stand behind science and approve this measure.”

Stitt’s signing of the bill comes after he signed an executive order in November 2021 directing the Oklahoma Health Department to stop issuing or changing birth certificates with nonbinary as a gender option.

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