Thursday, April 28, 2022

Ukraine war: Putin warns against foreign intervention
Yaroslav Lukov / BBC News

Any country trying to intervene in the Ukraine war will face a "lightning-fast" response, Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned.

"We have all the tools no-one can boast of... we will use them if necessary", he said, in what is seen as a reference to ballistic missiles and nuclear arms.

Ukraine's allies have stepped up the supply of weapons, with the US vowing to make sure Ukraine defeats Russia. Western officials say Russia is being hampered in its efforts in the east.

Last week, Russia launched a major offensive to seize the Donbas region after withdrawing from areas around the capital Kyiv. But according to one official, Russian forces are "finding it difficult to overcome the staunch Ukrainian resistance and they are suffering losses".

In another development, the European Commission has accused Russia of blackmail after Moscow cut off gas exports to Poland and Bulgaria. The Commission's President, Ursula von der Leyen said it showed Russia's "unreliability"... Read more and see video here.

Pro-Abortion Senators Tank Marco Rubio's Joint Resolution to Overturn Biden's Rule on Title X Family Planning 
Rebecca Downs / Townhall Tipsheet

Last month, Townhall received an exclusive first look at a joint resolution Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced in the U.S. Senate and Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the resolution would have overturned the Biden administration's 2021 Final Rule for Title X family planning funds. Thanks to the Biden administration overturning the 2019 Final Rule under the Trump administration which was also known as the "Protect Life" rule, funds now go to providers that perform or refer for abortions. Thanks to 49 Senators--most of them Democrats--they will continue to do so, as the resolution failed on Wednesday night.

A press release soon after from the senator's office highlighted how "Rubio Slams Senate Democrats for Failure to Protect Life."

After the resolution failed, Sen. Rubio issued a strong statement, which also contained reassurances about his stance on the issue. "President Biden’s rule is an assault on the most sacred and fundamental human right, the right to life," he said. "It is disgraceful that Democrats voted to use tens of millions of...Read more, see tweet, and video here.