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Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy On Crimea Vote: Putin’s ‘Done Something Incredibly Stupid’

President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.

03/17/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez Leading Charge On Fresh Iran Sanctions As Lawmakers Work To Build Veto-Proof Majority

As of Friday afternoon, 59 senators now back a new sanctions package they say would increase the pressure on Iran to make nuclear concessions, congressional aides said. The count brings Congress closer to passing a bill the Obama administration considers a threat to a historic diplomatic opportunity.

01/10/2014

Penn State player leaves team meeting (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images) after sanctions are handed down by NCAA President Mark Emmert. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: Harsh Penn State Penalties Simply Not Enough

Many won’t understand the nuances of scholarship reductions, bowl bans and removing victories. The only thing they’ll see is that Penn State will be playing football this upcoming season.

07/23/2012

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Keidel: Statues, Sanctions And Statutes; NCAA Must Level Penn State Football

If the NCAA is sincere – and that can always be questioned – then the hammer must double as a guillotine, gutting Penn State football forever, or at least the contemporary equivalent.

07/23/2012