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Marco Rubio decries Vladimir Putin as tyrant, calls on White House to push human rights

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio painted Russia President Vladimir Putin Thursday as a tyrant who runs a brutal, corrupt, and repressive regime that murders opponents, seeks to destabilize western countries including the United States, perpetuates war crimes, and does not represent the Russian people. In doing so, Rubio called on the United States to stand up for the rights of Russians and do all it can to oppose Putin. “It’s not Putin’s Russia, it’s Russians’ Russia,” Rubio said in a speech Thursday…

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John Kerry speaks out on Florida’s ‘climate change’ ban

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Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that elected officials who ban the words “climate change” are unwilling to face the facts, a non-so-subtle dig at Florida Gov. Rick Scott‘s administration. Kerry, a longtime champion of combatting climate change, said the officials were ignoring the scientific facts. “Now folks, we literally do not have the time to waste debating whether we can say ‘climate change,’” Kerry said during a speech at The Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank. “Because no…

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