Corker: President Obama Should Target Russian State-Owned Companies With Sanctions

Friday, March 21, 2014
Senator Bob Corker called on President Obama to begin imposing sanctions against Russian state-owned enterprises that were authorized Thursday in his executive order.

He said, “The president’s additional U.S. sanctions announced yesterday were appropriate steps, and he should target a number of state-owned companies to send shock waves into Russia’s economy, demonstrating to the Putin regime that this is just the beginning if they intervene further in Ukraine.”



Mayor Berke To Announce Increased Staffing For City Fire Department

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Police Say Woman Set Boyfriend's Clothes On Fire Near House Where Her Baby Was Inside

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Roy Exum: How Tenure Destroys Kids

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Luthringer, Boyd Win Prep Cross Country Races

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Ooltewah Gets Past Improved McMinn, 3-0, In District 5-3A Volleyball

McMinn County may not be the patsy it once was on the volleyball court. Ooltewah, which have won a combined 26 regular season and District 5-3A tournament titles, 10 region tourney crowns and appeared in earned nine state berths with two second-place finishes, learned the Lady Cherokees have made significant improvement since the 2015 season. The Lady Owls (14-4, 4-0) ... (click for more)