Kiev is literally on fire:

I can't believe.. This happens right now on Independent Square in Kiev, Ukraine #Euromaidan

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And what’s the White House doing while this is all going on?

President Obama speech earlier today certainly suggests that his priorities are fuel efficiency and climate change. But Jay Carney assures us that the White House is paying attention to Ukraine. In fact, it’s appalled:

“Appalled.” That’s just the sort of strong language we’ve come to expect from the Obama White House.