By Susan Crabtree | 03/04/14 01:23 PM
With Russia resolute on defending its right to takeover Ukraine's Crimean region, all eyes are on President Obama as he struggles to build a united response with western allies. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a rambling one-hour press conference early Tuesday appeared defiant, called the...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/03/14 06:52 PM
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power Monday strongly challenged Russia's defense of its invasion of Ukraine's Crimea region as a human rights mission aimed at protecting the ethnic Russian population there. Power, arguing in front of her Russian counterpart and other members of...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/03/14 03:16 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin showed no signs of bending to world leaders' warnings about his military intervention in Ukraine on Monday, as pressure grew on President Obama to take measures to punish Moscow. Reports said Russian troops ordered the crews of two Ukrainian warships to...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/03/14 06:06 AM
The crisis over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine looms over a busy week for President Obama, as he also welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and turns to domestic politics, highlighted by his budget on Tuesday.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 05:54 PM
The State Department on Sunday announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine for meetings Tuesday while President Obama spent Sunday afternoon speaking with U.S. allies and weighing a response to Russia's invasion of the Crimea region.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 11:31 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Russia cannot be trusted to fulfill its international commitments because their government lies on a regular basis and is “increasingly behaving like an enemy of international peace and international norms.”
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 10:51 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. is considering several punitive actions in response to the Russian invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine and said the ball is in President Vladimir Putin's court on whether he will pull back or face the consequences.
By Susan Crabtree | 03/02/14 10:25 AM
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers Sunday said the naivete of President Obama's national security advisers about Russian President Vladimir Putin's motivations is allowing Russia to outmaneuver the U.S. in Ukraine and other hot spots around the globe.
By Susan Crabtree | 02/28/14 12:47 PM
It's rare when the creation of a new White House office generates more controversy than the person chosen to lead it. But that's just what happened to David Simas when President Obama announced the reopening of the White House political office amid pressure to help Democrats in this fall's...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/27/14 11:10 AM
President Obama will host Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in mid-March. The two plan to discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and their continuing effort to “work cooperatively to strengthen the institutions that can support the establishment of...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/27/14 08:06 AM
The Federal Communications Commission's decision to shelve plans for a study of how media newsrooms work has tamped down outrage from some conservative quarters but some alumni from a prominent participating university are still in an uproar. The University of Southern California's Annenberg...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/25/14 05:01 AM
A senior Health and Human Services official was so frustrated last May over the White House's “disarray” on health care before the launch of Obamacare insurance exchanges that he warned of needing a “come to Jesus meeting” with his counterparts.
By Susan Crabtree | 02/24/14 06:41 AM
President Obama poked a little fun at certain state politicians who harbor presidential ambitions during a dinner he hosted at the White House Sunday night for the National Governors Association. Obama began his remarks by telling the governors to make themselves at home during their time that...
By Susan Crabtree | 02/21/14 11:57 AM
Instead of pivoting away from the Middle East as President Obama repeatedly has tried to do, Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority -- the elusive holy grail of U.S. diplomacy.
By Susan Crabtree | 02/21/14 11:44 AM
While Secretary of State John Kerry has poured his energy into unlikely peace missions in the Middle East, a violent crackdown against protesters in Ukraine was left simmering on the back burner of U.S. priorities for months, only recently commanding President Obama's attention. Vice President...
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