More Brian Hughes Articles

  • Obama warns Vladimir Putin of 'additional costs' after Crimea vote

    President Obama in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin told the leader that western nations were “prepared to impose additional costs on Russia” after Putin endorsed a referendum Sunday in which Crimea chose to secede from Ukraine. Obama told Putin that the Crimea vote...

  • With nod to March Madness, White House promotes Obamacare bracket

    The White House on Monday will release a “16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered” bracket, hoping to use March Madness to promote Obamacare two weeks before the deadline for Americans to obtain health insurance.

  • White House rejects Crimean referendum

    The White House said Sunday that the U.S. and its allies would not recognize a referendum in Crimea to secede from Ukraine, as early exit polls showed that more than nine in 10 voters there favored joining the Russian Federation. “This referendum is contrary to Ukraine's constitution, and...

  • Vladimir Putin has 'upper hand' in Ukraine negotiations, Rep. Mike Rogers says

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers on Sunday said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had outmaneuvered U.S. officials on the crisis in Ukraine and would continue to exert his advantage in any future talks with western leaders. “He has set the table to his advantage in any...

  • Sen. Chris Murphy: Vladimir Putin's ambitions extend beyond Crimea

    Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to take control of far more than just the Crimean region in Ukraine. “I don't think Putin's ambition is Crimea here,” Murphy said on ABC's “This Week,” as voters in the region held a referendum on...

  • Rep. Michael McCaul on Flight 370: All signs point to cockpit

    McCaul said there was no reason, at least at this point, to believe that the incident was related to terrorism.

  • Sen. Bob Corker rips John Kerry for 'wishy-washiness' with Vladimir Putin

    Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Sunday panned Secretary of State John Kerry for explicitly saying the U.S. was not threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin, as the Crimea region holds a referendum on whether to secede from Ukraine. “It's not helpful,” Corker said on “Fox News Sunday”...

  • John Kerry: 'There will be some sanctions' over Crimea vote

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the U.S. would impose sanctions over a planned referendum in the Crimean region to secede from Ukraine, conceding that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not change his position before Sunday's vote. “If the referendum takes place there will...

  • In Louisiana, a political prescription for Obamacare

    Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana liver doctor who could determine control of the Senate, has crafted a two-step prescription for helping the GOP retake the upper chamber: Focus on the big picture and reject Democrats' narratives on the GOP.

  • Lone survivor: How Sen. Mary Landrieu defies the odds in Louisiana

    t's a question that conservative Louisianans have been muttering for years: How does Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu keep winning in a deep-red state?

  • Obama orders review of deportation practices

    President Obama called for his administration to review deportation policies to see if they could be done “more humanely within the confines of the law,” the White House announced late Thursday.

  • Obama puts target on for-profit colleges

    The Obama administration is making a new push to crack down on for-profit colleges, saying Thursday that it would stop the flow of taxpayer dollars to schools that don't properly prepare students for the job market. “Higher education should open up doors of opportunity, but students in these...

  • White House withheld documents from Senate torture probe

    White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration withheld a “tiny percentage” of documents from a Senate investigation into torture practices, citing “executive branch confidentiality issues.” The administration chose not to turn over 9,000...

  • Eric Holder pushes reduced drug sentences

    Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed shorter prison sentences for most drug offenders, saying the U.S. was wasting money on overcrowded jails and that the stiffest penalties should be reserved for violent crimes.

  • Obama sidesteps CIA-Senate fight over spying allegation

    President Obama declined to take sides Wednesday in a simmering feud between the Central Intelligence Agency and the Senate over whether the agency spied on a congressional panel. “With respect to the issues that are going back and forth between the Senate committee and the CIA, [agency...



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