More Susan Crabtree Articles

  • John Kerry: The world is 'ready to act' against Russia

    Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stern warning to Russia Thursday evening, one week after a tentative agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine appeared to have no impact on the violent clashes between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government. "The window to change course...

  • Darrell Issa seeks answers about Justice Department's role in IRS targeting

    Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is raising new questions about the Justice Department's role in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Issa wants more answers from the administration about a previously unreleased email between a DOJ...

  • John Kerry tries to regroup after Israel suspends peace talks

    A State Department spokeswoman acknowledged “some bumps in the road” but said the U.S. remains committed to peace talks led by Secretary of State John Kerry after Israelis pulled out of them indefinitely.

  • White House condemns attack on Christian hospital in Kabul

    A White House official condemned an attack at an American-run Christian hospital in Kabul on Thursday that killed three American medical staff members and wounded several others. “The United States condemns the attack today in Kabul that killed three Americans working to provide health care...

  • Jay Carney reaffirms Obama's support for diverse classrooms after affirmative-action ruling

    President Obama did not have an immediate and direct reaction to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. Instead, White House press secretary Jay Carney reaffirmed the president's support for creating a diverse classroom...

  • John Cornyn calls for broad probe into Obamacare spending, fundraising

    Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is calling for a broad investigation into spending and fundraising to help promote Obamacare after a report released Monday raised new questions about the White House's involvement in persuading private entities to donate to the effort.

  • Report raises questions about White House role in Obamacare fundraising

    A new report is raising questions about the involvement of a top White House health care aide in the administration's effort to fundraise to promote Obamacare enrollment. The Government Accountability Office, Congress's investigative arm, released a report early Monday on Health and Human...

  • Obama heads to Asia as tensions in Ukraine continue to flare

    President Obama is moving forward with his seven-day trip to Asia this week as clashes between Ukraine and Russia continue and tensions in the region continue to simmer. The president will leave Tuesday evening for Tokyo, Japan, where he will begin his four-country tour through Asia. After...

  • Susan Rice: Russia has 'days' to follow through on Ukraine deal

    White House national security adviser Susan Rice said U.S. and European officials will watch Russia “over the coming days” to determine if the Kremlin is upholding its commitments to an agreement reached Thursday aimed at resolving the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Darrell Issa demands answers on revised Census health care questions

    House Republicans are demanding more details about the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to change its questions about health insurance in a way that makes it hard to track the impact of President Obama's health care law. Reps. Darrell Issa, a California Republican who chairs the House Oversight...

  • Obama: Military options 'not on the table in Ukraine'

    President Obama stated clearly that the U.S. is not considering arming or providing lethal aid to Ukraine to defend its sovereignty against pro-Russian forces. “I've been very clear that military options are not on the table in Ukraine because this is not a situation that would be amenable...

  • John Kerry: Parties agree on steps to de-escalate crisis in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry announced a tentative agreement with Russia on a path to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine after a meeting between U.S., Russian, Ukrainian and European officials in Geneva Thursday. Kerry said Russia has agreed to refrain from violence and from encouraging...

  • State Department: Hard to discern al Qaeda strength from 'one video'

    A State Department spokeswoman declined to make “generalizations” about al Qaeda's strength based on a new video that surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be the largest and most dangerous gathering of the terror group in years. Shot in Yemen, the video shows Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the No....

  • U.S. lists demands before Geneva meeting with Russians, Ukrainians

    With tensions mounting over Ukraine's stability, the Obama administration is readying additional sanctions for Russia ahead of a Thursday meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, Russian and European Union officials aimed at resolving the crisis.

  • Changes to U.S. Census questions could cloud Obamacare impact

    The U.S. Census Bureau is altering the questions it asks about health insurance so fundamentally that it will be hard to weigh the impact of President Obama's health care law against previous year's findings. The changes, first reported by the New York Times, are taking place just as the...



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