More Susan Crabtree Articles

  • G-7 leaders issue stern warning to Vladimir Putin

    The U.S. and the six other world leaders on Wednesday called on Moscow to halt all efforts to promote the annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region to Russia, which they argued are in “violation of international law” and would have no impact because other countries would not recognize it....

  • Crisis in Crimea doesn't slow White House money chase

    While Washington waits for a response from Moscow in the second week of the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region, the White House midterm money chase continues unabated. On Tuesday night, President Obama headed to New York to attend a pair of $32,400-a-person fundraisers for Democrats'...

  • U.S. authorities still don't know why Malaysia Airlines jet went missing

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration still lacks enough information to draw a conclusion about the reason why a Malaysia Airlines jetliner has gone missing. “I can tell you that we do not have enough information, and this was the case yesterday, to comment on the...

  • White House: War games in Poland intended as a show of force

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said war games the U.S. and Poland began Tuesday are a show of united NATO force against the Russian incursion into Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. Even though the U.S. says joint air drills and naval exercises in the Black Sea were scheduled before the...

  • Russia not budging on Crimea despite U.S. demands

    The State Department on Monday said it was “still awaiting” a Russian response to the Obama administration's demands that it withdraw troops from Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and stop promoting a referendum on seceding in the territory.

  • Edward Snowden: U.S. government is 'setting fire' to the Internet

    National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Monday said the U.S. government is “setting fire to the future of the Internet" and encouraged tech enthusiasts at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, to fight back, calling them “firefighters.”

  • Exclusive: Enroll America told reporter 'no truth' to Kathleen Sebelius fundraising claims

    A Fox News reporter was told by Enroll America that “there was no truth” to a tip that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was fundraising for the group, ending an early investigation into her activities. Emails obtained by the Washington Examiner through a Freedom of...

  • Under legal fire, State Dept. hands over docs on 'competence' of ambassadors

    Facing legal action, the State Department on Friday responded to a request for documents about the qualifications of President Obama's ambassadorial nominees. The American Foreign Service Association, the labor union for career diplomats, has been dissatisfied with the backgrounds of several...

  • Germany's Angela Merkel stuck in the middle of U.S.-Russia dispute

    World leaders have threatened Russia with significant diplomatic and economic costs unless it ends its military intervention in Ukraine, but the European politician with the most clout has been far more subdued. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who presides over Europe's economic engine, said...

  • A new kind of Cold War

    As the United States weighed its response to Russia's violation of Ukraine's sovereignty, the military option was off the table even before one Russian soldier stepped foot in Crimea, and with good reason: The real battle between world powers in the 21st century is based as much on economics as...

  • Obama administration faces FOIA fire over ambassador picks

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki faced a fusillade of questions from reporters Thursday asking why the agency has yet to respond to a request for documents showing proof that President Obama's nominees for ambassadorships are qualified. The American Foreign Service Association, the labor...

  • Jay Carney: No regrets about Team Obama's dinging Mitt Romney on Russia

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said he personally has no regrets that President Obama's team poked fun at Mitt Romney for calling Russia America's No. 1 geopolitical foe during the 2012 election despite this week's Russian incursion into Ukraine. During Thursday's press briefing,...

  • White House won't say whether sanctions would target Vladimir Putin

    The White House is declining to say whether it plans to impose sanctions directly on Russian President Vladimir Putin if he does not back down and pull troops out of Ukraine's Crimea region.

  • HHS: Kathleen Sebelius has stopped fundraising to promote Obamacare

    Read the Washington Examiner's series on the Obama administration's fundraising efforts to promote Obamacare enrollment. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has stopped fundraising for an outside group working to promote Obamacare, a department spokeswoman told the Washington...

  • Exclusive: Emails raise questions about White House knowledge of Kathleen Sebelius' fundraising

    Emails obtained by the Washington Examiner through a Freedom of Information Act request raise new questions about how much the White House knew about Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' fundraising for Obamacare and whether she solicited donations from entities she regulates.



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