By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 08:15 PM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 07:33 PM
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.
By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 03:03 PM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 11:54 AM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 10:50 AM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 10:34 AM
McCaul said there was no reason, at least at this point, to believe that the incident was related to terrorism.
By Brian Hughes | 03/16/14 10:31 AM
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”...
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 01:34 PM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 11:42 AM
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.
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 11:41 AM
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?
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 06:55 AM
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.
By Brian Hughes | 03/14/14 05:54 AM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 03/13/14 03:27 PM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 03/13/14 10:15 AM
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.
By Brian Hughes | 03/12/14 06:13 PM
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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