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  • Obama tries to mend rift with Saudis

    President Obama met with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh Friday, the last stop on his weeklong foreign trip as he tried to cool tensions with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. "The United States and Saudi Arabia are working together to address a number of critical bilateral and regional...

  • Obama forced to settle for status quo in Crimea

    President Obama will leave Europe armed with little more than threats against Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising concerns over his ability to deter the Kremlin from expanding its footprint beyond Crimea.

  • Will Obama's Saudi visit be painful? Signs point to yes

    The Saudis have been less than pleased -- to say the least -- with Obama administration policies they believe have made a mess of the Middle East. And they're eager to vent their displeasure face-to-face.

  • Senators urge Obama to cancel contracts with Russian arms exporter

    A bipartisan group of senators urged President Obama on Thursday to end the Pentagon's contractual relationship with a Russian state arms dealer, as tensions between the United States and Russia continue to soar. Rosoboronexport, Russia's official state arms exporter, has been offered more...

  • Analysis: Russia deeply linked to Obama priorities

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow. From early in his presidency, Obama has engaged Russia to help achieve...

  • Kerry meets Abbas as peace process founders

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to salvage foundering Mideast peace talks that were dealt a new blow when Arab leaders said they never would recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Kerry and Abbas spoke for...

  • White House: NSA spying not 'significant' issue during Europe trip

    The White House said that concerns over the National Security Agency's surveillance practices had not “come up frequently” during President Obama's private discussions with European leaders during his trip abroad. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters that the issue...

  • Despite chill, cooperation between US and Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Cold War ended two decades ago, Washington has considered Moscow mostly as an unreliable ally — and, at times, a stubborn adversary, in efforts to boost the global economy, curb weapons proliferation and calm other nations in tumult. At the same time, Russia's...

  • Obama defends U.S.-Europe trade talks

    President Obama on Wednesday downplayed criticism of U.S.-European trade talks and insisted that he would not sign any deal that weakened consumer or environmental protections.

  • Obama tries to reset reality by dismissing Russia as a 'regional power'

    President Obama lives in a world where the truth in international affairs is defined by the sound of his voice.

  • Kerry races against deadlines for Mideast peace

    ROME (AP) — Hoping to salvage foundering Mideast peace negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is interrupting a trip to Europe with President Barack Obama to press Israeli and Palestinian leaders to stick with the talks beyond an April deadline. The meetings come at a critical time...

  • Senate Democrats, heeding GOP objections, strip IMF measure from Ukraine aid bill

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday he has stripped the IMF provision from the Senate bill, even though Democrats, President Obama and some Republicans support it.

  • North Korea's UN envoy slams US 'hostile policy'

    GENEVA (AP) — North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation. So Se Pyong says the U.S. has undermined North Korea's...

  • Jimmy Carter: Russian invasion of Crimea 'inevitable'

    Former President Jimmy Carter says the Crimean annexation was "inevitable" because Russia considers the peninsula to be part of its country and so many Crimeans consider themselves Russian. But he says Russian President Vladimir Putin shouldn't be permitted to go any further.

  • U.S., Ukraine vow not to recognize 'illegal' takeover of Crimea

    The United States and Ukraine on Tuesday vowed that they would not recognize Russia's “illegal” annexation of Crimea, as the international community looks to ramp up pressure on the Kremlin.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...