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  • Obama: No U.S. military action in Ukraine

    President Obama ruled out military action against Russia over its seizure of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in an interview on Wednesday. "We are not going to be getting into a military excursion in Ukraine," Obama told San Diego NBC affiliate KNSD. "What we are going to do is mobilize all of...

  • Vladimir Putin's just the latest bad character to enchant Western leaders

    Acting as if he were endowed by special insight bestowed upon no one else, George W. Bush declared in 2001 that he had looked Vladimir Putin in the eye and “was able to get a sense of his soul.”

  • Joe Biden: Russia on 'dark path' to isolation

    Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia it was headed down a “dark path” to isolation and vowed that the U.S. would defend its Baltic allies from Moscow's “aggression.” Biden, on a three-day trip to Eastern Europe to reassure nations there, spoke from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania,...

  • Obama speaks to Angela Merkel about Crimean crisis

    President Obama on Tuesday spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about their response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. White House press secretary Jay Carney said they discussed “the collaboration that the two leaders have engaged in with our shared allies and others to ensure that the...

  • It's put up or shut up time for President Obama

    From the start, he promised Russia would pay "costs" if it persisted in trying to grab Ukrainian territory. Well, now it has, and the shooting has started. From AFP: One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another wounded on Tuesday during a raid on a Ukrainian military base in the rebel Black...

  • U.S. suspends consular relations with Syria; orders all non-U.S. personnel out

    Daniel Rubinstein, President Obama's newly appointed special envoy for Syria, announced the decision in a statement Tuesday afternoon. It comes three years after the beginning of the bloody civil war that has killed more than 130,000 people.

  • The price we, and the world, will pay for Obama's re-election

    Most Americans who are dissatisfied with President Obama's leadership are thinking about the poor economy and the misbegotten health care law. That disillusionment is justified, if tardy. But the foreign policy failures of this administration are likely to be far more consequential, lasting and...

  • Joe Biden: More sanctions coming as Russia annexes Crimea

    Vice President Joe Biden, in Eastern Europe to reassure U.S. allies rattled by Russian actions in Ukraine, said Tuesday that Western powers would impose more sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime after Moscow formally annexed Crimea.

  • In one day, President Obama tackles multiple foreign policy tests

    Seldom has one day captured the breadth, aspirations and limitations of American foreign policy. On Monday, President Obama imposed sanctions on members of officialdom in a resurgent Russia, tried his hand at an elusive Mideast peace deal and visited wounded soldiers at Walter Reed, a reminder...

  • Three years after U.S. intervention, Libya's an even bigger disaster

    Libya suffered through an eventful St. Patrick's Day on Monday: car bomb attacks in Benghazi killed at least eight people, and the U.S. Navy SEALs scored “one for the Morning Glory” by capturing the runaway oil tanker bearing that name in order to return it to the Libyan government, such as...

  • Without a foreign policy, Obama appears weak and indecisive

    What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may eventually be discovered, but there is something else that has been missing for much longe,r and its “disappearance” has far greater implications for America. It is our foreign policy. Can anyone say what it is? With Russia's Vladimir Putin...

  • House Energy and Commerce to take up natural gas exports bill

    A House subcommittee plans to hold a March 25 hearing on Rep. Cory Gardner's bill to expedite natural gas exports, the Washington Examiner has learned, in a move that underscores increasing congressional pressure to take aim at Russia as the Ukrainian crisis escalates. The House Energy and...

  • Obama: Mahmoud Abbas 'consistently renounced violence'

    President Obama on Monday praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as someone who “consistently renounced violence” as the two leaders met in the White House to discuss the Mideast peace process. Obama hosted Abbas for talks Monday as the U.S. pushes Israel and the Palestinians toward...

  • Russian sanctions coming in 'days,' says White House adviser

    President Obama's senior adviser said Sunday's referendum vote in Ukraine's Crimea region on whether to join Russia is illegal and that sanctions against Russia will be announced "in the coming days." Dan Pfeiffer said that the White House is concerned about the referendum, in which Crimea's...

  • Sen. John McCain: 'Fundamental reassessment' needed with Russia

    Sen. John McCain called for a "fundamental reassessment" with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Ukraine's Crimea region votes in a referendum that experts expect will annex the state with Russia. "Treat him for what he is. That does not mean the ignition of the Cold War. But it does mean...



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