More Susan Crabtree Articles

  • 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.

  • After NRA opposition, White House shifts strategy for surgeon general nominee

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said administration officials are “recalibrating” their approach to President Obama's nominee for surgeon general after the National Rifle Association's strong opposition siphoned off key Democratic support.

  • Obama to host Mahmoud Abbas Monday amid confrontation with Russia

    President Obama will try to divide his attention between the crisis in Crimea and the Middle East peace process Monday as he hosts a White House visit from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Obama under fire for big-money ambassador nominees

    Modern presidents have regularly picked well-heeled campaign donors and political allies for plum ambassadorships. But the decades-long debate over the practice has flared up again after three of President Obama's picks flubbed basic political facts about the countries they were picked to serve...

  • John Kerry meets with Russian counterpart ahead of Sunday vote in Crimea

    Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in London Friday in a last-minute attempt to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea region.

  • John Kerry: Russia has until Monday to reverse course in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry warned of serious repercussions for Russia on Monday if last-ditch talks over the weekend to resolve the crisis in Ukraine failed to persuade Moscow to soften its stance. Kerry will travel to London for a Friday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...

  • John Kerry will meet with Russia's foreign minister in London on Friday

    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Friday to try to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine before a planned vote on a referendum in its Crimea region on Sunday. “President Obama has asked me to leave tomorrow evening and fly...

  • 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...



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