By Paul Bedard | 03/10/14 02:44 PM
American gun owners are gobbling up cheap Russian ammunition in huge quantities, worried that President Obama's tussle with Vladimir Putin over Moscow's grab for Crimea will result in new trade sanctions cutting off imports of bullets. “We've seen an ammo-hoarding effect,” said Larry...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/10/14 02:38 PM
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.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/10/14 10:25 AM
President Obama on Sunday evening spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the crisis in Ukraine, and assured him that he was focused on finding a “peaceful resolution.”
By Brian Hughes | 03/10/14 08:46 AM
President Obama this week will devote his attention to the escalating crisis in Crimea, hosting Ukraine's interim prime minister at the White House in the U.S. government's highest-profile endorsement of the country's nascent leadership.
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/09/14 01:02 PM
Ukraine's interim prime minister will visit President Obama in Washington to discuss the crisis in Crimea, the White House announced on Sunday. “President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine to the White House on March 12,” the White House said in a statement....
By Sean Lengell | 03/09/14 12:49 PM
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to recreate a Soviet-style sphere of Russian influence in Eastern Europe -- an ambition the United States and its allies must keep in check. Gates told "Fox News Sunday" that Russia's current military occupation...
By Paul Bedard | 03/08/14 02:15 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has been hurt by slumping polls and the Russia crisis. "Bottom line this week is that President Obama lost a little ground in the polls, so his grade will stay the same as last week. Not good. “He opened...
By Steve Chapman | 03/07/14 05:22 PM
In 1980, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter came up with a way to retaliate: stopping grain sales to Moscow. The boycott, said then-Commerce Secretary Philip Klutznick, would prove to the world that "aggression is costly" and induce the Soviets to "halt their...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 04:48 PM
The White House said President Obama's conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin were “direct” and “candid,” and that the next few days would reveal if Moscow would de-escalate the Ukraine crisis. “We're having robust, direct, candid conversations between President Obama...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/07/14 03:40 PM
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...
By Susan Crabtree | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
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...
By Dan Kish | 03/07/14 10:10 AM
Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine provide us a clear view of the fecklessness, folly and utter danger of President Obama's green energy policies to US national and economic security, and the administration's actions prove it.
03/07/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. In the week since Obama first declared there would be "costs"...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/07/14 07:07 AM
Five years ago, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton drew flack for one wrong word.
03/07/14 02:00 AM
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian president has defended the country's moves in Ukraine consistent with international law during a phone call with President Barack Obama. A statement published on the Kremlin website early Friday said that during the call, Vladimir Putin condemned the newly formed...
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