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  • Zogby Report Card: Vladimir Putin is laughing at Obama's sanctions

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama has few good options in his duel with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and U.S. sanctions are being scoffed at by Moscow. "The president visited the pope. Thus ends the positive portion of our report....

  • UN chief: Putin promised no new moves in Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him he had no intention of making another military move into Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin echoed the U.N. chief, saying Putin...

  • Putin, Obama discuss solution to Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian crisis, while Ukraine's fugitive leader urged a nationwide referendum that would serve Moscow's purpose of turning its neighbor into a loosely knit...

  • Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Worried about Moscow's intentions, President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull his troops back from the border with Ukraine during an hourlong phone call Friday. The Russian leader, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine's government...

  • Vladimir Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Obama on Friday to discuss the “U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine,” the White House announced. During the call with Obama, who is in Saudi Arabia -- his latest stop on a weeklong overseas trip -- the two...

  • On Russia, Obama is the one who misunderstands, not Vladimir Putin

    President Obama on Friday called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the border with Ukraine, saying Moscow's behavior "is not how international law and international norms are observed in the 21st century." “Well, on this I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about...

  • 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.

  • Obama urges Putin to 'move back' troops from Ukrainian border

    President Obama on Friday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “move back” troops which have been massing on the border with Ukraine and begin negotiations with the government in Kiev.

  • Examiner Editorial: Vladimir Putin's Russia is a 'regional power' with global reach

    That President Obama is ill-suited to lead on the world stage has become painfully obvious as Vladimir Putin consolidates his Crimean aggression and lays the groundwork for new adventures elsewhere in eastern Ukraine and the Baltic states.

  • Obama's 'flexibility' leads to a dangerous world

    With the flexibility provided “after my election” and with Vladimir Putin's help, President Obama quietly erased the red line he drew in Syria. The problem with flexibility and erasing red lines is that it leaves you with little flexibility and tempts others to cross red lines you don’t...

  • 'Hot-blooded' Vladimir Putin's economic weakness

    In August of 2008 at the Beijing Summer Olympics President George W. Bush had a talk with President Vladimir Putin. Georgia's anti-Moscow president, Mikheil Saakashvili, had been uttering provocative sonorities about Russia, so Russian troops marched into Georgia much as they are doing today in...

  • Fracking Vladimir Putin's gas advantage: War by other means in the 21st century

    Here's the bottom line for our moment in time: Vladimir Putin's Smart Thuggery has exposed Barack Obama's Smart Diplomacy as a pompous mix of faculty lounge jive, utopian balderdash and reckless weakness. Cunning thugs running countries behave like cunning thugs running criminal cartels, or...

  • Obama jabs Vladimir Putin, says West not entering another Cold War

    President Obama in the central speech of a cross-Atlantic tour Wednesday lectured Russian President Vladimir Putin about the consequences of annexing Crimea, saying that western powers would not “look the other way” as the Kremlin attempts to flex its muscle in Eastern Europe. Speaking to...

  • John McCain: 'No doubt in my mind' that Edward Snowden is working for Vladimir Putin

    Sen. John McCain is convinced National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is working for the Russians. "Sure. Not a doubt in my mind," McCain, R-Ariz., responded when asked by the Washington Examiner. McCain said the timing of the releases of information stolen from the NSA is proof that...

  • President Obama: Russia 'stands alone'

    President Obama, insisting the U.S. would preserve an ironclad commitment to its European partners, said Wednesday that Russia “stands alone” in the wake of annexing Crimea. Appearing at a joint press conference in Brussels, Belgium, with European leaders, Obama defended his...



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