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Obama Ends Overseas Trip In Diplomatic Limbo

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

* US officials wary of Putin's assurances on Ukraine * Kerry, Russia's Lavrov to meet again soon * Obama says Putin grie...

Obama Plays Up Europe Bond Amid Russia Tension

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WAREGEM, Belgium (AP) — President Barack Obama reached back 100 years to reinforce the U.S.-European bond, calling for a recommitment to peace Wedne...

Obama Concerned Over Further Russia Encroachment Into Ukraine

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With no sign of Russia abandoning the Crimean Peninsula, President Barack Oba...

Romney Overreaches In Criticism Of Obama

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Mitt Romney said he couldn’t think of a single “major country” that “has greater re...

Obama, G7 Leaders Confer On How To Pressure Russia

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates with start of G7 talks, Russian, Ukrainian ministers to meet, OSCE monitors arrive) * Obama calls for imposing cost on Russia...

Obama Urging World Leaders To Isolate Russia From G8

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Seeking to intensify pressure on Moscow, the United States and its western pa...

Obama Opens Crisis Talks In Europe As Ukraine Pulls Forces From Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

(Updates throughout) * Russia tightens grip on Crimea * G7 leaders hold emergency talks in the Netherlands ...

Obama's Europe Ties Get New Test With Russia Dispute

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade alli...

U.S. Vows More Russia Sanctions Over Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday vowed to take further action against those supporting Russia's move to annex Uk...

Romney Slams Obama's 'Terrible Timing'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed President Barack Obama's "terrible timing" in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesd...

Obama: 'We're Going To Stand Firm In Our Unwavering Support For Ukraine'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave a statement Monday on the U.S.'s sanctions against Russian officials, including advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for ...

Obama To Make Statement On Ukraine

Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama will give a statement Monday morning on the situation in Ukraine. Obama's statement follows the news that the U.S. is imposi...

U.S. Announces Sanctions Against Russian Officials

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the end of the Cold War, President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. ...

Michael Calderone

Obama Admin: Russia's Press Discrimination Claim 'Ludicrous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration said Friday there is “no truth” to the Russian government’s claim that Russian journalists were discriminat...

Obama: Russia Could Face 'Costs' Over Ukraine Actions

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that if Russia continues an aggressive path in Ukraine, the Uni...

Obama To Meet With Ukraine Prime Minister

AP | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with Ukraine's prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk (ahr-SEHN'-ee yaht-se...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was consumed with the drama in Crimea, where 30,000 Russian troops provoked a tense standoff. Right on cue, the usual Beltway suspects whose foreign policy acumen gave us that glorious and tidy success, the Iraq war, sprang into action. "It started with Benghazi" (Lindsey Graham). Obama is "weak and indecisive" and "invites aggression" (John McCain). The situation raises many questions, including: why are those who've been so wrong on foreign policy still taken seriously? What Obama should do, beyond sanctions that were in place by Thursday, was unclear. Troops? Bombs? Nuclear war? Maybe we could send Mitch McConnell, who showed up at the CPAC panderfest brandishing a musket rifle. Then Ted Cruz fired up the crowd with that moldy oldie, 'repeal Obamacare.' Meanwhile, Darrell Issa shut down Elijah Cummings' microphone during Issa's fishless I.R.S. fishing expedition: a perfect metaphor for our current political debate.

Obama Continues Ukraine Phone Outreach

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Vacationing in Florida, President Barack Obama continued his telephone consultations with world leaders on Ukraine, speaking ...

Obama To Putin: Russia Action Violates Ukraine's Sovereignty

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

BY BRADLEY KLAPPER & LARA JAKES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama ordered the West's first sanctions in response to ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Approves $1 Billion Aid Package For Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives cleared a financial aid package for Ukraine on Thursday, heeding the White House's request that Congress re...

Obama: Crimea Separation Would Violate Law

AP | JULIE PACE and LARA JAKES | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would viola...

Obama Makes Statement On Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is making a statement on Ukraine on Thursday. Obama will speak from the White House. Watch Obama's statement above, and s...

Sabrina Siddiqui

McConnell Slams Obama On Foreign Policy Amid Ukraine Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laid into President Barack Obama's grasp of foreign policy Wednesday, although he stopped...

Why Obama Shouldn't Fall For Putin's Ukrainian Folly

Anatol Lieven | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Anatol Lieven

It is urgently necessary that both Russia and the West find ways of withdrawing from some of the positions they have taken. Otherwise, the result could very easily be civil war, Russian invasion, the partition of Ukraine, and a conflict that will haunt Europe for generations to come.

Sabrina Siddiqui

McCain Attacks Obama Over What He Wrote About Russia In College

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday drew from a new source in arguing that President Barack Obama has been too 'soft' on Russia: An ar...