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Russian Arms Reduction Could Mean More U.S. Nuclear Energy

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Blaise Zerega

The news of the United States and Russia agreeing to slash their nuclear weapon stockpiles could mean a boost for a little known energy program. Calle...

Obama's Betrayal of Georgia Kind of Makes Sense

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

Russia has cemented its occupation of about a fifth of Georgia's territory since 2008. Obama may have figured there is no point in hiding it anymore: the swap of Georgia for Russia is official White House policy.

Are Christians Key to Anti-Nuke Movement?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

The Christian God abhors the shedding of innocent blood and nuclear weapons are only capable of widespread, indiscriminate killing and destruction of life.

Will Russia Join the World?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

For decades Russia has played the role of the outsider and dissenter, the country that prides itself on blocking international progress and fomenting tension.

July 13, 2009 News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Ruth Madoff kicked out of $7 million penthouse, but allowed to keep $2.5 million in assets said not to be related to husband's mega-swindle. That's an awful lot of bake sales and car washes.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week brought us Rahm Emanuel floating the forget-the-public-option balloon. It landed with a thud -- and President Obama had to walk back his chief of staff's statement all the way from Russia (Sarah Palin could see the walk-back from her porch). We also saw Harry Reid telling health care roadblock Max Baucus to stop chasing GOP votes on health care -- and Baucus, whose office has been a breeding ground for health care industry lobbyists, ignoring him. The Democrats' handling of the health care battle continues to confound. Elsewhere, 11-year-old Paris Michael Jackson delivered the quote of the week when she stepped to the memorial mic and declared: "Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just wanted to say I love him so much."

Family Night for Obamas Miffs Some in Moscow

New York Times | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If Paris is for lovers, it looks like Moscow is for families. [...] The decision to brush off the Russians on one of his two nights here miffed som...

Obama Responds To Biden On Economy: "We Had Incomplete Information" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a pair of separate interviews, President Obama defended his administration's response to the economic crisis in the wake of Vice President Joe Bide...

For Obama Visit, Russian TV Mute Anti-American Rants

nytimes.com | ELLEN BARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW When Barack Obama and Dmitri A. Medvedev meet behind closed doors here on Monday, among those on tenterhooks will be the television commentator...

Obama Dolls & Bingo Protests: HuffPost's Caption Contest!

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Original Caption: A souvenir seller displays matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, painted with portraits of U.S. President Barack Obama and Rus...

Obama in Russia on the Full Moon? Oh, Brother!

Michael Lutin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Lutin

A first encounter during a Lunar Eclipse is always highly emotionally charged. Attractions between the people involved are volcanic and intense.

Michelle Obama, Family Change Clothes Mid-Flight: MOSCOW MAKEOVER! (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya S. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

After a long flight, the first family touched down in Moscow on Monday afternoon in a fresh set of clothes. When they boarded Air Force One on Sunday ...

Medvedev-Obama Summit: A Path to Success

Igor Ivanov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Igor Ivanov

This is the first serious encounter of two young presidents who both represent a new generation of politicians. But repairing this relationship will take time, and there are deep, historical obstacles to success.

Russia To Open Airspace To US For Afghan War

nytimes.com | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW The Russian government has agreed to let American troops and weapons bound for Afghanistan fly over Russian territory, officials on both sides ...

Before Obama's Russia Trip, Medvedev Urges Washington To Set Aside Differences

Yahoo! News | Oleg Shchedrov | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday Washington and Moscow must set aside the power politics of the past and use a fort...

Obama Held Secret Talks With Gorbachev

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has held talks with former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, Reuters reports, "the latest sign of Washington's efforts to 'press the...

Russia Introduces Rearmament Plan, Including 'Strategic Nuclear Forces'

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said Moscow will begin a comprehensive military rearmament from 2011....

Obama's Secret Letter To Medvedev Offered Deal On Missiles

New York Times | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama sent a secret letter to Russia's president last month suggesting that he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in East...

What a Year It Might Be

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

2009 could be the year when America and Russia decide to make dramatic reductions in nuclear weapons and convene an international conference of all nuclear nations to agree to the complete elimination of nuclear weapons from the face of the earth.

Our Russian Election

KC Shoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
KC Shoen

McCain or Obama not only inherit a failing and corrupt economy, massive national debt and an unjust conflict in Iraq, but also now unnecessary renewed hostility with a country that was to be our ally in the New Millennium.

Obama's Giving McCain Enough Rope to Hang HImself With Russia Georgia Reaction

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

McCain's willingness to jump into confrontation so fast when the stakes are so high is astounding. Who knows what Russia is willing to do in response?

Where In The Word Was Obama?

Iowa Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I think that if you'd speak to people who aren't running against him and asked them about his grasp, his knowledge, of the world, they would say it's...