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Obama Doubles Down On Threats To Hobble Russian Economy, Isolate Vladimir Putin

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeov...

Obama: Russia 'On The Wrong Side Of History' On Ukraine

AP | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Russia is "on the wrong side of history" in Ukraine and its actions violate international law. Obam...

Obama To Speak To Allies On Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to speak to allies about the Ukraine situation today, White House spokesman Josh Earnes...

Obama: Any Violation Of Ukraine's Sovereignty Would Be 'Destabilizing'

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on the situation in Ukraine on Friday, saying "we are now deeply concerned" about recent events. Obama said any milita...

Obama Delivers Statement On Situation In Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a statement on the situation in Ukraine. Obama will speak on the situation from the White House briefing room....

Ukraine Is Hungary All Over Again

Allan Topol | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Allan Topol

The Hungarian freedom fighters' only hope in 1956 was help and support from Washington. Like the Ukrainians, they expected that help. However, President Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles had no intention of confronting Russia.

The Face Of Russia's Gay Rights Movement?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The Moscow Times has named President Barack Obama as one of the five heroes of Russia's gay rights movement, citing his recent meeting with leading hu...

Norquist: Obama 'Being Led Around By His Nose' By Putin

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Conservative anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis in Syria has "weakened" the president...

Obama: Russia Doesn't Share American 'Values' In Syria

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria's stockpile of chemica...

Obama Agrees To U.N. Discussion Of Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from R...

Sam Stein

Senator Asks White House To Slow Down On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A seemingly off-the-cuff suggestion by Secretary of State John Kerry that Syria could avoid being attacked by the United States if it ha...

A New Jackson-Vanik

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

This disturbing similar oppression of the LGBT community in Russia and that of Soviet Jewry should instruct us in how to respond.

Return of the Cold War

Allan Topol | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Allan Topol

President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.

Luke Johnson

Obama Opposes Olympic Boycott, Criticizes Russian Anti-Gay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday that he did not favor boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, rejecting calls from LGBT...

I Don't Think That Letter Means What You Think It Means

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Jon Wolfsthal

Republicans Senators are upset that President Obama might eliminate nuclear weapons we no longer need for our security. And as we have seen in other areas, the president's political opponents are not going to let facts and history get in the way of a good argument.

Diplomacy Where It Is Needed Most

Gary Hart | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

For those who viscerally hate the Russians, there will always be reasons, however obscure, to justify their resentment. But Edward Snowden hardly provides the justification.

Details Of Obama Trip Remain Under Wraps Amid Snowden Flap

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is playing coy over President Barack Obama's travel plans to Russia this fall as Washington and Moscow negotiate the fat...

Congress Does Something, Sends Trade, Human Rights Bill To Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Russian trade and human rights bill cleared Congress and headed for President Barack Obama's signature Thursday, opening new expo...

Is Potus Planning To Visit Putin?

AP | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian news agencies say Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have spoken on the phone and the American president has expressed his readiness to...

In Defense of the U.N. Security Council

Richard Grenell | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Richard Grenell

The U.S.-Russian relationship has always been a complicated and multifaceted one. But, yesterday's U.N. vote, the third veto from the Russia Federation on the issue of Syria alone, is proof that the Obama strategy has failed.

Elise Foley

Joe Biden Calls Romney 'Out Of Touch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden went after Mitt Romney on Sunday for the Republican candidate's remarks on Russia last week, saying they reveal...

Karl Rove-Linked Group Uses James Bond To Mock Obama's Hot Mic Moment

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

A new James Bond-style advertisement from Karl Rove-linked super PAC American Crossroads takes aim at President Barack Obama's recent "hot mic" moment...

Obama's Doublespeak on Russian Missile Defense and Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

How disappointing to discover that our president is simply yet another politician. And how worrisome to ponder what his policies on Israel will be once he has greater 'flexibility.'

Boehner Changes Tune On Obama's Hot Mic Comments

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Now that President Barack Obama is back on U.S. soil, the criticism of his remark to the Russians about postelection flexibility on...

McCain Disagrees With Boehner: Romney Was Fine To Criticize Obama On Russia

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) openly disagreed with House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday morning, saying he believed there was no probl...