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In Ukraine, Russia tests Obama resolve

| Apr 15, 2014

In Ukraine, Russia tests Obama resolve

With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations. Obama has vowed repeatedly to enact biting sanctions against Russia’s ...

Iran seeks meeting on banned U.N. envoy

Apr 15, 2014

Iran seeks meeting on banned U.N. envoy

Iran on Monday requested a special meeting of a U.N. committee on the United States’ refusal to grant a visa to Tehran’s new U.N. ambassador appointee, describing the decision as a dangerous precedent that could harm international diplomacy. The United States said Friday it ...

Obama picks new health care chief

Apr 14, 2014

Obama picks new health care chief

President Barack Obama’s new nominee for health secretary drew some early political fire from Republicans on Sunday in what could foreshadow a stormy election-year confirmation debate in the U.S. Senate over the future of the law known derisively as “Obamacare.” Two days after Obama ...

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

Apr 14, 2014

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

An overhaul to the broken U.S. immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the committee to elect Democratic lawmakers to the House said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with ...