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World / Politics | ANALYSIS Dec 19, 2014

With Cuba decision, Obama hands Hillary Clinton a gift

Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat no longer having to face an electorate, relaxed U.S. policy toward Cuba. While assailed ...

Obama's 'red line' on Ukraine draws derision

World / Politics Feb 21, 2014

Obama's 'red line' on Ukraine draws derision

President Barack Obama's stern warning to Ukrainian officials Wednesday was the closest thing to a "red line" moment he has had since his threat in 2012 to act against the Syrian government if it deployed chemical weapons. But Obama's admonition to not "step over the ...