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Lawmakers Want More U.S. Pressure on Ukraine Crisis

Russia could take control of eastern Ukraine unless the U.S. takes more aggressive steps to help the young government confront pro-Russian forces that have seized control of large cities in the region, a leading Republican lawmaker warned Sunday. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Ukraine Unrest: U.S. Military Exercises In Eastern Europe Considered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. Defense Secretary […]

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McLaughlin Group: Should U.S. & Canada Get It Over With And Merge?

Pat Buchanan, Diane Francis, Eleanor Clift and Mort Zuckerman discuss. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Video Log

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The Tragic Decline of U.S. Foreign Policy

Ian Bremmer, National InterestIt’s remarkable that the US economy looks to be picking up steam even as rising stars like China, India, Turkey, and Brazil wrestle with slowing growth and the risk of unrest. Improving US fundamentals, a steadily recovering jobs market, and revolution in energy production remind us that Americans aren’t waiting on Washington […]

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Connecting Young African Leaders with the U.S. and One Another

What do you do when nearly 50,000 young Africans apply for 500 spaces in President Obama’s inaugural Washington Fellowship program, the opportunity for young African leaders to learn new skills and build lasting partnerships in the United States? President Obama announced his answer to this question today: The Young African Leaders Initiative Network – or […]

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Iran Fights U.S. on U.N. Envoy

Iran is fighting back against Washington’s denial of a visa to its new United Nations ambassador, demanding that the U.N. reverse the U.S. decision. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Treasury Blasts China Over Yuan

The Obama administration blasted China for its recent currency moves, saying the decline in the yuan was “unprecedented” and calling on Beijing to disclose its intervention in currency markets more regularly. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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US National Intelligence director Clapper appears before House Intelligence Committee in Washington

Despite tough patch, U.S. intelligence chief says he is staying

By Warren Strobel TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) – Despite enduring "a perfect storm" of troubles for U.S. spy agencies over the last 18 months, the director of national intelligence announced on Tuesday that he plans to stay on the job through the end of President Barack Obama's term. Speaking to an industry conference in Tampa, James […]

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Office of Foreign Assets Control Director Szubin and his staff meet at U.S. Treasury Department in Washington

After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury’s sanctions team faces new challenges

But the meeting one recent morning convened deep within the Treasury Department, not the Pentagon. The weapons at hand were not drones or cruise missiles, but financial sanctions, aimed with similar precision at U.S. rivals' economic interests. Before discussing possible next steps against Russia over its annexation of Crimea, Adam Szubin, the slim, boyish-looking director […]

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IMF Members Weigh Options to Sidestep U.S. Congress on Overhaul

The U.S. would lose its veto power on the International Monetary Fund’s executive board under a plan being considered by some emerging economies. The countries are fed up with the United States’ failure to ratify a four-year-old deal. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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