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White House Offers Muted Response to Putin Missile Announcement

Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point over Ukraine since the Cold War times [AP]

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement Tuesday that he intends to add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles to Russia’s nuclear arsenal drew a muted response — but also a subtle warning — from White House officials. 0-20    read more

Conservative justices press Obama administration on mercury pollution rule

A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in Washington

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled hostility toward the Obama administration’s refusal to consider costs before regulating emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants. 00    read more

Obama Details His Disappointment With Netanyahu In First Post-Election Comments

President Barack Obama Interview

President Barack Obama is operating under the assumption that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not support the creation of a Palestinian state, despite the Israeli leader’s post-election efforts to recast himself as amenable to a two-state solution. +200    read more

Obama Declares Venezuela A Threat To U.S. National Security

U.S. President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday declared Venezuela a national security threat and ordered sanctions against seven officials in the worst diplomatic dispute with the oil-rich country since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013. … read more