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Apr 14, 2014

Obama blasts Russia in tense call with Putin over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Russia’s
actions in Ukraine were not conducive to a diplomatic solution
of the crisis in that country, and the White House warned that
Moscow would suffer further costs for its behavior.

Obama spoke to Putin at the Russians’ request, a senior
administration official said, describing the call as “frank and
direct,” a diplomatic construction that usually means tense.

Apr 14, 2014
Apr 14, 2014

White House warns Russia of more ‘costs’ over Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House warned Russia on Monday that it would face further costs over its actions in Ukraine and said U.S. President Barack Obama would speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin soon.

U.S. officials stopped short of announcing a new set of sanctions against Ukraine but said they were in consultations with European partners about the prospect.

Apr 12, 2014
Apr 11, 2014

Obama lashes out at Republican efforts to restrict voting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Closing out a week of commemorating progress from the Civil Rights Movement, President Barack Obama on Friday sharply criticized Republicans for leading efforts in some parts of the country to prevent citizens from voting.

Obama’s administration has challenged states that have implemented voter ID laws and other restrictions in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, designed to prevent discrimination at the polls.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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