Oh, what a week it was! Obama showed his anti-white tendencies in the Trayvon Martin case, promises the Russians to give away the farm "after his last election", ObamaCare goes down in flames, his budget gets voted down unanimously by the House (even Democrats voted against it), and tensions in the Middle East are worse than ever. So not to let one week outdo another, he now claims that the Supreme Court has no authority to overturn any law passed by Congress! Is he incompetent or just dumb...Read Full Story
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dmitry Medvedev's future role as Russia's prime minister is looking less secure after his long-time ally, Vladimir Putin, hinted that his appointment may not be a done deal.The two leaders have agreed to swap jobs after a presidential election next year under a deal which involves Medvedev stepping aside as president at the end of his four-year term and taking Putin's place as premier.But Putin signaled in an interview on Monday, almost in passing, that Medvedev's...Read Full Story
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian voters dealt Vladimir Putin's ruling party a heavy blow on Sunday by cutting its parliamentary majority in an election that showed growing unease with his domination of the country as he prepares to reclaim the presidency.Incomplete results showed Putin's United Russia was struggling even to win 50 percent of the votes, compared with more than 64 percent four years ago. Opposition parties said even that outcome had been inflated by fraud.Although Putin is still...Read Full Story
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Dmitry Medvedev urged Russians on Friday to vote "for the future" by electing a strong parliament to maintain stability and said all parties had been treated equally, despite opposition complaints of foul play.Medvedev is leading Vladimir Putin's United Russia into Sunday's election, but made no direct reference to the party in a pre-election address in his capacity as head of state, although the party's slogan is: "The future belongs to us".In an apparent...Read Full Story
The Associated PressMedvedev calls for EU rethink on CyprusFinancial TimesDmitry Medvedev, Russia's prime minister, signalled on Wednesday that Moscow was “prepared to consider various options” for providing aid to Cyprus but said the EU and Cyprus itself must come up with new, workable proposals first. In an hour-long ...Back to bailout drawing board for CyprusSky News AustraliaA country awash with conspiracy theories to explain hard line on bailoutIrish Times (subscription)Bernanke says...Read Full Story
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