McCain calls Obama ‘most naïve president in history’
February 21st, 2014
09:29 AM ET
6 months ago

McCain calls Obama ‘most naïve president in history’

(CNN) – While millions are transfixed watching the Olympics in Sochi, Sen. John McCain said he is focusing on Russia’s next moves concerning Ukraine after the Games.

“I’m very worried about what actions after the Olympics that (President Vladimir) Putin may take,” McCain said Thursday night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.” “… He will do what’s necessary to keep Ukraine the crown jewel of the Russian empire in the Russian orbit.”

The Arizona Republican said he disagreed with President Barack Obama’s assessment that the U.S. approach “is not to see these as some Cold War chessboard in which we’re in competition with Russia.
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Biden stands by Obama on 'hot mic' controversy
April 1st, 2012
01:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden stands by Obama on 'hot mic' controversy

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden defended President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying the president was only stating "the obvious" in his "hot mic" moment with the Russian president earlier this week.

"The idea that in this election year we're going to be able to deal with an agreement with the Russians on further reducing our nuclear arsenals ... is difficult," Biden said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
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Filed under: 2012 • Dmitry Medvedev • Joe Biden • President Obama • Russia • TV-State of the Union
April 1st, 2012
01:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton criticizes Romney's remarks on Russia

(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back Sunday against Mitt Romney's comments this week that Russia is America's main "geopolitical foe."

Labeling Romney's words as "dated," Clinton said in an interview with CNN there were more pressing matters of concern in global affairs.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dmitry Medvedev • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • Russia
March 27th, 2012
09:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Russian president lobs 'Hollywood' charge at Romney

(CNN) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tweaked Mitt Romney for his characterization of Russia as the "No. 1 geopolitical foe" of the United States, saying the comments did not reflect the current relationship between the two countries.

"It is very reminiscent of Hollywood and also of a certain phase in Russian-U.S. relations," Medvedev said at the end of the nuclear security summit in South Korea Tuesday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dmitry Medvedev • Mitt Romney
March 27th, 2012
01:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama makes light of open mic gaffe

(CNN) – President Barack Obama pokes fun at his recent open mic incident with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.


Filed under: Dmitry Medvedev • President Obama • Russia
March 26th, 2012
05:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney not worried about Santorum, labels Russia No. 1 'foe'

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Monday he was unfazed by recent ramped-up rhetoric coming from his opponent Rick Santorum.

"I'm not going to worry too much about what Rick is saying these days," Romney said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "I know when you're falling further and further behind, you get a little more animated."
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Filed under: 2012 • Dmitry Medvedev • Mitt Romney • Russia • TV-The Situation Room
First on CNN: Obama's open mic a Republican open season
March 26th, 2012
01:27 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Obama's open mic a Republican open season

(CNN) – Republicans wasted no time Monday pouncing on President Barack Obama's now-controversial "open-mic" comment with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

In a new web video, the Republican National Committee painted a stark picture of Obama's exchange with the Russian leader, introducing the conversation with the text: "What Obama tells world leaders when he thinks you aren't listening."
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Filed under: 2012 • Dmitry Medvedev • Mitt Romney • NATO • President Obama • RNC • Russia • South Korea
March 26th, 2012
08:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Open mic catches Obama asking Russian president for space on missile defense

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) - In a private conversation about the planned U.S.-led NATO missile defense system in Europe, President Barack Obama asked outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for space on the issue.

"This is my last election," Obama told Medvedev. "After my election I have more flexibility."
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Filed under: Dmitry Medvedev • President Obama • Russia
June 24th, 2010
01:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama takes Medvedev to Ray's Hell Burger






Washington (CNN) - There was more evidence Thursday that First Lady Michelle Obama's healthier eating campaign has yet to win over the President.

Mr. Obama treated visiting Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to an all American lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Va.

In the bi-lat spirit, the two Presidents shared an order of fries.

For the "main course," President Obama ate a cheddar cheeseburger, topped with lettuce, tomato and 'bread and butter' pickles. He washed it all down with bottled iced tea.

Mr. Medvedev passed up lettuce and pickles for jalapenos and mushrooms, then tossed back the all American drink, Coca-cola.

A large pool of Russian and American press tagged along on what was an unscheduled lunch stop.

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Filed under: Dmitry Medvedev • Popular Posts • President Obama
June 24th, 2010
07:31 AM ET
4 years ago

U.S., Russian presidents to meet at White House

 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with President Obama in Washington on Thursday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with President Obama in Washington on Thursday.

Washington (CNN) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet U.S. President Barack Obama for talks at the White House on Thursday after taking a technology tour of California a day earlier.

After the leaders have lunch, Obama will attend a U.S.-Russia business summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

On Wednesday, Medvedev visited Cisco Systems for the company's announcement of a $1 billion investment in Russian projects. He sent his first Twitter message after the meeting.

"Greetings to everyone, I'm at Twitter and this is my first message," the Russian leader tweeted from Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. Medvedev also posted a photograph of the "view outside my hotel window" in San Francisco and another of himself greeting Twitter employees from the new @KremlinRussia account.

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Filed under: Dmitry Medvedev • President Obama • Russia
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