Obama revamps his foreign policy baseball metaphor
May 29th, 2014
08:50 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama revamps his foreign policy baseball metaphor

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is retooling the foreign policy metaphor that caused his critics to claim he was taking a passive stance abroad.

Instead of hitting singles and doubles, Obama now says he’s focused on swinging at the right pitch.

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Filed under: 2016 • Foreign Policy • President Obama
Obama to lay out foreign policy approach in speech at West Point
May 25th, 2014
09:07 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama to lay out foreign policy approach in speech at West Point

Washington (CNN) - Eager to respond to criticism of his foreign policy approach to recent crises, from Syria to Ukraine, President Barack Obama will lay out his vision on Wednesday at the commencement at West Point for how the United States should apply force around the world.

"You will hear the President discuss how the United States will use all the tools in our arsenal without over-reaching," a White House official said.

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • Military • President Obama
May 18th, 2014
10:02 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie calls for more forceful foreign policy

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie painted a bleak picture of America's standing in the world on Sunday, blaming the Obama administration for making the country appear weak by not defending the nation's values in other parts of the globe.

"No one understands any longer who America stands with or against," he argued. "No one really understands exactly what we'll stand for - and what we are willing to sacrifice to stand up for it."

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Foreign Policy
May 1st, 2014
07:59 PM ET
6 months ago

Crossfire: Is Obama striding or stumbling on the world stage?

(CNN) – Is Barack Obama doing enough to stop Vladimir Putin?

That’s the question CNN “Crossfire” co-hosts Van Jones, on the left, and Newt Gingrich, on the right, asked Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, on Thursday.
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Filed under: Crossfire • Foreign Policy • Obama administration • President Obama • Ron Johnson • Russia • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
Should U.S. butt out of international conflicts?
April 30th, 2014
01:09 PM ET
6 months ago

Should U.S. butt out of international conflicts?

Washington (CNN) - Stay out.

That seems to increasingly be the message from Americans when it comes to U.S. involvement in global hotspots, such as the crisis in Ukraine and the bloody civil war in Syria.

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • Poll • President Obama • Ukraine
White House prepared to allow limited Iran nuclear enrichment
December 3rd, 2013
06:27 PM ET
11 months ago

White House prepared to allow limited Iran nuclear enrichment

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration is prepared to allow Iran to engage in a "limited enrichment program" if Tehran holds up its end of an international agreement to curtail its nuclear capabilities under stringent global oversight, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

"We are prepared to negotiate a strictly limited enrichment program," Obama administration national security spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement.

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • Iran • Obama administration
November 10th, 2013
10:58 AM ET
12 months ago

Graham to keep holds on Obama nominees

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham vowed on Sunday that he would continue to block President Barack Obama's nominations until Congress hears from Benghazi survivors.

The South Carolina lawmaker told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" that he will place holds on any nomination put forth by the administration unless it makes available five survivors of the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, who have been interviewed by State Department investigators but remain out of Congress' reach.

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Cruz to Obama: Don't meet with Rouhani's until Iran releases 'prisoners of conscience'
September 28th, 2013
02:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Cruz to Obama: Don't meet with Rouhani's until Iran releases 'prisoners of conscience'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - It didn't take long.

Just a day after President Barack Obama answered a phone call from Iranian president Hassan Rouhani - the first contact a U.S. president has had with an Iranian leader since Jimmy Carter spoke by phone with Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in 1979 - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says Iran needs to meet certain preconditions, or the leader of the free world should send Rouhani's next call to voice-mail.

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Filed under: Foreign Policy • Iran • President Obama • Ted Cruz
Pryor a 'no' on Syria
Sen. Mark Pryor, seen here in a political ad, is a "no" on striking Syria.
September 7th, 2013
01:53 PM ET
1 year ago

Pryor a 'no' on Syria

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As the Obama administration sells its plan for limited military strikes against Syria, an Arkansas Democrat says he "cannot support military action at this time."

Sen. Mark Pryor issued a statement Saturday saying President Obama and his national security team have not yet made an effective case for taking action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

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Polls: You don't want the U.S. involved in Egypt
August 15th, 2013
11:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Polls: You don't want the U.S. involved in Egypt

Washington (CNN) - The United States should stay out of Egypt.

That seemed to be the sentiment from Americans regarding the upheaval in the Middle East nation after Egypt's military deposed President Mohamed Morsy, according to polling conducted last month, prior to the outburst of violence this week.
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Filed under: Egypt • Foreign Policy • Polls
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