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  • Claims of Obama's ‘secret deal’ with Russia draw Democrats’ ire

    05/19/2012 6:11:19 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/12 01:45 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Democrats are crying foul over GOP suggestions that President Obama has a “secret deal” on missile defense with Russia. The fight began in March, when a hot mic at a summit caught Obama telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” on the issue after the election. Medvedev famously responded that he would transmit that information to Vladimir Putin, who is now Russia's president. Republicans immediately attacked Obama for making a secret deal, and they used this week’s floor debate on the Defense authorization bill to highlight their argument. No one in Congress has been more vocal about...
  • Barack Obama’s grovelling before the Russians is an embarrassment

    03/28/2012 4:26:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Nile Gardiner
    Ronald Reagan, together with Margaret Thatcher, stood up to Moscow, and brought the Soviet Empire to its knees. In contrast, Barack Obama has gone on his knees to grovel before the Russians. The exchange between President Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul was a display of supplication before a major strategic adversary on an issue of great importance for US national security – missile defence. -excerpt- Barack Obama’s comments are disturbing on several levels. First, they display a willingness to placate America’s enemies, and cede ground over issues of national interest. Second, Obama is linking foreign policy...
  • President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election

    03/26/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies · 6+ views
    ABC News ^ | Mar 26, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Full title: President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’ SEOUL, South Korea — At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.” The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders. The exchange: President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this,...
  • Congressman to Obama: You’d better not be trading away our missile defense, champ

    03/26/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 35+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    It remains to be seen how the media will cover the explosive revelation from ABC's Jake Tapper that Barack Obama asked Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to get Vladimir Putin to give him some "space" on missile defense so that he could be more "flexible" with the Russians in a second term. So far, the tepid coverage from National Journal and the Washington Post suggests that the media doesn't consider a request to another nation to pipe down so an American President can win a second term and deliver more favorable policy to a potential antagonist more than a "gaffe". They...
  • During missile defense talk, Obama tells Medvedev he'll have 'more flexibility' after election

    03/26/2012 9:23:15 AM PDT · by Sopater · 11 replies · 15+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 26, 2012
    President Obama assured Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday that he'd have "more flexibility" after the November election, during a conversation that appeared to focus on the touchy issue of missile defense. Obama, during a sit-down with Medvedev in Seoul, urged Moscow to give him "space" until after November. The conversation was relayed by a TV pool producer who listened to the recording from a Russian journalist. "This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility," Obama told Medvedev.
  • Yahoo! moves 3-day old Gingrich remarks to top news story, put Obama's missile remarks at #45

    03/26/2012 8:35:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies · 7+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/26/2012
    "Candidates blasted...." is now the #1 story on my yahoo news page....I had to.step through all the headlines to find Obam's caught on mic gaffe...at the bottom.
  • Drudge: 'AFTER MY ELECTION I HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY' (Obama to Russia)

    03/26/2012 6:34:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 27 replies · 34+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | March 26, 2012
    Obama tells Russia to give him time... 'I will transmit this information to Vladimir'...
  • Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Tells Russian PM He‘ll Have More ’Flexibility‘ ’After My Election’

    03/26/2012 6:18:00 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 27 replies · 22+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 26, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    ABC’s Jake Tapper has a stunning report out of Seoul, South Korea this morning. According to him, President Obama was caught on a hot mic telling Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev that if given “space,” he’ll have more flexibility “after my election.” Here’s how Tapper puts it: At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.” The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...