President Barack Obama responded to the crisis in Ukraine by suspending U.S. preparations for a meeting of industrial nations in Russia and telling President Vladimir Putin that his country has violated international law.
U.S. lawmakers from both parties urged President Barack Obama to lead an international effort to impose diplomatic and economic sanctions on Russia if it attacks Ukraine, though they stopped short of calling for armed intervention.
Scott Walker’s status as a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate was growing as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s was sinking amid the furor raised by politically motivated lane closings and traffic jams.
Most Republicans in the U.S. House oppose moving forward on immigration legislation even with widespread support among lawmakers for a framework from party leaders, said a key House Republican working on the issue.
House Republican leaders will revive the U.S. immigration debate, which has divided the party and hurt their standing among Latino voters, with a set of principles to frame legislation heading into an election year.