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Latest Jack Lew Items
President Obama urged Russia on Tuesday to stop "meddling" in Ukraine and withdraw its troops from Crimea, but a defiant Russian President Vladimir Putin said sanctions threatened by the West won't prevent him from defending his country's interests with its troubled neighbor.
The Obama administration warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday not to react too aggressively to the fast-moving developments in Ukraine, where pro-Western demonstrators forced the nation's Moscow-backed president from power over the weekend.
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The White House feuded with Republican lawmakers Thursday over raising the nation’s borrowing limit and acknowledged that President Obama will be late again with his federal budget — indications that last month’s bipartisan budget and spending deals haven’t changed the fiscal dysfunction in Washington.
Republicans are retreating from Capitol Hill in mortal fear of being called nasty names, such as "obstructionist" and "partisan" and "naysayer," and the White House, which understands take-no-prisoner politics, is pressing the advantage. We're headed for more spending, and lots of it.
The White House feuded with Republican lawmakers Thursday over raising the nation's borrowing limit and acknowledged that Mr. Obama will be late again in submitting a new federal budget, indications that last month's bipartisan budget and spending deals haven't changed the fiscal dysfunction in Washington.
Though many legislators may not realize it, Congress failed to include in the massive spending deal approved last week funds to implement reforms sought for years by both Democratic and Republican presidents that would give China, India, Brazil and other large emerging nations a greater say in activities of the International Monetary Fund.
President Obama Thursday portrayed the IRS targeting of tea-party groups as an innocent attempt at efficiency by bureaucrats that went awry, and he expressed surprise that people were outraged by the episode.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa has subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew for documents and communications related to the IRS tea party targeting scandal.