September 19, 2013 The Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee wrote a stinging response to the Russian leader's put-down of "American exceptionalism." Putin, he tells Russians, "rules for himself, not you." McCain's essay has been posted by Russia's Pravda.
September 5, 2013 "Awkward" is the word being used to describe the upcoming encounters between the two leaders at the G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. Thanks to a shuffling of the seats, news outlets report, the Russian and U.S. leaders won't be sitting near each other during group meetings.
September 4, 2013 While the president meets with world leaders in Sweden and Russia, members of Congress continue to debate his request for authorization to take military action.
August 31, 2013 The Russian leader says claims made by the U.S. are "nothing more than a provocation" for a military strike on the regime.