Obama's administration will not support any human rights or democracy
legislation in exchange for Congress repealing the 1974 Jackson-Vanik law,
which is preventing Russia from getting top trade status with the United
States, the U.S. envoy to Moscow said today.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Mike McFaul,
he former NSC senior director for Russia and a key architect of the administration's
"reset" policy with Russia, was in Washington today --along with all other U.
The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved oday a bill to grant Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status as well as a bill to punish Russian human rights violators, but time is running out to pass the legislation... Read Post
Standing with more than 200,000 Obama supporters in Grant Park Tuesday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson cried as learned that Barack Obama would become America's first African-American president. The veteran civil rights leader, who ran for ... Read Post