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Putin says no to US request to extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden


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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 27, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    I thought Obama would have more flexibility after the election.

    Putin must be having a big laugh.

  • justamacguy Manti, UT
    June 26, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    The irony here is that Russia is protecting our freedom... our right to know what our government is doing.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    June 26, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    Re: David

    Yes we have 3 1/2 years left, but a second term President always has scandle and diminishing power. The important thing will be the upcoming mid-term election. Hopefully, by that time, the American people will see that Obamas ways are not working, and will vote accordingly, like they did in 2010. In 2006 Bush lost the Congress and he was as lame duck as a President can get for his last 2 years. Maybe history will repeat itself in 2014. And Obama can ride off into the sunset in a golf cart.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 26, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    you mean BO's attitude of groveling before putin is not paying of?? imagine that!

  • MotivatedSingleMom DRAPER, UT
    June 26, 2013 9:49 a.m.

    It's about time someone is looking out for the best interest of the people's privacy--too bad it needs to be another country. Hopefully they can help protect us from ourselves until we get a REAL government who works FOR the people.

    After all, we've been duped through two elections... what's up with that?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 25, 2013 11:23 p.m.

    That's Putin it to us.

  • David Centerville, UT
    June 25, 2013 6:04 p.m.

    Obama is 5 steps behind the rest of the world with regards to strategy. Look at his Middle East policy, Snowden, and anything else international. Obama is looking foolish.

    And we have 3 1/2 years left of his presidency...

    Time moves so slowly at times.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 25, 2013 5:32 p.m.

    That's Putin it to Obama.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    June 25, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Russia will use him as a bargaining chip in other world events like Syria. The US is fast losing leadership in the world and 'enterprising' countries like Russia are capitalizing on us. US foreign policy is in as sad a state of affairs as our domestic policy is.

    June 25, 2013 3:16 p.m.

    @mountain man

    "our past history of alleged racism, slavery?"

    Trying to rewrite history again mountain man?

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    June 25, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    Imagine that. The US spies on Russia and then expects them to send back the whistle blower.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    June 25, 2013 1:04 p.m.

    Don't be fooled into thinking this is a set back for Obama. This is exactly what Obama and the liberals wanted to happen. For America to be put in its place, taken down as a super power, our economy in chaos our international influence diminished. Punishment and payback for our past history of alleged racism, slavery, exploiting of natural resources, polluting the planet, and efforts to build democratic nations abroad! Never mind that America has really been the best influence for good and the hope of the world! Obama couldn't be happier as he has succeeded in "fundamentally transforming America". And remember, you people elected him, twice!

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    June 25, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    Obama's previous intended to be off-the-record statement that he would "have more flexibility after the next election" with Russia doesn't seem to be working out so well. Whatever flexibility he was referring to is not being reciprocated by the Russians in any way, shape or form. Actually, not by many other countries either, for that matter.

    Oh well. Most American's can't complain, since they are the ones who put him back in office for another 4 years. You get what you vote for, and sometimes you end up having to pay the price for it. Such is the case now.