Gabriel Arana is a senior editor at The American Prospect. His articles on gay rights, immigration, and media have appeared in publications including The New Republic, The Nation, Salon, The Advocate, and The Daily Beast.
(Flickr/ U.S. Mission Geneva ) US and Russian Federation Presentation on New START Treaty in June. Today, Russia warned the U.S. not to amend the agreement. "I can only underscore that the strategic nuclear arms treaty, worked out on the strict basis of parity, in our view fully answers to the national interests of Russia and the United States,” said Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, according to The New York Times .
(White House/Samantha Appleton) President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama pretend to sing with an a cappella group in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House during a holiday reception.
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