The vote sets the stage for the U.S. and European allies to ramp up pressure on Russia.
U.S. policymakers are vowing action against Russia.
“This sham referendum isn’t fooling anyone,” he said.
A Republican and Democrat in the House are calling on President Obama to sanction more Russian officials for human rights abuses.
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Reid says GOP holding up bill to protect Koch brothers.
Kerry said Russia doesn't have troops in place to take over all of Ukraine.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Wednesday night that Russia has decided to move quickly to secure the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine because Russia sees Obama as a weak president.
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“This IMF money isn’t necessary for dealing with this Ukraine crisis,” Boehner said.
White House hopefuls in both parties are aggressively tackling the Russia-Ukraine crisis