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-- -- Russian president to again that Vladimir clue do celebrating his inauguration this week for another term by taking a turn with -- -- pro hockey team in Moscow going out there and -- in the puck around and he says that he is too busy.
To come to the United States to be president Obama's guest at a summit of the eight largest economic powers in the world.
And he is instead sending the pocket who -- Dmitry Medvedev.
-- is sick.
-- -- precursor whatever in his place this is causing a little bit angst as people are growing more concerned about Russia's increasingly aggressive role in the world and Putin's a former KGB officers.
Nationalistic sentiments we will talk about that -- -- -- out with Tony -- And David bella who I know I'm normally don't ask you people to talk about foreign policy so brace yourselves.
But we will learn something we will take a turn we will get some wisdom.
From Karen bass she's a congresswoman from the great state of California who joins us again and -- the ranking Democrat are you not on the house foreign affairs committee.
No and the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee on Africa Howard Berman is the ranking member on the foreign affairs committee in general.
But hockey team that's pretty funny.
-- so well -- the with the previous guess because I knew there was going to be a vote today and today I blew the subject but they if you're on the so committed major on the committee of the -- right.
Absolutely I am I am I OK you know Vladimir -- minutes.
Hope that I hope so you -- and you've seen the pictures of him with the shirt off as we all have oh yeah it's.
Should we be concerned congresswoman about what the -- -- is up to and Vladimir Putin's snubbing President Obama like this.
Well first of all I think we should always be concerned about what Russia and then -- are up to always we need to be concerned about that.
But I do think that he said he is sending his prime minister.
Hopefully this is much to do about -- he should be coming but if he can I think that he should be except that it's that it's certainly seems as though.
The president is not regarding it as a -- And after all we know mr.
Putin has a heck of a lot of controversy going on in his own country.
He wasn't exactly welcomed into the presidency this time so maybe little nervous about leaving right now.
Yeah this is certainly have a period of uncertainty.
Especially as protests increase.
-- -- -- a stunning electoral victory.
That does some election watchers say was.
Who that he.
Ran up the score at the numbers witnessed -- read.
You -- isn't this number three at.
Yeah yeah exactly exactly so yeah.
-- hear -- on the way going forward now obviously the president Bigby can't say I'm offended he has to say it's fine it's fine.
But behind the scenes.
What's the way forward for the administration and for the president in dealing with an increasingly awkward.
And well you know I think that we obviously have to do everything we can't on the diplomatic front but we have to be very strong and we have to definitely register.
Our complaints and our objection when we see -- doing things in the world that is very problematic.
You know the other thing that just happened also was the -- loss of that plane you know it -- -- -- -- -- the plane just crashed and it's also a new ship.
And so it raises questions about their aviation industry as well so I think they have a lot of problems going on there.
That is -- but we need to be concerned.
That's only been true -- for about the past 700 years so yes I got I guess I guess I'm happy about it but right.
Like you know them in the concerns we have now also of course is their relationship but I ran I mean there's a lot of global concerns we have about Russia Russia's behavior.
And we always need to students stay vigilant in that regard.
Vigilant we -- today congresswoman Karen bass ranking Democrat on the subcommittee.
-- Africa of the house foreign affairs committee -- we thank you very much for making time for us today.
Very welcome thank you for having me on.
Okay all right guys very quickly we are of course almost out of time that I spent so much time making fun Vladimir Putin.
But fellas here's the question.
Is this is their political consequence that to a frosty or Russia relationship.
As we go into November.
Could help President Obama because when -- international situation is more perilous people tend to rally around the chief but it certainly gives an opening for Mitt Romney -- -- -- -- there's something else the play and here and you're right about the flash mob protest in Russia but they were protesting over something else which was.
Russia agreeing to house it would just its facility in the center of the country that was supporting NATO troops for media here in Afghanistan yet so that that was something -- That shows a more solid relationship but it also made it difficult for him at home.
As we approach election probably doesn't know if it did -- the same level where where.
Things like this might happen to -- -- -- political decision to smooth over the factory says let's say you well the biggest downside is his bring in the budget to mediate some.
Other than the fact that this was all supposed to be over when president got elected that all everyone was gonna come together in love America across the country and -- reality is that it's an unsafe world and potential impact to be seen not as much as the economy -- Sony's -- -- -- the last word back.
All right what a nice guy Tony's guys got even worse mountaineer blue and gold today is David -- on the show -- Every -- TV -- okay all right guys we thank you very much for being with -- and to you Internet and all of the -- -- out there nothing but love up next on the hunt with Jonathan -- is great you love it and now -- we like to do every day a word from our friend -- It's right and I must say now this is another the unique example.
Of evolution which is species of -- who runway and it turns around and goes back.
That also hasn't been receiving at least recently -- the last million years -- so.
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