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The Obama administration's attempts to capture fugitive Edwards -- are drawing criticism particularly from some on the right.
Who cite the lack of cooperation from China and Russia in helping us nabbed the NSA leaker.
Today -- Washington Post article says quote.
Conservatives say Obama's posture in the case provides further evidence of a commander in chief whose credibility abroad has declined.
And who shrinks from presidential leadership at moments of international crisis.
Meanwhile others say the president is respecting the fine line he has to walk over such a controversial issue.
That same Washington Post article cited a former State Department and pentagon official now at the center for strategic and international studies who says quote.
I think it would be totally inappropriate for the president to put American prestige on the line to make threats.
You have to handle it at lower levels you have to find much quieter ways of communicating to Russia and China.
Bob Cusack he's managing editor for the he'll explain that fine line for -- Bob I mean why why wouldn't the president put -- Couple of phone calls of Vladimir Putin for instance.
Well you know -- in the top spot but the same time the White House has been not I think a little slow on and he reactionary this when -- the news came out.
A lot of people calling him a hero in some.
We're calling him a traitor and the White House is basically silent on that now it's tough for the -- what to blame the US because we don't have forces all around the world that can just get him.
In Hong Kong or Russia.
But at the same time I think some of the criticism is fair because the White House thought there when he gets -- And he is still on the -- and and this is clearly at an embarrassing episode for the White House and well and as all of this.
Goes on I mean it's you -- -- water cooler talk all over the country and yet what the president is talking about these days is nuclear disarmament and may be clean air is there a bit of a disconnect.
Well it is -- it's a delicate line because he's also the US recently criticized rush on human trafficking.
He's hit he's hit China as well which obviously has jurisdiction over Hong Kong.
So -- so on one hand US is criticizing him.
On the other is saying okay we want Snowden back that that's a tough delicate line but the thing is what what some critics are saying is that.
There's no fear there's no fear of the White House that that President Reagan was feared by by Russian other countries but there's not that it -- -- -- -- Well and the president took another shot you might say a bit of a smackdown today from the Supreme Court on this voting rights thing in states like Alabama and Mississippi.
-- enacted some new -- voter IDs law ID laws the Supreme Court says basically they can go ahead and enforce those right.
Yes that's right -- -- it's it's a victory for for those who want state power there a lot of conservatives in the south who have been pressing this policy change.
In some ways it's not surprising because it is still a conservative leaning court despite the a -- -- your decision.
Of last year so this was expected but at the same time it is a blow to the Obama's creation they were obviously -- being the other way.
The court is now calling on congress set to change the formula for this voting -- but don't count on that especially with divided government so.
Where it goes now is that you're gonna have a lot of outrage on the left.
What you gonna have the states having more power decide.
What type of of voting authority they have.
And and the left is gonna say ligament that's the -- the federal government does have a role here because.
There is still voting discrimination going on and less power for the Department of Justice or so would seem that Bob Cusack from -- thank you thanks to.
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