The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner last week is further straining relations between Russia and the West over Ukraine. That could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed several energy deals in Latin America as he visits the region this week. Will it hurt the US's energy influence, or is Putin just focused on expanding Russia's economic relationships?
Establishment Republicans are no fans of President Obama, but many are not eager to rile independents and rouse the Democratic base with impeachment proceedings just before midterm elections.