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Have fun eating those Soviet potatoes! Russia Bans All U.S. Food, EU Fruit and Vegetables in Sanctions Response; NATO Fears Invasion

By Polina Devitt and Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap imports, and on farmers in the West for whom Russia is a big market. Moscow is by far the biggest buyer of European fruit and vegetables and the second biggest importer of U.S. poultry.

President Obama’s Use of Executive Orders in Historical Terms

The current controversy over President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders has many Republicans steamed and Democrats on the defensive. In terms of executive orders, quality counts as much as quantity, and several significant Obama executive orders have some conservatives rallying around a lawsuit against the president, as well as threatening impeachment. The current House lawsuit in progress is focused on a Treasury Department notice, and not an executive order.

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