What We Do and Don't Know About the Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine

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What Are the Challenges?

When the news of the crash was first announced, the president responded briefly during a stop in Delaware and then immediately launched into his prepared spiel. Later, he went out for ribs and a game of pool and attended fundraisers the next day. Although lawmakers and pundits are divided over whether he should have returned to the White House, many believe that he gave the impression that the crisis wasn't important to him and that he was not providing any leadership. They are also calling on him to convince European allies to be more forceful with Putin.

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