(WASHINGTON TIMES) President Obama’s spokesman said Thursday that Speaker John A. Boehner suffers from “Putin envy,” after the speaker’s office criticized Mr. Obama in a video for being more willing to negotiate with the Russian president than with House Republicans.

“The video, I thought, demonstrated a little Putin envy, a little odd bit of Putin envy, on behalf of the speaker, but maybe he can explain that,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

A reporter asked, “What is ‘Putin envy,’ exactly?”

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