The Power of Putin

 Russian President Vladimir Putin beat American President Barack Obama to the top of Forbes' list of the "Most Powerful People" in 2013, despite Obama having had taken the top spot every year except once since the list began in 2009.

"'Leading from behind' is a very appropriate phrase to say how President Obama handles foreign policy," Richard Benedetto, former White House correspondent and columnist for USA Today, and adjunct professional lecturer at American University's school of communication, told The Christian Post in an interview on Thursday. Benedetto explained that Obama allows other nations to lead because the American people care more about domestic issues.