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  • Poll: Cuban-Americans split on Obama's Cuba policy

    MIAMI Cuban-Americans nationwide are almost evenly divided over support for the embargo and for President Barack Obama's effort to normalize relations with Cuba, according to a new poll that shows a vast generational divide in reaction to this week's...
  • Rep. Bachmann doesn't leave Washington quietly, relishes her experience as lawmaker

    WASHINGTON During her last week on Capitol Hill, Rep. Michele Bachmann squished close to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for a holiday picture, told President Barack Obama at the White House Christmas party that he should bomb Iran and strolled onto the...
  • Marco Rubio, Rand Paul trade shots over Cuba on TV, Twitter, Facebook

    MIAMI As they jockey for possible presidential bids, Republican senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are taking aim at each other on TV, Twitter and Facebook over Cuba policy. Rubio, a Cuba hardliner from West Miami, has attacked President Barack Obama's...
  • Sony Pictures: 'We Had No Choice,' But Still Considering Digital Release

    Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Michael Lynton hit back after President Obama faulted the Hollywood studio for canceling the Christmas release of "The Interview," as the studio indicated that it is still looking for alternative ways to release the...
  • Quinn taps aide to fill Topinka seat — for 3 weeks

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appointed a longtime friend and aide to succeed the late Judy Baar Topinka as Illinois comptroller, saying Jerry Stermer will serve for just three weeks until new statewide officeholders are sworn in Jan. 12. The...
  • Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck

    If U.S. President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday. Before boarding Air Force One for a vacation in Hawaii, the president gave a year-end news conference with a spring in his...
  • Downers Grove candidates to stay on April ballot

    A specially convened Downers Grove board summarily rejected an effort to have two sitting council members booted off of next year's election ballot. The Municipal Officers Electoral Board on Dec. 16 unanimously ruled in favor of Commissioner Becky...
  • Adviser recounts JFK recollections

    Adviser recounts JFK recollections
    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, Boca Raton resident Carmelo Cottone recalled his years with the president during a presentation at the Downtown Library in Boca Raton. Cottone's mentors and teachers encouraged his interest in...
  • Hotel magnate avoids prison in illegal campaign contribution scheme

    A hotel tycoon and former Hillary Clinton fundraiser avoided prison on Thursday for conspiring to make $188,000 in illegal U.S. campaign contributions using straw donors. Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman of Hampshire Hotels Management, pleaded guilty last...
  • Tunisia's old regime hopes makeover can win it the election

    In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he says, of the kind of statesman Tunisia now needs. The 88-...
  • O'Malley increases pardons, but remains stingy overall

    O'Malley increases pardons, but remains stingy overall
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has rarely exercised his power to grant clemency to convicted criminals over his two terms, even as many gubernatorial counterparts have been more lenient amid a changing attitude toward these acts of mercy. The...