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  • Credit Hillary Clinton for the Cuba deal

    Credit Hillary Clinton for the Cuba deal
    Although President Barack Obama is taking the credit for the historic deal to reverse decades of U.S. policy toward Cuba, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, she was the main architect of the new policy and pushed far harder for a deal than the...
  • Neighboring states challenge Colorado pot laws in U.S. Supreme Court

    Neighboring states challenge Colorado pot laws in U.S. Supreme Court
    Nebraska and Oklahoma challenged neighboring Colorado's recreational marijuana laws in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday amid complaints its pot was seeping across their borders, and Colorado vowed to defend its laws. Nebraska Attorney General Jon...
  • In 2016, voters might have to choose between two dynasties

    WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's candid interest in seeking the presidency in 2016 raises skepticism about whether the voters would vote for a third Bush in the Oval office. It's based in part on the view, among Democrats anyway, that his...
  • Obama goes from midterm drubbing to checking off bucket list

    In the six weeks since his party took a drubbing in the midterm elections, President Barack Obama has asserted the power of his office to check off the bucket list from his 2008 campaign. The spree of action began with the surprise announcement in...
  • With Cuba decision, Obama hands Hillary Clinton a gift

    Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat no longer having to face an electorate, relaxed U.S....
  • US-Cuba's complex political puzzle

    MIAMI Talking about U.S. policy toward Cuba used to be relatively easy for politicians in Florida: say "Cuba libre" or "Cuba si, Castro no." Support for sanctions and the embargo was a given. But no longer. The reaction to President Barack Obama's...
  • Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term

     Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday sought to make the case for his first-term record on ethics and pledged to put more information online about bidding for City Hall contracts if he's re-elected. Not mentioned during the question-and-answer session with the...
  • China tightens grip on Macau as dissent rises in gambling hub

    By night, Ieong Man Teng was dealing baccarat to gamblers at the Wynn Macau casino. By day, he was mobilizing thousands of fellow dealers to protest on the street for better working conditions and higher pay. That made him one of the people on Beijing'...
  • Spain's state prosecutor steps down after spat over Catalonia

    State prosecutor Eduardo Torres-Dulce, a key figure in the spat between Spain and Catalonia over an attempt to stage an independence vote, resigned on Thursday with the opposition saying he had come under undue pressure from the government. Torres-...
  • Sweden doubles waste fee for nuclear power plant operators

    Sweden's government has decided to almost double a fee nuclear power plant operators pay to the nuclear waste fund, in order to help it cover the rising costs of decommissioning, the environment ministry said on Thursday. Sweden's state-owned utility...
  • Another Bush presidency may be closer than you think

    Another Bush presidency may be closer than you think
    Jeb Bush is off and running. He announced this week that he would "actively explore" a 2016 presidential run. He also promised to release emails from his days as Florida's governor. He quit a lucrative financial adviser gig at a British bank and stopped...