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  • Top Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cuba

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold...
  • 2 State Teachers Get Presidential Award

    Connecticut teachers Jacqueline Corricelli and Joshua Steffenson have earned the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Corricelli and Steffenson will each receive $10,000 and have the chance to travel to Washington D.C....
  • Unending Fireworks In A Beautiful, Dangerous Nation

    On April 19 at the Glastonbury church I've been attending this year, the pastor, Nancy Butler, walked the congregation through Just War Doctrine, a concept erected and polished by Catholic and Protestant theologians, especially Augustine and Aquinas...
  • Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem'

    Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem'
    When Donald Trump disparaged Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and drug-runners during his presidential announcement, the slurs were initially dismissed as just another outrageous pronouncement from the blustery billionaire. But as Latinos...
  • Trudy Rubin: Stand firm on nuke inspections

    President Obama warned Iran's ayatollahs on Tuesday that he was ready to walk away from a nuclear deal if Tehran won't agree to tough measures to prevent cheating. Let's hope he means what he says. Negotiators have already extended the deadline from...
  • Conservative overreach may explain liberal victories in Supreme Court

    Conservative overreach may explain liberal victories in Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court term that ended this week will be remembered for the landmark ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, but it will also go down as a year when a fractured conservative bloc resulted in a surprising number of liberal wins....
  • Normal relations clear a path to Florida-Cuba ties

    Normal relations clear a path to Florida-Cuba ties
    WASHINGTON — Many Floridians have eagerly waited more than five decades for normal relations to be restored between the United States and Cuba. That day will finally come on July 20, when embassies are re-established in Havana and Washington,...
  • Obama urges bipartisanship in Medicaid expansion effort

    President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he'd like to see "some good sense spring forth" as Tennessee lawmakers try to work out their differences and expand Medicaid in a state he touted as having a history of bipartisanship. Obama visited an...
  • Democrats pursue a no-veto strategy on spending bills

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has issued just four vetoes so far in his presidency, and it appears he won't be taking out the veto pen for a host of contentious fiscal 2016 spending bills, either despite threats he's already lodged on seven of them....
  • Ann McFeatters: Obama's hot streak, American greatness worth celebrating this Fourth of July

    WASHINGTON Wow! Is President Obama on a roll or what! Even without knowing the latest news, you can tell something is up by the glowering super conservatives and the grinning ultra-liberals. The rest of us are just watching in amazement at what seems...
  • Once again, a U.S. Embassy in Havana

    Once again, a U.S. Embassy in Havana
    Later this month, the United States and Cuba will reopen embassies in each other's capitals for the first time since severing relations in 1961. This has been expected since President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced in December that they...