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  • Castro's new demands may be more Cuban politics than diplomacy

    Cuban President Raul Castro appeared to toss a wrench into normalization talks with his surprise announcement Wednesday that the U.S. government must first give up the military base at Guantanamo Bay, rescind the congressionally mandated trade embargo and...
  • Bill would end all restrictions on US travel to Cuba

    WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a bill Thursday that would end all travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015 also would allow travel-related banking transactions. "We all...
  • The Next Day: A bus stop in Bronzeville

    The Next Day: A bus stop in Bronzeville
    From the 600 block of East 51st Street in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, Secret Service agents sit in front of President Barack Obama's house a half-mile to the east. The University of Chicago hopes to build his presidential library in Washington...
  • Defeating Boko Haram

    Defeating Boko Haram
    The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were...
  • Obama budget to propose surpassing spending limits by $74 billion

    Obama budget to propose surpassing spending limits by $74 billion
    President Obama will propose spending about $74 billion more next year than is allowed under federal spending caps, a revival of his push to end across-the-board spending cuts imposed under a bipartisan compromise. Due out next week, Obama’s...
  • Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill

     Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill
    The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to follow the House in authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Amendments remain to be worked out with the House, but a compromise version is expected to reach President Obama's desk as soon as next week. And...
  • Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch wins GOP endorsements

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job. "I believe she's not only qualified but exceptionally well-qualified and...
  • Netanyahu joins Republican Party

    It should never cease to amaze us when smart people do dumb things. But one of the dumbest we've seen in a long time is Speaker John Boehner's inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress and publicly...
  • Senate finally passes Keystone, but Obama's veto looms; a question and answer

    WASHINGTON The Senate passed a bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto the measure. Thursday's vote culminated six years of intense...
  • Cuba invited to Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    WASHINGTON In the latest opening of American doors to Cuba, the Smithsonian Institution is preparing to host the communist country on the nation's front lawn, the National Mall, for its annual Folklife Festival, in an event that could take place as...
  • Six months later, Congress needs to vote on Obama's war against Islamic State

    A puzzling aspect of President Obama's war against Islamic State, a military campaign that is now almost six months old, is his attitude toward congressional approval for the mission. In a speech in September, Obama insisted that he already possessed...