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  • Thaw in relations with Cuba positive for U.S. agriculture: USDA

    Exports of U.S. agricultural products such as wheat, rice, soybeans and meat products stand to gain from a surprise U.S. move toward repairing relations with Cuba, agriculture industry officials said on Wednesday. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary...
  • U.S., Cuba End Deep Freeze

    WASHINGTON — Sweeping away a half-century of official U.S. animosity, President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties following the swap of several jailed spies and the release...
  • Deal between US, Cuba culminated 18 months of secret talks

    MIAMI During a 2007 campaign debate when his White House prospects still seemed mostly like a pipe dream, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois was asked if, as president, he would sit down to talk to with leaders of countries like North Korea, Venezuela, Iran...
  • Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'

    Miami reacts to Obama's Cuba move: Tears of joy, cries of 'traitor'
    A tale of two restaurants unfolded in South Florida on Wednesday. In Miami's Little Havana, Versailles Restaurant hosted hard-line Cuban exiles railing against President Obama’s decision to establish full diplomatic ties with the Cuban government....
  • Obama Cuba policy expected to boost travel to island

    Obama Cuba policy expected to boost travel to island
    President Barack Obama's outreach to Cuba is sure to stoke a pent-up demand for travel to the once-forbidden island, giving a big boost to people in South Florida and elsewhere who lead cultural and educational tours. Bureaucratic restraints on these...
  • Alaska mine would be a Bristol Bay disaster waiting to happen

     Alaska mine would be a Bristol Bay disaster waiting to happen
    President Obama's decision to permanently protect Alaska's Bristol Bay and adjacent lands from oil and gas drilling is so clearly the correct decision that the only objections will come from those whose sole interest is the welfare of those two energy...
  • Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea

    Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea
    With U.S. intelligence analysts quietly pointing to North Korea as having a hand in the destructive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, Obama administration officials scrambled Thursday to consider what, if anything, they should do in response....
  • Florida Republicans lead charge against Cuba outreach

    Now comes the backlash to President Barack Obama's outreach to Cuba. Florida Republicans are leading the charge against Obama's new policy to end the isolation of Cuba, setting up a clash in Congress next year and a point of debate along the...
  • As U.S. eases hostilities, Cuba faces new challenge

    For decades, it was Cuba's first response to criticism. Poor economic performance? An obvious effect of a U.S. trade embargo that amounted to a blockade of the island nation by a bullying superpower. Arrests of dissidents? A legitimate act of self-...
  • Are drone strikes more defensible than torture?

    There are lots of hypocrisies surrounding the recently released executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But they pale in comparison to the current Democratic silence about President...
  • Chicago couple found guilty in grant scam case with ties to Obama friend Whitaker

    Chicago couple found guilty in grant scam case with ties to Obama friend Whitaker
    A federal jury Wednesday found a Chicago couple guilty on all counts in a state grant scam trial that featured testimony about power, money and sex and saw a high-profile ruling that one of President Barack Obama's golfing buddies was a hostile witness....