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  • Report on White House security: Need higher fence, new leadership

    WASHINGTON A panel charged with reviewing the Secret Service following a series of security breaches is recommending significant changes to the fence that surrounds the White House to make it more difficult to climb, including raising it by about 5 feet,...
  • Obama's bold new policy on Cuba

    It takes a lot to shake the jaded White House press corps. So when I walked into the briefing room last Thursday and a reporter friend greeted me with "Wow, this is a legacy day," when another reporter observed that Obama was ending his sixth year with...
  • Some in congress balk as White House plows ahead with Cuba policy

    BOGOTA, Colombia Even before President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba on Wednesday, his congressional opponents were vowing to undermine any attempt at rapprochement. With Republicans in control of the House and Senate...
  • 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...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
  • Sony executives' jokes were lame, not racist

    Sony Pictures Co-Chair Amy Pascal and Hollywood uber-producer Scott Rudin have been backpedaling mightily to distance themselves from their embarrassing email banter over President Barack Obama's fantasy film favorites. As the free world knows by now...
  • Obama opens relations with Cuba, easing half-century standoff

    WASHINGTON The United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba in the most sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba policy since President Dwight Eisenhower severed ties with its communist rulers and the two countries faced each other in the most dangerous...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Kerry urges caution over timing of torture report release

    Kerry urges caution over timing of torture report release
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday privately expressed concern about the timing of the release of a long-awaited Congressional report criticizing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods days before it was expected to be released. Kerry's...
  • Jeb Bush says he will 'actively explore' 2016 presidential run

    MIAMI Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is basically running for president now, giving him instant front-runner status and implicitly pressuring other Republicans to decide whether to run for the White House against him in 2016. "I have decided to actively...