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  • More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    More Democrats say they'll skip Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    As the furor grew over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's agreement to address a joint session of Congress, more Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they would skip the event. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu without...
  • Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released

    Cuba's Fidel Castro reportedly sends letter; prisoners released
    Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, whose absence from public view for months has fueled rumors that he might be dead, reportedly sent a letter to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, assuring his friend that he is just fine, thank you. Meanwhile,...
  • Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba

    Durbin returns from 'very productive' trip to Cuba
    Sen. Dick Durbin, just back from Cuba on a trip with other Democratic lawmakers, cautioned Tuesday that fully lifting the embargo against the island nation could be scuttled by a single U.S. senator. The Illinois Democrat issued a news release Tuesday...
  • 2 GOP lawmakers unveil net neutrality bill

    2 GOP lawmakers unveil net neutrality bill
    Two leading Republicans, seeking to head off the nation's top telecom regulator, proposed legislation that would set the rules of the road for Internet traffic. Sen. John Thune and Rep. Fred Upton said Friday that they wanted to ensure that broadband...
  • Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks

    Pope Francis bridged gap between U.S. and Cuba during secret talks
    The surprise deal between the United States and Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations after 53 years in the deep freeze involved no clandestine meetings in either country or participation of an aging Fidel Castro. Instead, an...
  • Alan Gross statement on coming home from Cuba

    Alan Gross statement on coming home from Cuba
    Upon returning home from five years of imprisonment in Cuba, Alan Gross had the following to say: Chag Sameach. What a blessing to be a citizen of the United States of America.  Thank you President Obama for everything you have done today. I want to...
  • Steps forward on access

    Progress, at long last Let's have three cheers for Rex Davis, clerk of the Newport News Circuit Court, and his support for greater transparency in the Virginia judiciary. Mr. Davis recently decided to provide the Daily Press with access to part of a...
  • With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?

    With coarsening of politics, can seven dirty words be far?
    WASHINGTON — "The report is full of crap." Thus spake Dick Cheney, on Fox News last week, when talking about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture that occurred during his vice presidency. The line might have been funny, if...
  • Bye-bye phone snoops: Their Take

    Bye-bye phone snoops: Their Take
    Bye-bye phone snoops Almost a year and a half after Edward Snowden revealed that the government was collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress may be about to end that program — if it doesn't succumb to specious...
  • U.S. surveillance bill faces tough fight in Senate

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A bill to end the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency appeared to be in jeopardy on Tuesday after senior Republican senators said the measure would benefit Islamic State...
  • NSA scandals caused rift with U.S. allies

    NSA scandals caused rift with U.S. allies
    No single issue has caused greater damage to the trust between the United States and its allies than the sweeping revelations of the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs. This story continues to fuel the perception that we no longer...