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  • Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis

    Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis
    The good news is Congress didn't end its session by committing any obvious harm. No government shutdown, no dramatic changes to health care reform and no sudden roadblocks to President Obama's go-it-alone effort to improve immigration. Plus, some...
  • Congressional Republicans look to block Cuba policy changes

    WASHINGTON The shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba triggered fierce partisan warfare Wednesday in Congress, as some Republicans vowed to take strong steps to block the changes. "I am committed to doing everything I can to unravel as many of these changes as...
  • U.S.-Cuba plan to reestablish ties follows spy swap, prisoner release

    Sweeping away more than half a century of official U.S. animosity, President Obama announced plans Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba and broaden business ties after the swap of several jailed spies and the release of an American...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
  • 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...
  • Obama commutes sentences of eight prisoners convicted on drug charges

    President Obama commuted the sentences Wednesday of eight prisoners serving lengthy terms for drug charges, but it was only a fraction of the 6,561 who applied for his help. In January, the Justice Department announced an ambitious program to recruit...
  • Fed eyes audit push as key political challenge in 2015

    The U.S. Federal Reserve is lobbying to stem a rising threat to its independence as the "Audit the Fed" movement, once seen as usual background noise, looks set to gain momentum in 2015 when Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. Interviews...
  • 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's historic shift on Cuba

    Obama's historic shift on Cuba
    Citing a half-century of failed policy, President Obama on Wednesday announced that he intends to normalize relations with Cuba, mending a rupture that dates to the chilliest days of the Cold War. While the move to restore diplomatic ties should not be...