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  • U.S. senator pledges to block efforts to normalize Cuba relations

    Senator Marco Rubio said on Wednesday he would "make every effort" to block moves by President Barack Obama toward normalizing relations with the Cuban government. "The president's decision to reward the Castro regime and begin the path toward the...
  • EPA rules on coal ash may disappoint environmentalists, buoy industry

    WASHINGTON The federal government is about to announce its first rules for the handling and storage of potentially toxic coal ash, months after tons of the waste spilled into a major river in North Carolina. Environmental groups, though, are preparing...
  • Full text of Obama remarks on Cuba

    Full text of Obama remarks on Cuba
    Full text of President Obama’s remarks on U.S.-Cuba relations, delivered at 12:01 p.m. today from the White House Cabinet Room: THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of...
  • Two-thirds of Americans back higher military spending: poll

    Two-thirds of Americans back higher military spending: poll
    More than two thirds of U.S. voters back increased military spending given growing threats to America's security, and would be more likely to support candidates who agree, the Aerospace Industries Association trade group said Wednesday. AIA, the...
  • White House does not rule out Cuba visit by Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama does not have concrete plans to visit Cuba after restoring diplomatic relations with Havana, but a White House spokesman said on Wednesday he would not rule out a presidential visit. "If there is an opportunity for the...
  • Factbox: How Obama will relax U.S. Cuba policy

    President Barack Obama moved on Wednesday to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, a shift the White House said was needed because the long-standing U.S. embargo against the communist-ruled island has failed to promote democracy and has hurt the Cuban...
  • An issue that Congress didn't duck

    The U.S. Senate didn't duck the issue, nor shoot it down, when Rep. Rob  Wittman's legislation to save people hunting up a convenient Post Office in order to buy federal duck stamps. Instead, flock of Senators (you could almost say a brace of them, or...
  • Republican ousts ex-Gabby Giffords aide in recount for U.S. House seat

    U.S. Representative Ron Barber, an Arizona Democrat and former aide to Gabrielle Giffords, has officially lost his re-election bid to the Republican challenger in November's congressional elections, a judge certified on Wednesday. A superior court...
  • Martha McSally wins Arizona recount, ending lengthy 2014 campaign

    The long 2014 political campaign whimpered to an end Wednesday as Republican Martha McSally claimed the last official victory in an Arizona congressional contest whose results were delayed six weeks by a required recount. McSally entered the recount...
  • President Obama's statement on Cuba policy change

    Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our...
  • 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...