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  • Rubio's machine is tops in raising money, but not in sharing it

    WASHINGTON For Marco Rubio and his leadership political action committee, a lot of money comes in. But when it comes to supporting his fellow candidates, not a lot goes out. Rubio, a Republican senator from West Miami, Fla., and a potential...
  • Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

    For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation. "A lot of what the president...
  • Federal workers welcome extra day off

    Federal workers welcome extra day off
    Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House...
  • U.S. infusion could help dreams come true in Cuba

    U.S. infusion could help dreams come true in Cuba
    Long before he withered away, when he couldn't walk, was blind in one eye and could only speak a few coherent words, my father would fondly reminisce about his homeland. It was the hopeful song of Cuban exiles. El próximo" año. Next year. "I sense...
  • With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement

    With Cuba move, Obama doubles down on strategy of engagement
    President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments. In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff. But with his...
  • Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran

    Obama defends foreign policy decisions on Cuba, Russia, Iran
    In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working. The...
  • Four detainees released from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan

    Four detainees released from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan
    The Pentagon announced Saturday that four detainees have been sent home to Afghanistan from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of the U.S. government's ongoing release of former terrorism suspects who have been held for years. Shawali Khan,...
  • Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant

    Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant
    Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He's proud of his accomplishments this year, he said. He's shown America solves problems. "And now I'm going to go on...
  • Obama does not consider Sony hack an act of war: CNN interview

    U.S. President Barack Obama does not consider the cyber attack on Sony Corp to be an act of war, he said in an interview, remarks apparently aimed at limiting U.S. anger over the incident which Washington blames on North Korea. Obama and his advisers are...
  • Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions

    Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years. However, the decision to...