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  • Nigeria's Buhari picks southern Christian lawyer as running mate

    Nigeria's main opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari has picked southern Christian lawyer Yemi Osinbajo to be his running mate in elections set for February 2015, the party leader said on Wednesday. Choosing a Christian from the south to run for the...
  • Act now: Congress delivers a few last minute tax savers

    The U.S. Congress, in its wisdom, waited until the waning weeks of the year to approve some tax breaks that will only be good for 2014. That means that in some cases, you lost out: it is too late to take advantage of them and you are going to lose them...
  • New Senate Foreign Relations head to 'closely examine' new Cuba policy

    Senator Bob Corker, who will lead the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the new Congress, said on Wednesday he wanted to know more about what Cuba would do in return for any shift in U.S. policy and will "closely examine" the issue. "The new U.S....
  • 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...
  • Obama announces move to normalize relations between U.S. and Cuba

    President Barack Obama announced a move to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba on Wednesday, saying it is time to "cut loose the shackles of the past." In a speech at the White House, Obama said the thaw in relations after a five-...
  • 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...