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  • Top U.S. stories of 2014

    GOP wins midterms: The midterm elections Nov. 4 gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and bolstered their majority in the House, setting up what could be a difficult last two years of President Barack Obama's term. Nevertheless, the Democrats...
  • Obama says change in Cuba is inevitable, though pace is uncertain

    Obama says change in Cuba is inevitable, though pace is uncertain
    Two days after announcing the end of a half-century-long diplomatic freeze with Cuba, President Obama warned Friday that the pace of reform in the communist island nation would be uncertain but that change was inevitable. In a wide-ranging news...
  • Sony Pictures: 'We Had No Choice,' But Still Considering Digital Release

    Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Michael Lynton hit back after President Obama faulted the Hollywood studio for canceling the Christmas release of "The Interview," as the studio indicated that it is still looking for alternative ways to release the...
  • Marco Rubio, Rand Paul trade shots over Cuba on TV, Twitter, Facebook

    MIAMI As they jockey for possible presidential bids, Republican senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are taking aim at each other on TV, Twitter and Facebook over Cuba policy. Rubio, a Cuba hardliner from West Miami, has attacked President Barack Obama's...
  • Rep. Bachmann doesn't leave Washington quietly, relishes her experience as lawmaker

    WASHINGTON During her last week on Capitol Hill, Rep. Michele Bachmann squished close to Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for a holiday picture, told President Barack Obama at the White House Christmas party that he should bomb Iran and strolled onto the...
  • Obama says Sony erred in canceling film, should have 'spoken to me first'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama criticized Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday for retreating on a film that seemingly instigated a devastating cyberattack now blamed on the North Korean government. Amid escalating concerns over porous U.S....
  • Marco Rubio's fury shows Obama did right thing

    Marco Rubio's fury shows Obama did right thing
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party's point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama's move Wednesday to normalize relations with the Cold War foe. The Cuban-American...
  • President Obama: Sony Made a 'Mistake' In Pulling 'The Interview'

    President Obama on Friday said that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in pulling the movie "The Interview." The president spoke just hours after the FBI announced that North Korea was responsible for the cyber-attack on the studio. "Yes, I...
  • Another Bush presidency may be closer than you think

    Another Bush presidency may be closer than you think
    Jeb Bush is off and running. He announced this week that he would "actively explore" a 2016 presidential run. He also promised to release emails from his days as Florida's governor. He quit a lucrative financial adviser gig at a British bank and stopped...
  • U.S. House Speaker sets January 20th for Obama speech to Congress

    U.S. President Barack Obama has been invited to deliver his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET (0200 GMT Jan. 21). House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, in a letter delivered on Friday to Obama, set the date...
  • Venezuelan oil might be behind Cuba's pivot to the US

    After 53 years of acrimony, a motivating factor in Cuba striking a historic deal with the United States to renew diplomatic relations might have been Venezuelan oil. Both sides, of course, were eager to see their prisoners released USAID contractor...