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  • Officials: US will have embassy in Havana soon

    WASHINGTON The U.S. hasn't had an embassy in Cuba for more than 50 years, but establishing one may not take much time. Although President Barack Obama's decision Wednesday to normalize relations with the Castro government in Havana upends long-standing...
  • 113th Congress just barely avoids being the least productive in history

    The 113th Congress will just have to settle for being bad instead of the worst – at least as far as productivity is concerned. President Obama signed a whopping 51 bills Thursday, the White House announced, bringing the most recent tally of laws...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Abolishing the CIA

    The shock resonating from the Senate Intelligence Committee's CIA torture report isn't due so much to the revelations themselves, grotesque as the details are, but to the fact that they're now officially public. National spokespersons (except for Dick...
  • Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana

    Cuba releases Alan Gross; White House announces plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Havana
    President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, open an embassy in Havana and relax trade and travel restrictions — reversing more than half a century of policy aimed at isolating the Communist nation...
  • Sessions yields to Enzi as U.S. Senate Budget chairman

    Republican Senator Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he will take over as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee next year after the panel's current top Republican, Jeff Sessions, agreed to step aside. The two senators had contested the chairmanship of the...
  • 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...
  • Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws

    Obama's Cuba policy doesn't mean Congress will change laws
    The future of the United States' five-decade embargo blocking trade with Cuba is suddenly and unexpectedly murky. Although President Barack Obama shifted long-standing American policy on Wednesday, the embargo and the lesser known but critically...
  • Obama opens relations with Cuba, easing half-century standoff

    WASHINGTON The United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba in the most sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba policy since President Dwight Eisenhower severed ties with its communist rulers and the two countries faced each other in the most dangerous...