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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...
  • U.S.-Cuba rapprochement exposes Venezuela's Maduro

    Even as Cuba and the United States try to bury 50 years of enmity, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has seemed to be going in the other direction, vilifying "insolent Yankees" at rallies and threatening to cut ties completely. Fellow leftists Cuba and...
  • Senior U.S. senator seeks study of impact of Cuba trade restrictions

    Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, asked the International Trade Commission on Wednesday to begin a study of the economic impact on the United States of current restrictions on exports to Cuba. He said the study,...
  • 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...