| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:53 AM
As much as the $4 trillion budget President Barack Obama sent to Congress Monday is a highly political document giving his allies things to rally around and his opponents proposals about which to grouse, the spending plan succeeds at putting two issues of...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:41 PM
Chipping away at Obamacare is a top priority for the Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress, and Sen. Pat Toomey has a front-row seat for shaping some of those proposals.
Toomey, R-Pa., was named to lead the Senate Finance Committee's panel...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:48 PM
Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:11 PM
Lacking the presidential bully pulpit but boasting the largest congressional majority in generations, top Republicans accused President Obama of loading his State of the Union address with partisan priorities instead of demonstrating the leadership...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:01 AM
U.S. travel and business with Cuba will get easier starting today.
Two U.S. government agencies issued initial regulations Thursday for President Barack Obama's more open policy announced Dec. 17, softening the effects of the 54-year-old U.S. embargo...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America's half-century-old...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:33 AM
The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment.
The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:18 AM
One thing is absolutely clear in my mind: I am delighted that Alan Gross is free and back in the United States with his family.
The American contractor jailed for the last five years for taking satellite equipment to the small Jewish community in Cuba...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:55 PM
President Obama's decision to start normalizing relations with Cuba gives American business a fresh opportunity on an island once known as a travel hub for the U.S. jet set.
The policy changes, which may foreshadow the end of a half-century of gridlock,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It takes a lot to shake the jaded White House press corps. So when I walked into the briefing room last Thursday and a reporter friend greeted me with "Wow, this is a legacy day," when another reporter observed that Obama was ending his sixth year with...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:53 AM
In some ways, the pregnancy discrimination case argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court has turned out to be a beautiful thing. Groups that are usually at each other’s throats over reproductive rights are working together to persuade the justices...