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  • As Cuba policy moves forward, chief critic Rubio faces stiff odds reversing it

    WASHINGTON In December, just hours after the White House abruptly changed course in the nation's relationship with Cuba, Sen. Marco Rubio laid down his marker. "I intend to use every tool at our disposal in the majority to unravel as many of these...
  • Obama seeks help from Congress, Silicon Valley to fight cyberattacks

    Obama seeks help from Congress, Silicon Valley to fight cyberattacks
    President Obama called on lawmakers Friday to pass tougher cybersecurity laws, but the main pitch of his speech at a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University was aimed at business leaders whose help he needs fighting cyberattacks. As he prepared to...
  • Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks

    Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks
    President Obama called on lawmakers Friday to pass tougher laws to protect against cyberattacks, and he also aimed part of his plea at business leaders whose help he needs in the fight. Just before he signed an executive order to promote information-...
  • Airline passengers behaved better than ever in 2014

    Airline passengers behaved better than ever in 2014
    Remember the Knee Defender? The devious device that clips on to the airline seat in front of you to prevent that passenger from reclining and encroaching on your legroom? Thanks to some high-profile incidents involving hostile passengers and flight...
  • In California, a 'golden' political opportunity carries risks

    WASHINGTON To some of the more politically ambitious members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, it's a long-awaited opportunity. For the first time in more than two decades, an open contest for a U.S. Senate seat from the Golden...
  • Chinese premier's brother leaves tobacco job as rules tighten

    HONG KONG Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's brother has been promoted from his post as deputy head of the country's tobacco monopoly, removing a potential conflict of interest as the government imposes new restrictions on smoking. Li Keming was named one of...
  • America's Good Fortune Buoys Superpower

    America's Good Fortune Buoys Superpower
    Niccolo Machiavelli, perhaps the shrewdest political philosopher in history, believed that great events were shaped by luck — or "fortuna" as he called this unpredictable force of life. The same actions might produce success or failure, depending on...
  • Heeding the call to service

    Heeding the call to service
    Last month I went back to the Naval Academy, my alma mater of 27 years, to attend ship selection night, an annual institution at the academy. Seniors pick from a list of ships, choosing how their careers as naval officers will commence. My son was picking...
  • New boss same as the old boss? Republicans still stymied in Senate

    WASHINGTON When Republicans held only the House of Representatives, their efforts at lawmaking always died in the Democratic Senate. They thought everything would change if they could win the Senate, allowing them to pass legislation through Congress and...
  • On US trade mission, London mayor touts success of his city's life sciences sector

    London Mayor Boris Johnson, launching a six-day swing through the East Coast, on Monday took on the role of traveling salesman, encouraging a packed room of some of the nation's top college students and entrepreneurs to consider launching their careers as...
  • Some U.S. House Democrats seek postponement of Netanyahu speech

    WASHINGTON Some U.S. House Democrats are circulating a petition asking Speaker John Boehner to postpone a planned March 3 speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we...