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Head Of Armed Services Committee Will Get McCain A Bigger Bullhorn

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 4:05am

When Congress returns to work in January, Sen. John McCain of Arizona is set to lead the committee, which deals with everything from the Pentagon budget to the U.S. war against the Islamic state.

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Treasury Nomination Sparks Fight Among Democrats

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:05am

When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.

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Obama To Pick Sally Yates To Be Deputy Attorney General, AP Reports

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:52am

President Obama is preparing to nominate the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, according to The Associated Press.

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GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 11:18am

Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.

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Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 8:36am

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

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North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:40am

The secretive regime denies any involvement with the Sony Pictures hack and says the U.S. must allow it to help find the real culprit. Or else.

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'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:33pm

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.

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Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You.

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:21pm

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco – on a Friday before the holidays, no less – the slip was eagerly received online.

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Obama Says Sony Made A 'Mistake' In Cancelling 'The Interview'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:25pm

President Obama said Sony made a mistake by pulling the movie North Korea opposed and promised a U.S. response to North Korea's actions in the cyber attack against the company.

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Sentenced For Life, Inmate Still Holds Hope For Release

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:37pm

David Padilla is one of thousands of people sentenced under tough drug laws who's spending life in prison. Now the Clemency Project 2014 promises pardons or early release for some offenders.

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Live: Obama's Year-End News Conference

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:31pm

The president is expected to discuss issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to the fight against the self-described Islamic State and his views on the Senate's "torture report."

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Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:38am

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.

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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:57am

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:34am

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct, but instead we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

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3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:03am

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

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Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:02am

A day after the president's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime.

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Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:23pm

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.

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In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:56pm

An independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.

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Most Pages In New U.S.-Cuba Chapter Still Have To Be Written

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:43pm

President Obama is re-opening diplomatic ties to Cuba, and easing restrictions on travel and commerce. A day after that historic announcement, we look at what it actually means for would be travelers and exporters.

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Rep. Sires Pushes Back Against Obama's Cuba Plans

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:11am

President Obama's action to begin normalizing relations with Cuba has drawn harsh criticism from members of Congress in both parties. One of those critics is Rep. Albio Sires, who was born in Cuba.

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