Politics

  1. Boston Marathon bombing survivor waves fake leg at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev supporters outside courthouse
    Michael Walsh

    Boston Marathon bombing survivor waves fake leg at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev supporters outside courthouse

  2. Hello, Columbus
    Matt Bai

    Hello, Columbus

  3. The Cuban spy at the center of the Obama-Castro deal
    Michael Isikoff

    The Cuban spy at the center of the Obama-Castro deal

  4. Clinton early 2016 front-runner — but 'barely': NBC News/WSJ poll
    Dylan Stableford

    Clinton early 2016 front-runner — but 'barely': NBC News/WSJ poll

  5. Democrats go searching for a message ahead of 2016
    Jon Ward

    Democrats go searching for a message ahead of 2016

  6. Vastly changed electoral system presents risks and opportunities for Jeb Bush
    Jon Ward

    Vastly changed electoral system presents risks and opportunities for Jeb Bush

  7. Majority of Americans say CIA tactics detailed in Senate's 'torture' report were justified
    Dylan Stableford

    Majority of Americans say CIA tactics detailed in Senate's 'torture' report were justified

  8. Why Sen. Mike Lee needs to stay in Sen. Ted Cruz’s shadow
    Meredith Shiner

    Why Sen. Mike Lee needs to stay in Sen. Ted Cruz’s shadow

  9. Terrorist massacre of children ‘blowback’ from U.S.-backed Pakistani offensive against Taliban, officials say
    Michael Isikoff

    Terrorist massacre of children ‘blowback’ from U.S.-backed Pakistani offensive against Taliban, officials say

  10. After Alan Gross release, Obama seeks to resume full diplomatic ties with Cuba
    Olivier Knox

    After Alan Gross release, Obama seeks to resume full diplomatic ties with Cuba

  • CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times. The review panel is looking into the search by agency officials of staffers…

    Reuters
  • Hever Castle

    A Tudor manor of exquisite beauty, Hever Castle was once home to Anne Boleyn. You can even stay the night! 

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  • Obama says normalization offers best chance to influence Cuba

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Normalized relations with Cuba will give the United States its best chance to influence the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Friday, and he urged Congress to ease the U.S. economic embargo against Havana. Obama, who announced on…

    Reuters
  • Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at nearly $578 billion, including about $64 billion for wars abroad. The…

    Reuters
  • Potential U.S. Republican 2016 contenders spar over Cuba policy

    By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Neither is officially running for president yet, but potential Republican 2016 presidential candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have trading barbs about Cuba in what were the opening shots of an intraparty fight over U.S. policy toward Havana. Rubio, a…

    Reuters
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor waves fake leg at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev supporters outside courthouse

    Marc Fucarile showed his prosthetic limb to conspiracy theorists who think Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might be innocent.

    Yahoo News
  • Secret Service report: White House needs a taller fence and more, better-trained agents

    After a prostitution scandal and consternation over how a fence-jumper at the White House got deep into the presidential mansion before he was stopped, the Secret Service needs to make sweeping changes like building a taller fence, hiring many more agents and stepping up their training, an…

    Yahoo News
  • Hello, Columbus

    The site a party chooses for its convention can say something about the kind of country it wants to build. And when Democrats select where they expect to host Hillary Clinton’s coronation in 2016, they should go to Columbus, Ohio, to show what American cities might yet become. In terms of jobs,…

    Yahoo News
  • U.S. Cuba Timeline

    President Obama announced that the United States will start to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba as American Alan Gross is returned to the US after five years as a Cuban prisoner.

    Yahoo News
  • The Cuban spy at the center of the Obama-Castro deal

    On Wednesday, the ringleader of La Red Avispa — a group of Cuban undercover agents who sneaked into South Florida in the 1990s and were arrested by the FBI for spying for Fidel Castro’s government — and two of his associates were released from U.S. prisons and returned home as national heroes. The…

    Yahoo News
  • Sony Hacking: President Obama Says Company Made 'Mistake' in Canceling 'The Interview'

    President Obama says Sony Pictures Entertainment made a "mistake" in canceling its planned release of the movie "The Interview" following a destructive cyber attack the U.S. government says was launched by North Korea."Sony is a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats…

    ABC News
  • These American Fugitives May Be Hiding Out in Cuba

    Former prisoner Alan Gross was thrilled to return to America from Cuba earlier this week but there are dozens of other Americans who are in the country for other reasons -- and probably don't plan on leaving.Cuba has been a haven for American fugitives for decades, but now that the two countries…

    ABC News
  • Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

    PARIS (AP) — Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season.

    Associated Press
  • Obama: No justification for murder of NYC police

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York.

    Associated Press
  • Today in History

    Today is Sunday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2014. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 6:03 p.m. Eastern time.

    Associated Press
  • Holder calls police shootings 'act of barbarism'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as senseless and an "unspeakable act of barbarism."

    Associated Press
  • GOP to back 'The Interview' if it gets to theaters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader.

    Associated Press
  • 'I Can't Breathe' now a federal super PAC

    A New York activist wants to honor Eric Garner, who died in police custody, though a new political committee.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • American Future Fund: No election, little cash

    American Future Fund's income plummeted in 2013 — a non-election year — after massive haul in 2012.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Tennessee GOP leader drafts bill to ensure accused truants get attorneys

    A Tennessee state legislator is concerned that accused truants can be prosecuted without having counsel to aid them in court

    Center for Public Integrity