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

  • 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
  • Obama's year-end message to Americans: I'm not a lame duck

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If U.S. President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday. Before boarding Air Force One for a vacation in Hawaii, the president gave a year-end news conference with a spring in his…

    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
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the…

    Associated Press22 mins ago
  • Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

    DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation's highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement.

    Associated Press
  • Obama calls on women only at news conference

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Something was missing from President Barack Obama's year-end news conference. Male questioners.

    Associated Press
  • Grand Canyon awards temporary services contract

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service has averted a shutdown of some of the Grand Canyon's iconic hotels and mule rides by awarding a temporary contract for services at the canyon's South Rim.

    Associated Press
  • State Dept. warns US travelers to be extra careful

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is warning Americans traveling abroad to be extra cautious over the holidays.

    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