Politics

  1. Hello, Columbus
    Matt Bai

    Hello, Columbus

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

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

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

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

  4. 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

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

    Democrats go searching for a message ahead of 2016

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Peshawar attack: People around the world react to school massacre
    Dylan Stableford

    Peshawar attack: People around the world react to school massacre

  9. 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

  10. Spin wars: How a bitter feud between the CIA and FBI stoked the torture debate
    Michael Isikoff

    Spin wars: How a bitter feud between the CIA and FBI stoked the torture debate

  • U.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years

    By Daniel Trotta and Steve Holland HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After…

    Reuters
  • Iowa and New Hampshire voters will listen before they judge Bush

    By Mark Guarino DAVENPORT, Iowa (Reuters) - Bob Shelley neatly folds his newspaper and uses it as a coaster for his coffee mug. By no coincidence, it covers the face of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who just announced he will explore a bid for the White House in 2016. In a coffee shop in this…

    Reuters
  • U.S. senator pledges to block efforts to normalize Cuba relations

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Marco Rubio said on Wednesday he would "make every effort" to block moves by President Barack Obama toward normalizing relations with the Cuban government. "The president’s decision to reward the Castro regime and begin the path toward the normalization of relations…

    Reuters
  • Sessions yields to Enzi as U.S. Senate Budget chairman

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he will take over as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee next year after the panel's current top Republican, Jeff Sessions, agreed to step aside. The two senators had contested the chairmanship of the…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • A timeline of U.S.-Cuba relations

    Katie Couric, Global News Anchor, Yahoo News

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

    Michael Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

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

    While Hillary Clinton may be the prohibitive favorite to win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, the margin of American voters who would support her in a general election is razor thin.

    Yahoo News
  • Exclusive: Obama Doesn't Rule Out Presidential Visit to Cuba: ‘Let’s See’

    Marking an abrupt sea change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, President Obama said today he is open to visiting the communist Caribbean country before he leaves office.“I don’t have any current plans, but let’s see how things evolve,” Obama told ABC “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir in an exclusive…

    ABC News
  • US Plans to Re-Establish Embassy in Havana

    In a true mark of the extent of the policy reversal that President Obama announced today, the U.S. will open an embassy in the previously-banned country.Obama announced that the Secretary of State and his department will be tasked with re-establishing an official embassy in Havana. ...

    ABC News
  • Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into revealing…

    Associated Press
  • AP source: North Korea linked to Sony hacking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to…

    Associated Press
  • How revived ties with Cuba came to be

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to "think big" about a second-term agenda, including the possibilities of new starts with long-standing U.S. foes such as Iran and Cuba. Two years later,…

    Associated Press
  • Text of Obama's remarks on US-Cuba relations

    Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Wednesday on the release of American Alan Gross from a Cuban prison and on future diplomatic relations between the two countries. The text was provided by the White House:

    Associated Press
  • Reaction to release of Alan Gross, future US-Cuba relations

    Reaction to the release of American Alan Gross who was imprisoned in Cuba for five years, and the future of US-Cuba diplomatic relations:

    Associated Press
  • Sex, drugs and political money

    Center reporter Dave Levinthal goes one-on-one with the Democrats' former finance chief on C-SPAN2 show.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • New FEC chief on 'dark money' mission

    New Chairwoman Ann Ravel says she'll fight to out people behind secretive political cash, regardless of party.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Secretive nonprofits flourished — and succeeded — in 2014 state elections

    Nonprofits backed winning candidates, or bashed losers, in 63 percent of the state races in which they sponsored ads.

    Center for Public Integrity