Politics

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

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

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

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

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

    Democrats go searching for a message ahead of 2016

  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. 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

  6. 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

  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. Locked away for 17 months, accused Boston Marathon bomber set to emerge in court this week
    Holly Bailey

    Locked away for 17 months, accused Boston Marathon bomber set to emerge in court this week

  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
  • 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
  • Washington governor unveils carbon cap-and-trade plan

    By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday laid out a plan for a carbon cap-and-trade program aimed at fighting global warming and raising $1 billion a year for state schools and public transportation initiatives, but he will first need the support of a…

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

    In a move to wipe away one of the last vestiges of the Cold War, President Barack Obama launches negotiations with Cuba on resuming diplomatic ties five decades after they broke off. Obama's decision comes after Cuba freed US aid contractor Alan Gross.

    Yahoo News
  • Vastly changed electoral system presents risks and opportunities for Jeb Bush

    Jeb Bush is often said to have a big advantage in being able to raise money from his family's network of donors. But it may be the Internet that represents his best hope of becoming the GOP nominee.

    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
  • Obama on Hanukkah says small acts can make miracles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

    Associated Press19 mins ago
  • AP source: US probe links NKorea 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 Press24 mins ago
  • Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

    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
  • 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