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

    Vastly changed electoral system presents risks and opportunities for Jeb Bush

  • U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

    By Roberta Rampton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama's plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House. They floated ideas to fight the Democrat…

    Reuters
  • 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. banks to move cautiously into Cuba, trade groups say

    By Emily Stephenson and Brett Wolf (Reuters) - U.S. banks will be able to do more business in Cuba after the United States and the island nation agreed to restore diplomatic ties, but trade groups said their members will be slow to ramp up operations, fearing big penalties for mistakes. Under a…

    Reuters
  • Obama signs U.S. sanctions law on Venezuela officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials accused of violating protesters' rights during demonstrations earlier this year. Congress had approved the measure last week and sent it to him for his signature. The…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • Here's What Happened the Last Time a US President Visited Cuba

    When President Obama told ABC News on Wednesday that he has not ruled out visiting Cuba in the future, it opened the doors for the first presidential visit to the island nation since 1928.The last and only American president to visit Cuba while in office was Calvin Coolidge, who traveled there in…

    ABC News
  • Obama: Jeb Bush Has 'Every Right' to Run for President in 2016

    President Obama says he “loves” the Bush family personally and that former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush has “every right” to run in 2016.But he made sure to praise his former secretary of state as well, adding that Hillary Clinton would make an “excellent…

    ABC News
  • Protection sought for scenic California region

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country.

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

    Associated Press55 mins ago
  • 2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.

    Associated Press
  • US announces protections for transgender workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder.

    Associated Press
  • EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jumpstart the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job growth.

    Associated Press
  • FEC gets modest budget boost

    The election watchdog's 2015 funding level reverses years of cuts.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Urban League parrots telecom donors' net-neutrality stance

    Civil rights group calls for lighter Internet regulation that would benefit telecommunications donors.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • 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