Monday, December 22, 2014

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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.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama set out in 2014 to use his executive powers to advance priorities resisted by Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) - He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - It's after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's proud to have been part of an administration that worked to ban brutal interrogations and says the U.S. should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.
Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would make a great football coach.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose."
CapitolInq: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), whose parents immigrated from Cuba and who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a blistering critique Tuesday of the Obama administration’s decision to release Cuban spies as the Castro regime freed American Alan Gross from imprisonment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he will try to undertake an overhaul of the tax system with the new Republican majorities in Congress. He says the "devil is in the details."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Flipping the script on a Republican rival, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as "an isolationist" as the GOP's intra-party feud over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy intensified.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral relations.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama set out in 2014 to use his executive powers to advance priorities resisted by Congress.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president said he'd act alone.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - It's after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers the day before.
Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would make a great football coach.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose."
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he will try to undertake an overhaul of the tax system with the new Republican majorities in Congress. He says the "devil is in the details."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to the communist island. He suggested Congress will keep the U.S. economic embargo in place until lawmakers can gauge the pace of progress in the "hermetically sealed society."
Diane DeBarri, now the CEO of a halfway-house company, has been cleared on methamphetamine-related charges.
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.
CapitolInq: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), whose parents immigrated from Cuba and who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a blistering critique Tuesday of the Obama administration’s decision to release Cuban spies as the Castro regime freed American Alan Gross from imprisonment.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's proud to have been part of an administration that worked to ban brutal interrogations and says the U.S. should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) - He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral relations.