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U.S.-Cuba Deal Welcomed in Latin America

President Barack Obama’s move to end an unpopular Cold War policy toward Cuba received an embrace across Latin America. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Restores Cuba Ties in Historic Deal

President Barack Obama said the U.S. would end what he called an outdated approach to Cuba, beginning to normalize relations and establishing diplomatic ties after five decades of restrictions. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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The Spending Deal Passed. Next Time It May Not.

Jim Manley: Ultimately, both chambers of Congress passed the spending bill. But such dealmaking is likely to be the exception, rather than the rule, next year. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Obama and Biden Work the Phones to Get Funding Deal Done

President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are calling Democratic lawmakers in an urgent effort to save a $ 1.1 trillion spending bill that the White House and Republicans say is a worthy compromise. Full News here – First Draft

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Budget Deal Could Mean Millions More in Party Fund-Raising

Bipartisan discussions in the Senate are focusing on a provision to the spending bill that would allow the two parties to raise millions of additional dollars from wealthy donors, according to congressional aides. Full News here – First Draft

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Congress reaches deal for $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional negotiators unveiled a $ 1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill that aims to avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Thursday and punts an immigration showdown between Republicans and President Barack Obama until February. As the funding deadline loomed, Republicans successfully negotiated a number of policy provisions into the […]

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Honors Gala: A Big Deal, as Biden Might (More Colorfully) Say

Secretary of State John Kerry hosted a dinner at the State Department on Saturday for the Kennedy Center Honors, with guests like Sting and Bruno Mars. Full News here – First Draft

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Biden sees ‘less than even’ chance of nuclear deal with Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday there was a "less than even shot" of a nuclear deal with Iran but that it was still worth pursuing. Biden, speaking at a forum on the Middle East at the Brookings Institution think tank, rejected calls for more sanctions against Tehran over its […]

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Strange Bedfellows Are Blocking The McConnell-Obama Trade Deal

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been dreaming about cutting major deals as Senate majority leader for most of his career. Next year, he’ll finally get the chance to do it with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the most ambitious free trade agreement since the Clinton era. The only thing standing in his way is his […]

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How a Deal on Tax Extenders Would Add to the Debt

Maya MacGuineas: That we are only now discussing what do to about tax breaks that expired nearly a year ago underscores just how broken our government has become. Full News here – Washington Wire

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