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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 committee that will provide a key blueprint for […]

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Cuban-American Reactions to U.S. Diplomatic News Vary Widely

Cuban-Americans reacted to news that the U.S. would begin normalizing relations with Cuba with a wide range of sentiment, from outrage to jubilation, highlighting deep rifts. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Should Make North Korea Pay

Gordon Chang, The Daily BeastThe administration, The Times reports, “was still debating whether to publicly accuse North Korea of what amounts to a cyberterrorism campaign.” The concern is that a public accusation would result in an escalation.North Korea, however, will escalate no matter what. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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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 committee that will provide a key blueprint for […]

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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 18 months of secret talks, Obama […]

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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President Barack Obama said the U.S. would end what he called an outdated approach to Cuba, beginning to normalize relations and establishing diplomatic ties after five decades of restrictions.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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From joy to outrage, Florida’s Cuban-Americans greet new U.S. policy

By Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) – Some Cuban exiles responded with outrage. Others with ecstasy. News on Wednesday that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century divided America's 1.5-million-strong Cuban exile community and threatened to shake up the political landscape […]

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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 with Cuba is inexplicable,” Rubio said in a statement. The […]

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Obama announces U.S. to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a U.S. official said on Wednesday amid reports of a prisoner exchange that heralds a major overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. The U.S. official said Gross was released on humanitarian grounds. CNN reported a prisoner exchange that also […]

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U.S. Monetary Policy

U.S. Monetary Policy – “Print Money” Isn’t this how third world countries manage their monetary policy? Here’s a question worth pondering… Will this policy result in the DOLLAR losing its status as a reserve currency and what are the long-term consequences? Full News here – Politics – The Huffington Post

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