Political

(Washington, DC) -- House Speaker John Boehner is knocking President Obama's landmark policy change with Cuba as another in a series of "mindless concessions" to dictators. The Ohio Republican issued his rebuke of the policy after Wednesday's announcement that the U.S. is...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama says it's fitting that the release of Alan Gross in Cuba comes during Hanukkah. The President made the remarks at a White House reception yesterday marking the Jewish holiday that celebrates religious freedom. Gross is an American contractor...
(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says the release of Alan Gross could not be a better gift for the holidays. Gross is back home in the U.S. after being released from a Cuban prison yesterday following five-years of captivity. Gross is an American contractor with...
(Washington, DC) -- Senator Marco Rubio is slamming U.S. moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba. The Florida Republican and descendant of Cuban immigrants accused the Obama administration of making "historic concessions" to the island communist nation. Rubio said the moves...
(Washington, DC) -- A political science professor with Georgia State University says it's about time the U.S. moved to normalize relations with Cuba. Professor Jennifer McCoy commented today that a lot has changed in Cuba since the U.S. cut diplomatic ties with the island nation...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama says it is finally time to start normalizing relations with Cuba. Speaking from the White House, the President announced that the U.S. will start easing some travel and trade restrictions and re-establishing embassies in Havana and Washington...
(New York, NY) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world. The former first lady and U.S. senator spoke in New York City on Tuesday as she accepted an award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for...
(Washington, DC) -- Ted Cruz is apologizing to his fellow Republican senators for ruining their weekend. CBS News says the Texas senator made apologies during the weekly Republican conference luncheon Tuesday. On Friday, Senate leaders had agreed to let the senators go home for...
(Washington, DC) -- The federal government has the money to keep running. The White House says President Obama last night signed the huge spending bill that funds the government through next September. While most of the government will be funded for nine months in the big...