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Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of deal with U.S.

Cuba releases 53 prisoners as part of deal with U.S.

Cuba has released all 53 prisoners it had promised to free, senior U.S. officials said, a major step toward détente with Washington. The release of the remaining prisoners sets a…

Democrats want to boost middle class, tax the rich

Democrats want to boost middle class, tax the rich

Democratic congressional leaders plan on Monday to unveil proposed legislation to boost the middle class by giving many families a tax cut that would be countered by a fee on…

Obama goes bullish on economic messages

Obama goes bullish on economic messages

For most of last year, President Barack Obama tempered his pitch on the economy: It may be improving, he would say, but millions of Americans had yet to benefit from…

Obama takes aim at Internet security

Obama takes aim at Internet security

President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a U.S. company. Internet…

Torture protestors arrested at Cheney home

Torture protestors arrested at Cheney home

Two protesters were arrested at the McLean, Virginia, home of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday after 20 demonstrators, some in orange prison jumpsuits, walked onto his property to…

Can Chris Christie reboot his governorship?

Can Chris Christie reboot his governorship?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, under pressure to decide whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016, has a chance next week to reset his governorship after being…

Iowa GOP continues Presidential ‘straw poll’

Iowa GOP continues Presidential ‘straw poll’

Iowa Republicans will hold an unofficial poll this summer to gauge how the party’s presidential hopefuls are faring before the state chooses a candidate for president in 2016, party leaders…

Yes, Romney considers another White House run

Yes, Romney considers another White House run

In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he’s seriously considering a third run for the White House — a…

Petraeus may face criminal charges

Petraeus may face criminal charges

The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night. Investigators have presented senior-level…

Obama facing decision time on Keystone XL pipeline

Obama facing decision time on Keystone XL pipeline

Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama’s lap. So loath is Obama to…