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Venezuela condemns "imperial" U.S. visa reprisal

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela condemned on Thursday the United States’ revocation of its ambassador’s visa as an “imperial” move by President Barack Obama’s government, saying the measure should be immediately overturned. Read the full story at Reuters
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Rattner settles with Cuomo for $10 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Obama administration auto industry czar Steven Rattner agreed to pay $10 million to resolve lawsuits by New York’s attorney general over kickbacks allegedly paid to do business with the state’s pension fund. Read the full story at Reuters
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It’s a new year: Help make this a better country

The kickoff of a new year — and, for that matter, a new decade — is a good time to look down the road and make a pact with ourselves about the kind of people we want to be and what we’re willing to do to get there. These aren’t just goals, but resolutions. Read the full story on CNN
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U.S. revokes Venezuelan ambassador’s visa

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States revoked the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador to Washington in retaliation for President Hugo Chavez’s rejection of a nominated U.S. envoy critical of his government, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. Read the full story at Reuters
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