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  • Obama actually enjoyed his press conference and was optimistic about the new year
    Obama invokes Reagan in reflective and optimitic American resurgence declaration
    In the last press conference of the year on Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2014 at the East Room of the White House President Barack Obama kept the topics lighter and optimistic in the 50-minute presser; the theme was definitely America's...
  • Obama decided to only field questions for female journalists at presser
    Obama takes questions only from female reporters at year-end press conference
    For his last press conference of the year held Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2014 President Barack Obama did a presidential first he only fielded questions from female reporters. Of all the important news items discussed at the press conference, the...
  • Restored Taino village in Cuba
    Cuba, a cultural bridge between the Americas
    Narrow ocean channels separate Cuba from North America, the Yucatan Peninsula and Hispaniola. Cuba was obviously the nexus across which the peoples, crops and ideas of the Americas crisscrossed. In recent years, the government of Cuba has...
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz invokes family history to condemn Obama's move toward Cuba
    President Obama’s recent call to normalize relations with Cuba has brought almost universal condemnation from the potential Republican presidential candidates, with the exception of Sen. Rand Paul, who makes the libertarian argument for the...
  • Major fallout to Obama's Cuban embargo lifting riveting the White House
    Major fallout to Obama's Cuban embargo lifting riveting the White House
    The president is receiving scathing criticism from Washington lawmakers over his announcement Wednesday to lift the decades-old embargo against Cuba. But one critic in particular has been more vociferous than the rest; Republican Senator Marco...
  • Cigars
    Cuba: A gringo opens up
    “The only thing we should have allowed is a ‘cigar exchange’ “said Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee. “Cubans in Miami have been secretly smoking them for years but have had...
  • Spay/neuter
    Animal advocates hopeful about Cuba
    American groups that help cats and dogs in Cuba expressed optimism Dec. 19 that newly improved U.S.-Cuban relations will make it easier to assist those animals.“Everything we try to do for the dogs and cats of Cuba is hindered by the...
  • Lame duck Obama's embargo-lifting decision on Cuba hits massive senate criticism
    Lame duck Obama's embargo-lifting decision on Cuba hits massive senate criticism
    President Obama is facing deep resistance for his lifting of the decades-long embargo against Cuba on Wednesday. The decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba has prompted many across party lines in the Senate to speak out.Politico...
  • Assata Shakur
    Will Cuba Extradite Assata Shakur and Other American Fugitives
    Following the release of American Alan Gross, an American aid worker who had been imprisoned in Havana, Cuba for five years on accusations of espionage, President Obama shocked the world by reviving relations between the two countries after more...
  • Obama is right on Cuba
    Obama is right on Cuba
    It has taken six years, but President Barack Obama has finally accomplished something diplomatic. His plan to normalize relations with Cuba is the right position and long overdue.“Change is hard – in our own lives, and in the lives of...
  • President Obama recognizes insanity
    It’s time for a change
    It was Albert Einstein who said in his much quoted statement, “One sign of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results.” The US Cuba relationship over the past 50 years is the foreign policy...
  • Reclaiming the Cuban automarket
    Reclaiming the Cuban automarket
    Although the Obama administration's new move to "normalize" relations with Cuba after 5 decades is proving controversial to many in in this country, the vast majority of residents in the island nation see it as a path to improving...
  • Rubio vs. Obama, Cuba edition
    Rubio vs. Obama, Cuba edition
    In his op-ed, which is titled A victory for oppression, Sen. Marco Rubio made a powerful case for why President Obama shouldn't normalize relations with Cuba:Since the U.S. severed diplomatic relations in 1961, the Castro family has controlled...
  • Obama lifts embargo on Cuba creating large rift with some DC lawmakers
    Obama lifts embargo on Cuba creating large rift with some DC lawmakers
    President Obama may have set a new pace for diplomatic and cultural relations with Cuba, but many lawmakers in Washington aren’t buying it. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio lambasted President Barack Obama as the "worst negotiator...
  • Pope Francis brokers deal between Cuba and the United States
    Pope Francis brokers deal between Cuba and the United States
    President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States will reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, ending 53 years of isolation intended to punish the island state for being Communist. The agreement came after 18 months of secret...