Cuban cigars may not yet be legal for domestic sale or import into the United States, but President Obama got a preview of what’s likely soon to come when a White House party guest handed him one of the sought-after stogies during this week’s Hanukkah celebrations.
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The American Automobile Association predicts lower gas prices will increase holiday travel by at least 4 percent during the next two weeks. Nearly 99 million people will travel at least 50 miles during Christmas and the New Year.
As President Obama girds for his final two years in office as a lame duck, Americans increasingly disapprove of his job performance and are turning to Republicans in Congress for leadership on the economy and national security.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: American manufacturers are longing to invest and create new jobs to fuel American growth but are being held back by costly regulations coming from Washington and uncertainty about what lies ahead, the head of the nation’s biggest manufacturing trade group said.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the $346 million cut to his agency means agents won’t be able to provide the law enforcement services they normally do — and that means tax cheats will have an easier time getting away with their crimes.