President Obama will hold a traditional end-of-year news conference Friday at the White House before leaving on a 17-day vacation in Hawaii.
The White House said Thursday that President Obama’s national-security team is considering a “proportional response” to the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, but stopped short of publicly blaming North Korea for the attack.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said the U.S. starting to trade with Cuba is “probably a good idea,” and the embargo against the country “just hasn’t worked.
Obamacare critics who took the administration all the way to the Supreme Court over the law’s subsidies have sued once again — this time, because it says federal officials are “stonewalling” its request for public records about how it developed the overhaul’s health exchanges.
On the heels of a historic deal to mend relations with Cuba, White House officials on Thursday would not rule out the possibility of Cuban President Raul Castro visiting Washington.
The White House on Thursday took a direct shot at Sen. Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American and Florida Republican who has emerged as the most vocal critic of the administration’s move this week to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.
The Social Security Administration allows certain judges to stay on the job despite rubber-stamping nearly all of the requests for benefits they see, sometimes from people who’ve already been denied two times, a scathing report by House investigators said Thursday.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said Thursday that there are still practical limitations in place even as President Obama announced a sweeping plan to normalize relations with Cuba on Wednesday.
The office of Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, released a video Thursday of Mr. Boehner reciting a slightly modified version of ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” to preview the 114th Congress, which will be sworn in next month and will feature a new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate and a swelling of Mr. Boehner’s GOP ranks in the House:
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes pledged a legal battle if GOP Sen. Rand Paul tries to get his name on the ballot in 2016 in both his race for re-election and in the race for president.
Critics said Thursday that Sony Pictures’ decision to cancel a movie release in the face of cyberattacks directed by North Korea will encourage more costly attacks, and a top Senate Republican laid the blame squarely on the Obama administration.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that it’s “time now to turn” the “page of history” on U.S.-Cuba relations, but that pressure on the Castro brothers will remain going into the future in the wake of the announcement that the U.S. will begin to normalize relations with the communist island country.