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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a potential 2016 presidential candidate, speaks during a public rally at U.S. House candidate Rod Blum's campaign office on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly) ** FILE **

Rubio slams Cuba agreement, says Obama is ‘willfully ignorant’

- The Washington Times

Calling President Obama “willfully ignorant” and “the worst negotiator” the U.S. has had in decades, Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday slammed the administration’s agreement with Cuba to open normal diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years, saying the deal will only allow Cuban President Raul Castro to shore up his power base and continue oppressing his own people.

Ben Carson and Armstrong Williams plus a security detail during their eight-day journey to Israel (Photo from Armstrong Williams Productions)

Ben Carson, midway through a trip to Israel - sees the realities of the Holy Land

- The Washington Times

Ben Carson is midway through a significant trip to Israel to see the Holy Land for himself - including the spiritual, political and security-minded factors that are realities for the nation. His journey includes a visit to Nazareth, Galilee and Bethlehem - along with tours of the Gaza strip, terrorist tunnels, a military base and Hadassah Medical Center

A member of the group Border Dreamers marches in support of a U.S. open border policy. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Dreamers tell GOP presidential hopefuls to stop deportations

- The Washington Times

Illegal immigrants who gained tentative legal status under President Obama’s 2012 amnesty for so-called Dreamers have issued a challenge to would-be 2016 GOP presidential candidates, demanding to know whether the Republicans would deport the Dreamers and their parents.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Jan. 28, 2009.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obama ‘worst negotiator’ since Carter

- The Washington Times

First President Obama traded five Guantanamo terror detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, now he swapped three Cuban spies for Alan Gross — moves that drew criticism slamming him as the ‘worst negotiator’ as president since Jimmy Carter.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is the co-author of a new e-book, "A Shared Vision for a Stronger America." (Associated Press)

Jon Huntsman advises Jeb Bush: ‘Gotta play Iowa’

- The Washington Times

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, whose 2012 presidential bid ended shortly after his third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could easily finish high enough in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses to spur on sufficient momentum for a 2016 run.

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New Mexico immigrant license repeal effort begins

- Associated Press

Two New Mexico lawmakers have launched a new effort to repeal a state law that allows immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses.

102K signatures for man trying to save home

Associated Press

An Atlantic City piano tuner whose family home is set to be taken by the state delivered an online petition with more than 100,000 signatures to Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday.

FILE - This is a Friday, 27. July 2012, file photo of Chairman of the two chambers of the new FIFA Ethics Committee Michael Garcia from the US during a press conference at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. It is announced Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, that Michael Garcia has resigned as FIFA's ethics prosecutor, citing a "lack of leadership" at football's world governing body in its handling of his World Cup bid corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

- Associated Press

The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.

Correction: Indiana Lawmaker-Conflict story

Associated Press

In a story Dec. 16 about the appointment of Tony Cook to the Indiana General Assembly, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a lawmaker who urged Cook to seek the seat. She is Kathy Richardson, not Cathy Richardson.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. walks to meet with fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. When the 114th Congress convenes in January, Reid and his party will be the minority.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

- Associated Press

The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations.

Court: Lawyer may seek costs in FOIA dispute

Associated Press

The Michigan Supreme Court says an attorney who requested video surveillance from two businesses through the city of Dearborn in a misdemeanor case can seek compensation for related costs.

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks about his agenda for a GOP-controlled Congress during an interview with The Associated Press at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP Interview: McConnell wants to stop coal rules

- Associated Press

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" was devastating his state's economy.