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Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the nations of the Americas,” President Obama explained. Show More Summary

President Obama Picks His Favorite Film of 2014

President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday. Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014. “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. Show More Summary

ABC News: North Korea Govt Behind Sony Hack

On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega said. Show More Summary

MN State Rep Wants $329,000 Refund from Jonathan Gruber for Work With 'Beyond Laughable' Error Rates

Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare health care exchange, MNSure. Show More Summary

Can Obama Act Alone On Cuba

While some believe today's actions toward Cuba are within the scope of Barack Obama's role as chief executive, there are others who maintain it's not so clear. Given considerable opposition to his move to significantly loosen restrictions as regards Cuba, he may even end up facing a legal challenge. Show More Summary

Juan Williams: Cuba Deal 'Pig in a Poke,' 'Nothing There'

Fox News Analyst and columnist for The Hill, Juan Williams, argued that the deal the Obama administration cut with the government of Cuba was "a pig in a poke" and that "there is nothing there" on Wednesday's "Special Report" on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

New York to Ban Fracking; Environmentalists Cheer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies...Show More Summary

FLOTUS Flashback: Woman Asked for Help at Target 'Because She Was Short'

Wednesday, People magazine published an interview titled "The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences," in which Michelle Obama claimed it was due to racism that a woman at Target asked her for help to get detergent from a high shelf. Show More Summary

Americans View of Race Relations is Worst in Two Decades

Despite, or perhaps because of Barack Obama being in the White House - many feel he's done more harm than good to race relations in America - an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll "showed the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades." A majority of Americans, 57% now say they are bad. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Has Sit Down With Goldman Sachs

Senator and prospective 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul addressed several Goldman Sachs executives during "a closed-door audience at the firm's 200 West offices as part of an internal company speaker series known as Talks@GS." Reportedly, "Paul spoke about foreign policy, the economic recovery, and race relations,... Show More Summary

Obama: 'My Recommendation Would Be that People Go to the Movies'

In segment of an interview that aired on ABC’s “World News” on Wednesday, President Barack Obama reacted to the alleged that cyber-attack, which had been confirmed by U.S. officials by ABC News on Sony from North Korea in what appears...Show More Summary

U.S. to announce that North Korea behind Sony hack: CNN

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators have determined that North Korea is behind the cyber attack on Sony Corp's Hollywood studio and plan to announce their findings on Thursday, CNN reported.

Cruz: Don't Listen to Consultant 'Cabal' and Pick Another Romney in 2016

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that the GOP should not listen to the "cabal" of consultants in the 2016 presidential race and should also not nominate another Bob Dole, John McCain, or Mitt Romney on Wednesday's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

Obama in 2008: No Normalized Relations with Cuba Until All Political Prisoners Released

On May 23, 2008, then-presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) gave a speech at the Cuban-American National Foundation’s annual Cuban Independence Day luncheon where he promised he would not begin to "normalize" relations with...Show More Summary

Columnist: Ferguson Protests About 'White Rage,' Not Black Lives

Chip Johnson, a black columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, has expressed his frustration with the abundance of white voices and paucity of black voices in the Bay Area protests over the deaths of black men like Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Show More Summary

Pot-Smoking Santa Decoration Removed from Dispensary After Complaints

A medical marijuana dispensary in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles, California was forced to remove a decal depicting Santa Claus smoking marijuana after dozens of complaints were lodged against the pot shop on Facebook. Last week,Show More Summary

Gas Prices Will Spike in California Jan. 1 Due to Cap-and-Trade

California’s cap-and-trade program will cause the cost of gasoline to skyrocket after New Year’s Day, reports CBS Los Angeles. The price hikes may come as a shock to drivers, as Americans in the rest of the country will likely continue to enjoy falling fuel prices in the near future. Show More Summary

Royce: Cuban Prisoner Swap Signals 'Disturbing Trend'

Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) pointed to a "disturbing trend" under the Obama Administration, in which there are increased negotiations with spies and terrorists, culminating with President Obama's decision to release three Cuban spies in exchange for U.S. Show More Summary

Goodlatte: Court's 'Unconstitutional' Executive Amnesty Opinion 'Good Sign'

The recent court opinion declaring portions of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration to be “unconstitutional” bodes well for future litigation against the president’s recent order, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte tells Breitbart News. Show More Summary

Cruz: Cuba Deal 'Continues the Brutal Repression and Dictatorship'

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that President Obama's freeing of Cuban spies and push to normalize relations with the island "continues the brutal repression and dictatorship of the Castro Brothers" on Wednesday's "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

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