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With Cuba spotlight, Rubio looks to emerge from Jeb’s shadow

by Cameron Joseph, The Hill
December 18, 2014

The Obama administration’s moves to normalize relations with Cuba have given Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) a chance to seize the spotlight just as he’s looking to emerge from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) shadow.
Rubio was out first and strongest of any 2016 presidential hopeful by ripping the Obama administration’s moves, touching on his own life experience as the…

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Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations

by FOXNews.com
December 18, 2014

The historic plan announced by President Obama on Wednesday to normalize relations with Cuba was met with heavy bipartisan resistance on Capitol Hill, raising questions…

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Arabs Who Want Israeli Rule

by Jack Abramoff, The 1776 Coalition
December 3, 2014

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”
When former British Prime Minister,…

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OTHER NEWS  From Around The Country

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Texas considers allowing open carry of handguns

by Associated Press, FOXNews.com
December 15, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas – Long depicted as the rootin’-tootin’ capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns.…

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Returning soldier can’t stay with wife and newborn, S.C. landlord says

by Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times
December 15, 2014

A soldier on leave for the holidays will not be able to stay with his wife and newborn baby at…

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Time capsule found at Massachusetts Statehouse

by Associated Press, FOXNews.com
December 12, 2014

BOSTON – Crews removed a time capsule dating back to 1795 on Thursday from the…

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Iowa’s going to have smartphone driver’s licenses

The Iowa Department of Transportation said it plans to pilot a smartphone driver’s license program that could one day make plastic licenses a thing of the past.
“It’s really moving beyond a static thing,” said…

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Ohio Senate to weigh changes to state weapons laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio Senate panel has approved changes to the state’s weapons laws that include relaxing some requirements for a concealed carry permit and letting hunters use noise suppressors on their guns under…

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Obama heads to Vegas to rally support for immigration overhaul

Determined to go it alone, President Obama will head to Nevada on Friday to sign an executive order granting “deferred…

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Eager to avoid shutdown repeat, Republicans begin to take funding fight off the table

Some House leaders, eager to avoid a politically dangerous fight over the passage of an essential government funding bill, appear…

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NEWS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

Hostages held in Sydney cafe, forced to hold up Islamic flag

Dozens of hostages were trapped inside a central Sydney cafe on Monday, with local television showing some being forced to hold up a black flag with white Arabic writing in the window, raising fears of…

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Obama heads to Vegas to rally support for immigration overhaul

Determined to go it alone, President Obama will head to Nevada on Friday to sign an executive order granting “deferred…

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Three Americans among dead in Palestinian attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Three Americans were among four worshippers killed in a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday by two Palestinians wielding meat cleavers and a gun and shouting “Allahu Akbar” in a brutal attack that prompted a vow from Prime…

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ISIS, Al Qaeda affiliate reportedly unite to fight US-backed rebels in Syria

The two most brutal terror groups in Syria reportedly have struck an alliance, in a deal that poses serious problems…

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