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Fact check: Donald Trump keeps much of Barack Obama’s Cuba policy

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President Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s “cancelling” his predecessor’s policy toward Cuba is a good deal less than meets the ear. Trump’s move, announced Friday in Miami, actually leaves in place most of the important elements of President Barack Obama’s moves to open relations with the island. And while his policy has the stated aim of helping the country’s nascent private sector, it contains a measure that could damage thousands of small-business people who host, feed and transport independent American…

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Chris Christie talks a lot about his style in NH speech

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It was just a few days ago that Chris Christie unveiled his plan on reforming Social Security but it’s that plan – and his boasting that his appeal as a candidate is based on speaking about such hard truths – that dominated Christie’s much anticipated appearance at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire on Friday afternoon. “If anybody comes up on this stage and wants to talk to you about national defense, wants to…

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Kathy Castor praises & Marco Rubio condemns Obama’s removal of Cuba from terrorist list

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The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama intends to remove Cuba from the American government’s list of nations that sponsor terrorism, eliminating a major obstacle to the restoration of diplomatic relations after decades of hostilities. The move had been a top priority with the Raul Castro-led Cuban government since diplomatic relations between the two countries were renewed back in December. Although critics like South Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen note incidents like the 1996 shootdown of the Brothers to…

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