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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview
in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

Cruz: 2016 ‘Will Take Care of Itself’

  Ted Cruz, the first-term Republican senator from Texas, insists that he is focused on finding ways to create jobs, supporting a free-market economy, upholding the Constitution and repealing Obamacare. The rest of it, such as the politics of who’s...

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The U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 25, 2013.

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The U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 25, 2013.

Guantanamo: No Running Milk and Honey at a Place Obama Can’t Close

This man has been imprisoned at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since it opened more than a decade ago. Abdul Malik Wahab al Rahabi is among the 155 inmates still held at an off-shore lockup whose population...

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Obama-Castro Handshake Courtesy – Of No Import: Radio Mambi Crowd

Updated at 10:10, 10:43 and 11:03 am EST A handshake is just a handshake. Still, it’s enough to set off the most fervent opponents of one partner, or the other. President Barack Obama shook Cuban President Raul Castro’s hand today...

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Albert Gomez talks on the phone at his office in Miami, Florida.

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Albert Gomez talks on the phone at his office in Miami, Florida.

Cuban-Americans: Generational Shift Helped Elect, Re-Elect Obama

Abelardo and Lucy Gomez, like many of their generation who fled Cuba, have voted for every Republican U.S. presidential candidate for the past 40 years. Their son is another story. Albert Gomez, 39, who works in the family business in...

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A soldier next to a placard on the fence line of the "Camp Five" detention facility of the Joint Detention Group at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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A soldier next to a placard on the fence line of the "Camp Five" detention facility of the Joint Detention Group at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Guantanamo Debate-Listening Party

The president pledged to close this prison. Tonight, reporters there were following a presidential debate. Reporters camping out at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to cover court hearings for the accused plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were determined not...

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President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

Obama’s Latino Audience Awaits — as Romney Honors Cuban Liberation

Obama. In Orlando. Addressing Latino leaders. Sounds like the Obama campaign’s idea of a day well spent. The day is June 22, according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. It says it has booked the president for...

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Mariela Castro, white shirt, celebrates the 3rd anti-homophobia festival in Havana, Cuba on May 16, 2009.

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Mariela Castro, white shirt, celebrates the 3rd anti-homophobia festival in Havana, Cuba on May 16, 2009.

Rubio Protests Mariel Castro Visa

In the volatile world of Cuban-American exile community politics, it doesn’t take long for a fire to spread. The medium of the message, in this case, is a sign of the times: Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a rising Republican...

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