Blogs & Columns
U.S., Cuba make historic move to ease Cold War stance
In addition to reopening the embassy in Havana, the administration plans on relaxing trade and financial restrictions and reviewing Cuba’s status as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Karen Tumulty and Anne Gearan
GOP critics denounced Obama’s move as overreaching and naive, but there’s growing public support to end the divide.
Carol Morello and Karen DeYoung
It started with an American overture and a series of nine meetings in Canada. Later, the pope intervened.
Cuban migrants attempt to cross to Florida in 2003. (AP)
The changes won’t heal all wounds, but it has fundamentally altered an artifact of American foreign policy that influenced popular culture and played an outsize role in presidential politics.
The White House said the Cuban-born spy helped unravel several long-running Cuban espionage operations.
The D.C. mayor’s closing remarks come after a whirlwind of recent unveilings and ribbon cuttings.
Shutting down the Artisphere venue would save $2.5 million a year, according to the county manager.
Donna St. George
After two arrests for inappropriate touching went undisclosed for weeks, a public session is planned.
COLUMN | It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.
Bill Turque and Katherine Shaver
But the state ethics panel says the governor-elect should consider limiting a Purple Line bidder’s role.
The Post Sports Live crew debates the possibility of a Redskins win helping Jay Gruden’s status.
More Local Headlines
COLUMN | Homestretch provided a helping hand and a place to live for a mom on hard times. You can help.
More Top Stories
Drew Harwell and Ellen Nakashima
Bowing to threats, Sony Pictures cancels the Christmas Day release of “The Interview.”
George Stinney Jr. was 14 when he was electrocuted in South Carolina for the deaths of two white girls.
THE TAKE | Can he take advantage of his establishment support without letting it encumber his candidacy?
THE FIX | “The Daily Show” host shook his head at all the things that became law without much notice.
TO YOUR HEALTH | Hint: The fat fairy didn’t take them. Also, they didn’t just melt away.
His emotional response shows why Obama’s move is good policy--and good politics.
The administration says its move will transform relations with Latin America, but that is naive.
LIFTOFF & LETDOWN
PART 5 | The U.S. has fewer new businesses, and more old ones that are trying to win government favors.
Celebrations in Havana amid policy changes
4 indicted in West Virginia chemical spill case
49ers release Ray McDonald amid rape allegations
Sony cancels Christmas release of 'The Interview'
Obama hosts Hanukkah reception at White House
Can I buy Cuban cigars now?
Kerry looking forward to Cuba visit as secretary of state
Texas jury sentences ex-justice of the peace to death
Fed promises ‘patient’ approach to rate increase
Sens. Leahy, Flake praise Obama’s move on Cuba relations
(James Neiss / AP)
(TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge / EPA)
(Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP/Getty Images)
(Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images)
Juliet Eilperin and Greg Jaffe
The new policy reads like a microcosm of the president’s overall foreign policy
Prosecutors have more advantages than you’d believe.
After three back surgeries in four years, Martell Webster is working harder than ever to rejoin Wizards.
Benny L. Kass
Rule is meant to protect board members from being sued because a homeowner is upset.
Going Out Guide
Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson
Bar crawls on U Street and around Dupont Circle, and multiple ugly holiday sweater parties.
FEDERAL EYE | Snow days will no longer count as excused absences for federal employees with scheduled paid time off for those dates.
Her letter to the White House comes on the heels of her break with the president on the recent budget deal.
An afternoon in a smoke shop, with the promise of legal Cuban stogies in the air.
A literary thriller set in the rarefied world of book collectors pays homage to an Agatha Christie whodunit.
Sorry, Kim Kardashian. With the Classic, BlackBerry shows it’s happy to safe, solid and a little bit boring.
ON LEADERSHIP | For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of US-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba.
Mr. Hottelet was a CBS reporter mentored by Edward R. Murrow during World War II.
The life sciences visionary was one of the highest paid executives in the country during the last fiscal year.
Full list of today'sprint stories »
View our e-Replicaedition »
A discreet way to share documents and messages with Washington Post journalists
Correspondent Nick Miroff took your questions on historic changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba.
Weekly schedule, past shows
A Journey Along the Controversial Pipeline and Into America's Energy Frontier
E Book now available >>
More ways to get us