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  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. The donors, in interviews with The Associated Press, said they see in Bush what they liked about Romney in 2012, namely what they believe it takes to serve...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our environment," said Perry, who is openly exploring a second White House run in 2016.. Conservative political...

  • But for all the flurry of activity in the GOP race, set off last month by former Florida Gov. "I don't think there's this rush that everybody's trying to create here," said Fred Malek, a longtime GOP donor and finance chairman of the Republican Governors Association. "It seems like there needs to be a little more clarity of who's running before people make commitments,"...

  • WASHINGTON— Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Ted Cruz of...

  • HAVANA, Jan 23- A senior U.S. diplomat in Cuba for negotiations with Havana on restoring long-frozen diplomatic relations met a group of dissidents on Friday, seeking to underline Washington's concern over human rights but irritating the island's communist government. But Havana has stressed that efforts to normalize ties should not be accompanied by...

  • Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson met some of Cuba's dissidents on Friday to emphasize the importance the United States places on human right in talks with Cuba on restoring diplomatic ties. The meeting ruffled Cuba, which has stressed that efforts to normalize ties should not be accompanied by meddling in its internal affairs.

  • HAVANA, Jan 22- The United States said it pressed Cuba to improve human rights during historic, high-level talks on Thursday, annoying the Cubans after both sides reported making progress toward restoring diplomatic relations. Obama needs the Republican-controlled Congress to completely normalize relations with Cuba, and Republicans such as Florida...

  • NEW YORK— Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change— and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings. And he said he wanted his encyclical out in plenty of time to be absorbed before the next...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the country to expanded U.S. travel, trade and financial activities. The 54- year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba will remain in place- only Congress can lift it. Congressional critics of Obama's shift say that Washington should not be...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. rolls out new Cuba rules on trade, travel Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities. The Treasury and Commerce Departments issued a package of new rules that will allow U.S. exports of telecommunications,...

  • Rubio: We need to bring $2T US cash overseas back Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 9:24 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio

    Corporate taxes need to be overhauled to encourage companies to bring home "$2 trillion in cash" sitting overseas, Sen. Marco Rubio tells CNBC.

  • Problem with Cuba deal: Sen. Rubio  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on the deal made between the U.S. and Cuba.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), weighs in on reforming the current tax system and fast-tracking trade agreements.

  • Sen. Rubio: High hopes for education  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:08 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on offering students free community college.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for high-tech firms in the United States to hire more foreign specialists in science, technology and engineering. A bill by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, which is home to some of the companies that would benefit, would...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for high-tech firms in the United States to hire more foreign specialists in science, technology and engineering. A bill by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, which is home to some of the companies that would benefit, would...

  • US businesses eye new opportunities in Cuba Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:47 PM ET

    U.S. businesses are keen on doing business in Cuba. Yet, the main obstacle is the embargo, which only Congress can lift.

  • Producer's Note: On ‘Squawk’s’ move to NYC Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 4:25 PM ET
    Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on the set of Squawk Box in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

    Matt Quayle, senior executive producer for CNBC's "Squawk Box," writes about the show's evolution over the past 20 years and its future.

  • What to expect from Washington, or NOT, in 2015 Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A woman jogs near U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

    Washington was vastly transformed in 2014 with a very uncertain outlook for the year ahead. Politico's Ben White offers some predictions.