• U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. president stated it is time to "cut loose the shackles of the past" after five decades of strained relations between the two countries.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 17, 2014, 4:20 PM EST
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    Nobel Laureate Eric Maskin offers a spirited examination of the political process in the United States.  Politics,Economics,Eric Maskin,United States,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Sep 26, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT
  • Immigration activists celebrate on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC after US President Barack Obama addressed the nation on his immigration plan.

    District judge's action left in disarray U.S. policy toward the roughly 11 million people in the country illegally.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 18, 2015, 3:26 AM EST