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THE BUZZ: FLORIDA POLITICS

In this Dec. 17, 2014 pool photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. Frequently criticized as cautious on foreign policy, President Barack Obama’s secret negotiations to overhaul U.S. policy toward Cuba suggest he is willing to make risky moves, if he can keep tight control of the mission and rely on a handful of close aides to carry it out . [Associated Press]

President Obama says U.S. can influence a new generation in Cuba

WASHINGTON — In a spirited defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday that normalizing relations with Cuba would bolster American influence there and that his diplomatic strategies to contain Russia and Iran are working. The president, appearing on CNN's State of the Uni …

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PolitiFact Florida: Rubio largely right that Cuba promised no democratic reforms

Sen. Marco Rubio has taken the lead opposing President Barack Obama's overhaul of U.S.-Cuba relations. His main complaint: The United States isn't getting enough out of the deal, especially when i …

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PolitiFact: Fact-checking Barack Obama on Guantanamo, Iran

President Barack Obama took on critics of his foreign policy Sunday in a year-end interview with CNN, defending decisions to better relations with Cuba and Iran while arguing that "shooting first …

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