Budget pact enables offshore drilling cooperation outside of territorial waters in the Gulf.
The president’s handshake with Cuban President Raúl Castro provoked disapproval from GOP.
The leading Cuba hawk in Congress slammed Obama for shaking the Cuban leader's hand.
McCain later said he was joking, although the gesture "was terrible."
Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands at Mandela's memorial service.
It is the second time in less than a week the former president has chastised the NSA.
A truck carrying “extremely dangerous” radioactive material was reported stolen in Mexico, according to nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency.
Mexico told the IAEA the truck was carrying cobalt-60 teletherapy from a Tijuana hospital to a radioactive waste storage unit. The material is used in medical treatments.
Alan Gross is imprisoned in Cuba for helping a Jewish sect gain Internet access.
Prisoner requests Obama's “personal involvement” to ensure his release.
Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla (D) has asked dozens of members of the U.S. House of Representatives to withdraw their support for legislation aimed at making Puerto Rico the 51st state.