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Trump tries to echo Reagan, but leaves out an essential element: Optimism

Donald Trump sought to evoke Ronald Reagan from his first answer in the presidential debate, but as he has throughout the campaign, he left out Reagan’s elemental quality: optimism. In Trump’s words Monday night, American jobs “are being stolen from us,” blacks and Latinos are “living in hell”...

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Obama to nominate top diplomat in Havana to become U.S. ambassador to Cuba

President Obama has tapped a career diplomat to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama plans to nominate Jeffrey DeLaurentis to the post. DeLaurentis currently is the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Senate confirmation...

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