Big news: The U.S. is restoring flights with Cuba

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Follow Along: Today’s Schedule
All times are Eastern Time (ET)

12:00 pm: The Vice President will tour the Port of New Orleans

12:45 pm: The Vice President will deliver remarks at the Port of New Orleans to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

3:15 pm: The President meets with Secretary of State John Kerry

4:45 pm: The Vice President will tour the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility

5:15 pm: The Vice President will deliver remarks at the Memphis Regional Intermodal Facility to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Vice President’s remarks will be open press

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President Obama Takes a Family Photo with ASEAN Leaders

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President Barack Obama and U.S.-ASEAN Summit (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders gather for a “family” group photo at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016. Family photo (from stage right): Le Luong Minh, Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei; Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia; President Joko Widodo, Indonesia; Prime Minister Najib Razak, Malaysia; President Choummaly Sayasone, Laos; President Benigno Aquino III, Philippines; Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore; Prime Minister Chan-O-Cha, Thailand; Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung; Vietnam; Vice President Nyan Tun, Myanmar (Burma). (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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We’re Restoring Flights with Cuba for the First Time in 50 Years

Flights to Cuba

Thanks to President Obama, we’re charting a new course with our neighbor only 90 miles away for the first time in 50 years.

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“The Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now.”

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