The Week in Review
President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba. The move was welcomed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, who had traveled to Cuba in February and met with an American prisoner who was freed as part of Wednesday’s diplomatic breakthrough. Named by Senate leadership to take over in January as ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders on Monday said he will use the position to defend and expand Social Security.
- White House ’16, Iowa Independent: Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Iowa on Tuesday, MSNBC and Fox News reported on Sunday. The trip was Sen. Sanders’ fourth to the state this year and part of an effort, he said, to figure out if he can indeed recruit millions into an “unprecedented grassroots campaign.” He said he will decide over the next few months if he should run, according to a New York Times article published on the front pages of Sunday’s Rutland Herald and Times Argus.