Updated June 4, 2019
On Tuesday, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new restrictions limiting Americans’ ability to freely travel to Cuba. The key change was to eliminate visa approval for Americans seeking to visit the island on a cruise or using a private boat or private aircraft. Cruise travel had become the primary mode of tourism for Americans. Also, the Administration eliminated one category of approved group travel, the People-to-People license.
“There are still a number of ways to legally visit Cuba,...
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Monday Miscellany is a weekly-ish column with no real focus or direction. A mix of news, politics, sports, culture, media, reviews, trivia, local events, puppy GIFs, stuff I saw on Reddit/Wikipedia & some other items perhaps only tangentially related to Minnesota. If this column has a purpose, it would be to provide you, my dear reader, with (A) a brief escape from the monotony of your Monday morning/afternoon chores and duties, and (B) some topics to talk about should...
Last Thursday, a reported
19.5 million people watched former FBI Director James Comey's testimony
to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on television. For context, this huge viewership number is roughly equivalent with this year's NBA Finals, which have been among the most watched
games in league history. (The 19.5 million viewers of the Senate hearing doesn't...
Tony Randgaard traveled to Cuba twice recently under the relaxed U.S. travel restrictions. The New York Times and CNN report that President Trump is poised to narrow the Obama loopholes that have enabled thousands of Americans to visit the lost-in-time island since fall of last year. Take in his latest adventure and Minnesota travel tips—before it’s too late.
I got off the bus in downtown Havana wearing a Gustavus Tennis tee, high hopes and a Cheshire cat smile, cultivated by two months of meticulous planning. I stepped into a frothing stew of pedestrians, vintage Fifties Ford and Chevy taxis, three wheel bicycle cabs and street peddlers. Not to worry, I had been told my Airbnb apartment was...
On Tuesday night, Rachel Maddow spent an hour talking about nothing.
MSNBC used the time slot leading up to her show hyping the idea Maddow had a "special report" revealing Donald Trump's "tax returns" using that little graphic box in the bottom right hand corner of the screen with a countdown timer. You
know the one.
Twitter was losing it's collective mind speculating about the revelations that lie beyond the top of the next hour.
The top post on the front page of Reddit was titled simply "Rachel Maddow says she has Trump's tax returns" and linked an ...
According to the local CBS affiliate, the circus known as the Donald Trump presidential campaign comes to our home state in less than two weeks. On August 19, Trump will hold a "major fundraiser
" with tickets going for up to $100k a piece.
Trump was at a rally in Portland, Maine this past Friday -- the Republican nominee was introduced by the oft-controversial Republican Governor of Maine Paul Lepage and got right to work, touching on his usual checklist of all of the ways in which America needs...!--more-->