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Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined with Havana. One Republican senator vowed to block the confirmation of any nominee to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Cuba. Others debated whether Congress could bar funding for an embassy that White House officials said they want to establish in a matter of months. One senior Democrat and longtime Obama ally called for hearings. Even before aid worker Alan Gross landed at Joint Base Andrews, lawmakers from both parties were weighing in on...

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