White House spokesman Eric Schultz on BP settlement: 'While we have not had a chance to review this agreement in detail, we are pleased to see that this historical agreement will help repair the damage done to the local economies of the gulf and to the wetlands, wildlife and fisheries impacted so severely by the Deep Water Horizon spill.' - @Reuters
House Speaker John Boehner on restoring ties with Cuba: 'The Obama administration is handing the Castros a lifetime dream of legitimacy without getting a thing for the Cuban people being oppressed by this brutal communist dictatorship. As I've said before, relations with the Castro regime should not be revisited, let alone normalized, until Cubans enjoy freedom - and not one second sooner'
Editor's note: President Obama is expected to announce this morning a U.S. agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies in each others' capitals, another milestone since December's revelation of secret talks to restore ties severed after Castro's 1961 revolution. We will carry a live stream of the president's remarks at 11 a.m. ET. - Tricia
In op-ed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asks Obama administration to pause Iran talks; says White House 'needs to remember that the consequences of a bad agreement may be to simply defer a decision on military action to the next president' - @politico
White House: President Obama spoke with French President Hollande about Greece, agree on importance of reaching an agreement on reforms and financing; offered condolences for attack near Lyon - statement
White House: President Obama, Brazilian President Rousseff visited Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial in DC; reflected on 'King's lifelong work for equality and justice, and against racism and intolerance' - statement
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