The 6,500 athletes are accompanied by their 2,000 coaches, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators in attendance.
Of progressive bills, the one that appears to be moving forward most quickly is the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.
Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.
The Pentagon commemoration omits contributions of the peace movement "on the home front" that helped bring an end to the war.
On Tuesday, Obama recommended that Cuba be removed from The U.S. State Department's "State Sponsors of Terrorism List."
"The Cold War has been over for a long time," said Obama; "I'm not interested in having battles that started before I was born."
The Cuban 5 are free, and difficult but promising negotiations have been going on in Havana about the restoration of full diplomatic relations.
During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.
Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."
Americans and Cubans woke up on Dec. 17 to the jaw-dropping news that the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relations with Cuba.