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Sen. Harry Reid urges Nevada to ban prostitution

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday urged lawmakers from his home state of Nevada to make prostitution illegal, a move that would turn back decades…

Obama kicks off listening tour of businesses

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, with much of his Cabinet in tow, visited the economically hard-hit Midwest on Tuesday as part of his effort to mend fences with U.S.…

Wisconsin Democratic aide says governor must compromise

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers who left Wisconsin to stall passage of a controversial budget bill that has triggered mass protests may return if the governor compromises with public…

Government shutdown threat looms over budget fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Senate Democrats slammed Republicans on Sunday for a “reckless” threat to shut down the government amid deepening political posturing on both sides over federal spending and…

New Jersey mayors hold their breath over state budget

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has built a national reputation as a fiscal conservative, but New Jersey mayors say they worry a $10.5 billion budget gap…

Wisconsin governor asks Democrats to come home

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Monday urged 14 Democratic state senators who left the state rather than vote on a bill that takes away bargaining rights…

Libya must stop bloodshed now, Clinton says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States told Libya on Monday to stop shedding the blood of protesters seeking to end Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year rule and announced plans to evacuate some…

Wisconsin Democratic aide says governor must compromise

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers who left Wisconsin to stall passage of a controversial budget bill that has triggered mass protests may return if the governor compromises with public…

Wisconsin senators’ absence raises questions on tactic

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As demonstrators wrangled on Saturday over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s move to weaken public unions, analysts weighed the consequences of 14 Democratic senators’ decision to flee the…

Clinton, Saudi minister support Bahrain dialogue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister have agreed to support a proposed dialogue between the Bahraini government and its opponents, the State Department…