Democrats pick Charlotte, NC, for 2012 convention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats said on Tuesday they will hold their 2012 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a battleground state that President Barack Obama narrowly won in 2008. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/lr_6lT01SEo/us-usa-politics-democrats-idUSTRE7105TZ20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Judge uses Obama’s own words to strike down health care reform law

Judge uses Obama’s own words to strike down health care reform law

A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama‘s landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional on Monday in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the reform law’s so-called individual mandate went too far in requiring that Americans start buying health insurance in […]

Governor Cuomo’s budget seeks to reverse past "shams"

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils his first budget plan on Tuesday, giving him the opportunity to alter a process he labeled as a “sham” that leads to runaway spending and deception similar to what he uncovered on Wall Street. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/UocKerj0cZk/us-newyork-budget-cuomo-idUSTRE70U71Q20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters […]

Gov. Jerry Brown presses California on budget vote

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Governor Jerry Brown pressed California lawmakers in his state-of-the-state address on Monday to let voters decide on his budget plan, saying any attempt to block a special election would be irresponsible in light of protests in Egypt and Tunisia. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/z-PKvry69l0/us-economy-california-brown-idUSTRE7100GT20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News […]

Judge strikes down healthcare reform law

MIAMI (Reuters) – A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional on Monday in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Y0D71tFGbgg/us-usa-healthcare-ruling-idUSTRE70U6RY20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

White House clean energy standard gets key support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Monday won a key endorsement for its proposal to boost U.S. electricity generation by clean energy sources as the head of the Senate’s energy panel said he could back the idea of including nuclear power in the fuel mix. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/5MG-5Pdg91s/us-usa-bingaman-nuclear-idUSTRE70U64Z20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story […]

U.S. says 1200 citizens evacuated from Egypt on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has evacuated about 1,200 American citizens from Egypt on nine flights on Monday and at least six more flights are planned for Tuesday, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/2rrwNEpgU4c/us-egypt-usa-citizens-idUSTRE70U6S020110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

U.S. warns Mexican cartels on cross-border violence

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday warned Mexico’s drug cartels that any attempt to bring their violent tactics across the border would produce a powerful reaction. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/PpbbUGIc3vw/us-usa-mexico-napolitano-idUSTRE70U5TB20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Early voting starts in Chicago as Emanuel wins Sun-Times nod

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Early voting started on Monday in Chicago’s mayoral race with former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, far ahead in a recent poll, gaining the endorsement of one of the city’s newspapers. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/EiSYS0Ep0lA/us-chicago-mayor-vote-idUSTRE70U5Y320110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

U.S. joins EU in new sanctions on Belarus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed new financial and travel sanctions on Belarus in response to the government’s crackdown after December’s disputed presidential elections, the State Department said. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/9E_ljKw-ZGs/us-belarus-usa-sanctions-idUSTRE70U62B20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?