White House to release budget on Feb 14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal 2012 will be released on February 14, an administration official said on Friday, setting up a tough fight with Republicans who vow to cut spending. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/rdVBCiEJYdc/us-usa-budget-date-idUSTRE70S0J720110129\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Pentagon issues guidelines for repealing gay policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Pentagon rules allowing gays to serve openly in the U.S. military prohibit separate bathroom facilities based on sexual orientation and say not all benefits will be extended to same-sex dependents. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/L5FlaHGidOI/us-usa-military-gays-idUSTRE70S09820110129\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Pentagon releases guidelines for repealing gay policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Pentagon rules allowing gays to serve openly in the military prohibit separate bathroom facilities based on sexual orientation and say that not all benefits will be extended to same sex dependents. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/mm3zlN8FsiI/us-military-gays-idUSTRE70R96620110128\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Obama: will not refight battle over healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday his healthcare overhaul is an important part of efforts to cut the budget deficit and insisted he will not “refight” the battle to pass the law. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/HnQEwuMFBB8/us-usa-healthcare-idUSTRE70H83H20110128\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Mubarak skeptical of U.S. reform push: leaked cables

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s push for democratic reforms in Egypt has faced resistance from its longtime leader, in part because President Hosni Mubarak believes Washington’s past pressure for change has caused chaos in the Middle East, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables show. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/E6I8RalfCQk/us-egypt-usa-wikileaks-idUSTRE70R7QV20110128\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News […]

How others view the speech

How others view the speech

Following is reaction from analysts to U.S. President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address to Congress, which stressed the need to freeze spending and find common ground to boost growth and create jobs. HIROSHI YOKOTANI, FIXED-INCOME DIRECTOR, ALLIANCE BERNSTEIN, TOKYO: “There are no real surprises in his speech. The spending freeze plan will have […]

Is Obama up to a new state of the union?

Is Obama up to a new state of the union?

His poll numbers are on the rise after a tough year, he has recaptured some of his old oratorical magic and a few pundits are even debating whether he’s becoming the new “comeback kid.” But the stakes will be high on Tuesday when President Barack Obama tries to convince Americans he has a plan to […]

Giffords’ husband: ‘She recognized me’

Giffords’ husband: ‘She recognized me’

Congressman Gabrielle Giffords’ husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, says he is certain his wife recognizes him and is making her awareness of his bedside presence known more than a week after she was shot through the head. While doctors at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, said over the weekend that Giffords remained mostly incommunicative, Kelly […]

Sargeant Shriver dead at 95

Sargeant Shriver dead at 95

who spent four decades in public service as a member of the Kennedy family, the first director of the Peace Corps and a key warrior in Lyndon Johnson‘s War on Poverty, died on Tuesday. He was 95. Shriver, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease in his final years, was surrounded by his five children and […]