Clinton presses OAS solution to Haiti impasse

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Haiti’s leaders on Sunday to adopt an internationally backed solution to untangle an election dispute, saying the poor, earthquake-battered country needed a stable government to rebuild. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/SiE63KmULzo/us-haiti-elections-clinton-idUSTRE70T23G20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Obama presses Mubarak for transition to democracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Sunday urged an “orderly transition” to democracy in Egypt, stopping short of calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step down but signaling that his days may be numbered. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/ZEhNeef1Ues/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE70R6A920110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Tough times for diplomacy in post-WikiLeaks world

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – If ministers and diplomats have learned a single lesson from the WikiLeaks saga, it is this: write nothing down. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/kJM38NUPnmA/us-davos-wikileaks-diplomacy-idUSTRE70T2NY20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

House Speaker Boehner warns against debt default

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said that the United States must continue meeting its obligations to fund government debt or risk a global financial disaster. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Wbu05R2vCHY/us-usa-economy-debt-idUSTRE70T2ZT20110130\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

U.S. presses Mubarak for transition to democracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday urged an orderly transition to democracy in Egypt but stopped short of calling on embattled President Hosni Mubarak to step down as Washington sought to avoid a power vacuum. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/olvQ5-LKi8o/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE70R6A920110130\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Clinton says U.S. wants OAS plan on Haiti enacted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday the United States wants to see Organization of American States recommendations enacted to provide a solution to the electoral crisis in Haiti. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/FMsKIWV9FBs/us-haiti-elections-clinton-idUSTRE70T23G20110130\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

U.S. not discussing halting aid to Egypt: Clinton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Egypt’s military appears to be showing restraint with peaceful anti-government protesters so far and there is no talk at this time about halting U.S. aid to Egypt, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/i-LqdCtrti8/us-egypt-usa-aid-idUSTRE70R7IT20110130\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

Kucinich settles the great olive pit lawsuit

Kucinich settles the great olive pit lawsuit

That was fast: Two days after suing a congressional cafeteria over a “dangerous” olive pit he found in his sandwich, Rep. Dennis Kucinich has settled the case out of court. The terms weren’t disclosed, but in a lengthy message posted on his campaign site, the Democratic lawmaker details the pain and suffering he went through […]

Obama on health-care: ‘I’m not fighting that war again’

Obama on health-care: ‘I’m not fighting that war again’

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. With emboldened Republicans vowing to repeal or replace the healthcare law he signed last March, Obama reiterated his case that the changes it […]

State Dept. reduces staff in Egypt amid violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Sunday moved to reduce its diplomatic presence in Egypt, saying it had authorized the voluntary departure of dependents of diplomats and non-essential workers. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/ii5xx4xFX9U/us-egypt-usa-diplomats-idUSTRE70T1BX20110130\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?