U.S. engagement on Iran must be realistic: military chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States needs to be realistic about its efforts to engage Iran, whose leaders are lying about Tehran’s nuclear program and are on a path to building nuclear weapons, the top U.S. military officer said. Read more

Wikileaks must stop "dangerous" leaks: military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks is endangering the lives of U.S. forces and people who support the United States around the world, the top U.S. military officer said, ahead of the expected release of more classified U.S. documents. Read more

Obama to speak to South Korea’s Lee after attack

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will speak to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak after an artillery attack by the North on a South Korean island, White House spokesman Bill Burton said on Tuesday. Read more

Obama defends U.S. airport security measures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama defended controversial new security measures at U.S. airports in an interview released on Friday, saying the methods were necessary to prevent a potential terrorist attack. Read more

Consumer czar Elizabeth Warren giving face time to industry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Elizabeth Warren has been on what looks like a diplomatic mission, meeting with some of the biggest names in the financial industry since becoming President Barack Obama’s chief adviser on consumer issues in late September. Read more

Bipartisanship elusive in post-election Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Polls show Americans want bipartisanship from the new balance of power in Washington, but so far there is little indication that President Barack Obama and resurgent Republicans will work much together. Read more