Republican Boehner says Obama seems in "denial"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama seems to be in denial about the full meaning of congressional elections in which Republicans made big gains, Republican leader John Boehner said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama in early stages of picking Summers’ successor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is still in the “preliminary stages” of choosing a successor to top White House economic adviser Larry Summers, the White House said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

In book, Bush strongly defends use of waterboarding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When then-President George W. Bush was asked to approve a tough interrogation technique known as waterboarding on September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, he wasted little time in deciding. Read the full story from Reuters

Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional Republicans will try to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law next year but their leader in the Senate acknowledged on Thursday they will likely have to settle for far more modest changes. Read the full story from Reuters

Justice Dept says election won’t alter crimefighting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The big Republican gains during the midterm elections will not change the Obama administration’s approach to prosecuting crime, a top U.S. Justice Department official said on Thursday, amid criticism the department has been slow to prosecute Wall Street. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama’s India visit may be more style than substance

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A weakened President Barack Obama visits India this week to counter perceptions he has relegated the Asian power behind rivals China and Pakistan, but he may struggle to seal deals to help usher in billions of dollars of business. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama to meet congressional leaders on November 18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday he invited Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to the White House on November 18 to discuss issues that could be tackled in what remains of this year’s congressional term. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama: Hopes Russia arms pact ratified this year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hoped the Senate would ratify a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia before the end of this year’s congressional term. Read the full story from Reuters

China says consensus in U.S. is for good China ties

BEIJING (Reuters) – The consensus for both major U.S. political parties is to maintain good relations with China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday in the country’s first official response to this week’s mid-term U.S. elections. Read the full story from Reuters