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

Republicans vow to roll back Obama agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Exuberant Republicans vowed on Wednesday to exercise their new power in Congress to roll back some of President Barack Obama’s key accomplishments, but a somber Obama said voters wanted both parties to work harder to find common ground. Read the full story from Reuters

Clinton sees votes to pass U.S.-Russia arms treaty

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she believed the White House has the votes to pass a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia and she hoped this would happen this year. Read the full story from Reuters

Subdued Obama says suffered a voter "shellacking"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A chastened President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to seek compromise with Republicans who won big in congressional elections and admitted he had lost touch with voters who delivered a “shellacking” to him and his Democrats. Read the full story from Reuters

Pelosi mulls future after Republicans win House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the first female speaker of the House of Representatives, said on Wednesday she had not decided what to do after Republicans take over the chamber in January, ending her four-year tenure. Read the full story from Reuters

South Korea must give more on beef, cars: Republican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – South Korea must agree to do more to open its market to U.S. beef and autos if it wants Congress to approve a trade deal that has been stalled for three years, a senior Republican lawmaker said on Wednesday. Read the full story from Reuters

Republicans ability to reshape Dodd-Frank limited

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers vowed to vigorously oversee the new financial reform law but stopped short of promising major changes to the legislation they have described as “job killing.” Read the full story from Reuters