Obama may face "Goldilocks" voters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – President Barack Obama may be facing Goldilocks voters in Tuesday’s congressional election who feel that he’s done too much, or too little, in two years in office, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Read the full story from Reuters

Democratic power at risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a long and bitter campaign, Americans cast their votes on Tuesday in elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda. Read the full story from Reuters

Clinton calls for fair trial for Malaysia’s Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to get a fair trial but carefully sought to avoid offending the Malaysian government. Read the full story from Reuters

China decries any U.S. involvement in Japan dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday denounced U.S. efforts to help in improving relations between Beijing and Tokyo which have been poisoned by a spat over a group of disputed islands, saying the argument was strictly bilateral. Read the full story from Reuters

Judges ask tough questions on Arizona immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. judges considering whether to let Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants take effect asked attorneys tough questions on Monday about the constitutionality of the law and whether federal authority prevents the state from taking action. Read the full story from Reuters

Republicans set to win House, gain in Senate: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans unhappy with the economy are poised to hand control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in Tuesday elections that are shaping up as a rebuke of President Barack Obama, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Monday. Read the full story from Reuters

Pentagon says Navy ships meeting likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. defense officials will meet soon, possibly this week, to review the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship program for a new class of warships that operate close to shore, a spokeswoman said. Read the full story from Reuters

Court keeps military ban on gays during appeal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay troops to remain in place while the Obama administration challenges a lower-court opinion declaring the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law unconstitutional. Read the full story from Reuters

Lockheed F-35 faces more delays, cost hikes: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp’s new F-35 fighter jet may be delayed by up to three years and its development cost could increase by up to $5 billion, sources familiar with the program said on Monday. Read the full story from Reuters