Barbour says will consider presidential run later

NEWTON, Iowa (Reuters) – Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour said on Wednesday he will start thinking about whether he should run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 after congressional elections next week. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama Asia trip no slap to Pakistan, China: aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to India and other Asian countries should not be taken as a slap against India’s archrival Pakistan or any other country, including China, aides said on Wednesday. Read the full story from Reuters

India says fears militant attack during Obama visit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India fears separatists in Kashmir could stage attacks during the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama to draw global attention to a region where a two-decade old revolt against New Delhi has revived this year. Read the full story from Reuters

Army vows to change way it buys weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army needs to dramatically improve the way it buys weapons to ensure that equipment for soldiers is still relevant when they finally get it, the service’s No. 2 uniformed officer said on Tuesday. Read the full story from Reuters

Public pension reform key issue in California race

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With decades of public service under his belt, 72-year-old California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown joked last month that he is the best pension investment California has ever seen. Read the full story from Reuters

Senate candidate Carly Fiorina hospitalized

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Carly Fiorina, the California Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, was hospitalized on Tuesday for treatment of an infection and was being kept overnight for observation, her staff said. Read the full story from Reuters

Arizona voter citizen proof requirement overturned

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an Arizona requirement that residents prove U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote but upheld a mandate that they present identification before casting their ballots. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama to test Republicans after November 2 elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s senior aides on Tuesday accused Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of promoting political gridlock and gamesmanship for saying he wants to ensure Obama is a one-term president. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama calls Pakistan’s Zardari, urges more effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama called his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday, the White House said, as Washington steps up pressure on Pakistan to do more against Taliban and al Qaeda militants. Read the full story from Reuters