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Clinton to meet Japan foreign min. first on Asia trip

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Japan’s foreign minister next Wednesday in Hawaii at the start of a trip meant to emphasize strong U.S. ties throughout…

Money flows into Nevada’s tight Senate race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate race in Nevada, which late polling suggests is a dead heat, has become a central battlefield in the midterm elections with backers of both parties…

U.S. urges compromise ahead of new Sudan talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North and south Sudan must be ready to compromise next week when they meet in Ethiopia to discuss obstacles to votes that could see the oil-rich south…

WTO rejects many Chinese claims in U.S. duties case

GENEVA (Reuters) – A World Trade Organization panel largely rejected Chinese claims on Friday in a dispute with the United States over extra duties on Chinese goods which Washington argued…

Are Blue Dogs an endangered political species?

Are Blue Dogs an endangered political species?

In the conservative farm state of South Dakota, Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin‘s best chance of winning re-election rests on her ability to remind voters just how often she disagrees with…

Pentagon orders open doors for gays

Pentagon orders open doors for gays

The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had told U.S. military recruiters to allow gays and lesbians to apply for service, as gay veterans tested a court order striking down the…

Obama still looking for ways to recapture his old magic

Obama still looking for ways to recapture his old magic

President Barack Obama sought to recapture the magic of his 2008 campaign, holding a large open-air rally in Ohio to help struggling Democratic candidates in the Midwestern state. Amid voter…

Poll: Republicans poised to take control of House

Poll: Republicans poised to take control of House

American voters unhappy at high unemployment are set to oust President Barack Obama’s Democrats from control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2 elections, a Reuters-Ipsos poll projected…

Foreclosure fury: Obama sends bill back to Congress

Foreclosure fury: Obama sends bill back to Congress

President Barack Obama killed proposed legislation on Thursday that struck at the heart of growing political rage over how banks have moved to evict struggling borrowers from their homes. The…

Boehner: American dream under seige

Boehner: American dream under seige

The “American Dream” is under siege by an out-of-control federal government that doesn’t listen to its people, U.S. House of Representatives Republican Leader John Boehner said on Friday. Boehner said…