WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The opening round of White House-led negotiations aimed at crafting a bipartisan deal to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday on Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democratic aides said. Read the full story.
MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mexican President Felipe Calderon will press President Barack Obama to crack down on U.S. drug consumption and illegal arms sales when they meet on Thursday to smooth over troubles in their drugs war alliance. Read the full story.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is looking at new strategies to fight pirates off Somalia, who last month killed four Americans and represent a growing threat to sea traffic, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday. Read the full story.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer said on Wednesday he plans to take a step toward a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and campaign against business-as-usual in Washington. Read the full story.
HONOLULU (Reuters) – Senator Daniel K. Akaka, a four-term Democrat from Hawaii, said on Wednesday that he would not seek re-election in 2012. Read the full story.
Republicans won an early round Wednesday in their fight to shrink the government, pushing $4 billion in spending cuts through Congress in a bill that puts off the possibility of a government shutdown for two weeks. Largely a spectator so far, President Barack Obama dispatched his vice president to initiate negotiations on a broader, longer-term […]