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Ensign running, despite investigation

‘Full speed ahead,” he says of his plans. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Obama seeks "responsible" budget to curb deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday spelled out that his upcoming budget will seek a “responsible” path to reducing U.S. debts over time, while lawmakers pushed for a…

U.S. sees Suez Canal closure as inconceivable

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States would respond “diplomatically, economically, militarily” to any closure of the Suez Canal although such an event seems inconceivable, the head of U.S. Central Command…

U.S. envoy in Egypt spoke with ElBaradei: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Cairo made contact with prominent Egyptian political activist Mohamed ElBaradei on Tuesday to discuss a political transition in Egypt, the U.S. Department of…

Pols build oil case on Egypt chaos

Lawmakers are advancing issues from oil to higher taxes in the name of Egypt’s turmoil. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Abortion sting hits Planned Parenthood

Group claims that a video shot by activist Lila Rose is deceptive and a smear. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

The New York Times vs. Fox News

The cable network creates a “level of cynicism” in the American public, Bill Keller says. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Senate Approps bans earmarks

‘The handwriting is clearly on the wall,” Chairman Daniel Inouye says. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

U.S. envoy tells Mubarak to prepare for transition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An envoy of President Barack Obama privately urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday to prepare for a transition of power, the closest the United States has…

Obama meets with Dell, Xerox, IBM executives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama met with six chief executives from his Technology CEO Council on Tuesday to discuss U.S. competitiveness, innovation, and the need for investments to create…