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Obama: Transition in Egypt ‘must begin now’

He places the U.S. on the side of protesters. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Cuba isolationists lose their hold

Opinion: Cuban-American Congress members remain static, even as Obama reaches out. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

McConnell maneuvers for health vote

Democrats are confident they can defeat it. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

State revenues growing, but outlook "ominous"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State tax revenues continued to strengthen at the end of 2010, but even with that improvement the long-term outlook for most states “is still ominous,” the Rockefeller…

U.S. and Russia to finalize nuclear deal on Saturday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Russia will formally inaugurate their new START nuclear arms pact on Saturday, launching a deal that commits the two former Cold War foes…

Coleman won’t challenge Klobuchar

Minn. Republican who lost a tight reelection bid to Al Franken will not run for Senate in 2012. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

U.S. orders non-essential personnel out of Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday ordered all non-emergency embassy and other U.S. government personnel to leave Egypt amid mounting protests against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak.…

Democrats pick Charlotte, NC, for 2012 convention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats said on Tuesday they will hold their 2012 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a battleground state that President Barack Obama narrowly won in 2008.…

Chamber: Obama plan ‘premature’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce says the president’s new energy plans are going nowhere fast. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…

Huckabee hunts ducks, weighs 2012

He weighs his 2012 decision during a recent hunting trip with some of his top political advisers. Read the rest of the story from Politico.…