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Virginia to ask top court to review health law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Virginia said on Thursday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, bypassing the appeals process in a…

Barney Frank to run again in 2012

BOSTON (Reuters) – Democratic Representative Barney Frank announced on Thursday he will run for re-election in 2012, ending speculation that he might retire after the current Congressional term. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/5R47dIbZsgM/us-frank-idUSTRE71290120110203\\\"…

Lawmakers demand Mubarak transfer power in Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday to transfer power to an inclusive caretaker government in a draft resolution that demonstrates broad, unified American concern…

House Republicans seek $32 billion in spending cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives will seek $32 billion in spending cuts this year as part of an initial bid to shrink record budget deficits…

Obama announces clean energy plan for buildings

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – President Barack Obama announced a new clean energy program in Pennsylvania on Thursday, seeking to show he remains focused on jobs in a state that…

Commerce chief eyes India military, nuclear deals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on Thursday he will press India to buy U.S. fighter jets and other advanced technology products when he leads Boeing, Lockheed Martin…

Senate panel backs patent overhaul bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to reduce the likelihood of massive damage awards in patent disputes took a step forward on Thursday with approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee. <a…

Risks in Egypt were on Obama’s radar early on

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – When a public uprising ousted Tunisia’s leader after two decades in power, U.S. policymakers and intelligence analysts immediately wondered what this might mean for Egypt, the most…

Rummy, in new book, defends Iraq war debacle

Rummy, in new book, defends Iraq war debacle

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld concludes in his new autobiography that the war in Iraq has been worth the cost and remains largely unapologetic about his handling of the conflict,…

Sesame Street goes D.C.

Sesame Street goes D.C.

” Sesame Street” will have an address near the nation’s capital. The group behind the popular TV show is teaming up with the National Children’s Museum to create exhibits and…