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House Speaker Boehner warns against debt default

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said that the United States must continue meeting its obligations to fund government debt or risk a global financial…

U.S. presses Mubarak for transition to democracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday urged an orderly transition to democracy in Egypt but stopped short of calling on embattled President Hosni Mubarak to step…

Clinton says U.S. wants OAS plan on Haiti enacted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday the United States wants to see Organization of American States recommendations enacted to provide a solution to the electoral…

U.S. not discussing halting aid to Egypt: Clinton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Egypt’s military appears to be showing restraint with peaceful anti-government protesters so far and there is no talk at this time about halting U.S. aid to Egypt,…

Kucinich settles the great olive pit lawsuit

Kucinich settles the great olive pit lawsuit

That was fast: Two days after suing a congressional cafeteria over a “dangerous” olive pit he found in his sandwich, Rep. Dennis Kucinich has settled the case out of court.…

Economy hits highest growth five years

Economy hits highest growth five years

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State Dept. reduces staff in Egypt amid violence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Sunday moved to reduce its diplomatic presence in Egypt, saying it had authorized the voluntary departure of dependents of diplomats and non-essential…

Family disappointed in war crimes charges

Family disappointed in war crimes charges

The family of the youngest and lowest-ranking U.S. Army soldier ordered to face court martial for war atrocities against Afghan civilians said on Saturday they were disappointed in the decision…

Government to Americans: You might want to think about leaving Egypt

Government to Americans: You might want to think about leaving Egypt

The State Department says U.S. citizens in Egypt should consider leaving the country as soon as they can because of the spreading unrest there. The department says demonstrations against the…

Obama touts clean energy firm as way of future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday touted gains made by a Wisconsin renewable energy firm as the kind of innovation that will bolster the United States. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/IsBOOnJhaGU/us-obama-address-idUSTRE70S3H120110129\\\"…