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Defense secretary sees support for Iran sanctions

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Iran’s neighbors are clearly concerned about Tehran’s “aggressive behavior” and support international sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear ambitions, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert…

Obama says regrets Liu can’t attend Nobel ceremony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he regretted that neither Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo nor his wife would be allowed to attend the ceremony in Oslo awarding…

The Caucus: The Early Word: More Tax Talk

A tax cut package emerges in the Senate, while chances of “don’t ask, don’t tell” being repealed take a hit. Read more……

Obama’s loss weakens U.S. abroad

Opinion: Since the midterms, nations are raising the price for cooperating with the president. Read more……

The dirtiest word in politics

Has the president been caught triangulating? Read more……

U.S. climate cash pledge in doubt

Clinton’s offer to help poor countries deal with global warming is meeting with resistance back home. Read more……

Schumer vs. Obama

Both sides are now working to patch things up for fear differences could hinder Democrats. Read more……

Another Nuclear Pact With Russia Close to Approval

An agreement opening the door to greater civilian nuclear cooperation between the two countries is expected to clear its final hurdle in Congress on Thursday. Read more……

Senate Leaders Unveil Package of Tax Cuts

As the Senate began debating the tax cut plan, House Democrats threatened to keep it from reaching the floor. Read more……

More U.S. Rail Funds for 13 States as 2 Reject Aid

After governors-elect in Ohio and Wisconsin refused federal stimulus money, 13 states will split it. Read more……