U.S. envoy to China, with eye on 2012, to step down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, plans to resign soon, a White House official said on Monday, as he prepares for a potential campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/xRIrIv_wTm8/us-usa-politics-ambassador-idUSTRE70U4NV20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

From Obama, promises, promises

Opinion: The president’s speech, despite all of its words of symbolism, was a lost opportunity. Read the rest of the story from Politico.

Judge may escalate battle over healthcare reform

MIAMI (Reuters) – A Florida judge could on Monday become the second U.S. judge to declare President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law unconstitutional, in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/GDTqdbaIHs8/us-usa-healthcare-states-idUSTRE70U0T220110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?

White House to launch job-creating start-up effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will announce an effort on Monday to encourage job-creating start-up businesses in hopes of reducing the country’s stubbornly high unemployment rate. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/EPMKXI6PfEw/us-obama-economy-startups-idUSTRE70U2BY20110131\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?