Obama urges Senate approval of START nuclear pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday reiterated his call for the Senate to ratify a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, calling it “absolutely essential” to U.S. national security. Read more

Senate rejects proposal to ban earmarks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on the pet spending projects known as earmarks that have become a symbol of wasteful spending for many voters. Read more

U.S. regrets leaks, says will tighten security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Monday it deeply regretted the release of any classified information and would tighten security to prevent leaks such as WikiLeaks’ disclosure of a trove of State Department cables. Read more

Tiger Woods gets the Law & Order treatment

Tiger Woods gets the Law & Order treatment

Tiger Woods may want to skip this week’s episode of “Law & Order: Los Angeles.” The plot on Wednesday’s show includes a philandering golf star and his club-wielding wife. When police arrive, the bleeding athlete says his spouse was merely attempting to rescue him — in this case, from their swimming pool rather than a […]

Obama, Republicans in tax face-off at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faces off with Republican congressional leaders over taxes on Tuesday in a test-of-wills that could foreshadow how the White House works with the opposition party in the coming two years. Read more