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Hillary Clinton says no White House run, muses on next job

MANAMA (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she would not run for president and her current job as secretary of state was probably her last public position and she would…

Senate to take symbolic votes on taxes Saturday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate will vote on two Democratic options to extend some Bush-era tax cuts on Saturday, its Democratic leader said, measures likely to fail but highlight deep…

Military chiefs urge against ending gay ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Military chiefs told the Senate on Friday they opposed ending the armed forces’ ban on gays anytime soon, urging caution over President Barack Obama’s effort to repeal…

Rogers eyes lobbyist as staff chief

As he runs for chairmanship of spending panel, the rep. looks to a Lockheed executive. Read more……

Ron Paul stands up for Assange

He argues that the WikiLeaks founder should get the same protections as the media. Read more……

Barton, Upton find common ground

They join forces to blast the Obama administration’s plans to regulate natural gas extraction. Read more……

Senate should extend middle class tax cuts: Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged the Senate to vote to extend tax cuts for middle class Americans, following the example of the House of Representatives.…

Spending committee loses Hill digs

The Appropriations Committee is moving out of its swank, chamber-side office space in the Capitol. Read more……

The Caucus: Obama Lands in Afghanistan for Unannounced Visit

After a secret flight, President Obama is expected to speak with President Hamid Karzai at a critical moment in the American-led war. Read more……

Obama to troops: ‘On the offense’

The visit comes almost a year to the day from his speech at West Point announcing a troop surge. Read more……