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Not extending jobless aid may cost 600,000 jobs: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Thursday urged Congress to extend jobless aid for unemployed Americans and warned that failure to act could inflict a heavy toll on the…

Obama knocks FIFA over 2022 World Cup decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday FIFA had erred in awarding the 2022 World Cup soccer finals to Qatar and not the United States. Read more…

Kerry optimistic about START

The chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee says Kyl is negotiating on the stalled treaty. Read more……

Deficit panel plan gains support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A far-reaching plan to cut U.S. deficits and slow the growth of long-term debt gained crucial support from two key Republican senators on Thursday but remained short…

U.S., South Korea trade talks stretch into 3rd day

COLUMBIA, Maryland (Reuters) – Talks between the United States and South Korea on politically difficult beef and auto trade issues that are key to U.S. approval of a bilateral free-trade…

McCain questions ‘don’t ask’ report

He is skeptical of the Pentagon study that says the force would be amenable to repeal. Read more……

Latinos, GOP must unite for DREAM

Opinion: Failing to support the DREAM Act is rejecting values of liberty, democracy and freedom. Read more……

On deficit: Obama must lead, Congress act

Opinion: It is time to put everything “on the table” in fixing an unsustainable fiscal path. Read more……

What of ethics office, Mr. Boehner?

Opinion: How will the speaker-designate handle the House ethics process? Read more……

Kasich: Obama could regain ‘mojo’

Obama could get it back by his 2012 re-election bid, according to Ohio’s incoming GOP governor. Read more……