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Obama heads to Asia, hopes to deliver on jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama launched a 10-day trip to Asia Friday aimed at boosting exports and creating U.S. jobs, three days after voters punished his Democrats for stubbornly high unemployment. Read the full story from Reuters

Sunday talk show tip sheet

This Sunday’s television talk features Republicans touting their wins from Tuesday’s midterm elections. Read the full story from Politico

White House sees little change in foreign policy

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s top security adviser said on Friday he expected Republicans to continue to support the administration’s foreign policy strategy in the wake of the opposition party’s capture of the House of Representatives. Read the full story from Reuters

Pelosi running for minority leader

Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she will run for minority leader in the new Congress, even as some moderate and conservative Democrats insisted she should step aside. Read the full story from CNN

2012 Senate battle already under way

Just days after the midterm elections, jockeying has already begun in the next battle for the Senate, with Democrats — and even some Republicans — feeling the heat. Read the full story from CNN

Group asks high court to end military gay ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A gay rights group asked the Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that allowed the Pentagon to maintain its ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military. Read the full story from Reuters