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

Bush considered attack on Syrian facility: book

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President George W. Bush says he considered ordering a U.S. military strike against a suspected Syrian nuclear facility at Israel’s request in 2007 but ultimately opted against it. Read the full story from Reuters

Demoralized Democrats ponder the future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Demoralized Democrats face an uncertain future after their bruising U.S. election losses, and the soul-searching and finger-pointing already have begun. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama’s signal and elections tilt Bush-era tax debate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s new willingness to work with Republicans on tax policy after his Democrats were routed in congressional elections boosts the chances tax rates will not rise for any American, including the wealthiest, come January. Read the full story from Reuters

Linnie Frank Bailey: Obama Fix # 1 — Put a Woman Over the DNC

Put Kaine somewhere in the Administration, and put a WOMAN over the currently ineffective DNC. Not a Hollywood actress; not a Silicon Valley tech guru; not an East-coast fundraiser; not a news pundit or anchor. Not sure who’s left… but here are the Quals: A woman from ‘main street.’ Someone who’s raised a family, worked, […]