Republican Boehner says Obama seems in "denial"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama seems to be in denial about the full meaning of congressional elections in which Republicans made big gains, Republican leader John Boehner said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama in early stages of picking Summers’ successor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is still in the “preliminary stages” of choosing a successor to top White House economic adviser Larry Summers, the White House said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

EPA policy chief steps down

The agency’s head of policy will return to her position as a Georgetown University law professor. Read the full story from Politico

In book, Bush strongly defends use of waterboarding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When then-President George W. Bush was asked to approve a tough interrogation technique known as waterboarding on September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, he wasted little time in deciding. Read the full story from Reuters

Henry: Does Obama get it?

As I walked into the East Room for President Obama’s post-shellacking, a colleague from another organization joked, “Get ready for 17 versions of the same question.” Read the full story from CNN

Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional Republicans will try to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare law next year but their leader in the Senate acknowledged on Thursday they will likely have to settle for far more modest changes. Read the full story from Reuters