Obama: Put politics aside to grow economy

President Barack Obama on Friday hailed new “encouraging” job numbers and said it is imperative that Democrats and Republicans work together to improve the economy. Read the full story from CNN

Boehner: Jobless rate shows need for tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Republican leader John Boehner said on Friday the high unemployment rate shows the need for President Barack Obama to work with Republicans to extend Bush-era tax cuts and reduce federal spending. Read the full story from Reuters

Clinton rules out a presidential run through 2016

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruled out running for president in 2012 or 2016 on Friday, saying the United States should be ready for a woman president but it would not be her. Read the full story from Reuters

Murray keeps Washington Senate seat

Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray will serve a fourth term in the Senate after challenger Dino Rossi conceded Thursday, two days after Election Day. Read the full story from CNN

Election ends sweeping reforms talk

A wish of many Republicans and conservatives seems certain after the midterm elections — there won’t be sweeping legislation like the 2,000-page health care bill for a while. Read the full story from CNN

Little hope for compromise on economy

President Obama has invited Republicans and Democrats to discuss how “to move the American people’s agenda forward,” but analyst Fareed Zakaria says he sees little prospect the two sides will reach a compromise on key economic issues. Read the full story from CNN