Sarah Palin Grapples With Gillespie, Says Calls For GOP Caution Are ‘Out Of Touch’ (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin urged Republicans to throw caution to the wind in the aftermath of Tuesday’s midterm elections, calling GOP strategist Ed Gillespie’s suggestion that party leaders take a “serious” and careful approach to their likely new mandate “out of touch.” On Tuesday morning, Gillespie advised Republicans not to pursue exhaustive initiatives such as a complete […]

Republicans capture House, gain in Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faced a bleak political landscape on Wednesday after voters punished Democrats over high unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery, delivering a divided Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Read the full story from Reuters

Sen. Harry Reid says willing to tweak healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said he was willing to make tweaks to the landmark healthcare reform law enacted earlier this year over united Republican opposition. Read the full story from Reuters

Clinton warns of "resource curse" in Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday offered to help Papua New Guinea create a sovereign wealth fund to manage its resource revenue and avoid a “resource curse” which could fuel conflict and corruption. Read the full story from Reuters

Big Business Makes ‘Wish List’ For New GOP In Congress

Big businesses have made “wish lists” for legislation they hope the now even more divided Congress will consider, the Wall Street Journal reports. Until it becomes clear what the new lawmakers’ priorities will be, and whether they will be able to implement them, wishing may be all these businesspeople can do. Business leaders are looking […]

U.S. says open to fair criticism at U.N. rights forum

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States is open to fair criticism of its human rights record, including racial discrimination and counterterrorism policies, when it is under U.N. scrutiny this week, a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday. Read the full story from Reuters