Clinton to meet Japan foreign min. first on Asia trip

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Japan’s foreign minister next Wednesday in Hawaii at the start of a trip meant to emphasize strong U.S. ties throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Read the full story from Reuters

Money flows into Nevada’s tight Senate race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate race in Nevada, which late polling suggests is a dead heat, has become a central battlefield in the midterm elections with backers of both parties pouring money into last-minute barrages of television attack ads. Read the full story from Reuters

U.S. urges compromise ahead of new Sudan talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North and south Sudan must be ready to compromise next week when they meet in Ethiopia to discuss obstacles to votes that could see the oil-rich south emerge as an independent country, U.S. officials said on Friday. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama promotes McDonough

The new deputy national security adviser has been a close confidant to the president. Read the full story from Politico