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  • Obama fails to seal trade deal with South Korea

    Obama fails to seal trade deal with South Korea

    A potential free trade deal between the United States and South Korea stumbled Thursday over disputes on American beef and automobile exports to Asia's fourth-largest economy.

  • Obama's Asia trip: the free trade conundrum

    Obama's Asia trip: the free trade conundrum

    Obama will press for countries at the G20 summit to adopt measures for addressing trade imbalances. Also, the Obama administration recently stepped up talks with South Korea on modifying the free trade agreement with the US.

  • After GOP victory, emboldened Israel declares new building in East Jerusalem

    After GOP victory, emboldened Israel declares new building in East Jerusalem

    Israel publicized plans to build more than 1,300 new homes in East Jerusalem, angering Palestinians and disappointing the US on the eve of a Netanyahu visit.

  • 10 women in Congress who won’t be back

    10 women in Congress who won’t be back

    The 2010 elections were tough on all Democrats, but particularly on female lawmakers. The upcoming 112th Congress may see fewer women in office on Capitol Hill than last session. Yet-to-decided races in the House and Senate will determine if that happens, but if it does, it would be the first time in 32 years that the number of women in Congress declines from one session to the next. What's already clear is that 10 women are not returning. Most of the congresswomen defeated Tuesday were House freshmen. Two had served multiple House terms, and one was a Senate veteran. Some lost to tea party favorites and conservatives backed by Sarah Palin, while others were bested by standard-issue Republicans. Here are the women, some familiar and some not, we will not see on Capitol Hill come January as a result of Election Day losses. Source: CNN, National Journal‚ Almanac of American Politics, Politico

  • After 'shellacking,' can foreign policy be a bright spot for Obama?

    After 'shellacking,' can foreign policy be a bright spot for Obama?

    The foreign policy front, including the issues of trade and arms control, could present opportunities for Obama to boost his standing with the US electorate. But pitfalls and challenges also loom.

  • The Monitor's View A nuclear offer Iran can't refuse?

    The United States and its allies are reportedly preparing a new offer to dissuade Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Much has changed since a year ago, when the international community made its last offer. Or has it?

  • Economics bloggers: Unemployment would be worse without the stimulus

    Growthology Economics bloggers: Unemployment would be worse without the stimulus

    The Kauffman Foundation surveyed 200 economics bloggers about the status of the economy and the recovery. Here's what they said.

  • Why Obama is talking about working with Republicans

    Why Obama is talking about working with Republicans

    Polls now show that Republicans will gain control of the House of Representatives. As President Obama campaigns for Democrats, he says he can work with the GOP after the Nov. 2 elections.

  • Down to the wire, party leaders predicting victory for each side

    Down to the wire, party leaders predicting victory for each side

    On Sunday talk shows, GOP chief Michael Steele and Democratic Party chairman Tim Kaine gave very different views of how next week's elections will turn out. Trying to buck up Democrats, President Obama has just dashed through five states.

  • Pakistan aid: US offers $2 billion more -- but attaches conditions

    Pakistan aid: US offers $2 billion more -- but attaches conditions

    Privately, the US warned Pakistan that it risks losing this and other American aid if it does not adopt a more aggressive stance toward militants. The Pakistan aid package was announced Friday.