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The White House is praising a departing U.S. ambassador for supporting the administration and working closely with President Obama.
The United States is increasing pressure on Sri Lanka to investigate the deaths of thousands of civilians at the end of its civil war. Human rights groups contend a Sri Lankan government commission has demonstrated no intent of doing it.
President Barack Obama says he's willing to make deeper spending cuts if Congress can compromise on a budget deal that would end the threat of a government shutdown.
Thousands of Wisconsin state workers were bracing for layoff notices Friday as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights.
Senate Democrats introduced a bill Friday calling for an additional $6 billion in spending cuts this year, putting meat to the bones of President Obama's opening offer this week to come to the table and negotiate with House Republicans.
The retirement of four-term Sen. Daniel K. Akaka is likely to force Democrats, already facing a slew of tough races next year, to gear up for another battle in a state where they haven't lost a Senate race in more than 30 years — deep-blue Hawaii.
The White House offered its ante in the great spending-cuts debate, saying Thursday it's willing to cut at least another $6 billion in spending this year — which stacks up against House Republicans' $57 billion in cuts.
Newt Gingrich, regarded as the Republicans' best strategist when he was in Congress and still seen as one of its best planners, announced in Atlanta on Thursday that he has created a website asking people to donate to "Newt Explore 2012."
A federal judge who declared President Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional ruled Thursday that states must continue implementing it while the case makes its way through the appeals process.