CQPolitics.com - Democrat Jackie Speier was sworn in Thursday to represent California's 12th Congressional District, two days after a overwhelming and widely anticipated special election victory that made her the newest U.S.
AP - A look at where Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain and the Democratic rivals, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, stand on the Iraq war:
AP - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is setting strict new limits on formaldehyde levels in the mobile homes it buys for disaster victims.
AP - Former President Clinton has added to the falsehoods surrounding his wife's tale of her trip to Bosnia 12 years ago.
CQPolitics.com - Minnesota Senate rivals, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and his likely Democratic challenger Al Franken, announced their biggest fundraising quarters yet in what promises to be one of the most expensive Senate races this election. In the first three months of 2008, both men crossed the $2 million threshold for the first time -- Coleman reported over $2 million in contributions, while Franken announced $2.2 million.
Reuters - Negotiations on fisheries rules within a global trade deal have reached broad agreement that certain subsidies promoting overfishing should be banned, the chairman of the talks said on Thursday.
Reuters - The Bush administration still hopes to win approval of a free trade pact with Colombia, despite a vote in the House of Representatives to indefinitely delay action on the deal, a top U.S. official said on Friday.
Reuters - Bosnia's Serbs, Croats and Muslims reached a last-minute compromise agreement on police reform that should enable Bosnia to start the process of joining the European Union soon, diplomats said on Thursday.
AP - The nation's system of public financing presidential elections is "creaky" and needs to be updated, Sen. Barack Obama said Friday, offering another possible argument for bypassing the three-decades-old system that has helped pay campaigns for the White House.
Politico - Former President Bill Clinton gave a passionate defense Thursday of his wife’s claim about “landing under sniper fire” – just as the damaging controversy was dying down.
AP - Fire destroyed a campaign office of presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in western Indiana early Friday.
Bloomberg - April 11 (Bloomberg) -- Barack Obama will likely overwhelm John McCain in campaign spending, if the Illinois senator wins his party's presidential nomination, in what would be the first time in four decades a Democrat will enjoy such an advantage.
AFP - Gunmen have attacked police from the African Union and UN peacekeeping force in Darfur for the first time, injuring one officer by beating him with a rifle butt, a UN spokesman said Thursday.
AP - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing to spend $4 billion a year on anti-crime measures, including programs meant to reduce the number of ex-convicts who return to prison.
AFP - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called Thursday for action by the G8 main industrialised powers over the soaring inflation that has sparked mounting unrest around the globe.