As the ground thaws and the cherry blossom trees begin to sprout around the US capital, the annual budget fight has begun.
Recent events in the Middle East and the rising profile of Qatar's international news channel have prompted many Americans to ask why they are unable to watch Al Jazeera on their own televisions.
Bill likely to be reintroduced on another occasion but it is a blow to the new Republican leadership in the US House.
"Known and Unknown", the memoir of Donald Rumsfeld, the former US defence secretary, is an exercise in semantic trickery to explain away his earlier untruths.
AOL's purchase of Huffington Post has brought with it rampant speculation about what the merger will mean.
Even Fox News seems to think fear of arrest, rather than officially cited "security concerns", was Former-President Bush's real motivation for cancelling a planned trip to Switzerland.
The tightrope walk continues for members of the Obama administration - they're criticised for not calling for Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign, even though it's clearly what they're after.
Barack Obama, the US president, has said that the transition of power in Egypt must be "meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now." But what does he mean by "now"?
Though Obama administration officials say they haven’t been surprised by what has transpired in Egypt over the last week, it seems they were.
When a US ally mows down peaceful protestors in the streets calling for change there appears to be a formulaic response
<P class=MsoNormal>In the early hours of January 12, a massive downpour hit the Serrana region of Rio state, causing massive mudslides. Nothing was spared, including the home of Manuel Antonio de Oliveira with his kids and grandchild inside.</P>