Tax Cuts. President Obama said a Republican proposal to preserve the full array of Bush administration tax cuts for two more years presents a "basis for conversation" that could lead to a compromise as lawmakers prepare to meet next week for a high-stakes showdown over taxes.
Obama's India visit. U.S. President Barack Obama has backed India's ambition for permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
Burma Elections.Independent Burmese observers have reported widespread allegations of voter intimidation and bribery in the country's first elections in a generation.
Quote of the Day. “We’re not afraid of death because Jesus died for us. Of course we cry, but they’re tears of happiness, because we die for God.” Sama Wadie, 32, his hand wrapped in a bandage, after attending Mass at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad, where 51 people were killed last Sunday. (New York Times)