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Editor: David Storey + 1 202 898 8457 Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775 Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595 (All times GMT/ET) TOP STORIES Boehner says Congress, Obama must seek 'fiscal cliff' deal WASHINGTON - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehnersays congressional leaders and President Barack Obama must tryto move on from Republicans' failed tax plan and work togetherto avert the ...

Charlie Crist signs papers to become Democrat — at the White House

Times Political Editor Adam C. Smith with the breaking news: It was just a matter of time. Charlie Crist is becoming a Democrat. Crist — Florida's former Republican governor who relished the tough-on-crime nickname "Chain Gang Charlie" and used to describe himself variously as a "Ronald Reagan Republican" and a "Jeb Bush Republican" — on Friday evening signed papers changing his party from ...