President-elect Barack Obama spoke to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (AP) by phone Saturday. The Kremlin said Obama and Medvedev “expressed the determination to create constructive and positive interaction for the good of global stability and development.”
GUANTANAMO: Obama’s advisers are creating a plan to send Guantanamo detainees to the United States to face criminal trials (AP).
TRADE: In an interview with ABC’s This Week Sunday, Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Congress should not couple an economic stimulus package with a free trade agreement with Colombia. “You don’t link those essential needs to some other trade deal,” Emanuel said.