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  • Obama hails extending (Bush) tax cuts as middle-class victory; is compromise erupting?

     
    Signing the bill, he says both sides don't like parts, so that's proof it's a good deal....
  • Casey leads unemployment benefits effort

     
    Before Thanksgiving, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey organized a letter, signed by 28 Democratic senators, urging the leaders of their party to schedule a vote to continue allowing the unemployed to collect benefits for 99 weeks. A vote is scheduled for......
  • Gas prices could fall by 50 cents this summer; Democrats try to end Big Oil's tax breaks

     
    Gas prices are predicted to fall by at least 10% this summer, experts say which would save US drivers $189 million a day in gas prices...
  • Supercommittee already getting slammed

     
    This was predictable. No sooner had Harry Reid announced his three picks for the 12-member supercommittee - the House-Senate group that's supposed to come up with a debt deal – than interest groups went into attack mode. The liberal Campaign for...
  • Casey takes lead on trade amendment

     
    As the Senate inches closer to passing a package of free trade agreements, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is taking a leadership role promoting a federal assistance program for workers and businesses adversely impacted by the agreements. In his role as......
  • Murray named to co-chair deficit 'super committee'; RNC slams choice

    Murray named to co-chair deficit 'super committee'; RNC slams choice
    Washington’s Sen. Patty Murray was named as the Senate Democratic co-chair of the congressional “super committee” charged with crafting a plan to cut the U.S. deficit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday. Reid said...
  • Sen. Boxer bets candy on Ocean View victory

    If the Ocean View Little League wins Saturday in the Little League Baseball World Series, it will likely mean celebrations around town. And one fewer box sold by a downtown candy merchant. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Friday that she and Montana Sen. Max...
  • Tentative payroll tax cut deal reached, GOP legislators say

    Tentative payroll tax cut deal reached, GOP legislators say
    Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors, according to Republican legislators and aides. The framework deal followed a key...
  • GOP aides: Super-committee Republicans open to tax increases

    GOP aides: Super-committee Republicans open to tax increases
    A mere two weeks before the congressional budget super committee's November 23 deadline, GOP members of the deficit-reduction panel have signaled a willingness to accept tax increases as part of a broader deficit reduction package, CNN learned Tuesday....
  • Horses May Soon Be Slaughtered For Meat In U.S.

    Horses May Soon Be Slaughtered For Meat In U.S.
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Congress has lifted a 5-year-old ban on the slaughter of horses for meat, a move supported by ranchers and also, surprisingly, by some animal rights activists. At issue is a ban, first enacted in 2006, that prevented the U.S. Department...
  • Talking With Harold Pollack on Medicaid and Obamacare

    Talking With Harold Pollack on Medicaid and Obamacare
    Here’s basically what happened: I was at a 4th of July party well on my way to having a great time, when I somehow found myself in an argument about Medicaid and the Medicaid expansion in health care reform with a few young doctors who I felt had...
  • Agreement on payroll tax cut length, not pay fors

    Agreement on payroll tax cut length, not pay fors
    Calling it a "partial step forward," Republicans and Democrats agreed Wednesday morning that the payroll tax cuts for American workers need to be extended through all of 2012, yet put off how to pay for it until future meetings. Pennsylvania U.S. Sen....