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Marcus: Hooked on iPad Scrabble

I could write more about the tax deal, but you’re probably tired of hearing about it, and, to be honest, I’ve been too busy playing iPad Scrabble. Read more……

The Plum Line: House Democrats’ last stand

In a big effort to show force, House Democrats voted just now to reject Obama’s tax cut deal, and this behind-the-scenes detail really captures the essence of what’s happening: Read…

DREAM Act delayed in Senate: Prospects of cloture by year’s end fading

The DREAM Act, which proponents had hoped would come to a vote in the lame duck session of Congress this month, was delayed by the Senate: Read more……

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The Plum Line: Is ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal in trouble again?

The behind-the-scenes debate in the Senate over don’t ask don’t tell has had more ups and downs than a roller coaster ride, and it appears that this morning we may…

Westboro Baptist Church to protest Elizabeth Edwards’s funeral

According to the Westboro Baptist Church’s Web site, the Kansas church known for its anti-homosexual protests will protest Elizabeth Edwards’s funeral in Raleigh, N.C., near the Edenton Street United Methodist…

The Fix: Joe Miller ended campaign with $900K on hand

1. Alaska Republican Joe Miller ended his general election campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski with nearly $1 million in the bank — a sum that almost certainly could have helped…

Obama still needs his liberal base

Despite President Obama’s blasts against liberal activists in his party this week, he is likely to start wooing them again. Why? Because he needs them. Read more……

In Congress, short-timers pack up as a new wave prepares to move in

For most of us, the last stage of grief is acceptance. Read more……

In political gamble, Reid seeks votes that are sure to fail

On Wednesday afternoon, the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate did something that sounds odd: He set himself up to lose an important vote. Read more……