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Rockefeller takes aim at EPA

The West Virginia Democrat says he’s raring to go in his bid to handcuff the agency. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

Dean rips senior W.H. advisers

He says the president has been ill-served by advisers who “thought they knew everything.” Read the full story on Poliitico.…

The Caucus: Gibbs to Leave as White House Press Secretary

President Obama said that Robert Gibbs would “continue to shape the dialogue” as an outside adviser after he leaves his post. Read the full story from The New York Times.…

As Boehner Ascends, His Power Comes With Caveats

The new House speaker, John A. Boehner, faces the challenge of harnessing the Tea Party zeal. Read the full story from The New York Times.…

Santorum makes 2012 hire in N.H.

Campaign veteran Mike Biundo will serve as state director for former Pennsylvania senator’s PAC. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

House budget chief wants concessions over debt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The incoming Republican budget chief in the U.S. House of Representatives said he will demand spending concessions from the Obama administration in exchange for any rise in…

U.S. Alters Rule on Paying for End-of-Life Planning

The Obama administration will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual examinations covered under the new health care law, officials said. Read…

The Caucus: Wielding New Power, G.O.P. Works to Keep Party Cohesion

As the 112th Congress is sworn in on Wednesday, Republicans are setting an agenda they hope will maintain unity between Tea Party lawmakers and the party leadership. Read the full…

Birthright Citizenship Looms as Next Immigration Battle

Hard-liners want an end to “anchor babies,” despite mixed evidence about why parents cross the border. Read the full story from The New York Times.…

O’Donnell will refile finance docs

The failed Senate candidate is under criminal investigation for misuse of campaign funds. Read the full story on Poliitico.…