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The Caucus: Obamas Light National Christmas Tree

A moment for holiday wishes and thoughts of energy conservation. Read more……

The Caucus: Consensus Lacking in Senate Last Two Years

The number of unanimous approvals in the Senate this Congress was the lowest since the mid-1990s. Read more……

The Caucus: Progressives Keeping Heat on Obama

The latest ad from a liberal group presses President Obama on the Bush tax cuts. Read more……

The Caucus: Saying Goodbye to the Senate

Three senators — Robert F. Bennett, Jim Bunning and Byron L. Dorgan — gave farewell addresses on Thursday. Read more……

Senate Republicans block 9/11 health bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a bill that would provide medical care for firefighters and other responders to the September 11, 2001, attacks who developed illnesses from…

GOP taps freshmen for prime spots

The Republican Steering Committee begins to award plum committee posts. Read more……

‘Don’t ask’ repeal won’t die

Proponents say victory may be within sight. Read more……

Va. Gov. McDonnell outlines plan to fund transportation

RICHMOND – Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced Thursday that he will ask state legislators to spend $400 million immediately on roads and bridges while borrowing an additional $2.9 billion over…

No sign of Senate action on Justice nominee Cole

For nearly five months, James M. Cole has been awaiting a Senate vote on his nomination for deputy attorney general, by far the longest delay to fill the position in…

Palin to Haiti with Graham

She and an evangelist will visit a cholera clinic. Read more……