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E.P.A. Delays Tougher Rules on Emissions

The Obama administration is retreating on environmental emissions as it adjusts to a changed political dynamic with more G.O.P. opposition. Read more……

Long Road for Lawyer Defending the Health Care Law

Ian Gershengorn has been busy defending the administration against nearly two dozen legal challenges to the health care law. Read more……

The Bay Citizen: Possible Candidate for District Attorney Carries a Powerful Name: Feinstein

Katherine Feinstein, the daughter of Senator Dianne Feinstein, may be interested in appointment to the district attorney post in San Francisco. Read more……

White House Chat for Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton is to meet on Friday with President Obama at the White House for a post-election conversation about moving the agenda forward in a new political environment. Read more……

Holder Denounces a Bill to Ban Detainee Transfers

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. opposes a House bill that would ban the transfer of Guantánamo prisoners to the United States. Read more……

Chicago News Cooperative: Petition Process Equalizes Candidates; Results Help Separate Field

To become a candidate for office in Chicago, you must first gather the required signatures, which can be a lesson in organization and trust. Read more……

Tax fight puts Schumer at odds with Obama

President Obama is getting along better than ever with Capitol Hill Republicans. But his relationship with Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer has hit a rough patch. Read more……

Santorum: A 2012 long shot tests the water

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. – It was pushing 10 p.m., and Rick Santorum was sitting at the corner table in a near-empty Dunkin’ Donuts. The garishly lit scene might have been lifted…

Senate delivers potentially fatal blow to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal efforts

The Senate on Thursday dealt another punch – this one potentially fatal – to the legislative effort to end the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The result infuriated gay…

Reid won’t push poker in tax-cut bill

With the session winding down, he has a dwindling set of ways to enact the measure. Read more……