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Senate Democrats shift strategy on imperiled immigration bill

A measure to legalize undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children that once enjoyed bipartisan support has run into opposition in the Senate. Read more……

Holder urges Senate reject ban on Guantanamo moves

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday made a last-ditch plea urging lawmakers to allow foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantanamo military prison to be moved to…

Obama kicks his smoking habit

Apparently dealing with the worst financial crisis in decades, two wars, declining popularity and a shellacking at the polls has done wonders for President Obama’s smoking habit – he hasn’t…

On Economy, Bloomberg Says Washington Is Failing

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unleashed a blunt critique of the federal government’s handing of the economy, intensifying speculation about his political ambitions. Read more……

Extension for renewable grants

Senators say the program that gives cash grants to renewable developers will make it. Read more……

Congress votes to avert Medicare doctor pay cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Legislation to avert a 25 percent pay cut for doctors treating patients covered by the federal Medicare health insurance program for the elderly won final U.S. congressional…

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…

The Caucus: Tax Compromise Could Hinge on Energy Provisions

Democrats are seeking to extend of a Treasury grant program for renewable energy projects, which was first adopted in the 2009 economic stimulus bill. Read more……

Obama pushes export reforms, eyes Russia in WTO

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday voiced strong support for Russian membership in the World Trade Organization as he laid out an overhaul of export controls to help…