Impeachment of Louisiana judge goes before Senate

The attorney for an impeached federal judge on trial before the Senate argued Tuesday that Congress is pursuing unconstitutional charges against his client and would be breaking with two centuries of precedent by removing him from office. Read more…

Obama calls on liberal critics to learn to compromise

Before President Obama’s Tuesday news conference, it was clear that his willingness to compromise with Republicans on extending George W. Bush-era tax cuts had left many liberal Democrats angry and dismayed. By the time the president stepped away from the White House podium 32 minutes later, it w… Read more…

Bachus picked to chair financial panel: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Spencer Bachus of Alabama was picked on Tuesday to chair the House Financial Services Committee next year when Republicans take control of the chamber from President Barack Obama’s Democrats, a senior congressional aide said. Read more

Conditions needed on Comcast-NBCU deal: Rep. Waxman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cable subscribers face higher costs, degraded service and fewer choices if U.S. regulators do not impose conditions on Comcast Corp’s bid to take control of NBC Universal, a key Democrat said on Tuesday in a letter to the top telecom regulator. Read more