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Tax deal gains steam toward passage

Reid says he wants to consider the bill soon. Read more……

House passes slimmed-down spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives Wednesday approved a slimmed-down spending bill that funds many of President Barack Obama’s top priorities but denies him billions of additional dollars he…

Senate acts to stop Medicare doctors pay cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Wednesday agreed to avert a 25 percent pay cut for doctors treating patients covered by the Medicare health program for the elderly. Read more…

‘Don’t ask’ repeal gains steam

Despite concerns about the timing, Reid could call a vote as early as Thursday. Read more……

House approves $1T budget bill

In a tightly contested vote, Democrats agree to $46 billion in cuts to Obama budget. Read more……

Career criminal acted alone in killing publicist

Career criminal acted alone in killing publicist

Investigators said Wednesday that they believe a Hollywood publicist was killed by the career criminal who committed suicide last week in a seedy apartment lobby as police closed in on…

Food-safety overhaul rides on funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The biggest overhaul of the U.S. food safety system in decades took a major step toward becoming law on Wednesday when House Democratic leaders folded it into…

Palin alleges hack by WikiLeaks fans

Palin said her PAC’s website and her credit card information were the targets of cyber sabotauge. Read more……

Bloomberg comments stir more political speculation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest critique of the U.S. political system on Wednesday stirred renewed debate whether the independent billionaire may mount a third-party run…

Tax deal moves forward despite doubts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A plan by President Barack Obama to broadly extend tax cuts moved forward on Wednesday despite opposition from his own Democrats and fear in bond markets of…