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The Caucus: George H.W. Bush Endorses Arms Treaty

The former president signed and won Senate approval of the original Start arms control treaty with the Soviet Union in 1991. Read more……

Junk Food Is a Source of Comfort on Capitol Hill

The area surrounding the Capitol is newly awash in milk shakes, grilled cheese sandwiches and mildly baroque pizza. Read more……

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……