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McCain: We’re ‘very close’ on START

He hopes the Senate will act on the treaty soon. Read more……

Obama mulls tax reform as ’11 priority

He wants lower rates, with smaller deficit. Read more……

Obama Weighs Tax Overhaul in Bid to Address Debt

The overhaul would aim to lower rates and raise revenues in an effort to begin addressing the growth of the national debt. Read more……

The Caucus: The Confounding Final Days of the 111th Congress

To those not steeped in legislative arcana or political minutia, the lame-duck session seems simply odd. Read more……

A pardon for Jim Morrison: Just a few years late

A pardon for Jim Morrison: Just a few years late

A hot, frenzied night in Miami changed life for Jim Morrison and The Doors. That’s something the late singer’s pardon on indecent exposure and profanity charges can’t correct. “It made…

Poll: Slim majority supports DREAM

Majority of those surveyed would vote for the law. Read more……

Obama weighs effort to overhaul tax code

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats and Republicans should begin a conversation next year about a broad overhaul of the U.S. tax code that would involve lowering rates while eliminating tax breaks…

Defense secretary sees support for Iran sanctions

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) – Iran’s neighbors are clearly concerned about Tehran’s “aggressive behavior” and support international sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear ambitions, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert…

Obama says regrets Liu can’t attend Nobel ceremony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he regretted that neither Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo nor his wife would be allowed to attend the ceremony in Oslo awarding…

The Caucus: The Early Word: More Tax Talk

A tax cut package emerges in the Senate, while chances of “don’t ask, don’t tell” being repealed take a hit. Read more……