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Testy Obama fires back at Democrats over tax deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A testy President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed frustration at his own Democrats for attacking him over his tax-cut deal with Republicans, who he called uncompromising “hostage…

The Caucus: More G.O.P. Support for Arms Treaty

Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire said he is leaning toward voting for the treaty, known as New Start, if it comes up before the Senate adjourns. Read more……

U.S. mulls reviving indirect Middle East peace talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is weighing a return to indirect Israeli-Palestinian peace talks following its failure to revive direct negotiations because of disagreements over Israeli settlement construction, two…

The Fix: The anger of Barack Obama

President Obama, long criticized by many in his own party for lacking appropriate passion, delivered a blunt and confrontational message to his liberal critics during a press conference today. Read…

Lawmaker eyes early 2011 votes on trade pacts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives want to work with President Barack Obama to pass long-delayed free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama in the first…

Gingrich: Oops on Pearl Harbor tweet

Within a few hours, a tweet promoting his new book is deleted from the former speaker’s feed. Read more……

Americans strongly oppose proposed gas tax hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans by a wide margin oppose a proposal to raise the U.S. gasoline tax by 15 cents a gallon to help cut U.S. budget deficits and support…

Court hearing for former Rand Paul staffer delayed

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A court hearing for a former volunteer with Kentucky Republican Rand Paul’s Senate campaign has been postponed. Read more……

‘Hostage’ situation: Obama sells deal

He says he had little choice because GOP leaders were willing to cripple the weak economy to get their way. Read more……

Obama defends White House deal with GOP on tax cuts

President Obama on Tuesday forcefully defended the deal his administration has struck with Republicans to temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, saying the concessions – some of…