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DREAM Act delayed in Senate: Prospects of cloture by year’s end fading

The DREAM Act, which proponents had hoped would come to a vote in the lame duck session of Congress this month, was delayed by the Senate: Read more……

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Obama and biz: December thaw?

In the last week, Obama has satisfied a pair of long-sought goals of the business community. Read more……

Justices, Minus One, Hear Challenge to Arizona Law on Hiring Immigrants

A coalition challenging an Arizona law that aims to further crack down on the hiring of illegal immigrants faces an uphill battle with Justice Elena Kagan disqualified from hearing the…

The Plum Line: Is ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal in trouble again?

The behind-the-scenes debate in the Senate over don’t ask don’t tell has had more ups and downs than a roller coaster ride, and it appears that this morning we may…

Senators add ethanol credit to tax bill

The tax credit makes the cut as part of a one-year extension at the current 45 cents per gallon. Read more……

Obama ‘confident’ amid tax revolt

Caucus vote is nonbinding but signals trouble. Read more……

Renewable energy industry at risk

Opinion: Increased taxes on renewable development jeopardizes the future of renewable energy. Read more……

Fox News: Avoid ‘public option’

Network execs suggest “government option.” Read more……

Westboro Baptist Church to protest Elizabeth Edwards’s funeral

According to the Westboro Baptist Church’s Web site, the Kansas church known for its anti-homosexual protests will protest Elizabeth Edwards’s funeral in Raleigh, N.C., near the Edenton Street United Methodist…