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The Caucus: Smoothing Ruffled Feathers on Tax Measure

President Obama has his work cut out for him in trying to sell the tax package to reluctant Democrats. Read more……

House Democrats unveil bill to fund government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House Democrats would spend $46 billion less than President Barack Obama requested to fund the federal government through September 30, 2011, under a bill unveiled on Wednesday.…

Federal Eye: New postal boss wants ‘profitable, nimble’ service

The new boss at the U.S. Postal Service said his first hellos this week, telling the rank and file he wants to build a more profitable, nimble organization that tries…

Doh! HIV positive porn actor now advocates condoms

Doh! HIV positive porn actor now advocates condoms

An adult film actor who tested positive for HIV says he now wishes he had known more about the risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in the industry and is…

WikiLeaks founder is in jail but the leaks continue

WikiLeaks founder is in jail but the leaks continue

WikiLeaks published a new set of cables Wednesday, and in a defiant message posted online the secret-spilling website promised that the leaks would keep on flowing despite the arrest and…

The Fix: Democrats face tough climb back to House majority in 2012

1. While House Democrats will almost certainly pick up seats in the 2012 election, it looks tough — though not impossible — at this very early date to imagine they…

What’s the damage from WikiLeaks? That’s hard to quantify

What’s the damage from WikiLeaks? That’s hard to quantify

The Pentagon said Tuesday it would be “hard to quantify” the danger posed by the WikiLeaks release of secret documents but insisted the information would be used by US adversaries.…

Elizabeth Edwards, 1949-2010: A Political Life Filled With Cruel Reversals

Mrs. Edwards shared John Edwards’s quest for the White House as she struggled with cancer, and, secretly, his infidelity. Read more……

Why Obama can’t shake Bush

Two years later, the 43rd president’s legacy continues to constrain and confound his successor. Read more……

Children’s Hospitals Lose Some Drug Discounts

Drug companies will no longer discount so-called “orphan” drugs used to treat rare medical conditions. Read more……