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Conditions needed on Comcast-NBCU deal: Rep. Waxman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cable subscribers face higher costs, degraded service and fewer choices if U.S. regulators do not impose conditions on Comcast Corp’s bid to take control of NBC Universal,…

Rogers to be Appropriations chairman; Upton to lead Energy and Commerce

The House Republican Steering Committee selected Rep. Harold Rogers (Ky.) on Tuesday as the next chairman of the Appropriations Committee, while Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.) will be the next leader…

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Senate leaders agree on ‘doc fix’

The proposed compromise would be paid for with a tweak to the health care reform law. Read more……

Drilling reviews draw Senate fire

Landrieu and Murkowski send objection letters. Read more……

FiveThirtyEight: Obama’s Tough Words for Liberals: Truth or Dare?

The left may be unhappy with the tax cut compromise, but where does it turn? Read more……

Upton backed for House energy panel chair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Fred Upton was chosen by a Republican organizing panel on Tuesday to become the next chairman of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee, considered…

Senator says U.S. hasn’t always led by example on graft

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator acknowledged on Tuesday that the United States had not always led by example in fighting corruption in recent years but said that tackling graft…

With GOP help, Obama plan may pass

Last-minute sweeteners could convince a coalition. Read more……

Bachus picked to chair financial panel: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Spencer Bachus of Alabama was picked on Tuesday to chair the House Financial Services Committee next year when Republicans take control of the chamber from President…