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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…

Edwards widely mourned and saluted

Her death reverberates around the country. Read more……

Ralph Hall to chair Science panel

The 87-year-old Texan will scope climate change policies in his new role. Read more……

Rogers picked for House Appropriations panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican panel on Tuesday selected veteran Hal Rogers to chair the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee next year and take a lead role in efforts…

Dems may pair immigration bills

They are considering an agriculture jobs bill. Read more……

The Caucus: Mark Sanford: Scandal Had Its Upsides

Mark Sanford, nearing the end of his tenure as South Carolina’s governor, hints that the fallout from his affair helped him govern. Read more……