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Tax Deal Suggests New Path for Obama

President Obama agreed to a tentative deal to extend the Bush tax cuts, part of a package to keep jobless aid and cut payroll taxes. Read more……

Barack Obama completes his sell-out

Barack Obama completes his sell-out

Barack Obama’s metamorphosis from symbol of change in Washington to puppet of a system still dominated by the Republican Party is complete.  The great black hope of progressives is gone,…

National Briefing | MIDWEST: Illinois: Challenges Considered Against Mayoral Candidates

Chicago election officials on Monday began sifting through hundreds of petition challenges to candidates in the mayoral election. Read more……

Bloomberg Seeking Election Law Changes to Increase Voter Turnout

The mayor would like to see deadlines for registering moved closer to Election Day, the ballots made easier to read and early voting allowed. Read more……

Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax breaks

President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a tentative accord on a far-reaching economic package that would preserve George W. Bush administration tax breaks for families at all income levels…

Panel Hears Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Oral arguments were made to a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, for and against Proposition 8. Read more……

Legal Challenge to the Death Penalty Begins in Texas

A defendant’s lawyers are arguing that the death penalty as carried out in Texas violates the Constitution because there is a high risk that innocent people will be executed. Read…

Schwarzenegger Proposes New Cuts

The governor proposed $7.4 billion in cuts to help close a new deficit in the state budget. Read more……

Justices to Rule on States’ Emissions Case

A lower court had found regulation of emissions a political matter. Read more……

Justices Hear Case on Denial of Help to Veteran

A case arose after a veteran sought leniency but was 15 days late in pursuing his appeal. Read more……