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The Fix: Biden heads to Hill to talk taxes

1. Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Senate Democrats today on Capitol Hill, hoping to draw on his long personal relationships with many of his former colleagues to soothe…

Waters wants probe of ethics panel

The California Democrat calls for an investigation into the suspension of two committee lawyers. Read more……

The Caucus: The Early Word: Let’s Make a Deal

The president talks taxes with Republicans and North Korea with China. Read more……

China says does not want to "replace" U.S. as world power

BEIJING (Reuters) – China does not want to “replace” the United States from its dominant role in the world, and the world should not fear China’s rise, the country’s top…

WikiLeaks lists sites U.S. says vital to interests

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks published more details of sites around the globe that the United States considers vital to its interests, prompting strong criticism that the website is helping militants…

Look who’s a judicial activist now

Opinion: Republicans’ agenda against last year’s law reveals their brand of judicial activism. Read more……

Obama in the wilderness

Simon says the Inaugural lovefest is a memory, but the president may yet find Promised Land. Read more……

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……