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GOP lawmakers want full debate on Fed nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several Republican lawmakers are demanding a full debate over Federal Reserve nominee Peter Diamond, senior Senate aides said on Monday, putting his nomination in peril. Read more…

The Caucus: Elizabeth Edwards’s Cancer Spreads

Doctors have advised against additional medical treatment, two family friends say. Read more……

The Caucus: Obama and G.O.P. Near Deal on 1-Year Payroll Tax Cut

As a deal with Republicans nears, including extending Bush-era rates, President Obama agreed to give up a middle and low-income credit from last year’s economic stimulus bill. Read more……

Obama, GOP reach deal to extend tax cuts

W.H. sources: The deal includes a payroll tax cut for workers in 2011, totaling $120 billion Read more……

Poll: Jimmy Carter takes big hit

The ex-president, a staunch foe of George W. Bush and Israel, has seen his popularity decline. Read more……

Media merger hysteria unwarranted

Opinion: Whenever two media giants propose a marriage, we hear Chicken Little-like warnings. Read more……

The Caucus: Senate to Decide Judge’s Fate

Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of Louisiana has been suspended without pay since 2008. Read more……

Senators press China for action on trade, yuan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of 32 senators on Monday urged China to show “concrete progress” on beef, intellectual property and other trade irritants at a high-level meeting next…

UAW under fire for trade deal support

Organized labor is in an uproar over the new free trade agreement with South Korea. Read more……

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…