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Biden and G.O.P. Leader Helped Hammer Out Bipartisan Tax Accord

A secret set of talks took place just steps from the Senate floor, and led to a compromise. Read more……

White House aide sees tax deal succeeding in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House believes President Barack Obama’s tax deal with Republicans will succeed in Congress, despite criticism from Democrats who oppose extending tax cuts for wealthier Americans,…

U.S. Prosecutors Study WikiLeaks Prosecution

Espionage is only one of the possible charges being considered by prosecutors looking into the WikiLeaks case. Read more……

CBC backs Dicks for top Approps slot

But the black caucus wants Chaka Fattah to get the Defense subcommittee spot. Read more……

Dems fight to save immigration bill

Backers can’t guarantee the 60 votes needed to advance the DREAM Act in the Senate. Read more……

Obama Defends Tax Deal, but His Party Stays Hostile

President Obama strongly defended his tax-cut deal with Republicans, insisting it was “a good deal for the American people.” Read more……

A new American ‘Enlistment Act’

Opinion: Lowering the age of eligibility to 29 requires more study to prevent a costly addition to the law. Read more……

Obama charts his own course

One of the realities about President Obama is the degree to which he is a singular politician, a self-contained person who rose to power largely on the strength of his…

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The Plum Line: Does Obama have contempt for the left?

Yesterday, President Obama gave a combative response to criticism he’s been receiving from the left for his proposed deal with Republicans to extend both the middle and upper income tax…