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The Fix: Joe Miller ended campaign with $900K on hand

1. Alaska Republican Joe Miller ended his general election campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski with nearly $1 million in the bank — a sum that almost certainly could have helped…

Obama still needs his liberal base

Despite President Obama’s blasts against liberal activists in his party this week, he is likely to start wooing them again. Why? Because he needs them. Read more……

Pissed Democrats say tax bill will likely pass but they’re not happy about it

Pissed Democrats say tax bill will likely pass but they’re not happy about it

Slowly, painfully and reluctantly, congressional Democrats are slogging their way toward acceptance of President Barack Obama‘s tax cut compromise, which would let rich and poor Americans keep Bush-era tax cuts…

Maryland bomb suspect knew about Oregon plot

Maryland bomb suspect knew about Oregon plot

A 21-year-old arrested when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruiting center knew about the alleged terrorist in Oregon nabbed in a sting…

Republicans thumb noses at senior citizens again

Republicans thumb noses at senior citizens again

House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday thwarted Democratic efforts to award $250 checks to Social Security recipients facing a second consecutive year without a cost-of-living increase. President Barack Obama and…

The Caucus: The Early Word: Votes

On Capitol Hill, there was more talking than voting on Wednesday, at least in the Senate. Read more……

Senate must press overvalued yuan

Opinion: Both parties should work together to create jobs by cracking down on China’s currency. Read more……

How to win the race for jobs

Opinion: Washington can take a lesson from Michigan’s aggressive strategy to create jobs. Read more……

Tax deal displays Obama’s backbone

Opinion: It took much more courage for the president to anger his friends than his adversaries. Read more……

FCC proposal draws GOP fire

A proposal that would hold TV broadcasters to higher standards has caught the party’s attention. Read more……