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The Caucus: Key Vote Near on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Senator Mark Pryor now says he will support efforts to bring Pentagon measure to the floor. Read more……

Economic Scene: In Tax Plan, a Boost for Jobs

Despite anger from Congressional Democrats, President Obama’s tax plan is intended to help short-term job creation. Read more……

EPA punts on smog rule

It is the second controversial air pollution rule the agency has passed on in the past two days. Read more……

Edwards funeral set for Saturday

She will be buried in a plot next to her son. Read more……

Tax Package Will Aid Nearly All, Especially Highest Earners

The only groups likely to face a tax increase are the poorest. Read more……

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……