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Bipartisanship elusive in post-election Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Polls show Americans want bipartisanship from the new balance of power in Washington, but so far there is little indication that President Barack Obama and resurgent Republicans will work much together. Read more

Obama: eager to extend middle-class tax cuts

KOKOMO, Indiana (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States must extend tax cuts for the middle class but could not afford to do so for the wealthy, laying out his position before next week’s meeting on the issue with Republicans. Read more

End coming for color-coded terror alert system

End coming for color-coded terror alert system

The Homeland Security Department is proposing to discontinue the color-coded terror alert system that became a symbol of the country’s post-9/11 jitters and the butt of late-night talk show jokes. The 8-year-old system, with its rainbow of five colors — from green, signifying a low threat, to red, meaning severe — became a fixture in […]

Delay trial jurors close in on a verdict

Delay trial jurors close in on a verdict

The jury in the money laundering trial of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay could be getting close to reaching a verdict. Jurors were to resume deliberating Wednesday, a day after asking various legal questions that prompted the judge to say they weren’t on the right track. But at the end of the day, […]

Obama: eager to extend middle-class tax cuts

KOKOMO, Indiana (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States must extend tax cuts for the middle class but could not afford to do so for the wealthy, laying out his position before next week’s meeting on the issue with Republicans. Read the full story