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The Caucus: And Over in the Senate, an Impeachment Trial for a Judge

On Tuesday, senators began pondering the fate of Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of Louisiana, in what is only the 12th impeachment trial of a judge in Senate history. Read…

Tax deal and spending plan face a hectic finish for Congress

With a massive bipartisan tax-cut package edging closer to final agreement, Congress now will attempt to pass two major items before the end of the year: a $1.1 trillion bill…

Impeachment of Louisiana judge goes before Senate

The attorney for an impeached federal judge on trial before the Senate argued Tuesday that Congress is pursuing unconstitutional charges against his client and would be breaking with two centuries…

Obama calls on liberal critics to learn to compromise

Before President Obama’s Tuesday news conference, it was clear that his willingness to compromise with Republicans on extending George W. Bush-era tax cuts had left many liberal Democrats angry and…

New Mexico Governor Richardson will travel to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will travel to North Korea next week to meet with government officials, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. Read more…

Upton proved conservative enough

From campaign to chairmanship, he plays it cool. Read more……

Bachus picked to chair financial panel: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Spencer Bachus of Alabama was picked on Tuesday to chair the House Financial Services Committee next year when Republicans take control of the chamber from President…

Anger of House Dems boils over

Many wonder if Pelosi will call a vote. Read more……

Conditions needed on Comcast-NBCU deal: Rep. Waxman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cable subscribers face higher costs, degraded service and fewer choices if U.S. regulators do not impose conditions on Comcast Corp’s bid to take control of NBC Universal,…

Rogers to be Appropriations chairman; Upton to lead Energy and Commerce

The House Republican Steering Committee selected Rep. Harold Rogers (Ky.) on Tuesday as the next chairman of the Appropriations Committee, while Rep. Fred Upton (Mich.) will be the next leader…