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Americans strongly oppose proposed gas tax hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans by a wide margin oppose a proposal to raise the U.S. gasoline tax by 15 cents a gallon to help cut U.S. budget deficits and support…

Court hearing for former Rand Paul staffer delayed

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A court hearing for a former volunteer with Kentucky Republican Rand Paul’s Senate campaign has been postponed. Read more……

‘Hostage’ situation: Obama sells deal

He says he had little choice because GOP leaders were willing to cripple the weak economy to get their way. Read more……

Obama defends White House deal with GOP on tax cuts

President Obama on Tuesday forcefully defended the deal his administration has struck with Republicans to temporarily extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, saying the concessions – some of…

Spenders Become Savers in Race for Key House Post

House members seeking the appropriations leadership have won millions in earmarks but are now running as budget cutters. Read more……

The Caucus: Obama to Hold Press Conference on Tax Compromise

President Obama will hold a press conference this afternoon to get Congress, particularly Democrats, to accept a compromise economic package negotiated with Congressional Republican leaders. Read more……

News Analysis: In Deal With G.O.P., Portent for Next 2 Years

President Obama made clear that he was willing to alienate his liberal base in the interest of compromise. Read more……

FCC’s Baker slams Net neutrality plan

She says it lacks transparency since it will not be put up for public comments before the agency votes. Read more……

Gates Skeptical of ‘Don’t Ask , Don’t Tell’ Repeal This Year

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Monday cast doubt about a Senate vote this year to allow gay men and women to serve openly in the armed forces. Read more……

Rodriguez: Prop 8 case: A success for cameras in the court

Anyone worried about the potential for cameras in the courtroom to create a circus atmosphere should take a peek at the televised hearings in the Prop 8 appeal. (You can…