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Dems aim for 100+ bills in 1 swoop

Efforts to push through scores of public lands and water bills are reaching a fever pitch. Read more……

Poll: Palin not trusted on abortion

Just 24 percent of registered voters say she represents their views on women’s health issues. Read more……

Gore’s climate group shrinking

One of Al Gore’s campaigns to save the planet has scaled back its field operations. Read more……

Fortifying our energy security

Opinion: Our economy has never grown at a strong clip without adequate and affordable fuel. Read more……

Huckabee wants some respect

He’s tired of being left out of the conversation — and he’s sounding increasingly like a candidate. Read more……

Mideast funding of militants irks U.S.: WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. officials have grown frustrated over the resistance of allies in the Middle East to help shut the financial pipeline of terrorists, the New York Times…

For Federal Employees, a Feeling of Being Targets in the Budget Wars

Career employees, the people who do what government does, defend it. Read more……

G.O.P. Leader Sees Outline of Tax Deal

Sen. Mitch McConnell predicted Congress would retain the Bush-era tax cuts and might extend jobless benefits. Read more……

Letter From Washington: Good Gossip, and No Harm Done to U.S.

Rather than exposing ineptitude, a reading of the WikiLeaks documents suggests that they actually reflect well on U.S. policy and diplomacy, with most of the cables reflecting professionalism. Read more……

Tax Fear May Move Bonuses Earlier

Worried that lawmakers will let taxes rise for the richest, firms have studied whether to move their payouts from next year to this month. Read more……