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Deficit panel recalibrates, seeks more support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A presidential commission trying to balance the U.S. budget on Wednesday softened a proposed tax overhaul to win broader support for its bold plan to slash the…

The Caucus: House to Add One Important Room

John Boehner plans to ask the Architect of the Capitol to create a women’s restroom near the floor of the House. Read more……

Geithner and lawmakers seek deal on Bush-era tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s top economic advisers sought to break a deadlock over taxes with congressional leaders on Wednesday, haggling over how to extend Bush-era rates while the…

Dems roll out DREAM Act No. 5

They’re hoping to win support from a handful of moderate lawmakers from both parties this time around. Read more……

Barton may keep fighting for gavel

Joe Barton’s quest to lead the House Energy and Commerce Committee might not be over quite yet. Read more……

New Republican governors meet with Boehner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Newly elected Republican governors pleaded with the party’s congressional leaders on Wednesday for greater financial flexibility and less federal regulation for states facing big budget shortfalls and…

No open arms at RNC for Bush allies

They are trying to regain control of the committee. Read more……

Ellison, Grijalva to lead progressives

The reps. were elected co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Read more……

The Caucus: Cheney Hoping for R.N.C. Shakeup

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will host a fund-raiser for Maria Cino, a former Bush administration official, who is running for Republican Party chair. Read more……

The Caucus: House Ethics Committee Suspends Two Lawyers

The House ethics committee placed two of its attorneys on leave for reported problems with their handling of the investigation of Representative Maxine Waters. Read more……