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The Caucus: Candidates for R.N.C. Chair Make Their Pitches

Four candidates seeking to lead the Republican National Committee delivered their pitches at an open forum on Wednesday. Read more……

FiveThirtyEight: Will the Big East and T.C.U. Live Happily Ever After?

Examining the future of the Big East conference through the lens of the past. Read more……

U.S. won’t allow drilling in Atlantic, off Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Wednesday reversed its decision to allow drilling in Atlantic coast waters and offshore Florida, moving cautiously in the wake of BP’s massive oil…

Hopes for cooperation quickly dashed

The idea of a bipartisan tax-cut bargain evaporates before lunchtime on Wednesday. Read more……

Obama says confident on getting tax cut deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama expressed confidence on Wednesday that Democrats and Republicans would be able to break a political deadlock and reach a deal on soon-to-expire Bush-era tax…

Michelle’s nutrition bill derailed

House Republicans use a procedural gambit on bill. Read more……

McConnell’s chief of staff to leave

The chief of staff will leave at the end of December. Read more……

Murkowski eager for race wrap-up

A lengthy legal process could create a host of problems for the Senate in January. Read more……

Obama faces great deficit divide

Opinion: The deficit choice is not between centrist reforms and liberals who resist change. Read more……

Pentagon says cost cuts not aimed at profits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s chief arms buyer underscored on Wednesday the Defense Department’s determination to cut costs, but sought to reassure investors the initiative was not aimed at…