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Obama Seeking Aid for Jobless in Deal on Tax Cuts

The deal calls for jobless aid and tax breaks, but it is unclear how much leverage the White House has. Read more……

The Caucus: Senator Brown Supports Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Scott Brown of Massachusetts is the latest Republican to support changing the law to allow gay troops to serve openly. Read more……

Obama officials push DREAM Act

Hispanic groups are stepping up pressure to get immigration bill passed before the end of the year. Read more……

Hillary Clinton says no White House run, muses on next job

MANAMA (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton said Friday she would not run for president and her current job as secretary of state was probably her last public position and she would…

Senate to take symbolic votes on taxes Saturday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate will vote on two Democratic options to extend some Bush-era tax cuts on Saturday, its Democratic leader said, measures likely to fail but highlight deep…

Military chiefs urge against ending gay ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Military chiefs told the Senate on Friday they opposed ending the armed forces’ ban on gays anytime soon, urging caution over President Barack Obama’s effort to repeal…

Rogers eyes lobbyist as staff chief

As he runs for chairmanship of spending panel, the rep. looks to a Lockheed executive. Read more……

Ron Paul stands up for Assange

He argues that the WikiLeaks founder should get the same protections as the media. Read more……

Barton, Upton find common ground

They join forces to blast the Obama administration’s plans to regulate natural gas extraction. Read more……

Senate should extend middle class tax cuts: Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged the Senate to vote to extend tax cuts for middle class Americans, following the example of the House of Representatives.…