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Senate bid to renew "middle-class" tax cuts fails

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic measures to extend tax cuts for most Americans failed in the Senate on Saturday as Republicans — and some Democrats — blocked them because they did…

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Congressional calendar endangers repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

This was supposed to be the year that the law banning gays from serving openly in the military would be repealed. President Obama and the top Pentagon brass made clear…

Schumer exerts new power in tax fight

He’s wasting little time assuming his new power in the leadership over the Democrats’ message. Read more……

Millions Bracing for Cutoff of Unemployment Checks

Federal extensions of benefits for the long-term jobless have become ensnared lately in political jousting over the soaring budget deficit. Read more……

Tax showdown clears way for yearend deal

Tax showdown clears way for yearend deal

Senate Republicans derailed legislation Saturday to extend expiring tax cuts at all but the highest income levels in a political showdown that paradoxically clears a path for a compromise with…

PayPal pulls the plug on WikiLeaks

PayPal pulls the plug on WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has lost a major source of revenue after the online payment service provider PayPal cut off its account used to collect donations, saying the website is engaged in illegal…

Obama touts South Korea trade deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama vowed on Saturday to work with Republicans and Democrats to pass a free-trade pact with South Korea that he said was a model for…

Clinton charm falls flat with Iranian minister

SHANNON, Ireland (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton lost him at “hello.” Read more…

Immigration vote set for this week

Reid says the Senate will hold procedural votes on a series of Democrat-backed bills. Read more……