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Reid: Tax vote coming in ‘day or two’

Though details are still under discussion, the senate majority leader expects a vote soon. Read more……

In Interview, Bernanke Backs Tax Code Shift

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said on “60 Minutes” that the tax code should be made more efficient. Read more……

Energy incentives to sweeten tax bill?

Tax extenders for pet energy industries could help. Read more……

Prescriptions: F.D.A. Panel Backs New Diet Pill

Contrave could be the first new diet drug in more than a decade, but a panel is concerned about some health risks. Read more……

House energy turf war loses steam

LaTourette: Hastings’ grab to control energy is “like John Belushi in ‘Animal House’.” Read more……

Gates says Afghanistan strategy on right track

KABUL (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday he was convinced the war in Afghanistan was on the right track as he toured the country to assess Washington’s…

Capehart: Love Obama’s smack at the ‘sanctimonious’ left

As someone who frequently catches more hell from liberal Democrats than from conservative Republicans, I am completely sympathetic to President Obama’s exasperation at the “sanctimonious” folks in his party who…

Kyl: No time left for START

He says the session won’t be able to consider it. Read more……

Diehl: Obama’s double-or-nothing moment in the Middle East

The latest collapse of the Middle East peace process has underlined a reality that the Obama administration has resisted since it took office — that neither the current Israeli government…

Gibbs joins tax cut Twitter banter

The press secretary takes a good-natured ribbing about sharing too many endorsements. Read more……