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Reid rips McCain over ‘don’t ask’

The Nevada Dem calls the Arizona Republican’s defense of the Pentagon’s policy “dizzying.” Read more……

Obama Pays Visit to Afghanistan

After a secret overnight flight, President Obama visited at a critical moment in the American-led war. Read more……

Now it’s all or nothing on tax cuts

Democrats fail to break a Republican filibuster. Read more……

Biden: GOP ‘just simply wrong’

He urges Congress to extend the tax cuts for the middle class and prolong unemployment benefits. Read more……

Bipartisan question: Why START now?

Obama works to ratify the arms control treaty. Read more……

The Caucus: The Weekend Word: Weekend Warriors

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers will be at work Saturday, searching for a tax-cut solution that both parties can live with. Read more……

Jokes and Secret Hopes for Lieutenant Governors

Mostly lacking real duties, seconds in command have plenty of time for making jokes at their own expense. Read more……

Obama Offers Hope for Debt Panel’s Plan

A majority on the panel backed the package to reduce projected deficits by $4 trillion over the next decade. Read more……

National Briefing | Midwest: Minnesota: Ballot Challenges Are Pulled

Tom Emmer said Friday that he would withdraw thousands of ballot challenges deemed frivolous in order to speed the recount in the Minnesota governor’s race. Read more……

BP Is Planning to Challenge Estimates of Oil Spill

The move could reduce the company’s liability by billions of dollars, according to documents filed with a presidential panel. Read more……