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Obama, Republicans in tax face-off at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faces off with Republican congressional leaders over taxes on Tuesday in a test-of-wills that could foreshadow how the White House works with the opposition…

Pentagon study shows gay service would not harm military

Pentagon study shows gay service would not harm military

The Pentagon study that argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military’s ability to fight is expected to re-ignite debate this month on Capitol Hill over repealing…

Police worked to keep armed student calm

Police worked to keep armed student calm

Trapped in their classroom with a student gunman, a group of terrified Wisconsin high schoolers worked desperately to keep their captor calm by chatting and laughing with him about hunting…

GOP should take on Palin

Opinion: Enough. It’s time for the GOP to man up. Read more……

Are we poorer than we used to be?

Opinion: There is no reason balancing the budget should require heroic sacrifices from anybody. Read more……

HHS cost rules put states in middle

Both consumer advocates and insurers have opposing views of federal mandates on spending. Read more……

Political markets betting on Thune

Gamblers are bullish about the South Dakota senator’s presidential prospects. Read more……

Columnist grows in stature

Simon says his new prosthetic legs would enable him to take on 82-year-old legend Bob Cousy. Read more……

Michelle Obama: ‘Let’s move’

First lady asks leaders to become involved in her campaign to promote exercise and nutrition. Read more……

GOP hires fewer Hispanics

Conservative House members are less likely to have Hispanic staffers, according to a new study. Read more……