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Murkowski eager for race wrap-up

A lengthy legal process could create a host of problems for the Senate in January. Read more……

Obama faces great deficit divide

Opinion: The deficit choice is not between centrist reforms and liberals who resist change. Read more……

Pentagon says cost cuts not aimed at profits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Pentagon’s chief arms buyer underscored on Wednesday the Defense Department’s determination to cut costs, but sought to reassure investors the initiative was not aimed at…

Farewell to feel-good House resolutions

Republicans move to get rid of votes on symbolic resolutions and plan to post conference rules online. Read more……

DOJ drops Ensign investigation

Sen. John Ensign says he will not face federal charges growing out of a Justice inquiry. Read more……

House approves short-term spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to avert a federal government shutdown by extending temporary funding for another two weeks, giving Democrats time to craft a…

White House memo outlines new anti-leak measures

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has set up a special anti-WikiLeaks panel after the embarrassing flood of State Department cables leaked by the website, and its proposals include teams…

Branstad warns GOP hopefuls

The incoming Iowa governor warns those mulling presidential bids not to skip his state’s straw poll. Read more……

Obama reverses on offshore drilling

The White House’s uneasy on again, off again relationship with offshore oil drilling is off again. Read more……

In Memoriam: House climate committee

The House Democrats’ prized global warming committee died quietly on Wednesday. Read more……