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Palestinians to give U.S. peace effort more time

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Palestinians will give the United States several more weeks to try to relaunch direct peace talks with Israel, but will not buckle on their key demand for a halt to Israeli settlement activity, a top Palestinian official said on Thursday. Read the full story from Reuters

Rahm hits up Hollywood

Emanuel attends a high-dollar fundraiser, hosted by top Democratic Party donors. Read the full story from Politico

Republicans to crank up oversight of government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The incoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives is more likely to attack Democrats through highlighting congressional oversight hearings rather than the more rancorous subpoena process, leading Republicans say. Read the full story from Reuters

Republicans scuffle over US House banking panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Just days after winning control of the House of Representatives, Republican leaders on Thursday faced an internal fight over the chairmanship of a key committee that oversees Wall Street. Read the full story from Reuters

Ron Paul vows renewed Fed audit push next year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Representative Ron Paul on Thursday said he will push to examine the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions if he takes control of the congressional subcommittee that oversees the central bank as expected in January. Read the full story from Reuters