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Military chiefs urge against ending gay ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Military chiefs told the Senate on Friday they opposed ending the armed forces’ ban on gays anytime soon, urging caution over President Barack Obama’s effort to repeal…

Rogers eyes lobbyist as staff chief

As he runs for chairmanship of spending panel, the rep. looks to a Lockheed executive. Read more……

Ron Paul stands up for Assange

He argues that the WikiLeaks founder should get the same protections as the media. Read more……

Barton, Upton find common ground

They join forces to blast the Obama administration’s plans to regulate natural gas extraction. Read more……

Senate should extend middle class tax cuts: Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden on Friday urged the Senate to vote to extend tax cuts for middle class Americans, following the example of the House of Representatives.…

Spending committee loses Hill digs

The Appropriations Committee is moving out of its swank, chamber-side office space in the Capitol. Read more……

The Caucus: Obama Lands in Afghanistan for Unannounced Visit

After a secret flight, President Obama is expected to speak with President Hamid Karzai at a critical moment in the American-led war. Read more……

Obama to troops: ‘On the offense’

The visit comes almost a year to the day from his speech at West Point announcing a troop surge. Read more……

The Caucus: For Appropriations Panel, Changes Include Location

With some of its allure lost, the Appropriations Committee is being evicted from its prime Capitol real estate. Read more……

Obama, economy stuck in a ditch

The sputtering U.S. economy disappoints yet again. Read more……