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Senate Approves $4.6 Billion Discrimination Settlement For Black Farmers, Indians

WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved almost $4.6 billion to settle long-standing claims brought by American Indians and black farmers against the government. The money has been held up for…

5 races still undecided

Republicans gain at least 61 House seats. Read the full story.…

Sandip Roy: Harry Potter is a DREAM Act Kid

I do not know whether, like countless American teenagers, Yves Gomes will be watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I this weekend. If he does, he will probably…

Former Clinton Aide: Sarah Palin An ‘Extraordinary Ass’

Sarah Palin was at the butt end of an insult from former Clinton aide Jami Floyd on Friday, when Floyd called the former Alaska Governor and potential presidential fascination an…

Obama’s Democrats in disarray over expiring tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats in the U.S. Congress, many upset with him for election losses, are in disarray over what to do about tax cuts for…

W.H. to Lewis: Cuts will hurt at home

It’s warning the California Republican that cutting unspent stimulus funds will hurt his home state. Read the full story.…

Pelosi taps Steve Israel to run DCCC

Israel, a top loyalist to Pelosi, will work to find candidates to regain control of the House. Read the full story.…

Simpson predicts debt limit bloodbath

Co-chair of deficit commission eyes political turmoil before spring deadline. Read the full story.…

White House warns Republicans on canceling stimulus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has warned Republicans that high-speed rail projects and a gigantic solar power complex would be imperiled if they cancel unspent federal stimulus money to…

GOP to FCC: Back off net neutrality

Lawmakers tell the agency to stand down. Read the full story.…