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Tax, spending divide hampers deficit cut push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two more proposals to cut the budget deficit emerged on Monday, underscoring a deep divide on taxes and spending that is likely to blunt the impact of…

Poll: Majority for ‘don’t ask’ repeal

Of those surveyed, 58 percent favor the military shifting its policy to allow gays to serve openly. Read more……

W.H. continues appeal for DREAM Act

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Congress can’t “afford to wait” during the lame-duck session. Read more……

Pence embraces flat tax

He’s working hard to cultivate support among the fiscal conservatives that are driving the tea party. Read more……

Fed’s James Bullard says funding of consumer bureau a worry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday funding for a consumer protection office established under regulatory reform laws is not based on a clear…

GOP steering panel sets up shop

Republicans fighting to chair two powerful committees will present their case. Read more……

Gov’t shuts down rogue websites

The government seizes the addresses of sites that offer counterfeit goods and pirated content. Read more……

Obama freezes federal pay

He takes a moderate position in debate over deficit. Read more……

Roskam gets top deputy whip spot

The Illinois lawmaker will serve as incoming Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy’s chief deputy whip. Read more……

Waters: I’ve been denied due process

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) blasts ethics committee over delay in ethics trial. Read more……