WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The incoming Republican budget chief in the U.S. House of Representatives said he will demand spending concessions from the Obama administration in exchange for any rise in the national debt ceiling. Read the full story from Reuters
The Obama administration will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual examinations covered under the new health care law, officials said. Read the full story from The New York Times.
As the 112th Congress is sworn in on Wednesday, Republicans are setting an agenda they hope will maintain unity between Tea Party lawmakers and the party leadership. Read the full story from The New York Times.
Hard-liners want an end to “anchor babies,” despite mixed evidence about why parents cross the border. Read the full story from The New York Times.
The failed Senate candidate is under criminal investigation for misuse of campaign funds. Read the full story on Poliitico.
Heath Shuler came in second among Dems. Read the full story on Poliitico.