Senate bid to renew "middle class" tax cuts fails

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic measures to extend tax cuts for most Americans, but not additional low rates for the wealthiest, failed in the Senate on Saturday, as Republicans and some Democrats blocked the plans. Read more

The Caucus: 22 Republicans Balk at Arms Treaty

Twenty-two Republican senators wrote a letter to their party’s Senate leader this week insisting on a long floor debate and plenty of amendments if the treaty is brought to a floor vote in the lame-duck session this month. Read more…