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Obama proposes freeze in federal worker pay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama proposed a two-year freeze on Monday on the pay of federal workers and vowed to work with Republicans to cut the ballooning U.S. budget…

U.S. "dismayed" by Egyptian election process

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Monday reports of “irregularities” in Egypt’s parliamentary elections raise questions about the “fairness and transparency” of the process. Read more…

Biden to meet with Issa

The meeting, which will be at 3 p.m. in the White House, will focus on tracking stimulus spending. Read more……

Steering panel full of Boehner allies

Some close to Boehner reside on the committee. Read more……

Democrats press Republicans on START ratification

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With little time remaining for action by the current Congress, Senate Democrats stepped up pressure on Monday on Republicans to support ratification of the New START nuclear…

WikiLeaks a media game-changer

The New York Times had to get the leaked cables from another paper after being shut out by Assange. Read more……

Republican takes Obama’s former Senate seat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mark Kirk was sworn in on Monday to take President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat from Illinois, cutting Democrats’ majority in the chamber for the…

Some see triangulation in pay freeze

They say it may signal a move to center for Obama. Read more……

Wagner joins race for RNC post

The former Missouri state GOP chair is entering the contest to replace embattled Michael Steele. Read more……

White House: No deal on taxes expected Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is not expected to reach a deal with Republican leaders on whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts when he meets them on Tuesday, White…