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Obama’s 2012 re-election prospects uncertain: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama faces uncertain prospects for re-election in 2012 as many voters question whether he deserves a second term, a new poll said on Monday. Read…

Battle over Approps in House GOP

Hal Rogers is on his second round of lobbying for the Appropriations Committee chairmanship. Read the full story.…

Poll: Romney, Obama neck and neck

The survey’s results show several Republican hopefuls in good standing against the president. Read the full story.…

GOP readies for DREAM Act fight

Republicans are claiming the bill would give ‘amnesty” to millions of illegal immigrants. Read the full story.…

Cunningham blames lawyers for plea

The former lawmaker is 4½ years into his prison sentence for accepting bribes. Read the full story.…

W.H. outlines insurer spending rules

With new regulation, companies must spend 85 percent of funds from premiums on health care. Read the full story.…

U.S. corn ethanol "was not a good policy": Gore

ATHENS (Reuters) – Former vice-president Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was “not a good policy”, weeks before tax credits are up for renewal. Read…

Clinton: Karzai supports U.S. strategy

She says the Afghan president is “fully in support of the fact” that the strategy is “making progress.” Read the full story.…

Dean Baker: Compromise on Social Security and Medicare? Why My Center-Left Friends are Wrong

In recent days several center-left blogger/columnists have suggested that progressives should be happy to cut a deal now on Social Security and other issues related to the budget. The argument…

Larry Hirsch: Government Worker Envy

For most of the past decade that I have worked in government, my friends working in the private sector have felt they had it better than me. They were making…