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White House signals compromise on tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A conciliatory White House said on Thursday it was willing to negotiate with Republicans on tax cut extensions, but Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell took a hard…

Murray re-elected as Senator from Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic Senator Patty Murray has won the Senate race in Washington state, according to media projections, and Republican challenger Dino Rossi called to concede. Read the full…

Afghan War Casualties: U.S. Military Deaths Hit 1,260

As of Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at least 1,260 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001,…

Michele Bachmann’s Leadership Bid Gets Cool Reaction

WASHINGTON — Self-proclaimed tea party leader Michele Bachmann’s bid for a top Republican post in the House received a cool reaction Thursday from Speaker-to-be John Boehner, an early test of…

Murray reelected in Washington

But write-in ballots remain uncounted in Alaska. Read the full story from Politico…

BP Defends ‘F’ Ratings On Alaska Oil Pipelines

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Internal “F” ratings of pipeline sections operated by BP PLC in Alaska’s North Slope show the company’s corrosion monitoring program is succeeding, not failing, a company spokesman…

HuffPost TV: Howard Fineman: Republicans Aren’t Going To Change For Obama

HuffPost Senior Politics Editor Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC’s “Countdown” Thursday night to discuss Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s open assertion that his primary goal is to see President Barack…

Obama Heads To Asia

WASHINGTON — Rebuked by voters, President Barack Obama is turning overseas, heading to Asia for 10 days of diplomacy, tourism and dealmaking that could boost the battered chief executive and…

Johann Hari: The Laws and Policies of the United States Are Now Openly for Sale

The laws and policies of the legislature of the United States of America are now effectively on eBay, for sale to the highest bidder. Are you a Wall Street boss…

Is losing good for business?

MSNBC is about to find out the payoffs of being a voice of opposition. Read the full story from Politico…