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Democrats, Republicans far apart on deficit deal

WASHINGTON — A Democrat on a special deficit-cutting “supercommittee” Wednesday questioned whether Republicans are still interested in negotiating after the panel’s top GOP member said Republicans have “gone as far as we feel we can go” on tax hikes. A ...

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Senate rejects GOP bid to overturn Internet rules

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday turned back a Republican attempt to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those who send content and other services over their networks. Republicans argued that “net neutrality” rules ...

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Another woman accuses Republican presidential contender Cain

NEW YORK — Speaking in a halting voice, a Chicago-area woman accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain on Monday of making an unwanted sexual advance against her more than a decade ago, saying she wanted to provide “a face and ...

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Maryland Dems hit Virginia’s McDonnell (access required)

The sniping across the Potomac intensified Wednesday, with Maryland’s Democratic Party attacking the record of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. This comes in response to the Virginia GOP’s attack on Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Tuesday. Nice symmetry, no? The inter-state ...

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GOP retools plan as Congress seeks debt fix

WASHINGTON — Six days away from a potentially calamitous government default, House Republicans appeared to be coalescing Wednesday around a work-in-progress plan by House Speaker John Boehner to increase the U.S. borrowing limit and chop $1 trillion in federal spending. ...

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Challenging Obama, House GOP unveils new debt bill

WASHINGTON — In a blunt challenge to President Barack Obama, House Republicans drafted legislation Monday to avert a threatened Aug. 2 government default — but along lines the White House has already dismissed. U.S. financial markets shrugged off the uncertainty. ...

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Obama challenges GOP to compromise on debt

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared on Monday there would be no deal on raising the government’s debt limit if Republicans won’t compromise, and he said he would not sign a short-term extension — raising the stakes on volatile negotiations ...

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C. Fraser Smith: A tea party survival guide (access required)

Come on, folks, there’s really something more alarming than a congressman’s gray underwear. I give you the Grand Old Tea Party and the 2012 presidential race. That’s what it is, right? The GOTP? Republicans were more inclusive. Remember Mac Mathias? ...

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