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Attacks from right take toll on Obama’s tax plan

WASHINGTON — A growing chorus of conservative criticism is prompting some House members to rethink the $850 billion package of tax cuts and extended jobless benefits that President Barack Obama negotiated with top Republicans in Congress. The attacks are unlikely ...

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Pennsylvania mayor who pushed immigrant law heads to DC

HAZLETON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania mayor whose get-tough policies on illegal immigrants attracted national attention has resigned after 11 years in office and will head to Congress. Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta was elected to the U.S. House last month, defeating ...

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House to vote on repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell

WASHINGTON — In a new showdown, the House this week will take up a bill that would overturn the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays, Democratic leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday. The move would put pressure on the ...

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House Democrats’ bill freezes most agency budgets

WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the House are promising to freeze the budgets of most Cabinet departments while wrapping Congress’ unfinished annual spending bills into a single catchall measure. The 423-page measure, released in the wee hours Wednesday, would cap the ...

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House ethics panel deliberates Rangel case

WASHINGTON— Shortly after veteran Rep. Charles Rangel of New York walked out of his ethics trial in protest, a House panel began closed-door deliberations Monday on 13 counts of alleged financial and fundraising misconduct that could bring formal condemnation. Only ...

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Steele may face challengers for GOP chairmanship

WASHINGTON — Republicans are aggressively recruiting a challenger to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, whose tenure as party chief has been marked by ill-chosen comments and questions about finances. The RNC must decide in January whether to keep Steele. ...

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