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Senate acts; Keeping tax rates intact up to House

WASHINGTON — The Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits. The $858 billion package now goes ...

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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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Hopes for Senate passage of tax deal lifts stocks

NEW YORK — Expectations that a tax cut package will pass the Senate and a round of corporate deals pushed stocks higher Monday. Bond yields fell after touching their highest levels since June. Deals announced Monday include General Electric Co.’s ...

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