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Political compromise becoming more difficult in Washington

A key senator walks away from bipartisan budget talks. Congressional Republicans vote to end Medicare in its current form. Democrats spend nearly two weeks pushing to... Read more »

May 21, 2011

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Republican gov nominee Williams seeks to unite GOP

Fresh from his primary win, Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams reached out Saturday to a splintered Kentucky GOP as he turned his attention to the fall... Read more »

May 21, 2011

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Student loans, gov't pensions eyed by budgeteers

The White House and key lawmakers are considering reductions in student loan subsidies, farm payments and support for federal workers' pensions as they search for cuts... Read more »

May 18, 2011

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Senate takes up bill repealing $2B oil tax breaks

The Senate is voting on a bill Tuesday that would repeal about $2 billion a year in tax breaks for the five biggest oil companies, a Democratic response to $4-a-gallon... Read more »

May 17, 2011

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Debt ceiling catalyst

The frustrating thing about Washington's ongoing budget negotiations is that any effort to seriously rein in spending is automatically hammered by loud voices accusing... Read more »

May 16, 2011

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Republicans feel hopeful of regaining Senate power

WASHINGTON — Just two years after watching Democrats claim a 60th seat in the Senate, Republicans are heading into the 2012 election season well positioned to... Read more »

May 15, 2011

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