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Senate OKs short-term extension of payroll tax cut

Senators racing for the exits after a year of bitter battles passed legislation Saturday that would extend a Social Security payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2011

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Obama welcomes home troops from Iraq

President Barack Obama is welcoming home troops who served in Iraq, offering up their service as a lesson of the nation's character. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2011

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Senate leaders reach tentative agreement on payroll tax cuts, Keystone pipeline

Senate leaders reached tentative agreement Friday night on legislation to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits for two months while requiring... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2011

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House passes $1T budget bill, avoids shutdown

The House has passed a $1 trillion-plus catchall budget bill paying for day-to-day operations of 10 Cabinet departments and averting a government shutdown, while... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2011

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Speaker: Will keep pipeline language in tax bill

House Republicans will stick to their insistence that a bill extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits include language speeding work on a controversial oil... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2011

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Bargainers reach deal to head off government shutdown

Congressional negotiators reached agreement Thursday on a compromise spending bill to avert a weekend federal shutdown. They also worked toward a deal renewing the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2011

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