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Payroll tax bill faces uncertain House prospects

The Senate-approved bill temporarily preventing a Jan. 1 payroll tax increase and benefit cutoff for the long-term unemployed faces uncertain prospects in the House,... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2011

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Senate OKs payroll tax cut, huge spending bill

The Senate voted Saturday to temporarily avert a Jan. 1 payroll tax increase and benefit cutoff for the long-time unemployed, but forcing a reluctant President Barack... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2011

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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


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


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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