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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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Optimism growing on deal to avoid federal shutdown

The endgame at hand, both Democratic and Republican congressional leaders expressed optimism Thursday at prospects for swift compromise to extend Social Security tax... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2011

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Optimism growing on deal to avoid federal shutdown

The endgame at hand, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders expressed optimism Thursday at prospects for swift compromise to extend Social Security tax cuts,... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2011

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Embracing the pipeline

Washington's political squabble this week over the payroll tax highlights ideological showmanship over pragmatic statesmanship. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2011

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Dems may drop millionaires tax in year-end dispute

Democrats may jettison their demand for higher taxes on millionaires as part of legislation to extend Social Security tax cuts for most Americans, officials said... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2011

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