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  • Democrat Embraces Republican in Unlikely Big Tax Law Bid

    Senator Max Baucus and Representative Dave Camp, wearing pink hairnets, yellow hard hats and three- quarter-length baker’s aprons, ducked beneath a river of warm hamburger buns in Minnesota as they searched for a path around the obstacles they’re encountering in Washington.

  • Obama Plan Pares Deficit as Romney’s End Lacks Means

    President Barack Obama proposes to address the nation’s fiscal challenges through tax increases for top earners, smaller budget cuts than his Republican opponents demand and a silence beyond the next 10 years while deficits and debt mount.

  • Waitresses Stuck at $2.13 Hourly Minimum for 22 Years

    Gina Deluca says she was shocked when she moved to New Mexico from California and discovered that her hourly wage as a waitress fell to a federal minimum of $2.13. Her old state required at least $6.75 for all workers at the time.

  • White House Feels Sequestration Pain in Staff Furloughs

    President Barack Obama began experiencing first-hand the effects of across-the-board federal spending cuts as the first wave of White House furloughs kicked in yesterday.

  • Financial Crisis Panel to Deliver Three Conclusions

    The federal commission that investigated the origins of the financial crisis is set to issue three competing conclusions next week.

  • Tax Increases Not Easy to Define as Debt Talks Enter New Phase

    Congressional Republicans are refusing to include tax increases in a bill to raise the U.S. debt limit, even as they fight with each other and with Democrats about how to define just what a tax increase is.

  • Health-Care Cost Slowdown Seen Saving Up to $770 Billion

    People with health insurance saw increases in their medical costs slow from 2009 to 2011, signaling potential structural changes in the industry that could cut health-care inflation and save the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars, according to two studies.

  • Infighting, Investigations Overshadow FCIC Report

    With the ink barely dry on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission ’s assessment of the 2008 market meltdown, the group is turning to other pursuits: infighting and preparing for congressional investigations.

  • Romney Plan to End Deficit Hits Poor as Well as Park Rangers

    Mitt Romney’s promise to balance the budget without higher taxes while protecting retirees and spending more on defense means the rest of government -- such as meat inspections, food stamps, national parks and affordable- housing aid -- would need to be cut by more than a quarter.

  • Spending Cuts Including to Defense Seen to Start in March

    As the U.S. gross domestic product takes a hit from lower defense budgets, federal spending cuts viewed as unthinkable a few months ago -- $1.2 trillion falling heavily on the Pentagon -- are seen as likely starting March 1.

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