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Payroll Tax Cut Talks Adrift on Capitol Hill

Prospects for extending President Barack Obama's signature payroll tax cut, once considered a slam dunk on Capitol Hill, now seem far less certain as House-Senate talks have deadlocked over finding ways to pay for it.

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House Votes to Continue Federal Worker Pay Freeze

Republicans have pushed through the House a bill that would freeze the wages of federal workers for a third year and bar members of Congress from giving themselves a pay raise.

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House Transportation Bill Would Spend Nearly $270-Billion

House Republicans are proposing to spend nearly $270 billion over the next 4 1/2 years on transportation programs as a way to preserve jobs.

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Arizona Congresswoman Giffords Gives Formal Farewell

Mark Kelly says he's "more optimistic than anyone else" about the future of his wife, Gabrielle Giffords.

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Obama Bypasses Senate to Fill Labor Board Posts [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is bypassing GOP opposition to make three more recess appointments -- this time to the National Labor Relations Board.

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Electing a New Congress, Redressing the Old

I have come to the suspicion, amounting almost to a conviction, that our political system is screwed up beyond any hope of fixing. Short, that is, of an economic, military, or environmental disaster that wipes out the status quo and forces us back to basics.  But one interesting solution

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Obama to Press Ahead Without Congress in 2012

President Barack Obama is entering his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda and may even benefit in his re-election campaign if lawmakers take little action in 2012.

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House Passes Payroll Tax Cut For Obama’s Signature

Congress on Friday approved a two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts for 160 million workers and unemployment benefits for millions, handing President Barack Obama a convincing victory for his jobs agenda.

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Americans Frustrated By Congressional Stalemates [VIDEO]

As Americans watch yet another political drama play out on Capitol Hill -- this time over whether to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits -- they have a question for Congress: Can't you all just get along? For once?

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The Turn-Off Of Washington Politics

The Washington stand-off continues, and it continues to turn-off Americans, in a time where morale needs to be on the rise.

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