Politics

17 February 2012

Payroll Tax Cut Vote Today

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Members of Congress are expected to vot on the payroll tax cut extension deal Friday. The deal, which was reached early Thursday morning, will extend the 2 percent cut in payroll taxes through 2012. ...

15 February 2012

Bipartisan Deal Praised

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If the payroll tax deal holds on Capitol Hill, it's a win for President Obama...and the middle class. "This tax cut means that the typical American family will see an extra $40 in every paycheck th ...

14 February 2012

VIP Visit

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President Obama met with the man who is expected to be the next leader of China on Tuesday. In welcoming China's presidential heir apparent, Vice President Xi Jinping, President Obama simultaneousl ...

13 February 2012

Obama Unveils 2013 Budget

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President Obama has unveiled a 2013 budget that he says will slash $4 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. "I'm proposing some difficult cuts that, frankly, I wouldn't normally make if t ...

12 February 2012

Mitts Momentum

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Turning now to the race for the White House, a good weekend for Mitt Romney may have answered questions about whether he's conservative enough or it may have opened up a whole new line of attack for ...

10 February 2012

Birth Control Rule Tweaked

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Facing a firestorm of protest, President Obama backed down and modified his regulation on contraception coverage Friday. Instead of religiously affiliated organizations having to provide free birth ...

09 February 2012

Santorum Shake-Up?

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In Texas today, pastors put their hands on the candidate they pray has new life in the race for the White House: Rick Santorum. After his triple win last night in Colorado, Minnesota and Missou ...

07 February 2012

Mitts Momentum

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Rick Santorum hopes he's on the brink of a comeback. For two weeks the former senator has focused on Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. Where today's primary voting is underway. Santorum's Catho ...

03 February 2012

Jobs & Votes

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The U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs last month, far more than expected and enough to push the unemployment rate down to 8.3 percent. It was the biggest single increase in two years. The White Hous ...

03 February 2012

Oregon Health Reform

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The battle to reshape Oregon's health care system is heating up in the legislature.Today--the senate is scheduled to pick up where lawmakers left off last session.The legislature has already passed ...