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  • Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin says she could defeat President Barack Obama if she were to seek the White House in 2012,  according to the transcript of an interview with ABC News.

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    If you grow peanuts in this country, the government will pay you to keep them in storage—instead of selling them—if the price of peanuts falls below a certain target and the farmers decide to forfeit their crop.

  • Arianna Huffington

    Two Democratic political consultants say The Huffington Post's founders stole their blueprint for the popular news-and-views website, and they're suing to get what they say is their rightful credit - and money.

  • Americans are skeptical that the mid-term elections will produce much change in Washington—and one reason is their own resistance to deep cuts in federal spending and deficits.

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    If the new General Motors is to succeed, the people who work there, from the executive suite to the factory floor, must have a clear understanding of what happened at the old GM. The company failed because its convoluted culture bred decades of bad decisions.

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    House Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi to remain as their leader Wednesday despite massive party losses in this month's congressional elections that prompted some lawmakers to call for new leadership.

  • Donald Trump

    Move over, Mr. Obama. Donald Trump is  “mulling over” whether to run for president.

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    Despite a devastating recession, the collective personal wealth of congressional members increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to study released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.

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    The lame duck session of Congress that began on Monday will be the last Capitol Hill performance of one long-time deficit hawk, said Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire. There will be plenty for Gregg to tackle in his last few weeks in the Senate: the battle over extending or ending the Bush tax cuts, a fight over earmarks, and attempts to reign in the Federal Reserve. We hit on all of this and more in our conversation.

  • Newly-Elected GOP Leaders Holds News Conference

    The earmark ban is one issue forcing Republicans to navigate among conflicting priorities, like tax cutting and deficit reduction. But it has quickly emerged as a high-profile if somewhat symbolic test of the willingness of Republicans — and some Democrats for that matter — to respond to what they see as a message of the midterm elections. The New York Times reports.

  • Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    There’s something new going on in Washington, DC.

  • Rep. Charles Rangel

    House ethics panel has found Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York guilty on 11 counts of breaking House rules.

  • Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    Deficit cutters struggling to make ends meet in Washington are eyeballing an unusual pot of potential revenue: back taxes owed to the government by federal employees themselves.

  • Rep. Ryan Paul from Wisconsin

    President Barack Obama will have to work together with the Republicans to ensure the US economy grows so that the country can avoid a Greece-like scenario, Rep. Paul Ryan, Budget Committee Ranking Member, told CNBC Monday.

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    The Capital Markets Subcommittee was put on the map by Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), the present chairman of the subcommittee who penned the "Too Big To Fail" legislation otherwise known as the "Kanjorski Amendment."

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    Leaders of President Barack Obama's bipartisan deficit commission on Wednesday proposed reducing the annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security, part of a bold plan to control $1 trillion-plus budget deficits.

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    The lame duck Congress goes back to "work" next week and the House GOP is getting ready for the gavel. We are learning more and more each day on what the Republicans plan to do in the 2011 Congress. But with a Democratic majority in the Senate and a President armed with a veto pen, can the GOP effectively execute their initiatives?

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    In his first one-on-one television interview since leaving the White House, former President George W. Bush talked about regrets, accomplishments and his legacy with NBC's Matt Lauer.

  • President Barack Obama

    Beyond Mr Obama’s signal that the administration was seeking to press the “reset” button with business, there were other reasons why corporate America had reason to cheer the election of a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

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    So what did our congressional representatives really learn from last Tuesday’s election? Not much, I fear.