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  • Obama pressing business and labor on fiscal cliff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a challenge to Republicans, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to extend expiring tax cuts immediately for all but the highest income earners as a …


  • Obama: No evidence of security breach in scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and …


  • Coastal panel mulls quake study near nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting …


  • Despite what they say, voters favor local taxes

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to new taxes, voters tend to say government should ask for money from somebody else, like the rich. But that doesn’t always hold …


  • CA coastal panel mulls quake study near nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting …


  • Governors call for renewing wind energy tax credit

    The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute negotiations between President Obama …


  • Obama: US can’t afford across-the-board tax hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all Americans and is calling on congressional Republicans to support an extension of existing tax …


  • Investigators looking at appliances in Ind. blast

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators in the Indianapolis explosion that killed two people and decimated a neighborhood believe natural gas was involved and are focusing on appliances as they search for …


  • Some Dems: drive over ‘fiscal cliff,’ then bargain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats are pushing an unorthodox idea for coping with the “fiscal cliff”: Let the government go over, temporarily at least, to give their party more bargaining …


  • Governors call for renewing wind energy tax credit

    The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute negotiations between President Obama …


  • Deficit talks will test the GOP focus on tax rates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders say the government can raise tax “revenues” without raising tax “rates.” But they have yet to detail how they would pursue it. The distinction might …


  • Panetta: Admin deciding on post-2014 troop levels

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday the Obama administration is nearing a decision in the next few weeks on how …


  • Congress faces agenda of unfinished business

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns Tuesday to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Barack Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit …


  • Condom conundrum: Porn industry ponders latex law

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The show must go on, is the entertainer’s credo, and it did just that in the nation’s Porn Capital even after Los Angeles County voted to …


  • States get more time to work on health care plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to show flexibility without slowing down President Barack Obama’s health care law, the administration said Friday states can have more time to work out their roles …


  • House to take up Russia trade bill next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the first actions of the lame-duck Congress is an expected vote to give U.S. exporters greater access to Russia’s newly opened markets. Business groups have …


  • Obama: Wealthy must see higher taxes under plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says raising taxes on wealthiest Americans must be part of deficit reduction plan but says he is “open to compromise” and “new ideas.” Obama …


  • Fiscal cliff: Impasse on tax rates is big hurdle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ hard line against higher tax rates for upper-income earners leaves re-elected President Barack Obama with a tough, core decision: Does he pick a fight and …


  • Fiscal cliff combines tax hikes, spending cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — So just what is this “fiscal cliff” that has the financial markets rattled and economists and policymakers alike in a tizzy over the potential for sending the …


  • Top Democrat wants quick deal on ‘fiscal cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in Congress called Wednesday for a quick solution to Washington’s “fiscal cliff” in an upcoming post-election session of Congress. At the same time, Senate …


  • US trade panel finds harm from China solar panels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal trade panel found China responsible Wednesday for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on …


  • Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

    Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown …


  • Maine, Maryland vote to legalize gay marriage

    Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote while Washington state …


  • IRS not enforcing rules on churches and politics

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the past three years, the Internal Revenue Service hasn’t been investigating complaints of partisan political activity by churches, leaving religious groups who make direct or …


  • Iraq war contractor ordered to pay $85 million

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Friday ordered an American military contractor to pay $85 million after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen Oregon …


  • Gov’t moves to allow oil tankers in Northeast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday temporarily waived a maritime rule to allow foreign oil tankers coming from the Gulf of Mexico to enter Northeastern ports …


  • Christie pushes for faster storm recovery in NJ

    MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — In a whirlwind of post-storm decisions that might ruffle some feathers, Gov. Chris Christie announced a string of orders and plans intended to speed New Jersey’s …


  • Justice Dept.: OK with new review of health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it does not object to reopening a Christian college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. In …


  • As blackouts linger, Northeasterners try to adjust

    NEW YORK (AP) — Homes grew chilly without heat. Food spoiled in refrigerators. Televisions remained silent. And people everywhere scurried for a spot to charge their cellphones. Two full days …


  • IRS extends deadline for storm-hit taxpayers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is giving taxpayers and tax preparers hit by Hurricane Sandy an extra week to file returns and make payments. The tax agency says the relief …

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