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Sen. Reid set to offer compromise to extend payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will offer a compromise on Monday to extend a popular payroll tax cut, a fellow Democrat said on Sunday. Appearing on the “Fox News Sunday” program, Senator Kent Conrad said Reid’s proposal would cover the cost of extending the tax cut, set…

Republicans show rare discord over tax policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican brand, built on a rock-solid “no new tax” pledge to voters, is showing a few cracks as internal party divisions erupt in the face of rapidly escalating U.S. government debt. Republicans have hopes of capturing control of the White House and both chambers of Congress…

Barney Frank casts GOP candidates for ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Retiring Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) joked Sunday that he was casting a remake of “The Wizard of Oz” starring Republican presidential candidates. “I look at the Republican debate — I’ve been casting ‘The Wizard of Oz,’” Frank told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour. “Obviously, Mitt Romney is the tin woodman without a…

Obama battles charges he’s not Israel’s friend

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama this week stepped up a counterattack against Republican opponents levelling angry, politically fraught charges that he has shortchanged staunch US ally Israel’s security. With an eye on the November 2012 elections, Republicans energized by Obama’s low popularity have slammed his Middle East policy, hoping to…

Clinton begins five-nation Europe tour

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left on Sunday for a five-day European trip which will take in a key international conference on the future of Afghanistan. Clinton’s trip starts in the German city of Bonn where she will lead the US delegation to Monday’s conference, which aims…

Iran downs U.S. drone, threatens reprisal: reports

TEHRAN — Iran’s military said it shot down a US Army drone inside its territory near the Afghan and Pakistani borders on Sunday, and threatened to retaliate for the violation, Iranian media reported. The Al-Alam Arabic language satellite channel, quoting a military source in Iran’s joint chiefs of staff, said…

Ron Paul: I’m the ‘flavor of the decade’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Sunday continued the trend of presidential candidates comparing themselves and others to ice cream. A recent poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers by The Des Moines Register has Paul in second place behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. “We’ve had the flavor up the month…

Atheist group urges California’s Camp Pendleton to remove Christian cross

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging Camp Pendleton, a major Marine Corps base near San Diego, to remove a Christian cross on top of a hill in the Camp Horno area. A small group of people, including a military chaplain, erected the 13-foot cross on the hill inside the…

Bachmann: Deport all undocumented immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann insisted Saturday that it was time deported all undocumented immigrants. During a forum with the GOP candidates on Fox News Saturday, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) asked Bachmann how she would go about deporting all 11 million of the undocumented. “I want people to…

ACLU defends disabled Occupy Raleigh protester’s right to free speech

A 57-year-old disabled woman who was arrested for refusing to move her chair, which she required to use because of back problems, will receive legal representation from the The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation. Margaret Schucker was sitting in a chair on a public sidewalk while…

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