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GOP leaders: We might support tax breaks for business in Obama jobs plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sounding cooperative but drawing a firm line on tax increases, House Republican leaders said on Friday they see some areas of possible agreement with President Barack Obama on his jobs plan. Extending a tax break for businesses that allows them to write off the value of new…

Republicans to force vote on defunding NPR

Republicans in the House of Representatives will force a floor vote Thursday to defund NPR, a move they have been promising since the public broadcaster fired Juan Williams last month. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) made it clear in a statement Wednesday that their call…

House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner claims voter ‘mandate’ to repeal healthcare bill

Hours after becoming the Speaker-in-waiting of the House of Representatives, Ohio Republican John Boehner says he has a voter “mandate” to repeal Democrats’ healthcare bill, which he dubbed a “monstrosity.” “I think that it’s a mandate for Washington to reduce the size of government and continue our fight for smaller,…

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