Key Senate Democrat resists push to renew Bush tax cuts before election (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Likening the US tax code to the "hydra," the many-headed Greek monster, Sen. Max Baucus (D) said Congress should take on the herculean task of tax reform by building consensus and trust behind the scenes in the run-up to November's election. "We should try to avoid divisive votes prior to the election…

[Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) via Center for American Progress Action Fund / Flickr]