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  • Is that Boehner we hear? Nope, that would be Obama.

    Tax VOX Is that Boehner we hear? Nope, that would be Obama.

    When it comes to extending the payroll tax cut, Obama and Boehner are sounding more and more like each other. How did the Democrats come to favor tax cuts, and why do Republicans want to see them end?

  • Has Ron Paul become electable?

    The Vote Has Ron Paul become electable?

    In a head-to-head matchup with Obama, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is within striking distance, a new Gallup poll shows. But Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are running stronger.

  • Will Sarah Palin still enter the GOP race? Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie?

    Will Sarah Palin still enter the GOP race? Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie?

    Speculation has accelerated in the past week. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin have gotten the most buzz, but Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin get honorable mentions.

  • Who's who on Congress's debt 'super committee'

    Who's who on Congress's debt 'super committee'

    Congress has created a special super committee to devise a way to cut at least $1.2 trillion from US spending in coming years. Its real name is the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, and its deadline is Nov. 23. If a majority of the bipartisan, bicameral committee approves the plan, it goes to the House and Senate for a vote, and they must act by Dec. 23. If the plan is voted down, automatic spending cuts are slated to occur. Here are the 12 lawmakers serving on the super committee.

  • What can Congress do to create jobs? Five Democratic proposals.

    What can Congress do to create jobs? Five Democratic proposals.

    Amid worries that the economy may be headed into a second recession, both Republicans and Democrats say creating jobs is their top priority. But the two parties are far apart on their approaches. Democrats favor targeted stimulus – investments in infrastructure, clean energy, and education – while hiking taxes on corporations and the rich to fund this jobs spending. Republicans aim to curb government regulation and cut taxes to give businesses and individuals more incentive to invest. Here are the Democrats' top five priorities.

  • Medicare overhaul? Tea party sees a chance.

    Medicare overhaul? Tea party sees a chance.

    Medicare overhaul is priority of tea party activists planning to make themselves heard at town hall meetings in key battleground states. Supporters want Medicare overhaul along the lines of Rep. Ryan's plan.

  • In Pictures Gabrielle Giffords, political survivor

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' (D) of Arizona stands with House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio during a farewell ceremony for Giffords on the floor of the House of Representatives, in this still image taken from video, January 25, 2012. Giffords, wounded a year ago in a deadly Tucson shooting spree, stepped down from the US Congress on Jan. 24 to focus on her recovery.

  • In Pictures Who's who in the US debt crisis

    President Obama wants Congress to come to an agreement by Aug. 2 about raising the $14.3 trillion national debt ceiling so that the US does not default on its debt and other obligations. The president wanted new tax revenues to be part of a 'grand bargain' to shrink the budget deficit; House Republicans did not.

  • GOP 2012 race: Does it boil down to 'purity' vs. electability?

    GOP 2012 race: Does it boil down to 'purity' vs. electability?

    If the moderate Mitt Romney gets the nomination in the GOP 2012 race, the question is whether he could marshall the tea party movement's energy.

  • Why the latest round of debt talks ground to a halt

    Why the latest round of debt talks ground to a halt

    On Monday, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hold meetings with Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell to discuss the status of the debt talks.