Sarah Palin hunting: Some commentators see a political commentary in Sarah Palin hunting caribou on 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' calling the caribou, 'Obambi.' Others see animal cruelty. To hunters, though, the furor shows that urban America doesn't understand rural life.
Many Democrats are angry with the GOP-Obama tax deal. They want to hold out for more GOP concessions. But the expectation is that the tax cuts will still pass, probably with some changes.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid deferred action on the DREAM Act. News reports suggest he is waiting for the Obama tax deal to be resolved. When that might happen, however, is uncertain.
Mortgage rates increase to 4.61 percent for a 30-year loan, up dramatically from the historic low of 4.17 percent set a month ago.
Wind power firms, makers of energy-efficient windows, duck hunters, and other special interests are pushing Congress to save – or shelve – some 83 expiring tax credits.
Unemployment benefits and tax cuts will help middle class Americans, argued President Obama. True, but the plan helps everyone else, too – except the ballooning deficit.
House lawmakers passed the latest incarnation of the DREAM Act 216 to 198 late Wednesday. The Senate is expected to take it up Thursday, but its prospects there look dim.
The fate of the DREAM Act rests in the hands of the Senate now that is has been approved by the House of Representatives. But Republicans may block its passage, as it did in a September vote.