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When Congress was writing the health care bill, lawmakers insisted the individual mandate that consumers buy insurance was backed up by a penalty, not a tax. On Monday, that decision came back to bite them.
The network of health centers providing free medical tests and treatment to 58,000 people exposed to World Trade Center dust faces a less certain future if Congress doesn't pass legislation aimed at helping victims of 9/11's toxic legacy.
Republicans wanted more tax cuts. Democrats wanted more spending. They got both in the tax-cut deal President Obama struck with the GOP, and it's the federal budget that will take the hit.
When Republicans take control of the House next month, few committees will undergo a more drastic transformation in style, tempo and possibly legislative action than the Financial Services one.
Christine O'Donnell's "I'm not a witch" quote from an Oct. 4 political ad was one of the "top-10 quotes of the year," according to Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School.
A senior White House adviser predicted Sunday that President Obama's tax-cut deal with Republicans will pass by year's end, and a Democratic leader said the House won't "hold this up" despite anger over some parts.
Christine O'Donnell's TV-ad declaration "I'm not a witch" during her U.S. Senate campaign topped this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian.
President Barack Obama says the tax-cut deal he negotiated with Republicans is a "good deal for the American people," and he's calling on Congress to pass it before the end of the year to keep tax rates from rising for just about everyone in 2011.
President Barack Obama is predicting congressional approval of the tax-cutting compromise he has reached with Republican leaders, but he's not ruling out that unhappy Democrats will make some changes in the mammoth legislation.