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  • ** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the Old Executive Office Building on Tuesday to urge Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year. (Associated Press)

    Tentative deal made on payroll-tax cut extension

    Congressional leaders told their lawmakers Tuesday night they've reached a tentative deal to extend the payroll-tax cut through the rest of this year, delivering a victory to President Obama who had made it a top priority.

  • Christie Vilsack has taken the first steps toward running for Congress in Iowa's new 4th District. She is well known as the spouse of a former Democratic governor.

    Rep. King faces shift in district

    For 10 years Republican Rep. Steve King has represented a deeply conservative wedge of Iowa, a place where constituents apparently didn't object to his comparison of the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib to fraternity hazing or his suggestion that an electric fence separate the U.S. from Mexico so that illegal immigrants get the same treatment as wandering livestock.

  • Hope for Obamacare's demise

    Thanks are in order to Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, for proposing to do what he was elected to do: uphold the Constitution ("Defund Obamacare with Democrats' own rules," Commentary, Tuesday).

  • **FILE** Rep. Steve King (Associated Press)

    House GOP sending Obama a message on health repeal

    Eager to show who's now in charge, the House's new Republican majority plans to vote to repeal President Obama's landmark health care overhaul before he even shows up in their chamber to give his State of the Union address.

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Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, was canceled as a fundraiser speaker for a House candidate in Colorado after his remarks on a radio talk show.

    Iowan hit for saying Obama favors blacks

    Democrats on Tuesday denounced an Iowa Republican congressman who says President Obama favors blacks over whites, and a GOP candidate from Colorado canceled a fundraiser the Iowan was to keynote.

  • **FILE** In this Nov. 24, 2009 photo, President Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, poses in her home in Boston with a framed photograph of herself and Obama when he was an Illinois state senator. (Associated Press)

    Congressman wants Obama's aunt to testify on asylum

    A Republican lawmaker wants to call President Obama's aunt to testify to Congress about whether she was given preferential treatment when she was granted asylum — but her lawyers say she won't appear.

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DISSENT BREWING: "Tea party" activists mark Tax Day with a protest in Washington. The rally caps a national protest tour launched in Nevada and featured exhortations against "gangster government."

    Immigrant groups try to steal thunder from tea party

    Immigrant-rights groups sought to tap some of the movement's energy Thursday by using the protests to argue legalization of illegal immigrants would generate more tax revenue. Tea partiers, however, didn't buy it.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs insists that the U.S. is not taking on an oversized role in Haiti.

    Debate on Haitian refugees' status begins

    Americans are already pouring humanitarian aid into Haiti, but the next question for President Obama will be whether to grant temporary legal residence to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants and legal visitors from Haiti.

  • **FILE** Rep. Steve King (Associated Press)

    Obama pushes immigration bill

    President Obama told lawmakers Thursday he wants to sign an immigration bill this year or early next year even though they don't have the votes yet to pass it -- and just in case they fail, the administration is ramping up talk of other actions it's taken to help immigrant rights.

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