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From NASCAR to Rum, Tax Breaks Become Targets

Should elim­in­at­ing spe­cial tax write-offs for NAS­CAR racetracks, fed­er­al rum re­bates to Pu­erto Rico and the U.S. Vir­gin Is­lands, and …

Taxes

Lawmakers Shift Attention From Obamacare Website to Law

A few weeks ago, Pres­id­ent Obama de­fen­ded his sig­na­ture health care law as “more than a web­site”; now law­makers on both sides are …

Why Obama Shouldn't Worry About His Lousy Poll Numbers

President Obama's poll numbers have hit just about the lowest point of his presidency.<p>They started sinking after the Obamacare website's miserable debut last month. Now, only around 40 percent of Americans think Obama is doing a good job. More than half disapprove of his performance. (A year ago, …

Rand Paul Takes Another Swipe at Chris Christie Video

Kentucky senator suggests "conflict of interest" over superstorm Sandy ads.

Senate Leaders Ready To Pass LGBT Rights Bill, Look To House For Next Steps

"We'd like to have as broad a coalition as possible in order to create as much momentum as possible for the House to say, 'Well, this really does merit taking this up,'" Sen. Jeff Merkley says of his efforts to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushes …

Yoho plans push to impeach Holder

GOP Rep. Ted Yoho says a group of House Republicans wants to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder — an action not taken by the chamber in nearly 140 years.<p>Yoho, a Florida freshman who never held elected office before winning his seat in Nov. 2012, told the Gainesville Sun that the group wants to …

Sebelius hearing: More bad news

Kathleen Sebelius got through the latest Obamacare hearing Wednesday, but her message to Senate Democrats was a bit of a downer: Expect more bad news.<p>The Health and Human Services secretary told the Senate Finance Committee that the Obama administration is on track to fix the sputtering federal …

Iran nuclear: Cautious optimism at Geneva talks

<b>Talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme have begun in Geneva, with both sides expressing cautious optimism.</b><p>The world powers are expected to demand that Iran immediately stop development of its nuclear programme, in exchange for a limited lifting of …

South Asia