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Eric Cantor says Paul Ryan would be good 2012 candidate

WASHINGTON Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the author of a controversial plan to overhaul government health programs, would make a good presidential candidate, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives said on Monday.

Ending tax breaks for the wealthy a 2012 goal: Biden

WASHINGTON The Obama administration will be better positioned to fight the extension of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans when they are set to expire in two years, Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday.

Obama signals he may compromise on tax cuts

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama gave his clearest signal yet on Saturday of a possible post-election compromise with resurgent Republicans that could prevent tax rates from rising for any American, even the wealthiest, come January.

Demoralized Democrats ponder the future

WASHINGTON Demoralized Democrats face an uncertain future after their bruising U.S. election losses, and the soul-searching and finger-pointing already have begun.

Republicans to attack healthcare law funding

WASHINGTON U.S. congressional Republicans will try to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare law next year but their leader in the Senate acknowledged on Thursday they will likely have to settle for far more modest changes.

Republicans ability to reshape Dodd-Frank limited

WASHINGTON Republican lawmakers vowed to vigorously oversee the new financial reform law but stopped short of promising major changes to the legislation they have described as "job killing."

Renewing Bush tax cuts may slip to 2011: GOP Camp

WASHINGTON The incoming Republican chairman of the powerful tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives said on Wednesday extending Bush-era tax cuts for all income groups could slip into next year if Democrats don't compromise with Republicans.

Obama reaches out to Republicans on tax forms

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday suggested working with Republicans on a provision of the new healthcare law that requires businesses to file tax forms on transactions worth more than $600.

Analysis: Voters deliver mixed message on renewable energy

LOS ANGELES Tuesday's election results sent a mixed message on alternative energy, with Republican victories in Congress likely to curb national alternative-energy policy while California results look set to help the sector.

Analysis: Election raises hope for trade deals

WASHINGTON Republican victories in congressional elections have boosted the chances for approval of three long-delayed free trade agreements, and could mark the start of a cooperative effort between the White House and Congress to open new markets for U.S. exports.

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Senate passes funding bill, Obama signs into law

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Friday to fund the government through April and President Barack Obama promptly signed it into law, after Democrats who had sought more generous healthcare benefits for coal miners stopped delaying action on the measure.