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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.

Geithner says imperative to cut deficits

WASHINGTON Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday it is imperative that the United States cut its budget deficits, and he believes there is increasing bipartisan support in Congress to do so.

Kabul raid kills two after U.S. embassy threat: ISAF

KABUL Afghan and foreign troops killed two men during a raid in downtown Kabul after receiving a "credible threat" to attack the U.S. Embassy in the capital, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday.

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 signs tax bill, praises bipartisan spirit

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts and said he hoped the bipartisan spirit that had made it possible would help restore Americans' faith in Washington.

Analyst view: Tax bill highlights need for reform

WASHINGTON Following are some comments from analysts on the two-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts and business tax breaks that Congress passed and sent to President Barack Obama, who is set to sign it on Friday.

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Former Pennsylvania attorney general to be sentenced for perjury

HARRISBURG, Pa. Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is due to be sentenced on Monday for leaking grand jury information to embarrass a rival and then lying about it to investigators.