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Toomey's November Fundraising Schedule

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey took center stage this week when he floated -- and Democrats flatly rejected -- a proposal to trade $300 billion in new revenue in exchange for making the Bush tax cuts permanent. But the Pennsylvania Republican isn't letting this month's Super Committee deadline get in the way of fundraising. Here's a list of events Toomey has planned this month, courtesy of a GOP fundraiser: 

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:40pm

QUICK TAKE: Democrats Deny Walking Out of Super Committee Talks

Republican claims that Democrats “walked away from the table” in super committee talks Tuesday night are false, Senate Democratic aides said on Wednesday.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:40pm

Want to Find Tweeting Lobbyists? Sunlight's Got a List

The Sunlight Foundation has come out with a list of 235 lobbyists on Twitter and is hoping to add more, it announced today. The group hopes that the list will provide reporters and the public with information about what lobbyists are thinking, what they're working on and whom they're meeting with.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:40pm

Woman Who Settled Complaint Against Cain Plans Press Conference Soon

The attorney for Karen Kraushaar, the U.S. Treasury employee who settled a sexual harassment grievance against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, said on Wednesday that his client will hold a joint news conference with women who have made similar claims against Cain.

At the press conference, Kraushaar also plans to make public the multi-page complaint she filed when she worked for Cain at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, said attorney Joel Bennett.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:40pm

Amazon Backs Internet Sales Tax Bill

After years of fighting states on the issue, Amazon endorsed a bipartisan bill introduced on Wednesday that would authorize states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes from out-of-state customers.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:40pm

Cable Companies to Offer Low-Income Families Subsidized Broadband

Major cable companies announced on Wednesday that they will offer low-income families broadband subscriptions for $10 per month as part of a partnership with the Federal Communications Commission.

Some of  the nation’s biggest cable companies -- Comcast and Time Warner, among the other members of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association -- made the offer after negotiations with the FCC. The agency has launched an effort this year to encourage companies to commit money to broadband adoption.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:40pm

E-mails Show Obama Fundraiser Involved in Solyndra

Newly released e-mails show that George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire and key fundraiser for President Obama, was deeply involved in lobbying the administration to provide federal stimulus funds to Solyndra, a now-bankrupt solar-energy firm in which Kaiser was the major investor. Solyndra eventually received a $535 million loan but defaulted this year, leaving taxpayers on the hook.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:40pm

Kansas Announces Sweeping Medicaid Restructuring

Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced a major overhaul of his state’s Medicaid program this week that would put nearly all Medicaid recipients into private, managed-care plans, Kaiser Health News and Kansas Public Radio report.

Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:40pm

A Tale of Two Kraushaars

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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 2:40pm

5 Things No Presidential Candidate Should Ever Say

1. "Of course I would be willing to do a lie detector test."

2. "I don't even know who this woman is."

4. "I cannot say that it is a conspiracy. We do not have definitive, factual proof. We can only look at some coincidences to suggest it, that maybe someone is deliberately behind it."

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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 2:40pm