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Senate Votes To Stop Ethanol Tax Credits

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly voted, 73-27, to repeal $5.4 billion worth of ethanol subsidies.

The largely symbolic victory for ethanol opponents is significant because it shows that a majority of the upper chamber doesn’t think the industry needs the subsidies, which have been in place for almost 10 years. It could open up the floodgates for Congress to ax other tax subsidies.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:40pm

Facebook Political Ads Still Subject to FEC Disclosure Rules

An FEC deadlock means Facebook political ads must continue to provide information about who paid for them.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:40pm

One Step Forward, One Step Back

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Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:40pm

The Man Behind Weiner's Resignation

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s decision to resign on Monday brings a scandal that consumed Washington for several weeks to an end—and no one benefited from it more than controversial conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:40pm

Lawmakers React to Weiner's Resignation

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer: "On this sad day, we should not forget that Anthony Weiner was an effective and passionate advocate for the people he represented in Brooklyn and Queens. He has served his community, city, and country well for over two decades. I wish him, Huma, and his family only the best."

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:40pm

Barton to Offer Online Poker Bill

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is readying a bill that would make it legal for Americans to bet money on online poker.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:40pm

Kelly on Giffords: 'It's Great to Have Her Here'

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 4:40pm

Political Sex Scandals Can Cost New York State $1 Million

Political sex scandals are costly. They're embarrassing, stressful, emotionally draining and time consuming. And they can run constituents anywhere from $700,000 to $1 million. That's how much it costs to hold a special election to replace a Congressman chased from office for doing something dumb. New Yorkers know what we're talking about. The search for Rep.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 4:40pm

Saved by the Heckle: Sympathy for Weiner After Raucous Resignation

Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress Thursday afternoon, and the chaos in the crowd at the press conference managed to create a little sympathy for the Democrat, who's been subject of much derision for the past three weeks. Benjy Bonk of the Howard Stern show shouted at Weiner, "Are you bigger than seven inches?" before he was escorted away by police. The mob that gleefully destroyed him now maybe feels a teeny bit bad for him.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 4:40pm

5 Questions After Weiner Resigns in Sexting Scandal

What happens next after Weiner's resignation? Will he have to work a regular job? Who is responsible for finding out about his sexting scandal? Who will replace him? A few answers.

Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 4:40pm