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White House Disclosure Plan for Contractors Gets Pushback From Senators

When it comes to transparency, not everything is clear.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 1:40pm

Boehner: Tie Eliminating Tax Breaks to Lower Corporate Rates

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on Thursday that he could support eliminating tax breaks, including those given to oil companies, if the revenue gained was coupled with a lower corporate tax rate.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 1:40pm

Breaking It Down: Oil-Industry Tax Breaks

Oil companies save $4.4 billion every year through the industry’s tax breaks, according an Associated Press report.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama Will Ask Congress to Expand Mueller's Term by Two Years

The president will ask Congress to allow FBI Director, Robert Mueller, to serve two more years. His 10-year term would end in September.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:40pm

Paul To Announce Presidential Campaign Friday

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will officially announce his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on Friday in New Hampshire.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:40pm

NRCC Spending Quarter-Million In NY 26

The National Republican Congressional Committee will jump into the television ad wars in the increasingly competitive special election in New York's 26th District starting Monday, a GOP strategist has confirmed to Hotline On Call.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:40pm

White House Issues Major Cybersecurity Guidelines

On Thursday, President Obama sent specific recommendations to Congress designed to prod the legislative branch into passing a cybersecurity overhaul by the end of the year, National Journal has learned.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:40pm

Promoting Immigration Reform, Obama Addresses Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Continuing his high-profile campaign for immigration reform, the president addressed the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, telling the audience: "What we can do together is make comprehensive immigration reform the law of the land."

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:40pm

Today's e-Reads: Facebook-Google Privacy Spat?

Also on tap: Tweeting for the Taliban and Sears catalogs its online sales of porn DVDs as a mistake.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am

Ryan Budget Plan At Center Of First NY-26 Debate

There was an empty chair at Thursday morning's first - and possibly only - debate in the special election in New York's 26th District, left open after independent candidate Jack Davis abruptly withdrew from the forum on Wednesday.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 11:40am