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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

After 36 Years, Jim Lehrer Is Leaving PBS

Jim Lehrer is leaving the daily anchor rotation for PBS Newshour on June 6, reports The Washington Post's Lisa de Moraes. The newsman has been on Newshour in its various forms since 1975. "There comes a time to step down from the daily process, and that time has arrived,” Leher said in a statement. He'll continue to appear on the program as moderator of the Friday weekly analysis segment with David Brooks and Mark Shields. The anchor rotation of Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeffrey Brown, Ray Suarez and Margaret Warner will remain in place

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