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Congress Votes to Kick Killer Out of Cemetery

Bill passes House 398-1

(Newser) - The House voted overwhelmingly today on a bill that will evict a killer from a national cemetery, and give the Pentagon the power to disinter any future murderers it buries by mistake. Michael LeShawn Anderson shot three people and then himself at an Indianapolis apartment complex last year, killing complex... More »

Obama: Nothing Off-Limits in Budget Debate

Except tax hikes, retorts GOP

(Newser) - Everything is on the chopping block as Democrats and Republicans wage their battle over the budget, according to President Obama: "Nothing can be off-limits," he said in his weekly address. Which might be news to Republicans, reports the AP, who are dug in on their stance that tax... More »

Democrats Maul Indiana Senate Hopeful Dan Coats

Former senator gets painted as lobbyist, carpetbagger

(Newser) - Dan Coats would like to take his seat again as senator from Indiana, but first the Republican needs to get by an avalanche of Democratic opposition research. In the week following his announcement of plans to challenge Evan Bayh, Dems, resolved not to repeat the unexpected loss in Massachusetts, hit... More »

Senate Majority in Reach for Republicans

It's a long shot, but many races competitive, Lieberman could switch

(Newser) - It still isn’t likely—OK?—but suddenly it's "within the realm of speculation” that the Republicans could recapture the Senate in November. With Mark Kirk’s primary win in Illinois and competitive races in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and California, a 10-seat pickup is now a distant possibility, Jim Vandehei... More »

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