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House passes payroll tax cut extension

Republicans “included things that clearly are unacceptable to the president,” Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., told the New York Times.

Payroll tax cut: No vacation for Senate until there’s a deal

“We’re not going to leave town until it’s complete,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said at a press conference today in Washington, DC, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. “We can do it the easy way or we can do it the hard way.”

Obama's Osawatomie speech sets stage for battle against inequality (VIDEO)

The Republicans' philosophy is simple, Obama told the town of Osawatomie, Kansas: "We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules. I am here to say they are wrong."

Obama: Payroll tax cut clock is ticking

“There aren't many folks, neither in the middle class or those trying to get into the middle class, who can afford to give up $1,000 right now," Obama said.

Payroll tax cut extension: Senate Republicans say they’ll back it “in all likelihood”

"In all likelihood we will agree to continue the current payroll tax relief for another year," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Iran: Attack on British embassy sign of growing conservative power

TEHRAN — The storming of the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday was an example of the convservative movement's growing power, analysts say.

China pushes Burma for closer military ties

China's offer to Burma, also known as Myanmar, comes after President Obama visited the region and pledged a continued US presence in the area. Obama, in what was seen as a response to China's growing influence in the region, told Asia-Pacific leaders that the United States was "here to stay."

Obama’s Asia trip: bold and successful

BOSTON — Obama completed a successful eight-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region last week, confounding China and strengthening America’s commitment to more half the world’s population.

47% of Americans want Obama's healthcare overhaul repealed: poll

The survey found that 47 percent of Americans want to get rid of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul while 42 percent want to keep it, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Obama tries to speak Aussie English: Hit or miss? (VIDEO)

"Tonight with your permission, I'd like to give it a burl," he said in his dinner speech to members of Parliament, sparking laughter in the crowd.
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