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Obama, Democrats put tax cuts at center of 2012 agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama on Wednesday plotted their legislative priorities for the months leading up to November's elections, showcasing an extension of middle-class tax cuts as well as with measures to keep government agencies functioning beyond SeptFull story

Seb. Durbin on Deficit & Jobs

  The President's proposal for jobs and cutting the deficit is not unreasonable, says Sen. Richard Durbin, (D-IL), who adds that the bill will put the nation in the right direction. "We want to create jobs and we want to do it in a way that is consistent...

Debt Ceiling: Cut, Cap & Bicker

  Can a bipartisan debt agreement be reached by the deadline? Sen. Richard Durbin, (D-IL) says the White House is working on a "Plan B".

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Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin listens during a news conference about a compromise deal on the payroll tax cut, Thursday, Feb., 16, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington.