More congressional Republicans break tax pledge for sake of looming fiscal crisis

More congressional Republicans are breaking a long-standing pledge to oppose tax increases before returning to Washington on Monday to avert a looming fiscal crisis with a deal that increasingly appears impossible to reach without changes to the tax code.

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US airstrikes, humanitarian aid for Iraqi city under ISIS siegeComments Off

U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid Saturday to Shia Turkmen who have been trapped and besieged by Islamic State militants for two months in the town of Amirli a U.S. senior defense official confirmed to Fox News.

Obama under pressure to delay immigration action until after midtermsComments Off

President Obama is reportedly mulling the possibility of delaying making changes to U.S. immigration policy until after the upcoming midterm elections, after Democrats in tough Senate races have argued that it could damage their chances in November.

In Texas, Ted Cruz sounds like he’s running in 2016Comments Off

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he’s made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that “we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country.”

Calif. Gov. Brown appeals judge’s ruling that struck down teacher tenureComments Off

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is appealing a recent state judge’s ruling that ends tenure and other union protections for public school teachers.

Louisiana Democrat Sen. Landrieu faces more questions about her residencyComments Off

A Louisiana Republican challenging Democrat Mary Landrieu for her Senate seat is expanding his efforts to prove the three-term lawmaker doesn’t live in her home state, instead using her parents’ address to qualify for the November ballot.

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