Online sales tax overwhelmingly passes cloture vote - TheDCNF

Politics | Betsi Fores

Bill supported by brick-and-mortar retailers purports to bring ‘marketplace fairness’

EBay leverages users to oppose online sales tax legislation - TheDCNF

Politics | Betsi Fores

‘Marketplace Fairness Act’ would allow states to tax online transactions all over the country

State governments shrink tax-dollar giveaways to Hollywood film studios - TheDCNF

Entertainment | Michael Bastasch

Total of states’ film, TV subsidies shrank 7 percent from 2010 to 2011

Claire McCaskill admits to $287,000 in unpaid taxes on private plane - WaPo

Politics | interns

The Missouri Dem. Senator claims that she and her husband plan to sell the plane and pay the taxes before her 2012 run

Indiana GOP lines up behind Lugar's primary challenger - WaPo

Politics | interns

Republicans in Indiana may effectively abandon the incumbent Senator in favor of State Treasurer Richard Mourdock

Arizona countersues federal government over border security - CNN

US | interns

Governor Jan Brewer hopes Arizona will gain the right to decide how to handle its own border security

Obama set to deliver state bailouts - AP

Business | admin

The administration plans to include the proposal in its budget plan next week

GOP presidential field praises health law ruling - AP

Business | admin

Former Gov. Mitt Romney leads the unified pack in praise of the Florida judges “unconstitutional” ruling

Palinism Rewrite: 'Don't retreat, stand tall' UPDATE: 'Don't retreat, reload' in speech as well - TheDC

Politics | Laura Donovan

At Safari Club’s convention, Palin advises audience to fight for Second Amendment rights, says ‘don’t retreat, stand tall’ in addition to ‘don’t retreat, reload’

The Limits of Speech - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Winkler

Those who’ve confronted representatives with vitriolic language speak out

GOP invokes 1700s doctrine in health care fight - AP

Politics | admin

GOP lawmakers introduce “nullification” in the Idaho House and consider the measure to fight Obamacare in several other states

Giffords condition improved to 'good' - CBS News

US | Laura Donovan

Doctors upgraded Ariz. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ condition from ‘serious’ to ‘good’

A New Year's resolution the states can't afford to break

Editorial | John Stephenson

State governments will go bankrupt if they don’t start dieting immediately.

Officials fear bath salts are growing drug problem - AP

US | admin

Some say the effects of the powders are as powerful as abusing methamphetamine

Arizona lawmakers back governor on Medicaid waiver - AP

Business | admin

Gov. Jan Brewer seeks a federal waiver allowing the state to temporarily remove nearly 300,000 people from its Medicaid rolls

Giffords' husband willing to meet the Loughner family - TheDC

US | Laura Donovan

‘I’d like to think I’m a person that’s, you know, somewhat forgiving. And, I mean, they’ve got to be hurting in this situation as much as anybody’

Giffords' breathing tube could be removed Friday - TheDC

US | Laura Donovan

Ariz. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords could have her breathing tube removed Friday, husband Mark Kelly says

Palin to speak at sold out pro-hunting convention - TheDC

Politics | Laura Donovan

Former Alaska gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak at the Safari Club International’s annual convention at the end of this month