1. On the Hill

    Senate Passes Tax-Cut Deal

    President Obama’s tax-cut deal now faces its crucial test in the House. The Senate passed the bill by a huge margin on Wednesday, 81-19. Now the bill goes to the House, where Democrats have talked about amending the estate-tax provision—a move that would send it back to the Senate, where the change would be unlikely to earn GOP support. The House is expected to vote on Thursday.

    Read it at Associated Press